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Halloween Mask trade-in proposal.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by weins201, Oct 7, 2012.

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Trade in Jack-O-Lantern to change types, like the robe exchange chest.

  1. Good idea

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    57.1%
  2. bah

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. weins201

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    I am proposing that we have a place to trade in named Halloween masks for the same name of a different Type.

    Similar to the Vet Reward Robe exchange Box.

    If i have a Plague mask with Bleaks name on it, i would be able to drop it in a large Jack-O-Lantern and get any of the other mask types (Jester, Porcelain, Evil Clown, or Daemon)

    This would make it a little easier to get complete sets, Do not allow exchanging same types for different names, that would make the rarer names common.

    I am proposing this to offset the insane amount of time it is taking to obtain a complete set of this years masks.


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  2. Eaerendil

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    I would prefer to include them into Clean-Up Brit - all of them! :p
     
  3. Warpig Inc

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    Someone hates the RNG.

    You have a concept of what collecting is and what makes something rare. If a window popped up whae you logged in asking "what color harpsicord you want?", what worth would the gold ones have? Why noone was offering to trade a gold for a pink one on chat. Next we need a barrel that you can drop in a Nights Kiss in trade for a Totem of the Void.

    What needs to change is the spawn rate of the Great Pumpkin so players can at least have a chance to collect and trade names.
     
  4. Eaerendil

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    Honestly, I dont need a change in the spawn rate but other stuff ;)

    Let them spawn cupboards, carpets, curtains, davenports, bedside lockers, wearables, lamps, new trees, flowers & bushes - even artifacts... Some usable and a bit different looking/colored stuff... Not always stuff that is nothing else than collectible...

    Collecting is nice, but collecting useful stuff is even nicer! I like hourglasses and harpsichords - but how much of this stuff do you need for designing an exceptionally decorated home? Not a golden harpsichord (even Siegfried and Roy or Engelbert dont have golden pianos in their homes, the color is disgusting! Looks like deco for a cathouse-baron or a somewhat crazy Las Vegas-Entertainer) and not different colored helloween masks. Well, if you could wear and imbue them - these masks would be nice. Who lives in a house stuffed with Helloween Masks, Hourglasses and Harpsichords?

    :D

    Ok, don´t misunderstand me. I liked the last events and the collectible stuff. No criticism from me - Devs did a nice job. But in future I would rather like some more "useful" stuff or at least the option to turn these tons of masks, hourglasses and harpsichords I got in somewhere for something that I can use ;)... They are rotting in my vendor and will probably never get bought :D

    People however, that argue, you don´t have to kill that pumpkins and you don´t have to collect the stuff - you are right! It was just a suggestion... Furniture, Garden & House Deco and Suit-Parts is stuff I would fancy. No offense, just my personal thought. And if not: It would be nice to turn in these masks for Clean Up-Points - ´cause Clean Up offers some stuff I like :)
     
  5. Edward Striker

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    Weins201 Suggestion is not, but not practical as stated by Warpig Inc. But both Warpig and Eaerendi have good ideas, but I would like to share my thoughts on this.
    I spent from 06:44 to 11:45 on a Friday, and then 07:00 till noon on Saturday attempting to get a mask or two, here was the issues I ran into.

    Using the clear the field method to make them spawn faster (collects the pumpkins and tosses them in the trash);
    During the almost 11 hours of play the following a curd:
    Had 13 killer pumpkins spawn during that time frame, of the 13 pumpkins I received 0 (zero) masks!!!
    Which is both disappointing and frustrating in my opinion? I worked hard with no favorable results, so I went back on Sunday and did the same thing from 07:30 to noon, and was able to get 7 more pumpkins to spawn. Low and behold again not a single mask.

    Yes I agree the spawn rate could be a bit faster, clearing a pumpkin patch is a bear and you run the risk of someone getting your pumpkins while you’re dumping the others in the trash. I think the clearing of a patch should not have to be one of the requirements to do the quest.


    So I have given up on this event, just like I have on EM driven events for the same reason, too much work for little to no return! This is supposed to be a game, games in general are supposed to be fun. Where is the fun in being on line for 15+ hours with nothing to show for it?

    I have been playing for almost 6 years now, I the one constant that I see when it comes to EM Events, Seasonal Events, Upgrades, Changes or whatever you want to call them is, Fairness!
    You can have the best graphics in the world, but if there is not a sense of fairness in a game, people will quit playing. I know the Developers of UO are trying to make the game better, but I also feel they don’t look at the whole picture and don’t follow through with Ideas. There are a lot of things I love about this game, but I wish I could stick those who create it in a room for a day and just sit down and show them the flaws in what they are doing on some of the simple stuff.

    Anyways that’s my two cents worth for now.
    I hope with all my heart that things do get better in the UO universe and that it’s around another 15 years, because even with all its flaws and issues and goofy ass players, it’s still the best on-line game out-there!
     
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  6. weins201

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    I know what a rare item is and i also understand how an item you get a shot at oner per char is, also the difference betwwen arti drops and others. I also understand value, supply and demand.

    but what i am focusing on is items that are obtainable and no one name or type are really rarer than another just tht some people will get multiple names and types who are tryley collectors and not money grubbing fools. Hell 1 minute after the throne hit on atl they were for sale - pathetic.

    if you didnt like the idea, vote no.

    and yes the RNG sucks
     
  7. Eaerendil

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    ...but the animations are AWESOME!
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    Why not just post a thread on your shard board and arrange exchanges with other players? No developers time needed then.
     
  9. weins201

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    I have posted in my shard for trades but ther are ALOT of masks out there, so just looking to see if anyone else would like a easier way.

    Looks like no good luck to all who are actually looking for a whole set this year -

    If your on ATL look in the trading forum for my post and liknk to maks i have.

    [Trading] - Halloween Mask Trades | Stratics: A Career Path in Gaming

    TY
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    Thing is, there's so much already on the Developers' to do list, you'd be lucky if this made it into game before next halloween, even if it was judged to be an idea worth actioning.