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Faction Rank and Points

Discussion in 'UO Factions' started by red sky, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. red sky

    red sky Sage
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    Faction rank should change as a character's points change. If they have 10 points then they are rank 10 and if they go down to 9 points they should immediately become rank 9. The current system is slow (takes a day or until server down to update rank) and the points don't even match the rank half of the time (I have a character who has 2 points and is rank 10?). Also, this change would perhaps increase the value of obsolete "normal" artifacts. For example, if a player who has 10 points loses a point and goes to rank 9 then they won't be able to wear their rank 10 faction armor until they gain another point. Now many would complain about that but they could always just put that "normal" ornament of the magician on instead of the fancy mana regen 3 faction one until they get their points back up. Just my two cents on faction points. There definitely needs to be something changed about this old bugged out system.
     
  2. Speaking the Truth

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    The only thing they need to change is getting tripple points so that people can't make an infinate amount of points with newbie characters.
     
  3. Flutter

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    Lets see how fast those points disappear when they add publish 58
     
  4. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    I hope they don't increase the decay rate. I play factions on 10/14 characters. There isn't enough time in a day to keep them all at rank if they bump the decay rate.
     
  5. Speaking the Truth

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    The rate is fine, it's the point making that's stupid.
    That change wasn't needed. Now you have all these idiots that want to be on uo.com like it means something.

    I'm not talking about from pvp. The people that make like 100k points just so it says their name, that's where it gets silly.
     
  6. Aibal

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    QFT.
     
  7. red sky

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    Yeah, I don't think they should do anything with the decay rate either. It's just annoying when you shard transfer or go down a rank and then have to wait a day for your rank to be updated so that you can wear your armor again. That's my main complaint. I also think it might help if they maybe put a cap on the amount of points you can get, so that we don't get these outrageous numbers and leave the war zones in because they give players reason to faction fight and steal sigils.