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Dev's Meet & Greet On Izumo 1-30-17

This is a summary of the meeting that was held on January 30, 2017 in Izumo.
  1. This is a summary of the meeting that was held on January 30, 2017 in Izumo.
    Japanese player ⇔ EM Asiantam (Translation for both) ⇔ Bleak · Kyronix · Mesanna · Misk




    Mesanna: morning
    Mesanna: shall we begin

    EM Asiantam: ok



    1,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: he is EC user
    EM Asiantam: about macroeing of EC
    EM Asiantam: are you going to add more hot bar?
    EM Asiantam: from the icon 'no icn set'

    Mesanna: what type of Icons are you looking for

    EM Asiantam: for example
    EM Asiantam: masteries
    EM Asiantam: new one
    EM Asiantam: since ToL
    EM Asiantam: do you have a future plan to add more icons?

    Mesanna: those are not hard to add at all
    Mesanna: we will review them all and make sure there is an icon for them

    EM Asiantam: want him to send you what kind of icons he wants?

    Mesanna: sure we accept suggestions

    EM Asiantam: thank you!


    2,

    EM Asiantam: nice to meet you

    Mesanna: Nice to meet you also

    EM Asiantam: he does crafting mainly
    EM Asiantam: no combat
    EM Asiantam: so he is asking for something to communicate with others

    Mesanna: you want to be able to craft a personal communication tool?

    EM Asiantam: he is asking for something he can hold
    EM Asiantam: cooking tools for example

    Mesanna: that adds alot of art
    Mesanna: we added the hats for you guys
    Mesanna: send us your suggestions

    EM Asiantam: something like party goods
    EM Asiantam: flowers
    EM Asiantam: oh yes he is speaking about wedding package :)

    Mesanna: yes wa re excited about the wedding package

    EM Asiantam: so he welcome wedding package ofcourse

    Mesanna: If all goes well it will be out in Feb;

    EM Asiantam: he is looking forward to it
    EM Asiantam: :)
    EM Asiantam: thank you!


    3,

    Mesanna: Hi

    EM Asiantam: he loves small houses
    EM Asiantam: and he has a request about storage
    EM Asiantam: but unfortunately he only has 782 storage for small house
    EM Asiantam: if possible,
    EM Asiantam: can you please increase the storage of small houses?
    EM Asiantam: because he loves small houses rather than bigger houses
    EM Asiantam: :D

    Mesanna: we will have to talk about this

    EM Asiantam: so not now?

    Mesanna: not right now no

    EM Asiantam: ok

    Mesanna: we have lots of things we are doing
    Mesanna: that is not one of them

    EM Asiantam: thank you!


    4,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: about stone crafting
    EM Asiantam: we are now able to create walls
    EM Asiantam: and glass blowing
    EM Asiantam: but hou about carpentry?
    EM Asiantam: are you going to add any craftables?
    EM Asiantam: for carpentry?
    EM Asiantam: housing parts she means :)

    Kyronix: Not in the immediate future, but we can add it to the backlog for a future publish

    EM Asiantam: nice, thank you
    EM Asiantam: looking forward to it


    5,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: can you let us build bigger house on Malas
    EM Asiantam: bigger than 18 x 18
    EM Asiantam: please

    Mesanna: bigger than 18x18
    Mesanna: or do you mean higher

    EM Asiantam: yep
    EM Asiantam: highter

    Mesanna: not at this time

    EM Asiantam: castle or keep
    EM Asiantam: in the future?

    Mesanna: and higher is fine as long as it does not interfer with other things

    EM Asiantam: do you mean you're going to add new design?
    EM Asiantam: higer building?
    EM Asiantam: in the future?

    Mesanna: no our schedules are planned out this year
    Mesanna: the castles in Malas is something we will have to review if it would support alot of castles

    EM Asiantam: thank you!


    6,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    Player: morning
    Player: :)
    Player: Will you be looking at party loot now that the publish is out?

    Mesanna: hrm
    Mesanna: this seems to come up alot
    Mesanna: and Bleak has looked into it

    Player: yeah i know been asking for 6 months
    Player: did you find why it does not increase with party size?

