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[UO Herald] 11th Year Collection

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. _zigzag_

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    "Greetings!

    As you all may be aware, our friends in Japan will be putting out their yearly Ultima Online box to the shelves on November 13th. To promote these boxes, included in each, will be a package of special in-game items that we have named the 11th year collection.



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  2. Risso

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    Great news! I hope it won't be too expensive as I have a whole library to fill with those bookcases... :D
     
  3. Black Sun

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    Glad to see we'll be getting the items too.
    Just wish we didn't have to wait until December to get them though.
     
  4. Gwendolynne

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    I wish the USA team would be just as friendly and put out a yearly Ultima Online box to the shelves in the States as well.
     
  5. Its easier to expect the paying customers to download 800mb or more of updates per year , when was last disk , 9th anni ? ? :lol:
     
  6. Flora Green

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    What logic is there in the armor engraving tool only having 30 charges?

    Otherwise, aside from it's ridiculous we have to wait to get these items, I'm looking forward to the trees.
     
  7. ^Wolfie^

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    My BF and I have given them monthly fees for 11+ years now, be damned if I PAY to get 11th yr items. =/
     
  8. DHMagicMan_1

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    Jeremy or Someone Mythic(al)...

    I believe sometime in the recent past there was a special code that opened up new housing tiles and such but only for a short while? My Account has the latest Expansion (ML) but on the Customize Housing screens there are many tiles I can't use and give an error saying I need to upgrade to another expansion??? I've been told there was supposed to be a Code you could buy to fix this but it never showed up on the website...

    When you look into adding the 11th year codes, which I'll definately buy some of, would you please find out what codes are missing to open the additional housing tiles for those with ML but who've been away from the game for a while and add those codes for purchase as well?

    Thanks.

    ** EDIT ** You could also make the housing tiles available for ML Activated accounts without additional purchases... that would work for me too. :) **
     
  9. Snakeman

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    I couldn't agree more Wolfie, give one set THEN & ONLY THEN pay for a 2nd set if you want it. Now if they are going to CHARGE us for a damn Hitching Posts, are we EVER going to get MORE STABLE SLOTS that we have asked for for Ages... longer then Sieges ROT changes? You keep adding more tame ables BUT DO NOT increase our Slots to hold these creatures. Pls., can the ones of us that have asked for more stable slots get an Honest answer if it will ever happen. Ty
     
  10. Viquire

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    Random token per char?

    And if you simply MUST have more, then available for purchase. Much like the evil items of the um 8th(?) ani gifts edition.
     
  11. Hear..Hear..We havent had a box on the shelves in the US since 9th ann. came out..not to mention the uocodes website still dosent work properly for me keeps looping back to the login screen for my account info when I do enter it to buy something. Which means if I want to buy these more then likely will have to call or email EA.. which there customer support on the phone can be a pain.
     
  12. DHMagicMan_1

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    I can see why they don't want to give away a random token per toon... do you know how many people have multi-accounts and have 5-7 toons on every shard for cross shard trading? Tons of people would have 100+ tokens on day 1...

    I would like to see them email a token to every active account holder or something like that though... one token code for every account would be easy to give away and I doubt would hurt their purchase numbers in the long run.
     
  13. Saphireena

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    The log and hitching post... Yay!!!

    The Ancestral Gravestone doesn't really get my mouth watering , but it would have been VERY cool if it were a decoration you can engrave some memorial text on, such as "In fond memory of Fluffy the Llama".

    Or for the roleplayers "Lord Thomas Maple - 1997-2006". Roleplayers could create whole graveyards in memory of players pass or deleted characters.

    Bulk order covers must have crafters frothing at the mouth...
     
  14. Harb

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    Jeremy, please get the game codes site fixed before you add these! As it stands now (and has always been), you can not change the quantity of an item ordered to anything other than "1." Therefore, you have to process separate orders for a second like item, a third, etc. However, once you order your second like item, the codes site blocks further orders for the next 30 days. Not an ideal situation for you guys on the revenue generating side of things, nor for us on the "providing" revenue side- it's frustrating.

    It seems from afar that whoever you contracted to run the site gets paid by the transaction, thus this major inconvenience/ impediment.

