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CLEAN UP points are per character or account ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. popps

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    I have it not clear, when turning in items for points under the new CLEAN UP system, whether they get awarded to the character turning in the item or they go to the whole account, regardless of what character actually discards the item. I hope they go to the account rather than to each individual character as, to my opinion, it would complicate the process of turning in items throughout the whole account and among the various characters...

    Also, can points be transferred to other accounts ?

    Say that a player has various accounts, and for ease of turning items in, they discard the items with the various accounts as they log in with the various character checking their inventory and bank boxes. In the end, the player wants to consolidate all points between the various accounts into 1 account only. Can points be then transferred to other accounts ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apetul

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    I want to see who is the first "Popps Slave" to test that out for him instead of asking him to spend less than a minute on Test Center and find the answer.
     
  3. Kylie Kinslayer

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    lol


    I ain't a slave but my guess would be probably like the library/meus/zoo deal... per char?? Could be wrong tho.
     
  4. popps

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    The point of a discussion Forum is to make informations available about the game for all those interested in the game.

    If everyone went out to Test server and never posted about the game (since they got the informations they wanted from the Test server) the Forums would be much empty of informations about the game.........

    Not to mention that there might be players who have access to internet but not to the game clients being on a computer without either of the clients......

    Instead, when information is available on the discussion Forums about the game, not only this makes the Forums more browsed and filled with informations (and thus of readers...), but it allows for players not having access to the game clients to still be able to read about whatever they may be interested in the game.
     
  5. wanderer1origin

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    of course your argument would be better if you had tested and posted that info !!!!! LOL
     
  6. Larisa

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    I am guessing it's per character.

    I copied my tamer to test and she had 800k points over what Test gives you...I also copied Larisa over, she's my red, and she had 0 points.
     
  7. Storm

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    points are not transferable and it is per character it seems
     
  8. Very well put popps ...
    now ...

    Go out into the game and bring back some credible information TO SHARE ...
    THEN you can question the forum at large: Is this right? is this what anyone else got? did I miss something in my application of the scientific method?

    apparently ... you have the internet ... do you have an active client?
    apparently you have the time ...
    SEEMS as if no-one is going out to gather for YOU ... BUT
    they just may not be DONE yet ...
    you wanna wait?
    Or has your question been sufficiently answered? (seems like it IS per character, until "points deed", likely to remain so; known game mechanic)

    Are you cleared on all of your other "old business questions"?
    No outstanding whatIF's?
    If not: how many?
    do you use a prioritized list form?
    3 x 5 cards?

    Do you know what a "Soup Question" IS?:thumbup:
     
  9. Frarc

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    Just bring all your characters items from all accounts to one house and then let the same character drop in the items for points.


    There is no rocket science involved for this. Just common sense. :)
     
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    Lol, do you know how much that would cost in Transfer tokens? :thumbup:
     
  11. Frarc

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    Nothing. :)
     
  12. I went to test center with 100 things on Raven.
    I hit the copy button.
    I was pricing/pointing stuff.

    Time...
    10 minutes to pick items.
    30 second to copy and get to test center.
    5 minutes to find trashcan on test center.

    1 minute to id all the items for my merchants.

    16 minutes and 30 seconds.

    Time to log in to stratics, post, and keep checking back until i got my answer....


    Longer then 17 minutes. Try it Popps.
     
  13. popps

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    Well, I can understand that there are ways to make it possible to have all points on one character, whether from the 7 characters in 1 account or if a player has several accounts.

    Since I noticed that they made it possible to discard items for points using one's own Home trash barrell, I thought, perhaps naively, that the 2011 Clean Up had been made more player friendly than the previous ones.

    I mean, why allow players to use one's own Home trash barrel ? My guess is to make it easier for them to discard items for points.

    Now, under this logic of thought, if the goal was to make it easier for players to discard items for points, why not ALSO make points go all to the account regardless of which character in that account would have discarded the items ??

    I mean, if the goal is ease of use this would also be towards players being able to more easily discard their items and get their points focused onto 1 character and not scattered over several ones, right ?

    And, under the same logic, since several players have several accounts, I thought again, that "if" the goal was to make it easier for players this time, then "perhaps" points could have been made tradeable from one account to another so as to make it easier for players having multiple accounts to consolidate all of their points onto 1 single account/claiming character.....

    Bottom line is, that the trash barrel new option confused me as it made me think that besides this new ease to turn in for points more options to make the whole process more player friendly might have also been added.
     
  14. Sevin0oo0

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    awesome, thanks - haven't had the 17mins to go check it out - every time I go in, the wife's netflix pukes. That'll sure make it convenient. guessing you get a menu there giving item worth, your point tally, redemption prices, etc is?
     

