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Escorts Not Paying

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by dereck, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. dereck

    dereck Guest

    I'm having a problem with escorts. I've been taking escorts to various cities and they are simply not paying.

    It seems that if they go through the gate first and there is a pause before I go through (due to server slowness maybe) they just don't pay. If I arrive at the same time they do it seems they do.

    Does anybody else here do escorts and have had this happen?

    It's very irritating since I play alone and like to escort to just travel around and get the gold. Before I left (about 2 years ago) I escorted every day and never had an escort walk off without paying - now it's a very common occurance.
  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2003
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    Yes , sometimes it happends escorts don't pay.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    Certain types of escorts don't pay gold, as well.

    Personally, I only do rescues from brigands (never had a problem with them not paying), as rescues can be done one immediately after another (as opposed to the 5 minute timer on the townspeople escorts).
  4. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    You mean you do the quest, and they arrive safely, and acknowledge it, and then they stiff you on the payment?

    Or you mean they do that thing where they "lose track of you" and claim that their escort has abandoned them?

    If the former: New one on me. Are you doing normal escorts, or are you doing Brave Horn or Libsett?

    If the latter, why are you doing escort quest? If it's for money, and you're a new player/returning player (which I believe you've said you are in other posts), or doing a new character from the ground up then try New Haven. (An established player/established character can get gold from New Haven escorts too but it's unseemly.)

    New Haven escorts give gold, right? (Someone contradict me if that's wrong.)

    If it's for Compassion, and you're not a mage (are you?), there's better quests than the traditional, old-school escort quests.

    -Galen's player
  5. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    Shouldn't you be paying the 'escort' ?

    Sorry... I couldn't resist.