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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Petra Fyde, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Petra Fyde

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    Broadsword's State of UO Address in in just under 12 hours!

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  2. kelmo

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    Wheeeeeee!
     
  3. James Moriarty

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    *Yawn* Waist of time, these people never do what they say and they never answer the important questions with a straight answer. Maybe a career in politics would suit them better than game developers.
     
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    Loved that RTB in may! Looking forward to hear more of it :D
     
  5. Capt. Lucky

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    Naturally I'll watch it. Thanks for posting the reminder. I expect to hear "That's something we can do", "We'll look into that", and a rare "That's not on our radar". Then nothing will happen. *sigh* Not being negative, just realistic. I'm really not sure why they do them. There's nothing in the current publish that does much for me. Maybe I can get an idea where they are going next and keep my fingers crossed it's something good.
     
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    Awesome! I was just about to ask for hotlinks. Thanks @Petra and the rest of the Stratics team. Y'all are really good at what you do!
     
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    This will be DEEEEEEP in the night here in Europe :sad2:
     
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    Things I want to watch from gaming companies are always at terrible times. US companies do it too late at night, which is at least understandable. They're focusing on the US market. But UK companies (Rockstar and Creative Assembly. I'm looking at you!) seem to do it while most UK players would still be at work :/
     
  9. Capt. Lucky

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    Well you should be able to get transcripts and catch it later in video on youtube or something. I don't think I'd lose any sleep over it. I doubt anything earth shattering will be happening in the next 24 hours in UO, lol.
     
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    [QUOTE="Capt. Lucky, post: 2432877, member: 168649" "That's something we can do", "We'll look into that", and a rare "That's not on our radar".[/QUOTE]


    Heheh.

    Add in " Thank you for bringing this to our attention" and half a dozen of inside jokes. And you got it covered.

    ...Naaah, it is easy to be cynical. I don't think they'd bother hyping us up if it wasn't something interesting. I expect they say or do something you didn't expect to happen!
     
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    Don't forget - "Send me an email and I'll look into it".
     
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  12. Capt. Lucky

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    I'm expecting "An exciting revamp of our website"! Probably "Welcome Back to Btitannia!" info. And a lot of "We can do that!". lol. Hopefully a revamp of the Account Management someday. But I'm an eternal sap and will be watching :p
     
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  13. Capt. Lucky

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    Mesanna actual does get back to you sooner or later if you email her. She's the only bright star of UO (or would the Dark Lady be a dark star?). She really does care and does what she can. About the only "thing" in UO I have confidence in.
     
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  14. Petra Fyde

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    Yup. I just woke up from a preparatory afternoon nap so that I don't fall asleep in the middle of running it :D
     
  15. Capt. Lucky

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    Tomorrows my birthday so hopefully it doesn't run too long. Ize got plans lol. I guess I could watch it at the bar on my phone :p
     
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    dont know if you have this question on your list but, could you ask if they have planned some kind of revamp for tamers?
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I actually like Mesanna quite a bit. So my comment is more of a playful jab than a sarcastic retort. However that being said, while I admire her dedication and willingness to communicate directly players to handle their issues - I also think it shows a fundamental flaw with UO service that the producer has to field so many of these issues that should be handled by regular support staff etc.
     
  18. Piotr

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    Now you say Europe and the title of this thread says countdown...

     
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    How funny, I grew up on Europe and the other hair bands.
     
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    noobs :p
     
  21. TheScoundrelRico

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    Hope they say something that absolutely MAKES me re-activate my account. Unfortunately, I doubt it...la
     
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  22. Goodmann

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    Think about UO's population, Just say 10k people for argument sake and if 10% sent her an email a month that's 1k emails to read/respond. That doesn't sound fun especially when you have other things to do
     
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  23. Smoot

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    taking bets on how many times mesanna's answer to a problem is "send me an email"
     
  24. Thrakkar

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    The real deal could have been liked as well, just like this:



    Our questions? From the "Ask the Devs"-Forum? Or was there a separate thread? Randomly picked questions? Will one question also be about the state of the steam release?
     
  25. Petra Fyde

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    From here
    http://stratics.com/community/threads/uo-com-producer-letter.321144/

     
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  26. Capt. Lucky

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    That's the job. If no one else can do it, then what can ya do. If you send it to support she just gets it anyway, lol. Only so many people around these days.
     
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  27. Capt. Lucky

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    I think you've hit on a drinking game!
     
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  28. Ender

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    Not expecting anything big to be in this so I'll just skim a transcript late tonight or tomorrow.

    I will be staying up to watch a stream of TGS for some Metal Gear Solid info though...

    Edit: Wait somehow I thought that time was in PST. I may leave it on for a bit then.
     
  29. Thrakkar

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  30. Tjalle

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    As for a new castle design, Galen or Dermott or someone posted a pic of a different castle 1-2 years ago that looked awesome. Seemed very space friendly.

