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My Trip To San Diego Cali for UO Townhall 2008 (WARNING Lots Of Pics)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Blade_Thugluv, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. I woke up at 2pm on Friday. Girlfriend wouldnt let me sleep said i had to get up even though i had nothing i needed to do. (Thanks Beccanator)

    I played some UO and some WoW then went out and got some last minute things for the trips. We left my house and went up north to pick up my friend (Rocky of ZOG sonoma shard). I Think he might be a chick.... took him almost an hour to get ready to go. Packed as if we were going for a week instead of driving there doing the townhall then driving home.

    Finally get on the Road and head down 101 to 580 then 580 to 5. Heres the first fun part of the trip *laughs* some how we end up on 5 NORTH and dont realize it till we are in the outskirts of sacramento. (Over an hour out of our way so over a 2 hour loss of time) We turn around and head south.

    We are laughing and joking in the car with lots of computer geek talk and tons of Ulitma talk. We finally make it to San Diego and the fun part 2 happens. Map Quest fails with directions and theres no exit with the name mapquest says. So here i am looking for the exit and nodda. 4 exits from mexico and i decide to take the offramp and turn around and head back north to look for exit 17 instead of the street mapquest says. My girlfriend asked why i was getting off the freeway and i asked if she wanted to go to mexico instead.. her reply: "oh" She then turns bright red.

    We get back into San Diego and take a random exit and got into a area with a ton of homes and bust out the laptop. Using somenes internet (thanks to people not securing there internet) we get a map and find where we need to go.

    Once getting to were we needed to be there was like no parking for about at least 7 blocks except the mall parking lot. Wel we decide we didnt feel like parking 7 or 8 blocks away because all the parking lots were full and no parking on street either due to Comic-con Internation going on 2 blocks from where the Townhall meeting was.

    I go into the mall and buy a hat and some random stuff then we head over to Comic-con Internation and check out everyone in dress. There were people walking the street handing out items for free so we got a ton of goodies. after about 3 hours we decided to go over to the hotel and wait for the townhall to start.

    The townhall started on time and Whispering Rose Radio was there covering it live. There was some talk about where the rest of the Dev Team was and some random things like what was going on with C-Trees. The Players were asked for feedback about things like factions and what we would like to see added or taken out.

    There was a VERY long Q&A. Most the Answer included:

    We can't say at this point
    We Like Fire
    We will look into that
    It's on a list
    We Can't say

    I am sad for them because i know they wanted to answer ALOT of the question that players had about the duping issue and scripting. Question about UOSA and future pubs and this event but their hands where bound due to marketing team but also because Draconi was out of the states.

    After the Townhall we hung and talked with people. Got to meet people and put faces with chars and stratics names. The we headed home. On the way out of the parking garage we got hit by a mini van. Took a chip of paint off my back bumped but smashed in his sliding door and messed up his paint. I got out of the car to see the damage and the driver never got out of his. He didnt even stick his head out just talks from inside the van. He asked why i stop and i told him to look at all the cars that were bumper to bumper trying to leave. He then said he didnt think he hit me and i smiled and laughed and told him he did. He replyed that he was sure he didnt hit me. I took one more look at the amount of damage he took to his door laughed some more and said oh you hit me and some paint is missing off my bumper but im not worried its all good and so he said ok he wasnt either then. I got back in my car and drove off.

    When were got to the pay station our parking bill was $50. OUCH!! oh well payed it and we were off. i passed out in the back of my car after we put gas in it and Rocky drove. I woke up at 6:30am to find we didnt make it home. No instead we were parked in a hotel parking lot outside of LA and everyone was alseep in the car *laughs* so i wake Rocky up and tell him lets go.

    The drive was fine till he decided instead of going 580 to 80 to 580 to 101 he was gonna go 580 and drive into san fransico instead. took us way longer to get home but we made it.

    All in all the trip was super fun and i cant wait to see how the Seattle one will turn out. And Now for the pics:

    My Girlfriend (Beccanator of KOL Lake Austin) and Me At Rockys house waiting on him:
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    Rockys Room and His PC set up:
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    The Ride:
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    Some random building i took pics of from parking garage:
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  2. Beccanator (KOL) Lake Austin Blowing Chunks at the parking garage from Being Heat sick:
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    Parking Garage Name:
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    The Hotel where Townhall was held:
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    Another pic of the Hotel:
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    Another one:
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    Townhall meeting sign:
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    Rocky (Zog) Sonoma trying to connect to Wireless why we wait:
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  3. Beccanator (KOL) waiting:
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    More Waiting:
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    Rocky (Zog) Sonomas home made name tag:
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    Beccanator hating the cam:
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    My Mug i got from The turny at townhall 2006 i brought with me:
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    Me waiting and listening to the Ipod Touch:
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    Beccanator after drinking a slushy:
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    Whispering Rose:
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    My Dinner:
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    Beccanators Dinner:
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    Rocky Eating:
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  4. crappy pick of stuff the dev team CAN talk about:
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    About Account Age:
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    Blast from the past Speedman:
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    Jeremy and Leurocian?
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    Players in game listening in on the Townhall:
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    Nok:
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    Zogs Of Alantic Meet Rocky Zog of Sonoma Plus Jeremy:
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    More pics will come soon. just need to get copies. Alot of my pics didnt come out due to not using my flash and poor lighting. Feel free to use any of the pics here for reporting.

