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NEWS [UO.Com] Publish 97 Comes to TC1

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings, We are pleased to announce the first iteration of Publish 97 will be coming to TC1 later this afternoon! Included in this first release of Publish 97 is the much-anticipated pet revamp. Make sure you patch up to the latest client before heading over to TC1. We had several core goals going in to the pet revamp with regard to pets including, Ensuring the Greater Dragon is still a viable pet for those that have and wish to continue to use them. Allow greater diversity of pets that are effective by looking at their survivablilty and allowing animal tamers […]

    Continue reading...
     
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    • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • New Tameable Creatures
        • Shadow Wyrm
        • Phoenix
        • Dragon Wolf
        • Dimetrosaur
        • Gallusaurus
        • Saurosurus
        • Serpentine Dragon
        • Najasaurus
        • Dread Spider
        • Tsuki Wolf
    :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
     
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    The only thing I'm not liking about this is that our current pets cannot be trained...

    Also the one thing I AM liking about this is that we have to go tame new ones....

    Can't wait to test this out, thanks team!
     
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    I think they grossly underestimate how attached some people are to specific virtual pets.

    The inability to train/improve current pets (if true) may doom this update in many people's eyes.
     
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    Holy Christ I'm so pumped for this! Been waiting a long time for this to happen!
     
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    Serpentine Dragon... I hope its smaller than the one in game now... can u imagine 30 of these at a event.
     
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    I think you misunderstand the publish notes...

    In my understanding, this just means that existing pets will not change, unless you make them undergo animal training.

    Need to copy an existing pet to TC to try...
     
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    Honestly, I keep hoping that something dreadful turns up on TC and they scrap the entire idea of a pet revamp, reworking things for the sake of reworking things isn't delivering new content, and only over complicates existing content unnecessarily.
     
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    Will the Dimetrosaur tamed have 3700 hit points? they start at around 7500 hit points? Or will it be similar to the turtle spawn version that has far less hit points?

    This will dismount and mortal strike? They seem to have similar resistances to a greater dragon.
     
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    Notice how I was responding to Larisa...
     
  12. Larisa

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    You have to go through a quest to do the animal training

    Part one...tame a pet.

    Training.jpg

    (note, if your pet dies, cancel the quest and start over)
     
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    Confirmed.

    You cannot train current 5 slot pets. My G.dragon doesn't even have the option on the lore gump, while a freshly tamed mongbat does. An old 2 slot tiger can he trained, however.

    *stocks up on Kleenex for the tamers she knows*
     
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    Can you train a regular horse and transfer it?
     
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    I'm gonna call it now. In a few months time after the dust and bugs have settled the majority of people will still be using GD's.
     
  16. Keith of Sonoma

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    But what comes after that?

    Here is where I seem to be stuck on TC

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    I take that to mean "go fight stuff" and he will gain. I have fought things from cows to arctic ogre lords, but I am not showing ANY gains:

    upload_2017-3-16_15-39-1.png

    Anybody have any idea?

    Thanks!
     
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    @Bleak Will the EC receive the publish today?
     
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    I agree with you there, but that's not even my complaint. People keep saying UO needs new players, but the constant overhauling of everything is simply skewing the game play progression curve which only promotes unattended macroing and running skill training scripts as an alternative. There isn't enough engaging low to intermediate content to support any new players that may try the game. If they want to revitalize the game to any extent they need to shore up a foundation of engaging content for everyone, not only focus on the advanced players.
     
  19. Larisa

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    Yeah I think you just kill stuff until it's done training..I'm assuming it will take awhile for this to happen.

    I am training a unicorn..started with gore fiends and flesh golems then went to the trails to kill solens for awhile..I've only been at it about a half hour...arctic ogre lords are still a bit too much for him though I've only killed one. I'm trying to get his tactics and anatomy up a bit more first.
     
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    Are you seeing ANY gain on the "Pet Training Progress" tab though?
     
  21. Keith of Sonoma

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    I just tamed one that had about 7400 HP before taming. After taming 1000 HP exactly. So I am guessing they max at 1000. Just a guess though. :)
     
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    So far, I am NOT impressed. :(
     
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    I can see Dimetrosaurs and Shadow Wyrms to be the first hit with a Giant Nerf bat... As many problems as they have with just the current pets used with masteries using area effects both these will be nerfed soon.
     
