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Pardon my rant...

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by Beerman72, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Beerman72

    Beerman72 Visitor

    May 30, 2008
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    but I really dont care what others do in this game as long as it doesnt have an adverse effect on my gameplay. They can script skills, farm resources, and farm bods till the cows come home. However the moment my gameplay is fooked due to other players I will indeed speak my mind.

    First off, I am a pvper that enjoys some pvm. I dont use scripts in PvP, I dont run this god awful speed enhancement, and I dont use bugs.(some idiots call them features) I have come to the conclusion that without these things all the skill in the world will do you little good.

    Why? My connection is great...a 30 ping and enough up/down bandwidth to make lag a thing of the past. However when faced with this latest line of adversaries using the latest tweaks, my forward movement and even spell casting can be slowed, or even at some points called to a halt. If you cant move in this pvp environment then death is immiment. Lets throw the arguement out that these roids are client side only in effect can we? If this only effected the client my char wouldnt end up three tiles out of sync, dead, and lagged out due to the nonsense.

    Besides the steroids we have the scripters. (not farmers mind you) The ones who run around with an autopilot of sorts, using 3rd party scripts to do everything from heal them to wipe thier revesre pixels. Now lets not say LIES!!! because you all know its fact. Last night I had some bigwig VIP moron chasing me on his dog, only to falter when I started casting. The guy still ran, but he didnt heal...cure...or remove curse. (like normal) He went down like a running ton of bricks, and low and behold...his bandies were present on his body. After his death I soon found out his heal script *crashed*...the guy called foul, and quickly rebooted his script to wtf pwn me in under 5 seconds. Interesting. (To my fans...this is the type of scripting that actually has an impact on the game)

    Lets not forget about the bugs!!! For instance the one used by dexers to allow them to use the special from their previous weapon. Or how about the bug that allows the char to forgo the special penalty? Literally making it possible to do 10 AI + in a row!!! Both of these have been around for going on a year, yet neither of them have even been fixed. How about the bug that flags you grey against your attacker even though you didnt attack!? (two years and STILL NO FIX!)Both are gamestopping for sure!

    Its about time the developers took a good look at these issues and came up with a proper fix. We heard of PB...this was canned when a certain producer told us EA would be implementing thier own aniti cheat into the game. Where is it? We are two years from this statement and its no where in sight devs! And Sakarrah...you fought aginst these same things for years and years girl (vs defunct yet renamed VIP), of anyone you should definetely be able to provide influence on these problems and thier solutions.

    Daily now I see at least one person leave the game, most times more than one. They are leaving becuase these issues keep taking the backburner to eyecandy and event content. Someone really needs to take thier head out of thier ass and rethink the whole process of UO if you want it to succeed. It has come to the point I have to decide one of two things...cheat or quit? No flames necessary...if you dont play fel you are clueless to my rant.
  2. Cysphruo

    Cysphruo Guest

    sorry bud but every form of scripting and cheating effects you somehow, just because your not actually seeing it doesnt mean its not happening and doesnt matter, its effecting your gameplay...

    and the major factor with punkbuster, it "might" be able to stop scripts but its not going to stop bugs
  3. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
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    May 12, 2004
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    Beerman there's a lot of people who feel the same way you do.
    I've been trying like hell to get someone to listen for years now.
  4. ColterDC

    ColterDC Visitor

    May 13, 2008
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    For once I will agree with you.

    The rampant cheating has literally killed this game.
  5. packrat

    packrat Guest

    Well said. Just don't hold your breath for them to fix it. If I have to cheat to play this game, its time to quit. And the ones that do these types of things are the ones talking crap after they kill you..
  6. SilentFoxXy

    SilentFoxXy Guest

    Hurrah, doubled

    Not only is it a total game ruin'er but it also casts aspersions on the honest, grinding player.

    I lose count of the times I ve heard. Well she must be cheating/scripting/bugging, noone plays that long...etc.

    Stops me from trying to learn PvP though I have 4 accounts, and would truely love to open this side of the game up for myself, but when its just 12yr old kids taking adrenaline shots, Easily healing and exploiting and backchatting, why, or how , can I get involved.

    So sad to see see the real nice, multi account, 12hr a day player leave cos a 24/7 auto scripter ruins their game experience/ value of hard gotten gains.

    Surely cant be hard to simply stop these practises.
  7. Beerman72

    Beerman72 Visitor

    May 30, 2008
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    I guess I can chastize those nasty BOD scripters and farmers for making resources cheaper for me! Perhaps I should support the *honest* farmer who charges ten times the price I am willing to pay! Yep, they are effecting me...they seem to be saving me gold! YOUR RIGHT!!! Without them my pockets would be empty and perhaps yours would be full.

    OR! Maybe you prefer buying gold for 15$ US for a mil? Seems to me the people who comlpain most often about resource gatherers are the same people who are losing money to real life sales. If not a large majority are those who are just upset because they can no longer charge 10 times the value of said goods. In essence I really dont care anymore...we try and preach the virtues while those calling foul cry about lost income. Its absolutely disgusting and assenine.
  8. o2bavr6

    o2bavr6 Slightly Crazed
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    May 13, 2008
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    If they fixed all the exploits in the game that would leave the Devs who PvP out in the cold. They wouldn't be able to compete anymore with the rest of us, just like they couldn't when it was pre-AoS.

    So the Devs sure wont make any of these changes. If you think I am wrong, look at it this way; the Devs can't program without messing up and creating plenty of bugs, so what makes anyone think they can PvP any better. Because of this they had to make the game item based, this way they can just stand there with their xbow in their hand and point and click.

    I basicaly have NO RESPECT for anyone who works on this game and it will stay this way until they actualy address most of the issues that people complain about.

    I know I give the Devs a hard time, even though it's probably their bosses that are the road block. But they way I see it, if the Devs really cared about us or the game, they would work on these resolutions after normal work hours and then present them for the next test shard publish. (this kind of stuff happens a lot, like the cell phone designer who first put a camera in a cell phone. He did it on his own time for the company, now most cell phones have cameras.)

    I suppose that it is possible that the Devs just don't have the skill to fix the bugs and exploits so they just ignore them.

    The sad thing is that EA would listen if everyone left UO, but then it would be too late. So we are basicaly :stir: one way or another.
  9. Shanna

    Shanna Guest

    I seriously doubt that the Ultima staff would ever want to fix their scripter problems because your average scripter has over one account. And by now, they outnumber those of us who don't use scripts.

    UO is all about the dollar signs. Scripting opens up to real life money to be made.

    I can imagine that pvp scripters still get a thrill out of beating someone who doesn't use scripts. :popcorn: