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How to read the Veteran Rewards Gump ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. popps

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    The Veteran Rewards Gump, when logging in UO reads :


    By reading the gump wording, I am not sure that I understand what it says....

    The question is, is the overal total number of picks which the account, because of the active age, is entitled to, given by X + Y = Z of which X are still available to be picked and Y have already been picked,

    OR

    is X the overall total of Rewards which that given account is entitled to, as in regards to the pertaining active account age, and the number of actual still available picks would be given by X minus Y = W ??

    For example, in the first case a 14 Years Veteran Reward account with 25 total picks in favour that had 10 picks chosen over the years would read

    X = 15
    Y = 10
    Z = 25 (15+10)

    In the second case, the same 14 Years Veteran Reward account with 25 total picks in favour that had 10 picks chosen over the years would read

    X = 25
    Y = 10
    W = 15

    So, which is the correct way to read the Veteran Rewards Gump ? The first or the second ?
     
  2. THP

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    errr we still are not getting the vet reward gump yet???
     
  3. wow popps ... math in the hall ...
    okay
    The line:
    Your current total of rewards TO choose = equals rewards that can be chosen ...
    Test/proof:
    Choose one ...
    the : "total to choose" goes to one less(decreases)_
    the : You have already chosen >increases< by one.

    /simple



    I am getting the gump, just now, to verify the wording.
     
  4. THP

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    well looks like ive been screwwed again then.......devs were have my picks gone????
     
  5. Viper09

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    Are they on all shards or just on Origin?
     
  6. THP

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    ahhhhh thank god for that ..its just origin is it....jeepers thought id been screwwed...out of the picks iam owing!!!..well of the bed...will sleep better now
     
  7. No ... I was on a different server than Origin ...
    Just checked ... gump up on pac, Atl, Drach, Oce ...

    >looks like< your >selection< got fumbled
    don't think you get an empty gump IF there's nothing to choose.:danceb:
     
  8. popps

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    Well, I am not sure that "to choose" actually means "still left to be chosen" only....

    It could ALSO be read, IMHO, as the "overall" number of picks "to choose", past AND present (i.e. already chosen and still left to choose, that is, as a grand total of picks that the account ever could choose given the active age...).

    Mind you, most likely it is as you say, I am only saying that the wording "might" be confusing if indeed, as you say, "to choose" only means "still left to be picked" and has nothing at all to do with any overal grand total of picks that the account could ever choose.........

    Someone might instead read it wrongly, as the overall number of picks the account ever had as good "to choose"........
     
  9. Larisa

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    Ya'll are makin my head hurt and it's really very simple.

    You have 30 rewards to chose
    You have chosen 20
    you have 10 left

    It gives a total from the very beginning

    The wording >should< be tweaked a bit but it's still pretty easy.

    First number gives total amount of rewards your account has EVER had available.

    IE

    I have a 2 year old account, I already got my 1 year reward...

    Gump will read as follows:

    You have 2 rewards to choose
    Rewards already chosen 1

    I don't remember the exact wording as I am not eligible for mine yet since my account was inactive for so long.

    But it's TOTAL ever
    TOTAL Chosen

    Am I making sense???? I hope lol
     
  10. You are correct of course

    popps messed up the phrasing of the question
    there is no "third" number on the gump display ...
    JUST the two you show above.

    You have 30 rewards to chose
    You have chosen 20

    you have 10 left
    << is the OFF SCREEN mental calculation

    30-20 = 10 :next:

    and IF popss HAD done the test suggested (choose/accept a VR)

    BEFORE choice
    You have 30 rewards to chose
    You have chosen 20

    AFTER choice
    You have 30 rewards to chose
    You have chosen 21
     
  11. popps

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    First, the max number of picks for a 14 Year Veteran Reward active age can be 25 picks, not 30.

    Second, I dissent that the very first line indicates the overall total of picks that the account was eligible.

    But I agree, it is confusing and the reading "might" get someone in error.

    I "think" that the first line indicates as Fayled Dhreams says, the number of picks "still" left available to pick. So, it does NOT indicate the grand total that the account was ever eligible to pick given the active age.

    The second line is the obvious one, which is whatever number of picks was chosen already.

    So, "my" understanding is that NOWHERE the gump indicates the overall number of picks that the account ever had as eligible to pick and one needs to calculate it manually adding the number indicated by the first line PLUS the number indicated by the second line.

