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Did anyone get a Gem during the event?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Corwin, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Corwin

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    All I got was a cloak. I heard BC running around saying they got all three gems, but I am thinking it was all a big lie. Wasn't the event the thing and not the thing?

    Or are there really gems and does anyone have a picture?
     
  2. Demonous

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    3 gems are supposed to be given out to the top 3 attackers, the event hasn't happened yet on my shard so i dunno yet
     
  3. popps

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    What about those players who cannot play at the specific time that the EM is being held ?

    One of the good thing about an online game is being able to play according to one's own schedule but this way one might be incapacitated to participate if the indicated time does not match with one's own schedule......
     
  4. hen

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    Too bad.

    I have to choose between Sunday night in the pub or Sunday night bashing Shadowlords.
     
  5. popps

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    Well, some people rather than having to choose between 2 different forms of entertainment have to choose between 1 form of entertainment (Ultima Online) and things like work duties (yes, there DO are also night shifts for work, sometimes...), family duties and other things which can't easily be put on a side to play a game....

    I really think that EM Events should be held at VARIOUS times so as to accomodate different players' different schedules.
     
  6. hen

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    They are held at various times. If you can't attend tough luck. I was on night shift last night, no crying about missing stuff from me.
     
  7. Deathy56

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    I'm not able to make the final event :sad3::sad3: due to work (stupid RL), but that's just how life is. Having just one event, for something like a final battle, is the way it should be. These events don't need to take place at all and I for one am happy that much thought has been put into them.

    To anyone on Baja,
    I accidentally dropped a gem of immortality earlier and I think a shadowlord picked it up. If you find it please return it to me. Thanks.
     
  8. NewThunder

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    And when would you have the EMs sleep and play the game?
     
  9. Lord Frodo

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    Is this the first time an event was held only once? NO! Events a set up on diff. shards at diff. times to support the MAJORITY of the player base. I have missed events and that is life.

    Popps send your EM a list of when you can do events so they can set them up for you, so you never miss an event.
     
  10. Flame (DrR)

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    I for one am greatfull that we are finally getting events in our time zone, gone are the day when Europas started after 11pm or even as late as early hours of morning on week days. I feel your pain that you will miss this event but I think things have improved alot for the most.
     
  11. popps

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    Can't there be "various" EMs for each shard taking turns at different times ?

    A whole lot of real life places which run 24/7 do not have always the same people working there, they use something called "shifts" to have "different" people cover "different" times of that same day...........
     
  12. Lord Frodo

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    No problem. We will triple EA's cost to run UO. You gonna pay for it?
     
  13. Kiminality

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    So, they run the event at 2am/8am/2pm/8pm, so everyone can attend one of them.
    So, the EMs are having to be paid 4 times as much for running the same event 4 times.
    Not to mention that you might only be able to attend one between work and sleep, whereas people who are able to take the day off work and mainline caffeine could attend all for, which would be SO UNFAIR:rant2:
     
  14. popps

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    Still less unfair than cutting out players from a given EM Event because their real life schedule cannot be compatible.

    Besides that ways can be found to prevent players to attend EM Events multiple times, even if that happened it would be less unfair than only have 1 Event schedule missed by many other players.

    Why ?

    Because "if" in an heavily item based game that EM Event provides items usefull for game play, than those players who have been unable to attend will have to purchase them from those other players who were more lucky to attend them.

    Instead. if more EM Events are held at various times chances are that more players will eventually be able to attend them and get those items that can well improve game play on their own without having to spend sometimes hefty sums to buy them from other players.

    Sure, some players will have extra ones but if most players will have gotten their own who cares ?

    So, it is IMHO vastly more unfair to cut out players from being able to get items on their own because of the real life schedules, rather than letting some players get extra ones which will be hardly sellable since most players already got their own.....
     
  15. soulstoner

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    I saw no nor heard of any gems from Fel on Atlantic last night. Recalling having read somewhere the 'gems' were associated with the SL event piece at Daemon Temple... Harlequin's post linked below has some spoiler info. one can find if ya wanna be spoiled ;) :

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    *gently hand a Puffs extra soft tissue to :sad2: *
     
  16. the 4th man

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    Hey, it's what they got hired on for......I have no pity. On the other hand, this sounds like one event I could live without.........3 gems....nah....I'll pass.

    Someone at EA, I don't know who, pulled a no brainer, releasing Stygian Abyss right as the Labor day weekend is ending.

    Yes, some Einstein got paid for this idea, maybe not much, but nonetheless......

    - A patch during a major event. Players died and rushed to relog, not thinking to cancel out and let the system keep opening (which it does when you cancel)
    - Having the events this close to the release, on a holiday weekend, to boot.

    - This is basically, a "lets get it over with" deal.
     
  17. IanJames

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    No Gems that I'm aware of on Siege yet.
     
  18. Lissa Eldi

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    Question about the gems: Do they have a use or are they just rare deco?
     
  19. Yalp

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    Wow.. the pancakes and moaning is out in force this weekend!

    Thx EM's for scheduling multiple events, at various times, some not so convenient for me, others perfect! That is the way the life ball bounces.. guess some peeps just haven't gotten the memo yet!
     
