Mesanna: lets begin EM Avalon: Arakad you there ? Mesanna: hi Arakad Arakad Thorn: hey! Arakad Thorn: wow ... ok EM Avalon: *smile* Arakad Thorn: Just a few questions about current content Arakad Thorn: will there be any improvements or additions for the High Sea's? customize ships, more deed areas etc? Arakad Thorn: and the second question would be any new recipes for the distillery? Its been pretty lack in comparison to others of its like Mesanna: as far as adding more ships Mesanna: we are not looking at that at this time Mesanna: sorry what do you mean by deed areas? Arakad Thorn: what about improving the ones we have now? Such as armor additions [perhaps slows the ship but makes it stronger] Arakad Thorn: Deed areas such as the Britanian ship, it has two areas and only one square each Arakad Thorn: perhaps make the cannon slots also areas to place deeded items or able to lock items down on the surface of the ship? Mesanna: We will add those to our future ideas Mesanna: we do want to add to the high seas and make it better Arakad Thorn: there was an ammo idea as well *actually from a free shard* - they made a Snare ammo - that slowed down ships such as a paralyze spell Arakad Thorn: I don't mean to babble a lot of questions, these have been on my mind for a while now. And appologize. Mesanna: Thank you for your comments Mesanna: thats what this is for Mesanna: to listen to your ideas Mesanna: what you would like to see Arakad Thorn: and the distillery? is there any plans to add more recipes? Mesanna: always possible EM Avalon: *grins* Mesanna: we all like to drink =P EM Avalon: like Coffee? Arakad Thorn: *laughs* I was thinking drinks similar to the fish pies Arakad Thorn: and coffee .. we need coffee EM Avalon: *smile* Arakad Thorn: ok! well then ... thank you for your time! Kyronix : Thanks! Vino Jack: greetings Vino Jack: from the line cannot see/hear anything so not know what been aske/told so far EM Avalon: sorry sleeping at the switch Bleak: Hi Mesanna: Greetings Kyronix : Hello Misk: Test! Mesanna says: What is on your mind Vino Vino Jack says: have 4 items on list from town and guild Vino Jack: having mouse oproblems EM Avalon: *hides the cat* Vino Jack: Stackable cooking ingredients such as for fish pies Samuels Sauce and Mentos stuff Vino Jack: *i resemble that remark* EM Avalon: *smile* Vino Jack: Any word on if MyUO being re-worked? Mesanna: Yes MyUO is being worked on Mesanna: finally! Vino Jack: yeah Vino Jack: Variable city trade deal costs perhaps based on number citizens of all city on shard Kyronix : And we are adding new stackables to the list where we can Kyronix : rather than lower the cost we are adding new ways for governors to organize so they can Kyronix : raise funds Kyronix : as well as taking some monies from the sales of banners and titles Vino Jack: will stop there and allow others to speak Vino Jack: thank you Kyronix : and a new traders quest that is being worked on right now Mesanna: thank you Kyronix : Thanks for your qeustion! Mesanna: Have a good evening Vino Jack: Mesanna: yes sir Mesanna: Hi Zath Zath Stoneworker: Good evening. Bleak: Hello Zath Stoneworker: My question is regarding the new player experience. Mesanna: The one we have not done yet? Mesanna: or the current one? Zath Stoneworker: As it stands now, it is quite dire on people who are trying to start the game for the first time. Mesanna: agreed Zath Stoneworker: They get very poor equipment, and there is no good hunting grounds to teach them the basics of the game while rewarding them. You see: stone pavers Zath Stoneworker: In a way to increase the attach rate of trial accounts. I'd like to know what is being planned to address this issue now that we will soon be at stean. Mesanna: First let me say we can only do so much with the team we have Mesanna: we do have a good plan for a new player experience but we have something in front of it first Mesanna: UO is 17 years old Mesanna: we might get a few new players but we will probably get returning players faster Mesanna: either way they need to be re introduced to UO Mesanna: Every year it changes Mesanna: and seems to be a new game if you are away Mesanna: we as a team have alot of good ideas Mesanna: we want to do so much Mesanna: and have some really good ideas Mesanna: but we can only so so much at a time Zath Stoneworker: I understand. I also manage projects, and I know that you have time limitations. Mesanna: but a new player experience is on our list to do