  15. error ...
    one account ... many characters across many shards ... one house per account ... *ahem!*
    Many accounts ... many characters across all shards ... one house per account ... boom!
    Many transfers FROM all accounts to one house for one character to turn in ... >will be costly<

    Slayvite got one right! :thumbsup:
     
  16. BluDjinn

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    Thank you Storm for answering a question a lot of player probably wondered about.

    Everyone should remember that we have a lot of players who have very limited playing time due to RL situations.



    Also I have noticed a tendency for a few players? ( forum addicts )
    who immediately respond in a negative way whenever Popps puts up a new post. Some go so far as to hijack a post Popps replies to with this unproductive chatter.

    Now I admit some of Popps post can be long winded.
    Some of my meds. can make me like that also.
    ( When wife nudges me with elbow, it's time to shut up awhile.)


    However, I enjoy popps post and I hope we can all play together in our little sandbox while being kind to one another .

    :popcorn:
     
  17. Viper09

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    One would think they were talking about test center, where character copy = free.
     
  18. Slayvite

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    Lol, why you cheeky little ..... :thumbup1:
     
  19. Frarc

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    Bleep.. bleep Bleep.... only play 2 shards... bleep bleep bleep. All characters on those shards only.... bleep bleep bleeep. All have runes to same house. bleep bleep bleep.
    All points on shards where i play... bleep bleep bleep...character transfers needed.... bleep bleep bleep.....ZERO.. bleep bleep. :p



    Don't see the point to make characters on every shards that i don't play to collect points.
     
  20. Context Frack, context
    Now ... HOW are YOU gonna get shard A's points for collection onto shard B's ???? hmmmm

    You are out of your bleeping mind ...[​IMG]


    Chorus line !!
    :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb: :danceb:
     
  21. Larisa

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    Alright Fayled!

    That made me laugh so hard I woke up my kids..STOP THAT!

    And since we're on this silly discussion, I am willing to trade whatever holiday items and whatever else I got that can be turned in on any shard but LS, those are already spoken for, for whatever you guys have on Origin.

    No transfer tokens needed :thumbup: lol
     
  22. nnnnnnGHHHHHH! *ouch* brainstroke !!

    gonna have to catch you online to complete it but ...

    as you know(probably) I had directed cal to "upgrade/pre pay" your accounts FOR your aid and assistance to the UO community at large ...
    well ... cal is unable to comply at the moment so ...

    *Big goofy dog grin*
    >I< can clean out the remainders of MY accounts on Origin ...
    and co-own you to (a)THAT house(friend of a friend that owes us a favor)
    and YOU can pick and swap whatever from there to where ever ...
    and proceed from shard to shard in a like wise manner ...

    Old dog got a new to him trick ...
    no PM's needed ...keeps me within my old oathes and signed papers ...:thumbsup:

    *goes to drop and place housing container*
     
  23. Frarc

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    Name is Frarc not Frack or whatever anyone wants to make it.


    And if you had even a bit of common sense you know i would mean all characters from shard A got rune to one house on shard A and all characters on Shard B have runes to one house on shard B.


    Why on earth do i want to get my points from one shard to another??



    I am out of my mind? Glad i'm not normal like some of you around here. :mf_prop:
     
  24. Well ... whatEVER >You All ARE<(we are the new frarc :lol: )

    Y'all NEED to understand the LAST caution I gave y'all: CONTEXT

    and since the Original Poster of THIS thread >Is Not Talking/Asking about< one-shard-one-account-everything-is-fine types like yourself's
    *shrugs*
    when YOU say:
    Just bring all your characters items from all accounts to one house and then let the same character drop in the items for points.

    and you DID because I've quoted it three times Now ...
    YOU are saying: bring all of A and B to one house ...
    and that YOU do that on a regular basis: without transfer ...
    "Zero" being the quantity YOU stated ... yep, just read it again: zero.

    NOW ... >in the context of this thread<
    AS set by the OP, and later redefined by the op hisself ... Your solution >does not apply to him<
    he already KNEW about the one shard option, to get the points concentrated to one place
    what :thumbsup: he wants to do, seen as a different analogy but directly in parallel to his "drift"
    is for "points" to Not be more limited than soulstones are, and, he wants the points to be More than a stone ... re access. (in the context OF access)

    He doesn't want to just drag and drop items to one location, he wants all characters to be able to USE the "pool" Of POINTS >from the items<
    not only on One account/shard, but between shards AND accounts ...
    re-read the OP AGAIN ... he says it right there ... #1

    AND for an even greater context, the OP has at one point or another asked for similar things ...
    one bank for all character/shard, one search engine for all vendors, one moongate to cross between shards, one place to put all of his bods, his jewelery, his suits ...and ... get the >greater context< NOW?

    this is a popps thread. He HATES scripters ... but he DOES want to get all things done/available with >fewer clicks/steps<
    in this case(context) ... an "ideal process" would be to Just log Each character in Once ...
    at a bank with a trash-barrel within reach,
    and appraise and "mark" each item according to sentimental value (throw or not)
    and have a running total of points available to view,
    and when it hits an acceptable arrangement,
    he merely clicks claim and is done ...

