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I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housing...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Damien Softstep, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Damien Softstep

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    When i try to use them or the crystal it tells me to upgrade to the lastest expansion...:rant2:
     
  2. Kaleb

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    yah I lost em too, But since then............ (the release of SA) I have not logged in that much.
     
  3. Llwyd

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    I upgraded to SA not long ago. I can't use the tiles either. Oh well...
     
  4. Tazar

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    The Shadow and Crystal house tile sets were exclusive to the 9th anniversary edition. The SA expansion allows you all prior expansions - but not the anniversary edition bonuses.

    If you want the Shadow set - you'll have to find an old 9th anniversary code somewhere.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Okay I'll be the first to say that sucks. Wait, this is for those who didn't have it initially or they lost in somewhere in the upgrade but had it before? Color me cornfused.
     
  6. Nastia Cross

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Unfortunately for alot of us, upon upgrading to SA, we lose access to the 9th Anniversary tiles that we have previously upgraded for. I've contacted customer service several times about this and keep getting shunted around to "a supervisor" who I never hear back from. I've even given them the upgrade code for the 9th Anni that I used. Many posts have been made on the forums and last person that was "working on it" was Chrissay... we all know what happened there.
     
  7. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    When i try to use them or the crystal it tells me to upgrade to the latest expansion...i have the latest expansion...
     
  8. Flora Green

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    This is why I refuse to upgrade any more of my accounts to SA. Aside from the fact I'm barely playing, I did upgrade my main when it was released. It is absolutely ridiculous that something years old hasn't been incorporated into the game by now. Add this to the cocoa ingredients that were supposed to be stackable coming up on a year and a half ago with barely a sentence from someone official about them.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Consider the Shadow and Crystal tiles as anniversary goodies, not part of the expansions. They are in the same boat as the 6th character slot which was given for the 8th anniversary edition. You don't get that when you upgrade to SA either, though at least you can obtain it via UOGameCodes.

    Now if people who had the tiles lost the use of them, that really sucks. I'm going to go see if I can use them on my main account.

    Just checked my main account. I had upgraded it with the 9th anniversary code before upgrading it to SA. I can still use the crystal and shadow tiles.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Easy solution would be to just grant access to the shadow and crystal tiles to everyone. But then again they probably have bigger issues such as redoing the insurance code because it wasn't broken to their satifaction, figuring out how to screw-up fel even more, and who knows what else they have planned for our mumbling delight.
     
  11. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Why when they can charge us like the character slot...
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Yep also my opinion! Grant all players with SA access also access to all house titles in the game now.
     
  13. Flora Green

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    But, at least the slot IS available, despite having to pay for it. It's been said on more than one occasion that a fix to the tilesets was coming, but nothing has happened. They saw fit to hand out heritage tokens for free for the 10th anniversary they did nothing special for even though people paid for them for the 9th anniversary boxset. What reason is there for not releasing the shadow and crystal sets already?
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    You have to get your loyalty rateing up for the SA stuff. Not so sure about the shadow. I have access to all of the tiles but I've bought all the expansions.
     
  15. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Loyalty rating has nothing to do with house tiles...when i scroll over the tiles it tells me i need to upgrade to the latest expansion and shows the uogamecodes.com link...its pretty funny how the devs dont answer questions anymore on the forums and have a "ask the devs" forum where they answer one question a week...

    http://kotaku.com/5402586/mythic-committed-to-its-games-amid-ea-layoffs
     
  16. soulstoner

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    I so wish chocolate ingredients would get stacking ---- maybe it's coming soon with a kewl recipe or 2 - thought I heard rumor it was coming with the last pub - but not as it turns out
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    do they still have a community liason? if so does that person work exclusively on UO?
     
  18. Nastia Cross

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Its been over two weeks since I was told my "issue" is being forwarded on to a supervisor and still no contact and I still don't have access to my 9th Anniversary tiles.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    ask for a refund
     
  20. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Ok i was trying to be nice about it now im gonna start kicking puppies...
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    :/ Should add all expansions + Bonuses each time they release a new version of the game.
     
  22. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    I'm pretty sure that's exactly what Tazar stated and that IS exactly what they do. Buying SA included every previous UO expansion.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    so the unopened 9th anniversary edition box i bought weeks ago for the purpose of the new "tiles" on my upgraded SA account wont work now?
     
  24. BeefSupreme

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    They should. That's exactly what I did. Upgraded to SA, then later on I picked up the 9th anniversary box at a store.
     
  25. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Ya all the 9th ann. boxes ive seen on the internet run $30.00-$70.00...if they want to force us to spend more cash at least they could do is offer it on their website...still waiting on some feedback from the devs on this subject...
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Devs?
     
  27. Damien Softstep

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    Devs?
     
  28. Aran

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    Welcome to UO
     
  29. Harlequin

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    I remember they added all expansions (up to ML?) for free.

    Likely the SA upgrade only gave access to SA stuff. So there could be a gap there that's not covered by your 29.99.

