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WARNING: UO’s Oldest Houses deleted!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord_Luther, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Lord_Luther

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    A quick warning to you all.

    I submitted a house to the UO’s Oldest Houses and they deleted it instead of getting the banner. This was a grandfathered account with 5 houses on Atlantic and the other 4 houses got the banner. I paged a GM and we all know where that went...

    The house is still in the list at UO Stratics *New* | UO’s Oldest Houses
    The name is "The Tool Shed"

    13 years of junk collecting down the drain.
     
  2. Picus of Napa

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    Really? They deleted your house? If this is true I'd really say a huge error has occured, that would be the final straw for me.
     
  3. Velvathos

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    Uhmm.. I would have to check to see where that house was but if this really did happen then the person who owned that house should be redeemed and the GM needs fired..
     
  4. Velvathos

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    On second thought.. I am assuming that GMs and staff are were not available today since it was A) The Superbowl and B) Sunday

    Must have be EMs doing the banners I guess? If that is the case than he/she made a mistake and needs to redeem you..

    If you have any screenshots from after and before the house was deleted, especially before, I would post it.. Cause this makes me :cursing:
     
  5. Viper09

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    Was it your house? Is the owners account active?
     
  6. Lord_Luther

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    Yes it was my house on an active account and I was not hacked. I have 4 other houses on the account that did not get affected and nothing else is missing. I will post a screen shot in the morning.
     
  7. 5% Luck

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    I can verify as i know the owner. This is a one of those horrid things that happens in a game like this!

    Luther has had that account up and active for longer then that house was standing.

    Aside from that, I have never seen anything so wrong happen to a better player.

    Best of luck Luther
    5%luck
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    I'm sorry, I don't know what to say. All I'm doing is listing them and forwarding them on. :(
     
  9. yars

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    Its a conspiracy Petra,your the scapegoat.

    Seriously,think this just happened to a friend,trying to help them out
     
  10. silent

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    You know when I saw the post about the houses I decided I wasn't going to participate since the paranoid side of me wanted to know Why? Also in the back of my mind what if something gets messed up.
     
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    One other thing you might concern yourself with is that your account is compromised and someone got in and demolished the house. I'd do a virus scan and change your passwords as well as the password on the email account associated with the address. Maybe your stratics password too and it might help to make them different from each other so if one password gets compromised, they can't access all your various accounts with the same password.

    Out of curiosity, were any of your other houses listed on the house list or was this the only one?
     
  12. Mesanna

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    EM's were not doing the banners, I am. I will look into it but I did get a submission that I thought was an incorrect location. Contact me via email please and give me details.

    Mesanna
     
  13. Lord_Luther

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    In all the years I owned the house I never took a screen shot of it. It was a 7X7 touching 3 trees. It was placed in 1998 when that was allowed. I am guessing that's why they deleted the house.

    I also have larger homes on the account that made the list for the oldest homes that did not get affected so I am convinced my account was not compromised.
     

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    Sorry this happen. I hope they get it squared away!
     
  15. Lord_Luther

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    Got it Thanks

    Can some one PM me Mesanna email address

    Thanks
     
  16. BajaElladan

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    I WAS going to post my oldest Houses here ... but now I am reconsidering doing so if there is ANY possibility of my Homes being deleted or hacked, or stolen from me.

    I will wait and watch for now!
     
  17. Cogniac

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    You should be more careful with your choice of words.

    You probably did not mean that you are are unilaterally wiping out historic homes based solely on your personal whims, but that's certainly what it sounded like, and what I'm sure many paranoid lunatics around here are henceforth going to interpret it as from here on out.
     
  18. Cupid

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    Geez I sure hope those home owners in Buccs Den dont do a submission, Mess will walk under them and delete them :p
     
  19. Uriah Heep

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    Not my call to make. But it seems to me, properly placed or not, if someone has had it for 10-14 yrs it's kinda crazy to start enforcing the rules now
    lol
    Been begging to get the old RTBs torn
    *shakes head*
     
  20. Viper09

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    I don't think this incident has anything to do with enforcing rules. Sounds like an error was made instead.
     
  21. Triberius

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    To be honest sounds more like she went to the coordinates and there wasn't a house there.
     
  22. Elric_Soban

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    That really sucks, but I wouldn't get your hopes up about getting it back. EA deletes things from time to time without reason/explanation. To get it back, youl have to page GMs who will tell you to contact support. Then you'l have to spend a good month emailing support back and forth only to be told to spend an hour on the phone on their (NON-TOLL-FREE) number and speak to a 'service' rep. Oh wait, even at this point you still won't get your stuff back. Sorry about that.
     
