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UOgamecodes: $13 for 150m ship. Awesome.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Slickjack, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Slickjack

    Slickjack Rares Fest Host | Cats Nov 2010
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    Well, I guess all of the ppl stupid enough to buy the Britannian ship early (me included), got punk'd by the Dev team.

    Nice temporary gold sink. No one will ever again get one via the Britain Library Turn-in method.

    $13 for that ship versus 150m ingame gold?
     
  2. MrNiceMNC

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    They really need to stop doing this....
     
  3. Sevin0oo0

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    There's an old saying, "all that glitters is not gold". If you're new to UO, you're excused
     
  4. Aran

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    I wouldn't spend real money for an in-game item. I would put effort into buying an item with in-game currency if I wanted it bad enough.


    Just because you have cash to spare doesn't mean everyone else does and is willing to spend it on pixels.
     
  5. RaDian FlGith

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    Not like them doing this was exactly what anyone could call a "surprise." When they announced that the ship was going to be in the game for purchase for a silly number of points, they also announced they were going to sell it online.

    I actually support the idea that if they make something for sale there should be an in-game way of getting it too...

    I just question some of the things they have chosen to sell. This ship and the booked bookshelves would be two of them.
     
  6. This is only going to effect the people who have no patience or no gold.
    I'm pretty sure those who have the gold will not have any issues spending it to get the boat.
     
  7. HD2300

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    If you bought the gold off a gold seller then you got punk'd, otherwise you got the chance to show everyone how rich you are.

    Anyway you have to wonder why they didn't have it on uogamecodes immediately as they would have missed out on many $13 purchases, as I believe most would rather give $13 to EA instead of turn in 150 million in gold.
     
  8. Tjalle

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    Could be as Slickjack said. They wanted a temporary gold sink.

    However, I think people will still buy them ingame even after this...
     
  9. Mapper

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    Captains bundle for 18 bucks seems reasonable!

    I've bought my sanity for 18 bucks.. The crabbing can stop! WOO HOO! :D
     
  10. G.v.P

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    And on that note, at least we have an in-game option as opposed to paying real life cash. I'd be a lot more mad if we had to pay RL cash only. But, as it stands, the ship should cost at least $19.99. I don't get why they are charging $13.
     
  11. Warpig Inc

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    My first HS boat did a pixel heaven while in the Brit Bay Tram. Who wants to be canned back on a page with the old can't replace lost items. They have any more boat burps sure those that payed RL cash will be mad. Decay for the uncheep boats needs to start once the paint is wore off.
     
  12. Demonous

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    $13 bucks is the equivalent of around ~26 mil, kind of lame for me and others who dished out 150 mil
     
  13. Tjalle

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    Why should gold sellers dictate EA pricing?
     
  14. Aran

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    What you pay someone for gold has zero bearing on what EA values an item for.
     
  15. popps

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    Is the Hold still only 125 items capacity ?

    Is the Britannia boat subject to regular boat decay ?

    If any of the above questions answers yes then I have no interest in spending money on this boat just to have a big floating thing.....

    If it provided some serious storage capacity compared to its size (a much cheaper smaller boat still holds 125 items.......) AND it was not subject to boat decay but work as houses do with decay (no decay is the account is active...), then I would be interested in it.
     
  16. Podolak

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    Yes still 125 just more weight.

    Yes it is

    It is also not account bound like I thought they said it would be.
     
  17. JC the Builder

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    Why should EA value gold at 9 cents per million? Isn't a million gold supposed to be considered a lot?

    I could see it being $50. The current market rate of 50 cents per million would put it at $75. But $13? Really?
     
  18. Gunga_Din

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    Why would EA give a **** what gold sells for? You think anyone is gonna pay $70 for this ship? Except those morons that bought gold at .50 per mil or more to get the ship from the library, idiots !!
     
  19. G.v.P

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    Because the item has a gold value in-game, dictated by EA, and people will spend $13 then sell it for a gold value worth more RL cash, get the gold, and profit. $13 is way too cheap for an item that costs 150 mil in-game. But like Gunga said a min before me, lol, yeah, no one would spend $70-75 from uogamecodes either, most likely. Shrugs.
     
  20. MalagAste

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    I want to know before spending hard earned money on this...

    Is this paint PERMANENT? Because the paint you buy for ships now wears off. I would hate to spend money on paint if it's just going to wear off.

    My current ship had three coats of paint on it and is now back to normal... I quit wasting time and money on paint.
     
  21. Zosimus

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    You all must of forgot that in the HoC video they said they are going to add more gold to the game. This will and would devalue gold more.


    I have to LoLOLOlOLOloLolOloL at that. Its EA game they can do with what they want. Just going to make gold worth nothing in the end when they open the flood gates. I suggested to lower the gold amount in loot off of monsters. That was addressed during the HoC and they disagree with it so they will purely make gold worth nothing when they increase the gold loot.
     
  22. Frarc

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    Yes its permanent.

    Read all about it here :http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/237721-looks-like-there-more-useful-stuff-uo-game-codes.html
     
  23. Demonous

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    it is account bound, you can't trade it or put it in a chest or anything, all u can do is place it on a character and maybe dock it with a character on the same account
     
  24. Podolak

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    I handed my Britannia ship to a guildmate after I docked it and she placed it no problem.
     
