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Extra Character Slots Please!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Eric Ravenwind, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Eric Ravenwind

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    I'd like to have the ability to buy some more character slots. I already have the 7th character slot, but I need more.

    I don't have the money to purchase a second account, so it would be great if we could get more character slots for a nominal fee.

    Please consider this. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Ray_Martin

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    I've done the math, with 7 character slots and the skills we're given you can easily fit all of the non-useless skills into them and rotate them around with soulstones. I'd like to see more slots too, but really soulstones might be a cheaper option for you. :)
     
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  3. DJAd

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    If they allowed more char slots then people would stop paying for their extra accounts = loss of revenue = aint gonna happen.
     
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  4. Warpig Inc

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    1) buy a bunch of soulstones

    2) give up one pack of cigs & 6 pack of beer a month for 7 more slots.

    3) donate blood once a month to add 7 more personna to your pixelated world.
     
  5. James Moriarty

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    I have 18 soulstones and 7 character slots. I too would like an extra (8th) slot for both of my accounts
     
  6. MalagAste

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    I have 9 accounts 7 slots on each... I'd like an extra slot as well. However I'd be much happier if I could have more stable slots and storage space. I'd buy that. I still want to buy a basement/dungeon to link to my house with an added 5k in lockdowns for it. I'd buy one of those for each of my accounts. If I could buy 10 extra stable slots per character I'd buy that.

    There are hundreds of ideas out there which they could be making money on. An 8th slot is just one.
     
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  7. Podolak

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    I'd gladly pay for another storage upgrade. I'd also pay a slightly higher monthly fee (less than the cost of another account) if I could have a second house on one account (not counting Siege).
     
  8. R Traveler

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    Extra account can't share same soulstones, I vote for more character slots and more house and bank storage.
     
  9. THP

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    ditto...
     
  10. Podolak

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    There are probably a zillion technical hurtles but how cool would it be to share soulstones between linked accounts??? We can always dream right?
     
  11. Lady Michelle

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    I wouldn't shut my accounts down for a extra 1 character slot be foolish of me to. All those characters I have I couldn't play if I did that, and heck what would I do with all my housing if I did that? All the idocs would get my stuff
    * shutters*
     
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    NOO NOOO NOO deasl with it
     
  13. azmodanb

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    i have three accounts... i only play main.. other two... just house holders... and bod collectors.. and helper chars to help me more gold to my atm...

    Main has a tamer .. bard... pvp.. ninja archer.. mule.. samp ...

    i don't need more
     
  14. Goodmann

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    Do like I do have have 50+ soulstones per account then you have no trouble with skills :)
     
  15. Smoot

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    anyone who needs more character slots is probably playing the game too much.
     
  16. Swt Lippy Hippy

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    HAHAHA :)
     
  17. Swt Lippy Hippy

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    lol Smoot Can I have your bods ? Save them up for me and I can come pick them up on my next shard hop. lol I like the idea of slots so I can have more crafters for more bods. c'mon :) please? hehehehe What would be cool is that if the first year vet of a soulstone could be 2 soulstones instead of just one. I would gladly give up a older vet choice for something like that. Unless with that billion you have you could buy me a few in trade for my ethy lama? lol Yes I am a uo addict, and proud of it LOL
     
  18. Smoot

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    lol i will give you all the bods i collect! however, that number will remain at 0. i threw all my bods on the ground years ago. no amount of gold would be worth me killing brain cells collecting bods. if i want to kill brain cells, id do something more productive. like smoking crack. :) :p

    i agree about soulstones. personally i think there should be soulstones that hold multiple skills. Maybe one that holds 5 skills for 5 year vet, 10 skills for 10 year vet.
     
  19. Lug

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    Neverwinter sells 2 extra character slots for 5 dollars.

    I'd happily pay 5-10 dollars for an extra character slot in UO.

    Give us a max of 50 character slots per account and I'd be to busy building characters to ***** on these boards for a while... <--- That's gota be reason enough to implement it right there!
     
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  20. Podolak

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    How about a character swap token. It is a token that holds the exact configuration of skills/stats that you want. so you double click the token and you put all of your mage skills on and the stat setup for that. Double click it again and it puts your warrior skills back on with the necessary stats. I am not saying you'd want to swap mage and warrior skills between one character but just thinking of an extreme comparison.
     