    THIS total is the overall number of picks that the account was ever eligible to pick in between already picked choices and picks still left to be chosen.

    But as I said, I think the wording of the first line, particularly, might be confused and one might read it as the overall (total) number of picks that the account ever had as eligible, rather than the actual number of picks that are STILL open to be picked....
     
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    WRONG, IMHO.

    The first line does NOT indicate, as I see it, the overall total of picks the account EVER had to be chosen but it indicates, as I see it, the ACTUAL number of picks that the account can STILL pick.......

    If anyone has a 14 Year active account they can verify this by logging onto Origin and opening up the gump.

    We know by Veteran Rewards

    That the total max of picks EVER eligible to a 14 Year account is 25 (3 for the first year, 1 each for years 2nd to 5th and 2 each for each year from 6th to 14th).

    So, a 14 Year Veteran Account should come up with a 25 number.

    Now, read the number of your first line indicated in the Veteran Reward gump and ADD IT to the number indicated by the second line in that same gump.

    Did you come up with a total of 25 ? Bingo.

    This means that the number indicated by the first line is NOT the grand total of picks EVER eligible to be picked by your account but ONLY the number of picks STILL available to be chosen by your account........

    That is why I am saying that the wording as it is "might be" confusing.......
     
  13. Larisa

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    Simple solution:

    Someone post a screenshot of the gump and their account age

    Can anyone do that???
     
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    THANK YOU geesh it's been so long since I"ve seen that I couldn't remember.

    SOOOO Pops is right...add the 2 numbers together to get the total rewards ever available on that account.


    *head explodes*
     
  17. YMHO = correct!

    :talktothehand: Popps ...

    Nothing at ALL confusing about it ...

    PICK A REWARD and MOVE ON ... :gee:

    :thumbsup: NO math required ...

    IF there are no choices available ... the gump won't come up
    You CAN only pick and receive one at a time
    You can ONLY pick from the available chart
    The available chart will ONLY offer that which the account age quaklify your account for


    Now !!

    :scholar: what great mystery has been solved?

    Fluffy Sheep?
     
  18. Lord Frodo

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    #1 She was giving an example, so give it a rest.
    #2 You have been playing this game for how many years and you are asking how to figure out your Vet rewards. Give me a break.

    Your current total of Rewards to choose X You get to choose x number of rewards. DAH

    You have already chosen Y You have already choosen y number of rewards. DAH

    OMFG
     
  19. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    Can't you guys take your drama to IMs ?!

    This feels like a 10 year old game court ... what the hell...
     
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    Maybe popps just had a few too many when he tried to pick a vet reward, lol.

    But yes popps, it is that simple. Your overall rewards are both columns combined. The amount you haven't chosen with the amount you have already chosen. It's been like that for a long long time. So if you have 2 rewards to pick and you have already picked 3, that means you have earned the overall number of 5 rewards.
     
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    Still, several people in this thread when discussing the issue hinted that the first line indicated the total number of picks that the account was EVER eligible to claim.
    NOT the actual number of picks STILL good to choose (as it actually is...).

    This to me shows that the wording, at least of the first line of the gump, "might be" confusing to some.

    It always was like this ? Doesn't mean that it can still confuse some and that perhaps should be worded differently so as to avoind confusion......
     
  23. THP

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    so i have been screwwed.....anyone else had the same problem with missing vet picks.....cant just be me surely????
     
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    Choose = Present (You choose) & Future (You can choose.)

    Chose/Chosen = Past (You chose. You have chosen.)

    * hopes an English major doesn't get nit-picky with her on advanced verb conjugation *
     
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    When I looked yesterday I had the correct number og rewards to chose.
     
  26. Sevin0oo0

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    the numbers have always been confusing to me, even before the stroke - it's like TMI, or something. Just tell me how much I have left to spend/pick - all that other stuff, why do I need to know that?
     
  27. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    Popps... there are major bugs that never were fixed... the account system dosen't even work for many people including me.

    This is just a silly gump made by some overpaid artists who never cared about making something intelligible...

    thats it...

    thats just it !
     
  28. Lorddog

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    THIS THREAD GAVE ME HEAD ACHE

    :hahaha:

    lorddog
     
  29. Sean

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    Just wasted 5 minutes of my life reading this thread.....jeez...I should know better.
     
  30. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    dfntly (abreviated for a good reason : saving finger strain)

    :lick:
     
  31. Ken of Napa

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    Ditto !