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Expansive Letter from Cal....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Tangled Metal, May 21, 2010.

  1. Tangled Metal

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    "Hey all,
    This is a prelude to topics that I’d like to cover in a more expansive letter this week:
    * We’ll discuss house design and gozamats: History and future
    * Current Status of Pub 66
    * Event story arc and loopholes in the fiction – Giving EMs a chance to catch up before major Live Event
    * Status of the 3rd party program detection – We are ready to implement and will let you know our plan of action for repeat offenders
    Also, right now we are doing our best to get Pub 66 to Test Center .. hope to get you an update in the next 36 hours.
    After Pub 66 initial we will have a follow up publish several weeks after as we couldn’t fit all of pub 66 in one palpable serving.
    See you on the boards,
    Calvin"

    It is now later in the week. Any bets to whether or not we hear anything from Cal today? Not holding my breath but I really hope he does post a letter today!
     
  2. Given things that have gone wrong this week (goza mat issues, water pitcher issues, EC problems, etc.)...I'd say cut the guy some slack...he's only human.
     
  3. Kat

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    Siege would definitely like to hear from Cal! :)
     
  4. Tangled Metal

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    Tell you what. If Cal were to post that his letter won't be ready this week I will cut him some slack. But it seems that we have all been cutting a lot of slack lately on the "no word from EA Mythic" front for a while now. It is hard to cut slack on empty promises! That being said, there are still a few hours for the letter to be posted.
     
  5. In Flames

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    You seem to forget that there have been times when the team did not listen to us at all.
     
  6. Are you new to UO?

    Origin's original motto was "We Create Worlds" ... but the runner ups for that were "We Make Empty Promises" and "Vaporware: So Real You Can Almost Taste It!" (see Wing Commander Online, Wing Commander VI, Wing Commander VII, UO2, UO:X, Privateer Online, Privateer 3, Strike Team, un-named sequel to the Crusader series, etc.)
     
  7. Tina Small

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    Tuesday evening, Cal gave us a brief heads-up and indicated he'd be writing out a full letter to us on Wednesday. He said that letter wouldn't be looked at by the Marketing and Community Relations areas until Thursday. (http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?p=1732891#post1732891)

    Given all the ruckus yesterday over gazas, I would imagine Cal might have pulled his letter out of the review process and stomped over to the Customer Service area to hash out new language in the letter regarding the use of gazas. If so, then he probably had to resubmit it to Marketing and Community for review, hopefully on a "rush" basis. He also mentioned Tuesday he must have his letter translated into Japanese. I would imagine he probably wants both the English and Japanese versions of the letter to be officially posted on the official UO sites at approximately the same time, which probably becomes a more challenging task the closer we get to the weekend.

    I think we'll hear from Cal sometime later today and I wouldn't be too surprised if we also see him post tomorrow. I really don't believe the UO team's silence means they've disappeared or given up on us. No, I think they're just incredibly busy and working hard to stay on a schedule.
     
  8. Tangled Metal

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    Far from new to UO honey. Been here for the better part of 13 years as well as playing all the wing commander games and all Ultima games including Aklabeth. I was meaning to spark a response from Cal not to start an argument with you!
     
  9. Storm

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    If I were cal yesterday I would have hit the bar hard last night...
     
  10. Tangled Metal

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    Tina,
    I would believe that they are busy if they had not waited 3 weeks to name an item with a patch. Perhaps they are too busy now with only 4 or 5 people on the UO team now. They have no schedule anymore, at least when it comes to patches and publishes. They have gone the way of Vague mentions of upcoming publishes sometime in the near future....etc. Back to "SOON TM"
     
  11. Magdalene

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    Hear, hear... :shots:
     
  12. woody_cats

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    i would not blame him for calling in sick with a migraine.
     
  13. BeefSupreme

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    lol I've had days like his and yes booze was the cure.
     
  14. Storm

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    until the next day with a hangover and everyone wants to scream at you lol
     
  15. MalagAste

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    I certainly hope he's choosing his words very carefully... so as not to irritate the "carebears" such as it were, any more than he already has.


    I'll also assume that he's thinking over these changes to water pitchers, the magic wave and gaza's..... Hopefully he's very careful about what he comes off saying.

    *wanders off to search for flamethrower and pitchfork*

    *winks at Cal*
     
  16. Doesn't really matter if he posts a letter or not, or if it's today or tomorrow. It doesn't even matter what's *in* the letter at this point. There's too much unrest and anger in this forum to appease anyone. No matter what changes are made, it will never be enough for most people.
     
  17. Cal_Mythic

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    Bring it!! :)
     
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  19. Tangled Metal

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    Only thing is dude on the horse.... looks nadda like Cal...
     
  21. Flutter

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    No... YOU bring it.
     
  22. *pulls pin*
    *flinnnnnngs explosive device*

    So!
    time for another "classic shard" thread ?:gee:

    *runs laughing*
     
  23. Uriah Heep

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    *gasps*
    Y'all done brought Fayled outta retirement!!!!!!!!
     
  24. Viper09

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    Sad but true.

    But I like to think it's only a handful of people on the forums who seem to be constantly restless and angry. I like to think the most people on and off the forums appreciate the letters regardless of the day and content.

    Devs are constantly busy with stuff. I consider it amazing that they even keep up with posting here from time to time even with how people reply to them. Especially with the issues with goza mats and third party program detection.
     
  25. Cal_Mythic

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    Hey guys ... awaiting final thumbs up :)
    Apologies for the delay I was busy playing Mah Johg on my iTouch all day :)
     
  26. GalenKnighthawke

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    lol

    Assuming you're kidding, don't kid like that in the present climate. It was like when Jeremey said at a Town Hall that the team "would try to dodge [questions] as best we can." Not a good joke to make in UO circles....

    If you weren't kidding....Well, this would be an example of something we should not know.

    *chuckles*

    -Galen's player
     
  27. Uriah Heep

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    LOL

    Don't poke the bears, Cal...Don't poke the bears
     
  28. Magdalene

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    traitor.... :p