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EA's Official Facebook Page & FB Shard Pages

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Pandora_CoD, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Pandora_CoD

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    Sooo I like many of my friends on Catskills have "Liked" the official UO page on Facebook.

    If you listen to this video (15th year party) at 17:40 you notice that Mesanna says she's starting to put events on FB... I'd like to see this be enforced and all the EM's post their events. Also I would like to know why the page is closed to comments from members or from adding events/videos/pictures from members? Is there a way to open that up for us so that we can share our events and post stuff to the page? That would be a huge huge help!

    Also there are separate "shard" UO pages too, our shard has the UO Catskills FB page and I know Atlantic has the UO Atlantic FB page. Be sure to "Like" those!!! And reply and post if you see any other FB shard pages.

    Catskills: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UO-Catskills/510748595666213
    Atlantic: https://www.facebook.com/uoatlantic

    Thanks,

    :heart: Pandy
     
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    There's an "official" Twitter account that posts about EM events on the Japanese shards: https://twitter.com/JapanEMevent .

    There's another Twitter account that Nimuaq set up in August 2012 and then handed off to Mesanna for the English-speaking EMs to use that is at https://twitter.com/UOEMEvents . However, the last events posted there are from July 21st, a few weeks before the one and only time someone threw a bunch of events on the official Facebook page for UO on August 2nd.

    I think some of the EMs have their own Twitter feeds now (e.g., EM_Bennu, EM Autolycus). You might be able to find more Twitter accounts for various EMs by checking shard EM pages.
     
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    Facebook is the work of Satan..... I refuse to be forced to using it. I will NOT conform.

    Vile thing!
     
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    Blah blah blah...
     
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    Facebook is an awesome way to stay in touch with family and friends you normally wouldn't have the opportunity to communicate with as regularly.
     
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    If my relatives were normal at all, I'd lift my strict "no-family" policy. Agreed on friends, though I rarely talk to them anymore. :(

    I'm a lot more active on Twitter - it's fun complaining about sports to 700+ people, though I follow a few gaming related accounts (well, Nintendo of America + Best Buy.) Does Lake Superior have any twitter accounts (whether for the shard itself or the 2 EM's?)
     
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    Regardless of how good the medium is, I would probably die from shock if those from UO actually kept up consistent, relevant communication.

    https://twitter.com/cheesecakejedi
    https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.repine

    Anyone feel free to add me. Just let me know who you are in a message.
     
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    LOL
    If it helps any. No one's relatives are normal.
     
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    If anyone wants to follow or friend request me:

    https://twitter.com/msankey86
    https://www.facebook.com/drcossack

    and I'll echo what NuSair said - let me know who you are. Otherwise I'll ignore you.

    Touché. They wouldn't be relatives if they didn't put the fun in dysfunctional, right? ;):p
     
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    My personal twitter is @TheCasinoGirl but before you follow me be prepared I am NSFW and I tweet a LOT about television. I do follow back though! *tee hee*
     
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    NSFW? Errrrr... ummmmm.... new one on me there... dat anything like BDSM?!?! :love::whip:
     
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    Honestly I find Facebook and Twitter to do way more harm than good. I've known many to have broken relationships and many other things over them. Not to mention many have a SEVERE addiction to them so much so they cause accidents, get people killed and have cost folk their jobs.

    I stand by my hatred of them and assessment that they are the work of Satan.
     
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    There's nothing at all official about the UOEM Events Twitter page.

    I was given it by someone who was not Mesanna and if Mesanna was involved in any way or had it at any point, I was not made aware of it.

    Why has it not been updated in so long? For my own personal reasons which basically have to do with being too God-damned tired when I happen to have an hour to spare to update it.

    So what can we read into its not having been updated for so long? Only that its current operator is tired. Of a lot of things. The Event Moderators on Great Lakes pointedly not among those things.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Galen, my original post said the Japanese Twitter feed was an "official" feed, meaning that someone at EA actually makes the posts. As for the other feed, I wasn't aware it was you who was updating it. I was told that control of the account was offered to Mesanna, but I think that happened a year ago after several players were given the ability to update it but were not doing so. Since Flutter is the new Stratics Community Manager for Social Media, maybe she'd be willing to take over the responsibility?
     
