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First UO Newsletter!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Larisa, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Larisa

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  2. Larisa

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    Ohh and the new website! Can't wait to see it!!

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  3. Duncan McDermott

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    You mean we won't have to pay for the expansion? Wow This is great news! Thanks UO Team. And the newsletter is neat too.
     
  4. Odin of LS

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    I was wondering about that after their MMORPG interview where they mentioned the new lands were going to be a gift to players. Glad to see I read right and it will be a free expansion if we've paid our subs. Whoohoo.
     
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    Prattkeeping... they used effing prattkeeping on the newsletter.
    I feel like strangling someone right now. :p
     
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  7. Larisa

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    Totally!

    For those of you who haven't signed up for it:

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    I think those might be the new dinosaurs???
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  8. DJAd

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    Ooooh I see "Player Wiki" in the picture. Is this the same as what Stratics have planned?

    Also no mention of the account management, is this coming with the new website I wonder.
     
  9. DJAd

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    Good question. I'm assuming "active" accounts will get it free. If paid for by game time code or credit card shouldn't matter. I removed all my card details after seeing so many posts on here about people having issues, being hacked with all that Fifa stuff so I swapped to gametime codes and have had zero problems since doing this.
     
  10. Arroth Thaiel

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    Yeah, I saw this as well. A single wiki on the game's main site sounds like a good idea.

    There are many complaints about having to go to Stratics or UOGuide for info, instead of UO.com. This seems like a decent way to keep substantial and updated game info in a location which is blatantly visible to players.

    However, having a wiki means having all the problems of a wiki as well.

    I'm thinking of all the players rage quiting and deleting wiki pages (is Rage-Del a thing?), or the PvP chat channel nonsense making it's way to the wiki. How much dev time and money will need to be spent keeping the wiki "clean", or previewing articles before posting?

    Here's to hoping the team has taken a lot of this stuff into consideration.....and has a plan to deal with it in a manner UO's finances can sustain.
     
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  11. Mesanna

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    Smoot what part of "If you have an active subscription" did you not understand? I am sorry this is confusing for you but let me try to clear this up. EVERYONE that has an active account, or re activates their account or even starts a new account during August, September and October will get the Time of Legends expansion. We are not leaving anyone out. If you have not opened your account by the end of October you will have to purchase the expansion at that time.

    Hope this clears it up for you and anyone else.
     
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  12. Val Van Wolf

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    How do we sign up for this newsletter? I haven't logged into game yet today so this may be a moot point (whatever that is) but thanks in advance for any response.
     
  13. DJAd

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    Now that is pretty dam sweet! :thumbup1:
     
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    Go to UO.com and put your email address in the box at the top that says "Join our newsletter today!"
     
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    Well, those are fairly good news, specially considering the history of expansions not being available here in the Brazil store.
    It will save me a fair bit of headache and frustration.
     
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    Weird. I leave the cinema having finally just watched Jurassic World and the first email I check shows dinosaurs in UO!

    I am so excited for this update. Plesantly suprised it's free.
     
  18. StealYourFace

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    I'm guessing that means that the expansion will be out at the end of October or sometime in November . This makes me happy.
     
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    Dear Mesanna ,tell please - new addon will be in August ? )
     
  20. Larisa

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    Read people....

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    I was figuring around Christmas so I'm happy that it's coming sooner!
     
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  21. Arroth Thaiel

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    So........what's with all the red arrows? Those don't show up in my browser.


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    Wait for it.


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    Got'cha.

    :D
     
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  22. Mesanna

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    Time of Legends will be released in September
     
  23. Vor

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    September according to the text!
     
  24. Larisa

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    HAAA HAA..haa..ha....*sighs*

    I use lightshot to take screenshots and paste them right into the forums, I'm arrow-happy sorry! :)
     
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    Please be at the beginning of September . I've got 10 days of vacation.
     
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    Anything planned in this new expansion that affects Castles?
    ie, is it safe for us to sell now or will we really regret it if we sold a castle come September?
     
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    Does this offer include SA and HS access?
     
  28. Smoot

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    Thankyou it was cleared up so quickly. I was a little confused because when i added a subscription,was not sure if it would work, because the subscription would not activate until 2016, and before i added the sub, i had no subscription at all, only game time codes.

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    i apologize that im a little paranoid i know and dont like to assume things, also wanted to make sure i was not going to miss out.

    A Big thanks to Broadsword for the gift :)
     
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    This could have been handled better.
     
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  30. Deraj

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    Very cool. The new website looks great and the free upgrade is very impressive. Out of curiosity is the new 'new player experience' going to be a part of the expansion, or will that be in a future update?
     
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    I applaud the decision to make the expansion a gift, it is quite a present as most players would certainly have paid for it. I criticize as much as many but credit where it is due, this is both unexpected and magnanimous. My thanks to all concerned.
     
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    Not really. I was wondering WTF Smoot was on about myself.
     
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    Also, why doesn't a trial account qualify as a new account for the "Stygian Abyss + 30 Days" code? That seems kinda weird. I could easily see some new/returning person on a trial buying that thinking it was just what they needed.

    Also:
    16 NEW SKILLS?! WHAAAAAAT

    AND ITS FREEEEEE
     
  34. Deraj

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    It's not 16 new skills, but 16 currently existing skills that will have skill mastery spells/abilities associated with them.
     
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    No, her response is fine. It's a good thing to see the developers show some back bone.
     
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    if one of my supervisors would have responded to someone as she did we would be having a chat. ( i do not work in retail or food services)

    She is a producer and a representative of broadsword; take your pick and should be able to address comments constructively.

    It is not the first time she's addressed players in the same manner.

    It's easy to be offended by little comments such as Smoots quip about wording, but a person in her position should be able to address that without stooping to that level.

    But then again, maybe my standards are a bit higher.
     
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    Please see response #36
     
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    • Insulting Other Posters Does Not Contribute To The Conversation.
    A good response to Smoots dumbness.
     
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    Nobody cares.
     
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    Okay that makes a lot more sense.
     
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    Yes...More importantly, Castles and what's gonna happen with them ;)
     
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    I do and so should she.
     
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    i did not take offense at Mesannas post used to clarify, but DO TAKE OFFENSE TO YOU CALLING ME DUMB SOLUS

    I am very offended now because of Promathias rudeness, and will try to seek comfort and solace in the fact that i can rest assured and sleep well tonight knowing my free UO expansion is on its way even tho i didnt have a subscription but just had game time codes.
     
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    Self Righteous Collusion.
     
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    I just hope the housing tile sets come more complete than the Gothic and Rustic ones.

    And I'm happy that it will be free! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the newsletter, team. Please keep it up! The website looks great, can't wait for it. Time of Legends sounds awesome -- a new land to explore is always fun, but I really think that expanding on the skills we have is absolutely the right move and I hope that future updates will be in the same vein.
     
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    Oreo get with the program....
    What we needed to see was content and the message not a Wordsmith's ideal Address and syntax....
    She is the lead producer, and can word her messages for the common person to understand... now remember If you want Harvard Law Speak go somewhere else......
     
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    This is not the scenario, she was not making it plain or "dumbing" it down.

    It was unprofessional and I would expect more from anyone.
     
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    exactly why she needs a PR person. This isnt the first outcry of her abusing her customer base. If she isnt happy dealing with the customer base she works for/with she should move on or let someone else at least handle the public messages.
     
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    And if one of my supervisors talked to people the way people talk to Mesanna I would kick their dumb ass out the door. With the way Smoot was going on she was totally right. You question people in public you get reprimanded in public.