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Merging shards idea

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Demon Killer, Jul 19, 2008.

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Should we be able to have these shard moon gates for a fee?

  1. yes

    29.2%
  2. no

    70.8%
  1. Demon Killer

    Demon Killer Guest

    how does this sound how about on each shard except for the test shards there is a special moon gate where we can go to other shards. the only downside is if we except at least 100k to 1 million gold gets automatically deducted from our bank box every time we cross shards. there should be a warning first of how much it will cost us and of the different rules if there are any. if there isnt enough gold in our bank we cannot cross shards. if we go to SP we must follow the same rules as that shard so our stuff becomes automatically uninsured maybe un blessed too if those are the rules there. if we leave SP and the item becomes blessed again or insurable again if it was blessed or insured or if the item by default is blessed on other shards i think that is the rule there no insurance and no blessed items maybe i am wrong i believe that is the only shard that has different rules i could be wrong for currently i only play one shard and the test shard. as for the test shards our characters wont be allowed to go there or vice verser that is the only exception. i know this might make character transfer tokens nearly useless and bring there price down big time that is the only down side i see but i may have a solution. how about a special non player character who only takes transfer tokens as a donation and gives us a very special and useful reward with unlimited uses in return to make it worth our while. this also should be the only way to get this reward and it should be a reward that everyone will want so any extras we can just sell for a small fortune to those unfortunate enough not to have a character transfer token to turn in just a thought. please vote or comment thanks.
     
  2. Demon Killer

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    i messed up the question i meant for a fee of gold not a fee of real money just to clarify we pay enough as it is real money for this game.
     
  3. Strawberry

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    What would be the point?
     
  4. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    This thread is pointless.

    First of all, you're advocating the ability to transfer to and from Siege Perilous. That means about 50% of these boards instantly hate you.

    Then there's the fact that you don't want it to cost real money. That means that EA now hates you, as well.
     
  5. Demon Killer

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    not worried about who hates me or likes me i just think its a good idea only reason i mentioned SP is because if i diddn't they would feel left out. as for the cash we pay i think we all pay enough as it is i have 3 accounts that is 30 bucks a month so ea is happy with me i am sure i am one of those like you who fills there pockets. i myself would not go to SP considering i do not like fel i am sure there are some players who only play SP and they would feel left out like i said. paying a fee in gold is what i meant to transfer and that is something. my point is suppose you dont like your shard and you want to transfer all your characters to another shard well 21 characters 21 tokens not many people have that many tokens. and if you ever decide again to move to a new shard 21 more tokens at least in my case. haveing these shard moon gates you can test shards with current characters of yours who are already high in skill and it would be easier and faster and alot cheaper this way. its just an idea if you don't like it vote against it but don't insult someone you don't know. at least i tried i am not perfect and i am no genious but no dummy either give me credit for that much right or wrong good idea or bad idea i try.
     
  6. Setnaffa

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    Dude, Paragraphs are your friend. I read the first 3 sentences and that's all my eyes could take.

    Regardless, there's no way I'd ever agree to allowing folks to bring fully built characters to Siege. That defeats one of the main purposes of a veteran shard.

    Also, why would EA/Mythic throw away one of their major money-making schemes (i.e. Transfer Tokens)?
     
  7. Demon Killer

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    so then leave sp out of it in that case i don't care to go to sp. i only included sp because i thought maybe players wanted it that way so let all shards merge that way with moon gates except SP.
     
  8. Cadderly

    Cadderly Journeyman
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    Don't much care for the idea of being able to transfer so easily from shard to shard. I'd rather just see one single t2a be shared between all shards. Make t2a champs the place for risk and reward... sounds fun to me. The special gate or a adjoined t2a probably isn't even feasable though :(
     
  9. Fink

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    Not this again.. :wall:

    Merging shards, why? Merging would take monumental development resources and concessions to even begin to be viable or at least acceptable to the player base. Put more effort into developing ideas to repopulating shards than cutting server losses. :thumbdown:
     
  10. Gwendar-SP

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    Can't and shouldn't be able to travel to Siege.

    1) on siege one can't but ingots, leather, cloth, arrows, bolts, wood, or feathers from an NPC.

    2) on Siege one can't sell to an NPC

    3) on Siege NPC prices are tripple other shards.

    4) altho our economy isn't as healthy as it has been in the past, it is still in better shape than on normal shards.
     
