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FoF= Five on Friday or Farce On Friday??

Discussion in 'UHall' started by SilentFoxXy, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. SilentFoxXy

    SilentFoxXy Guest


    Well, to say Im peeved by this weeks FoF is an understatement.

    With 3 tiny little snippets of totally useless information, and a few lines about stuff europeans have no interest in, why bother, surely if its not useful, and its not Five, why Bother??

    FYI- not posted yet on Stratics, FoF from 27th June is below;-

    PLEASE NOTE: The Five on Friday archives are not updated with each patch. Please take older documents with a grain of salt, as they may be inaccurate.

    June 27, 2008

    1: "When is the issue with the Curse spell cast by monsters going to be fixed?"

    (For those of you who don't remember, the fix for the Curse debuff icon not showing up when you were Cursed by monsters inadvertently caused the monsters' Curse spell to lower resists, just like the players' version.)

    We've got a fix for this in testing now - we'll have one more round of additions to Publish 54 hitting TC early next week, and if this fix gets the QA OK, it'll be in that batch.


    2: "The Scout Armor is kinda neat, but it's Studded Leather - I can't stealth in it!"

    That's not precisely a question, but it is a good observation - we're currently working on tweaking the set so that it's more... scout-like.


    3 : "How is your chance to remove a curse with Chivalry's Remove Curse spell determined?"

    (This is my first solo foray into reading the server code, so bear with me :) )

    Your chance at success is entirely determined by your karma (referring to Stratics' Fame and Karma chart will give you an approximate idea of your numeric Karma, which will be important in a minute.) If you have negative Karma, your chance to succeed is the square root of 20000 - your (absolute) karma (so remove the negative sign there), and then subtract 122 from the result. This means at just barely negative (-1) you'll have about a 20% chance of success, but at about -5000 (Tier 4 - Evil, etc - and below) you'll have a 0% chance. Dread Lords need not apply!

    If your Karma is dead neutral (0) or positive, the chance is determined by taking the square root of your karma and then adding 25. This works out to a 25% chance of success at 0 karma, and 100% chance of success at 5600 or so - a little ways in to Tier 4 (Illustrious, etc.)

    And number Four and Five?? or anything remotely useful??

    Sorry Jeremy, but, ......????


    Playguide Updates:

    Just the one page this week, and it's still in progress - and I need your help!

    Faction-Craftable Items: It's back! Please note that this info is not actually accurate for the live servers yet, but it is on Test Center - if you see something here that doesn't match up with what's on TC1, drop me a line - I'm particularly looking to verify the silver costs of the various items.

    What's To Come:
    Publish 54 is halfway there - as I mentioned above, we'll have one more set of changes pushed out to Test Center early next week, and then we'll go to Origin!


    Town Hall News:

    Look at our schedule to find out when we'll be near you. Remember to RSVP so we don't run out of chips and dip! Also, be aware that while the San Diego Town Hall is over Comic-Con weekend, you do not need a Comic-Con badge to get in - although if you want one, you better hurry, because they seem to be selling out!
    Fansite News:

    MoA Monday Madness - a scavenger hunt on Great Lakes!

    Monday June 30th, at 8pm CDT, the crew will be at the castle for fun and games. We will start the night with Trivia then do a scavenger hunt. During the scavenger hunt you will have to find the Monday night crew. They may be anywhere, will you be the first to find them? There will be prizes for all who participate. We hope to see you there.

    And Whispering Rose Radio's weekly update:

    Stay cool this weekend while combating the members of 'The Six' and join Whispering Rose Radio [WRR] in these events...


    Friday - June 27th - It's Shard Chatter time with TorAnn, Dr. Lil and PantherBabe on WRR. At 7pm PST, 10pm EST tune in to hear our panel chat about this weeks interesting topics and voice your opinions about the goings on in UO! Also, they end their weekly show with "you know you have been playing UO to long when...". There have been some hilarious endings submitted by the listeners so feel free to send yours in. (ICQ numbers can be found on the www.wrrad.com website)


    Saturday - June 28th - Tune into the Brush LimpPaw show. 2pm PST, 5pm EST. Brush (Norman Bates/Groucho) brings you the NEWS as only he could see it.


    Saturday - June 28th - Time for Deal or No Deal 'UO Style' on Great Lakes starting at 3pm PST, 6pm EST. You will be playing for 10mil this week and of course there will be 5 - 250k door prize checks (must be there to win). For a map of the WRR DoND location on Great Lakes ... CLICK HERE.


    Sunday - June 29th - After 4 great years, the Pacific Auction House (located just East of the Luna Moongate) continues to bring you more fabulous deals. Get there early for best seating, auction starts at 12pm PST, 3pm EST and is broadcasted live on WRR.


    Sunday - June 29th - The "Tazz & Keg's Underground" radio show on WRR is a must listen. Their show is broadcasted at 7pm PST - 10pm EST and each week you never know where they will lead you though their cave.

    Enjoy the game with WRR and stay out of the 'heat' ... see you all on the flip side.


    Remember, folks, if you're doing something UO-related, in- or out-of-game, send an email to jdalberg AT ea DOT com and let me know about it! (Please put "FoF" somewhere in the subject so I put it in the right place!) Thanks!


    Since next Friday is the Fourth of July, the FoF will show up on Thursday instead. Enjoy your weekend!

