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Could UO bards play songs like in this video?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by NBG, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. NBG

    NBG Lore Master
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    Being able to play songs live as a bard in UO is a feature that is yet to be realized.



    The video above is another game's music playing feature and the user used it to play UO's classic song Stones.

    Gosh I wish I can do this in UO.
     
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    Ok..That is actually quite neat

    On the topic of UO bards being able to play music while at the birthday party a dev stated "no" as the answer to your question. He stated something about problems arise when players start playing music which is copywrite.

    I watched that video again and may have to check that out :)

    BG
     
  3. Blood Ghoul

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    Whoops..changes that..just looked it up and its a F2P game.. I hate those where you can just basically buy everything

    BG
     
  4. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I played LotRO for a while, it has a system which you can download what would basically be "tabs" (guitar people will know what I mean by that term) that would play the selection automatically. There are even sites dedicated to these and have tabs for song to coordinate at least 4 people... don't remember if it does more as I haven't played in a long time. Anyway, I would occasionally start into Stones or Bron Yr Aur (an acoustic guitar solo tune by Led Zeppelin), and it would also be fun to catch groups of people doing impromptu concerts and trying to catch what songs they were playing.

    I think it tends to not be a problem as long as people aren't trying to sell the tabs for real money or get real money by playing them ingame... or at least I haven't read or heard of it ever being a problem.
     
  5. Flutter

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    That's awesome
     
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  7. startle

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    Wow! I'm suprised at my reaction to hearing that song play'd.... I haven't had the music on for many years now, but hearing our anthem got me to immediately turn it back on... That - is a classic piece - for so many of us, and it reminds me of all those "days-back-when" when I was new to UO and how I really loved hearing that song... To me, it meant I was (for the time being anyway) safe from dangerous things, since we hear something else when all is not well... So, at the very least, thx for posting that - just for the memory effect it had on me.

    As for adding the ability for Bards to actually BE Bards, that would be fantastic! And it should surely be doable.... Please hear me out.

    Blood mentioned:
    Well, that Dev must have been thinking that the Bard would be playing audio NOT native to UO (as in being able to tell a Bard to play Jethro Tull or (insert your favorite musician here). That would, obviously, be NOT doable.
    However, if a Bard could play music that IS NATIVE and already in place in UO, THAT would be very, very cool... ( Imagine for a sec you have a couple of people over to your home or the local pub, and you as a Bard could take requests for various UO tunes to play - and then play them. I'm thinking about one of my favorite in-game midi's, the music you hear when you go to the beach by Honor, that (I bet) some people have never enjoyed. I imagine the conversation with the Bard might go something like this:


    I love the idea - and it really could happen, if they wanted to do it... So, speak up if you like the idea...

    Just sayin.......;)
     
    #7 startle, Nov 21, 2012
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  8. Chazztizer

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    That was very cool! That was the song that warned me that I was going to loose my head if I went out of the town :>)
    I think the lyrics was something like: If you stay here where the music is pretty you will live....
     
    #8 Chazztizer, Nov 21, 2012
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