    Perhaps someone can post that pic here again for the devs to see. I liked that design.

    And thanks for the video session, Stratics folks and devs. :thumbup:
     
  31. Obsidian

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    I liked the mention of power scroll books. I hope they are released soon. It will help immensely with sorting and binding.
     
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  32. Ender

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    So... Has any progress actually been made on the new EC art? It sounded like they kinda just put it off until they could find a player to pawn it off on.
     
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    Since its now been several years since this project was started, and we've only been given one glimpse of redone wall tiles two years ago, I'm guessing no. Its way past time for them to SHOW US some of this allegedly revamped art. Right now, its 100% smoke and mirrors.
     
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  34. Capt. Lucky

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    Well I love the video format cause I can display it on my HDTV :) Other than I could only see Bonnie from the nose up cause the pictures at the bottom covered her face. Anyway... this boiled down to another Q&A session, which I'm not crazy about. It turns into a bunch of people just asking questions about their pet desires that you know for the most part aren't gonna happen, lol. I tuned in for the "State of UO!" and that really didn't happen in any organized fashion. I hoped to hear a narrative statement about where UO is today and where were headed in the future. We really didn't get that. We got pieces here and there from the questions. Like if the President of the United States has a State of the Union address he doesn't just get on for 2 hours and have a Q&A. He gets up there and tells us where we've been, where we are now, and how he's gonna fix it all in the future and make it better. Whether it happens or not ;) Anyway, a little disappointed in another Q&A session. Didn't want a bunch of "how abouts" from the "peanut gallery". I wanted solid info on where we were going, and what the plan was. I had hoped it would have started that way then faded into a Q&A that would have been more meaningful based on actually info of where UO was headed. And I saw someone is wearing my UO shirt! I want my shirts! ;)
     
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  35. DevilsOwn

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    in 2009 Kurgan, with help from Lord Nabin, ran a castle design contest..... rules were simple, stay within the footprint (and possibly height) of the current castles... three of the entries can be seen in this thread: http://stratics.com/community/threads/a-challenge-for-all-you-home-makers.132762/

    I've never been able to locate the thread that had all the entries in it
     
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  36. Ender

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    Yeah have they actually said anything about what they plan on doing in the next year? Specifically? Not just all "oh yeah we might work on that"
     
  37. Capt. Lucky

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    Oh and I liked we're getting neon cannons for our ships and a hot air balloon!
     
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  38. Capt. Lucky

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    No, not really.
     
  39. Lug

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    Lets get another Keep and Castle design contest underway pronto!
     
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  40. Tjalle

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    Ah, it was you!
    I knew it was one of the "old timers". :D

    Aye, the castle that you made in that thread was the one I was thinking of. I would love to see that design ingame.
     
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    Kurgans housebuilder broke. We need a program that will allow us access to the pieces.
     
  42. Obsidian

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    They did not give any concrete insight into publish 87 and its focus.

    The one recurring theme was crafting "love" at some point in the future. I wanted to hear more details on what skills they consider crafting. I hope this includes an update for inscription and alchemy in addition to the traditional crafting skills (blacksmithing, tailoring, carpentry, tinkering). I personally would like to see a 120 power scroll for all crafting skills with new recipes, BODs, and useful things you can make with each.
     
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    I was also expecting a statement on future plans for UO and actually thought I must have missed part of the broadcast. Even though they are busy with the current publish, surely they have a plan for what they are doing next and could have shared some of that.
     
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    The answer to Tina's question about quest/escort/plant/etc timers was unfortunate. These timers are annoying to keep track of.

    Many MMOs set their timers at 18-20 hours so people can actually try to make them fit their schedules.

    @Kyronix To get around shard crashes affecting timers, have the server reset them at a specific time every day, say 4am "local time." This would in no way alter game balance, and would be a positive change to show the players that you care.
     
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    Guess they are adding a new skill to Tamers....and I had my template finally maxed out and ready.
     
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    Am I wrong in assuming that any player created castle designs would really only be the current castle design with alterations? IE moving steps, interior walls, doors and such? If one were to completely change the layout of the courtyard, 90% of the current castle locations wouldn't fit a solid 31x31 foundation because of blocking items that the current courtyard allows.
     
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    It's feedback like this will help us outline the scope of what kind of crafting "love" may be in store for the future. We didn't offer more details because we are still very early in the conversation.
     
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    This was just a Q&A

    When do we get the State of UO?

    There was very little that talked about their actual planned direction for Ultima Online.

    A for effort tho.
     
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    I sent pictures of my shabby robe but, I would be more interested truly in the implementation (my big word for the week) of a banner program I asked about. I hope they really take that to heart.
     
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    I'm happy about one thing in particular -- the promise to redesign and simplify the account management page.
     
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