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What in the heck, this is just... Words fail me.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hunter Moon, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Hunter Moon

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  3. Aboo

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    I will repeat since it's come up again. If EA makes things available to purchase in other countries and not ALL the countries then they should NOT allow them on shards other than the Japanese shards UNTIL they are available in all countries. I personally am getting very tired of them doing this.
     
  4. Borric

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    I was curious if EA Japan and EA in the US are two different companies. Like Toyota. In NASCAR, your manufacturer has to be an American company. We now have Toyota in NASCAR. The profits from cars made and sold in the US for Toyota, stays in the US. The money does not go overseas. I was wondering if EA here and EA Japan are like that.

    …And if that may be why there is such a huge difference between the two stores?


    Thanks
     
  5. Ender

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    But Americans can buy this stuff
     
  6. Hunters' Moon

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    If they can read the japanese language.....
     
  7. Ender

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    Or have internet access, which they obviously do.
     
  8. DevilsOwn

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    Sad Sad Sad

    The ladybugs are on the Japanese Shards and are on their way to here if oyu pay outrageous amounts for them you deserve to get robbed.
     
  10. Hunters' Moon

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    How does having internet access help getting passed the language barrier?
     
  11. hawkeye_pike

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    If people want to spend 20 million on an ugly useless item, why do you care about it? :)
     
  12. Bullet

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    I cant help but peply to this post. If the Japanese team wishes to make these available on theirs shards only then let them! BUT! The american team is making SA so that should be FOR US ONLY! After all fair is fair! Dont ya think?
     
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    Online translator.


    Not perfect but I'm not too bright and I manged to buy a couple 7th char slot codes off the Japanese UO site.
     
  15. Ender

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    Whoa. Now that you mention it, I'm not sure the glowing ladybug pixelcrack is the problem here.
     
  16. its funny no one makes mention of the multiple runics!!!
     
  17. Tom_Builder

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    I didnt even see the ladybug, blinded by all the runics.
     
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    When i was younger i'd just go to cursing about now, but hey who cares.

    If they want to thumb their noses at the people that have paid them going on 12 years what is there to say about it? It's not even bad customer service really. It's worse than that.

    I'll say it plainly alienating your customer base is never smart even when you have them completely at your mercy...
     
  21. It Lives

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    Wonder who is housing that Obvious Cheater.
     
  22. Konge

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    What kinda UO do we play when someone goes vendor shopping, sees a "Lady bug" on a vendor stocked with runics and goes on stratics complaining about the lady bug? I opened the pictures like everyone else did, and I looked at the beetle being over priced because not everyone reads stratics, yeah, big deal, happens all the time with every weapon. But the fact there's like a bajillion neatly placed fletching runics didn't bother anyone? Are people just starting to accept cheating and worry more about the price of basically worthless deco item?
     
  23. Borric

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    For me, it was more of the "they know about the scrpiting/duping and refuse to stop it". I am sure theres more to it than I know of. Seems like its time for another round of mass bannings.

    Would there be a UO after more bannings?

    I hope so.
     
  24. Flora Green

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    I don't even pay attention to the runic kits when I see them. Why bother?
    1) I don't use them.
    2) Cheating has gone on so long I've become indifferent to it.
    3) It shouldn't be the players job to police it.
    4) I LOVE new pixel crack. :danceb:
     
  25. JC the Builder

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    This person was the very first to get the ultra-super-rare lady bug statue from the heartwood quest. See how dedicated they are with all the runics they have up for sale. It took almost 3 years. The rarest item in the game.
     
  26. UOKaiser

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    Not at all you might want to check the crafter forum and find out the truth of the runics.
     
  27. Slayvite

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    Emotes are good for sarcasm otherwise peeps actually think you ment it :stir:
     
  28. Harlequin

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    Ohh, look! It does appear DevilsOwn has linked a couple of threads started by an incredibly nice (and likely very handsome) gentleman which contains a heads-up on this. Plus a comprehensive guide on how to make purchases on the Japan online store :) Too bad it took him so long to figure it out though.

    Edit - If you missed the boat, there's a minor issue currently though - read WarUltima's thread on the blocking of IPs.



    The pictorial guide and link to a translator is not helpful?
     
  29. Sarsmi

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    It's not the worst fall out from scripting, but there is a breakdown in community agreement on what is acceptable to do and what isn't (re cheating), when something illegal goes on so long without any attempts at corrective measures (stricter policing efforts or preventative coding etc). As far as I can see, people waver between seeing that scripting is widespread and scripters don't get in trouble, so they decide to dip their toes into the pool, or they become immune to the rampant evidence of cheating, or they remain disgusted and keep playing or quit.

    It just fragments the community further, with more and more cheating there are more anecdotes of the faithfully honest player having a friend for a while then finding out that they script this or that.

    The ones in group four (disgusted but still playing) get to regularly be faced with situations they can page on but find the situations do not change over time. Enforced helplessness in the face of regular frustration.

