inquireing (in General)

Elf X.7plus35k October 19 2005 1:36 AM EDT

is there anyway a vet who had quit for a long time could apply for a short NUB to catch up? like send some sort of an application to an admin or something... kinda like the vet was on a long vacation and now has no way to catch up seeing as how even vets can't just up and start all over...?

Stephen October 19 2005 1:38 AM EDT


Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] October 19 2005 1:39 AM EDT

Sorry to say, many have asked this, and the answer has been a resounding 'No.'

On a side note, it is spelled "inquiring." Plus capitalization helps too. Sorry about lecturing you on basic English, for some reason that was bugging me.

QBOddBird October 19 2005 1:55 AM EDT

I don't think I've seen it put this way before, though. I thought it sounded like a good idea, myself.

On a side note, its better to say, "I don't think he'll do that" rather than straight up "no." - after all, you aren't the final authority, but a community member.

If its been asked before, in this same way, post a URL. That way we can look at that. =).


IndependenZ October 19 2005 2:17 AM EDT

Jonathan, September 29 2005 3:37 PM EDT
"You had your chance.
You just wasted it."

It's in a post somewhere called Bonus for veterans: Another NUB flame fest.

QBOddBird October 19 2005 2:19 AM EDT

That's actually from a post about getting a VUB when you start a new character. Has nothing to do with her request. On a side note, way to post a URL.

*thumbs up*

IndependenZ October 19 2005 2:40 AM EDT

It does have something to do with her request. Isn't her request actually a VUB? For veterans who want to start over?
So there you go. Jonathan said "No." in his very own way. =)

And I wasn't responding to you, OB, but to Ann herself. If you want to see a link, post one ourself.

Special J October 19 2005 2:40 AM EDT


It falls under the multiple account issue.

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] October 19 2005 2:54 AM EDT


Can't we change this rule just for poor old Chuckles? :(

Nah, to be honest I much preffer it this way. I've been hit as hard as anyone by this, had several mil, a top ten char... quit and come back to 20k pr and less than 10k. But us vets have an advantage. We've played for a long time, and we know how to make our character sucessful. You can look at some newbs who've taken advantage of their NUB and good on them, but most don't get anywhere even with it because they don't know much about the game and spend a week forging a halberd rather than fighting.

Vet's don't need a bonus to catch up again. Newbs however can't get a big enough bonus.

I for one agree with Jon's NUB, and lack of a vet bonus.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 19 2005 3:24 AM EDT

But isn't that what Mentors are for? To help new players gain the same understanding as existing players have? (While also helping ease them into the community of course!) There is also the Wiki and the Forums to help bring them up to speed. This also ignores new players who know existing ones IRL.

As for the NUB, One of the best NUB fighters (Forgive me if I have this wrong, also knows an existing player here) has made 750K MPR in two months.

There is no way you can match that MrC. :( And no way you can catch anyone above you who fights the same amount as you.

It's a shame as I'd love to see your insight into Mages applied on a high level one.

RIPsalt3d October 19 2005 3:24 AM EDT

Sorry about lecturing you on basic English, for some reason that was bugging me.

That comma should be a semicolon. I'm not sorry about lecturing you on intermediate English; I'm trying to be both funny and informative. :)

QBRanger October 19 2005 9:38 AM EDT

/me is staying away from this thread with a 10, no 20 foot pole.

I would not want Almuric to get mad at me yet again :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] October 19 2005 10:24 AM EDT

i don't see how it falls under the multi account problem tho...=/

QBOddBird October 19 2005 10:38 AM EDT

what she's saying though, Chuckles, is that she's been away from CB. Not on it. What advantage is there if you aren't able to get online and play? None.

You have your favorite CB game, and then you have a holiday trip with your family. According to the community, by going on this trip with your family, you shouldn't have a chance at being competitive because you enjoyed your *real* life?

Surely everyone here can realize how stupid that is.

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] October 19 2005 10:56 AM EDT


Jon has said before that he likes to reward people for spending time on the game. He likes people to be constantly spending their BA, otherwise it's wasted, hence the 160 BA cap. It does not keep going up, because if you are away, you miss out.
If you're enjoying real life rather than playing CB for a few months, great! Good on you. Just don't expect to be compensated for the BA you missed.

And GL, "There is no way you can match that MrC. :( And no way you can catch anyone above you who fights the same amount as you."

No, you're right. I can't.
But a lot of vets could.
Another advantage of being a vet is that if you come back from holiday or something and are flat broke with a tiny char, you still have a good deal of credibility and could get a loan or just buy a big char with a payplan. Forge and you could be 600-700k pr with your debts payed within a month.

There are lot of advantages to being a vet. We don't need any more.

QBOddBird October 19 2005 11:06 AM EDT

On a side note, I took a vacation from CB. Granted it was from CB1, but still. When I decided to come play again, there was CB2 - whoa, ya know? I started, got this NUB thing, and I've been rewarded for taking my vacation basically - whereas if you started CB2 January 2nd or some time around that date, and *then* took your vacation, instead of being rewarded for starting earlier than me, you are punished? That is the part that doesn't make much sense.

Elf X.7plus35k October 19 2005 11:21 AM EDT

Oh Mr. Chuckles don't even get me started the point is the NUB wasn't there when i started, where I'm at i can't forge effectively so i'd be loosing $ rather than getting somewhere for about a month so i guess that would take me 2 months of really playing 24 7 to catch up and pay off my debts, even if i had played everyday from when i started on cb2 i wouldn't have been rewarded with a NUB it would have been OH GOOD FOR YOU, YOU used your ba at least once a day whoppie... that is NOT a reward people with new accounts get rewards for what signing up? well where was mine?

QBOddBird October 19 2005 11:31 AM EDT

/me backs away slowly...
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