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Instead of Replicas, How about renaming?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Dragon Slave., Nov 22, 2008.

  1. First off, just wanted to say I like the idea of the event items being made available to the masses. That was a good call. I mean most of the stuff that they're talking about or rumoring to be released as replicas are many of the same items that were supposedly duped. So I don't really have an issue there.

    But I do have a few concerns, I don't like that POF can't be used on these items, that still gives the duped ones an advantage. Secondly I don't personally run around all day farming things, so I would like to be able to own an item and use it with out fear of it breaking. I know alot of crafters are gonna argue this. Whatever.

    Secondly why do the items need to be replicas, I'm not a collector to the extent of alot of other players that have huge rare collections, I only own an item or two, none of which were mentioned to be released. But I think having a unique rare title on a special one of a kind item is still cool. Your already gonna ruin the item when you release an exact item with the same mods, why can't you atleast be a little more original and come up with unique names for the new items, instead of labeling them as replicas?

    Further more this is a roleplaying game, and this is the part that bugs me the most, just how many lutients are we gonna have in the Royal Guard these days? Everyone is gonna want this sash, does it really need to be named lt guard sash? Couldn't it be renamed? Or just patch a fix in for all the royal guard sashes in existance to have those mods? I mean whos gonna wear a normal sash over this one?

    Also why did the blue tal shroud get overlooked? Its been duped just like the other shrouds, but yet you plan to release the crown of tal, which had no special mods, it was just a renamed hat of the magi with a bandana graphic? I can't say I seem to remember there being a duping or balance problem with the crown of tal keesh.

    Just my two cents. Seems like there could be a better way to do this. And renaming the items, or giving them similar names, but not exact would be the best way to go.
  2. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
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    Oct 17, 2008
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    Them being not PoF'able means nothing. I've had rune beetle carapaces or arties that I've gotten from AoS days and they're still on 230ish durablity, just repair them as soon as they had 1/255.
  3. Evilminion

    Evilminion Guest

    I suspect the (replica) naming thing is simply because there were so many dupes that the devs are deliberately trying to quash the market for them. Considering that some of those items were single-instance unique, I'm sure it's galling for the team to see dozens of them proudly displayed by unwitting players in rares museums across the shards. It seems like a good idea, and less drastic than the Vine Cord Apocalypse. :D

    I do have to agree wholeheartedly on renaming the guard sashes, though. Given their usefulness, there are going to be one heck of a lot of lieutenants running around Britannia.

    Hmmmm... suppose you can draw a replica pension with that sash...?