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My UO - which features first

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Petra Fyde, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Which features of My UO would you consider most important? Which do you most miss?
    List them in order of importance
     
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  2. Winker

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    guild search, and character search. They both go hand in hand
     
  3. Taylor

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    I also found character/guild search to be the most useful features.
     
  4. Frarc

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    Same for me. :)
     
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    Ditto ! Guild / Char Search.
     
  6. GalenKnighthawke

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    MyUO has been nothing but the character, guild, and alliance searches to me and everyone else I've discussed this matter with, more or less since UO's in-house forums closed many years ago.

    If they brought it back and did not call it MyUO but called it the guild and character search, I do believe most of us would be happy with that.

    Indeed when I first noticed this feature being down and I asked about it, some on the boards didn't know what I was talking about at first, because I called it "MyUO" instead of "the guild and character search."

    -Galen's player
     
  7. kelmo

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    Were the faction guilds and rankings included in MY UO?
     
  8. Tina Small

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    These are the features of the old MyUO section of the uo.com website that I would like to see once again on a revamped UO official website, in order of their importance to me:
    1. The ability to search for a character on the shard, using a minimum of 3 characters to perform the search. Once you have a list of possible characters and select one, you would see a copy of the selected character's paperdoll, guild membership, highest skills (old version showed top 3 unless account owner had opted to let you see all natural skills and stats), and whether or not the character is considered a veteran character (I think veteran characters had a natural skill total of 700 or more).
    2. The ability to search for a guild on the shard by guild name or by guild tag, again using a minimum of 3 characters to perform the search. Once you have a list of the possible guild names or guild tags and select one, you would see at the top of the page: The name of the guild, the guild tag, which faction the guild belongs to, the URL of the guild's website, the name of the guild leader character, total number of active characters in the guild, total number of active veteran characters in the guild, the guild's charter, which guilds are at war with the guild, and which guilds are allied with the guild. Below that section, you would see a button to press to get the average level of each available skill among all the guild members. Below the button would appear an alphabetical listing of guild member names and their guild titles. The guild member names would be clickable links to each character's paperdoll, with the information listed in item 1 above. When coding the skill averages page, please note that the old pages in English and in Japanese did not cover newer skills like imbuing, throwing, and mysticism, and there were a couple of skills whose information on the pages in English seemed to be swapped (e.g., remove trap and perhaps detect hidden?). Here is a sample of a guild character listing for the People's Army of Sonoma (PAS) produced via the Japanese site using very old info: ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community . If you click on the Skill Averages button on that page, you can see an example of the average skills listing for the guild.
    3. The ability to see game-wide and shard-wide listings of the top guilds and top characters in each faction when ranked by their kill points. Go here to see examples that show the format that we're accustomed to but present very outdated information: ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community (game-wide total page covering all factions); ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community (game-wide page covering only the Council of Mages faction); ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community (shard-wide page for Atlantic covering all factions); ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community (shard-wide page for Atlantic covering only the Council of Mages faction). From any one game-wide or shard-wide page, you should be able to click on a guild's name to get to its guild page or click on a character's name to get to a character's page.
    4. The ability to see game-wide and shard-wide listings of the top guilds and top warring guilds when ranked by number of veteran character members. The game-wide page ( ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Community ) would show top 20 in each category and the shard-wide pages would show top 10 in each category.
    Edited to add a link to a sample guild character listing.
     
    #8 Tina Small, Aug 23, 2012
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  9. cazador

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    I think my UO the way it was with an option to join/war/ally guild via the web page would be cool and all requests are sent via email..now that would be awesome..user updated recruit section to guild with minimum requirements whether it be skill/age etc..now how's that for a dream lol
     
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    Guild/Character search
     
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    Like everyone says.. It is the search functions we want back..
     
  12. Tina Small

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    Before stuff starts disappearing, since it sounds like there's a new design incoming for the official website, I thought it would be wise to grab some screenshots of the stuff that still exists and is kind of functional, even though the data that is presented is very stale (from October 2011 or maybe even earlier). The only thing I can't figure out how to access anymore from either the site in English or from the Japanese site is an actual character page showing the paperdoll, faction affiliation, guild name, top 3 skills, and veteran character status. If someone still has a screenshot of a page like that, you might want to post it in this thread for posterity's sake.

