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2 SA QUESTIONS: What time is it released and where is the map?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mr. Gnome, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Mr. Gnome

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    Well we know it comes out tomorrow, Sept 8, but what time?
    Midnight EST? Server up est? 10am est?

    (when is server up?)

    ...and I remember someone posting a very good map of the new SA world, but I cannot find it. Can anyone direct me to it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Xanth de Orlig

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    aye .. indeed?
     
  3. Cailleach

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    A very good question, and one we're all waiting for the answer to. Sadly, EA have, so far, been silent on the subject :(
     
  4. hawkeye_pike

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  5. Petra Fyde

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    http://uo.stratics.com - left hand menu 'Maps & Locations' Select 'atlas -complete guide' then look at the bottom of the right hand menu.
     
  6. Ender

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    Is there any way we can just pay for it early? <_<
     
  7. Esmeralda

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    The time shedule is quite interesting!
    I got a day off tomorrow and would looooooove to know if I have to get up at 6 am ;)
    Any official info on this?
     
  8. phantus

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    At this point I'm wondering whether it's even going to be on tomorrow at all. I mean, how hard it is to say it will be available at midnight or if won't be available till morning, noon or evening on the 9th. Pathetic. Typical though.
     
  9. Tanivar

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    They probably want to avoid the download server being overloaded. If they said it was available at 6 am elven the server would experience what would effectively be a denial-of-service overload.

    Remember the big patch file we got this weekend? I was getting it at 1 to 2 times dialup speed on a fast dsl connection. The SA overload would be even worse.
     
  10. Tina Small

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    Here is what I think will happen tomorrow:

    We will get at least one more big patch for the Legacy (2d) client. There will most likely also be another large patch for the new Enhanced client.

    The shards will all go down simultaneously and stay down for a 3-8 hour window while they all receive the expansion publish.

    During the time the production shards are down, we will probably have access to a Test Center shard.

    Tomorrow, I assume we will also be able to use the uogamecodes and eagames sites to purchase our desired quantity of expansion codes and receive them via e-mail. We will then use the Account Management site to apply the expansion code to our account.

    Then it will be time to wait patiently, with fingers crossed, while the engineers and developers make sure the publish is running smoothly and without glitches. I'm sure we'll all have our eyes glued to the UOHerald page waiting for updates. Hopefully, while the publish is happening, Chrissay will be posting lots of publish notes and related documentation. Hopefully Petra will also have the go-ahead by then to open to the public the SA information she and others have been compiling for Stratics. I'm sure other fan site administrators will also be waiting in the wings to get the go-ahead to upload their carefully-compiled SA information.

    After a few hours, we'll finally get the word that the shards are back up, or people will start seeing them show up on the server list when they try to log in. I expect they'll come back up a few shards at a time and will not be terribly surprised if some shards are a little bit unstable to begin with, depending on when they come back and how many people log onto the same shard simultaneously.

    I hope people will be patient tomorrow and prepare themselves to wait just a little bit longer. It's been a long wait to get to this point and I think it won't kill anyone to try to be as gracious as possible over a few additional delays of mere hours. We're all adults or close to being adults and it's always disappointing to see some let their anticipation / excitement get the best of them and make them revert to acting like toddlers.
     
  11. Urk of LS

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    I bet the DEV's and GM's are gonna make it go live and keep quiet so that they will get the Choice housing plots, and a leg up on Skill gains, and uhhhhhhhh have bonded new pets and uhhhhhhhh. ummmmmmm. ahhhhhhhhhh, <Train of thought de-rails right about here.>
     
  12. Xalan Dementia

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    Tina small said it best. it will be hard to wait but itll be worth it to have it release smoothly and no reverts. Lets all just hold back our excitement :p
     
  13. Urk of LS

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    So long as when I log in I don't find myself Naked, In destard and drunk again, I'll be happy.

    (my Wife still denies any involvment.)
     
  14. Viquire

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    But if we rant and rave and crash every thing wont we get violently colored blessed clothing with some sort of inscription, and 5 free skill or stat points and what about all those new huge customizable castle plots and tamable ancient worms and summonable paragon shadow mongbats?!

    Damn it woman you can't talk reason at a time like this. This is THE time to get wonky for cryin out loud!

    ;)
     
  15. Mr. Gnome

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    No word yet?
     
  16. Petra Fyde

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    There's a post by Draconi somewhere around here. Housing can only be placed by people who are loyal to the queen. Loyalty points have to be earned. No one is going to be placing houses till that happens.
     
  17. hawkeye_pike

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    I often find meself naked and drunken in Destard, but that is intended. Har har!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Stupid Miner

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    *Wonders "How much alcohol does it take to make a female dragon look cute"*
     
  19. Lord Frodo

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    Here it is.
    Well, placing houses in Ter Mur requires a certain level of "loyalty" to the Queen, and no one's gonna have it at start. They'll have to earn it through gameplay. We'll post more on this soon, but no, first-to-login won't be first-to-place. (Although they *will* have a starting advantage in the race)

    :link:http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?p=1382401#post1382401