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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Guest, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How many of you actually believe it will see the light of day and have shelf presence in video game stores?
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I believe it will eventually be released. Possibly in stores likely as an online deal like ML was though.

    I would say it may make a store shelf because of the major changes the game is going through losing the 3d client and adding a new one.

    However if EA decides to follow through with a more direct online trend for distributing the game for obvious reasons such as cost of manufacturing and shipping to stores with gas prices going higher all the time then you will see no discs sold through retailers.

    Personally if grabbing it online and burning my own copy of the disc means less cost to me and more profit for the company while cutting out as much money going into the pockets of the greedy who drove up gas prices as possible I would be happy. The only down side is that this hurts those with jobs in manufacturing and retail.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My guess is we will never see it. I believe the decision was made to trash it long ago when they removed Mr. Cohen from UO. Just like George Orwell's novel "1984" they are pretending SA is something that never existed. They don't talk about it AT ALL and removed any mention of it from the web site. They realized it won't draw new players and the fanbase here (except the 2%-5%that actually play KR) don't like it.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It will come out; but not in the form they originally intended; it will be a small expansion and will be Classic Client friendly. Perhaps they will have it ready for the next anv. I doubt they would waste shelf space and will let it be a digital sale.
     
  5. eolsunder1

    eolsunder1 Guest

    Yea i dont think it will come out as planned either. With the popularity of UO dropping fast, resources being diverted to bigger mmorpgs, staff leaving and condensing, we have enough trouble having KR worked on, much less the new expansion.

    Just think how long ago KR was being toted, and now much work they do on it now. Not much. It doesn't take this long to do an expansion, except when you have very limited staff/resources working on it. Which we do.

    I doubt very much they will even get KR properly fixed and working much less SA. I have a feeling SA has already been nixed, and we will start seeing parts of the ideas that would have went into it slowly getting into the game.

    For instance. increased storag and 7th character. These were probably going to be in SA, but because of nixxing they decided to sell these on UO instead just to generate some income. Probably the same with other stuff.
     
  6. simonovsk

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    Actualy in this case, I don't see why they'd give away extra storage and char slots with a new extension, when they can successfuly sell that separately and make money.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I believe they will release it but i figure you wont see a shelf presence.I figure they will mostly make in downloadable but thats about it.Maybe be order the cd if ya pay extra.Altho i hate to see this as i play dialup ONLY THING AVAILABLE TO ME.The downloading of a new exspansion wont be possiable as such i wont be upgrading.
     
  8. Yes, you will see SA, and you will see a shelf presence. Why do you think they're going through all the bug fixes? They're getting everything ready for a major promo. 2D and KR will both be better than they have been for years, and they're going to use SA to bring players back to UO.

    *puts away the crystal ball*
     
  9. Belmarduk

    Belmarduk Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    It will come out; but not in the form they originally intended; it will be a small expansion and will be Classic Client friendly.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    That would be a big mistake...
     
  10. <blockquote><hr>

    My guess is we will never see it. I believe the decision was made to trash it long ago when they removed Mr. Cohen from UO. Just like George Orwell's novel "1984" they are pretending SA is something that never existed. They don't talk about it AT ALL and removed any mention of it from the web site. They realized it won't draw new players and the fanbase here (except the 2%-5%that actually play KR) don't like it.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    [​IMG] Then .... your just illinformed (as different from "malformed" different topic)

    First and foremost: by no stretch of John Cleese’s imagination is Ultima Online going away. On the contrary, if you could see and smell the amount of right and left brain molecules burning between developers here, you might wonder how we could stand to work among the palpable sulfuric fumes. We have some great plans in the coming months. There are three major story arcs in the works culminating in what I can only describe for legal and marketing reasons as an “Epic Event” coming this Spring
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When is Beta Testing for SA going to start?
     
  12. _Uriah Heep_

    _Uriah Heep_ Guest

    there will be an SA beta??

    My memory is sure bad...I actually don't remember a beta for The Second Age, LBR, heck, if there was a beta for AoS I'm sure the testers woulda nipped it in the bud...
    was there even a beta for ML? hmmm, maybe I should crawl out of my hole more often! [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    there will be an SA beta??

    My memory is sure bad...I actually don't remember a beta for The Second Age, LBR, heck, if there was a beta for AoS I'm sure the testers woulda nipped it in the bud...
    was there even a beta for ML? hmmm, maybe I should crawl out of my hole more often! [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I remember there being a Beta for ML.
     
  14. <blockquote><hr>

    there will be an SA beta??

    My memory is sure bad...I actually don't remember a beta for The Second Age, LBR, heck, if there was a beta for AoS I'm sure the testers woulda nipped it in the bud...
    was there even a beta for ML? hmmm, maybe I should crawl out of my hole more often! [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    http://uo.stratics.com/content/aos/ageofshadows.shtml

    http://uohoc.stratics.com/logs/2004-10-07-pub.shtml
    (Oaks - As the beta continues and we playtest internally... re ninja templates)

    http://boards.stratics.com/php-bin/uo/postlist.php?Cat=&amp;Board=mlbeta

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *tagging to last*
    No trolling or personal attacks, please.
    Or else.
     
  16. _Uriah Heep_

    _Uriah Heep_ Guest

    No troll or attack intended [​IMG]

    I'll attempt to make my redneck self be ummm, more tactful in the future...just really didn't remember betas on the previous expansions, but thats a problem with age [​IMG]
     
  17. Kat SP

    Kat SP Guest

    I don't care if we ever see it, if it isn't available to 2D users. Even then, I am still not very excited about it.