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EC: Help Me Pick a Shard!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sweeney, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    This has to be the worst help ever.

    Suggestions:
    Ask what type of population the person is looking for.
    Ask if they know what the Siege ruleset is.
     
  2. canary

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    Who is going to care which shard to pick since the EC is fairly unplayable?

    Seriously, what the UO team decides to invest time in to make the EC 'better' totally perplexes me.
     
  3. Vaen Swiftar

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    I'm sure people will care. As for the EC being fairly unplayable, it runs 100% fine for me, and I run it on Vista 64, while PvPing on it.
     
  4. canary

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    Yes, both of the people that will end up using this function will be DELIGHTED. rolleyes:

    Well you are already a pre existing player, so really even having this new function is fairly moot.

    I'm saying there are far larger fish to fry in getting the EC to be a client that meets or exceeds the legacy client and it currently has a host of bugs. I would rather see the attention go towards that than manpower go towards something like this.
     
  5. Vaen Swiftar

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    I'm fairly certain that when they open up the coding for the EC client, they are taking on many tasks at once. For instance, in the last patch update, they fixed numerous crash issues -AND- added the "Help me pick a shard" button. Rest assured, a day's work doesn't only involve the recoloring of a few pixels.
     
  6. canary

    canary Guest

    That's just it though... you don't know. You are just making assumptions. So until you have any proof, your counter argument holds zero substance.
     
  7. Mapper

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    I find the EC client plays perfectly for me now the map doesn't turn black. Theres a few small bugs that annoy me but even with those it makes it much better than the 2d client imo.
     
  8. Vaen Swiftar

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    No proof? Seriously? Let me spell it out for you then.

    ENHANCED CLIENT:
    * Shard Selection
    o 'Help me pick a shard!’ option added to assist users in recommending a shard based on location.
    o Updated the Latency column to show a graphical display and mouse-over values
    o Added a Population column
    * The in-game Atlas is now resizable using the dragable handle located on the lower-right hand corner.
    * Fixed issues with patches of terrain not loading correctly during travel.
    * Fixed several client crashes

    See where they fixed several client crashes and other loading issues in the same update as the "help me pick a shard" button? It's really not that hard to grasp simple concepts. Hopefully you can get this one.
     
  9. FrejaSP

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    If they just would allow new players to see Siege on the list and making it so a char on Siege won't effect young status on other shards.
     
  10. canary

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    OK I see that you fail to grasp where I stated originally I would rather them work on fixing bugs than adding features few if any will use due to the EC having some major hurdles atm for most players. Wow. Pot meet kettle much? rolleyes:
     
  11. Vaen Swiftar

    Vaen Swiftar Guest

    I don't think it's possible to spell it out for you any more. They can do both.
     
  12. Nh'bdy

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    It's still in Beta.
     
  13. canary

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    I'm sure they will be saying that until 2012 (or longer).

    Actually, they can do what they've done with other releases. Just say its in beta until it is surely done, go back on their word and just slap 'gold' on it.
     
  14. aarons6

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    my friend made a new account with the EC client, when she got to the part the zombies killed her, it froze up.. when she relogged she was standing next to the bank dead.. took her over an HOUR to figure out what do to from there.. she eventually called me and was like, this game sucks, its all black and white and i cant pick anything up..
     
  15. Sabbath

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    Ahhhhh, that takes me back! :mf_prop:
     
  16. Supreem

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    This feature was intended for players who are truly new to UO and don't have any friends to tell them what server to play on.

    We noticed a common complaint among new players who accidentally picked a shard in the wrong time zone or with a low population. Given the complexity of our game, these players really rely on veterans to teach them the ropes. If they join a server that is empty because of the time zone difference or general shard population, they have little chance of being taught how to play and ultimately sticking with the game. It was a fairly simple system to implement, and we hope it will help this category of potential UO players.

    We also have a couple of other features in the pipeline that will help with the "stickyness" of UO to new players. We are focusing on quick tasks that are relatively big wins. Stay tuned for more details.
     
  17. FrejaSP

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    Would it be possible to let new players be able to choose Siege too, maybe ask them if they are looking for a PvP shard and show them info for Siege.
     
  18. Sweeney

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    Siege isn't just for PvPers.. it's for anyone who likes danger and risk.

    And I completely agree to let Siege show up on the shard selection screen for new players, AND on the "Help me pick a shard!"
     
  19. FrejaSP

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    Not for anyone who likes danger and risk.
    Some like danger and risk from the spawn and some want the danger and risk to come from other players.
    Siege want the last group of players :)
     
  20. Xalan Dementia

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    i would have liked to see the help me find a server option on 2d first since thats the client most new players should use. If you want new players to stay then give them a non beta client to use.
    as for EC being nonplayable, thats more than likely a problem on your computers end, EC plays great on Nearly all systems ive tried it on, only times it gave trouble was on systems without a dedicated graphics card. So dont go crying about EC trouble till you fix your computer. And even then, its a BETA client, its not going to be perfect, just play through the bugs or switch back to 2d for a while.
     
  21. Kiwillian

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    There's a lot more to Siege than just PvP! There are substantial economic differences and even social differences amongst other things. :)
     
  22. aarons6

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    i hate to say this but this game isnt going to get any new players unless they advertise and sell the client.. i think you guys are wasting time that could be spent fixing some of the problems that CURRENT players are having.. such as the black area lag, the items dissapearing in backpacks and on the paperdoll, and the last part, NOT BEING ABLE TO PICK ANYTHING UP after you die and come back to your corpse if you hit a redress macro frist :(
     
  23. Zayin666

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    What?? New players should definately not use the old client... seriously???
    The game looks 15 yeas old in the old client, you have a tiny playscreen on a big monitor and you need 2 3rd party apps to make it usefull???

    How is that ever gonna keep new players??

    No.. if you want new players to stick with the game, give them the new client where the they can relate to other games they have played (like wow).

    If you press C your chardoll opens, M will open map etc.. new players will like that they are not totally lost.

    IMHO they should scrap the old client asap, after a week or 2 with the new client Iam sure that 95% of the players will like it or at least will have learned to live with it!!

    :)
     
  24. FrejaSP

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    I know that, PvP is just a little spice to normal gameplay :)