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[NEWS] FoF: Goodness Gracious

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  1. Larisa

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    FoF: Goodness Gracious

    Jeremy Dalberg
    05 Sep 2008 19:23:14 EST

    The post-SA announcement, post-Publish 55 edition! Due to last-minute technical difficulties, the FoF is below the cut in its entirety. "Will Stygian Abyss be accessible with the 2D client?"



    I know we've answered this before, but until everyone who heard last year's version hears this year's version, it will continue to come up, so, YES! All Stygian Abyss content will be accessible by BOTH the 2D client and the new Stygian Abyss client.



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    "Tell us more about Imbuing!"



    We'll give you more and more detail in coming months, but here's a bit from Leurocian to keep you going:



    "Imbuing will be done by skill activation. You will need a special object called a soul forge (more on this later) and you will need magical ingredients and the item to imbue to perform this skill. The higher your Imbuing skill, the greater the intensity you can imbue, etc. If balanced right, it should be difficult to master.



    You can also unravel magical items with Imbuing and receive magical ingredients from these items. Doing so, destroys the item in the process. Other resources will also be required for Imbuing, but I'll save that teaser for later.



    Items (such as artifacts) that can't normally be enhanced or recycled, etc. cannot be imbued or unraveled. And no, the current plan is to not replace Item Identification with Imbuing. Imbuing is a separate skill."



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    "Does the Commodity Deed Box let you fill deeds as well as redeem them?"



    Yes! The box behaves just like a bank box for the purposes of filling or redeeming commodity deeds.



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    "How do I see the rewards on Test Center?"



    We've added two gates on Test Center to allow folks to claim the new Vet Rewards on TC1. The gates are at Luna and at West Britain Bank - please follow the below steps to use them!



    1. Enter the gate

    2. Log out and log back in to get the reward popup and select your rewards

    3. Re-enter gate and then use the rewards



    Be aware that until we publish the clients, you'll get all kinds of cliloc errors with these. Please don't report them as bugs!



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    "Are the new Vet Reward Braziers and Cacti really random? Can I redeed them?"



    Currently they are both random and non-redeedable. This has not thus far been met with overwhelming approval from the community, so we are looking into changing it to be a normal deed where you can choose which style to get. However, this change will definitely NOT make it in to Publish 55, so if you are pining for one particular version of the braziers or cacti, hold off on using that Vet Reward for one more publish.



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    "What does Swamp Dragon Barding actually do?"



    There was a lively discussion about this one, so I dug up the code and gave it a look. Here's the rundown:




    Swamp Dragon Barding (and the Paroxymus Swampie's natural protection) has no effect in PvP

    Normal quality barding gives a 10% reduction in damage

    Exceptional quality barding gives a 20% reduction in damage

    The Paroxymus Swamp Dragon gives a 12% reduction in damage and its armor never wears out.

    Crafted barding has durability and can break. When it breaks, you need to replace it before you get the effect again.



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    "What's the status of Spring Cleaning?"



    As of Publish 55, you will no longer be able to hand in items to get tickets. (The NPCs will be gone.) However, the collection box will still be there and you can turn in tickets and redeem points for rewards. We'll warn you before that goes away!



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    Siege Perilous Players: A Question For You!



    Now that Stygian Abyss has been announced and everyone's discussing the new skills and race, the question of character slots on Siege has come up once again. We know y'all have opinions, and we would love to know what they are - do you want more character slots on Siege? If yes, how many? Please send in Feedback and let us know how you feel!



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    What's To Come:



    Publish 55 is on Test Center - if you haven't yet, check out the (newly revised) notes here. There are a few things that, because of the nature of the change and/or TC1, we'll have to wait for Origin to look at properly - while you can collect seeds on TC1, they don't actually grow, and of course the Siege ROT changes will only be visible on Siege itself.



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    Town Hall News:

    The next Town Hall is next Saturday in Austin - if you're in the area, come out and join us! Check out the details here and please do RSVP.



    We're aware of issues people seem to be having with the RSVP site - if it's not working for you (for this or any other Town Hall) just show up anyway! We only use the RSVP page to get an idea of how much food to order - there's no "list" or anything you need to be on.



