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Please Devs, NO MORE CARDS in these gift/holiday bags!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Prince Caspian, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. My memento chest is starting to look like Aisle 5 at Walgreens. These cards have been done to DEATH!

    Of course, to all the pragmatists out there who will invariably chime in: yes, I've already tossed a bunch of them in the trash.
     
  2. Maplestone

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    Not big on tradition?
     
  3. No, it's just that they are so drab and have been done to death. I mean besides the bells and whistles of text, they all look exactly alike (Valentine's Day Cards, Christmas Cards, Anniversary Cards), and so forth. Just want something different.
     
  4. Aboo

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    I'm not going to complain about ANYTHING they GIVE us. In fact I am going to take this time to thank the Devs for all their hard work on the anniversary items and the vet rewards. THANK YOU!
     
  5. Maplestone

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    I'm not sure your definition of "tradition" is the same as mine :)
     
  6. WarderDragon

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    I think they're a nice touch.

    I think someone mentioned in the past though, it would be nice if we had a container or book to put them on display without taking up lockdowns. I keep all mine, but they do take up alot of lockdowns, and there is no way to really display them all.
     
  7. Viper09

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    Nah, I say keep em :D

    Would be nice if added a bit more to the card like a greeting, thank you, etc on them though.
     
  8. Lord Gareth

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    Throw em away if you don't like em.

    I'm still working on getting one from Mesanna to Gareth. I'm not having much luck....:-( I wonder if she made it so I wouldn't get a card with Mesanna and Gareth on it.
     
  9. Well jeez. It looks like I'm alone on this one... :O
     
  10. Flutter

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    Trade you my cards for your vet rewards ;) :lick:
     
  11. Xenobia

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    No you are not alone in this :) I would like to see something new tossed in the bags. I understand we can just toss em in the trash but it would be cooler if they would give us something we would like to keep. I just wish they would change it up some.
     
  12. mjolnir131

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    cake older tradition; cards newer tradition
     
  13. Xenobia

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    At least with the 12th anniversary stuff they changed the shape of the cake. Although I'm not sure a different shaped card would be any better...They should give us a mini GM that says "Sorry I can't help you" and a letter from Santa that grants us one wish! Yeah that would be cool! Oh wait...I guess there isn't enough room in Trammel and Fel to give us ALL castles. Scratch that. There have to be better ideas out there!
     
  14. Corwin

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    Ah ha! I wheel of time reference! I wish you well in your quest. My Rand al'Thor has a rose with Tam al'Thor's name on it in his bank box.

    I wonder what you are doing on 10-27-09?
     
  15. Viper09

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    Oooo! I want a mini-GM statue!

    They could come in different colors each with a different name :D

    Now the question: What sounds should they make when someone passes by?
    Or should it show a text of those generic canned responses? lol
     
  16. Arrgh

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    Call me old fashioned but I like them, although I did like the binder idea.
     
  17. Xenobia

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    Give us personal bless deeds instead :love: And put "With Love, From GM So and So"
     
  18. Yellow Beard

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    Here! Here! :pint:
     
  19. Jhym

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    If I want to display them I use musicstands, they usually link up fairly well (though not exactly.)

    I don't mind the card form -- but I'd like new functions now and then when you double-click them. Sometimes have ones that sing a song or do fireworks or cast armageddon.

    I'd also like ones that work like the "engravings", but that perhaps take a snapshot of a character or npc that you can look at. You know, like a PICTURE.

    In game cameras for the win, baby.
     
  20. Sarsmi

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    They should just give us a "Memories Album" that would store these v day and christmas and anniversary cards already. You put the cards in a dyeable album and when you open it the gump gives the text of the card and also a choice of pictures you can alter (like messageboard avatars) so you can glance and see who the card is from while flipping thru: like the UO symbol for being from a UO employee or a heart for being from a close friend, etc.

    The pages of the album would be hued the same as the cards, the text would be the converse color (or maybe all just black, I don't think there are any black cards).

    Maybe an album could be a good way to store letters from friends dropped in the mailbox, someday?
     
  21. Why dont they send us an e-card :D
     
  22. falseprophet

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    Bacon, best tradition
     
  23. Lord Raven

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    Maybe a little tweak to the code for bod books would allow them to become Memory Albums?

    I always wonder why I see cards being sold in Luna for tons of gold? Who wants a card with someone else's name on it?
     
  24. Ni-

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    Thanks for the date! Been wondering about that without looking too too hard. :D

    I'm not sure if that was a WoT reference, but maybe.
     
  25. I'd actually like to see something like the whispering roses that were given out before, that come with just our name on it, and we can either give them away or display them.
     
  26. Gheed

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    Dev vodoo dolls and a gift that RNG's into any single piece of art for selected large mutli tile items in the game. Fun Xsharding gifts and trading pieces on your own shard to complete that catapult you always wanted in your back yard.

    As for the cards I like Sarsmi's Idea.
     
  27. Xenobia

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    Great idea! I have an 18x18 called "Rose Manor" and it is full of roses on every floor and almost every tile. I love em!
     
  28. Corwin

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    Ni, I wasn't replying to you. It was for Lord Gareth. He wanted to get a card from Mesanna to Gareth. Mesanna and Gareth are both WoT characters. I do have a card from Mesanna to Mazrim Taim, which caused to to fall to the floor in fits of laughter that only I understood (my wife looked at me oddly).