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[UO Herald] 11th Year Collection of Items

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    We know that many of you have been asking about the delay of the 11th Year Collection of Items. There have been some escalating technical difficulties and we're working on getting them resolved as soon as we can. We are expecting that they will be available in the coming weeks. We apologize for the delay and we’ll do our best to keep you updated through the UOGamecodes website.



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  2. Yalp

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    Well give that squirrel another nut and get to it!
     
  3. BartofCats

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    At this point, and being today, is this announcement going to be a groundhog day type of deal?? Cause I'm sure that we keep hearing the same story OVER AND OVER AND OVER again.
     
  4. canary

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    Well, doesn't really explain WHAT these strange 'technical difficulties' are, but at the very least the acknowledged SOMETHING.

    I'm just curious what these oh so strange difficulties are.
     
  5. Babble

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    I call it HTML but other difficulties might be paying bills...
     
  6. Norrar

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    Thank you for an official statement.
     
  7. Littleblue

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    Thank you! :)
     
  8. DHMagicMan_1

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    We'll do our best to keep you updated through the UOGameCodes website starting when? Now? Just curious because I haven't seen anything change on that website in at least a year.

    I'll watch "the comming weeks" and not make any more negative comments about these MIA codes until March... but I still think you should do a MUCH better job of communicating.

    Somehow we know more about what the banks are spending TARP funds on than what troubles you could possibly be having distributing codes for items that already exist in the Japanese servers... we know you can generate and sell codes on the website and we know the items exist in game so details would make your story more believable... but whatever... go forth and do what you will. You bought yourself more weeks.
     
  9. Aurelius

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    I'm a bit out of touch, so may have misunderstood something here, but I'd like a little more explanation about 'distribution'.

    Are these items the same as the 11 year Vet rewards, or completely different - and if they are like the 10th Anniversary 'heritage' tokens, will some also appear as player gifts, or is this purely a 'buy the codes from the store' scheme?

    There's always a possibility that those items released in Japan have turned out to have serious bugs in them and Japan 'beta tested' them for us! After all, it's not unknown for UO items to have 'unexpected features'...
     
  10. canary

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    No, its not an in game issue as far as them NOT working. In fact, some token have been transferred already to US servers. The things work fine.

    I'm guessing this has to do with the EA codes site itself, though who knows what the real story is as they are keeping it terribly vague. At least they updated people... it was the same old 'soon', but oh well. /sighs
     
  11. Aurelius

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    I was thinking more of them not working as intended - hence 'escalating' problems (remember the 'fun' of the duped items from the unintended feature of the shape-copying summoned creature? That sort of 'issue' was what I had in mind), rather than not working at all, but as you say the vaguness of the reasons doesn't help explain anything.
     
  12. 4gregu

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    I hate sounding so negative, but my guess would be that when EA Japan found out that they were going to be selling these in the US, they went nuts and put a stop to it.
     
  13. DHMagicMan_1

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    Wouldn't it be funny if they found out they "Downsized" someone who has the passwords to update the UOGameCodes website?

    I for one haven't seen ANYTHING change on that site in forever... maybe they don't know how to get in and update it any more and don't have access to a password or account info... or the website code or something stupid like that....

    That's my guess anyway.
     
  14. Maplestone

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    thank ye for the update - good luck with the hamsters.

    (though I must say that I'm not wild about there being something extendedly amiss with a website that gets credit card info ... bad mojo)
     
  15. Aboo

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    It's not the answer we wanted to hear but they did say something. Thank you for at least acknowledging us.

    I can't imagine what the "technical difficulties" are since they have already been released to Japan for quite some time . . . And I hate to be so pessimistic but I wonder if the "coming weeks" is going to translate like the "30 days" we were supposed to get them after Japan originally got them. :sad4:
     
  16. Hemisphere

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    Actually I think it's operated by some external company, so that could be the issue there.
     
  17. Basara

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    Grrr... External operators/designers.

    Sometimes you get lucky, and you get someone like a friend of mine who did some contract web design work for Wizards of the Coast, who was a perfectionist, and did his best for whatever company he was contracted for.

    More often, you get jokers like the guy at the third party host for Stratics last spring, who was supposed to format/reinstall SOMEONE ELSE'S machine, but grabbed and scragged Stratics by mistake....
     