    - Jeremy
  2. Ill Saint

    Ill Saint Guest

    A word on the proposed change of removing the single Spellweaving Focus would have been helpful.
  3. MissEcho

    MissEcho Certifiable
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    May 14, 2008
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    A word on when Oceania is going to get the 'Engraving Tools' that every other shard has would also be helpful.
  4. While you may not be able to use the info, there are plenty out there that can. I don't recall seeing any guarantees that every FoF would have something that every single player in game would find useful. Some weeks there are and some there aren't. This IS an MMORPG remember? There are over 100k subscribers, and I'm willing to bet more than a few found the info useful. Personally, I'm glad to hear that Curse is finally getting fixed.

    It's said just about every single week that they never said there would be five questions. You quoted the other 2 of the 5 yourself.

    The Missing Two:



    I see the exact same complaint from SOMEBODY every single week. Someone didn't find something that pertained to them in particular, so of course the entire thing was a bust and a waste of time.



    The absolute, #1, top of the list, king of the hill, worst thing about UO is the Stratics UHall complainers. Not pointing any fingers of course.....

    *logs out of Stratics*

    *goes back to playing the game*
  5. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Jun 11, 2008
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    While I didn't care for any of the info in this weeks FoF I certainly won't complain. There is no reason when most weeks there is something I was looking forward to an answer on getting answered. It just can't happen every single week big deal rolleyes:
  6. Lady D

    Lady D Guest

    Sometime its more fun to be left in the dark then when you do find out its even better
  7. Lord Kotan

    Lord Kotan Slightly Crazed
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    May 16, 2008
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    .. I don't get it
  8. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Crazed Zealot
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    May 26, 2008
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    Cuz the peeps making the stuffs don't really know how to use it, from lack of playtime!:sad4:
  9. MissEcho

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    May 14, 2008
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    Well every other shard had engraving tools added to Tinker npc menus in pub 53, however Oceania missed out, same as they forgot to put our reward chest in initially to hand in your spring tickets too. While it is reported, still nothing said, and nothing in the notes for pub 54 to say they are gonna fix it either.
  10. galefan2004

    galefan2004 Guest

    Especially seeing you can stealth in it if your hiding and stealth skills are high enough. Just because your template doesn't allow for 100 hiding and 120 stealth doesn't mean the armor can't be stealthed in by those that do. The thing is, they fail to realise how badly non-meddable armor sucks for ALL templates in the first place. All non-medable armor is good for is to recycle.
  11. the 4th man

    the 4th man Lore Master
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    Jul 31, 2005
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    Personally, I don't see why Jeremey even wastes time on these things, especially when players respond as you did. She needs to post it on stratics and say, deal with it.
  12. Flora Green

    Flora Green Guest

    Yes, but she posts haphazardly here at best. Most questions are repeatedly asked, answers are rarely given (by her or anyone) and hardly ever in a timely manner.
  13. SilentFoxXy

    SilentFoxXy Guest

    Fair point, and also Connors point, very fair.

    But, my post was literally me speaking how I personally felt about this ONE weeks issue, I dont continually lambast, and I hope 75% of my input is constructive, (hey , we cant all be perfect, and we cant all feel the same as fred next door now can we:)

    All those bullets for a one paragraph feeling/ question,
    Ie: "Why bother", and , you have answered that quite vocally:) , "Why bother ???" , because a few folk, Like Connor, loved it CatT now behave and go back into yor European moaning box please....:)

    I know Im criticising Jeremy, whilst she obviously has better things to do, but constructive criticism is........

    Forums are for airing ideas, grunts, congrats and complaints, and we all have a say....and are all allowed our POV...

    Ive not been so perturbed until this weeks, which I was looking forward to, with the hopes of some news about the event, the huge live event, the new turn ins, the new faction fixes, etc...

    Apologies if I come across as , yes Ill say it again, wicked ***** from the west, but.......

    It wont dampen my spirit, nor stop me loving the game, I just wanted my 2 p worth (or 10c worth)

    It also would seem by the responses, a few folk agreed, and a few definitely didnt....

    And hey, would be great if we could get together in the UK ....have European Town Hall etc....

    *Wistfully returns to dream world...*
  14. PASmountaindew

    PASmountaindew Babbling Loonie
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    Nov 12, 2001
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    What about this?
    That is in the title of the FoF on the uo.com main page but I see no mention of it in the FoF.
  15. THP

    THP Always Present
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    Oct 13, 2003
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    At least they gonna fix that crappy scout armour so u can actaully stealth and scout around in it!!!!
  16. BartofCats

    BartofCats Guest

    wow.. i look forward to the 1, 2, 3 or 4, sometimes even 5 on friday. But dammit give Jeremy a break would ya?? Shes not Wilki, shes not on the dev side of it, she just reports what she is handed. We should just be thankful for what we have, cause no one is tying her down and forcing her to do the "feature on friday" (theres a new FOF for you) She does it to carry on a tradition. One that i do like no matter if there is one or 2 or even 3 instead of 5.
  17. Vesta

    Vesta Visitor

    Jun 9, 2008
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    Also, I don't think Jeremy is even in the same state as the Dev's are in. Jeremy is in TX and Dev's in VA.

    You guys keep on whining so much and Jeremy is going to throw her hands up and say "the hell with this then."

    No more FoF after that happens.