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Just a random suggestion/something I noticed after purchasing the explorers pack..

It comes with a 30 day parlor badge, but it doesn't come wrapped. IMO it should come wrapped and bound to the pirate if avoiding trading them off is what is being aimed for.
I already had an active parlor badge when I purchased the explorers pack, so now in my pocket I have one that expires in 15 days, and one that expires in 30 days. It doesn't seem quite right to me that I will only be getting 15 days of use out the the badge I got in the pack.


Shared from my post in another thread. I really think this should be addressed before more people waste money on half of a badge, or I am sure in some cases it is less than half of a badge.
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This is a good point, I will update the Parlor badge to make it wrapped (won't go into effect until later this week). You can petition the Ocean Masters in-game though, and they'll take care of any lost badge days you experienced.
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This is a good point, I will update the Parlor badge to make it wrapped (won't go into effect until later this week). You can petition the Ocean Masters in-game though, and they'll take care of any lost badge days you experienced.



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Perm Labour Badge does not work,
I can accept jobs, can appear to do labour
however it shows me as Dormant, and provides only labour done

Having Submitted 2 bug reports/3 petitions over 3 days
best response I get is closed/resolved by Player-Which I Disagree, nor accept
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This is a good point, I will update the Parlor badge to make it wrapped (won't go into effect until later this week). You can petition the Ocean Masters in-game though, and they'll take care of any lost badge days you experienced.



Please note:
Perm Labour Badge does not work,
I can accept jobs, can appear to do labour
however it shows me as Dormant, and provides only labour done


We are aware of the issue and are looking into it.

Please note that support does not respond to /bug reports. Those are for the devs to review logs and help them correct issues.
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Well this explains why I was not getting any offline labor. I was beginning to wonder.

A question on the parlor badge, since it's being updated, are those of us who didn't have a parlor badge before able to ask for the existing one to be swapped out for a wrapped version?
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You can petition the Ocean Masters in-game though, and they'll take care of any lost badge days you experienced.


This would suggest that you can petition to get any days you have "duplicate" combined rather than turning one of them into a wrapped one.
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This would suggest that you can petition to get any days you have "duplicate" combined rather than turning one of them into a wrapped one.

This suggests to me that more than likely, you'll be refunded doubloons.
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Would it be possible to put the badges from this package in the palace shop? Labor Alts don't need Officer badges or Swords or Parlor badges.

The life time labor badge is great as you can upgrade and when it expires your still producing minimal labor. Even better make a life time deluxe labor badge.
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Would it be possible to put the badges from this package in the palace shop? Labor Alts don't need Officer badges or Swords or Parlor badges.

The life time labor badge is great as you can upgrade and when it expires your still producing minimal labor. Even better make a life time deluxe labor badge.

I don't think placing them in the palace shoppe is a good idea. O badges and 24 hr labour badges for 12 months will cost 276 dubs (anddd just ignore everything else in the pack), The pack is what $50USD? and it's $50 for 240 Dubs, so the cost for the badges should still be around that 240-280 dub mark shouldn't it? 240 dubs at 3,500 is only around 1mil easy enough to just buy the dubs off the exchange from other players and contribute to rising dub exchange prices. Separate the labour badge sure, but it should be paid DLC again.
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I don't think placing them in the palace shoppe is a good idea. O badges and 24 hr labour badges for 12 months will cost 276 dubs (anddd just ignore everything else in the pack), The pack is what $50USD? and it's $50 for 240 Dubs, so the cost for the badges should still be around that 240-280 dub mark shouldn't it? 240 dubs at 3,500 is only around 1mil easy enough to just buy the dubs off the exchange from other players and contribute to rising dub exchange prices. Separate the labour badge sure, but it should be paid DLC again.


Reasons I disagree
1)As a parent, I don't want to give my kid the cc card to make multiple purchases so it forces a purchase of dub or explores pack where if they could buy expires pack or parts with dubs his $100 purchase cans be used how he wants with out me having to try and understand, granted I do in this game but other games they tell me and they may as well speak differnt language.

2) Dub inflation is caused by multiple issues. One is people profiting on buying and selling them. Watch the trade you will see orders pop up 50-100 poe higher filling the board. Cough Gold Boxes biggest influence. It could also help cause deflation as people will have one initial purchase of a life time badge yes a spike will happen but however in the future the dubs will be not needed for labor badges, reducing demand for dubs long term.

-I just buy my dubs once and awhile whether I hoard them for future badge purchase or spend 200 at once doesn't change anything, other then the badge doesn't dust. It really sucks coming home from a weekend a way to find all your labor alts badges dusted at once. Shops, stopped producing, ect... Then you get to spend 135 dubs at once for your nine pirates. Kinda makes ya just want to walk away.

3.This game feels like it nickel and dimes you to death as a new player I had not noticed on Emerald how much it sucks. I feel like I have to keep dumping in money to play a free to play game. Yes its a choice but people can chose to leave if they don't like it. I have seen many good friends who play daily leave Obsidian for this very reason, they are back on Emerald, but that wont last long as inflation is likely to kill that ocean as people are spending here, and meridian pirates move poe to dubs as the inflation has already destroyed Meridian. At least they would have labor if they had this badge.

That all said the Explores pack is brilliant, Meridian would still have labor and officers and maybe wouldn't be in such rough shape. I just think making it more available and even splitting it up would be a great addition. As a player who would buy it from the palace but not likely out side of it. Perhaps if once the game goes to full release I will change my mind but I am not totally sold on Obsidian yet.
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This is a good point, I will update the Parlor badge to make it wrapped (won't go into effect until later this week). You can petition the Ocean Masters in-game though, and they'll take care of any lost badge days you experienced.



