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Character Transfer Timer?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Loren, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Loren

    Loren Journeyman
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    "Your last character transfer or copy attempt was too recent. You may not start a new character transfer or copy for another 1345 minutes."

    What the hell, over?

    Pack up stuff. Finally find acceptable plot new shard. Begin using transfer tokens. ....STOP using transfer tokens. Check UoGuide, Uo.com, Uo origin store about character transfers/token for information. Nope. So the client is telling me it will take me 7 days to transfer 7 characters? Please tell me this is a bug. Please do not tell me I should have to do a forum search to find a thread not stickied mentioning this in an off handed way, and not in a thread title.
     
  2. Lady Storm

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    There is a set time between use of ANY type of transfer token. roughly 25 hours.

    Some where on your account one of your characters used a token. The timer covers ALL your characters on that account on any shard.
    The 1345 minutes is 22 hours and a few minutes.... We all live with it...
     
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  3. Katrena

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    The 24 hour timer seems to be from when the character arrives on the destination shard, not when you leave your current shard.
     
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  4. Lady Storm

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    the 25 hour timer i have found is started the minute the trasnfer is fully complete. So Katrena is quite correct. Use of any transfer token be it from shard shield or purchased this timer is in force on that account on all shards. None of your characters on that account may use a transfer token till that timer is done.
     
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  5. Loren

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    There is a set time between use of ANY type of transfer token. roughly 25 hours.

    Thanks for your replies by the way. At least I know it's not a bug.
    Yes.

    I know.

    I used the token to move the 1st of 7 characters to my new home shard. I would have carefully chosen who moved what, and which order I moved them in, if I had foreknowledge of a timer.
    I also would have started the move late Sunday night, to impact my playing choices as little as possible (would not be playing generally Sun - Thurs afternoon.)

    There is no notice of such a timer when you purchase a token. There is no notice on ANY of the screens when you use the token. The link to 'full instructions' from within the client is broken.
    This is the first I have heard of it. I am not denying it exists ... I just wish it was a bug. I tend to have limited time to mess around with the game, runs in blocks, usually on the weekends. Absolutely sucks to find out about a timer via surprise, when getting ready to move to a new server. The link to 'full instructions' from within the client is broken. Where would one find out about this timer, from a Broadsword/EA/Origin source? I spent about 20 mins just now looking, googling, ... do not see a notice of this property.

    No, its not the end of the world. That being said, I really DO NOT LIKE surprises that interfere with planned fun time. Because I have prefer to plan it. I have little room care for spontaneity. Surprises like this are very frustrating since I try and do due diligence. It never occurred to me to ask about a timer, and why should it? I could see timers on a back and forth same toon, or even back and forth between accounts, etc. Still should be a notice attached to the transfer token purchase. I see no reason, to hinder a player from picking up stakes on a server and making a new shard home. And did I mention finding out as a surprise sucks? If I find it in writing somewhere even remotely noticeable, I will eat humble pie with a side of crow. I'm kinda over it already, nothing I can do about it. I'm all bark and no bite. Mostly. ;)
     
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  6. CovenantX

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    Character copy to test center also triggers the transfer cool-down.
     
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  7. Katrena

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    Since you are moving all of your characters, you are probably moving everything you own. There is a long list of items that you can not transfer. If you have not seen it, go to the Origin store, click the Quick View on a Transfer Token purchase, and then click on Read More for a complete list of do's and don'ts.

    Katrena
     
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  8. Loren

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    Read that before the first move. It is not so much a list of items you can't transfer. The only items you can not take with you are items locked down in a house. And of course the house itself. There are some non-tangible things like guild membership for instance. As far as 'stuff' goes, if you can carry it, or better yet put it in your bank, it moves with you.

    But ... but ... you guys know what is NOT mentioned on that page, in Publish 23, or the UoGuide.com page for Character Transfer ? *prepares Dead Horse slayer mallet* A timer, a timer is not mentioned. *with a mighty salvo of furious swings, Loren mercilessly beats the dead horse. Then looks for an armor cleaning station to free himself of decaying horse flesh, bits of hair, and excess Swagger*
     
  9. BrianFreud

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    They added the timer last September or so to fix a dupe bug. At least 24 hours was what they ended up using The original delay was two weeks! I do wish that they could someday find a better fix though... It can make chains of transfers take forever even after everything is packed and ready to go.

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