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NEWS Transcript of Developer Meet & Greet 04June2014 - Atlantic Shard

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Flair, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Flair

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    [14/06/04][17:57:57] [Mesanna]: Good evening Atlantic
    [14/06/04][17:58:17] [Kyronix]: Good evening everyone!
    [14/06/04][17:58:49] [Mesanna]: ok if you have a question line up
    [14/06/04][17:59:03] [Mesanna]: once it is answered please step on the teleport tile to leave
    [14/06/04][17:59:16] [Mesanna]: one question per person please
    [14/06/04][17:59:20] [Mesanna]: Shall we start?
    [14/06/04][17:59:43] [Mesanna]: Bennu start please
    [14/06/04][17:59:58] [Mesanna]: Greetings Nythrax
    [14/06/04][18:00:01] [Nythrax]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][18:00:05] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][18:00:20] [Nythrax]: So I wanted to ask a question about Armor Refinement.
    [14/06/04][18:00:50] [Mesanna]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:00:53] [Nythrax]: Right, so you guys came up with this system, and the forum...
    [14/06/04][18:01:04] [Nythrax]: ...went pretty much insane crapping on it. Huge negative feedback.
    [14/06/04][18:01:23] [Nythrax]: But you guys pressed ahead anyway, and to date I've never seen a person wearing refined armor.
    [14/06/04][18:01:55] [Nythrax]: A) Why did you press ahead despite the feedback and B) do you consider this a mistake now?
    [14/06/04][18:02:31] [Kyronix]: Well firstly, we don't consider it a mistake now. You may not see people wearing it, but there
    [14/06/04][18:02:39] [Kyronix]: Are those that take advantage of what armor refining offers
    [14/06/04][18:03:00] [Nythrax]: Like who? I've been looking at people in the room this whole time looking for some.
    [14/06/04][18:03:18] [Kyronix]: And we take feedback from a number of sources, and one of the major concerns was that
    [14/06/04][18:03:25] [Mesanna]: *counts number of people in this room*
    [14/06/04][18:03:26] [Kyronix]: Storage was an issue, so we introduced the almagamator
    [14/06/04][18:03:50] [Nythrax]: What level of negative feedback would be required for you to scrap an idea?
    [14/06/04][18:03:54] [Nythrax]: Does such a threshold exist?
    [14/06/04][18:04:13] [Mesanna]: I am sorry you have answered and we have answered
    [14/06/04][18:04:22] [Nythrax]: Well anyway thanks for the answer
    [14/06/04][18:04:26] [Mesanna]: Thank you
    [14/06/04][18:04:29] [Kyronix]: Thank you
    [14/06/04][18:04:40] [Abra-Kadabra]: Hello all
    [14/06/04][18:04:42] [Mesanna]: Hi Abra
    [14/06/04][18:04:45] [Abra-Kadabra]: What are the plans to fix the legit items that have become unvendorable due to transfering shards
    [14/06/04][18:04:45] [Kyronix]: Hello
    [14/06/04][18:05:03] [Mesanna]: email me and I will review them one on one
    [14/06/04][18:05:08] [Abra-Kadabra]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:05:09] [Abra-Kadabra]: (I have a bag full of items on me if you need to see them)
    [14/06/04][18:05:25] [Mesanna]: [email protected]
    [14/06/04][18:05:36] [Abra-Kadabra]: kk, also, we need more colored mesanna pies
    [14/06/04][18:05:39] [Abra-Kadabra]: just sayin
    [14/06/04][18:05:43] [Mesanna]: lol =P
    [14/06/04][18:05:46] [Abra-Kadabra]: :)
    [14/06/04][18:05:48] [Mesanna]: pies rotted
    [14/06/04][18:05:52] [Abra-Kadabra]: nooooo
    [14/06/04][18:05:52] [Mesanna]: no more pie makers
    [14/06/04][18:05:59] [Abra-Kadabra]: ok, that is all
    [14/06/04][18:06:00] [Abra-Kadabra]: ty
    [14/06/04][18:06:01] [Mesanna]: Thank you Abra =)
    [14/06/04][18:06:22] [Mesanna]: Bennu
    [14/06/04][18:06:23] [Mesanna]: pull
    [14/06/04][18:06:26] [Mesanna]: please
    [14/06/04][18:06:30] [Mesanna]: no
    [14/06/04][18:06:35] [Real Talk]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:06:36] [Mesanna]: you skipped charlie
    [14/06/04][18:06:41] [Mesanna]: Hello
    [14/06/04][18:06:54] [Kyronix]: Hello
    [14/06/04][18:07:00] [Mesanna]: Hi Real talk
    [14/06/04][18:07:06] [Misk]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:07:12] [Real Talk]: i was wondering if there was any thought to add town buffs to fel towns or maybe a buff for
    [14/06/04][18:07:15] [Real Talk]: bucs den
    [14/06/04][18:08:04] [Mesanna]: you mean with the gov system?
    [14/06/04][18:08:31] [Mesanna]: or are you speaking of the new VvsV system being worked on?
    [14/06/04][18:08:32] [Real Talk]: yes the buff they provide are quite good in pvp is there any thought to allow reds to use them
    [14/06/04][18:09:00] [Mesanna]: nothing in the plans right now but not totally out of the system
    [14/06/04][18:09:14] [Real Talk]: ah ok thanks
    [14/06/04][18:09:19] [Mesanna]: your welcome
    [14/06/04][18:09:21] [Real Talk]: :)
    [14/06/04][18:09:32] [Zeijah]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:09:32] [Crystal] Zeijah says: hello
    [14/06/04][18:09:47] [Kyronix]: Hello
    [14/06/04][18:09:47] [Crystal] Lord Kyronix says: Hello
    [14/06/04][18:09:51] [Zeijah]: i have a silly question but i need an anwser
    [14/06/04][18:09:51] [Crystal] Zeijah says: i have a silly question but i need an anwser
    [14/06/04][18:10:10] [Zeijah]: will UO ever be free to play MMO?
    [14/06/04][18:10:10] [Crystal] Zeijah says: will UO ever be free to play MMO?
    [14/06/04][18:10:36] [Mesanna]: not going to discuss that at this time.. but you never know
    [14/06/04][18:10:36] [Crystal] Mesanna says: not going to discuss that at this time.. but you never know
    [14/06/04][18:10:50] [Zeijah]: darn ok thank you
    [14/06/04][18:10:50] [Crystal] Zeijah says: darn ok thank you
    [14/06/04][18:11:01] [Mesanna]: that was not a yes or no
    [14/06/04][18:11:01] [Crystal] Mesanna says: that was not a yes or no
    [14/06/04][18:11:18] [Mesanna]: hi SunWolf
    [14/06/04][18:11:33] [SunWolf]: was going to ask, for you to check certain areas of the lands again
    [14/06/04][18:11:43] [SunWolf]: like santuary dungeon, and several of the islhnar
    [14/06/04][18:11:59] [SunWolf]: the respawn rates and mobs, makes them unplayable for anyone who is new or casual
    [14/06/04][18:12:07] [SunWolf]: and flair wants pink underwear
    [14/06/04][18:12:37] [Mesanna]: If you feel the spawn rates are bad then send us a bug so we can look at those areas
    [14/06/04][18:12:38] [SunWolf]: sorry, hi mesanna
    [14/06/04][18:12:49] [Mesanna]: and Flair will never get pink underware
    [14/06/04][18:12:49] [SunWolf]: ok, thanks
    [14/06/04][18:13:03] [SunWolf]: well, it was really for tazar but still.
    [14/06/04][18:13:06] [SunWolf]: thanks though
    [14/06/04][18:13:11] [Mesanna]: not touching that
    [14/06/04][18:13:14] [EM Bennu]: hawt
    [14/06/04][18:13:18] [Naraku]: Greeting!
    [14/06/04][18:13:21] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][18:13:23] [Misk]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:13:24] [Mesanna]: Greetings Naraku
    [14/06/04][18:13:29] [Naraku]: Can you look into ther timer on smoke bombs? I belive that it is way too low. Smoke bombs should be an emergancy use item, the fact that someone can pvp with no way to heal other then potions and still never die is crazy to me.
    [14/06/04][18:13:43] [Naraku]: Can you look into ther timer on smoke bombs? I belive that it is way too low. Smoke bombs should be an emergancy use item, the fact that someone can pvp with no way to heal other then potions and still never die is crazy to me.
    [14/06/04][18:13:53] [Naraku]: sry
    [14/06/04][18:13:57] [Misk]: we can look into that
    [14/06/04][18:13:58] [Naraku]: didnt mean to do that 2x
    [14/06/04][18:14:05] [Naraku]: With the time it takes me to throw a conflag on the ground and it finally reveals them, they take 3 steps and smoke bomb again, and the fact that they can go animal form while stealth, makes it nearly impossible to kill anyone with pract
    [14/06/04][18:14:05] [Misk]: we can look into that
    [14/06/04][18:14:08] [Misk]: we can look into that
    [14/06/04][18:14:20] [Mesanna]: you are going to make me squelch you
    [14/06/04][18:14:27] [Mesanna]: lol
    [14/06/04][18:14:29] [Naraku]: i had all that ready
    [14/06/04][18:14:39] [Mesanna]: ok stop
    [14/06/04][18:14:44] [Mesanna]: lol
    [14/06/04][18:15:19] [Mesanna]: Is that all Narku?
    [14/06/04][18:15:24] [Misk]: we can check into the delay and see if it is appropriate
    [14/06/04][18:15:24] [Naraku]: on last thing
    [14/06/04][18:15:33] [Naraku]: on ec with spell triggers
    [14/06/04][18:15:40] [Naraku]: it get stuck
    [14/06/04][18:15:47] [Naraku]: and wont allow mt to use it
    [14/06/04][18:15:50] [Naraku]: gets*
    [14/06/04][18:16:01] [Naraku]: ive paged a few times, and no real answers
    [14/06/04][18:16:03] [Mesanna]: stuck?
    [14/06/04][18:16:05] [Misk]: do you mean that you cannot cast another spell trigger?
    [14/06/04][18:16:07] [Mesanna]: oh I can fix that
    [14/06/04][18:16:16] [Mesanna]: email and with a time to meet you
    [14/06/04][18:16:19] [Mesanna]: quick fix
    [14/06/04][18:16:22] [Naraku]: yeah, its stuck now, i have one in my backpack, and it wont let me use it
    [14/06/04][18:16:32] [Mesanna]: after this I will look at you
    [14/06/04][18:16:36] [Naraku]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:16:36] [Mesanna]: little busy right now
    [14/06/04][18:16:37] [Naraku]: ty
    [14/06/04][18:16:40] [Mesanna]: welcome
    [14/06/04][18:16:54] [Mesanna]: Hi Summer
    [14/06/04][18:16:57] [Summer]: what an honor to be standing here
