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Conspicuous by your absence...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by The Craftsman, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. The Craftsman

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    Joanne? Hello ... are you there .... ?

    Thought not. I said it when you first started ... "if you try to do 2 jobs at the same time then you only end up doing both jobs badly". Thank you for confirming my suspicions.

    Your lack of posts and lack of replies to questions is embarrasing although i cant say I'm surprised. Your a token part time UO community rep who hasnt the time or inclination to post.

    What a freakin waste of time. Not you personally .. but the decision to appoint you. Way to go EA .. yet again.
     
  2. Sunrise

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    Was going to reply but then decided not too.

    In before the lock.

    Some people just amaze me in this cheesy game tho...
     
  3. Infiniti

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    I miss Jeremy's "I'm on it"...she was always here to answer us. :sad4:
     
  4. The Craftsman

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    So you did anyway...very worthwhile.
     
  5. The Craftsman

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    Some loved her ... some err.. didnt. But at least we got some airtime with her. They may as well have just not bothered replacing her.
     
  6. The Craftsman

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    Oh, and the only reason this would ever get locked is if stratics are really well and truly under the EA Jack Boot.
     
  7. Gildar

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    Sounds very similar to what people said the last two times our Community Rep's were changed (and I wouldn't be surprised if that was true before that as well)...
     
  8. DevilsOwn

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    y'always remember your first time :D
     
  9. The Craftsman

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    Youre probably right Gildar ... but at least the previous ones made the effort.

    Maybe its not Joannes fault if this has been tagged onto her day job so to speak. Either way its a waste of time and simply paying lip service tyo the 'Community Rep' role.
     
  10. Petrify

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    Completely agree with the OP.
     
  11. Lord Kynd

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    well for one i am fairly sure i read where she said she doesn't really play UO. that doesn't help.
    i might be wrong.
    how many EA/Mythinc people have you seen posting latly ? supreem shocked me earlier. it is after all the weekend and it is winter time here in the state's, so it is storming in alot of places.
     
  12. It Lives

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    When is pub 57 coming out?

    When Are the 11th anny items going to be available to the rest of the the world?

    Whats Going on with the Lag?

    Why isnt there any thought going into balance?(not just pvp), I mean crafting is getting its hole ripped with all the pixel crack you are throwing at us.

    Whats the status of SA?

    wheres my beer?

    Why is my scalp itching?

    Does it mean I have to wash my own dishes?

    :grouphug:
     
  13. IanJames

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    When are we getting the vet rewards gump fixed that is supposed be getting "looked into" according to the UOHerald . . ??
     


  14. Well we can only hope that EA eventually hires a new Community Rep. in the future or pray. Afterall isnt Joanne only filling in temporarely while they decide what to do? I hope they hire someone cause I agree we need more communication from our Rep then what we are getting. Replies a week or two about problems that people have been complaining about just dosent cut it. Uo has some serious problems and Im sure there are alot out there that would like alittle acknowledgement that they know of the problems and working on it would be nice along with a small update here and there. Im just hoping things improve after the holidays. Its just not the community rep thats gone silent other then Regine most the devs that use to drop in from time to time have been very quiet for the last two months just about. Expect for Regine of course out of all of them think she has been the only one weve heard the most from Recently.
     
  15. AesSedai

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    - I did some snooping this past week and saw that Mythic was looking for a Community Rep.; not sure for which particular game(s) 'tho...

    Heck I'd consider it if I didn't have to move to Virginia (which it says you do), as I doubt I could afford the cost of living there with the money I estimate they'd be offering. I actually did apply back when Wilki got the job, heh. Besides, I'm waiting to be asked to become an official UO GM Burninator ;)
     
  16. laurlo

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    holidays.. I'd cut a bit of slack honestly and wait to see how she does in the course of her position.
     
  17. Joanne_Mythic

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    I'm not absent - not at all.

    I will have some news for y'all about Publish 57 and the EM Program next week as well as a contest!

    The next couple of weeks before the December holidays sneak up on us will be busy with plenty of information coming your way.

    (And I do play UO, I'm not sure where you've heard otherwise!)
     
  18. Darkness187

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    Man I love how you guys Start Bashing people that have only been in they're job for like what 2-3 weeks now you can't expect her to just jump right in and be able to work a the same level of someone that had been in the job for awhile I mean come on guys

    If after 2-3 weeks at a new job you still didnt mess up or get to every little thing i would be surprized.
     
  19. Hannes Erich

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    Joanne, please enlighten us.

    1. Why is the game not available for sell to new customers?

    2. Why does UOGamecodes.com prevent new customers from buying New Account Codes?

    3. Why is EA only selling new accounts to existing customers?
     
  20. AesSedai

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    - Hi hi !