  18. Crysta

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    The explanation that was given before was that they made a deal that they'd wait until after a certain retail distribution period in Japan to release them worldwide.. my guess is that one or more of the distributors have refused to stop selling stock, either because its doing well or they have too much left over, and due to the wording of the deal until they do EA can't do a thing.

    Hopefully this will be the LAST UO Japan "exclusive" promotion... something similar happened with the extra KR faces if I remember right.
     
  19. sikooovision

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    So have we seen anywhere how much these are going to go for, and exactly how many choices you get for that amount?
     
  20. Magnus

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    I thought these were going to be free for NA players..
     
  21. Crysta

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    Nope, were gonna charge us from the start. Of course, after all these delays we damn well better get at least one free item each.
     
  22. Flora Green

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    Okay, you're having techinal difficulties, whatever that means. And the REST of the stuff you all keep "forgetting" to mention?

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=1041572&postcount=10

    It's now February 2009. You planning on doing anything for this very late anniversary at all? Or gonna sweep it under the rug the way you basically did the 10th?
     
  23. Lia

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    GMAFB

    Technical difficulties. OK. Whatever.

    "We are expecting that they will be available in the coming weeks."

    They basically bought themselves more time. After all, the anniversary "year" isn't over yet.....

    You know, EAMythic, here's an idea:

    Give us Non-Asian shards our own unique 11th year items. Then, whenever the "technical difficulties" resolve themselves, you can still sell them to those players who might still want them, and your precious favorite players can still have their way.
     
  24. Sweeney

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    Japan has EA/Mythic by the balls.. Japanese players get these items for free while we have to pay for them, and we can't even buy them on time. I'd rather they said "On sale June 1st" than stringing us along like lemmings towards a cliff.
     
  25. Oriana

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    RTLFC

    Here's an idea...Maybe they are trying, maybe just maybe, they hit some snags, and maybe just MAYBE, they didn't have to update any of us at all. Most of Uhall needs to grow up and face it, shtuff happens and not everyone can snap their fingers to make what everyone wants happen. Priorities my fellow players priorities.

    Thanks Devs for the update.
     
  26. Oriana

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    Oh and BTFW, JAPAN HAD TO PAY FOR THE BLOODY ITEMS!!!!!!

    They were not free!!!
     
  27. Sweeney

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    Forgive me then.. but I bet they got them on time.

    Oh and since we all have to pay for our own anniversary gifts now, how about better offerings?
     
  28. GhostGL

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    11th Year Collection? So same stuff on the asain shard? The bookshelfs are cool and the armor engraver, too bad it doesn't do robes? And the fallen log will be cool once i redo my house and add the bigger garden.
     
  29. canary

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    You are a moderator, you really should compose yourself a bit more appropriately, imo. Not a slam, just an observation.
     
  30. Sweeney

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    Some people defend an idea until the bloody end, no matter the costs to person or property.
     
  31. Viper09

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    A moderator can post their ideas and thoughts just like anyone else. The only thing the "moderator" title means is that they can enforce the rules of the forums. If they feel like typing in caps and use exclamation marks, freedom to them.
     
  32. Sweeney

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    At the risk of an infraction, are you saying they can enforce the rules but are not required to follow them and/or set the example? This is quite off-topic but is more my cup of tea.
     
  33. Viper09

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    I never said they didn't have to follow the rules now did I? Naturally they have to follow the rules just as anyone else, was about to edit that in but you posted too fast. :D
    and Oriana doesn't seem to be breaking any. May be coming off a bit hostile but that's it.
     
  34. Sweeney

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    If every mod was so hostile, would you be so friendly? They need to set an example for the rest of us, not ride the line between acceptable and not. I am glad there is only one mod/admin that follows such ideals, else I would have lost a bit of respect for them.

    Oh hi Petra.
     
  35. Lord Kynd

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    yet when 'we' do it 'we' get warned ?
    even tho 'we' might not be 'yelling' just emphesising words.. not even whole sentances ?

    i think a warning removal is in order please :)
    K.. Thanks
     
  36. Sweeney

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    By the silence heard, I think our point was made. Although it would be fun to hear someone start blasting us for confronting authority.
     
  37. canary

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    My issue is things such as this:

    This is from a MODERATOR? This is from someone who is supposed to provide guidance on what is and is not acceptable?

