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Devs? Read and answer, Please? For the event's Sake!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Uriah Heep, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Uriah Heep

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    Hey, I said Please!

    Do the new EMs have squelch powers? and Teleport powers? (as in, people to jail?)
    If not, empower the, please.
    If so, Instruct them to use them at will, please.

    Have spent two evenings at the Casca speech on my shard...And still haven't seen/heard all the speech in its entirety. The kiddies show up, in droves, spamming spells, Shouting profanities at each other, talking over Casca, you can't read his text on the screen for theirs, the journal is spamming so fast you can't keep it scrolled back fast enough to catch it all, etc.

    Empower your EMs to either squelch the speech of these, or teleport em to the Bucs Den Jail for an hour (ingame time). That way, the few that really do want to enjoy/participate/RP the event, can do so. And the kiddies that just want a sash or sword or title or just to be seen, are out of the way.

    Again, the magic word, PLEASE!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Nvnter

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    Agreed,

    With the insanity created by the "its not my bed time" players, it makes things difficult for those who care. I can only imagine the insanity that must happen on the larger shards. It would seem to me that if Mythic puts these resources into play Mythic would care about making an impact.

    Want to make an impact on the possible new accounts with the new expansion? Add some discipline and organization to the Events.

    Medic Speaks!
     
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  4. Jirel of Joiry

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    Agreed! Why I don't do those events. What the point if instead of whatever event char is talking all you can read is "Dood u suxxors!" etc, etc. Btw, what language is "dood u suxxors" because it isn't any English I learned in Elementary, Middle, HS, Senior High or College! LOL
     
  5. kelmo

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    *chuckles* I tend to agree, Jirel.
     
  6. Uriah Heep

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    Well i was kinda shocked that they were yelling F#$% at each other, LOL, and Casca just carried on unperturbed...
    sheeesh
    *shakes head*
     
  7. Storm

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    I agree also! but you can download uo journal and save all your journals and then look back through them
     
  8. Budweiser

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    EA hit the ( run macro ) button and left the room. ;) Your king was unattended.
     
  9. Uriah Heep

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    But why should a person have to do that...
    :sad4:
     
  10. Petrify

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    Yep.

    The EM's aren't even there, it's an automated character.
     
  11. Tjalle

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    I donĀ“t know about the other shards but on Siege Lord Casca was not unattended.

    Sure, the speech was automated but in the middle of it a player said something about Luna and Casca interacted with him by saying something back to him about Luna...
     
  12. kelmo

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    Does that mean you're automated?
    Because you keep saying basically the same thing...
    Over and over again...
     
  14. Draconi

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    This is incorrect, but thanks for guessing!

    Mesanna and I will follow up Tuesday with the EMs and Customer Service on this. I'm sure we'll come to a good resolution.
     
  15. Budweiser

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    Draconi they will just give you a canned response. :lick:

    You should check your support page.
     
  16. Uriah Heep

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    Thank you!!!

    Several times, Casca *scowled* at a few, but if he *scowled* at say, Uriah Heep, and then Uriah Heep poofed not to be seen for a while, it might be a good lesson for the others :D

    And no, I didnt misbehave...Just using myself as an example to protect the ignorant errrr, I mean innocent.
     
  17. kelmo

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    Siege Casca was fairly interactive. Was the speech scripted? Hell yes. I do the same when I have a long speech to deliver. I am a slow typer...

    I saw enough to convince me Casca was there.
     
  18. Draconi

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    Also keep in mind, I can't judge how extensive the problem is, or what actions would be required, just from Stratics feedback. Having identified the problem though, I just want you to know that we'll pay attention to it.

    It should be noted that the EMs did everything in their power with what they've been given. I hope that your shard's reporter will have been able to post a copy of the speech in your shard's forum, as I've seen some do already.
     
  19. Draconi

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    Oh yes, I'm sure some EMs have taken advantage of the many tools available to script speech, but I just want it to be clear that they're living people and not Draconi bots. Promise.

    (Not that you've seen the last of UO's little NPC acting troupe. Perhaps we should run the Trial of Ricardo one more time so people can warm up for coming events?)
     
