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A round of Applause for jeremy, the developers, and rest of the guys working on UO.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UltimaSword, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. UltimaSword

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    I know what its like to be hated on a lot. And while a lot of the people here don't mean to sound harsh I can understand how it is to take a lot of criticism. So from me and I am sure many of the people here I think you guys are doing a good job. Hell while UO may have changed it still has a UO feel. A different feel than other MMO's have. I also like the changes and additions you add most of the time. So here is my little applause to you guys keep it up.:party:
     
  2. Ender

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    And now I add some boo's to counter his applause.
     
  3. TheScoundrelRico

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    *golf clap*...la
     
  4. christy1221

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    Ive never had a problem. no one has tried to make this game more Ultima since garriot ditched us. keep on keepin on. and please one of you call that garriot dude up and give him hell.......in space.
     
  6. Mavar

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    Hear! Hear!

    Keep it up!
     
  7. Sabbath

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    I'm with UltimaSword [​IMG]
     
  8. AesSedai

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    - Might as well add my support whilst I'm checkin' in.

    Support!
    :)

    (My primary piece of advice for the UO Team, et al: Pour more resources into all aspects of the UO anti-cheating movement; many more resources.
    If you do it, the subscriptions will come.)
     
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    :heart::smooch:shots::cheerleader::thumbup1::ten::thumbup::grouphug:

    Good Job UO Team!!! We loves ya!!!

    Oriana
     
  11. Viquire

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    :bowdown::cheerleader::thumbup1:
     
  12. InTooDeep

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    /Agreed

    I think that they are doing a great job with what they have resource wise to work with.
     
  13. Yes...they don't get enough praise - and they do deserve it.

    Keep it up. I won't stop playing UO until I die - and even then my ghost will still look for a rez. :)
     
  14. dukarlo

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    While im sure they care about the game they still refuse to adress the speedhacks in this game. I refuse to give them any credit while this game breaking issue continues on for how many years now? They can claim to to care all they want but the fact is anything they try to do to improve pvp is pointless if there not going to enforce the rules of the game. Adding shiny new pixel crack is not going to make the blatant speedhackers slow down to legitimate speeds. While some may clap, i give EA and its emplyees a big thumbs down for neglecting the most serious problem in UO.
     
  15. Sabbath

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    While your opinion is valid (as everyone's is) I would just point out that you are focusing on one part ( or a specific part ) of the game. You called it "game breaking" but that only applies to those who's gamestyle is affected by the issue you're talking about. I never experience the issue because I don't PVP at all. That being said, I still support your position because I want everyone to enjoy the game the way 'they' play it.

    I believe the OP was just trying to give kudos for the overall game - basically remaining true to itself as a quaint, isometric, sandbox game that is still kicking in roughly the same form after more than a decade. Sure you could break it down and compare it to the way it used to be or focus on it's problem areas but, for me anyway, this thread is just about giving a thumbs up that I can still play basically the same game that I've loved for so long.

    If they can 'fix' pvp or any other problem out there, then all the better :)
     
  16. Tycolby

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    Has the true never been spoken clearer than now!

    As they may try. The new Devs have been trying as with every Pub that has come out. Some good, some that sucked. But at least they tried.

    Please keep on trying because once you all stop trying is when I will end my Sub to UO. Just one small thing!!!!! Dont take 6 Weeks to update the next Pub !!!!!!!!!!!!!! When most of Us are expecting three weeks
     
  17. ZippyTwitch

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    They will only get my praise when they stop with the stupid changes to UO. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    Why O Why Mr. Garriot did you sell the rights to Ultima? Your grand game has been butchered ever since that happened. Seriously Devs. Go locate and hook up a Commodore 64(yes you can still find them) Get the Real Ultima games and play them. Not the nintendo version(that wasn't real Ultima either) and learn the world of Sosaria. Learn what Ultima is all about. See what led up to Ultima Online actually becoming a reality. Bring back the real Ultima.
     
  18. Xanthea

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    You know garriot was not ditched, he was removed from hes position....big diffrence also called "power of EA"
     
  19. Evilminion

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    Two thumbs up, and that's only because I don't have more thumbs.

