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[UO Herald] A Token for the Patient Ones

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    Monday night, a long and unexpected event prevented Ultima Online players worldwide to spend their time in Sosaria. In appreciation of your patience during that time, you will be able to claim a small token tomorrow, June 20 afternoon EDT. Keep an eye open for a chest appearing near the Moongate in Luna. It will be around from Wednesday to Friday.
    Make sure to get your gift – but keep it safe, it’s too easy to exhaust.
    See you in the game!

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  2. virtualhabitat

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    is there a different calendar in use that someone forgot to tell me about?
     
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  3. Sir Ophid of Yew

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    Me thinks it is to be June 20
     
  4. KaiSchober

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    That's right, sorry.
     
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  5. Nimuaq

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    It is really great to see Kai Schober posting here, I thought he was the community manager of Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot who occasionally updates uoherald.com too, since he hasn't had any interaction with any Ultima Online fan site before. I think it has been more than a year now. I guess since our previous unofficial community manager is the producer now..
     
  6. G.v.P

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    It's not like there haven't been day-long issues before and I'm not one to complain about a single day like some others--unless of course I had lost a Brit ship or something terrible as a result. I guess there are certainly timely matters I would need to consider. Anyhow! UO has been fairly stable for awhile now, which is why I wasn't too hot about a one day absence of UO. Mesanna was on the ball, replied to us about the status of the shards, and while you guys didn't have to appease us with a gift, you did--and that's a lot of community brownie points right there.

    Especially since you guys STILL OWE US CAKE! ;) *rears hefty Portal gun into the air*
     
  7. NBG

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    Suggestion: A Token to reclaim "corpse of the Hamster responsible" heh
     
  8. Assia Penryn

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    I'm so glad to see those in charge giving people a small thank you for their patience. These small gestures AND the communication is something this community has needed for awhile. Thank you.
     
  9. Viquire

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    Pleasant surprises are always welcome. Thanks to the team.
     
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    Hopefully this chest sticks around longer than the easter bunny. Don't want it to be one of those blink and you miss it rewards.
     
  11. Viquire

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    Its says Wed-Fri right there in the post.
     
  12. Redxpanda

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    Missed that part. I saw Weds afternoon and was like :(
     
  13. Tina Small

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    To me, that says the chest disappears after Thursday.
     
  14. Uriah Heep

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    Hell, it used to be like that alla time, back in the day. We've got it good now, comparatively speaking...well, except maybe Oceania.
     
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    Not needed for me but appreciated, Thanks! :)
     
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    be much better if they were diff colors..........................
     
  17. Promathia

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    Logged on, collected two dead hamsters, logged back off.... story of my uo life lately.
     
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    Aww babes, come play with the mooses :heart:
     
  20. lit2fly

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    nice touch team! appreciated
     
  21. Shelra

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    I like the choice of graphic and name; putting a cool spin on it! Thank you! :cool:
     
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    I think it's totally awesome. Put mine in my garden to take it's little nap.
     
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  23. Assia Penryn

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    Just got one and I think it is cute and makes a nifty container. Other colors representing individual shards would be great or the ability to dye them.

    Would love to see hamster - themed items as a running gag for when another hiccup occurs.
     
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    Cant wait to get mine, server dowmn in 3 min thou.. Thanks team, not needed but aprecheated!
     
  25. Lady Storm

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    awww ill have to have son make me a cage for them...
     
  26. Redxpanda

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    Darnit!!! That was a hamster??? I just ate it and turned the box in for clean up Brit. I thought it was a lil crunchy to be chocolate....
     
  27. Arien

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    No nonono never ever eat a Hamster! *grabs her Hamster and runs away from that Hamster eating Monster*
     
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    Same.
     
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    So where is Oceania's 'chest' ................... not there............. :eek:
     
  30. outcry

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    Is there going to be a chest for Red Players anywhere? just asking.. But love the sleeping Hamsters, wish it was the color of bin handing them out though ;p
     
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  31. Minerva Foxglove

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    Anyone seen the vending machine on Europa?
     
  32. Petra Fyde

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    not there yet, but it is only Wednesday morning, and the post says Wednesday afternoon - and that's EDT - it's 3.20am there!
     
  33. Winker

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    that will be why i cant see it either then, thx :oops:
     
  34. AirmidCecht

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    I think the hamster is modeled after the one posted in this thread:
    Log in issues
    [​IMG]

    I'd say they were spot on in our sleeping hamster :p

    Thanks for the novelty "remember when we couldn't log in for more than 10 hrs and I ended up reading a book instead?"

    love it!!
     
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    I have to say, not only is this a very humorous, good natured, light-hearted gift for the inconvenience, but also, it's a very appreciated acknowledgement and recognition of the issue on Monday evening. Kudos to the team for taking the time to put this together, and kudos for both the communication and the token!

    Thank you!
     
  36. christy1221

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    Thanks for the gift :) I really missed uo glad I came back.
     
  37. Petra Fyde

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    While different colours might be nice, I can see a very good reason for them not being.

    Every char getting one exactly like everyone else's keeps them as what they're intended, and not 'rares' to be stuck with a ridiculous price tag.
     
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    Mesanna did say she loved it, hehe.
     
  39. Alouenikah

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    Thanks for handling this the way you did. Not being able to play UO for ten hours was frustrating, but I really liked the communication during the problem, the swift handling of it (and yes, ten hours is swift handling, I'm pretty sure this was a significant bloop), and then this cute little token of apology. Much appreciated!

    And congratulations to everyone else for surviving the 2012 Hamsterpocalypse.
     
  40. semmerset

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    This reward is only US shards?
    I check Europa, Drachenfels and Japanese shard,but nothing around luna gate.
    So we can get only US shard?
     
  41. Petra Fyde

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    I think we need to be patient. The post said 'Wednesday afternoon'. I suspect that Mesanna is placing these herself, which is why some have appeared before Wednesday afternoon. I realise it's now well past that in Japan, but it's not in Eastern USA.
     
  42. Tina Small

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    This is the stone that gives out hamsters on Siege. Based on when I took the screenshot (about 7:45 am Eastern Daylight Time), it looks like it had not quite 64 hours of life remaining and, therefore, should poof out of existence around 11:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday. I haven't checked any other shards yet to see if the remaining time on them is comparable to what shows on Siege's stone.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I often complain that nobody apologises after this kind of problem so, credit where credit is due, my thanks for this recognition. Not relly interested in what the token supplies I'm just pleased with the apology.
     
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    I just hope Popps can get his hamster.
     
  46. What about us red's that are not able to get to Luna? Forgotten again I suppose.
     
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    It's been so grim that I've resorted to mage dueling. :loser:
     
  48. Assia Penryn

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    Are all your characters red? If so, what is your home shard? I'd be willing to go grab a couple for you and give them to you free of charge. Just PM me if you're interested. *smiles*
     
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    Well thats pretty cool... I know some people were inconvenienced by the down time.
    Nice to see an apology.
     
  50. Mesanna

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    Actually I have not forgotten abou the reds, I am going to put a reward giver at Occlo Bank in Fel...
     
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