  20. Flora Green

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    I have this vision of Draconi robots walking around shooting fire out of their fingers...
     
  21. kelmo

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    The Siege EM did fine. *nods*
     
  22. Jirel of Joiry

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    LMAO, I sorta see the fire shooting out of another location!
     
  23. Maplestone

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    Perhaps this would be a good opportunity for Casca to show a little of the swift justice that he has warned would be required? Some of the comments coming from the crowd are downright treasonous. I have heard there exist jails for which imprisonment is a punishment worse than death?
     
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    Wern't you proved wrong about this is another thread?
    Why do you keep posting about it?

    Go read Catskill's Casca journal, it is posted on Catskill's news page, and then cry me a river because you are wrong.
     
  25. Uriah Heep

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    Yes...Brings up a last point before I retire for the day.

    I had no complaint of the EM. No one should take it that way, I hope!
    EM was fine, but if he is powerless as far as squelching and jailing, perhaps send em an invis GM for backup?

    But no, my complaint was in no way about the EM or his performance, strictly the troublemakers in the crowd that were allowed free reign.
     
  26. Dermott of LS

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    Personally I'd love to see every dragon/white wyrm/greater dragon, or other large size creature that goes to this event and other like events be sent to the Ethereal Void for good.

    If there's no combat involved and merely an event taking place, there is no reason to have these huge behemoths in everyone's way. Leave them stabled or at home.

    Your dragon doesn't impress me, put it away.
     
  27. kryptman

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    I agree with both Uriah and Maple, on our shard there were alot of people that were way out of line. Be it "F" bombs, the "my guildie beat up your guildie", and/or "give me stuff". I did however make a number of comments to Casca on him being a false king, ect. Those were done however, to be in character and to interact and I did not spam. If my comments were part of the problem also, then i do apologize. It wasnt my intent, was only trying to interact with the event the best I could.
     
  28. Oriana

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    I have this on Baja forum. I went through and picked up every word and emote from the King and Sherry.

    Feel free to read it, I understand it's slightly different than others, but there should be enough similarities to get the gist.

    I thought it was well done, save for the....*thinks of word*... individuals.... that made it difficult to go back through all the pics and see what was said. But that's not EA's problem that's the shards.
     
  29. JC the Builder

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    A video of the first speech on Atlantic, I think it shows the spam quite well:
    http://www.veoh.com/videos/v17247246ahR9kwRY

    If EM's could be given an ability/item which silences all players within a certain tile radius (15 might be good) that would be helpful. They could turn it on and off as necessary.
     
  30. Dermott of LS

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    Just finished tonight's event on LS (Tram version) and everying went great... not a single person trying to deliberately disrupt the proceedings, a LOT of back and forth between Casca and the crowd as well as Sherry and the crowd.

    Had a lot of fun and no problem people to report!
     
  31. Draconi

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    Well... insta-executions on the first day might set a bad precedent. Maybe.
     
  32. Norrar

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    Well, I know Cats wasnt scripted. Cause he said my name and ducked when i threw blackrock at him.
     
  33. Dermott of LS

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    Yep LS wasn't scripted either. Casca took quite a few questions from the players before the "speech" portion and Sherry was completely interactive using names and reacting to direct questions as well.

    Definitely live people on LS and did a good job of it as well.
     
  34. IdoBods

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    okay, im not sure why this was noted as an EVENT
    last night i sat there through the damn teenie idiot spam, reading everything i could.
    followed Sherry till she disappeared. searched for her for ... no one ever found her.
    showed up tonight.
    same speech essentially by Casca. yes he answered questions. eventually left.
    How is this an Event???
    Events in the past may have started out with speeches and drama but always had an ending.. something we searched for and found. tonight nothing???
     
  35. Storm

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    ditto I was there LS was very well represented on all sides (although I didnt get to see sherry dont think she was there hint hint)
     
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    EMs should be given the power to exile out of line players for an hour at least to a tiny cell where their account will be frozen till a timer runs out. That way they can't just log out and into another character to ruin more of the event for the players that wish to be involved. Also I'm sure that Journal records are kept for each of the EMs to insure that they are not doing anything wrong. So they should be reviewed and anyone using foul language should have a 48 ban placed on their accounts for their first offense. I'm sure that will make many of these players think twice about being a jerk at public events.
     
