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rare 18th anv plates

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Poo

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    so, finished collecting all my 18th anv bags on all the NA shards and ive noticed a big decrease in the rare drop with gifts.

    out of my first 417 toons i have gotten 3 of the rare plates.
    that is a nasty drop rate!

    damn you RNG!
    *shakes fist*

    ill start in on the HK shards here in a couple days just to see if i can change the % on that a bit.
    but wowsers thats a low % for the rare drop this time!
     
  2. Vor

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    2 out of 14.
     
  3. Poo

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    *adds Vor to hate list*
     
  4. Vor

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    Both where from throw away chars unfortunately that don't mean anything to me. Wish I'd got one on my main RP char!
     
  5. Wetherlocke

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    I was so happy to get mine on one of my 2 mains, on my home shard. :)
     
  6. Scribbles

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    @RoseBlue There are player named plates. as in your character that you logged in on when receiving the gift.

    Im on account 3. log in attempt 300 some odd.... still no player named plate... bleh.
     
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  7. Poo

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    decided to push through and get my collecting bags done.

    picked up a couple more rare plates.
    totals break down like this

    account #1 : 177 characters / 2 Plates = 1.1%
    account #2 : 152 characters / 3 Plates = 2%
    account #3 : 142 characters / 3 Plates = 2.1%
    account #4 : 117 characters / 1 Plates = 0.9%

    Total 558 characters / 9 Plates = 1.6% drop rate over 4 accounts over all 27 shards.
     
  8. Yadd of Legends

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    So a plate with your character's name on it is rare, but why would it be desirable (collected by others)?
    rare plate.jpg
     
  9. MalagAste

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    It is more meaningful to me IMO.

    As for the drop rate @Poo all I can say is welcome to my world. This is how UO is for me all the time.
     
  10. Slayvite

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    I have to add 2 out of 14 to the list also.....Unfortunately for me both chars that got the rare plates are called Elvira.
     
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  11. Vor

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    Any idea if I rename the character would the plate name would change?
     
  12. DJAd

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    Would be on for test centre but I doubt it would.
     
  13. Slayvite

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    Nope, once the plate is created, that's it. It's just an item in the world and not linked to your char in any way. ;)
     
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  14. Vor

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    Ah well.
     
  15. Shandara

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    My claiming the 18th bags is finished. 481 char and have four plates with char names on them...now for the conspiracy theory behind the RNG...last year I also got four towels with char names on them...hmmm...coincidence?
     
  16. Parnoc

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    60 characters on my home shard = 0
     
  17. Scribbles

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    over 700 characters and 0 player named plates.... sigh.

    With that said im buying player named plates. PM and lets work something out.
     
  18. Capt. Lucky

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    I really don't see why a plate with your name on it would be so rare. Mostly it's only important to you. I'd think it should be like at least a 10% chance. For the most part though I'd prefer the normal game drops over most of my characters.
     
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    1 plate out of about 140 characters. I was still happy to see this :)
    Powersurge.jpg
     
  20. Prince Erik

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    Two accounts with over 80 characters and I got two plates - interestingly enough both characters have the word "Sorrow" in their names. Those two are the only ones named as such and they both got plates. Hmmmm... ;)

    -P.E.
     
  21. old gypsy

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    No rare plate here, but I wasn't expecting any since I only have one account. (And only play one shard.)
     
  22. Siabra

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    So Far of the named Plates ...
    I have I named Plate " Flame" on SP I will consider selling
    I will post other plates ( if i get them lol )


    I Just got another Named Plate on Cats name Drussa Holder
     
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    Even if it is rare, I can't get excited about it, since who else but me would even care if I tried to sell it or my house went IDOC? I just don't see people lining up for a Yadd plate.
     
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    1 out of ~60

    Irony has it though, that the first char I checked gifts on got it, which was also the name I most desired on it, so yea: win! :)
     
  25. MalagAste

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    I found it interesting that of the 13 accounts I have active with well over 900 characters I got 7...

