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So, why the 2 years of KR?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Loqucious, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Loqucious

    Loqucious Guest

    Was this just a test to see if a new client would work? Or did KR fail and the devs are now trying to recover? Either way it has been several years since the last expansion and, while I love this game very much, I don't think I'm gonna wait another year for the next one.
     
  2. Galad

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    Same here.
     
  3. Zym Dragon

    Zym Dragon Seasoned Veteran
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    I don't think it was a "test." It was just a series of untimely deadlines and events that cause the premature release of the KR client. Here's the short version as I understand what happened.

    • KR/SA was worked on
    • Japanese market made a release date commitment that could not be changed
    • KR was released way too early because of said commitment
    • Players did not adopt KR because it was not finished
    • Merger and Dev team move was in the works, which turned the Dev Team upside down
    • After the move, they reassessed the viability of the expansion and KR client
    • Work on SA resumes with a focus on overhauling/finishing the KR client
     
  4. THP

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    Because quite simply KR was not UO!! It did not feel like UO ANYMORE!!!!

    IF THEY HAD ADDED A CLASSIC 2D ''OPTION'' for backpack bag and interface ...it may have been a winner...well bar the lag issues....
     
  5. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    That is a reasonable interpretation.

    My interpretation, hopefully as reasonable (and not really incompatible I guess, they could both be right) is as follows.

    Darkscribe had a vision of KR replacing 2d. To pull this off, he had to have a modern-looking client that could run on lower-end computers.

    This vision didn't work out. UO players didn't want to use KR, for a whole host of reasons.

    So now, KR is being upgraded into the SA client ("KR Plus" we could call it) which I suspect will be higher-end, and 2d is staying around for stubborn folks (like me, actually) who held onto 2d.

    -Galen's player
     
  6. Gildar

    Gildar Babbling Loonie
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    I think there was a period where it was believed smaller changes might be enough to make KR be accepted before the dev team came to the realization that KR needed very large changes. This happened around the time the KR focus group was active, which was right before the dev team move.
    Thats the impression I get, at least. The team seems to have learned from the shell-shock that was KR and forced a lack of deadline for SA and KR v2.0 so that they didn't repeat history.
    At least... hopefully they've learned and will give SA and KR v2.0 the time it needs to be a kick-ass release.
     
  7. Cal_Mythic

    Cal_Mythic Guest

    "Zym and Gildar stop hacking my emails. Thanks for the post, and we're gonna try not to make the same mistakes ..."
     
  8. Is this a joke or real?

    Mods?
     
  9. Jeremy

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    Oh, it's Cal :p He just recreated his forum account and the VIP hasn't gone through yet.
     
  10. Maplestone

    Maplestone Crazed Zealot
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    Thank you for the confirmation of popular mythology :)
     
  11. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    ...

    Looks like Zym and Gildar covered it.
     
  12. Gildar

    Gildar Babbling Loonie
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    It wasn't me! You can't prove anything!

    :eyes:
     
  13. drinkbeerallday

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    SA to KR is not KR to Third Dawn

    They are basically just renaming it and updating it. Calm down people!