Citizens of Siege Perilous Meet & Greet
Rumors had it that the place was to be over run with thief. So I made sure to come with nothing except the clothes on my back.
Many arrived early to get a good seat and to be able to see all that was going on.
You see: EM Bennu
EM Bennu and Advisor Bahset did a slap stick stand up while we waited for the Dev’s to arrive. They best not quit their day jobs or they going to slowly starve to death. EM Bennu walked in naked, “I was told we were supposed to show up nude, since this is Siege? A quick change for him and then the jokes started. All I can say is his writer needs to be PK, as they were the worse jokes I ever read on screen in game.
Bahset: our illustrious EM Bennu will bring you to the dias for your visit...
EM Bennu: taps his staff
Bahset: all hail the great EM Bennu
EM Bennu: So, did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? EM Bennu: They say... he made a mint. Bahset: hehe
Ok no more jokes I promise! But that was the first one from EM Bennu, and the rest were just as bad.
You see: Mesanna Mesanna: OMG after those jokes I had to squelch him..
Mesanna: Greetings ok give us a sec and we will start
You see: Kyronix You see: Misk
Mesanna: Seems Bleak is running late Mesanna: so lets start
CharGar: Hello All Mesanna: Greetings CharGar Kyronix : Hello!
CharGar: One question only Mesanna: ok
CharGar: When will we get our void pool banner? CharGar: Siege has been patiently waiting for it
Mesanna: lol when I have time to place it. CharGar: Will we get a different banner other than that large one?
Malloc: last banner was ugly and in the middle of no where
Mesanna: I have not had a request for a different one
CharGar: Asuka has a very nice shield above Covetous Mesanna: I only have one style
CharGar: Stating how many rounds, etc etc Mesanna: yes I know but they requested it
CharGar: We would like that as well? Maybe in Brit? That is all
Mesanna: then I suggest I get a request CharGar: You sure will Mesanna: thats all I have to go by
CharGar: Thank You Mesanna: thank you
York: Hello and thank you for your time. Mesanna: Greetings York York: I have a comment regarding new accounts and bringing completely new players to Ultima. I recently set up an account for a friend or well was. Until I realized it would cost 125 dollars to set up an account with all the expansions excluding the bonus storage and characters. This I feel is far too much to pay to enter a new game and be current(able to hunt with the player) Since this is a monthly subscription based game new accounts should be able to hunt right along the vets from day they pay for the subscription. I have a couple of friends that were interested in joining UO until they realized the startup costs. I honestly cannot blame anyone for passing on a game that would have such a start costs and a monthly fee. Again thanks for your time and Have a nice evening.
Mesanna: Actually we are kicking around giving all expansions up to SA in the near future along with a few other things we are working on
York: To help UO stay competitive. Just consider it is all I ask.
Mesanna: We have some ideas we are working on that will be released later to everyone
Vixen: .Greetings Mlady, Sirs Welcome once more to Siege. I have a few (9) questions, the first is mine, the rest are from folks that are in Germany, UK etc.. They asked that I relay their questions for them.
(OOC) Due to a problem with my copy paste I was unable to finish all my questions and be fair to all present. I will post all my questions here and of course will email the entire list to Mesanna ASAP.
Vixen: 2001, The yr that the lands of Ilshenar were born. I am sure you know the history of those lands, but to this date we still cannot mark runes, nor gate to and from those lands, (recalling out is allowed on other shards) Is there any way that this can be fixed, maybe allow us to mark runes, gate in/out
Mesanna: we are not changing the rules of Ilshnear
Vixen: The next are/was from Europe players that could not make it due to time zones;
Vixen: Can we have a smiliar crystal portal for illenshar dungeons/towns, too, like we have in eodon?
Mesanna: we will discuss it
Vixen: Can we sail in illenshar, too, one time?
Mesanna: no boats there to many issues
Vixen: Can we have an update on Guild Menu, so we can see Alliance guilds and members online status, too
Mesanna: we can add that to the backlog of tasks
Vixen: Will it be possible one time, that a house plot can be left to north and west side?
Mesanna: no, because of the spacing of houses
Vixen: Can the bug with the eodon/myrmdex quest been fixed? you have swear allegiance to myrmdex and hand in all items to the tinkerer to get the quest for killing Zipartiotl, but you swear allegiance to the eodon in mean time, then the quest goes "poof" and get lost and even the items you handed in are lost. It should be possible to do both start quest and if you are ready for the "champ" then you should be able to apply for both bosses
Mesanna: trying to understand what you are asking
Kyronix : So you want to be able to load up the quest items before hand then pick which boss encounter
Kyronix : You get to do?