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    Fansite News

    The shard is now listed above each event! I'm thrilled to be getting so many cool announcements - I would ask that you please remember to put FOF in the subject line of the email, though!







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    [All Shards]

    Only 5 more days to submit your Halloween Deco Entry!



    What IS Halloween? What does Halloween make you think of? Vampire bats, ghosts and goblins, apple crisp mornings, fog shrouded nights? The howling of frightened dogs, as things from the deep creep out their darkened holes to find....you.



    Show us the nightmares of Halloween - or that cute little marshmallow creepy crawly that any child would want in the goodie bag!



    Halloween deco, a statement worth making. Especially when there's prizes involved. ;)



    Send submissions to; [email protected]


    Please read the full rules, so you're entry is not disqualified. You can find the rules here



    Voting starts on September 11th, with 3 rounds to find our ultimate Ultima Online deco kings and queens. As promised, here's the place to vote;



    Hosted by UO Homes and Castles.



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    [Baja]

    UG.K Top Dragon Duel, Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 p.m. PST. Swamp Dragon Event and Greater Dragon Event. Entries by pre-registration only. Check out the details here.

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    [Great Lakes]

    Come One...Come All!



    Every Saturday night at 8est on the Great Lakes Shard

    Chickens, Cu’s, Squirrels, Mares and many more come to face off.

    We have no entrance fee and give 100k to 1st place, in each class.

    We have a bookie, for your betting needs, with a 10k max

    Anyone can enter to see if their pet IS the best.

    Since we are not going to Fel, you must join CFC for the evening.

    So Please talk with your GM before hand.

    Gates start at 7:50 at Brit bank

    Dont forget about the battle royals at the end of the night...

    Its a free for all of one class, such as Cu Sidhes or Chickens...



    for more details click here!

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    [Great Lakes]

    Hello all,



    Soon another Monday will come around and there will be games at the castle.

    This Monday we will be playing Chest of Doom and Delight. "Doom" means our hostess dies and you win money. "Delight" everyone has fun. We have lots of prizes to give away.



    Look for gates at West Brit and Luna banks or come visit us on Ice Island.



    Will



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    [Lake Superior]

    Lake Superior Community's weekly event Schedule

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    Community Meet'n Greet

    Date: Monday, September 8th

    Time: 7:30PM Central

    Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Hosts: Airmid / Sabina Nikolai

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    Blood Dungeon hunt

    Date: Tuesday, September 9th

    Time: 8:00PM Central

    Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

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    Peerless hunt (Mondain's Legacy Required)

    Date: Wednesday, September 10th

    Time: 8:00PM Central

    Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

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    Dungeon hunt Training Camp

    Date: Wednesday, September 10th

    Time: 8:00PM Central

    Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Host: Dyllon

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    Hide and Seek event

    Date: Thursday, September 11th

    Time: 8:00PM Central

    Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Host: Tink

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    Ilshenar Champion Spawn hunt

    Date: Friday, September 12th

    Time: 9:00PM Central

    Starting Location: Skara Brae Community Center - located next to the bank

    Host: Taeara Mi'Aken

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    [Sonoma]

    Friday, September 5th - Sonoma's Dog Days of Summer are winding down and there's time for one last hurrah!!

    Join us in celebration of the End of Summer at 6pm Pacific (8pm Central, 9pm Eastern) on the Sonoma shard in the Karns Vendor & PAS Community Hall, Luna, Malas - SW LUNA - inside town (93o 25'N 27o 12'W) with a special 'SUMMERTIME FUN' SCAVENGER HUNT. Prizes awarded to all players with additional PRIZES for the TOP SCORING SCAVENGERS!! Hosted by the Peoples Army of Sonoma [PAS] & the Sonoma Community Coalition [SCC].


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    Whispering Rose Radio is back from having a fantastic time at the Seattle Town Hall and ready to swing into more fun this week with these events ...



    Friday - Sept. 5th - Shard Chatter will be buzzing with the hot topics of Test Center, Publish 55, Vet Rewards and of course the Stygian Abyss news!! Join DJ Sandman starting at 7pm PST, 10pm EST on WRR and participate in what should be a lively discussion. Plus remember to submit your punch lines for Shard Chatters' ending segment of "you know you have been playing UO to long when..." (DJ Sandman's ICQ number can be found on the www.wrrad.com website)



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    Saturday - Sept. 6th - Its time for the ever popular Brush LimpPaw show starting at 2pm PT, 5pm ET on WRR where listeners hear his Universal Outlook on current events as only he can deliver it.



