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Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characters?

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  1. popps

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    Quite several things are still not well known about Shard Shields, the new 14th Year Veteran Reward so, any question "might" become moot whenever these questions will be eventually answered and the way these new items work, clarified or fine tuned as their design goes.

    Among 3 other points which bug me about this new item (their representation of a given shard which I would better see as variable daily, and not be fixed, that the Shard Shield can work off of a bank box and not require to be locked down in a home and that pack animals carrying items can be transferred along even though they are not stabled), there is a 4th point that relates to the question asked in this thread and that is, the transferability of the actual Shard Shield to another account (which is entirely different than the monthly generated account bound transfer token.....).

    I will explain my reasoning better.

    This new Reward is intended to be claimed by players who have been playing, maintaining their account as active, for 14 long Years.

    Now, in that very many Years, I would imagine and think that such long time Veteran players would have all 7 characters on their main home shard, well developed.
    And I am not talking about skills and stats, at least skills can be soulstoned, I am talking about being scrolled up with multiple Legendary powerscrolls, having learned a number of recipes and all that.

    Meaning, that for a 14th Year Veteran player, it would be a very hard choice, I would imagine, to delete any of the 7 characters on their main home shard to make room for that account of 1 slot for transfers. This, of course, "if" the Shard Shield was to also be account bound as well as the one per month generated transfer token which is still unclear and among those still unanswered questions...

    So, "should that be the case" (i.e. that Shard Shields were to also be account bound along with the generated one per month transfer tokens) I would find it a contradiction to intend an item for usage by a long time 14th Year Veteran player who most likely has all 7 characters fully or well developed on their main home shard thus not allowing any of them to be deleted thus wasting all the Legendary Powerscrolls and Recipes learned already, should such a Shard Shield Veteran Reward be only usable by that 14th Year account because it was account bound.

    "If" instead, while the one per month generated transfer token would indeed stay as account bound, the Shard Shield could be transferred to another account other than the 14th Year Veteran account that claimed it, then at least those 14th Year Veterans who have multiple accounts, without harming any of their 7 characters on their main home shard, could claim the Shard Shield on their 14th Years old account, transfer it to their other lower age account and use that other account to then generate the one per month account bound transfer tokens for their transfer needs as that other account might not have all 7 characters fully or well developed as their 14th Year account.

    So, I wonder, is there any 14th Year Veteran player out there who, on their main home shard does not have all 7 characters fully or well developed who have already learned a good many 120 Legendary Powerscrolls, Recipes and all that and would thus be a big sacrifice to be deleted ?
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    The easiest way to answer that question is fairly simple tbh...

    If you have 7 characters then you get two shields, use one of your charas to go to a shard (To shop or whatever) with one shield's token and then use the other shield token to go back home. I cannot think of any reason why you would want to delete a character to facilitate this as its really a simple concept. I dont know if the shields will be account bound or not (I hope not tbh) BUT I would imagien they have a age restriction on them so that only those of 14 years or older can use them.

    Failing that, why the hell are you complaining? 14 Year vets are getting at lest one free transfer per month. Geeze, your getting something for nothing yet still complain? IMO you've come over very selfish and spoilt with this as its a "Yes well I want MORE" attitude. Very poor show dude, I wish I was a 14 year vet to have these as they are AWESOME, nothing less. At lest the vets could do is say thank you for this amazing reward.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I think the idea is to take one of those already developed characters from your main shard to another shard. You're not going to claim a vet reward on a shard you have no characters.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    BINGO, hit the nail on the head! :)
     
  5. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I have 2 accounts that have been active since the very beginning and I have several toons I would not mind deleting.
    Im not a powergamer. Ive played casual for all theese years and have been multisharding, so still lots of room to go for new toons :)
    Dont think I will use the item in question though since I like the actual task of working up a toon :)
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    You x-shard yet your not going to use your free x-fer tokens? I'm guessing that you've read or worded it slightly wrong :p lol
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    i dont have characters on every shard..
    i do have 1 or 2 built up ones on certain shards i dont call home.. mostly for events.

