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Veteran Rewards (attn Devs)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord_British, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Lord_British

    Lord_British Guest

    Since we now have NPCs that exchange costumes for points, etc.

    Could the devs make an NPC exchange Vet rewards for same year Vet rewards?

    Just another random idea.
  2. I like this idea but they will never do it because they sell soulstones for cash on uo.com. Anything that would take away cash money that they could make will never be implemented. If they ever did this I have massive amounts of crap vet statues that I could trade for soulstones.
  3. popps

    popps Always Present
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    There is way too many veteran rewards out there from accounts no longer active which players would buy from vendors for little and then exchange them for whatever other reward they might be interested more for.

    Nope, I do not think this would be a good change. Better leave things as they are.

    Every year we get 2 picks, we can always wait the following year and pick what we wanted with one of those picks newly available. Or, buy the reward from other players if we do not want to wait a year...
  4. Mistura

    Mistura Lore Keeper
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    May 29, 2008
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    I think this has got to be the first ever post from Popps where he hasn't been a) complaining about something in game or b) trying to get something made easier...

  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Nah, popps really does have some good points quite often, but he lets the spirit move him a little too much in some of his replies.

    I sorta am between the original poster & popps on this one.

    Here's how one can do this to minimize the effect of the flood of extra vet rewards, for a permanent NPC...

    a. Have the NPC check the the number of vet rewards already claimed by the account. That will be the number of potential exchanges one can make.
    b. Exchanges can only be within the same category. For example, one can only get back a monster statue, for trading in a monster statue, a house add-on for a house add-on, etc.
    c. Have soulstones to where only empty stones can be traded in (that will keep most of the existing orphaned stones from being traded in), and if you pick a soulstone as a trade-in reward, you have to undergo a 3 or 6 month cooldown, before you can trade for another soulstone.
  6. Lord_British

    Lord_British Guest

    This would bring more balance. I'm for some sort of check like this.