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my (main) 3 wishes for 2012

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lien Ragus, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Lien Ragus

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    1 - Extend Shame revamp to all places. Keeping the first level "easy" enough for youngs to train and generalize the loot type all over the lands. That is a very good job done (may needs a few other changes in mod though).

    2 - Peerlesses and champ spawns may need a little boost too... adding a couple of new champ types or peerless places ? Make peerless ingredients usefull again or change them for essences and such ?
    Consider adding 110 ps on Ilsh champ spawn (and before anyone flame me, just consider how many of them you need to bind for a 120 !!). That could allow "young" or returning player to gently familiarize with the mechanisms of those spawns.

    3 - Please have a look on fishing. Adjust the junk fishing (footwear and such) to the skill level of the fisher. (I E at 120 the drop of those should be very low).
    Please fix the bonus of baits and fishing suit to REALLY give a higher chance of a legendary fish catch and fix bugs like lave fish one...

    I surely have many other wishes but those 3 could make the new year more attractive to me...

    and what about you ?? what are your main wishes for new year ?
     
  2. Andy316

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    1. Make only one WC and EC server, or a gate portal to visit other servers. This will make it so servers aren't ghost towns. You may be thinking housing may be an issue, just make sure houses are the same on all servers. For example, if you have a house on Pacific you still keep it and all, but you can go hop a gate to go to the main WC server, or visit a shard of your choice. If EA were to make a gate portal so you can visit others servers,you guys may be thinking, this will make transferring pointless. Not necessarily, they can make it so you can't initiate trades when you are visiting a server.

    2. Make a classic uo server, and by classic, i mean PRE-AOS. As sad as it sounds, there are many players playing on classic free servers than EA servers. This can possibly bring back subscribers.
     
  3. Ritournel

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    just one :

    1. To have a real and good support by email! Quick and reliable.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    Mine would be:

    #1. Keep working to improve customer service because THIS is where EA has had catastrophic failure year after year. Look seriously at the success of other big game companies and see why their customers are HAPPY and change your barbaric practices... ie quit treating the customer like a crook and start treating them like a paying loyal customer. I mean heck many of us playing UO have been WITH EA for over 10 years... that should say a LOT about us... If you want to keep us here please improve this key area... I'm sure THAT would bring back customers who left because of the poor service in the past and because of the lure of better service elsewhere.

    #2. Keep working on improving the quality of the EC. Please don't let this go like 3rd Dawn was. If the graphics and clarity continue to improve here you will NOT be disappointed. And for the love of game please find all the items that do NOT have graphics in the EC (Trust me there are still a few!) and get them in it! I'm tired of not being able to see some of my items.

    #3. Keep up the good work with overall improvements... ie Shame. Not that I'm the greatest fan of all the changes there. But it's certainly a step in the right direction. Keep working on the old dungeons but don't forget the newer less experienced players. Keep up the work on squashing bugs... we all know there are still a vast multitude of them out there and they still need to be addressed... Don't get so wrapped up in improvements that you forget them. (Also there are 100's and 100's of messed up tiles, missing tiles, stuck objects and blocking items all over the lands that seriously need to be fixed!)


    And finally I know this is more of a #4 but it's a pet project for me... Please allow me to add more than 10 co-owners to my house. I'd like to see at LEAST 70. Makes sense because there are 7 characters per account... and each of those can be co-owned to 10 homes... therefore each home should accommodate to match at 70 Co-owners. PLEASE. (Oh and see my post about the multitiled objects not being able to be placed at the entrance.... which totally is NOT an entrance!) Fix my castle please!
     
  5. Mervyn

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    My wish is one client.

    Enhanced Client with a 2d graphics toggle.
     
  6. old gypsy

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    Two wishes:

    1. A booster allowing paid active accounts in good standing to have one additional small house.

    2. Another 15 years for UO.
     
  7. jack flash uk

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    1. Idoc.....................soon!!!

    2.finally end 3rd party programs and cheats etc

    3. Mesanna, a personal invite to every shard roulette so i dont miss the fun!
     
  8. NuSair

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    1. New booster/expansion every 4 months or so.

    2. Spend 2-3 months on doing nothing other than clearing out bugs (without creating more).

    3. An epic dungeon where it takes like 8-12 or more people 3-4 days to complete.
     
  9. Dermott of LS

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    1. Continuation of the Legacy dungeon revamps, and hopefully expand into Legacy areas such as T2A. But instead of taking the easy way and just "turning the loot system on everywhere", give each dungeon its own set of goods and mods to give each one a purpose for being used.