    [14/06/04][18:17:01] [Summer]: meeting you all
    [14/06/04][18:17:05] [Summer]: TY mesanna
    [14/06/04][18:17:07] [Mesanna]: Nice to meet you also
    [14/06/04][18:17:07] [Summer]: and devs
    [14/06/04][18:17:12] [Summer]: all follow me
    [14/06/04][18:17:13] [Summer]: i have 2 questions
    [14/06/04][18:17:24] [Summer]: I am the governor of Moonglow
    [14/06/04][18:17:33] [Summer]: you guys gave us an awesome house to use
    [14/06/04][18:17:42] [Summer]: is it possible
    [14/06/04][18:17:46] [Summer]: during our terms
    [14/06/04][18:17:51] [Summer]: we can lock things down
    [14/06/04][18:17:54] [Summer]: and decorate it
    [14/06/04][18:17:58] [Summer]: just for our terms?
    [14/06/04][18:18:06] [Mesanna]: sorry its not a real house
    [14/06/04][18:18:08] [Mesanna]: thats not possible
    [14/06/04][18:18:23] [Summer]: understadable
    [14/06/04][18:18:31] [Summer]: the next question i have
    [14/06/04][18:18:33] [Summer]: in febuary
    [14/06/04][18:18:49] [Summer]: you posted about bringing back somthing I been wanting to see come back for ages
    [14/06/04][18:18:56] [Summer]: Counselors
    [14/06/04][18:18:58] [Mesanna]: counselors?
    [14/06/04][18:19:00] [Mesanna]: yep
    [14/06/04][18:19:03] [Summer]: how is the progress going?
    [14/06/04][18:19:06] [Mesanna]: going to call them Advisors this time
    [14/06/04][18:19:26] [Mesanna]: I am waiting on the procedure that the Eng is using for the tool they will use
    [14/06/04][18:19:41] [Mesanna]: I am starting with 50
    [14/06/04][18:19:44] [Summer]: thats awesome
    [14/06/04][18:19:56] [Summer]: and
    [14/06/04][18:19:58] [Summer]: i wanna say
    [14/06/04][18:20:00] [Mesanna]: and hopefully I will be emailing everyone in a few weeks
    [14/06/04][18:20:04] [Summer]: these EMs
    [14/06/04][18:20:06] [Mesanna]: so you can learn the powers
    [14/06/04][18:20:09] [Mesanna]: yes?
    [14/06/04][18:20:11] [Summer]: thats awesome
    [14/06/04][18:20:13] [Summer]: !!!
    [14/06/04][18:20:16] [Summer]: these EMS
    [14/06/04][18:20:18] [Summer]: we have
    [14/06/04][18:20:20] [Mesanna]: SHH please
    [14/06/04][18:20:21] [EM Bennu]: uh oh
    [14/06/04][18:20:21] [Summer]: are Fantastic
    [14/06/04][18:20:26] [Mesanna]: Bennu's head will crack
    [14/06/04][18:20:26] [Summer]: ty
    [14/06/04][18:20:35] [Summer]: and can I have your autograph
    [14/06/04][18:20:37] [Mesanna]: *winks*
    [14/06/04][18:20:38] [Summer]: mesanna
    [14/06/04][18:20:40] [EM Bennu]: *needs more ego, inflate me!*
    [14/06/04][18:20:47] [Summer]: lol
    [14/06/04][18:20:48] [Mesanna]: lol umm after
    [14/06/04][18:20:59] [Summer]: ty everyone
    [14/06/04][18:21:03] [Summer]: for the great job
    [14/06/04][18:21:03] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][18:21:03] [Kyronix]: Thanks!
    [14/06/04][18:21:08] [Summer]: you all do
    [14/06/04][18:21:13] [Mesanna]: we appreciate it
    [14/06/04][18:21:17] [Summer]: bennu
    [14/06/04][18:21:21] [Summer]: that 5 buycks you gave me
    [14/06/04][18:21:25] [Summer]: to kiill mesanna
    [14/06/04][18:21:27] [Mesanna]: LOL
    [14/06/04][18:21:28] [Summer]: im not doing it
    [14/06/04][18:21:33] [Summer]: lol
    [14/06/04][18:21:35] [EM Bennu]: I dyed her pink once...
    [14/06/04][18:21:38] [Summer]: i seen
    [14/06/04][18:21:45] [Mesanna]: hi Malik
    [14/06/04][18:21:47] [Malik]: Hello, nice to meet you all!
    [14/06/04][18:21:50] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][18:21:56] [Mesanna]: you also
    [14/06/04][18:21:58] [Malik]: loved this game since I was a kid, fantastic work!
    [14/06/04][18:21:59] [Misk]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:22:12] [Malik]: I want to address alliance theivery.
    [14/06/04][18:22:35] [Malik]: Several times I've built up new players, gotten them in my guild/alliance to kill the "big" stuff
    [14/06/04][18:22:53] [Malik]: and that is what alot of us love to do in UO.
    [14/06/04][18:23:11] [Malik]: However, everytime we get a force large enough to kill monsters such as Scalis etc
    [14/06/04][18:23:26] [Malik]: somebody infiltrates our guild, robs our members blind, and everyone quits and we are back to
    [14/06/04][18:23:48] [Malik]: square one. countless new players have quit the game over this. My question is... .why is it allowed?
    [14/06/04][18:24:07] [Mesanna]: You have controll over who is and is not in your guild
    [14/06/04][18:24:17] [Mesanna]: my question to you is what would you expect us to do?
    [14/06/04][18:24:34] [Mesanna]: We do not govern who you add
    [14/06/04][18:24:45] [Malik]: a guild option that says simply: once in VK you may not join thieves guild, do you accept?
    [14/06/04][18:24:52] [Malik]: or any guild for that matter.
    [14/06/04][18:25:14] [Mesanna]: you let me make sure I understand
    [14/06/04][18:25:15] [Malik]: there is no way for us to identify the thief with disguise kits or forensics or any of that
    [14/06/04][18:25:32] [Mesanna]: You want us to give guilds the ability to set rules
    [14/06/04][18:25:53] [Malik]: pretty much yes.
    [14/06/04][18:25:53] [Mesanna]: Actually
    [14/06/04][18:26:28] [Mesanna]: It would be easy to make sure someone can not join a guild if they are disguised
    [14/06/04][18:26:50] [Mesanna]: so you know the true nature of each member
    [14/06/04][18:27:00] [Malik]: they never join while disguised. they soulstone off stealing and stuff when they join, and arent in
    [14/06/04][18:27:40] [Malik]: thieves guild, so forensics doesn't show they're a thief.
    [14/06/04][18:27:55] [Malik]: then they disguise themselves, join guild, soulstone on stealing....
    [14/06/04][18:28:01] [Malik]: join thieves guild*
    [14/06/04][18:28:20] [Mesanna]: thats a hard one that we would have to talk about
    [14/06/04][18:28:26] [Mesanna]: not a really easy solution there
    [14/06/04][18:28:30] [Mesanna]: to be honest
    [14/06/04][18:28:42] [Mesanna]: we will talk about it when the team is back from vacation
    [14/06/04][18:28:46] [Mesanna]: as you see Bleak is not here
    [14/06/04][18:28:59] [Mesanna]: but we will talk about it
    [14/06/04][18:29:05] [Malik]: that's all I can ask for, just wanted to let u know it's a big problem for some of us.
    [14/06/04][18:29:09] [Mesanna]: about giving guilds more options
    [14/06/04][18:29:29] [Malik]: Thank you for your time!
    [14/06/04][18:29:38] [Mesanna]: you're welcome
    [14/06/04][18:29:48] [SCORPION]: [Is there anything being done about the welcome back to brit houses that never decay?
    [14/06/04][18:29:50] [Mesanna]: hi Scorpion
    [14/06/04][18:29:54] [SCORPION]: sry hi
    [14/06/04][18:30:02] [Mesanna]: yes email me the locations
    [14/06/04][18:30:11] [Mesanna]: I have been deleting those dang houses for over a year now
    [14/06/04][18:30:26] [Mesanna]: I promise I will delete them
    [14/06/04][18:30:27] [Mesanna]: email me
    [14/06/04][18:30:31] [Mesanna]: the locations
    [14/06/04][18:30:35] [SCORPION]: on the next free cycle can you turn all houses on
    [14/06/04][18:30:53] [Mesanna]: sorry what do you mean?
    [14/06/04][18:30:53] [SCORPION]: so they will decay at the end
    [14/06/04][18:31:06] [Mesanna]: no trial account will never be able to place a house
    [14/06/04][18:31:10] [SCORPION]: if you have a free month
    [14/06/04][18:31:19] [SCORPION]: welcome back to brit
    [14/06/04][18:31:25] [SCORPION]: all account go on
    [14/06/04][18:31:36] [Mesanna]: yes I know
    [14/06/04][18:31:38] [SCORPION]: then if not being paid the houses fall
    [14/06/04][18:31:50] [Mesanna]: email me any houses with that issue
    [14/06/04][18:31:55] [Mesanna]: we still have bugged vendor hosues
    [14/06/04][18:31:57] [Mesanna]: houses
    [14/06/04][18:32:02] [Mesanna]: so just email me those
    [14/06/04][18:32:06] [Mesanna]: and I will delete them
    [14/06/04][18:32:20] [SCORPION]: ok thank you very much
    [14/06/04][18:32:27] [Mesanna]: they are bugged and have to be manually deleted
    [14/06/04][18:32:29] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][18:32:32] [SCORPION]: :)
    [14/06/04][18:32:41] [Luc]: Hail, M'lady Mesanna and fellow devs team member..
    [14/06/04][18:32:46] [Mesanna]: Greetings Luc
    [14/06/04][18:32:55] [Luc]: i have 1 question and 1 request
    [14/06/04][18:33:04] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][18:33:16] [Luc]: my question is When or if ever will Gary the dungeon master in doom be fixed?
    [14/06/04][18:33:27] [Luc]: he went walk about and never return
    [14/06/04][18:33:35] [Mesanna]: Yes he did
    [14/06/04][18:33:44] [Luc]: i have sent bug emails
    [14/06/04][18:33:56] [Mesanna]: we will try to find him and super glue him back
    [14/06/04][18:34:03] [Luc]: okay ty
    [14/06/04][18:34:15] [Luc]: my 2nd is request for after the M&G
    [14/06/04][18:34:32] [Luc]: i am actaully from legend and wonder if you could sneak over and fix my sea herder title
    [14/06/04][18:34:46] [Luc]: i am the sea dragon tail :D
    [14/06/04][18:34:51] [Mesanna]: lol you are 3rd in line
    [14/06/04][18:35:00] [Mesanna]: but yes
    [14/06/04][18:35:11] [Luc]: okay ty :D so much. same name on legends :D Luc
    [14/06/04][18:35:17] [Mesanna]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:35:19] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][18:35:31] [Lauralanthalasa]: Hail
    [14/06/04][18:35:31] [Crystal] Lauralanthalasa says: Hail
    [14/06/04][18:35:38] [Misk]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:35:40] [Lauralanthalasa]: I am a returning player, from long ago
    [14/06/04][18:35:49] [Mesanna]: welcome back and greetings