Mesanna: We want new and returning players Mesanna: trust me Zath Stoneworker: I'd just like to see them having to rely less on veterans to equip them so they will have a good time when trying the game again. Mesanna: We all know new players have no idea what to do next Mesanna: how to get around Mesanna: where to go Mesanna: where to travel etc Mesanna: our idea in this is to guide them around the world Mesanna: not keep them in one area Mesanna: then let them go Mesanna: not baby them but let them earn what they need Zath Stoneworker: I am glad to hear that it will be addressed. My next and last question is about resource gathering. I am a rather new player myself, being around for only almost 3 years, and in that time I had a very hard time gathering resources. Zath Stoneworker: Ore and lumber, mostly. Mining seems to not pay the time you invest on it, and getting enough to fill BODS can prove to be a challenge. Mesanna: Then you are going to love what Kyronix is going to tell you Kyronix : Well you'll be able to get some much better equipment compared to what is out there now Kyronix : Right now, in development, we have changes that remove the old loot generation Kyronix : And replace it with what many refer to as "Shame Style" loo t Kyronix : And rolling that out globally EM Avalon: *smile* Zath Stoneworker: That will be nice indeed. Kyronix : We are very excited for it Kyronix : *grins* Mesanna: thank you Zath Bleak: great questions Zath Stoneworker: One very last thing that came in general chat. Is there a chance to see a gather all button for botanny? It takes 225 clicks to empty a 3x3 raised bed. Mesanna: that is a pain in the butt isn't it Mesanna: we will look into it EM Avalon: oh on so many levels its a pain Zath Stoneworker: A simple for loop at the gather seed and gather resource would solve that. Mesanna: Are you an engineer? Zath Stoneworker: And with this, I take my leave. Thanks for hosting this meeting. Zath Stoneworker: I have a bachelor in computer science, so, sorta. Mesanna: Thank you Zath Zath Stoneworker: Nice to have you around. I will leave the spot for the next in line. Kyronix : Thank you for your question! Mesanna: Thank you Mesanna: Hi Raven Kyronix : Hello Raven Raven Hawk: Can we have coffee beans? The cooks can brew it and the tinkers can make the coffee machines Raven Hawk: Hello all Bleak: Hi Raven Mesanna: we need big coffee pots EM Avalon: yes we do! Mesanna: I will add that to our wish list Mesanna: how about that Raven Hawk: thank you EM Avalon: *moves it to the top of the wish list* EM Avalon: *grins* Mesanna: coffee beans to grow and coffee pots to brew Mesanna: your next xmas present Mesanna: a coffee pot Mesanna: lol Kyronix : *chuckles* Raven Hawk: I have another question: Raven Hawk: Could you please change the default llocation changing to "nothing" after having been on a boat? Raven Hawk: Did I word that right? Kyronix : Could you be more specific? Mesanna: do you mean if you get kicked off? Raven Hawk: Okay Raven Hawk: Maybe it's just in EC Raven Hawk: I set a default location on my rune book Raven Hawk: I can use it over and over again as long as I don't go on a ship Raven Hawk: After I go on a ship, the default is set back to nothing Mesanna: that is a bug Bleak: I will look into this Raven Hawk: and I have to reset the default location Misk: that should be pretty simple to fix! Raven Hawk: thanks Kyronix : Thanks for your questions! Raven Hawk: That's all I have Mesanna: thats for the bug also =) Raven Hawk: thanks Mesanna: thank you Raven Tika W Majere: Hi! I'm so glad you came to visit! It's really nice to see you in game form! Mesanna: hi Tika Kyronix : Hello! Tika W Majere: Okay so like... Bleak: Hey Misk: sup Tika W Majere: I wanna say that all of the holiday deco and recent packs have been much appreciated... Tika W Majere: Atleast in my castle. Tika W Majere: However... Tika W Majere: Our clothing, while classic... is... lacking... Tika W Majere: Any plans for future fashions? Mesanna: Clothing is alot more detailed to put in Tika W Majere: *puss in boots eyes* Mesanna: it takes the artist alot longer so we have to plan EM Avalon: oh geesh Mesanna: Oh I want new clothes Mesanna: New female clothes first!!! Tika W Majere: hehe Right on! YAY! Mesanna: cause WE rule Tika W Majere: *confetti* Mesanna: ROFL Tika W Majere: And lastly... undie dye tub? Mesanna: rofl Mesanna: I wish Tika W Majere: haha Tika W Majere: Lastly! LASTLY! EM Avalon: *chuckle* Tika W Majere: