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Ask the devs.. but only a carebear question

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mervyn, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Mervyn

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    Anyone have any idea why devs favour carebear questions over more important fel ruleset questions?

    Don't even get me started on the cherry picking questions about the upcoming expansion.
     
  2. WhityJinn

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    was asking myself this same thing this morning.
     
  3. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    if you ask me, answering questions about an up and coming expansion is ridiculous.

    Maybe there are no fel ruleset questions. have you asked any? why don't you post them here and i'll answer them for you.
     
  4. Mervyn

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    there's the summon fey for reds...
    are there plans to cap resisting spells at 85/90 with protection on?
    are there plans to disable people from using(abusing) the EC in the fel ruleset as you can only pvp with it as a dexxer?
    any plans to revert spell plague back to similar to what it was like before?
    any plans to disable cross faction healing as some guilds abuse it?
     
  5. Tazar

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    My guess is that it is because the vast majority of players are trammel based - and any question that is not PVP specific (even though it applies to all) is not counted by the PVP'ers.

    Counting up, over the last month, there are really only 2 questions that were asked that I see about fel (read pvp) issues:

    The Classic Shard question has already been answered - more info before the end of the year... and that is still months away.

    Mervyn knows the other question since he posted it.

    There was one question about a Siege issue - guess that might count.

    It all boils down to - questions not asked - will not get answered. If you want to know - you have to ask. Maybe the PVP'ers are all too busy playing to ask questions...
     
  6. Mervyn

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    maybe fel players don't post the questions cos we can't be bothered to state the obvious.
     
  7. Taylor

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    You realize that this is inconsistent, right? You complained that none of your questions have been answered, then implied that you haven't asked any questions.

    If you have questions that you would like to ask the devs--including questions that you feel are obvious--you must submit them in the Ask the Devs forum.
     
  8. Lynk

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    Please stop lumping me in the same group as you by calling yourself a pvper.
     
  9. canary

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    LOL, my god, they already penalize you with a -35 resist, -15 physical resist, and the inability to utilize fc if you have it. And fc is pretty much a must in PvP if you want to be successful.

    If anyone can get their template back up to 100 resisting after the penalty, I think it is more than fair they be allowed that.
     
  10. Mervyn

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    There's another thread with a gimp template released that shows an exploit, and it's not a mage template
     
  11. copycon

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    Sorry to be blunt, but if the lack of information over the previous 6 months was any indication of what is to come "before the end of the year", I think we have a legitimate reason to be concerned. We're getting into Q4 now, and there is still 0 "real" information.

    Also, considering that the latest related information included something to the tune of "it is not a priority because of the upcoming booster release", while the previous mention indicated that there was a "focus group" involved, I don't know how much confidence that is going to give the "Classic Shard" activists...

    I think the "focus group" is staring you in the face (the community) and filtering our concerns to the "Devs" certainly isn't helping. Heck, if we've been focused on the same topic for the past decade, I would tend to think that we know a thing or two by now. Maybe not about the business implications, but certainly about what the people want. :)
     
  12. Mervyn

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    i don't know why classic shard was mentioned, i have no interest in it, this is going off topic.
     
  13. copycon

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    Sorry, I was responding to what was said in the response that was given. Not what you said.
     
  14. TullyMars

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    perhaps your questions lack merit?
    they seem to be only vague thinly veiled attempts to complain, whine, or try to influence the devs to change the game to what you would like.

    SO I would think the answers to the questions would look like this.

    Summon Fey thing (no question posted)
    1. Plans for cap - No
    2. Plans to disable EC - No
    3. Plans to revert spell plague - No
    4. Ok this question might have some merit...and might elicit an answer but the answer is probably. "hmm we never looked into that...are people doing that? no plans at this time"


    So you see the answers you would get would just cause everyone like you to start jumping around and complaining and give you a sounding board to point to and say the game is going down the drain, everyone is trammies, etc etc etc.
     
  15. Mervyn

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    wow, who didn't predict that a response?

    as for the reds summon fey, any plans to allow reds to do the summon fey quest or do reds have to delete their chars, make a blue, do the quest then go red again?
     
  16. TullyMars

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    Perhaps my response was predictable because it is so obvious to most except yourself.

    In the future, I will refrain from pointing out your many flaws, trolls, misconceptions, inaccurate data, inflammatory wordings, and such.

    And to be clear and state the obvious, those answers I gave are just what I suspect the devs would write...and in no way reflect what the devs think etc.

