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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Erasmus, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Erasmus

    Erasmus Visitor
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    Ok...So heres whats happened so far with the event/turn ins.

    1. Vanguards - Spawned on Baja. Have not been spawning for weeks, yet still spawn on other shards? Can we get these back on Baja?

    2. Strangers - WTF. What happened here? The Strangers started, they droped some new gems and a magic box. BTW what are the items for? deco? event plot?

    One night I helped crash the entire Baja server 3 times, fighting the Stranger in Baja Heartwood. The fix was having the Stranger spawn in Hythloth for a week.

    So are the Strangers gone? coming back?

    3. In my 9 1/2 years of playing, the Spring event, is the one event, that I feel has all but ruined any of the little economic stability UO had. On Baja, the majority of vendors I see, sell only items not worthy of the turn in. Many of those items currently selling seem to have been duped for insane gold.

    The current event has people mob fighting Melissa. They get the spawn in the room to target an unreachable pet and just sit farming Melissa every 15 minutes...surely not intended?

    Young players (people that took the time and credit card number to make new trial accounts, simply to get the 50k per character in Spring points.

    The entire event ruined any chance at having items be rare, and there were numerous times during the event that took fun at screwing someone over. Be it the person that sold the wrong items which eventually had high turn in value, or the person that for phase 1 and 2 busted their hump to get points, only to evtually be handed 250k in points for free. Do not get me wrong I like new stuff, (new rares and items), however I for one, do not think they should be obtainable by anyone/everyone. That to me adds to the fun of the game!

    Seems hard to sell anything when people are looking at a point value for spring points, but also giving the items a gold and rarity value as well.

    Anyways, I could go on with event injustice, but right now simply want some answers...

    What are the threads of fate/life for?
    What is the Cloak of Corruption for?
    What are the new gems and Magical Box for?
    Are the Strangers defeated/gone?
    When does this event end?
    What is the glass dagger for?
    When do my decisions to join the Shadowlords effect the story line?
    Why do the devs add in items with +5% fire resist, but at the same time pretty much give each player in the game an all 70's suit?
     
  2. Draxous

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    would you like some cheese with this whine?
     
  3. legendsguy

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    i dunno what answer you're looking for, but i sympathize with everything. it's pretty messed up what happened to the turn-ins and everything else. what else can i say? ultima is scewed up.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    As far as whinning about rarity of items go...... go blow that horn somewhere else..... I don't care... there are PLENTY of rares around..... Magical box anyone??? how many got those... how about the large black pillars from the Magincia event...... there are more than enough rares around but when your looking at things like the armour and jewlery and things that have come from this event only the richest oldest characters are going to have this armour.... trust me...... those folk who like me are packrats whatever will have the armour but the average player is NEVER going to afford that stuff........

    move this to the whinners circle.... Rant if I ever heard one.

    Maybe it's my turn to rant but gads I miss when coming to Stratics and reading the posts was more informative, helpful and upbeat. All this complaining, crying and posts about I'm leaving, I quit and UO is DOOMED is getting OLD fast.... I still love UO.... I still play and have a great time... AND I for one am VERY much enjoying the turn ins, the new quests, the Vanguard, and I liked the strangers.... brief as they seemed to be.
     
  5. Erasmus

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    Im sorry if my perception of things sounds like a whine. You might not care about rarity of items, but I do. In fact its one of the things I enjoy most about UO.

    As for the Magical Boxes, hardly rare, most average UO players (that were involved with fighting Strangers) have a box or 2, or 3, or 4. The black pillers are the type of event item that I like most. Im not sure how many there were but on Baja I know of a guy that has at least 4.

    All average players should now be able to muster up a new armor set. Heck if you want one enough, simply make free trial account and your pretty much there.

    Anyways...

    Do you have any idea as to the answers in the second part of the post?
     
  6. Erasmus

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    I wish that were the case. I am helpful and would love to be upbeat, problem is, whats help? Give stuff to people? I do that...Help others? I do that as well. Most "help" is, how can I cheese the new aspects of the game?
    Stratics has always been helpful, just have to pick those posts out of the "I am quitting" messages. As for being upbeat, I do not think many people are not "upbeat", just gets tiredsome being upbeat about small bits of good and oceans of bad.

    I love UO too, I have 3 accounts and for almost a decade. UO has lost something recently, you can love it and still be critical of it. I for one am not leaving, I will stick around until they bring the servers down. I do not think the game is doomed, but I do think the in game "economy" is pretty much doomed.

    I did the quests "enjoyed" them once (first time). I enjoyed the turn ins, even know my hard work from phase 1 and 2, was belittled in phase 3 (IMO) The Vanguard event was cool, but on Baja it was knocked out pretty fast. Same goes for the Vanguards...gone pretty fast (I think this whole Stranger thing was broken from the start).
     
  7. MalagAste

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    As for the second half of the post...... It's my sincere hope that these things are forthcoming and by gods help us not having to take an entire nother year either to do so.... but I am holding hope that they have NOT fogotten these things as well I am hoping that the "discovery" of their use is even more fun than the quests now and the stranger battles and the vanguard... Perhaps you will have more rare goodies turn up from what is to come... It's my hope as well that any rare goodies are not balance changing..... or do not give any players any advantages over any others..... items that do that are in my opinion just as damaging as duped items.... but that is my opinion..... and I am definatly hoping that these items don't just become points for a turn in but are actually "useable" in some game changing fashion.... that brings interest and benifits the community not greed of an individual... I'd actually like to see where the use of some of these items (perhaps not the dagger).... gives a reward in a more virtuous way than things have been of late. But that is the roleplayer in me..... and certainly is Malag-aste's virtuous side talking.
     
  8. Erasmus

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    I agree with you here. So much Shadowlord this and kill that, where are the Guards? Lets see some justice some good. It would be fun to have a rebuild Magicina event :)

    I personally have always enjoyed titles. Perhaps these items give a reward that gives no item at all...would be cool.