21 year vet reward?

Is there a 21 year vet reward?

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  • MariahMariah Posts: 516Moderator
    As announced in the newsletter, veteran rewards will be part of publish 104
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 422
    One suggestion for a new veteran reward is a shard transfer shield that lets you choose which shard you want the token to be for when you double click on the shield. It would show a gump listing the shards and you select which one you want.  That way you can visit shards you do not have a regular shard shield for.
  • IvenorIvenor Posts: 519
    edited January 10
    TimSt said:
    One suggestion for a new veteran reward is a shard transfer shield that lets you choose which shard you want the token to be for when you double click on the shield. It would show a gump listing the shards and you select which one you want.  That way you can visit shards you do not have a regular shard shield for.
    Sure thing!

    My heart is bleeding for the poor, poor "Shielded Vets", that must have to use...

    *GASP!!!*
     

    even 
    more than one VetRew slot if they want to go slumming in more than one of the "low-life" Shards, to syphon out all of their wealth, so let's make things even more easy for them.
     o:) :D 

    As a moral compensation it is only right to DOUBLE (at least!) the price of the SINGLE USE CTT that the peones use to move, once in a while, a single Chars between Shards: 20 bucks a pop is waaaaay to low...   >:) ;)

    I.
  • poppspopps Posts: 220
    Mariah said:
    As announced in the newsletter, veteran rewards will be part of publish 104
    One things I would VERY much like, is as a Veteran Reward tool, one that was able to "change" the Shard Shield type into a different Shard.

    I mean, "how many" transfer tokens which are account bound one wants to get for that same exact Shard over and over and some more over ?

    One reaches a point where there is ENOUGH of those tokens all for the same one Shard and this particular Veteran Reward becomes totally useless....

    It would also be nice to have the account bound shard tokens be stackable...
  • Petra_FydePetra_Fyde Posts: 395
    Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
  • Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
    I'm in agreement with Petra here, if you aren't using the tokens from that shield, there likely wasn't a need for that one to begin with. but i would like to see a way to turn in past choices to exchange them for a different choice.
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  • poppspopps Posts: 220
    Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
    But not all players might get across 2 Shards "that" often... and thus, without the ability to "change" the designated Shard they inevitably would end up with a truck load of account bound transfer tokens which they have no use for.... only taking up space.... and the Veteran Reward becomes useless for them...

    By giving this ability to "change" the Designated Shard, those players who have an intensive crossing with that Shard will maintain that designated Shard while those other players not being "that" intensive in transferring to that given Shard, would be able to change the designated Shard and, thus, get tokens for another Shard they might have interest in going to as an alternative...

    It would be beneficial to BOTH types of players...
  • BilboBilbo Posts: 1,278
    popps said:
    Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
    But not all players might get across 2 Shards "that" often... and thus, without the ability to "change" the designated Shard they inevitably would end up with a truck load of account bound transfer tokens which they have no use for.... only taking up space.... and the Veteran Reward becomes useless for them...

    By giving this ability to "change" the Designated Shard, those players who have an intensive crossing with that Shard will maintain that designated Shard while those other players not being "that" intensive in transferring to that given Shard, would be able to change the designated Shard and, thus, get tokens for another Shard they might have interest in going to as an alternative...

    It would be beneficial to BOTH types of players...
    Then I would suggest that you pick your shard shields wisely with the understanding that player activity changes all the time.
  • poppspopps Posts: 220
    Bilbo said:
    popps said:
    Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
    But not all players might get across 2 Shards "that" often... and thus, without the ability to "change" the designated Shard they inevitably would end up with a truck load of account bound transfer tokens which they have no use for.... only taking up space.... and the Veteran Reward becomes useless for them...

    By giving this ability to "change" the Designated Shard, those players who have an intensive crossing with that Shard will maintain that designated Shard while those other players not being "that" intensive in transferring to that given Shard, would be able to change the designated Shard and, thus, get tokens for another Shard they might have interest in going to as an alternative...

    It would be beneficial to BOTH types of players...
    Then I would suggest that you pick your shard shields wisely with the understanding that player activity changes all the time.
    Also players' needs change all the time...

    While a player TODAY might need/want to go to Shard A, "tomorrow", things may change drastically for that player, his/her friends might no longer be on Shard A and move to Shard B so, for that player, to have a Shield cranking out account bound tokens for Shard A might become totally useless since he/she now is interested in Shard B, no longer in Shard A...

    Which it would mean, without the ability to "change" the Designated Shard, to get STUCK for that player with a Veteran Reward become utterly useless....
  • Garth_GreyGarth_Grey Posts: 567
    They should have made the tokens transferable.
    You and Several Others like this.
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    Please make the Grizzled Mare a 5 slot mount, it's incredibly rare and deserves it.
  • poppspopps Posts: 220
    They should have made the tokens transferable.
    I would be happy with just the ability to "change" the defaul Shard....

    Perhaps, a Veteran Reward for 21 Years could be a "tool" to do that ?

