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No official put out the FoF? Ok, I will then.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by KoolAidAddict, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. PLEASE NOTE: The Five on Friday archives are not updated with each patch. Please take older documents with a grain of salt, as they may be inaccurate.

    August 15, 2008



    "WHow do I get access to the Crystal and Shadow housing tiles? I can't find it on uogamecodes.com."

    The Crystal and Shadow tiles are only accessible to players who have the 9th Anniversary box - which is very hard to find right now. Furthermore, the actual housing tile tool tells you to go get it on uogamecodes.com, but... it's not there! This is something we're actually working on - the message isn't lying to you, it's just early. At some point in the foreseeable future, you'll have a way to get access to those tiles without having to raid the back room at Gamestop.

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    "Why do I not get Compassion for doing escorts in New Haven?"

    This was a change that went in as part of Publish 54 that was apparently unclear, as we've been getting a lot of bug reports on it - for the record, those escorts are not currently intended to give Compassion. This is actually consistent with the original design for Compassion, as the New Haven escorts are not particularly challenging (you can see the original design here.)

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    "Why did my bonded pack animal disappear after I logged off?"

    QA has been getting bug reports on this, and wanted to bring it up. Pack animals do NOT auto-stable if they have items in them - bonded or not. In order for the animal to auto-stable, the packs must be completely empty. Otherwise, the pet will stay in the world, losing loyalty and eventually going wild, if it doesn't get killed first.

    --

    Thieves' Guild Bug Update

    QA is still trying to find the cause of this bug - we haven't gotten a reproducible case yet. We are continuing to work on it, and please do continue sending in bug reports with as much info as you can - if we can find a common thread, we should be able to pin the bug down.

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    [insert question about the new plants here]

    Since the new plants are Sakkarah's babies, she's collected the questions you've been asking about them and written up a comprehensive response. Enjoy!

    Why can’t we cross-pollinate the plants?

    "The plan had been to allow cross-pollination but, after looking into it, a number of factors made me decide against it. First, drafting the right cross-pollination chart for this many new plants would require a significant amount of time. But assuming we had delayed publishing these additions to draft that chart, we would then meet issue #2: Art. I actually took a stab at the chart, but aside from a handful of the new plants, there is no possible logical correlation between the existing plants and the new ones. By no stretch of the imagination would combining an existing plant to one of the new seeds result in another one of the new plants. In order to get that 5th generation, new art would be required which isn’t possible at the current time."

    Why not make them a separate set of plants that can cross-pollinate within that set?

    "This was a valid suggestion but the issue is the same. Many of the new plants have nothing in common with each other and no cross-pollination chart would make sense. I suspect this was one of the reasons they weren’t added in the first pass to begin with. Again, this is a case of new art required..."

    Why don’t the plants self-pollinate to produce seeds?

    "This was a design decision. While the code is complex (way more than just telling it new vs. old), it wouldn’t take too much time to allow the plants to produce seeds. However, since these plants cannot cross-pollinate or give resources, if we allow them to produce seeds the market will be flooded with the most desirable plants within 3 to 4 weeks. And in 2 months from now, only a handful of people will bother with the plants anymore and definitely nobody will be hunting the seeds as everyone and their brother will have tons in store already. By limiting their availability and randomizing the drop of the seeds, it will make the most desirable plants rarer and thus more valuable while also expanding the life span of this mini-game."

    Rare seeds (bonsai) didn’t retain our attention too long. Why would these be any different?

    "From the start, the interest in the bonsai, because of the art type, was doomed to have a limited life span. There was really only 1 new plant (the bonsai) which came in 4 slightly different shapes and colors, all meant mostly as indoor-type décor that you would place on a table. Its small size also didn’t allow for much creativity in use. The seeds for each bonsai were also uniquely labeled so you knew immediately which one of the bonsai you were getting, which isn’t the case with the new plants. Aside from the cocoa tree (fragrant seed), all 15 other plants will have the same seed name (peculiar seed). Most people will have less than 5 bonsai in their houses but will have an insane number of the other bigger decorative plants which can be used to shape original gardens. The new plants are mainly outdoors plants and I can promise you that in most cases, you will want way more than one of each type."

    Are you saying I only have 1 chance out of 16 of getting the seed I need?

