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Discussion in 'Test Server Forum' started by Niami DenMother, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Siren Well-Known Member


    Silvers have full use of the broker and can sell?

    Holy smoke, I just logged on with my ancient (missing several expansions) silver account to double check, and I can't believe my eyes, but you're right! Wow. When did that happen?

    PS/ I think Silvers could always talk in chat (showed they weren't gold farmers when they paid the $10 for Silver upgrade way back when) but I tested it just to be sure: Silvers can chat in General world chat fine. (Sorry, new Bronzes, but you can't upgrade to Silver nowadays. Daybreak/Darkpaw got rid of Silver years ago because most people were skipping paying the sub and would just play as Silvers. Old Silvers are still grandfathered in to this day, though.)
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  2. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    they relaxed a lot about stuff I guess when they found out , that even free to play people spend a lot of money .
    So free to play people can do a lot more than at the beginning when Sony first came out with that idea .
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  3. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's sad; it was only a $5 upgrade by the time I got my Silvers.

    Had I known, I would've gotten tons more Bronzes and converted them... :-/

    Uwk
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  4. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    There are those who say that SOE (or DBG? I wonder whose idea it was...) making free-to-play the default and subscription an option was a bad idea, that every other MMO out there does it the opposite way and doesn't have to panic every year to get out a "latest and greatest expac! :D" or kowtow to the end-game raiders. At first I thought people were just whinging about any "unwashed, huddled masses" allowed into Their Back Yard, but apparently they actually had technical things in mind. :-/

    Uwk
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  5. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    grrrrrr Uwkete I also used to play Runes of Magic and that game has only free to play .
    They make their money on materials to upgrade your gear and just pure fluff , and stuff that simply makes your live more easy

    And Wizard 101 has another possible solution .
    In Wizard 101 you either get a subscription and as long as that lasts you have all access , or you buy all zones and areas with special currency and they are yours for as long as the game exists .

    So there are different ways to keep a game on line
    Blade and Soule is another free to play game I have tried and liked .
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  6. Uwkete-of-Crushbone Well-Known Member

    Wizard 101 sounds good! Is it still around? :)

    Uwk
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  7. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    I think so , at least they are still selling the cards to give you one month of subscription or the special in game coins , and a pet
    with studs ,
    Wizard !0! is an American game and is being played by all ages .
    I have met people playing as young as 6 years old ( your supposed to be 13 )
    and as old as a 74 year old grandpa , even whole families .
    What I like is the fact that you don't die in this game , your just knocked out and defeated ( even so that people in game call it being killed )

    Oh they also have Pirates 101 in this game your the captain of a ship and command a crew .
    I never tried that one .
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  8. Siren Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bother anyone, but where are Test patch notes and downtime notices put usually? Live seems to have its own specific place. Test must too, I'm just apparently missing it.
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  9. Niami DenMother Well-Known Member


    Pfft, not a bother at all! I just sort of missed this post for a couple days.

    "Usually" we get at least some sort of patch notes here in this Test Server forum, but sometimes, like last week, they got missed. We also "usually" get a weekly patch on Friday night, so things have the weekend to be poked and prodded before the team tackles fixes on Monday for any Tuesday live patch. Usually. We don't get proper downtime notices because the time on Friday evening (Pacific time evening, that is) can be a bit variable, depending on what the lovely Ops people are doing elsewhere (like dealing with the beta server for the GU and so on). But it is generally safe to assume that there will be about a half-hour of downtime sometime on Friday evening.

    Hope that helps!
    ~Mum
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  10. Siren Well-Known Member


    Thank you so much!

    Now back to the fun! :D
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  11. Siren Well-Known Member

    Woops, lagged out and double posted. Please remove this 2nd post.

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