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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Thu May 26, 2016 1:23 pm

There will be a Grand Auction on Saturday, May 28th at 2:30pm EST / 18:30 shard time.

Items are on display in the auction display area now. Additional items may be added before the auction.

Please note that all items will have starting bids from 1mil and up, depending on the overall value and desirability of the item.

Hope to see everyone there!

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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Fri May 27, 2016 5:26 pm

Seasonal totems have had their 'seasonal' status activated as of today. This means that you can only wear the totem during its set "Season". For the pre-existing totems these dates are:

Christmas totem: November 1 - February 1
Valentine's (dove) totem: February 1- May 1

You can view information about these seasonal items on the wiki at: http://uoex.net/wiki/Seasonal_totems

I will be adding more totems to the seasonal quests as they open from here out. I'll keep the wiki page for these items updated with the wearable date ranges as new ones are added.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Requiem on Fri May 27, 2016 10:17 pm

Mage and Necromancer reagents have been removed from the reagent stone in Trinsic. Druid reagents are still available however. For all your reagent needs, there is still [exex, and potentially a revived market for commodity deeds.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:07 am

All stones in the Deco room expansion now sell for tokens rather than gold.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:20 pm

Important AFK Rules change.

Our Anti-AFK macroing rules were changed from a blacklist-based to a whitelist-based.
- Until today, basically everything was allowed to do AFK by default, except for an explicit list of things for which you need to be at the keyboard.
- From now on, you have to be at the keyboard at all times, except for activities that are explicitly listed as allowed.

For a while now, there was controversy about whether certain things should be prohibited to macro AFK, since they produce a profit and kill the market for certain things. The problem is that this list of prohibited things would grow to be unreadable.

Note that what used to be classified as gathering (mining, lumberjacking), no longer has a 10-minute response requirement. Everything has a 1-minute response requirement. This originates from the days when the shard was still very small, there were no tablets or phones so this allowed you to do something else while checking the game periodically. The idea was that you shouldn't gather AFK while you're asleep or at work, but we didn't require players to very actively watch the screen while the macro was running. The 1-minute response for gathering simplifies the whole rule, and makes it easier for us to do manual checks.

Since this is an important change that can get you jailed, for the activities that used to be allowed while AFK, in the next 2 weeks we'll issue mostly warnings or 1-task penalties.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:47 pm

Just a quick note about temporary binding of relayered items: the label on them says "Binds on transfer" but at the moment you can actually transfer these items to another player and they do not get bound, they only get bound when another player equips them. This is because at the time there was no reliable way for it to bind exactly when transferred.
This has now been fixed, and at the next restart these items will bind at the exact moment when it's transfered. So if you have borrowed any such items expecting that they wont bind, you have until approx mid next week to still put them where they should be, without the 120-day timer being set off.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:54 pm

Added numerous "scary" deco addons to the deco room expansion. The stone sells several styles of blood pool, wall-hanging blood splatters, and a large pile of skulls. Enjoy :)
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:39 pm

Town Center vendor fees have been drastically reduced.
  • All spots which were previously 40k gold are now 10k gold.
  • All spots which were previously 100k told are now 30k gold.
This is the first step in the process of freshening up the staff-supplied vendor locations.

Coming soon to TC:
  • Daily vendor fees for items will be removed
  • In place of daily item fees (which are currently charged based on the prices of the items on the vendor), a sales tax will be implemented. You won't pay fees to have the item on your vendor, but a percentage will be taken off the top when the item sells. Likely this percentage will scale based on the price of the item itself.
  • Ability to sell in different currencies (EDs, tokens, etc)
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:11 am

Town Center vendor changes:
- The vendors no longer charge regular the daily fee*
- There is a 3% sales tax on any item sold, paid by the seller.
- Vendors support multi-currency (tokens, ED, elven notes).



About the sales tax: the buyer pays the listed price (e.g. 1000 gold), but the vendor will receive 970 gold. The lowest amount the tax can be is 1, so if for example you sell something for 2gp, the tax is 1gp, effectively 50%. Whenever you add an item at a price where tax would exceed double the regular tax (basically where effective tax is greater than 6%), it'll give you a warning to let you know. Also keep in mind that the effective tax varies from the exact 3%, for example: an item sold at 105 gp should have a 3.15gp tax, but that's rounded to 3gp, effectively meaning it's 2.85%.

