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Vendor completely erased for No reason...(Jeremy EA help?)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ultima83, Apr 22, 2008.

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  1. Ultima83

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    Today I logged onto my account and went to go retrieve some gold from my atlantic vendor at Genesis Archives in Luna..

    Mind you nothing was being sold on this vendor besides gloves of the pugilist and a serverbirth cloth and a jackals collar ... There was 1.8 billion gold being held on the vendor from various rares dealings that ive done with atlantic people and gold ive bought..

    Around 5am the Gold turns to a red - 1.8 billions # on the vendor and is unretreivable and the vendor in 45 minutes before server down just randomly dissapears.. Ive contacted several Times to the EA support but I get NO help whatsoever..

    Can someone on the boards please explain why this or something of this nature would happen?

    It has never been the use of anything duped or scripted... and I cant for the life of me get an answer!!
     
  2. Guest

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    It sounds like someone bought an item, then your vendor ended up with too much gold and rolled over to a negative number, then when it came time to pay the fee the vendor had no more money and walked off the job.

    Also it sounds like you were trying to avoid vendor fees. In a sense the vendor took what he was owed.
     
  3. Ultima83

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    Wth are u talking about avoid vendor fees?

    I was paying the fees both either by gold in the bank or gold on the vendor

    I was being told that over 2 billion gold makes the vendor turn into a - num and get erased..
     
  4. "There was 1.8 billion gold being held on the vendor from various rares dealings that ive done with atlantic people and gold ive bought"

    So you were using the vendor as a gold storage facility for 1800 1mil checks, and got burned by breaking the rules instead of using storage in your bank boxes and house for it.

    I hope you learned your lesson from this. Sucks to lose that much gold, but then you should have known better than to use a vendor to store it.
     
  5. Ultima83

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    I bet u thousands of people are using this method as a storage for gold... Since when is it illegal to store gold on a vendor?

    I just wish I could get a Gm to help me or an answer from Anyone @ EA.. ive been up for 8 hrs trying to get someone to respond anywhere!
     
  6. Guest

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    Geez. That stinks.
    I dont think youll find any sympathy here though. And I dont think EA will do anything. Ive had vendor issues before, nothing to this scale and I just had to suck it up. Some my error, others glitches.


    Oh and why no help?

    Sadly...

    I just had 1.7 billion on the vendor. Its gone. Please replace it.

    For every legit issue like yours, someone would be scamming a loss.
     
  7. Ultima83

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    I don tthink you understand .. I was attempting to take the Gold OFF the vendor i simply used it to sell the items I was selling.. by 100 mill deposits..

    I sold goods to treyster and another player tails for that denomenator Total..

    I went to retrieve the gold off the vendor to my bank but it turned to a RED - balance and would not allow me to retrieve it.. ALL in a 45 minutes period as I was doing the dealings..

    There is NO other safe 100% verified way to do such large demominations with players.. You cant tell me you dont use a vendor to sell items that cost more than 100m?
     
  8. Hunters' Moon

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    <blockquote><hr>

    (jdalberg AT ea DOT com)

    [/ QUOTE ] Jeremy,when I have sent a couple of emails to that addy,I have had it 'mail-daemon' back to me in a couple of days. It seems to be hard to reach you there and now that you have the PM's here turned off.....
     
  9. Ultima83

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    Jeremy I just sent you email can u please verify you recieved it?
     
  10. Guest

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    That FAQ is older than dirt! [​IMG]

    On another subject, it is a nice illustration that the game was not intended to field such massive amounts of gold. The vending &amp; banking systems have not kept up with the insane amount of gold that is actually in the game.

    -Skylark
     
  11. Ultima83

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Ah ... There it is

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]


    again nothing was being "stored" It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval.. it was for a large group of serverbirth rares.. and we used the vendor to buy 100m lots quicker and more safely than transferring in game since you cannot do so 100m atta time w/out some sort of endless trial of searching 1 mil checks..
     
  12. <blockquote><hr>

    That FAQ is older than dirt! [​IMG]

    -Skylark

    [/ QUOTE ]
    [​IMG] Just another way of saying ...

    Well Established ...
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

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    Got it and forwarded it to the folks who can investigate. Hunter's Moon, what error are you getting?
     
