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Stop snow!!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ivory Norwind, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Ivory Norwind

    Ivory Norwind Babbling Loonie
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    Is just spring. Stop snow, please.....
    It's very boring :(
     
  2. Stickypaws

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    Not spring yet ^^ I like snow ^^
     
  3. Meat Elemental

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    Lots of snow here, still january big snow storm on the way too...
     
  4. Martyna Zmuir

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    Technically, 2011's Spring will not start until March 20th. :p

    However, I'm tired of the snow in UO... It should have been turned off with the last publish.
     
  5. Arcus

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    Is still winter. Keep snow, please....
    It's very exciting :)
     
  6. Faeryl

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    Hehe... You're not that far from me actually! But yeah... even though there's still a long time 'til spring, they need to turn off the snow in-game. Makes my T-hunting rather difficult :(
     
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    I am hating the in game snow it causes rubber banding that is not there when snow is not present, I personally feel that the snow is idiotic and it sucks for its implementation on blocking and rubber banding.
     
  8. Tazar

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    I have never noticed any rubber-banding from the snow... but in the enhanced client, having the map show party members with a small white "x" is really worthless against a white background...

    Maybe a red "x" or something that would stand out a little more would work.
     
  9. Meat Elemental

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    Nice if your not too far away help me shovel my driveway, my snowblower needs a tune-up. Supposed to get 15-30 cm wednesday.
     
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    Where i'm at, we have three feet of snow that has been cumulatively built up in the past month.

    I wish the damn snow would stop...
     
  11. Mapper

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    Be grateful you have snow! Zento hasn't seen a flake this year.. *sulk*
     
  12. MalagAste

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    I have no problem with the snow... infact I kinda like it... it's a nice change of pace. I'd like it even more if the trees were barren and the evergreens had snow on them but I'm guessing I expect too much or something. *frowns* Infact what I would REALLY like would be if the game followed it's timeline and did one RL week of winter, one week of spring, one week of Summer and a Week of fall give or take a day here and there.

    And if we could have spring and fall as well. Wouldn't it be awesome to have the tree's turn beautiful fall colors?

    But like I said perhaps I just expect too much.
     
  13. Flutter

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    It's still January here.
     
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    Agreed....makes T-Hunting harder...at least in the 2d classic client
     
  15. Faeryl

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    Hah! I'm not going any further than *my* driveway :D

    I may be close, but that's still a 20 minute drive I'm not willing to make in a snowstorm :)
     
  16. Hunters' Moon

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    In NW Alabama,it is 53 degrees and raining.Spring is coming early,it seems.
     
  17. Jirel of Joiry

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    Here in the lovely state of Oklahoma its 40o right now with some major nasty-ass winter weather on the way. We are under both a Winter Storm Warning and a Blizzard Warning. Here is our forcast from the weather guy at sux err Fox23...

    I think that confirms its still winter here. I been going since 8am this morning, had to buy horse feed and peoples feed. Now, I gotta go throw hay ....Ah, the rural life don't cha just love it!!!
     
  18. BluDjinn

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    We don't know yet if winters over!

    Got to wait on that groundhog.

    I think we need to abandon defending against The invasion, let all the monsters be, stop fishing, ban together and go find this critter and cover him up with Greater Dragon wings.

    That way no shadow!------------>Then it's Spring!



    :please:
     
  19. Ezekiel Zane

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    Agreed. I'm tired of the snow too, both ingame and in rl. Just got a fresh 6-8 inches night before last.
     
  20. old gypsy

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    Snow is nice in-game around the winter holidays. After that, the only snow I care to see is on a postcard. ;)
     
  21. Sargon

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    The snow is a nice touch, but I personally think it looks terrible in the classic client. Some of the tiles just don't flow together very well.
     
  22. Basara

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    Remember, folks, Ivory is from Italy, IIRC, and there between the Med and the Adriatic, winter's pretty much over (the same can't be said for up in the Tyrol region). She probably has no experience with the winter we know (the same holds true for the Aussies (though offset 6 months, their climate is like the Med, unless you're down in Tasmania) and most of the Asians outside Korea or Hokkaido).

    However, most of us using Stratics are in North America or northern Europe. We typically get our coldest temps in January, but the worst snow falls in February and March (here in KY, nearly all of our record snowfalls are in March, including a two-foot monster in the mid-90s that took almost to Easter to get fully cleared, and I lived two blocks from downtown at the time!). This is because the temps are starting to warm up, and allow moisture to get pumped into the storms from the Gulf of Mexico (a similar effect occurs in Europe, from what I understand, but from the Atlantic). January snows like the ones we have had this year are an anomaly (hit about every 33 years).

