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Gift ideas - perhaps in time for Christmas

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hardy, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Hardy

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    Hey @Mesanna and team.

    I know you ask for idea's on gifts etc..

    Just an idea to throw out there :), please can you think about doing gifts like the grass and snow tiles but:

    Sand
    Dirt
    Water

    I reckon they would go down a treat, thanks
    Hardy
     
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    Great suggestions!

    I'm still waiting for ...
    my jewelry box

    and i would also like...
    a frog statuette
    colorful mushrooms
     
  3. Zuckuss

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    Any items will do, perhaps new chairs and tables, different types of cups, glasses or bottles. Perhaps overhead lights\ lamps or chandalier (spelling). My favorite gift type items are ones that you can use in some sort of practical decorative sense.

    Perhaps the ability to show my pet(s) inside my house. Let us set a patrol area or let them stand still. There are many custom built stables out there with nothing to display within aside from wooden horses.

    Umm, hot air balloons? *hides*
     
  4. old gypsy

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    The added tile options would be a definite plus, since so many players really enjoy customizing houses.

    I've kind of given up on my own wish list. They are never going to give us a portable gypsy or craft wagon, and they are never going to make cooking good for anything other than role-play.
     
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    Maybe a (more lifelike) jade-statue type marker, except for pets?
     
  6. Capt. Lucky

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    Toilets
     
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    I do like the tile idea and would give the castle owner some more deco items to work with.....
    Yes to the toilet and a jewelry box set up in simular as the seed box opens with the inner box and "pages/drawers"
    would be super and cut again down on storage used.
    dont give up hope Gypsy she did say at a meet up that she liked the idea....
     
  8. Capt. Lucky

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    We tend to get eye candy for gifts. Although we did get the SoT books. The jewelry box almost sounds to good to be a gift.
     
  9. old gypsy

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    This might fit in with UO :D

     
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    Jewelry box! Great idea
     
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    Actually, cooking is good for making the stuff needed to fire cannons on the ships.
    And making stuff for scrolls rather than buying scrolls.

    I actually like my cook character. :)
     
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    Oh I know... made tons of stuff for ships in the past. But that isn't fun to me... it's kind of like doing BODs. And I don't need scrolls. Still have a ton of those. I want people to really eat! Essentially I LOVE my chefs and that's what I want them to be. Chefs. Not just mules. :)
     
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    Please spare us from repeat gifts.
    I'm not ungrateful I just have no room to have 15 of the exact same thing in a shard.
     
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  14. MalagAste

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    Personally I like gifts that are more personal..... things I can gift to someone that have our names on them... like the valentines cards etc... I really enjoy more personalized gifts with my characters name on it. Things that long after I'm gone might mean something to a friend still in game.

    Stuff like that. I prefer if we are going to have deco stuff that it be a recipe or something so I can craft it again and again out of material I can dye the color I prefer... not be forced to use some gaudy color that doesn't match anything in my home.

    I really enjoy the roses and such that I can dye colors I enjoy rather than be stuck with colors that someone else wanted...

    I like gifts that are useful such as the house signs, the mannequins, display cases etc.... but much of those I would have preferred to have as a recipe. Including the pink sot books, the Powerscroll books etc...
    At this point the game has been around for 18 years... are we not planning for a future 18 years from now?
     
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  15. Dot_Warner

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    I can't stress the desire for recipes enough.

    Make all the holiday deco gifts craftable, no more furniture type gift items that are only available one time. (Tinkers should be able to make grandfather clocks and mailboxes, tailors make mannequins, carpentry/smithing make signs, scribes make SoT/PS books, etc.)

    And for the love of sanity, please make sure the art MATCHES the aesthetic and perspective of other house décor before you put it on TC.

    If you must make collectable "rares," keep those in the vein of the snowglobes and plates.
     
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  16. MalagAste

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    Exactly! Everyone loves the special rare colored boxes... they love the special rare colored items... but more than anything they like collecting and useful stuff. Recipes are useful and they last... they are something we can then make again and again...
     
  17. Capt. Lucky

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    Perhaps you can write us an essay on how to completely destroy the rares and collectibles market? Just get it all out of your system.
     
  18. spamspamspamspam

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    I had mentioned this a few years ago, but I think that holiday music box gears would be a great idea - I know that I'd like to have them anyway. I think that most of the holiday favorites are public domain, so that shouldn't be an issue, and there are enough secular carols if anyone thinks that would cause problems.
     
  19. outcry

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    Would love a Book to hold the shard shield tokens that we collect every month but may not use
     
  20. Dot_Warner

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    Right...because the signs, SoT/PS books, mannequins, and mailboxes (which are clean-up rewards now) were intended to be rare? :rolleyes: Please.

    Of course, you ignored the part about keeping the collectable things like snowglobes and plates. But then I'm not surprised.
     
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  21. Lord Arm

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    1. book for repair deeds that u can price all same price, like a bod book. PS, would be great if I can price all bods in book same price. ATL Q many many times sucks lol
    2. something for refinements. PS or make them stackable lol
    3. goblin snow, yellow
     
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  22. Capt. Lucky

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    Clearly seems they aren't being handed out like candy or you wouldn't be crying about it lol
     
  23. Dot_Warner

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    Shocking that your argument revolves entirely around sophistry.

    Making things craftable, as many have asked for, is far better for the game than a bunch of limited-time items. (that still aren't rare)
     
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    No more useful items that can't be made for players that weren't playing at the time. *Smacks hand after looking at the Power Scroll Books.* I'm all for pretty deco or interesting items though.
     
