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One of the Devs may claim to play, but none of them truly PLAY

Discussion in 'UHall' started by The Zog historian, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
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    If any of them actually played what they've put in, this would not have happened. It's sort of like the quip that if Congress had to retire on Social Security, you'd better believe they'd fix it and fast.

    There's a blacksmith crate that's now impossible to steal anything from. It's now spawned two medium-sized pieces of ore (14 stones) in addition to 25 spools of copper wire (125 stones) and a couple of hammers. Nothing else, meaning a refinement, can spawn until something is stolen.

    The closest NPC is eight tiles away and now always calls guards. I've stolen plenty of hammers from this crate before, but now I'm always getting guard-killed. The ore and wire are too heavy to steal without being whacked. So this crate is completely worthless.

    It's one thing to introduce something that gives Fel thieves something to do, but for bleep's sake, this is insulting. If the game had the least semblance of support, a GM would respond to a page and simply clear out the crate. I'm not going to hold my breath.
     
  2. Kyronix

    Kyronix UO Designer
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    I've actually encountered this myself while "not playing" my thief and we hope to have a fix for this, as well as the issue where some crates are out of reach in a future publish. Thanks for the report :)
     
  3. The Zog historian

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    Good, I'm happy to be shown wrong here. Why not just turn off NPCs calling guards for theft? Some locations are already so hard to steal in, and impossible once a guard comes and sticks around.
     
  4. Kyronix

    Kyronix UO Designer
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    The thief in me is all for that change! Don't know how well it would go over with Britannia though, I'm not sure King Blackthorn would want to get dinged as "soft on crime" :D
     
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  5. The Zog historian

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    Let me add, my usual trick of combining ore in a crate with a piece outside the crate doesn't work. "The weight is too great to combine in a container."
     
  6. atinycow

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    I'd love it if you'd take the opportunity to explain here in public exactly what within your playing experience led you to believe anyone would want things like... say... Charybdis regeneration armor, ephemeral items, the faction changes, hundreds of unstackable refinement items, etcetera. Because you can tell us how you totally play the game, but based upon the things you add to it, a lot of us just do NOT believe it.

    Heck, I'd love to see a developer just explain why no one wanted regeneration armor. Just to see if they understand the strict mechanical reasons why it's worthless any better than they did when they developed it.
     
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  7. Winker

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    No need for temper tantrums when Kyronix is here to help. Pick your dummy up and stop being so rude
     
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  8. kelmo

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    atinycow has been removed from this conversation... The devs have a thick skin and are all UO players. They do not have to take crap from disgruntled players. I will not allow Stratics users to call the devs liars... Believe that.
     
  9. cdavbar

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    Minoc Provisioners shop, the back barrels are not accessible unless you use water to move the front barrels, thus ruining the chances for re-spawn in those front barrels until the next day :).
     
  10. Dag Nabbit

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    I clicked on the thread expecting to see a post saying something along the lines of "If the Dev's don't PvP,then they don't really play UO." Glad to see this thread is different.
     
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  11. SlobberKnocker

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    I don't know for the life of me why refinements were added. its not something I will ever bother with but if someone else gets use out of it good for them. personally I hope were done with crafting changes for a while. this whole issue of having to rebuild your suits to stay competitive has really become old.

    good to see the thief gets some love in fel. good to see a quick response and know its on the radar for a fix. resources and personal devoted to this game seem scares at best these days given EA's present financial condition.

    in my heart of hearts I believe the people that work on this game do infact give a hoot about it.