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one thing about the new gifts that has me thinking...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
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    i cant get my head around this one thing.

    the armor engraver.
    its only good for 30 uses, its blessed and its non rechargable.

    yet we can get a weapon engraver that is the same graphic and can be recharged endlesslly.

    i just dont see where the thinking was on this.
    why not make the items the same, in that make the armor engraver rechargable at a cost.

    they seem to be making everything rechargable (hitching posts and such) so i fail to see why they wouldnt carry on with this item.

    was just a 'huh' from my brain that had to be put to paper (or key strokes)
     
  2. Chiera

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    well, it's easy to recharge. Go to the uocodes store and buy a new one :) That's a very valid monetary reason, don't you think ?

    Although I think that this is taking the 'milking the cow' game to a new extreme, I am pretty sure they will sell.
     
  3. hawkeye_pike

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    First off, the new items are not "gifts". Because if they were gifts, they would be free. :)

    The armor engraving tool and the hitching post seem to be the only two items of interest. But I won't spend $30 on 2 items, one of them not even rechargeable.
     
  4. Flora Green

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    I know that the armor engraver's limited use was asked about and as usual, the questions were ignored. This was before Japan got them, too. Probably around the time people started asking about why the chocolate ingredients don't stack and that one hasn't been answered yet, either.
     
  5. Its limited because its a money making idea.

    You buy the token. You use the items. You buy more.
     
  6. ElvishArcher

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    It because UO (among other MMORPG's) have become like crack. Here, this should give you a good laugh:

    EA Corporate Bigwig: We need to increase our pay and bonuses... now where do we get the funding to do this?

    Mythic Developer: Well we are getting ready to release the 11th Anniversary Items (not gifts) at ~$30 a pop, that will help!

    EA Corporate Bigwig:: What's that going to give them for $30

    Mythic Developer: Well, we are going to give them their choice of 11 different items for a total of 11 items at ~$30.

    EA Corporate Bigwig:Interesting... tell you what, let's do this: Sell them a Token like in the past. This token will give them 1 of each new item, NOT the ability to choose. Then we release about a week or 2 later the ability to purchase each individual item separately at ~$6.99-9.99 per item. Basically give them a taste then up the ante when they get hooked on a specific item! They will buy more codes for the individual items and then we cash in!

    ***EA Corporate Bigwigs crowd together giving each other high-fives and talking about their upcoming vacations they are now planning of our money***

    Mythic Developer: Umm... Sirs? I don't think the player base is going to like this at all...

    EA Corporate Bigwig: Umm... Mythic Developer? Who signs your payroll checks?

    Mythic Developer: YES SIR RIGHT AWAY SIR!!!
     
  7. Tjalle

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    ... :D
     
  8. Ragner

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    Ok call me stupid but i have been to the gamecode webpage but i can't for the life of me find the 11th anniversary thing on there.... tried several ways getting to it too.. Any help would greatly be appriciated
     
  9. ElvishArcher

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    They took it down because they advertised the ability to choose which items in the deal and that was not the case. They are trying to "clear up the issues" with people who bought under those false pretenses then will probably put it back up. I myself won't buy anything until a week or 2 ofter they are re-released just to see what else messed up happens with them just in case... ie: bugs etc.
     
  10. Chiera

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    ea/uocode messed up a little with the description what the code actually does, so they took it down before more people bought codes and didn't get what was advertised.
    So no recharge until further notice ;)
     
  11. Poo

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    well so much for my master plan of labeling all my plate tunics with
    "tag in the back stupid!"
     
  12. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
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    you may need to have little kids to fully get the chuckle from the post listed above.
     
  13. Aboo

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    I have 7 grandchildren, the oldest is 12 and the youngest is 17 months so I definitely got the chuckle. However, I usually tell the dad of the youngest one that more than I do the children!