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Jacksonville Town Hall 2008

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Cear Dallben Zog, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. I have to say I was impressed. And Wispering Rose or EA absolutly must post pictures. I know there were thousands taken.

    I first arrived from North Carolina and met up with fellow Zog Cabalist, Dragothien.
    Upon arrival in dave and busters we were greated and offered tons of awesome free stuff.
    UO town hall t-shirts (nice design, *wonders if the runic "EA" in the T in "t"own hall was intentional*)
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    Ultima Online posters
    Left over Blackthorns Revenge factory sealed Tod McFarlane Figures(impressed)
    And bunnies.......

    Thats right. Along with Jeremy And Leurocian was Bunny woman (Adida). An ex GM turned live event team member (welcome to the team, Congrats) You can thank her for the pink bunnies, tho we thank you for offering the manly men vorpal bunnies.

    After being given blessed IRL Ultima Online Items of Town Hall +2, The slide show began. The Team was introduced by nick and name and their goals were displayed. they mimic that mentioned by Draconi earlier. Sorry he couldnt make it.

    A Letter from Live

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    The Mission
    Our mission is to provide UO with the greatest content and gameplay publishes possible. This means Bug Fixes. Balances. Enhancements. New Content. It means delivering a plot arc the likes youve never seen, with a dedicated events team who are passionate about not only UOs history, but Ultimas.

    Those are pretty direct statements, so lets explore their impact:

    <ul>[*]Bug Fixes, Balances: UO is a brilliant world, thanks to both our fervent community and the years of development the team has given her. UO is also complex: we need to fix the bugs. We have longstanding issues and completely new problems that pop up on a weekly basis. Critical issues that interfere with your enjoyment of UO are as intolerable to our team as they are to you.

    Just to be clear: our focus is server bugs, not client. While larger systems will take some time, there are things that need to change immediately. which leads us to our next topic.[/list]<ul>[*]Cheating: We hate it as much as you do. We cant disclose our plans or methods, but be assured that removing exploits and keeping the game fair is a top priority for the Live team. As far as the cheaters themselves? Some of you may know what I can do with a lit match and some blackrock. Expect burned out shells where treasure vaults of ill-gotten gains were once held. Allow me to reiterate: <font color="brown">cheating will not be tolerated.</font>

    Please report anything you see through the in-game petitioning system, and larger issues to Jeremy through the Feedback system on the Herald.[/list]<ul>[*]New Content: UO thrives on new content. Britannia was designed as a world, and everything we add to it, permanent or no, leads it further along that path. Were not only excited about the coming event arcs, but also just the fun, interesting things we can do.
    Tim "Draconi"Cotten
    UO Live Lead Designer

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    Each of the team members elaborated largely on each of these topics

    The most loved was new content and bug fixes (some great stuff comming up)
    I will encourage everyone to go to the new garden the world builders set up at the yew waterfalls (the hot wedding spot) in both 2d and KR. It is available on all live shards, not sure if it is trammel only, hope not. anywho.

    Right around and a bit before this time i will mention, we were catered too with fantastic cheese crackers pasta and chicken.....Beer later




    The favorite moment was after the slides we went into Q&amp;A mode were the staff members took questions from the people present (around 15-20 players, I liked the size, i got to ask alot more questions that way [​IMG])
    The questions that i remember pertained to:

    Bags of Sending (sorry for the incontinence, but they were a huge success on the war on scripters, sites went down in seconds)
    The leather armor epidemic(interesting point, Leather armor seems to be the only thing people wear, since properties are not limited to certain armor types, leather can beat plate and so on, possible evening out someday)
    House Deco tools(they move up and down...can they move north south east and west? whoever asked this question is an effing genius)Its possible someday.
    Boats(We know they are a freak of nature, but in 2d with a modern connection they move fine, possible improvements in the future? customizable boats seem realistic and was proposed, keep your fingers crossed pirates)
    JesusSince there are items in game from various other religions (druids, demonic cults, Wicca) will there ever be items introduced that have a Christian slant, since in the spirit of the game's setting Christianity was very much a part of that time as well as the others?
    This was an online question. It was noted that this is a fantasy world and things such as pentacles, alters, virtues(the only real "religion/way of life supported by UO fiction) are simple non-defined symbols to capture emotion and gain relation. Thus necromancers can use the evil looking things to RP and decorate with. If that player reads this I'll let you know there are plenty of guilds in UO that run religions events, theres event a Sunday morning service on lake superior run a guild search with church of Jesus in it if you want to get into that, but this is Britannia, not earth.
    GM service( it was made known that if you do not ask a grieving player to stop and you just page, NOTHING will happen. and don't expect the player to just vanish and disappear from UO, they could be a part of something big, visit Luna to learn more)
    Cheaters?(boy are they about to get shut down, there will be sacrifice, but at least its a virtue. Wait til those houses in Luna "fall"
    Seers please(this is an American law-issue, it is VERY unlikely to happen again. Keep in mind this only refers to VOLUNTEER programs. Having a growing Live event team and possible future contracted assistance(this was not mentioned nor promised by anyone) do however present hope for more player-staff interaction)

    After this we shut down the internet folks Q&amp;A and blessed the people who drove 6 and 10 hours to come with personal interaction with the devs and staff members.
    Jeremy is really smart driven so i feel good there(shes a badass)
    If leurocian stops rambling about uo, just start throwing out keywords until he goes off again....you'll learn alot. and since i horde information you shall have none
    Adida was a GM who i know was good, and now has a bigger spot on the team, good things will come from her. Look at the waterfalls...go...now...

