Devs please limit the number of Sheaves of Hay that can be sold by Farmers

TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
edited June 2022 in General Discussions
@Kyronix and @Mesanna please limit the number of Sheaves of Hay that can be sold by Farmers.  Some players are getting the farmers to sell up to 999 sheaves, buying that, then dropping it in piles in the farmhouses to block other players. Ask GM Marino how long it took to get rid of the hay in the west Moonglow farmhouse in Pacific Fel.

I spent at least three hours today feeding hay to my horse and whoever was dumping the hay would add more to the piles.
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  • McDougleMcDougle Posts: 3,742
    TimSt said:
    @ Kyronix and @ Mesanna please limit the number of Sheaves of Hay that can be sold by Farmers.  Some players are getting the farmers to sell up to 999 sheaves, buying that, then dropping it in piles in the farmhouses to block other players. Ask GM Marino how long it took to get rid of the hay in the west Moonglow farmhouse in Pacific Fel.

    I spent at least three hours today feeding hay to my horse and whoever was dumping the hay would add more to the piles.
    Couldn't you kill them?
    Acknowledgment and accountability go a long way... 
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
    McDougle said:
    TimSt said:
    @ Kyronix and @ Mesanna please limit the number of Sheaves of Hay that can be sold by Farmers.  Some players are getting the farmers to sell up to 999 sheaves, buying that, then dropping it in piles in the farmhouses to block other players. Ask GM Marino how long it took to get rid of the hay in the west Moonglow farmhouse in Pacific Fel.

    I spent at least three hours today feeding hay to my horse and whoever was dumping the hay would add more to the piles.
    Couldn't you kill them?
    The Moonglow farmhouses are guard zones.  And the players doing it do it while invisible. You need to constantly cast Reveal.

  • YoshiYoshi Posts: 3,322
    edited June 2022
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    Posts on this account have been pre filtered from personal comment or opinion in an effort to suppress conservative views in order to protect the reader.
  • McDougleMcDougle Posts: 3,742
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    I don't think they are disputing that just asking to limit sales of a certain item
    Acknowledgment and accountability go a long way... 
  • YoshiYoshi Posts: 3,322
    edited June 2022
    "so limit the amount of crates you can craft etc?

    i think you can create a macro in EC to pick up hay or whatever is blocking you"
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  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
    @Yoshi, The big issue is they are taking advantage of the hay they can not carry automatically being dumped on the ground in a single pile when purchased. Thus you get piles of up to 999 sheaves of hay automatically getting dumped onto the ground.  

    What I am suggesting is limit the hay to 20 and not let it get up to 999.
  • FortisFortis Posts: 410
    nice way to stop eggs Scripting i will do same on my server
  • McDougleMcDougle Posts: 3,742
    Maybe fill the farmhouse yourself?
    Acknowledgment and accountability go a long way... 
  • SethSeth Posts: 2,904
    Yoshi said:
    "so limit the amount of crates you can craft etc?

    i think you can create a macro in EC to pick up hay or whatever is blocking you"
    In EC, I applied filter to the object handler so it shows the "egg" only. The filter does not accept more than one entry. Which means to pick up eggs, hay or bagball, we need to disable the filter and when we press to show the object handler, every object will pop up. Unless someone has a way to filter multiple items...
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 
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  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    edited June 2022
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
    edited June 2022
    Seth said:
    Yoshi said:
    "so limit the amount of crates you can craft etc?

    i think you can create a macro in EC to pick up hay or whatever is blocking you"
    In EC, I applied filter to the object handler so it shows the "egg" only. The filter does not accept more than one entry. Which means to pick up eggs, hay or bagball, we need to disable the filter and when we press to show the object handler, every object will pop up. Unless someone has a way to filter multiple items...
    To filter on multiple items you need to modify the function ObjectHandleWindow.CreateObjectHandles in ObjectHandle.lua and add the high lighted line:


  • SethSeth Posts: 2,904
    TimSt said:
    Seth said:
    Yoshi said:
    "so limit the amount of crates you can craft etc?