Please note:
Perm Labour Badge does not work,
I can accept jobs, can appear to do labour
however it shows me as Dormant, and provides only labour done


We are aware of the issue and are looking into it.

Please note that support does not respond to /bug reports. Those are for the devs to review logs and help them correct issues.


In an attempt to fix the labour bagde problem, I spent 10 dubs to upgrade to Deluxe, and guess what- still complete failure



and yes I know-insert generic auto response, we are aware of problem

Player: taking advantage of player base is as wrong as me exploiting, which you resolved in under 6 hours, been 4 days and still unresolved, in fact it has become worse
this many years of game - and you cannot correct your malfunctioning product?
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According to Obsidian patch notes, a fix is being applied for the permanent labor badges which will take affect after the next server reboot - likely in the next few hours.

 
Release 2017-09-19
These changes will not take effect until the server reboots this evening.
  • Fix for bug that could cause holders of the permanent labor badge to be treated as dormant.
  • Modifying the colors of the shadow panther from the Battle Box to make it more distinct.

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    Player: taking advantage of player base is as wrong as me exploiting, which you resolved in under 6 hours, been 4 days and still unresolved, in fact it has become worse
    this many years of game - and you cannot correct your malfunctioning product?


    Please do try to understand for just a second what might be going on right now. Just head over to any of the three colonized islands, and look at the buildings from the outside... Oh wait, you can't. And let's not forget the players who can't see any other players. And those who can't purchase doubloons at all.

    Yes, it's frustrating that your badge itsn't working well. We all get this. However, it's far from the only problem right now, so have a little patience. This is still a beta, so sometimes when the devs change something, other things break and need to be fixed.

    Yeah, there are issues. That's part of what you sign up for when you play a beta game/server. The badges will get fixed, just be patient.
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    On a different note, check out imgur.com. You can host images there for free. So when you post screen captures, you don't have to worry about whether or not your hotlink will work. You can even post anonymously. If you choose to use imgur, you don't have to "Publish to Gallery" in order for your upload to be viewable.
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    On a different note, check out imgur.com. You can host images there for free. So when you post screen captures, you don't have to worry about whether or not your hotlink will work. You can even post anonymously. If you choose to use imgur, you don't have to "Publish to Gallery" in order for your upload to be viewable.


    I guess you could use imgur but it does have the problem of imposing a random filename. Allow me to quote more appropriate solutions from the 2016 Easter Egg Test Rendering Thread.

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    We highly recommend using PostImage.org or CloudApp (free is 10 files per day limit) to house these files. Why? Well, they don't change the naming, they don't have ads and the direct link actually is a direct link! If possible, please use one of these websites for providing us your designs that you want rendered. Also, if you know of another image sharing website that doesn't alter the file names please share!



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    This isn't an event thread, filenames do not matter. I specified imgur because it's slightly more popular than postimages.org (formerly postimage.org).

    Personally, I prefer postimages.org, it's what I use for all my images here. But the average user is more likely to have used imgur than they have postimages.

    In any case, I believe my point still stands.
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    Explorer's Pack Badge Questions
    - This is the 24 hr labor badge, right?

    - If I wanted to make the labor badge 72 hrs, do I pay for an upgrade each month? or is that possible?

    - Can I spread the badges between the pirates on the account?
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    - This is the 24 hr labor badge, right?

    Yes.
     
    - If I wanted to make the labor badge 72 hrs, do I pay for an upgrade each month? or is that possible?

    You get a 5-doubloon discount on the deluxe badge when you have the permanent labor badge (also an 8-doubloon discount on Senior Officer and Captain badge for having the permanent officer badge)
     
    - Can I spread the badges between the pirates on the account?

    No, you claim all of it at the same time and they're untradable.
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    - This is the 24 hr labor badge, right?

    Yes.
     
    - If I wanted to make the labor badge 72 hrs, do I pay for an upgrade each month? or is that possible?

    You get a 5-doubloon discount on the deluxe badge when you have the permanent labor badge (also an 8-doubloon discount on Senior Officer and Captain badge for having the permanent officer badge)
     
    - Can I spread the badges between the pirates on the account?

    No, you claim all of it at the same time and they're untradable.

    Basically, this package is designed to allow players to be able to play those parts of the game (labor puzzles and being an officer) whenever they want, without needing to diddledork around with buying a badge on a regular basis. It's not intended to make shopkeeping simple/cheap via a neverending deluxe badge, although you can approximate this by upgrading your basic badge every 30 days.
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    It just hit me, with an non expiring badge and shops that don't require puzzling, Furnisher/Tailor, could be abused. I could open a shop put some poe in and come back at the end of the year and collect. Is there at least a log in requirement at least for this badge or did running these types of shops become even easier yet. The same would go for raising building as I am sure there will be some shops going up as soon as they possibly can?

    This may be a great reason not to allow it to be purchased with out the whole package, yet it would still be worth it to run a furnisher doing next to nothing once the shop is set up.
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    It just hit me, with an non expiring badge and shops that don't require puzzling, Furnisher/Tailor, could be abused. I could open a shop put some poe in and come back at the end of the year and collect. Is there at least a log in requirement at least for this badge

    Yes, there has always been a login requirement. You have to log in once every 10 days to keep your labor going.
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    Side note on the deluxe badge. It is almost certainly only utilising the hours of the permanent labour badge and not the deluxe currently as well.
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    Side note on the deluxe badge. It is almost certainly only utilising the hours of the permanent labour badge and not the deluxe currently as well.

    A bugfix for this was released yesterday.
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