    2. Continuation of improving the EC's graphical resolution. The potential is there... just don't drop the ball on it (again).

    3. Get the game and customer service to such a state that will revitalize the game as the real alternative to "yet more level/raid" in the MMOG realm.
     
  10. popps

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    I have many wishes I would like to come true for Ultima Online in 2012 but one among them make all of the other wishes dwarfs........... I'd be satisfied with all of my wishes for Ultima Online if within 2012 I'd finally see cheating in this game no longer possible.

    That is, no more scripting, whether in PvP, for resource gathering or BODs or Library Collectibles, no more speed hacking or running through just any obstacle, no more duping possible. Seeing this come true would be by far my best wish for Ultima Online for 2012.

    But I have been waiting for way too many years for this to happen to actually think that 2012 will bring it........
     
  11. Majicthies

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    1. More players returning to UO and new players starting
    2. Clean up of litter on land and at sea (cannons, statues water troughs ect.)
    3. Oh yeah and I would just love to place a castle
     
  12. PJay

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    1) A single client - Dont care which just end the void

    2) Less Pixels - Please god im surprised noones asked for more storage!

    3) Bug fixes - this was promised and so far nothing which tbh i expected!
     
  13. Capn Kranky

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    #2 will not happen. Devs have stated such more than once.
     
  14. PJay

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    OMG really? where? If this is true thats great news for UO! did they state what they would be working on then?
     
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    1. Real 3D UO
    2. Trammel only shard
     
  16. Sevin0oo0

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    1. Prevent disqualification of Honor virtue simply because the mob blessed itself.
    2. Complete Documentation in UO that comes from Devs (or in-house designee) instead of tidbits and from other players.
    3. account/item restoration
     
  17. Mirt

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    1 and 3 for me.
     
  18. Woodsman

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    1) Finish the EC graphics upgrade before the 12th anniversary.

    2) BioWare to build a real community with a new website and official forums - Warhammer, Star Wars, and even 15 year old MS-DOS BioWare games all have official forums. UO's Facebook page and Twitter doesn't cut it. They have volunteer moderators for all of the other BioWare game forums so it's not a matter of "OH MY ****ING GOD EA IS AFRAID OF HAVING VOLUNTEER MODERATORS FOR THEIR FORUMS BECAUSE THEY'LL GET SUED".

    Every major MMORPG has an official community except for UO and Camelot.

    3) BioWare to act like they ****ing own this game. #1 and #2 strongly tie into this. I'm tired of this bull**** from EA and BioWare executives talking about how they like UO. Stop ****ing talking about it and start ****ing acting like you mean it.

    BioWare is responsible for UO and it's about ****ing time for them to act like it.

    I should add that #2 and #3 are not my original ideas - they are a reflection of what others have said and that I fully agree with, so if anybody has posted the same thing elsewhere, I'm not stealing your ideas, I'm agreeing with them!
     
  19. popps

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    I am not sure I understand what you are saying that "Devs have stated more than once" which "won't happen".........

    The less pixels (i.e. a reduction of items present in UO) ? Or the more storage ?

    What about the "better" storage like more stackables and more special containers for other items (like jewellery, treasure Maps, SoSes, Nets etc etc etc) such as what the seed box is for seeds or the SoT book is for SoTs ?
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    If you click on the thread link at the top of Capn Kranky's post you'll find he was replying to Andy316. Which means the #2 he was refering to was the 'classic server' wish.
     
  21. Shakkara

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    1) Stop the itemization. Items should have a bit more properties than they had pre-AOS, but the current diablo-like items with zillions of properties on them just ain't fun.

    2) Change the resistance system back to flat damage absorption instead of percentages. Make metal armor useful once more, but with drawbacks.

    3) Crystal-clear graphics in the EC instead of the smudgy mess it still is. Maybe vector-based graphics, so you can zoom in/out as much as you like without it becoming a smear of colors.
     
  22. elspeth

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    I think this would be great. I love all the bells and whistles of the EC but the graphics make it very hard for me to tell what is what and where. I especially hate my avatar looking like a model with an especially bad eating disorder. Perhaps this could be solved by Shakkara's #3 but that sounds like a completely new set of graphics when we already have 2 different sets.