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    I am the one that runs all our multiple sites for our gaming community so for me... its easy to keep that stuff up. While I do follow and enjoy the UO Stratics T&FB feeds, the information that passes through there is more official in nature. The shard pages cover more personal, player-related information about the going on's of those shards, which I enjoy just as well. I think a nice combination of both can keep anyone up on current events within UO, both official and non-official. And I don't think you have to be logged into Twitter to read a feed for a public account. Can you still read the Facebook page without logging in? If so, folks don't have to participate IN those sites to still get information about events, etc.

    I am more than happy to share admin of the UO Catskills FB page if anyone from Catskills wants in on that, just friend request me on FB. www.facebook.com/mariza21 (please send me a message and tell me who you are).

    :heart: Pandy
     
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    That's okay if you followed my Twitter, you'd quickly see I am addicted to Real Housewives. :p
     
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    I respect your opinion, even if I strongly disagree. :thumbsup:

    If I thought like that, I would have to pack up my company and fire my employees.... what business would I have running an IT shop! hahahaha
     
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    I hate facebook. I figure there was a good reason I stopped talking to people or caring about what they were doing 30 years ago.
     
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    The main thing I like about facebook is that it has allowed me to reconnect with people in my past that I wanted to reconnect with and it allows me to stay in contact with people that I have met through conventions (Dragon*Con, Gen Con, ect....).

    Yeah, there is drama on facebook, but it's your choice if you want to be a part of it or not.

    And if someone's relationship broke up because of facebook, facebook wasn't the problem.
     
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    I just feel if people REALLY wanted to reconnect with me they know where I live. I honestly don't need anyone who doesn't respect that nosing around my life. I have no desire to reconnect with anyone who I don't already stay connected to.

    I also do not "like" anything telling some corporate hacks what I'm interested in... My interests are mine. I don't want them sold to every Tom, **** and Harry in the corporate marketplace. If I want to buy their crap I'll buy it... I don't need advertisers cramming it down my throat. Don't want my life and times sold to the highest bidder and would rather folk keep their business to themselves.

    If you like your life spread out on a spreadsheet for all the world to read that's your business I guess but I don't appreciate it. And if you don't think that's what they are doing with it then you are living in a fantasy world.

    Also I've considered the 100's of people put out of work who can no longer make ends meet with their second jobs they used to have by filling out surveys and such because Facebook and Twitter sell that information to companies now they no longer need to hire anyone to do it. The more people who fall into that network trap the more people lose jobs over it. You think Facebook and Twitter hire that many people??? No.

    I'm willing to bet that since they have come about over 20,000 jobs or more have been lost not gained.

    Certainly you don't have to participate in "liking" anything but from the moment you sign on board they are watching your every move on the web... and you let them. They know what movies you watch, what things you buy, what websites you frequent... and they sell all that information...... along with how old you are, what your sex is, how many friends you have, what sort of things you post. It's also a great way to be stalked.

    Don't need that in my life. And I refuse to be forced into it. If UO is going to do something for ALL their customers then it SHOULD be thru their website... Not Facebook or Twitter. Some of us will not be counted. Not fair to everyone if they don't utilize a medium EVERYONE has access to without forcing them to join a third party website.
     
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    Seems to have struck a cord...but, if you really think all this....

    Then I am guessing you never use an ATM, Credit Card, Bank card to pay for anything? That information is tracked as well. What you buy, when you buy it, where you buy it from.

    The security footage in some stores tracks you to see where you look and what items you buy. Some even track you by your smart phone (those wondering, no, it's not illegal).

    Google goes through your gmail (if you have a gmail account) to see what you are talking about. Everything you have ever searched is stored and is linked to some reference tying it to an individual (account, IP address, ect....).

    There are spiders that go through internet sites, forums tracking what you post, what you talk about and even what IP address you are doing it from. So, even if you has different aliases across different forums, they can still track you.

    How much of your life you chose to put up there is on facebook. You don't have to put anything at all.

    Anything and everything that you do, if it can be tracked, is.

    Unless you completely remove yourself from the grid (which is near impossible), it's already out there and all that stuff is being done already.
     
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    ditto...leave that one to the kids
     
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    I don't think anyone is saying you're being forced to use a communications method you do not like. We're saying, those of us that use it... if they want... might also want to be part of the initiatives above. I personally do not use Facebook, but I have created a brand new page for my CHARACTER that I will use to interact with guildies etc, but as my character. And for Twitter, I don't have to be logged into see the twitter feeds so that's cool. I just bookmarked them and occasionally visit. I had ICQ but I hate it so I don't use it so I'd rather use my character's email address that my guildmaster provides us with.

