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[UO Herald] Items and Sale on Origin Store

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings,

    The EA store Origin is now the place to go when you want to buy codes for Ultima Online; it replaces the old store. To celebrate this transition we are running a 20% off sale for several items in the store until December 14th.

    Origin currently offers 14 of our most popular items

    Ultima Online™ 3 Month Game Time Code
    Ultima Online™ 6 Month Game Time Code
    Ultima Online™: High Seas Booster
    Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ (New Account + 30 Days of Game Time)
    Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ (Account Upgrade)
    Ultima Online™ Character Transfer Code
    Ultima Online™ Advanced Character
    Rechargeable Housing Teleport Tiles
    Rustic Theme Pack
    Ultima Online™ Legacy Token Code
    Ultima Online™ 7th Character Slot Code
    Ultima Online™ 7th Character Slot and Storage
    Forged Metal Tool 10 Charges (100% Enhancement)
    Captain's Bundle

    We will see more UO items added in the coming months. These include:

    Gothic Theme Pack
    Britannia Ship
    Forged Metal Tool 5 charges
    WoodWorkers Bench
    Haochi’s Pigments
    Pen of Wisdom
    Undertaker’s Staff
    Eleventh Year Collection
    Natural Hair Dye
    Ultima Online™ Housing and Bank Storage Upgrade Code

    Head over to the store and and find some stocking stuffers!

    Happy Holidays!



    More...
     
  2. AirmidCecht

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    It's nice that the Origin link provided in the Herald post takes you directly to the UO items available.

    Thank you for the official update :)
     
  3. R Traveler

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    Link is broken for me (EMEA region)
    There is no new account code.
     
  4. Taylor

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    This looks much slicker than uogamecodes, tbh. Nice improvement.
     
  5. Coldren

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    Glad I bought everything I needed 3 days ago.. Most of what I bought isn't for sale anymore.

    Looks good, though. Hopefully everything will be added back!
     
  6. Faenwen

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    i think its getting worse and worse for folks who don't have a CC

    i can't buy a 1 month GTC anymore without CC!!!! thats just so ****... sorry

    but whats wrong with pay per cash??? that was fantastic for europeans and you could buy a 1 month GTC!

    now when you want to buy something you need CC or paypal or clickandbuy or giropay!
    and you have to search for Ultima online to find the codes its not directing you to the available UO items! well at least not me!
     
  7. Viquire

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    I'll ask again in the new thread:

    Could we please have true Crimson Dyes added to Hoachi's Pigments? Ive been asking for years now.

    And, its been a while since the 9th anniversary tokens were made available in game, maybe while we are looking at inventory for the new online store packets of three and five of those might be considered?

    Thank you.
     
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    So are the shard shields added soon?
     
  9. xblade

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    i thought they are a 14th year vet pick?
     
  10. Tina Small

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    Who wants to bet on whether or not you can still buy these items from the code store connected to the UO Japan site, as there is no corresponding announcement in Japanese on that site?

    Any takers?
     
  11. Gorbs

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    Do you think it is a technical limitation they are not available now, or just laziness? When I read the other thread someone mentioned that more items would be coming soon and I assumed it would be something new.
     
  12. Jirel of Joiry

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    this is such BS. I was aleady to upgrade my accounts with the Baazar Pack.

    Now I have to wait MONTHS to buy it. This is the last straw. EA don't want my money I'll take it somewhere else.
     
  13. Shakkara

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    People with a non-US IP address do not get any 20% discount!

    And the conversion rate to euros is bad, most of the time we pay 20% more than Americans on items already.

    And I still cant switch my language to English. I don't want a German website just because I happen to connect from a German IP!

    **** this Origin store, seriously.
     
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    *shrug* If you say so. I still think it looks more professional than uogamecodes did. I'll bet it is more secure and more stable, too. Uogamecodes was pretty famous for downtimes.
     
  15. Shakkara

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    And why exactly should I care how it LOOKS graphicswise, when I have to pay 40% more to get the goods I want, my payment options are not provided, the site doesn't display in any language I speak and last but not least, many of the products are not available?
     
  16. Taylor

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    So you are afraid that they will not be able to run sales on the new system? Just because the sales are not currently present does not mean that they will never be.

    The store was just launched. It will eventually offer payment via major credit cards and paypal. Any items that they intend to sell will also be added.

    You read and write English, as demonstrated by your post above. The site is in English.
     
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    I wish they(EA Mythic) would offer horn dyes for Gargoyles.
     
  18. Ritournel

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    1°) I use a german IP and do not speak german and it does not seem ,possible to change the localisation settings on the website (does not work for me).


    2°) I cannot change the quantity of the item i want to buy ?
     
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    Origin DOESNT do sales for non-US IP addresses. They have a different pricing policy for all parts of the world. Meaning I have to pay 40% more on some products just because I happen to stay in Germany at the moment.

    Like PayByCash like UOGameCodes had? You know, there're many people in Europe that hate using creditcards, as they're one of the worst payment systems ever. Can't wait for them to support direct debit. Or iDeal getting a foothold in the rest of Europe.

    No it's not. And it won't let me change it. When I click to change my language, it takes me to the English EA Main page. When I click on the store there, it takes me back to the German store.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What happens if you use an HTTP proxy?
     
  21. Shakkara

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    I can see the stuff in English but the payment gets rejected. Already tried that one.
     
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    Couple things to try:

    1) Try to find a proxy that supports HTTPS for the secure transaction stuff.

    2) Use a proxy in the country where the credit card is issued, they might be trying to match up the billing address with the country where the IP says you are accessing the site from.
     