    As for "freebies" vice charges, I'm not opposed to either. Anything "free" must be accross the boards in all markets. If you guys need to feed EA with revenue, I'll help :) Thanks for the items.
     
  15. DHMagicMan_1

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    If they can't change the UOCodes site to allow more than quantity 1 purchase... then set it up so we can select buy 1 set of tokens (6 tokens per set or whatever)... buy 6 sets of tokens (1 package of six sets of tokens so one in the drop down), 10 or 12 sets of tokens... etc...
     
  16. Viquire

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    And, are we now far enough beyond the 9th ani that small sets of heritage tokens could be added to the UO code store as well?
     
  17. Black Sun

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    I see your logic, and agree 100%. While one code emailed to each active account address would be nice, I'm not holding my breath.


    As for a box on the shelves, I don't care if they (the boxes) added any new features or not. It would be nice just to see a box out there to even attempt to snag new players between expansions.

    All in all, I'm looking forward to the new items. I can't wait to finally get a bookshelf with books in it, and that hitching post. I've already got a rubble fallen log (both matching halves of it), but another one would be nice to have too. Maybe I'll get enough so I can put the 4 of them around my fire pit.
     
  18. Nine Dark Moons

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    Magic - I don't think anyone answered you - the special housing tiles adding after ML are available through the 9th anny box. That gets you the crystal and shadow tiles. You can still find the box with the code, but it's hard sometimes. I see them on ebay (new) for about $30, but I was able to get one at my local EBGAMES store for the retail price of $20 (I had to call ahead and they rummaged in the back store room and found 2 unsold copies).
     
  19. Littleblue

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    Yep...I got my 9th Anniversary copy from Amazon (I think!) for about $20, which was a decent buy seeing as how I needed the new account to return to the game. Plus the tile sets came along with it.

    I hope we get a box soon. There is just something fun about getting the box that adds to the excitement. :)
     
  20. DHMagicMan_1

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    Would be nice if they could either offer the "9th Anniversary Code" for some price just to unlock the housing tiles if that's all it does any more... if you already have an active account, or just unlock the housing tiles with ML...

    I will go chase down the box if I HAVE too... but I'd rather not.
     
  21. D'Amavir

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    Agreed. I haven't found the 9th Anni boxes that I need to upgrade a couple of my accounts that don't have the shadow tiles. I am sure I could find some on ebay but I am just not an ebay fan. I would much rather get them from a normal game shop, which I clearly haven't had any luck with.

    I might buy a code that let me have access to the tiles if they offered it on the codes site. Depending on the price of course. Otherwise, there are other options for those that look for them.
     
  22. Flora Green

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    None of us should have to pay 20, let alone 30 dollars for a two year old box. I swear this was briefly touched upon within the past month or two (maybe at a town hall) and Jeremy said it was being looked into.
     
  23. KilandraEAMythic

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    Hello Everyone!

    I just wanted to make a clarification that the 11th year anniversary items are in no way related to the 11th year collection items. They are very different things :)

    Thank you all for the feedback!

    ~Kilandra~
     
  24. Deb

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    Ewwwww, so this means there are still some surprises in store for us
    then?:)
     
  25. Ender

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    Wait wut? So there's going to be more items for the 11th anniversary, but even farther in time after the actual anniversary?
     
  26. Viquire

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    Um,

    Her mood icon shows Angelic. Can we have a Mod superimpose "Incorrigible Tease" in its place please?

    *zitz on hands to keep them from clapping*
     
  27. Dol'Gorath

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    Glad to see how items that have been demanded for years are being added yet again as a real cash package rather than through in-game content that everyone's fees pay for yet again.

    Really. Good show.
     
  28. I have to say that I'm giddy over filled book cases. I've wanted them for so long. I wish this wasn't the delivery method for them, but I'll take them how I can get them.

    My vote goes to adding them to the selection for heritage tokens :D
     
  29. Elffin

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    The bod book covers, will they be single charge or multiple charges, i have close to 14k bods and marking the books would be a great help :)

    Elf.
     
  30. DHMagicMan_1

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    From the translations of the Japanese site a couple weeks ago, I think the BOD covers were like 25 or 40 charges (covers) or something... not rechargable...
     
  31. Mesanna

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    The official number is actually 30 charges. After you use the last charge it will disappear.
     