    these shields sound awesome.. even if they need to be locked down in a house..
    what it looks like you do is you choose 2 or 3 shields.. first your home shield, then a shard of choice shield.
    every month you collect the transfer tokens.. i guess they dont expire? so in a few months you will have SEVERAL tokens :)

    when you want, say for an event , or to buy something that you can only find on say a busy shard you take a couple of those tokens, use one to get there use one to get back..

    once again, sounds AWESOME :)
    i just wish my account was closer to 14 years.. lol.. turning 11 this month.. (hopefully)

    unfortunately my account is a few months off.. i actually turned 11 in july..
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I would assume, that if any 14th Year Veteran player has developed 7 characters over their main home shard, it is because they actually think they need them 7 to fully enjoy playing that shard.

    So, either deleting or moving any of them 7 to any other shard, for good, might be, at least for some 14th Year Veteran players, an unpleasant choice. And, if they had any additional account, albeit a lower age one, they might much more prefer to leave their 7 characters on their main home shard for their 14th Year Veteran account as they are and instead use their other, lower age account for transfers.

    Bottom line is, that since the reward has been thought to be claimed by 14th Year Veteran players, for those reasons I think it would be quite important to many players if the actual Shard Shields where not account bound and transferable to other accounts while the transfer tokens that they generate remain account bound to that account which will actually make use, once per month, of the Shard Shield.

    I do not see it as a complaint at all rather, a "fine tuning" of the usability of a new item to better fit the needs of the players it is intended to be claimed by, the 14th Year Veteran players.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I think the first stage here, which everyone seems happy to miss out, is to ask exactly how do they work?

    Does the shield have to be locked down in a house?
    If yes, can anyone but the house owner account use it? ie co owner?
    If you use the token to go to another shard how do you get back?

    The publish notes says the token is account bound - so the person who collects the token can't transfer it.
    But is the shield account bound? So only the owner can claim a token?

    All these and probably several more questions need answers before anyone hits the panic button.
     
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    That is one possible use of the token.

    Another possible use, though, is to have a character from another shard, not the main home one, who happen to have, perhaps, items that one wants to be transferred over to the main home shard, be transferred over to the main home shard.

    In this second case, for example, if the 14th Year Veteran players has, on one's own home main shard, all 7 characters fully developed and does not want to get rid of any of them, this would make it not possible to transfer over the main home shard from another shard using a Shard Shield transfer token even if the Veteran players had a secondary account, albeit a lower age one. This, "if" the Shard Shield is also account bound as the generated transfer token and not transferrable to that other account which the Veteran player might "prefer" to use as the transferring character account.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    The Token allows free travel back to the shard it was generated on.

    So would have to buy a shard transfer to vacation on another shard.

    Now if you brought your shield with you does it generate a token to return to your main shard after a month or the shard you are currently on.

    Have another shield on shard you visit to generate totens for that shards return. Boils down with the two shield bounce you will still have to have an old transfer token to start bouncing.

    I have old accounts and would say they should of been for 5 year and older. Now IF the shield is account bound but the tokens can be sold and used by anyone. The line forms here have your gold checks out and sign over. Joking aside. It would be nice to go 6 months collecting tokens on a main shard and a second shard. The take 5 friends to hunt on second shard and have return tokens. One those friends have shields, but to a different second shard. Everone in the group does the same and the group could be hunting on different shards to meet other interesting players and kill them. Still it would be an iterest to players if for gold they could buy a return token and buy a transfer from EA. A player could collect a years worth of their shards tokens and cross shard with them for players to come visit their shard or sell matched tokens with a return token also.

    Just most 14 year vets will have to wait till they are 15 years old to get two more picks to have a matched set of shields.

