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New items and stacking ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. popps

    popps Always Present
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    I remember a Developer's post from a while back (tried to find it again but could not...) which moreless said that the Dev Team besides trying to work on old items not stacking to make them stackable to help players out with their storage problems, when it came to new items that could be stacked would have released them as stackable.

    Now, let's take the Invasion and the Focusing Gems of Virtue bane.

    They are new items, right ?

    Then, why are they not stackable ?

    There is no longer a priority to make as many items possible as stackable ?
     
  2. Warpig Inc

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    The Focus Gems are a old item that does not stack. Retitling and recoloring an item is easy. EMs do it. Making something that has not stack, stack, and not mess with the code of their reconized use. Not easy.

    Power Crystal - make Golem and put in stable. House lock saved. They are easy to get so just let the minion,golem or betrayer hold them till ya need one. Got a bunch? Put them on a vendor for 1gp each. Noone else wants them for all reasons mentioned so lockdowns saved.Do Quest and turn 20 non stacks into 1 nonstack.

    Focus Gem - Power Crystal alias. They are that useful and should be used right away. Are that awsome and are worthy of their lockdowns. OR, are a neat deco and tuck few away to pull out in ten years to sell as an event rare.

    Sure on the 2do list. Right after meat named after it's source. Note to self Troll Meat gives Swampy gas.
     
  3. Sevin0oo0

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    To the OP, I think I heard them say that too. *shrugs* I toss all my stuff that needs to stack and won't - OR they become instant vendor items.
     
  4. WarUltima

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    You forgot to ask DEVs why arent the ethy boura stackable since they are new item and are all identical.

    And I got another one for you... ask DEVs why arent boat deeds stackable so you can carry 600 boats in your backpack when you need to block the coast line for whatever reason.
     
  5. Thav12

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    these similar posts of yours should be stackable, so we would only need to read the top one...
     
  6. popps

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    Well, I think it is all about statistical probabilities...

    I mean, Bouras are a 13th Year Vet reward and players only get 2 picks per year.

    How many chances are out there that several 13th Year Vets (I wonder how many are left out there....) will want to claim multiple Boura mounts and need to stack them ?

    I would imagine rather slim....

    Same with Boat deeds, how many players out there may really want to block the costline and thus need lots and lots of these deeds ? Hardly many I would imagine...

    On the contrary, when it comes to the current invasions of towns from the Bane Chosen, we have many players participating and looting the Bane Chosen and retrieving Focusing Gems of Virtue Bane.

    So we have lots of players getting many gems which have been freshly released and not stacking with each other.

    Furthermore, since this seems to be the pattern from past Events, chances are that once the Event will be over the Focusing Gems of Virtue Bane will stop spawning. Therefore, it is necessary for players to make a stock of them for future usage on their weapons.

    Another reason to "stock them up" and, consequentially, of the need to have them stackable from day one.....

    While I cannot see a problem nor a common need for the Boura mount or the ships' deeds I do see a problem with the Focusing Gems of Virtue Bane from those participating to the invasion.
     
  7. A Rev

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    Sod the gems why cant i stack the sashes??

    Gems are pretty useless.
     
  8. Basara

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    I wish I could stack all the mindless trolls against popps in one place - preferably permanently off Stratics.

    Seriously, folks.....

    popps brings up a consumable not stacking, albeit an event one, after the devs stated they would make an attempt to make as many consumables stackable as they could.

    You trolls counter with absurdist statements about making permanent items stackable - which has never been the case, and has never needed (or ever will need) to be the case.

    *************

    This thread's replies prior to mine make about as much sense as the following:

    A: Soda comes in six-packs; why can't I get motor oil in six packs, as it's used in multiple-bottle applications, and carrying 6 loose bottles to the counter, and around loose in bags, is a pain.

    B: You silly nit! Why should it? By your logic cars should come in six-packs, horses, and music CDs, and... (continue lists of things that are almost never bought in multiples)

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    It doesn't make popps look bad, but it really makes you folks bad to resort to fallacies to attack popps because you don't like him for things he said elsewhere (where he didn't have a valid point). Using him saying new as a reason to attack him for something else said elsewhere, regardless of the validity of the new statement, is trolling, no matter how you twist words to try to justify it. At least try to use a REAL reason to disagree with his assertions, instead of deliberately going out of your way to twist things.