  25. Demonous

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    well the one i bought for gold is account bound, says NO TRADE in big capital letters on it
     
  26. Podolak

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    Ohhhhhh

    The one purchased in game is account bound. It appears the one purchasable on uogamecodes.com is not account bound, I was hoping it would be.
     
  27. olduofan

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    How do we get the pilots wheel in game can it be crafted or is it a turn-in like the ship or is just from the UO-codes store ?
     
  28. Frarc

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    So far i can see its only party when you get the Captain's Bundle code package.
     
  29. Demonous

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    yeah i think you're right, it doesn't mention it being account bound on the website, so basically not only is it a lot cheaper buying it with cash on the website, but it isn't account bound to top it off, wow.... what a bunch of malarkey
     
  30. Mapper

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    I'm pretty sure the deed did say account bound, However I was able to dry dock it on one account and place it using another.

    So certainly transferable.
     
  31. Demonous

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    yes if you purchase the boat from the EA store, it is not account bound, if u purchase it from the library collection, it is account bound
     
  32. Mapper

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    Just speaking to a friend who claimed one from the library, It does the same thing as mine so nothings different.
     
  33. aoLOLita

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    Sweet:)

    Off to fetch a Captain's Bundle! LOL for the price of a 12-PK I avoid months of mindless crabbing!
     
  34. Demonous

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    well mine must be prepatch or something cause it is account bound and says no trade on it
     
  35. popps

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    Hmmm, if the one purchased for real money has a bonus (not account bound...) over the one purchased in-game, then there are also differences to the decay applicable ?

    Perhaps the one that is purchased for real money is not subject to decay ?

    That's how it should be, IMHO (not subject to decay....).
     
  36. Podolak

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    Mine says "this structure is slightly warn".

    I usually forget about my ships and they decay anyway. Fortunately I parked it by my friends so hopefully it gets refreshed.
     
  37. aoLOLita

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    My Pilots wheel deed says "you can only build this in house." Is this nautical decor for house or for boat? Boat owner tried to place in add-on pad.
     
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    House only.
     
  39. olduofan

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    Kinda lame seems like it would be neat to have it on the ship for cords
     
  40. Frarc

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    I wish i could place a pirate flag add-on to the ships pad. :)
     
  41. Assia Penryn

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    I didn't buy it for gold even though I could have easily afforded it as it didn't appeal to me. If I had, I would have been upset as well. What could have stayed a gold sink, now will never be one again. Some bought it as a status symbol, well... that's gone. An' really... with it being so easily obtained, we are going to see an influx on the seas which will become even more of a clusterschmuck. I sure hope that these ships can not be SOLD to npcs for any significant amount of gold.... otherwise we'll just have undone any benefit to the economy the original gold sink idea did.

    This move will make me seriously rethink ever participating in future gold sinks. If you do future gold sinks, please disclose at the time future RL$ plans... especially ones that aren't very distant...
     
  42. Viquire

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    NICE!

    We have previously tested new uogamecode offerings. Will we have access to any of this on test1?
     
  43. Gorbs

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    Perhaps their plan to get people to use the last booster pack that we bought and complained about was to make the end game boat more accessible to the casual crowd.
     
  44. Viquire

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    Will work for me! I'm an old man now, father of three daughters, and the women in my life keep me plenty busy, and are generally more jealous of my time than twenty bucks.

    :)
     
  45. Slickjack

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    I know you may not know me, and I promise this isn't nearly as bragging as it may sound.....but trust me, I have no reason to buy gold. When getting EM items is like have a "UO printing press" I don't know why anyone would ever buy gold....

    But Back on topic: my point is more aligned with the 9 cents per million conversion. It's just shockingly low. I don't think anyone would pay $60 for the ship either, but this is why I would argue against it being on gamecodes at all.

    I wonder if the small soulforge can be placed on them yet....At this rate, I wouldn't be shocked if you could place it on the gamecodes ship and NOT on the 150m version :(
     
  46. Thunderz

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    You and the rest of the posts like yours are thwe reason the DEVs are doing what there doing...

    Steal from the stupidly rich and give to the poor and "real" players ;)

    Cunning but effective :p

    Thunderz
     
  47. Demonous

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    150m isnt stupidly rich, maybe 10 years ago it was, now most decent EM items go for that or more, and you yourself are a fellow rare collector with more than that so i dunno why u even made that post
     
  48. Thunderz

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    Just like someone said yesterday, us rich people "assume" everyone has 100mill or more.

    The reality is 70% of people actually have less than 10mill

    Were just blinkered to our own wealth

    EDIT*** Im not proud to admit it but the amount of people on these forums who ICQ me to sell them 100mill for $25 proves the extent of the demand that there is.

    Thunderz
     
  49. Thunderz

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    Who was the guy who said and introduced the 80/20 rule???

    20% of the population own 80% of the wealth....

    Thunderz
     
  50. Martyna Zmuir

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    As Ra said, this wasn't a surprise.

    What is surprising, is the pathetically low price tag. Mythic missed a big opportunity to bilk its customers out of around $50-$80.

    Kinda shocking, IMHO.