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Suggestions for cool 13th year vet rewards

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Flutter, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Flutter

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    I personally would like to be able to place more than one house.


    Anyone else have any cool ideas?
     
  2. R Traveler

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    Ethy bicycle with bell.
     
  3. Vlaude

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    Haha, I would want this just to ride around in Fel Yew saying "na na na na na."
     
  4. NB-Cats

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    I also want them to post 14 years vet rewards!
     
  5. Satana

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    I like it but probably keep it limited to smaller homes like max would be 10x10, and players with grandfathered homes, maybe allow them the option to relocate one of the houses :D .. but i was thinking save this reward idea for year 15?

    How about Clothing Alteration Kits!
     
  6. Speaking of houses...allow us to have:

    *Exterior steps on the east face of the plot.

    *Animated water/lava tiles and falls as part of the custom house menu.

    *House pets that roam around the plot.

    *Bannisters that can be placed on stairs (without turning orange rolleyes: )

    Though this list wouldn't be something to add for the 13th year vet,it just something I would like to see added.
     
  7. Llewen

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    How about a dragon saddle that turns a regular (not greater) dragon into a mount?
     
  8. And add barding to it like the swampy. I think that would be an awsome look(if done right).
     
  9. canary

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    armored ethy drake.

    +10 skill bonus permanently (to raise skill cap to 730).

    special skin that you can add to a shield or armor piece to make it look different but retain its current properties, make the armor very cool looking.

    pet like a vollem that doesn't need taming, but is new and cool looking.
     
  10. DevilsOwn

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    tack for my pony :)
     
  11. neptune1369

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    multi page runebook
     
  12. Tazar

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    A crafting kit that lets you make a mini-house deed based on the design of the house you are standing in when it is used.
     
  13. MalagAste

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    That would be cool
     
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    Perhaps I am wrong, but I have the impression that the Developers are well past the brainstorming and ideas making session....

    Perhaps they can "fine tune" what they already come up with, add some "extra bonuses" to the already designed and coded Rewards but I really doubt that at this point they can add anything new.

    Of course, I would not mind seeing surprises and new, unexpected Rewards be added at the very last minute.......
     
  15. Babble

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    Hmm second house ...
    As the shards are not full, why not, but make it a smaller one
     
  16. Gheed

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    I was hoping this would be a 13th. Heck I would even pay for it at this point. I was thinking like a sneaky dev and kind of worked out this order:

    13th year = house token to entitle an account to place a second house on origin. If origin was your main, your account would be entitled to place a second house on any other shard. Limit 1 use per account. This would definitely give origin more testers when a new pub was rolling out.

    14th year = house token to entitle an account to place a second house on any other shard than the shard holding your first account. It will stack with 13th year rewards however you can not place two houses on the same shard. Limit 1 use per account. This would promote x-shard activity (and token sales)

    15th year = house token to entitle an account to place a second house on the same shard. Limit 1 use per account.
     
  17. AtlanticVlad

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    Something that makes what ever ethy were are using not take a control slot... Or just something that gives us an extra one? Gargs get mounted 5 pets so do ninja... its kinda lame us vets grew up with like 40 dragons following us around now a days we get one *Sighs*... I can deal but hell Id love to have a sweet ride when i have a pack of 5 cats out... or my changeling dogs... I do rather like the bike idea and it would make a ton of sense not to use a control slot... perhaps a bit slower then a mount but I'm not sure how practical that is....

    I also kinda like the mini house making tool but i expect its not as practicle as we would like either... how about a magic saddle that turns what ever we put it on into a normal mount? *Wants to ride a bunny* or um....

    something that does something for gods sake... 13 years and i just get another mount that has no benefit that because of the problems with tc i cant even see yet... *Shrugs* The amazing ethye _____ with super farting powers give it "Trick" with no cool down LOL seriously something....

    How about a mount that you cant attack form but can stealth while your on it... OK maybe op but im just throwing out ideas here...

    or a mount that makes u stealth and cant talk while on it or attack until you get of it or maybe not even able to see other people... LOL hard to abuse if u cant see the people your abusing HAHA

    I like the house idea alot too how many 13 yr old vets we still got now any way... Even if its gota be on another shard I can deal with that..

    or honestly What I don't get is you keep adding more lower level rewards and when I first started getting vet rewards I was getting more then one a year I thought it increased each year How about we just get more for being older... so we can get some of the cool new crap you keep adding with out being punished for it...

    how about a magical land see horse mount? sure it can fly i don't care half the stuff in this game doesn't make sense these days why do things need legs to walk on land? LOL art already exists i know you cant fix the Z problem that's fine... give us the art any way... really though only 1 option for a 13th year reward is lame.... throw out some more creative ideas...

    Box that once an hour lets us open our bank box from any where... and make checks if your near it... when its locked down...

    The timer tied to the box not to the player so if you had somehow managed to get a bunch of thee u could run a bank form your house.. or just something that let us make banks at our house totally not unbalanced these days no one cant quick travel somehow any more... make it have to be locked down this would encourage player run businesses like casinos, auctions, and things...

