A Katana Named 'Blade of Thuringwethil' (in General)
April 19 2006 9:36 PM EDT
This blade had quite a history attached to it. In this thread I would like anyone's help of piecing together as much of that history as possible. My hope would then be to place that history into a wiki page. This is what I know to be true so far.
-The blade was once owned by Koala at some point because I almost bought it off of her. This was roughly a month after I joined the game, May 16, 2005.
-It then passed several hands up until a post was made about it.
-It was then purchased by Bast and renamed 'Just a named katana'
-It was then passed to Sefton.
-Sefton then made a contest and passed it on to Lukey on April 11 2006.
-The last known NW of the item was $508,991 (and still is if you assume Lukey hasn't upgraded it any).
I'm sure Lukey could tell us the exact day the item was named by going back 24 months from the day it's current name expires.
April 19 2006 11:01 PM EDT
24 months? Wouldn't a rename override the existing term? If a President is assassinated, one cannot go four years back from the assassination date and assume that is the source.
Why the focus on this weapon? Just curious. *smile*
April 19 2006 11:14 PM EDT
From the item naming page:
The names will be active for one year; renaming adds to the active period, with a maximum of 2 years. That is, if you have an item whose name expires in 9 months, but you give it a different name, the item will retain the new name for 21 months. If you renamed it again, it would then expire in 24 months.
Looks like the US constitution pertaining to retrospectively changing inauguration dates post-presidential assassination is wrong.
April 19 2006 11:32 PM EDT
So if I rename an item four times, it's source will be considered well beyond the origin of CB2 itself? Nice.
April 20 2006 12:12 AM EDT
Episodes of Star Trek have been based on similar anomalies
Vestax has indirectly raised a question I have had a long time. It has something to do with the origins of weapons and armor. On the Stats/Items/Overview page it lists the oldest piece of armor and weapon with an ID number. Can one of you oldbies or admins answer why they have an ID tag?
April 20 2006 12:54 AM EDT
To tell them apart?
Is there a way for normal users to view the IDs of their equipment?
April 20 2006 12:58 AM EDT
Giving something a numeric primary key is the only way when there is no other unique identifier for the item. There may be many instances of 'Item x Y + Z'.
April 20 2006 1:00 AM EDT
AFAIK that is the only exposure of the internal ID in the UI. But I'll soon be proved wrong.
And now we can have a discussion of what constitutes a Normal User.
The original naming was based on shenanigans Todd (I think...) played in CB1, renaming items into thier rare counterparts, and selling them to the store to abuse campers. ;)
I rememeber the purchase of an 'Elven Long Bow', but I can't remember what the base was, maybe a short bow?
The Elven Long Bow was actually a named Sling/Staff sling :)
April 20 2006 10:44 AM EDT
Just a named katana. [74x20] (+20) (Katana) 13 months 5 days
This is awesome!! I own a part of history, and no, I will never rename it, upgrade it, sell it, or anything, it's my new baby.
April 20 2006 1:03 PM EDT
You should rename it "A Blade of Thuringwethil"! Then watch what happens next... ;)
I'll beat him soundly about the head and shoulders with it.
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