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Issue with repeated logins to UO ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. popps

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    Before the 13th Anniversary gifts expire, I decided to log onto a few shards where I have characters to claim their tickets.

    In order to expedite the logins and logouts, I copied my UO password and applied it through CTRL-V (paste). So, no chance to mistype it.

    Well, I experienced that after a few logins and logouts in a short time spawn I get an error message that my password is incorrect. Of course, merely pasting it this cannot be the case.

    Is this an issue with the login server that when a player logins and logouts repeatedly, in a short time spawn, it blocks the login for some reasons ?
     
  2. Viper09

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    Don't be so quick to dismiss error on your side just because you do a copy and paste. It could truly be a problem with pasting it. Accidentally adding a space, accidentally pushing another key while pasting it, etc.
     
  3. popps

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    The thing is, that I can reproduce it.

    I log in and out like about 7 or 8 times, then I get the error message.

    But if I wait like about 5-10 minutes and try the login again (pasting the password in...), then it works again for about another 7-8 logins and outs and then it again gives the error message.

    If it was an error on my side, it should be more random, not a systemic error message after always pretty much the same number of succesfull attempts.

    And when I get the error message, I do check for spaces or accidental keys typed in.
     
  4. Lady Storm

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    This time popps is in the right.
    He is not the only one getting this. I too and my son's comp was getting the same error.
    At first I thought I had misspelt the pass and even perhaps on this one account I had not changed the pass to the new one. Nope. Wasnt my fingers, seems if you log in too quickly and log out the system locks up for a few minutes. You can then again do a few shards and you will again get the error.
     
  5. popps

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    If I am not the only one experiencing this, then it seems it is the login server.......

    Next question is, then, is this an intended or unintended feature ?

    And if it is intended, what is the purpose of it (I cannot think of any....) ?

    Personally, I find it annoying. I try to get my holiday gifts claimed fastly and this issue slows me down, forcedly.
     
  6. Thrakkar

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    I only type my password. Well, I'm typing fast, under a second. Never experienced this behaviour. Not even as I resubscribed and took a look an every of my chars. I logged in about 30 times... pretty fast... no problems... EC of course...

    Why do you call it a feature anyway?

    If it's a feature, it must be a conspiracy!
     
  7. Lady Storm

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    I have to admit it was only 2 accounts out of 42 that gave me this issue. 42 accounts on every shard we have characters on. So popps I cant say it was every one, just the 2 mentioned.
     
  8. It is not a good idea to have your passwords on the clipboard as almost all viruses copy that information.
     
  9. Babble

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    Maybe an anti spam measure so you have to wait until you can use a password again?

    The more logical would though be 5 tries then not being allowed to try for 15 minutes
     
  10. Sevin0oo0

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    I get that too sometimes, login-server lag?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Uriah Heep

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    Yeah Popps has a valid point. It's happened to me several times, logged in on diff shards, ran the chars to luna bank, logged off, repeat...after several rounds, it would start telling me incorrect password. First time it happend, I was like "Oh ****! I'm being hacked!" but when i went to the account management page, it took the pass just fine. My experience, wait about 5 mins or so on that account, and then go back at it.
    But yeah, he's not the only one having this happen to him.
     
  12. Bman

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    Question on teh 13th anni gifts... does that mean we wont ba ble to claim them later?

    So If I have additional 10th anni tickets stored away I will not be able to claim them at a later date?

    I know in the past anni tickets have been kept for years only to be claimed at a later date...

    Or is it that you will not get them in your packs if you have not logged in?
     
  13. It Lives

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    42 accounts on each shard?
     
  14. Kylie Kinslayer

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    I get the incorrect password on occasion and also a fatal message when changing chars on occasion.
     
  15. Hunter Moon

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    I have four accounts and have xtraded for about the last 11 years... of the four accounts, 3 never ever give me a problem. It is only one of them that does this wrong password error after logging in a few chars. It does it on my computer or my husbands so it isn't computer related, it is account related.

    In fact, we were logging in all the accounts today for the 13th tickets and that account again did this while my husband was trying to log it in for me. I promptly took over that account and started logging on just fine till I hit about the 7th or 8th char and it started doing it to me as well. This account didn't use to do this years ago, but has done it consistently for about the last 4 or 5 years. As for entering the password fast and actually messing up... even if you type each key singly and double check yourself as you go, it still says it is wrong after it gets into one of these loops :(

    We even called on it one time and had them check the account and they said they could find nothing wrong with the account. They can see that it does it, but can't see why it does it. Only this one ever gives us trouble and it does it pretty much every time I do xtrades and it is fairly annoying since it locks up the account till it can clear :(

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  16. popps

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    Well, if it is account related and not a problem to all accounts it is even more worrying, IMHO.

    More worrying, because it means that there "can" be bugs that only stick to some accounts not others......

    "What if", then, the reports from players who said that an account they played was doomingly unlucky with loot drops while another was extremely lucky ?

    The same individual playing different accounts so, there should not be a variation in the individual's luck and yet, some players said they felt they were being luckier when using an account rather than another....

    My point is, that if 1 issue can be proved as account related, then there "can possibly be" other issues which also can be account related, can't they ?

    This goes back to many years ago, when UO was in its infancy so my memory could be failing here, but I seem to recall that back then there were some issues with some accounts who could get "bugged" somehow, I read reports of GameMasters referring to a "string" attached to the account, which could make the account experience some problems like slower and harder skill gains or else. The problem could be fixed with the attention of a GameMaster, at least as I remember (but I could remember wrong, as I said....).

    I mean, perhaps it should be time that a good check is done to the code which sticks to individual accounts and see what might be causing an account to be more trouble to play with as compared to another ?
     
  17. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Now Popps, you know that would require not only alot of work but also alot of caring on EA/Mythic side. I think you may as well ask for peace on Earth, good will towards men... I think that would stand a better chance of coming to fruition :twak:

    Whut was you a thinkin'? :D
     
  18. Xanth de Orlig

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    It is my understanding, as long as you logged on to receive a ticket, you can use it whenever ... just if you didn't log a char, he/she can no longer receive one.
     
  19. Viper09

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    Your understanding is correct.

    Now recently I tried logging off then back on as fast as possible and a couple times I got that password problem. Normal casual pace I don't have that issue. If it is simply a problem of going to fast, hardly an issue at all.