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[UO Herald] UO Loves You

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    On this day of celebrating the generosity of St. Valentine Ultima Online sends it’s appreciation to our players with the next 14 days of cost savings on the UOGamecode store.
    Here are the following items on sale at the store:
    7 Character Slot Combo. Regular Price: $29.99. SALE PRICE: $19.99.
    7 Character Slot Single. Regular Price: $19.99. SALE PRICE: $14.99.
    11th Year Anniversary Set. Regular Price: $29.99. SALE PRICE: $14.99.
    Character Transfer. Regular Price: $19.99. SALE PRICE: $14.99.
    Advanced Character Token. Regular Price: $29.99. SALE PRICE: $19.99.
    Gender/Name Change Combo. Regular Price: $34.99. SALE PRICE: $14.99.
    6 Month Gametime. Regular Price: $59.99. SALE PRICE: $54.99.
    And if you have not logged in yet … come get your Valentine’s Day bears.
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  2. Gheed

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    UO Loves You Money

    Game codes ain't for nothin
    but the Bears are free
     
  3. AirmidCecht

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    Excellent news thank you :)

    I ♥ UO!
     
  4. Martyna Zmuir

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    Awww, now the item sales sites can make even MORE money of this stuff.. And off of xfering things from shard to shard.

    Way to stimulate the economy EA!

    /sarcasm
     
  5. phantus

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    Soooo...

    anyone want to take bets that after the 14 day period is up and the 6 mth and xfer tokens go back to normal price we see the video?
     
  6. Fat Midnight

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    Its almost like a church now.
     
  7. Uvtha

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    Or like the business its always been. Yet they are offering you a cheaper than usual subscription rate and you complain...
     
  8. Martyna Zmuir

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    But churches have a leader you can believe in. UO/Mythic, notsomuch.
     
  9. Fat Midnight

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Viquire

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    Just very sad we could not see crimson dyes attached to the pigments collection for valentines day.

    No, I'm not likely to let it go. :)
     
  11. AirmidCecht

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    This.

    Why anyone would complain about getting a bargain brings to mind one of Petra's sigs. Remember: You can please some people all of the time, some people some of the time, but some people you just can't please any of the time.

    Hopefully the ones not complaining are busy taking advantage of this announcement :)
     
  12. Ezekiel Zane

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    Cal, can you get someone to fix the account management website please?

    I bought a code and attempted to apply it to my account five times with IE8 and another two times using the Firefox browser. It times out, resets or just fails for whatever reason every time. I switched to Google's Chrome and it worked, seems to always work, the first time.
     
  13. Fat Midnight

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  14. Petra Fyde

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    Not every statement disagreeing with another's is a troll.
    A troll is a statement that has little to do with the topic and is posted with the sole intention of making the target angry.
     
  15. Uvtha

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    I was just saying I find it kinda silly that the complaint that a company just cares about your money was spurred by the offering of a discount for their services.
     
  16. AesSedai

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    - 8.33 %, across the board. Interesting. That is a fair return, at times...

    Und Happy Valentine's Day to you too, UO.

    (That's like a $10.00 annual discount per one account at $120.00 per year... if you invest in UO futures now)

    - Aye may spend $110.00 on one account for a year. Maybe $11,000.00 for : futures x 100 divided by # of accounts. Or maybe not. Leaning towards the middle.. yet I have 14 days to decide, and aye thank you... So, what level is your enticement, specifically in the next 14...?
     
  17. jack flash uk

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    Clearly UO does not love me as much as i hoped.........

    a few $ savings not groundbreaking by any means

    lets hope the video tape injects so enthusiasm
     
  18. Viquire

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    MmKay

    So, we got folks griping (surprise, surprise) that the discount on long term game time is not all that great. Just thought I'd step in and point out that the majority of items offered are discount by 25 to 35 percent with some notable 50 percent and one close to 60 percent discounts. The sixmonth gametime code at 54.99 also represents a 40 percent discount off month to month sub fees. So, there!

    Everybody yells down the store, they shouldn't sell that stuff, it takes away from the game, yada yada yada.