    There are several wishes about the shards, pre-AOS, trammel only, etc and I even would add in the wishes about the expansion of shame system to other dungeons but tweaking each one to be different and also the ideas (in other threads) about making the overland area more useful. I class them all together because I just read some very interesting posts on the ultima online travelogue site about trammel/felucca and I think all of these things really do all harken back to one the problem that was created when trammel and felucca were split. I don't completely agree with all of the ideas on the travelogue but I do think that a new and creative solution would be best. I liked the idea of making felucca a full ghost town and removing the copies of dungeons in fel so that we don't have 2 of each dungeon anymore and 2 of each city but still keep the separate player housing. Perhaps champ spawns can still exist in the trammel dungeons and T2A or perhaps T2A only (fel T2A could easily be removed as there is no housing there) and perhaps you get "pvp flagged or vulnerable" if you enter those champ areas. It appears they have been able to do this with some areas from the Stygian Abyss landmass. I don't think anyone should be forced to join in pvp if they don't want to which is the main reason I can't agree completely with the posts but perhaps some servers can be made all pvp all the time and some can be left in this "trammel only but with some rules changed" mode and all will have fel as a ghost town. Then perhaps all avatars get one free shard transfer so that you can move into or away from whichever type of servers you don't like. Of course, we also need the implementation of some sort of bounty/virtue system to get back to UO's true roots. I'm not sure if the idea on the travelogue site would work but something like that might be cool. Factions would still be available for those who don't want to get murder counts for killing people (after all they are at war) but killing others, even if they are in a pvp vulnerable zone or flagged or whatever it ends up being should still be wrong and punishable. Anyways, sorry, just fleshing out ideas, you all can (and probably will) ignore most of this but I think it would be great to really have a huge overhaul here. Anyways, if you want to read the posts I'm talking about just search google for "ultima travelogue" and you'll get the site. There aren't too many blogs and they are well titled.


    Brilliant Petra! I just learned something new today from you. :)
     
  23. PwnySlaystation

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    Pre-AoS servers for europe, u.s and japan.

    So we can really seperate the item *****s from the oldschool pvp teams.

    And if they don't come, we can sit and laugh at them.

    I GUARANTEE it would bring back subscribers. Would remove the whole freeshard compeition once and for all and bring some credibility back to UO.

    They'd **** their banks at their bank balance after 3 months post release of UO-R only shards with the amount of re-opened accounts/subscribers.
     
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    Nice to know, thanks.

    This prompts a question though......

    So far, I thought that in order to "link" a reply to a given post it was necessary to "quote" it. This way, the quote refers to the post being replied to.

    Now, since Capn Kranky's post does not quote the one from Andy316, how was it possible to actually reply to that given post without quoting it so that the thread link at the top of Capn Kranky's post when clicked, refers a reader to the post being replied to ?

    I "suspect" it is by using the last of the 4 options, the "Quick reply", but is that really so ?
     
  25. Petra Fyde

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    yes, using the 'quick reply' button on the post. Quoting the post is a more easily identifiable way of showing which post you're replying to.
     
  26. PwnySlaystation

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    If i win the euromillions, im gonna buy the game rights off Mythic and revert everyones fancy as **** items back to UO:R style.

    Watch all the trammies leave and the hardcore UO players come running back. Then watch my bank account grow and grow.
     
  27. Lady Storm

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    Hmmm 3 wishes huh........

    1.) Link all champs to 1 spawn grounds (eliminate the need for each shard to have it) just the 1 champs areas all linked to each server (no you cant use it to return to another server) When you leave the area you return to your shard. This would eliminate alot of low player turnout at champs spawns and the monitoring of the champs.

    2.) Add ML ingredience to chests from fishing/t maps We really do need more as the ML champs are ignored now for the most part.

    3.)Advertisement of UO. I have seen over the last few months more ad's on tv for every other EA game out there.... but UO.
     
  28. MalagAste

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    All five of them?

    Yeah you have fun with that.

    Why would they come back to a pay to play system with nil improvements, bad graphics and all when they can play free shards and do the same thing right now for FREE?

    Think about it.
     
  29. Ezekiel Zane

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    That would be a great idea if it was a NO TRANSFER shard like Siege & Mugen.
     
  30. Ezekiel Zane

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    My 3 wishes for UO

    1. Finish the graphical improvement of the Enhanced Client

    2. Bank account

    3. BOD books only take up one slot instead of one-hundred
     
  31. Capn Kranky

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    Petra is correct ... I did use the quick reply instead of quoting the poster I responded to.

    Sorry for the confusion ... I was commenting that a "classic" shard won't happen. However, in this thread are a lot of wishes/desires I too would like to see happen.
     
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    We have a winner!
     
  33. Woodsman

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    I should add that #2 and #3 are not my original ideas - they are a reflection of what others have said here and elsewhere and that I strongly agree with, as I've said many times.

