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The UO development team

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Thrakkar, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Thrakkar

    Thrakkar Slightly Crazed
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    I'm just watching "Ultima Online - Developer Live Stream, 12/1/2010" and wondered, if that is the complete dev team or staff working on UO. Or are there more people working on UO?
     
  2. Supreem

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    There are more. :)
     
  3. Ls Jax Ls

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    They might have a few illegal immigrants locked in a closet somewhere coding...but I doubt there's any more than that.
     
  4. Babble

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    I am pretty sure cathat is a personality disorder of grimm and never existed!

    I mean Cathead?
    Hah!

    So I guess those are all and the rest is make believe!

    :p
     
  5. TheGrimmOmen

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    I have no idea how to respond to that.... and neither do I.
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    There's the 'kickball' piccie on Facebook that shows a few more
     
  7. Thrakkar

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    Hehe, thought so. It would be absolutely mind-blowing, if they would pull this off with just 5 people :p

    Where's this facebook pic? (On facebook obviously :p, but on which account? And do I need an account myself to view it?)

    Anyway, how much people are working on UO? Probably someone has a list of the current dev-team & other staff.
     
  8. TheScoundrelRico

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    Shouldn't they be programming and developing instead of playing kickball? Just askin...la
     
  9. MalagAste

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    Well typically every year the DEV's give us some sort of named stuff that generally has all their names... so if you know how to weed out all the EM's and GM's you could then narrow down how many DEV's there really are....

    Just a guess.
     
  10. Lord Gareth

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    I think those are the ones who got the short straws. The rest got to go home and sleep hehe
     
  11. Talula

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    Those are janitors they pulled in to fill out the teams
     
  12. jradar71

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    That was the first time I have watched a UO "Live" stream video of the developers and it didn't exactly give me a good feeling. If their mission was to make it look as though UO is ran from a basement by a group of unorganized misfits, then they have accomplished that feat.

    Each of them appeared to look exactly like the "burn-outs" kicked out of school. The owner(s) of this company should have been completely embarrassed to see their "Lead" developers represent their company looking the way they did.

    The so-called lead programmer for fishing argued that "fish do stack" even when the forum of players repeatedly said they do not. Has this kid even played his fisherman lately?

    The video/sound was poorly ran and again seemed like it was being done from the basement of a house.

    The only thing the live feed did (speaking for myself) was to sum up exactly why there are so many bugs in this game that have not been fixed.
     
  13. I Play UO

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I would rather them give me the middle finger to my face rather than how they do it now.
     
  14. canary

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    Yes, like 2-3 others, tops.

    The fact you currently run on a skeleton crew is one of your teams worst kept secrets.
     
  15. Tina Small

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    Based on the names on the 2010 Valentine's Day roses and posts made since then, I think the various groups of people working on UO have recently included the following people:

    Development Team:
    Uriah - Calvin Crowner, UO Producer
    Mesanna - Bonnie Armstrong, UO Associate Producer
    Supreem - Derek Brinkmann, UO Lead Engineer
    Axel - Billy Teng, UO Engineer (sometimes listed as Client Engineer)
    Bleak - Stephen Brown, UO Software Engineer
    Argyle - Brian Sobodacha - UO Engineer
    Mrs. Troublemaker - Yvette Aarons, UO Engineer (located in London, England)
    Shade - Mark Steelman, UO Content Designer
    Phoenix - Mike Moore, UO Systems Designer
    Logrus - Bruce Bonnick, UO Designer
    TheGrimmOmen - JP Harrod, UO Associate CG Supervisor
    CJ Grebb - Sr. Graphic Designer
    Drummergirl - Heather Cerlan, World Builder
    Misk - Michael Armstrong, UO Test Lead (sometimes listed as QA Lead)
    Kerlean - John Thornhill, QA Tester
    James Riddick, QA Tester

