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Since When Does your Pet not hear whispers?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Guest, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Umm I've been playing a tamer since there were tamers in the game.
    I've always whispered petname kill then said some stupid emote like "Get Em!"
    5 on Friday says this is changed.
    I'd like to know why.
    Thanks!







    PS if this post was already made I'm sorry mods. I didn't see the subject yet.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    - Since publish 51 perhaps?

    Dunno, but I liked whispering into my pets' ears as well.
    Spam!
    Spam?
    I hate spam!
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I hope this is not permanent...I also like making command macros with different phrases to be heard rather than the same "all kill" over and over.

    I'm very happy about the AI changes, but I'd hate to lose the ability to whisper commands to my companions.

    Devs, is this working as intended?
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yeah its a pretty stupid change.

    i hate seeing all that spam on my screen too, id rather now see everyone else spamming all that.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    - I get the feeling it is... it allows PvP to know that tamers are commanding the pets to attack? That's the only reason I could come up with when reading about the change.
    But hey, that is just my lowly guesstimate.
     
  6. BadManiac

    BadManiac Guest

    Reacted to this too, and strongly disagree with this change. It has to go. PvP cannot be allowed to ruin the game for the RP/PvM portion of the playerbase. Whispering commands and saying an alternative is a very common practice ammong tamers, and absolutely critical for RPing tamers. And last time I checked UO was and mmoRPg?

    Bring back whispered pet commands, and PLEASE fix the stupid pet pathfinding! Why can pets walk around the entire world to get to a target, but get stuck on a twig when trying to get back to you!?
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    /signed

    Five on Friday for 28 March 2008.

    "Remind" ?!! Since when?!

    For as long as I can remember I've simply always used straight whispered commands. I don't use emote quips so as not to clutter my own or others' screen with tamer command spam.

    Argh! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jhym

    Jhym Guest

    Perhaps some tamers have hurt the ones they love too many times...


    <blockquote><hr>


    Time can never mend the careless whispers of a good friend
    To the heart and mind, ignorance is kind
    there's no comfort in the truth
    pain is all you'll find

    Should've known better

    I feel so unsure
    as I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
    as the music dies, something in your eyes
    calls to mind the silver screen
    and all its sad good-byes

    I'm never gonna dance again
    guilty feet have got no rhythm
    though it's easy to pretend
    I know you're not a fool

    Should've known better than to cheat a friend
    and waste the chance that I've been given
    so I'm never gonna dance again
    the way I danced with you

    Time can never mend
    the careless whispers of a good friend
    to the heart and mind
    ignorance is kind
    there's no comfort in the truth
    pain is all you'll find


    [/ QUOTE ]

    [​IMG]

    I'm curious myself, usually the only reason they do such changes are to correct some major structural flaw, not just to annoy us.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    erm
    I didn't know about this change, so I'm still using whispers. My pets are still following me. When did it change? if it actually has? Wasn't in this publish because my pets were obeying whispered commands only a few hours ago.

    Edit!
    Your pet in KR can't hear whispers, and never could.

    I only just read this 5 on Friday. It's a mess! At least 2 things not accurate.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Its just wrong information. I just tested it and my pet still hears whispers from a whole screen away.
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I hate tamers, yes I do
    I hate tamers, and so should you
    With white wyrms, nightmares, and beetles too
    Tamers make me want to spew

    So nerf them good and nerf them now
    Make them try to farm with cows
    Nerf them long and nerf them hard
    Then next I'll say let's go nerf bards
     
  12. <blockquote><hr>

    I hate tamers, yes I do
    I hate tamers, and so should you
    With white wyrms, nightmares, and beetles too
    Tamers make me want to spew

    So nerf them good and nerf them now
    Make them try to farm with cows
    Nerf them long and nerf them hard
    Then next I'll say let's go nerf bards

    [/ QUOTE ]
    [​IMG]
    In the beginning I was like wth is that? But the last line made me laugh!
    Great song!
     
  13. BadManiac

    BadManiac Guest

    Yes, after actually etsting this in UO my pets follow whispered orders just fine, and also Petra, I too went on my daily rare trip and at least the blacksmith dailys in both bucs and serps hold spawn. The whip has always been quite rare so I didn't check, but you got one of them so that too is wrong.
     