    Bleak: We will look into why some systems are not working the same with parties as you reported

    Player: ty vm


    7,

    Mesanna: Hello

    Player: hi
    Player: can you please have the status bar show all the luck modifiers?
    Player: like the fel buff and such

    Mesanna: why would this be handy?

    Player: so i know it actually exsist lol

    Mesanna: on poeple ?

    Player: and the one for bushido
    Player: if it a hassle no biggie i just wanted to know what the final luck was on a kill

    Mesanna: its not an easy task due to the fact the code is buried but we have talked about some kind of
    Mesanna: message
    Mesanna: we can add it back to our tasks we want to do

    Player: oh cool ty
    Player: :)

    Mesanna: but I will tell you our year is pretty much planned out

    Player: understood
    Player: thx

    Mesanna: any big tasks will not get done unless we have alot of time
    Mesanna: ok just making sure its understood
    Mesanna: thank you'


    8,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    Player: morning
    Player: any plans to have a search for aucrtion safe auction?

    Mesanna: good question
    Mesanna: Bleak is the man for this
    Mesanna: that is a good suggestion so its possible
    Mesanna: it will be added to our list

    Player: k ty
    Player: :)

    Bleak: We will look into adding this in the future

    Mesanna: Just so everyone knows
    Mesanna: we have a list of things said after each meetand greet
    Mesanna: so when we say we will add it to our list
    Mesanna: we do really mean it


    9,

    Mesanna: Evening

    Player: hi more of a im newly back and confused questions

    Mesanna: welcome back

    Player: do slayer bookswith necro on them only buff necro spells?

    Mesanna: no
    Mesanna: its any spell you cast

    Player: if they can do an auction search list, then why not a list for the pet vendors?

    Mesanna: that uses that modifier that is

    Player: so mage necro mystic and the other one

    Mesanna: spellweaking

    Player: yes sorry
    Player: brain fart

    Mesanna: its ok
    Mesanna: no worries
    Mesanna: that would be correct

    Player: i cant figure out why
    Player: why i can the curse spells on myself to gain resis
    Player: my items lose durability
    Player: antique ones
    Player: does it count as dam when you not full hp
    Player: also from the one spell song from bard lose durbility on antiques
    Player: without combat
    Player: well it losed it to zero
    Player: but never loses it after
    Player: its confusing
    Player: but on ly antique lose anyhting at all
    Player: from those sources

    Misk: whenever you cast a spell there is a chance that you will lose durability on an it

    Player: ok
    Player: ty
    Player: happy 20th year in the making
    Player: gl

    Mesanna: thank you


    10,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: reqest to get more players
    EM Asiantam: into the game

    Mesanna: working on it

    EM Asiantam: yes
    EM Asiantam: he has an idea
    EM Asiantam: speaking about japan

    Mesanna: k

    EM Asiantam: it was EA Japan's leave when we lost a number of players
    EM Asiantam: can you please create Japanese website again
    EM Asiantam: not the archive
    EM Asiantam: new one
    EM Asiantam: and google translation on uo.com is not good
    EM Asiantam: thank you

    Mesanna: well hard to find a Japanese speaking person that is a gamer and knows UO
    Mesanna: is there another translator that you feel would do better?
    Mesanna: for uo.com and the forums

    EM Asiantam: he doesn't know

    Mesanna: Hiring someone off the street is not the answer
    Mesanna: been there done that
    Mesanna: and it did not work
    Mesanna: so as much as I would like to support our Japanese players
    Mesanna: it is not easy

    EM Asiantam: understood
    EM Asiantam: thank you

    Mesanna: it is something that needs a good solution
    Mesanna: I just don't have one yet
    Mesanna: thank you


    11,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: good evneing
    EM Asiantam: I am also playing on ATL and Arirang
    EM Asiantam: can you please let us page Japanese speaking GMs on those shards?

