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the number in front of your name when you chat

Discussion in 'UHall' started by MrAlien, May 18, 2010.

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what is your lowest number when you talk in chat?

  1. between 0-100,000

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. between 100,001-500,000

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. between 500,000-1,000,000

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. between 1,000,001-5,000,000

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. between 5,000,001-10,000,000

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. between 10,000,001-15,000,000

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. between 15,000,001-20,000,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. between 20,000,001-25,000,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. between 25,000,001-30,000,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. between 30,000,001-40,000,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. between 40,000,001-50,000,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. greater then 50,000,000

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. MrAlien

    MrAlien Guest

    what is this number?
    how is it generated?
    i thought it was simple like every character created got a number and it just increased by one for each new character created on that shard
    but i did a test and it doesn't work like that
    the character i create second gets a lower number then the character i created first
    so how exactly do the numbers work?

    i was curious if the number determined the age of the character
    why do some people have numbers that are in the hundred thousands and other people have numbers in the twenty millions?

    i was going to go through all my characters and figure out which one had the lowest number thinking it would help me figure out which one was the first character i ever created
    but now i am confused and wondering how it actually works

    i thought it would be fun to create a poll and see where everyones chat number fell into and try to figure out who had the lowest number
    and was hoping that the person with the lowest number would mean they were one of the first characters created on that shard
    but now i am wondering if the numbers don't actually mean anything and are all just random

    oh well ill do the poll anyway cause polls are fun
    log onto all your characters and figure out which one has the lowest number then vote

    the person with the lowest number gets 10 million gold on the atlantic shard
    you have to post your number in this thread if you want to be qualified for the winning prize
    then after the contest is over I will PM you to figure out what shard your on and when we can meet then and i will log on to confirm the number
    then i will give you a password and we'll meet on atlantic and i'll hand you the gold
    this contest ends on may 31st at 11:59pm
     
  2. Konge

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    -_- it's your characters unique ID.
     
  3. Derium of ls

    Derium of ls Slightly Crazed
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    61,905,643 is mine!
     
  4. Dunno, I just wish there was a way to hide it in chat, as I don't need to see everyones number all the time and it takes up a lot of extra space.
     
  5. gortman

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    One positive about seeing the number is that it uniquely identifies the player. There could be multiple characters online with the same character name, but they will each have their own ID number. Takes up lots of space, I agree, but can be useful.
     
  6. quig

    quig Guest

    Ya it might be when they were made, my first char on GL is just over 7 mil, one of my last chars is over 32 mil. Checked a char on siege and it was just over 4 mil. Tried to make a char named aa to see if it was alphabetical, but he was over 30 mil.
     
  7. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos Always Present
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    A little over 5 million, no idea how its generated.
     
  8. Derium of ls

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    one of my characters is 11,922,657 and he was made in early 1998. So not sure if that's true =/
     
  9. RaDian FlGith

    RaDian FlGith Babbling Loonie
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    Mine's a 6-digit, just over 600,000... I'm pretty certain it's your unique character ID number... I suspect character ID numbers are created just as any other object number at the time. Not sure if they re-use object numbers... some of the numbers are a bit staggering. hehe
     
  10. Konge

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    As with most numerical ID number systems, it's probably generated randomly and has nothing to do with anything your character did or when it was made. It's random, and it's there to identify your character for anything that might break the ToS since characters can have the same name.

    Showing the number also lets you know if someone is trying to impersonate someone on global chat.
     
  11. RaDian FlGith

    RaDian FlGith Babbling Loonie
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    As with which numerical ID systems do you use?

    MOST numerical ID systems have a start point, and increment from there, and are keyed to specific items in a database.

    Random would indicate that the same number could be used twice, which would not be good for any database.
     
  12. MrAlien

    MrAlien Guest

    this made me laugh out loud
    you are very funny

    i think it has to do with when your character was made cause if you make multiple characters in a row they all have about the same number
    i just made 7 characters all within 5 minutes of eachother and these are the numbers i got
    1st char <47048297>
    2nd char <47047728>
    3rd char <47047457>
    4th char <47047182>
    5th char <47047022>
    6th char <47046371>
    7th char <47046150>
    the first four numbers are the same but the last 4 numbers are different
    looks like they are going backwards
    i dont know why that is
    i thought they would be getting bigger not smaller
    my next test will be to create 1 char every hour and see if the front numbers change at all
     
  13. Konge

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    Yeah, it's not really a unique ID if it starts at 1, right? Did you think for a second that a Random Number generator for an ID system would also rule out using that number again? But that's just too logical right?
     
  14. Konge

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    It's not getting bigger because the identification part of the number is random. There are probably many parts to the number, kind of like a telephone. And those last 3 numbers would be the actual ID.
     
  15. Derium of ls

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    maybe we didn't get those numbers assigned to us until we logged in after it went live? The character I had since 98 wasn't logged in until not too long ago. then again his number is in the 60,000,000 range. a lot higher than MrAliens...
     
  16. Lorax_Pacific

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    My characters numbers are close to these numbers:

    created month as decimal = A
    Created year thousands and hundreds = B
    Created year tens and ones = C
    take each letter in name and convert ascii to decimal through 16 digits
    values D through S (space is 32 if no character)

    Sum(D:S) * A * B * C


    -Lorax

    p.s.
    I only checked my first characters from the first month my account was created in 1998 since I don't know which month and year the rest were created.
     
  17. MrAlien

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    ok i just got done creating 7 characters on the same shard one per hour and these are the numbers i got
    1st char 3:15pm <22815904>
    2nd char 4:15pm <24384528>
    3rd char 5:15pm :heart:352911>
    4th char 6:15pm <5742921>
    5th char 7:15pm <5723710>
    6th char 8:15pm <5706582>
    7th char 9:17pm <7803655>

    i did my best to create them at exactly :15 everytime i only messed up the last one i believe
    sometimes the numbers changed and sometimes they didnt
    my little brain cant figure it out