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dupe dupe dupe... want gold? $.65 per mil, or items??? CHEAP CHEAP

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ImaNoobieToo, Jun 14, 2008.

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  1. ImaNoobieToo

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    cant believe there are no posts about this yet... dupers selling gold for $.65 per mil, barbed runic sewing kits $.75 per kit... they also selling runic hammers, fletching etc. This has been going on for weeks at least probably longer!
     
  2. Lord Kynd

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    .65 cents per mil, hmm thats reasonable. finally 'fair' prices.
    who's selling ?
     
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  4. Redxpanda

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    LOL!
     
  5. Could be a stash cashing out ... getting out for various reason's ... maybe the seller really really needs the cash NOW ...
    gas prices come to mind.

    Could just be the "market forces" of the game too ... hard to guess though, without an actual audit sheet.
    (aside from just a "fishing expedition" for player data)

    Maybe post doom changes ... "the market" has reached "saturation" ... no real need to buy gold ... if its easier to get your own artie.
    No need to stock a tailor with 2mil barbed kits, if "it'll do" gear is being made via the other two kits, add in insurance and PoF.

    Hard to guess though, without an actual audit sheet.
    "Them" being for the most part invisible ...

    I mean ... in riftglow, I managed to scavenge up 4-5millio ... monster loot re: gp, ain't exactly in dire demand ...
    In another thread bout the "buying and selling" .... the gold source, was claimed to be, primarily from vendors ...

    Just saying, what IF, the seller is merely triming inventory ... too much gp on hand ... can't really seem to get rid of it ... since it is possible:
    the gold bought ... is used to buy ... "Their" arties from their vendors ... *shrug*

    I mean ... even seeing 100mil for $65 ... on all shards ... doesn't really say how much is being traded on a day to day basis .... could be there hasn't been any sales .... over the last month or so ...
    just saying ...
    Hard to guess, without an actual audit sheet.
    "Them" being for the most part invisible ...

    How was the "offer" made? luna barker? book on the ground? old name/new name? icq# in profile? offer on bulletin board?

    Not to overlook the possibility ... seller bought a maxed out vendor account ... cheap. :cool:

    Or is this some sorta
    Price ($.90 per mil)

    war (barbed runics $2.00 per kit)
    you found yourself in?

    meh! merchants
     
  6. Mulch

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    Sounds about what they are worth.
    I doubt there is a big market for things anymore and many players try to cash in what they can get.
     
  7. Redxpanda

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    I agree! Things have changed alot recently and this could just be a case of the times. You know how difficult it is to sell stuff these days? Sure you might find someone to buy it eventually but for the most part people aren't buying anything these days. Sometimes i price things dirt cheap for a quick sale.
     
  8. "maybe the seller really really needs the cash NOW ...
    gas prices come to mind."

    At that price I'd have to sell 100mil to fill my car up once....
     
  9. JC the Builder

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    That isn't from duping, it is from a lack of gold leaving the economy.
     
  10. Lord Kynd

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    lol no kidding


    :popcorn:
     
  11. :cool: and if you had a billion gp, just sitting round doing nothing ...you could fill your vehicle up ten times !!!
    and IF the seller is on a moped/vespa ... stockpile the gas for the rest of the year/decade ...
    [​IMG]

    If frogs had wings ... *shrugs*

    just saying ... appearences and accusations and assumptions and guesseseses ... about UO's economy ...

    oh god ... eyeball cramp from an uber-roll
     
  12. Africanus

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    In my opinion there is a dupe or something to that effect going at the moment.

    The dropping prices of gold rapidly. This could be just a lack of demand, but I noticed the last time gold dropped this fast, there was a dupe. Then again there are probably trillions sitting around in this game with now where to go. Though if it were in the general publics hands, there would probably be a spike in prices.

    VALORITE, Verite and Agapite hammers all over the shards once again. Yes the drop for the deeds have increased, but not to the extent to produce all the hammers that appeared out of no where. I also have noticed and individual on Atlantic has a never ending supply of Powders.

    Pacifys and other rares are popping back up once again on mulitple shards for sale. It seems the rares are all specific to their type. Exploited items such as the ice blue spellbooks are all over as well.

