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The GM Experience: Good Times/Fail Times

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Ransom_of_BiC, May 24, 2010.

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  1. We had a rather interesting weekend, doing some stuff around the compound and just generally trying to get settled into UO again.

    We had about 5 houses in our general area [put a sock in it QZ!! :)] and found that we could lay an additional 5 houses surrounding us. My husband was using his house placement tool to just make sure my son could fit a house in this plot, and low and behold he mis-clicked and placed the house on accident. Of course that meant my husbands house was condemned.

    Awesome. Condemned over a fat finger mistake. Hyper clicked the help option, and typed in what had happened. Canned response of "Go to the website."


    An hour or so later he tries again, "Canned response of 'sorry can't help you'.

    Wonderful. Beautiful.

    Like 5 hours later he tries again and this time he gets angry GM response of "We will not, under any circumstances, help you."

    Um, that's really fail considering we know for a fact you guys helped a gal with this exact same issue. All you did was a little reset. Soooo, we had to actually PAY for a new UO account (like our 6th) to 'transfer' the house to the new toon, until the week passes and he can transfer it back. This is just ten kinds of inconvenient, considering we were trying ot stay off a trade timer, because we have one more house to transfer in our new compound area. It's frustrating that the GM's do not have a consistent policy that they follow, and instead will just do whatever on a whim, so that one wastes their time paging on things they know have been resolved by other players the same way, and then being told they will not be helped.

    Later that evening, Hyper was digging through his pile of crap in his home and was trying to build me a suit. He's sitting there comparing 2131321321312 different gorgets and making me try stuff on and take it off when he realizes I have some sort of -15 penalty to phys resist. Weird. I cast/uncast prot....nothing. Cast/uncast magic shield...nothing.
    I take off all my clothes-- nothing. THen i take everything out of my bags and am off my mount and just stand there with ZERO items in my bag or on my body. Still -15. Log on and off the toon-- still same. Soooooooooo, I page a GM.

    My GM whispered me in just no time flat, and fixed the issue without a problem. GM Akemai (spelling) was super, super nice and very polite and professional. I shoulda asked them to fix the house drama while I was at it...
  2. longshanks

    longshanks Guest

    funny about the -15. i had that on a toon and called ea. they said delete the char and gave me and advanced char token.

    a buddy of mine has the same issue presently.

  3. No WAY would I have done that. I would have petitioned FOREVER. I created that toon in 1999. To start over would have been blasphemy.
  4. Liquid_Ape

    Liquid_Ape Guest

    So I was walking down the street and I saw this guy give 5 bucks to a homeless woman. So I asked the guy for 5 bucks and he told me no! I mean, WTF?!! I know for a fact that he just gave her 5 bucks. What a bunch of BS!

    Just because a GM does one person a favor does not mean they have to do every person a favor. Especially if it's something they aren't really supposed to be doing. Be happy for the girl who got her problem fixed, not pissed because the GM didn't fix your mistake.

    Then again, it never would have occurred to me to page a gm because I accidentally placed a house and condemned my other house.

    just my 2 cents.
  5. Where did I say or insinuate that I was unhappy the GM did her a 'favor'? My post was not a rant against the gal, but was instead a fuss about the lack of consistency.

    Furthermore, I clearly stated that it was indeed Hyper's fault.

    If a GM isn't supposed to be doing something, then they should not do it. Period. Ever.

    It sets a level of expectation and precedence that said GM will evaluate pages/calls/tickets on a case by case basis. However, if the GM's have specific guidelines and protocol to follow, then it is imperative they follow said protocol to the letter.
  6. Liquid_Ape

    Liquid_Ape Guest

    Never said you did.

    Never said you didn't

    I think GM's should be allowed some discretion. Even when I don't benefit from it... I don't feel that I am somehow "entitled" to a good outcome.

    Perhaps the GM did evaluate your call and decide not to help you?

    If your GM followed guidelines like they should and the other one did not, which GM should you be pissed at?
  7. Your attempt at troll is fail.

    Follow the guidelines each and every time, no exceptions.
  8. SaViGnAnO

    SaViGnAnO Guest

    wow dude, go troll another thread for your post-count e-peen
  9. Liquid_Ape

    Liquid_Ape Guest

    My difference of opinion does not make me a troll any more than your excessive use of the "fail" meme makes you edgy.

    And that's all this is, just a difference of opinion.
  10. Anyhoo...

    On another, more flame-retardant note, I'm glad I didn't have to delete my character. I would have cried.

  11. If you think I say 'fail' too much, you would be horrified at my overuse of the word 'really'. And quite possibly the 'f' word.
  12. Liquid_Ape

    Liquid_Ape Guest

    I didn't realize that Ransom and her BiC crew were the only ones allowed to post here. I humbly apologize for having a difference of opinion with your leader.

    I have no idea what you mean by e-peen.
  13. They are like a rabid attack dog squad, sometimes. Very loyal. I try to keep them fed but I must have forgotten this afternoon.
  14. Jordy

    Jordy Sage
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    Your comparison to someone walking down the street and making a donation to a homeless person is completely irrelevant. In UO, the GM's are not just random strangers who choose to dole out random acts of kindness. At least, they should NOT be, as it is their JOB to assist players with in game issues. As this is an issue that they can apparently not assist with, then the GM who answered Hyper's page was justified. However, the fact remains that there should be standards and each of them should be held to them. One player should not be able to flirt/shmooze/charm their way into a favor while another gets a canned response of "go read the website because you're a moron".

    Before you throw down a comparison, you should evaluate it to determine if it makes ANY sense and relates at all to the situation.
  15. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Dec 17, 2006
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    Alright the "My lightsaber is bigger than yours" ends here.
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