  14. Llewen

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    <blockquote><hr>

    I hate tamers, yes I do
    I hate tamers, and so should you
    With white wyrms, nightmares, and beetles too
    Tamers make me want to spew

    So nerf them good and nerf them now
    Make them try to farm with cows
    Nerf them long and nerf them hard
    Then next I'll say let's go nerf bards

    [/ QUOTE ]
    [​IMG] Love it. [​IMG]

    By the way. The first few times I tried to command my pets after the latest publish, my whispered commands didn't work. Then they started working again. I would hate to have this change. I love the rp effect, in part because seeing a pvp tamer rp'ing with their pets really annoys the 733t pvp crowd - far more effective than trash talk... [​IMG]
     
  15. Larisa

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    I did too Flutter...for RP I would whisper all follow me and then I'd say things like *come to me my loyal friends* silly stuff like that....

    Now that doesn't work...GRrrrrrrr it's upsetting.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yeah, saw that too. It still works on prodo shards, but I'm assuming that we're thinking they changed it in an upcoming patch or publish or what have you?

    If this is the case, I'm going to be pretty annoyed. Roleplayers spamming orders don't look too good. Whispering them is a good remedy for this.

    WHY would you do something like this, if it is in fact even happening and Jeremy wasn't just mistaken?

    Craziness!
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Jeremy's information is partially correct. Pets don't hear whispers, or yells for that matter, in the Kingdom Reborn client. It's something we actually asked for.

    As for the whip, I got it 2nd refill of the barrels this morning. You just have to know that you need to 'prime' the barrels by opening all the empty barrels first.

    I hope Draconi doesn't waste too much time trying to find a bug that isn't there, just a lack of knowledge in the player that asked the question.
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I vote to have it brought back in. It allows for more role-playing depth of character and creativity.
     
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    its in the uo macros .
    hit options . macros , new macro .

    first line. instead of "say" look for "whisper"
    then complete the macro as usual
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    HAIL DUNCAN: You wisper by,..psst..........hey you............psst....over hear....., hehehe. Sorry, but you walked right into that one. I think it is in Maco,s.
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Jeremy's information is partially correct. Pets don't hear whispers, or yells for that matter, in the Kingdom Reborn client. It's something we actually asked for.


    [/ QUOTE ]
    It's one of the reasons I play my tamer in 2D.
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Boy I sure did walk into it. I should have known. LoL I checked an old playguide I have and to whisper you put a ;&lt;-- semicolon(space) then what you want to say and only those close to you can hear. I had to see it in print to remember doing it that way when I first started. I never thought to look in the options menu. I use UOA and rarely go to options. I don't remember the last time I whispered anything, in game that is. [​IMG]
     
  23. DrDolittle

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Jeremy's information is partially correct. Pets don't hear whispers, or yells for that matter, in the Kingdom Reborn client. It's something we actually asked for.

    [/ QUOTE ]Who asked for that?

    P.S.
    Just one more reason not to use the KR client. :-(
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hopefully they won't change or alter the fact that you can whisper Guards and Bank and still have everything working. I always love watching people scratch their heads about who called guards on em [​IMG].
     
  25. Kramer73

    Kramer73 Guest

    If they "nerfed" this because you could silently command your pet to kill someone in PVP, they missed the functionality that you can ALWAYS silently command your pet using context menu.

    Un-fix this fix please. Whispering to pets shouldn't be tampered with 10 years after it's inception.

    As a side note, I friended my pet to a buddy last night, later unfriended, and it seems that unfriended doesn't work. My pet is still obediently following my buddy around.
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    sorry, I was unclear. We asked them to make it so they could hear whispers in KR. We didn't like the fact that they couldn't.

    As far as I know nothing has been changed, nor is destined to be changed, the answer given is simply not totally accurate.
     
  27. DrDolittle

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    <blockquote><hr>

    sorry, I was unclear. We asked them to make it so they could hear whispers in KR. We didn't like the fact that they couldn't.

    As far as I know nothing has been changed, nor is destined to be changed, the answer given is simply not totally accurate.

    [/ QUOTE ]When I “say” something in UO and you “hear” my words those words go from my client to the server and then from the server to your client.

    One would think that the transfer of the “spoken” command from the tamer to the pet would be handled by server side code just like anything else we say. If that were the case then a whisper should have the same affect in 2D and KR as the transfer of information is server side. So, it seems a bit odd that pets can hear a 2D whisper yet would ignore a KR whisper. [​IMG]