    i think you can create a macro in EC to pick up hay or whatever is blocking you"
    In EC, I applied filter to the object handler so it shows the "egg" only. The filter does not accept more than one entry. Which means to pick up eggs, hay or bagball, we need to disable the filter and when we press to show the object handler, every object will pop up. Unless someone has a way to filter multiple items...
    To filter on multiple items you need to modify the function ObjectHandleWindow.CreateObjectHandles in ObjectHandle.lua and add the high lighted line:


    Thanks, will try this shortly. This is definitely a great help!
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 
    ESRB warning: Some Blood. LOTS of Alcohol. Some Violence. LOTS of Bugs
  • ForeverFunForeverFun Posts: 846
    Limiting the # items sold is a whack-a-mole style approach to the issue.

    At the root of the issue, is likely usage of EJ accounts during this event cycle. 

    I'd rather see some systemic curbs be put on EJ accounts:
    1. EJ accounts can no longer be in Felucca.
    2. EJ accounts cannot pickup event items like eggs.  (good suggestion from somebody else).
    3. EJ accounts cannot get drops during events.
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
    Because more hay piles showed up I've let the GMs know the character's name and ID number. 

  • SethSeth Posts: 2,904
    edited June 2022
    Seth said:
    TimSt said:
    Seth said:
    Yoshi said:
    "so limit the amount of crates you can craft etc?

    i think you can create a macro in EC to pick up hay or whatever is blocking you"
    In EC, I applied filter to the object handler so it shows the "egg" only. The filter does not accept more than one entry. Which means to pick up eggs, hay or bagball, we need to disable the filter and when we press to show the object handler, every object will pop up. Unless someone has a way to filter multiple items...
    To filter on multiple items you need to modify the function ObjectHandleWindow.CreateObjectHandles in ObjectHandle.lua and add the high lighted line:


    Thanks, will try this shortly. This is definitely a great help!
    Works perfectly, adding one filter at a time
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 
    ESRB warning: Some Blood. LOTS of Alcohol. Some Violence. LOTS of Bugs
  • SarkonSarkon Posts: 61
    Pawain said:
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    I have to admit, I laughed at this.  Killing, stealing, looting in Fel, all ok, but placing a bag ball on the wrong coordinates is a hard NO.  I guess I'm the only one that marks multiple runes to the same locations just in case something is blocking it.  Most egg areas, I mark my runes a bit off to avoid this.  However, this did teach me that if I try to recall into an area and something is blocking my location, I can just page a GM to lay down the banhammer.  Good to know.
  • RelvinianRelvinian Posts: 29
    edited June 2022
    Pawain said:
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    Didn’t this person post that they were able to get their account back?  Was the original ban a mistake?
  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    Relvinian said:
    Pawain said:
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    Didn’t this person post that they were able to get their account back?  Was the original ban a mistake?
    No. There was a delay on the termination.  So they thought they were OK. That is the account they were using. Luckily it did not do anything to the linked account I use.
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • keven2002keven2002 Posts: 2,240
    edited June 2022
    Sarkon said:
    Pawain said:
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    I have to admit, I laughed at this.  Killing, stealing, looting in Fel, all ok, but placing a bag ball on the wrong coordinates is a hard NO.  I guess I'm the only one that marks multiple runes to the same locations just in case something is blocking it.  Most egg areas, I mark my runes a bit off to avoid this.  However, this did teach me that if I try to recall into an area and something is blocking my location, I can just page a GM to lay down the banhammer.  Good to know.
    I think "harassment" is subject to the GM when it comes to Fel. You start dropping things in Tram then you are asking for trouble but Fel should operate differently. Perfect example is luring monsters on someone in Tram can get you banned but can't in Fel... so it's harassment on one facet but not on the other. I'd suspect that this blocking should follow suit. If you are doing it in Fel, that's just part of the deal... do it in Tram at your own risk.