  21. Uvtha

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    4) Do Mturk for like 3 hours a month, or some other online beer money activity.
     
  22. Lord Nabin

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    Step up and open another account. :ymca:
     
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  23. Warpig Inc

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    5) Plenty women paying to get prego via turkey baster. Cha Ching
     
  24. Uvtha

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    So does one do that through an agency or do you just get a cart and peddle ones... wares... in busy areas of the downtown?
     
  25. Warpig Inc

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    Yes a peddle cart with the ice box up front. Ring the bell to let them know the icecream man comehith R.
     
  26. FrejaSP

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    I only wish for one char slot more on Siege :p
     
  27. Olahorand

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    At least a temporary char slot for travelers on character transfers would be nice.
    As a temporary stable slot for swapping pets if you have not enough control slots free with your new perfect GD and a full stable.
     
  28. Thrakkar

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    This has some major disadvantages:
    1. You can't use your own soulstones.
    2. Account age starts from 0 and you don't have any benefits you have with your original account.
    3. You pay the double amount per month just for an extra char slot.
     
  29. Lord Nabin

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    1. If you are stacking skills on Soulstones you don't need an 8th character slot.
    2. Account age means very little at this point as any aged account can use all the rewards.
    3. You don't pay "Double" you pay for an extra slot. You are paying for an additional account which gives you all the benefits of an account. Housing, Multiple character slots, Etc.

    Let's face it. If you are at the point where you have to have an 8th slot to make you happy you are ready to add another account as you are playing regularly and will have additional needs.
     
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    1. Not everybody has 4+ soulstones. Furthermore it is cumbersome to swap skills & equip on a single char.
    2. Forgot about the lifted restrictions. So it's just no +20 skill cap and no +5 stats. Well, one could get over that... Plus shard shield transfer tokens, but they are way out of reach, at least for me.
    3. I only use my "first" house just as an "enhanced bank with anvil, forge & soulforge". Absolutely no need for a second one.
    Everybody has to decide this for him-/herself. For me it is definitely no "have to have". It's a "nice to have", for which I would pay a small fee a single time. If the latter is no option, I can go without an eight slot as well.
     
  31. Smoot

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    everyone has 720 skill pnts now that changed some time ago.
    I would use another character slot if i had it, but then again i dont exactly "need" it. i have 6 soulstones total between my 2 accounts. about 40 frags to hold skills. 7 character slots on one, 6 on the other. thing is one slot always has to be kept open. so its really 6 and 5.

    I think many people would be more likely to buy an extra slot than open another account, so would be free money for EA.

    i would only open another account to have another house or more looting rights at events. Not just to have another character.

    Myself, i think accounts shouldnt have a monthly fee at all. extras like houses, character slots, bank storage, other perks could all add on $$ each month and the sub rate would probably be about the same but with a higher population. thats a whole other topic tho.
     
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  32. Smoot

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    opening a new account is very costly. 10-15 dollars a month, plus what like 80 dollars for the game. thats alot more money / commitment than its worth for 1 character. Your right tho, if its that much of an issue for someone its a decision he or she should carefully think about.
     
  33. MalagAste

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    You would have to buy another copy of the game Yes...... you would have to buy another copy of HIgh Seas and such as well if you wanted it.... but it only is 10 bucks a month.... and honestly you can't even really go to the movies anymore ONCE a month let alone go all month long at something for 10 bucks. Quit smoking that'd give folk at least 10 bucks a month. Don't drink. That'd save over 10 bucks a month. Don't do the Dew. If I quit drinking Mt Dew I'd save enough every month for 3 or 4 more accounts. I suppose it's about priorities.

    Honestly I think you get more bang for your buck by playing UO and paying the monthly fee. I suppose that's why I have 9 accounts. 1 billing for 6 months every month and one billing for 3 months every month.... spaced 2 weeks apart so only one sub comes out of my pay at a time. And I don't drink or smoke. Figure if I give up my caffeine crutch.... I could then probably afford another 3 accounts. But I'm not really willing to do that. I love how a lot of folk balk about spending 10 bucks a month on a game they can play all month but don't bat an eye for spending 5 bucks or more on a pack of smokes that lasts only one day or two. Blows my mind. Ever so glad I quit that habit back when it was $1.25 a pack. I thought that was highway robbery! HA! And back then I had to go to a smoking room to smoke at work.... or a designated smoking area. Now there is NO Smoking at all on the entire property. You have to go out all the way across the street to have a smoke. And you will get sent home if you smell of smoke.... WITHOUT PAY! I'm very glad I kicked the habit.
     