    Point being they are starting to tear down the wall between shards. They just need to put a door in every shard's wall that leads to any shard. Instead of past talking over combining shards. Catch would be an NPC standing at a shards door selling transfer tokens for 100k.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I await clarification, but I have a suspicion that these things are intended for a full account migration, not shard hopping to visit.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    Many people have spare choices once they get above a certain age.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    Im pretty sure they wil be account bounded otherwise some people would get a lot of them and the consecuences would be inpredictable. I dont think this item is intende to make people able to full free travel around all shards.

    In my opinion is a great reward for 14 years old accounts. A reward for playing this game for almost 1/3 of their lifes, I think its a reward they really deserve.

    I see no problem with 7 char slots full developed accounts. I have 13,5 years old account and tbh I dont see the problem, I stil have 2 rewards pendant so I will get 4 Shields when I hit 14 years so I can have one to my main Shard and the other 3 to the Shards I have interest to go. So ,

    ┬┐Where is the problem? Very simple, people would like to travel to a Shard and get free back home token, I dont think this is going to happen neither.
    So people that dont have a 14 years old account are complaining, !!!what a surprise!!!
     
  15. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    argh!

    What for the facts.

    Geez.

    Let's stress out about that which suppose.
     
  16. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    Nope, not x-sharding. Ive been MULTIsharding - not trading across but actually playing on several shards instead of just one. So answering the original question: Yes I am a 14 year vet who does not have fully developed toons in all slots :)
    What I ment was, I don't think will pick those rewards, since I don't think I will ever use them..
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    it would be cool (if this is a visit feature) that the players kept the shield symbol like a talisman on his paperdoll, so we'd know where they came from...
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    To answer the question in the title, I have several developed on my home shard, one mostly developed on Atl, and no developed chars on the other shards. Because I play the chars I like, on my shard (cause I like it there, if I didnt it wouldnt be home shard :p) all the other 560 noobish chars are just there for my friends and me to trade gifts and presents =)
    I don't even have my "main" account chars completelly developed, cause I dont play to create one of everything.
    I don't have a sampire, an elf, a gargoyle, a thrower, an imbuer, etc etc
    Cause i enjoy the mage and the fisher/archer *shrugs*
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I too want full clarification on this items use. As that I have a few 14 year accounts this would make it much easer to shuffel characters to where I need them on those accounts. I dont understand the OPs fears though. I see no need to delete a character if you dont need to. Now if you have both locations filled to the max with characters and want to send someone this could get dicy unless you ship off to another shard then again from that destination shard to another shard as well first.

    Those of us who play on multi shards this new reward is a hopefull option when you want to close down play on one shard and move to another.
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte


    Hmmm......."intended for a full account migration, not shard hopping to visit"?

    Not necessarily, at least reading from this thread http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/253995-*spoiler*-client-7-0-19-a.html



    Now, I would imagine that for a full account migration a player might have lots of items to carry along.

    But if pack animals cannot be carried along unless stabled, and they cannot be stabled when carrying items on them, I can hardly think that the Shard Shields might be intended for a full account migration. On the contrary, without bringing along pack animals carrying items, I would actually say the opposite, which is that their use might instead be intended for short visits........
     
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    see my thread
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    To the first part/title of the OP.

    Most players have 6 or 7 developed chars on thier main shard and maybe 1 or 2 on some other shards. Mostly players have chars on all shards fo collecting An. gifts to trade with other players. There would be no reason to delete any developed char on any shard because of this reward.

    Now for the rest of your what if or whatever you want to call it.

    #1 you did not read http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/254348-%5Buo-herald%5D-publish-73-comes-origin.html very well or you would have seen this Post #59
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    There is also another one in Post #99. Thany you Pfloyd and Surgeries for posting these.

    So based on those two posts you will need to pick a shard shield with a shard name on it. These are NOT GOING TO CHANGE no matter how much you want or think they should.

    Things we know.
    There is only one thing for sure that we know is that the token these shields give will be account bound.