    ~ Sue.
     
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    Just saying the more companies like EA use crap like Facebook the more we are forced to participate with 3rd party sites like those that many of us refuse to use. UO already has lost out without having MYUO anymore... and no "official" forums.... While Stratics is OK and all it's very biased... and not official... many won't use Stratics.

    There is a vast number of players who won't use Stratics... and don't read these forums. Without a good "official" communication with the playerbase you get a rather jaded idea of what the players want and or like/don't like.

    Most players in my community refuse to use it. Instead they rely on word of mouth and such. Even fewer of them use Facebook or Twitter. If it weren't for our forums I wouldn't know what was on Twitter myself... but we have a twitter feed on our forums... so it's there if I choose to read it. Though more often than not Jeff doesn't tweet about UO. I'll have to see if our forum admin can add this twitter feed but honestly I highly doubt many will read it.

    At any rate it's something that alienates much of the playerbase.
     
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    Unlike video games... :p

    Stratics is basically the Facebook for UO players.
     
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    I wish there was a GL facebook
     
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    Make one and run it, if you have the time. It does take someone that is willing to promote the events for everyone on the shard and goes out to get that information from others in their shard. :)

    DO IT!

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    On a side note it appears the UO.com feed has stopped pushing to the Ultima Online facebook page.
     
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    Well they should open the page up... its on LOCKDOWN according to my guildies. They should allow fans to post things to it, keeping an eye out for spammers. That would help so much!!!


    ~ Sue.
     
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    I just want the facebook page for GL I do not want to post updates for the whole shard. :eek: Oh well I have a few friends on my facebook from GL
     
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    You are far from the only person to view 'social media' in this way. It is the reason we set up the 'sparrow's nest' section on http://uo2.stratics.com. Flair is our very busy sparrow, keeping you informed.
     
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    Yes but when companies are always putting contests and such on Facebook and Twitter it further alienates parts of their customer base.
     
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    That's a great addition! Could you add UO Catskills to it?

    ~ Sue.
     
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    Social media is one of the best ways to get people engaged because so many people use it. Its not mystery why they do twitter and facebook stuff. I certainly understand why one wouldn't want to get involved in social media, I know I spend very very little time with it, but I realize that it's unreasonable of me to feel like I'm left out because I choose not to look at facebook every day. It only makes sense. That is basically what social media is for.

    Anyway its not like we don't get contests and dev interaction here as well.

    Though, like I said, I really don't see a whole lot of difference between message boards and social media. They are both simply virtual communities for people who share interests and acquaintance. I think people just have weird biases about their personal internet addictions.
     
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  41. MalagAste

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    Message boards don't make money off me. Message boards don't cost jobs (Usually unless people post things they ought not). Message boards don't send my identity to anyone and everyone without my permission. They don't sell me out. Facebook and Twitter do.

    I will NEVER have a facebook or twitter account.
     
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    What ? Why are you so opinionated about Facebook when you clearly don't really have your facts straight. What "contests and such" are you even referring to ? Ads ? Those are everywhere, free services can't be free, surely you know that ? If you don't like something that's fine, whats sad is when you don't like something and don't even know what it is that you don't like. :)
     
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    In this day of modern advertising, social media is an essential and also free means of increasing awareness on a title. While not everyone chooses to use it, for companies that do not, they look out of touch, unaware and unsocial. With so many asking why Ultima Online is not better supported with advertising or on the front page of Origin, social media via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google, Twitch, or any handful of outlets is a great way to crowd source interest.

    At Stratics we also realize the need to keep updated on titles we support, we are reviewing our own social media plan as we gear up for our own 16th anniversary. I realize it's not the only means to reach your community and for Ultima Online, the best means is through the official website, the patch screen, and all the sites including Stratics that support it. You'll notice a lot more activity on Stratics FB page highlighting events and news updates. It's a nice reminder to our followers that we are still having fun here. Others with FB pages do the same. The more the merrier. The more the gaming community realizes that UO will not go silently into the night, the more potential for this community to grow.