    Mesanna: we do not have a GM for those shards
    Mesanna: well one that speaks Japanese

    EM Asiantam: she is asking because
    EM Asiantam: she tried to communicate in English
    EM Asiantam: on ATL
    EM Asiantam: but she failed to communicate with ENglish speaking GM
    EM Asiantam: that's why
    EM Asiantam: she is asking

    Mesanna: depending on the time, the GM could have asked the Japanese GM to come there
    Mesanna: and assisted in the call
    Mesanna: but no not on a reg bases he has enough to do with the Japanese shards

    EM Asiantam: ok


    12,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: good evening
    EM Asiantam: about housing tiles
    EM Asiantam: she is requesting for water tiles

    Mesanna: no not at this time
    Mesanna: we are thinking of putting in a deed for a pond later
    Mesanna: maybe a few different sizes

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    13,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: about carpets we have
    EM Asiantam: i want you to add corner parts
    EM Asiantam: currently we have edged parts
    EM Asiantam: but for example
    EM Asiantam: how about adding rounded or folded corner parts?

    Mesanna: right
    Mesanna: the small corner piece
    Mesanna: to round it out

    EM Asiantam: yes round or folded

    Mesanna: we will look at it

    EM Asiantam: thank you

    Mesanna: thank you


    14,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: request as a Yew governor
    EM Asiantam: you know this time Artisan fest wasn't held on Yew
    EM Asiantam: please add more time to hold the fest
    EM Asiantam: next time
    EM Asiantam: so we can join

    Mesanna: next time
    Mesanna: I see no reason why we can't do that

    EM Asiantam: Thank you!


    15,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: when we go across the carpets or walls
    EM Asiantam: you know they are forced to highlight
    EM Asiantam: they turn to yellow
    EM Asiantam: is it possible to remove this?

    Mesanna: why?

    EM Asiantam: she doesn't like it
    EM Asiantam: hurt eyes?

    Mesanna: its the games highlight color
    Mesanna: its been in the game 19 years
    Mesanna: the best he can do is look into maybe lightning it
    Mesanna: but no promises

    EM Asiantam: well she wants them like add-on
    EM Asiantam: so it won't turn yellow

    Mesanna: again we will look into it

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    16,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: I'm the one who requested about the landscape in the game

    Mesanna: I do not have the list please refresh our memory

    EM Asiantam: she was requested to send all messed up landscapes in the game
    EM Asiantam: to you
    EM Asiantam: by email
    EM Asiantam: but
    EM Asiantam: they are way too much

    Mesanna: thank you for that
    Mesanna: how about you start small then
    Mesanna: instead of getting overwelmed

    EM Asiantam: so she wants you Devs to walk around Britannia
    EM Asiantam: there are many landscapes messed up
    EM Asiantam: she is complaining they are way too much to send them

    Mesanna: ok
    Mesanna: thank you for the offer and we understand

    EM Asiantam: ok
    EM Asiantam: thank you


    17,

    Mesanna: evening

    EM Asiantam: official UO Twitter is not updated for several months
    EM Asiantam: are you going to fix it?

    Mesanna: we will look into it

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    18,

    Mesanna: greetings

    EM Asiantam: I have a request
    EM Asiantam: about trade deal
    EM Asiantam: trade deal is too expensive
    EM Asiantam: is there any more discount?
    EM Asiantam: hou about 1M GP

    Kyronix: We have no plans to discount the trade deal

    EM Asiantam: ok
    EM Asiantam: thank you


    19,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: about door mat
    EM Asiantam: square one
    EM Asiantam: have you seen that by EC?
    EM Asiantam: it looks odd

    Mesanna: honestly I have not
    Mesanna: Which door mats

    EM Asiantam: Square one

    Mesanna: the square and half moon ones?

    EM Asiantam: and it is EC issue
    EM Asiantam: square
    EM Asiantam: the half part of it is floating in the air

    Mesanna: ahh ok
    Mesanna: Misk says it is bugged up

    EM Asiantam: fixed in the near future?

