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New Account and Skill Caps

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Shakkara, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Shakkara

    Shakkara Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jul 27, 2003
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    I recently bought a new key and activated a second account.

    But after a few days I noticed, I'd have to wait FOUR YEARS until my characters would have the 720 skill cap.

    I think this is completely unrealistic in these days, having to pick your nose for four years before having your character's potential unlocked. Four months is realistic, 6 months for the stat cap increase OK, but come on, four years?!

    It seems I have to buy a used account from someone, but I don't like to do that, being scammed several times with accounts from other games, which were afterwards reclaimed by their previous owners, that claimed they were hacked by me and had the accounts returned, along with all the goods I had transfered to them.

    Is there any chance the skill cap mechanic is going to be changed in the forseeable future or should I just stick to one account?
  2. Merus

    Merus Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran CasteoftheForgotten

    Aug 10, 2010
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    I'll second that. Maybe something along the lines of 5 skill points every 3 months so that after 1 year you are up to 720.

    If we really want to stick to that being a reward for long term veteran players... maybe some option for a gold sink here... 5 million gold per skill point to accelerate the process for new accounts linked in the account managment system to an account that is already 48 months old or something.
  3. Ezekiel Zane

    Ezekiel Zane Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jul 29, 2003
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    It's dumb at this point in the game's life that this discrepancy still exists.

    It's also amazing how many players will argue it should remain as it is.

    Every account should just start with 720 skill points.
  4. CovenantX

    CovenantX Crazed Zealot
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    Sep 9, 2009
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    I Agree with this, (prolly like the third thread today I said this in towards E-Z...)

    the 720 skill cap is one thing people don't want to wait for when making a new account (or playing UO for the first time, and finding this out) that they have to wait for 4 years before their characters reach full potential.

    I think the vet reward picks & current restriction on these should remain the same, that is fair imo... afterall... there's still Chargers of the Fallen for people not old enough to ride Ethys

    I have 6 accounts all of which are over 8 years old ( two accts 1-2 months shy of 14 yrs) Maybe I'd make more accts if I didnt have to wait 4 years for the 720 cap as well *who knows =D*.
  5. AzSel

    AzSel Lore Keeper
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    Feb 21, 2008
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    Agree, start with 720 cap for everyone.