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Vet Banners are so ANNOYING!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Gareth, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    That is just annoying....That is all
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  2. Joy-ElF

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    I agree with you, and I think they should be made so that anyone can remove them, just not place them. GMs are usually able to redeed them, but not having to do that might let them respond to more pressing issues quicker.
     
  3. Mapper

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    They should just let anyone use/place/remove them, If someone who is 1 year old wants to pay 2 million for one, So be it. :)
     
  4. Aran

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    So what you're saying is vet rewards shouldn't be restricted to vets?

    What's the point of them then?
     
  5. jack flash uk

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    well i have about 10 spare so send them my way :)
     
  6. Mapper

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    Well certain deco items shouldn't be, But its still funny that if a new player starts and they want a polar bear ride, They need to play the game 10 years.
     
  7. Aurelius

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    I think there is a good argument that claiming them is and should remain a vet reward, but using them (particularly for some that are purely house deco) there seems less sense age limiting them - particularly when that is precisely how the ethereal retouching tool works, you need to have an 11 year account to claim it, but any age account can use it.
     
  8. MalagAste

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    That's what I think...... anyone can use them..... only those old enough can get one. I see nothing wrong with that.
     
  9. Lord Gareth

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    Hmmm.... Any who GM ***** is great! Fixed my banner and now my house is nice :)

    Funny thing about Vet rewards.

    Mining Cart -Anyone can place and anyone can use them
    House Teleporters- Anyone can place and anyone can use them
    Braziers- Anyone can place but you need a vet to lite it for you.
    Cactus- Anyone can place and anyone can use them
    Chaos/Order Banners- Anyone can place and anyone can use them
    Blood Pent- Anyone can place and anyone can use them

    Vet robe/Cloak- Only certain years can wear them
    Ethys- Only certain years can ride them
    Weapon Tool- Only certain years can use them

    Tis rather a little silly. Not sure how one can complain that not just anyone should be able to use them when most of them can be used by anyone.
     
  10. canary

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    Actually if it is something nice you can post their name, you know.

    (Why am I telling a mod this? LOL)
     
  11. puni666

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    But why not make you pay 2 million in game AND $330.48 bucks over 2 years to use it :p.
     
  12. Lord Gareth

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    Because I do that if its positive or negative only seems fair.

    (So like you didn't have to tell a Mod. LoL)
     
  13. Are you sure about this? I had to have someone of the proper account age place my mining cart and tree stump when I got them. Unless they've changed something and I missed it, you have to be a certain age on your account if you want to both claim & place.
     
  14. Beastmaster

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    +1 on my respect-o-meter, not that it matters to anyone but me.
     
  15. the 4th man

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    It is what it is..........vet rewards are for those who have hung around long enough.

    Honestly, they need to be for those who have actively played UO for X number of years.......not for the quitters, who come back when they learn WoW is a joke.

    Another thing, I would love to see unique titles per male/female characters per year earned. As it stands, any joke of a player can be a Lord or Lady, and that title seriously means nothing.


    later, gotta go outside. nice out.
     
  16. Sindris

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    Polar bears are only 6 years! Or 42 years if you're a dog. I guess that is a long time... =P
     
  17. Buns Of Glory [ATL]

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    Heh, yeah they can be quite annoying at times! GL!
     
  18. Mapper

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    My mistake *blushes* I should have known as I ride one! :coco:
     
  19. Lord Gareth

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    I show you *smiles*

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  20. Aran

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    Oh really?

    http://www.uoguide.com/Rideable_Polar_Bear

     
  21. Mapper

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    I feel better now, Thanks Aran! Atleast I was close with 10 years. :D
     
  22. You do realize that you just showed me I was correct right?
     
  23. Aurelius

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    I'd read Gareth's post as -

    First picture, 23 month account being told by the deed you can't place a cart - but getting to choose a facing, and then

    Second picture (presumably a few seconds later?) same character, same house, but now with a cart he's placed, despite the gump warnings, but can't use...
     
  24. Eh, I just saw the warnings. If he's able to place, then there's a bug with it, because as you can see, it's telling him he's not allowed to.
     
  25. o2bavr6

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    To get a perspective from a person who has been playing UO since 1997, this is what I wrote in a different thread:

    Prior to the last round of rewards, it seemed that us players who have been playing now for over 10 years only had a different Ethy mount to choose from or some house add on.

    Is it asking too much for an item bless deed as a reward? or something that could be used by those of us who pvp exclusively?

    They say things like I'm asking for can imbalance the game, and they probably might.... but there are also tons of bugs, cheats and hacks that imbalance the pvp and the Devs don't care about those, so why care about the rewards?

    I think that every reward is either decorative (which anyone can use) or a mount (which everyone has, except the look different).. there is also the teleportation tiles, that anyone can use... and ankh, that anyone can use... the weapon engraving tool, that anyone can use.

    So I ask you.. just where is the item only a Vet can use in this reward system that isn't deco or a mount?

    As I said, they should be called newb rewards. And yes as a person who has paid and played UO since Sept 1997, I do think I deserve something special from EA that truly sets us apart. Now if it means that the item, such as an engraving tool, can only be used by a vet and also the weapon that it engraves should only be allowed to be used by a vet of that years age or older. Then maybe I would be a bit more supportive of the system.

    see vet reward list below
    http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/show_...?content=31003

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    And dont forget that Ethy mounts were originally only for 3 year old accounts or older, so what id they do? they introduced the Charger of the Fallen
     
  26. Yeah they are sooooooooo annoying to the non vets, of course.

    I mean heck yeah, why not let the day olders use everything the 12 yr players have, heck, whats the point of a "vet" reward anyway!!

    Why should anyone whos paid their dues, and their money, for 12 years have any old thing that is for appreciation of said fact!

    Sorry, not buying this whine from a 1 yr player who wants a polar ride(or a flag either).
    Want one?
    Pay your TIME.....pay your DUES.....pay your CASH!

    /rant

    That is all.
     
  27. Lord Gareth

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    Paid my dues. Hate having to waste a Gamemasters time to re-deed my banner. I placed it on my older account but it wouldn't let me re-deed it on that account unless I was the house owner. So this rant doesn't come from a 1yr player. (Wish my oldest account was open but only my 128 month account is open. Its hard to keep eight accounts activated in this economy.)

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  28. o2bavr6

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    I don't think his post was directed at you. Yo have a legitimate "need".

    I hear you on the account quantities. I have 6 and even though I only play one of them, I still pay for all 6. But sometimes wonder why I don't just close them.

    They should have a forum called UOA (Ultima Online Anonymous) for us UO addicts. We could try to justify why we still have open accounts that we never log into :gee:
     
  29. Aran

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    I have three accounts. One is mostly just for a third Siege character and house, these days.