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Is it time for a Soulstone change?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kayne, Oct 7, 2011.

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Is time for a change to soulstones?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    36.1%
  2. No

    36 vote(s)
    59.0%
  3. Dont care

    3 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. Kayne

    Kayne Guest

    As per title.

    Now that accounts are bound under one main account surely that means that the soulstones can have a change applied that allows any UO account bound to the EA/Origin master account to use it and transfer skills around.

    Given the amount of players these days that have more than one account I really don't see it as an issue.
    I can understand previously when there wasn't a way to see if the accounts were owned by the same person but now they are linked surely that negates the issue?
     
  2. Tazar

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    As someone with a ton of soulstones - I'd have to say No. This would open the door to selling skills using unlink/relink accounts to transfer GM and 120 skills. Personally - I don't want to see that.
     
  3. Merus

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    My only request for soulstones is to be able to transfer blank soulstones between accounts. I am fine not being able to move skills between accounts, but if I have 10 soulstones and 3 accounts, why can't I transfer an empty one between accounts? In addition, why not be able to use blank soul stones found at IDOCs, etc.
     
  4. yeah NO ... NOT so "surely" shirely ...(minor alliteration, sorry if it is your actual name ... >anybody<)

    Changing their(soulstone) COLOR ... meh! maybe ... no harm, no foul; paint all you can.
    NO POINT in allowing "allows any UO account bound to the EA/Origin master account to use it"
    ONLY UO accounts >could use it< ... *wry smirk* (okay ... maybe I have missed a memo ... Not FIFA/Madden is all i'm saying)

    and ... not too hard to see the future
    too broke(cheap) to buy one (store / Player held token)
    Too impatient to wait for a free one (yearly vet reward)
    Can't find a shard/fragment on ONE shard/facet
    Newly able to service multiple accounts with 1-some number
    LOSES track
    wants free replacement
    :talktothehand: Nah ...
    leave well enough alone.

    + Tazar above ... excellent consideration ... remains to be seen IF sales happen at all ...
     
  5. Lord Frodo

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    For the win. :thumbup1:
     
  6. Flutter

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    How do you unlink an account?
     
  7. Andrasta

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    I did vote no but now that I read the comments I would like to be able to transfer skills from one account to another. I think that would be great.
     
  8. 5% Luck

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    I have never understood the "account bound" premise for soulstones. I sell pets and items and everything else why not skill. Its beyond me really. The only thing worth noting is the skill "grind" is spread out over time to accommodate EA with sub time. In theory thats the basic design. SkillXtime+contentXtime=paid sub-time. Trading skills well that breaks the basic design in theory but in practice I bet it sells more!
     
  9. That and actual "sales" (EA or Private) remains to be established ...

    as far as I know ...

    Forum?
    Any sales reports SINCE the Migration started?
     
  10. Viper09

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    I had to vote no for one reason. People will start grinding and selling skills.
     
  11. yars

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    pinks and gold are sold for RL cash, this would only cut out some middle work anyways :)
     
  12. Trebr Drab

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    Isn't it wonderful? MMORPGs are all about the RL cash. It's become sort of like voluntary sweat shop work.

    And some people actually like it.
     
  13. Mirt

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    Some are also forced to do it.
     
  14. Viper09

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    And that's comparable with how people would sell 120 skills all on a single item? No, sorry. Like comparing a castle to an 8x8.
     
  15. Korik Bloodguard

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    Boy would I adore selling skills if soulstones became account-independent.

    Who do I have to do terrible, nasty things to to have that changed? :)
     
  16. Korik Bloodguard

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    They've always been sold for cash, the economy keeps on chugging along reasonably well :)
     
  17. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Yeah, I wonder about this also. I have two accounts tied to my email address. Mine and my sons acct. He already has a 24 hour ban and another supposed "harsh warning" flagged on his acct. I definately would be up for having his unlinked from mine.


    Agreed, but grinding would be the least of the problems. If you think illegal programs and afk training are bad now, it would just be the tip of the iceberg if soulstones were not account bound.

    I can see the OP's point tho for folks with more than one account it would be beneficial I guess, but it would start to open a crack in the door that I think should remain closed and locked.
     
  18. Kayne

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    Actually this was one area I hadn't thought of and does open somewhat a huge flaw in the suggestion

    I didn't actually mean for them to be account independant. What I meant was in someway tied to the master account so they could be used on all linked UO accounts.

    Again account bound to the master account not the invidual UO accounts. However as pointed out by Tazar this would promote the un-link/re-link of the UO accounts to sell skills which actually negates my suggestion because I don't want UO more broken than it already is
     
  19. Lythos-

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    The ONLY change that should ever possibly happen is a turn in for idoc soulstones. Maybe turn in 5 soulstones to get one of your own.

    Than again you CAN make fragments so it's not like it's that hard now.
     
  20. Trebr Drab

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    How so? Let them work Ebay, or Amazon's used movie market, or FtP games that sell themselves on RMT, but stay the hell out of my game.

    Keep selling that line. The inflation and added cheating for the money has screwed this game's economy royally.

    Oh, edit to add my own :) , because it's getting to the point that no one cares anymore, including me.
     
  21. Kylie Kinslayer

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    True. But I read somewhere about EA/Mythic charging like $30 for the unlink - relink thing. So I am guessing those at Corporate who's job it is to only watch the bottom line would be up for the idea lol.
     
  22. Kayne

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    Personally I prefer the idea that the Europa community went for, soulstones that fell in idoc's are given over to the Soulstone graveyard and kept for people to go and see if theirs is there so that they can get them back should they return to the game.
     
  23. Lady CaT

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    A big hell NO to transfering skills between accounts! It just allows people to play the game less because they no longer have to take the time to train their new character skills up again.
     
  24. lucitus

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    Iam for soulstone trading, buying 120 Magery with Powerscroll 65 million! ;) But no problem for me.