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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. kelmo

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    http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=989

    Calvin Crowner -
    UO Producer's Letter
    Calvin Crowner12 Nov 2009 20:14:08 EST

    “This is your captain speaking … we’ll be climbing to an altitude of 36,000 feet. Expect some turbulence on ascent. Once we reach cruising altitude, I’ll turn off the seat belt sign, and you’ll be permitted to move about the cabin … Due to FAA regulations smoking is not permitted … unless you’re sharing the good stuff with the rest of the crew. Thank you for flying Britannia Airlines”

    Twelve years and a Guinness Book record mention later, we are still here! We’ve recently successfully launched UO’s 8th Expansion, bringing back programs that independent boards said would never occur … Oh, and I’m not certain if you noticed, but there are more people playing Ultima Online again every day. I know. I have our subscriber numbers on refresh. It makes me smile.

    I heard you really liked Halloween. Yes, Sakkarah and the rest of the folks supporting her on live got rid of “Death or Treat” this year. She’s got a few nice things lined up for the holidays. Expect to see more on the holiday publish in the next week.

    More importantly, something I know you have been waiting for – engineering has been working on speedhacking and 3rd party program detection. We’re closer each day to a solution, but are not publishing it until it’s solid.

    Finally, as a former Air Force Officer and graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, I hope everyone found time to show their appreciation for those currently serving in our Armed Forces as we celebrated Veteran’s Day earlier this week. We here at Mythic make games. We don’t defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. We make a worlds where it’s possible to be the conquerors and almost king. Here we have a different battle for good and evil. As we’ve seen, life is all too real sometimes. Thanks for making us the place you care to escape.
     
  2. archite666

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    HAHAHA!

    Ya hear that blindside?

    Air Force saves the day!

    Air Power *****!
     
  3. kelmo

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    Settle down Cash... I am on high alert.
     
  4. kelmo

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    This is what I found interesting.
     
  5. Roland'

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    "Due to FAA regulations smoking is not permitted … unless you’re sharing the good stuff with the rest of the crew."

    LAWL
     
  6. Blindside

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    :postpics:
     
  7. RedDaTeef

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    I guess I gotta share the good stuff with the rest of the crew...:/
     
  8. They probably should have gotten that out the door when there still was an engineering dept.

    For that matter, they probably should have done it when there were still players.

    What a desperate, desperate lie.
     
  9. Petra Fyde

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    A lie? Truely? Have you looked around lately at all the 'I've come back, help me get up to speed' threads? They're on every board.
     
  10. Feyre

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    Calvin says...nothing important
     
  11. Mogluk

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    uh oh its blinky cat....
     
  12. kelmo

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    It is not fud, Mo.
     
  13. Freelsy

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    :thumbup1::thumbup1:
     
  14. Blindside

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    Ok Cash and Asty, as you can read he is a air force officer not a lunch box carrying, assemble line working, mom and pop store buying, no combat seeing, two stripe wearing FAT airmen, sooo go back to playing your CoD 2 modern warfare with the real heros you wannabe marines. Ok ty bye bye scrubs :thumbup1:
     
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    yeah...wannabe marine?. Mindless drone, nothing to do but drink and fight..lol, yeah that's what I aspire to be. :lol:

    You just jealous foo! Tell me, who gets the better health care facilities? Living conditions? assignments? overall morale? work environment?

    OH...that's right AIR FORCE! beeches


    Fight smarter not harder :thumbup1:


    :grouphug:
     
  17. archite666

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    Hows this one for ya? This is what WE do.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. HaHa

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    This is what Blindisde and I do. ;)

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    ...isnt he all cute in that military uniform of his?
     
  19. Blindside

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    why you have to put our business all out and junk
     
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    If you are going to show a nuke you sould go all out and show the czar

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  21. Draxous

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    This is what I do.

    [​IMG]

    less than 1/2 of our force right before we were about to leave that night against an even bigger force than ours.

    :thumbup1:
     
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    meh...fly boyz !

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    Darkfall that good sir??
     
  24. HaHa

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    Your fly boys shoot adult toys at each other?
     
