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problem with submitting report to GM

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ingsmsico, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. ingsmsico

    ingsmsico Visitor

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    I am trying to alert GM's to a hidden, stealthing, scripting Luna book spammer but it is tough to do so when the character is hidden, it will not let me page a GM without typing the name, targeting the player, etc.. can anything be done about this or do we have to just deal with it? keep in mind these people could be spamming anything including pornographic or other material and we would have no way to do anything about it.

    Luna is spammed with 100's of these books numerous times per day.

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  2. Xalan Dementia

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    not sure but doesnt Tracking skill give you the stealthers name at least? maybe not in tram rulesets.

    Worst part is that its probably a trial account so if banned or punished theyll start a new one.
     
  3. Sevin0oo0

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    spam, as in speaking? soon as they say anything, they unhide themselves
     
  4. Taylor

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    He specifically said, "book spammer" - as in, dropping books with web addresses and such.
     
  5. Babble

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    Pick up the books?
     
  6. Mudd

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    Thank you for your query. Unfortunatly, game masters are unable to help you with your issue. Please see uo.com for more information. Thank you for playing Ultima Online.











    (someone had to do it)
     
  7. T-Hunt

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    there is one player named mom and no not the one you are thinling about that does that..its a person been around for a long time....

    People would block him using crates and such in Luna..


    ANd its not www.uo.faq


    Its www.UOdontcare.getlost...

    Been there with GM,s before..

    And the persons name should be in hte book also..
     
  8. Babble

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    Inform the IRS then?
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  9. Merion

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    Inkognito or disguise kits would take care of that...
     
  10. Babble

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    If the gm wants they can see who last accessed the book, but do they really want to?
     
  11. Mapper

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    They probably change the author to the website name address. :(

    Would be nice if there is a unique author number inside the book, So all you have to do is hand the book in to a GM and the character is dealt with.
     
  12. Babble

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    It is a useless battle though. As anyone can open a trial account and put books down.

    Good luck though

    Windmills .. CHARGE!
     
  13. ingsmsico

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    no it's not, the GM's can find where the guy keeps all his gold and ban his accounts

    they can also alert the IRS to the activity
     
  14. Sevin0oo0

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    so hidden.. makes it appear as if the books "spawn"? Maybe ask how you can do that, 'cause you want to advertise your website Too. just a thought
     
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    The great system we have & it works Soooooo Well :wall: !

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  16. Willard

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    On a good note, I paged a GM on LA to fix a problem with one of my characters having his Physical Resist stuck at -15. One showed up in less than 3 min and took care of the problem. So GMs are out there and do help--sometimes:)
     
  17. ingsmsico

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    still nothing is being done

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  18. ingsmsico

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    evidence of script usage

    book dropped behind wall/under house

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  19. ingsmsico

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    character name is Screech. I was able to page on him again today.

    Facts:

    #1 the 2 times I've caught him (today and earlier this week) he is on the character Screech
    #2 he seems to run clockwise around Luna road
    #3 he drops 100's of books several times per day
    #4 he is always in stealth mode

    again, this has been going on for weeks if not months

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  20. ingsmsico

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    sometimes I can't even pick them all up, I have to go trash the bag and get an empty one when my pack gets full

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  21. Omnius

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    this is just an idea. ignore them. If he isn't spamming screen and just leaving books you can pay no attention. If you want them disrupted get on the bandwagon the fel pvpers want. Tell the Devs to get rid of guard zones in fel. We'll kill them as soon as they come through our gates and disrupt their scripts.
     
  22. ingsmsico

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    he is spamming the screen, with books. it's pervasive and I'm not the only one who is pissed off about it.

    I wish you could come kill him (I would myself) but Luna is part of Trammel and we both know that is not going to change.
     
  23. Lady Michelle

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    Its nice that you want to do the right thing here pickup the books, and trash them. Think of it this way you are spending your UO time that you pay for to pick up after someone who is probley uses trial accounts to place these books.
    This person is only going to put out more books, and waste more of your time that you pay for to play UO. just something to think about.
     
  24. Orgional Farimir

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    I don't know what you are talking about. Don't you remember the posts last week. GM's are banning people who use unapprove 3rd parties.

    You must be mistaking this honest player for a scripter so please leave honest players alone :gee:

    BTW for those of you with out sarcasm, this is called sarcasm
     
  25. ingsmsico

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    I didn't as for your advice on what I should do with my time, as you said yourself I pay for UO and I can do what I want including report behavior that is disruptive. I would note that you've decided to spend your time posting on Stratics to tell me how I should be spending my time. consider the hypocrisy. same goes for you Omnius.

    EA can investigate this person and ban all of his accounts including those where he keeps his gold. nothing prevents them from going beyond the 1 trial account and shutting this guy down permanently.
     
  26. Babble

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    Optimist. :)
    EA has hardly enough gms for UO for normal gameplay. Why should they hire extra people to look for cheaters if they do not earn more money for that?

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  27. ingsmsico

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    silly post, you assume they don't have enough GM's yet you have no idea what is really going on, then you assume they wouldn't hire GM's even if they didn't have enough.

    I don't do what-ifs. try again.
     
  28. seapup

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    One way to stop all this crap and make sure that idiot doesn't come back is:
    STOP THE FREE TRIALS!!!!!!!
    Only way your ever going to win this war is by doing that.
    Yes I know then others get cut off because of this jerk.

    GM's in UO? umm way back when in 98 GM's where there on the spot when you needed them.So time to get real GM's from the game and that understand the game.
     
  29. I just don't get this at all. I agree that it is annoying, breaking the TOS for in game advertizing and probably using a script.

    BUT, you spent months arguing how EA should allow everyone to use "harmless" scripts that don't hurt anyone else. What changed? Are you against all scripting and breaking the TOS, or is it only some scripts and TOS violations that bother you?
     
  30. Mapper

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    Certainly more evidence towards 'not being enough GMs' than 'being enough'. These people use a script to make and drop the books, They probably watch you pick them up, Then hit 'GO' and sit back and laugh. I would hate to see you hate the game more and more by spending time picking up the spammer books.
     
  31. Sevin0oo0

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    What if you rename the books SCAM?
    just a thought
     
  32. WootSauce

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    This, but with a twist. I vote that you devote more time to doing this on all shards, not just your own.

    Thanks.
     
  33. Warpig Inc

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    The books are a great way for my noncombat mule to get gold to fill normal weapon BODs. By selling the books. And now with the dropping of more books just more BOD filling.

    Mostly that a GM works for rice.....and........get what you pay for.
     
  34. Lynk

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    Yea, I could tell that all the other players in your initial screenshots were really upset about the books being on the ground.
     
  35. canary

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    Seriously, I can think of a thousand other things in game that are more important than this to dwell on.

    It's. Really. Not. That. Big. A. Deal.

    Just do what I do, like when I see the Syndicate spamming their books from time to time around my shard... pop them in the trash.

    It really isn't that tragic that it should ruin your game experience.
     
  36. [JD]

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    horde minion