    Bottom line, if they do not offer these and an expanded set of goods and services, then they relegate them to third party vendors, like it or not, which seem to be the root causes of many of our ingame economies problems.

    Hey I am holding out for "the whale" to become available from the store, because while fishing occasionally is fun, kicking in my OCD so I can have it now before everyone else, is not.

    The meteoric rise of Draconi was largely due, if memory serves to the eighth age "booster" which was essentially a bulk packaging of store goods, and it lead to the multi account discount for ML upgrades, also very successful.

    If a multi acct SA upgrade had been available, I would have been on it. If a multi acct upgrade for High Seas had been available, ditto, and I would currently be running more active subs.

    If the team is going to grab the reins of this game again, and if they want to see profitability go up, and expand the base, the store is going to need more attention than just an anniversary collection and a semi annual discount package.

    More packages need to be implemented that have to do with acquisition of in game items through time consuming and unwieldy systems. Heartwood quest recipes, woodworking tools for carp and bow. BoD rewards? How bout a token good for one each of all rewards in all tiers, or maybe 1000 of each reward cloth and all color sandals(might be a good time to add color sandals to match all cloths) or 10 each of all low level smith bod rewards?

    I wouldn't mind seeing something that has 100 each of all plant pigments and 100 each of plant produced resources. The list could go on and on.

    Free to play today or not, instead of griping about players or groups of players that run scripts, why not

    A: show EA that we like the game by helping them monetize the efforts of the people they pay to maintain it.
    B: take control of the "world" away from the unscrupulous by NOT rewarding their efforts in that vein, and
    C:Free up Dev time spent squashing countless bugs in archaic code that enable those in B to reap profits so they can concentrate on releasing quality code and improved gaming, which I think is what most desire to continue much less begin (behind a very LARGE curve I might add) to play the game we hold so dear not in spite of, but because of its unique play style and playability.

    That said, I would still like to see crimson dyes added to Haochi's pigments. Thanks for reading.
     
  19. [JD]

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    how about a stygian abyss discount
     
  20. Beer_Cayse

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    oh heck! here I thought this was for the video. <sigh>
     
  21. Trebr Drab

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    I'm taking a slightly different tact.

    If UO doesn't do away with the cash shop, and give me a better game, better game play, I won't be giving them my subscription money.
     
  22. Viquire

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    I bird in the hand is indeed worth two in the bush. But if there are a hundred birds in the bush, and you have a punt gun, well, that's not much of a choice is it?

    Don't think I don't see where you are coming from. The game loses immersitivity when gratification is available so freely, but it is already available freely through those that the team spends a good deal of their time trying to collar. I just see this as a better set of tools with which to allow individual and community development to occur at a more controlled pace.
     
  23. Cogniac

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    That ain't workin', that's the way UO does it, game codes for nothing and your bears for free.
     
  24. Budwieser

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    I just purchased the Name/Gender combo and got a name change token and a race change token. Anyone have this issue?
     
  25. Viquire

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    CAL!
     
  26. sirion

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    Seeing the gamecode store with some actions lately, I just realized there is one BEST sales package they could yet deliver:

    PUMP UP your account age to 12 years immediately!! For $40 dollars, you will be able to immediately enjoy all vet rewards! BUY NOW DAMNIT


    :stir::party:
     
  27. Fat Midnight

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    /I made no comment about about there "sale" pricing.

    //Would pay double for what I get.
    ///shrashries
     
  28. Viquire

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    Actually I had thought that for 19.99 allowing an account to "pick up" aging all the way back to its inception plus three months would be a pretty good seller. And they might be able to tag some accounts multiple times as the years continue to roll on.
     
  29. Hmmm...

    are the pictures of the Valentine's bears what's left of Cal's video after the PR department put their stink on it?
     
  30. Budwieser

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    So.....
    I paged a GM ...Got canned response. Call CS. I called CS. 45 mins later they can't Help me and told me only a GM can help me.

    So...I'd suggest not buying anything (on special), untill EA gets their issues fixed. You might pay $54.99 and get a legacy token!
    This is why I use brokers! They are cheaper and more reliable.

