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Economics of Scale

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Peter Tarrant, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Peter Tarrant

    Peter Tarrant Visitor

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    I decided to test out the Enhanced Client. I'm still not impressed with it. On a computer that can run most modern games with relative ease, it still lags and crashes more than it should. (Not to be deterred I am still using it in the hopes that - like vegetables or my last girlfriend - I will either learn to love it or die trying.)

    But one thing in particular stood out. A lot of the creatures have changed, or have gotten smaller.

    The Troll, for one, is described in most Ultima fiction as a giant, axe-murdering beast. Yet running past one of these gents the other night in EC, the Troll is about the same height as me.

    Same is true of the Golem. It too is this massive, mechanical monster that is said to tower over humans. Yet the thing seems to have been reduced the height of a human. (And for those who think Golems and the Mechanical elements of LBR don't belong in a fantasy world, Ultima had metal automatons, gunpowder and more in common with Science Fiction than the Elves and Dwarves of Tolkien.)

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    Who doesn't want one of these lumbering behemoths following you around?

    Then there is the Blackthorn Juggernaut is no longer a machine at all.

    At last there's Scalis. For a creature that seems based on Cthulhu in the launch poster, he seems rather ...small. Both in the EC and CC. This is a creature that was depicted as a Lovecraftian Old One. One who juggles battleships for fun.

    (So let the discussion about shrinking appendages begin!)
     
  2. pgib

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    The scale of creatures in EC is definitely wrong. It also crashes a lot. BUT i have different experience on the performance side: here it runs smoothly, even with the PC i have at work - not old but clearly not meant to run 3d games.
     
  3. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Crazed Zealot
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    If we had a "quote of the quarter" award, I would definitely nominate this one! LOLOL
     
  4. MalagAste

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    The only thing that seriously gets me irked about scale and the EC is that my dragon once a mighty and powerful beast has been reduced to a mere wyrm and now has an inferiority complex.

    Poor baby.
     
  5. goldenpower

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    I tried using EC. I spent an hour setting up macros and my play area and then the game crashed and when I logged back in all settings were gone. that was the last time I logged in with EC
     
  6. aarons6

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    if you have a quad core pc, the ec doesnt crash so much if you force it to run on only 1 core.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    2d used to do the same, if you didn't log out properly you lost all macros you'd set up. Most of us learned to make the macros then re-log before going anywhere.
     
  8. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    now that golden has said it, I notice that changing settings without logging out makes the client crash 90% of the times...
     
  9. goldenpower

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    it happened to me in the middle of settings things up, do I have to log out every 5 minutes just to save stuff? jeez.
     
  10. goldenpower

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    they should have a way to save your desktop in both EC and CC without logging out. can you do that with a UI mod or no?
     
  11. Xalan Dementia

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    i thought there was a save desktop option in the CC macro options. on the scroll down list of actions when making a cc macro
     
  12. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    nope, the guy who did the whole system thought that was better write the file on log out...
    That is not a bad idea if the client works properly (since it could prevents to burn SSD with continuous saving), but the stability seems to be a secondary matter nowdays :/
     
  13. Xalan Dementia

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    what i was talkin bout before, wont this option save desktop without logout? so set this macro up first then start building your desktop etc and hit the savedesktop macro every so often?
     

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  14. Pinco

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    never tried...
     
  15. goldenpower

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    I doubt that's what they were thinking about considering it works the same in CC and that's what.. 15 years old?
     
  16. goldenpower

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    I suppose so I'll have to test it. as with most things in UO I don't know everything
     
  17. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    on CC was just made this way, for EC is just an old method good for new purpose :D