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[UO Herald] Suspicious Items: Update

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. _zigzag_

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    Good news everybody! Our concerns about a recent appearance of suspicious items have proven to be unfounded. They are, mostly, obtainable in ways that are long standing tradition: “oops, we didn’t lock it down, it’s decorative, and it’s been that way for a long time.” In other words, this is not the result of a new dupe.

    More...
     
  2. Draconi

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    By the way, when we say "our" we don't mean collectively the UO community, we mean the dev team scrambling over a potential new dupe. The worst case scenario has been eliminated, in other words.

    Suspicious items that you see that don't fall into the category described by the post (stealables), should still be reported.
     
  3. Borric

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    HA! They gave away the location too. NICE!

    Stick it to the Horders!!!
     
  4. Draconi

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    [​IMG]
    *nom* *nom* *nom*
     
  5. Myphsar

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    great, thx, just got some on europa :)
     
  6. Nvm.
     
  7. MYUO

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    It is very nice to see dev taking the potential dupe more seriously and promtly informing the UO community. By taking players' suggestion and posting news about the "suspecious" items on the UO long in window, dev cleared up a lot of confusion and remove the excuses like "I DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE DUPED".
    Good job dev!
     
  8. Spree

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    When i tried to eat them on siege I got the message they belong to some one else.
     
  9. Millie

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    Only in Felucca.. why I'm I not surprised
     
  10. Dame Judi

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  11. BloodstoneGL

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    Because "Felucca" was there first and this has been going on since the beggining of the shard.
     
  12. Ceridwen

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  13. Draconi

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  14. Tjalle

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    Thanks for the news Draconi!

    About Siege. Are they stealable here as well? Like Spree said, when trying to eat from them I get a message saying I can´t cuz it belongs to someone else...
     
  15. Sneak in one day in non peak hours and mark a rune.

    The next day try to be logged on just as your server comes up from maintenance. Odds are, if you're paying attention, that you'll be able to get in and out before anyone else even gets logged on and recalled to the spot themselves. If not, then just have Protection cast so you can recall out without having to worry, then try again the next day.

    It's not all that hard.
     
  16. Ceridwen

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    In Reg Volum, there is a bamboo stool where Inu was. On Drachenfels at least it's not able to be taken away, not sure how it is on other shards - think there was something mentioned about it working on another shard....

    Just as a thought, maybe I'm completely wrong.

    EDIT: Hm, called "Bamboo stool" though... so wrong. :/
     
  17. God_Majere

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    Theses plates are locked down on Siege Perilous...

    What gives Drac? Don't like us?
     
  18. Draconi

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    Probably not then, to be honest. +1 for Siege's purity?
     
  19. Tjalle

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    Heh, I have no problem with that.

    At least now I know... :)
     
  20. God_Majere

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    i feel ripped off. siege always gets boned.
     
  21. After how many years of Siege players asking the devs to throw them a bone, then they finally give you the whole thing and you're going to complain about it? :D
     
  22. kelmo

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    *sighs* It is our nature to grumble.
     
  23. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    someone that knows where the stools are give a vague hint plz !
     
  24. Cerwin Vega

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    So they say the plates will be craftable later... when someone finds something like this or is cheating and dupeing they just make them item easliy obtainable (replicas) must be the answer to everything. I know the first person to figure this out is probley making a ton of cash but hey so is Bill Gates and you dont see the U.S. saying hey were gonna start giving windows away next to free. Anyways, will the stool be craftable as well?
     
  25. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    lol thats an awesome comparison
     
  26. Maplestone

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    Am I the only one feeling sudden urge to run through the game trying to drag/eat/use every conceivable object looking for any more things that aren't nailed to map?
     
  27. @maplestone

    Hehe - I've been doing that for 9 years ..... Though I never looked in THOSE houses ......
     
  28. Maplestone

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    But this does raise an interesting side-effect of have more going on in the game than any one person knows - it can be difficult to tell the difference between a rare/uncommon and a bug.

    *tries to think of something obscure I can put on my vendor for 10million*
     
  29. Deb

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    Kudos for making them craftable soon....my tinker can hardly
    wait...been wanting full plates of food forever.:D
     
  30. christy1221

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    Me too. I hope the publish with them in it isn't too far away. :D

    I went to fel but of course they were gone. My shard has a lot of people so it's very doubtful I could ever get one. But I will die trying. :D
     
  31. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    whats the point of making them craftable? lets make fruitbaskets, rocks and tall candles craftable while we're at it
     
  32. Craftable but distinct would be nice :)
     
  33. GalenKnighthawke

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    I think the point goes something like this....

