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Monster Contracts

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by eppy, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. KrojinKin

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    I like all these idea's but with this developmental team, we may see some of this in 5 years. If they ever complete it, they do the least they can on everything they implement. Than if theirs any real problems they tweak it until it is somewhat satisfactory.
     
  2. Skrypt

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    Please Consider Redesign.

    #1) The MOB Statue consumed needs to give contracts for that same MOB type.
    ... with a chance to upgrade and/or progress.
    ... and Harder Contracts get Better Rewards.
     
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  3. AreYouKidden

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    Another 561 gold, for 140 Undead Knights.. I mean having to do the contract in a PvP dungeon was fun, with a ton of PK action there tonight. But 561 gold... it kind of makes you not want to do the contract. I get that it's a lottery based system, and you can win big, but I'm just not feeling the low end reward.. make it something unique, not a piddly amount of gold, and I'm going to keep at these crappy contracts...
     
  4. Xiulan

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    I finished my first and only contract the other day, 100 abnormal dread spiders. I predicted that I would get 400 gold for it, but I was wrong... I got 440 gold. :eek: Never again! It was pretty fun though.
     
  5. Mordoc

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    have failed to finish 2 contracts (100 skele drags & 300 werewolves) dont have an interest in doing anymore if its just going to be a crappy amount of gold as reward
     
  6. Swango

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    Change the gold reward to a bag of 20 each reg. Then players will understand that they got the booby prize. With gold they just feel short changed.
     
  7. AreYouKidden

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    with 20 of each reg, it's just as much an insult to the time you put into these.. I would be just as offended.
     
  8. Swango

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    I must say that I agree. There should be no booby prize.
     
  9. AreYouKidden

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    People want to be rewarded for the time they put in, not total RNG to see if you get rewarded or not. The reward doesn't have to be substantial, just something to reward you for your efforts, or there won't be anyone bothering - which I believe is starting to happen with Monster Contracts - just from word of mouth, however, complainers complain the loudest, and only @eppy has the actual numbers to back that up. I'd be interested in seeing the drop off after two weeks, knowing full well that the initial two weeks really is a trying out period, and will always spike.

    Personally I'd have loved to see some new BOD cloth, 3-4 different colors, you get 1 piece of cloth for finishing a contract, which would make them collectable / tradeable for those who didn't want to do the contracts, but wanted the cloth. This would create an item that would help bump the economy as people scurry to be the first in the new threads, and eventually they would settle down to something reasonable in the range of 10-30k per piece of cloth. But at the very least would create a system that people work towards an actual reward, if they were looking to make a certain color of clothing to wear. I could also get behind a system similar to the obsidian busts, where you get shards as your "booby prize", you collect up 10 of them, combine them to get an item (1 of 20), that then becomes collectable, tradeable, an economy boost.

    If people were working towards something, even though the reward is virtually worthless, it'd feel a lot better than the slap in the face, giving me 1k gold is as a reward for spending 5-6 hours of my time. I like the idea of a lucky bonus reward, but i don't think it balances the time and effort players put into these contracts, especially when the contracts themselves are geared at meta players, who have farming patterns, and can make a lot more gold per hour, than what some of these rewards would grant them. (which is why many are quitting the contracts already)
     
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  10. lollo

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    I love the idea of 3-5 new cloth colors. Just drop a single yard as a "low tier" guaranteed reward.

    People are trashing a statue and investing 6-10 hours of their time (i can make 1.5 mil easy in 10 hours) to get less than 1k gold, that's ridiculous.

    I have tons of statues ready to be converted into contracts as soon as this gets fixed, in it's current state i'm not gonna bother
     
  11. Decoy

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    There should be some more consumable-type rewards... rare hair dye or something... anything. I'm 13/13 on gold reward so far and working on #14 now.
     
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  12. Lexington

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    Did the common statue drop rate get adjusted for this? If not, probably should.
     
  13. Decoy

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    402 gold for contract #14 >_<.
     
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  14. lollo

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    Damn! If you spent the time it took you to finish 14 contracts doing champs or motm you would have probably earned 10m+ By now. Instead you got 10k lol
     
  15. Decoy

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    Yep... I just wanna get 1 non-gold drop so I can stop...
     
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  16. Zog'orium

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    I'm ok with it as present ... other than the timer. I think it should be either removed or doubled at a minimum. People have lives. I think that the gold/ss's/vanq/t-maps collected from the spawn just doing the contracts is more than sufficient for the guaranteed bounty. It's the random chance at that high end reward that has people completing these contracts.

    If people wish for more rewards or a larger variety I would be cool with that as well. I think it would be neat to have some player or account bound random rewards as well. Things like a unique title or a random hue maybe.
     
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  17. Swango

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    From #patch-notes on http://discord.uoforever.com: [12:04 PM] eppy: Adjusted loot chances for monster contracts, increased powerscroll chance and increased gold drop
     
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  18. Kenny Etheredge

    Kenny Etheredge Well-Known Member

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    This is how my UO is currently acting. At first those are the options I have selected in Razor.
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    From there I type in my account name and password and it gets stuck on connecting for about a minute..
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    After about a minute or so I get this couldn't connect screen.. I just started the server and have really liked it so far. This is the only shard I am not able to connect too.. Please help
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  19. Mystical Master

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    My open minded comment was good, I like the new change.
     
  20. Elizabeth Gold

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    183 undead knights, reward check of 17k gold. bummer, would not recommend consider the shitload of time it takes
     

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