    "Not quite, but each time will indeed be a dice roll. There are 12 different monsters that will spawn the seeds. The plants and monsters have been divided into 4 groups: Monster Group A, B, C and D each count 3 monsters, then we have Plant Group 1 to Plant Group 4 that each contains 4 new plants. All 12 monsters will spawn fragrant seeds, but monsters of Group A will also spawn the peculiar seeds from Plant Group 1, while monsters of Group B will also spawn the peculiar seeds from Plant Group 2 and so on. So basically, when hunting monsters from Group A, you have 1 chance out of 5 of getting a specific plant from Group 1. Ditto for any Monster Group and their matching Plant Group. Note that you will never get a Group 1 seed from a Group B monster, etc."

    Which monsters do they drop on and what’s the drop rate?

    "You will have to figure out which monsters they spawn on! But I can tell you they will spawn on 3 creatures that dwell in the Tokuno Islands, on 1 bug-type creature, on 1 creature found in Despise (among other places), on 1 swamp creature, on 1 undead, on 1 humanoid spellcaster, on 1 arachnid, on 1 karma sensitive creature in Ilshenar, on 1 a compact-sized creature and last but not least, on 1 creature that lurks in the Twisted Wealds. The drop rate is 50% chance there will be no seed, 15% chance of a fragrant seed and 35% chance of a random peculiar seed."

    So now my crafter is forced to hunt?

    "You can hunt them yourself or buy your seeds from hunters, except for the Cocoa Tree that will produce seeds and resources. Some of the monsters will be difficult for crafters, but some others will be reasonably accessible to less combat-oriented characters."

    Why are we not getting some of the plants we wanted?

    "The plants had been selected long before this was ever made public. But despite that, after reading the comments/wishes on the boards, I can assure you that the majority of gardeners will be very pleased with some of the new plants. That said, if you look at the Inside UO art files, you can see that a lot of plants (mainly trees) are in 2 pieces (bare tree, leaves). In order to give you such plants, we would need to make them into a deed or get new art. So for the purpose of gardening, these plants are excluded. Which means, sorry folks, there will be no pine tree. :p"

    Why are these plants only available in plain colors?

    "Because after testing what they would look like rehued same as the colored plants from the original set, I didn’t want to be held responsible for a worldwide eyesore epidemic."

    Why are there no additional resources from these new plants aside from the Cocoa Pulp?

    "Adding new plants wasn’t in the planning. Could there and should there be new resources? Absolutely! Adding them to the system isn’t overly complex and could possibly happen at some point in time. Some pretty cool ideas were thrown out there on the forums. But this honestly isn’t on the radar at the moment and you guys will understand better what we’re so busy with at the next Town Hall!"

    So what are the new plants?

    "I’m soooooooo NOT telling you! (yes, I’m a tease :D). But seriously, when gardening first came out, the most fun I had was eagerly waiting for my babies to make their entry in the world. Would it be a boy? A girl? Would it look like Mom or Dad? Whose eyes? Hair? You get the drift... The speculation is half the fun!"

    --

    Now Hiring!

    We're looking for someone to be our new Associate Game Designer. Here's the job description and requirements:

    Main responsibilities: contribute significantly to game fiction, manage events, balance gameplay, and develop content using proprietary scripting tools.

    Understanding and or knowledge of Ultima Online game mechanics, history, and community interaction a definite plus.
    Experience as a Game Master, Counselor, Seer, or Event Moderator for Ultima Online a bonus.
    2+ years experience playing Ultima Online

    * Position requires dependable and relevant inputs to current state of the game, as well as contributing to future development of the game experience

    Gives inputs to other members of the team to enhance gameplay for the current subscriber base

    Due to the demanding scripting system surrounding Ultima Online, the designer must have expansive knowledge of scripting languages and have the ability to produce samples of work using similar tools.
    Level editing experience and module creation using open source gaming engines (Infinity, Unreal 2.5 or 3, Doom, Source, Aurora Toolset).
    Background or exposure to game development processes in the industry
    Essential to have experience working in small teams of 4-6 people.
    3DS Max experience preferred
    2+ years in the game industry and/or gaming school preferred
    Can demonstrate understanding of game design concepts to include flow, decision making, engaging storyline, and integration of art and sound

    If you're interested in (and qualified for) this position, please send your resume to jdalberg AT ea DOT com and I'll put it in the right hands right away! Also please note, the position is in Fairfax, VA.