(OOC) I am sorry that some were thinking this was dumb, stupid question, but these questions were from people overseas and no question is dumb or stupid if asked. The only dumb, stupid questions are the ones not asked.
Mesanna: you want both at the same time going right
Kyronix : The idea is that you pick a side So being able to do them both at the same time is kind of counter productive
Vixen: that was the question
Kyronix : But if we are misunderstanding the request. The person can feel free to email us
Vixen: When will we get a house or account search? We got these days a vendor search. - I would like to have that kind of search engine for my house or account, where I can search for and like to have that kind of search engine for my house or account, here I can search for and it would bring up a map, like I got on vendor search. - And with the map I can open that
EM Bennu: She took questions from the EU people who couldn't be here cause of the time.
Mesanna: you mean items inside your house?
Vixen: yes items in house the questions
Mesanna: if I understood the question correctly, let me check you want a map of all the items in your house like an inventory of where the items are?
Vixen: I have two more but I know the others are restless so I will email them as well. I thank you for your time
(OOC) Here are the other questions I failed to ask due to my error with cut and paste, my grandson was getting ready for bed and wanted a hug before going., I am sorry for my error.
Why aren´t summoned (animated dead) from corgul not hit by range spells (f.e. wither). It seems to be any Monster's necro summoned creature. And they also cannot be targeted by chain lightning or meteor.
Is it intended that altered items like for example Corgul sashes or crimmys cannot be altered back? If so, why?
Mesanna: ok email me the questions. Thank you
Mesanna: Greetings Crunch
Crunch: So, this has been voted on on stratics several times, and its always a 50/50 split, can we get VvV wearable artifacts reinstated? But there's been more than enough Is this something we can get a focus group for? We've all done that. 8 months ago + I've personally sent at least 3 emails in the past month regarding it. I can email again, but I feel like there has been more discussion on this topic than any other and it keeps coming up firstname.lastname@example.org Just so you know, a lot of us feel as if this is just going to continue being ignored we need a focus group to revisit this an active discussion with you guys
I did not see a reply to any of this, but over at Developer Meet And Greet On Siege Perilous, August 8 2016 you can see replys from Kyronix and Mesanna
Sara Dale: hello
Sara Dale: *Smiles*
Mesanna: Greetings Sara
Sara Dale: I don’t gate so I run around a lot I cant get to the lighthouse from the yew Prison because the doors are locked when will they be unlocked?
Mesanna: I can unlock them
Sara Dale: Thank you
Sara Dale: soon? Or can I have a key to the doors?
Mesanna: we may have to do a publish to remove the lock completely
Sara Dale: next one please? Thats all I have thank you.
Sara Dale: *Smiles*
Mesanna: Thank you
:Mesanna: Greetings Nightwolf
Kyronix : Hello!
Nightwolf: So I know Siege Perilous is the closest thing to it... But has there been any renewed interest in making a classic era (circa 1998) shard? Thank you.
Mesanna: To remove all the code to make it classic would be a disaster
Kyronix : If you can even get a consensus of what "classic" is
Mesanna: and would it even be worth it for the number of people see our point?
Nightwolf: I do, shame there is no change list, thank you again.
Mesanna: thank you
Budo: hi all
Mesanna: Greetings Budo
Budo: do you plan to do a welcome back to Britannia anytime soon?
Mesanna: no we have something else in mind that we will release later this year
Budo: secret Mesanna: err announce not release sorry
Budo: oh ok thank you very much Mesanna: welcome
Bolt: hi Mesanna: Greetings Bolt
Bolt: my question relates to the tot type possible events in the future for old arties, would it be only ones collected during event or would ones already collected count
Mesanna: either, new or old
Bolt: cool thank you
Mesanna: Greetings Steve
Steve: You were very rude to Crunch. Mesanna: Excuse me how was I rude Steve: often u do things cause something isn’t "fair" Steve: well its not fair dexxers cant get around
Mesanna: Do you have a question?
Steve: its like the goals is to keep people from playing here
EM Bennu: Moving on...
