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ETA on the next publish?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by kentuckyjoe, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. kentuckyjoe

    kentuckyjoe Seasoned Veteran
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    I'm tired of camping Navery and not getting anything so I've decided to boycott the big ugly spider until the next publish hopefully brings a better way of distribution of the drops......my problem is that with the lack of communication we have been having lately, I have no idea when that publish might come.

    I completely understand that the Dev team is limited at the moment, but I wish that we could get some form of "stable" communication channel opened with them.
     
  2. Storm

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    I am pretty sure its this month but have not heard anything for sure.
     
  3. Beer_Cayse

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    RSN










    Real Soon Now. <shrug>
     
  4. athos_uo

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    EA Japan UO team said on Twitter about one week ago that the next publish would be introduced between the middle and the end of this month.
     
  5. ACB1961

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    How sad is it that the best way to get news is from ea japan?
     
  6. Taylor

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    /signed
     
  7. Taylor

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    And that Stratics staff, as opposed to EA/Mythic staff, are the only ones who will translate/announce it. :(
     
  8. Aurelius

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    Now it's entirely up to folks how much faith they have, but, from Cal's 12 Feb 'Where are we...' note ...

    "For our publish in March we’re taking another look at the entire Mysticism spell line and amping it up a bit."

    So there's meant to be a publish of some sort in March...

    Regarding Magincia,

    "More to come on this in the next month, to include an update on how Magincia will … or will not play a role."


    Overall,

    "Coming for March: Mysticism spell enhancements; updates to Gargoyles; and tentatively the first glimpse of the new story arc and factions. Also, we’ve been trying to come up with the best way to allow a fair and just method for winning the housing plots down in the Abyss. The idea on the table is an event where you hunt clues that give you an opportunity to find a unique key to “unlock” the housing plot. We have an idea now on how to implement it, but again … we want to make certain it makes sense and gives every person on every shard the best opportunity for winning some prime real estate."
     
  9. RawHeadRex

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    i've seen way way more garg drops than any others, in fact i haven't seen any other than garg drops. i bet that abyss housing 'quest' is tough to come up with... that seems very challenging to allow 'every person on every shard the best opportunity.'

    first rule about Japan translation club ... lol shhhhh you'll ruin our source :lol:
     
  10. GalenKnighthawke

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    More sad than I have words for at the moment.

    -Galen's player
     
  11. LordDrago

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    That's because EA US doesn't have ninjas.
     
  12. Gelf

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    Curious u can't recall into the abyss,so would the owners of these houses have to run through the abyss to get home?
     
  13. lucitus

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    A good question?
     
  14. Storm

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    I have already submitted to ask the devs!
     
  15. Mitzlplik_SP

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    Its only been 13 days since the last HoC.

    I think they`d still get called names and run into the ground even if they came in and babysat everyone once a week.

    Be glad you have dev communication at all. Somes better than none.

    Also should point out the replies being made in the "Ask the Devs" forum. If you look at the dates..... they have been communicating more.

    Can`t make everyone happy I guess.
     
  16. Cloak&Dagger

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    13 days? I had not even realized it had been such a short amount of time considering the staggering amount of posts about how there is no communication.....
     
  17. longshanks

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    i have also boycotted navrey until the next publish. I don't mind things being a challenge to obtain but the inactivity and lack of a chance for even semi decent loot dropping drove me nuts down there.
     
  18. Storm

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    I am sure they are Trying to get everything in before there deadline of the end of month!
     
  19. GalenKnighthawke

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    For my part, I just worry what'll happen to me is that I'll put in the effort under the old system, and then get the (most likely reduced) reward under the new system. (Reward-effort mismatch.)

    -Galen's player
     
  20. GalenKnighthawke

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    For my part a lot of enthusiasm I've had post-SA release is gone.

    Waves of layoffs, an unclear direction for the game, and being openly made fun of by the Producer (both as a classification, "care bear," and individually) haven't done a lot for me.

    I wouldn't be having all that much fun if it weren't for the RP Community on GL (we've had people come back lately...which is nice), Factions, my guild and its members, and the EM events. (The order those are presented in is of no significance.)

    I haven't suddenly become a hater or nay-sayer. (I'm usually either painted as a hater or a cheerleader depending on the audience.) I'd say, rather, that my enthusiasm has always been measured, nuanced, and responsive. This approach is often not well-received on Stratics, where being one extreme or the other seems to be the preferred norm.

    I'm responding positively to the things I feel positive about, and there just isn't as much of it as there was not too long ago.

    Hopefully a better drop rate on the new SA Artifacts will be a worthwhile stop-gap for the new event cycle.

    -Galen's player
     
  21. Stupid Miner

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    You do realize that's actually a pretty big list of positives right? :p
     
  22. GalenKnighthawke

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    I do!

    But very few of them have all that much to do with the manufacturer.

    Really just the EM events and Factions (and the fun parts of that are mostly stuff that's been around for a very long time).

    The rest are all players.

    -Galen's player
     
  23. Aurelius

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    It's always been a game that has suceeded despite EA, and because of the players, community and core flexibility of the game itself.

    Just imagine what it could have become in the hands of a company who had any real clue how to manage and develop it....
     
  24. LordDrago

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    Well, I for one am much happier with the feedback in the "ask the devs".
    I was going to comment last week, but figured I would wait a bit to see if it was only a short term bump in communication or a "fix" that would last.

    On another point brought up in this thread, where are the housing areas in the abyss? I would hate to have to dodge around a bunch of houses when fighting. And my personal opinion is that players with houses in the Abyss should not be able to recall to their house..
     
  25. popps

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    Is it known what next publish will bring to the game ?

    I mean, other than rumored changes or best wishes has it been hinted by any Dev that next publish will bring anything particular to the game ?

    If so, what will it be ?
     
  26. GalenKnighthawke

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    The team should respond in this thread.

    -Galen's player
     
  27. kentuckyjoe

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    I don't think a member of the DEV team has ever responded to one of my threads...hehe.
     
  28. MiNi MaGi

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    ummm maybe theyll change this once we can place houses??:thumbup1:
     
  29. MiNi MaGi

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    i with you on this one
     
  30. GalenKnighthawke

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    I have to admit, I'd kinda thought today would be the day we got an announcement.

    :(

    -Galen's player
     
  31. kentuckyjoe

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    Soon?.......:bdh:
     
  32. Martyna Zmuir

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    Please choose your Dev Team cop-out phrase du jour:

    "They're looking into it!" (TM)

    "They're working on it!" (TM)

    "Soon!" (TM)


    In other words, when they're 'ready'. i.e. Don't hold your breath.