    [14/06/04][18:35:54] [Lauralanthalasa]: is there a way i can get my account age back?
    [14/06/04][18:36:04] [Lauralanthalasa]: i am far older than 3 months
    [14/06/04][18:36:07] [Mesanna]: what
    [14/06/04][18:36:11] [Mesanna]: we can look at it
    [14/06/04][18:36:20] [Mesanna]: again send me an email with the information
    [14/06/04][18:36:24] [Mesanna]: including your account name
    [14/06/04][18:36:38] [Lauralanthalasa]: and quickly, are you planning to do any events for mid level players, or do they get overrun with h
    [14/06/04][18:37:17] [Mesanna]: are you talking about us as devs or the EM?
    [14/06/04][18:37:20] [Mesanna]: nm
    [14/06/04][18:37:27] [Mr Eko]: hello
    [14/06/04][18:37:28] [Mesanna]: hi Mr Eko
    [14/06/04][18:37:29] [Kyronix]: Hello Mr Eko
    [14/06/04][18:37:40] [Mr Eko]: treasure chest loot
    [14/06/04][18:37:49] [Mr Eko]: 99 % trash
    [14/06/04][18:37:57] [Mr Eko]: can you revamp it
    [14/06/04][18:37:59] [Mesanna]: then you are in luck
    [14/06/04][18:38:06] [Mesanna]: stay tuned to the next publish
    [14/06/04][18:38:10] [Misk]: not for long....
    [14/06/04][18:38:11] [Mesanna]: already changed =)
    [14/06/04][18:38:17] [Mr Eko]: awesome
    [14/06/04][18:38:20] [Mr Eko]: :)
    [14/06/04][18:38:22] [Kyronix]: The revamp train is a....coommmin!
    [14/06/04][18:38:23] [Mr Eko]: sos too?
    [14/06/04][18:38:24] [Mesanna]: *grins*
    [14/06/04][18:38:28] [Mesanna]: yes
    [14/06/04][18:38:31] [EM Bennu]: *cheers*
    [14/06/04][18:38:37] [Mr Eko]: you read my mind
    [14/06/04][18:38:43] [Mr Eko]: good skill
    [14/06/04][18:38:45] [Mesanna]: lol got lucky
    [14/06/04][18:38:51] [Mr Eko]: hehe
    [14/06/04][18:38:53] [Mr Eko]: ty
    [14/06/04][18:38:57] [Mesanna]: see we do listen =)
    [14/06/04][18:39:00] [Mr Eko]: goodnight
    [14/06/04][18:39:03] [Mesanna]: you're welcome
    [14/06/04][18:39:10] [Kyronix]: *waves*
    [14/06/04][18:39:14] [Mesanna]: Hi Llewen
    [14/06/04][18:39:17] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Will Steam be mandatory and include VAC?
    [14/06/04][18:39:29] [Mesanna]: no steam is not mandatory
    [14/06/04][18:39:33] [Mesanna]: its an option
    [14/06/04][18:39:39] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Ok thank you. All I wanted to know.
    [14/06/04][18:39:40] [Mesanna]: what is VAC?
    [14/06/04][18:39:47] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Valve Anti-Cheat....
    [14/06/04][18:39:53] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Can come with Steam
    [14/06/04][18:39:56] [Mesanna]: ahh
    [14/06/04][18:40:11] [Llewen Faerlyght]: But Steam would need to be mandatory.
    [14/06/04][18:40:15] [Mesanna]: we are just trying to give more options
    [14/06/04][18:40:22] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Yes, I understand.
    [14/06/04][18:40:28] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][18:40:29] [Llewen Faerlyght]: It was just a thought... :)
    [14/06/04][18:40:40] [Mesanna]: Greetings Phage
    [14/06/04][18:40:42] [Phage]: hello all
    [14/06/04][18:40:49] [Misk]: hi
    [14/06/04][18:41:01] [Phage]: let me address malik real fast. i"ve probably done some unsavory thing to his guild and uwf
    [14/06/04][18:41:06] [Phage]: if you guys need an example of how its done
    [14/06/04][18:41:09] [Phage]: get with me after this
    [14/06/04][18:41:18] [Phage]: but now as to the question
    [14/06/04][18:41:34] [Phage]: do you guys have any plans to breath new life into fel
    [14/06/04][18:41:41] [Phage]: or any other future non con pvp lands
    [14/06/04][18:41:46] [Phage]: its basically been untouch since pub 16
    [14/06/04][18:41:50] [Phage]: and hasnt recieved anythign unique
    [14/06/04][18:42:02] [Mesanna]: yes we hope to give PVP a big boost
    [14/06/04][18:42:15] [Mesanna]: with the new VvsV system you can actually fight in Tram
    [14/06/04][18:42:23] [Mesanna]: if you joined
    [14/06/04][18:42:43] [Phage]: do you have a release date for that
    [14/06/04][18:42:52] [Phage]: and what seperates it from simple guild wars
    [14/06/04][18:42:53] [Mesanna]: next publish
    [14/06/04][18:43:04] [Kyronix]: It's objective based
    [14/06/04][18:43:11] [Phage]: along with that
    [14/06/04][18:43:26] [Phage]: do you guys have any plans to reinstate
    [14/06/04][18:43:32] [Phage]: an old tourny of champions type event
    [14/06/04][18:43:37] [Phage]: that gave special titles to the winners
    [14/06/04][18:43:47] [Phage]: the last one was about 13 years ago
    [14/06/04][18:43:58] [Phage]: and i didnt win because i was on dialup at the time
    [14/06/04][18:43:59] [Mesanna]: the ladder type event?
    [14/06/04][18:44:11] [Phage]: are you aware of the toons with
    [14/06/04][18:44:15] [Phage]: "the master duelist" title
    [14/06/04][18:44:20] [Mesanna]: yes I am
    [14/06/04][18:44:26] [Mesanna]: not many left
    [14/06/04][18:44:30] [Phage]: those were the winner of the toc
    [14/06/04][18:44:37] [Phage]: a bracketed sanctioned mage tourny
    [14/06/04][18:44:43] [Mesanna]: right
    [14/06/04][18:44:45] [Phage]: that could garner alot of intrest witht he test center
    [14/06/04][18:44:53] [Phage]: if youg uys had any plans of doing something like that
    [14/06/04][18:45:00] [Phage]: where it wasnt just shard based but all of uo
    [14/06/04][18:45:02] [Mesanna]: Phage email me this and maybe we can work on this for the future
    [14/06/04][18:45:08] [Mesanna]: when we redo UO.Com
    [14/06/04][18:45:13] [Phage]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:45:16] [Mesanna]: we will be able to post winners etc
    [14/06/04][18:45:16] [Phage]: thannks for the time
    [14/06/04][18:45:22] [Mesanna]: automatically that is
    [14/06/04][18:45:28] [Mesanna]: welcome
    [14/06/04][18:45:43] [Mesanna]: Greetings Coco
    [14/06/04][18:45:45] [Coco Zamis]: Hello my Dark Lady, hello to the Lords and Ladies of the code and envrionment
    [14/06/04][18:45:52] [Kyronix]: Hello Coco
    [14/06/04][18:46:10] [Coco Zamis]: first question is about return to britannia program. Any release date?
    [14/06/04][18:46:22] [Mesanna]: Hoping its in July with the next publish
    [14/06/04][18:46:28] [Mesanna]: release everything together
    [14/06/04][18:46:33] [Coco Zamis]: fine
    [14/06/04][18:46:44] [Coco Zamis]: second is about personal attendant token
    [14/06/04][18:46:58] [Coco Zamis]: i "open" two of them
    [14/06/04][18:47:03] [Coco Zamis]: but can use only one
    [14/06/04][18:47:06] [Coco Zamis]: at a time
    [14/06/04][18:47:18] [Coco Zamis]: i cannot put the deed into a token
    [14/06/04][18:47:23] [Coco Zamis]: again to handle it over
    [14/06/04][18:47:26] [Coco Zamis]: to another char
    [14/06/04][18:47:55] [Coco Zamis]: only one PA can be active
    [14/06/04][18:47:59] [Mesanna]: right
    [14/06/04][18:48:17] [Mesanna]: umm I can tell you I can take the deed and give you a token
    [14/06/04][18:48:22] [Coco Zamis]: *begins to sweat*
    [14/06/04][18:48:23] [Mesanna]: and ask you not to open two at a time again
    [14/06/04][18:48:47] [Mesanna]: see me after
    [14/06/04][18:48:48] [Phage]: Consecrus Arma
    [14/06/04][18:48:51] [Mesanna]: 4th in line
    [14/06/04][18:48:55] [Mesanna]: have the deed
    [14/06/04][18:49:06] [Mesanna]: I will do this once for you
    [14/06/04][18:49:16] [Coco Zamis]: sorry i am from DF
    [14/06/04][18:49:24] [Coco Zamis]: *sweats more*
    [14/06/04][18:49:27] [Mesanna]: email me a time
    [14/06/04][18:49:31] [Mesanna]: *shakes head*
    [14/06/04][18:49:33] [Coco Zamis]: ok thanks a lot
    [14/06/04][18:49:37] [Mesanna]: welcome
    [14/06/04][18:49:48] [Mesanna]: have a good evening
    [14/06/04][18:49:52] [Soul.Train]: Hello MyLady and MyLords..Greetings from Europe
    [14/06/04][18:49:55] [Mesanna]: Hi Soul
    [14/06/04][18:50:00] [Kyronix]: Hiyas
    [14/06/04][18:50:06] [Soul.Train]: First the info
    [14/06/04][18:50:16] [Soul.Train]: Your Speaker wont work excactly
    [14/06/04][18:50:20] [Soul.Train]: ;)
    [14/06/04][18:50:44] [Mesanna]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:50:45] [Soul.Train]: My first question is an old Question
    [14/06/04][18:51:03] [Soul.Train]: How about a new Gold System
    [14/06/04][18:51:16] [Mesanna]: how about taking out checks and having a conversion system
    [14/06/04][18:51:23] [Mesanna]: we are talking about it already
    [14/06/04][18:51:27] [Mesanna]: trying to work out a good system
    [14/06/04][18:51:30] [Soul.Train]: that would be nice
    [14/06/04][18:51:35] [Soul.Train]: cause
    [14/06/04][18:51:38] [Mesanna]: I think so
    [14/06/04][18:51:43] [Soul.Train]: u walready got the power
    [14/06/04][18:51:48] [Soul.Train]: to do this
    [14/06/04][18:51:54] [Soul.Train]: putting gold
    [14/06/04][18:51:59] [Soul.Train]: in the casino
    [14/06/04][18:52:12] [Soul.Train]: is a system like that we need
    [14/06/04][18:52:28] [Mesanna]: right
    [14/06/04][18:52:32] [Soul.Train]: why u dont use it
    [14/06/04][18:52:48] [Mesanna]: its alot more complicated than that
    [14/06/04][18:52:53] [Soul.Train]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:52:54] [Mesanna]: also there is a limit
    [14/06/04][18:53:04] [Soul.Train]: its a limit
    [14/06/04][18:53:04] [Mesanna]: and alot of people have over 2 billion
    [14/06/04][18:53:06] [Soul.Train]: ?
    [14/06/04][18:53:10] [Soul.Train]: yes
    [14/06/04][18:53:25] [Soul.Train]: i knew
    [14/06/04][18:53:38] [Soul.Train]: so the next question
    [14/06/04][18:53:48] [Soul.Train]: How about a reward trader
    [14/06/04][18:53:57] [Mesanna]: not in the cards at this time
    [14/06/04][18:54:03] [Mesanna]: like a vet reward trader?
     
