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Town hall questions!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by StaticOnAtlantic, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Since alot of us will not be attending, I figured
    maybe someone who is , can maybe take a list of questions from this thread.

    Also , will someone be video taping? YouTube maybe?


    Sent from iPhone
     
  2. Taylor

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    Anyone from TGN/Stratics video taping or conducting E3-esque interviews, perhaps? :D
     
  3. Picus at the office

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    How about WTF is happening with this game?
     
  4. How about we have more detailed thought out questions, that might help a bit instead of non logical rants.
     
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    I'm optimistic. Can't imagine EA would spend the money to organize an event for the purpose of announcing a game closures - they'd just pull the plug.

    I'm betting on good news.
     
  6. Evlar

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    Ok then...

    How's the "focus group" getting on? :D
     
  7. Picus at the office

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    Well Mr. Static we could have such questions as:

    What has happened to factions and the changes that were worked upon and seemingly dropped?

    What has happened to the changes proposed with third party issues?

    Where did my extra monthly fee that was indicated to be spent upon extra service go?

    Why has the gamers in general been left to either purchase UOA or have no options to use simple key strokes for 10 years thus increasing the appeal of said third party programs.

    There are 5 to start the conversation.
     
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    Question one: New GM's have you been able to locate good people to serve the players of UO? If so when do we expect to see them on the job?

    Question two: With the changes in Treasure hunting can we look forward to more changes to other fields of play? Fishing perhaps?

    Question three: Crafting got a boost from Imbuing can we see more in this line of chnages? Different craft style bods/rewards?

    Question four: With the adition of BioWare to EA/Mythic will we see finally a push for more players for UO in Advertising, store shelf boxes?

    I have more questions but not sure how much you can ask for. hehe
     
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    With UO's anniversary coming up and I would assume another Welcome Back to Britannia promotion in the works, are there any plans to stop people from placing houses on these accounts and what are the plans for the existing ones?
     
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    Yeah, but remember LeBron James ;P he called a conference only to announce he was leaving Cleveland :O however I think EA Bioware Mythic is safe from fans of UO in Fairfax ... of course, do they sell jerseys at their Gift Shop? Keep in mind you have to use your credit card to buy from their Gift Shop, so people won't burn stuff, could hurt their credit line ;D ...
     
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    I like this one.
     
  13. Drazasamus

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    how about when will the rest of ter mur be introduced... i want more stuffs to explore :p
     
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    I'm from Miami. :thumbup1:
     
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    Cal better say he and the team are leaving for South Beach :p it would make my day, hahahha.
     
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    is there no link for a recorded version of this town hall 'live' thing ?
     
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    So what was talked about today?
     
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    Ultima Online will be moving away from the expansion system in favor of smaller, more frequent booster packs. The next booster pack will be a Seafaring-themed upgrade and will be available for purchase for $14.99.

    High Seas Adventure

    Highlights of the upcoming expansion include:

    New Ships
    -Three new boat types: Japanese-themed, Orc, and Gargoyle. These ships are much larger than the vessels currently available in game. A fourth boat type, still in development, will essentially serve as house boats. These boats will be much larger than the three boats above, only reachable by row boat (too large to come close to shore), and will be extremely rare.

    -Ship Customization: Ship paint can be used on ships.

    -New Steering System: The new ships will feature the option of mouse-based steering, as opposed to command-based steering. Movement will be much smoother, as well.

    -Craftable cannons: Cannons can be attached to ship decks, swabbed, loaded with craftable cannon balls and gun powder, and fired at other ships. There will be two types of ammo: cannon balls (target ships, Scalis) and grape shot (target NPCs/players).

    -Forced Bordering: As ships become damaged by cannon fire, they will become increasingly demobilized. Once entirely immobile, a damaged ship can be boarded, the occupants attacked, and the holds looted. At this time, the ships cannot be commandeered.

    -Ship Repair: Damaged ships can be repaired. Tailors and carpenters will have a bonus repair chance.

    -NPC Ships: NPC vessels will now be floating on the High Seas, including NPC pirates, Orcs, and others. This will allow for PvM encounters.

    -PvP Ship-to-Ship Combat: In Felucca facets, ships can be attacked by other ships.

    -New Boss Encounter: Scalis, a champ-like boss, can be found on a floating Island.

    Other Perks

    -Increased housing and bank storage by 20%

    Cal says they'd like to get the booster on TC sometime in the next month.

    Feel free to add corrections, amendments, addendum, etc. below.
     
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    Who was right? :mf_prop:
     
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    Wow, sounds fun!
     
  21. Gowron

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    I would like to add in that if there are going to be boats from Tokuno and Ter Mur, that there should be a means to sail boats between Tokuno, Ter Mur, and Tram/Fel.
     
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    I don't think anyone even dared to ask about Free2Play, which I'm glad about. Unless websters were screened. No in-house asked I don't think.
     
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    Someone did ask. They said that there were no plans to do so at this time. Booster packs is the current strategy. :thumbup1:

    They also said that the idea of Classic Shard is still being debated, but there are no current plans to undertake this project.
     
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    I was at the Town Hall, and it was a great event. The new expansion looks pretty awesome, and I can't wait to take my fisherman out of drydock and start exploring. Some things that haven't been discussed in this forum are the addition of MANY new fish (and lobster traps!), as well as fish mongers that will give the equivalent of bulk order deeds for the many new fish. Some will have new, and we were promised, exceptional buffs, a couple of new trophy plaques will be introduced, and new recipes!! Fishing just got interesting again!!
     
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    while the whole pirate thing isnt for me, i know that over the last 13 years there have been a lot of people begging for this exact expansion.

    and it looks really really nice.

    but i just have one request, and i didnt see it covered anywhere, and thats leave the old legacy boats in game.

    i have one on every toon i have, thats 28 toons per shard.
    i would hate to loose that, plus i like to be able to run up to the shore and plop down my boat and take off.

    specially in factions when your running a sig.
     
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    I must have glossed over @.@ I did hear someone ask about Classic Shard near end :). While I think Classic Shard might be cool, F2P and CS don't seem like winners for me. EA needs to make UO2 w/ Dragon Age engine now that Bioware has rights on series ... it's inevitable. Without next-gen engine, there is no point in marketing the 13-year-old graphics of UO. :(
     
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    I believe that they said that JP (GrimmOmen) was redesigning all the classic ships, to make them suitably more buff (instead of them all currently looking various length streach limo variations of one type, with or without hood ornament).
     
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    Yall can probably unsticky this, haha. :p
     
  29. Sevin0oo0

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    I hope the new boats retain that 'safe' spot in the middle