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    again nothing was being "stored" It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval.. it was for a large group of serverbirth rares.. and we used the vendor to buy 100m lots quicker and more safely than transferring in game since you cannot do so 100m atta time w/out some sort of endless trial of searching 1 mil checks..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [​IMG] then you should have been "pulling it off" .... at 100millio at a time ... [​IMG]
    would have cut your "loses" by 90%

    ie ... no parking ...
     
  15. Ultima83

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    Last nite the VEndor turned into a - 2 billion gold balance I think thats a problem..

    A friend of mine LEO mentioned that this has happned to a friend of his in the past when over 2 billion is on a vendor that it wont recognize the amount and go into a negative balance and erase the vendor..

    its @ the genesis archive vendor mall, right outside east luna gate.. The vendor did not go into the house sign nor did it show up to the house owner.. It just Vanished completely and woudlnt let me retrieve gold or anything..
     
  16. Ultima83

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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>


    again nothing was being "stored" It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval.. it was for a large group of serverbirth rares.. and we used the vendor to buy 100m lots quicker and more safely than transferring in game since you cannot do so 100m atta time w/out some sort of endless trial of searching 1 mil checks..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [​IMG] then you should have been "pulling it off" .... at 100millio at a time ... [​IMG]
    would have cut your "loses" by 90%

    ie ... no parking ...

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Your not reading what im typing are u... The minute hte gold Hit 1.8 b illino or 2 billion or whatever the final amount was I coudlnt retrieve ANYTHING off it .. it turned into a red # and woudlnt allow me to retrieve gold..
     
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    OUCH!

    I can personally verify the credibility of the OP. I have had dealings with him personally and was always 110% satisfied.

    I used to use my vendor as a gold storage so all my accounts money was in one place so ALL of the chars on that account could access it easily, kinda like an account ATM machine *laughs* Never had THAT much on it though.
     
  18. Guest

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    again nothing was being "stored" It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval..

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Why would you be doing a major trade right before server downtime, especially one that involves hundreds of millions of gold and many items? It doesn't add up unless you were dealing with someone from Asia.
     
  19. Ultima83

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    <blockquote><hr>

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    again nothing was being "stored" It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval..

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Why would you be doing a major trade right before server downtime, especially one that involves hundreds of millions of gold and many items? It doesn't add up unless you were dealing with someone from Asia.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If people are online than there online.. Whenever the deals get done is when they get done..

    For those of you posting about something you know nothing about please read the TOS
     
  20. Got what you deserve, you shouldn't be fencing duped items in the first place in order to get 2 billion gold by flooding the market with duped items.

    There's a term called Karma, you should become familiar with it, since it will become a trend.
     
  21. Guest

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    *General note*

    Everyone, please refrain from accusations and trolling.
    Thank you.
     
  22. "It was all being done w/in a 60 minute interval"

    Since that's the case I retract my previous statement and hope you can get the help you're looking for.
     
  23. [​IMG] ... oh ... I'm reading ... just not supporting ...

    we're only talking about 1800 lock downs ... 1.8 Billion ...

    The "buyer" has to put the count into the bank ... so ... with storage increase .. 150millio a pop?
    10 cycles and change ...

    [​IMG] while 'es loading the second charge ... you could be clearing the vendor ...

    I do not support the concept of EASY Billion gp trades ...


    should be a bit of work and planning involved.

    Billion gp trades ... [​IMG]

    Quite nearly a <font color=red>2 </font color=red>Billion gp trade ...

    For A Quite nearly a <font color=red>2 </font color=red>Billion gp trade ....

    PLANNING a time away from server down ...

    should have been made ...
    and 100 millio chunks ...
    to LIMIT your exposure to any disconnect type error
    OR
    2nd accounts ... with a house full of checks ...

    NOT via vendor ...
     
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    Got it and forwarded it to the folks who can investigate. Hunter's Moon, what error are you getting?

    [/ QUOTE ]No real error,just getting the "Mail Daemon" message after a couple of days after sending you a an email. Something about the email timing out
     
  25. Guest

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    Who is to say that the gold that you recieved was not duped somewhere down the line..... with that much gold that is hard to tell, and ea does have a harsh punishment for such offenders.....
     
