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Disappearing ships !

Discussion in 'UHall' started by VladaMur, May 8, 2011.

  1. VladaMur

    VladaMur Guest

    I have lost all my ship on 6 seperate shards ! ! !
    I cannot recall to them, But my friends ship which i cannot recall to is there i just cant use my rune to it. WHATS UP WITH THAT ? ? ? any help would be appreciated.:cursing:
     
  2. VladaMur

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    thanks that helps
     
  3. Lady Storm

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    Thank you - good thing I went to look at mine.. rune said ship was not accessable.. but I parked off moonglow observatory so knew just where to go look. There she was just fine, had to remark the rune though. If Im gunna be gone for a bit longer than normal I usualy pack up the hold and dry dock.
     
  4. VladaMur

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    FOUND THE SOLUTION (thats to moderator Tazar)
    send a GM page with the following message.
    " My rune is broken and i am unable to find my ship. can you take me to it"
    so far I have been taken to 3 of my 7 lost ships.
    yes this truly works. they are fast too (after you wait in the que) good luck to you all.
     
  5. Elric_Soban

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    So here we are, late monday afternoon/early evening.. boat runes still screwed.

    Can we get a comment from EA? Maybe something reassuring like, "dont worry we've frozen boat decay while we investigate" ? Anything but silence?
     
  6. Elric_Soban

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    Here we are now TUESDAY afternoon, still no sign of progress and no comments from the 'team'.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    Why have you not done what everyone else has and either asked a gm to transport you to your boat or go out with another character and find it? what shard is it on and what's the boat name. Most of us have found our boats and are happily back sailing.
     
  8. Elric_Soban

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    Sounds like the GM's you guys got were cool, the one I got was an idiot. All he did was send me canned responses. Same one, 2 pages in a row. There goes my 12 something on uogamecodes. wont be shopping there again.
     
  9. Lady Storm

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    word your que as follows: I was told you are to asisst in locationg my boat. The rune is bugged as the others are.

    The are to come and take you to your boat no matter what shard your on. Just remark that rune once you get there.

    Stop whining and do it correctly. If all else fails sail the area you left it in and you should find your boat and refresh it. Many are doing Boat locations, by ship name. Ask on the shard chat if your ship has been spotted.

    First rule of fishing/ sailing is REMEMBER WHERE YOU PARKED!!! Its not hard to write down your lat and long, takes a few seconds. I always park my ships near land, so if this thing happens I can recall close and get to my ship. It's a good habit to get into.
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    Elric. Tell us how you're wording your page.
    Tell us what your boat is called. Other players can help you look for it, as we have helped each other on every other shard. But not if they don't know what they're looking for!
     
  11. Lien Ragus

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    I have had the same problem on Europa shard. Thanks to a friend of mine who found one of my ship back, it seems that the problem comes from a "weird" fact....

    Ships cant be located anymore by the runes cause they appear on a different facet than they use to be...

    I E, if you ship were on Trammel seas, they randomly appear as being on Fel... that s why they cant be reached by runes anymore...

    realised that when marking another rune back on my ship... it showed Feluca on the rune and get changed after i double click the run... recalling once with new rune seems also working for that...

    Hope it may help all ppl in trouble with that bug...
     
  12. Sevin0oo0

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    curious, are there ANY other software companies out there that don't respond when their clients run into bugs like this, or is it just this UO group? We used to at least get acknowledgment from our community person.
    While y'all work on your work-arounds, and I'm sorry people have to go thru all this because they now have a loss of game functionality, I'm off to d//l a different mmo, guess I'll try [email protected] and see what happens, surely one of them works correctly, and has SUPPORT

    ..or maybe we have excellent support/service, and this is a User Error - why else would you not get a response? They only respond to Real problems
     
  13. Lord Raven

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    Ever since the High Seas update came out, my runes have shown FEL even though all my boats are in Trammel. I just finished remarking runes for all 7 of my boats... and they all still say FEL. The fact the facet isn't being recorded should be a RED FLAG to the devs that there is some issue with marking ship runes.

    Luckily, I keep all of my ships docked at shore... except the one that was docked at the Sea Emporium. I just rode another ship out to re-mark it's rune.

    If anyone on the Atlantic Shard needs a ride to help find a boat you can let me know. Either PM me here, or if you Tweet... @ravenofminoc (The Tweet will come through to my BB instantly so that's the fastest way to get me.) I'd be glad to help anyone recover a boat.
     
  14. Elric_Soban

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    Bah, I don't buy that BS for a second. He's being a **** cuz i "worded" my request wrong? I didnt use the right "words" to satisfy the GM?

    How complicated is it? Fine, il tell you what i said.

    "Can't recall to boat, rune bugged. says 'unknown ship, unknown location'. Sounds like alot of ppl on the shard having this trouble. Please help? Thanks"

    Now considering this request comes like 3 or 4 days into this nonsense with countless pages from everyone, are you telling me the GM can't make sense of that? I'm sorry but thats bull. He was being a **** on purpose and as such he has no business working there. Or anywhere.

