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[News] Stratics Presents the Next HoC Chat

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  1. Community News

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    Stratics IRC and UO Stratics proudly announce Ultima Online House of Commons.

    HoC is scheduled for Wednesday March 3rd, 7 pm EST. Please join us in the #straticshoc channel on the Stratics IRC network for another great hour of questions and answers with the UO team!

    The HoC Topic of this week will be:
    Open Discussion

    You can connect to one of our IRC servers through the use of your favorite IRC client or you can visit our downloads section to choose a client. Connect to irc.stratics.com port 6668 or choose a server listed below that is closest to you:
    stratics.frws.com USA - Colorado 6667 6668 7000
    irc.glowfish.de EU - Germany 6667 6668
    irc.us.glowfish.de USA - Missouri 6667 6668
    irc.gamers-irc.org USA - Colorado 6667 6668 7000

    Once connected, join the #straticshoc channel and you'll be able to submit your questions to the assigned question taker. You can also join us any time in #ultima-online on Stratics IRC for general chat about the best MMO ever - Ultima Online!

    Newer readers that have not taken part before can find instructions and some information on the House of Commons below.

    House of Commons:

    http://uohoc.stratics.com/intro.shtml
    http://uohoc.stratics.com/questions.shtml
    http://uohoc.stratics.com/hocjavairc.shtml

    IRC:

    http://chat.stratics.com/


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  2. GalenKnighthawke

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    Hmm.

    This should be interesting.

    -Galen's player
     
  3. RawHeadRex

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  4. Zodia

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    "It's on our list"

    "Soon"

    "No promises"


    Choose the answer above that best fits your question.
     
  5. canary

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    Please add 'We will look into this' and 'We have discussed'.
     
  6. AirmidCecht

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    and finally add:

    "rude and interesting are not the same thing"

    *grins*
     
  7. Trebr Drab

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    Still, someone could say something interesting in a rude manner.
     
  8. GalenKnighthawke

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    Are you kidding?

    This is UO. We have a long history of mistaking rude for interesting.

    The only poster I've ever heard a team member personally call out at a town meeting was one of the rudest, and he turned out to not even be there.

    We worship rudeness in this game, from PKs to cheats to thieves on down the line.

    And UO considerably predated American Idol, so we can't blame it on that English dude. What's his name, the rude guy from the show.

    -Galen's player
     
  9. AirmidCecht

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    I guess at times that's true...just please make me laugh when doing so ;)

    Either way I'm really looking forward to more interaction with the UO team!

    *hugs*
     
  10. popps

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    Since it might be that not all will get a chance at asking a question, depending on how many will attend, how about we work on Stratics on a list of questions of interest that we might want to have answered ?

    So, perhaps the Chat moderators will be able to forward it to the Developers ?

    Just a though......
     
  11. Lord Gareth

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    Woman and children first and popps last heheh. *Pokes Popps*

    I like how no one has ye to bring up the following from the last HOC Chat Only bashes

    Supreem_EAMythic- We have lots of ideas for ways to improve the
    global chat feature. The main goal of the first pass for this feature was to
    get all new players into a common Help channel where veteran players can
    help steer them on the right course.
    (Check 1)
    - Additions here and there

    Mesanna- We're always listening to the community for feedback
    about how we can improve the Live Content and ingame interaction.
    (Check 2) - Player run township interaction

    Sakkarah- We already have a lot of land that isn't being used as much as it could and should be. So before we add new landmass we are more likely to focus our efforts and revitalizing existing ones.
    (Check 3) - New structures coming onto shards for RP

    Supreem_EAMythic-
    I'm sure there was a reason why they
    implemented it this way years ago. I'm not exactly sure why they
    did it. We will look into this, but I can't promise that we can change it.
    (Check 4) - We can now legally double client!!!

    I'm to tired to do the rest.
     
  12. popps

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    Well, questions I would add regard :

    - How about craftable Books (like BOD books) but to store Treasure Maps ?
    It would be great to be able to store up hundreds of Maps (like for BODs) but just taking up 1 or a few slots (BODs take up 1 slot per 100 BODs...).

    - How about jewellery boxes to store up all those rings and bracelets reducing greatly their number count ?