    Mesanna: Yes we will look at it
    Mesanna: thank you

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    20,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: about focus spec
    EM Asiantam: when we create focus spec char by other skills than Magery
    EM Asiantam: we can cast Gate Travel
    EM Asiantam: I mean
    EM Asiantam: he can't cast Gate travel
    EM Asiantam: it makes him difficult to carry summons to other places
    EM Asiantam: for example
    EM Asiantam: command undead
    EM Asiantam: so
    EM Asiantam: he needs
    EM Asiantam: something for replacement of Gate Travel
    EM Asiantam: do you have any future plan to add it?
    EM Asiantam: so it makes him easier to carry those summons to other places
    EM Asiantam: summon familiars
    EM Asiantam: command undead
    EM Asiantam: dryad allure
    EM Asiantam: yes he knows
    EM Asiantam: so when he creates focus spec char by other than Magery skill

    Mesanna: no sorry we are not changing the works and rules as the stand now

    EM Asiantam: he can't cast Gate Travel
    EM Asiantam: no future plan to add new spell or masteries?

    Mesanna: no

    EM Asiantam: something for replacement of Gate Travel
    EM Asiantam: ok

    Mesanna: that would change the restrictions of magery
    Mesanna: its a 7th level spell

    EM Asiantam: right

    Mesanna: if he gained enough to cast a 5th level spell he could use scrolls

    EM Asiantam: ok
    EM Asiantam: thank you


    21,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: about shard transfer shield
    EM Asiantam: she is complaining it is not fair that there are some players with shard transfer shelds and
    EM Asiantam: some are not
    EM Asiantam: so
    EM Asiantam: how about
    EM Asiantam: if she pay beforehand
    EM Asiantam: she can get the shield
    EM Asiantam: before the 14th year
    EM Asiantam: if she pays for that of course

    Mesanna: so you want to buy up your account to be able to get the transfer shield?

    EM Asiantam: she pays to fulfil 14 years
    EM Asiantam: beforehand
    EM Asiantam: so she can get the shields
    EM Asiantam: what do you think?

    Mesanna: we have heard this several times

    EM Asiantam: she pays for her accounts yes
    EM Asiantam: ok

    Mesanna: it is something we are still talking over but have not make any decision on yet

    EM Asiantam: do you think it is positive?
    EM Asiantam: awaiting your decision :)

    Mesanna: we would have to work out the math to be honest
    Mesanna: thank you

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    22,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: I have a request about the crafting tool window
    EM Asiantam: you know they are with mesh texture
    EM Asiantam: I think this is not looking good, hard to see
    EM Asiantam: can you let us change the texture?
    EM Asiantam: I mean the background
    EM Asiantam: so it will be much easier to see

    Mesanna: are you using the classic or EC?
    Mesanna: we can not change it in the classic but it is not that way in the EC

    EM Asiantam: classic
    EM Asiantam: so no future plan to change classic?
    EM Asiantam: for this purpose?

    Mesanna: no not sure its even possible in the classic

    EM Asiantam: ok
    EM Asiantam: thank you

    Mesanna: thank you


    23,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: she loves cow bell sound
    EM Asiantam: but since it is add-on, we can only use it inside the house

    Mesanna: we need more cow bell!!

    EM Asiantam: can you please let us carry it in the pack?
    EM Asiantam: ot other items with the same sound maybe
    EM Asiantam: I love that sound
    EM Asiantam: err or

    Mesanna: the issue is players like to disrupt events etc with the sound since they play it over and over

    EM Asiantam: ok

    Mesanna: so we have to be careful of what we put in
    Mesanna: I hope you understand

    EM Asiantam: thank you
    EM Asiantam: understood

    Mesanna: thank you


    24,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: good evening
    EM Asiantam: about axe
    EM Asiantam: sorry
    EM Asiantam: lumberjacking skill
    EM Asiantam: he is asking you about warriors specific to lumberjacking skill
    EM Asiantam: they are way too weak
    EM Asiantam: but he likes to use axe
    EM Asiantam: want something special

