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New Year/New Game Codes for UO? = Nice

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kylie Kinslayer, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Inquisitor
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    According to UO FB page:

    Abyssal Hair Dye
    &
    Forged Metal Tool

    Will be available soon. Just for any that don't follow them on FB. :thumbup1:
     
  2. Slickjack

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    Any explanation of what exactly the forged metal tool does?
     
  3. Xalan Dementia

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    hmm maybe the forged metal tool is somethin like the woodworkers bench and the basket of herbs, where it gives you a Success/Exc. Success chance increase?
     
  4. Kylie Kinslayer

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    This is all the info they had on it:


    Forged Metal Tool - Enhancing...enhancing....enhancing...tired yet? With this you can get in, out, and on with life.

    Maybe like the carp bench or maybe better, now have to wait eagerly until we can find out once they release them for sell.
     
  5. Mapper

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    More micro payment goodies.. Nice. Hope the money is being used well.. :p
     
  6. Trebr Drab

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    Is this what Cal's stream will be all about? The new UO?
     
  7. Babble

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    More pixelcrack... as bad as me trying to get a vial of sands :p
     
  8. Trebr Drab

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    We haven't seen nothin' yet. If UO goes FtP, there's going to be all sorts of things to buy.

    But I'll play. Lets come up with some new, fantastical, uber items to buy and win with!

    -The Magic Dumbazzery Hat: For mages, a magic hat inspired by MMORPG game developers everywhere. Pull some magic dumbazzery out of your hat!

    -The Paladin's Upyers Sword: Want to Roleplay a Paladin? Get your Upyers now!

    -The Tinker's Tinkupper kit: Want to tink like a game developer? Tink up the place now like the best of them.

    -The Blessed Holysh!t tool: Bless it all, anyways. Bless it all.

    -The Freebiejeebies kit: For freebie geeks, gives you your choice of the above items for free! You'll buy anything, and it's great for vendor sales too!
     
  9. AxiamInc

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    Joke all you want... I'm all over that Upyers Sword!! :danceb:
     
  10. Martyna Zmuir

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    Facebook = Satan

    Lame that this isn't posted on the game's official site...
     
  11. Trebr Drab

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    FtP=Facebook. The handwriting is all over the walls. Especially the bathroom walls (also known as "the sheeter").

    And this is the "bad feeling" I was talking about.
     
  12. Martyna Zmuir

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    Amusing :p

    UO has had a Facebook page since 4/16/09. I doubt FtP has anything to do with this, just the lack of a dedicated UO Community Rep who actually interacts with the p(l)ayers.

    UO has its issues, but I'm not ready to declare the sky is falling.
     
  13. Xalan Dementia

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    Ive always wondered why they dont have a dedicated person to keep the UO home page, patch page, facebook etc all up to date? :coco:
     
  14. Ender

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    Because that would be another employee they would have to pay.
     
  15. Llewen

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    If they offer something on UO Game Codes that truly impacts game play, such as making enhancing a sure thing, I'm going to be pissed.
     
  16. cdavbar

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    agreed
     
  17. cdavbar

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    I could use a job!!

    Devs are you listening?


    hehe
     
  18. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Kinda torn on this one really. Yeah they need to make enhancing have a better chance of success. With imbuing active normal crafters are at a big disadvantage, so that's a plus. But being sold as a code is a negative, unless it somehow turns into a token.
     
  19. Trebr Drab

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    I don't follow your reasoning there. Token or not, isn't it still the same thing?
     
  20. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Well, if it's token form at least I can buy it with in game gold and not my RL cash. That's how I rationalize the token craze. There are always folks buying them up and selling on vendors because they don't want to "buy gold". I guess they rationalize buying tokens instead of gold along those same lines tho :D
     
  21. Skrag

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    I don't know about you guys but I'd LOOOOVE if the game went F2P. I could still spend my usual $15 per month on the game and not alter my budget at all, but now I'd get $15 worth of pixel crack too.
     
