Stretch-7 writes in again to clue us in on something reds have long suspected:
I turned blue a couple days ago and I just found out why I never turned blue until I macroed. If you cross a server line, your counter gets reset. I had a counselor confirm this a couple days ago.
I was red for 1 month and 1 week while only being 1 long term count over. I usually play UO for about 2-3 hours a day. That adds up to far more than 40 hours. I actually thought I was going to listen to OSI and not macro, and do what they wanted me to. Play UO for 40 hours. Well, after a month and I decided I wasn’t go blue anytime soon. I macroed for 4 days (at about 8 hours a day). I then turned blue.
This is absolutely insane (I keep saying this about OSI). If they don’t want us to macro, fix the system so it actually works without macroing.
Basically if you want to lose counts, the only way to do so is to macro on the same sub-server for long periods of time.