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So, am I out of luck? (lost boat)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by NuSair, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. NuSair

    NuSair Babbling Loonie
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    I lost my boat due to the sped up timers, that we were never told about. It was something the devs intentionally changed and I lost my boat and all it's contents because of that. And I would like to know what is going to be done.

    At this point, I have not even logged back in the game since that day. Every time I think about how I lost it because of a change we were never notified about really upsets me (trying to somewhat nice here).

    If it was my mistake, yeah, it would suck, but I would accept it and move on.

    The number of hours lost in game time because of the collected things lost- fishing power scrolls, hooks, baits, the quest- the lost reputation in having to quit the collection quest- and the thought of all the fishing/crabbing that it is going to take to get back to where I was.

    So devs, am I out of luck? I haven't seen you say anything other than an acknowledgement that you changed the timer.
     
  2. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Unfortunately, yeah. They don't ever replace things.
     
  3. virtualhabitat

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    I'm not even sure what the decay rate is for a boat nowdays.
     
  4. NuSair

    NuSair Babbling Loonie
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    Actually, they do and have. The most recent/public example I can cite off the top of my head is when they replaced the destroyed rubble.
     
  5. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Okay. There's once.
     
  6. Picus at the office

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    Hate to ask but did you ever see or read of this actually getting done?
     
  7. Smoot

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    alexanders anny robe was replaced too when it was lost due to vendor bug cuased by vendor search pub.

    If you are really concerned, email mesanna. thats the only method we are given for customer support, and thats what shes told us to do for most problems. If nothing more it would let her know that unannounced changes like this are detrimental to players and really unacceptable.
     
  8. Scribbles

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    Ive had plenty of things lost due to game bugs... I was told by mesanna that once things are lost they are gone forever and cant be replaced. However I have heard of special circumstances in which the lady in power has returned special things to special players. Good luck.

    Im truly sorry to hear that you lost things, I guess a guild meeting in florida was more important.
     
  9. Smoot

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    Maybe ask the Syndicate for compensation lol. "How Can We Help You?" Since they enjoyed some face time while UO went to hell maybe they would give you a new brit ship and a billion gold to ease your troubles.
     
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  10. weins201

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    Boats something I didn't think about, yeah they need to do something if a boat was lost because it timer was screwed with like the house timers. That would have been really REALLY poor thinking and yeah Mesanna would ne the one to hit up about it.
     
  11. Tazar

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    I am not sure how we are supposed to do fishing quests without losing reputation - but I never ever leave my boat in the water when I log out.

    For those that do leave it in the water - I hope you use the new lighthouse to reclaim it.
     
  12. Lord Lew

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    The bought item is tagged on your account if you indeed purchased it. A simple page to a GM will return it to you. If you had a gold bought ship, or were given the Brit ship, then it us indeed gone, and I'm sorry for your loss.

    Unfortunately the items and reputation are gone :(
     
  13. Picus of Napa

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  14. Parnoc

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    When you want to drydock your ship, fill and turn in all the quests you have in the hold, when they offer you a new quest, refuse it. This does not harm your reputation. Do not abandon or quit the quests, that does damage your reputation.

    I believe I read that lighthouses do not save any hold contents, only the ship itself.
     
  15. Apetul

    Apetul Rares Fest Host | LS April 2011
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    When ppl is seriously worried about 5, 10 or 20 bucks.. i think its time for them to 1) get a job 2) change job for another one that does pay a decent amount of cash or 3) ask mom or dad for their credit card again and go buy another virtual item that will make you feel happy again

    all these options are really sad, no matter what u choose
     
  16. Aran

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    Hey, not everyone has mommy and daddy funding their lives like you do
     
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  17. syndael

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    I could be wrong here, but doesn't the lighthouse vet play into losing ships? into getting most stuff back
     
  18. Uriah Heep

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    So I placed a lighthouse. Placed a ship with the same account. Ship decayed, looked in crate, no ship. Just to be sure, got the home owner char to look in crate. no ship. Sso I'm not sure with a lighthouse it would have made any difference, something's screwy there
     
  19. The Zog historian

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    As NuSair wrote: "The number of hours lost in game time because of the collected things lost- fishing power scrolls, hooks, baits, the quest- the lost reputation in having to quit the collection quest- and the thought of all the fishing/crabbing that it is going to take to get back to where I was." [emphasis added]

    Now, you were saying?
     
  20. Victim of Siege

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    I misinterpreted how the lighthouse works, i thought you had to manually link them. disregard my idiotic statement lol
     
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