  22. Coppelia

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    Yes, but EA prefers UO to be a F2P with a subscription fee and expansions/boosters that you must pay. It's still a F2P of course.


    Ca$h $hop in a P2P is turning you on, eh Cal?


    It's funny : we pay the top of the market subscription fee for :
    - inexistant customer support
    - the "corrective" patches

    For new content, buy it yourself (booster, anniversary "gifts", etc).


    $15/month to have rugs in the cash shop instead of the tailoring menus. Only in ULTIMA ONLINE!
    You know the catch line :
    EA, make money off everything.

    :danceb:
     
  23. Harlequin

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    Having just broke 30 pairs of mining gloves to get 140 luck, I am quite interested to see how the forged metal thing will help.
     
  24. Cloak&Dagger

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    I only pay $10......Which is less than some other games...(been awhile since I played most games but I still hear they cost more)

    I wouldn't mind seeing a f2p where you pay for the initial account, then pay for expansions/booster...and the cash shop....hmm....Realistically if there is the better of 100,000 players playing...and they all had to buy an expansion ever year or two...they would still be making money (again plus w/e they make on the cash shop) But...that is just me.

    Edit: I should say 100,000 subscriptions...doubt it is players, but still.
     
  25. Llewen

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    I don't mind them doing something about that, but it should be something you can get by playing the game, not by shelling out $10 at UO Game Codes. That drives me nuts. I absolutely hate that business model for MMO's. It makes game play completely meaningless.

    And yes, you could say it already happens, but at least with the resellers someone played the game to get the items being sold (of course it's a different matter if they are duped, but that's something that can be fixed).
     
  26. Trebr Drab

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    I agree. I don't like cash shops in the first place, but I can accept them if they don't sell things that give advantages in game play. But they already do (Advanced Character, Woodworker's Bench, etc.) Just as many of us have always feared, once they started selling things it was a small jump to selling things that matter to game play. And this can easily climb up the ladder into full scale BTW (buy to win). In fact, it's a given if the game doesn't make enough money for management bonuses.

    In effect, it is a system that rewards failure on the part of management, while punishing those of us who want a deep roleplaying game. This is why you see more and more of this crap, and less quality of gaming. And as we go along, quality and expertise of MMO game design no longer matters, only profits gained from suckers world wide.
     
  27. Fogsbane

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    Looks like the codes are now available for purchase :stir:

    (sorry, i'm too dumb/lazy just now to be able to post a picture)

    The Forged Metal of Artifacts looks like a blaze colored piece of forged metal.


    Forged Metal of Artifacts
    Blessed
    uses Remaining: 10
    All Crafting Skills: 100%


    after claiming and when used in game, this descriptor box pops up ~

    The next time that you try to enhance an item the success rate will be the value listed below regardless of your skill and total intensity of the item. Skill requirements still apply to material usage. One charge on this item will be consumed per use and only one instance of this buff can be active at any time.

    Skill All Crafting Skills
    Success Rate: 100%
    Okay/Cancel
     
  28. Babble

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    Good way to generate cash ...
    I still find a monthly fee + a cash shop greedy
     
  29. gortman

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    $9.95 for the 10 charge version, $5.95 for 5 charges.
     
  30. Babble

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    LOL

    Having difficulty getting that quality piece of armor or weapon? Just need that simple boost to get you over the top. How about a tool that offers 100% enhancement. Let the tool do the work, and be off adventuring in minutes versus hours.

    $10

    For that price they should include the materials too :p
    Or rather how they worded it
    Pay to win is what their description really say :)
     
  31. Llewen

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    I'm not impressed. I am once again considering closing my accounts...
     
  32. Trebr Drab

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    Does this work for enhancing imbued items? "Pay to win" is exactly what it is, if so.
     
  33. Trebr Drab

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    I'm just waiting for the stream to see if there's going to be an alternative.
     