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    A little disappointed in all the nagging-nabobs of negativity who have to rip on the publish before it's even come out and been tested for more than a few days.

    I am excited for this publish. A lot of people have been looking forward to it. I hope they leave GD's alone and make some other pets viable, while keeping GD's still a top tier pet. I am curious to see the diversity of options of how we can actually customize the various combinations and stats.

    Yes - it's going to have bugs and need adjustments. Yes - it's not going to be perfect at first and they will probably get some things wrong, but constructive feedback and suggestions will be helpful to the developers and everyone else who tests this out. I hope a lot of testing is done and this isn't taken lightly. Changing pets and taming will affect a lot of people - so I would hope to see a nice long testing window, similar to how much time was given to testing the last round of PVP changes.

    A preemptive thank you to @Bleak and @Kyronix for the work they've already put in and the upcoming work that will come with making changes and updates!
     
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  25. Keith of Sonoma

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    I get it. A bit better now since @Kyronix told us that there WAS a problem with pets not gaining, and the shard is now down to fix that. I "jumped the gun". My bad.
     
  26. Larisa

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    Shards down to fix the issue with pets not training properly....if you have questions seriously go on TC and ask Kyronix he's going to be there all night and he's answering tons of questions.
     
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    Someone should suggest he post some of them with answers so he doesn't need to constantly reanswer the same ones over and over. Save his fingers some strain.

    @Kyronix
     
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    Certainly wasn't geared toward anyone in particular... I just hope we can all give it a chance and provide the constructive feed back needed to make this a good publish.

    As much as anyone else, I don't want Taming to take a turn for the worse by screwing up pets or making the training system too complicated... I expect there to be bugs (looks like one has already been identified), tweaks needed and for those tweaks to then have to be tested. We need to attempt to break it so we know what to patch up.
     
  29. Keith of Sonoma

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    Test Center is back up!
     
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    We'll be on TC1 for most of the evening, I encourage everyone to head over and check things out and give their feedback there. We are extremely early in the testing phase here and the most valuable feedback is from those who we can interact with in real time on TC1 rather than discussions on the forum with quick changes likely this early on. Thanks!
     
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    I see no progress at all even on fresh tamed mongbat or old nightmare after killing about 10 or so skeletons at Heaven.
     
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    So does this mean I can train my Albino Squirrel up to become a 5 slot killing machine?
     
  33. Larisa

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    Ohh it's gonna take more then that!!!

    Me and Keith have been killing arctic ogre lords for about 30 minutes now and we are both still at 1%

    Also the issue with loring during combat

    combat.jpg
     
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    Um... that's a HUGE issue... what are you supposed to do have someone else there to lore your pet? How are you supposed to check it's progress?
     
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    It doesn't happen all the time...and once you're pet is done fighting whatever it's fighting it comes up just fine.

    orgin.jpg
     
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    I think they figure that since most everyone eventually got over losing their pre-patch pets to the infamous Mondain's Legacy pet poofing bug, that they'll get over this too.

    *Disclaimer* I never got over the ML pet bug.
     
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    That would be awesome.
     
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    Quick question, what's the status of Stabling pets with the new system?
    Is it 1 pet = 1 stable slot no matter how much it's trained or what??
     
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    HPR!!!!! So no longer is it Ultima Mages Online, it's now Ultima self healing GD's Online.........
    :facepalm:
     
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    Don't say stuff like that. Those creepy squirrel invaders will start showing up in the thread. :eyes:
     
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    Um... protect your nuts better? o_O :naughty-angel:
     
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    Seems i'm not the only one hoping.
    An hour ago there were 7 Albino crystals for sale on Europa.......now there is only 1. :D
     
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    Anyone try volems
     
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    Please make the pet skill gain faster during combat of high end monsters.
     
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    :wink::postpics:
     
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    GDs are 5 slot pets and only take 1 stable slot so why would you think they would change that.
     
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    Can GDs be trained anymore than what they already are?
     
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    No. (at least my fully trained GD could not be)
     
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    So when do we get Poke Balls? Is a Wizard by the name of Mr. Oaks going to take care of all my new pets?
     
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