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Glass Box

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zyon Rockler, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Zyon Rockler

    Zyon Rockler Guest

    How about adding a glass box that can be locked. This would allow you to see an item that is in the box while it is locked. This way someone could open the box and look at the item but not be able to take the item.

    This would allow for example: at an auction everyone could look at the item but only the person with the right key could take the item. Maybe the box could be made so when the keyholder places an item in the box no one can pick it up. If the keyholder clicks an item in the box it jumps into their pack.

    If the box is not locked down then an axe could be used to smash the box.
  2. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    I don't understand what this would provide that either locking down an item in a box and setting it to "anyone" (or on a table out of range of people grabbing it) or putting an item on a vendor to be viewed/sold doesn't do. Not to knock player auctions, but they aren't such a big part of the game that something like this really needs time/$$$ for the artwork to be created, then time to be coded in, imo.
  3. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    A frostwood box engraved "Glass Box" with an item in it locked down and as said above, with the security set to anyone is exactly what you are describing from reading your post. Anyone can look at it, no one can take it until its released.
  4. eric23

    eric23 Guest

    Why not simply ask for the DEV's to make a display case! Or at least make it a craftable option!
  5. Nvnter

    Nvnter Guest

    No Keys :yell:
  6. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    Yes I agree that a container that is viewable by all that the owner/friend of the house can remove and place items as needed. Glass doored shelving thing a tink/carp would make with wood and sand. Auction houses can then display items during the week prior to the next auction and make for museum type displaying. To much on the museum side for a chance to make a security mistake having to flip flop between secure and locked down due to the unsecure stone limit.
  7. Zyon Rockler

    Zyon Rockler Guest

    If you lock down a box in your house and there are people around the box you have options.

    1. You can lock the box down.
    2. You can secure the container and set it to owner only.
    3. You can set it to friends.
    4. You can set it to guild.
    5. You can set it to anyone.

    But, there is one option missing. Let's say you had 50 people standing around the box and you want to give the item that is inside to someone particular, let's say his name is Patterson. There is no way or option to only allow Patterson access.

    If I use a key and unlock the box then everyone can grab the item. If I set the box to friends then anyone friended including Patterson can grab the item. If I set it to anyone then of course anyone could get the item including Patterson.

    So, what I thought we could do is somehow use the current code and maybe attach it to a key similar to a lock box, except for when the key is used by Patterson then only Patterson can access the item in the box.

    This way all 50 people could look at the item that is inside the box. For example at an auction they could all say I want this item because they can see it, but there are many other reasons for this idea. This is just a popular idea. So, out of the 50 people somebody wins the bid. Now, I had the key to Patterson and he opens the box.

    No one else is able to remove the item for Patterson because he has the key.

    This is beneficial because once I place the item in the box it becomes secure from my hands to their hands without having to unlock it.

    It doesn't matter if it's a glass case, what matters is how the trade works so that it is safe and easy.
  8. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    *crosses fingers*
  9. shanshu

    shanshu Seasoned Veteran
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    Jun 8, 2008
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    Why don't you just put it in a pack in a box and then hand the pack to Patterson?
  10. Zyon Rockler

    Zyon Rockler Guest

    Because to pick it up I would have to unlock it. The point is to keep it locked and allow Patterson to release it.

    Here is another example: let's say you put 20 keys on a vendor for sale, three of these keys unlock three boxes that are locked down on the steps. The boxes are locked down and secure and set to anyone. Each box is locked. Patterson comes and wants to buy a key and hopes to get a key that will open one of the boxes. So, he buys a key, tries it on the three boxes but they do not open.

    Patterson begins to feel like he is scammed because he cannot see what's inside the boxes and does not know what the prizes will be. If it were a glass box, then Patterson could see the object.

    Again, I can't see handing the item to Patterson because the vendors being used to give the key to Patterson.

    So, here is another example of why it's important to sometimes actually being able to see the object.