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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Intoxication, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Intoxication

    Intoxication Guest

    This is just a reminder out there to people not to trust anyone that asks you to run scripts or down load things they send you. There is someone on origin gaining the trust of others the telling them he has a program that will help them out big time. he will then send you a script and ask you to run it, when you have that running and nothing happens he will say oh there is another part of it and send you another file. as soon as you start to down load this file, a screen will pop up over uo that you can not move. this screen is the block what your char is doing in uo. as you are trying to get the ugly black screen off your computer your char is in uo dropping ALL of you armor on the ground. by the time you realize what has happen you are standing there alone and nude. This happen to a good friend of mine. I am helping him replace all his stuff but I wanted to warn everyone else out there and remind you, do not down load things that people give you, do nut run scripts, and as sad as it is don't trust people that you have just met. :(
  2. So you're giving a warning to people that voluntarily give out their information because they want to cheat so they don't get cheated themselves?

    I say they get what they deserve. Maybe they'll lose enough that they'll quit and go find another game to cheat in.
  3. Lady Tiger

    Lady Tiger Guest

    there are new players that have fallen for this same trick....people that bought an account and didn't know how to play a game. It's a good warning ty Intoxication
  4. S.P.A

    S.P.A Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Oct 28, 2000
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    Since there is no way in UO macros or UO Assist macros to achieve what you are describing with a script, it rather suggests that this script is within an illegal macro program whose name can't be mentioned here.

    If people are foolish enough to use such illegal programs, and even more foolish enough to accept scripts in email from other people, caveat emptor applies more than sympathy. Darwinian evolution at its best.
  5. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    May 15, 2008
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    The tricks of the scammers are as unbelievable as the naivity of some people is. As soon as you connect your computer to the internet, ALWAYS the rule applies:

    Do not trust any software you get over the internet, be it by download, email, messenger or by other means. Not even if those programs come from friends. Because sender can be faked.
  6. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Mar 19, 2003
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    My motto in life has always been "Trust No-One".

    I think that applies more so when dealing with folks on the internet.
    As much as I love the idea of survival of the fittest, I would hate to see something like this happen to someone in UO (even if they deserve it). The last thing the community needs is people quitting because they get disheartened after being scammed or hacked.
  7. Gheed

    Gheed Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Sep 24, 2003
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    Provided these new players even read Stratics... or know it exists.
  8. pavel.vesely

    pavel.vesely Guest

    Paintful death to all scripters.
  9. lucksi

    lucksi Guest

    I bet that it isnĀ“t a "script" for uoassist.

    I love that scripters are losing their stuff to scammers.
  10. If you send me your account name and password...

    I know a trick to get your stuff back...
    And get you 25 million gold...
    And let you cheat killing the peerless monsters of the new event...
    And get you just about whatever you want...

    Really... Trust me.
    Aside for coming up ideas people disagree with...
    I am trustworthy.
  11. Bevare!


    Bevare the BIG green DRAGON, that sits on your door step.
    He eats..... little boys.... puppy dog tails.... big... fat.. snails...


    Take Care....



  12. Intoxication

    Intoxication Guest

    if all of you that are just crying "good, down with scripters" would read the warning better you would see i am warning people not to script and not to down load anything gotten from other people. its not only scripters that get hurt by this bs. i had my account hacked kinda the same way and lost EVERY i had not from scripting from downing loading something from someone i though i could trust. the file that was down loaded had a key logger in it and they were able to get the info to ALL my accounts. now this isnt only scary in uo but in rl. they can get your credit card info this way. your bank info. your pay pal info. The warning i gave was just a reminder to not trust other people. there are many scams and hacks out there that can happen to anyone playing the game so lets not make this thread into something its not. Its a warning to everyone to keep safe, dont script, dont trust people, dont down load files from others. you can take the trash talk that if someone is dumb enough to fall for it they deserved to get hacked somewhere else cuz that is why these scamers get away with it.
  13. Intoxication

    Intoxication Guest

    read my post again. he never gave out his info. you people are so dead set on saying people get what they deserve it is sick. yes scripting should be stoppped but two wrongs dont make a right. GROW UP
  14. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    Thank you for the warning.

    -Galen's player
  15. Someone getting cheated by someone because they wanted to cheat themselves got what they deserved.

    Karma's a pancake.

    Oh, and he had to have given out some of his info or he would not have had the program sent to him to begin with.
  16. Intoxication

    Intoxication Guest

    do you really think that the person that scrammed him is only going to scam people that have cheated? NO he is going to cheat anyone he can find that will fall for his tricks. I'm sure he has many more tricks he can pull.
  17. I get your warning.
    But I think we are saying in order to get scammed by this guy, you have to agree to use a cheating program to cheat the game and get rewarded.

