HE HATE ME [Author: Arcadian Del Sol]

First of all, it’s HehlafLOL, get it right.

It’s my mule char. Just me, one guy. Let me begin by correcting you…..

First of all, the topic if your post, “CLIMBING THE FACTIONS LADDER ONE MACRO AT A TIME ” is just about the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I have no idea who you are as I don’t pay attention to these little flames normally, but I just had to correct you. Every player who joins factions starts with a score of 0 and has a measely 6 points to offer. You can only join a faction once a week with that account. So what would that take…..about 400 accounts to get to how many points I have? I guess now you realize you are wrong, I’m assuming you didn’t know there was a -6 cap before you are insignificant, which honestly shocks the shit out of me. I mean, you have the audacity to post this crap and you don’t even know the way points work yet?

“So people like the creatively challanged “HehlafLOL” will create multiple faction participants and then proceed to slaughter them repeatedly. I’ll even go as far as to accuse this particular player of using unattended macros in order to attain such an obnoxious number of kills as two thousand plus”

That being said, let me explain to you how I have so many points, and why I do what I do, and give you a little background. Been playing on Chesapeake since day 1 of the shard’s opening…have always been a pretty well-known pvper. I tend to solo alot, or go around with perhaps 1 mage or so to help me out, and I enjoy being in the underdog faction, which gives me more oranges to kill. I have never used an illegal 3rd party program, as I greatly enjoy Ultima Online and would not be so stupid as to risk being banned, knowing very well that cheating WILL eventually get you banned. About 90% of Chessy faction players know who I am, and although some won’t admit it, they know I’m good and have killed every SINGLE player who is not in Council of Mages (My faction) at LEAST 2 times. (Bold comment, eh? Read what I just wrote a 2nd time. I assure you, it is accurate)

I was the Commanding Lord of CoM on Chessy for about 6 weeks straight, have been busy lately and did not have time to run for office for this past election, but I’m going to for the next one. I have a few accounts, and play a mage, a warrior, and a thief – and almost every faction player on Chesapeake knows the names of my characters.

Anyway, a few weeks into factions, I was up to about 500 points with my mage (I use both a mage and a dexer to pvp)…..and I lost connect in Brit. Lost 50 points. 50 points being more points than 95% of faction players have to their name, is lost to a disconnect. Thought to myself, “Hmm…some day I’ll be at 1000 points…..and I’m gonna lose 100 points to a disconnect? NAH” (I’m on an aDSL connect which pings good (about 50-60 0% pl) during non-busy hours and decent (80-100 with a little packet loss) during busy hours, but unfortunately it completely loses connection at LEAST 1 time a day, and I play UO alot so of course it happens when I’m soloing in Brit…..) Bam, idea dawned on me, let me store these points on a mule until they change the percentage of points that are lost when your score is high. I will explain this further in a bit. Anyway, I generally play a few days, rack up about 200 points, and transfer them to HehlafLOL by finding a wandering healer in the middle of nowhere and killing myself about 10 times real quick, knocking me down to 40 points or whatever. A GM asked me about my point storer, I explained to him what I do, he said it’s no problem, he was just curious. If a GM ever told me that he doesn’t want me to continue doing this, I would stop doing it before he could finish his sentence.

Ok, now about MY proposal (one that is actually meaningful) :

The percentage of points lost should go down as your score climbs. For instance, you should lose perhaps 10% of points up to 200, and then 9% of points up to 300, …..something along those lines, and roughly 2% when you are at 1000 points. I haven’t given it much thought as far as numbers go, but you get the idea. This way, when you are at 1000 points and you die to perhaps a disconnect or a lag out, you DONT lose an INSANE 100 points, you lose about 20. 20 is perfect: It makes the receiver damn happy, and you don’t have to go jump out a window when you login as a ghost and your score is now down to 900. See what I’m saying? Do me a favor and e-mail your UO Dev team buddies such as Calandryl with this proposal. In fact, do me an even BIGGER favor, and post the text of this email on the Lum main site to clear up many, many people’s rumors regarding me. It is not a faction dump, it is not a guild dump, I don’t sit in healers res-killing all day, and I don’t continuously join a faction with multi accounts. Every single point on HehlafLOL was earned from a True Brit, Shadowlord, or Minax on Chesapeake. Everyone who is reading this, please read that AGAIN.

Thank you for your time.

The very next email came from a former member of the UO Live Team who shall remain nameless:

Funny. The original design called for a tracking system that actually

denied points for killing the same player more than once over a certain amount of time, in order to avoid that very thing. I’d be suprised if they didn’t implement something like that (and a max tally per victim as well).

I tried to find out whether or not the current Factions Design has some sort of trap as indicated above and the response was a collection of shrugs.

One last spoonful of green text. At the risk of sounding like a Joshua Rowan controlled UWOO email group, Animal had the following to say on our boards regarding the way factions allocates and handles “pips”:

Actually your dead wrong on this one Arcadian. I play on Chesapeake and hehlaflol is a guild’s character for storing points. If you knew anything about points in factionsm you would understand that you can not go under -6 points. So after you get rez killed 6 times, when you have zero points, you cannot get anymore points from killing that person. The person with -6 points must kill someone with points in order to go up from -6. There is no way at all to macro points. So basically all this guild is doing is having all of the guild transfer their points to the char hehlaflol by saying ” I honor your leadership.” Maybe next time know before you talk about someone.

Dead wrong.

I see the piles of Arcadian corpses at the Britain Healer Hut and somehow those words are all too accurate.

I appreciate the comments from HehlafLOL and I’ll take his word that there’s nothing more going on here other than collecting up faction points on a mule character – but even doing that is an action I find to be a bit “twinkish”. For those of you who play Warhammer 40,000 – I offer the word “Cheesy”. If the problem does not lie in “farming points” then perhaps something might need to be done about the transfer of points. The question that immediately comes to mind is, why can you even transfer these points in the first place?* If you know, and you don’t write me an email using your feet, I might share it with everyone.

*if you’re already emailing me, the joke is on you.