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    [14/06/04][18:54:13] [Soul.Train]: sorry
    [14/06/04][18:54:14] [Mesanna]: and if we did it would not be a one for one =)
    [14/06/04][18:54:15] [Soul.Train]: i ment
    [14/06/04][18:54:22] [Soul.Train]: a Vet trader
    [14/06/04][18:54:44] [Soul.Train]: so u r working oin it ?
    [14/06/04][18:54:47] [Mesanna]: no
    [14/06/04][18:54:48] [Mesanna]: we are not
    [14/06/04][18:54:51] [Soul.Train]: or thinkong about it ?
    [14/06/04][18:54:54] [Mesanna]: we have talked about it
    [14/06/04][18:55:09] [Mesanna]: but used vet rewards
    [14/06/04][18:55:19] [Mesanna]: and we took the age limit off them
    [14/06/04][18:55:27] [Soul.Train]: yes that was grate
    [14/06/04][18:55:32] [Soul.Train]: great
    [14/06/04][18:55:35] [Soul.Train]: but
    [14/06/04][18:55:43] [Soul.Train]: theire are manyrewards
    [14/06/04][18:55:58] [Soul.Train]: they are out of use
    [14/06/04][18:56:02] [Mesanna]: how is that fair
    [14/06/04][18:56:05] [Soul.Train]: or sometimes
    [14/06/04][18:56:08] [Mesanna]: If you have money
    [14/06/04][18:56:13] [Mesanna]: you can buy vet rewards
    [14/06/04][18:56:26] [Soul.Train]: notall people
    [14/06/04][18:56:28] [Mesanna]: always things to think about
    [14/06/04][18:56:38] [Soul.Train]: got like 2 b ingame
    [14/06/04][18:56:43] [Mesanna]: but you have to look at the whole picture
    [14/06/04][18:56:47] [Mesanna]: not just a piece of it
    [14/06/04][18:56:53] [Mesanna]: it has to be fair to all
    [14/06/04][18:56:55] [Soul.Train]: i did
    [14/06/04][18:56:59] [Soul.Train]: so i asked
    [14/06/04][18:57:03] [Soul.Train]: cause
    [14/06/04][18:57:10] [Soul.Train]: to bring new players
    [14/06/04][18:57:18] [Soul.Train]: they need to get a chance
    [14/06/04][18:57:27] [Soul.Train]: and
    [14/06/04][18:57:37] [Soul.Train]: do hold the Old Players to
    [14/06/04][18:57:39] [Mesanna]: Soul we are not working on that at this time
    [14/06/04][18:57:43] [Soul.Train]: ok
    [14/06/04][18:57:48] [Soul.Train]: anyway
    [14/06/04][18:57:54] [Soul.Train]: thx for your time
    [14/06/04][18:57:58] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][18:57:58] [Soul.Train]: *bows
    [14/06/04][18:57:58] [Kyronix]: Thanks!
    [14/06/04][18:58:05] [Mesanna]: Have a good evening
    [14/06/04][18:58:11] [Akron]: hellow
    [14/06/04][18:58:15] [Mesanna]: Greetings Akron
    [14/06/04][18:58:17] [Kyronix]: Hiya
    [14/06/04][18:58:27] [Akron]: my questions is about my beloved blackthorn dungeon under our feet
    [14/06/04][18:58:38] [Akron]: first. AFK arti farmers
    [14/06/04][18:58:49] [Akron]: i will be in stealth for 2 hours
    [14/06/04][18:58:57] [Akron]: seeing dragons and sampires not moving
    [14/06/04][18:59:05] [Akron]: taking up hunting grounds
    [14/06/04][18:59:09] [Akron]: not even looting corpses
    [14/06/04][18:59:21] [Akron]: are you aware of this and willing to do somthing about it
    [14/06/04][18:59:24] [Akron]: 2
    [14/06/04][18:59:28] [Akron]: the invasion room
    [14/06/04][18:59:40] [Mesanna]: We have heard it alot
    [14/06/04][18:59:44] [Akron]: im unclear about how the minax items decide what bag t ogo to
    [14/06/04][18:59:52] [Akron]: sorry go ahead lady mesanna
    [14/06/04][18:59:59] [Mesanna]: but if you feel someone is cheating then please page
    [14/06/04][19:00:05] [Mesanna]: thats why we have GM's
    [14/06/04][19:00:13] [Akron]: well Lady mesanna
    [14/06/04][19:00:17] [Akron]: thats the thing
    [14/06/04][19:00:18] [Mesanna]: K will answer about the loot
    [14/06/04][19:00:38] [Mesanna]: GM's coming while they are there?
    [14/06/04][19:00:45] [Akron]: i sit there in stealth they dont move or even attempt to heal pets
    [14/06/04][19:01:00] [Akron]: soon as i come out of stealth they move or say somthing
    [14/06/04][19:01:10] [Akron]: i lure mobs away form the area lock them in rooms
    [14/06/04][19:01:14] [Akron]: they are still there
    [14/06/04][19:01:23] [Akron]: its like they script for character awareness
    [14/06/04][19:01:32] [Akron]: no way to detect it if your character is visible
    [14/06/04][19:01:32] [Mesanna]: I know there is one
    [14/06/04][19:01:37] [Akron]: i know of 5
    [14/06/04][19:01:43] [Akron]: but i will not call them out
    [14/06/04][19:01:44] [Mesanna]: but a GM can talk to them without going visible
    [14/06/04][19:01:50] [Mesanna]: to see if they respond
    [14/06/04][19:01:52] [Akron]: k
    [14/06/04][19:01:57] [Akron]: invasion loot
    [14/06/04][19:02:24] [Akron]: is it just a damage on general to decide where the minax arti goes most just damage and dont help
    [14/06/04][19:02:31] [Akron]: are a big part of that fight
    [14/06/04][19:02:41] [Akron]: and get nothing when people are allways doing damage and not assisting others
    [14/06/04][19:02:48] [Kyronix]: It's all based on a combination of damage dealt, damage recieved, and damage healed
    [14/06/04][19:03:09] [Akron]: is there a way to increase more then 2 drops per boss
    [14/06/04][19:03:16] [Akron]: and make helping more viable then just damage
    [14/06/04][19:03:29] [Akron]: food for thought
    [14/06/04][19:03:37] [Kyronix]: Yes it is, thank you
    [14/06/04][19:03:39] [Akron]: also last i dont know what this is about
    [14/06/04][19:03:48] [Akron]: but flair said somthing about pink underwear?
    [14/06/04][19:04:13] [Mesanna]: Thats a personal question you should ask Flair on the side
    [14/06/04][19:04:14] [Akron]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:04:19] [Mesanna]: =)
    [14/06/04][19:04:22] [Mesanna]: Thank you
    [14/06/04][19:04:27] [Clara Codstongue]: Hiya all.
    [14/06/04][19:04:32] [Mesanna]: Greetings Clara
    [14/06/04][19:04:37] [Kyronix]: Hello
    [14/06/04][19:04:38] [Clara Codstongue]: I have no complaining, just a few ideas.
    [14/06/04][19:04:49] [Clara Codstongue]: First off, I know you are looking for ideas for new items for anny rewards and whatnot
    [14/06/04][19:04:55] [Clara Codstongue]: I am sick of pooping outside.
    [14/06/04][19:04:57] [Mesanna]: of course I am always
    [14/06/04][19:05:03] [Clara Codstongue]: Can we have a toilet to go with out bathtub?
    [14/06/04][19:05:07] [Mesanna]: you are in luck
    [14/06/04][19:05:28] [Mesanna]: I asked for a toilet this year
    [14/06/04][19:05:33] [EM Taweret]: yay!
    [14/06/04][19:05:39] [Clara Codstongue]: Haha, nice thank you :D
    [14/06/04][19:05:47] [Mesanna]: *smiles*
    [14/06/04][19:05:48] [Clara Codstongue]: Okay, for our Em's, just a quick idea.
    [14/06/04][19:06:12] [Clara Codstongue]: I know a lot of events have drops based on whoever did the moste damage and healing or whatever
    [14/06/04][19:06:29] [Clara Codstongue]: but once in a blue moon, wouldn't it be cool for a clicky to spawn when the big boss dies
    [14/06/04][19:06:35] [Clara Codstongue]: with like a 60 second life span
    [14/06/04][19:06:37] [Mesanna]: no
    [14/06/04][19:06:41] [Clara Codstongue]: One click per account, get a treat?
    [14/06/04][19:06:45] [Mesanna]: we changed the top attacker
    [14/06/04][19:06:59] [Mesanna]: top attacker is now random
    [14/06/04][19:07:08] [Clara Codstongue]: Could you explain that real quick?
    [14/06/04][19:07:10] [Mesanna]: its not based just on damage or healing
    [14/06/04][19:07:12] [Mesanna]: yes I am
    [14/06/04][19:07:15] [Clara Codstongue]: If someone gets looting rights on the mob
    [14/06/04][19:07:18] [Clara Codstongue]: Do they have a chance?
    [14/06/04][19:07:20] [Mesanna]: so if you have done damage or healed
    [14/06/04][19:07:29] [Mesanna]: we set a number of rewards to give out per boss
    [14/06/04][19:07:37] [Mesanna]: it will give out that number now
    [14/06/04][19:07:44] [Mesanna]: but you can not stand to the side
    [14/06/04][19:07:44] [Clara Codstongue]: Cool, I enjoy those.
    [14/06/04][19:07:49] [Mesanna]: and wait for a clicky to appear
    [14/06/04][19:07:55] [Clara Codstongue]: That makes sense.
    [14/06/04][19:07:56] [Mesanna]: thats why I am against them
    [14/06/04][19:08:06] [Clara Codstongue]: Finally.
    [14/06/04][19:08:06] [Mesanna]: I wanted it to often
    [14/06/04][19:08:14] [Clara Codstongue]: Going with what the last person said
    [14/06/04][19:08:21] [Clara Codstongue]: To combat AFK farming in BT's...
    [14/06/04][19:08:30] [Mesanna]: we are aware I promise
    [14/06/04][19:08:34] [Clara Codstongue]: Removing the drops from the non invasion spawning mobs..
    [14/06/04][19:08:38] [Clara Codstongue]: is possible..
    [14/06/04][19:08:54] [Clara Codstongue]: But that's all I got
    [14/06/04][19:08:56] [Clara Codstongue]: Thanks for you time :D
    [14/06/04][19:08:58] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:09:00] [Kyronix]: Thank you
    [14/06/04][19:09:07] [Scribbles]: hello all
    [14/06/04][19:09:07] [Mesanna]: Hi Scribbles
    [14/06/04][19:09:17] [Kyronix]: Hello there
    [14/06/04][19:09:25] [Scribbles]: So first. any chance for a sandstone foundation
    [14/06/04][19:09:38] [Scribbles]: i cant find a foundation that matches sandstone walls
    [14/06/04][19:09:42] [Scribbles]: thickness or color
    [14/06/04][19:09:42] [Mesanna]: I will add it to the art list
    [14/06/04][19:09:45] [Scribbles]: ty
    [14/06/04][19:09:56] [Scribbles]: second. any chance for gms to be around more?
    [14/06/04][19:10:13] [Mesanna]: we are working on it
