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heads on a spike

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Whitewolf of *VK*, Oct 28, 2014.

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  1. Whitewolf of *VK*

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    I just started recieving heads on a spike threw ToT, can anyone please tell me how many different ones there are and which one is the rare named?
     
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    Messana would be the most valuable.

    But since they changed the graphics last year, They are not sought after as much.
     
  3. Raúl

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    If they haven't changed them this year then the full list is given here, along with the other holiday items: http://uo2.stratics.com/items/holiday-special-items/holiday-items-2013-2015. Mesanna, as far as I'm aware, was the only really rare one. These days, as stated above, they seem not be as highly valued, but having said that I'm still desparately trying to get Mesanna and MrsTroubleMaker to complete my set.
     
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  5. MalagAste

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    I'm only missing ThatBlok on Siege for my set over there.
     
  6. Whitewolf of *VK*

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    awsome thanks so far i have gotten Kyronix, MrsTroubleMaker and Rakban
     
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    I am totally disappointed that they are back as a reward this year. They should have done something else and kept them as a once only reward
     
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    I want the original artwork back, their current cartoonishness is really unappealing.
     
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  9. James Moriarty

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    Aparently someone compalianed last year and they had to change them. Funny thing is 100x more people have complained about the account managment/billing system yet still nothing has been done.
     
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    We had to worry about all the 40+ year olds playing collecting deco and being offended..literally! That's what it boiled down to. Oh and the cartoonish masks keep it within out T rating..I forget, but I'm pretty sure someone was planning on writing a nasty letter to the ESRB complaining about it lmao!! Gotta love it


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    Hey! I'm a 40+ player and miss the old graphics....:/ Then again I'm very morbid and love good old fashioned blood and guts :) Call me crazy.
     
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    I've seen far more graphic art in a T-rated game. The heads, while bloody, were pretty tame.

    Account management is more of an EA mismanagement issue, one which Mesanna claims Broadsword is working to replace.
     
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    • Thats rather Ageist!! I much preferred the previous graphics

    Perhaps more likely the little pre-teen kiddies parents...Probably would'nt take more than 1 complaint to have EA running from a lawsuit!
     
  14. MalagAste

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    I'm 40+ and I wasn't offended. And I too have seen far worse in games rated T for Teen.... and why then do I still get gory bloody body parts off of things like zombies if that is sooo...... scary gross?

    I'm guessing that whoever was offended never got keys to do a Paroximas..... since well they are body parts.
     
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    I will find the post ;) no worries! Unless it wasn't archived..


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    [​IMG]

    Yep....definitely liked the old ones better :/ *sighs*
     
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    Yean im 40+ too. I would place a guess on most of us are ageing a bit. I was a young land when UO came out theough :troll: full head of hair, could see my feet over my belly and the wife looked like a supper model :mistress:
     
  18. Whitewolf of *VK*

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    Been playing UO off an on since the 2nd day it was released, im 39 and my wife still looks like a super model
     
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    I was merely commenting on age because most people that are still left have been here many of the 17 years..which generally means they are in the "older" bracket..UO doesn't really cater to 20 and under anymore..didn't see the issue with the spikes. Although a few did ;)


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  20. James Moriarty

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    My wife is no longer a supper model, but she sure as hell is an angel putting up with me spending the last 17 years in UO
     
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    I don't think one is any more gruesome than the other lol. I don't Mesanna is any more rare than the other either. I think people just hang onto that one.
     
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    Is this for real? I wouldn't know, since I quit ToT after I got the three skulls (those are pretty cool, if you ask me). If the above artwork isn't a joke, these new heads on a spike look a whole lot more horror show than the old ones. I wouldn't spent 2 minutes trying to get one, let alone all of them.
     
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    Old and New:
    old mesanna.png new mesanna.png spikes.jpg
     
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    Yeah they just put some weird ugly stuff on them so they wouldn't look so *realistic* which is why I loved them so much! Now they just look like dressed up dead clowns :/
     
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    Someone said the original artwork was "too realistic" and in view of workplace violence, it was strongly suggested that they not use such realistic artwork of employees. EA lawyers agreed.
     