    This is not solid proof of a dupe, just an observation that these items do not pop out of thin air. They maybe from missed old storage accounts of individuals previously banned. The ingot scriptor with the mulitple burned houses might be back or someone has found another dupe. It just needs a some looking into.
     
  13. Kaj

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    I'm a pretty active person in the rares community and I haven't seen a huge increase in item sales. Especially not similar items. Some big collections came up for sale, but nothing like 10 pacify's, 12 open books, 17 skulls mugs etc. All the rares that have come up for sale are from relatively reliable people.
    So a dupe seems a bit unlikely to me at the moment.

    My guess is that most of the stuff is scripted, especially since certain people seem to have an infinite amount of barbed kits.

    $0.65 is still way below market value. No one really sells for that. My guess is that you've seen a scam. Gold has dropped a bit over the past few months though. Quite a lot really. At least 25% over the past few months, while the amount of players hasn't dropped by 25%, I think.
    My guess is that it's a temporary drop.
     
  14. Badskidmarks

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    Heck I'd like to know where as well...
     
  15. Hanna

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    No it isn't it's from dupers, scirpters, and chinese gold farmers. Real players hardly loot gold at all anymore because it's such a pain with the BOS changes.
     
  16. Mezzac

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    *Steps up on Soap Box*

    Perhaps the Magincia event has also added to the issue - I know in my case notwithstanding lagg and other issues I was able to score a number of desirable pieces of rubble - As a result of selling them I am financially secure for at least 6 - 12 months (depending insurance cost - have been known to burn through 1 million in a night!!).

    The magincia Event was one of those rare occasions where we, the Lower/Poorer class, had an even chance. With a little bit of luck, were able to extract a lot of gold from the Upperclasses and Rare collectors for our rubble and the gold came our way rather than it being the other way round :)

    I suspect this wealth movement our way for a change would have slowed the market. However, I have no doubt that I, along the vast majority of the rest of the Poor will soon enough again be cash strapped and the market will turn

    Just a thought:popcorn:
     
  17. Setnaffa

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    Every time I've seen a huge price drop like this, the cause was some kind of exploit; usually a dupe.

    I'm giving up trying to sell gold. Playing just to earn gold to sell rl money and for no other reason is kind of lame, but I could see how some folks that are tired of working at McDonalds for minimum wage could see that as a way out of the fast food kitchen.
     
  18. kelmo

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    *shrugs* Siege gold still sells strong.
     
  19. Joyous2K

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    What else would cause a downward shift in the price of something? What if that something was no longer necessary or useable??
     
  20. Cysphruo

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    i love the speculation on forums, its such a snowball effect.
     
  21. SilentFoxXy

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    Gold prices are plummeting. IMHO a few reasons why, and its sod all to do with counterfeit gold being being mined by the ShadowLords, or from the guy who killed Andrew after he had stolen from everyone he killed who didnt join.;)

    Real Rares are SKY HIGH, ETC- Phoenix Armour 200m, Dupable Shroud Takeesh 250m, Dupable Pacify/Quell 100m......

    Recent rares festival dropped billions into a few large collector/Sellers bank accounts, and with SO MANY (Hell every other web sig/ fansite seems to have Gold @ 65c, Gold @ 75c, etc etc ) sellers, drop prices to compete, so they all do, until it becomes giveaway then it starts to edge back up again.

    Several MAJOR Gold owners left in a hurry recently, unloaded billions overnight. Included- Many vets with stacks of gold, sold dirt cheap to make a quick buck and get out.

    Only rare sellers/ Collectors need big gold, the smaller gold buyer only needs a few mill once in a while to kit their 7 chars out with uber gear/ & or Doomables

    Doom is once again (Until next publish at least) become the epic dungeon it is meant to be, arties are sure to rocket, folks selling gold to take advantage

    Folk look around, see AoR, Mythos,WHOL,WOTLK in the background, new 3rd level mmporpgs, and worry

    UO 120,000 player base v WoW 8.7 mill, UO dropping, too much gold in banks rotting folks want quick out, quick buck

    For the real grafter all great news ..........
     
  22. J0KING

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    Want gold out of the economy???

    Why not add it to Phase 3 of the clean-up? There are many people out there that claim to not have enough to turn in... why not allow gold? Of course you would have to come up with a reasonable scale... maybe... 10 gold or 100 gold a point... *shrugs*... not sure... just a thought!!!

