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Does the new event shard of immortality actually do anything usefull??

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
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    I missed the event end- seems like the quick stealthers won all the gems because all u needed to do was be first to get to the 3x SL Bosses and cast the armageddan spell...= 50% damge = gem

    well im curious why peeps pay +250m for one...just wondered what advantage it gives u?? what do they do?? does it instant rez u indefinate??..
     
  2. canary

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    It gives you status as a holder of a rare.

    (If you click it, based on your noto I believe, it tells you a bit about the world on the shard you have)
     
  3. THP

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    Oh!! so its only a deco item that kinda gives u a random message like the 8ball snowglobes.....hope for the sake of the winners that the dupers dont get there filthy hands on one...
     
  4. Slayvite

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    I just hope the people that got them realise how lucky they are.
    Maybe put them on show at their homes and drop runes for others to come and look.

    Oh and to the others that will be straight to Luna bank spamming it for as much as they can get, I hope your computer breaks.
     
  5. jack flash uk

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    from what i have read and been told, one guy got 2!! and the other will be leaving the shard for a usa shard:( (europa)
     
  6. Not true jack i have one on europa.
    which can be veiwed in luna mart {south east corner luna}

    this one for sure stays on its home shard :thumbup:
     
  7. Myna

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    i really dont care about this 5x5 pixel large blue dot ... its so small it isnt really usefull as deco.

    a guildmate got one and locked it down on the stairs at his luna shop, then other guildmates recalled in to see it, they run into the shop and all asked where is it, where is it .... they all didnt notice the small blue thing on the stairs, lol

    you need glasses to see it ... deco ...pffff.


    yea its nice to have it but i dont miss it ... and yes maybe its worth 200-300 mil becasue only 3 exist, but i would never pay such an amount even when i would have 3 billions ....

    they should have made it larger like the crystal you get when you doing a focus/spellweaving

    just my 2 cent
     
  8. Merik

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    I dunno. I am kind of all for people selling them if they wish. They did after all get it and some people might want to buy other things with the gold they get from it. Maybe they don't like the blue dot and want to buy a ruined painting hehe.

    Also I am kinda excited that a stealther got such a rare item. I was kind of sick
    seeing tamer got this, tamer got that. Nice to to see a new template getting something. I know the guy on Chesapeake that got all three was a fencer/necro.
     
  9. blueturtle

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    my buddy got one with an alchy archer with 50 ep ring chucking a ton of greater explo pots at it lol
     
  10. kaldera4

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    if it should really be worth 200mio and some got 2 or 3 of them, then its really nice to see a few people earn much more in a 30min event then normal players in 8 years:wall:

    that really let me think about what am i spending my time for?

    but at moment i hope its the way i heared. they will be automaticaly collected by dawn to bring them together and form the full gem - then stygian abyss gets born
    (and the actual owners will only be mentioned on a hero plate and if they bought it lost 200mio)
     
  11. MalagAste

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    Um.... Forming the whole Gem would theoretically merge all the shards! Is that what you really want???? One shard for EVERYONE to play on??? Oh and all characters who were created AFTER the shattering of the GEM which is let me see..... um.... Everyone (Though technically my characters ingame rp is they are "older" and remember the shattering).... would be wiped from the servers.
     
  12. uorichreallifepoor

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    Thay can have the gems.To me my royal guard helmet of casca is so much cooler:party:and a lot easier to see when locked down:thumbsup:
     
  13. the 4th man

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    I am so glad I didn't waste my time, going by the negative comments dished out so far.

    Hats off to the devs and the Em's for feeding the fire of an item based game UO has become.

    Anyone paying 250 million for a piece of pixel is very warped in the head.
     
  14. Maplestone

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    Each piece of gem recovered is it's own entire copy/parallel version of your shard, just as each shard is a copy/parallel of the "original" Britannia. When you hold it in your hand, your will affects the fate of all those dwelling in it. Ultimate power.

    (or you can just dismiss it as a fancy story line if you want)
     
  15. altarego

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    Seeing as how the shards are linked to that particular shard's battle, they represent the combined efforts of all who participated. It doesn't matter really who has physical ownership of the shard, we're all winners.

    That said, I don't see why the devs don't make them non-transferable (between shards, that is). Buy it, sell it, display it, drop it, whatever. But don't let them transfer to a different shard. You're stealing a piece of everyone.
     
  16. ilot

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    What about people who consider in-game money as valuable as real money?

    It's 250 million UO gold piece, wich are also pixel...trading a pixel for another pixel make sence for me...
     
  17. Xalan Dementia

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    I got one of the sonoma shards, and when held in pack and dbl clicked it says this (with glorious karma)

    "As you gently hold the shard it begins to glow - the stars shining within seem to sing to the beautiful world turning softly below. A vision overwhelms you of tranquil cities where all races, be they men, elves, orc or gargoyle, have overcome their natural selves and founded a civilization built upon harmony and peace. For a moment, one pure moment, you feel every joyous life within, and cry out for the beauty of it all..."

    i love this thing!
     