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    What's To Come:

    There's been a bit of a change in the schedule. In order to make sure everything that is going in to Publish 55 is as good as it can be, we're delaying it by about two more weeks and rolling the content from Publish 56 in with it. This means that you do have an extra couple of weeks to finish up any Spring Cleaning you need to do, and we'll be giving more details out as we get the last kinks worked out. I've seen what is coming, and I can say with confidence that it's going to be worth the wait.

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    Town Hall News:

    The Seattle Town Hall is much on our minds - will you be there? Check out the details here and please do RSVP.

    --

    Fansite News:

    UOGuide has some news and links of interest:

    UOGuide has achieved another milestone: 4,000 pages! We would like to thank the many members of the UO community who have contributed to UOGuide over the past year and a half that helped us get to where we are today. We would also like to invite all in the UO community to contribute as we begin our trek toward 5,000 pages!

    For those visiting UOGuide, be sure to check out the following sections:
    • Spring Cleaning 2008 - Get details on the latest turn-ins

    • Royal Council Massacre - Get tips and walkthroughs for the latest events

    • Five on Friday - Check out our full archive of all the Five on Fridays, including the one you're reading right now!

    KR players and modders, here's one for you!

    Kingdom Reborn Modders Exchange now open!

    With help from Zym Dragon and Dermott of LS, Illandril has completed work on Modders Exchange, a Subversion/Trac site for Kingdom Reborn modders and custom UI users. Modders Exchange aims to take what is already capable through UOSkins.com and the various forums in the UO community, and expand upon it to make it much easier for KR mod authors to collaborate with each other, distribute their skins to other players, and get feedback in the form of bugs and enhancement requests from those who use their skin.

    The Subversion end of things provides a version control system to make it easier for modders to work together on the same skin, for a single modder to keep track of their own previous work on a skin, and for mods in an untested state to be easily obtained by those willing to test before a zipped release is provided for the general population.

    The Trac end of things provides bug, enhancement request, and other task tracking. If a non-modding player wants something added to a specific skin, they can open up a bug or enhancement about it; if a modder wants help from another modder to solve some problem, they can open up a task for them; if a modder wants to make a note for themselves to complete something, they can open up a task for themselves.

    There is also a small wiki with various details to help users, a basic forum that can be used for discussion about KR mods, and a package download page where zipped releases of skins can be obtained.

    Dermott of LS

    Whispering Rose Radio's events:

    'It's like a weekend in Vegas' with game shows, gambling, and weddings!! Join WRR for a jammed packed fun filled weekend which includes:

    Friday - Aug. 15th - Tune into WRR and hear the wedding of DJ Ugly Johnny and DJ Bam Bam on the Pacific shard at 5pm PT, 8pm ET with DJ Bearfoot as officiator.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Friday - Aug. 15th - After the wedding join TorAnn, TorAnn and Dr. Lil for Shard Chatter Friday starting at 7pm PT, 10pm ET on WRR. Topics this week will be PVP and red characters, what peerless is your favorite and why, plus rares and the community. The weekly show finishes with the "You know you have been playing UO to long when..." segment where very comical endings are presented by UO listeners. Feel free to send yours in via the Whispering Rose Radio chat room (link on the website) or ICQ (ICQ numbers can be found on the www.wrrad.com website).

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Saturday - Aug. 16th - 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Saturday - Aug. 16th - Deal or NO Deal 'UO Style' is back and ready to celebrate its 100th show by giving lucky players the opportunity to win gold on the shard of their choice (1/3 Siege). This special 100th show will include 5 - 500K door prizes along with a 1 Million door prize (must be present to win) plus 6 opportunities to win 10 Million!!! Join the fun on the Pacific shard starting at 3pm PT, 6pm ET. Click here for map of location and more details.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Saturday - Aug. 16th - After the WRR Deal or No Deal show (about 5:30pm PT, 8:30 ET) catch a ride to the Yew Park in Felucca where you can witness and hear the wedding of DJ Pantherbabe and Freak Show of Pacific with DJ Pastor Matthew officiating the ceremony.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Saturday - Aug. 16th - After the wedding its time for WRR Casino night starting at 7pm PT, 10pm ET on Pacific. Play games like Black Jack, Hi or Low, and everyone's favorite ... Lich Ball!! If you're not from Pacific no worries! DJ Sandman will exchange gold on your shard for gold on Pacific and transfer your winnings back to your home shard ... FREE!! Click here for map location and detail information.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Sunday - Aug. 17th - With over 4 years in business, the Pacific Auction House (located just East of the Luna Moongate) continues to bring you more fantastic AUCTION deals. Plan to get there early for best seating. Auction starts at 12pm PST, 3pm EST and is broadcasted live on WRRadio.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Have a fun weekend playing Ultima Online and tune into the live action broadcasting from WRR ~ see you all on the flip side.

