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Captain's Wheel?!?!?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Luc of Legends, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Luc of Legends

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    okay so i got the captains bundle.. dock one ship and put out my new BIG Whale.

    WTH, the Captain wheel can't be placed on the ship??

    What is point of a sextant house addon in a inmobile home. Either put some wheels on my house or let us put on the boat..

    I was excited no more lost sextant. Now i am disapointed. :(

    Dev guys and gals... is this right? or is mine bugged.


    Thanks

    Luc
     
  2. olduofan

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    ya same here and then it got worst I tried out the new colors and then I was even more upset than before and just to rub it in you cant even give that crap away. talk about a real life gold sink bahh.

    I have left this game many times every time I come back the time back is shorter and shorter and the time gone keeps getting longer. Not sure why I cant just pull the plug on this, most be some false since of hope I have and remembering how exciting uo was back in 99.
     
  3. the wheel thing needs to be fixed, i agree.... same with the parrots disappearing...

    but just curious..... what was wrong with the colors??
     
  4. Viquire

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    That they don't have crimson.

    How can I put this delicately? They have been perceived, by some, to be of a feminine leaning.
     
  5. ohhh.. hmmmm... well i have to admit some of the colors arent quite what i expected for the ships... but there is a nice dark blue and a dark red when you use the weathered tub... i went with the dark blue personally
     
  6. Omnius

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    the OP requests a boat or a trailer...
     
  7. R Traveler

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    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  9. R Traveler

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    What about boat dyes palette?
     
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    The Boat dyes are 'Non-Transferable account bound' items.
     
  11. olduofan

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    COLORS
     

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  14. Basara

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    Well, ships do tend to be referred to as "she"...


    From Tom Kratman & John Ringo's book, Yellow Eyes
    (in which an AI Device attached to a refitted WWII cruiser for defense against an alien invasion, develops a more independent personality)
     
  15. olduofan

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    hmm on that logic then your right I guess the next thing would be pink horses and houses and swords and so on. :sad3:
     
  16. those colors arent the only colors......
     
  17. olduofan

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    I put the color selection up in the last picture and also I would have put the rest up which are not dark red or dark blue in the new 2 tone colors look at the last pic. I can NOT upload any more pics not enough memory here to do it, unless a mod wants to show me how to add more.

    the other 2 colors are so close to whats in the pics anyhow
     
  18. R Traveler

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    post images on external site like imageshack.us or any other
     
  19. olduofan

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    thanks ill try that...ha ImageShack Album - 14 images

    I will start working on the weathered tub colors which are not the "Duo/Two-Tone Paint Dyes" the colors I have posted are and NONE of them are "deep tone" colors they are all pastel colors like the 5th year vet tubs, all are just plain ugly and seem to only be for the less masculine type players imo :(
     
  20. Viquire

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    or, we could have figureheads. Grimm is gonna shoot me.
     
  21. TheGrimmOmen

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    LOL - consider yourself shot. ;-)

    -GO
     
  22. Viper09

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    Don't mind olfuofan, he's been hating on those colors along with the metal dye tub colors for a while now, lol.

    I think colors are fine, but wont protest for bring in more.
     
  23. Viquire

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    I don't hate the colors in the tub, but I do find the selection of colors I would be likely to use extremely small, and therefore do not find the tub a worthwhile selection as opposed to say, another soulstone.

    Moreover, what really gets me is the continued fragmentation of color schemes available for different types of materials. The fact that some of the newer cloths are limited by event availability is disconcerting as well. Not that I am particularly keen on wearing them, but I am guessing that those who do like the highlighted color display would appreciate the ability to make some kind of coordinated ensemble.

    *feigns falling to a, nearly, mortal wound*
     
  24. G.v.P

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    ....so....when will the wheel work on a ship, devs? hahaha
     
  25. Lord Raven

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    ..back to the original topic...

    Will the Pilots Wheel be fixed so it can mount on a ship?