    Things we do not know because we are not DEVs and have no clue so please stop asking because WE DO NOT KNOW.
    1. Do the shields need to be locked down to produce a token.
    2. Once locked down can any account dbl clk the shield, like the stump or cart, to gather the resource.
    3. Are the shields tradable or are they also account bound.

    Things these will be used for are:
    1. Rares Traders
    2. Xsharders selling goods on other shards.
    3. RPers going to other shard events.

    Things you will need to do.
    1. On your home shard or shard of your choice is to pick that shards shield to get a token so you may return to that shard if you want to.
    2. Pick a shield with a shard that you want to visit. So far you have used TWO (2) 14th year vet rewards.
    3. Get the TOKENS from both Shard Shields with the char you want to transfer. This way you have a return token with you.
    4. Make sure there is an open char slot on the shard you want to visit.
    5. Use token for the shard visiting.
    6. Visit/trade goods/sell goods/buy goods.
    7. Use token from home shard to return home with goods/gold.

    Yes this is long but remember who started this thread. Sorry.

    If you have any other questions please contact your local DEV because anything else about these Shields is beyond all the player base. Why do I say this, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT DEVs AND REALLY HAVE NO CLUE. SO PLEASE SAVE ALL YOUR I WANTS AND WHAT IFS UNTILL A DEV SAYS DIFFERENT.
     
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    Well, I thought that Developers also posted on these Forums from time to time thus making it still worth it for players to ask questions which Developers know the answer for....
    It is no longer so ?

    As in regards the "fixed" Shard representation well, if that is the case as you say, that greatly limits IMHO the usability of this reward and one might seriously question whether it is really worth it to waste such a high end Vet pick (14th Year is really a lot of time...) to get a Shard Shield which, will always only give, once per month, an account bound transfer token only to that shard.

    I mean, unless one goes back and forth a couple of selected shards, if one wanted to do some shards hopping here and there to enjoy playing on a number of shards, with a "fixed" representation of the Shard Shield this would require a prohibitive number of Shard Shields to make it really viable.

    Personally, I would have seen a Shard Shield with a daily "changeable" representation of shards much more preferably because, still with the limit of 1 token per month, and account bound, this would have made this 14th Year Veteran reward more viable and enjoyable for the Veteran Player who might be interested to visit not merely 2 shards back and forth, but also other shards.......... With a daily "changeable" Shard Shield, over a course of several months, the Veteran Player just by picking 1 Veteran Reward might have still been able to enjoy playing on several other shards.

    Perhaps, since it is still on Origin and not yet fully released, the Developers might still be able to consider some "fine tuning" and changes to how this 14th Year Veteran Reward works ?
     
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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I love it when people make generalizations based on their own experience.

    I haven't turned 9 yet (been here more than 9 years but account age doesn't work) and I have 13 choices. I have yet to use one. I find it better to spend gold to buy rewards and save mine for the later years.

    If the account age ever works and I make it to 14 years - I'll have 17 or so rewards. Plenty of shields.....
     
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    If you have any other questions please contact your local DEV because anything else about these Shields is beyond all the player base. Why do I say this, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT DEVs AND REALLY HAVE NO CLUE. SO PLEASE SAVE ALL YOUR I WANTS AND WHAT IFS UNTILL A DEV SAYS DIFFERENT.
     
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    Please no! wouldln't it be better to pick the shard you want to travel to and from, and do that alla time? Why pick an Atl shield, and then have to sit for however many days (you know it might be a month, we have a streaky RNG) to actually get to Atl? No Way! Thats worse than the old moongates LOL, step in, never know where you're comin out at :p
     
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    You know, I will pay you to go play WoW and give up UO just to save the rest of us grief.

    Tell me popps - how old is your account? I bet its like 3 years and you are here whining about a reward you will likely never get to use.