    ~~~~~~~~

    And a few events on Pacific!

    --

    Must be summertime on the Pacific shard ... Love is in the air!!

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Friday, August 15th - Ugly Johnny & Bam Bam joyfully invites everyone to share in their happiness as they unite in marriage at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern in the Wedding Chapel located on Pacific in Luna, Malas. Click here for invitation and directions to chapel.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Saturday, August 16th - Wedding Bells Are Ringing ... Freak Show and Panther invites everyone to share in the celebration of their marriage at 5:30pm Pacific, 8:30pm Eastern at the Pacific Yew Park in Felucca. Reception will follow.

    Click here for invitation and directions to Yew Park.

    One from Asuka!

    Britannia Bibliothek(=BB) offers an event promoting fund on Asuka shard.

    BB offers "BB event-fund" to a group, who carries out lotteries or contests in events on Asuka shard, once a month.

    - Awards total: 200K GP

    - Supplementary prizes: a Horned runic sawing-kit and a clothing bless deed

    Conditions:
    - The group who receives this fund should post about the event on the event corner of EA Japan\'s official Website.
    - The group should accept applications for the lotteries or contests publicly.
    - The group should have objective, disinterested, cogent criteria for election.
    - The group should apportion offered awards and supplementary prizes appropriately to winners.
    For example: 1st winner - 100K GP and a horned runic kit, 2nd winner - 70K GP and a clothing bless deed, 3rd winner - 30K GP - etc.

    See Britannia Bibliothek for further details!

    Britannia Bibliothek: www.britain.sakura.ne.jp
    Manager: athos

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    Have a good weekend, everyone!

    - Jeremy






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  2. Blesh

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    ::fires Jeremy::

    ::hires this guy::
     
  3. mmmbeer

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    more damn delays....this is absolutely pathetic

    sure is a clusterf**k operation there at ea/mythic

    "Worth the wait" LOL your joking!! least you could do is push out more of the event arc!!
     
  4. Kral

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    Jeremy wrote the FoF "This guy" just quoted her....your going to hire him to do what?
     
  5. wrekognize

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    I think he's referring to Sakkarah.


    ...
     
  6. Hyssmaye

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    THANK YOU SAKKARAH for the detailed gardening info!! WOW I'm gobsmacked at getting so much information.

    Even though we won't get to cross-pollinate, I can't wait to grow the new plants!!

    And the fact that the cocoa trees will produce seeds as well as resources - very nice!!

    :danceb:
     
  7. Tomas_Bryce

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    I am not a gardener in UO. But I think I will give it a shot this time :) - I am kindav excited after reading all that.

    I hope such detailed explanations become a norm in the future. Thanks Jeremy.
     
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    I'll second the thank you Sakkarah for the information! and thank you for doing what you have for us gardeners *sends you much plant love* hehe

    A little sad about not being able to cross pollinate (and get a 5th gen *weeps*) but getting a bit excited about the thought of growing random plants to see what they come out as *grins* (back in the day when the plant system was still young, I used to buy random seeds off vendors and grow them just to see what I'd get...so this definitely appeals to me)

    ...ah now, if we just didn't have to fight for them LOL!

    again thank you Sakkarah!
     
  9. Basara

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    My question is -

    The Pulp should be able to produce the liquor & the butter -

    If the other plants don't have resources, WHERE ARE THE VANILLA & SUGAR GONNA COME FROM?

    We do have a bamboo graphic that (with size alteration to not PO the people who paid points for it) could serve as sugar cane - for that matter, we have root-plant graphics that would serve as sugar beets. I guess that the "non-resource" tag might still apply if the plant itself has to be processed into the item (conversion, rather than a plant staying around after you harvest some resources), though - but that still leaves Vanilla.
     
  10. Flora Green

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    Well we finally have news regarding the plants. I will NOT be bothering with the new plants. Nor will I reactivate the gardening accounts.
     
  11. Flora Green

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    That's exactly why I won't be growing them. I don't have the time, desire or connection to do so. I'm so saddened over this that I may not leave the shop open now.
     