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    Saturday - Sept. 6th - Its Time for Deal or No Deal ~ 'UO Style' on the ORIGIN shard starting at 3pm PST, 6pm EST. Participants will be playing for 10 Million this week and of course there will be 5 - 250k door prize drawings *remember, you must be there to win*. For a map of the WRR DoND location on ORIGIN ... CLICK HERE.



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    Sunday - Sept. 7th - The Pacific Auction House (located just East of the Luna Moongate) continues after 4 fantastic years to bring you more great deals. Get there early for best seating. Auction starts at 12pm PST, 3pm EST and is broadcasted live on WRRadio.



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    Thursday - September 11th - The Tazz and Keg's Underground show airs at 7pm PST - 10pm EST with their special CONTEST underway for the funniest videogame story in 80 words or less. Listeners are eligible to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Gamestop if their submissions are read on air. They are taking submissions until September 25, 2008 and will announce the winner on October 2nd. Tune into the Tazz and Keg's Underground show on Thursday night to hear complete details.



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    *Deal or No Deal ~ 'UO Style' will be on vacation next weekend as the WRR Road Crew heads to Austin Texas for the UO Town Hall Meeting. Several Whispering Rose Radio staff members will be on hand in Austin Texas and will once more broadcast the town hall meeting live while other WRR staffers will host a special gathering at Dave & Busters on Lake Superior. See next weeks FoF for more details.



    Have fun playing Ultima Online and listening to Whispering Rose Radio [WRR] ~ see you all on the flip side




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    Have a good weekend, everyone!

    SORRY THIS IS POSTED LATE!! :blushing:
     
  2. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    - Ya' know here in internet land, it is always early in some parts of the world.
    :)

    Now let the onslaught of how weak this week's FoF was commence!
    ;)

    (Disclaimer: I have always enjoyed that we get a little weekly review... I remember back in the day, when we had to walk uphill both ways to school, long before that cool Wilki dude, when we did not get anything like this...)
     
  3. Katlene

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    LATE!! very late! its halfway through saturday here :p But we always get FOF on saturday here *chuckles*
    Better late then never they reakon.
    yay larisa:bowdown:
     
  4. Frarc

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    Late? Its early! Only 5 am here :)
     
  5. Larisa

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    Awww you guys are too nice to me... *blushes*

    Yeah a bit on the weak side but HEY at least it's something...poor Jeremy runnin all over the country for these town halls..can't WAIT to see here her in Chicago this winter YAY!
     
  6. Katlene

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    Im still waiting for an Aussie town hall *grin* dont think it will ever happen though :hahaha:
     
  7. AesSedai

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    What! What!?
    OMG I only saw like 5 question marks in this week's FoF. She only answered like 10 things this time and nothing major (well aside from the whole 2d getting a ticket into SA bit... but don't stop my rant, I'm on a roll!). Pfft! Might as well call if Fifteen on Friday if she can't even deliver five questions. Sheesh.

    There, I commenced the complaining. ;)

    :le blush:
     
  8. dukarlo

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    perhaps if meaningful issues such as the rampant speedhacking that goes on in uo were ever addressed in the FOF maybe people wouldnt complain as much.
     
  9. Evilminion

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    Woot! I'm quite happy that they're looking into changing the brazier and cactus rewards. :) There's one cactus I really love, and one brazier I definitely prefer to the other one, and I am MORE than willing to be patient if it means I can pick and choose.

    Thank you, devs! :bowdown:
     
  10. Mistura

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    Loving the devs work at the moment, plenty of good stuff happening.

    Cheers!
     
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    didnt she say something about a uosa site hopefully launching this week?
     
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    Was there any mention of a 11th anni/birthday gift box for the pain and suffering over the last year!!! hehehheheeee

    *Hints to*

    ''1 vet reward pick per account'' would be awesome gift!!
     
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    Jeremy posted here that the site may be up on Tuesday.
     
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    Oh it's there, it's just cleverly disguised as a 404 File not Found error ;-)
     
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