    (BUT if you could implement an option to >change his mind< and takre back "a give" within a certain time ... even better. )

    Because THEN he can just instalog(just cleaning up after all/ no combat / no movement ...) and Log the Next one in ... rinse and repeat.
    get all things done/available with >fewer clicks/steps<

    OR, better yet

    Log ONE character on on an account, and sort and mark ALL holdings ... with a takre back "a give" AND a give back >return/refund/restore< Points >option ... *smirks*
    THEN you'd have a thing popps could go for ...

    *shrugs*
    all derived FROM context

    and Oh! :scholar: re: context
    Frack >was not a misspelling< ... since
    YOU had implied that you had TWO accounts (ain't rocket science)
    AND I thought(saw/read) You as "clowning around"
    Frick and Frack leaped to mind ...
    You being both ...
    y'all ...
    the two clowns
    (WEare the new frarc)
    Y'all be posing as on: one keyboard.

    /simply context

    yw.
    no broccoli for you.
     
  25. Frarc

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    *yawns*
     
  26. Kiminality

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    In other words:

    [​IMG]
    :danceb:
     
  27. Larisa

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    *smiles* I graciously accept your offer. Getting in contact with one another will be a fun game in and of itself ;)

    More then likely I will be on Devious Desire, as 'lil 'ole Larisa is red *grins evily*

    Catch me up, if you can :eyes:
     
  28. Larisa

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    Kimi, have you been spyin in my windows?? That looks suspiciously like my living room...:eyes:
     
  29. Nyx (Atl)

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    In addition to the point cap, I thought I also read somewhere that there was also a cap on the number of items you were able to turn in. 800 is sticking in my head for some reason, and I can't find the post.

    Anyone know?
     
  30. Kiminality

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    I reckon you can't find that post because it doesn't exist.
    Well, it might, but then it's just someone making stuff up.
    Otherwise, you might be misremembering the announcement that they were doing something like evaluating 850 items for the turn-in.

    I cannot confirm or deny that.
    Unrelatedly, I'mma need to get out of range of this Wi-Fi, PDQ.
    *Scarpers*
     
  31. Nyx (Atl)

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    Ah, found it.

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-chesapeake/250019-clean-up-britannia-points-updated-9-2-%407-40am.html

    Perhaps it was in reference to the evaluation of 850 items, but that's not the way it read to me:

    Maybe someone could clarify...
     
  32. Petra Fyde

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    ah, sorry. Bad wording on my part. Not a limit on the number of individual items, the probable number of different item types that would be accepted for turning in.
    Which is why I am making no attempt to comprehensively list them.
     
  33. Nyx (Atl)

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification :)
     
  34. Umfufu

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    I ... am almost speechless ...

    I love this game, and just like any other game around, none are 100% perfect.

    No upgrade, no patch, no event ... nothing, and I do mean NOTHING will be ever 100% perfect for 100% of the playerbase.
    It is just impossible ... too many peoples, too many minds, too many thoughts, too many tastes, too many wishes ...

    What will never stop to amaze me, is it seems some people keep on expecting this 100% perfection.
    THEIR perception of 100% perfection mind you ...

    Besides above, I am thinking ... what is wrong with you people ???
    Does everything need to be handed on a silver platter, you all want just to do your thing mindlessly???
    We cannot think for ourselves anymore ???
    What happened to creative thinking ???

    One of the wonders of UO, one of the greatest things in this game,
    one of the aspects that makes this game so special, is what we can do with our creative thinking, that what makes this the sandbox game we are all so proud of.

    The MacDonalds shop, the Space shop, House designs, how peoples figured out to solo bosses, templates ... I can go on and on pointing out expamples of creative thinking that gives this game that special touch that no other game can offer you ...

    Yet it seems with events like this some minds just cannot compute ... stop functioning, creativity no longer exsist ...
    (though I find it very very creative what popps seems to conclude out of the sheer fact one can toss stuff in a house bin for points ...)
    They cannot or better say will not find thier own soloution for thier own wishes from this event, which mind you differ from person to person.