    ~Blade
     
  5. Desolation87

    Desolation87 Guest

    Lmao Blade!! Has Beccanator seen this yet? Oh how I wish I looked at stratics before talking to her.

    And anyway, Blade, I heard that your a big guy, but compared to that beer bottle your tiny!! :lick::lick::lick:
     
  6. canary

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    Big points for you guys to go.

    Still, it leaves the question of 'why bother' when they honestly have no information to share or discuss.
     
  7. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    Thanks for sharing the event and recap with us!
    Glad ya'll had a good time.

    $50?!? -Ouch indeed.
    Good karma for you on the handling of the minor fender-bender.
    That hotel looks like a very relaxing place.

    Arrggh, I wish ya'll also had something great to share about the future of UO but it looks like their lips are still sealed for now.
    Fire is good 'though.

    Cool that Speedman dropped by too.

    Thx :)
     
  8. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    Pictures of pretty girls are always welcome.

    Although I find much to criticize about this Town Meeting, the pics do make it seem fun, at least.

    Maybe I'll get to attend one someday, hopefully one where more of substance is discussed as well.

    Thanks for the post.

    -Galen's player
     
  9. Oriana

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    LOL the big guy with the Camera in the Serenity shirt is My Arlon!! Great snaps! I know there are a few more running around on our camera, will get them up later this morning.

    And it was a lot of fun, not just the pics making it look like it :p
     
  10. christy1221

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    I'd love to go to one. They need to go to st louis so I can. lol
     
  11. MaryForUo

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    Jeremy and Leurocian pics...no comment!
    "sure" we are in good hands! lol
     
  12. Leurocian

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    Wow! Those aren't very flattering pictures of me. :D Guess that's what lack of sleep has done to me raising my young daughter. It's all worth it though.

    Want to thank all of you who attended the townhall, both in game and on site. I don't know if it was mentioned, but we thought it was really neat that players were in game like they were at a D&B. My fellow UO players never cease to amaze!

    Take care everyone. I'm taking the day off today, so it's time to catch up with the little one and see how's she doing.

    And I should probably get more....:sleep2:

    /waves

    Patrick "Leurocian" Malott
    Lead Designer, Ultima Online
     
  13. christy1221

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    You don't look bad. :D

    I wish I could tell you the sleep thing gets better but if she is anything like my baby I still don't get much sleep and she is 5 months now lol.

    Good luck and try to get some rest. :D
     

  14. Sorry it could also be my fault. Alot of pics didnt turn out to good due to me turning the flash off. I didnt want to distract people so turned off flash and some of the pics came out blurry from it or to dark.

    The town hall was fun and i am excited to find out whatever it is you guys "cant talk about" cuz im sure its gonna rock.

    ~Blade
     
  15. GalenKnighthawke

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    You know, in it's own way, playing or not playing a game on the basis of the physical appearance of its players (which, by the way, someone should inform you all is highly subjective by definition, and not everyone agrees with it) may well be one of the most depressing, bizarre, depraved things I've ever heard.

    Oh sure, I could think of many things more bizarre, depraved, or depressing, in objective terms....

    But in proportion? I'd have to say this sentiment is certainly up there.

    Luckily tonight is likely to be busy for me or I might be thinking about it too much and feel very sad for the state of my fellow UO players....Not these people that went to the Town Hall, but those of you pathetic souls who would go onto a message board forum behind a safe wall of anonymity and launch personal attacks on them.

    This is about as sad as those who PvP and say things like "owned IRL," or who boast about their RL jobs and the like, or insult people's real lives on the basis of PvP in UO. It's definitely the same type of person doing it.

    To the original poster: Despite my criticisms of the content of this Town Hall, it does sounds like fun, thank you for the pics, and have fun with the "ignore" button. I know I'm going to.

    -Galen's player
     
  16. Lady_Mina

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    "stuff we can talk about"...LOL ..what about..the "stuff" we can't talk about?

    This is not quite what i expected.

    There's very little know about the actual future if UO.
    What it will look like...next year...and the year after.
    If they plan to release new content to keep people hooked.

    Cause cacao seeds won't do...
     
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