    You silly people, just because a dictionary suggests it's the proper spelling, it still isn't right! Ya'll is how it is spelled ya'll; at least it is in my mind (as in: you + all : ya + all : ya'll) ;)

    Btw, Mesanna has been posting along with Regine. I think the rest are hard at work on UO; I can't recall for sure, but either Chrissay or Kilandra, or both, no longer work on UO at the moment (one or the two went to some game called WHO, iirc).
     
  21. Gildar

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    Why are people buying New Account codes?
    http://www.uoherald.com/kingdomreborn/trial/
     
  22. Uriah Heep

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    because when ya try that, it says "invalid code"
    or does for me anyway :p
     
  23. Hannes Erich

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    What if I walked into a store, tried to buy a game, and was turned away at the counter? "Sorry. We don't allow new customers. Allowing you to give us your money is not part of our business model. Oh, but you can register for the trial, I guess, if you want. Meh."

    Gildar, New Account Codes, which are offered for sale on the UOGamecodes site, are inapplicable to trial accounts. A trial account would need an Upgrade Code.

    What, or who, are New Account Codes for? We already know that they're not for new customers. EA Support maintains that this is a decision, not a mistake.

    Joanne?
     
  24. Gildar

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    Then they should fix that. And they should make it easier to find while they're at it.


    Trial accounts are real accounts... they're just free for the first 14 days. You can use upgrade codes on them.

    The New Account Code codes are for people who already play the game and want a second account that is fully upgraded, or for people who have friends who play that want to get them upgraded fast.
    Somebody who is actually new to the game and doesn't have friends to help them out wouldn't have any reason to go into the ML areas for 30 days, They wouldn't have the gear or character skill to survive in them.
     
  25. Hannes Erich

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    I wanted the product. I tried to buy it. I couldn't. After that, it became a mystery for me and many other would-be customers. (Must be 30 days old to buy a new account? What?). I was lucky, I knew about Markeedragon.com. Does everyone else? Of course not.

    This method of publishing is extraordinarily confusing. EA/Mythic should offer an immediate point of purchase. Alternatively, they should at least mention somewhere that an immediate point of purchase isn't available, and that an upgraded trial account is the only way in for new customers.

    "Buy Now" buttons are ubiquitous in digital publishing. Therefore, the absence of a "Buy Now" button on UO.com and related sites is confusing.
     
  26. Sunrise

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    You took the words right out of my mouth..Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for the note... on a Saturday night no less :)

     
  28. drinkbeerallday

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    do you lag? what is your tracert? what is your ping? how many hops?

    how does it feel?
     
  29. Hannes Erich

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    Good to see I'm not the grumpiest person on the thread. :)

    Actually, I want to say something. If anyone thinks my posts in recent threads have been too harsh or over-the-top (if you hadn't noticed, nevermind), please understand that I have gone the extra mile to notify EA and Mythic and the community of an issue that probably deserves some attention. In return, I have received several form letters and even a spoofed link from EA Support, complete silence from Mythic, and had my first report of the issue forwarded to the Spiels N Rants sub-forum. Sorry, it's not normally my style to crusade for an issue on the Internet. I'm new on the forums, and the last thing I wanted (or expected) was to impress myself on moderators as a rabble-rouser. But when you do something good and it gets spat back in your face, how do you feel?

    Until recently, few of you seemed to be aware of the issue, or weren't asking EA/Mythic to pay attention to the issue. Now there is a bit more noise about it, and that is probably a good thing.
     
  30. jelinidas

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    I dont lag any more then I ever have. Was never affected by the "LAG" of yestermonth. We play on a single cell phone connection with up to four computers connected to the home network. Connection great..not. Playable..yes. My son does PvP and does well. Well, until sis decides to start downloading some new song, etc.

    Perhaps Mr. Beer the lag is on your end? Your location? Your connection?

    Perhaps MOVE. Play a different game??? Get a new ISP?

    My god, if I spent this much time on a subject as you do I would quit.

    *BINGO*
    *DING DING DING*

    Get a life, a new PIXEL LIFE. ie game. Find something that makes you happy?

    Yes, I have been there (lag). Been playing almost from the start. Had mega number of accounts, down to four. My accounts are slowly being closed not because of lag, or lack of, just im ....bored.
     
  31. jelinidas

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    I just may try doing this traceerwhateverthing. I play fine, PvM though. Now Im interested ...

    I will wait until the kids are up though so we have several computers connected. Right now I fly as everyone is asleep.
     
  32. The Craftsman

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    Well, you were certainly doing a good impression of it. I hope youre suitably embarrassed that this thread had to be made to make you show your face again.

    How about from now on actually coming on these forums and answering some of the questions raised? Isnt that a part of your job? Simply popping up every couple of weeks and saying "we'll have some news soon" doesnt suffice. Youre supposed to be our community rep so please start acting like one. Thanks.
     
  33. Kiminality

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    Damned if she did, damned if she didn't.
    She replied, and was obviously embarrassed by being "called out" on the internet.
    If she didn't, then it would have been proof of... Whatever you're attempting to prove.
     
  34. Gildar

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    Why exactly wouldn't you want to have free gameplay before dishing out money?