    [14/06/04][19:10:29] [Scribbles]: ty, third and chance reds will be able to get a city bonus?
    [14/06/04][19:10:31] [Mesanna]: we are aware there are some issues
    [14/06/04][19:10:56] [Kyronix]: That would require reds going into Trammel Cities
    [14/06/04][19:11:07] [Kyronix]: Which isn't going to happen. A buff for reds would be more feasible in our upcoming
    [14/06/04][19:11:14] [Scribbles]: can we make the city bonus go away in fel then? for the blues?
    [14/06/04][19:11:17] [Kyronix]: Vice vs Virtue system so stay tuned for updates as we roll that out
    [14/06/04][19:11:30] [Scribbles]: its a little unfair that blues come into fell with a bonus reds cant have.
    [14/06/04][19:12:02] [Scribbles]: 4th ever thought about putting a timer on 120 scrolls to reduce the farming and improve the econ
    [14/06/04][19:12:13] [Scribbles]: same with minax arties
    [14/06/04][19:12:26] [Mesanna]: so they decay after x amount of time of receiving them?
    [14/06/04][19:12:30] [Scribbles]: yep
    [14/06/04][19:12:33] [Scribbles]: so you cant stock pile them
    [14/06/04][19:12:35] [Mesanna]: wow
    [14/06/04][19:12:41] [Scribbles]: and get rid of data in your servers
    [14/06/04][19:12:42] [Mesanna]: we would be skinned and fried
    [14/06/04][19:13:09] [Mesanna]: that is a huge step
    [14/06/04][19:13:23] [Scribbles]: much in UO is a huge step. :)
    [14/06/04][19:13:24] [Mesanna]: one I do not feel would be taken lightly
    [14/06/04][19:13:30] [Scribbles]: agreed
    [14/06/04][19:13:49] [Scribbles]: just tired of the dead shard farming ruining the marketplace. thank you for your time.
    [14/06/04][19:13:58] [Scribbles]: have a wonderful night.
    [14/06/04][19:13:59] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:14:03] [Kyronix]: See ya!
    [14/06/04][19:14:06] [Leo]: Hiya guys.
    [14/06/04][19:14:10] [Mesanna]: hi
    [14/06/04][19:14:12] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][19:14:19] [Mesanna]: Leo how are you
    [14/06/04][19:14:19] [Leo]: Scribbles already answered 2 of my questions
    [14/06/04][19:14:26] [Mesanna]: ok
    [14/06/04][19:14:26] [Leo]: I am well, how are you?
    [14/06/04][19:14:33] [Mesanna]: not bad =)
    [14/06/04][19:14:36] [Leo]: :D
    [14/06/04][19:14:44] [Leo]: But my one question is
    [14/06/04][19:14:47] [Misk]: was that your question?
    [14/06/04][19:14:49] [Misk]: oh, nm
    [14/06/04][19:14:51] [Leo]: hehe
    [14/06/04][19:15:01] [Leo]: Is there any way to recover lost whispering roses
    [14/06/04][19:15:07] [Leo]: and personal bless deeds
    [14/06/04][19:15:10] [Mesanna]: no I am afraid not
    [14/06/04][19:15:20] [Mesanna]: personal bless deeds?
    [14/06/04][19:15:24] [Leo]: Yes
    [14/06/04][19:15:30] [Mesanna]: as in when you transferred it did not work again?
    [14/06/04][19:15:39] [Mesanna]: or work period
    [14/06/04][19:15:46] [Mesanna]: that we can fix
    [14/06/04][19:15:50] [Leo]: Oh no, i meant a way to recover them
    [14/06/04][19:15:55] [Mesanna]: nope sorry
    [14/06/04][19:15:56] [Mesanna]: I wish
    [14/06/04][19:16:04] [Leo]: As do I, Thanks guys!
    [14/06/04][19:16:09] [Mesanna]: Thank you
    [14/06/04][19:16:12] [Kyronix]: See ya
    [14/06/04][19:16:17] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][19:16:17] [Tatiana Thorn]: *Curtsies*
    [14/06/04][19:16:18] [Tatiana Thorn]: Good Evening
    [14/06/04][19:16:24] [Mesanna]: Greetings Taliana
    [14/06/04][19:16:26] [Tatiana Thorn]: i just had one small thought for an item
    [14/06/04][19:16:29] [Tatiana Thorn]: *giggles*
    [14/06/04][19:16:32] [Mesanna]: great
    [14/06/04][19:16:35] [Mesanna]: I love ideas
    [14/06/04][19:16:38] [Tatiana Thorn]: and most know it is sort of my pet project
    [14/06/04][19:16:43] [Tatiana Thorn]: but an item
    [14/06/04][19:16:51] [Tatiana Thorn]: that generates one random repair deed
    [14/06/04][19:16:56] [Tatiana Thorn]: oh say once a week
    [14/06/04][19:17:02] [Tatiana Thorn]: drop in a blank scroll
    [14/06/04][19:17:05] [Tatiana Thorn]: maybe a tool
    [14/06/04][19:17:09] [Tatiana Thorn]: get that repair........
    [14/06/04][19:17:12] [Mesanna]: like the bandages?
    [14/06/04][19:17:13] [Tatiana Thorn]: just a thought
    [14/06/04][19:17:22] [Mesanna]: but doesn't that take away from Blacksmiths?
    [14/06/04][19:17:25] [Tatiana Thorn]: a fountain of sorts
    [14/06/04][19:17:35] [Tatiana Thorn]: *taps chin thinking*
    [14/06/04][19:17:38] [Mesanna]: it removes a reason for the skill
    [14/06/04][19:17:51] [Tatiana Thorn]: true......it could lead folks away from interacting.....
    [14/06/04][19:17:55] [Mesanna]: true
    [14/06/04][19:18:03] [Tatiana Thorn]: it was just a random thought
    [14/06/04][19:18:06] [Tatiana Thorn]: *Curtsies*
    [14/06/04][19:18:08] [Mesanna]: no I appreciate it
    [14/06/04][19:18:09] [Tatiana Thorn]: thank you for your time
    [14/06/04][19:18:16] [Mesanna]: keep thinking and give us your ideas
    [14/06/04][19:18:20] [Xanadu]: Greetings
    [14/06/04][19:18:28] [Mesanna]: Greetings Xanadu
    [14/06/04][19:18:30] [Xanadu]: Mesanna, are you aware of the fact that certain players
    [14/06/04][19:18:42] [Xanadu]: have chars with extra long names
    [14/06/04][19:18:54] [Xanadu]: not attainable by normal players
    [14/06/04][19:19:03] [Xanadu]: renamed by gm's or something?
    [14/06/04][19:19:12] [Xanadu]: and If so..are these legal?
    [14/06/04][19:19:21] [Xanadu]: Cause to me its not really fair
    [14/06/04][19:19:29] [Xanadu]: to everyone else that cant get that
    [14/06/04][19:19:39] [Mesanna]: Well if they were renamed by old Seers or GM's we are not going to fault the player
    [14/06/04][19:19:44] [Mesanna]: that would not be fair
    [14/06/04][19:19:45] [Xanadu]: *nods*
    [14/06/04][19:19:51] [Mesanna]: I know the current GM's will not do that
    [14/06/04][19:19:56] [Mesanna]: they rename to SUE
    [14/06/04][19:20:00] [Mesanna]: or something like that
    [14/06/04][19:20:06] [Xanadu]: hehe
    [14/06/04][19:20:19] [Xanadu]: Also..for a vet reward...we need rideable dragons :p
    [14/06/04][19:20:27] [Mesanna]: especially when they find a Mesanna
    [14/06/04][19:20:39] [Xanadu]: *nods*
    [14/06/04][19:20:42] [Mesanna]: there is actually an art conflict with that
    [14/06/04][19:20:48] [Mesanna]: we would love to have big dragons
    [14/06/04][19:20:55] [Xanadu]: ok ..bulls then..Yehaw!
    [14/06/04][19:21:10] [Xanadu]: and thank you for your time :) We appreciate all you do
    [14/06/04][19:21:16] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:21:33] [Mesanna]: Greetings Dendi
    [14/06/04][19:21:34] [Dendi]: Hello My lady and Lord of UO
    [14/06/04][19:21:51] [Dendi]: i just wondering
    [14/06/04][19:22:01] [Dendi]: is the email for V vs V
    [14/06/04][19:22:08] [Dendi]: sent out
    [14/06/04][19:22:13] [Dendi]: to those who is selected?
    [14/06/04][19:22:25] [Dendi]: if not
    [14/06/04][19:22:30] [Dendi]: any date on that?
    [14/06/04][19:22:51] [Kyronix]: Yes, we've sent them all out. We are in the process of getting everyone signed up
    [14/06/04][19:23:03] [Dendi]: ahh
    [14/06/04][19:23:23] [Kyronix]: We only had a limited number of spots but that doesn't mean we won't need replacements
    [14/06/04][19:23:24] [Dendi]: for japanese shard the GM support timezone is ?
    [14/06/04][19:23:31] [Kyronix]: Whether people can't participate for whatever reason
    [14/06/04][19:23:42] [Dendi]: ahh cool
    [14/06/04][19:23:48] [Dendi]: i did try to apply
    [14/06/04][19:23:49] [Kyronix]: So we'll keep all applications and if we need additional we'll let you know!
    [14/06/04][19:23:57] [Dendi]: great thank you
    [14/06/04][19:24:22] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:24:23] [Kyronix]: Thanks you!
    [14/06/04][19:24:32] [Dendi]: thank
    [14/06/04][19:24:38] [Mesanna]: Greetings Nails
    [14/06/04][19:24:43] [Nails Warstein]: Hail and well met Mesanna
    [14/06/04][19:25:09] [Nails Warstein]: Many friends of mine were wondering if and when you would still have another world tour?
    [14/06/04][19:25:42] [Mesanna]: I stopped because so many people showed up it lagged everyone out
    [14/06/04][19:25:52] [Mesanna]: if I could figure out how to do it I will start again
    [14/06/04][19:26:16] [Nails Warstein]: Excellent. There are still some shards that do not have their own lantern to represent them as well.
    [14/06/04][19:26:31] [Nails Warstein]: Anyhow Bennu, could you pull Pfloyd?
    [14/06/04][19:26:34] [Mesanna]: I know and I am doing those
    [14/06/04][19:26:47] [Mesanna]: umm why
    [14/06/04][19:27:00] [Pfloyd]: Thanks
    [14/06/04][19:27:12] [Nails Warstein]: About a month ago or so Pfloyd and I solved a Mystery
    [14/06/04][19:27:31] [Mesanna]: do tell
    [14/06/04][19:27:40] [Nails Warstein]: Discovered the lost treasures of the Crux Ansata Knights in the underwolrd.
    [14/06/04][19:28:11] [Nails Warstein]: It required decoding a cypher, and surviving riddles.
    [14/06/04][19:28:13] [Mesanna]: If you are asking about titles
    [14/06/04][19:28:16] [Mesanna]: get in line
    [14/06/04][19:28:19] [Mesanna]: after this
    [14/06/04][19:28:28] [Mesanna]: stand close
    [14/06/04][19:28:33] [Mesanna]: 2 more questions
    [14/06/04][19:28:36] [Mesanna]: and we are finished
    [14/06/04][19:28:49] [Nails Warstein]: Alright just place us where you need us, and thank you!
    [14/06/04][19:29:03] [Mesanna]: please move out via transporter