    :grouphug:
     
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    It's too bad no one at EA sees things quite this way, though. The last set of publish notes or other type of official announcement from the UO.com site that was also cross-posted to the official Ultima Online page on Facebook [ https://www.facebook.com/UltimaOnline ] was an announcement from May 6th, almost five months ago! Someone did create a batch of "events" on the site on August 2nd for a few August EM events on Baja, Pacific, and Great Lakes. But that was the one and only time between May 6th and today that anyone from EA has touched the Facebook page for UO. Frankly, it looks abandoned and it isn't a page that I would ever refer someone to if they were hoping to get a feel for how UO is doing these days.
     
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    I know I've been trying to get Mesanna to allow the PEOPLE more access to it, like Bianca said... its on lockdown. The people can make it better, we can share amongst ourselves. The EM's should be using it more to post their events, more community stuff less corporate stuff. That's my opinion.

    :heart: Pandy
     
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    You can make a facebook or twitter account with 0 information about yourself. You could sign up as Joey jo jo shabadoo JR, just to get UO updates and add no friends, and give no personal info. Also... see those ads on the screen here? Those ads make this site money, off of your traffic, and they are sometimes based on your web history.

    As for costing people jobs, thats pretty extreme. Not to mention that I have heard of many more instances of people shirking their responsibilities to play UO than to use facebook.

    Either way, its fine if you don't want to use it, I'm certainly not defending social media, but you shouldn't feel that its wrong for the people running the game to do so. Most people use social media sites. That is why it makes sense to promote the game on them.
     
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    No I don't see the ads here... I use No Script and AdBlock.

    I think it's WRONG for people to be forced to use something like Facebook or Twitter which is a 3rd party program to get information about the game they play.

    I OUGHT to be able to just log into UO.com and get all the information I need about the game... Infact I shouldn't have to be registered here to find out about the game. THAT is what I'm saying.

    I should be able to get all the information I need.... find help and talk to the DEV's on the Official UO Website. NOT any pile of steaming pit viper social media.... nor any other place that isn't RUN by the DEV's...

    If there is new news or an update to the game or some official announcement, game, contest or anything else I shouldn't be forced to find out about it on a 3rd party non-impartial website... I should have the rights to find out all that stuff on the official UO pages... I should not be forced to sign up for a service I don't want.

    I ought to be able to speak my mind and tell the DEV's exactly what I think about something and I shouldn't have to candy coat it either or worry that what I have to say might get me banned and take away my right to communicate with the community and the DEV's... I also shouldn't have to worry about being spied upon while I do it.

    And furthermore I shouldn't have to put up with personal attacks just because the offender is friends or something with the MOD's of the site.

    If you want to get technical that's about as technical as it gets.

    I also should be able to find out who's in someone elses guild before I go and add them to my alliance or accept a war invitation. But that's a whole other can of worms.
     
  48. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
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    That's it right there. Why should a player have to bother with anything but one official, straight-from-the-horse's-mouth source?

    Now, an open Facebook page would allow you to view the content without requiring you to register or divulge any personal information. But why spread news through more than one website? I shudder to think of uo.com merely redirecting to the official Facebook page.
     
  49. Uvtha

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    I mean I agree UO should have its own official boards, and/or a more functional web page, but even if they did they would still have a facebook and twitter page. Every game has a facebook and twitter page. I personally think you are being overly vitriolic about social media. Again, I am certainly not defending it, as I am not a fan either, but its really just how the internet works. Nearly every site is trying to make ad rev off you, or get you to give them money some other way, some are just more adept at it.

    Anyway as far as I can tell there is no information on FB that hasn't also been posted here, so I don't think you really need to worry about it, and even if you did want to worry about it, you can view both the FB and twitter accounts without having an account of your own. Same goes with stratics, so you aren't really "forced" to do anything, other than log onto a website, which would would have to do no matter what.

    As far as being afraid to speak your mind... I don't know what you are getting at. You can speak your mind here all you want. i personally have directly criticized dev members by directly responding to posts they have made, I never had any issues. So have many others. So long as you aren't trolling or being abusive in some other way spamming I have never seen any problem with this site. No official community site should let you be abusive either as there is simply no call for it. Though if you really want to be abusive (not saying you are) you could probably just send Messana an email directly, though I doubt it would be helpful to anyone. I think its pretty open.

    The personal attacks bit, I assume was general and not directed at me, and honestly I think the mods do pretty good around here. I certainly go to sites that are far FARRRRR worse. Visit an official MLB forum for example. Yikes.
     
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