    **Disclaimer** I don't hunt eggs because it's just too boring to compete for eggs even though they are potentially a better source of turn-in points.
  • RelvinianRelvinian Posts: 29
    edited June 2022
    Pawain said:
    Relvinian said:
    Pawain said:
    Yoshi said:
    "hay, bag balls, candellebra, crates, you can put down whatever you want in fel"
    No, harassment is against the ROC in all of UO.  I guess you missed the thread where the player doing this had Their/My account banned for dropping hay and blocking recall spots.

    They did write pretty incoherently.

    Still terminated.

     
    Didn’t this person post that they were able to get their account back?  Was the original ban a mistake?
    No. There was a delay on the termination.  So they thought they were OK. That is the account they were using. Luckily it did not do anything to the linked account I use.
    I think maybe we are not talking about the same person or you misunderstood.  The person I am talking about posted that they were able to recover their account after being terminated.

    sorry if the text is small it says
    "The message I was able to read while in prison stated, ""your account has been terminated"". (( or words to that effect)) Had to fill out that BS support ticket to get it back.
    Stupid arse me didnt capture that text. BTW, I could still log into account after it was terminated, but in PRISON, that is how I found the link for support@uo.com by scrolling back thru my chat log. And had account reinstated so I could log into game.

    Totally agree with the negativity. Thats why I rant incoherently here. The Devs, GM's and Moderators of the UO site do read this. Maybe next event, the wont let EJ player do certain quests.

    Be Safe."
  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    edited June 2022
    @Relvinian ; same person.  They thought they were terminated and then were able to log in for another day.   If the forum user name looks like this it was the same person. HxZxL 

    Notice they stopped posting on both forums, they quit playing UO.

    Since the email to that account is mine, they could not see what was happening by EA. 

    They were put under further investigation until a decision was made.  The next day the decision was made:

    Here is the Email:
    Your account xxxxxxxx for Ultima Online has been prohibited from accessing all servers due to violations of our Code of Conduct. You will not be able to log onto this account again. The details of the violation are as follows:

    GM petition number 0000000

    Service Termination for Ultima Online Account:  XXXXXX

    Your Ultima Online account has been terminated from the Ultima Online service due to the following violation of the Rules of Conduct.

    Violation: Exploitation of Ultima Online game/service mechanics
    Date/Time: 5/23/2022 4:55:12 PM
    Shard: Lake Superior
    Character: xxxxxxxxx
    Log of incident: I witnessed the player placing hay sheafs, to block egg and rune spots. I deleted at least over 100 of them, witnessing him put down more and deleting them. A photograph was taken of the players backpack for proof.



    Rules of Conduct: 13) You may not use the Ultima Online Service or the Ultima Online Web Site for any activities other than activities that are permitted within the game world.

    Rules of Conduct: 19) You will not exploit any bug in the Ultima Online product or the Ultima Online Service. You will not intentionally use or share any bug found within Ultima Online, whether or not it grants an unfair advantage, is real or fictitious. You will not communicate the existence of any such bug (either directly or indirectly) to any other user of the Ultima Online Service. You will report any such exploit using the bug reporting methods as described by the Ultima Online Service at http://www.uo.com/mailBug.html.

    Rules of Conduct: 20) You will not intentionally accept an item that has been “bugged” or otherwise manipulated outside of the designed game mechanics from anyone inside or outside the game world. The Ultima Online team has the right to confiscate any such illegal items, even if a player had no prior knowledge of the item’s origin, no reparation will be made.

    The Rules of Conduct defines that you may not use features of the Ultima Online service for any reasons other than what each feature is designed to do. Any exploitative behavior and activity is not permitted on the Ultima Online service and is strictly enforced.

    Ultima Online exists only because of its community, and as that sort of anti-social behavior completely contravenes the spirit of the game, we will remove it in order to protect the rule-abiding members of the service.

    If you feel that this termination is unwarranted, or if you wish to dispute the claims of this email, we ask that you please email dispute@ultimaonline.com so that they can review any possible discrepancies of this event.

