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I hope they SERIOUSLY test SA if they get around to releasing it....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Omnicron, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Omnicron

    Omnicron Stratics Legend
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    Because if this latest patch is any indication on how the future will go, Im scared to play uo. I mean come on...

    Undyed Quivers
    Pets Unbonding
    Removed Guard Zones and allowed house illegal house placement
    Shield disarm

    and others im sure. Not to mention UOAssist is messed up again. gah.
     
  2. drinkbeerallday

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    UOA is probably messed up because Tug is on a sandy beach somewhere.

    I wish EA would just sue that leech and take over UOA.
     
  3. Ailish

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    You can't sue someone for doing something you gave them permission to do. It would be kinda nice if they bought him out, tho (assuming he was willing).
     
  4. Sarphus

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    I think you're overexagurating the problems of the patch quite a bit.

    Undyed quivers was a bug... is it really that serious of a bug? I mean seriously. Is the color of your quiver THAT important?

    The report of an unbonded pet was most likely the result of someone failing too many commands. A lot of people have been cutting corners by not having 120/120 taming/lore and still trying to control high end pets. Naturally, these pets go wild sometimes.

    The removal of guard zones happened because it was overlooked when the devs pulled the event content out of pub 55. You should be happy they did that... It shows that they would rather bump the release of content back than release the content before it's ready. Since the event content was at one time part of the publish and the decision to pull the event stuff out of the publish was made kinda late, it's not that surprising that something accidentally got published.

    The house placement issue only happened becuase the house placement blocking code (part of the event stuff) was pulled out of the publish and the gaurd zone disabling flag was missed. This was a small mistake that was fixed very quickly.

    The devs will probably talk about the shield disarm in the FoF. I think it's highly likely that shield disarm was not possible because of a bug. I know there was a time when you could disarm shields. I suspect that the devs discovered a bug that was preventing shields from being disarmed while they were making it so spellbooks could be disarmed.

    I think the fact that the devs bumped the SA release back by a year and completely retooled it says a lot about how serious they are about releasing working content. Sure, bugs get through every now and then, but the devs have generally been fixing more than they've been breaking. In some cases they fix something and people complain that they broke something. Players get used to abusing broken things in the game to the point where fixing the broken thing makes the players think a bug got through.

    I certainly think that the last 3 years of UO have made UO a better game. UO is like an ocean liner. It takes a really long time to turn it around, but once it's moving in the right direction, it can really move. I think the devs have effectively turned the ocean liner around by fixing bugs rather than pushing out tons of new, buggy content (for the most part). The critical element will be for them to release relatively bug-free content when they add content.
     
  5. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    So...Someone makes an awesomely useful utility for UO. Our favorite game and probably his. Does things EA wasn't willing to make the UO client do. Rare is the UO player who can live without it. For one set fee per account he updates it.

    And for this, he is a leech?

    -Galen's player
     
  6. drinkbeerallday

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    yep. shouldn't have to pay $15 extra to a third party just to be able to play the game.

    not to mention there's a better alternative available for free but obviously you can be banned for using it.
     
  7. Sarphus

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    I award you with the "bozo prize" for the this comment.

    You should be happy he updates it at all. The tool is something like 10 yrs old and he still supports it.
     
  8. deadite

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    Yes, you HAVE to use UOA.

    It's in the agreement when you make an account.

    :coco:
     
  9. Omnicron

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    No one forces anyone to get UOassist. Actually the game was designed without it. And allot of its functions are actually in the UO macros section. So dont cry about the 15$. Ive bought it for five different accounts and it has paid for itself imo.

    And secondly Im not really exaggerating about the bugs. Have you not been playing for the last ohh I dont know, 10 years. I mean EVERY expansion is so buggy and bad. I just simply hope they nail it down this time. Thats all.

    And yes, the color of my quiver IS important. When a dye charge averages out to about 105k. I mean thats not allot of gold granted, but Its one less charge from an item I dont have allot of.
     
  10. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    You know, I don't use UOA because I didn't want to pay 15$ So obviously you don't have to use it to play. Since when was UOA required? I must have missed that memo.
     
  11. Rix/\

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    thats all it takes to get you scared? are you new to UO? those are small bugs compared to some of the problems we've dealt with in the past after AoS launch nothing suprises me after a new patch or pub is released by now I know to expect the worst. I have to say in the past year things have started coming around sure not everyone goin to be satisfied. But I think the dev's have been listening more to what we been crying out for ingame and doing their best to provide with the tools they have to do it with. I waiting for the day they put a box of tissue in everyones pack as a new 11th maybe 12th anny gift.
     
  12. Omnicron

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    You fail to see what I meant. I mean after the hundreds of patches that have released bugs/dupes/exploits, they still can't get it right. Why, do we have test shard if they dont test this stuff...They should just call it, The shard where you can come be a jerk and say and do whatever you want and get away with it shard....but that would be a long title.