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This new Britannian Ship and it's new Add-On's feature

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Trebr Drab, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Trebr Drab

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    Will these add-ons, as well as the canons, be visible without getting on the ships? I think it would be cooler if passers-by could see what's on them while they are docked at ports of call.
     
  2. NuSair

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    I thought it was the Whale that were talking about that had the ability to have lockdowns (like a soulforge).
     
  3. Trebr Drab

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    I'm not sure, now that you mention it.
    A Soulforge isn't a lockdown, it's an add-on. I took it as only add-ons. It would be cool to be able to lock down items too. But that would probably be a big problem with ship decays.
     
  4. Mapper

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    My 2d already lags with 3-4 new boats onscreen, I can't imagine having to also load all their addons and cannons. Eeek!
     
  5. Trebr Drab

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    Really, Mapper? That's certainly a good reason not to do it.

    Have you ever tried any streaming games? I'm wondering how your system handles that. I have hopes that there's a future in streaming games for this reason.
     
  6. Llewen

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    *hypnotically waves fingers - you know that action that looks like your molesting a ghost*
    *intones*

    Coooommme over to the dark side! There will be no lag on the enhanced client! Repent of your classic client sins!

    Probably will lag in the enhanced client as well, but maybe not as much... :)
     
  7. Mapper

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    Already there. :D I play EC as much as I can, but one of my PCs can't handle it, hence why I still have to use 2d at times. No lag on EC regarding boats, and I can see the entire ship. :p
     
  8. MalagAste

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    Wonder if these boats will let you put a parrot on them....


    I also thought the Tokuno ships should have lights on the sides of them that you can turn on and off. They look like they should light up now but they don't sadly.
     
  9. Trebr Drab

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    Lights would be fantastic. Nets would be too. Any decor that fits would be great. One thing is, I'd like to see them keep it limited in some fashion. I mean, a ship with 50 parrots on kind of blows the feeling out of it.

    And we need fog!
     
  10. ikaikaman

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    They said could lockdown mining forge.
    I can not understand why devs adds that Scripiter is pleased.
    When Commodity deed box added,Scripter need not recall bank so easy to scripiting.
     
  11. Nyses

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    Here is what everyone should be concerned over. Since it allows storage and lock downs, will placing one Condemn your house on that account? If that was answered, My bad, I missed it.
     
  12. G.v.P

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    They should work exactly like the current ships. When you see a current ship you see the cannons. I'd imagine -- since cannons appear to be add-ons -- the new ship is entirely loaded when the user is near one.

    You need to get some RAM or a better video card ;P. But yeah, the devs want to make sure there won't be a lot of the Whales around, and expressed a concern about dock traffic at its current state of being.

    Great idea. We should make a list, hehe.

    A whale is only expected to have 2 add-on bays for non-weapon stuff.

    In my opinion, if anyone is going to go boat mining then all the power to them. Boat mining sucks. Heh, pay 200k and give EA an extra $15 to mine same spot every so often on boat while I go at it the old fashioned way, mining out a cave. Eh, but I see the concern ... I guess.
     
  13. Trebr Drab

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    G.v.P., I had logged out of and quit UO while on land, and then logged back in to not be able to see my canons. But that was a while ago, in case they made a change to it.

    I had gone into the realm of "what I'd like to see". But if we continue and start a list, here's some ideas....

    • 3 "bays", one each side and one aft, for lights. Choose your colors.
    • 4 Bays, 2 each side for a selection of specific options. Nets (rolled up), crates, creates covered with tarps, bunches of barrels, etc.
    • 2 Bays rear, choice of Parate or light
    • 2 Bays, on masts, for banners

    Available on all the new ships. Maybe some extra's on the "Whales".

    Oh, and foggy seas!
     
  14. Lady Tia

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    Additional info added to the sticky at the top of the page regarding the ship and its new stuff.
     
  15. Babble

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    I think it should behave like a house so only basic statics of the boat are visible, rest of the boat loads on entering.
     
  16. In this forum? Somehow I'm totally missing it...
     
  17. G.v.P

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    Ah, okay. Whenever I've approached another ship while sailing or have walked to / recalled to one I've seen the cannons ... I'll have to try logging in and out outside of one sometime, see if there is a difference.

    I thought cannons were supposed to be visible at all times, at least -- to give people a sense of what they might have to deal with, haha.