    - Hw about allowing the consolidation of Binder scrolls ? Like, if one has 2 binders, say for 6 Meditation 115s one and for 5 Meditation 115s the other, the player would be able to "merge" them into a new 120 Meditation scroll (takes up 10 115s) and gives as rest 1 115 Meditation scroll (since 6 + 5 = 11).
     
  13. Make sure someone asks about garg flying. It wouldn't be right if that ever so important question wasn't asked...
     
  14. phantus

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    In other words it's time for another round of pick and choose. Grab all your questions that you have already asked the devs in the "Ask the Devs" thread(static HoC) and if it's a topic that is already in their "Open Discussion"(LOLZ...really?!!?) list then maybe you get an answer. Or maybe we will get some witty banter amongst the 3 devs we have left + some nameless person we have never heard of....and, of course, a visit from our friendly captain.

    If we are good I'm sure we will get an update on the last 5% of the speeding fix.
     
  15. GalenKnighthawke

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    Excellent point.

    As easy as it is for the cheerleaders to forget, or overlook, the negatives, it's as easy (if not easier) for the....what do you call the opposite of a cheerleader anyway??.......to forget the positives.

    It's very saddening though that I again have to ask the "who's in charge of fiction" question.

    :(

    -Galen's player
     
  16. AesSedai

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    - a booleader? a jeerleader? a gloomleader? a naysayer? a doomsayer? a catcall capitan? a head heckling hisser?
    :p
     
  17. Tazar

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    HOC Chat is 26 hours away. I hope to see you there!
     
  18. canary

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    A realist.
     
  19. Tazar

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    8.5 hours away!

    So... Who's planning on attending?
     
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  21. Lefty

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    I'll attend as long as the Devs are not drunk or stoned.
     
  22. I would go but I'll be battling with my conscience over whether or not after two weeks of not getting a Tangle I should pay an Archer, whos had four he doesn't need, 75m for one.
     
  23. Lord Gareth

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    I'll only attend if they ARE! :lol:

    Because someone was on Baja last night! HEHEHE

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  24. AirmidCecht

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    I don't plan to be late this time!

    *edit*
    Of course I never plan to be late, sometimes I just am late...
    usually do to me rambling incoherently about hating to be late.....

    *edit*
    I'll try to be there!!
     
  25. Aran

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    I'll be in #ultima-online as always. I may join the HoC.
     
  26. Lefty

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    Well I am finally set up. It has been ages since I used IRC. I tend to get motion sickness from it:lol:

    I am going to draft some questions up
     
  27. Lord Gareth

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    Is there a Dedicated IRC chat for Ultima Online? (Sorry not a normal IRC user)
     
  28. Aran

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    As stated in the original post #ultima-online
     
  29. Tina Small

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    I doubt I'll be there. 5 pm on a weeknight in a house with young children in it is typically a bad time to be trying to do anything on a computer.

    And since no one provided a way to submit questions in advance for what was originally billed as an "open discussion" night but now according to the UO Herald's version of things is apparently going to go for "discussing" the "latest publish and what's to come" I'm not sure how important it is to attend anyway.

    Considering how unimpressed I am with things of late, especially after watching the sheer childishness of last night's event on Baja, I have very low expectations for "what's to come," especially as it relates to anything driven by the EM team. I half-expect to hear that we'll be seeing a return of Order and Chaos, with the EM's heading up each side on each shard. And depending on which shard you play on, "chaos" will kick off things by turning players' characters into goblins who think its cute to run around role playing that they're peeing on your leg, the furniture or the plants, or pulling off your clothing or simpering around Mesanna while professing how much they love their "mama." All this after they've plastered your fair cities with paint splatters and footprints and left other ugly black and neon-colored reminders of their presence all over the place. Some people may think it's funny, cute, or clever. I think it's absolutely juvenile and disgusting and it makes me angry that the money I pay to play UO is being used to support such absolute garbage.
     
  30. Aran

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    Ugh how dare other people have tastes that do not match mine.
     
  31. Tina Small

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    You know, Aran, it's FINE for people to have different tastes than mine. I stated that I am not impressed with what happened on Baja. As a paying subscriber, I too am entitled to express my opinion even if it differs from yours. And yes, if this is the direction things are headed in, my multi-year, multi-account support for UO will end very very quickly.
     