    * People get a chance to get some neat stuffies though an event ...
    I personally think this is cool.
    * They made it so it is not limited to one playstyle, but available to all in some form.
    I personally think this is cool.
    * They offer the convienience to collect points from your own house.
    I persoanlly think this is cool.

    Will it be 100% perfect for 100% playerbase ... ofcourse not.
    But I can understand this and live with this.
    Are there things I don't like, or not always agree with ... sure ...
    But as long as all the good stuff this game offers outweigh the bad stuff, I will be still around.
    And I am aware that the expectations of one person may very well differ to that of another person.

    I for one am happy there are still people out there that put an effort in this game and keep it alive.
    I suspect other companies would have ditched this game long ago.

    I know what I want from ths event, and I will go for it and enjoy reaping the rewards from what I sow.

    I just had to get this off my chest ...

    :heart: to all ... Umfufu

    PS ... am ducking for cover now ... :D
     
  35. popps

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    Well, at least for me, it is not about perfection but simply that I had a feeling that this time, the Clean Up was intended to be more player friendly.

    Why ?

    Because of the introduction of using a trash barrel in one's own home to claim points.

    I may well be wrong, but my thinking was why make this addition if not to make it easier to players to claim their points ??

    Now, "assuming" that this was the goal, that is to make claiming of points more players' friendly, why then not make it also account points, regardless of the character claiming them, rather than specific for the character turning in the items ?

    Yes, there is a work around which means logging with all characters, checking their inventories and bank boxes, taking all items one wants to turn in to the home, log back in with the claiming character and thus consolidate all points onto that 1 character.

    Sure, it can be done but ain't it annoying and time consuming ? It kinda conflicts, as I see it, with the trash barrel addition. On one side I see an easier way to turn in items (using a trashbarrel) but at the same one time I still see an annoyance to have to bring all items home from characters not the one earning the points.

    I simply and just thought, that if the goal was to make it easier for players to earn their points then it would have been natural, at least as I see it, to make the points earned per account, and not character.

    Personally, I would have also added the ability to trade points between accounts so as to help those players with multiple accounts and also those players ending up with spare points that won't be enough to claim anything but could have been traded to other accounts to at least earn them some gold to make their game play more fullfilling.
     
  36. Sevin0oo0

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    i say 'one step ata time' popps. Maybe they've had their last big FAIL, and this is the first start in a new direction, w/ the new guidance. it was a great idea; they'll learn and make changes for next time.
     
  37. soulstoner

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    hear here ... Right On Blood Gin :thumbup1:

    :grouphug:
     
  38. Umfufu

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    But isn't that the purpose of the Event, hell even the whole game concept in total, is to give you stuff to do to spend your time?
    For alot of people, managing their stuffies is a huge part of the game.

    I do understand where you are comming from.
    On the other hand I think you are asking a bit too much based solely on the fact you can use you own Trash Barrel.

    Reading your post it seems you want it all and you want it now!
    (reminds me of a song :D)

    Considering the last cleanup, in which you have to recall to Brit, donate stuff to a box, and it was character bound.
    Don't you even feel them putting in the option to be able to use the Trash Barrel at home is already a very nice user friendly addition?
    You can place the Trash Barrel next to your chests and just toss away, in stead of packing all up and move it to a Brit chest.
    Almost every Bank has a Trash Barrel, so each character can easily toss thier stuff.


    You of all people should think about this request more ...
    Think about the implications of this, what this would mean for "certain" peoples.
     
  39. Saul_Siege

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    I really wish it were account based instead. I have 5 nub characters on each server for x sharding and each of them has the 6th anniversary bag with the fireworks wand, bell, and cake, as well as a Xmas box with a poinsetta, snowman, snowflake, and wreath. Sure I can solidify eqch server to one character and turn all the stuff in per shard for about 3 bless deeds eqch shard, but that does nothing for my main server.


    Is it just me or does rewarding hoarding not seem like it's encouraging hoarding to anyone else?

    I think they reward based on how much crap you DON'T have. :)
     
  40. Lady Storm

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    You know Larissa has a point.......

    Why not for sake of argument Trade across shards your points..

    Player A has 500,000 points on Baja but needs the stuff on Atlantic.
    Player B has 500,000 points on Atlantic but needs stuff on Baja.

    This could be a solution to the "Transfer " delema for alot of players. I could be done. We do it for holliday and gift trades.

    Just an idea...
     
  41. Larisa

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    :D That's why I said it.

    I got junk chars on all shards too, been goin through 'em. Christmas Stockings, at least one holiday gift box, the red velvet box...that right there is alot of points. So trade *garbage for garbage*

    I'll give you my garbage here and I'll take your garbage there...makes perfect sense to me lol.