  34. Llewen

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    Yes and yes.

    And I'm pretty sure, no.
     
  35. Trebr Drab

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    Yeah, I may not either. UO has become so full of problems that I was just waiting for a new shard (to get rid of inflation accumulated over years) that's pre-AoS, and basically get back to the "world" that UO was. So, if they do that, I won't need my old stuff anyways. And at this point, even dragging it out seems like a waste.
     
  36. Martyna Zmuir

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    These items still have yet to be announced on the Herald.

    Awesome communication and Customer Service skills Mythic! WTG! :wall:
     
  37. Tinsil

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    I wouldn't be, as long as it comes in token form, so it is buyable with gold as well.
     
  38. puni666

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    LOL so now I can finally make my wood suit with all 4 HPR pieces and 26 Fire resist... Max HPR will be nice to fit on the already OP sampire template. Or maybe I'll do the mystic/dexer slasher soloer.
     
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    I am looking forward to the forged metal. This opens up a lot of options that I wouldn't have considered before. Usually I craft out of special materials but now I can consider using the basic materials and then enhancing nicely with the special materials. Very cool. I'm personally ok with giving Mythic $10 or maybe $20 for for 2 of this item.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  40. Coppelia

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    I think I'm not going to stay on official servers for Cal to touch himself browsing uogamecodes.com, the EA porn side.

    It's a shame and I'm disgusted. I thought they wouldn't fall so down. They do. My account won't be renewed as long as that kind of crap is for sale.
    I was stilll having fun, even if playing a lot less often. I don't know if I'll bother packing stuff, it really sounds like the end of UO for me. I've already walked too far down this road. HS should have rung me a bell. I'm tired to be taken for a sucker so openly.
     
  41. Restroom Cowboy

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    As usual, you are clueless. If you considered the costs involved with enhancing after imbuing...you might see how this item makes sense. One use of this thing pays practically pays for itself.

    btw, can I start referring to you as Derp?
     
  42. Ox AO

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    oh my god This is disgusting

    Imbuing ingredients market is going to die with this thing.

    No need to grow seeds of renewals anymore. The rat spawn will get you enough seeds to make you any suit you want.

    just when i was starting to make some decent gold in the game they pull the rug out from under me and put real money in their pocket.
     
  43. jack flash uk

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    So for example

    does this mean i can now make woodland dexxer suits with 5 mods then add bloodwood HPR 2 on after, to then have 6 part enhanced armour parts with no chance of breakages?

    if so

    AWESOME!
     
  44. Babble

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    Sure, what is a derp
    :)
     
  45. Trebr Drab

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    You're not a sucker just because they sucker punched you. The fault lies with them.
     
  46. Ox AO

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    You think it is awesome to buy this uber making device out side the game Mechanics?

    Why not skip all the game mechanics let me buy my castle and weapons at uogamecodes.
    (I will take that back the weapons and armor they just allowed me to buy with this thing.)

    Allow me to buy the 'kill' command while your at it.



    This is so wrong in so many ways.
     
  47. Trebr Drab

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    How about a glass sword instead?
     
  48. Ox AO

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    There you go and how about the invulnerable command.

    This is pissing me off.
     
  49. *facepalm*

    forge tool

    *head desk*

    wallet warriors win ...:stretcher:
     
  50. popps

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    Awesome ???

    HORRIBLE !!!

    Why I think it will be horrible ?

    Because now there will be players with uber suits and uber weapons and players who won't and if they want to keep playing they will either have to also get the tool and make themselves matching uber suits and uber weapons or give up with the game.

    And if all get the tool all suits and all weapons will be uber and so it will be as if noone was wearing anything.

    Worse, the new uber suits and uber weapons will make it quite easier to fight current monsters thus taking the challenge away.

    So the developers will have to beef them up to bring the challenge back and then these monsters will be way too tough for new or returning players who might get upset with the game and move elsewhere.

    I do not like this change AT ALL.