Mesanna: Greetings Freja
Freja: Can BS promise you are going to help us with our problem replacing suits in PvP. As it is not young PvP'ers have very hard making it here, also the good ones. Crafters and PvM'ers survive fine we need help one way or the other
Mesanna: So I take it you are for the VvV artifacts
Freja: that or better improved drop improved drop, +15% resist on magic loot and crafting please just do something
Mesanna: As stated we are not against the artifacts but we just did what you guys asked and not put it here
Freja: if all can use them it would be fine
Mesanna: so as stated earlier by Kyronix send us your feedback and we will act on it
(OOC) Mesanna@broadsword.com to email feedback and questions folks
Freja: then we do not have imbalance between VvV and not as all can be attacked here
Mesanna: yes its Siege
Freja: also of some using them our concern was the balance cursed and no owner tag will do and usable for all add them to collections systems too
Mesanna: lol we are not adding these to all shards I can tell you this now
Freja: no, just Siege lets have a focus group
Mesanna: we had a focus group for VvV on our internal forums
Freja: but now we know better a lot changed their opinion
(OOC) No we have not, and there will be a lot of Emails going to Mesanna@broadsword.com stated just that.
Kyronix : And one way or another someone is going to be disappointed with the outcome of the focus group You can't please everyone Then it turns into an assault that we didn't listen, that feedback was fallen on deaf ears etc etc
Freja: no but at least give us Fel bonus, more luck then. we had several poll on stratics we want help that we agree about
Mesanna: so since you are 50/50 should be turn this into a Mugen =)
Freja: I understand about Mugen
Mesanna: yes same rules but has a Tram also
Freja: but PvP are dying here the not so hardcore ones no one fight back, they hide
Mesanna: Look we understand you want change, but we can not give you special artifacts for Siege only
(OOC) THANK YOU!
Freja: alot want to try fight
Mesanna: We either turn on VvV artifacts or we don't that was your choice originally if you want it changed then email us give us the feedback to turn it on here
(OOC) Yes send your emails to Mesanna@broadsword.com
Freja: I will do, please just try to help us, thanks
Mesanna: thank you
Mesanna: Greetings Mossy
MOSSY: Hi, VVV Items must be available on Siege, Town fights will be increased if points are hard to get. There has to be benefits to PVP on Siege that is what this shard was based on from the get go PROTECTION from other players or death. Introducing VVV items is important to allow PVP to have a chance
MOSSY: What benefit do pvpers get for being good at PVP?
Kyronix : Not getting killed? You asked what benefit do pvpers get for being good at PvP. The answer is they don't get killed
Kyronix : They get the spoils of their victims
MOSSY: But when the victims have an entire map to hide on, its not 1999 anymore, when you could find players in every dungeon. Thats why VVV is important, make town fighting for PVP'ers, make it hard to get the Artifacts unlike other shards if someone doesn’t want to PVP they don’t have to and everyone is satisfied. If you want a trammel setting leave Siege. Well thanks for answering my questions.. with an OK..
Vixen: all the ones asking for the VvV are from other shards except for Freja
Chuck Norris Jr: Hi
Chuck Norris Jr: I have three questions
The first is: are you all secretly GIL members?
Mesanna: HI Chuck, no
Chuck Norris Jr: oh
Chuck Norris Jr: it seems like you are. I come to your event to meet you and you have everything disabled, I can't cast can't attack but you didn't turn off stealing and someone stole my butcher knife and i wasn’t allowed to defend myself I will accept your talisman as payment
Mesanna: you are talking about here? we do that on purpose, dream on
Chuck Norris Jr: I think you did it on purpose
Mesanna: we did
Chuck Norris Jr: and now I'm down a butcher knife. question 2 as I’m sure you've picked up on, people here are very afraid of PvP when they hunt, they do it on a tamer. they hide, and let their animal just kill stuff and go afk can you make it so when pets are fighting, the owner gets revealed like i would if i threw a conflag pot and the invised
Mesanna: they should
Chuck Norris Jr: they absolutely do not
Mesanna: tell me what areas and I will fix that
Chuck Norris Jr: players in the GIL alliance are ruining the shard
Chuck Norris Jr: afk farming with stealth ad stealing my butcher knife at your event
CharGar: kill afk farmers then like Gilfane does
Chuck Norris Jr: third item I would like the town cryers to actually serve a purpose
Mesanna: they do
Chuck Norris Jr: if I go up to them and ask them for news, I'd like them to tell me where people are farming
Mesanna: they let you know when events are happening Mesanna: rofl thats cute
EM Bennu: He wants it a PvP target locater.