  26. I guess we know what data type vendors use for gold storage.

    I realize it stinks to have 2 billion just go poof (or actually overflow and become a negative number), but you have to admit it was rather foolish to store 2 billion gold on a vendor.

    If you don't have the lockdowns, you could always spend a bunch of it to convert the gold into items.

    EA's policy is that they don't refund lost items regardless of how they are lost. It stinks that yours were lost to a bug, but EA didn't refund me my pet, which was priceless to me when an event bug deleted it. Why should they refund your gold?
     
  27. bah, it's your own fault, you know you were pushing it!
     
  28. Oh dont worry Ultima83, youll make 2 billion gold again in a snap!
     
  29. Guest

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    seems alot of you dont know much about collecting and rares dealings... if your a broker and have lots of people that want you to sell stuff for THEM.... and all them people happen to be rares collectors... with alot of items worth alot of gold...... i could see it easy for him to have that much or more... and yes what he said, deals happen whenever they can, usually the quicker the better.. sucks to hear this... just sounds like another ea screw up to me, ive had good friends leav uo cause their "stystem" let a luna home owner trade his house and watch the vendors drop... with lots of gold.... reasons like this people quit the game!
     
  30. Kaj

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    "There was 1.8 billion gold being held on the vendor from various rares dealings that ive done with atlantic people and gold ive bought"

    So you were using the vendor as a gold storage facility for 1800 1mil checks, and got burned by breaking the rules instead of using storage in your bank boxes and house for it.

    I hope you learned your lesson from this. Sucks to lose that much gold, but then you should have known better than to use a vendor to store it.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Though I do agree that vendors need to be limited (e.g. like before where you could only take items/gold from a vendor with 1 char), I do not think it's in any way justified to take away 1.8b just because someone violated a rule so completely insignificant to the no duping rule, it's just funny.
    Now there is no sign of GM involvement at this point, but it is a terrible bug. 1.8b is A LOT of gold for anyone. Even a big broker like Ultima83 here.

    The last thing GMs need to be doing at the moment is checking vendors to see if there's too much gold on there. Especially since there are no clear rules.

    Anyway, Ultima83, I hope this works out for you..
     
  31. [​IMG] quickly and/or hurriedly ... [​IMG] ..."Easy" ... ???
    nope ...
    should not be ... any, either, in combination or "expectation"

    should not be a "quaruntee" ...

    Whether "brokers" or just "individuals" ... IT should not be
    easy, convenient, simple, safe, guarunteed
    to trade 1800 items

    period

    by the by ... [​IMG]

    I notice no mention of the precious rares.
    err ...
    pixels
    [​IMG]

    buyer "got them" ?

    deal is DONE
     
  32. NB-Cats

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    What items did you sell to get 1.8 billion in gold?

    Did you sell duped items?
     
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    OUCH!

    I can personally verify the credibility of the OP. I have had dealings with him personally and was always 110% satisfied.

    I used to use my vendor as a gold storage so all my accounts money was in one place so ALL of the chars on that account could access it easily, kinda like an account ATM machine *laughs* Never had THAT much on it though.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Shouldn't put your trust in someone that got banned with the last mass dupings.
     
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    Did you sell duped items?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I believe the answer for that is the same one as the answer to the question "Were you banned for duping during the last big ban?"
     
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    I spoke to Treyster, he purchased the lieutenant of the guard sash ( 2 mr 10 lrc 5 int) for a lot of gold.

    I guess thats what Ultima must have sold. A widely known duped, overpowered PvP item.
     
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    <font color="#DC143C">that beyond sucks Ultima! i really hope jeremy can get your vendor and your gold back [​IMG] </font>
     
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    and how many pairs of Vine Cords are the on the feet of your guild members?...along with Event robes?
     
  38. Kaj

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    What items did you sell to get 1.8 billion in gold?

    Did you sell duped items?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Weren't you selling pretty much ALL duped pvp items earlier?

    Though I can understand one wants to stay away from these items, Ultima83 is still highly reliable.
     
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    and how many pairs of Vine Cords are the on the feet of your guild members?...along with Event robes?

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    3 shroud of aries and I believe 7 pair of vine cord sandals.

    Which is another reason you should listen to me when it comes to Ultima83/Parkay.

