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The elephant in the room

Discussion in 'UHall' started by nynyve, May 13, 2011.

  1. nynyve

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    Ok I am going to say it.

    I know being a dev is tough.

    But will someone please tell my why those "other shards" have better deco? Granted there are stability issues when dealing with the larger player base of official UO Shards, but it is depressing that amateurs are producing more attractive items free and in their spare time.

    I am willing to learn. I would like to understand what the problem is. I think I would have a better time accepting some of these issues if I understood the difficulties involved.

    Also why is so much that is produced for UO so ugly? I am sure that many players would be happy to contribute design sources and inspiration.
     
  2. Coldren

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    Some of them go far beyond better deco...

    Though I imagine a large part of the problem is bureaucracy, technology, establishment, and finances. Things those "other shards" don't have to worry about, as they are genuine labors of love, not a job.

    When you're unbound to be as creative as you can be, you'll always be better at it than someone forced to work on it 8 hours a day and answer to someone else for doing what you do.
     
  3. tatey

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    elven armoire.

    it's like, a parody of itself. it's so bad and so ugly, that they almost made it as a joke on how bad and ugly the graphics have become since the game was created.
     
  4. nynyve

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    Ok while we are confessing--I liked none of the craftable furniture that came with the Stygian Abyss. I wasn't crazy about most of the house tles but I did like the floor tiles.
     
  5. It is all a matter of taste ...
    /simple

    /yw
     
  6. Lorddog

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    probably goes back to that guy that did free graphics for them and then sued them to get payment (and won i believe)
    now they dont accept people doing the artwork for free.
     
  7. nynyve

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    So pay them. Set a flat work for hire rate.
     
  8. Lorddog

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    then you will have to provide health care and pay taxes on them. it probably not worth the trouble they would get in.
     
  9. Tom_Builder

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    One would think if someone was that good, they would just hire him/her. I have seen some great graphics come out with the mesanna world tour (so we all know that they can do it), and so many other items come out that are just using old rehued graphics.

    Tom
     
  10. nynyve

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  11. mjolnir131

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    all the grgy stuff looks great i replaced several chairs with the thrones
     
  12. MalagAste

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    No they don't/won't hire good artists...... hence the reason we have what we have. An art team who failed Perspective 101.


    *rolls eyes* Every once in a GREAT while they come up with something "decent" ..... but that while is so few and far between it's not even funny.

    I do like a lot of the gargish stuff.... tiles, and furniture... what I DON'T like is most of the elven crap... and I love elves.... I think whoever was responsible for that ought to hang their heads in SHAME....

    Hideously ugly most of it.

    Even the dryads..... UGLY.... the only true ugliness with the Gargoyles is the inability to be able to alter crap for them.... the fact they can't change "faces" or horn styles or colors or anything...... once you create the poor creature you're pretty much stuck like that..... forever.
     
  13. Goldberg-Chessy

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    Huh?

    When did anyone sign on to UO for the graphics?

    What were/are you expecting?

    What would possess anyone to hang around UO forever complaining about graphics? And if you are hanging around there are obviously other great things keeping you here.

    Do these same people continually eat at a great steakhouse and complain about the chicken parm?