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Drach, Soulstones, Housing etc

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My Ideas - as follows:


Drach - give every char on drach a xfer - and close the shard down. Or merge with Europa? Yes, i know some people multishard, but thats just the detail isnt it! Offer rewards for deleting 'newb' chars made for xsharding xmas gifts or whatever. The shard is dead. People on drach tell me the shard is dead anyway. This would get them into a shard with WAY better communities, would love to say Europa, however, East and West Coast are far more involved.

Soulstones - (and frags) People who pick these as rewrads and them loose them for whatever reason. Hacks, acc trades, general senile moments and they get lost forever. Unlike the other rewards, these should be able to be returned to an account. There should be a MASS soulstone cleansing of these items, and we can all wake up one morning with the stones we picked in a chars bank account. Doesnt matter if they are on a vendor or locked or whatever, they should be returned no matter what.

Housing - i want to have xshard housing, say your main shard is Cats, and u have an 18x18 or whatever. Then you would only be able to have something up to like a 10x10 on another shard. And work it that way. Obviosuly, its not compulsary to have xshard housing but optio would be there should you want it.

Bag of Sending - these SUCK - 1 powder for 10 stones? Who thought of this? Fair does it stops gold farmers, but hello!? Wouldnt it have been a better idea to make the bag charge with say a max of 10. 0r 15 or 20 powders and then have a 24 hour delay before THE CHAR can use it again? So that would stop them charging up multiple bags? I dont know, as it is, is just silly.

Let the flaming begin. =]

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closing shards is never a good idea. Drach might be dead but only Mythic actually know for sure the number of players there.

Soulstones - sounds good to me, since they are account bound, they should stay with you. Soulstone frags? no, you should be able to sell them off, or lose them, or whatever.

Housing - no, one house per account works fine. Whenever I visit a shard (that I do not consider home) I just imagine that I am on vacation (ie I live out of an inn and my bank box)

BoS - they should just get rid of them and remove the quests to get them. I do not know anyone that actually uses them anymore.
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Soulstones - I agree, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to have your soulstones returned at any time.

Housing - Although I understand the desire for it, there are already a bunch of people that own 4-15 houses on their home shards and some that own houses on multiple shards. I don't see a reason to encourage people to place 4-15 houses per server now.

Bag of Sending - It did not stop or slow down anyone, those with brains found other ways to handle it. The only people really hurt by the change were normal players.

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while I won't agree with consolidating shards, I did suggest a while ago that soulstones should not be physical objects, and more or less be accessible from any char on the same account that said "soulstone" [it'd bring up a menu].

This has long been the simple solution but there has been no move to even help players replace the [SE launch gifts- I bought multiple copies to get multiple soulstones, mind you, lost all but 1 out of 5 of the green ones:(] soulstones they may have lost for a number of reasons.

Making the soulstone a gump that is tied into the account ensures you can't lose the stupid thing, or listen to a GM tell you how they can't replace it even though you bought 4 extra copies of the game to get extra soulstones [prior to them re-releasing them multiple times].

It's not like the system can't track these items down anyhow, and the system knows who used what codes, so what's the big deal?

I still want my 80-something poisoning soulstone back.:X

I'm not holding my breath for it to get back, though, heh!

 


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Close Drach - If they close one they will close another and another till they finally close the whole thing. People won't consolidate they will leave. We need to bring in people to fill these shards not lose the shards.

Housing - If you let people make houses on every shard you will have no place for a house on any shard, period.

Bag of sending - Mute point it doesn't help anyone nor is it able to hurt anyone anymore.

Just my opinion

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Closing Drachenfels?!? Are you just gone nuts? We're not dead yet! *shakes fist*

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I agree witht the soulstone idea.

Closing Drach is not the way to go. We do need more players. EA/Mythic needs to do a good advertising stint in UO to draw in more people when the SA expansion comes out.

Being able to own more housing on accounts is not a good idea. Like many other veterans I played UO when only about a quarter of the players playing on a shard had a house. (GL) Granted many rich players owned multiple houses but allowing multiple shard housing is going to really bust up housing epecially when I think SA will do very good.



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"Your skill in Necromancy has increased by 0.1. It is now 95.6."

/agree on the marketing push though.

Completely separate from player guilds and communities, UO's servers are much more unique than standard mmo servers. WoW servers are identical, and the only thing that separates them is a name.

UO servers all have different things, old GM built towns, rares, and such. And what are all the people on drachs with good housing spots supposed to do? move to the Umbra suburbs like all the newbies? They shouldnt be forced to live in the sticks of europa because Mythic shuts down their server.

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Closing Drachenfels?!? Are you just gone nuts? We're not dead yet! *shakes fist*



Heck yeah Merion...
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