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Vendor search... Devs, an update?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Colgarra, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Colgarra

    Colgarra Journeyman

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    Looking for an update on the status of Vendor Search from the Dev's... Has anyone heard one?
     
  2. LordDrago

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    I am going to guess that this thread will not last much longer than last weeks thread asking the same question. Just saying.

    Not sure I care enough what the devs "timeline" for a vendor search is. I would much rather have a house search feature that would let me know where the hell I put my good blacksmithing talisman. I know it is one of these chests/bags/boxes....
     
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  3. Tanivar

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    You need to set up several vendors and sell most of it to the rest of us packrats. Then we can do the same and sell it back. :rolleyes:

    If the Devs do make a house search system for us, they should make it in the form of a Tinker made golemish mechanical backhoe that runs on power crystals. It wipes out one house tile for every 100 items in the house as it works and can't be stopped until it's gone through everything. :)
     
  4. Eaerendil

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    No hurry. It will come!
     
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    Just set the house to resize and everything will be collected in one neat area. Sometimes the house just gets in the way. Removing it helps when it is out of the way to start sorting. Something higher on the list of new game additions would be a new tame called the Flying Butt Monkey. Or a new BOD book sortring option needed for those that using more then one BOD book eludes them.

    No worry in game event called Spring Cleaning. And the cool part is you have the rewards already. No travel requires by using the magic words "I wish to place a trash barrel here"
     
  6. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I have one, I call it the Enhanced Client. List and grid views let me not worry about putting sub bags in sub bags in sub bags just to keep everything separated.
     
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  7. Colgarra

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    It's been "coming" for over 4 years now...
     
  8. WootSauce

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    There are several viable and well done vendor searches available currently. They even follow the model of the Asian UO sites, in that they reward you for purchasing items from them. i have used them on several occasions when the official site decided not to take my 50 or 60 bucks when I needed xfer tokens or re-forging tools. I would wager to say that before the "devs" comment on when a search will be available, they should maybe address how they can make sure that they can take money from customers who want to pay them. This means account management as well as supplemental purchases.
     
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  9. Colgarra

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    Yes, we are all well aware of them... But it is new blood that UO requires - and keeping new players requires a complete revamp of the current economy (you know, the one Luna owned and operated by and for the very wealthy). The game needs for a new player to be able to find items necessary or desired at a new player's price-point - and he/she needs to do that without having to know about and use a 3rd party website...

    They've been saying that it is up there on their list for over 4 years now.... I just think that they could at least acknowledge that there is something that is keeping them from implementing what they have acknowledge is needed, and at the very least let us know that it can be expected in the future...
     
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  10. WootSauce

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    Convenient that you didn't quote the rest of my post, seeing as i was a fairly new player when i encountered the brickwall that drove me to the 3rd party sites. You do realize that they have also publicly stated that they have NO intention of actively marketing to new players since 2006, right?
     
  11. Lord Frodo

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    Has the Dark Lady been in charge for that long. Talking about a to do list when things have been on it for over 10 years and this has only hit the 4 year mark. Don't hold your breath. Please link to your 4 year reference please by a producer.
     
  12. startle

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    Dev's have commented here on many things... Why have they refused to comment on this topic?
     
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  13. LordDrago

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    TBH, there are a lot more topics devs don't comment on than they do :)

    ...and even if they did comment, odds are it would be either:

    1) soon

    or

    2) we are looking into it

    or

    3) well, you see, we have this spreadsheet...............:)
     
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    Vendor Search.....

    If you want to buy, know your shard.

    If you want to sell, make sure your shard knows you.
     
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    This saves me sooo much time
     
  16. Picus of Napa

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    This is the only reply needed.
     
  17. WootSauce

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    Thanks Picus for throwing this out here. I want to follow up and be very frank. I spent 2 hours trying to purchase xfer tokens with the same card that i pay for my multiple accounts with on the first night i ever needed tokens. Two hours of frustration and fail, followed up with me trying to call the official help numbers. Yeah, ten minutes with a 3rd party site, and I was in business. In addition, I was rewarded for my purchase. Please feel free to chastise me for giving loyalty to the party that deserves it.
     
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    That is a sad story. Why they can't do even half as good a job I can't understand.
     
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  20. startle

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    This is really, really GREAT NEWS for our game. Thank you so much for putting this out here, Mesanna ! This will finally end the years of vendor drought and lesser players will be able to find items at their levels (and keep them interested in staying with us)... I think that this is the best change to take place in the game since the Fel/Tram split.
     
  21. Tanivar

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    The Fel/Tram split saved UO from the dustbin of failed games by stopping the exodus of paying customers to other games to escape the griefing PKers back in 2000. As long as there is some provision to keep the multi-trillionaires from just hoarding the market on items, the in game vendor search system could well move into the next greatest addition to UO status above Imbuing which broke the super-expensive runic tool wall on having great gear. Might be close though. :)
     
  22. hen

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    Funny how the need for housing and the annoyance of thieves is ignored by people discussing the fel/tram split.

    It was the worse thing that happened to the immersive world of Sosaria.