1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Veteran Rewards 2.0

Discussion in 'UHall' started by cazador, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,778
    Likes Received:
    1,526
    1st Year
    Black Dye Tub - Same as current
    Furniture Dye Tub - Same as current
    Special Dye Tub - Same as current
    One of 10 Cloaks/Dresses/Robes which give a base of +3% to physical resistance when worn
    Bronze Cloak - Bronze Dress - Bronze Robe - Bronze Gargish Fancy Robe - Bronze Gargish Robe - Copper Cloak - Copper Dress - Copper Robe - Copper Gargish Fancy Robe - Copper Gargish Robe
    They now have an imbuing weight built in and you can add any mod up to 75 imbuing weight (done as you claim your reward) - max 1 Mod
    One of 14 Monster Statues that make sounds when walked near and spawn a pack of MOBs a chance of special MOB paragon type monster with a .08% chance of dropping an item may be used once every 30 days:
    Dragon - Skeleton - Troll - Orc - Daemon - Ettin - Earth Elemental - Gargoyle - Crocodile - Lich - Gorilla - Lizardman - Orge - Ratman

    One of two Mini House Deeds:
    Mini House: Contest 2004 Winning House
    Mini House: Contest Winning House

    Red Soulstone - Same as current
    Commodity Deed box : same as current
    Crystal Portal - Same as current
    Corrupted Crystal Portal - same as current
    Greater Bracelet of Binding – Same as current
    Ethereal Horse - Same as current

    1st year automatic rewards
    1st year banner- Engraved with : I survived my first year in Sosaria. (Or something of the likeness)

    ..you get the idea and it basically goes right down the line with upgrades as the years go on with weights on reward robes/cloaks/dress/cloaks

    I even think it would be good to drop the requirements down to 6months over 1 year

    New rewards every 6 months

    1st tier
    6 months- all first year
    1 year - all second year
    2nd tier
    1 year 6 months - all third year rewards
    2 years- all fourth year rewards
    3rd tier
    2 year 6 months - all fifth year rewards
    3 years - all 6th year rewards

    So in and so forth..


    All skill and stat caps are raised when you hit second tier to max
     
  2. Gospel

    Gospel Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    116
    Seems early in the day for drunk posting, so I'll just ask... Why?
    Seems great if you're 4-5 years old but I bet 10-15 year vets wouldn't appreciate this much. Considering that's a large portion of the player-base, you may want to rethink this.
     
  3. Madrid

    Madrid Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    268
    You got my vote.

    I'm not at all happy how far out of reach some of these veteran rewards items are. I considered myself a Veteran of UO as I participated in the Beta and was around when Rainz killed Lord British. I took a hiatus when they implemented dismount and specials in UO.

    Sure Veterans should have some perks but the current system is a little out of whack as far as I'm concerned.

    Another option that could generate revenue for the game would be Veteran Reward Token that allows you to choose any reward or boosts your account age.

    That's one item I'd buy at the store.

    Veteran Reward account Add 1 Year for $9.99.

    I need 10 so UO would end up getting $100 from me all in the good cause of supporting the game.
     
    Gameboy likes this.
  4. Madrid

    Madrid Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    268
    Why should they be upset...at 15 year you have what...30 choices that's still an advantage and improvement over a 6 year would has 12 choices. You have 18 more veteran rewards than the younger player...isn't that bonus enough?

    The only thing that needs re-thinking is the way the Veteran Rewards is currently implemented.

    Why should some items be so far out of reach to many veteran players as well as new players who have no hope in sight of ever obtaining certain rewards.

    It's not balanced right now.

    Something as the OP suggested is way more reasonable to many subscribers as well as any new players coming to the game.
     
  5. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,778
    Likes Received:
    1,526
    No see I just didn't include the perk for older accounts..I was thinking A the account is credited with a certain amout of extra reward picks based on the tier they fell in, so say 15 years your st the highest tier so you should be credited with X amount of extra reward picks plus you'll always be ahead of te game with age and still be picking stuff people don't of cant get yet so it's still worth the 100 mils or whatever, and it gives the younger players something more reachable to look forward to not just damn I have to play for 15 years for this :/ womp womp
     
  6. Gospel

    Gospel Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    116
    Oh that might shut up some of the whiners. It is really frustrating knowing you have YEARS ahead before you can ride such and such mount or use blah blah dye tub. The veteran rewards system was cool at first but with 15 year rewards being given out it's just become ridiculous. I especially hate that any time I take a non-paying break my account stops aging. I opened my account in 2000 and I've got 8 years to my name.
     
  7. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Benefactor 4H

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,858
    Likes Received:
    2,419
    ive been paying and playing for over 15 years and i get the pick of the rewards.

    as it should be.

    considering that they have done a good job of having all the really useful stuff down to year 1 already (ethy horse, commodity box, crystal portal) i think further nerfing would just harm the system and make it pointless, and as old vets pay for the majority of the accounts pissing them off would be a bad thing.

    lets face it, new players account for under 1% of the game population and thats not gonna change...... ever.
    we are talking about a game that has been around for longer then my kids.... who can almost legally drive!
     
    Njjj and Irulia Darkaith like this.
  8. Irulia Darkaith

    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2004
    Messages:
    610
    Likes Received:
    298
    I see it differently...Vet Rewards are rewards for longevity - status symbols if you must. Now if they started handing out +50 power scrolls. special lands that no one else could enter, and mounts that move faster, then yes, that would be a balance issue and it would be unfair, but the devs have always been careful to not give vets anything that upsets or gives them an ingame advantage. Even the first year rewards aren't necessary to play the game, they're just nice to have. Go up the ladder and the same can be said for every reward all the way to the top...getting to pick a locker or a garden shed just saves on lockdowns, it's really not necessary to anyone..just handy and a nice reward to those who keep their accounts active by paying every month. A 15 year vet has given a minimum of $1800 to EA (depending on how you've paid, currency exchange, etc)..and you're going to begrudge them a few special pixels? Not to mention a 15 year vet had to live through the hell of all the bugs, lag and exploits of the early years...that kind of perseverance should be rewarded, because without those long term players UO wouldn't be celebrating 15 years.

    And that's just my not so humble opinion.
     
    Njjj likes this.
  9. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,778
    Likes Received:
    1,526
    I have 2 accounts at the moment one at 14 years another at 11 I'd like a third but not to start out from zero just seems too long of an adventure for the ability to get a soulstone or even ride an ethy horse for me..so it's more like a personal dislike, I was just trying to see how the community felt about a revamp where they aren't hurt in the process as well..got my answer lol
     
  10. SlobberKnocker

    SlobberKnocker Slightly Crazed

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    446
    im almost 6 years in now. sorta annoying i have to wait 3 more years to ride a polar bear. not like it ruins my game play in any sense.

    they should institute some sort of pay for pixels deal. say ur master account reaches a 500 per year income stream for EA should entitle you to more shinies.

    money talks ... walks as they say.