2 vendor 'scams'

YoshiYoshi Posts: 595
edited July 22 in Bugs
"I was contacted to investigate an alleged vendor scam after receiving complaints from some players, and have found 2 instances where the poor user interface has facilitated the apparent scam. 

While in both cases the 'scam' (or genuine mistake from the vendor) can be avoided by users taking more care, here is how the User Interface requires improvement.

Trick 1, vendor puts a load of items for sale for example 10'000'000, purchaser is buying many items at said price. And is presented with a confirmation gump to confirm the price.

issue: vendor amount on confirmation dialogue is missing comma separation, this example actually displays 100'000'000 however is difficult to tell without the comma separation. 
expected result: for figure to display comma separations. 


Trick 2: this affects only classic client users or those using the classic style backpack on EC.
Vendor places an item EG a clothing bless deed on a vendor for 825k, purchaser does a vendor search and uses the map to vendor to 'open container containing' then is presented with a vendor pack seemingly containing one and only one deed, purchaser clicks on deed to buy (may not think to check the deed as believed they were presented with only one deed)


The purchaser checks thoroughly the amount after manually counting the 0s. However has not purchased a clothing bless deed. The vendor has stacked directly ontop of the deed a different (less valuable) deed for the same amount of gold. The description given in the confirmation gump is the manual description the vendor has attributed to this item, what is for sale in this example is actually a mannequin deed. 

Expected result: for confirmation gump to display item name, not player given description"



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  • Lord_FrodoLord_Frodo Posts: 499
    Yoshi said:
    "I was contacted to investigate an alleged vendor scam after receiving complaints from some players, and have found 2 instances where the poor user interface has facilitated the apparent scam. 
    LOL  We now have a UO Police Department with investigators.  You going to arrest them or what.

    When you mouse over an item it shows you the price with the commas so it is the operator not paying attention to what they are doing.  I find it amazing that yes a 0 may get added and people automatically yell scam and take no responsibility for their own actions and blame others for their own mistakes.  Do you call it a scam if the person leaves off a ), no you buy it and say look at the good deal I just got, sounds a little two faced to me.  The user interface is fine as long as you pay attention to what you are doing.

    Scamming if I am not mistaken still legal in UO as long as you do not use any illegal ways to do it, UO has always been a buyer beware.
  • MargeMarge Posts: 501
    Someone would count the number of 0 but not quickly mouse over item and make sure deed is correct deed? Not a scam - they just need to slow down a second and verify.
  • SethSeth Posts: 1,353
    edited July 30
    I recalled there was already post(s) somewhere asking to add commas. 

    I don't think its going to happen, too many things on their plate, it seems. 

    Edit: I think I have faint memory that someone said it cannot be done... 
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  • YoshiYoshi Posts: 595
    “What you’re recalling is, there used to be no commas on one side of the trade window, and Mesanna infamously said it couldn’t be fixed which caused a large amount of mocking and embarrassment, the issue was then fixed”
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