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Cal speaks on 4gamers.net!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by athos_uo, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. athos_uo

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  2. Nok

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    Thanks Athos!
     
  3. It Lives

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    Then lenses are beer goggles for Brewers Yeehaw!
     
  4. Ailish

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    GAH!

    *doesnt read Japanese*
    *doesnt have Japanese installed on computer*
    *can't translate*

    GAH!
     
  5. JC the Builder

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    Can you press the sideways triangle to start the movie?
     
  6. Ailish

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    After finding it (assume it is the orange one up at the top) ... no. Ahh well. Guess I will live without it :(
     
  7. Heartseeker

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    It is the big one inside the video box.

    Press arrow to play.;)
     
  8. Kri

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    No... it's in the middle of the page and has a grey box with a white arrow that says "click here to play" under it.

    Alternatively, you can right click on this link and do "save link as" to download it to your computer so that you can watch it but be warned it is a bit large (~40 MB):
    http://stream.4gamer.net/2009e/20090818_uosa.mp4

    I actually found it quite interesting! :)
     
  9. Tina Small

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    Thanks, Athos!

    (Ailish, Cal speaks in English and there are Japanese subtitles. Hope you can get the video to play.)
     
  10. Ailish

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    Thanks for the link guys. The "middle of the page" doesnt load for me. I get one big-white-blank. I guess that is what I get for not having languages installed on my computer :(

    Anyway, watching it now! Thanks again Kri!
     
  11. Stupid Miner

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    Huh, bad lighting.
     
  12. Nine Dark Moons

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    thanks for posting - i enjoyed that :)
     
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    Thanks Athos. Cal seems pretty enthusiastic about SA. :)
     
  14. TheGrayGhost

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    Not only that he seems to semi hint about what Bioware and mythic can bring to UO in the future oO. Bioware's story and Mythics MMO know how and that UO's future looks bright. Put a smile on my face.
     
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    And that website is blocked by my work :(
     
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    Hey look! It's my boss, haha. :thumbsup:
     
  19. GalenKnighthawke

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    Thank you.

    Interesting interview.

    -Galen's player
     
  20. GalenKnighthawke

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    1. He's younger than I would have thought.

    2. The different cultural perspective (Japanese to U.S. or to generic "West") comes through in an interesting way....We know there's a Medusa, we know there are Gorgon Glasses, and something with snake charming...It's pretty much a given that the Medusa is related to the glasses and the snake charming. But they seem a bit puzzled by it. So many Western cultural icons have made their way into Japanese pop culture --examples include Draclua and cowboys-- but I guess Medusa has not.

    3. Gargoyles and the new player experience...New players will "feel welcome" if they start as a gargoyle. They will be guided through the lore. Hopefully the new player experience for non-gargoyles will also guide people through the lore as well as the gameplay, and also make folks "feel welcome." I actually gave the new player system a brief whirl during the pre-Beta testing/Focus Group period, but computer issues and early bugs prevented me from getting too far. So I should know the answer to my own question but I don't.

    -Galen's player
     
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    1) Awesome job, Cal! Lookin' and speakin' sharp. Interesting questions and answers.

    2) Why do we not have anything like this on the herald, or to a native US related site? Why am I going to Japanese sites to see information about UO features?
     
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    Lol, He seems a little too excited with his battle chickens :thumbsup:
     
  23. PsychoKinetic

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    Devs that are excited about the team's creations can only be a good thing for the future of UO.
     
  24. Nine Dark Moons

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    that part cracked me up - to see a big strapping man all excited about a tiny little egg he can incubate in a chicken coop to grow his own battle chicken - love it! :D
     
  25. Gheed

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    Cal seems to have a thing for pets. Wasn't he lobbying for some puppetmaster skill or something in that arena? I wonder how many pets he has in RL?
     
  26. athos_uo

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    I should say at first, that what I will post now here is just my personal view.

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    When UO was first launched, there was no other better MMO game than UO in Japan. We could have no other opitons, and besides UO was really a good game.

    People in Japan who love playing games, including me, jumped at UO. They were extremely much into playing UO, as all of you here, or devs who played, have been playing UO and now are developing UO.

    10 years passed.

    Enthusiasted players who played the UO of the earliest era are 10 years older now. Where do they go?

    They became programmers, went into other game industries in Japan, and are now occupied with game industries or jobs related to information and network.

    They loved playing UO and love the UO at that time even now.

    They are also working in 4gamer.net or other game site, in game magazines in Japan, reviewing games, They are becoming a cored part of these industries.

    These people introduce UO very kindly and sympathetically. They have often played Ur Ultima series in their youth. So they are themselves very excited with Gargoyles introduced in this expansion.

    I think it is a good chance to bring back people who quited into playing UO again.

    Some years after UO was released, there were many MMO games launched also in Japan: Final Fantasy, Ragnarok Online, Lienege etc. Many people were attracted by these games, but people of this era are still younger than UO generation in Japan. They have not become core part of industries related to games, information and network. But they will come into core parts after 5 years. So I think, this time is close to the last chance for UO to be kindly and sympathically introduced. After 5 years, UO might be introduced merely as one of many banal games. People, who played UO enthusiastically 10 years ago in Japan, review UO even now very kindly and sympathitcally, but after 5 years they might be superseded by younger generation who haven't played UO.
     
  27. GalenKnighthawke

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    4. Don't we often complain that the Japanese players always get stuff before we do? We're getting SA 1 calendar day earlier. What if anything that means I have no idea. Probably nothing. Also might it mean we're getting it at the same time, just on a different calendar day due to the time difference? At least it's not first.

    5. Please tell me the chicken coop isn't the coolest thing we're going to get. Granted it's probably something he personally thinks is the coolest.

    -Galen's player
     
  28. dielock

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    Cannot read Japanese
    Do not have Japanese translator
    Do not want to have Japanese translator
    Do not want to learn Japanese
     
  29. Nok

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    The video is in English.
     
  30. Stupid Miner

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    It means the americans who play on japanese shards get a head start on housing and stealables. Same with cross shard traders.
     
  31. Wilde1

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    nice job on the interview, cal!