Chuck Norris Jr: I’ll take your laughter as acceptance and agreement
Mesanna: I know I am smiling
Chuck Norris Jr: thats all that I have, but seriously, I would like my butcher knife back, you disabled me from killing the thief this event is basically the equivalent of a Trump rally
Mesanna: ok night Shoo
Kyronix : Hello Fogsbane
Fogsbane: thank you all for your time, can you add scrolls of transcendence books, other than via holiday 2011 ticket
EM Bennu: One second Fogsbane, she is handing out a spanking. Mesanna: sorry
Fogsbane: no apology necessary, to me, can you add scrolls of transcendence books, other than via holiday 2011 ticket
Mesanna: Yes we can Fogsbane: sweet look forward to it
Fogsbane: next I'm not in agreement on vvv but ...would which of you comment on when you last died in game, unexpectedly;y, when did each of you die, unexpectedly, whilst playing devserv, pvp , test center or otherwise
Kyronix : I die unexpectedly all the time
Misk: I died last week on our internal test server
Kyronix : The Automatons killed me
Mesanna: last week testing the new stuff
Kyronix : And a liche killed me on production and stole a sweet shield Misk crafted for me
Kyronix : But I don't like to talk about that
Fogsbane: ok last thing for now, can i has a magic carpet?
Mesanna: I can turn you into a carpet and rename you Magic =P
EM Bennu: Silly players asking for carpets... Everyone knows hot air balloons are where its at. Right Kyronix?
You see: a corpse of EM Bennu
Kyronix : Indeed!
Ter Yaap Art says: Good evening
Mesanna: Greetings Ter Yaap
Misk: and Bennu died unexpectantly this evening while antagonizing Mesanna
Ter Yaap Art: 1st item: Are you aware that city trade deals do not deduct the 2m from treasury?
Kyronix : Had not heard about that
Kyronix : Did it happen here?
Ter Yaap Art: it happens here
Kyronix : Which City?
Ter Yaap Art: please turn it back on, every city
Kyronix : We will investigate it. Thank you for the report
Ter Yaap Art: thank you, 2nd item cheating with the cc is big just after a mandatory patch no cheating for a day or two
Mesanna: yes easy UO has to catch up
Ter Yaap Art: have you thought about making a very little mandatory patch every other day?
Ter Yaap Art: or every day?
Vixen: nice I like that
CharGar: that would be wonderful!
Suleiman: continually change the color of Blackthorn's throne
Mesanna: I think its possible but I do not want to speak for the Engineer
[Leawyn II]: Did she really just mention an illegal program?
Mesanna: not to patch but another solution
Ter Yaap Art: that would reduce cheating a lot
Mesanna: next question?
Ter Yaap Art: last one
Ter Yaap Art: in vvv would it be possible to make altars active all the time...like all altars active...so it would become a hold the beacon type of thing? for an altar that is held by you your control bar increases
Kyronix : We tried that early on in testing and what you had was basically 3 people standing on each of their own altar and not having any reason to fight each other. Hard to play king of the mountain when everyone gets their own mountain, *grins*.
Ter Yaap Art: how about making the altar yours till someone else claims it that way you move around and try to claim more altars
Vixen: I like it
Ter Yaap Art: Well thank you for your time
Mesanna: Thank you Kyronix : Thanks for the feedback!
Leawyn II: Hail and welcome to Siege. Mesanna: Greetings Leawyn
Leawyn II: Just wanted to say that. The ONLY reason the VvV arties are being brought up again is because we got a guild from prodo, that openly admits to running every cheat in the book, and they are now looking for an easy button to get overpowered gear. Keep them turned off pls. They affect everyone, not just PvPers. Balance gear in another way if needed please. Thanks. *takes a bow*
Mesanna: thank you
Minx: Personally I love that a crafter can sell suits here
Kyronix : Thanks for the feedback
Mesanna: Greetings Igg Igg A Pie: hail and well met
Igg A Pie: the doom turn in lanterns and the Mesanna event lantern can not be Siege blessed is there a reason for that and/or can it be changed?
Mesanna: we can fix that
Igg A Pie: sweet thats all I got thank you
Mesanna: actually we are going to fix that across all shards
Mesanna: Greetings Talia
Talia: I got some questions about resource gathering
Kyronix : Sure
Talia: first off, can we be done with the unnamed lobsters and crabs already?
Kyronix : Like lobsters and crabs in general?
Talia: well, that wouldn't be all bad, but no just the plain ones that aren't needed for the fishing quests you get an inordinate amount of them they can be donated to the library, but....