Mesanna Lanturn for Legends. Tika W Majere: Pllleeeaaazzzeee EM Avalon: !! EM Avalon: ooh Mesanna: I will do one Tika W Majere: YAY! Mesanna: I promise Tika W Majere: Like right now? EM Avalon: haha Mesanna: I will come kill you all soon EM Avalon: eek Tika W Majere: Had to ask. Much love to y'all. Thank you for your hard work! Mesanna: Thank you EM Avalon: oh my Kyronix : Thank You! lil Ray: Grettings I have several questions to ask. Mesanna: hi Lil Ray Bleak: Hi Ray Kyronix : Greetings! lil Ray: Will you in the future allow crafting of raised garden beds and planters Mesanna: planters maybe but not garden beds lil Ray: not even the small version Mesanna: we sell those lil Ray: i need more for free Mesanna: LOL lil Ray: lol EM Avalon: dont we all lil Ray: last question Mesanna: nice try though EM Avalon: haha lil Ray: back in the day at crhistmas time we had a raindeer vs santa vs elfs any chance we can do that Mesanna: I remember those shards Mesanna: Bleak can we get those back? lil Ray: Last thought more items to steal is good for more Bleak: I will check and see if we still have this code Bleak: : ) lil Ray: thx lil Ray: have a good day Mesanna: hi Sakura Sakura-X: hi You see: stone pavers Kyronix : Hello Sakura-X: sorry I cant face to face... Sakura-X: ok Mesanna: its ok Bleak: Hey Sakura-X: I did Sakura-X: And sorry, my English is not good Mesanna: thats ok Sakura-X: Question Sakura-X: Will Skill Cap will be araised from 120 ? Mesanna: We do not have any plans to raise it higher than that Mesanna: at this time Sakura-X: But, Power Scroll is no value now Mesanna: so we need to come up with a trade in system Sakura-X: I think it is not good situation Mesanna: like tokuno dyes system for scrolls =) Misk: you can turn them into points with Cleanup Britannia... Mesanna: we are always adding new items to the clean up Sakura-X: Is there any change of skill cap? Mesanna: total skill cap? Mesanna: I would like to bump it a little Mesanna: maybe just a little bit =) Sakura-X: not total Sakura-X: I wish change from 120 to 125 Mesanna: no Mesanna: we are not going to change that Sakura-X: I see Sakura-X: OK, thank you Mesanna: thank you Kyronix : Thanks for your questions ANDROMEDA: hiya guys...good times ;-) Mesanna: hi Andrp,eda Kyronix : Hello ANDROMEDA: aah Mesanna: wow Bleak: hi Mesanna: Andromeda too ANDROMEDA: prob the dumbest asked here ANDROMEDA: lol ANDROMEDA: is there a possibility of change in the runebook area ANDROMEDA: i wish to secure this ANDROMEDA: 16 isnt enough Misk: more entries in the book? Mesanna: more locations? ANDROMEDA: i wish to secure this ANDROMEDA: i wish to release this ANDROMEDA: more entries...im carring 13 in my pack atm Mesanna: I actually agree with you ANDROMEDA: maybe multi pages Mesanna: it was fine when they were first put in the game Mesanna: but we need bigger better ones ANDROMEDA: woot!! EM Avalon: *nods* Mesanna: good suggestion Mesanna: thank you ANDROMEDA: tyvm hun Kyronix : Thanks! Mesanna: hi Furley Furley's: greetings all Kyronix : Greetings! Furley's: I was wondering how is the new Counselor program coming along? Mesanna: I have over 250 applications Mesanna: going thru them Furley's: omg EM Avalon: wow Mesanna: please keep in mind we have to get Bleak to write a new system for us Furley's: when do you plan on getting it going? Mesanna: we are not going to be using the old system Furley's: Thanks all for coming out, and gnite Mesanna: I will be getting all the letters out probably around May Mesanna: I will be getting them robed on TC1 so they can learn they powers in June Mesanna: hi Aragorn Kyronix : Hello! ARAGORN: hi all its an honor to meet yall Mesanna: Nice to meet you also ARAGORN: I did finally get to see your state of uo address on youtube..very nicely done Mesanna: we plan to have those more often ARAGORN: you mentioned on there about gold going away and going to a ledger system? ARAGORN: can u explain that in more detail plz? Mesanna: Actually not yet Mesanna: we do not have it all figured out in detail yet Mesanna: but as soon as we do you guys will know Mesanna: I hate to say something and it be untrue ARAGORN: can it be summarized at all? maybe concept? You see: stone pavers Kyronix : Our high level goals are to basically make large amounts of gold easier to store Kyronix : trade Kyronix : and so on Mesanna: it would be account tracked Mesanna: gold will still be in the game but not in the large quanities like it is now Mesanna: no checks Mesanna: which frees