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Chrissay - Clarification Needed for 7th Char Slot & 20% Storage Inc.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Connor_Graham, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Chrissay-

    2 years ago, after it was decided that KR was a failure, we received an announcement that the 7th char slot and the 20% additional increased storage (to make 40% w/ML increase) that was orignally slated to be part of the SA expansion would be made available as a purchase from the UO store for those that wanted to take advantage of it at that time since SA was delayed indefinitely, or those that wanted to wait could. Now, with SA right around the corner, we still haven't had any type of confirmation as to whether or not those of us that decided to wait so we wouldn't have to pay an extra $30 are going to be shafted and end up having to pay for these anyway, or if the original statement would be stuck to, and both of these upgrades included with the expansion. Every time this has been brought up it seems like the question has been dodged, with no one willing to give us any kind of definitive answer one way or the other.

    With SA 3 short weeks away from release, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect an answer to this question now. Would you please check with whoever happens to be the "powers that be" so we can finally have that answer? I know I'm not the only person that decided to wait the 2 yrs, and also know that this is going to affect how many copies of the expansion that will be purchased by those with multiple accounts that also decided to wait. It's no secret that I feel that EA/Mythic should stand by it's original statement and include these upgrades as part of the expansion, and would like to know if they're going to stand by what they originally said.

    Thanks for looking into this for us.
     
  2. Lord Kotan

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    well I don't want to have to pay for the +20% and again for SA..

    I vote either discount for SA, or SA give an additional +20% (for 60% for those who have bought everything)
     
  3. Those that chose to purchase the char slot and storage did just that, they made a choice. The choice was to be able to take advantage of it prior to SA so they wouldn't have to wait for it, or to wait and have it included as part of SA as was originally promised. No one forced that choice on anyone, and everyone that purchased it got exactly what they paid for, which was to have it available to them and not have to wait for SA to be released.
     
  4. Black Sun

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    I'm pretty sure this has been answered before. From what I understand, because of the delay in SA, they released the storage upgrade as an add-on to be purchased. Not as something that was going to be part of the expansion.

    But if they do decide (which I doubt is the case) to give it away with purchase of the expansion, then those of us who already paid for it should receive a discount on the expansion. We shouldn't have to pay a second time for something we already have.
     
  5. No, it hasn't. If it had, we wouldn't still be questioning this. The only thing that's been answered is that there wouldn't be an 8th slot added.


    We were specifically told they were part of the expansion, and since it was delayed indefinitely, they would be made available to those that didn't want to wait for SA to finally be released.


    Those that paid for it got exactly what they paid for. Access to the extra slot and storage 2 yrs prior to the release of the expansion so they wouldn't have to wait. This wouldn't be the first time that a char slot was for sale on the UO store, then added as part of a later expansion. The 6th char slot was done this way.

    I'm not going to argue this point with anyone. I just want to hear the official word as to whether or not they're going to do as they said they would.
     
  6. TheGrayGhost

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    :ten: This pretty much says it all, it was changed from something that was part of SA to an add on to be purchased. If it's changed back then those that already paid are going to expect a discount on there copies of SA for the accounts that already have the the 7th char slot and extra storage.

    It wasn't a "well we will let you have it early if you don't mind paying" type of deal. It was changed from being part of SA to being a seperate thing available. What people paid for was not to have it early lol, they paid for the 7th char slot and extra storage. You're asking for it for free, which isn't a big deal those that paid are just going to expect a discount or something in return.

    Again, yes the 7th slot and extra storage were originally intended to be part of SA. That was changed due to the massive delay SA ran into. It was instead made into an add on you could purchase if you wished and no longer part of the SA purchase.

    I am rooting for you to get your 7th char slot and extra storage free, so don't get me wrong. I am simply expecting compensation for those that paid for it in return if you do.
     
  7. Kri

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    I have to agree with this statement too and since I really can't see them dropping the price for anyone (and cutting into their bottom line), I really wouldn't count on it.


    I'm sure their marketing department is well aware of this and would rather not alienate the exact market they would most want to retain: those who they can get both a monthly fee AND "item shop" fees from.


    I also hope you get it, but I'm thinking the only way they could do that without angering too many folks is to give everyone an extra slot (which they've already said no to) and another 20% storage. I'd furthermore guess that their silence so far on this issue indicates that's not going to happen...
     
  8. Coppelia

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    When 6th character slot was available for sale, I bought it ($30). A bit later, a 7th slot was available. For $30, you get from 5 to 7 slots. I've already paid those $30 but only got one more slot. I find it embarrasing to have to pay another $30 for the 7th, just as if I didn't have bought a 6th slot. If I knew such an offer would be available, I would have waited to go to 7 slots for $30.