Kyronix : The special lobsters and crabs aren't really special anymore if they are the only ones that can be caught
Talia: they're kind of a deterrent to doing fishing quests, at least for me well they're not special per se, I mean, all species of life have classifications
Kyronix : This is true, I'm partial to lobsters They're delicious
Talia: but you see what I'm getting at. I like the crab fishing system
Kyronix : But yes, I see what you are saying Talia: but the return is...meh Nextly, has there been ANY discussion about turning off the randomization of resources?
Mesanna: nope, we have not
Talia: not even a teensy bit of it?
Mesanna: not we talked about it but then thought about the reason it was turned on in the first place which was to deter scripters
Talia: I understand, here on siege we take care of them as best we can
Mesanna: I am not arguing it did not stop the scripters
Talia: but I know it wouldn't be a switch just for siege
Mesanna: no I would do it for all shards
Talia: okay, thanks for your time
Mesanna: its a royal pain to be honest with you we will talk about reverting that though
Talia: oh it is on our end too
Mesanna: well as a person that has a miner is it mine also
Talia: Thanks again!
Mesanna: I promise we will make a decision on this soon
Mesanna: Greetings Sam
Sam: hail, just 3 quick things, first a stable in Jhelom!!! Sam: 2nd i think vendor fees are 2 high on Siege
Mesanna: umm I can add you one we did it on tram on all other shards I will add one here
Sam: Thanks - it will make my town more stable
Sam: 3rd i think jewels should not be sold on Siege, thats it for me
Mesanna: umm why
(OOC) There was no real question and answer here, Sam was happy he got a stable and more or less wonder off, but the rest of the people there all voice sharp “NO” to the Jewels question
Mesanna: ok few more questions and we need to call it a night
Mesanna: Sheila is the last one
Mesanna: Greetings Zalan
Kyronix : Good evening
Zalan: Is it possible to see primitive firearms add to UO in the future?
Mesanna: I would rather not have firearms in UO, whips chains no firearms, lol
Zalan: Just curious since it was headed in a steampunk direction. Only question Thank You
Mesanna: thank you
Mesanna: Greetings Stanford
Kyronix : Good evening
Stanford: Quick question, I know hot air balloons are off the table, but how about blimps? or rocket ships?
EM Bennu: Blimps!
Mesanna: run, run fast
Kyronix : Oh boy! A zeppelin! Whoooooopieeeee!
Mesanna: Greetings Malloc
Malloc: when a client moves too fast can you make them rubber band back, when a client casts too fast can you make them fizzle cheating is hard to beat, if you give them arties they well not be able to be dealt with
Mesanna: Thats a question for Bleak that we are just not able to answer but are you signed up for the newsletter if so I can get him to answer it there
Malloc: they cheat clocks mount while running move off the screen like the wind anything to prevent it will be welcome thank you
Mesanna: thank you
Mesanna: Greetings Sheila
sheila: Greetings all. Thank you for coming to Siege for this meeting. I want to thank you for some of the upcoming changes like granite only I just wanted to say
Mesanna: I am sorry for the confusion of the date
sheila: I am a crafter and I do buy gems I would not be able to make armor if i had to hunt them because I'm not actually a pvper or a hunter so please don't make them unavailable here thank you
Mesanna: we are not going to remove them
Vixen: like me I am crafter
sheila: i also feel vendor fees are high
Mesanna: gems are needed for several things
sheila: thank you
Aria D'Lacy: YEA
Minx: Thank you Sheila for speaking up
sheila: That was all.
Mesanna: thank you
sheila: Thank you very much for your time.
Mesanna: You are most welcome
Freja: Hello again, , 2 short questions
Mesanna: 1 question
Freja: Can we do something with unused dirt plot, someone left here as second house?
Freja: when they do not play Siege
Mesanna: no second houses here
Freja: some kind of refresh
Mesanna: oh oh I see what your saying
Freja: or second house count for all shards
Mesanna: they pay for the plots
(OOC) She was told one question but got her 2nd one under the time.
Freja: Recall, can we allow it here with a delay to not force all to have magery? delay to allow to die in PvP
Mesanna: no I am not changing that rule, that has been on Siege from the beginning not going to change that
Freja: thanks, thanks for coming
Mesanna: thank you
Bahset: all done boss
Mesanna: thanks guys
Mesanna says: Thank you Siege for coming tonight
Kyronix : Thanks for the great feedback and questions
Mesanna: and we do appreciate the feedback
Kyronix : Have a good night everyone!
And Good Night Siege.
(OOC) I was up well pass 2am reading, typing and editing snaps for this article. If you wish an unedit version of my journal of all that was said by everyone that was present post your email in PM to me and I will send a copy to you.