Multi-currency: the price can be set in either gold, tokens, excelsior dollars or elven notes. There are 2 more currencies planned with the upcoming expansions and might also be added to the menu when they're in circulation. Non-gold currency can be withdrawn from the main vendor menu, at the bottom. You cannot add non-gold currency to a vendor, just withdraw it.


*Daily fee that's based on the worth of items currencly on a vendor. Just found a bug with the zero-daily-fee, so the daily fee is set to be at 10% of the regular. After the next server restart, it'll be set to zero. Also, i forgot to test how the sales tax will work for free items, that will also be checked.

A little preview for those who currently don't have a vendor at the Town Center:
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:15 pm

The bubbling cauldrons are now back in the deco room.

They are now available in both directions (previously only East-facing was available), and numerous additional colors.


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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:53 pm

Gtop100 website offline over the weekend

Over the weekend the GTop100 website was offline for about 2 days, and because it's the site that provides the server with feedback who can get a reward, nobody was able to get it even if you voted on all 4 other links.

Fortunately I was able to get partial data on those who did infact vote on the other four sites, and have just imported it into the reward stone. You will see those votes labeled as "Imported from GTop100 offline" and will be able to claim the reward for them.

But please keep in mind: this data is not the same as regular Gtop100 feedback, and so it can happen for some that although you voted, it won't show up. Also if you have a dynamic IP, unfortunately you won't be able to claim your reward since your IP has likely already changed since you clicked the vote.

Original post about how the vote system works:
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:57 pm

There will be a Grand Auction on Saturday the 27th at 17:00 shard time.

There will be a repeat auction of the decorative items only on Sunday at 22:00 shard time.

This auction will feature fall and halloween themed items. Everything will be on display sometime Friday afternoon.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:48 pm

Regarding wednesday's connectivity issues & lost items:

As it says on the codex, http://www.uoex.net/codex/services/recovery
Loss due to a disconnect, downtime or crash, is not considered a bug. These are things that do happen and are out of our control. Spending 3 days recovering people's items if there is a disconnect, if nobody had them insured, is not a really smart use of time. That's why you should insure your items and bond your pets.


Recently the internet has been quite stable and we gotten used to it, we assume it to be everywhere and reliable - much like electricity. But such events are a reminder that it's not always like that, at least not yet.

As I went thru the death logs, i found that 7 players died and then lost the contents of their corpse. I have recovered the contents of those corpses for free. Although it sends a mixed message, it's just something I felt was a nice thing to do in this case. This is a one-time thing, you shouldn't rely on there being any kind of free recoveries in a similar situation in the future.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Nyx on Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:45 pm

I wanted to remind everyone that if you place your relayer(s) into a container or onto the ground inside someone else's home, it will trigger the transfer binding. This is because you are technically transferring the item(s) to the owner of the home by making them available to that person. If you don't wish to trigger the binding cooldown on your relayered item(s), never place them on the ground or into any container that is not in your own home. This will happen even if you are co-owner/friend of the house.

This is not a bug, it is an intentional aspect of the relayer binding system put in place to prevent exploiting around the transfer delays.
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Re: EXCELSIOR DAILY

Postby +Colibri on Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:57 pm

Regarding recent frequent disconnects. It seems that for the whole autumn this year, about once a week or every few weeks, we get major lag spikes and a drop of about 50% of the players. I have learned that this is due to neighboring server in the datacenter getting DOS attacks. Just to let you know we're aware of it.

On these occasions, some players experience a little lag, some a lot of lag, and some get disconnected (usually can reconnect right away). Fortunately, there was only one very inconvenient instance, where I also recovered the lost corpses.

I am slowly looking at another server provider.. but don't plan to migrate during the holidays (unless it gets really bad). Until then, maybe they'll already reconfigure the network so that these DOS attacks won't affect us anymore - hopefully... If not, we're likely switching servers in the first half of january.
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