    • They were uber rares.
    • Then a new thing was discovered, and they were considerably less rare.
    • So long-time rares collectors were already screwed.
    • Therefore, why not just make them available to everyone, first by telling everyone the bug, then by making them craftable?

    That sound right everyone?

    -Galen's player
     
  34. Draconi

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    Nope! You're not the only one...
     
  35. Oriana

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    Oh good, cause as soon as my paperwork and board duties are done, that's exactly what I plan to do, right after I tend my plants and aquarium.....yes it's been a Monday!!
     
  36. GalenKnighthawke

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    I am glad to see the team on top of this, and find the approach you're all taking to be supportable.

    -Galen's player
     
  37. Draconi

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    Sounds about right!
     
  38. Maplestone

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    Uh-oh. My little experiment might soon be over. *grabs screenshot for posterity*
     
  39. Sarsmi

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    I'm glad to see it too. Though as an aside, I'm still depressed about the 120 mill I spent on the "short stool" I bought last year from treyster. It's now been rendered completely valueless. :(
     
  40. Crysta

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    Someone told me ingame back when the Six were still around that they had found a new daily rare and were stockpiling it without telling anyone where it was. At the time I thought it was bull. Obviously, I was mistaken. For future reference all you people trying the same.. it ends up looking like you're a duper if you don't say anything before releasing said stockpile.

    Also, this means they're really only worth what any other daily would be. 200k per, tops, IOW.

    So.. Drac.. gonna get a team together to scour a private test shard and see what else you can find unlocked? If you do, please give us a report of what else to look for. :p
     
  41. Surgeries

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    :popcorn:

    :postpics:

    :hahaha:
     
  42. Hemisphere

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    Hey cool, it's like people are starting to remember what rares collecting is all about ;)

    Just needed a bit of a reminder from the devs I guess :D

    Edit: The devs on the other hand apparently still don't get it!

    Why on earth would you now decide to make them craftable? Do you want to make fruit baskets craftable too? Rares hunting/collecting is a traditional part of the game and this is an example of it in it's purest form. My hat's off to whoever (if anyone) managed to keep it under their hats for all these years!
     
  43. Maplestone

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    Well, I suppose it's been a nice run while it lasted: a garden wall of non-decaying orc-mine rocks (they fixed it last publish) ... although a few stones disappeared, half the wall survived unmolested for a surprisingly long time (probably because they look like ordinary granite)
    [​IMG]
     
  44. DaveSP!

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    god damn thats an ugly screenshot
     
  45. GalenKnighthawke

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    :(

    I don't know there was a way though to not screw rares collectors....The action was supportable.....I'd certainly say you're entitled to be depressed though.

    After you've gotten over it some....You will remember that any rares dealer/collector is subject to such sudden shifts in rarity, that they are far from without precedent.

    -Galen's player
     
  46. GalenKnighthawke

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    Thank you for the clarification.
    :thumbup1:

    -Galen's player
     
  47. It Lives

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    LOL - WORD!
     
  48. Sarsmi

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    Oh I know that, I still remember all the rares collectors quitting in droves when they introduced craftable glassware into the game. There is always a risk to these things. I actually got hosed over this time twice - he posted that he was selling a "bamboo stool" not a short stool, so I assumed it was an item that was left unlocked during a scenario instead of just some stupid stool that had had it's item tag removed from being a cloak of humility quest item (I think thats where those came from).

    I was also in a huuuge rush to do the trade (after I x-ferred to the shard he was on) since i was making dinner, it was almost ready and I needed to get downstairs, and he was being really really slow moving stuff around in his backpack to make room for checks and in his bank. So I didn't actually check the item when he finally put it in the trade window, which is completely my fault. He would not trade back for it either, though he tried to offer me a discount on some other shard for something else I said no thanks.

    Anyways, I figured the actual value of the stool because of the name tag would be a few mill. And now it's gonna be worth squat, which is really no big difference. I wasn't going to ever sell it or anything, it's locked down in my vendor shop, I prefer it as a constant reminder to be more careful in the future. :eek:
     
  49. Lady Aalia

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    oki so far i have checked Felucca :

    Moonglow
    Minoc
    Papua
    Cove
    Skara Brae and the Ranger Huts and the Farms

    no stool yet
     
  50. Lady Aalia

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    those stools...do they come from an EM location on Atlantic? cause i found some there but couldnt take non since server up has been a while :p