  12. kittykat

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    It's disappointing, for sure - so much fun lost that we all could have had with cross pollinating. (should I admit that for about 3 years now, I've held on to a complete set of unpollinated plants, just waiting for that day when we'd get our 5th gen)

    Right now though, I'll look at the good of it (and there is some)...It's new plants, and you really can't beat that *lol* (and we'll assume it's plants that already exist in the world since they can't do new art - so we'll assume it's more desirable looking than bonsai ever were). It's also done randomly on the seeds, much like the aqua, pink, purple, fire seeds were done, so there will be reason to grow a lot, and a bit of fun too if you're into that kinda thing (which I already mentioned that I was).

    I'm just gonna hope that each monster grouping has at least one monster that is not impossibly hard for a mid-level fighter to kill so that most of us will have a chance at growing. Also intend to mooch off friends *grins* and buy them off vendors (what's gold anyway eh? not like if I save it all I'll be declared Queen someday hehe).

    Again, sad about some aspects of it - but will accept it for what it is and be as happy as I can be...
     
  13. Evilminion

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    Squeeeeeee!! :D

    Can't wait can't wait can't wait to start hunting for new plant seeds! I wanna know what sort of garden-pretties we're gonna get.

    :danceb:
     
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    My bad, I thought he made a mock one.
     
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    Regine, it's ok to respond to threads you know. You're reading this one, might as well toss 2 cents in ??

    *eating crow*
     
  16. Teeshy

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    Oooh, tht sounds like some exciting plant news =D I'm really looking forward to that.

    Just really have to tidy up more now, cos I'm obviously going to need a crap load more space in my house =P Plants and growing them take up so much space!
     
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    I aware of that :p

    Everything I had to say on the topic, Jeremy was kind enough to put in the FoF. Anything else would just be a rehash of it. I don't expect to please everyone (couldn't anyways!). I'll just say don't knock it til you've tried it.
     
  18. Uh Oh , she's been corrupted by UO (delay talk)...... :thumbsup:
     
  19. Miri of Sonoma

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    I'll go out and hunt seeds for you Kat!! :fight:
     
  20. Lord Sir Scott

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    Cant wait to try it but it seems it wont be for weeks, and by then well it will be well old news... I been around for a long time and this is the longest waiting periods for events and content ever...Stop the trips to japan and such for maybe a while and stop making stuff so you can work on what we have now...IMO....
     
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    Nope you will never please everyone people are too different.

    I for one am very excited. I just hope all the monsters are something that I can fight. :danceb:
     
  22. Flora Green

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    Oh don't mean to sound unappreciative for the plants and the update, kitty. Sakkarah does sound interested in gardening. This is just my frustration coming through.
     
  23. love2winalot

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    They kept saying over n over again, They can't add new art. What the hell does that mean?
     
  24. AesSedai

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    - Probably that they can't add new art right now. ;)

    By my thinking: As long as things don't get delayed, it looks like we'll be hearing more on August 30th when they visit Seattle.

    (Wild speculation: We will be getting more of the art that has already been said to exist. We will hear about when we're getting it, around August 30th. Until then we won't be getting much along the way of new art.)
     
  25. mmmbeer

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    to be honest i dont give a rats ass about plants....

    wheres the event content?!?!? isnt event arc/content more important to ppl? or have the devs reduced ppl to being so excited about something as lame as new plants?!?!?!? utterly shocking....
     
  26. AesSedai

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    SeAttle has much on their minds...
    Seems like an announcement had to be delayed at the SAn Diego UO Town Hall.
    SpeculAting can be fun :)
     
  27. Teeshy

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    *deleted cos I shouldnt let my bad mood out on other people* =P
     
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    Easily one of the better FoFs in a while (and yes, that's partially due to personal bias on one of the news items that finally got reported).

    Still beyond that, lots of good info and a good preview of the new plants. Again, for those gardeners on LS who do not want to hunt said creatures, I'll be doing so and will gladly hunt some for others (just send a PM or something and let me know).
     
  29. Moonstar

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    man, I am pretty dissapointed about the delay.I was really looking forward to getting new stuff this weekend or early next week.
    Couldnt they have given us a little something ? something that doesnt need any extra tweaking.. and then everything else can be delayed ?

    what will i I do for the next 2 weeks? I can only think up enough to fill a few days .. possibly a week if i'm real lazy about it.
    I would concentrate on taming cus but my friend just got a blaze yesterday( no she isn't selling it) So knowing how rare they are .. there isn't really any chance of me getting one this year, no excited hopefulness when the paragon spawns .. thinking for a second that maybe it is blaze.