    The Bud
     
  31. Trebr Drab

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    I'd say they need a bigger gun.

    All of this stuff is available out "there" for less. This doesn't stop those that they supposedly are trying to "collar", which they are not. UO is selling to them at bulk rates. It's all part of the game within the game. Robbing game play from us players to foster RMT business, UO's and their bulk purchaser's.

    And FtP is only going to add to it, and subtract more from game play.
     
  32. Viquire

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    *sigh*
     
  33. Kas Althume

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    Does anyone know if you get a code per item in the 11th ani pack (i want to split the rewards) or do you get 1 code and then 11 token on 1 shard?
     
  34. Viquire

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    This has been discussed for an extended period of time. First off, I'm hoping you are not correct. For what that's worth and ignoring much of the evidence towards your conclusion. Second, if you are right, I'm hoping someone somewhere will see that the headaches they make for themselves with this policy are recoverable.

    Then there is the fact that the store itself is not a Mythic or EA controlled outlet and has *edit* or has had security, merchandising, and payment issues. So much for remaining positive. :(
     
  35. Trebr Drab

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    I'm sorry. I really am, for both of us as well as everyone else who loves UO.

    But look at what they have recently done. A sale to promote the cash shop sales, a new item property to promote itemization (which promotes RMT from a sideways look), and a cash shop item that gives you "end game" content (forge tool).

    This looks like a definite lean towards more of the cash shop business, i.e. FtP and more cash sales.
     
  36. Mapper

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    IIRC you get seperate tokens for each item, Meaning you can't claim say 11 Snow Trees, you get 1 token for each of the 11 items.
     
  37. Deaol

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    Figured, wth... always wanted a 7th character slot...

    Bought it... no go... code not valid, paged a GM which is pointless, they just redirected me to a support page. Emailed support.. he gave me a new code, popped it in and.... still not working. so thats where I sit. Aye.. think the old uogamecodes hamster got replaced with its slightly ******** twin.
     
  38. Ezekiel Zane

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    Are you using Internet Explorer or Firefox as your browser? Are you able to enter the code at all, but it just won't process past there or the new ToS you have to accept twice?

    This is what it was doing for me, for that same code. I switched to Chrome and it worked without a hitch.
     
  39. Deaol

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    I was using firefox, but I got chrome installed so I will give it a whirl, thx for the tip.
     
  40. Cal_Mythic

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    *facepalms*

    Hey Viquire and all. Wrote you back.
    I checked several days and including up through the day of the promotion to make certain all systems were go, so we got the greenlight for this.

    Seems like it should have been orange or *@&#@! yellow.

    If you are having errors as always let me know. Also, the email on the UOGamecodes site should give you an email to write them directly.

    Otherwise my PMs are always open. I will check with the GMs downstairs,

    - C
     
  41. Budwieser

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    So after pagin a GM, then Calling EA, being told to repage a GM, then another canned response from GM's to call EA, calling EA again I finally got a code for the Gender change from EA.
     
  42. Cal_Mythic

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    Okay, so you are good now?

    - C
     
  43. Kas Althume

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    I do not want trees. :)
    But would like to take half the items on siege and the others on europa. There is no need for an armor engraving tool on SP. Meaning i dont want to change what i get, just where i get it. ;)
     
  44. Viquire

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    :grouphug:
     
  45. Viquire

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    Half price! One set, each shard, vendor extras, WooT!:party:
     
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    At least someone does . . . :sad4:
     
  47. BIGJON

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    Heh this was just the opposite for me. I recently purchased the high sea's and it wouldn't work on Chrome. I called got a very nice guy who gave me another code. I tried that one on chrome no go. Did it with IE8 poof went thru.............lol
     
  48. Ezekiel Zane

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    The site is weird to say the least. I actually started using the Firefox browser when AoS launched because I couldn't get through using Internet Explorer. Iv'e used Firefox as my main browser ever since.

    Now the last few times I've tried to enter a code or two using Firefox it won't work. I'll give Internet Explorer a try and it won't work. I'm pretty sure that Chrome has worked, on the first try, every time
     
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    Haha! Edited my op for that!
     
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