    Have Fun!!!
     
  23. Wenchkin

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    Some possibilities...

    1) ok, the nasty one is a possibility.

    2) the gold/item seller may be packing up to move to Warhammer or somewhere else, because they're not selling as much as they'd like.

    3) same seller maybe just getting rid of stuff before they get banned, trying to sell quickly so they can bank $$ and get out.

    4) some old dupers that were missed in previous clean-ups, now selling stock before they're detected.

    We can only guess what's going on, I'd suggest reporting URLs or players who seem suspicious, then if EA care they can take action.

    I'm honestly not surprised at this though :(

    Wenchy
     
  24. Beerman72

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    spend some time around Luna bank and you will see more happening then you are privy to.
     
  25. DENNAR

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    A few weeks ago I posted about the numerous times LS had been going down and referred it to the days that crashing a shard was a known method of dupping. I would think this is a direct result of that. Nothing was ever posted that LS going down was a Hardware problem, so I stand by my belief that it was duppers at work.
     
  26. Lucy of Kenton

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    Whoever is selling, dont buy, if nobody bought their stuff they would go somewhere else.
    bear in mind some are multibanned chars that ea just ignore, i suppose for the monthly subscription as they would be amazingly easy to get
     
  27. Kaj

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    Sad part is that it's easy to get 14/45 day free accs.

    So it's very cheap to make a bod farming account.
     
  28. Tomas_Bryce

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    There is an active dupe right now. And it is responsible for most of the things mentioned in OP post.

    It is not a speculation, unfortunately.
     
  29. Dhaerin

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    im guessing this only affects the runic tools, or is it for all items?

    if its for all items, im going to stop buying anything rare...again...
     
  30. Tomas_Bryce

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    Everything and anything.
     
  31. Dhaerin

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    Well...i give up then, no point in even collecting anything anymore now that theres a new dupe every week, I hope someone reports this to the devs, or they find out soon, because the exploiters never seem to stop ruining the game, and won't be happy until gold and items become worthless, which is happening soon enough.
     
  32. Hobo Sapien

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    I have noticed an increase in Legacy Tokens on my home shard. The guy puts up a house, sells for a few days then boom gone. Just an observation !
     
  33. Galad

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    Yep.
     
  34. shonsu

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    I was told that cheap legacy tokens were more the product of credit card fraud rather than duping.
     
  35. Beefybone

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    The UO economy is, and has been for years, litte more than a mechanism consisting of scripters and dupers churning out gold/items/resources and trickling them out to the public through Luna vendors and cash-sales websites. The "legitimate" economy doesn't even matter anymore, except as a market for the dupers and scripters.

    Remember when they made that announcement on how they banned/deleted over a trillion gold, several million ingots, and so forth? Back before they started blowing up Luna houses and stuff? All that stuff they deleted was ONE GUY. And there are plenty of guys like that out there.

    There are more artifacts stashed away in the hands of big vendors than it would take to equip every character of every person still playing UO. There are trillions and trillions of gold stashed away and parceled out for sale, normally at a rate that doesn't make the price drop too much. Every single rares-dealer and Luna merchant will tell you he's totally innocent and doesn't know anything about it, but look around you.

    And if you don't believe me, tell me, when's the last time they banned a scripter? How many legitimate players would it take to earn the trillion gold and millions of ingots that ONE guy had? Yeah.
     
  36. Hey! page of your own book :
    You ain't in no position to be talking "as if" to me ... as what to do, to fix what, "as if" your the first with a grand solution ... ya ain't.

    Next ... study up on whom your replying too ... as its kinda doubtful you can find anyone MORE against scritter-scum and cheaters, than I.
    On second thought ... better ask around ... your research and comprehension skills are in doubt.
    The part you quoted, upon reveiw, is about a lack of evidence, and about "for why" anyone might sell so cheap.
    The op is yelling "duper" ... maybe its true ... yet the op is also offering .90 per mil, 1.80 per kit ... so ... what ? ....and WHERE by the way is this cheaper offer seen? the cheaper one? the one undercutting him ... got link? shard? hint? ... nope.. theres an offer for .60 in this thread ...joke? duper? scritter? competitor? go ahead and point your finger ...