  20. Crysta

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    The gems are only going to go to the "uber 1337" PVP hackers who know how to squeeze out insane levels of damage, anyway. At least 90% of the people there won't stand any chance whatsoever, and 8% of the other 10% will have almost no chance still. On every shard they will all go to big PvP guilds that are generally assholes to everyone else.

    We can only hope that the shards aren't linked to our shards, otherwise everything will be going to hell for all of us very soon.
     
  21. Risso

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    Since when did PvP templates do insane damage in PvM? I must be missing something..
     
  22. Crysta

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    I meant they know how to get that level of damage. Sorry, but I don't think in "templates"; I think in "people".
     
  23. Spelosty

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    The EM's did not come up with this event themselves, this event is just EA telling them they have to have the event done. So it's not up to the EM's about stuff like holding it more than once...
     
  24. Risso

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    Regardless, somebody who spends all their time in Felucca fighting other players is not going to come to Trammel for this event and deal out more damage to an NPC monster than the people whose primary style of gameplay is PvM.
     
  25. Crysta

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    When its 3 per shard items they can sell for hundreds of millions of gold? I think they will.
     
  26. Risso

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    Then I respectfully disagree, and anticipate all 3 of Europa's gems going to players who know more ways to take down Travesty than they do each other.
     
  27. popps

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    And that would make it for a good Event ending if I may ask ?

    Should that be the case, I really, but really need to dissent.
     
  28. popps

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    All I know, whomever might be responsible for it, is that as designed and planned the EM ending Event will leave out more players and paying customers than it should have, IMHO, had things been planned differently.
     
  29. Barry Gibb

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    Spelosty got it right. I posted the same rationale in another thread:
    http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=1386982&postcount=23.

    Best of luck to all. Maybe you will go down in UO Lore as the one to recover the gem.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  30. Sarsmi

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    Ok I missed the thread(s). What do the Gems do? Is getting one just for bragging rights?
     
  31. Crysta

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    All that has been said is that "the karma of the player holding the gem will affect the world inside" (or something close to that). Whether that means the gems are linked to the various game shards or if it just is for fun we have yet to see.
     
  32. Sarsmi

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    Oh something vague which means they haven't figured out what to do with them yet, but maybe if they have time later they'll code something in for them to do. :p

    Just kidding! It actually kind of sounds like if you have good karma positive stuff will happen around you (positive karma creatures will randomly spawn around you?) and if you have negative the reverse will happen. Or maybe healers or priests of mondain will bow to gem holders...thats all I got. It sounds interesting though!
     
  33. Flame (DrR)

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    I'm starting to wonder if they will be no trade, no drop. I for one would like to see one displayed in the shards museums that the EMs have constructed.
     
  34. The Fallout

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    No. Please no. I don't care if i never ever get one, but I hate no trade, no drop items (I'd play WoW for that) and I dislike that museum.
     
  35. -=KLiM=-

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    Does anyone know if the dragons were affected by reptile/dragon slayer? Any ideas if shadowlords would be affected by demon or any other (undead??) slayers? Also, what do you think is the best char to atted this event? I'd say samurai will do the most damage, but only if he manages to honor the target (which might be a problem with all the people around).
     
  36. NewThunder

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    For you to do anything other would have been shocking; events are not for items they are for enjoyment. Life is not fair, not everyone will be able to attend events.
     
  37. popps

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    Events are not for items ?

    Now, that is news to me.........

    I was getting the impression that all that matters in Ultima Online, nowadays, is items, items and some more items.......
     
  38. NewThunder

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    Exactly and that is why you are unhappy; you do not understand what is truely important in the game you are too busy wanting items that you don't need.
     
  39. Tina Small

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  40. Xalan Dementia

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    sonomas musuem already has a gem, has for a week now. its just a diamond with a different title. i also hope the shards would be no drop no trade, simply for the reason the top 3 tamers will get them and most likely try to dupe it. of course maybe the devs were smart and made the gems like tracking devices so they can see if they are ever duped. doubt it. if these SLs are like the manifestation then you want blackrock and greater dragon, thats your ONLY chance to get a gem.
     
  41. red sky

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    Either be lucky and have that time off or play more than one shard so that you have a selection of times. That's the way I've learned to do it.
     
  42. Lord Frodo

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  43. lindzschaper

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    I got a gem on seige, wish I knew what it did! :)
     
  44. Lord Frodo

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    Double click it
     
  45. Flutter

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    If you X shard and buy up all the shards on all the shards can you put them all together with some superglue and make a gem of immortality?
     
  46. phoenix11

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    Have to go with in my opinion again, EM's in this event's seem to be using non EA employee's to set up time frames Use A stealther sometimes. Like milking A cow.
     
  47. Lord Frodo

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    Another whiner. Go team up with popps.
     
  48. phoenix11

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    I dont want item's just fair play.
     
  49. Maplestone

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    I wanna whine.

    (really I do ... events bring out the worst in me)
     
  50. Phaen Grey

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    I think its funny people think the EM's get paid. I would like to see half the whiners take time out of their oh so busy schedules to voluntarily set up events for a shard.

    As far as I saw, there were no gems dropped on Catskills.