    The full Service Rules of Conduct are included below:

    Blah blah blah

    They did choose some lame reasons IMO.  There are better to understand rules that were violated.

    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • Lord_FrodoLord_Frodo Posts: 2,314
    Pawain said:
    @ Relvinian  same person.  They thought they were terminated and then were able to log in for another day.   If the forum user name looks like this it was the same person. HxZxL 

    Notice they stopped posting on both forums, they quit playing UO.

    Since the email to that account is mine, they could not see what was happening by EA. 

    They were put under further investigation until a decision was made.  The next day the decision was made:

    Here is the Email:
    Your account xxxxxxxx for Ultima Online has been prohibited from accessing all servers due to violations of our Code of Conduct. You will not be able to log onto this account again. The details of the violation are as follows:

    GM petition number 0000000

    Service Termination for Ultima Online Account:  XXXXXX

    Your Ultima Online account has been terminated from the Ultima Online service due to the following violation of the Rules of Conduct.

    Violation: Exploitation of Ultima Online game/service mechanics
    Date/Time: 5/23/2022 4:55:12 PM
    Shard: Lake Superior
    Character: xxxxxxxxx
    Log of incident: I witnessed the player placing hay sheafs, to block egg and rune spots. I deleted at least over 100 of them, witnessing him put down more and deleting them. A photograph was taken of the players backpack for proof.



    Rules of Conduct: 13) You may not use the Ultima Online Service or the Ultima Online Web Site for any activities other than activities that are permitted within the game world.

    Rules of Conduct: 19) You will not exploit any bug in the Ultima Online product or the Ultima Online Service. You will not intentionally use or share any bug found within Ultima Online, whether or not it grants an unfair advantage, is real or fictitious. You will not communicate the existence of any such bug (either directly or indirectly) to any other user of the Ultima Online Service. You will report any such exploit using the bug reporting methods as described by the Ultima Online Service at http://www.uo.com/mailBug.html.

    Rules of Conduct: 20) You will not intentionally accept an item that has been “bugged” or otherwise manipulated outside of the designed game mechanics from anyone inside or outside the game world. The Ultima Online team has the right to confiscate any such illegal items, even if a player had no prior knowledge of the item’s origin, no reparation will be made.

    The Rules of Conduct defines that you may not use features of the Ultima Online service for any reasons other than what each feature is designed to do. Any exploitative behavior and activity is not permitted on the Ultima Online service and is strictly enforced.

    Ultima Online exists only because of its community, and as that sort of anti-social behavior completely contravenes the spirit of the game, we will remove it in order to protect the rule-abiding members of the service.

    If you feel that this termination is unwarranted, or if you wish to dispute the claims of this email, we ask that you please email dispute@ ultimaonline.com so that they can review any possible discrepancies of this event.

    The full Service Rules of Conduct are included below:

    Blah blah blah

    They did choose some lame reasons IMO.  There are better to understand rules that were violated.

    So that account was yours and you should have been banned also for letting them use your account.
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  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    edited June 2022
    Nope their account was given to me thru an email from Mesanna probably in 2018.  The EJ account was linked to it.

    I do not know how to unlink it.  I do not know the password of that account.

    I received no warnings on the account I have, Officer Frodo.
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • Lord_FrodoLord_Frodo Posts: 2,314
    I got some swamp land and a bridge for sell
  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    I get it, truth is not something you can understand.

    You can give someone an account thru UO.  Been that way for years.
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • RelvinianRelvinian Posts: 29
    Thank you for sharing the details Pawain 
  • keven2002keven2002 Posts: 2,240
    Pawain said:
    @ Relvinian  same person.  They thought they were terminated and then were able to log in for another day.   If the forum user name looks like this it was the same person. HxZxL 

    Notice they stopped posting on both forums, they quit playing UO.

    Since the email to that account is mine, they could not see what was happening by EA. 