    Currently, there's no 6 to 7 slots offer. If I buy SA expansion (even in the first month of release if you want), will I get that 7th slot?
     
  9. TheGrayGhost

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    Yeah that sucked a bit lol. I got the 6th slot for 2 of my accounts before the 7th slot offer was available. When it became available all 3 got bumped up to 7. 2 from 6 to 7, the other from 5 to 7. Hind sights always 20/20.

    But thats not exactly this situation. Those were two seperate offers. So I have no qualms about buying the 7th slot after buying the 6th slot.

    This situation is the 7th char slot etc were originally part of the SA purchase. There was a massive delay so instead they changed it to the 7th char and storage upgrade were now there own thing and no longer part of SA. Now players are asking for that original offer to come back into play after all this time. Now if EA goes back and says ok we will give you the 7th char slot and extra storage for SA they have a large group of people upset because they were told this was not going to be part of the SA purchase anymore , that it was a seperate offer now and must be purchased to get it.

    2 completely different situations. But I feel your pain on buying the 6th char slots and then later the 7th char slots come along lol. Wished I had waited by what can ya do.
     
  10. Storm

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    agreed/ and it was answered just as you stated
     
  11. Black Sun

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    If I still care enough when I get home from work later, I might look and see if I can find one of the other threads on the same thing, and post where it was stated that the upgrade and SA are now separate purchases.
     
  12. Storm

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    if i cared I would look now but sometimes people need to learn how to find these things themselves
     
  13. popps

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    So those who paid will not need to pay for Stygian Abyss or will have a discount off the Stygian Abyss price since they already paid for part of it ?

    Is that what I should understand ?
     
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    Something does not add up here to me.....

    Compare the price for +20% storage and 7th slot back then and the price for the WHOLE Stygian Abyss now which includes the +20% and 7th slot.

    Considering that the +20% and 7th slot is a very minor thing of the whole new content coming with the whole Stygian Abyss expansion the comparison between that price for +20% and 7th slot and this price for the whole thing does not add up for me.

    Besides, I would imagine that those who paid for the +20% and 7th slot back then helped, with these revenues, to get work on Stygian Abyss continue.

    So, if we have today a Stygian Abyss expansion we also need to thank those players who back then decided to continue supporting the game and its new contents in good faifth.

    Personally, I think it would be correct to have gratitude for these players.

    So either they should get a discount now or get something extra like another +20% storage space and an 8th slot ?
     
  15. popps

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    Well, they have alternatives possible besides giving a discount.

    They can well offer now with the SA package an extra +20% storage on top of the +20% storage gotten 2 years ago (paid for) and an 8th slot or, if they do not want to give an 8th slot something else of an equal value or sort of....
    For example they could offer 5 Full Soulstone tokens in place of an extra slot ?
    I mean, the possibilities are many here.........

    The extra storage should not be a big deal and players always appreciate more storage.

    Another idea if they do not want to offer an 8th slot could be to offer now to those who already got the 7th slot 2 years ago a +40% extra storage in place of +20% extra storage.
     
  16. MalagAste

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    Which is exactly how I feel having paid for the extra 7th slot and 20% storage for ALL of my accounts now..... I won't say how many that is but it's quite a few...

    I would be really irritated if everyone else got them for free and I already having them paid the same price and get nothing... except getting ripped off once again....

    Oh and I know Connor I've gotten to "enjoy" the added slot and storage for the last 2 years... but those faithful 2 years I've stayed around and paid all sorts of fee's should account for something. If not a small discount on the price of SA then some added bonus.
     
  17. Petra Fyde

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    Connor, the 6th slot has never been part of an expansion. I have bought every expansion and one of my accounts still only has 5 slots. The 6th character slot was part (I believe) of one of the anniversary special editions, which are not expansions.
     
  18. Kri

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    It was part of the 8th anniversary box... not sure if it was anywhere else.
     
  19. Chrissay_

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    A couple things:

    • The 7th character slot will NOT be given to players in the upcoming expansion
    • Everyone who's an active subscriber already has the 20% additional storage

    The 7th character slot was not part of an expansion it was part of an anniversary box one year.
     
  20. Kri

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    Apparently it was included in the 7th, 8th and 9th anniversary editions. The description on Amazon for both the 7th and 8th anniversary box note it and I dug this up from a very old FOF (November 10, 2006)

    “Does the 9th Anniversary Collection include a sixth character slot?”