    :thumbsup::thumbup1::thumbup:
     
  20. ZippyTwitch

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    He really ditched the game when he sold the rights to it. After that he got booted.
     
  21. feath

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    The changes these last few months have been great. I've seen huge improvement in the Dev's listening to the players, implementing good ideas, coming up with events, adding content for unloved and previously abandoned professions, adding rewards, fixes to unbalanced play, attempts to curb cheating.... and I'm sure there were other things, that have slipped my mind. continue like this, don't let the momentum go!

    two thumbs up!

    Now get that customer service up, and even with the old graphics, you'll have a winning game again.
     
  22. Two thumbs up.

    Oh wait...


    Those aren't my thumbs....


    :lick:



    Can't stand people that go back on their word.

    Oh, and liars.

    And cheaters too.
     
  23. Mitzlplik_SP

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    2 thumbs up from me! Yes they ARE thumbs.

    While some things may take awhile to fix and response to certain bugs seems slow sometimes,I`m smart enough to realize why such things happen in a game with 11 year old coding.It must be a ***** to look for/find anything and very time consuming.While most peaple want instant gratification in such an old game,most peaple don`t get what it takes to make changes and maintain such an old game.

    Easy to say "Well WAR gets all the love,they banned over 4k gold sellers!" Well when WAR was made,it was made with the ability to easily deal with crap like that.The game was made with ease of bug fixing hack prevention and all that in mind.

    I`m pirty sure when UO was created,it was not on their minds to hafta control duping and hacks and scripts etc.IMO not because they didn`t want to but moreso they knew very little if anything about them.Not like there was an abundance of MMORPG`s on store shelves back than.Not like they could look at others and see how cheaters effect and destroy their game.

    Was a different time,lots have been learned since UO`s creation.I`m just glad big bad EA/Mythic keeps UO going.It`d be all to easy to just say,"man this is rediculous,wy are we toiling so hard on a game thats so hard to change?" It`s for us,the players.Regardless of what all the EA haters spew,its for US and they do care bout their game or it wouldn`t be here.

    Anyways,Gratz to the devs and keep up the good work.Its got to be tuff and some of your players actually understand this.
     
  24. I am a software developer, and I know what you mean when it comes to modifying/maintaining old legacy code.

    I second your post!
     
  25. Cyrah

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    Agree. I think they are all probably very nice people who do what they are capable of.

    As for wishing for RG's return, be so very careful what you wish for. Imho he no longer believes.

    What bothers me the most (after cheater problems) is the "cuteness" factor.

    Someone who has last word, thinks it is so cute to let players be sad over things then spring some god awful surprise on them. Well it is true.

    My God people, consider this. They are supposed to be UO's greatest fans, wanting the game back to its former glory and all of that .

    How many even acknowledged the 11th anniversary? One, and she is newish.
    Was there some huge penalty for saying anything? Did the head ***** say not too? Uh huh...
     
  26. dielock

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    My applause to you guys too. It's the idiot Engineering wanabe bean counters that you work for that should be lined up and shot.
     
  27. Magnus

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    You do realize that EA bought Ultima back in the late 80's. From Ultima VII on it was an EA franchise. Ultima Online has always been an EA game.

    Personally, I love UO, theres nothing better - And, it just keeps getting better, because no matter the change, it'll be good - Maybe not in the short run, but any change is good change, since it keeps it Interesting and DIfferent. :)
     
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    Yes...kudos to all the teams over the years!

    You can't please all the people all the time, as they all well know.

    Some real errors have been made, indeed, as well.

    But UO is the best and most engaging game I have ever played, in all my years of gaming, and truly:

    Thanks to All Devs, Past ad Present, for what they have done to and for UO, to keep it at least engaging enough for all of us to continue to log into the game, or these Forums, or Both!!

    :bowdown:
     
  30. RoycroftLS

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    You outline the exact reasons why most software companies release a new version of their software every few years.