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    I got to go to a SWIRCA(South Western Indiana Regional Council on Aging) event held for veterans of foreign wars. Top 3 favorite things I have gotten to do in the guard, vets really do appreciate soldiers a hell of a lot, and let us know. We got to sit around and talk with them for about 4 hours, show them the new rifles, and trade some stories.
     
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    No sillie ! :) Our son was a *stealthing bomber* under the sea on a nuke submarine, USN !

    Our daughter still IN the Navy, is the one that makes sure the aircraft have all their personnel and bombs aboard and that their jets work right...so they can shoot crap, at others ! :)

    Just saying fly boys can fly them jets high...but unless someone on the ground in any branch of military...maybe with tiny hands like my daughter whom fixes their electronic bs on their flight panel...they gonna be shooting blanks !

    Our twins went US NAVY !

    Our other girl went ARMY like her grandfather... but that did not last long for her cuz she passed all basic training in the army cept...shooting an m16.

    She never aimed good enough for the US ARMY so she became a coronary nurse. I guess they figured she could aim surgical tools into their hearts better than she was at shooting a rifle ! She does seem to have better aim with surgical tools than M16s so it all worked out for her in the end.
     
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    some 3rd party detection will be possible for sure. Anything the modifies the data stream, however even with the ability to scan our computers for installed programs, and tasks running in the background. They still wont be able to catch programs that dont modifiy the data stream, or dont do it the same way as approved programs.

    If they wanted to scan process and registries (which would take for ever), it would be simple enough for the makers of the programs to have them show up as a standard process such as scvhost, etc.
     
  29. Blindside

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    sounds like someone with a little to much info, hmm *wonders* :popcorn:
     
  30. Ole Cheapy

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    But this will make guuilds like REV and OTF and the likes normal again. What ever will they do????????????? Oh my!
     
  31. Ole Cheapy

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    I beg to differ......
     
  32. Draxous

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    Yes... it is flipping insane. It is 3d UO.

    Full loot.
    No Trammel
    No skill cap (who remembers the UO days before eval/med when you were a swords, archer mage... where the term tank mage comes from... rolling in plate.)
    Player Housing (adding local storage and vendors in xpac)
    No quick recall/gate travel (so you have to travel by foot/mount a lot.)
    Sea Combat
    Player City Sieging, Building and conquest.
    Dynamic Lore system (Developers even get involved, the outcome of the events are deteremined by the players and the names of the players/guilds involved are written into the existing... Lore. The players write the story.)

    I am a swords/archer/fire mage... still working my skills. There's a huge Siege going down tonight that I am really really looking forward to.

    Here's a few more pics...

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    Preparing to leave for siege... stocking up at bank.

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    My character.

    And some of you old timers... might like to know that guilds like:

    Undead Lords (UDL)
    Orcs
    Knights of Glory and Beer (KGB)
    Keepers of Chaos

    and many, many more guilds with familiar names and faces are playing on Agon in DF too.


    This game is circa UO 1997-1999 with city building, naval combat and 3d graphics all tied in. Combat is skill based (not double click + auto follow)

    Honestly... this is everything Feluccan: Ultima Online players like me have been saying we want since Trammel was released in 2000. I've been playing UO for more than 12 years now... this is the first time since I started playing UO that another game has actually come out with something that is EXACTLY what I want.

    I will never leave UO until they pull the plug... I do have to say though, that this game... is going to be my next big adventure.

    Considering I've played: AC, AC2, DAoC, SWG, SB, EQ, CoH, CoV, WoW, FF11, EVE and even more I don't want to bother naming...

    Out of all them... this is the first game that has come out on Ultima Online's level.

    Be warned though... the industry looks down on this genre (look at the attention UO devs give Siege Perilous.) DF is run by an indie company who for the last many many years has been making this game in their garage. The game was released back in Feb, but really... this whole year has basically been a "paid beta" and boy has the game been constantly polished. The new FREE expansion "Conquer the Seas" is coming out this week or next week... and the next one is slated for spring.

    Sorry for the ramble... the game, is simply that good.