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Idiot Abroad in Sonoma

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Chazztizer, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Chazztizer

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    My 172 month acct had alot of vet gifts to choose, I needed cash badly and decided to use them. My picks were less than wise!! I picked around 10 soul stones and later found out that they are acct bound(DOH!!) This acct has 1 toon so the stones are worthless to me basically. My hope is that a moderator or a player knows of a direct contact to someone with the authority to help me reverse this. I know that my chances are low that I can get this done, but I know it can be done from experience with as severe problems with gms over the last 14 years. Any advice or help is appreciated......The title allready suggests I was an idiot so no reminders... :>)
     
  2. Winker

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    in 172 months you only managed to work on one char?
     
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  3. You're kidding, right? You made a poor choice in choosing your rewards and now you're asking for the GMs to overturn it?

    This wasn't a bug, it wasn't griefing -- it was your ill-informed move. Buck up. Life sucks sometimes.
     
  4. S_S

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    I agree with Prince Caspian on this one. Bite the bullet, no GM is going to reverse your poor choice of vet picks.
     
  5. Borric

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    I did something similar a while back, but not with 10. Claimed a few soul stones and found out later I could buy them for $10 at the store. I wasn't trying to sell them like the OP though. I needed the stones, but I would have bought stones and used rewards for an ore cart or something else.
     
  6. Tazar

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    Soulstones are hardly worthless for one character accounts... Siege (with only one character slot) probably uses more soulstones per account than any other shard.
     
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  7. Merus

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    Situations like this provide the perfect example of why we should have a vet reward turn in box... Like the robe and cloak swaps. What would be the harm in letting players turn in old vet rewards and getting a new pick from the same year or lower rewards? 1 to 1 ratio, so the number of rewards doesn't change and you can't turn in a 1st year dye tub and get a shard shield... They don't even need to add the item back to the rewards gump, just do an instant swap.

    Just a thought... Maybe a question for the ask an answer.. Would the Devs consider this?
     
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  8. I'm not a dev, but in my opinion that would make the Vet Rewards hugely less special.
     
  9. Merus

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    I'm curious as to why? No one would make you turn in yours? Seems to me that it would increase their value not decrease it. Just wondering what your thoughts are.
     
  10. SlobberKnocker

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    damn. what a collassal blunder. try customer service and throw yourselves at the mercy. sometimes a well written personal appeal does wonders as well.

    good luck
     
  11. Sept

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    Don't you just love the community feel and the love shown by fellow users of stratics? Try to emailing mesana, if anyone can help, she can. worst case scenario is she says no can do, but it's always a no till you ask.
     
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  12. If you can change it to whatever you need at any time, why collect any more than you already have? What's the appeal of getting more?

    I've played UO since beta, Sonoma for the past 10 years. I have 20 million gold altogether. Believe me, item value means very little to me in this game, other than sentimental value.

    You asked for my thoughts, that's what they are. Your mileage may vary.
     
  13. If my tone was sharp, it's because this is silly.

    If this guy played as long as he said, he certainly should realize what the limits of what a reasonable GM request would be. Even after one year of playing I learned that GMs will never ever change a gameplay mechanic into your favor (or at least they shouldnt) unless it is absolutely **positively** proven that it was a problem with the system itself, and even then they often won't help.

    Paging a GM to fix a mistake you made by poor strategy (especially one you realize after the fact) is assnine. A near-since-beta vet should certainly know.
     
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  14. cazador

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    Well I gained to gm in arms lore and meant for it to be poisoning..can u just switch that for me ;) ..just playing sorry to hear you're mishap :/ live n learn
     
  15. Merus

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    I suppose for me the value of claiming more would be to have more than one where needed... Like say an ethy for each character. I wonder though how many furniture dye tubs might get exchanged for a soulstone, or ethy swamp dragons for a portal... Again I say, adding the option for those that would use it shouldn't take away the option to retain those items that have sentimental value.
     
  16. Vlaude

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    Idiot Abroad is a really good book.
     
  17. startle

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    There are a few that pretty much always seem to find the glass half full...