    Mesanna: are you usijg a 2 handed or 1 handed

    EM Asiantam: to make warriors with axe stronger

    Mesanna: what type are you using

    EM Asiantam: that one
    EM Asiantam: he holds
    EM Asiantam: double handed

    Kyronix says: We have a new artifact this publish that is an Axe
    Kyronix says: Called the Deceiver
    Kyronix says: It is a two handed axe, very nice
    Kyronix says: With a new property called Sparks
    Kyronix says: That does a very nice mana leech with some energy damage

    EM Asiantam: ok
    EM Asiantam: thank you


    25,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: I love chatting in the help channel
    EM Asiantam: but disturbed by advertisements
    EM Asiantam: I understand it is hard to remove them
    EM Asiantam: can you please add more function to filtering them

    Mesanna: they can only go to the help channel
    Mesanna: they are not allowed to enter all the other channels

    EM Asiantam: asking him to join other channels
    EM Asiantam: but
    EM Asiantam: in Japan
    EM Asiantam: we are used to use Help channel
    EM Asiantam: it is more common
    EM Asiantam: that is the reason

    Mesanna: hrm we are talking about a fix for this
    Mesanna: for all shards
    Mesanna: yes they are hard to get rid of

    EM Asiantam: right

    Mesanna: we will work on it
    Mesanna: thank you

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    26,

    Mesanna: Good evening

    EM Asiantam: good evening
    EM Asiantam: so for coming Haloween this year
    EM Asiantam: remember we did bone containers of our names on it?

    Mesanna: yes?

    EM Asiantam: do you have any plan to bring them back?

    Mesanna: it is easy to do
    Mesanna: if you guys wanted them

    EM Asiantam: yes please!
    EM Asiantam: :D

    Mesanna: ok

    EM Asiantam: thank you!

    Mesanna: most welcome
    Mesanna: thank you


    27,

    Mesanna: Greetings

    EM Asiantam: good evening
    EM Asiantam: about crafting
    EM Asiantam: there is an option to create items with all resources we have
    EM Asiantam: how about doing that to create repair deeds
    EM Asiantam: create them at once
    EM Asiantam: we need to create a bunch of them

    Mesanna: Next its another step but Bleak can look into it
    Mesanna: good suggestion

    EM Asiantam: looking forward to it
    EM Asiantam: thank you


    28,

    Mesanna: Evening

    EM Asiantam: he is asking for you about
    EM Asiantam: other ways to spend money
    EM Asiantam: in the city stone
    EM Asiantam: currently we can only spend money for trade deal
    EM Asiantam: that is boring

    Kyronix: We try to utilize the trade deal balance when we can, such as for the Artisan Festival
    Kyronix: If you have other suggestions for what you'd like to spend money on, feel free to send them in!

    EM Asiantam: thank you


    29,

    Mesanna: last one

    Player: Greetings to you all, Milady, Sirs

    Mesanna: Evening

    Player: Mine question pertains to the Shadowguard.
    Player: Why it cannot be more like the Valley of One Quest?
    Player: In Uniting the Tribes we have to obtain five items,
    Player: from five sub quest.
    Player: Any char may complete these sub quest to get those items
    Player: then pass those items to the one char to complete the main quest.
    Player: But in Shadowguard,
    Player: one char is locked in to complete all five rooms
    Player: to be allowed to advance to the roof.
    Player: that is it
    Player: thank you

    Kyronix: Different experiences with different requirements
    Kyronix: The Valley of One Quest is just that, a quest chain
    Kyronix: There's an underlying fictional narrative that we are trying to push with the actions in the quest
    Kyronix: It's longer, more detailed
    Kyronix: Shadowguard is essentially a boss encounter with some differences in kind to make the experience
    Kyronix: More dynamic, hence the differences
    Kyronix: Hope that answers your question! :D

    Player: yes and thanks







    EM Asiantam: all done

    Mesanna: thank you

    EM Asiantam: thank you for coming!
    EM Asiantam: :D

    Mesanna: Thank you Izumo for having us this evening
    Mesanna: please make sure you send in your feedback regarding publish 96

    Bleak: Thanks Everyone!

    Kyronix: Thank you Izumo!
    Kyronix: Thanks for testing Publish 96!
    Kyronix : *waves*

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