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    If I may I think this was a "wetting of the EMS" in other words there first real task to start with with the public other than just saying hi I was a councilor back in 2000 or so and there are alot of things to learn that most people don't see or even understand plus they have to keep with a storyline (or try to) and we all (myself included) can get kinda out a hand so I would say give them a little space and time it can really be overwhelming
     
  38. Storm

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    there is a squelch command or there used to be pretty much on screen if I remember right that would have worked but there new and maybe ems dont have that not sure and also you can save and filter your own records to get rid of the BS
     
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    Well, it's not the first day any more ... but what I actually had in mind was a week's imprisonment in Yew jail ... for civil disobedience it is a much more compassionate than execution, yet oddly a harsher punishment for player characters given the extreme abundance of resurrection magic in the world :)
     
  40. Capricious

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    As a role-player I enjoy attending these events. However when I have trouble even reading the speech on my journal because its scrolled too fast from the spell-casting and just irritating behavior... it makes me hard pressed to get into the event. Please, please give our new king a bright pair of fiery cajones and have him at least teleport the offending folks to a holding area where they stay for the duration of the event. I'd hate to have the area squelched as it limits rp interaction/reaction.
     
  41. Capricious

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    As long as they distinguish between griefers and those who are ic opposed. Some rp communities support rougher language when ic (since UO provides a filter). I doubt an rper would 'spam' any such comments, but I'd hate to see folks simply lump all folks who curse in game as griefers.
     
  42. Storm

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    If I remember right squelch works by turning it on (all people should be listening anyway)and nobody can type and be seen on screen when speech is over you turn it off that way during the speech all can see whats going on then its up to em weather you are worth talking to if you are acting like a screwed up mob then you should be treated as such ! ( or just install the journal)
     
  43. Origin was not scripted, He would respond to questions, not answer them like a good politician but respond.
     
  44. hawkeye_pike

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    By the way, I would have appreciated some more action. People have been throwing Conflag Potions on the King, or have insulted the King. It would have been more realistic, if those people would have been flagged criminals and got guard-whacked. (I'm not kidding.) It was kind of unrealistic to see a King surrounded by his guards just having to take all this nonsense.
     
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    To Squelching:
    /signed

    /signed

    That would kind of eliminate feedback, which is the purpose of having a live person behind the Casca character.

    Oddly enough, my ignore list, which has been empty until this past weekend(for 10 years) has many many people on it. Some of them, I hate to say, are in my guild. I really have to have a talk with some of them about event manners.
     
  46. Petrify

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    Try chucking a conflag pot on a banker at luna and say "guards".

    Then realise what you could have done.
     
  47. Drac - I have not attended events like this ingame for years because of actions like what was reported. Before the Seer/EM program went on vacation it was an issue and it has not gotten better.

    What do I think is fair? No squelch and >poof< to some unnamed placed for "counseling". Oh, no. I say squelch and freeze in place for 2 hours RL time. Even if logged off the character is frozen and the account essentially locked from use until the timer dies.

    The miscreant must suffer the speeches and if any action come of them, miss it ... as well as suffer a "suspended" account.
     
  48. Cysphruo

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    maybe develop some sort of squelch marker where nobody can talk within 20ish tiles of it? would be nice
     
  49. Vallend

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    Oh I did ignore a couple of people who tried to ruin a event for everyone else. So I did not have to see them spanning all over the place in a vain attempt to get attention. Problem is they still are running around and you can see that. Plus as a reporter I do keep copies of all my journals, but when at a event you want to sink yourself in it, and feel like a part of it. Not go over journals later to see just what was said.

    Should a few childish players have the right to disrupt events for the players who really care about what is going on?
     
  50. Uriah Heep

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    Perhaps, you left to fast. On our shard, at the hall , there were two RP'd paladins that showed up. With yellow names, and invulnerable :)
    And they were neither scripted nor npc, but real live peeps (EMs I assume)...Next time, come for the foreplay, but stay for the roleplay, you will enjoy it a lot more!