    /readingmervynposts
     
  17. Mervyn

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    i didn't really intend to go into detail about what questions have not been answered, they were merely examples, i'm in no way suggesting they were great examples of questions.

    The Original Post was pointing out the lack of any answers from the devs about fel ruleset questions. Not my questions.
     
  18. Xalan Dementia

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    1. Reds can get Summon Fiend which is the evil equivalent of Summon fey. Also with pardons out now you can get the fey if ya really want. ANSWERED
    2. Protection with resisting spells is working as intended and is not an exploit, If you have a problem with it then learn to pvp by ADAPTING to changes in the game. ANSWERED
    3. EC has plenty of macro and functionality for mages. If your dieing to EC dexers then again, ADAPT. ANSWERED
    4. Spell Plague- People cried at first because it wasnt worth much, they make it useful and those who die by it cry to get it changed back. Changing it back would just keep the cycle of dead whiners churning. (change back, other group cries, keep same another group cries) ANSWERED
    5. Cross Faction healing is the only one of your questions that needs looked at. Im sure thier answer would be "We are addressing it in future faction changes" which means if they ever overhaul factions then theyll address it. SORTA ANSWERED

    There ya go.

    also post your fel based question in Ask the Devs not on Uhall. If your question needs answered and its not phrased in anger, they should answer it if they have an answer.

    and a hint, if you phrase your question in a mature manner perhaps theyd acknowledge it. (Dont post right after gettin beat in pvp with stuff like "OMG SP is sooo Gimp!" or "EC Is Haxxors!")
     
  19. Tazar

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    Because other than your one question, it's the only thing even vaguely fel (read PVP) oriented that was asked in the last 30 days.

    OK... Based on your statement above that it is off topic, I guess we're down to just one fel question in 30 days.

    See why fel questions don't get answered now? There doesn't seem to be any real questions to answer.
     
  20. puni666

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    I've asked a good 20+ pvp based questions and nothing has been said. But Cal did PM me about mysticism and how it wasn't adjust for pvp.. only to attract people to use the skill. It was so obvious to me that Spell Plague wasn't a pvp oriented spell.. what was I thinking?
     
  21. puni666

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    I think they don't want to respond to these questions because they don't want to get our hopes up that something's going to be done about it anytime soon. I'm sure they're aware of the problems they just can't pull resources away from things that will bring more profit atm.
     
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  23. jbfortune

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    Or maybe they don't care about a tiny section of the player base who are more trouble than they can probably be bothered with?

    Regards

    Carebear
     
  24. Llewen

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    Perhaps they could look at allowing faction mates to heal each other regardless of flagging at the same time...
     
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    Here's an idea, post your question in the Ask the Devs forum. Don't excuse yourself for not submitting questions by always suggesting that it will go ignored then complain that they haven't answered a question you haven't submitted. Topics discussed in the general forums here from my understanding are not transferred over to the Ask the Devs forum.
     
  26. Ls Jax Ls

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    The Devs cannot respond to questions they do not have answers for. They are obviously clueless as to what needs to be done with PvP (hence the ridiculous increase in SP rather than nerf). It seems that PvP will only gradually get worse from here on out until UO is no longer fun for us, PvPers, the rare breed. :(
     
  27. kelmo

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    *shrugs* You lost my attention there.
     
  28. James_Mythic

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    Hey guys,

    A few things about Ask the Devs -

    I work my way through the list browsing each submission, if you want to ask a certain question I encourage you to submit it, there's no guarantee anyone else will ask the question, or in a way that we will respond. Additionally, I won't make it through every submission in the queue so it could be several weeks before your question appears.

    I choose questions for the FAQ Fridays based on a few things:

    - Have we already commented on this topic recently in a Producer's Update or Publish Note? If so it's unlikely I'll choose this one if the answer we gave hasn't changed (such as "we'll talk about this more at the end of the year")

    - How clear and concise is the question? If a question meanders, throws in arbitrary commentary, or otherwise takes a while to get to the root of the issue I probably won't choose it as it can muddy the discussion.

    - If a question is "loaded" or otherwise non-constructive, there's no point in playing with fire.

    I hope this sheds some light on the process :)

    Thanks all!

    Edit - One more thing:

    - Additionally, many players request "wish list" items - sometimes this is stuff we can comment on, other stuff we can't. It's a grab bag and if the question is about something that is not related to anything we've announced there's only a small chance we'll respond.
     
  29. Aran

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    Could it be that people ask questions phrased like this that make you unsympathetic?