    Best part,
    They all know who the Zog Cabal is. So no more people working on Ultima Online who have never even played the game! They all love Ultima, have played Ultima.
    Our game is in good hands people, take my word for it.
    I would have stayed for hours is DAoC didnt have to set up [​IMG] but we said our good byes and doth did bail from the premise.
    I do have to say I ws impressed with the players we had there
    90% role-players.....thats WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT YEAH!
    We had Greypawn and Yolen of MTC, we had Nanoc and friends from PaxLair, and a bunch of cool ol' players. Loved it. I hope I can make it to the next. If not, then they better come to Charlotte NC next year!

    Now there is plenty to hear, especially the interviews which I have not heard yet.
    You'll have to register, but its worth it. Check it out.
    Much thanks to wispering rose radio. Ultima is Online.
    Sounds of Town Hall
     
  2. Guest

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    Pictures Please

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  3. Thank you

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    (how much for the vorpal stuffie)
     
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    Thank you

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    (how much for the vorpal stuffie)

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    PM me [​IMG]
     
  5. So, I have to ask, who is the Zog Cabal?
     
  6. this post is blank, move on with your life!
     
  7. <blockquote><hr>

    So, I have to ask, who is the Zog Cabal?

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    Sorry, since it was my post i was forced to be bias and promote atlantic shard roleplaying fun.

    The Zog Cabal Is just a roleplaying guild on the atlantic shard of the gem of imortality that has been roleplaying with and without the original FOA ( Followers of Armageddon ) to incite fun and utter happiness within UO.

    But the main point was UO town hall in florida was a smashing sucess and EA told us, we care, we love, and were on it.

    Personal prediction, the staff will grow. Thus, shall UO.
     
  8. Guest

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    Thanks for the write-up. Nice to know you found the trip worthwhile. The way the economy is (Thinks gas prices) it's not an easy choice to make a 10 hr drive 1 way. Then again you could have driven in from Philly! ( I say this as I know a couple who did).

    Thanks again.
     
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    Thanks for the write-up. Nice to know you found the trip worthwhile. The way the economy is (Thinks gas prices) it's not an easy choice to make a 10 hr drive 1 way. Then again you could have driven in from Philly! ( I say this as I know a couple who did).

    Thanks again.

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    Aye, the PaxLair folk, love them. I'll see them ingame soon enough
     
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    TOWN HALL ROCKED!!!!!
    Stay on topic(err,...)
    and love UO.


    POST PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. DIY Vorpal | Pink | Purple Wabbit Stuffie

    Add Fine Mist Spray Paint

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    * P.S. It's the one in Monty *
     
  12. Guest

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    Jesus

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    create food, PKing for pieces of silver, resurrection and flamestrikes ... really, what more Christian symbolism do you want/need?
     
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    Jesus

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    create food, PKing for pieces of silver, resurrection and flamestrikes ... really, what more Christian symbolism do you want/need?

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    Altho probably a brilliant analogy, Pking for silver makes me sad.....


    nice
     
  14. Guest

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    This is the same stuff they have been saying for the past few years. Do you believe everything people tell you?
     
  15. Guest

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    ooo I want to see pictures of the meeting and the loot please *smiles*
     
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    This is the same stuff they have been saying for the past few years. Do you believe everything people tell you?

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    Can you be more specific? half the stuff mentioned has already happened or is coming out in the next two patches.

    Lets remember this is a game forged with love, courage, and truth.


    were limited people. keep this game alive and be realistic.

    this is going to happen.
    UO is forever. nothing can change that. that is what magic is.

    EDIT: nevermind, I saw your posts on the other thread, your just overly negitive. do you play games other than Ultima Online?
    I would recomend you study UO and see what it is all about. Search for beta stories and see http://www.uo.com/spot_0.html for what true love for UO is.
     
  17. Guest

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    Since there are items in game from various other religions (druids, demonic cults, Wicca) will there ever be items introduced that have a Christian slant, since in the spirit of the game's setting Christianity was very much a part of that time as well as the others?

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    It's a good thing ignorance isn't a sin. (Or is it?)
     
  18. No, its not. were all ignorant of something. We answered the mans question fairly at town hall. No need to even hint an ill feeling.
    edit
    *wishes he was a mod*
     
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    PM me [​IMG]

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    [​IMG] Thx ... but ... don't wait for a PM ... I was just kidding ...
    Now a picture ... [​IMG] someone here would be able to help ya get one up

    perfect [​IMG]

    wouldn't dream of "buying a memory" ...
    leastwise not someone else's

    Your sharing has already been a priceless gift ... (recently in rare supply, locally)
    Again,
    Thx
     
  20. Guest

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    I'm sure I'll be forgiven for my ill feelings.
     