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    That's the most reasonable explanation I've heard for that whole fiasco. I wonder if it was fun to pose for the photos ;) "You don't look dead enough in this one!". lol
     
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    Simply and utterly a false statement....literally !
    Im another WAY over 40 player, and I was NOT offended.
    Perhaps it was you young, under 40 wippersnappers that coudlnt handle the sight of fake game blood.........literally !!

    LOL
     
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  29. Fingers

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    Cant please everybody Yadd.
    They were supposed to represent the devs, the change made em represent some cartoon.
    They shoulda just told said complainer to cancel the account if its not prim and proper with em!
     
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    I miss people bacon...la
     
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    Dang lawyers always have to ruin the fun.
     
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    Well if you can go to the site on your phone for the walking dead and make yourself look dead Honestly I see no harm in the DEV's putting their dead heads in UO. I'm guessing the person "offended" by the old graphics boycott TV now because of all the gore and violence there... eh?
     
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    We have ONE person mainly to blame for this change. It's a regular stratics poster and she knows who she is. =/
     
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    Tina Small
     
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    Confirmed
     
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    Frankly, I would have been super happy with the ancient original, classic head graphic mounted on a tall iron fence rail. They could have changed the hair color or something.
     
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    Oh the things I would do to UO if I really had the amount of influence people seem to think I have!

    You people are nothing but foolish and childish if you truly believe one player by herself, simply by posting in a forum, can buffalo Mesanna to the extent you are implying. You have no way of knowing, unless you are dev team sock puppets, who else expressed privately or even in another forum or venue, maybe even in a different language, their dislike for the heads. You also have no way of knowing if there wasn't a plan all along to switch the artwork or even if what was originally released was just preliminary artwork used to meet a deadline while the artist finished up the second version of everything.
     
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    C'mon, don't pick on Tina Small. She has her right to dislike the originals. I'm not even saying I loved the originals. I'm just saying I dislike the new ones.
     
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    I was in their offices the summer before last, but I don't think I can comment on the things I saw in detail.
     
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    Tina, you should stop using your Jedi mind tricks on the Devs.
     
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    was same person woos tried to get "married wif children" banned
     
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    Seriously? You think one single person is enough to make the devs change something about the game? If that were even remotely true, why isn't UO changing on a more constant basis? So many people come here complaining about several different aspects of this game on an almost daily basis! lol
     
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    I guess I won't mention the one person who caused UO gear to become complicated years ago because they wanted UO to be more like other games and had enough influence over the devs to make it happen then ;) hehe
     
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    I think that person went missing not long after :p
     
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    Doubt it was just you, but it can only be assumed to have been vocal minority, because the rate of like to dislike is about 99-1 here, and anywhere I was in game. Not that either side is right, it's completely subjective, but still the apparently dramatically smaller minority did get what they wanted.
     
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    Please!!! There isn't a single person on this forum that has enough pull with the developers to make a change like this based merely on their personal feelings.

    Stop with the conspiracy theories...la
     
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    If you were on the boards last year, it was a huge coincidence then.

    original heads came out start of october. most people liked them.

    a few unhappy / offended very active posters UOhall.

    Heads were changed middle of october and everyone hated them. Id link the old posts but under the old regime the majority of those posts / agrueing about the heads were deleted.

    there have been single players that have threatened mesanna before to the point where shes had in game meetings to deal with it. I can see why a threat that might effect the games rating or availability or legality in germany might have been easy to succumb to.
     
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    Ah, so now it's not just a push by an individual player, but threats of physical coercion?

    Wow, all this time I thought it was merely someone using her Jedi mind trick, not that she's really Darth Tinaus.
     
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    no the specific thing i was referring to was someone on cats threatening to close 50 accounts and quit so the devs had a live meeting that lasted hours. just saying, players can and do influence the devs so the heads change being because of UO hall / emails is not so outlandish.
     
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