    This is a very useful reward. You want to visit 3 shards? Get 4 shields - Shard A, Shard B, Shard C, Home Shard. Get token for each. Go to shard A, then to Shard B, then to Shard C then use home shard transfer token.
     
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    Oh crap, you mean that if you transfer a character from one shard to another, that character WON'T be on the first shard any more? Shocking! Terrible! Cancel the vet reward! Alert the press!

    Another stupid thread where poops makes things seem 500 times harder than they actually are.
     
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    And don't veteran players over 6 years get 2 picks per year? That would make it easy to choose a home shard shield and an away shard shield.
     
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    Well true, the RNG at times can be very nasty but perhaps, using up 2 14th Year Vet picks to get Shard Shields (if location was to be daily randomized, that is...) might help beat even a nasty RNG......

    Even swiming against the nasty RNG current though, with a daily randomized shard location it would still require less Shard Shields for a 14th Year Vet player who wanted to visit several shards over a course of months rather than needing tens upon tens of Shard Shields if the location is fixed.......
     
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    But there is a lot more Shards out there that a 14th Year Veteran player could enjoy and play!

    Why limit the transferable Shards that a 14th Year Veteran player could visit to only the number of available picks when, "if" the Shard Shield location was to be daily randomized (still only 1 account bound transfer token could be generated though), over a course of several months the Veteran player could potentially visit any of the existing shards as desired?

    I mean, wouldn't this cool reward, as you say, become much cooler and funnier just by adding this simple change, the daily randomization of the Shard Shield location ??

    With an added bonus too ! No further need to clog the Veteran Rewards gump with the listing of all of the Shards for the Shard Shield. There would be just a Shard Shield pick, period, since then the location would change daily at server maintainance....
     
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    Holy have you ever actually played Ultima Online Batman?!?!?!?!

    the RNG in UO is very streaky. Multiple fails are very common when they should be very rare. I am talking failing 3, 4, 5+ times with a 95%+ success chance.

    If Powerball used UO's RNG to pick the number's, everyone would win.
     
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    People, he dont get it and he never will. Nobody wants to get random shard tokens. They want the shards they want and dont want to wait for the RNG or anything else picking where to go. The DEVs did this selection RIGHT. Players get to pick not the D$%^ RNG. Nobody likes your idea so please give it up. OMG

    Waits for more 'Well you know if"
     
  34. Zosimus

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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    Really not that big of a deal. The devs will fill us in eventually.

    Just a break down of the finished charcters on my main account.

    Shards with finished characters of 5-6 on one account

    Catskills-6
    Baja-6
    Europa-5
    Great lakes-5
    Hokuto-6
    Mizuho-6
    Asuka-5
    Oceania-6

    Shards with less than 5 finshed characters on same account

    Chesapeake-3
    Atlantic-4
    Origin-2
    Pacific-4
    Napa Valley-3
    Sakura-3
    Lake Superior-2
    Yamato-2
    Wakoku-2


    Siege wont count since you cant xfer to or off so those characters dont factor.
     
  35. KingHen

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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I think the vet reward is awesome. I just wish my accounts were old enough to use em!

    very nice indeed!
     
  36. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I work for a living. When Im 14 I want to control where I am going, if I understand correctly. I don't have time for random placement.

    GEEZ let me have my reward without the headaches.
     
  37. Warpig Inc

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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I have a total of 3 of the 14 year choices and 2 12 years I've yet to make a choice on one and the other is two short.

    A S S U M E all you like. I think about others fun meters as much as mine. So to answer you, Not M E just U
     
  38. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    personally, i only develop 6 characters and use the 7th character to delete and get either items, or a new skill to start at 50 from once in a while. i'm sure there's people out there with 7 characters worked up, but i never saw the fascination with that.
     
  39. johnny13

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    All 7 developed char here but dont mind deleting one for a shard transfer token as long as is not random shard.
     
