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Would it be neat if we could sell skills we train?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Eric Ravenwind, Mar 2, 2013.

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  1. Eric Ravenwind

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    Make special soulstones that work between everybody's accounts. Example: I train Mining to 100.0, put it on the new soulstone & then sell it on a vendor.

    These would work like regular soulstones with the exception that "anyone" could use them.

    Thoughts?
     
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    No.

    Would just be another thing the gold selling sites would cash in on.
     
  3. Tazar

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    No. Having a skill you've never used is fairly worthless.
     
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    Agreed.
    Scripters would be the ones to make money out of this.
    If someone really wanted to GM a skill, they could by a mythic token from the Origin store and you're already just about there.
    Taking the time to build your character and train skills is part of what makes UO what it is. It's also a sense of accomplishment once you finally hit the GM or higher mark.
     
  6. MalagAste

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    No. It's bad enough already don't need to make things worse. There are pinks and blues for folk to raise skills pretty quick as it is... if they are willing to pay for it.
     
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    No.
     
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    Bad Idea all around. It would give Scripter's and Gold Farmer another revenue source. And the Dev Team should be looking for ways to remove that kind of activity from the Game. Like the Idea of Implementing a Vendor Search Engine. We've needed something like that for Years. I really hope they follow through on that.
     
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    On way an in game search engine beats out third party is if u can buy item off it like diablo for $..unfortunately people will still buy items off third party sites no matter what kind of search engine the devs incorporate..you don't go there oh hey where can I buy this item, oh wait what's this? I can spend money..


    On the OP, not too sure that'll happen would like to xfer weaving to my other account though forget reworking that to 120 lol
     
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    No.
    Would also increase the chance, that multi account holders consolidate accounts by transferring the skills to their characters on main accounts (besides rewarding script training even more if you do it for yourself).
     
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    NO on the Skill sales, but YES on the Vendor Search for sure...
     
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    A vendor search is LONG overdue.
     
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    Ya it'll be here when MYUO comes back ..."soon"
     
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    What I wouldn't give for THAT!.... I can't tell you the times we make jokes about that. "Well he's not flying a flag. I'm sure he's [***] Oh yes has to be. Hey... you know wouldn't it be cool if we had a website we could go look that up?" Or "How many folk are in that guild? I have no idea. Great. You know we could just go look that up... NOT" "Isn't xxxxxxx in [***]? I thought so... is that a different guy? Got me. Wait while I look that up.... it'll only take me another 5 to 10 years." "You know someone in our guild is killing folk AFK. Great well if we could tell who's doing it we could boot them. Yes that would be great if we could go look things up like that.... Guess we just boot them all."
     
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    lmao NOOOO, Bad bad idea
     
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    No, but it is admirable how you have united such a fractious group of people. Well done.
     
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    No flipping way...I been playing since 1997 and I worked hard to get some of the skills I have to max..that would only promote the gold sites!
     
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    And another NO
     
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    Do you wake up each morning and ask yourself "What dumb idea can I come up with today?" This would be a scriptors dream come true. As it is you can already buy skills, SoT's, SoA's, and if you feel like giving your account information to a gold site, you can pay them too.
     
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    Scrolls Of Transcendance (sp) they let you up your level in a skill by a few.1's and can be combined.
     
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    Ah.... NO.. not a bad idea... just a REALY Bad Idea...
     
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    Just because I hate seeing all them nos....yes.
     
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    Set up soulstoned skills to have an original account code and have them transferable to any game account on the same Mythic account. The skill will work fine on any of those accounts as long as the origonal account it came from remains open. The origonal account closes and the skill stops working. I'd move skills sitting on soulstones on my main two accounts to a third account and set up characters there. Not having to swap skills on and off soulstones would be well worth an additional $10 a month and save the hassle of retraining those skills.
     
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    Negative.
     
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    no

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    I'm another 'no'.
    What I have wished for, now and then, was a way for a soulstone to 'clone' a skill. So if I've trained a skill to maximum on one character I could copy it to another on the same account without having to train it all over again. Provided of course that the second character had eaten the relevant power scroll, if required. It would have been so nice to copy lockpicking from my treasure hunter to my thief, for example.
     
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    Cloning was something I covered a few times. Just don't see it right for skills that burn materials to gain. Crafting skills pretty much covers it.

    I will vote yes for the OPs ideal as soon as dentist start using fire crackers for tooth removal.
     
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  31. Eric Ravenwind

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    Well, this idea went over well.. :gee:
     
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    and a no from me!
     
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    A big laughing no from me
     
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    I'm not for supporting scripting and 3rd party sales sites as much as anyone. However, if this is the only concern, then why should we be put out, yet again, worrying about the bad guys when players could benefit from something. Too many things that need changed isn't changed over the worry about 3rd party sales. The Devs have chosen to combat the 3rd party sales by making the things they sell to have less value. I am sure there is a way to have some proverbial cake and eat it with relish... yech.....
     
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    For what it's worth...nope is my vote. This would be just a really bad idea.
     
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    Nope, it would be bad indeed.
     
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    I vote YES. That NPC smith in Luna is pathetic. He has been there for years and still just GM. See how much he would pay you for 120 skill. Probably get close to 5k for it. Oh you mean to other players? Nah.
     
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    I would like to transfer skills between my own accounts, but never ever support trading trained skills. So another no from me, because there are ways to buy skill already - just use those.

    Wenchy
     
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    Xferring characters to and from accounts! Please lol!! Don't wanna delete or use a stone to just store it for infinity
     
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    The No's have it. Motion has failed... next issue.
    Gee we doing better then congress and we never go on vacation breaks every few days....
    There has been a time when I thought about how nice it would have been to move a character or two to another account for the sheere convience of it.... but it was only a passing idea as then I started to think of all the misuse of it. Granted many dont have the luxury of building up perfect characters on the RL time scale and so on.,.. yada yada.. RL is a big reason UO is dwindleing. But and this is a big one...... 99% of us know how to build up a decient character in under 24 to 48 hours. Clearly a few days time to getting a passable one up and running the lands. It dont take tokens or massive soulstone usage... just time. Ask any who opened up Origin or Lake Austin... and this was before the turn in suits and imbuing! Just plain brain power on how to max you time in game and gain.
     
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    NO, bad, bad BAD idea for reasons alot have already covered. dont even support the clone nor mythic account bound idea either,

    sorry
     
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    Maybe lesson learned for getting on Stratics while drinking?
     
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    No thank you.
     
  44. Lord Frodo

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    This is what it will do. Can you hear it now in Gen Chat "Selling skill blah blah xxx million" Scripters dream. Would you please tell us what the Devs did and when to make this happen? I know they screwed over miners and lumberjacks and this hurt 3rd party sites how?
     
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    Wow, is that some negative energy I can feel in this thread? With all those "nos" around? Well then: I don't like the idea either. It's compelling and I can see where it's coming from, but the really bad implications would be just too great.
     
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    I think the votes are in on this one. Time to bury it
     
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