    The shadow tiles are quite decent, but most of the crystal tiles are not exactly pleasing to the eye. Worst case scenario, you can get a friend that can access the tiles to help you decor.
     
  30. BeefSupreme

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    20$ if a gamestop near you has it. You can search inventories on their website.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow walls for my house?

    Go to Gamestop.com, look up Ultima online. Put your zip code in and you may get lucky. This past fall I found a local store that still had a copy in stock. I got it for 12 bucks. Take a chance, you never know what you may find.
     
  32. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    So your saying i could use a account that dont have SA enabled and use the tiles? For example a 14-day free trail account?
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    No, only accounts that used a code from the 9th anniversary box have access to those tiles. Until I got one for my second account a few months back, it couldn't access those tile sets even though it was ML enabled. I think Harle is suggesting having a friend who has the 9th anniversary upgrade build the house for you since they have access to the tile sets.
     
  34. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    I wonder what would happen if someone built a shadow or crystal tiles house then transferred it to an account that doesn't have those tiles enabled? Would the tiles revert to something else?
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    I think I've done something like this. The tiles don't revert, but I imagine if you try to customize on the account, the tiles might suddenly go orange (illegal placement) and you'd have to replace them. This is just speculation on my part, however.
     
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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    Yup, that is what I meant. Build your house, and use the hides/bamboo tiles as placeholders for the shadow/crystal tiles. Then swap houses with a friend that has access to the tiles, have him customize and replace the placeholders. Swap houses back when done.

    Lots of work, and hard to see the actual effect until commited. So remember to bring your friend out for a beer.

    Or pay a professional house decorator to do it for you.

    I have played musical chairs between my houses and accounts. So the crystal/shadow tiles stay when house is transferred. I just can't remember if all my accounts had access to the tiles.


    I know it's a convoluted workaround, it's just that personally, I don't think it's worth it to pay for a box just to use the shadow tiles (most of the crystal tiles are ugly imho).
     
  37. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    I asked this same question in the "Ask the Devs Forum" yesterday...
     
  38. Damien Softstep

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    This is off the uo.com website...

    QUESTION
    I upgraded my account to Ultima Online Mondain's Legacy, and I cannot access the Shadow and Crystal house customization tiles. What can I do?
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    ANSWER
    The Shadow and Crystal building kits were released with the Ultima Online 9th Anniversary Collection. This expansion was released after Mondain's Legacy. To access the Shadow and Crystal building kits you must use the 9th Anniversary upgrade or a new account code.
     
  39. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    What exactly is it that you are hoping a developer or EA will come out and tell you? That they'll give you the crystal and shadow tiles without you having to upgrade your account? Why should they? If you want to use either of those two tiles sets, then purchase a 9th AE upgrade code from somewhere. Everyone that upgraded had to pay $19.99 to use those tiles. Why should they include them for any reason?

    I agree they should be selling the codes at uogamecodes so as not to make people pay a markup at eBay or somewhere else.
     
  40. Damien Softstep

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    I cant even buy the 9th ann. code for 19.99...second of all when i scroll over the tiles it says i must be upgraded to the latest expansion which i am...im hoping for some feedback from a devs uo.com somebody to tell me the final verdict on this instaed of having people guessing that truly have no idea thats what im hoping for ...
     
  41. Ezekiel Zane

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    Nobody is guessing anything. Those tiles came from the 9th AE that's not in question. The message telling you "you must be upgraded to the latest expansion" is a generic message and isn't actually correct for those tiles. They didn't come with any expansion. It's the same message for all tiles that can't be used regardless of the reason. Should they change the text for those two tile sets? Probably. Should they actually take the time to do it instead of working on other messed up stuff in the game? No, I don't think so.
     
  42. Damien Softstep

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    Are you sure about this or are YOU guessing?Do you have a link to say otherwise?

    I want a clear cut answer and not 15 people telling me what they think...some recommended reading for you...

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=178162
     
  43. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: I just spent $29.99 on SA and now i cant use shadow or crystal options for housin

    It's not a bug that you can't access the crystal and shadow tiles just because you upgraded to SA. Are we all paying attention? It's not a bug. Upgrading to SA gives you access to all UO expansions. Expansions. Do we understand that? The 9th AE was not an expansion nor was it ever advertised as so. It was a special edition with specific content available for a limited time only. It included up to date discs, the two house tile sets, the attendants and the early buyer bonus Heritage tokens, which they then gave out two to every character later on flooding the market with them.

    http://www.uo.com/uo9/attendants.shtml


    I can't help it you simply refuse to believe all the information that's out there regarding the 9th AE. If you've been paying even a smidgen of attention lately, you'll have noticed the complete lack of communication from the developers. Honestly nothing new. Most of us are used to being ignored and strung along for years with questions and/or bugs in the game. If you insist on continuing to wait for a response from the developers about the 9th AE special house tile sets, I hope you aren't holding your breath. Any response will likely be a long time coming.

    In the meantime you might realize that there are those of us who've played this game a very long time and have been reading the Stratics forums just as long and some of us actually do know what we are talking about.