    They were put under further investigation until a decision was made.  The next day the decision was made:

    Here is the Email:
    Your account xxxxxxxx for Ultima Online has been prohibited from accessing all servers due to violations of our Code of Conduct. You will not be able to log onto this account again. The details of the violation are as follows:

    GM petition number 0000000

    Service Termination for Ultima Online Account:  XXXXXX

    Your Ultima Online account has been terminated from the Ultima Online service due to the following violation of the Rules of Conduct.

    Violation: Exploitation of Ultima Online game/service mechanics
    Date/Time: 5/23/2022 4:55:12 PM
    Shard: Lake Superior
    Character: xxxxxxxxx
    Log of incident: I witnessed the player placing hay sheafs, to block egg and rune spots. I deleted at least over 100 of them, witnessing him put down more and deleting them. A photograph was taken of the players backpack for proof.



    Rules of Conduct: 13) You may not use the Ultima Online Service or the Ultima Online Web Site for any activities other than activities that are permitted within the game world.

    Rules of Conduct: 19) You will not exploit any bug in the Ultima Online product or the Ultima Online Service. You will not intentionally use or share any bug found within Ultima Online, whether or not it grants an unfair advantage, is real or fictitious. You will not communicate the existence of any such bug (either directly or indirectly) to any other user of the Ultima Online Service. You will report any such exploit using the bug reporting methods as described by the Ultima Online Service at http://www.uo.com/mailBug.html.

    Rules of Conduct: 20) You will not intentionally accept an item that has been “bugged” or otherwise manipulated outside of the designed game mechanics from anyone inside or outside the game world. The Ultima Online team has the right to confiscate any such illegal items, even if a player had no prior knowledge of the item’s origin, no reparation will be made.

    The Rules of Conduct defines that you may not use features of the Ultima Online service for any reasons other than what each feature is designed to do. Any exploitative behavior and activity is not permitted on the Ultima Online service and is strictly enforced.

    Ultima Online exists only because of its community, and as that sort of anti-social behavior completely contravenes the spirit of the game, we will remove it in order to protect the rule-abiding members of the service.

    If you feel that this termination is unwarranted, or if you wish to dispute the claims of this email, we ask that you please email dispute@ ultimaonline.com so that they can review any possible discrepancies of this event.

    The full Service Rules of Conduct are included below:

    Blah blah blah

    They did choose some lame reasons IMO.  There are better to understand rules that were violated.

    That's interesting and I was thinking the same thing on the reasons. Those could technically be applied to anyone. Everyone that was able to play the first day of this event could technically have been banned for exploiting the spawn points based on rule #19

    If this was done in Tram then like I said before, they were asking for trouble and I'd expect to see something like "banned for griefing players in Tram using hay to block recall spots" but if this was done in Fel; I'd say it was a heavy hand approach for a facet that should be much more open to unsavory tactics (if you don't like those tactics then stay in Tram is my thought).

    Also ironic to me they are banning someone dropping hay manually but don't bother with the automated scripters also in those spots collecting eggs. The note says the GM watched them which is something I'd also expect them to do to a suspected bot that's scripting. If something is suspect then it would be easy enough to send them to jail (or many others tests) to see their initial reaction yet they choose to turn a blind eye and rather watch someone dropping hay instead.
  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    The player dropping hay paged on the "scripter". There are 3 emails with those tickets.

    But as you noticed. The person banned was the hay dropper.
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,817
    Getting back to the issue at hand.  @Kyronix ; How about instead of limiting the selling of sheaves of hay they are made stackable. This would allow those of us who are cleaning them up to feed entire piles to our horses, chicken lizards, CUs all at once instead of 1 sheave at a time.
  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,262
    edited June 2022
    TimSt said:
    Getting back to the issue at hand.  @ Kyronix  How about instead of limiting the selling of sheaves of hay they are made stackable. This would allow those of us who are cleaning them up to feed entire piles to our horses, chicken lizards, CUs all at once instead of 1 sheave at a time.
    That would help when feeding battle chickens. Individuals take up too much space.
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
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