    And to whever said 'stop whining', i say BITE ME. See how you feel when you pay money for something on gamecodes and it decays because some jerkoff GM doesn't feel like doing his job.
     
  15. Sevin0oo0

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    maybe English isn't their native language? did you try Hindi also?
    geesh, give 'em a break, coders made this problem, not the poor overworked csr's
     
  16. VladaMur

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    " My rune is broken and i am unable to find my ship. can you take me to it"

    TRY THIS verbage. it has gotten me 6 gm's and all have taken me to my ship.
     
  17. DVDA

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    Vlada, you said you lost 6 ships thus i'd like to know where these 6 ships were left last time you saw them then where you found them.

    It would help customers as well as Devs solve this problem especially if you left all 6 boats in the same area or all 6 were found around the same place.

    Thanks
     
  18. Muu Bin

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    This problem happened to me also. Pacific Shard. Boat was left just outside of Floating Emporium. I got the same message when I tried to recall to it. So I paged... My page was worded very similarly as others have mentioned. "rune broken", "cannot recall to ship", "ship located to the West of Floating Emporium", "in Trammel", and so on. I was very specific with my description. After remaining 13th in the queue for what seemed like an eternity (but was probably about 30 minutes), I decided to use my other char's boat (a legacy boat) and sail there. It took awhile since the boat was in Papua. Found my Tokuno ship right where I left it, boarded it, and marked a new rune. Was still 13th in the queue by the time I finished getting it done.

    My rune, too, showed the Felucca marking on it until I recalled to the rune. After that it changed to a Trammel marked rune. Just to be sure I marked again and got the same Felucca tag. Logging in today, it showed Trammel.

    It really would be nice to get "some" kind of response from the "team". Cal... you still out there?
     
  19. DVDA

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    Muu,

    I am on Pacific and I dont know if you've seen the traffic jam that is around Sea Market lately...

    There are ships all around the market making it hard to get to the docks. I am certain half those ships are unclaimed.

    EA need to move all "Lost" ships to a remote location not in everyone's way. What i mean by lost is, if a boat hits "Greatly Worn" and is in the middle of no where (not at a dock or touching the shore) it should go into a secluded area where people can go in claim them.

    They also either need to allow boats to park at Sea Market or move them after 10 minutes to the remote area i was talking about so they not in everyone's way.
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    erm, I think you need bringing up to date.

    There is a passage kept clear south of the dock through which you can access it. All boats are moved to the outer buoys after 20 minutes, you can't actually park at the dock longer than that.
     
  21. Basara

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    It would appear that this is a result of the fix that was put in, where the ships were not being recognized.

    They went from

    "Runes working, but the ship not being recognized by NPCs"

    to

    "Runes not working, but the NPCs have no problem recognizing your ship".

    The latter is less an issue (runes can always be remarked) for the boat's physical state, but if you don't know where you parked, it can be a much bigger issue for the ship owner trying to track it down.

    With messed up runes, I was able to find my ship because I almost always park my ship at one specific location outside the buoy line of the Floating Emporium. I simply launched a rowboat at the New Magincia docks, and sailed it to the FE to where I could see the ship on my radar. I boarded it, set sail back through the pass between islands of New Magincia and Haven, recalled to deliver to vesper, then went around Buc's to put ashore in Trinsic. The fisher NPCs had no problem recognizing it was my ship, despite the rune issue.

    Of course, once I got the quests out of my hold, I drydocked and relaunched my ship as a precaution.



    Making matters worse for some people is that theoretically, if you launched your ship before publish 70, and haven't docked it and relaunched since, you could get hit by both bugs.


    Suggestion for all ship owners - if you aren't going to leave your ship where you can always find it, at least drop a marker in UOAM/UOC/EC Map while you're on the parked ship before you leave, so if the bug DOES kick in, you know exactly where to look.
     
  22. Lord Raven

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    I think that this would be a good time for the Devs to re-consider the allowing us mark runes at the Sea Emporium. It would make it easier to recover "orphaned" boats parked out there.

    * Also, my offer to drive folks out to their boats still stands (Atlantic Shard). PM here, or Tweet @ravenofminoc
     
  23. VladaMur

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    6 of my seven boats were at sea in random locations the seventh was parked next to my house . even the one next to my house showed as unknown location when the rune was used to teleport to it. all have been found and the new runes work fine.
    :thumbsup:
     
  24. VladaMur

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    @ BASARA
    (boot to the head) OW ! you booted my head !
    :danceb:
     
  25. Alea

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    The GM I got was unable to locate my ship. It was right in the area I said it was. I was able to sail out on another ship and found it.

    My boat was by buc's den not the floating emp.

    Not sure if this information has been posted any where yet but if you say "start tracking" while aboard a ship arrows will show up for the directions of other ships in the area. Just follow the arrows and one of them should be yours. You will have to refresh it ocassionally.