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the young strike again

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Vyrquenox, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Vyrquenox

    Vyrquenox Guest

    okay here's the wonderful world of pointlessness. now people are making umpteen trial accounts and running young characters straight through the final trial getting 25k without even trying. get a bunch of tickets, hand them off, make another account. Makes killing vanguards all day a waste of time as in 10 hours these hacks can pull a full suit of armor without any trouble.
  2. Dame Judi

    Dame Judi Guest

  3. GeeGee

    GeeGee Guest

    they just need to stop the 14 day free trail accounts from being able to do stuff like this. Just like they did with housing.
    once account has been paid for I don't see a problem

    not all young characters freebie account, REMEMBER THAT!
    I have young characters on accounts that I pay for & you bet I took them to get my tickets!
  4. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Jun 11, 2008
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    I hope more and more free accounts run the shiX out of this just to kill the market on points. I was hacked during the magincia invasion lost my chance at any rubble and didn't hang on to tons and tons of junk like some people did. So I got shafted pretty good on the turn in.

    On top of that everyone wants to sell points and items from the turn in for insane amounts of gold making it impossible to buy what I want.

    So I say good let these guys run with it and destroy the market. In fact I don't know why I haven't done this myself to get what I want. Oh yeah that's right I am just to lazy lol.
  5. Trebr Drab

    Trebr Drab Guest

    All these new accounts will make Draconi look pretty good in the corporate structure of things. You know, in case there's an opening with some other, bigger, project.
  6. Otis Firefly

    Otis Firefly Slightly Crazed
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    Jun 17, 2006
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    they should wipe the young status completely away the minute someone steps out of haven...end of most problems
  7. Blesh

    Blesh Sage
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    May 12, 2008
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    In world of warcraft, Trial accounts can't open a trade window or receive items via mail. Why cant UO do this? Solves ALOT of problems.
  8. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
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    Oct 13, 2003
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    The whole event while was meant to be fun was shafted because u dont even need to start it!!! just turn up at the end and collect ya bounty of 25k ticket per char dead or alive!!! totally awesomely ****E!!!!!

    This aint an event its turned into another FARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DEVS wtf indeed !!! WTF!!! The horse bolted but for f**ks sake u could have closed the door.. really u could have closed it!!!!!!!!

    Total arse tits ups ****e........crazy and uncared for...
  9. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
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    Oct 13, 2003
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    Oh and to top oit off

    'young ones' running the evnt...wtf cant be attacked ???

    thats 250k per noob acccount they make for freeeee WTF WTF WTF
  10. RenaLynne

    RenaLynne Guest

    Sorry, but I am the only one who just doesnt think this is a big deal? :sleep2: At this point everyone must be able to get most of what they want off the list. If someone is going to go through all that trouble for a 25k ticket let em have it. Whats the difference between this and peeps x sharding points? :bored:
  11. Azureal

    Azureal Guest

    Nothing what-so-ever.

    Now, if someone could point me towards the link for the trial accounts, I need some more points.
  12. MaryForUo

    MaryForUo Sage
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    Mar 29, 2004
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    there are too many points around now. if they stop young account now the damage is already done...

    anyway, you can open "only" 1 trial account for each credit card, or i'm wrong?
  13. Salty Pete

    Salty Pete Guest

    If this event is designed to rid the world of useless extra items... Does it really make sense to give players the chance to earn the rewards for getting rid of items with a quest? Doesn't that just produce more virtual garbage for the game not less?
  14. Scratch

    Scratch Guest

    you dont need any cc or gametime to open a trial acct
    you simply need to call and have them activate the acct manually from their side by reapplying the code from their pcs.

    i did it last night, took 5 mins

    rinse and repeat
  15. Coppelia

    Coppelia Guest

    Only 25k for all the mess of trial accounts?
    Why go for 25k when you can make a miner/lumberjack bot and get a lot more?
    In games where botting is present, trial accounts are mainly used for that.
  16. Olahorand

    Olahorand Slightly Crazed
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    its spoken about spring cleaning points (per char), not about gold.
  17. So....you got hacked and now don't have enough items to turn in or gold to buy the rewards yourself, so everyone else should be screwed because of your ill fortune?