  32. Viquire

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    And she also blithely skates right past the issue of difference between 11th year collection and 11th ani Items with never so much as a backwards glance.

    Maaaan we have some very cool customers over there at Mythic, yes we do.
     
  33. Galad

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    What? We have to pay for this stuff?!
     
  34. love2winalot

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    Hail: When you buy the code, "Exactly" How many of those items can you get? Is it One of Each, or Choose 3 of them, or what?
     
  35. Lair Spirit

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    I am crushed.

    I am disappointed.

    The empty-to-full bookcases, a feature longed for since crafters have crafted them and we have to buy a package for one. Just one empty-to-full bookcase.

    I understand it is for dollars, I am happy to make purchase on items. I have in the past.

    But a bookcase is an item you keep more than one of in your house. There are whole libraries made by players. What a very nasty thought it is to have to make a purchase of a whole package for an item that would be a wonderful wanted and loved feature to carpentry.

    Perhaps make it a purchasable recipe? There must be a feasible compromise.

    :sad4:
     
  36. hawkeye_pike

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    I kept my mouth shut on this issue until now, because I do not consider myself a very item-focused player. However, I too like to add items to my house to give it a certain character. (I especially liked the idea of stonecrafters being able to craft gravestones, and those can be encarved.)

    I must say that I really despise that certain items can only be bought for real money. That shouldn't be! I mean, a lot of people have been spending $12 a month for several years. Why would you want to charge them extra for a stupid bookcase?

    To my opinion, EA shouldn't try to make money this way, because it seems a little short-sighted. EA should try to get new players into the game, because that's the only way to succeed long-term. EA should add items to the game, which can be acquired through in-game activities. Make them part of quests, where people actually LEARN something about the game.

    P.S.: I NEVER would spend real money on in-game items. Not because I couldn't afford it. It is a principle. I don't see why I should pay a monthly fee, and then spend extra money to have fun in game. Either I'd have fun without those items, or I'd stop playing the game.
     
  37. RaDian FlGith

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    WHAT 11th year anniversary items? There haven't been any, and now a full month (and then some) past the 11th anniversary, I really have to wonder what you folks at Mythic have against celebrating anniversaries ON the anniversary.
     
  38. RaDian FlGith

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    Yeah. Particulaly things like the bulk order covers -- rather than giving EVERYONE the ability to identify their bulk order books, you have to BUY a cover, and from what I recall, it's a limit of 30 of them, not rechargable.

    The bookshelves, from a paying customer standpoint, is simply a let down, as in "Why do I have to purchase something seperately that a CRAFTER should be able to CRAFT for me?"

    Yeah... if there was ever a doubt about them nickle and diming us to oblivion, it's beyond a shadow of a doubt now.
     
  39. Evilminion

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    I am quite possibly one of the staunchest supporters of this game and its creators, but I have to say, this makes me very, very sad. I've been wanting filled bookcases since I decorated my first UO house, many-many years ago, and now it seems that the only way I'll ever be able to build the in-game library of my dreams is to purchase multiple item packs for real-world money, just to get one bookcase in each pack.

    Guys, that really hurts. :sad3:
     
  40. DHMagicMan_1

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    It's not yet clear that's the case... if they sell say 6 tokens for $9.99 for instance, you could have 5 book cases and a hitching post for $10 and be done...

    We won't know until they release the pricing... There's only two or three items in the list that I may want... but I may want multiples of the two or three so we'll have to see how it shakes out.
     
  41. RaDian FlGith

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    Okay... and let's start charging every player $10 for every 6 items they want to craft. That way EA still gets their money, suddenly crafted items have REAL value to them, and then when you lose one to an EA bug, and they say, "Sorry, won't replace that," you can smile, nod, and move on about your business.

    You've missed the entire point here.

    They should not be charging for stuff that should be craftable, or actually helps make things easier on players, PARTICULARLY when our monthly subscription fees are supposed to -- in part -- continue to pay for LIVE development (such as it is).
    Oh, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it'll be a set of tokens that you can choose your items with.

    I don't care what they charge for it, charging for a bookshelf that shows books after YEARS of people simply asking for it to be put in the game is a way of saying, "We know you REALLY want it, so now, pay for it."

    And the BOD covers...

    Give. Me. A. Break.