    Ok I'm done hopefully other people will come up with good ideas and maybe the devs will see um... =) many of these would be easy really the bank box would be super easy... bank box access would be no harder then hitching posts...
     
  18. Jhym

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    Well... a basement would be nice.

    I wouldn't mind a "stable" or "paddock" section for houses. These would allow you to keep up to 3 of your pets. You get charged the same stable fee per day and the pets are kept "happy".
    The reason? The pets can wander freely as if they were out in the wild within the stable or paddock fences. They would be non-attackable, non-accessible (perhaps resources, but that would need discussion) (gold-name). They do not count against your stable slots. If you deed the paddock or drop the house, the pets are released.
     
  19. Coppelia

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    Yep like we need the housing spaces filled with 30 houses (hello multi-accounts) for only one player behind. It contributes to the living aspect of the game.
    rolleyes:
     
  20. Babble

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    Basements might be tricky as I don't know if the z axis problems are handled that well
     
  21. Gheed

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    Thirteen years may be too soon. But the devs should think about unleashing the mysterious power of the Mountain-Three-Wolf-Moon-Short-Sleeve-Tee

    I cant imagine how powerful it would be to slip in to this shirt while lying on my sweet rose or dolphin rug... sipping on a bottle of pink champagne. The ladies would simply pass out from all the white hot passion magma. Devs give us 3WM shirts.... oh man!
     
  22. Just Do It

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    Use a Veteran Reward and 13 random bugs are fixed?
     
  23. Andrasta

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    I'm in for the 2nd house, any size any shard thank you.
     
  24. Uvtha

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    Skin dye?
     
  25. Giggles

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    I always thought a ghost mount would be cool. A mount that you can ride when your dead. After doing the long walk of shame around the wilderness mount less, looking for a healer for all these years, it would be cool to be able to do it on a mount for once :)
     
  26. Quenchant

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    I can't remember where I read this first....

    I always kinda liked the idea of a ridable gorilla mount (possibly armored)

    Q
     
  27. Goodmann

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    I was thinking of a token that grants you awesome speed on foot and mount. You can move faster than everyone else. If you supplied this in token it would save them the time of dling certain programs
     
  28. WarUltima

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    13th vet reward should definitely give the vet a tiny bit more edge in PvP.

    1. Make the ethy boura immune to dismount attack.

    2. Choice of one archery weapon with unique name (Composite Bow as an example)

    Arc of "Vet Name" the "Title" (eg Champion/Annihilator/Murder/Marksman ect)
    Weight 5 Stone
    Blessed
    Self Repair + 5
    Balanced
    Fast Cast + 1
    Velocity 60%
    Hit Fireball 60%
    Hit Lighting 30%
    Damage Increase 50%
    Swing Speed Increase 50%
    Lower Ammo Cost 80%
    Physical Damage 40%
    Poison Damage 40%
    Weapon Damage 13-17
    Weapon Speed 3.0 second
    Durability 255/255

    3. Throwing weapon of comparable mod.

    4. A greater dragon statue, which summons a bonded untransferable all 120 skill Greater Dragon hued in the player's choice of color. Stats are the same as wild greater dragons.

    5. Mountable Ethy Lord British.

    6. Ethy colored leather armor set, each piece has intensity cap of 720. By using an oil cloth on the piece will erase all mods and can be re-imbued again.

    7. Glass Sword of Shattering (same version as the Shard of the Dead one)
    7a. Glass Mace of Shattering
    7b, Glass Kryss of Shattering
    7c. Glass Repeating Crossbow of Shattering.
    All Glass weapons only has 5 charges. And must be recharged by NPC Tinker. Can only carry one glass weapon at a time.

    These additions should provice a little better incentives for players to stay with the game longer. It's only fair to vet players since everyone has 720 skill cap now.
     
  29. Lord Chaos

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    Not a bad idea. This gets my vote. Its not overpowering, its convenient and usable.
     
  30. Gheed

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    Grandfather clock that allows you to donate gold. Every 500k donated gives you back one day of time your account was inactive :)
     
  31. Raptor85

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    A blessed HOODED vet reward robe, dyable.
     
  32. Ox AO

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    Teleport that that you can drop a rune/runebook for the place to recall to.
     
  33. ...that we can dbl click to raise and lower the hood.
     
  34. Ox AO

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    Virtual bank where you can access all your items in all your characters on every character. (not sure this should be a reward or something everyone should have.)
     
  35. Amathist

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    These all sound like fantastic ideas to me, I would be happy with any of them.
     
  36. Llewen

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    I like this idea. I won't be a 13 year vet for another six years, but this is a very cool idea.
     
  37. Miri of Sonoma

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    I am sure most of us would like to be able to place a second house but I don't think it would be a good business decision for them. If I can place a second house on my home shard, especially a full sized one, I would be closing "house" accounts as I am sure many others would too.

    However, I think something like Gheeds idea might be something they would consider (even though personally I don't really want a house on another shard). Of course the 15th year house on your home shard would probably have size restrictions.

