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Spring Cleaning Points Gone

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Theo_GL, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
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    SOLVED : The points were transferred over.... Not lost but the old Spring Cleaning Chest is confusing.

    So the cleanup points for the dyes (throw in any trash can) are fine - but somewhere along the way the old spring cleaning points were cleared. Was this published somewhere or was there a notification?

    I'm talking about the old green tickets you would turn in by Lord British castle in the box. The ones you use for a Novo Bleu set and other stuff (like the beehive).

    I had somewhere around 800k I was saving and went to get a Novo Bleu set today and my characters are all wiped out to zero.
     
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  2. old gypsy

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    I just trashed some items a few minutes ago, and my total points look fine -- haven't lost any.
     
  3. Theo_GL

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    Read my post again. The OLD SPRING TICKET points - not the current throw crap in the trash can points.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    So your tickets went poof????

    That's not cool.
     
  5. Dol'Gorath

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    Try writing Mesanna about it, though I doubt there is anything anyone can do now as those points are likely not kept in a log anywhere. Why would you hold on to points on an unsupported system this long anyway? Knowing UO's past eventually some patch will come along and break them completely by accident and there is nothing anyone can do because its an old, unsupported game system.
     
  6. Tina Small

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    The points he is talking about are not "on an unsupported system." Back in September 2011, just a little over two years ago, publish 72 brought in the current cleanup system, which included bringing over any points someone still had left in the spring cleaning system that was active for about 4 months in 2008. We also were able to turn in to the currently available system the green tickets that you got back in 2008 when you went to the drop off points and turned in items.

    Unfortunately, trying to chase down a copy of the notices about the conversion of old points and the ability to turn in the old tickets wasn't easy, as the official website for UO maintains very little historical information these days. I did, however, finally find a copy of both notices on the UORPC web site.

    Publish 72 notes originally posted on the UO Herald on 9/20/2011: http://www.uorpc.net/phpBBB/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1331 [Notice how it says "Any leftover points for Spring Cleaning 2008 convert to points for Clean Up Britannia."]

    Kai Schober's note on 9/30/2011 telling us to hold onto our old green spring cleaning tickets a little longer while they worked out some glitches on a few shards so you could turn them in for the new cleanup system: http://www.uorpc.net/phpBBB/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1336

    I know I still have some old green spring cleaning tickets from 2008 in the bank for a few of my characters. Since there's very little in the current cleanup system that interests me, I was just hanging onto the old tickets as curiosity items, rather than turning them in. I would imagine there are probably scads of ex-players who quit playing after September 2008 who may also have some of the tickets in their bankbox or whose points in the old system were converted over to the current system if they couldn't find something to claim during the short period in 2008 (May 6 to September 10) when Spring Cleaning was active or perhaps just didn't acquire enough points to get what they wanted. And really....two years isn't that long ago. It would be pretty inexcusable if the data about the points that were automatically converted over from the 2008 system in September 2011 and have not yet been used has already been lost or corrupted.
     
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  7. Riply

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    Just checked mine are still there being stored in a secure chest at my house.
     
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  8. Sir_Bolo

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    I don't think that the OP is complaining about the disappearance of the green tickets.
    If I understand correctly, he's complaining that his reward points on the 2008 Community Collection box in Castle Britannia were reset to zero.

    And Tina Small's post explains what probably happened: his reward points on the 2008 Community Collection box were converted into the new Cleanup points in 2011.

    But we need Theo GL to confirm if I understood his issue correctly...
     
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  9. old gypsy

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    The original post confused me... I couldn't tell if he had turned the tickets in, got the points then lost them, or if it's too late to turn them in for conversion to the current system. :confused:
     
  10. Kelly O'Brian

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    If your old points are converted simply into the new ones, you shouldnt have lost anything.
    The rewards you stated to claim are part of the current CleanUp Britannia too.
     
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    It is a good thing there was a lot of testing on this publish. That way bugs like this were caught.
     
  12. Faeryl

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    If you on on TC you get this message: Your 1000000 points for Spring Cleaning 2008 have been converted into points for Clean Up Britannia!

    So, my assumption is that your points were converted, not simply wiped. Not a bug, but intended. As mentioned above, the rewards that you used as examples are a part of the Clean Up Britannia rewards.
     
  13. Theo_GL

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    Ok, thanks. I'll go check. Don't play enough to keep up with all the patches/stuff.

    Maybe we should remove the turn in box that shows the shard point totals and reward list if it is no longer active and remove the confusion?