  32. Aran

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    I don't know what happened on Baja, but overall I hate it when the world of Sosaria is compromised to be cute and funny. I agree on that line of thought.
     
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    You are not the only one with mutli play/multi accounts on UO. As far as whats happening on Baja..its a storyline, not a permanent thing and it can all be cleaned up. It's ok for the RP'ers to have events that are so boring it almost puts one to sleep, it's ok to keep Baja empty of any kind of fun interaction and monster killing but the minute something "out of the norm" happens it is people like you that get that taken away. Some of us enjoy seeing the "out of the norm" and fun, childish antics because you won't find it in real life. Thats part of playing a game, doing things you normally wouldn't do in your everyday real life. If it leads to Order/Chaos...so what? Don't attend it or be a part of it like I choose not to be a part of Fel events that EM Seppo loves to do on Baja...am I for them? No..but I am not the only one playing UO...there are a lot of people..reds especially that enjoy Fel events so what right do I have to take that away from them by being "childish" enough to post on stratics and complain and have the Devs possibly take that away from them. What Mesanna is doing is wanted by ALOT of people on Baja..all the nights that Britain's been invaded EVERYONE has said "Give us More!!!" not once has anyone said "I'm sick of this, please no more!" ...It's called a game where people are suppose to be enjoying themselves and have some FUN. Trust me the deco in Britain from the goblins adds to the place because the way it's ALWAYS decorated is so boring and bland..no wonder theres no life in Britain.

    If you feel its garbage and such then you have the choice not to pay...cut your accounts on every 90 days so your houses don't decay. Having your two cents say is fine Tina..but please don't get the storyline changed and have the fun taken away from Baja..some of us are playing MORE because of Mesanna.


    p.s. the only cities that have been plastered are Britain..not plural tyvm. And again its part of an ongoing story..one that will come to an end eventually. Don't ruin it for those of us that pay just as much as you do and enjoy the excitement of monster killing and gobling finger paints.
     
  35. canary

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    Or you could try out a new shard, if you wished, Tina... sometimes change is good.
     
  36. Tina Small

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    I already have. Baja is still "home."
     
  37. Aran

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    Britannia is not a 'serious' world, any more so than the one we live in. Things can be funny, things can be silly, things can be dark, serious, morbid, sad, terrifying.

    Reality exists whether or not you're ready for it.
     
  38. Aran

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    So simply don't attend any events you don't like the premise of. Simple as that.
     
  39. Tina Small

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    I saw one or two people call for more last night....it wasn't unanimous by any stretch of the imagination.

    I doubt that anything I say will sway Mesanna or the EMs one inch. If anything, they'll just dig in their heels and become even more outrageous.

    I've spoken up because (1) I'm just as entitled to express my opinion as anyone else who pays to play UO; (2) several people who also play on Baja have told me in private that they don't like the recent events on Baja either; and (3) I think people who play on other shards should be aware of what's happening on Baja (even as we speak) because it's apparently where the devs are spending all of their time and supposedly having so much fun.

    The fact that no one else is speaking out doesn't necessarily mean that everyone else who plays on Baja loves these events. It very well could mean that many of them are past the point of thinking it will make a difference or that they still care enough to put themselves on the line in front of this harsh crowd to say what is on their minds.

    The picture on Baja isn't as rosy as some people make it out to be. Yes, people may be enjoying killing monsters for an hour or so and apparently getting loot or who knows what else to turn around and sell. But are they really enjoying a plot line that encourages players to then sit around for another one to two hours every night and act with less maturity and dignity than I see exhibited by my 2 1/2 year old grandson who suffers from multiple developmental disabilities because of a traumatic brain injury? If you truly enjoy watching players talking as if their brains and tongues have turned to mush, running around emoting that they're peeing on your legs or food that someone threw on the ground, or telling you that your cape is their blankie, and all they want is their little "cabe, and then seeing Mesanna rave about how "precious" the little hooligans all are, go to Baja. Knock yourself out and have a wonderful time. Put out of your mind all the other aspects of the most recent expansion that are as yet unexplained or de-mystified and enjoy the experience of sucking up to the devs in person by acting like a simpleton.