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False Advertisement!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Jove, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jove

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    • Smuggler’s Lantern – Has Spell channeling, faster cast, and is hued



    I have yet to see a Smuggler's Lantern with Faster Cast on it! It doesn't say anything about you have a chance at getting a lantern with Faster Cast... I think if your going to advertise something, then put up or shut up! Thinking seriously about demanding my money back, that is false advertisement!!!!!
     
  2. Reximus

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    It has Faster Cast, otherwise it would be Faster Casting -1.
     
  3. Jove

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    I'm sorry, Faster Cast is assumed? lmao!
     
  4. Arcus

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    No. It would say FC if it had FC
     
  5. mbraud4

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    Hi, you are not very bright.

    Spell channeling autmatically comes with a fc -1

    therefore if something has spell channeling mod, and fc1 mod, it will read:

    Spell Channeling


    therefore you have no -1 b/c the FC1 cancelled it out. voila!
     
  6. Mina_Lino

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    does it?

    So far i've only seen spell channeling ones....(like my twillight latern)
     
  7. Reximus

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    Like I said, and the other guy said, Anything Spell Channeling automatically gets FC-1, so if it has FC, it'll just be SC with no -1, which it is.
     
  8. jbfortune

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    You're right, but you have a real attitude problem.
     
  9. Tinsil

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    Winner! This is correct.
     
  10. mbraud4

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    Stop trolling, the guy was being a moron. Someone said the right answer and he refuted it with his ignorance. I call em like I see em.
     
  11. JohnnyO

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    I know on the main site it says FC, but if you're actually buying it off UO Game Codes it says Smuggler's Lantern

    * Lantern with spellchanneling
    * 100 colors
    no mention of FC.
     
  12. jbfortune

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    Some one disagreeing with you doens't make them a moron. Well, maybe in this case.
     
  13. Cirno

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    Is it even necessary for people to be insulting each other?
    The correct answer wasn't immediately apparent, since it wouldn't be normal for the presence of a property to be marked by the absence of any sign of it.
     
  14. mbraud4

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    It was answered the 1st response in this thread, dont join the idiots club cirno.
     
  15. Flutter

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    lol @ this thread
    It should say "FC 0" dammit!!!!
     
  16. Cirno

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    But they have cookies!
     
  17. Tjalle

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    I´m with Jove on this one. It is poorly worded.

    Would be better if it said "Spell channeling, no penalty" or just "Spell channeling".

    Putting the "Faster Casting 1" in there with the rest WILL fool some people cuz not everyone playing this game knows that if an item has SC it also has -FC1.

    They will just think it is like the Arcane shield with SC and FC1, discover it´s not and be disappointed...
     
  18. Restroom Cowboy

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    No...its not assumed noob...its always SC -1 as a basic mod no matter what the item. Faster casting is a separate modifier...no same same here...mmk?

    Edit: perhaps I should read the entire thread before responding.

    Peet and RePeet were standing on a log...Peet fell off...who is left?
     
  19. Restroom Cowboy

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    i no rite?
     
  20. Viper09

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    False advertising? Nay.

    Misleading advertising? Perhaps. At least to those who never really understood it.
     
  21. Taylor

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    Sweet. From now on, I'm advertising no pen SC weapons as SC +1fc weapons. Inquiries will pour in.
     
  22. Konge

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    Hax I r report u so can haz house now plz!!!!!111111ELVENTYONE!!!!!?<-???!!!!!!!!! PEW PEW PEW
     
  23. Smokin

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    Well if you read uogamecodes site the description only says spell channeling and 100 colors, so shouldn't it be -1 fast cast. If everyone goes by what is assumed.
     
  24. Konge

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    No, because, under the same thing, it doesn't list -1. So if it's assumed, then -1, if it's not assumed, then it has No negative, which makes it assumed to have +1, but if it said + 1 it's assumed to have +2 because people can't look up a property table on stratics and think it's +1. But if it said +2 the world would explode because i'm tired of turning this into a never ending post.
     
  25. Restroom Cowboy

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    The ironic thing is...these do exist.
     
  26. Konge

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    Yeah I saw the post a while back mentioning them :/ I really don't mind them, I mean come on...woo hoo, 1fc is game breaking, call the national UO PVP made me cry hotline at 1-800-STFU.
     
  27. Restroom Cowboy

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    lol...just saying...

    now...put down the mushrooms and slowly step away from the PC.
     
  28. The clone.:thumbup:
     
  29. Taylor

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    lol. The point is, I think that if the lanterns are advertised as having the faster cast property, they should actually have 1 fc - not just negate the -fc property.
     
  30. Restroom Cowboy

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    This is what happens when the janitor writes the press releases. :lol:
     
  31. Taylor

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  32. Reximus

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    I guess they just forgot to take into account that you are stupid.
     
  33. Taylor

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    Yeah. That's probably it. rolleyes:
     
  34. the 4th man

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    1st.......small claims court, stratics won't get your money back.

    2nd.....As in you're buying this crap from Mythic, P.T. Barnum said it best, "there's a sucker born every minute"...per him charging to see a big surprise, which was actually a doorway out the backside of the circus.

    3rd......your dissatisfaction is the end result of betraying us who refuse to cave in EA/Mythic charging us for these items. Regardless if it costs chicken feed, some of us still believe in principle.


    Nuff said,
    later
     
  35. jbfortune

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    Not really as the term normally used would be.

    Spell channeling, no penalty.
     
  36. Risso

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    Look, the UOHerald and UO Gamecodes store pages with information about the new items were just really badly translated copies of the Japanese store page. It looked vaguely like it made sense in English so nobody bothered to change the words. If you feel so strongly about it then learn Japanese, go to their store and read the description as its meant to be read.
     
  37. Konge

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    No hate, we're all friends here. So you can take your hate and go to the corner miss. Also we're planning to assassinate you with smiling cupcakes... of doom.
     
  38. Konge

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    Just clarifiying, I wasn't saying you were whining, I'm pretty sure you weren't, just giving out a hotline for all those who wish to whine about the topic.
     
  39. Shelleybean

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    Maybe EA/Mythic can do a better job next time in writing out the description. I don't think it was a deliberate attempt to mislead, however the descriptions are very poorly worded. They could not even provide a screen shot of the item properties. Maybe it was a rushed job because the Asian website sold them first and there was a great deal of griping about it here. I still don't even really know what I'm doing with the Smuggler's Edge....
     
  40. GalenKnighthawke

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    Like many things in advertising, they can say it if it's technically true.

    "Has Faster Casting." Sure....Because anything Spell Channeling without Faster Casting would show Faster Casting Negative 1.

    "At Jimbo's Micro Brewery, we purify the water before we make the beer!" Of course. And so does every other beer company.

    If you founded a cell phone company on 1 January 2010, you could truthfully claim that you had no dropped calls throughout the entirety of 2009.

    So, no....The advertising is in no way false. It isn't even as misleading as ads for real life goods are.

    Though, personally, I wouldn't have written the blurb this way, because it just makes you look bad. "But you said this had Faster Casting." "Does it slow you down?" "No, but...." "Well, there you go."

    -Galen's player
     
  41. Risso

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    1. Hold it
    2. Hit things
    3. ???
    4. PROFIT :D
     
  42. Pawain

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    Quite a while ago, monitors would come with a sticker that said "low radiation". That was in response to the myth that kids will get cancer if they sit too close to the TV.

    They probably sold a few more monitors because of that sticker. Even though there were no "high radiation" monitors.