    Sample Guild Page
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    Sample Guild Skill Averages Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Shard-Specific Top Guilds / Guild Search Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Game-Wide Top Guilds Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Game-Wide Overall Factions Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Game-Wide Specific Faction (True Britannians) Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Shard-Specific Overall Factions Page
    [​IMG]

    Sample Shard-Specific Specific Faction (Great Lakes Minax) Page
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Flutter

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    Thank you Tina! I know the work that goes into finding those old pages.
     
  14. SlobberKnocker

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    they probably dont want to update this because there are no guilds left in uo.

    j/k.

    on a positive note you really have to love the passion that some display for uo. for all the complaining we do around here most of it emanates out of a love for the game.
     
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  16. Tazar

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    Guild Search
    Character Search
    Faction Rankings
    Guild Size list
    Guild warring list
    Guild Allied list
     
  17. Picus at the office

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    Ha Ha funny to see LMJ on the guild rankings from GL...forgot that I started a offshoot there.
     
  18. CryptisRavenous

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    I liked being able to log into MyUO and see my own character's stats/skills in addition to what everyone else has listed.
     
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    This.
     
  20. Dermott of LS

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    This, too..
     
  22. Poo

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    Guild Search
    Character Search
    Faction Rankings
    character skills
    Veteran character status
     
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  23. claudia-fjp

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    Come to think of it I do miss searching the character names of people who quit a decade ago yet still have houses up...
     
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    The reason they gave was "security issues" yet the MYUO had been up about what... 10 years(?) without a security issue, so I don't really get that excuse. More likely something broke when they did the account management move and no one knew how to fix it.
    Hell, in the secret world you can bring up a page that shows how many quests you've done, how many skill points you've earned, how many of each mob in the game you've killed, your cabal(*guild) affiliation... etc etc. Not only that but it gives you a link so you can share this information with others if you desire. No "security issue" .
     
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    If its possible Void Pool Points . :)
     
  26. Petra Fyde

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    MYUO only ever showed characters logged in during the previous 30 days.
     
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    Character Search
    Guild Search
     
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    Character and guild search are the top priorities for me.
     
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    Character search and guild search.
     
  30. claudia-fjp

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    I know it only showed characters active in the past 30 days. It has little to do with the point I was making and even only showing the last 30 days it is helpful tool if you know what you are doing.

    I also know that if you search a name for 4 months in a row and it doesn't show up it means they haven't logged in at all in the amount of time it takes for houses to start to decay. (Yes, I know you can delete the character you placed with but lets try to be realistic for a change instead of just assuming all is well and EA hasn't royally screw up housing multiple times with no fixes. Occam's Razor and all)

    I also know people who haven't played for 10 years who still have houses up.

    I know of houses placed during return to brit that have owning chars that didn't show up for years afterward.

    I know of houses that have no item in it from after the late 90s and a castle like that which is set up to be secure in case someone stole their keys... Yes, before secure housing.

    I asked my friend 6 months ago if he wanted a bigger house, he had a log cabin in malas. He had forgotten all about it and sure wasn't paying for it. He quit and three months later his 2 keeps fell, but hey the log cabins still there.

    So in summary Petra. I DO miss the character search. Why? It helped identify houses next door to ones you own that are bugged and never ever ever going to fall keeping me from wasting MY money on false hope. A character showing up is just as telling as one not showing up for months or years on end, at least when they do show up you KNOW they are an active player.
     
  31. Tjalle

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    You can mail or PM Mesanna the co-ordinates to these houses and she will look into if they are bugged or not. If bugged, she´ll most likely drop them.
     
  32. claudia-fjp

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    LOL, I spent 2 days finding every burning and ownerless house on Pacific 2 years ago and reported them to her with coordinates, even gave her a runebook to some of them at an event, emailed the rest. So no, I'm not going to bother wasting anymore of my time sending houses I suspect when she did absolutely nothing with the ones she requested and we know for sure are bugged.
     
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    Do not need top 5 things, Tina listed four! Just redo the entire thing as it was and fix what was broken about it.
     
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