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Sooooo, what are the Developers up to for 2012 for Ultima Online ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. popps

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    The New Year is approaching (by the way, Happy New Year to ell !!), and I was wondering, other than continuing the Shame revamp to the other legacy Dungeons, what the Designers were up to for 2012. Anyone knows ?

    Any Booster, Add On, any special revamp of some skills or get rid for good of cheating, new storage containers to better rationalize storage for players (like books for Treasure Maps or SoSes, MiBs made as stackable etc......) I don't know, just wondering what Ultima Online might expect from the Developers for the coming New Year..........
     
  2. Salivern_Diago

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    you'll find out in the next couple of weeks when Jeff publishes his nwe year letter. He's assured me that there will be sneak peeks within the letter of what to expect for 2012!

    Keep watching UO Herald for details!
     
  3. Wizal the Fox

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    For those who missed them, here is the 2 things we know from client 72 and 73 spoilers that have not yet made it into the game:

    Thieves Guild Quest
    This quest involves stealing items from townspeople (not players) in various cities of Sosaria looking for specific items, then bring those items back to receive a gift from the thieves guild. The challenge and the gifts will improve with your continued success. You will be given a magic sack to fill with the goods needed. You will not be able to drop this sack or trade it, but the things placed in this sack will be reduced in weight. So, ye think ye have something to offer the guild, eh? You think your talented eh? Well, we'll see. I got an order for ye to "procure" if'n ye know what I mean.If'n ye get caught procurin' it, I'll tell em ye stole the sack from me. But if ye make good on the order, I got a gift waitin' for ye from the guild. => A rare gift from the thieves guild.

    Personal Note: This is not the first time they try to add something for thieves since the "profession" became completely exctinct with the impossibility to steal containers from players a few years ago (the last thing which was still possible after Insurance came in). Time will tell if it turns out to be something exciting or just another dull attempt to give some purpose to the skill, ala Forensic Evaluation.

    Runic Reforging and Artifice
    Powerful Re-Forging causes the item to have slightly more magical power.
    Structural Re-Forging causes the item to have more magical power, but the item will be Brittle.
    Fortified Re-Forging causes the item to have higher durability.
    Fundamental Re-Forging causes the item to have significantly more magical power, but the item cannot be repaired. Its durability will be increased.
    Integral Re-Forging further increases the item's durability.
    Focused Imbuing causes the item's magical properties to be fewer and more powerful.
    Concentrated Imbuing allows the item's magical properties to achieve higher maximum values.
    Grand Artifice guarantees that the resulting item will have one name, either a prefix or a suffix.
    Inspired Artifice allows you to choose which name will be added to the item.
    Exalted Artifice guarantees that the item will have two names, both a prefix and a suffix.
    Sublime Artifice allows you to choose a name to be added to the item.
    => You must use both Inspired Artifice and Sublime Artifice in conjunction if you wish to choose both names to add to the item.

    Personal note: Considering the number of Reforging/Artifice, I'm assuming all the runic tools will be revamped for that usage, which is probably a good idea since they have now all became useless (even the popular trick to craft runic ML recipes to unravel for relics is now obsolete with Shame items unraveling). I particularly like the fact that all runic will have a different use, thus giving a purpose to any level of BODs. In any cases, I hope this is coming very soon because everyone I know has frozen any armor design waiting to see what will happen.

     
  4. Mapper

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    If only these things were posted! Seems you need to have Twitter to be in the know now adays.
     
  5. Lady Storm

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    Sugar I refuse to have facebook and twitter or any of those things on my comp. Could you please pas on to him that fact and possibly get him to do his chatting also in here or the uo site.
    Many of us would like to see it from the horses mouth rather then by others .. no offence sugar but I want to see the man in here.
     
  6. Rupert Avery

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    He doesn't make announcements on twitter, Players can ask him questions if they wish / use twitter and he replies... It is his Personal Twitter and he uses it to answer fans of him or UO when they ask HIM a question.

    In no way does he use it to announce things, without first putting it on official channels.
     
  7. MalagAste

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    Can't someone teach them not to use that garbage and to actually post on a real forum...

    I'm sorry but I refuse to Tweet or use that Facebook BS. Devils tools if you ask me.

    Whatever happened to forums?
     
  8. EvilPixieWorks

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    I have 3 big wishes for the developers this new years. :thumbup1:

    1, EVERY BANK GETS A PUBLIC RUBBISH BIN!