    And even more interesting was that there are at least 40 or 50 Malag'aste characters, at least that many characters named Setatabon/Xunroos or Calibus... another 30 or so Myhrea's and what do I get for names..... Tifa, Walt, Clone, and Vincent???? Now Vince I can see since I have at least 20 or so of them..... but Walt? Tifa? Tifa was a character my son had.... and neither one of us can figure out who or when a character of that name was created on Yamato of all places.

    I would have loved to have had one for either Willa or Malag but no... can't get that lucky... the odds had to be in my favor but Noooooo the RNG seriously hates me or something. I don't get it.

    Walt and Clone were characters made by my friends who gave me the accounts ages ago.... which is sort of nice.... but I would have preferred if I had gotten one named after his character Hawkeye... but didn't get that lucky either.

    Also of note only 6 out of the 13 accounts got a special plate. Which for 3 or 4 of the accounts isn't a big surprise since they honestly only have 8 or 9 characters on them at the most..... but still. Sad odds if you ask me.

    Best one of all I got though I think was A Wailing Banshee's First Adventure....
     
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    13 accounts I have active with well over 900 characters, HOLY!
     
  27. MalagAste

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    It honestly takes me over 2 weeks just to get my .1 gains of the day.
     
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  28. SlayerofBunnys

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    1 out ~ 60 and it was Valorie a miner that I created on Sonoma to help a friend get settled back in 2001
     
  29. Yadd of Legends

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    I just keep thinking of the 900 characters
    ha ha, exactly what I was thinking when I read this.
     
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    Simply to satisfy my curiosity how many of these are complete characters?
     
  31. Kirthag

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    I'd take a Yadd Plate :p
     
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  32. MalagAste

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    That would depend on your definition of "complete"... over 200 of them are "Functionally complete" as in depending on what I was doing I could say go to an EM event and survive and maybe get an item... I could participate in a champ spawn... though I likely wouldn't survive long against a hard core PvPer/PKer... alone. Though with my connection and all unless they were running a speed hack I'd possibly get away and hide run away without dying.

    Of those I have over 20 Tamers another 5 or 6 archers, 2 or 3 throwers, 1 "sampire"... about a dozen crafters... a few necros, 3 or 4 THunters, 4 Beggars, 3 or 4 Fishers,...

    It's been my "goal" to have a fully functional Tamer on EVERY shard. It's a long term goal that I don't really work hard core at but I piddle with from time to time late at night when none of my friends are about.
     
  33. Gameboy

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    @MalagAste you've been playing since beta?
     
  34. MalagAste

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    No but I have played pretty much non-stop since I started "just" after Trammel. I grabbed my copy of UO:R off the shelf at Wal-mart. I haven't really stopped playing since I started outside the initial 3 months when my computer went to computer heaven shortly after I built my first character... and a 2 week stint here and there like when I moved and had no internet.... I had such UO withdrawal I played the Sims Medieval and created Sims of all my UO friends. Was a hoot.
     
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  35. Yadd of Legends

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    Now I'm wondering if LadyStorm still plays or if you've taken over as queen of UO excess
     
  36. Poo

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    how is that excessive?
    ive got 558 characters and every single one of them is suited up and maxed out and scrolled up.
    granted ive been playing since the game started and i actually enjoy character development.
    its really not that hard of a thing, once youve made a couple dozed characters you find fast easy ways to make them and then BOOM your flying.

    when i started going to other shards years ago i realized i needed certain characters to make myself playable on other shards.
    so you get a set bunch of templates you need.
    then once youve done that you just move onto another shard and repeat.
    then to another shard and repeat.
    the 21 main characters i make on every shard are all the same.

    18 years of playing is what 6570 days which is like 940 weeks.
    say you take a week to a week and a half per character or even 2 weeks per character youd be up to 500 fully developed guys.
     
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