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Universal vending

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Doubleplay, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Doubleplay

    Doubleplay Lore Keeper
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    Mar 3, 2007
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    Would it be possible to create a special vendor, perhaps one per account. This vendor would hold items for sale across all shards. Programming wise, items placed on the vendor would be listed on a master list of items for sale. When peeps want to purchase something universally, they would pick the item from the list. The item would appear in a normal trade window, and the transaction would occur as in a normal trade. Since the item is on a vendor and priced, interaction by seller would not be required. Upon submitting the sale amount, the buyer could finalize the sale.
    Perhaps programming wise, the item would have to be transferred to the buyer at morning maintenance, or perhaps it is possible to have the transfer occur immediately. I don't know the mechanics required. The key to a system like this would be the sort feature on the list. You could, for example, search for a legendary scroll of fencing, see all that are for sale, pick which one you want and complete the sale.
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  2. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    They would have to "lock" the vendors 30 mins or so prior to server maintenance to prevent anyone buying on shard B from shard A just before shard A goes down or the item might reappear on shard A after maintenance.

    But at least it could be used as an alternative for shard transfering if you stock your vendor on shard A and buy with another char on shard B. :p
  3. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
    Professional Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Glorious Lord ACW

    Sep 3, 2007
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    Interesting idea.

    I like the fact that you have to buy from your own shard.

    bottom line is no matter what you need if you network or work to earn it you can get what you need
    #3 Lord Nabin, Aug 30, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
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  4. Lord Frodo

    Lord Frodo Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    this would require 2 transfers, one for the item from shard a to shard b and 2 for the gold from shard b to shard a. What a great way to move gold around to other shards. All item pricing in UO will be balanced for the same item and will just reflect the prices on Alt or Alt players will just buy it and set the price to thier price. Thought for sure that when Shard Shields came about that we would see lower prices on Alt but what really happens is that people buy on other shards cheap and take to Alt to sell high. This may be a nice idea but in reality it will be so abused. Gold sellers will love this to the max.
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