    I can't wait until they release the limited-charge armor dye-tub for $20 for 50 charges. *rolls eyes*

    Mythic: Your skill in Money Grubbing Bastardism has increased by 10.
     
  42. Der Rock

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    why u did this clarification,
    dont u think, if WE(the player) understand all these faction rules,skill rules,item rules,template rules,jewelery rules and all these 1000 other rules,what we can do,what we should do,what we forbidden to do and so on and so on....?that was clear?

    (sarcasm) ;)
     
  43. Uvtha

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    Probably not, but on the other hand, playing a game that if not dying, is on life support, I don't disagree with an expanded item shop at all. Every little bit helps, and I dont mind paying 10 bucks for some extra pixle crack.

    I do think it would be nice to give everyone a token or two freebee.
     
  44. Hoffs

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    I would have thought it would be similar to the Spring Decor Collection where, if memory serves, you were given twelve codes with the purchase and could therefore choose the same item more than once if you so wished.
     
  45. Flora Green

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    This is EXACTLY why I refused to purchase the 9th anniversary set. The majority of the items are craftable and should have been. It was the first anniversary set I didn't pre-order and still don't have.

    While I will likely buy a set of the 11th tokens because I want the trees (although the willow tree is growable) and providing we have a choice of items to select, I absolutely won't put RL money out on limited use items. That is pure stupidity.

    The bod book covers and armor engraving tool should be added to crafting menus with tools to recharge them. The headstone should have the ability to be crafted and engraved. Earrings added to tinkering. Lamp post, log and hitching post I am neutral on although all could have been added as new loot or stealables. The bookshelf (requested for YEARS like the metal dye tub) is an obvious craftable.

    I do not mind purchasing some things with real money, but when it's items that the players should have a way of obtaining in game, forget it. And considering they just added new rubble as rewards for the Magincia quests, it can't be that hard to stick a hitching post in Doom.
     
  46. Bomb Bloke

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    It's likely not hard to do those things, Flora.

    But these are things they know people want (because they've been asking for them for who knows how long). They can throw them in the store and sell them without thinking up a list of "original ideas" that may or may not be as popular.
     
  47. RaDian FlGith

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    I have to admit, even the Spring Collection, which I bought one of for museum purposes, really ticked me off, because while MOST of the items were at least new artwork, at least 2 (if not 3) were simply rehues, and that just sort of makes me sad.
    Right, and that's exactly my question in all of this. Why in the world is something that is utilitarian, and that would make the game better for many people playing, limited use and sold only via some silly collection? I mean, one could argue that BOD books should have been dyable in the first place, but bypassing that argument, wow, it's pretty low to sell a limited-use cover in hopes of adding more money into UO's limited coffers.
    Honestly, the hitching post should be a craftable, or a "gold sink" much like the vendors and barkeeps. Heck, it could cost 50k to buy one, and then charge you the same (or even a premium) gold to use it as a stablehand (say bump it up to 100g to stable a pet there).

    Instead, we get a convoluted solution.
    Yeah... the bookshelf still irks me. And will. For a long time.
     
  48. Kayhynn

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    Running player auctions, I am glad the hitching post will be available. I'm not sure how thrilled I am about having

    1) to buy it
    2) to recharge it.

    It has the potential to be abused.
     
  49. DHMagicMan_1

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    I don't mind "Buying Tokens" if they are priced in a way I can accept, and I'll use one for a Hitching Post... I don't see this as something that "Should be craftable"... it's something completely new... replacing a stablemaster in your home... If you never want to pay real money for the tokens, and don't buy a token for gold from someone who bought them on UOCodes, you are no worse off in game except that you recall to the stables to get your pets and turn them in... as you do now... not game changing...

    I wouldn't use them for Armor Engraving tools... seems silly to me that Armor Engraving tools are here when every other engraving tool is makable in game so I won't have engraved armor... same with BoD Gift Wrapping Papers... There's too many Dying Tubs to believe these BoD Wraps are reasonable.

    The deco trees are cool, and the sittable fallen tree, maybe...

    Book cases I'm not too settled on... depends on how badly I want them for deco I guess... Earrings nope, not going to happen.
     
  50. Lord Kotan

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    Can you recharge the armor engraving tool? And do you get only 1 item? or is it a set of several of the items?