A Katana Named 'Blade of Thuringwethil' (in General)

[T]Vestax 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.

QBsutekh137 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*

Stephen 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.

QBsutekh137 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.

Stephen April 20 2006 12:12 AM EDT

Episodes of Star Trek have been based on similar anomalies

Gilgamesh2090 [NCB Shop] April 20 2006 12:52 AM EDT

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?

bartjan April 20 2006 12:54 AM EDT

To tell them apart?

Gilgamesh2090 [NCB Shop] April 20 2006 12:57 AM EDT

Is there a way for normal users to view the IDs of their equipment?

Stephen 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'.

Stephen 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.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 20 2006 7:34 AM EDT

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?


Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 20 2006 8:58 AM EDT

The Elven Long Bow was actually a named Sling/Staff sling :)

{CB1}Lukeyman 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.

IndependenZ April 20 2006 1:03 PM EDT

You should rename it "A Blade of Thuringwethil"! Then watch what happens next... ;)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 20 2006 2:13 PM EDT

I'll beat him soundly about the head and shoulders with it.
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