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Town Banners loyalty decay

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO Relic, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. UO Relic

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    To many posts for the awakening and I havent come across an answer yet. What happens when this story arc is over, our town loyalty will decay and you wont be able to place a banner again.

    So no moving houses or redesigning etc unless you want to just own that really snazzy deed instead of that lovely banner that you just spent hours of playing time to get.

    So my question is after the story arc is over will they fix it so anyone can place the banner without needing to be in Adored status or .....
     
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  2. Jade of Sonoma

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    That question has been looming and growing bigger in my mind too. Hopefully they will come up with a solution. Probably it will be a 'wait and see'. It's doubtful that anyone has the answer.
     
  3. Ron Silverbeard

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    Maybe you dont have to worry about it...maybe this is the last Arc for UO anyway...maybe this is the End?
    I posted my theory elsewhere yet...15 years is all they want...after this all the former NPC's like LBR and LBT will apear, summon "World Destruction" and all you end up is a white Matrix style world you can start to create yourselfe - on Facebook...
     
  4. THP

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    Errr i dont think u need a answer...its pretty obvoius that anyone will be able to place them otherwise we gonna have a huge amount of USELESS banners
     
  5. Lady Storm

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    idk THP
    It wouldnt be the first time the dev made a useless item after a story line went dead....
     
  6. You might be right, but I can't think of any off hand. The only thing I can think of at the moment are the Halloween masks - the masks are useless and have no purpose other than deco, but at least we can place them. As it is currently, if we lose loyalty with no way to gain it back, then there is no way to move or place banners.
     
  7. Viper09

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    I sincerely doubt EA will make banners useless after the event is over by not allowing us to place them when/if loyalty decays. Other items in the past from events may have been left useless but they can still be used.
     
  8. LordDrago

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    I doubt they will either, but it is something that should be publicly addressed by the Dev Team.

    I mean, who would have thought they would "break" the beastiality suit, factions, etc.
     
  9. MalagAste

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    While I agree it is silly to make you need to have loyalty to place the banners... You must know that you do not need to be adored.... merely being respected will allow you to place the banners. Just and FYI.
     
  10. Woodsman

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    I've had this conversation with a lot of people lately - it seems like a lot of folks think UO is going to be closed down and that it's in some kind of maintenance mode through September.

    I think some people are worried because SWTOR is not doing as well as EA wanted, but EA has said it's profitable with even just 500,000 subs, and because we are being kept in the dark about UO's future. We haven't seen any layoffs yet. That's what would alarm me with SWTOR, because we remember what happened with WAR.

    While they won't tell us if they have any future plans for UO (UO once again doing things no other MMORPG does :gee:), to paraphrase an acquaintance who knows a lot more about what's going on with UO and BioWare, the graphics upgrade stuff would not be going on if they were going to end UO after 15, and they would not have increased the graphics budget for the EC.

    I'm not happy about the lack of information and the way some things are being handled in-game, and I may have gone down to two accounts and about to go down to one account, but UO will still be here come October 1, 2012. Whether we are here after December 21, 2012... :p
     
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  11. Tina Small

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    Thank you so much for posting this! I may give this another shot now.
     
  12. QueenZen

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    I have only bothered to get ONE banner. New Magincia on Chesapeake.
    I too wonder, if loyalty wears thin, what good is the banner I worked hard to get in the first place.
    Actually my own peculiar concept of a *reward* for doing good deeds, is a FREE reward that does not decay once we earned our stripes doing the loyalty bit to begin with, but that is just my own peculiar concept.

    It about blew me away that to get the reward for all me good deeds putting out fires, pickin up trash, arresting myriads of angry rioters, that I had to PAY 250k to fetch the banner. Good gold sink.
    Then to learn my loyalty will decay even if I do not keep on keeping on with it all, um like not fetching more banners if I have to keep doing arresting, putting out fires etc. on my home owner to keep his banner nicely placed and able to put it back up again whenever later on if I would want to remove it for a while etc.

    Just peculiar to me once we do the amt of loyalty we needed to even GET the banner to begin with,
    that should be it, let us KEEP our loyalty..to keep hangin our banner to wave off our porch or walls till forever ! :) Due to the loyalty issues, I haven't even bothered to gain loyalty on any other characters on either shards I play upon till I know we get to KEEP our loyalty or banner etc. for good and that it remains USEABLE !

    Atm it seems the town banners are sorta like if my local used car dealer asks me to help them clean out their car lot, and if I help em clear out old tires, pick up the trash they will reward me with a brand new used car. WOW I think ok I'll help yall out. Then after I get my new used car reward, I get told, ya can drive it for awhile but in order to keep it ya have to keep cleaning up our used car lot, and oh by the way, pay us 250k for your reward too.
    I DONT THINK SOO !
    But what do I know !
     
  13. Sevin0oo0

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    I remember Grimm being very excited over his calendar being filled up for the next 6mths, plus w/ the contract art, makes me think something very outstanding in in-store for UO's future. I don't even foresee much coming from the Producer until summer, but as to decay, something there makes my blood run cold...

    I think the loyalty is not going away, at all. People have asked for things to not last forever, and this might be just the First shot, at Deco. You wanna only have your acct open a month or two a year, be prepared to work it! You think they went to all that trouble to add menu items, to be in use for just a couple months??? It would not surprise me if Yes, you will need to maintain a loyalty if you want to replace a banner.
     
  14. Nails Warstein

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    Two things. One why not make loyalty permanent if you double venerated status? (insane I know) Two perhaps just maybe when the arc ends, whatever your loyalty is at that time, will be permanent? Side note, anyone considered the thought that banners will go away with the next publish, and a new item will be added just as dyes are being changed for spring cleaning? Its a scary thought, I know.
     
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  15. LordDrago

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    Some problems I forsee:
    1. Some people cannot play enough to get double venerated. Or, at least play enough to get it and still have fun.
    2. As far as locking loyalty...some people may be away, and not be able to play for a couple of weeks when this would go into effect. Not really fair to them thatwhile they are away, and their points decay, that their loyalty is locked.

    Not sure what the correct answer is, but it is likely that whatever the Devs have planned, someone is not going to like it :)