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The Best Recent Additions To UO

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Captn Norrington, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Captn Norrington

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    Hello everyone,

    There has been so much negativity here In Uhall lately I thought it would be a nice change of pace to create a thread about all the wonderful recent things that have been added to UO. Recent meaning within the last couple of years. I'd love to see which additions you all have enjoyed the most.

    My personal favorites in no particular order are:

    #1 The "retrieve" option. It might be a small change, but it's so incredibly useful and helpful. It also makes it much safer to pick up items without having to worry about a thief standing next to you who will take the item as soon as it gets unlocked.

    #2 Vendor Search. It allows everyone to advertise their vendors equally, and ensures that even if your house is in the middle of nowhere, as long you price your items well your vendor will get customers. This also helps distribute the vendor population so the rest of the world actually has vendors again instead of all of them being in Luna.

    #3 Player Event Coordinator Wraith. I love that any player from any shard, can request that PEC Wraith help with their event. Having boss monsters and other additions created by PEC Wraith makes player events much more fun and helps build the community. All PEC events I have been to have been extremely fun and everyone seemed to have a great time.

    #4 The Advisors. I think bringing the Advisors back into the game was a wonderful decision. The Advisors are always very quick when responding to pages, and are extremely helpful. Allowing the UO community to volunteer to help their fellow players has always been one of the best things in UO in my opinion. GM response time has also gotten a lot faster lately.

    Thank you developers, for investing in the UO community by hiring PEC Wraith and the Advisors.

    Thank you to everyone on the UO Team! :)
     
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    Blessed items re-equipping when you loot your corpse.
     
  3. MalagAste

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    Governor system and Trade Deal Quests comes to mind.

    Outside of course the afore mentioned Retrieve option which IMO is awesome!

    Pink, blue and white books to alleviate the 8million things I have in my house.
     
  4. Capt. Lucky

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    I give this thread 5 minutes till it crashes and burns ;)
     
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    But vendor search is major. Hopefully they'll update search when the new plates come out.
     
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    +1 to vendor search and trade quests, if you want to call those additions "recent."
     
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    I do love refinements, despite it's cluttered design.
    In fact, I wish we had refinements for plain leather.

    Would be perfect with less cluttering of types of refinements, but I all but one of my dexxer suits use them.
     
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    1. soul stones
    2. davies locker
    3. Ems
    4. pink, alacrity and scroll books,,need ones for runes books and mages books lol
    5. abyss exspanion
    6. high seas. ships/cannons ect
    7. more storage, all the new stuff may need more storage lol
    8. mesanna going out if her way to help people get accounts. ect
    9. balancing pvp, not sure what masteries will do
    10. goblin named ozog, watch out for yellow snow
     
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    wish they would stack then np lol
     
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    Some of the best art lately. Those new vases coming look amazing and I just dig a lot of the new stuff. Those heads on pikes were pretty cool in my opinion.
     
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    The auto mark of quest items is really helpful when doing Heartwood quests.
     
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    Retrieve ..ftw! We should all thank Evil Lord Smurfy for the devs adding it, without his shenanigans it would have never come to pass. :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    Raised Garden beds!! Seed boxes! Garden Shed! The new Galleon style ships! Coffee plants, coffee grinder, expresso machine! Easter plants! The ability to dye sandles! The books for P-scrolls, pinks and blues!
     
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    not recent, but the armor changes making plate & studded useful again was in my opinion the best positive change for UO in recent years. simple and useful addition to add value to a huge aspect of game content.
     
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    Also not particularly recent, but I love fighting Corgul. By far my favorite boss!
     
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    For me returning the best system I have found so far is the 'Make Max' option in the crafting menu and the 'make quest item'.
    My god they are a god send for craft training :)


    I could also say that one of the best 'recent' additions to UO is my return :cheerleader::hula::juggle:
     
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    Vendor Search
    Davies Locker
    Garden Shed
    Raised gardens
    Seed Boxes
    Scroll binders
    Power scroll books
    SOT books
    Trade quests
    Awesome vet rewards


    So many wonderful improvements--thank you Devs!
     