    I went to Yomotsu mines this morning for some pet training (little blue beetle) and there was a tamer there hidden with a dread mare. Every few minutes it would go to where they were hidden till a new earth ele popped up or it would notice some other spawn. They didn't say anything when I vetted it twice back to full health, or when I dragged spawn away, or when I finally just took over the spawn area to do my own training.

    So should I have paged? It seems so pointless to page. I'm not even sure what I should bother trying to do anymore, if it even matters at all, or if I should just become like most other people who stop caring about the cheating. Maybe then when I find out people I am friends with are cheating it won't bother me.
     
  30. Borric

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    I agree. I saw all the runics on the vendor. I guess I am used to seeing mutiple hig-end runics and other stuff that I dont even pay attention to it anymore. You right. Whats the point in paging? Nothing will happen except possibly me getting a mark on my account for constant paging.

    PS - Is that really you in the picture thread in the Off Topic forum? You were a lil cutie pie!
     
  31. Jermosh

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    Stay away from the Queen. Grrrrr.....
     
  32. Borric

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    Aye, Aye Sir! :bowdown: To the Queen!

    I only speak when spoken to. :thumbup1:
     
  33. Jermosh

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    Hmm she would like this, but that would take effort. ;)
     
  34. Siteswap

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    Thats all good and well, but not every UO player (probably a small %) reads these pages and therefore the Japanese site is not easily accessable (understandable) to the vast majority of players. MAny probably dont even know it exists.

    Anything that the Jap arm of EA comes up with should be made available to the rest of the world via the EA stores website and vice versa.
     
  35. Sarsmi

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    Hehe, yah thats me. Still little, cute, and made of pie. :p
     
  36. Warpig Inc

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    Yup and noone at EA UO should get another paycheck till they sit down and earn that many kits without cheating. Over 500k in boards burned on three dif characters/accounts and not one those green bastards yet.
    For the NASCAR fan we have plp designing cars that don't drive. Code Mages start playing the game or hire someone that does nothing but play the shards to sit in on your meetings. Not Rocket Science, just get your head out your 4th point of contact.
     
  37. Aboo

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    Really? Where, in my language?
     
  38. Aboo

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    I used DevilsOwn instructions and set up an account. However, when I got to the part about buying something and putting in my CC information on a site I can't personally read and understand, I drew the line there.

    The more I thought about it the angrier I got that, YET AGAIN, they are offering something to the Japanese and not to the rest of us. Yea they say they will offer them to us 5-10 AFTER they have offered them to the Japanese, but why is it always AFTER?

    So I repeat that if they are going to continue to snub us, they should NOT allow the items they are snubbing us with to come to any shard OTHER than the Japanese shards UNTIL the rest of the player base is allowed to purchase them too.
     
  39. Mistura

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    This thread is worthless withou....

    Actually, its just worthless.
     
  40. Konge

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    I love how, despite the fact multiple people mentioned them, you singled me out. Yes I'm sure he was just a hard working crafter working his buns off for those runics then he got to many so instead of using them, he decided to see them on a Luna vendor. Gotcha! [Sarcasm]
     
  41. Saris

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    well looks to me if you got to buy 2 x-fer toks, than EA is trying to make x-tra money, They make more money if you transfer over and back than if you would just buy it directly, 19.99 x 2

    How deep does the rabbit hole go though? :thumbsup:

    well exept some ppl get realy good deals on xfer toks, hmmm.


    Mabey dudes house blew up in Luna cuase Draconi dont like comp. :)

    :D
     
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    I jhat a just wanna point out that a trader *could* hoard ALOT of high end runics in a short while, yet alone maybe a trading guild, then sell at a markup.. I love to think the best of people, and it still amazes me that noone could ever get a big collectin of something without it being a cheat/dupe.

    ofc, most likly it still is spawned from a macroer, buit then again, what isnt these days?
     
  43. UOKaiser

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    Not single you out. Just replying. I myself got a good 50 or so heartwood kits during the tokuno event. My crafter-trader guild combine got 100's so did many other thats why we were force to lower prices as it was easy to get and competition grew. While players were distracted by the tokuno rewards and shadowlord events we crafters made a killing in the background able to buy all those rewards if we wanted to.
    But now that the heartwood chances are almost back to regular we will be raising the prices once the competition kits become rare.
    It's just the way of the market. You and others themselves can go and buy out all the cheap runics and wait a little while then resell them at the regular rate to make a quick gold increase.

    Sorry if you felt I was calling you out I just wanted to point people to the crafter forum that were wondering about the abudance of runics and the cheap prices.
     
  44. Slayvite

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    The Tokuno event had nothing to do with the Heartwood quests.
    All High end runic's now have more chance of being gained. Nothing to do with any events, it was a Dev change.
     
  45. UOKaiser

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    Not anynore after 100k boards not one kit compare to what I and others was getting just a week ago. The unannounced change has being unannounced changed again.
     
  46. sablestorm

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    I don't get it. Why all the crying about items on Japanese Shards when these Lady Bugs were announced to be for sale via UOGamecodes on the 6th?
     
  47. Zodia

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    Because they were announced for sale on the Japan site on the 1st.