    Way to hold that bitterness in. Great community spirit there. /sarcasm

  18. jack flash

    jack flash Guest

    what really amazes me about UO

    whenever something new comes along, there is ALWAYS someone who gets an angle on it and abuses it

    my question is this

    EA, why don't you employ these peeps, as they chearly are very clever, and if THEY are the devs then THEY know how to stop the events being killed off????
  19. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    i think it was more about how these people are cheating everyone else by opening ton's of trial accounts then running the characters thru the quest to farm points. sounds like he doesn't want to stoop that low to be like the neighbors and cheat to get points.

    but it is VERY annoying to see youngs running thru those rooms getting points and switching to another character, unharmed , while most vet's die near instantly the first room .
  20. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    oh you must not have read the post by Jeremy then ... they are looking to hire people that know how to script. read

    Five on Friday
    July 18, 2008


    "Now Hiring!

    We're looking for someone to be our new Associate Game Designer. Here's the job description and requirements:

    Main responsibilities: contribute significantly to game fiction, manage events, balance gameplay, and develop content using proprietary scripting tools.

    Understanding and or knowledge of Ultima Online game mechanics, history, and community interaction a definite plus.
    Experience as a Game Master, Counselor, Seer, or Event Moderator for Ultima Online a bonus.
    2+ years experience playing Ultima Online
    Position requires dependable and relevant inputs to current state of the game, as well as contributing to future development of the game experience
    Gives inputs to other members of the team to enhance gameplay for the current subscriber base

    Due to the demanding scripting system surrounding Ultima Online, the designer must have expansive knowledge of scripting languages and have the ability to produce samples of work using similar tools.
    Level editing experience and module creation using open source gaming engines (Infinity, Unreal 2.5 or 3, Doom, Source, Aurora Toolset).
    Background or exposure to game development processes in the industry
    Essential to have experience working in small teams of 4-6 people.
    3DS Max experience preferred
    2+ years in the game industry and/or gaming school preferred
    Can demonstrate understanding of game design concepts to include flow, decision making, engaging storyline, and integration of art and sound

    If you're interested in (and qualified for) this position, please send your resume to jdalberg AT ea DOT com and I'll put it in the right hands right away! "
  21. Ailish

    Ailish Lore Master
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    May 13, 2008
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    Now, tbh, I dont think it is right that a [young] can do this - and imho all young should be confined to a small area (Haven, maybe add some bigger baddies for them). BUT, I also found very quickly that I could easily get MORE points by doing champ spawns then I can running newbie chars thru that mess. Just an observation ...
  22. Restroom Cowboy

    Restroom Cowboy Visitor

    Jul 1, 2008
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    7th Anniversary 4TW!!!!! 7 Noob accounts PER BOX!!!!!

    1 box = 4.2 million points.
  23. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Dec 17, 2006
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    Well I think the point of Spring Cleaning was to clean out Junk. Then once most was cleaned EA figured well alot of people wont be able to get things so they added 50k points on the events.

    Hey the whole point was to clean out junk not make elite items that only certain people can have.

    Really who cares if they are making new accounts? Spring Cleaning wasnt ment for you to make gold to sell for RL $$ of to make gold at all. I think people forget that they dont do events so you can make profit.
  24. burnttrees

    burnttrees Guest

    i think that if ea desired to get peoples attention and also deal with probs caused by the young player exploit they should create a shard pre ML meaning you dont get access to everything just like the people who never payed for the expansion also make it a no transfer shard ie no transfer in or out like siege, make it free for all to play with no housing if people want to be able to play with houses and extra content then they should have to pay this would limit allot of UO's probs this would in fact prevent allot of probs and at the same time give UO some much needed publicity and advertising

    sorry if this is a bit off topic
  25. Flora Green

    Flora Green Guest

    Doesn't matter to me. Then again, I don't have a Luna shop where I will overcharge for the items. Who is REALLY doing the "exploiting"? :next:
  26. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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  27. Sam the Scribe

    Sam the Scribe Visitor

    Mar 10, 2007
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    I've seen a lotta young chars as well, but I've even seen the SAME ones coming through more than once. Are they able to run the quest multiple times? THAT would be a serious problem as far as I'm concerned.