    So if anybody has posted the same thing elsewhere, I'm not stealing your ideas, I'm agreeing with them!
     
  34. PwnySlaystation

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    The problem with freeshards is that owners always get ahead of themselves in changing things and eventually its nothing like old uo was and that theres no single freeshard that has it simply the way it was, so population is spread across 50 freeshards making population low on most of them.

    People WOULD come back to EA servers if there was pre-aos shards. Without doubt. + they are secure, the chances of putting a load of effort into a freeshard for it to collapse in 3 months after launch is quite high. If people knew a shard would be sticking around they would be well happy to pay again.

    Am i right in saying all the current game developers are post-AOS employed? Anyone from before?

    I can 100% guarantee they(at the time) massively regret AOS, its a shambles in subscription number terms compared to pre-aos.

    The only people who like all this itemised aos crap are people who wasn't here before and knew no different or they were the ones who all sodded off to trammel. Don't get me wrong, AOS gave me mucho fun in fast paced PvP back in the Europa NDK/AI days, but preaos where factions and order/chaos were at their peak is where my love really lays with the game. Along with so many others who have left now.


    Bad graphics how? Theres nothing wrong with the classic client. Its the best one. Enhanced client/3d clients i felt have always ruined uo. They look crap. Part of my love for this game is the 2d client.
     
  35. Mirt

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  36. Capn Kranky

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    I responded earlier to another poster ... a "classic" shard of ANY kind will not be happening. No matter if you want Pre-AOS, pre-Tram, Pub 16 or what ... it ain't gonna happen. If you really want environments from those days then perhaps a well-run FS is for you.

    As for AOS comments, the only thing I liked about that release (and still do) is the customized housing. Oh and I "sodded off to trammel" long before AOS ... like 1 day after opening on ATL.

    On the topic of graphics, you and I are in agreement. I don't like the EC graphics even with the improvements ... to me the CC is crisper. I would like the CC to be able to work on larger resolution monitors without changing the monitor. <shrug>
     
  37. MalagAste

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    Bad Graphics lets start with that... With all the WoW like games offering true 3d and such with some massive pixel crack... and abilities to move your character all about and pose and all this BS people are NOT going to come running to play a game with 18 year old graphics... just NOT going to happen. The only ones that would come back are old players and lets face it those that might would just quit again and run back to the pixel crack they are on now after a month or so because it's the same old EA.

    As for the Pre-AoS shard... I wouldn't even go back to that. I like house customization... I hate the cookie cutter housing from before. I don't care for the whole 500 properties choices we have now for every weapon or piece of armor and I don't like to have to rework my characters all 50+ of them everytime some twinkus with too much time on their hands goes and messes things up for the rest of us by building some God mod template they have to nerf to oblivion causing the rest of us "normal" players to have to be forked over skills wise because of the current gimplate someone came up with... But... and here is a BIG but... I like Imbuing... I think it's a HUGE step in the right direction... now if they can get Altering of items into the right direction I'm sure EVERYONE would be happy. And by that I am talking about being able to take that 100% fugly mempo and turn it into a real Gorget... Elven or otherwise. Same slot same type any design you want... turn that a stinking robe into a nice dress... or a fancy dress... Take the hideous crimson and make it a woodland belt for your elf... things of this nature. So we don't have 99% of the population running around in a Robe (oft times everyone is wearing the Garb) and a crimson/tangle. I'd like to put some sort of variety back into game. I'd like to be able to wear pants over my armor again.

    NO ONE wears pants they may as well not even be on the item menus anymore... too bad they can't have some sort of properties...

    Skirts can still be worn over armor... but not pants... go figure.

    I know all the problems with free shards but the idea that folk would come back to UO for that is laughable... really. And I'd rather the game moved in a massively FORWARD direction rather than backwards.
     
  38. Gorbs

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    I'd like to see cross-promotion of their games. My suggestions would be:
    1. New Star Wars account gets free 1 month gametime code for UO which could only be redeemed on an account linked to that email
    2. Buying 6 months of gametime for the new Star Wars game would give you 3 months of free gametime for UO which could only be redeemed on an account linked to that email
    3. Advertisements (unobtrusive) for all existing games when you buy the new game
     
  39. PwnySlaystation

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    I always thought a good idea would be to transfer all your armour and their properties to a ring or bracelet, it sort of merges with the bracelet allowing the mods but not the visual aspect of wearing it(which then removes the ability to arm more armour of course, it only has space for 1 piece per normal slot). So we could as you say, all go back to wearing clothes etc and not making them completely redundant.