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So I guess no 11th anniversary celebration?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Rubican, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Rubican

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    I know we had posts on this last week but I was hoping it might be a late announcement type of situation. With today or tomorrow being the day I guess it will just go by unnoticed?

    Not really looking for stuff, just was hoping for some type of acknowledgement/event or whatever.
     
  2. DHMagicMan_1

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    In the past, I don't really think it happend necessarily on or near "the day"... maybe when Patch 56 rolls out? Maybe today's "short outage" will have a surprise but I sort of doubt it.

    Anyway, it's probably just wait and see time.
     
  3. ^Wolfie^

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    It will be very saddening to us all if they (dev team) don't at least acknowledge UO's anniversary. :(
     
  4. christy1221

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    Yes it will. :sad4:
     
  5. DHMagicMan_1

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    I think in previous years though, the publish that actually did anything for the anniversary hit in early October, not necessarily on the date of the anniversary.
     
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    Or they already sneaked some stuff in with a patch and a sneaky publish and now only need to turn a switch to make it active. :)
     
  7. drinkbeerallday

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    what is there to celebrate? dwindling subscription numbers?
     
  8. Sabbath

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    You under-estimate the sneakiness...[​IMG]
     
  9. Aboo

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    Why is it you couldn't just leave this thread alone and NOT post something negative on it?

    I've played UO for 11 years, non-stop, no taking a break, same original account and I do feel there is a need to celebrate. The fact that it's been around for 11 years alone is enough to celebrate!
     
  10. christy1221

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    I think you need to take happy pills. :lol:
     
  11. RaDian FlGith

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    Considering that they didn't even consider that this was the 11th year when they were adding Vet Rewards, meaning we'll be waiting another bloody year for rewards that *should* be available now, I'm not exactly holding my breath for much more than a "Here's the code we've used for the past two years, *switch flip*."
     
  12. Cybrdragon

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    Wow, it's been another whole year already? I hadn't noticed. I would guess they will do something less than what happened for the tenth. Which is to say, not much. Sorry, not very positive about it anymore.
     
  13. Maybe the metal dye tub that's in the client coding will be this year's anniversary present? I don't recall seeing that it's been "used" anywhere yet. This would be the ideal opportunity, and would make pretty much everyone that posts here, if not in the whole game, extremely happy with EA for once.
     
  14. Evilminion

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    I'm sure they'll do SOMETHING to celebrate the anniversary, whether it be tomorrow or with the next publish. After all, 11 years is an impressive milestone! And they've done something for many, if not all, of the other anniversaries.

    Patience, grasshopper!
     
  15. RaDian FlGith

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    No offense, but that's what we all thought about the 10th Anniversary, and while I understand there was some turmoil at EA with moving to Mythic and so forth, letting the playerbase down simply because of corporate decisions is pretty much an unacceptable stance to take on stuff.

    While I would hope they'd make it up to us this year by doing something really nice for the 11th Anniversary, I've also gotten used to half-baked, incomplete, lackluster performances lately, so I'm really not holding out much by the way of hope.

    This is not to say I wouldn't love to be proven wrong. I'll happily eat a little crow if there's something mystical and magical up their sleeves.
     
  16. RaDian FlGith

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    It would be an awesome, awesome thing.

    Which is almost exactly why I believe it won't happen. Awesome is not exactly something that Mythic is living up to by way of standards for UO at the moment.
     
  17. Raider Red

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    awe,leave him alone.He is on a quest to be the most ignored person in stratcis history.Too bad there isn't a stat stating "this member is ignored by xx number of members.
     
  18. Aboo

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    I just don't understand why some people have to be so incredibly negative and try to share that negativity with everyone else.

    I, for one, am happy that UO has been around for 11 years. I know someday it won't be here but for now I enjoy it!
     
  19. UltimaSword

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    I have to agree with Aboo here... no one wants to here annoying negativity.
     
  20. Capricious

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    I wish they would give us some communication on this. When they don't talk to us and always let us assume the worst it really gives some of us the impression they don't give a darn. Just a simple "We were unable to create anything to celebrate 11th anniversary because ____. We are sorry." or "We have something planned for the 11th anniversary, it will be published by ___. We are sorry about not sharing this sooner.". Communication. Plain and simple.
     
  21. christy1221

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    I agree with you. Has anyone seen a dev on here at all today?
     
  22. Beefybone

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    Here's the hardcore 1% lobbying for crap again. Probably 99% of UO couldn't tell you when the game's "birthday" even is, but according to the lobbyists here it will be a travesty to ring throughout the ages if we don't get some 11th year cookies or some crap in our packs.
     
  23. UltimaSword

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    You have a good point. But I'd still like a celebration lol
     
  24. It may be planed to put something in after taking most of the junk out of UO. Happened at about the right time.
     
  25. Beastmaster

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    You're kidding right? I can hear the conversations now about how crappy the colors are. It would make a lot happy but I'm sure there'd be plenty of detractors too.
     
  26. gunneroforgin

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    I was just wondering if the new plants are the 11th anniversary gifts.
     
  27. Rubican

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    Boy, I did not interpret the colored dye tub question as hardcore lobbying, but thats ok.

    And you are correct, most people likely do not know the anniversary date, but lets not let their ignorance ruin a meaniningful milestone.
     