    Just sayin........:gee:
     
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  18. Sept

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    Gm's will sometimes help with things they do not have too. Recently a guild friend of mine was able to get a GM to move some old seer/GM placed items closer to his house, so they fitted with the plot better.

    In this case I do not think anyone is going to help him out, but as I said before he wont know until he tries. If he had opened the post slating the Vet choice system, or blaming something else for his own mistake I could understand the flaming. However, he openly admitted his mistake and took responsibility for it, so what is the point in reminding him of it?
     
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  19. Tzadkiel

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    Let not your heart be troubled, I am a self admitted idiot.

    *bows humbly*

    But I make a mean can of beandip! Speaking of, and did I mention....RG went to space? Nvm. :stir:

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Poo

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    ive never heard of GMs reversing a vet reward pick.

    and i cant see a situation where they should or would.
     
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    I this that it is situations like this- that should bring into account a few things.. "STOP & THINK " really for a while - then say mmmm
    i can save my vet reward slot for the next item I want & may not have the money then to get- a lot of people just blue threw vet rewards
    and have tons of tubs,cloak, robe Emount you name it etc soo all of these years you've worn the neatest vet robes, rode the coolest emounts, ..
    and now .... now I hate to even hint at it... but you may not have,enough rewards to get what you want now since you used them up already

    The Hearbreak * hang on i have to wipe a tear away* you made your Vet Picks then -they were not hiding them, you knew what you were getting.
    and.. you want it .. wanted it badly, NO. Now you have what you wanted ...... but now there is something new to want......., and soon the wanting will begin
    got to a sort of warm glow that just seems to build until at last its a raging fire beyond control....... You made you choice on what you wanted I made
    my choice ( or didn't and saved them all). I think that when you pick you vet gifts, you got' !!! congrats to you!! and may you have great enjoyment out it
    that's it YOU picked them, no anyone else & You gotta "em
     
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  22. Specialshoes

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    How can a post titled as such go so long and images.jpg not mention Karl.
     
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  23. Chazztizer

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    Well thanks for the info, I will e-mail messana, first I want to answer a few of the posts: I only have 1 charc because it was my first acct and I got my gm sword mage and found another acct that had a tamer on it and bought. I have used the tamer acct,which had a house since day 1. I allso do not want anything else to choose as I still have 3-4 rewards left on the acct and have rewards on a 168 month acct also. Like I said it is against odds but I have had other things reversed in this game, guild stone renamed and given back to me after someone else claimed it.... house locks changed and given back to me, and many more things in my 15 years yes all 15 the acct did go inactive a few times over the years. All I really was lookin for was Messana's e-mail so she could tell me no. I made a mistake and think there is the possibility that it can be reversed if not I will continue to play and be happy in my little corner of Sosaria.. Thanks Special Shoes for the mention of Karl!!!! That was idea in op as thats who I felt like when I did this.
     
  24. Winker

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    When you write to the boss be sure and spell her name correct, its always a good start to a begging letter.

    Dear Mesanna,
     
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  25. Chazztizer

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    Last thing (the reason I posted to begin with) does anyone have Mesanna's contact info?
     
  26. Olahorand

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    While I agree, that this is something which usually not should be handled by GMs, I also agree with the fact, that we all are humans, humans make mistakes and deserve to get a chance to correct the mistake. At least in a game, which should mean enjoyment and not frustration.
    In this context two other options should be reconsidered:
    Make soulstones reusable by other accounts, as well as any other account bound item either directly or by purchasing a (cheap) token on EA store. This way a player with several 14 years old accounts could collect a full shard shield collection and use them with the intended account.
    Also a swap box for veteran rewards or an token allowing to do so (same price as the one for resetting the account bound property) is an idea, I agree. Since the shard shields we have a new quality - it's not simply ONE reward any more, but you have to select one of xx shields. And what might be interesting in one year, may be useless 5 years later, while one of those new items may be much more interesting. Could be limited to one exchange per week or month or paid charge.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  27. Widow Maker

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    Let's just dumb down the game some more. I remember a time when people were held accountable for their thinking. Base issue...OP F'd up and is looking for a way out. Sorry that you weren't thinking...lesson learned..right? Continue with your regularly scheduled programming and remember to think next time.
     
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