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Devs if you really want to clean up UO...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hunter Moon, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Hunter Moon

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    I have chars on every shard full of 11 years worth of gift items I would love to turn in. If they made the points account based, I would gut my 24 chars per shard and truly clean up a mountain of stuff. A friend xfered a char from Izumo and brought my stuff from there and it was amazing how much that gave me to turn in.

    Just a thought for you Devs! Make the points account based and not char/shard based and watch the stuff FLY into those trash cans so fast it will make your heads spin ;) Talk about freeing up pixel space!

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  2. Korik Bloodguard

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    Thumbs up.

    More points = more loot!
     
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  4. I'll chime in here - I think this is a great idea to increase the cleanup potential.
     
  5. Lug

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    I like it!:thumbup:
     
  6. popps

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    And freeing up pixel space off the servers means giving more room to the CPUs to handle actual game stuff which would greatly help with reducing lag and so make the game more enjoyable to all players.

    Which could even work towards increasing the number of active players, who knows, the better the game plays out, the more people might be interested in playing it !!

    So, why not make the points account based across all shards rather than so resctricted as character/shard based when so many pluses can come off of it ??
     
  7. It Lives

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    While at first this sounds good, ultimately this would glut the more popular shards with even more stuff.
     
  8. popps

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    Since we have transfer tokens this can still happen. It only takes a player to redeem rewards on a whatever shard and then transfer them onto the wanted shard at the first occasion.....

    Anyways, personally I see the reduction of the number of items to free up CPU power and thus reduce LAG in the game a reason good enough to beat any countering "side-effect".....
     
  9. Hunter Moon

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    Not necessarily, most of the items people will have on other shards that were horded will be smaller point items. Say you turn in 100 to get 1 item, you are reducing items by a ton. Even if you do this over and over and say end up with 100 items, you still would have turned in a huge number to get that 100. There will be some higher end point items I'm sure, but speaking for myself, most of my stuff is like 8 of the newer style val cards, the val chocolate, floor and wall ice and so on... Most of these items are so small in point value they aren't worth it to turn in on a different shard so they will stay there sucking up space where as if I could combine them with my other items on all shards they would add to my total point value and turn 100 or more items into 1.

    I have all of the old clean up rewards I want and so will be concentrating on the new ones and high end ones. My points will be going straight into big ticket stuff and will probably be more like 500 or more into 1 ;) There are a ton of people I have talked to who are in the same boat and will be doing the same thing. I don't think there is going to be a lot of the lower end items claimed this go around and that should pump even more items into a single new item.

    Also, there are still a lot of players on other shards who will be bringing their left overs off more populated shards onto their own shards thus taking 100 items off a populated shard and turning it into 1 item on a less populated.

    Really most of the bulk stuff I think people have are the lower point items that came in a large number multiples (icicles, new val cards, val chocolate...) and would thus make a HUGE difference in lowering the total number of items in game across all shards.

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  10. Sorry popps, false assumption.
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    Giving UP >ACCOUNT increased storage space< ... that's what will accomplish that. *dusts hands*

    Reveiw the >original NEED< for a clean up ...

    THIS stuff nowdays ... ain't based on "server needs".

    heh! just as a matter of comparision of what >you may< be "basing" your current puzzle on ...

    Are you REALLY wanting to MIGRATE all points on an account TO one character?
    or ALL points on ALL shards being accessible to EVERYONE of your characters?


    heh! how ORIGINal ... :talktothehand:
     
  11. Hunter Moon

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    Any who... I am still hoping this will be considered as I would love to clean off my chars and end up with enough points to get a few of the high end rewards.

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  12. Lady Storm

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    First time I have to agree with Fayled Dhreams, Popps.
    Cal in one of his first video adresses stated uo was at that time, No UO servers were in any danger of needing more server room. The transfer to the new servers was for age of equipment not storage capacity.
    The Servers on UO now are newer and have lots of room.

    I do agree too with Hunter Moon though also. This would be more realistic if it could be done that way, but in knowing the systems of UO with each shard being on a different server system the linking might entail a more work then its worth to them(them being the Dev).

    I do like the idea dont get me wrong... it would be so nice to just compile all the turn ins on one main account and dole out the needed items per shard as would sound logical. But seriously when has UO/EA ever done things that was logical?? (Siege would be able to get more then just a bee hive! ) pipe dream.............
     
  13. Hunter Moon

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    I can see where it might be a lot of programming, but I figured they already have account linking across shards in place since that is how they do the one house per account. I don't know anything about UOs programming, but I was thinking since that is already in place, it shouldn't take much more to allow the points to be account based and not char based. *still have my fingers crossed on this*

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  14. Hunter Moon

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    For me, it is the chance to get a few of the higher end items. I sold off most of my turn in stuff years ago on Atlantic and there is no quest to get points like in the last clean up (this is how I got most of my stuff from the last turn in). If they made it where I could access the stuff on other shards, I would clean out those chars and have a shot at some of those new suits and some bless deeds for my EM event items I would prefer to bless instead of insure. I don't script so turning in resources or items made with resources is out for me and I don't have the billions in gold to just buy full suits and bless deeds...

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  15. Lady Storm

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    Hunter Moon if you have a gm fisher (most do somewhere) fish up your mib's sugar. The turn in takes all that junk you get before the chest comes up, and the chests! So al those pictures, bones, shoes, body parts, unfinished barrels, staves, etc are all worth 100 points each. Anything that says shipwrecked is game for the turn in. And the valkrey tops, kelp pants, and antique dresses are worth 500pts. You can fish up a good amount for turn in. This is only an idea to help kitten.
     
  16. BINGO
    Shards should stay shards.

    All we need is 127000 IBD on atlantic.
     
  17. Hunter Moon

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    I don't think allowing it to be account based would do this. The kind of stuff most people would have on other shards would be low point value items that would just help out a bit. I think what will do this is allowing resources that scripters can just farm day and night and then turn in will accomplish what your worried about. Allowing us to use our basically rotting items on other shards would just give normal people a little boost on points.

    Most of my older stuff has already been xtraded years ago and sold off. This is also what I have heard and seen from all the traders I interact with on the Stratics trader forum. It's mostly the newer, low point items that people have and would like to get rid of. Plus a lot of people would be taking items off of Atlantic to their own home shard if this was implemented.

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic