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Steward

Discussion in 'UHall' started by TullyMars, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. TullyMars

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    So I got a steward up and running just to see what it is like.

    I put some runes on it and put the keyword as rune.
    When rune is said, a rune pops in your pack.
    When rune is said multiple times only the first time it pops in your pack...a useful security so no one character comes and empties my steward

    Here are my questions...which I may figure out and will do some detective work on but figured I'd post them here in case the devs can give a quick answer.

    Once a character uses my steward is he/she/it done for lifetime or is there a timer? Day, hour, month how long is that timer?

    If I put different items on it, what order do they come out? random? lifo (last in first out)? fifo (first in first out)?

    That is it for the questions so far...just interested in how best to use this new feature. Thinking of having a bunch of random items ranging from a bunch of cheap useless items to a few amazing rare priceless items that my customers could walk up and say "freebie" to try their luck day in or day out.

    Also trying to think of different quests and such if I get multiples of these.
     
  2. Lady Bleez

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    I think I saw somewhere that the steward has to be reset by redeeding in order for people to get a second item from it. So for each event you would need to deed him and restock etc.
     
  3. Kyronix

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    A character can use the Steward once every server maintenance, and the items come out in a completely random manner. Really looking forward to seeing what people put on these NPCs for Halloween "Trick or Treat"-ing. *grins*
     
    #3 Kyronix, Aug 31, 2012
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  4. Petra Fyde

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    LordDrago and Reth like this.
  5. Ashlynn_L

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    Although some extra talky options would have been nice, the Steward is definitely one of my favourite features of this publish. I didn't consider using it for Halloween but I think I will now!
     
  6. TullyMars

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    Thank you all.
     
  7. MedeaDF

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    Is the Steward in any way limited regarding which items you give him/her?

    I tried to give out gold to players/newbies with a test Steward on TC, but he wouldn't response to any of my characters (I tried it with 2 accounts: The same account which placed the Steward, and another account with not co-owner privileges in the house).
     
  8. Kyronix

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    You can put gold on a Steward, however it won't dispense it. If you are looking to provide a means of providing new players with gold, I would suggest stocking up your steward with something like Gems. In the example of assisting newer players, this can be a great way to introduce them to NPCs that will buy items for gold, a valuable means for scraping together a little extra spending money (Chuckles Luck here I come!). Think along the lines of give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime sort of thing. :D
     
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  9. LordDrago

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    Wxcellent responses from both Kyronix and Petra.
    Thank you.

    500 Quatloos for each of you.
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    yes, I had 2 up on test center.

    @ MedeaDF I'm thinking that if you really want to hand out gold, try putting some in a bag?I found the steward would give out a bag of items.
     
  11. MedeaDF

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    Thank you very much for your response, Kyronix :)
    I will take a different approach on distributing "newbie bags" then.
    (Personally I think the Steward is one of the most interesting things for the Cleanup!)
     
  12. Ron Silverbeard

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    This sounds AMAZING - first i wasn't sure about this Steward thingy, but now - OMG - so much possibilities - especially for a storyline and superb ficiton!
    Think about if you speak the right word at the steward, he drops you a bag with a rune AND Recall Regs and/or a Recall Scroll PLUS a discription were to go (if the player isnt able to recall) plus a book with a storyline with hints for to go on - leads him to another house werre he has to figure out how to get the next hint...and so on...a totaly new possibility for building new friendships! Now even EM's could jump in and place a Steward into some dungeon who leads to the last steward that is player run that will have the rewards....uhuhuhhh!!!!
     
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  13. Victim of Siege

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    I just put a Check on a steward, and then said the Keyword. Out popped the check, so that is a good thing. I am going to have so much fun with these.
     
    #13 Victim of Siege, Sep 13, 2012
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