up so much space ARAGORN: very interesting idea Mesanna: and look at all the atm vendors we will do away with =P Misk: you will still be able to have gold for deco purposes ARAGORN: oh my bank manager will have to go on unemployment..darn Mesanna: lol EM Avalon: haha Mesanna: we hate to put anything out of business EM Avalon: unless its a lawyer ARAGORN: hehe she'll get over it..thats the price of business ARAGORN: one more question is any future plans for invasions? like the one that happened back in 2004? ARAGORN: in britain Mesanna: Kyronix You see: stone pavers Kyronix : Never know what nefarious types will spring up in an effort to disrupt our peaceful cities EM Avalon: *chuckle* Kyronix : We definitely want to add a little flair to invasions like we did with the Minax invasions Kyronix : Make them more fun and dynamic ARAGORN: i look forward to it thank yall for your time *bows* Kyronix : Thank you Kyronix : *grins* Mesanna: Our time is coming to an end we will answer one question from each person in line DevilsOwn: evenin all and thanks for coming to Legends! Mesanna: Greetings Kyronix : Hello! Bleak: Hello DevilsOwn: my question is about high res art project - it was slated for possibly this year DevilsOwn: how is it going? Mesanna: we are working on it Mesanna: we hope to have our first pass out later this year DevilsOwn: housing tiles slowing you down, yes? Misk: it has not made it to QA yet, so not super quick Mesanna: so many tiles DevilsOwn: thank you for your time, I look forward to it,, and possibly new housing tiles Kyronix : Thanks for the question! Mesanna: Hi Arakad Arakad Thorn: Lo' I tremble before the dark lady ... I risk my life again Mesanna: lol Arakad Thorn: I am in contact via ICQ to some who couldn't make it tonight Arakad Thorn: one of them wants to know about Morph earrings, they allow humans to wear / use elf items. Any plans on including gargoyles to that list? Misk: not at this time, and honestly probably not ever Arakad Thorn: Another asks a good question about Magery spell: Polymorph. Every magic brought out gives alternate forms special abilities Arakad Thorn: Why not improve Polymorph, as Magery seems to be falling behind Misk: magery offers diversity Mesanna: We have been looking at so many other things we have not even though about updating magery Mesanna: to be honest with you Arakad Thorn: true, Necromancy has alternate forms that allow different advantages/disadvantages. I believe the question is - will you improve on that spell with the new content? New forms to chose from. And give those forms the appropriate updates Mesanna: we should do a magery mastery Mesanna: and you are asking more than 1 question Arakad Thorn: *sorry - you can kill me for free later* Mesanna: but I can kill you for free now =P EM Avalon: eek EM Avalon: quick run Mesanna: lol Arakad Thorn: *laughs* Kyronix : Thanks! Caelyr: hello! Mesanna: hi Caelyr Kyronix : Greetings! Bleak: Hi Caelyr Caelyr: you've mentioned at times that you all have a lot on your plates Mesanna: always Caelyr: and recently asked for ideas on new rewards, etc Mesanna: yes sir Caelyr: would you consider broadening that to allow for user generated content? Mesanna: define that Caelyr: such as art assets and other things which would consume precious hours Caelyr: perhaps ideas or content could be voted for democratically Caelyr: steam, for example, has its workshops Mesanna: this is true Mesanna: its something that we can look into Mesanna: since we are Broadsword and not EA Mesanna: that option is actually open to us Mesanna: so I will not say no Caelyr: congratulations, by the way Mesanna: thank you Caelyr: here's to the future, eh EM Avalon: here here! Kyronix : Huzzah! Caelyr: thanks for your time Mesanna: thank you EM Avalon: haha Mesanna: hi Nazoc Kyronix : Greetings! Bleak: Hello Nazoc: Hi, just one quick question Nazoc: Why is house placement disabled on TC ? When will it be back up ? Mesanna: Bleak is working on it Mesanna: so he can answer it Bleak: I will be working to get housing back up and running soon on TC1 Mesanna: we have alot of people asking the same question Bleak: The plan is to have it up by tomorrow. Nazoc: oh ok thank you very much Kyronix : Thanks for the question! Mesanna: hi Athena Athena Rage: hello Kyronix : Greetings! Athena Rage: im not sure which chat to talk in sorry Misk: this one is fine Mesanna: ? Athena Rage: i had 3 questions but will ask 1 Athena Rage: ive read on web page bout the shroud of the