    [14/06/04][19:29:08] [Mesanna]: thanks
    [14/06/04][19:29:14] [Wraith]: Hail
    [14/06/04][19:29:14] [Mesanna]: Hi Wraith
    [14/06/04][19:29:15] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][19:29:26] [Wraith]: mine is kinda a 2 parter
    [14/06/04][19:29:45] [Wraith]: Is there any future plans on making wrestling a viable combat skill?
    [14/06/04][19:30:11] [Mesanna]: we have not started working on changing skills at this time
    [14/06/04][19:30:23] [Mesanna]: when we will we will open it up to you guys
    [14/06/04][19:30:26] [Mesanna]: for input
    [14/06/04][19:30:38] [Mesanna]: if you want changes you should already have ideas right?
    [14/06/04][19:31:01] [Wraith]: a few. Like a change to the horrific beast spell and the enchant type spells
    [14/06/04][19:31:51] [Wraith]: second question would be, is there a way to remove the range part of the poison spell in pvm?
    [14/06/04][19:32:12] [Mesanna]: you don't want to give the mobs a chance?
    [14/06/04][19:32:41] [Wraith]: well, we have the poison fields which do the same already, but removing the range would make
    [14/06/04][19:33:00] [Wraith]: fire fields more viable for sustained damage
    [14/06/04][19:33:41] [Mesanna]: I can see them backed on skill
    [14/06/04][19:33:57] [Mesanna]: based
    [14/06/04][19:33:59] [Mesanna]: but
    [14/06/04][19:34:06] [Mesanna]: we can talk about it
    [14/06/04][19:34:30] [Mesanna]: no promises
    [14/06/04][19:34:34] [Mesanna]: we will discuss it
    [14/06/04][19:34:42] [Wraith]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:34:47] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:35:02] [Wraith]: *licks mesanna and runs off*
    [14/06/04][19:35:09] [Desaa]: hello
    [14/06/04][19:35:20] [Mesanna]: yuck
    [14/06/04][19:35:21] [Kyronix]: Hello
    [14/06/04][19:35:33] [Desaa]: i was wondering is there any thoughts of adding anti cheat?
    [14/06/04][19:35:55] [Mesanna]: that is an ongoing battle
    [14/06/04][19:36:09] [Mesanna]: as it is in every game
    [14/06/04][19:36:13] [Mesanna]: we just have been around longer
    [14/06/04][19:36:21] [Mesanna]: we are always trying to fix cheating
    [14/06/04][19:36:21] [Desaa]: i dont much care for scriters that get all the loot, and aids them in pvp
    [14/06/04][19:36:49] [Desaa]: ok and second
    [14/06/04][19:37:17] [Desaa]: i was wondering has there ever been any talk to making a mod like mage weap for resists that dexers can use?
    [14/06/04][19:37:25] [Mesanna]: Last person is Jody for the night
    [14/06/04][19:37:31] [EM Bennu]: *nods*
    [14/06/04][19:37:43] [Desaa]: seens kinda unfair mages get an item that adds 110 skill in defence
    [14/06/04][19:37:53] [Desaa]: but dexers cant prevent mana vap or para
    [14/06/04][19:38:00] [Desaa]: vamp*
    [14/06/04][19:38:06] [Mesanna]: its an idea
    [14/06/04][19:38:17] [Mesanna]: we will look at it for a future item
    [14/06/04][19:38:25] [Desaa]: so never gonna happen then?
    [14/06/04][19:38:34] [Mesanna]: did I just say we would talk about it
    [14/06/04][19:38:43] [Mesanna]: I did not say it was not going to happen
    [14/06/04][19:38:50] [Desaa]: im jsut being realistis, sry
    [14/06/04][19:39:03] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:39:05] [Desaa]: thats all, thanks
    [14/06/04][19:39:08] [Kyronix]: Thanks
    [14/06/04][19:39:20] [Mesanna]: Greetings Deathangel
    [14/06/04][19:39:23] [Deathangel]: greetings all
    [14/06/04][19:39:29] [Kyronix]: Hello!
    [14/06/04][19:39:50] [Deathangel]: all of my questions have been answered thank you
    [14/06/04][19:39:58] [Kyronix]: Welcome
    [14/06/04][19:40:01] [Mesanna]: LOL thank you
    [14/06/04][19:40:02] [Deathangel]: so i have two ideas
    [14/06/04][19:40:07] [Mesanna]: great
    [14/06/04][19:41:02] [Mesanna]: you want to share
    [14/06/04][19:41:08] [Deathangel]: i played role playing games all my life and i love this one i would like you to concides adding two spells
    [14/06/04][19:41:34] [Deathangel]: for the priest turning thr undead
    [14/06/04][19:41:56] [Deathangel]: and flight tor the mage
    [14/06/04][19:42:33] [Kyronix]: Like a person could...fly?
    [14/06/04][19:42:36] [Mesanna]: you do mean fly right
    [14/06/04][19:42:43] [Deathangel]: yes
    [14/06/04][19:42:57] [Mesanna]: I highly doubt that would happen
    [14/06/04][19:43:07] [Deathangel]: awww
    [14/06/04][19:43:29] [Mesanna]: the art requirements alone would cause my Artist to quit
    [14/06/04][19:43:35] [Mesanna]: lol
    [14/06/04][19:43:49] [Deathangel]: how about turning the undead
    [14/06/04][19:44:11] [Mesanna]: that is possible
    [14/06/04][19:44:17] [Mesanna]: lot more than flight
    [14/06/04][19:44:22] [Deathangel]: Awesome
    [14/06/04][19:44:23] [Mesanna]: it would need a new circle
    [14/06/04][19:44:30] [Mesanna]: but not out of the question
    [14/06/04][19:44:41] [Deathangel]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:44:51] [Mesanna]: thank you
    [14/06/04][19:45:09] [Deathangel]: will i see it
    [14/06/04][19:45:15] [Mesanna]: a new circle?
    [14/06/04][19:45:22] [Mesanna]: its possible
    [14/06/04][19:45:32] [Mesanna]: we will not start working on it tomorrow
    [14/06/04][19:45:34] [Deathangel]: great thank you
    [14/06/04][19:45:38] [Mesanna]: welcome
    [14/06/04][19:45:47] [Mesanna]: Greetings Jody
    [14/06/04][19:45:49] [Jody Highroller]: Hello
    [14/06/04][19:45:51] [Kyronix]: Hiya
    [14/06/04][19:45:53] [Jody Highroller]: I have an in-depth question to ask you.
    [14/06/04][19:46:23] [Jody Highroller]: Do you ever think a game build on so much corruption, will ever be appealing to new players?
    [14/06/04][19:46:49] [Mesanna]: yes I do
    [14/06/04][19:46:53] [Jody Highroller]: How so?
    [14/06/04][19:47:06] [Mesanna]: why would we work like we do if we did not believe in the game
    [14/06/04][19:47:19] [Mesanna]: why would we spend our evenings on our own time to talk to you guys
    [14/06/04][19:47:38] [Mesanna]: We are coming up with ideas for improvements all the time
    [14/06/04][19:47:39] [Jody Highroller]: Why would a new person want to play beside a person, whom does not work for their stuff
    [14/06/04][19:48:00] [Jody Highroller]: with scripts
    [14/06/04][19:48:01] [Jody Highroller]: etc
    [14/06/04][19:48:31] [Mesanna]: look I am not going to sit here and argue this point with you
    [14/06/04][19:48:38] [Mesanna]: I know for a fact we have no people all the time
    [14/06/04][19:48:46] [Jody Highroller]: ok, ill just send money to your ems paypal
    [14/06/04][19:48:46] [Mesanna]: and we have players that love to help new players
    [14/06/04][19:48:48] [Jody Highroller]: enjoy!
    [14/06/04][19:49:00] [EM Bennu]: *shakes his head*
    [14/06/04][19:49:11] [Mesanna]: *bites tongue*
    [14/06/04][19:49:28] [Mesanna]: last question Leo
    [14/06/04][19:49:35] [Leo]: Heya sorry
    [14/06/04][19:49:40] [Kyronix]: Hello Leo
    [14/06/04][19:49:45] [Leo]: Hello again :)
    [14/06/04][19:49:45] [Mesanna]: remembed another question?
    [14/06/04][19:49:47] [Mesanna]: hi
    [14/06/04][19:49:50] [Leo]: Hehe yes
    [14/06/04][19:50:05] [Leo]: Is there any talk of any new land's in coming expansions?
    [14/06/04][19:50:12] [Mesanna]: no
    [14/06/04][19:50:25] [Leo]: Ah mk, thank you :)
    [14/06/04][19:50:27] [Mesanna]: we have lands that could use love
    [14/06/04][19:50:31] [Mesanna]: to bring them there
    [14/06/04][19:50:34] [Leo]: Indeed
    [14/06/04][19:50:48] [Leo]: Thanks
    [14/06/04][19:50:52] [Mesanna]: I would rather do that than create new ones
    [14/06/04][19:50:57] [EM Bennu]: Can I ask a question?
    [14/06/04][19:51:00] [Mesanna]: Ok Atlantic thank you
    [14/06/04][19:51:04] [Mesanna]: No
    [14/06/04][19:51:06] [Mesanna]: lol
    [14/06/04][19:51:06] [EM Bennu]: :(
    [14/06/04][19:51:12] [Mesanna]: what
    [14/06/04][19:51:37] [EM Bennu]: I was just wondering, discounting the seahorse mount fiasco... if there was any possibility of a
    [14/06/04][19:51:45] [EM Bennu]: Constructable Hot Air Balloon?
    [14/06/04][19:51:52] [Mesanna]: Stop!
    [14/06/04][19:51:54] [Kyronix]: That's a fantastic idea
    [14/06/04][19:52:02] [EM Bennu]: See! Kryonix agrees!
    [14/06/04][19:52:03] [Mesanna]: Have you been talking to Kyronix
    [14/06/04][19:52:11] [EM Bennu]: Hot Air Balloons are so very Ultima.
    [14/06/04][19:52:13] [Mesanna]: CAuse he has wanted it for 2 years now
    [14/06/04][19:52:13] [Kyronix]: Hot Air Balloons!
    [14/06/04][19:52:16] [Kyronix]: Yipppeee!
    [14/06/04][19:52:28] [EM Bennu]: They should take a LOT of effort to build...
    [14/06/04][19:52:30] [EM Bennu]: Just sain.
    [14/06/04][19:52:33] [EM Bennu]: Sayin.
    [14/06/04][19:52:35] [Mesanna]: Bennu
    [14/06/04][19:52:42] [EM Bennu]: *is in trouble*
    [14/06/04][19:52:45] [Mesanna]: have I killed you lately?
    [14/06/04][19:52:51] [EM Bennu]: yes, when I dyed you pink.
    [14/06/04][19:52:55] [EM Bennu]: :heart:
    [14/06/04][19:52:56] [Mesanna]: Anyways as I was saying
    [14/06/04][19:53:05] [Mesanna]: Thank you for having us
    [14/06/04][19:53:11] [Kyronix]: Thank you Atlantic!
    [14/06/04][19:53:19] [Mesanna]: If you come up with any new ideas for rewards please email them to me
    [14/06/04][19:53:33] [Mesanna]: See you guys in 2 weeks
    [14/06/04][19:53:37] [Kyronix]: *waves*
    [14/06/04][19:53:43] [Mesanna]: in our next Meet and Greet
    [14/06/04][19:53:50] [Mesanna]: thank you
     