  18. guum

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    It does something super-useful: produces 250 million gold when dropped onto the correct avatar.

    That's about as useful as items get, IMO.
     
  19. The Fallout

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    We have a winner folks. This will be my sig for the time being.
     
  20. Frarc

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    The Gem will explode in your house today and erupt a volcano. :D
     
  21. Xalan Dementia

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    The sl's each had a shard and the rest of the gem was a piece that Dawn took to study. the large piece will prolly cause the volcano
     
  22. Deathy56

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    Why is it that whenever a new event, item, or anything comes out some people must complain? If any devs are reading this thread please know that I (and probably most of UO) appreciate the new stuff.:thumbsup:
     
  23. Cryltaur

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    That's really cool!
     
  24. THP

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    HELL!! No ones cussing the event-the EMs or the Devs

    All i wanted to know was what the lil shard did!! if anything for the
    250m price tag, like a instant rez upon death forever, etc etc....

    Well Answer is...

    When dbl clicked it says this=

    "As you gently hold the shard it begins to glow - the stars shining within seem to sing to the beautiful world turning softly below. A vision overwhelms you of tranquil cities where all races, be they men, elves, orc or gargoyle, have overcome their natural selves and founded a civilization built upon harmony and peace. For a moment, one pure moment, you feel every joyous life within, and cry out for the beauty of it all..."

    ''yah, yah thats what i was thinking too ;-0 250m well spent!! ''

    Priceless!!
     
  25. Stupid Miner

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    Hm... I haven't posted in this thread yet. That situation needs to be rectified and set upon the path of righteousness. (don't pay attention to this post, I'm rapidly declining in sanity right now)
     
  26. Demonous

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    umm... 250 mil is nothing to a rares collector, many rares go for a lot more
     
  27. WarUltima

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    If you cast armagedon on it and then double click it it gives +25stat on top of your 255.
     
  28. Frarc

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    If you give them all to me, your character will change into Godmode. Honestly!
    If anyone wants to try it, i'll be on Drachenfels! :D
     
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    This too, I was gonna keep it to myself.
     
  30. slayer888

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    I got 2 myself on Formosa and gave 1 to my friend in UO.

    Everyone in Formosa who read this should know who I am there.

    Anyways, I think friendship is more important than a blue gem or 250mil.

    Even it is worth 500000 mil, I still wouldn't care because it is still just a game.
     
  31. RaDian FlGith

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    Believe me, I know exactly how lucky I am... it was complete and total luck that I got to Nosfentor first. I didn't even realize I'd gotten one at first... saw my cloak of corruption when Nosfentor died, and thought, okay, well, I was in the top 3, but just not close enough (at this point, I didn't know everyone was getting one)... saw my Serpent's Fang and was like, darn... already have one... but hey, whatever, this was fun.

    In Vent, started going on that the tamers had probably gotten them all. Heard that Astaroth and Faulinei had fallen. Everyone's lamenting they didn't get one (including me). And then I see this weird little blue thing in my pack, mouse over it, single click, and literally could not believe it was there.

    I'm not a big dropper of runebooks or runes, but for anyone on Great Lakes, it is on display in the west wing of the Museum of Britannia in Compassion Grove (it's the heart-shaped grove just north of Grizelda the Hag between Britain and Yew), basically, there's four marble buildings there and an oddball one made of crystal and shadow in two rows... museums are the back to marble buildings.

    I feel very priviledged to hold a piece of Great Lakes history of this importance, and it will remain on public display. It will not be sold, not even to someone -- not even for (as I joked earlier in my alliance chat) for 100,000,000,000 gold. I just don't sell stuff that I feel is historic. I put it on display (and when I get around to it, I try to put additional information on display... right now the two museums are a bit of a mess as I remodel... the east wing was recently erected, and so stuff's in transition). But truly, as can be evidenced by the third floor in the east wing, a room of which is dedicated to all kinds of stuff that was introduced into the game prior to and leading into Lord Blackthorn's Revenge, I'm more about history than rarity -- in that room, there's one rare item, an orcish toolkit, and everything else is stuff you can still get today. But they all have a common theme to them.
     
  32. RaDian FlGith

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    Eh... not that I'm condoning the sale of the shards (unless of course they end up in roleplayer or historian [or both] hands), but... what, precisely, would someone spend 250 million (in pixelated gold) on besides... a... "piece of pixel?"

    Now... someone spending $250,000,000 for a piece of pixel... that would be warped.

    And, yes, in case anyone wants to offer me $250,000,000 for my shard of the gem of immortality, I'll take it. Cashier's checks only, and the transfer occurs only after the check has been confirmed and cleared.

    250,000,000 gold (or any muliple there of, up to and including 250,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and beyond) simply is not enough.
     
  33. Hunters' Moon

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    I heard that on Catskills that one guy got all three from spamming armageddon. *sighs*