  23. dennislcf

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    Im using Hong Kong IP and no game time in ORIGIN Hong Kong. Is it possible to let us change location to purchase?
     
  24. AirmidCecht

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    I'll pass this on Shakkara and use this post to quote.
     
  25. Shakkara

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    Thanks!
     
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    For the love of god! Will you please add 30 DAY GAMETIME option.

    Heck i dont care, make it 25 day so as not long enough to refresh the house decay timer but give us the option to pay a month at a time.

    No i'm never gonna use my CC again on the account page. I refuse to associate my card with anything that has direct links from Facebook.

    I'm not gonna wait then cry when the entire network is hacked to bits. Pro-active.
    Thou i also don't want to pay for 3 months at a time...
     
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    for that purpose we need the "Account Refresh Token" that should activate your account for 1 day in order to refresh the house :p
     
  28. Ezekiel Zane

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    I just bought the 7th character/Increased storage code for account #5. I received the email in about two minutes.

    I applied the code at Account Management and it worked immediately. Logged in, clicked on the house sign and received the message "Your house and bank storage has been increased."
     
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    Are you going to bring back the gender change token? I was just about to buy one for my sampire.
     
  30. You know, this is nice and all but the store lacks the ability to change or select QUANTITIES. I wanted a couple of legacy tokens but I'll be damned if I'm going through all of the mess TWICE to get them. I'll just do without and keep my money, thanks!

    :cursing: :rant2: :thumbdown: :mad: :twak: :cursing: :talktothehand: :loser: :bs: :grrr: :lame:
     
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    Have you updated your internet explorer ( if thats the windows you use) to explorer 9? That would help. Not sure if anybody told you to go to your tools section in windows and select the language to be translated to on the site.

    You can also get Google Toolbar which translates also :)

    Hope this helps
     
  32. Jade of Sonoma

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    I live in Canada and the store doesn't supply photos for me of the items being sold, and except for the Stygian Abyss downloads, nothing is available.


    So it's wait for clarification, improvements, watch and listen - -
     
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    I noticed that, too. I realize some players are happy with the changes, but I doubt I'll be wanting any UO items badly enough to purchase them any time soon. I just don't like the site's present functionality.
     
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    For that matter, why the heck didnt they keep UOGamecodes site working untill this Origin site worked properly???

    You'd have thought that the Migration fiassco would still be fresh in their minds......apparently not.

    Same old half ass'ed attempts at a new system which we have to live with and tell them the faults.
    Shesh, i'd love to be a tester for EA/Origin seems you get paid for doing NOTHING :banana::danceb::banana:
     
  35. Sevin0oo0

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    Thanks Zane, always nice to hear success stories, it gives others hope.
     
  36. elspeth

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    Sounds like the main problem is that it is just very US-centric. The site works well from in the US and is crap for everyone else :( Hopefully that will get fixed quickly. Though you would think a site like the origin store would already have bugs like that worked out. The store after all is not new is it?
     
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    This may be a workaround, since the core of the problem seems to be the Origin store deciding you MUST live, and your cards MUST be registered to, the location where your IP says you are -but why on Earth do EA attempt such a stupid system in the first place, when so many people travel and work abroad regularly?

    They seem still to be stuck somewhere in the middle of last century in their thinking over some issues, and then try to make high-tech solutions for a picture of the world that simply is as much of a fantasy as Sosaria.....
     
  38. Reth

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    The store launched summer last year, so they had plenty of time to work out these issues. It's just EA being EA.
     
  39. Shakkara

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    Even if it works, would you send your creditcard info over a proxy, when you don't know who could be looking at it?
     
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    I'm viewing from Thailand (I'm English). The link just directs me to the Origin store. If I search for "UO" or "Ultima" I get no results. :-(
     
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    Wow you would think that they would do this after the holiday rush.
     
  42. R Traveler

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    EMEA region - no High Seas Booster.

    There are few friends who can't purchase this.
     
  43. Mehelenya

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    And still no 30 Day Gametime Codes and no Paysave Card. Well if EA don't needs Players for UO, then it is just so. My Account runs out in 3 Weeks and then i can't play UO anymore, cause EA makes this crap changes and let the Players go through all this mess, without a warning. I am not willing to buy 90 Days Gametime Codes and i don't trust Origin, so there will be no CC too as Pay option.
     
  44. jack flash uk

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    Fingers crossed for a "lesser" shard shield or "replica" token every 6 weeks or something
     
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    and all those who complaint about CC issues, why dont try paypal option?
     
  46. Mehelenya

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    No way that i use Paypal, cause EA changed their Page and with that the Payment options. Like i wrote, if there is no Paysave Card ect. then there will be lesser Accounts in UO, just what EA wants. First they messed us up with that new Account Migration thing and now with Origin. No thank you. I play UO since 10 years but now it seems that EA made it easy for me to leave UO.
     
  47. Salivern_Diago

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    Guys why dont you go to the local Walmart and pick up a EA Gametime card? The $15 ones work fine for UO accounts. I'm led to believe that they are available easilly in the US?
     
  48. Kayne

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    Red added by me...unless I've gone back in time and in reality it is the 14th of December then the sale should still be on - and is currently not on any UO items for the UK
     
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    Hmm they must have changed that as it was on a few days ago when I bought a load of codes :-s
     
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    It was house teleport tiles - sorry, after I'd posted, I tried again using the unlock code ingame - and *grrr* it worked this time!! (so, covered in confusion, I deleted the post!)