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New Account question

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Omnius, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    Friend came back to UO after a long hiatus and I'm stumped over what the issue he is experiencing is caused by.

    He begins on siege by mining. He gets to about 70 and still only finds iron. At 80, still only iron. At 90, still only iron.

    Did they do away with colored ore on siege? I don't have an answer for him.
     
  2. Tazar

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    My first thought is that it may be one of the new account restrictions they put in a while back... Not sure if those are allowed on Siege or not though.
     
  3. Tazar

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    From the Stratics Trial Account Page:

    That does seem like it is the reason. It should clear up once he is off of the trial period.
     
  4. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    So basically, he has to wait two weeks to play uo?

    He's going to kill me. I just convinced him to come back lol.
     
  5. Tazar

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    I'm not sure - but there may be a way to bypass it - rather than start a trial account... start a new account where you pay from day one... though I doubt he wants to start over at this point...
     
  6. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    Yeah who knows. It seemed like a long shot to get him going anyway. Oh well. It was worth a shot. I figured it'd be fun to play with an old friend but I was kind of relying on the free trial to spark the old flame for him.
     
  7. Kylie Kinslayer

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    *insert sarcasm here*

    Heck man they had to find SOME way to stop the scripters from using the 14 day free trial and strip mining resources and BOD's. Much better to punish those starting out for 2 weeks than it is for them to ACTUALLY stop the illegal programs from working with UO. :p
     
  8. Xalan Dementia

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    well if your friend wouldnt mind starting over, and getting a free month of play. Im sure i have a left over New account code from an old upgrade id be happy to give you. That would give him a unrestricted free first month, itd be a new account but with twice the time to lure him back into our world :p Let me know by PM and ill send ya the code. :D least I can do to help boost UO population.
     
  9. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    I get the reasoning for it. Still, just sucks to find that out DURING game play.
     
  10. popps

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    I would imagine that probably there is a way to turn the trial acount into a regular account and thus enjoy the full benefits of having a regular account.
     
  11. cdavbar

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    If he started with a trial account, then yes even if he put a CC on it right now it would not get full account access until the day the free trial is over.

    The only other way is to start fresh with a paid account and forget the whole free trial.

    this was put in place to cut down on the free trial accounts used for scripting resources. Now if someone wants to script resources with a trial acct. all they can get is regular iron and regular wood.

    It is sad and frustrating to newbies and returning players starting fresh again with a whole new account, but it is something that the devs thought would help combat the cheating and make honest players a little more profitable in the game.
     
  12. Viper09

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    I bet if EA properly trained their CS reps to actually know what UO is it could be as simple as calling them, start paying for the account and have the trial restrictions removed. They might be able to do this, however I wouldn't expect it to be easy for them to do.
     
  13. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    It's kind of silly. There should be a big huge gump when you login on a trial account explaining all the draw backs of the trial account.
     
  14. Just out of curiosity and for future reference ...

    Does the free trial include an "up to date" version to play on?
    allll the way to High Seas Booster? 7 slots?

    *shrugs*


    90 mining... on siege? ... okay ... pretty near the end of two weeks?
    "maxed" any other skills?
    *double shoulder shrug*

    You DO raise an interesting Point for EA-Bioware-Mythic to address

    EA

    UOHerald (search Siege or Siege Perilous)

    "Apparently" Siege Perilous has NO associated "knowledge base" ... minor entries "about" siege ... 4, by my count :(

    All in all ... "lacking" ANY statement on the Trial download page, re: what it contains(version) OR what it's limitations maybe ...

    something else for management to address ...

    goes to PR and Presentation of product ... my dears ... :danceb:
     
  15. Omnius

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    He can't go to ter mur. and siege is only 1 slot lol. I haven't the supplies to give him on siege to test high seas and I can't check high seas out either because it seems like paying for a bad publish.
     
  16. Tinsil

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    If you make a trial account, and then just pay for it in the trial, it should put you up to a full account; however, I have had one or two instances where it did not, for whatever reason.
     
  17. Sneeze and two weeks is over. Whats the big deal? Dang.

    Build up the skill, reap it on the 15th day.
     
  18. Tinsil

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    Well, I can see it being a bit annoying on siege.. Especially during this time when many people are still on break. Since siege only has 1 char I think, I'd be a little annoyed too.

    But, iron is always good, and I'm sure there a few other skills he could build up.
     
  19. agreed, not to mention well known(siege one slot) ...
    however ... are you offering that : Free trial IS fully enabled (after two weeks) to Play a Full current version of UO ... up to and including High Seas?

    Marvelous! free trial client + two weeks + monthly payments =
    cheapest way to go for noobies/returners ... :danceb:
     
  20. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    Right now, he's more hesitant than ever to return. I don't think paying for a game that he didn't enjoy for 2 weeks is likely fayled.
     
  21. popps

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    Siege and Muegen are 1 slot for all accounts, whether trial or full.
     
  22. Warpig Inc

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    Those that played before for a period liked the game. Returning they know how addictive UO can be. Not totally the game alone but if funds and free time is in enough supply to really enjoy UO.

    And scratching head like others on other skills to train. Not like getting that many rare ore deeds if all that iron not being burned smithing. The garg lands only differ for a miner if skills high enough to mine CBR.
     
  23. Omnius

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    I used my gold to buy him a 30 day time code. Now how do I get rid of his trial status?