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Puzzle Room Blocked Off

Discussion in 'UO Origin' started by Slim29, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Slim29

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    Anyone know what happened to the puzzle room? They have it showing as out of order. I just started doing these yesterday so I'm bummed :(
     

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  2. Oriana

    Oriana Babbling Loonie
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    There was an exploit, that allowed people...well I'm not going to say what it did, but wasn't good. They shut down the Asian shards a week or so ago, Guess they finally decided us shards should do the same. I'm glad they did til they get the problem fixed.
     
  3. Definately bummed, but at the same time glad they finally followed suit and shut it down. Hopefully it wont take long to get the exploit fixed.
     
  4. Slim29

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    Someone on another board talked about 3.0 SOT's being wiped out(purged from server). Does anyone know if there is any truth to this. I didn't get any yet from the puzzle room, but that was what I was after. Still looking for answers :(
     
  5. Yen Sid

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    Would this mean that all of the ones I have managed to collect will be deleted? I hope not, I got 2 3.0 Taming SoTs I planned on saving for when my tamer got enough skill to be maxed out by them.
     
  6. Someone did suggest it, but seeing how thats really really unfair to those who got them the right way, I dont see EA doing that. I would be completely PO'd if they though. My 3.0's arent worth crap, but I got them fair and square so they better not delete them :(
     
  7. falseprophet

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    I ate the one I have gotten so far. It finished off Spirit Speak on my Necro, so the only way they're getting mine is a revert. :eyes:
     
  8. Slim29

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    After reading through the various boards, I solved the puzzles of vague responses and believe I figured out how the exploit was being done. I'm surprised that I didn't figure this out before, but I never thought to try this more than once per character per day. Since I only started using the puzzle room yesterday, I guess I'm lucky I didn't get caught up in the mayhem. Now my concern is what are they going to do with the massive number of 3.0 scrolls. Based on what I have read on the other boards, I hope they delete them completely. I have done well with my new vendor shop selling imbuing ingredients, and now that business is completely compromised. Who is going to continue spending gold buying my magical residue to train, when they can have unlimited 3.0 imbuing SOT's. So when players say they are just taking advantage of game mechanics, it is untrue. The entire market for things related to training in all skills has been compromised. The only way to resolve this is to purge the entire lot of scrolls. You can't do much about the offenders that have eaten the scrolls to max out their skills, but at least they wouldn't be able to continue to profit from it. My solution to fix the entire issue is below:


    1. Purge all 3.0 SOT scrolls
    2. Raise the maximum skill level in all skills to 150 from 120. (150 would be the new Lengendary)
    3. Update the servers to drop powerscrolls up to the 150 level.
    4. Never allow more that 1.0 SOT's to drop again.
    5. Increase overall skill stat cap accordingly.


    I hope EA listens, as I can fix any problem :) -They just need to ask. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
     
  9. Yellow Beard

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    It was only a suggestion. You can read the entire thread on Uhall
     
  10. Slim29

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    Well my imbuer just hit legendary a few minutes ago, and I did it the old fashion way without the help of any scrolls. I figure the entire training probably cost somewhere in the neighborhood of about 20 million. It would certainly not be fair for other players to attain the same level from a puzzle room exploit. I hope they purge the entire lot of 3.0's. Now I'm gonna go have some fun making the sickest weapons and jewelry possible :)
     
  11. Yellow Beard

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    Unfortunately some people may be using the room even with the exploit. They may be using another exploit in order to do so. I don’t know this to be a fact but peeps on Uhall have seen people in the room. I hope I am wrong and the peeps they see in the room are dev’s.
     
  12. Yen Sid

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    I read somewhere that people had toons logged in the room and they tried to open the box and it was just that- an empty box, no puzzle board came out of it so I don't think that anyone is getting them still. But you never know, cheaters always find a way to prosper.
     
  13. If you had a toon in the room when it was locked, you get nothing if you click on the puzzle box and you need to use the stuck option to get out. I was disconnected in the room and when I tried to get back was trapped. Was my luck second time I tried the room. Oh well got a neat pillow:)
     
  14. Salya Sin

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    I had not made it to the puzzles yet... having too much fun playing with the Raptors I guess... but it doesn't surprise me that some people found a way to mess up everyone's fun because they needed to run an exploit into the ground.