  11. Jahira-Tor

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    In some ways i think it would be great, as somtimes i wish i could play on a more populated shard. However in the end i have to say no, even if EA decided to do it (which they wont cos they make far too much money on xfers) it would just lag up the entire game.
     
  12. Mythic

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    Lol at first I was Like SP too, is this guy off his rocker or what, then i got to thinkin, who the hell would go to SP anyways, you know very few ppl would be willing to run around in thier uber suits for very long before they got ganked LOL
     
  13. Demon Killer

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    i just want to say i don't know jack about SP. i am not familure with the rules in SP i never played on it and i have no idea what you can have or not have in it. all i know is what i heard that it has the same rules as fel without insurance or blessable items. in retrospect i would have made this post with out includeing the possability to travel to SP or vice verser if i really thought about it. and as for paragraphs i am not sure how to space things here besides making list which i just figured out recently i am not too good with computers.
     
  14. Cogniac

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    This statement absolutely boggles my mind.
     
  15. Salty Pete

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    This is a paragraph. It is easy to read and understand. People enjoy reading when it it is presented in paragraph form.

    This is not a paragraph. This is what is commonly referred to as a "wall of text". It is not enjoyable to read and it makes us not want to start or finish reading it. So how is your day going? Pretty good? No? Oh well. I heard that if you start a new thought in the middle of your first thought that it can be confusing and irratating to read. You like the Yankees? Personally I don't. Probably because I am not from New York. When did Magincia burn down? I came back to UO and was sad to see that town missing. Used to be one of the cool places to visit in my travels. Do have many rare items? Personally I don't like them very much. They just clog up my secures in my house and my bank box. Plus, I can never figure out which ones will be worth something later on. How many points have you collected so far? I have only managed to get a little over 50k. I bet my fisherman character isn't very good anymore. I built him in 2001. Do you like this emoticon? :danceb: I think it is a rip off of taht peanut butter jelly time banana. Hey have we made a point with all of this yet? Hmm. I wonder if anyone has made it this far through this post. It isn't very enjoyable for me to write it either. Hey, do you like mudkipz? What are those anyway? Probably something in Trammel. God damned trammies always ruin everything amirite?
     
  16. *grins*
     
  17. Lord Kynd

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    i wouldn't want siege or origin to be included as there are 'special' shards.
    thus said
    a fee for 1 mil one way wouldn't be so bad, a nice gold sink also.. something people have for some reason beeen asking for for awhile.. just give your gold to me, problem solved :p .

    but i voted no for a fee thinking it was a $$ fee .
     
  18. Lord Kynd

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    but tehn again...

    mabe seig does need this to even things out.. triple the value blah .
    and it sounds like ya'll need resources badly.
     
  19. GarthGrey

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    Where are you? Prison..
     
  20. Spree

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    Then what are the new players going to do for gold they can run around the sheep farms and make cloth and sell it for 350 a bolt.
     
  22. Mythic

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    That is an excellent point! new players would have a hell of a time selling their wares if the market was flooded.
     
  23. Theo_GL

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    Uh, no - how about a new set of shards that have new events, new items, and new rules and you can only transfer with your characters.

    Eventually people will 'migrate' off the current shards to get to the new content/items.

    Everyone can start off new and have to earn their way up. The way Orgin was before they allowed shard xfer.
     
  24. Simon

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    I had the idea of "Shard Gates" already ages ago before the Character Transfer Service came online. However, it should not be possible to swap to Mugen/Siege though.

    Also it would be a great gold sink. Instead of that, they're destroying the game for $20 per xfer... Well, thanks though! :thumbsup:
     
  25. RoseBlue

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    Well...I do like the idea of merging shards. Really !

    Plus : I (personally) would agree to pay a (small) fee per account for this ability.
    But, each acct should be given the choice to accept this or not : to use, it or not.

    And no, it should not be possible to pay with UO gold : otherwise, again ! only very rich players (rich : in-game i mean :lol:) would be favored and this should be available to all.

    I think it would be GREAT to be able to get away from our own "little" world ; our own "little" shard community, and to become capable to visit all the other shards/places of our choice and be able to play there freely with our characters and pets etc...and without any further restrictions.

    (this is my true feeling and opinion).
     
  26. Erekose

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    QFT. I'll also add to the original poster: paragraphs are your friend. I didn't even finish reading that rambling post.