    As for the quest as a whole... I'm glad we finally have an event where you can get some kind of reward without having an UberChar. The thought of my GM miner running through the Ethereal Fortress to get a ticket puts a smile on my face. He's been stuck in the mines too long and deserves a vacation!

    One tip... make a single macro with all the passwords. That has worked well for me so far.

    Safe Travels, Sam
  28. Kiminality

    Kiminality Guest

    Yes... Because the only use for scripting is in cheating at UO.
    There's no way it could be anything else, right?
  29. Strawberry

    Strawberry Guest

    I think you may have answered your own question. They're probably naming all the characters on the newbie account the same thing, so they don't have to re-make or copy over the macro and desktop files.
  30. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
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    Aug 12, 2001
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    This type of thing would/could never happen on Siege. Just another reason I suppose...just sayin...la
  31. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    Can you drop items on the ground in WoW? When I tried WoW a long time ago, I don't think you could. In UO you can drop the tickets off in your house(or a secluded location), and pick them up with another char.

    This kind of faucet doesn't really bother me. I don't have any personal interest in the value of the items/points. I'll get what I can afford and live with that, and hopefully be happy with it.
  32. Tiamat

    Tiamat Guest

    This event just gets more and more hilarious in terms of point devaluation with every patch. At first, you could primarily get points only with items that were no longer obtainable. Then they added a bunch of items people could farm for, including arties from the virtue dungeons. And then they ended up making you able to turn in heritage virtue set items despite saying you wouldn't be able to before, so all those heritage tokens that were given out like candy a while back could be turned in for loads of points. And now this!

    On the last day of spring cleaning, they'll probably just make every character that is older than 30 days have a 1 million point ticket pop into their pack on log-in as an early Christmas gift.
  33. ki-rin

    ki-rin Guest

    i just got on and came to melissa and there are 3 youngs already there ... and 3 more came just as i'm getting on this board and typing this

  34. ki-rin

    ki-rin Guest

    i totally agree. and the event shouldn't be giving out 50k point tickets in the first place if you ask me. :thumbdown:

    but what's done is done. now give us the early christmas gift please :D
  35. Erekose

    Erekose Seasoned Veteran
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    May 23, 2008
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    Not to mention that nobody get's 'hacked'. They either download malware like keyloggers, have poor password security that fails a simple dictionary attack (and that is HARDLY 'hacking'), or they share their password with someone they shouldn't.

    Anyone who loses their stuff to 'hacking' made a mistake somewhere. It sucks, and I don't wish it on anyone, but I don't have tons of sympathy either.
  36. Loqucious

    Loqucious Guest

    The thing about these people that amazes me the most is how clever they are. I would have never thought to do that.
  37. Strawberry

    Strawberry Guest

    People always say that sort of thing to victims of crimes; mostly, it's to convince themselves that they'd never become a victim. I hope that when you are mugged, or your house is burgled, or you're in a car accident, etc., that people are more sympathetic to you than you've been to Doomsday Dragon.
  38. ElRay

    ElRay Guest

    uhh learn to read/put glasses on/open eyes when trying to read maybe?
    Quit swinging from his you-know-what sweetie :thumbsup:

    yah sure DOES sound like he doesnt want to stoop that low!!
  39. love2winalot

    love2winalot Guest

    Youngs can not go into area's designated as a dungeon without being freely attacked. When they made the rift in Moonglow, they also made it have a, "Dungeon" code, so youngs could not take advanatge of it. This is all they had to do with the area when the reward tickets were given out. Code it as a Dungeon for young accounts and it is fixed.
  40. Spree

    Spree Babbling Loonie
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    Mar 13, 2004
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    How? They can drop an item on ground then have 2nd account pick it up.
  41. Glim Gerrack

    Glim Gerrack Guest

    Indeed, just go to www.ultima-registration.com, follow the links, they give it to you while you are in setup if you dont already have an account code from the numerous versions of the game im sure everyone has stashed away somewhere that include a free 30 day trial.
  42. Mythic

    Mythic Guest

    Ya id have to agree here, does seem like a pain in the ass to get enough points for a suit, and the value of tickets is dropping daily, theyll be 10 gold per point before the end of the weekend on LS Im sure, hell they were already selling for less then 30 each at auction a week ago, I feel bad for the folks that bought the jewelry combo for 20 mil about a month ago.