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Devs: Turn the Event back on... I couldn't even enjoy it!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Draxous, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Draxous

    Draxous Grand Poobah
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    Please turn the Skele liches, sicarri and everything back on.

    I didn't even get a chance to do this because of RL and the lag issue. I set aside time IRL to do this... and then couldn't even play UO at all.


    So please... turn it back on and keep it on until after the lag issue is cleared up...
     
  2. ZippyTwitch

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    No Devs please don't. It's been on long enough. Still got the town invasions to deal with.
     
  3. Harlequin

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    It's back on!
     
  4. ok ...the secret is OUT!!!
    if we want EA to do something we just gotta get BlacK RaiN to ask em for us!
    ima send ya a list of my demands to relay to the support staff in a min!!
    :danceb:
     
  5. Aboo

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    I never will understand why people who don’t want to participate in something think that EVERYONE should not be able to participate in it. What could it possibly hurt you to have it left on a little while longer considering some people were unable to participate because of circumstances beyond their control?
     
  6. DHMagicMan_1

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    It's because they perceive the value (gold or otherwise) and rarity of items they got and others didn't would be deminished if EA allows others more of a chance to participate. Basically, it's greed... "I got mine... if you didn't get yours, tough, you can buy at inflated prices or just not have it"
     
  7. wrekognize

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    Some greedy people may be this way. Extending it a week I understand. Here is why I have a big hesitation on extending events these days. Look at last year’s Halloween content. The content was not turned off until March of 08!!! (how many people do you see picking pumpkins this Halloween due to the fact they could for 6 months last year). What makes an event is the time frame in which we are allowed to participate. If it goes on too long than the event (and items, but that’s not the issue) looses it’s value. The game feels choppy and as though the devs are not maintaining it if one day in march they realize, “oh yeah, we need to turn off the Halloween stuff”. I agree a week extension is warranted in this situation. But you only have to look back one year to see where there was a big mishap.

     
  8. Aboo

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    You are right, of course, and that mentality just sickens me. :twak: EVERYONE should be able to participate and if they inability to participate extends to circumstances beyond their control then extra time should be given. It's really that simple.
     
  9. Katlene

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    YAY i might be able to get a spinnaret!!!! WOOT!
     
  10. Basara

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    Now, if they'd only turn back on Trick or treating.

    It was shut off WELL before Midnight Sunday (heck, it was about the time the sun set in the western US), when Sicari & the liches continued for two more days before its temporary turn-off, and then got turned back on today.

    I worked most of the night Saturday, and all day Sunday, getting from 97 begging to GM (after taking close to 20 hours game play just to go from 96 to 97), only to have trick or treating shut off around the time I hit 99.8, and at the time, the only place it was Monday was in the Eastern Hemisphere (and I play a west coast US shard).
     
  11. Ender

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    Yeah. Ask them to fix the cheating problem in PvP. Please? :)
     
  12. ElRay

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    Fixing cheating is beyond what is in their resumes
     
  13. Lord Kynd

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    exactly
    why is it just because your borred with it that meens it must stop for everyone ?
    not everyone has had the chance to participate properly.
    if your done with it then stay away and let others enjoy it. but don't come a pancakes because others enjoy it.

    oh wait... i bet your complaining because now more items will drop and your items are not going to sell for millions. lol.
    EA should make them spawn enough so the most anyone will get for this new stuff is 200k gold top's.
    seeing people trying to sell the big web for 10 - 15 million makes me sick to my stomach. the 'trinkets and books ' for 5 mil. .. can you say Greed ?

    personally i am glad they turned it back on, it can stay on till xmas for that matter :)
    it add's something to do in game and is not borring.
     
  14. hawkeye_pike

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    Devs: Turn the Magincia Invasion back on, as I wasn't there in December 2007 to collect the rubble.

    And, while you're at it, turn the Treasures of Tokuno back on, because when that happened I wasn't able to play UO.

    Everything else would be unfair.
     
  15. Aboo

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    There has to be one in every crowd doesn't there? You don't have to make sense do you, you just have to make yourself known even if what you say is ridiculous?

    I wasn't there for the Magencia invasion either, but it's because my family needed me and I CHOSE to make that a priority. However, you haven't heard me ask to have it extended or turned back on have you? Why? Because I CHOSE not to participate. It wasn't that I WANTED to participate and circumstances BEYOND my control PREVENTED me from participating. Do you get the differences here yet? Probably not, people like you never do.
     