  28. Strawberry

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    Isn't the anniversary tomorrow? Gosh, let's at least wait until halfway through October before we whine about this. Cut them some slack, they're probably working hard to get the Halloween stuff ready by Thanksgiving :cheerleader:
     
  29. Lady_Rachel

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    I am hardcore!!!
    I am a lobbiest!

    I WANT CAKE!
    Fireworks Wands!
    Party Hats!
    Rum!
    *with tiny umbrella's*

    With or without 'em I plan on celebrating in game tonight.

    Happy Anniversary UO!

    :heart:
     
  30. Raider Red

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    I am one of those who cares about uo's 11th anniversary and I am dissapointed that non of the devs have even mentioned it.I would ove something special given out like sping decor tokens or even the stupid "re-gifted" christmas gifts we got last year or even soemtihng unique liek the fluffies we got a while back.

    maybe since they aren't the original ones who started uo they don't know the birthdate of uo.Not likely but possible especailly if they care more about daoc and WAR than they do uo, which appears to be true with WAR already bragging about banning 400 cheaters in their first weekend and yet all the usual suspects in uo run free.

    (I am not being negative here only speaking the truth about appearances.)
     
  31. Rubican

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    I know its by no means a fair comparison, but the wife-aggro storm that would hit me for celebrating our anninversary at a later date makes me cringe.
     
  32. Infiniti

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    Don't mean to be rude but why do you bother with the game and the boards? You are very negative. :sad4:
     
  33. Lady Kiara

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    First Off this is UO's Birthday Shouldn't we be giving instead of asking:scholar:

    plus 11 is not a mile stone 5,10,15,20 and so on are mile stones,

    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ULTIMA ON LINE"
     
  34. Aboo

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    I have to disagree here. Any and every year that UO is still here is a milestone in my eyes.

    Not sure about everyone posting here but for me just an acknowledgement, a celebration of UO would be nice. "Woohoo! UO is 11 years old. Come to Lord British' Castle at 7:00 pm and Join the Festivities in Celebration of our 11th Year in the Land of Britannia!"

    You know something like that.
     
  35. I think better late than never. The point is I want to celabrate the birth of UO. I thik a lot of others do too.
    I would like to stick to useful items though. I don't want somthing more to turn in later.

    I like the metal dye tub over an other snow globe or bell.
     
  36. Lady Kiara

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    Yes,What i ment by that statement is that in UO's Eyes it's really not that important compared to whats coming and what thier working on for the future.

    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ULTIMA ON LINE"
     
  37. Aboo

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    That I can agree with!
     
  38. Anniversary will come complete with a big IOU ticket with the WAR symbol on it...One of the biggest years lost to a sad/ useless /un meaningful celebration , whats another ??? , As I play another what could be great game , (I see UO all over again ) . Next step for me is to ban ALL EA games from my house..
     
  39. Ni-

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    The metal dye tub shouldn't be an anniversery gift, it should be a vet reward just like the other dye tubs, to keep it consistant.

    I liked the holiday choice method of quite a few years ago. You get one item out of 4 or 5, but it's an item of your choosing. Not 5 candy canes, and 3 gingerbread cookies, and a sled deed, and snow, and a tree all in a stocking. I used the holiday as an example. I think another anniversery cake or coin or something would be fine.
     
  40. Ender

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    Well considering this storyline has taken years, and new events are pretty rare, what's coming and will be coming in the future doesn't seem very important. I'm guessing if the events/storyline aren't important enough to be added to regularly, the anniversaries are not even really important enough to be noticed. :/
     
  41. Flora Green

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    Aww, he :pint: all day. Maybe he just needs a :hug:.
     
  42. Zooithion

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    I went thru this thread hoping to see a dev response. Did I just miss it? :(
     
  43. Nylan

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    I'll second that :D

    Happy Anniversary UO
    I hope we have many more.
     
  44. Galad

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    I guess not.
     
  45. christy1221

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    I thought we would at least get a cake :sad4:
     
  46. Uriah Heep

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    Heheheh

    No Anniversary party this year, cause the big boss is in trouble :p

    Yeah, Mark Jacobs, even tho I am not part of the profession and only a lowly player, I too believe you should credit the team, complete team, that works on a game.
    The comments about "crediting who is with me now" just doesnt cut it.

    anyway, maybe next year, no new game launch and no professional drama, and someone will notice UO is still around :sad4:
     
  47. Capricious

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    Really Disappointing.


    I would have been okay without something super cool, but something would have been nice from a OOC perspective.
     
  48. Kellgory

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    At least some information other than "Happy 11th Anniversary!". You would have thought that they would have announced either there was something planned and it was delayed (it happens) or there wasn't anything planned. Of course there is still time today for the primetime shard downtime to implement a patch/publication (I miss those days).
     
  49. feath

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    I'm actually embarrassed for UO management.

    I can understand the economics of big business, and its mindset on smaller assets like UO, but to totally ignore it's anniversary, sends a very negative message to its player base. EA doesn't need more negative messages going out to the player base.
    Management fumbled the ball. Jeremy tried to catch it, but 2 sentences isn't enough.

    For shame, EA, for shame.
     
  50. Capricious

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    Agreed. Communication. One way or the other would have been nice simply to know (preferably before the "day of".)