    This was not explicitly stated on the 9th Anniversary page - sorry for any confusion. Upgrading to 9th Anniversary will entitle your account to a sixth character slot.

    As far as I am aware the 7th character slot was only available from the UO game store...

    You are correct but I believe they are referring to the additional 20% that comes from the UO game store. I bought said code and I show 40% on my houses...
     
  21. Mephistos

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    Unless this was done just today (I checked all my accounts yesterday), 2 of my accounts do not have the 20% additional storage. Those 2 accounts have been active since 2001.
     
  22. Odin of Europa

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    There are two lots of 20% storage increase. One was given to all players, I think with ML, but it only applies to house storage and not bank boxes. Double click your house sign and check the 'Storage' section, it should say 'Increased Storage 20%'.

    The other, is what you buy from www.uogamecodes.com, and adds 20% storage to your house AND your bank, so an increase of 40% for your house and 20% for your banks.
     
  23. Chrissay_

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    If you already purchased mondain's legacy on these accounts it will not show. However, if you didn't have ML this is the 20% that I was referring to.
     
  24. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that EA/Mythic would not stand by what they said 2 yrs ago.


    I'm not talking about the 20% that came with ML. I'm talking about the additional 20% on top of that which would make the total of 40%.


    No, it wasn't. The 7th slot has NEVER been part of any anniversary. How could it have been when it's only been available for the past 2 yrs, in which there has been no anniversary box released in that time? Whoever gave you this information is wrong. If this had been the case I'd already have the 7th slot since I have purchased every anniversary box since the 7th was released.


    We were specficially told by Jeremy when the decision was made to delay the release of SA after KR failed that both the 7th slot and extra 20% storage were supposed to be part of the SA release, but since it was delayed it would be made available to those that wanted to take advantage of it and not have to wait for SA to come out. It was an either/or statement. Either you can buy them now, or you can wait until SA comes out to have it included with the expansion. I see now that EA/Mythic thinks we must be stupid and not remember what was said. It's too bad Stratics crashed or I'd copy Jeremy's post in which she told us all of this. I can say this, what little faith I had left has gone down the crapper. I don't appreciate being lied to. :lie:
     
  25. Storm

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    be nice to chrissay she is trying to quite smoking ;-)
     
  26. Mephistos

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    I checked yesterday, and today with accounts that were just friended to them. I then logged on the actual house holders toady and the increase was there!! Woohoo!! Thanks, guess I just had to have the actual owners log on to get the benefit.:danceb:
     
  27. Hebus

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    The bolded part is the key... you remember it wrong, they never said this.

    It was a popular belief, two years ago, that the 7th char slot and 20% storage increase would be part of SA but EA never confirmed it.

    I still remember the discussions (mostly because they made me hesitate) two years ago when I decided to buy those. A lot of people didn't want to buy because they were convinced that it would come free with the expansion. Again, it never was confirmed by EA.
     
  28. Chrissay_

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    After looking into this a bit further there was an additional character slot available in the 7th anniversary.

    I was not able to track down any other anniversary editions with an additional character slot.
     
  29. I think it's you that's remembering it wrong. I made my decision to wait the day Jeremy made the announcement so I wouldn't have to pay for it. If they'd said it wasn't going to be part of the expansion I'd have bought it 2 yrs ago.

    I find it just oh-so-wonderful that KR tanked, so we get to pay an extra $30 for something we were supposed to have gotten for free with the expansion. They screwed up, we pay for it. Oh yeah, I've got those warm and fuzzies all over.

    Wait a minute........

    Nope, not warm and fuzzies. Just the feeling I get when a company demonstrates a lack of business ethics, and without any vaseline at that.
     
  30. Hebus

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    Well, then we have a problem :D
     
  31. Heartseeker

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    You sound very bitter today.

    Why don't you take the advice you seem to dish out so often to Popps.

    Quit your crying and quit already.

    EA never confirmed that, and I do remember the post covering it.

    Besides it doesn't matter what Jeremy promised or not since she isn't with EA/Mythic anymore.
     
  32. Amber Moon

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    A 6th slot came with Eighth Age.. have the manual in front of me.. page 11 under Bonuses
     
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    If you see my post above, an extra character slot was available with the 7th, 8th and 9th anniversary boxes but each one would just give you the 6th slot (if you didn't already have it from one of the previous ones.) Personally I recieved a 6th slot from both the 7th on one account and the 9th on another. The 7th slot, however, has not been included anywhere but the UO gamecode store.