  16. Xel Naga

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    Such a pathetic excuse. You had 30 days to do this event, don't come up with some lame excuse to blame UO's "lag" for your inability to participate personally. There are many things that keep people from playing a game whether it be real life or "lag" but you don't see thousands of people making these posts for one reason. They are not spoiled life is never fair and you simply have to deal with it instead of crying for a bottle.

    Keep in mind this was a HALLOWEEN event that has lasted till nearly THANKSGIVING. I think it's fair enough to say you had PLENTY of time to do it even with 900 latency for 30 days which I doubt anyone would have 30 days of nonstop "unplayable lag".

    It's people like you who have made UO dumbed down and catering the simple lazy folk making this game not even a challenge or fun to play anymore compared to when it was still new and had RISK. Now anyone can solo anything simply because they whine about things nonstop and want more overpowered this and that because they're too inept to adapt.
     
  17. 30 days? Are you sure it was 30 days. I remember like October 29th to Nov 17 or something.. Thats about 20 days.

    Besides they should keep Sicarii up, Its more to do with another event then halloween anyways, and with how rare the medium webs drop they should be giving us more time.

    But no bother, event has been turned back on for some unknown reason and seems to be staying on. *Beam*

    I'm hoping the Dev's stay passed out and fail to realize this.
     
  18. Xel Naga

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    You mean how they forgot to turn off vanguards spawning on Atlantic forever? Yea, thats' very likely. That's why I've quit this game yet again.
     
  19. Tazar

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    Xel, I was quite happy when you returned to UO recently as I always like to see returning veterans to the game. You have a great reputation and are certainly one of the "elite" of the shard.

    However... I have listened to players complain ever since AOS came out about how unbalanced things became with an item based game. A player willing to spend a little time training and a lot of rl$ could compete almost immediately - while other players could never compete because they did not want to invest rl$ in a game. Ever since AOS, players have complained about the item based nature of the game and longed for "the good old days".

    Well... here they are! Items are cheaper, more available, and no longer elite. As everyone obtains the items and trains up skills, we get back to the roots of UO. Player skill rather than in game skills or items will determine winners and losers. The players skill at combining macros and skill templates will have a chance against someone willing to lay out several hundred dollars on a new suit (or a single item).

    I know you are one of the "elite" players in part (maybe solely?) because of the wealth of items you have. Are you good enough to complete without that advantage? Or are you throwing in the towel because it is becoming a level playing field?

    It is hard to truly balance things between those who have and those who have-not. And EA-Mythic certainly can not please everyone. I am just glad to see the game still evolving or it would die in stagnation.
     
  20. Aboo

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    I fail to see how people asking to have an event extended because of events BEYOND their control has (1) dumbed down UO and (2) made things overpowered. Maybe you need to step back and see how ridiculous your comments were.

    If you don't wish to participate, then DON'T. But don't blame everything YOU deem wrong with UO on the people who asked to have an event extended because they were unable to participate because of circumstance they could NOT control. Sheesh!
     
  21. Aboo

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    Then let me be the first to suggest that if you have quit UO "yet again", maybe it's time for you to quit the boards too? Having people whine on the boards about a game they DON'T even play anymore makes no sense except that they need something to whine about and/or they have the need to draw attention to themselves.

    As one of those who DOES still play UO and has for 11+ years, I prefer to read comments from people who are experiencing the game firsthand instead of those who have given up but continue to bad mouth it. Just my 2¢.
     
  22. soze

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    wow, dude, you need to keep things in perspective...its just an event that may last an extra week or so....that's it.

    some people really could not play because of the lag...the devs might be giving them some extra time to participate. Some people simply dont have a lot of time to play, and for those players the time they had set aside for uo was adversly affected by lag.

    Maybe you do need to quit UO...it seems to cause some anger issues with you
     
  23. hawkeye_pike

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    Hehe, my posting was meant ironic, of course. What did you think??
     
  24. Aboo

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    Oh I thought we were playing Devil's Advocate?

    I kind of thought you were but you know you can never tell which ones are truly the knuckleheads who are serious and those who aren't. Thanks for the clarification! :blushing:
     
  25. Patty Pickaxe

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    What I find funny about this statement is that Black Rain plays Siege. I think he knows something about risk! rolleyes: His request has nothing to do with getting items, it's about being able to participate in an event.