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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mesanna, May 14, 2008.

  1. Mesanna

    Mesanna UO Producer | Dark OverLady
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    Greetings Everyone,

    I can’t believe I have been working on UO for almost 6 years now and I am just now getting around to officially introducing myself. I started playing UO in ‘97, wow those were really good times!

    I have so many great memories and experiences with UO. Do you guys remember the first time you logged into the game and your first impression of everything, or the first time you were PK’d? (That guy’s name is still written on my old monitor =P). I never knew how sweet revenge was until I ran into that guy in a dark corner of Shame. *evil laugh*

    Back to the reason I am writing this. I started working on UO when it was in TX in the QA department as the Senior Lead External Tester. This was way before we had “set skills” on Test Centers. Back then there were Counselors. My character name is Mesanna. I have spoken to a lot of players over the years, and to the ones I haven’t I would like you to know I am always open to communication. I currently hold the position of Associate Development Manager. I am sure you are asking, “What does that mean?”. =P My duties are too numerous to say, but the one thing I am sure you guys would like to know is I bring to light the issues being reported and make sure we can fit the most important ones into the schedule. I also try to make sure we not only fix the new bugs but try to get in a few of the old ones also. I am a big gamer, and yes I still play UO when I have time.

    With all the changes and moves I want to ensure everyone we have a great group of people working on UO. Everyone is very passionate about the game and wants it to be the best it can be. *Snickers* That sounded like a recruiter’s statement. It’s funny to have a group of people start talking about UO and next time you see them they are all sitting on the floor in a circle having a creative session trying to decide if the world should blow up or if we should just plant flowers. =P

    (Cal’s note: Since Adida has bunnies, no more flowers ever!!)

    I won’t sit here and promise you guys anything, but be patient and we will be able to show you all the little ideas dancing in our heads. =) Take care everyone and remember we as a collective group read everything you guys write – yes, the good and the bad. We just don’t have the hours in the day to respond to all the emails we get.

    Cheers!!!

    Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong
    Associate Development Manager
     
  2. deadite

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    Hi there! I would say welcome, but I've seen your name floating around for ages. Glad you got around to introducing yourself, even though it may not make the transfer to the permanent forums later. :p

    I definitely remember my first day of beta. I haven't had an experience like early UO in any other game that exists today (including current UO!)

    Hope you stick around, ignore the flamers and malcontents, and enjoy your time working on UO. Thanks for all your hard work.
     
  3. Wow! Like deadite I too have heard your name thru my years with UO.

    <hands over a tankard of ale> Sorry, no winemaker skills ingame, so you'll have to settle for this or water! <shrug>

    Welcome to the madness that is U.Hall
     
  4. Hunter Moon

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    I would say welcome, but you have been here for 6 years already so that is a bit belated. I will say glad to hear from you though and that I have seen more work from the new team in the last two to three months than I have seen from any group in YEARS and I do mean more than a few. In fact I had to call a GM two days in a row and got a GM right off each time and I told him how amazed I was by this (it was the same GM). It has been since Seerers were still in game since I have had any success getting a GM to show up without first receiving 2 to 3 canned responses that in no way even applied to my help request and having to resend it over and over till one finally showed up. This increased attention and work has not gone unnoticed by me, and I am hoping it will continue and grow as your group becomes more familiar with UO and its pluses and minuses.

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  5. Orvago

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    *Orvago cheers and whistles for Mesanna*

    Good to hear from you again, indeed! Welcome back to Stratics! :cool:
     
  6. Piotr

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    Am I the only one who sensed a déjà vu, reading Mesanna's post?

    Never mind, welcome "back" to the temporary U.Hall Mesanna! :)

    Now, spill some beans... ;)
     
  7. Hildebrand

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    Thanks for coming out.... from the dark corner of Shame! *winks*
    It's great to see that the team reads all posts. It's also nice that you guys are coming out to post and/or introduce yourselves, especially in this new temp forum. Perhaps we should keep this forum (as long as we can import the old posts), being that it seems easier to follow and the team is coming out and using it. Lets keep it going.
     
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