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Beware of EA housing scam.

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by D. Sinclaire, May 8, 2009.

  1. D. Sinclaire

    D. Sinclaire Guest

    In the UO play guide it states that if you have a house that is in decay but not fallen because of an innactive account you can refreash your house if you reactivate your account. Now let me state that this is very clearly stated in the updated Play Guide on a clearly written chart.
    I re-activated my account only to find that my house did not refreash. So the Play Guide is full of crap. I paged a GM for help and only then did i find out that it may take up to 24 hours to refreash your house after you re-activate your account. Well by then it was too late because my house was allready in greatly worn condition. A further 24 hours would cause it to callapse.
    Anyways after all the smoke cleared i lost 5 years worth of stuf and a nice 18x right in front of Cove. And to cap that off with having to pay the 13$ to reactivate the account.
    I think EA knows about this scam and yet the Play Guide is not being properly updated. They are just playing dumb about it.

    D sinclaire
  2. Hanna

    Hanna Guest

    It's not a scam, everyone knows you have to reactivate before the house goes greatly worn. And it does say there is a possible 24 hour refresh period. And greatly worn is a 24 hr cycle, so why would you wait till the last cycle to renew if you wanted to save your house? It's been this way for years, the only way around it once it's gone to greatly worn is to transfer the house to a different account.
  3. Aran

    Aran Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend -A-

    Apr 1, 2000
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    Even better, keep your account open and don't be a three month hopper.

    You could have always cleared out all your stuff to pack horses, five per character, dropped the house, and re-placed it, and not lost it.

    Or just dropped it, re-placed, and put everything back inside.

    Failing that, housing isn't exactly at a premium anymore. I'm sure that spot sat empty for hours.
  4. Arch Magus

    Arch Magus Guest

    OMG, the UO playguide is full of crap?

    Someone alert the press!

    Seriously, just keep your sub active if you don't want to lose your stuff. It's just a bad idea to reactivate every 3 months.:next:
  5. Agreed :thumbsup:
  6. Sweety

    Sweety Guest

    Best way to go solve the problem^^ Not EA's fault
  7. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    Wait...so what's the scam? It's simple rules. Want to keep your stuff absolutely safe?

    When you quit, bank your junk and demolish your house. When I take breaks from UO I always take down my house. Even though I know it will stay standing when I return I never trust the housing system in this game.
  8. Dragonchilde

    Dragonchilde Guest

    All you would have had to do was transfer your house to another account. That would have stopped the decay process.

    You don't wait until a house is greatly worn to refresh your account. This is 100% your fault... it's not an EA scam.
  9. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    <wonders what post #1 was>

    Anyway, as others have stated, not a scam at all. Really! Just go to a 6-month billing cycle like I did. It then drops to about $10/month rate. Easy enough to keep the account active even if you don't play.
  10. Gark

    Gark Guest

    I been beatin the anti house hopper drum for years now. Certain area on my shard i would love to get a house, one guy literally owns at least 7. Aint tellin me he pays 10-13 bucks a month on them all.
  11. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    depends ... IF (and I do mean IF) his account had all of the units on it at the time the 1 house per account rule went in, they are "grandfathered". Thus s/he needs to refresh each of them every couple days or so.