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You know if i had that kinda money..i wouldnt be playing Uo at all lol..im sorry thats just wrong!

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If I was so rich that I didn't have anything to worry about, and I still played UO, yeah I'd buy it.
It would mean having more money than I would know what to do with.
But sure it would be a fun thing to have.
Although I wonder if I would still play UO if I were that rich. There's a whole lot of world to see...

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Well if I won the lottery MAYBE I'd buy it.

Okay I totally would. But what are the chances of that! lol.

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Sad part is, there isn't $50k worth of stuff in that list. Someone really needs to take him aside and let him know what is and what is not a serverbirth item.

This is also partly why the majority of my rares and event items stay locked up, out of sight.

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So you're telling me I'm not the only one with goodies in chests? :)

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if i had a few million dollars just laying around i might spend that much uo, but then again if i had a few million i think i would be out doing much funner stuff than playing uo.

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So you're telling me I'm not the only one with goodies in chests? :)



I _really_ watch who I show the bulk of my collection to anymore. Finding people I don't know hidden inside my tower, having random people on newly made characters run up to me at the bank and start asking me what rares I have and to show them, and bugs such as the paperdoll backpack issue..don't make me paranoid, but I just keep everything locked up so I don't have to worry about it.

But the other aspect is, too..I don't like what the rares collecting atmosphere has turned into ever since shard transferring became available. It's led to this quest of some to become the "uber pimp collector" and a lot more to emulate them. It use to be, there was a rares community per shard, many collectors knew one another and knew who had what, things were more spread out, et cetera. But now you have what's going on above- *points upward* -where a few people who are trying to convince many people that they've achieved some higher level of gameplay and it has caused the cost and pursuit of collecting to climb to the absurd.

So, I keep a lot of mine hidden away. I pull them out, use them to decorate, rotate through them, et cetera. *shrugs*

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Can I get a link to this thread? I've searched alot of Stratics and I can't find it. Thanks.
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It's in the rares forum.


As far as keeping goodies in chests.... I like to share mine.
I mean I don't have a house in Luna gates or advertise as a museum or anything, but anyone who happened by might enjoy to look around. I would never lock my stuff away. No point in having it then...

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Just ran across this thread, although I'm a little late. You're right that it doesn't appear to have $50k worth of items, but I'm taking gold at $0.80/m. That's about what I get it for in bulk (being 100m+ on the same shard). That means it would have to be around 62.5b gold. Nah. Don't know the values of half of them, but just at a glance it's way short of that mark.

If it were such a deal that I could purchase a lot of rares on one shard and redistribute some of them to museums for free, sell back the rest (80% or so) and break even, then heck yes, I would do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't spend $50k, but $1k, $2k, or so, yeah. Perhaps some of the rest being sold would also be picked up by those who own museums, instead of having the one huge lot obviously be picked up by someone who just wants rares (or wants to resell them for profit).

Personally, while I think it's nice to have most rares from a shard stay there, I don't mind that a few go from one to the other. It's like having an authentic foreign cuisine restaurant in town. You get to taste what it's really like, instead of taking second-rate and going off of hearsay about how good it is, or looking at pictures to see how much it makes your mouth water.

I'd love it if some shard (or all) would have a huge museum dedicated to their own rares and history, and a museum of 'foreign' trinkets. Think Marco Polo or something like that, bringing back a little something so that people of one area can learn about and appreciate the history of fellow brave men and women from other shards.


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The only way I would consider spending that amount of money on UO or for that matter, a computer game in general is if I was so rich that dropping this amount of money on something wouldn't even make me think twice about it. However, I agree with Threnody, in that if I had that much money to just throw around, I wouldn't care to spend it on computer games because I would be using my money to have a greater life. Plus the whole point of gaming, atleast from my point of view, is to have a challenge, overcome it, enjoy it and so on and so forth. If I could just buy this stuff, without having to do anything, well the entertainment value would be there for a couple weeks, then I'd get bored as hell and probably end up re-selling it.

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I don't think I've ever had that much money, period. So the thought of spending an amount like that on virtual stuff I don't even particularly want or need is ludicrous.

But as said above, if I was a millionaire and spending that amount was the equivalent of buying a candy bar for me, sure, what the heck.

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Put simply if i had enough money to wipe my butt with hundreds then i would buy it and give it away for free just to watch the chaos haha.

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Put simply if i had enough money to wipe my butt with hundreds then i would buy it and give it away for free just to watch the chaos haha.


Wasn't exactly sure if you meant giving the hundreds or the rares away, but I had an image of a person wiping their butt with hundreds then throwing them into the air at Times Square and everyone grabbing for them. Chaos indeed. :laugh:





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