  25. MalagAste

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    Hence why I said things like that ought to be a recipe.... not only does it give your crafter a useful commodity for the future... but it makes sure that things of that nature will be available for the future generations of UO players. Imagine if instead of the book we were given a recipe that allowed any inscriptionist to craft the Power Scroll, Alacrity and Transcendence books. Had they done that the recipe scrolls are worth points to turn in for those who don't care keep them... You can craft as many as you want.... and you could be selling them to folk who don't have them... years later... instead we got the book which unless you kept every one you had returning players aren't going to have the opportunity to have.

    Things like the Heritage token are nice... but are we going to keep getting those? And how much do you think needs added to the Spring Clean? Really things like the dressers, Tables, and furniture should have been given as a recipe... Even if it has to be a "deeded" item that's fine and dandy with most players. Even the sun/moon dial would be better as a recipe... unless it's going to be something like the plate that has a collectible phrase or something of that nature like the towels (Which incidentally ought to be dyable or should have come in a variety of colors including some "rare" colors) .... are fine as items the way they are... but clocks, and such ought to have been a recipe for crafters.

    Mesanna worries about silly stuff like moving the Spellweaving Quest to New Haven with the rest of skills and clinging to that ancient quest which is great and all except when your trying to get new players and things and they don't even know it's a skill choice. And she doesn't want to make the Scrappers or spellbooks Imbuable because she thinks it will detract from crafters when infact you have to have the base item to imbue... so it's not detracting anything but the overly difficult waste of making thousands of scrappers in a feeble attempt to make a "slayer" book... making it so mages are WAY behind the damage basis of most other skill sets if they can't get a decent slayer. Yet she's more than happy to churn out hundreds of items as items and bypass Carpenters, Blacksmiths, Tinkerers and Tailors... Makes ZERO sense.... IMO... and Mystics don't get slayers either without 5million attempts... Good thing they can equip a mage book and use that..... oh wait..... that is nearly impossible to get a slayer either... and lets not even get into trying to get enough Taint...

    Keeping things hidden away isn't the answer... and making things too easy isn't either... new players don't even know about Heartwood when they build their template How are they going to know to leave 120 skillpoints open to get a skill that isn't even on the starting menu???

    What would be the harm in doing away with the quest and letting folk chose it as a starting skill???

    People won't go to Heartwood? Well they don't anyway unless they are going their to script unattended for hours on end trying to get runics... Since most folk with any sanity quit wasting their time up there LONG time ago. You have to go there to get the Quest to go into the Twisted Weld... You still need to go there to get the Summon Fey Quest..... so what would be the harm in removing the first quest for the book and allowing players to start with some spellweaving and recieve the book.. or have an elf in New Haven give them a more "new player" friendly quest for Spellweaving? Do we not want to have spellweavers, so you can really have a hard time getting the level 6 focus? And don't give me that crap about the spellweaving mastery giving you a free focus since we all know that a level 3 or 4 focus is NEVER going to fly with most folk.... they want a level 6... PERIOD. If I wanted a low level focus I'd send 2 or 3 of my own characters there to get one... Mondains Legacy was YEARS ago.... People have not stopped doing the Peerless... They still want Paroxy Dragons, Crimson Cinctures and Hair Dye... It's time to move on though... and modernize and make things more accessible... Easier to explain... Moving the quest won't take away the fun or the need for ML... It might just make more folk take up spellweaving.

    That's like saying people won't go to Doom without the Doom Event. So if no one will go to Heartwood then no one would go to the Twisted Weld... You know there are Nightmares, Unicorns and Kirins in Malas now but that doesn't mean that no one tames them in Illshenar anymore...

    So do you think no one goes to Tokuno at all if the Treasures of Tokuno isn't active?

    So no one would use Inscription if they could Imbue a Scrappers? Well you need to have a Scrappers to Imbue a Scrappers. FYI... If you want to imbue a regular spellbook you need a regular spellbook to imbue.... So your saying that I don't need a tailor because my Imbuer can Imbue me a Leather Tunic???? NO I need my Tailor to make me a base Tunic to Imbue first!!!

    Just like other things need to be revisited... like are we ever going to be able to get a new Horn Style as a gargoyle??? How about being able to "paint" or "Dye" your horns spiffy colors like Humans and Elves can dye their hair???

    *sigh*
     
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    Honestly, I'd rather have them turn this into a mini event and stop dropping straight into our packs.

    It could be the hunt for Santas bag. Kill things in blackthorns dungeon for a random bag drop which had a random recipe or item in it.

    be creative, you could make a wooden train and drops random parts of the train with different colors. I don't care so long as it's an active event.
     
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  27. It Lives

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    A miniature councilor statuette that slaps the **** out my char to curb my virtual hording.....
     
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    I fully disagree. Got a real flair for hyperbole there lol. So if they aren't rare what's the point of making them craftable? Maybe craft yourself a clue ;)
     
  29. Merlin

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    Book for Repair Deeds - YES PLEASE!
     
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    I would like to see a mini garden shed. Similar to the vet reward one, but smaller overall. All items placed inside don't count towards house lockdowns. Make the item max about 30-50 items per shed.
    Its been a long time since any item/bank storage increase codes have been added. I think something like this would make a nice little useful treat.
     
  31. MalagAste

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    I like the idea... kinda like a mini dog/cat pet house but for storage. Cute!
     
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    A mastery primer book. :p
    Those things surely pile up. :)
     
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    Oh! Pick me!
     
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    I've torn up my wish list for now. Santa doesn't like chefs or gypsies. *shrugs*
     
  35. Capt. Lucky

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    You go to your room! lol