    So, IF indeed something is actually "bothering" you to the point of Caring :cool: cool ...
    YOU ask the devs to "fix" the dupe ... remember .... they actually NEED the steps by steps, to see where they can "break it"
    YOU page on your target guild ... remember ... the GM's are likely able to sort by accountxtimes reported ... and they'll not only need to be called ... but observe the conditions present .... I PAGE when I see something amiss ... but I ain't gonna do your work for you.

    And no, don't worry posterboy, I took no offense or abrasion from you, no slight nor mere inconvenience.

    IF you know something is "blatently wrong" about something or other ... PAGE posterboy PAGE ... ie. take action ... try and be at least as active as me, in game and on the boards ... something wrong? PAGE

    To do less ... is to be less - effective - than me ...

    neener neener
     
  37. Do you have any evidence to back up this claim?

    It's gold not leaving the economy pure and simple. How many Gold drains do we have in this game and how many Gold faucets are running constantly?
     
  38. shonsu

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    I heard a rumor that someone killed another person in a Fel faction town, and looted bank checks from the corpse. But since they are "blessed", it seemed a bit strange...
     
  39. Lady Michelle

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    what that kinda price the seller must be thinking
    Oh no I must get this all sold before Draconi blows my establishment sky high
     
  40. Beerman72

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    It is a combination of duping and people leaving the game. With less people playing the demand goes down. When the supply stays the same the price plummets. Combine that factor with duping and you have a group of people who cant sell thier gold because there is no one to buy it for the price they want.
     
  41. PlayerSkillFTW

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    Back in the day, a "Rares Collector" was once a respectable and prestigous title. Nowadays to most people. it basically equates to "Dupers and their' Fences".
     
  42. AesSedai

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    Beerman72

    - please do us all a favor and forward everything you know (pictures and video even, why not?) to: jdalberg AT ea DOT com with a subject similar to: !DUPE Warning! - burn more effigies pls
    Thx much.

    I do disagree with you in that there are acceptable variations to cheating. Illegal scripting is cheating. I'd like to hear of one single rule-breaking activity that could not possibly have an effect on the game's economy (~on the game).

    But more importantly I appreciate that you do seem to have enough knowledge to have seen some unsavory gaming methods and I (as well as many, surely) would be quite thankful if you reported the details to those that may be able to fix the problem (pls email UO).
     
  43. AesSedai

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    Btw, it looks like this thread has the most views this month (perhaps even since vboards began).

    Why double post?
    Why not?
    I just duped my post count in this thread. Wee! Good thing it isn't illegal here because I did point out something pertinent to the point, I think. ;)
     
  44. [​IMG]

    As usual ... much clearer ... and thx [​IMG]


    Save UO - Save the cheerleaders ... (AesSedai 10/31/07)
     
  45. Tomas_Bryce

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    I do not make frivolous statements. I said what I said to give a fair warning to everyone. People who know me will heed to it.
     
  46. AesSedai

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    ... report it pls :)

    If anybody is scared to report it with their email (why? I dunno. But it might happen) then you can forward it to me and I'll give your Stratics' name credit.
    If anybody wants a proofread or advice on more specific details to add, you can forward it to me too.

    aessedaimmo AT gmail.com
     
  47. Kaj

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    EA is not allowed to give out personal information.

    They do not keep the public updated about who gets banned and who doesn't.
     
  48. Salivern_Diago

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    Its obvious theres a gold dupe or smoe major scripting going on. For instance, two maybe three people suddenly pop up selling gold on all shards and undercutting everyone else. Like most largish traders, I know all the main traders on my shard and none of these three have been heard off.

    I'm damn sure that you dont get gold on all shards without trading or... scripting/duping it. I dont give a rats arse if they can produce 1,000 references either. That just means they sell alot of gold and certainly dont have enough time to gather it legally without either trading (which I'm damn sure they dont) or (which I am sure they do) scripting or duping.

    I'm pretty sure those two (or three) know I'm directing this at them as one of them at lest has posted on this thread, I wont name names (I dont want a warning, pure and simple) but I challenge you to prove how you gathered so much gold on all shards considering theres only 24 hours in a day. If you are a trader then you wont mind telling everyone who your characters are, or show us who has traded you so much gold.

    If your concerned that I may mean you, then you 'may' be feeling guilty or indiferent. Either way, I'm sick of scripters and thier bloody cheating ways..

    [Rant over]
     
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