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    All I can say is wow...........:eek:
    Mesanna took that on and didnt flinch...
    I guess there are those of us who think noting of attacking the hand that helps you.
    There is some very good info in this meeting... I do hope people apreciate all the dev are doing. :thumbup:
     
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    I sure do, just hope that UO could benefit from more resources to be reinvested into the game..... the game needs to be enhanced in order to keep standing up against the competition and new games coming out.....
     
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    Thanks for posting this transcript. This is interesting:

    "[14/06/04][19:46:23] [Jody Highroller]: Do you ever think a game build on so much corruption, will ever be appealing to new players?
    [14/06/04][19:46:49] [Mesanna]: yes I do
    [14/06/04][19:46:53] [Jody Highroller]: How so?
    [14/06/04][19:47:06] [Mesanna]: why would we work like we do if we did not believe in the game
    [14/06/04][19:47:19] [Mesanna]: why would we spend our evenings on our own time to talk to you guys
    [14/06/04][19:47:38] [Mesanna]: We are coming up with ideas for improvements all the time
    [14/06/04][19:47:39] [Jody Highroller]: Why would a new person want to play beside a person, whom does not work for their stuff
    [14/06/04][19:48:00] [Jody Highroller]: with scripts
    [14/06/04][19:48:01] [Jody Highroller]: etc
    [14/06/04][19:48:31] [Mesanna]: look I am not going to sit here and argue this point with you
    [14/06/04][19:48:38] [Mesanna]: I know for a fact we have no people all the time
    [14/06/04][19:48:46] [Jody Highroller]: ok, ill just send money to your ems paypal
    [14/06/04][19:48:46] [Mesanna]: and we have players that love to help new players
    [14/06/04][19:48:48] [Jody Highroller]: enjoy!
    [14/06/04][19:49:00] [EM Bennu]: *shakes his head*
    [14/06/04][19:49:11] [Mesanna]: *bites tongue*"

    We need new players but there really isn't a plan to attract new players. It seems the only plan is to attract former players. We need new people. Also, I wonder if Mesanna meant to say NEW here instead of NO: "I know for a fact we have no people all the time"
     
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    One thing that I take away from this is that Mesanna does care as evidenced by the people she offered to help after the meeting. However, it should be noted that as a pay to play service we should have expectations for the hand that help you. While it is true that we can not pay: but if we do play we should expect a good and improving product.
     
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    Well they showed face. nothing new. no answers. did the job tho.

    The one major problem i see with this is that Mesanna's only fix to serious problems is "email me"
    While i value how devoted she is, these problems should be fixed for good. helping 50 players personally doesnt put a dent in the transfer bug problem, but that seems to be the only fix.

    It seems messana should have someone doing the multitude of things she tells people to email her personally for. theres no way she can help everyone and its very frustrating to know theres only a slim chance your problem will actually be fixed.

    We need GMs full time who can fix ALL the problems that our only current option is to "email mesanna" and cross our fingers, knowing that most likely nothing will come of it.
     
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    I was holding out hope that once Broadsword came along the GM service would be handled by them and not EA. I would love to see they day when all GM's are players of the game who ARE trusted folks who do not abuse the powers they have. Of course with our society these days that is nothing more than a pipe dream.
     
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    Hmmm, this is something new....
     
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    I started to read this (Atlantic chat) and realized I'd have to do it when I have time to digest it. Certainly deserves more than a quick scan. Got to get my wizard back up to Glorious Lord after all lol. But I got as far as the opening "salvo" where Nythrax was hammering on them from the first question. I found it HIGH-larious. That dude had something to say, lol. Scanning this thread I guess that wasn't the end of it. Well kudos to the players that had an opinion and the guts to say it, and kudos to Broadsword for allowing and responding to them. Can't wait to go over the chat, when I have time, in detail. I'll say Broadsword, at the very least, is a lot more human than the evil empire EA.
     
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    It was not a yes or a no....it was a definite maybe.:)
     
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    lol... I guess it's all about your perception. Ya know.. glass half full or half empty. I took it more of a definite "dang if I know, it's kinda Broadswords call to make and they ain't really gave an indication one way or the other yet" :D
     
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    You mean such as putting the game on Steam?
     
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    i hope UO gets to steam. just because its been greenlit doesnt mean itll actually get there. i also hope the cost wont totally alientate all of steam players.
    hope, soon, maybe. that seems to be the theme of the transcript.
     
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    RockoNV It was an Idk.
    Broadsword might not like the implacations of it.
    As I said in another thread.. F2P has some very serious drawbacks.
    The players who come in under F2P usualy stay a few months this would add to abandoned houseing..
    Also even if they paid for it how would you remove it?
    As with Candy crush and Farmville2 if you wan to get somewhere you have to pay..
    Think of what your asking for... ** for that 10 points in skill please pay 5.99 your cap stands at: 75%**
    How long do you think that will last?
    I can tell you this much.. they get enough of my money and I for one wont pay a penny more then need be.

    As for NEW players.. we have gotten a few, along with returning vets.
    Which might I remind you usualy stay longer and hence pay for the game more.
    Yes its a trickle, but mighty rivers start with that little trickle... give it time grasshopper.. Rome was not built in a day.

    Kylie sugar, as that we were not invited to the meeting that Broadsword and EA exe's had to do the deal that got them UO and DoAC...
    We can only sumise that EA still wants a firm hold on anything to do with money.
    The GM system might be something they cant separate from other games they still run under Bioware.
    Like SWtOR...
    I know for a fact 99% of all resources went to tht games start and that included our GM's
    EA is very closed lip over its dealings and I would hazzard to guess that the agreement they made with Broadsword has a silence clause somewhere in it.
    So unles you or someone here has a board member as family and can weezle it out ..we are S.O.L.

    Mesanna and the Dev are doing all they can and this was done from HOME not the office.. on personal time.
    Have the kindness to grant them some leeway as to helping others at this meeting.
    Somethings you just need be in house* (*office) to take care of hence the E-mail I bet.

    I spend more on UO then most do...
    I am giving the dev time and Broadsword as well.
    It's not easy dealing with EA, we all know this and without knowing the terms of the deal struck....
    Well we are second guessing at best.. and could be barking up the wrong tree.

    I know its hard to wait...
    You cant measure the time needed in minutes kiddos... heck you cant do it in days ether...
    Somethings are worth the wait.. give it time and see.
     
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    I did not understand at all the question about the game being or not appealing to new players and why.

    I did find odd this section....

    [14/06/04][18:39:17] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Will Steam be mandatory and include VAC?
    [14/06/04][18:39:29] [Mesanna]: no steam is not mandatory
    [14/06/04][18:39:33] [Mesanna]: its an option
    [14/06/04][18:39:39] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Ok thank you. All I wanted to know.
    [14/06/04][18:39:40] [Mesanna]: what is VAC?
    [14/06/04][18:39:47] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Valve Anti-Cheat....
    [14/06/04][18:39:53] [Llewen Faerlyght]: Can come with Steam
    [14/06/04][18:39:56] [Mesanna]: ahh
    [14/06/04][18:40:11] [Llewen Faerlyght]: But Steam would need to be mandatory.
    [14/06/04][18:40:15] [Mesanna]: we are just trying to give more options

    Hallo ?
    Steam has the option of getting rid of cheating in Ultima Online once and for all thanking to the Valve Anti-Cheat but it will not be mandatory ?

    I hope this means that the Dev Team has other aces up their sleeves to counter cheating in UO be it scripting, or duping or hacking or else.....
     
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    Interesting stuff. It's great that they do these talks, but it saddens me a little that most folks are completely unaware of them. More transparent communication from the team would go leaps and bounds, and it would really punctuate Broadsword's commitment to reinvigorating the game. I heard that they weren't interested in hiring a community manager, which strikes me as quite odd. The organization and communication of information to players is an incredibly valuable thing, especially here in the era of the NOW. It goes a long way to fostering good will in your community. Rant aside, there were some good bits of information and an overall feeling of hope on the horizon. Still, there've been we'll sees, maybes, working on its, and stay tuneds for a long, long time. Here's to hope. :pint:
     
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    [14/06/04][19:09:56] [Scribbles]: second. any chance for gms to be around more?
    [14/06/04][19:10:13] [Mesanna]: we are working on it
     
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    I'm just really, really happy to see Mesanna and crew actively seeking input, live and in person from the player base.
    That to me is a HUGE step forward since Broadsword took over the reins and allowed her to speak more freely.... ;)
     
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    I mean such as new players. Steam should only be one part of the answer to the question "how will we increase the player base?"
     
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    The cheaters already won the War back in 2006, with their misinformation and propaganda campaign against Punkbuster.
     
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    Speaking of Blackthorn dungeon.

    The guy in the balron room on Oceania with his multi-char setup has been down there killing balrons in 3 seconds all day everyday for weeks if not months now. He´s there right now bashing away.
    And he didn´t react at all last night when some reptiles discovered that room. He just took the death on all six.
    People have paged on him, myself included and he´s still there with his setup farming away. And with his kind of setup it shouldn´t matter if he can respond to a GM, it takes a minute to see it´s as shady as it gets.

    And I can name at least 4 dragons that are used on Atlantic to farm arties AFK that has been on daily for weeks. There are more, I just can´t remember their names atm.

    All new systems introduced have high potentials. Too bad there always seems to be a loophole for some players to exploit. 'Tis a shame.
     
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    From what I gleem from my son and the others Steam will once it adds UO to the lineup give new players and old vets, and those who have lost touch with UO and think the game had died to come and join us in play. This is a move in the right direction.

    As for the cheaters as you put it.
    There is so wide a base of them its not funny.. and not just UO suffers from them.
    Where ever there is money to be made this kind will be there.
    You cant eliminate them completely.
    That is fact.
    If the Dev went full boar on the cheats, and bots who milk the game there would be no other work done.
    From the first days when people found others in game willing to give them real life money for items it was easy to get the race was won by them. Greed will win just about every time. No matter if you stop them one way they will create another to do just the same thing.
    It truly is a never ending battle.
    As a counselor I can atest that I had nabbed many turned in cheats by players.
    GM's gave out bans like candy some days... it was a never ending go round.
    So dont think they will stop nabing them but the true way is to not buy from them...
    They will stop if no one buys the items they hawk..
    Most times its a scam and will 9 out of 10 times lead to them hacking your account or bank card.
     
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    Yea, it's quite obvious our game producer is just playing for time with us. "We will look into it..." :loser: Then the other day: Oh, that is 5 paid accounts, nevermind him using them AFK :next:
     
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    a simple program could be run that would deter 90percent of cheats. if the devs value those who will only play with cheats, then that is sad.
     
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    Mesanna already stated that...

    They went from a clear NO to a maybe. So this is definitely something new....
     
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    Huh? Of course she already stated that.
     
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    I dont think its is that simple to do Smoot.
    Beleave me the GM's were hot to catch cheats and such back when we had a full contengency of them working.
    Every Counselor had their eyes pealed for them and if a call came in you could have bet your bottom dollar they(meaning the GM's) went after them with full force of EA Dev backing.
    Tons got caught, and banned.
    It didnt stop it.
    Now remember many of these cheaters are not your run of the mill player out to dupe a few tangles....
    For the most part many are foriegn based and have little to do with normal anything in UO.
    One group went shard by shard and recruited paying players to do the dirty work... and pay the price for being caught.
    When you have people too lazy or too busy in RL to put in the long hours in game it makes a market for shifty people to make $$$.
    And we not talking chump change...
    When the Dev find houses stuffed to the rafters with items that have been duped or gotten through cheats... you know it's not small change they are grossing from UO.
    But UO is one of many games milked for cash.
    Even the mighty have had hell to get rid of cheats.
    My play in WoW has taught me that much.
    You make something unexcessable they will go to great lenghts to break that hold and beat you at your own game.
    Never underestamate the power of making money by these people.
     