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    Although already mentioned,
    # 1 - Retrieve option. This has got to be one of the best options introduced, Love Love it!!
    # 2- The Re-equipping of your blessed items once you retrieve your corpse
    # 3- Sot & Power scroll books

    Much Love:heart::heart:
     
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    I was thinking most of these changes weren't really "recent" but looked up power scroll book and saw they came out just last December after publish 88.2.
    http://www.uo.com/article/Publish-882-World-Wide-11192014
    Just less than a year ago? Is that possible? Seems longer than that.
     
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    Man, I'm really reluctant to bring negativity here, but a lot of these perks are time gated or were anniversary things that will only get more and more rare.
     
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    OUT!! Go on.....Remove thyself.
    I'll have none of that negativity in this room, you want Doom and Gloom 101. That's 2 doors down. :grouphug:
     
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    "I like the vendor search too, and the free travel you get with every purchase"...said no Siege player ever.
     
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    I agree that power scroll books should be a commodity like BOD books
     
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    Honestly, and it's by no means perfect as nothing is, and there is still much room for improvement, but if you stand back and look at the big picture, it's pretty amazing how well they have balanced pvp within a game that uses a skill based character development system. Given the level of complexity, factoring in all the different types of skills, their levels, and the amount of spells (magery, mysticism, necromancy, chivalry, ninja) factored in with all of the melee and ranged templates... not to mention all the added cost/benefits of secondary skills like alchemy and poisoning, the game is nicely balanced when it comes to pvp.

    I am sure some of you might disagree. I'm sure I could find over a hundred threads dating back the last ten years that could pose a counter-argument. There are changes that I myself feel would benefit pvp better as well, but from an overall perspective, look how well it ties everything together. Kudos to the dev team for this.
     
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    This.

    Pvp balance in uo is 100x better then any other mmo i have played.
     
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    I'm with Zuck on the balancing act the dev teams over the years have performed for pvp. That is without a doubt the best acrobatic act in coding I've ever seen the results of!

    After that, Retrieve... I use it every day, every time I log in, every time I wanna deco. That is the "shift/Ctrl" command's BFF for a decorator!
     
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    Your llama's so fat.... when it sits around the stable, it sits *around* the stable!
     
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    I don't know. When it comes to the retrieve option, I almost feel as if I am "cheating" by using it. There is a tiny "rush" we got from unlocking something within our public homes. It ain't Ultima Online after all if you can't get your bag of rares stolen by a thief who has been camped in your museum for the last ten hours... a painfully legal way to play the game back in the day.
     
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    My (hands down) #1 is Vendor Search: Not only is it good for our New Magincia shop (on a relatively low pop shard), but also helps me a lot to buy stuff. But a lot of good recent additions have been mentioned in this thread and agree with most.
     
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    I gotta add this.. Item insurance... We didn't have that back in the day and while I see it's use for Trammies, its what makes reds fearless to attack anyone. They don't have to worry about their stuff being looted if the try to attack a blue and lose. I know many of you will disagree and that's OK. I miss the old uo

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    While I agree with missing the old UO Pre-AoS, item insurance was kind of required with the whole itemization that was introduced with Age of Shadow (where insurance was also introduced).
     
  33. Theron

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    Recent additions...i gotta say the loot revamp...it made me want to hunt again!
     
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    Wait what? Loot doesn't suck anymore? Did I miss something

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    I can't remember when ithappened, but it began with the dungeon shame and has now recently been extended to all dungeons/maps/etc.

    Yes...loot is now worth it again! hunting is fun and worth it again!!
     
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    Wait. For real when did it change

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    About 6+ months ago with the global loot patch.
     
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    My five year old playing one of my alt accounts... Lol.
     
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    Ohh, well if it was worse before that wow because I think loot sucks now. But I can't back in this past December and my account is from 2000

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    Off topic now, I was once recommended to remove my phone signature for security reasons. Don't know how you feel about it, but perhaps you should remove yours too? Just to be on the safe side...
     
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    Thanks, I think I fixed it. Never really noticed that
     
  42. Theron

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    Yeah it looks ok now ;)