    Well, I am happy to hear that the new plants will be natural looking. no ugly bright unnatural colors . that was soemthing i worried about.
    I wonder what they'll be . the way she spoke of them.. makes me wonder if we might get a hedge in there .
     
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    I'd guess that the art folks have been pulled and have been pulled for something else... Like WAR...DAOC... Or they haven't replaced any of the art people yet. Either way, it's sad.

    But... I'm excited to see what the new plants are!
     
  31. Flora Green

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    Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange and Yellow are not unnatural colors. The way they are hued is the problem. Regardless, a devs personal preference should not have affected colored plants being added to this group of plants. What IS unnatural is hunting for seeds, vanilla and sugar on monsters.
     
  32. Moonstar

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    the colored would be fine if it wasnt the whole plant that was colored. who's heard of a bright pink cactus? stems and leaves are usually green .
    it just ruins the look of it when they can't take a little extra time to make the item have more than just one color..They should have made it so the new color is in the flower petals not the whole plant. Like those new bird nest spring cleaning rewards.. the whole thing is an ugly brown, looks more lile a cow pie than a nest with eggs in it.
     
  33. Flora Green

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    We are in agreement regarding the hueing, Moonstar. :)
     
  34. christy1221

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    I totally agree too. :D
     
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    I like the way the seed will spawn, look like it's spreed all over the map and on all facets, at least I hope that.

    I also like the facts that they do not give seed if they do not give resources.
    I hope the banana tree will be one of them, maybe we later can get banana from it.

    There is not alot trees to choose from in InsideUO. Here is what I found.
    The Helges and Hops could be useful too. I hope they will show as sapling when they grow so we first when almost done can see what it will be.

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    They did this in the KR client. Colored plants actually look as they should and are really quite nice. Too bad this couldn't be done with the legacy client. I think there would be a huge demand for colored plants if the art could be improved.
     
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    The banana tree is awesome. That would be cool if we could collect bananas from them. I also wish we had the option of potting plants. Crafters could craft an empty pot. Maybe combine a pot, fertile dirt and a plant to get a potted plant. :danceb:
     
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    Ok someone has to say somthing.. you just said so yourself Jer..

    You see: "a box" 1/125 Items, 1/400 Stones.

    A CD please. With a patched 2d, and KR, please. Your guaranteed to make money off of me for starters.. Maybe stop by the marketing department on the way to lunch or somthing?
     
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    Yes pots for plants could be cool, both of granit, wood and maybe some tinkering bronze pots.

    I also wish I could have a rose bush, where I could cut roses and add them to glass or granit vases.
     
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    If you think the banana tree is awesome in the 2d artwork, check this out:

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    I have to say that tree does look good, Dermott.
     
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    The plant/landscape graphics are one of my favorite things about KR graphically.
     
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    I like this idea - although it does overlap with the traditional valentines' gift.

    ( now if only I could find a big open field to lay claim to and build a giant hedge maze or winery :) )
     
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    That's really beautiful. I think KR really shines when it comes to the artwork for plants and greenery in general.
     
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    I agree the bird's nest does look like a cowpie! However, my sister (ya'll know her around her as Jirel of Joiry) pulled out the Audubon Bird guide and showed me that apparently some birds lay muddy brown eggs! They also lay speckled eggs, blue eggs, and lots of different eggs so I'm not gonna say it don't look like a real bird's nest. I will say its kinda ugly.

    As for the plants I'm so excited sis and I will be seed hunting! We will be happy to share with the non-hunting folks on legends and anywhere that wants some! :) I kind wish they'd added a vanilla bean plant that you could harvest vanilla beans. Also wished they'd added sugar cane or beets. Oh well maybe we can get them later on.

    The whole "artwork isn't availible" is either they've pull the artists to work on Warhammer or EA won't spend anymore dough on UO. (hope its not this one!)

    My biggest fear is they're gonna consolidate shards or close UO so they can use the shiny new servers for Warhammer. I have this reoccuring nightmare of UO being recycled into Warhammer. (eek!) I mean Sims Online(aka EA Land) has been closed already and its younger than UO. It makes me worry that we're the fat unaware turkey and EA is about to play Pilgrim at Thanksgiving! I'll quit rambling now!