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Discussion in 'UHall' started by whiterabbit, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. whiterabbit

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    Why when it was put forth to us,did rules say 5 per shard,and if you goto party you get one? now some shards have gotten more than 5 and people who were at party got 1 for their stories?? I know of at least 4 people on chessy whos sent an em they stories e mail they never got posted!!! also know of a person who recieved an e mail telling him to pull his story cause he was going to the party !!! (mesanna)
    just give every account over 30 days a robe for christmas, get rid of the controversy.

    this is not a way to keep customers, by giving some special treatment

    YES meees will peees on yur flafers ina da spring
    ozog
     
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  2. Lady Bleez

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    I have more issue with one person winning multiple robes due to multiple stories (and other issues with the rules and stories) then I do with people getting them at the party. Personally I think if you spent the money and time to go there then you deserve something special. I actually wouldn't really have a problem with them getting one for the party and one for a story (if their 1 story was selected). I'm not sure attending a special event in person should exclude you from a contest.

    I don't believe Mesanna intended for people to get more then one robe (especially from just the stories), however with people using different email addresses it was harder to track.
     
  3. Katrena

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    These robes are 15th Anniversary, and why is the game able to celebrate such an event? Because people went to the party, or because they can write a story, no. It is because people have paid for this game for 15 years and every paid account should be encluded in this celebration and receive a robe.

    Katrena
     
  4. Lord Gareth

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    I can't say that I have a problem with someone winning multiple robes for writing multiple stories because from what I've seen they at least put in the time and effort into the entry and no where did it say you couldn't enter multiple times. Those who used their heads and outsmarted all of us *Shakes fist* and wrote entries for dead shards where everyone won due to lack of entries I say, "Well Played M'Lord" and/or "Well Played M'Lady"
     
  5. Lord Gareth

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    Claim a Veteran Reward thats what there for :)
    BUT if that doesn't Satisfy
    I will take 17 robes please for my 17 accounts, yall at Bio/Mythic/EAburieum can verify, Ill be waiting for an email with my codes.
     
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    :gun: ROGO, nailed it TY.:gee:
     
  7. S_S

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    I'll never use the word "outsmarted" over "abused".
     
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  8. Woodsman

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    I feel that the contest winners and party attendees should get something else, because something that celebrates the 15th Anniversary should be available to all players who are around for it. There are people who spent several hours celebrating the anniversary at in-game parties, and if anybody is going to be singled out for a robe, they should be it, since they were celebrating the game by being in the game.
     
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  9. Katrena

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    This has nothing to do with Vet Rewards, It is the 15th Anniversary. If people have multiple paid accounts, then yes, each account deserves a 15th Anniversary Robe.

    Katrena
     
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  10. Lady Bleez

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    I would have no issue with that either. I agree that the robe would have been a great gift for everyone and have a different prize for the other things. Of course, there would still be the same issues coming up.
     
  11. Promathia

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    We all got something for the 15th anniversary - The gifts EVERYONE was able to get. There you go, thats your gift, and your way to celebrate the anniversary. On the other hand, people who went to the irl meet + who entered the contest and won get rewarded with their own little treat. I mean, if you expect people to go out of their way to a irl meetup, its nice to give them a little treat (Such as when Blizzard does Blizzcons, participants get codes for something ingame that can only be obtained this way).

    The only reason you may see more than 5 winners being given on some shards is due to the low submission rate on some shards. If some shards only had 3 winners, you might as well used the 2 extra codes to reward another submission. The contest took time and effort.


    My only issue was with people submitting more than 1 story + making up stories of how they met their nonexistent wife on UO ect.
     
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  12. Pawain

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    We got a nice bag and gifts for the 15th anniv. The people who went to the party should get a nice item. The story event was open to everyone.

    They should have put an item with 15 on it as a 15 yr vet reward. I dont know if there was a new vet reward.
     
  13. Ender76

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    Holy smokes. There are way too many whiners addicted to deco and pixel crack. You sound like three year old kids.
     
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  14. Woodsman

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    For me, it's not so much deco and pixel - I deliberately keep my possessions down to the point where I can leave the game tomorrow and not lose anything valuable when my house drops. I only pick the items up on other shards so that I have things in the bank I can sell should I transfer shards or want to start up on another shard.

    It's more personal preference - the robes were the last clothing designed by TheGrimmOmen and I thought that would have been a fitting anniversary/departing commemorative item.
     
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  15. Pooper

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    Before I spent time writing two essays for this contest, I sent Mesanna an email asking what the rules are and explaining that I play on every shard and would like to enter for every shard. She emailed me and said there was no rule prohibiting me from entering the contest more than once. So you say "abused", but I say I played this one fair and square. Just because you didn't think of it, doesn't mean I "abused" it. Did YOU email Mesanna asking for clarification on the lack of rules posted? Oh, that's right, that'd be abusing the system in your opinion. I played on Balhae for over a year, and I've played on Chessy for 10 years. I do have chars on every shard and play on many of them. I took the time to write two entries and won both. How many entries did you take the time to write? So before you accuse me of being abusive because I put in extra effort, maybe you should explain your lack of effort.
     
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    I entered and they never even read my story.."win"!

    Guess I haven't been to enough events to win over their hearts to even read mine
     
  17. Lady Bleez

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    Someone else posted that they also asked and were told no, only one. Looks like the ones in charge failed to talk to each other and/or get their own rules in order. Or they changed they changed their mind part way through. Equally as bad. And no real surprise either.
    Or someone is lying about actually emailing or the answer received.
     
  18. outcry

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    Only issue I have is if they did give out more then 5 winners on some shards it should be done then on all shards..


    Although I have learned my lesson this time , I will next contest submit at least 1 story per day perhaps on everyshard I play :)
     
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  19. The Mule

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    Everyone gets one and give those that went to a party or wrote a story (insert item that noone else gets) and the following topic will be raised.

    "Why is it that those items are only available to those that wrote a story or went to a party. How do I get my (insert item that noone else gets)? Can I buy one in the store? EA is so unfair. I pay my account each month and they dont care about me or my X number subscriptions."

    Oh, wait, this seems just like the whining going on here now.

    Congrats to those that won the contest or went to the party. I like your robe.
     
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    I think the robes look very spiffy and they make me very hopeful on the note that we might get new wearables in the relatively near future. Envy doesn't wear very well on anybody.
     
  21. Olahorand

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    The robe itself or something similar should also have been given to those accounts, which have been paid for 15 years - as kind of bonus vet reward.
    In my opinion also each participant in the story contest should have gotten something (and each of the stories published) - in the Memorable Moments Europe I proposed an open book or something like that engraved with words Story Teller of Sosaria or something similar. (It was too bad, that not even a confirmation about receiving the story has been sent by the EM.)

    Best greetings from Germany
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  22. Shakkara

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    Come on, it doesn't have stats, so 99% of the time you're not going to wear it anyway.

    I'd like to propose something else.

    Add 3 more DIFFERENT robe styles, make 'em craftable and also make some arties with stats (like conjurer's garb) out of them. Also add a statted version for the Fancy Dress and Kimono. Introduce them when another dungeon gets revamped. Then we all have something new to wear, because yes, I agree that the plain robes are boring and ugly.
     
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  23. Zosimus

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    This is still going on?


    It needs to stop.


    Bottom line no matter if UO devs gives in and gave everybody a robe there would be the same issue. They would have to give a new item to the ones that did go to the party and won on the stories. Then there would be countless threads of how unfair and complaints of these new items. It would be an endless cycle.
     
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    Agreed. It would also help greatly if people stopped spreading untrue rumours
     
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