    Granted, we're probably tired of looking at real snow this year, but the snow is not all that big a deal. Maybe after Valentine's day...
     
  23. Dermott of LS

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    Support Global Warming!

    That and a full range of ingame seasons...

    Snow and bare trees in winter, flowers in spring, green in summer, and fall colors and falling leaves!
     
  24. Sevin0oo0

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    I fiind it irritating as well. makes the tiny CC map pretty worthless when outside. It's a nice touch in small doses, but kinda old now. No slick spots, no drifts to slow us down?(like sand)
    I'm ready for it to be spring again ( in-game)
     
  25. Winker

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    We should be able to deside ourself, with some sort of opt out. I hate the snow in game full stop! I wish they would not turn it on at all.
     
  26. Ivory Norwind

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    Hey guys, this is a GAME!!!!
    There someone that loves snow, someone not. There someone like me that love only a few weeks of snow. But it's not the real life. In this game there are not a summer, a fall, a spring.
    Because it is a GAME. It is stupid to say " in my country there is a lot of snow". then also in UO must be a lot o snow. This summer there will be dozens of fruits that ripen on the trees? :danceb:
    Well, i've only made a post in a forum where there is a chance to say what you want.
    And it seems to me that snow is too much :)
     
  27. Arcus

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    MS Fight Simulator has had configurable weather conditions since at least 1982 (when it was Microprose) . This is the best idea.
     
  28. jack flash uk

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    lol take a mirror, hold up infront of face, looking into said mirror, tell the person looking back at you "this is just a game"
     
  29. Llewen

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    ugh, I must be close to you as well. That's what we're headed for on Wed. We've got so much snow in our yard that even the snowblowers are having a hard time getting the snow out of the driveway. So ya, I'd be all for the end of Winter... But I don't care so much about the snow in UO... :)
     
  30. Beer_Cayse

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    yeah, you guys have been getting royally pasted - unlike the usual Winter where I get it (N of Syracuse). Altho ... we're getting the beginnings of that huge storm thats building. I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 2 feet or more before tomorrow AM.
     
  31. Ivory Norwind

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    I'm in your ignore list. Or am i wrong? :lick:
     
  32. cdavbar

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    Yepper we expecting 10-15+ inches tonight.
     
  33. canary

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    My god, where did you go to school and who taught you that end of Jan/ beginning of Feb was SPRING? They should be fired... and here I thought American schools were tragic.
     
  34. jack flash uk

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    You were but this was too good to miss
     
  35. Ivory Norwind

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    Spring begins on 21 of march.
    In Italy schools works well.
    And they teach education , too....
    But in Italy in February are the first sunny days that make you almost believe that they are already in the spring. I'm sorry for you, if you live in a country so sad, especially with schools that don't teach a minimum of education.
    E tu a quale scuola sei andato? Non lo conosci l'italiano? Non lo insegnano dalle tue parti?
    Che razza di scuole ci sono nel tuo paese :thumbdown:
     
  36. Ivory Norwind

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    I am so funny when I write?
    I'm glad :)
    And please, peace :smooch
     
  37. jack flash uk

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    ok:)
     
  38. Cogniac

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    I would prefer a full-featured Seasons system involving weather phenomena that automatically changed during server-down on the correct IRL days (March 20, June 21, September 23, and December 22 in 2011).

    However, there are many things that would need to be conceptually worked out before that could happen. For instance, currently the snow tapers off as you go south to Trinsic and Serpent's Hold, except there's nothing south of those locations, so why is it warmest there? Technically, it should be the warmest around Britain, because that's where the "equator" would be in Britannia.

    You could make the argument that Britannia's axis is at a 90ยบ angle to its star, much like Uranus, and that places like Serpent's Hold are always the closest and thus warmest, and places like Minoc are always farthest away, and thus coldest. But then the question would be, why does the snow ever melt? An eccentric orbit, I suppose.

    But that doesn't really factor in the fact that Britannia is a torus (donut); when you go west, you come out in the east, and when you go north, you come out in the south. So that would put someplace tropical like Serpent's Hold right next to someplace cold like Ice Isle, meaning that there's no way to have the tropical regions closest to the sun without also having the arctic regions be closest to the sun. And that doesn't work.

    Perhaps it would be best to just throw up your hands, yell "It's freakin' magic," and never think about it ever again.
     
  39. Cetric

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    Aww, aren't you guys cute!!!:grouphug:
     
  40. canary

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    When your first post in this thread is 'Is just spring' then no... obviously you had zero clue when spring was.