    :thumbsup:
     
  38. NuSair

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    Automatic inclusion into all future beta (closed beta) test.
    Sash with +10% success chance to any skills.
    Cloth Map, Ankh, and certificate mailed to you.
    Characters started on accounts 13+ years have higher starting skills (80 instead of 50- for example).
    Account/Character bound unique item with all max or above max attributes.
    Ability to have 1 house per shard.
    Claim a replica that wouldn't have the replica tag and could be PoF'd.
     
  39. Pinco

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    - unlock 1 extra house that can be placed on siege/mugen (if you have one on prod shard or vice versa)

    - dragon barding deed for ethereal swamp dragon :p

    - <potion> fountain (choose potion type): a fountain which can generate up to 10 potions per day. ex. Total Refresh Fountain: generates 10 total refresh per day by double clicking it like a keg

    - dirt spot for Seed of the Silver Sapling: allow you to plante the seed of silver sapling at home!

    - The hole: double clicking this object will throw you in a random place of a random dungeon :D
     
  40. Babble

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    How about a dupe box.
    Has a 50% chance to either dupe the item inside or destroy it
    :p
     
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    Haven't read the other posts here, but how about a piece of clothing that says "I win UO." :p j/k
    But you can edit your own title.

    Along with the clothing you can put +20 of a certain skill of your choosing and change it whenever you like within a log-out zone. Or perhaps there can be a selection of stats that you can edit and change for int, dex, stam, with a cap so it isn't too overpowered.

    Only usable by 13 year old accounts.
     
  42. zackevivrus

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    how about donkies? there r no donkeys in uo. how come?
     
  43. :thumbsup: because there are already plenty of jackasses ... *tisssssh* :danceb:
     
  44. zackevivrus

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    yeah but we can only ride them in the forums. Seriously how'd someone think up a llama before a donkey? it'll be the new llama, the low rider of the uo world.
     
  45. MalagAste

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    I've said this before the basements don't need to physically be "under" your house... They could put them all on one big server like Green acres is... on one large area it could be one huge black area and everyone could have a "hatch" or hole with a ladder sticking up from it.. or something that you could "step" on and it would act like a teleporter and whisk you away to your "basement/dungeon" area.

    This area would have a special "custom" menu that included some dungeon walls..... and depending on the size of your home.... such as say if you have a home that is "max storage" you would get an 18x18 plot to custome... if your home was smaller you would get say a 12x12 space to custom..... and if you had a castle or keep it would be 32x32...

    Each "basement" could come with say for the 32x32 2200 lockdowns the 18x18 would have 1800 and the 12x12 would have 1200 extra lockdowns for you.

    But I think this would be better as a "booster" pack sold for 19.99 or something. The booster would give you the deed for a "hatch" and depending on what size house you put it in it would give you that size plot....

    Now say if your house fell or you relocated you would have to empty your "basement/dungeon" before you could collapse your home and if you had one of these deeds and your house "fell" the contents of the basement would drop in a chest under the house sign basement deed would be lost...

    But I think you get the idea. This would be like adding a second "home" or bonus storage but without just packing more into one space above ground... and on an entirely separate server area it wouldn't add to the lag around your house.

    But that's just my opinion on that.
     
  46. MalagAste

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    I believe the term is burro... but hey donkey is fine. What about an Elephant as a mount??? That would be cool for a new tamable. Don't know how that could get missed... and the burro/donkey should act like the beetle.... put stuff in it's pack and ride it all at the same time.

    And why don't we have oxen with a cart?

    And I think you should be able to train your ferrets to steal. humm..... maybe I've been watching too many old movies.
     
  47. Vaelix

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    I could be completely off base here, but I'm guessing that having Tons of Player basements on another server would be extremely taxing on Said server.

    An example of this is Server lines (Where you transcend database servers).

    Server Lines split up the UO Facets to give more "breathing room" to each server so that the individual server isn't hosting a necessarily huge amount of players at any given time.

    Basically making a "Green Acres" server then filling it with the millions of Items that players would collect in their basements, while also having to tie each individual house to that players specific basement, sounds like a potential nightmare. (As houses/items are currently divided up between their respectable server lines)


    However, with new technologies/ect, I could be completely wrong and it might be as simple as introducing a new top of the line server into their database with specific configurations..


    ( Hopefully I'm not wrong about any of that information thus making myself look like a Fool, we'll see :lick: )
     
  48. MalagAste

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    Wouldn't know and couldn't tell you. I do know that houses only draw the outside and don't load until you get on the steps... perhaps basements would be the same way and only the outside would be there and they wouldn't load until you entered them. But I'm no computer programmer or anything so I haven't a clue how it would/could be done.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if it were as "simple" as I suggested we probably would have them by now. But since we don't it might be quite a bit more complicated than that.
     
  49. DenAlton036

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    This one wins!!!!!!!!!!

    And just give us an option for larger plots. And I LOVE the stable idea.
     
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    Holding all your houses is why half you mooks are paying for 17 accounts each. Realize that they are NEVER going to let an account hold more than one house for exactly this reason.

    Also, most of this thread is just "give me a vet reward that is overpowered please" crying.