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Relaunch of uo.com, what do we want to see?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Velvathos, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Velvathos

    Velvathos Lore Keeper
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    May 13, 2008
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    So I guess uo.com is going to get a relaunch, hopefully this whole herald thing will vanish and the website will get a proper re-vamp.. I want to see an entire media section myself..

    Fan art with contests

    Screenshots/videos (good for advertising)

    A wallpapers section

    Fan Comics/Official Comics(?) I know we have many and once upon a time there was a special edition of Lord Blackthorns Revenge that came with a toy and a comic book..

    A functional guild//character directory

    Official forums

    Somewhere to submit our own screenshots on the website.

    Player establishments/community spotlights; proper ones that will actually cater towards the community.. Like this.
  2. Coldren

    Coldren Sage
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    May 13, 2008
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    Personally, I just want a working MyUO page. It would be nice (and I shudder saying this) if it was more like WoW, where it would tell you stats and equipment on your character if you chose to expose them.

    Being able to compare my character to others holds an odd appeal to me.
  3. old gypsy

    old gypsy Grand Poobah
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Patron PITMUCK

    Dec 18, 2010
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    I miss the ability to look up other characters as well as your own. It was a good way to check abilities, and see who is still active.
  4. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
    VIP Stratics Veteran Supporter Alumni Campaign Benefactor Alumni

    Oct 21, 2008
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    Combat Arms has a "Wall of Shame," where the names/avatars/stats of banned characters are posted. How would that go over in the UO community?
  5. Krinkle

    Krinkle Journeyman
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    Apr 16, 2010
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    A vendor search option. No reason not to have this at this point.
  6. goldenpower

    goldenpower Guest

    I like uoherald the way it is. all I want is guild/character search.
  7. goldenpower

    goldenpower Guest

    I think it is negative publicity and should be avoided.
  8. Carharrt

    Carharrt Guest

    If UO had unique names that only one person could have.... yes expose the banned cheaters. It sends a message to possible new players that cheating will not be tolerated and also sends a message to the existing players that things are being done to stamp out the cockroaches in the game.
  9. Jhym

    Jhym Guest

    A fully searchable historical db of all past articles, including videos and screen shots.

    A revamped MyUO, with :
    • character info (player defined visibility of stats and wearables, and bio info);
    • guild, faction and player town sites (with maps of the towns based on in game server info) with ability to link your characters;
    • a mail system that allows people to email your character from the website (if you allow it) -- the mail would appear in the mailboxes and could be responded to;
    • ability to display your home design on the site and share designs (!)
    • a group-list rss feed that allows guilds/factions/towns/EMs to post information for people;
    • an information page that tells you the last known locations and status of certain character-owned items (pets, boats, houses, friends, etc.)
    • a reminder utility, that allows you to set reminders for you to do things in game (remind me when to water plants, when the idoc#3 is coming, when to go talk to the EM, etc.)
    • a remote viewer -- takes the "map" of each shard and allows you to look over it as though you were there in game, but not interact. so, you could remote-view a town or see an old Seer quest location, or view someone's house as of the last snapshot.
  10. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    I'd like MYUO back. The ability to see Character Data. Who they are, what guild they are in, what shard they are on what faction they are in, what their loyalty is, fame/karma, alliance information... etc.

    I agree I'd like to see some kind of vendor search... it's long overdue... almost every other game has such a thing.

    I'd like to see player run towns.

    I'd like to see some sort of feature on establishments that do things for the community... like taverns, auctions and fight clubs...

    I think a section for Fan Art would be cool...

    Wallpapers would be neat too...

    How about banners to add-on for Firefox?

    How about a guild page or alliance page for folk looking to join a certain type of guild? Some way to search for guilds to join and how to contact them for folk looking for groups?

    I mean if someone comes to the game either new or returning vet..... and they want to say join the RP community of a shard how would they find them? How about someone looking for a guild that does spawns? Or someone looking for a hunting style guild? or a Merchants guild?

    Or how about if someone wanted to know how to contact the local auctionhouse on a shard?

    Some help in building community would be nice.
  11. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Jhym - your ideas are good, but the viewer would have to not work in Fel-ruleset dungeons or T2A, or it would be worse than ghost cams.
  12. Woodsman

    Woodsman Guest

    This is something that is needed in game, period. Most other major MMOs have ways for players to contact one another in-game, even when one is offline.

    The idea of dropping a book into a literal mailbox at somebody's house is...archaic.

    And other Mythic MMOs have in-game messaging. And Star Wars has in-game messaging.

    We really need a way to communicate in-game.
  13. Velvathos

    Velvathos Lore Keeper
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    May 13, 2008
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    No doubt and I often wonder if it is because of having a **** poor excuse for a website determines how active UO is.. That should be something to keep in mind.. Our entire roleplaying base on Europa has gone to hell since around the time MyUO went down and I actually blame it on exactly that, because it was a great tool for the RP-Warring guilds and was necessary to help us stay competitive...

    Also what hurt us was the fact that we could no longer recruit from New Haven, since a player can start wherever he wants to now.. (A bad move) I know many players wanted to start out where they wanted to, but it hurt guild recruitment greatly since we have such a smaller player base and all it did was spread it thin even more than it already is..
  14. goldenpower

    goldenpower Guest

    you can go to google and type "site:uo.com XXXXX" to search what is available on the site