    I think? Did I read it wrong?
  18. In seriousness, I'm with Connor on this one.

    Newsflash. Scripting is ILLEGAL. And a lot of us around here despise scripters because they've done a ton of damage to this game.

    Cry me a river. Maybe next time, don't cheat. If this guy made you gunshy to script from here on in, well hey, I think he taught you a lesson, and the tuition is your stuff.

    Oh wait, this happened to "your friend." Riiight. Notice in all these stories is never the aggrieved party who posts the fact they got clipped while cheating....
  19. Xel Naga

    Xel Naga Guest

    There's only one program which would allow a user to code a bot that finds and drags any items worn in a player's paperdoll and inventory out and drop it on the ground. If your "friend" told you anything other than he downloaded an open source scripting client, downloaded a script via email from a stranger, didn't know how to read coding and randomly hit play, lost all his stuff, and is crying about it, then he's lying or you are naive.

    1. Scripting programs are illegal
    2. Scripters will be banned eventually (if afk)
    3. Downloading random scripts in email is ********. I find it ironic because even scripting programmers advise you NEVER to download scripts from email or 3rd party sources.
    4. Not knowing how to read/write code and still running a script is beyond stupid.
    5. No new player who just purchased an account will #1, have knowledge of said scripting program. #2, know about stratics and uhall enough to care about sifting through 100 pages of drama to find any useful information.
    6. Anyone who tries to get the easy way out and cheat the system is bound to be screwed or caught unless they actually know what they're doing.
    7. As many have stated before, your "friend" got what he deserved. He should have been banned from using this program imo. lucky all he got was scammed of a single suit of gear.
  20. Salty Pete

    Salty Pete Guest

    LMAO @ cheaters getting cheated.
  21. Intoxication

    Intoxication Guest

    im not sure what he down loaded or what threw. my guess would be either email or icq. when i got the key logger in my computer it was over icq. i dont understand how the scripts work so i dont know how the file that was down loaded worked in relation to uo or the cheat program. being why in my first post i warned people not to script. its just another reason for people to stop. never once did i say it was ok to script just that my friend that has only been playing a few months trusted the wrong person. i have been playing over 8 years and have seen many scams done to newer players. scripters and scammers are why uo loses so many people. not sure why everyone and stratics likes to fight and bash everyone that trys to post. does it help your egos to trash people just trying to help? maybe it helps you feel better about not being able to read. my post was a warning for people not to script that it does no good and is just another open port for scams. sounds to me like you guys would go out and install the program and find these files so you could go out and script hack people to teach them a lesson.
  22. An even more positive message:


    Then you get to avoid situations like this.

    If you are wondering why people are being such jerks about this, consider how much this game has been royally screwed by scripting cheaters, which profits the cheater by stealing from us (even if it is indirectly).

    Looking at your profile and rank I think it's safe to assume you aren't a rank newbie to UO. So you knew better.
  23. laurlo

    laurlo Guest

    good lesson to learn... don't try and cheat.

  24. Mook Chessy

    Mook Chessy Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 16, 2007
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    all I can say is "if you go to bed with a dog, expect to wake up with flees"
  25. Kelline

    Kelline Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    I have to say that when i was a new player, I was told by another about a program that could help me gain my skills better. Since i was new, i didnt know about stratics or that such a program was ilegal, not til later.

    so sayin that a new player deserves this is wrong. No they shouldnt use it, but if u dont know anybetter....

    maybe if on the openin page, EA listed the known illegal programs that would help, but then again that might bring to the attention scripts ppl didnt know about, so forget it.

    But the point is , that new players dont know much & can get taken advantage of, but MOST of the older players know what u cant play with so yes, those I dont feel sorry for.

    But in this day its hard to really tell a new player form an old one.
  26. Sunrise

    Sunrise Guest

    So like Im not going to get tons of money from an old dead family member I didnt know I had, that was living in another country for the past 40 years when I typed in my bank account number?

    Dang..I better call my bank then.... :p

    I have to agree. X files FTW. Trust no on, when it comes to computer stuff :D

  27. Well, I certainly feel better about being able to type. You lost me in all them run on sentences :) lol.
  28. UOKaiser

    UOKaiser Guest

    Actually wrong a simple trojan can make all this happen. A simple excel macro can be used to make all this happen. Most 3rd party programs do not interact directly whith uo. Simple to do I can write one and send it to you as long as you open it all youre items belong to me :) but nah I wouldnt do crap like that some people are just plain thieves and malicious. Ive had someone try to scam me trying to make believe there my friend and we shared passwords-please how gullable they think people are,sadly some people are way too trust worthy.