Vet reward balance for younger players page 4 stratics community forums

Click to expand…Analogy: Say you went to Starbucks and earned a free drink via their loyalty program. You happily order a venti beverage. But wait! A barista suddenly steps in front of you and slaps the drink out of your hands! Apparently, another thirsty customer complained that you got your drink for free while they have yet to earn one and had to pay. Why do YOU deserve something when THEY still have to pay?! Oh, the humanity. Who is in the right? Well, logically the one following the rules as Starbucks laid them out. The complainer clearly hasn’t "earned" their free drink yet. In general, the same applies to UO’s vet rewards program.

I mention in my posts that the shard shields weren’t the best idea. They’ve made 1 server dominant above all others (which also makes it a fairly hostile environment) and contributes to a tattered, over-inflated economy.


They’ve also given rise to an itinerant population who trafficks in both legitimate and highly-suspect goods, mainly shuffling them off the smaller shards to feed the Atlantic monster. *insert additional EM rares arguments here* Without the shields, UO would have a very different landscape.

If you want to decry the cost of store-bought xfer tokens, send emails to EA. Remember, they are the ones who have to approve store items and (probably) set their price. Apparently, they’re content with the current xfer token sales, despite the fact that there have been items undercutting potential sales for the last 7 years. (I’m betting the relative "rarity" of the shields is a factor here)

Click to expand…BS does not own UO or DAoC they just manage it for EA. We do not know who thought of the Shard Shields but to say they are a Game Changer and that they ruined UO IMHO is total bull crap. Xfer Tokens were around a long time before the Shields and you could get them cheap from other sites and they didn’t ruin UO. People and their Pets are worthless without PSs but you don’t see all the whining about them being "Game Changers" now why is that. IMHO long time vets got a reward that if you know anything about EA had to be approved by them and now we have some people here trying to stir the pot again just like when they first came out. There are people giving free rides to other shards and alls you have to do is ask in Gen Chat if anybody is going to a shard you want. Sorry if you feel that it aint fair just because you can’t be just like the Jones but guess what the Jones had to wait and earn their stuff so they could be like the Browns but we all know that people now a days think everything is owed to them.

BS does not own UO or DAoC they just manage it for EA. We do not know who thought of the Shard Shields but to say they are a Game Changer and that they ruined UO IMHO is total bull crap. Xfer Tokens were around a long time before the Shields and you could get them cheap from other sites and they didn’t ruin UO. People and their Pets are worthless without PSs but you don’t see all the whining about them being "Game Changers" now why is that. IMHO long time vets got a reward that if you know anything about EA had to be approved by them and now we have some people here trying to stir the pot again just like when they first came out. There are people giving free rides to other shards and alls you have to do is ask in Gen Chat if anybody is going to a shard you want. Sorry if you feel that it aint fair just because you can’t be just like the Jones but guess what the Jones had to wait and earn their stuff so they could be like the Browns but we all know that people now a days think everything is owed to them.