    A tool to change the designated Shard of the Shield to a different one ?
  • BilboBilbo Posts: 1,278
    popps said:
    Bilbo said:
    popps said:
    Again I find myself not totally in agreement.  If you are using the shard shields to support your own, or friends, characters across 2 shards there is quite enough reason for traffic between the two shards on a regular basis.
    But not all players might get across 2 Shards "that" often... and thus, without the ability to "change" the designated Shard they inevitably would end up with a truck load of account bound transfer tokens which they have no use for.... only taking up space.... and the Veteran Reward becomes useless for them...

    By giving this ability to "change" the Designated Shard, those players who have an intensive crossing with that Shard will maintain that designated Shard while those other players not being "that" intensive in transferring to that given Shard, would be able to change the designated Shard and, thus, get tokens for another Shard they might have interest in going to as an alternative...

    It would be beneficial to BOTH types of players...
    Then I would suggest that you pick your shard shields wisely with the understanding that player activity changes all the time.
    Also players' needs change all the time...

    While a player TODAY might need/want to go to Shard A, "tomorrow", things may change drastically for that player, his/her friends might no longer be on Shard A and move to Shard B so, for that player, to have a Shield cranking out account bound tokens for Shard A might become totally useless since he/she now is interested in Shard B, no longer in Shard A...

    Which it would mean, without the ability to "change" the Designated Shard, to get STUCK for that player with a Veteran Reward become utterly useless....
    popps said:
    They should have made the tokens transferable.
    I would be happy with just the ability to "change" the defaul Shard....

    Perhaps, a Veteran Reward for 21 Years could be a "tool" to do that ?

    A tool to change the designated Shard of the Shield to a different one ?
    LOL So you want the ability to change the shield anytime you want to instead of getting a shield for every shard there is, how selfish.  Where is your request to change all to old rewards that we all claimed from years ago that are useless.  And you do know that what you are asking for already is in the UOStore it is call a Transfer Token that allows you to pick your shard at the time you use it.
  • Lol  So having those shields which grant you huge advantage over others which pay the same monthly sub as you is not enough already?

    Holy fkng greed...

    God. Normally I don't wish bad things happen to people but in your case I make an exception. 
  • poppspopps Posts: 220
    Lol  So having those shields which grant you huge advantage over others which pay the same monthly sub as you is not enough already?

    Holy fkng greed...

    God. Normally I don't wish bad things happen to people but in your case I make an exception. 
    I do not see it as a matter of greed but, simply, of usefullness of a Veteran Reward.

    Whenever a need changes for a player because their friends are no longer on that Shard A, for example, but move to another Shard B, that Shield defaulted to Shard A and being account bound is basically rendered useless.... having no use.

    Instead, if the player could change the designated Shard they could still use that Reward...

    I see it as a matter of "usefullness", not of greed.
  • IvenorIvenor Posts: 519
    popps said:
    Lol  So having those shields which grant you huge advantage over others which pay the same monthly sub as you is not enough already?

    Holy fkng greed...

    God. Normally I don't wish bad things happen to people but in your case I make an exception. 
    I do not see it as a matter of greed but, simply, of usefullness of a Veteran Reward.

    Whenever a need changes for a player because their friends are no longer on that Shard A, for example, but move to another Shard B, that Shield defaulted to Shard A and being account bound is basically rendered useless.... having no use.

    Instead, if the player could change the designated Shard they could still use that Reward...

    I see it as a matter of "usefullness", not of greed.
    Instead, IMO obviously, greed it is.

    As noted, the vast majorty of players pay monthly the same subs amount as "Shielded Vets", but have to pay 20 bucks for A SINGLE ONE WAY TRIP between Shards.

    SS are a HUGELY disruptive element, that gives the de facto total control of inter-Shards trade to a small minority of Players, and to make them even more poweful is crazy.

    That said, obviously, WATDR to the right of everyone to have and express a different opinion... :D ;)
  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 357
    you can always ask people if they need stuff taken to that shard.
    make a throw-away char to deliver stuff to that shard & then delete that char later.
    do the service for tips
  • IvenorIvenor Posts: 519
    you can always ask people if they need stuff taken to that shard.
    make a throw-away char to deliver stuff to that shard & then delete that char later.
    do the service for tips
    "Tactically" and occasionally sure, but that is not the point. The point, as has been repeatedly noted previously in this Forum too, is that the SSs give the virtual monopoly on inter-Shards "serious" trade to a resctricted oligarchy, that in the years have bought off Vet accounts of retiring Players. So making the Shields even more powerful will make the "ATL vs Rest of the Shards" problem even worse.
    I.
  • Petra_FydePetra_Fyde Posts: 395
    Maybe I'm over sensitive, but I always feel attacked when people start on with 'shard shields'.  I have just a few, I didn't buy my accounts from anyone. My account age matches my start date. I am most definitely NOT an 'oligarch'.  I, and a lot of others who have them, use my shields to transfer items not only to and from my own characters, but also those of friends and alliance mates. Many, many people offer free 'rides' for items for other people.  I emphatically do not use them for trading. 

    Sure there are some that use them more selfishly, but please, please don't tar all shard shield owners with the same brush! Many, maybe even most, are generous and sharing with the facility.
  • RorschachRorschach Posts: 120Moderator
    The question has been asked and answered. If the ethics and morality of Transfer Shields need discussing, please do so in another thread. Please be mindful of the Terms of Service when you do so.
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