  40. Viper09

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    A random location? That's just silly especially if it's a one way trip. Easy to just say "that would be fun" if it's not you doing it. I think the last thing someone wants is to send their character on a one way trip to a shard they will absolutely hate for reasons of lag, low population, or any number of reasons. If there is a specific shard that someone wants to go to why should we make them wait? And given how random it would be they could be waiting for weeks and weeks for one specific shard. If someone wants to do a random shard they can do it themselves with dice, pick a shard out of a hat, etc.

    Lastly a clogged gump of shard listings being removed isn't a bonus lol.
     
  41. wanderer1origin

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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    lol this instance of popps is only a few years old he got given or something account i am thinking, why has progressed from newbie questions to give me questions!!
    also he only questions to try make his travels better
    guess cant play much as something in life limits it
    we have gone from powerscrolls are bad unfair for newbies in game to unfair for older horders have advantage in turn ins
    next will be do away of vet awards make it all for first year players

    AS I SEE IT IT SHOULD BE POSTS









     
  42. popps

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    I may have not expressed myself correctly, sorry.

    When I talk about a daily randomized Shard Shield location, I am NOT intending that one lands onto some shard at random........

    I instead mean to say, that the Shard represented by the Shield would change daily at maintainance. Since in order to transfer a player needs to generate a transfer token off of that Shard Shield and use that token, "if" the player likes the Shard location represented by the Shield for that day, then the player generates the transfer token for THAT shard location. So, the transfer would indeed occur for the wanted and selected shard location that the transfer token has been generated for.

    I will make an example to make myself better understood.

    Let's say that a 14th Year player picks this reward, locks it down in his/her home, and checks every day what shard the locked down shield represents on that day.

    The player has the home shard on Atlantic and wants to go to, say, Pacific.
    The first day the randomized Shard Shield location appears as, Sonoma. The player is not interested and skips it, does not generate the token.
    The second day at maintainance the Shard Shield changes representation to Great Lakes, the player is still not interested as Pacific is wanted and so skips that too.
    The third day the RNG finally sets the Shard Shield onto Pacific. The player double clicks the locked down shield and generates the transfer token FOR Pacific.

    When using it, the player will indeed end up on Pacific and not on some randomized shard.

    The advantage of this randomized selectability, would be that for a low transfer player it would be possible to get transfer tokens to different shards USING UP ONLY 1 VETERAN REWARD PICK. Of course, only 1 token per month could be picked so it would take several months to gather several tokens to different shards.

    I hope I was able to explain it better this time.
     
  43. Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    Dude.. If you want to be greedy and transfer to more than 2 shards, BUY THE ORIGINAL TRANSFER TOKEN. They're practically giving all of us veterans a chance to move from shard to shard, and for that I'm glad. Both my accounts are 14 years. Until about a year or so ago I hadn't picked any. Now I got about 10 per account. Plenty of shields. Doesn't mean I'm gonna use up ALL my rewards to visit the shards for what... A day? I'm going to pick 2-4.
     
  44. Surgeries

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    And actually, Shiznit...when you transfer...you HAVE to get a name change upon arrival.

    To "Shiznit the Wall Guardian Poorly Hued Sprite Troll Ettin Gargoyle".

    Sorry about that...it's just how things have to be.

    :hahaha:

    Your idea WAS the best by the way...I laughed pretty hard at the "Rawr" story...heheheheheh
     
  45. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    lol, yea at least he's starting to make sense...
     
  46. Lord Gareth

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    Re: Shard Shields: is there any 14th Year Vet out there NOT having developed characte

    I do not have them all filled and perhaps the last character you should delete or move is your crafting character, thats kind common sense.

    Suggestions:
    --Put your shard shield up on the wall to show your shard pride
    (just like the regular shield Vet reward)

    --Charge Rare collectors to ship EM event items to their home shard
    (So find out what shard most rare collectors live on)

    --Start a new Company called "Popps Airways" and charge 10million a month to ship Soulstones, powerscrolls and other items.

    --Don't claim it and get something else you want or wait till year 15
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