    I 'almost believe' in magic ponies, btw... it doesn't mean there are really magical ponies. FYI.

    I'm just glad that the people of stratics have assisted in your education.
     
  41. [JD]

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    i like the snow, when im in t2a it helps highlight those annoying paths through the weird map geography so i can get around better
     
  42. Meat Elemental

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    It's nice for finding housing areas too when there is no snow on the available plot in the atlas.
     
  43. Dermott of LS

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    However, there are many things that would need to be conceptually worked out before that could happen. For instance, currently the snow tapers off as you go south to Trinsic and Serpent's Hold, except there's nothing south of those locations, so why is it warmest there? Technically, it should be the warmest around Britain, because that's where the "equator" would be in Britannia.


    I believe the area of Britannia we know and love was originally designed to be 1/4 of the world in the Northern Hemisphere (I won't get into is it east or west argument). 0,0 occuring is based on LB's throne, not on the physical structure of the world, so the true equator in theory should occur near the southern end of the tropical islands.

    Of course considering that the map loops around N/S in addition to E/W, that throws all sorts of wrenches into the reality of it all.

    Of course you COULD just say "A wizard did it" which set up a situation that keeps the citizens in Britannia confined physically (non-magically) in the Quardasphere (?) we are currently in with moongate travel the only way to break the confines.

    (How's that for some of the top of my head bullsqueeze?)
     
  44. Basara

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    Actually, the way the map edge-wrapping works, it maps out to a Torus.

    So, our characters are living on a giant doughnut/bagel....
     
  45. Dermott of LS

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    I found the image I was thinking of...

    [​IMG]

    Assuming that this IS the real thing, you can actually see where they have lined out the tropics, equator, arctic and antarctic lines. If you consider our current map, it follows the arctic and northern tropic lines.
     
  46. Ender

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    I dislike my UOCartographer map being covered in snow. I don't mind it ingame though.
     
  47. Awwww how sweet :heart: :heart: :heart: I am glad you 2 have kissed and made up!

    In public too :grouphug:
     
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    The world-famous weather-reading groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted spring was on its way Wednesday from his home at Gobbler's Knob, near Punxsutawney, Penn.



    Elsewhere the Mid-Alantic states in the U.S. Braces for the biggest winter storm of the year,with snow fall reaching 20 inches in some places.




    :lol:


    HEY! YOU GUYS WHO LIVE OUT THAT WAY TAKE CARE!
     
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    I do not mind UO snow. It is pretty where the tiles at least all fit and so forth.

    What I do not like is the UO rain those diagonal dots of blue and white that endlessly *rain* in certain areas of UO for forever. All I think of is the song *who will stop the rain* when I am in said areas of UO. I would love to see UO rain be eliminated for forever in those areas of the game where it is always, raining.

    BTW Spring is just a date on the rl calendar, depends in rl where one lives as to when Springtime rl really arrives and what hemisphere we are in too.

    When I lived in Wisconsin, my mom would call me from OHIO laughin that their daffodils were blooming in April sometimes as early as March, where in Green Bay Wisconsin where I lived for 12 yrs, the daffodils never bloomed, often till after May Mothers Day or in May around, Memorial Day.

    So when we moved SOUTH, I would call her up in OHIO to tell her MY daffodils were bloomin down here on Valentines Day, cuz rl spring begins arriving here usually in Feb. :) I can also tell spring is coming here when the northern birds that over winter here, decide to go home & fly back UP north.

    And when them Canadian Geese & etc. come down here TOO early in the fall, I know winter even down here is gonna be CRUEL and winter will arrive earlier than any date, on the calendar proclaiming, it is 'Winter'.

    Our temp here went from 59 to 29 degrees in 1 hr. yesterday with high winds & wind chill makin it feel like 10 degrees, due to this mega storm all over the USA, but all we got down here was tons of rain *this time* ! Further south from here they got tornado warnings, with this same storm front.

    We did have rl snow 4 times this winter so far though, for down here, it's quite unusual to get 8 inches or more of snow in one snowfall, at all in *winter* down here !

    For us here locally March is our most dangerous climatic changes month, followed by Nov. ie tornados, as the cold and hot weather & seasons collide atop our heads.
     
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    The world-famous weather-reading groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted spring was on its way Wednesday from his home at Gobbler's Knob, near Punxsutawney, Penn.



    :) I think they use a possum down here, to predict spring's arrival.

    For myself an early March 'tornado siren' blaring, usually in the middle of the night, tells me, springtime is offically here. :(