avatar, but im confused, is that part of uo, or all Athena Rage: together different game? Misk: altogether different game Mesanna: It is not UO Athena Rage: so its not part of uo? Mesanna: Nope Mesanna: Different game Athena Rage: ok tyvm for your time Great ones Athena Rage: bows Mesanna: You are most welcome Kyronix : Thanks for your question! Mesanna: Thank you Athena Savoua Fair: Eavning Mesanna: hi Savova Kyronix : Hello! Savoua Fair: Will Factions continue as a lead for PvP in Felluccua? Kyronix : We are in the process of replacing factions with a more agile PvP experience Savoua Fair: So wait to restart in it? Mesanna: We will be getting together a player group Mesanna: to give us input Savoua Fair: Ill keep an eye out. Savoua Fair: Thank you Mesanna: please do Kyronix : Thank you for your question! Seledor: Greetings and well met all Mesanna: hi Seledor Kyronix : Hello! Bleak: Hi Seledor: I hav greatly enjoyed the presence of the Sea Dragons over the yrs EM Avalon: *smiles* Seledor: I was just wondering if they could b made more interactive to attract more interest in them Mesanna: I personally would love to see more sea creatures Kyronix : Hear Hear! EM Avalon: *hides glee* Mesanna: so I guess our answer is its very much possible Seledor: it would giv us players who r not able todo the major battles something to do EM Avalon: *grins* Seledor: Ty for ur time Mesanna: dragon turtles!! EM Avalon: haha! Alice Wonderland: *Cheshire Cat Grin* EM Avalon: wooo Alice Wonderland: *HUMS* Mesanna: hi Bleak: Hello Alice Wonderland: Hail my UO Gods and Goddess Mesanna: How are you Alice Alice Wonderland: well my dark lady Alice Wonderland: My question is related to being able to use the house art for castles Alice Wonderland: and make them more customizable Alice Wonderland: stained glass windows, get rid of barrier at the front entrance Misk: meaning customizable castles or using the existing wall art to decorate casles? Mesanna: we have had many discussions about making castles customizable Alice Wonderland: either and perferable both Alice Wonderland: wonderful! hopfully very soon! Alice Wonderland: *Cheshire Cat Grin* EM Avalon: that smile scares me Mesanna: I can say we are always talking about it Alice Wonderland: *cackles* Alice Wonderland: *nods* Alice Wonderland: thank you Great ones Mesanna: do you have a white rabbit in your pocket? Kyronix : Thank you for the question! EM Avalon: dont ask... Alice Wonderland: close .... Mesanna: sorry EM Avalon: haha Alice Wonderland: *winks* EM Avalon: afraid to know Mesanna: lol Agatha: Hi. - With the upcoming Vice vs. Virture, are Faction "Arties" being kept? Or will players need to Mesanna: hi Agatha Agatha: adjust their suits in advance? Misk: similar artifacts will be made available Agatha: Some of the mods on faction artifacts can essentially make or break a suit, which is why I asked. Misk: with identical or potentially better stats Kyronix : We aren't interested in forcing people to redo the hard work they put into their suits Kyronix : That's no fun Agatha: Ah yes, that was my concern Kyronix. Agatha: Thank you all for your time, have an excellent night! Kyronix : Thanks! Mesanna: I was on the team when they first put in Factions Mesanna: it was broken then Mesanna: I was on the team when they tried to fix factions Mesanna: it was worse after that Mesanna: everytime it just seems to get worse Mesanna: time for a change EM Avalon: *nods* Tika W Majere: I couldn't stay away! Mesanna: Tika you have been here already Tika W Majere: Okay Tika W Majere: I just would like to say... Mesanna: quickly then Tika W Majere: You should come visit us more often! Tika W Majere: That is all! Mesanna: lol EM Avalon: haha Tika W Majere: Bleak: lol Mesanna: I am coming to kill Legends please show up Mesanna: lol EM Avalon: hee hee hee Tika W Majere: I'll be near the front of the line! Tika W Majere: Thank you! EM Avalon: they like to die Mesanna: *hugs* Tika W Majere: *hugs* Tika W Majere: Thanks! Mesanna: Thank you Legends for having us EM Avalon: Thank you Mesanna and Devs for gracing us with your presence EM Avalon: we have enjoyed having you Mesanna: Again if you have any ideas for rewards or gifts we would love to hear them Kyronix : Thanks for having us! EM Avalon: *coffee pot!* Bleak: Thanks for having us! Mesanna: please email me with your ideas so I can get them on the list Mesanna: Thank you! Mesanna: Good night all EM Avalon: good night! Kyronix : Have a great night everyone!