    These items are widely known to have been duped and dumped in the market by certain players... *cough*
     
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    <blockquote><hr>

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    What items did you sell to get 1.8 billion in gold?

    Did you sell duped items?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Weren't you selling pretty much ALL duped pvp items earlier?

    Though I can understand one wants to stay away from these items, Ultima83 is still highly reliable.

    [/ QUOTE ].

    Your lack on objectivity is deplorable. Do not criticize me for selling pvp gear when the guy you're defending has this posted on the rares forums:

    Icq 176480495
    Aim: mikeyparkay

    Lt Guard sash 1.2 Billion / 1200$
    Gladiators Collar 1.5 bill / 1500$
    Shroud of ari 900m / 900$
    Vine cord Sandals 325m / 325$
    Orc Chief Helm (HpI) 550m / 550$
    Orc chief helm (HcI) 425m / 425$
    Good Samritan Robe 175m / 200$
    Necromancer Robe 150m / 175$
    Oak leaf Shroud 300m / 300$
    Shroud of Talkeesh 225m / 225$
    The most knowledge (1st) 825m / 825$
    The Most knowledge (2nd) 725m / 725$
    The Most knowledge (3rd) 600m/ 600$
    Djinn Ring 150m / 150$
    Calm 125m/ 135$
    Mythical detective boots (hp) 425m / 425$


    Serverbirth Items:

    Marble Table 275m/ 275$
    Boulders 250m/ 275$
    Sandstone Table 350m/ 350$
    Wind Spirit 450m / 450$
    2 Story (Talking) statue 225m/ 225$
    Item Bless deed 65m / 75$
    Scaffolding 400m/ 450$
    Ruined Painting 90m/ 100$
    Bamboo Stool 150m/ 150$
    wash Basin 35m/ 45$
    STacked Logs Pile 250m / 275$
    Brazier (floor) 75m/ 100$
    Small Vase 45m / 65$
    Large vase 60m / 85$
    Silverware (N/S) 50m / 70$
    SIlverware (W/E) 50m / 70$
    Plough 225m / 300$
    Crude Corrode Manacles 35m/ 45$
    Folded Sheet 35m/ 45$
    Tattred Mummy Wrapping 30m / 40$
    Pile of Skulls 60m / 75$
    Wood Curls 60m / 75$
    Pure Mandrake Root 100m / 130$
    Rotgut Wine 30m / 42$
    Playing cards 35m / 45$

    http://boards.stratics.com/php-bin/uo/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Number=7691791&amp;page=1&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=&amp;fpart=1
     
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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

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    What items did you sell to get 1.8 billion in gold?

    Did you sell duped items?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Weren't you selling pretty much ALL duped pvp items earlier?

    Though I can understand one wants to stay away from these items, Ultima83 is still highly reliable.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I can understand standing up for your friends.

    However, you lack objectivity. Do not criticize me for selling pvp gear when the guy you're defending has this posted on the rares forums:

    [...]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I am not really defending the sale of those items, I am just stating you sell/sold them as well, which makes it a bit odd that you are attacking him on that point.
     
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  43. The "trustworthy vendor" label applied to Viktor Bout as well, he was reliable on his weapons trades to militants, and thankfully, we in the real world don't work off the same reasoning people seem to work off of in game.

    I realize this isn't a direct comparison due to the obvious severity discrepancy, however I feel it illustrates the point.
     
  44. Guest

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    Got it and forwarded it to the folks who can investigate. Hunter's Moon, what error are you getting?

    [/ QUOTE ]No real error,just getting the "Mail Daemon" message after a couple of days after sending you a an email. Something about the email timing out

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I've sent Jeremy a couple of emails, never got the error message. Then again, never got any replies either (shamelss ribbing).
     
  45. Guest

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    I spoke to Treyster, he purchased the lieutenant of the guard sash ( 2 mr 10 lrc 5 int) for a lot of gold.

    I guess thats what Ultima must have sold. A widely known duped, overpowered PvP item.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Another item like vinecords that needs to get nuked.

    And another reason event items are bad.
     
  46. Guest

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    If someone got banned how do they still have an account? Don't all your accounts get banned too?
     
  47. Garaba

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    Well this took a turn for the worse.....

    since the OP got a response.
     
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