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Small request: Please allow discounted bulk shard x-fers...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by eekamouse, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest

    I want to transfer all my characters from one shard to a crowded shard, but cannot justify, in any way shape or form, paying $140.00 to transfer all of my characters. There's just no way.

    Can we get an "Server Transfer" code so we can move all characters from one server to another for say, $50.00?

    Or heck, just make it free. You will still make money because I won't deactivate my monthly subscription :D
  2. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    Actually that's not a bad idea for those wanting to shift a good crop of toons from "A" to "B". I have a shard in mind that I'd like to move 3 of my 6 main characters to and I'd do it for a "package" deal.
  3. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Reporter Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    Again this would be a good use of a house deed token... one that would allow you to deed your house putting everything in it into the moving crate and then allowing you to "deed" your house and transfer house and entire account to new shard...

    Of course finding a new plot on said shard might be hard. But it's not a bad Idea ... I could see maybe $60.00 to transfer entire account. House and all 7 characters.
  4. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest

    I could care less about the house. I have actually boxed up my tower and I am ready to move when they implement the proposal. :)
  5. chuckoatl

    chuckoatl Guest

    the reason this probably isn't going to happen is dupes. Not sure if you guys know, but transfers are one of the major dupes. Can you imagine what would happen if you could dupe an entire house of stuff? CHAOS I SAY, CHAOS!!!
  6. agpga

    agpga Guest

    How about a moongate that transfers you to other shards. I know they would lose revenue but maybe they would make it up by people coming back and using char from unpopulated shards by going to ones that are active. thus not having to go through the hastle of training new char but still being able to join the action right away
  7. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    I would not have a problem dismantling my house for a multi-character move if that is needed. I can always build on the new shard.
  8. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    Nov 21, 2006
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    Not sure if you guys know, but automobiles can be used to hit and kill people. This clearly outweighs any possible benefit they might have, so we should probably not implement them.
  9. Yen Sid

    Yen Sid Guest

    Indeed, and let's do away with water as well, it is the number one reason people drown. Oh and we can't have food either since it is the biggest cause of choking rolleyes:.

    I think the xfer service would be a good idea for people that want to do a complete move. Although it may also encourage xshard farming :\.
  10. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
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    Feb 20, 2006
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    Mmmmm unfortunatly the "Gate" idea wont fly. Reason being is that not all shards are on the same server, hence the reason for hte duping of items and the dev have caught on to it long ago.

    I would support a Tolken for a 7 Slot charactor move, that would be easyly done each char in turn could take 5 packies full and their bank and bag full in order of their rank on the entry screen. First char on the list would be the tolken user starting the move, with the last one being the sender and would allow a full check of all packies bags and banks before the move is OK'd.

    That would give the average 7 charactor move 45 packies, 7 banks, and their 7 backpacks to fill, now taking into consideration much can be put on comodity deeds the chars could be made lite enough to not be burdened too much as weight does hamper the moves. Thats a whopping 7375 in items you can move(on the basis of 125 carrying capacity per storage animal and char/bank, its alot more if you add in if you have the Extra % of bank. So theoreticaly you can send a whole castle full.)

    The Whole thing is: GET A DEV to LISSEN TO YOU the chance of that is -0- Cal is not a bad guy but I doubt any of them would go for it 50$ for the tolken would be good price its only a few lines of code to add for the move pages of the original script for the single char move tolken. I bet its EA who would put their foot down on it.

    **forgive spelling just woke up and brain is not in gear fully**
  11. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest

    They don't have to do any new code.

    You just pay $50.00 and you get 7 tokens or whatever.

    I guess they could add in some variables to force you to pick a shard, but what's the point of that?

    Instead of gouging me and deciding between playing on a dead shard and cancelling, let me just keep my subscription active and play on a shard with people.

    The $50.00 will keep the rif-raf from totally zerging an over-populated shard. $140.00 is gouging.
  12. Yalp

    Yalp Guest

    while it's a pain to retrain toons, find equipment, gold, items, supplies, housing spot.. you could take up the challenge of making new toons on the shard of your choice, putting in the time and effort to build up from ground, giving you some new goals, some new interest and some new things to do in UO.
  13. The House of Mowbray

    Stratics Veteran

    Feb 14, 2010
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    Retraining 120 Taming and GM Cart - Lockpick - Remove Trap etc, not to mention 120 Provo - oh my!

    Glad I'm not in the OPs postion, looking at the prospect of starting from scratch.

    A LOT easier said then done in my opinion. :)
  14. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest

    Ya there is no way I'm going to retrain that stuff. I have the following characters 120'd and all geared up.

    6x 120 Necro/Mage
    120 Disco/Tamer etc...
    120/120 Tailor/Smith + other crafts including Fletching
    Bard T-Hunter 120 Provoke/Peace with 100 Cart and 100 LP
    120 Fencing Sampire
    120 Mystic Gargoyle with 110 Imbuing
    and.. an almost complete 120 Archery stealth archer

    There is no chance at all I would re-do any of that.

    Right now I split my time between Siege (which is dead... fun but dead), and a free shard.
  15. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
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    Jun 26, 2004
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    The only potential downside I can see to this would be lost revenue due to token trading. Say three members of a guild want to transfer 1 character each. EA stands to make $60 from these transfers. However, with the bulk order, they only make $50, and there are still 4 tokens left over. You could then sell these tokens for $10 each, underselling EA. If you sold these transfer tokens to 4 separate individuals, EA, instead of making $140, only made $50, and it only cost each of the guild members $3.33 to tranfer their characters.

    Unless, they made the bulk transfer tokens accoutn specific, and also made them easily identifiable as such (to avoid scammers selling useless tokens).
  16. Sturdy

    Sturdy Guest

    This seems like a good idea to me. I play on Siege and dont plan on leaving but it is a little annoying that I cant. They wont let us transfer off of Siege at all.

    I would be happy if they just opened the option for transfer -and cheaper would be better.

    And another thing, I would like to swap characters between accounts. :)
  17. gunneroforgin

    gunneroforgin Slightly Crazed
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    May 21, 2008
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    I hope you are not holding your breath waiting.
  18. Gidge

    Gidge Sage
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    Put all skills on soulstones (of the other ones besides the one that is gonna transfer. Buy one transfer token, Take only what you really need, sell other stuff to buy needed powerscrolls before or after you hit the new shard. (suggest before cause more people means more demand means higher prices)

    Don't stone things like focus and simple things if all the soulstones would be an issue. Some skills gain very easy.

    Maybe tamer so you can bring your pets?

    Make a test char on the new shard to see what you can get before you come over. A temporary plot, check out the people?