    I'm sorry, but a moderator should always be mindful of the way the conduct themselves, and yes... should display impartiality towards the posters. This is not the way to conduct yourself as a mod, imo.

    We've totally veered off the main topic, but just wanted to toss in my .02.
     
  38. Redxpanda

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    What is this topic about again? Oh yeah the 11th Anniversary items. Shame on you devs :lick:
     
  39. WarUltima

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    I know technical difficulty.
    The Japanese tokens says "Japan Promotion - Tokuno Dye"
    It's wayyyyy too difficult to backspace five times then type in US or dont type in anything at all would have worked great.

    You know if you delete out the word "Japan" it's like degrading Japanese people and they might just shut down all US and EU servers I mean UO is made by a group of Japanese people afterall...... oh wait......

    IMO the technical difficult is most likely bullcrap. I get a friend xfering from Japanese shard to my US shard with a Token and it worked just fine.......
     
  40. gawd cry more uhall
     
  41. TheScoundrelRico

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    No they can't, ROFL...la
     
  42. Oriana

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    Generally I am a very friendly Mod. I simply responded to some complaints I was tired of hearing over and over again, and misinformation that I keep seeing over and over again. That was posted as a player not as a mod. I did not break any rules, just simply had a moment of anger I felt like expressing. Everyone else is allowed to state their opinions on the matter. I was simply stating mine. Was it hostile, yes. But no more so than some of the constant rambling I hear against the Dev team.

    Back on target now. I am very excited about the upcoming anniversary gifts!! Even if we have to pay for them, it will be fun to have some of the items.

    Oh and no point made, just bedtime.
     
  43. Harlequin

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    Actually, if no one mentioned that the Jap players have to pay for it as well, I would have. No idea how that rumour started. Here's the post back in Oct 08 with pics and the cost (3577 Yen, or US $30):

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=107021



    More seriously, I said this before, ahem -

    For the unexpected lengthy delay, I demand 2, two! free tokens for every character! Unless EA already plans to give 2, then I want 3! :)

    3 is the number thou shalt give.

    Gimme gimme gimme
     
  44. canary

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    Not to keep dragging it out, but FYI Oriana EVERY post you make with your 'moderator' tag is a post by a moderator. Again, you are supposed to be the example others follow on the board.

    PS: I went back and did some reading... you are the SAME moderator who, in December, put a Non-UO related thread that started with the sentence 'I know this is OT but...' right smack dab in U Hall. You directly stated it was in the wrong forum, but you did it anyways. Sigh.

    I mean... c'mon now. These clearly aren't good examples to follow for players.
     
  45. You do realize these moderators are volunteers right?

    I have my beef with certain mods myself, but a thread in UHall about 11th anny items isn't the place to discuss issues with them. If you have a problem with any mod then report them. Don't turn a thread into a place to voice a personal vendetta.

    Personally, I agree with her.

    What was that stupid acronym again?

    Oh yeah....

    QQ some more.
     
  46. Flora Green

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    At least now we know that the poor communication wasn't Jeremy's fault...

    The problem is the people who keep defending it. What's the excuse to not have vet rewards on time? Where are the other 11th anniversary items? As much as I like pixel crack, I'd take timely updates and responses any day over this.
     
  47. canary

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    ... you uhm mean Chrissay and Joanne (sp?).

    They let go of Jeremy before the December supposed start date of when the tokens were to be available.
     
  48. DevilsOwn

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    would surprise me if they did not make a gift of some amount for the delay...


    what would really surprise me is if, after the gift of the items, nobody came here and crabbed about it
     
  49. Cetric

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    Thats always my excuse when I don't do something too
     
  50. hawkeye_pike

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    For all those who keep complaining about the delay of some (ridiculous, concerning their effect on gameplay) anniversary items:

    If you want to get the same attention like asian shards, you should

    • either try to motivate as many players to play UO as there are active players on asian shards. This will ensure you will generate a similar revenue and thus a similar development power behind your shard.
    • or move to an asian shard and play there.

    Be realistic, face the truth! The US shards have about 20% of active population of an asian shard. It is all about money! The more subscribers and active players, the more energy will be invested into making the player base happy.

    Don't blame the game developers. They have a long long long list of tasks, and they have to prioritize, as their budget is limited.