    Event Moderators: (May not be a completely current list.)
    Aeon (Oceania)
    Aname (Lake Superior)
    Asiantam (Yamato)
    Autolycus (Lake Superior)
    Barnaby (Catskills)
    Bennu (Atlantic)
    Crysania (Baja)
    Cyno Razik (Pacific)
    Dudley (Chesapeake)
    Ealia Tiefwasser (Drachenfels)
    Eira (Sonoma)
    Elizabella (Great Lakes)
    Emile Layne (Europa)
    Helios (Legends)
    Infinity (Origin)
    Kasaven (Catskills)
    Kaz (Pacific)
    Malachi (Great Lakes)
    Minilion (Yamato)
    Mystique (Napa Valley)
    Pallando (Lake Austin)
    Sangria (Sonoma)
    Sarakan (Europa)
    Seppo (Baja)
    Sirius (Drachenfels)
    Spriggan (Atlantic)
    Tempest (Napa Valley)
    Delang (Oceania?)
    Faine Morgan (Origin?)
    Ikaris (Legends?)
    Lyraa (Drachenfels?)
    Nathael (Catskills?)
    Quantum (Siege Perilous?)
    Tailspin (Pacific?)
    Cernunnos (?)
    Dexter (?)
    Eris (?)
    Fiorella (?)
    Kestrel (?)
    Lillimu (?)
    Molly O'Malley (?)
    Nestor (?)
    Stardancer (?)
    Tashik (?)
    Vespera (?)
    Vladimere (?)
    Ziv (?)

    Community
    Rowland Cox - Community Lead
    James Nichols - Community Coordinator
    Andy Belford - Community Coordinator
    Yossie - Shinji Yoshikawa, Online Operation Manager (Japan)
    Wasia - Daisuke Maruyama, Assistant Publishing Producer (Japan)
    Celtious - Satoshi Uryu, Community Manager (Japan)

    Customer Support Management
    Jon Farrinelli, Customer Support Manager
    Todd Gropp, Customer Support Manager
    Sam Makely, Customer Support Assistant Manager
    Linda Robbins, Training and Documentation Lead

    Game Masters (Not sure where they are located, but these are all GM names that have been mentioned in posts made in English so I don't believe they are located in Japan.)
    Acheren
    Aefli
    Aeseer
    Akemai
    Balendros
    Dekru
    Drosst
    Fiper
    Thowe
    Truji
    Visrias

    Interest Game Masters (Japan):
    Jawbra
    Zoer

    In-Game Customer Support Team (Japan):
    Rend (Community Manager)
    Snark (Lead Game Master)
    Comforl (Game Master)
    Prume (Game Master)
    Justel (Game Master)

    Some names from the 2010 Valentine's Day roses that no one was ever been able to link with a role or other name:
    Cachorrao
    Eldariian
    Evrie
    Feidrid
    Lothande
    Meri
    Othan
    Ryutaro_obi (I *think* Ryutaro_obi may be someone who works on the UO Japan website, but I'm not entirely certain of this.)
    Sebastian Seino
    Terya
    Worver
    Xatryn

    Some unidentified names from the 13th Anniversary baskets:
    Drake
    Krunchi
     
  16. Voodoo990

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    /signed. Seeing the video I thought, this is EA's third string on this project.
     
  17. Boogy

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    to what you are smoking

    some of it, I want

     
  18. I Play UO

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    Wrong. Try the practice squad.
     
  19. Hildebrand

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    It was almost an hour that could have been done in maybe 10 min. I get so frustrated that when they get asked a question, they give puzzled looks and stutters. Hell... I even understood the questions and I don't work there 5 days a week.
     
  20. Babble

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    *hands something over*

    Good **** man
    :p
     
  21. Warpig Inc

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    It is them sitting down for a video recording that can be later viewed that irks me. The time wasted so we can watch someone take notes during a video recording.
     
  22. Babble

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    As i am not even sure the bug email works, who knows what methods they use to learn of bugs.

    Me I hardly know of any or ignore them, so I don't report them anyway.
     
  23. I Play UO

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    If I was them, I would just make the assumption that if we recently added new code, then there are bugs in it.
     
  24. WarUltima

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    They use a regular stractics account named "Popps".

    Man you sure are not the brightest among us.
     
  25. Babble

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    *switches on the light*
    hey I know what bright is

    And be nice or I sic Fayhled onto you!