    When I bought the booster pack and saw the ships wheel, I thought I was paying for a piece of BOAT DECO for my new Brittanian Ship. I would NOT have purchased the Captain's Bundle if I had know the Pilots Wheel was only good for house deco.

    ...and to mirror the complaints of others on the dye tubs... for something I had to pay real $$ for the number of available colors is not worth it.

    All-in-all, I feel ripped-off paying extra for the Captain's Bundle.
     
  26. Otis Firefly

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    any word on this?
    or is this wheel something you can purchase to be sure your home is not moving to different locations while we are not looking? :D
    and if this is the case...when do we get our refunds?
     
  27. mjolnir131

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    you all need to learn to read the ad copy, gods it say's in fairly big letters house decoration,meaning for your house not something to lock down on a ship
     
  28. MalagAste

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    I was extremely disappointed in the package.

    The dyes UGLY bright and bold ..... I wanted DARKER colors.

    I don't care about the OOo double bright fairy colors.

    I don't want a carnival ship.... I want a WAR ship.... 9 guns blazing...

    I want DARK navy blue.... I want DEEP forest Greens..... I want Chocolate Browns.... Midnight blue.... BLACK...... DARK DARK Gray...... And Crimson Red, not cotton candy pink and pastel green, baby blue..... (*&(*& that.

    And yes the captains wheel is a joke.

    Gee I always wondered the co-ordinates of my wall there!?..... NOT.

    I've asked and asked for better paints.
     
  29. Otis Firefly

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    also states that some house deco add ons will be able to be placed on the boat..parrot,bone thrones, statues, forges ect...is it to much of a stretch to think this list includes the captains wheel that comes with the boat bundle?..i dont think so
     
  30. mjolnir131

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    yes because if it was on that list it would have said so in the copy
     
  31. mjolnir131

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    now the colors i do understand and you and oldfans color commentary, sorry could not resist, is one of the big reasons i have not bought this yet
     
  32. Sevin0oo0

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    Since you like that wheel so much, maybe when Char Copy comes back up you could check it out see what happens w/ that?
     
  33. Viper09

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    Bring up an interesting point here. Which leads to a question:

    Has any dev mentioned that this wheel should be able to be placed on a boat? The captains wheel has been out for some time now and I would think a comment should have been made after so much time.
     
  34. Cirno

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    It seems a little silly for the ship's wheel to be completely unusable on a ship.
    Technically, too, the function of the wheel to give lat/long coordinates really is next-to-useless on a structure that's only ever really going to move through continental drift.

    I suppose the original intention was that it could be placed on the bigbigbig ship, and it would do the thing it's supposed to, but if that didn't work right for an unfixable reason, then they'd probably just say "no placing on boats for you!" and turn that ability off.
    The deed-place item could retain the coordinates it was originally placed at as far as the sextant code goes, or its position could be relative to the ship which might make it completely unable to report its position properly (new boat movement code and all).
    Either way, I'm inclined to conclude that if it can't be placed on boats by now, then it probably isn't something I should hold my breath for.
     
  35. Petra Fyde

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    Maybe the reasoning is, all the shps already have a wheel, they don't need 2? Therefore this one is decorative, as such things quite often were used by decor in the homes of sailors in centuries gone by.
     
  36. Tanivar

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    Instead of doing all the complaining, about item after item, month after month, just stop buying anything more until the past items are made acceptable. You have one effective way of getting EA to listen, stop adding to their bottom line.

    Somebody in EA's beancounter division will take notice of a dramatic drop in the Gamecode Store's income and raise a fuss over it.

    The EA Management will get asked "why did this sudden change happen?"

    I suspect the problem's you are complaining about will stop happening to get the bottom line back up to where it had been so the beancounters get off UO managements back.

    The bottom line is what counts.
     
  37. Barok

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    and then EA Upper Management says: "Revenue has dropped below acceptable levels, shut it down."