  23. Picus at the office

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    I'd be stunned to see how they could replace it but if it was a error on EA/OSI/Mythic's part I'd say some serious sucking up need be done. Save for the one reply from Mes can we, the player base, get some follow up for our own sake?
     
  24. Viper09

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    That actually makes a lot of sense. So wondering then what caused the house to be deleted?
     
  25. ACB1961

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    I have for sure one of the oldest houses on Atlantic. I turned the info in on the first day, and I'm not on the list. Its so old it doesn't have a build date.

    I bought it the 6th month the game was opened from the guild The Brethren. Their guild lived and died in that keep in the period from when uo opened to the time I bought it.

    You know, having a contest to determine the oldest houses and then deleting one of them is a seriously bad thing imo. How in the world would you fix something like that?
     
  26. SixUnder

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    i have 3 grandafathered houses, 2 of which are on baja.. one is a castle and atleast that old but no way would i post them on here for any reason.

    asking for trouble.
     
  27. SixUnder

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    dont post it.
    we did not have build dates back then cause houses changed hands like candy from killing and collecting heads.

    your a fool if you put your house on there.
     
  28. Mesanna

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    Where did I say I am deleting houses, I said I went to the location given and did not find a house. How did that get turned around to I would just delete a house ....
     
  29. 5% Luck

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    Looks like Things are coming around. Luther has been email tagging Mesanna for most of the afternoon and they are near agreement I think...

    From what I have gathered from Luther she has no idea what happened but is willing to replace the 5th house to the account somehow.

    As for items and teleporter that are all still missing, it hasnt even dawned on Luther yet, maybe the "true value" of the loss.

    But all said so far he is in better spirits having been told the house itself will be replaced on the same account. As to what and where we dont know!
     
  30. As the world turns.....
     
  31. Apetul

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    The EMs can create, modify and delete objects. Why not a house? a house is just another object or group of objects. Anyway, seems that the EMs are not part of this old houses contest.
     
  32. Ezekiel Zane

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    You would think they could load up a backup and see the house and it's contents. I wouldn't expect with UO that it could be as simple as "copy & paste" but c'mon this is 2012 here. They should be able to pull data out of a backup by now.
     
  33. Lord_Luther

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    An update for you all.
    Mesanna told me she did not know why my house fell. From what I understand the house was already missing when she showed up. She let me get my house back but not the items(I did not ask for them). I now have my 5 house account back.

    Thanks Mesanna
     
  34. Ezekiel Zane

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    That's what I meant by loading a backup. We know they backup the shards. It's just a matter of how long they keep those backups and if they pull one up on an in house server, can they pull data out of it to put it into the live server?
     
  35. claudia-fjp

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    Poor NBG got laughed at for his paranoia, but tin foil hats aren't so out of fashion now are they?!
     
  36. Lady Storm

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    Now that is a woman after my heart! way to go Mesanna!! Grats Luthor I am very happy you got a happy ending. If you need stuff just ask I prob have tons of junk on your shard.
     
  37. Viper09

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    Glad to hear you got a happy ending! :)
     
  38. Apetul

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    Of course they can, but that doesnt mean they will or they care for your weapon or any other item that you or anyone else is wearing. They can look in your backpack, see hidden chars, move to your position, move chars to their position, walk in private houses (well, every char can walk on a private house and I, with a few other ppl and EMs tested that). A house is just another object and they can remove objects but again, that doesnt mean they will do that. Seems that they always are asking for permission to do certain thigs.
     
  39. Petra Fyde

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    Apetul, unless you have BEEN an EM you can only speculate on what an EM's powers are. Negative speculation expressed as fact is harmful to the community. Please do not make such assertions on our boards.
     
  40. THP

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    so what do the banners look like and how olde does a house have to be to get such a banner
     
  41. Petra Fyde

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  42. Apetul

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    I was talking about what I've talked with EMs and what I've tested with EMs too, so its not speculation maybe except for the "Seems that they always are asking for permission to do certain thigs."
    And I didnt say anything negative, maybe you should read the post again.

    Galen, you just dont understand how some things work or shows into the client but I dont plan to teach you that since you will be asking for "evidence" anyway.

    And just to be clear, I have never said that the EMs do anything wrong to the players or to the shards. Some of them can deal with the griefers without the need to use "powers" or anything like that but talking to them and integrating them into the event. Eventually, griefers desist.
     
  43. Apetul

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    This reminds me to my ex gf. I said "A" but you assume i said "A", "B", "C" and that means "D" and "E" are true too.

    Im done.