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    Hmmm, okay...
    Whatever you're trying to say, I don't get it... o_O
     
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    That's why I think the deterrants should be tougher against cheating and if tougher deterrants were not enough, then even tougher ones should be made. If a player agrees to playing a game under the conditions set by the playing agreement and such agreed conditions do not include allowing to cheat or dupe or script and so forth, well, then doing it should not be tolerated, IMHO.....

    The thing is, that either one is strict to apply the no cheating policy from early on and so that game will get renowned for the zero tolerance to cheating in it or if the voice might spread among players that cheating is not much opposed in a given game, things might get out of hands and it might then become quite hard to bring the problem under control again....
     
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    So, basically, to counter the scripter, you or someone else lured things to the room and got him killed? When I first farmed down there, I was invising a guy's greater so he couldn't get kills on the evil mages. He eventually responded by luring the reptiles, Exodus Minions, and Balron. It did him no good (though I did die when I came back in later) - I managed to get out of there with my (then non-bonded) greater dragon intact, while killing some of the lured monsters. Now I just do it in Fel's Blackthorn Castle because hardly anyone on Lake Superior goes there.

    EVERYBODY who goes down there farms afk. Myself included...though I have to pay more attention since I don't run a script or use the hiding skill: I watch how long is left on my Invisibility. When it has 10-30 seconds left, I re-cast it, hit my "follow" and "guard" macros, then target self. Repeat until bored.
     
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    He is talking about the idea of going F2P.
    Mesanna said once that it was a NO to giong that route.
    But this time she didnt give that same pat answer so he and many are assuming they are considering it.
    Which is not what she said at all.
    She didnt rule out looking at it.
    That is not a maybe, or a no or a yes.
    Looking is not buying.
    To be honest if Broadsword didnt look at all options I'd be surprised.
    This dosnt mean they are looking to do so.
    WE would have a better chance of getting more to return and new subs if the Billing System and the Origin store for UO products worked as it should not the cluster muck it is.
    When a new player cant get throuh the payment section it kinda dampers them from joining the game.
    Vets get so angry that they toss up their hands and say why did I bother.
    I have even heard once we get on Steam the player base should grow ... if billing lets it that is.

    * did you ever get that feeling that the reason some of the players who want F2P is to stop paying for the game and that they are fully set up and wouldnt shell out a dime more if it did?*

    drcossack you do know you just admitted to a violation of the tos that can get you banned in game, to admit it on a public forum is asking for murphy to step in. If the Dev were up to the task you could loose your account. This is not a smart move kiddo.
     
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    Popps if it were that easy...
    Beleave me the Dev and the GM's have nailed many, very hard I might add.
    Some have even been arested and sued.
    You can say and do exactly what you have said and they still will come and do what they can to go around the system.
    It's a war footing.
    The Dev have countered so many route's the cheaters and dupers have done over the years its almost a game to them.
    As fast as the Dev have a stop in place they work to go another way.
    You must have seen for a few days the book placer stopped.. Well he is back!
    There is only one way to stop it and we all know it.
    STOP BUYING FROM THEM.
    One caviot to that though... it is hard to pick out a cheaters sale and a legit player who is selling a hard earned item.
    For some vendoring is not an option they have.
     
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    Maybe now the mods can stop insta locking FTP threads now that the voice of UO has said "you never know"


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    Just my .02... but I hope they keep insta-locking them until the word comes down that they have made a decision and FTP is a done deal.
     
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    Maybe...
     
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    I was just being an ass lol I think they are stupid conversation honestly


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    You're talking about the Ni Haos.

    They don't farm for gold anymore, they simply hack people's accounts for it.
     
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    Which part? The invis'ing thing? Difference is, I'm actually there doing it - I'm too dumb to run a script that loops the casting & the two macros, so I watch the timer and recast when it's about to run out, while occasionally chatting & healing the drag if he's taken a little damage; it does have some risks, unfortunately (the mages can flag on me while my drag is elsewhere. If that happens, I run to the door if needed, close it, then log out to bring my greater to me.) If you mean what I did to the other player, meh - he's ALWAYS down there afk farming, only he uses the hiding skill (which I tried yesterday, but it didn't work for me)...not to mention that I do it in Felucca because I get them all to myself, so there's the risk of getting killed as well (or, it would be one, if people actually went there...)

    It's not like I do it unattended. I just check Twitter, FB, and another site for 30 seconds while invis'd (which we've all done), then go back to the game.
     
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    Well, I do not need to stop because I never ever started in the first place..... In all of the years I have been playing UO, I neither ever sold nor bought any UO gold, item nor account for real money other then codes from the Origin store, nothing else....
     
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    Kind of a disappointing log to read. Only thing worth reading for me was the MIB loot upgrade, and the fact that, one day, the Shame re-vamp loot will be everywhere. Why they haven't done that already is beyond me.

    I want to make one request regarding marketing. Make sure someone, a dev, a player, etc, someone records the VvV play tests. Put it on YouTube. Treat UO PvP like something important. Get it out there like UO is a modern game. If you guys believe in UO and think players will join despite all of the hacks and scripts, then put it forefront and center.

    The thing I'm disappointed about most is this game is truly dominated by cheaters. It's been this way for over a decade and I know it's a moot point, but it's a fact. Nothing significant has been done to my memory since Draconi famously burned down houses, and then he was fired. So...look, either EA will not let you guys go after cheaters or it's just impossibly hard, but...given we will likely never see the exploits removed, you are going to need to market the hell out of VvV to get any would be PvPers back to this game. I know the current emphasis is to weed the existing crop and not worry about refreshing the soil, but I don't know. This IS a game people want to play, there just isn't any marketing to help combat the negatives people are going to spout (and negatives that are unfortunately going to keep popping up).

    Guy from outside is like, this game is full of cheaters, graphics haven't been updated since 1997 (sorry, the EC/SA is still a loser IMO), and hardly anyone plays. Where is UO on Twitter? Where is UO on YouTube? You search YouTube and most of the results are from free shards. Just irks me. There is so much potential FREE marketing that can be done.

    Just my thoughts. /rant
     
  43. Smoot

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    a background program that constantly runs that checks for 3rd party programs could do a much more consistent jobs than 1000 gms. sure would get around it, if you make it 10 times harder to do something, chances are a good portion wont bother.

    an anti cheat like what they have on steam would deter a very good portion of scripting that goes on in UO.

    we arent talking about duping or scamming, cause no average anti cheat could prevent those things.

    I know more would find pvp rewarding if they werent up against razor clients.
    I know more would find pvm rewarding if the price of items werent devestated by script players. (example - shame loot, minax arties. i judge minax would be twice the value, shame loot 4 times the value if it werent for script farmers.)


    Another route to go is Allow scripting. that way no one will have to "hide" and the "average player" cant complain that they have to compete against cheaters with computer skills high enough to beat an anti-cheat system.
     
  44. Spiritless

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    Anyone who agrees with this shouldn't be a moderator. Anywhere. Ever.

    Just because you happen to not like a topic doesn't mean it's worthy of moderation. The community should decide organically what is and isn't worth discussing, not one person's opinion on the topic. It's pretty arrogant, as a moderator, to believe that your opinion on something should dictate whether or not an idea has a discussion platform here. If the community don't feel like an idea is worthy of discussion, no-one will reply to it and it'll fall off page 1 pretty quickly. However if people do want to discuss it then that should be their prerogative to do so, providing that discussion is conducted within the framework of the rules of course.

    If anything, Mesanna's answer here vindicates all prior discussions that were locked because those discussions could be central to shaping ideas about a future F2P UO model or could highlight areas that may be problematic in any such considerations. I feel it's really important to allow open discussion on these core issues as both sides of the fence have interesting points and even if outright F2P is undesirable subsequent discussion could evolve the idea into something that would work better for the game. That can never happen if no-one is allowed to talk about it on the de facto official boards.
     
  45. kelmo

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    You lost me at organically.
     
  46. Lady Storm

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    Think its meaning is free from pests and taint Kelmo... but I could be wrong.....
    In my Humble opinion id keep locking them.
    This I state for a very good reason.
    The furor/bickering over the yes she will or no she wont will give everyone a bloody headache in no time.
    Bonnie Armstrong is lead producer and is quite capable of running UO.
    There is a but.... Broadsword is running the show.
    I for one have not one clue as to the mindset of said Surpreem Being(s).
     
  47. Spiritless

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    Those people who dislike them are free to exercise their right not to read them. A lot of discussions here have made me facepalm over the years, but that doesn't mean I think they should be locked. It's a forum comprised of a diverse range of people with a diverse set of opinions. People will argue and bicker. It's what people do. It's what often can lead to the best set of compromises for a feature or direction. Without such discussions, you essentially end up with a feature or system without any opportunity for player input at all. I'd take a player-refined feature over purely an EA/Broadsword delivered one most of the time. (I said most!)

    Organically = naturally occurring. Discussions that no-one has any interest in talking about any longer due to it being totally played out will die a natural death anyway should that actually be the case. There's probably a handful of diehards who would talk about certain things until the cows came home though, but I don't really see it as being detrimental if there are people still willing to engage them.

    If there were defined threads for these seemingly recurring topics it may actually prevent people trying to turn every single thread into a client or F2P debate, lol. That's prob. most annoying when threads regardless of topic degenerate into your usual arguments. :p
     
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  48. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Not intending to come off as a smart alek here or anything but if ya look closely I am merely an Atlantic Shard News Reporter, not a Moderator. Which basically means the only "power" I have is being able to put NEWS before a heading on a thread and use those square brackets [ ] where they are needed.

    However, even Moderators at times can have an contradicting opinion on a matter and still do what is right via both the Community and TOS/ROC at times. Just because someone holds a personal opinion it does not mean they reflect that differing opinion in the duties of their job. I know in the past on some boards I have moderated for (never been a Mod on Stratics) I was ROFL at flames/trolls and FULLY agreed with their comments but deleted them regardless because it was my job. THAT is integrity... and imho... THAT is something the Mods around her all have in spades. But, opinions vary on that as well.
     
  49. Great DC

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    I like how at the beginning she says "everyone gets one question" then every idiot that comes up has like 3-4. Its like watching the news during a hurricane and seeing the 10 people who decided to stay against the evacuation notices. Can we only send intelligent people to these meet and greets from now on? I mean people waste her time with stuff like, why is my title not showing up. WHO CARES!! If smart people asked good questions maybe this game wouldnt be so dead. Maybe they need to have people send in their questions ahead of time and let them filter out the stupidity first.
     
  50. Kylie Kinslayer

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    They tried that at one point and were flamed a good bit and accused of weeding out the tough questions. Personally I found the accusations highly unlikely, but to each their own. They are kinda in a lose/lose situation like that at times. But, the meet and greets are open to anyone who wants to be there. If folks want smarter questions asked then they should gather a few friends, each take a "smart question" from the brainiac in the crowd and attend one of them. I applaud what they are doing though.... it does take *clears throat* balls to chat with players in real time about issues that are in the game. Folks who have actually conducted Q&A's with the employees at a major company about the direction the company is heading definitely understand.
     
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