    Some people might think of the dev team as "dedicated" for continuing to work with such pieces of outdated software, but working harder doesn't necessarily mean working smarter.
     
  31. Sam the Scribe

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    Yup, I agree with UltimaSword here. Love it or hate it, at least the Devs are very busy making changes and showing us love... nobody likes every change but the fact the game still gets attention and had some dedicated folks working hard to keep it going... that's a good thing! Woot!

    Safe Travels, Sam
     
  32. Tamais

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    me too , me too:cheerleader: While I might not always agree with the changes or even understand how it will affect my play until oops. I appreciate how you keep trying to improve the game while keeping the UO feel. Way to go.
     
  33. Old Wolf

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    I'll jump in on the applause band-wagon... or should that be jump ON it? Thanks for your work on UO, it's a pretty amazing game. :)

    Also, on a smaller side note of thanks, thank you for the RSS feed!!!! It was like early christmas when I checked uo.com and saw that! :D
     
  34. Eslake

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    *cracks his whip and waves a wet road-kill mongbat threateningly*

    Now, make MORE things stackable, or suffer the wrath of Stuffy!
    *points to a box full of individual Seeds*
     
  35. Bodhi

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    I must say i lost my faith in UO some time ago, but slowly and surely they are regaining it. Magincia event, Spring Cleaning, Gardening changes, ... makes me feel theres only bigger stuff ahead of us. Maybe somehow DEV was listening to us all along. Now fix the dupes and you'll have me as a customer and loyal UO player till im the last man standing :p So keep it up, and feed us more ;)
     
  36. woody

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    I got to agree they are really trying to make improvements.
     
  37. Aboo

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    Me too!!! After 11 years I still love UO!
     
  38. MYUO

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    Good job considering the limited "bandwith" dev has. I am glad the lead designers still hold passion over the game and work dedicately.

    Meanwhile, there are tons of unfinished tasks for them, namely stopping scripts/exploits/cheats, finish SA and provide sufficient live contents. I put them in that order because cheating will spoil any new contents, no matter how good they are.
     
  39. Your doing a Great Job
    Hard to say anything less.
     
  40. RaDian FlGith

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    Yes... yippee for mediocrity. Clearly with all of the great, bug-free releases they've made recently, all of the thoroughly thought-through design implementations, and extra slendiforous testing that they've poured into the game recently, clearly a round of applause is called for.

    Hip.
    Hip.

    Oh hell. I think I just threw out my hip.
     
  41. Sabbath

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    RaDian, even with all that it's still a great game - and THAT is what we're celebrating here. Show your love! :love:
     
  42. Galad

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    A round of applause for what is arguably one of the worst years in UO's history?
     
  43. jelinidas

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    Galad....STEP YER GAME UP!!!!!
    Think, Think hard. We had some great events this last year. DEVS showing some UO love. If you can not find fun times in the last 12 months, you are playing the wrong game.
     
  44. wrekognize

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    I agree with you. I had a lot of hope that with all the good they would turn around factions. However, this faction update looks like a soon train wreck. I hope i'm wrong.

    ...
     
  45. RaDian FlGith

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    Honestly, if it weren't for RP, this game would have been dead to me years and years ago. There is very that they have implemented properly in the past few years, or that they haven't taken major shortcuts on, or that they just haven't bothered to have the foresight to think ahead on.

    Sorry, but I'm not going to celebrate the way this game has been handled in recent years. Aside from the introduction of elves, which I enjoy not having to roleplay my body too, and things they HAVE done well (which I have publicly applauded) such as Valentines gifts this past year, there is way too much done poorly, incompletely, or just not done properly at all that leaves way too much of a sour taste in my mouth to stand up and start cheering them on.
     
  46. Violence

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    Add to that, won't cheer just because of Item Give-Aways- Ooops, I meant Events, to keep the real hardcores' heads clogged.
    In fact Event lurkers are the only people I see cheering... I could be wrong.
     
  47. Sabbath

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    I'm definitely not an 'event lurker'. I just love this game - always have, always will. I hope you can find something you love about the game and that it will sustain you.:)