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  34. Smoot

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    just grow weed and smoke it. that is free. if i could grow UO accounts in my yard i would have a brazillion.

    I understand UO is a good use of $$ compared to some other things, but with the number of games out there that are a better value, an investment of over 100 dollars when all someone really wants is a 30 dollar character is a pretty big disparity. i dont understand why anyone would need more than 2or3 accounts unless they are scripting / treating UO as a job / exploiting the new event systme / or have a housing addiction, but thats just me.
     
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    Opening one new account usually isn't a huge deal compared to what stuff costs in real life, the problem is when people get used to opening a new account every time they want a new house or more characters. Then one day they look at their credit card bill and go "OMG! I'm paying $200 a month for UO!!!" It happens more than you would expect lol.
     
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    I wish they had 10 slots, I like soulstones, but I just rather not mess with them.
     
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    I wish they had 10 slots, I like soulstones, but I just rather not mess with them.
    I only have one account. I will ONLY have one account, even if I am stuck with 7 slots. ♥ The game I do, but one account :D
     
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    That was me one day... only the figure was substantially higher - it was more than I was paying in child support! Yeah... perspective and priorities changed drastically after that.
     
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    I have one account with 7 character slots. I'm also retired, live alone, and only play one shard. I'm honestly trying to understand how anyone with a full time job and a family can handle more than that and still have time for life in the real world. o_O
     
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    I have a full-time job which I cram into 3 full 12 hour shifts Fri-Sun.... I work a tiny 4 hour shift every Wed... Single Grandma with 3 "kids" living under my roof all of which are capable adults who require none of my time or energy... which leaves me with 3.75 days of pure me time.... which I enjoy not only playing my multiple accounts and characters... I seem to have made it a hobby to collect various things and accounts... and make characters. I also have the attention span of a gnat... so I tend to get bored with one thing pretty quickly ..... having multiple characters with multiple personalities on Multiple shards just is "right" to me.

    I've enjoyed UO over the years and I get bored doing the same things over and over... so for awhile I might be stealing stuff from dungeons.... for awhile I might enjoy fishing the vast oceans of UO..... or I might do a little digging and uncover long lost treasures... or I might just sort through years of goodies I have stored in this house or that house... or I might go to some shard I don't usually play and hop about for awhile messing with folk.... or I might try to spread some cheer here or there.... perhaps roll in a dungeon or do a champ spawn somewhere... or maybe lie in wait for someone here or there...

    With 100's of characters on multiple shards I can pretty much do whatever whenever..... I might test out a few templates here or there... see if I like this or that set-up... find what works for me.

    Role-play over here or over there... whatever I'm in the mood for or maybe I might just spend hours and hours in Gen Chat helping someone better understand UO or the EC.
     
  41. old gypsy

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    Somehow I don't see you as someone with "the attention span of a gnat"... and even if that were true, I believe the amount of pure energy you've just described would more than make up for it! :juggle:
     
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    I'll sign that, oh how I wish I could have 2 craft mules rather than constantly playing the soulstone swap game everyday.....

    Well either an extra char slot or just bump the skill point level from 720 to 800, really mix things up :D
     
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    I game it's what I do. I have a full time job, I play on one shard with one guild that I am very happy with. Variety is the spice of life, and I 'd like to spice up my life without having to use/rely on soulstones. From a business point of view I can understand why they would limit the slots.It seems very common in UO for one to have more than one account. Once all my characters are done with the temples I have have set for them I will find other stuff too do :)
     
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    I guess it does make sense that avid gamers would want more character slots. Actually, I'm an aberration in the gaming community. UO is my one and only, and if that ends, well... it'll be back to Zoo Tycoon (and my grandkids' beloved Neopets, of course). But you're correct... I think it's primarily a business decision to stay with the current limit. :)
     
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