    You are correct. I waited a while to buy mine when they first came out for the same reason. :)
     
  34. Hebus

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    I thougt tough scottisch warriors didn't need this, but don't be so sad Connor, here's a little gift for you :p

    [​IMG]

    Sorry couldn't resist ;)
     
  35. Not at all. Pissed off, yeah, but not bitter.


    Why don't you? Me being pissed that EA/Mythic is ripping us off for $30 is nowhere near popps' constant complaints about everything in the game not being handed to him on a silver platter. If you don't want to read it, then don't open the thread.


    I do too, and yes they did. I'm also not the only one that remembers it as such.


    Sure it does. She was the spokesperson for EA/Mythic, and told us what she was told to by her boss. It doesn't matter one iota if she's still with the company or not. When the statement was made, she was.

    Now, if you're done trolling, I've got fishsteaks to cook while I wait for the swelling to go down. Anyone got a butt donut handy?
     
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    That is a load of BS.

    I bought the upgrade because I needed it. If SA comes with anything extra then I should also get it! Ill be paying the same amount as you are. I would love 60% more storage and an 8th character.

    Unless they want to refund the money I paid for it, when I upgrade to SA.
     
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  38. This was for the 6th slot, not the 7th. The 7th has never been part of any anniversary or boxed expansion, except for the original plan to have it part of the SA expansion.
     
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    Be cool people... like Fonzie. Hell, I only get one.
     
  40. Xalan Dementia

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    Nothing would have been confirmed for SA that far back, as many things in UO are im sure it was "Barring and Unforseen circumstances" They talked about having the 7th slot n storage added to SA, then it looked like SA would be cancelled and uo closed, so they decided to be nice and still make the slot and storage available for purchase. then things got better and SA was revived from its short death period and new bonuses had to be added to its purchase because the others are already available. simple as that.
     
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  42. slavoie

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    Everybody need to keep something in mind, no matter what side of the fence your on.

    UO is about making money, when it stops making money they are going to shut it off. We are not exactly picking up new players that never heard of UO before at an alarming rate, so do the right thing, take what your given, and drop a few bucks on extras from time to time. Grab your lube, buy the new expansions when they come out, and smile.

    How awful would it be to have UO shutdown cause enough people stoped shoving in a few extra bucks here and there!
     
  43. MalagAste

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    Connor.... you and the others should have done like I did and just bought the 7th slot and storage.... like a glutton. As I did.

    As for you all getting it free after I paid for it.... THAT would make me irate.. and I'd rather you were irate than me.
     
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    Hmmm.... quite a point.........
     
  45. Xalan Dementia

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    how about this, they told us we'd get to use cannons when they were testing for magincia destruction, we didnt, so if we go by connors logic, they owe us cannons! Anyone who has played this game for a few years would know that nothing is promised.
     
  46. Heartseeker

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    QFT.
     
  47. Tom_Builder

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    We should get to use cannons on this thread.
     
  48. yep pg 11. 8th age box.
     
  49. Mayadevi

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    Chrissay, there appears to be a mis-communication here. This is NOT what people are talking about.

    My husband started his account with a 9th anni. box. That gave him 6 Character slots and 20 percent more storage for his house. Was able to store 125 items in his bank

    He ran out of storage. I went to the website and brought him the 7th character slot and increased storage bundle. That Increased his bank storage to 150 items and gave him a 7th character slot. That was NOT part of any expansion or anniversary box and was said to be part of SA, only got released early. (This is what people are talking about)

    I did NOT buy the extra character slot advance bundle from the website for myself for several reasons. I wanted to use the 7th character slot for a gargoyle is SA ever did come out, and know I would use it an not have it available if I purchased it early. I don't remember where exactly but it was stated that the 7th character slot and bank expansion were to be part of SA, so I thought I would wait until then since I didn't need the storage.

    Now I can NOT buy the 7th character slot and extra bank space. The website only allows you to buy so many things a month and two expansions and a 7th character slot or OVER that limit. So I can either buy an expansion I can't use, or NOT buy an expansion.
     

  50. It was the 6th char slot that was part of an anniv box set, 8th age, page 11. The 7th slot came out during a time when KR was in its birth, a post was made here by someone at EA that we would be able to purchase the 7th slot. I did purchase one, along with the extra storage, so I could float my skills around a few more characters on the same account.

    Since EA is not going to provide a 7th slot with the next exp, when we purchase the one order for it, we only upgrading one account to this, we will purchase the 7th slot to make a gargoyle as I don't want to change any of the current characters on that account to Gargoyles. The only reason I would even have a Gargoyle would be for the %bonus on imbuing.