  21. Glad you enjoyed. Hopfully i'll be a reporter someday for Atlantic. [​IMG]
    And the best part Noxin, you will, by the zog cabal.
     
  22. Guest

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    Great report Cear Dallben Zog!

    Your own news item for your efforts. [​IMG]
     
  23. Honored to stand with humility by thoes who love Ultima Online and seek the best they can.
     
  24. Guest

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    Nice write-up, but, is that it?

    SA update?
     
  25. Lord Kotan

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    Thanks for this post.. I was wondering what happened there a lot.
     
  26. BadManiac

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    Nice write-up, but, is that it?

    SA update?

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    Where's SA? What's happening with KR? Exactly WHAT bug fixes are we talking about? Will they ever fix crafting? Where's the game balance? Where's the 5 year late PvP fix? and WHY for the love of all that is virtous can noone take a quick look at the broken Reptalons!?
     
  27. <blockquote><hr>

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    Nice write-up, but, is that it?

    SA update?

    [/ QUOTE ]X 2!
    Where's SA? What's happening with KR? Exactly WHAT bug fixes are we talking about? Will they ever fix crafting? Where's the game balance? Where's the 5 year late PvP fix? and WHY for the love of all that is virtous can noone take a quick look at the broken Reptalons!?

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    Stygian Abyss is something the staff is on strict orders from the big guys to not go into details on. However they made it OVERLY clear that the big deals now are

    Bringing UO up to speed before they get in the race. This means:
    Making KR what its supposed to be, additioins and bug fixes
    Bug Fixes in general, Fear not friend thy reptalon shall survive. If I remember correctly there are certian Alchemy fixes and crafting changes planned for some of the next few patches.

    weve already had the awesome bod and runic changes, plus a huge KR fix/add patch. They know were anxious but dont rushem, there good people. best part about meeting them.

    as for balancing the game, expect changes to bet balls, and we did just have a huge change-patch after the meeting of the pvper focus group.
    PvP is always getting looked at. It will get balanced.

    I have to go for a bit, im like 30 RP posts behind at atlanticcommunityboard.com
    I'll come back here too see if i can help more later.


    PICTURES!!!!!!!
     
  28. Dragothien

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    Hey, Dragothien from the Zog Cabal here.

    Just wanted to say that I had an awesome time going to town hall in Jax and meeting all of the people I did. I can't wait to check out Pax Lair.

    All in all what Cear has mentioned may not seem like much, but they did cover quite a bit and there were quite a few interesting questions answered. You'd have to be there or listen to the Whispering Rose Radio recording to really take in all that could be learned there.

    In any case, I'd highly reccomend that anyone near a town hall location take the time to go check it out, it is an unbeatable experience. Jeremy and Adida did a great job answering questions and puting on a great show.

    I'd also like to personally thank Leurocian for spending quite a bit of time talking personally with Cear and I durring the mingle section after the Q &amp; A. He answered question after question, shared perspectives with us, put up with a few ridiculous statements, and seemed more than happy to listen to our own thoughts and suggestions. All in all, if you've ever thought that those behind the magic of UO don't care enough or don't know what they are doing - have a chat with Leurocian and I assure you your thoughts will change.

    My thanks to everyone who made Town Hall not only possible, but greatly enjoyable.
     
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    Stygian Abyss is something the staff is on strict orders from the big guys to not go into details on. However they made it OVERLY clear that the big deals now are


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    So does that mean SA is still being developed or not?

    I don't want details, I just want confirmation its still being developed?
     
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    Stygian Abyss is something the staff is on strict orders from the big guys to not go into details on. However they made it OVERLY clear that the big deals now are


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    So does that mean SA is still being developed or not?

    I don't want details, I just want confirmation its still being developed?

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    As a mere player, i offer no true answer. but here is my logic.

    Ultima rules
    Its not going away
    There will be a new expansion
    Chances are its Stygian abyss
    as some work on it has begun(check KR files for garg concept art)
    They stated for a good while they will
    be fixing bugs
    optimizing KR and 2d (2d is not going away - confimed)
    Fighting off scripters
    Adding and removing old content
    Balance

    My logic deducts that when UO is more of a stable, balanced, perfection

    They will unleash the most badass expansion in history
    The Dungeon Facet(I hope) Stygian Abyss.

    We will have to wait, but what were going to be recieving will make you happy. And when the next expansion comes out, you will be even happier.



    The Zog Cabal
     
  31. On a side note, Post that question on the stygian abyss forum. or heck. i'll do it now. see if we can get an answer.
     
  32. [​IMG]ooo ...whoa! thanks for a iffy maybe so passing thought ...

    The Dungeon Facet(I hope) Stygian Abyss.
    Accessible (with the purchase? *shrugs*) ... Accessible Through dungeons ...[​IMG]
    NOT moongates ..

    Accessible Through Legacy dungeons

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  33. Bump for the intrested. have a good day.