    Yes, they don't communicate how to open accounts for free very well. No, making it harder to pay for your first few days instead of playing for free is not a bad thing.
     
  35. Surgeries

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    Stop It!!

    You must be a Fanboi, or a Fanboiette!!

    EA is the DEVIL!! They hate all of us! That's why they don't post here as often as some people think they should!!

    That's why UO is going to die ...erm...SOON!!

    It can't last!! Craftsman says so!!1!!

    Because of Embarrassed Joanne!! She is hiding something...no wait! She doesn't actually WORK for EA!! She is from a Zerg Guild!! She is ruining Factions, for crying out loud!!

    PLUS!! She is solely responsible for any lag you get!!

    She told me so!! She lags drinksbeerallday on purpose!!

    So PLEASE Kiminality...stop supporting the Devil, and standing up for this quasi-internet terror group, otherwise known as "EA" and especially stop standing up for Joanne!!

    She just doesn't care!11!!1one!

    /IntenseSarcasm
     
  36. The Craftsman

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    Are you mental?
     
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    I wouldn't want to be a UO community rep.....you poor slobs expect a rep to be at your beckon and call 24/7......I'd give my time when at work and thats it.

    Seen way too many whiners in UO.....say what you will, not like I give a hoot.
    Just think you guys go overboard when playing a game. Yes, I said a game.


    later
     
  38. Surgeries

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    That must be it.
    What else could it possibly be?

    :coco:
     
  39. jack flash uk

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    savage, just savage :)

    i started to get the "here we go again" boredom thoughts until you caught me off guard with the lost beer

    very,very nicely played there
     
  40. For The Craftsman: Don't make me bake you a peach cobbler! ;) :hug:
     
  41. The Craftsman

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    Heh heh. Now the old apple pie/peach cobbler debate ... that was a classic. I hope your doing well Luna.

    Yours
    Craftsman
     
  42. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrrrr, y'all are a-gonna be walkin' the plank!
     
  43. Rix/\

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    NO offense to Joanne

    But what if the community was allowed to choose their own rep to EA/Mythic?


    At first when Mythic came into UO the community got a lot of info tossed at them alot of question answered. Past 6 months you guys have been acting like your on some secret project and we're only on the need to know when we need to. With all thats been goin on else where in the world, everyone has that sense of needing to feel secure about something. Rather it's security at a job, relationship or their own personal entertainment such as online gaming.

    When the rest of the real world is looking gloom I wanna escape to UO to take a break but I want to know if UO is going to there for me. The unsecure feeling is already there from everything else thats going on in life, when I come to the websites and see no updates no fixes being added for days and weeks at a time I'm less likely to stay playing that game and with so many more options at the same cost now is not a time to leave any player left feeling unsecure about the future of UO.
     
  44. Ummm it is called a Fangirl... okay :\ geeze some people don't use the right terminologies :|
     
  45. Kiminality

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    I presumes that was for effect.
    Since "fanboi" is derived from "fanboy", and has taken on a somewhat distinct meaning, at least aesthetically. "Fanboi" seems to imply a greater level of immersion into fan-ish behaviour.
    Since there no female equivalent to the "boi" spelling, then for similar effect "boiette" works well enough, for a dramatic presentation.
     
  46. Silly Seadog

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    Arrr, what about fangrrl?
     
  47. Fine i will call them the name i didn't want to since Boi, originally came from the stronger accents not being able to pronounce it, and when people documented it the first time it appeared that way, and though they spoke different languages, although it was just the way it sounded... they wouldn't have used the term boiette they would have said something along the lines of Gurill or Gul but those are rather insulting to say to a lady, or girl. That is why FanBoi is still used since meh, but Fangirl is used because of human rights :\ i was just trying to be politically correct in the sense of how people nowadays use politically correct... but not the original sense oh heavens no...

    sorry for my ramble of words :D:
     
  48. Why can't we just have a straight answer , UO is second rate ,and will get little to no support, Sorry not your fault but we have been told the same things over and over again..I'll put money on it next week we will here EA Mythic say there won't be much news until after the holidays.. EA Mythic has a chance at gold in making UO great again and instead their letting the world EA killed fall farther.. :coco:
     
  49. agree there is huge possibilities with today's technologies, and with some people working as GMs for game specificly would really help,,, lets hope your bet is wrong and that they make UO into a thing of beauty. again
     
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    I think we need to bear in mind UO's age and the fact that it's 1.1% of the MMORPG marketshare before making..... unreasonable demands. :O

    UO is on the way out. I don't really think anyone should realistically expect that it's ever going to double or triple its subscriptions in the future. And even if it did it would still have a small small fraction of the playerbase a game like WOW has.

    What really was the "chance" for UO to fully update and capture a bigger marketshare and become a serious, present-day MMORPG again was UO:2, but EA scrapped the idea, so.... if that tells you anything about what their perogative is as far as future attempts to revitalize UO.