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Live Events 2008!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Galad, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Galad

    Galad Journeyman
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    Hard to believe this is supposed to be the year of Live Events. Hopefully the devs will make up for it in the next 2 months, but I'm seriously doubting it.
     
  2. Der Rock

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    u have to consider the following:
    in the business world, over 50% of success is psychology
    u have to set the expectations at a high level, if it ends all on a lower level, who cares, the company got his fee,and hold the customer base still paying.

    ;)
     
  3. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
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    They got rid of the EM program for weekly events, that turned out to be 3-monthly events.
     
  4. Galad

    Galad Journeyman
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    We used to have weekly events even without the EMs.
     
  5. Trevelyan

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    I for one appreciate the current state of affairs. With any luck, I wont have to reactivate my accounts before I finish my Uni course next year, since there wouldn't be too much happening. If there was more happening, I would have far less time devoted to my work.
     
  6. I just dont like long, drug out events that fall over the course of months. This is inevitably due to the developers lack of a storyline/arc and are probably building it as we go. I would rather have EM events that have a developed story that last a few hours vs wasting months of my time waiting ot figure out what the hell is happening. I just lose total interest. At least we get nice pixel crack.

    Hell I'd rather have a development team that creates weekly stories that progress at a certain time period each day for about 2 hrs. That would give everyone a chance to participate and create small, reasonable, understadable stories that we can actually follow. Pixel crack could be similar to what we had during EM events. It would just be more thought out and constructed and built for everyones participation pleasure.
     
  7. Ziane

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    Not so great for those of us who play a shard based in a different time zone though... :)

    Zi
     
  8. Beefybone

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    What/when WAS the last event, anyway? It was that Bizzaro-Moonglow wasn't it? Or was it that crap that spawned in Cove? How long ago was that?

    Spawning some garbage in the game's most abandoned city is a pretty weak event in any case.
     
  9. Galad

    Galad Journeyman
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    We had the Melissa event that was totally cool, but that seems like ages ago.
     
  10. canary

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    Yeah, the 'Live Events' idea is totally like buying a lemon.

    Color me disappointed.
     
  11. JC the Builder

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    It seems they are trying to do way too much. There is a lot they could do without creating a bunch of new stuff and players would be happy. Event Moderators put on events without having to have something new added every week.
     
  12. Beefybone

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    We seem to have an event once every hundred years, the plot makes NO sense even when someone bothers to find it, and Draconi thinks being vague about things builds some sort of tension for some reason.

    "Oh yes, everything will be revealed! Muaha!" without adding "Six months to a year from now when nobody remembers or cares what was going on in the first place."
     
  13. Lady Kiara

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    Well according to Jeremy in the UO Town Meeting There should be more content and publishes in a timly manner...She is well aware of the fact that when new content is placed the player base is high and every one is happy.

    And she also goes on to say that she is aware that when there is no publish of any content that the player base goes way down.That we get bored fast in other words..And they don't want that to happen.They are going to try to solve this problem fast *crosses fingers* But most of the dev team is working on SA so it is tuff at the moment.
     
  14. Tomas_Bryce

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    I do not think it is possible to really have a steady stream of quality live events in Ultima Online without seers/EMs.
     
  15. Xenobia

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    Heck, I would LOVE to see another GM controlled white wyrm spawn up in Trinsic or wherever. That was some fun stuff right there! It didnt take much and we all had an absolute blast beating the crap out of him.
     
  16. Sheridan

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    Bingo.
     
  17. Galad

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    We used to get new, small content every Friday night, without EMs or seers. It might not have been much, but certainly way better than what we have now. And I can't imagine it would take much manpower to get this accomplished.
     
  18. Masuri

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    Agreed. Not only are there next to no events, the few events we have had in the last year consisted of destroying various iconic places in Ultima Online. I realize the devs couldn't care less, since it's not really their UO anyway, and destroying it is fun for them. But I do care. I'd rather have the real Magincia back than another boring invasion.
     
  19. Galad

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    That was last year.
     
  20. lucitus

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    You are right, but i think they are missing the manpower, in my eyes there must be two teams, one for main publish sheudle and one for Events (small fixed one). But this must not be a year maybe a half or three months are enoguh. Then a half year they make a break and comming on with new event stuff, after that. But i think there must be a continious storyline, not 3 months break, then a bit and again 3 months break.