    2, Make all GM tools max out at 999 uses so we don’t have to waist so much time, storage space, memory on the servers, and wasted time crafting.

    And C, Burn Luna to the Ground! :popcorn:
     
  9. Rupert Avery

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    Again if any official announcements were to be made they would not be made via his personal twitter, facebook or other medium they would be made via the herald, or the official EA/Mythic/Bioware facebook and twitter. Jeff simply answers questions from players who do use such social network sites.

    I think it is amazing that a producer would open this channel of communication up for players as I don't remember it being so easy to ask Dev's questions and actually get answers. you can also Email Jeff and other Devs with the same questions... Just the people who do use 'The Devil's Tools' find it easier to dance with the devil rather than fight with him.
     
  10. UOColonial

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    Devs please give us:

    * Shard Gates: A Portal so we can visit any shard. This would end the migration of less populated shards to others. Had been mentioned by Messana that something was discussed. Whats the sense of generating income off of tokens if the population continues to decline? Even Atlantics population is starting to show a decline. Would eliminate any need for housing expansions.

    * The Greater Wyrm

    * Continued updating of Dungeons and Loot

    * Put more Items on the Cleanup Menu so that your Gold Sink will have a bigger effect & more appeal

    * Allow us to purchase item curse removal. The impact this would have should be dimished now, that more and more clean Shame Artis are available.
     
  11. popps

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    Should that become available I feel really very sorry for all 14th Year Veterans who spent their rewards picking the Shard Shields.........They would become useless rewards and wasted picks overnight.........
     
  12. Green Mouser

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    Most veteran rewards are decorative. Whats more important, A gaming world that is alive or protecting a few Veterans' reward pick?
     
  13. Wizal the Fox

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    Considering they are account bound, it wouldn't be too hard to just delete them and recredit the Vet Reward pick.

    But this is hardly the issue. I don't see at all how it would technically be doable to put a gate between shards without technically merging them (even if they still appear virtually separated).
     
  14. *Shard Gates* NO.
    *The Greater Wyrm* Why? The greater dragon is strong enough. Now if it was a specially hued (white? ice blue?) that equals the greater dragon, ok then.
    *Continued updating of dungeons and loot* Agreed!
    *More items on the cleanup menu* Wholeheartedly agreed!
    *Purchase curse removal* NO! :talktothehand::cursing:
     
  15. Martyna Zmuir

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    We will soon hear about all the exciting things in store for UO in 2012 in the most nebulous ways possible. We won't actually see much of it, mind you, as their track record has so ably proven.

    Maintain low expectations for 2012 and you might be pleasently surprised.
     
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    * Shard Gates: A Portal so we can visit any shard. This would end the migration of less populated shards to others. Had been mentioned by Messana that something was discussed. Whats the sense of generating income off of tokens if the population continues to decline? Even Atlantics population is starting to show a decline. Would eliminate any need for housing expansions.

    I agree with you, however, abotu the curse removal thing.. I think that's a bad idea.. do u know how ridiculous it'd break this game? LLOL
     
  17. TheGrimmOmen

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    Although I can't get into specifics, I can tell you that not including the hi res stuff, my dance card is full for the next 5 months! Yup, I'm already booked solid for the first half of next year!

    While I'm here, Happy New Years everyone!

    -Grimm
     
  18. Sevin0oo0

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    Hopefully it's all UO stuff. Thanks Grimm, and a Happy New Year to you as well
     
  19. Rupert Avery

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    Well that's good. I have a lot of faith in the UO Dev team and will pretty much always sing their praises! and to hear you will be busy for the next 5 months just shows they have a commitment to us the players to make UO survive!
     
  20. popps

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    Thank you for the heads up and Happy New Year to you as well.

    I hope that the Developers will keep an eye to Stratics posts so as to "intercept" players' wishes for Ultima Online in 2012.

    Personally, I'd love to see a publish focused entirely on a better rationalization of storage ways in UO which includes allowing more items to become stackable (like MiBs, tattered treasure Maps of same Level or fishing nets of same color and so forth) and add more special containers like the seed box or the SoT book but for stuff like Treasure Maps, larger Runes books, Jewellery and so forth. And of course, see much less cheating in UO whether be it speed hacking or scripting.

    Anyways, let's hope that 2012 will bring good stuff to Ultima Online.
     
  21. PJay

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    More worthless pixels i should imagine.
     
  22. Another Lamer

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    And I will buy them ALL!
     
  23. Kael

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    Shard Portal Gates would be very cool imho :banana: