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[UO Herald] Additional Content of Publish 73 on Test Center

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Here are the promised additions to the Publish Notes of version 73.0:

    Clean up Britiannia


    • Added 4 new pigments - Polished Bronze, Glossy Blue, Black and Green and Deep Violet – 1 charge 250,000 points. We will be changing this out each month so stock up while you can


    Arena’s

    Arenas Go Live

    The arenas located throughout the lands will go live with this publish. The arenas are located in the Lost Lands (both facets), Haven, and Ocllo. The following additions and changes have been made after the public testing done on the arenas test shard:


    • Match hosts may now choose to allow or disallow Field Spells
    • Match hosts now choose to allow or disallow potions, or to allow only non-healing potions
    • A bug that caused some summoned creatures to attack their owner in an arena match has been fixed
    Moving forward, we will continue to accept feedback and use it to make further improvements to the arenas. In an future publish, look for the addition of a wagering system.



    New High Resolution Terrian Art

    As I am sure most of you have noticed the difference in the terrain in the Enhanced Client. Just letting everyone know this is just the first of many more to come. Next publish we will be updating the Wall tile art, I think everyone will really appreciate the new look. Below are a few pictures of what is coming:

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    We are looking foward to getting your feedback!

    Your UO Team





    More...
     
  2. Ender

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    The brick walls look great. Can't wait.
     
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    Arenas YAY! New artwork for EC looks to be an amazing add. Why oh why must we insist on making colors limited in availability? I just...it's...*sigh*. Am I really the only one that sees value in having the ability to color coordinate in matching items? I mean we haven't been able to do that since 2000 or something. Isn't that long enough?
     
  4. Kayne

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    WOW (not the game) you devs sure are on a roll. Keep it coming guys. Looks to be more great additions.

    We can haz producer letter naow?
     
  5. Sargon

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    So I guess that means Clean-Up Britannia is a permanent feature now?
     
  6. Salivern_Diago

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    And theres more! Wow! This is awesome stuff guys, please keep it coming. The new art looks amazing. The arenas are definately a positive step forward, it makes me want to get back into RP on Europa again!

    A+ mark on this Dev's! thank you :)
     
  7. pgib

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    Can't wait to see blood dungeon with the new stone walls.
     
  8. Kayne

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    Come back Salivern - just spent an hour or more in Trinsic with some Duchy members in the tavern :)
     
  9. puni666

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    Make the arena's on their own shard. Let people character copy there and keep it like it is with the new changes. The individual arena's per shard will hardly be used otherwise. Well wait.. they'll be used for a safe spot to avoid being killed in fel, but nothing more.
     
  10. Salivern_Diago

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    Once I figure out where all my RP Characters are (I xfered alot of them) I think I will. I might even bring Lady Sari-Liane back... MWHAHA
     
  11. where are all the UO is a sunk ship people now?

    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  12. Kayne

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    They sank??
     
  13. also, thank you the changes to the arena. thank you for listening to your players!

    awesome publish.
     
  14. canary

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    See, this is the kinda info that UO should be sharing, consistently.

    The walls look great.
     
  15. vexyvixen

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    Ultima Online is and always will be the BEST game! Thank you to all who make this such a wonderful game. I really appreciate all the great things you are adding.
     
  16. Salivern_Diago

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    Wow! 0-60 in 24 hours! I'm more glad to have come back than ever!

    I appreciate that you are listening to the feedback! It does my heart good! *sniff* ~wipes tear away from eye~

    Now get back to work and make me some walls! ;)

    P.S. - Please consider the councilor/volunteer idea! PLEASE!!!
     
  18. olduofan

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    absurd to say the least I could see 10k points but any more really for what reason ? and why the time limit on them ?

    and the walls grey/black walls dont look as good imho (looks very fake and preschool toy looking) but the other set does look a lot better
     
  19. Tina Small

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    Why does it seem like you're viewing these, especially the ones on the bottom, almost head-on, rather than from the angle we're used to in UO now? Is the perspective in the EC that different from the CC?
     
  20. i think they are showing these images from their design program. the EC view angle is very similar to the CC.
     
  21. olduofan

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    idk but that bottom set looks really good !
     
  22. Woodsman

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    Because they aren't in-game screenshots, those are from the rendering program probably. They are being done in 3D and then converted to 2D for in-game.
     
  23. aarons6

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    i agree, keep AN arena on its own shard, that way we can duel people from other shards..

    just copy a char to it like TC and then duel away..

    dont make that shard TC tho, that way they cant change skills and such.
    gotta use what you brought.
     
  24. Dermott of LS

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    Hmm can we get preview pics of the dyes as they are released? Since they are a hefty 250,000 points, it'll be nice to know if I like the color before I try and dump so much into them.
     
  25. G.v.P

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    Test Center. Not trying to be an ass by saying that, but Test Center gives you a stock amount of points by which you can get the dyes.

    What I'm wondering is, will Clean Up be persistent? They say a few months...hm.
     
  26. canary

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    No. Grimm said they were doing the art rendered in 3d, iirc.
     
  27. Gheed

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    I really like this sample of wall tile art. The second set looks much more "solid" than its 2d predecessor. It all looks nice and crisp as well. I can wait to start fiddling around with them.
     
  28. Mirt

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    Well no suprise there Grimm sure is good at what he does!
     
  29. TheGrimmOmen

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    These are snapshots of the wall objects in the software we make them in - before we process them to look like they do in-game.

    -Grimm
     
  30. RaDian FlGith

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    Right here.

    We'll see how much steam this continues to get over the next few months. It's about time that they updated the art to hi-res in the style of the original game. Something that should have been done when they started the KR project where every piece of art was redrawn, and not even in a manner that was remotely close to the original style.

    All of that said, we've known they've been working on this for a bit. This doesn't change anything about UO's state at all.

    Sure, there's a publish coming out. Sure it's got some graphical content (which I'm going to go out on a limb and say benefits the smaller portion of the game playing populace) that won't do anything to complete some of the incomplete tilesets.

    And yes, doling it out as they get it done is preferential to not doling it out at all.

    But none of this has done anything to change the state of UO. No one who thinks the communication from the Dev Team stinks has said "The Dev Team never communicates," we've said they don't communicate often enough. We haven't said "The Dev Team never releases update notes," we have said that we never know what they're working on at all.

    NOTHING has changed about the state of UO. A few pretty pixels doesn't change the status of the game at all.

    It just gives the pom-pom wielders a chance to practice their cheers.
     
  31. HD2300

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    This was announced in Feb and after 9 months, I honestly cant tell what's changed, and it seems nor can many others. The only terrain that looks decent are cobblestones and brown rocks, and from screenshots it looks the same as before. So seriously if the only people are PhDs whose job it is to spot minute differences, can tell the difference, this is art update is basically a PR gimick that will have zero business impact.
     
  32. Heartseeker

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    lol. Fair enough.... I do like the new art work though!
     
  33. Lord Frodo

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    We used them to plug all the holes.
     
  34. Woodsman

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    And since that time you've been telling us it wasn't going to happen.
    Go play the EC, zoom in and out, you'll notice it. If you don't, then you probably weren't playing the EC before.
     
  35. Zym Dragon

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    The tall wall and column/arch pieces look too short to me by about 1/3. Will the cleanup process bring these pieces to the same scale as the original art?

    I like how they look so far aside from that. I look forward to seeing the pieces after they are cleaned up. :)
     
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    Never said it wasnt going to happen. It was along the lines of given the track record in the last 5 years...

    Anyway a couple of graphics got updated... I guess... somewhere. Mission Accomplished. :hahaha:
     
  37. pgib

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    Well, i love a lot the new entries but the ship is still five hundred meters below the sea level. Apparently they managed to scare away the giant squids that were tearing apart the deck.
     
  38. G.v.P

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    [​IMG]

    Samurai helm, leather tunic, leather ninja gloves, and leather pants in black-green dye. Use on only arties and enhanced stuff. Could only claim four dyes on this guy due to 1 mil free points on Test.

    All four colors available on Test, New Haven is an easy way to get them. Will do more later if no one has them all done :).

    Oops small edit, you might have to log out and back in if you create a char from scratch on Test before you get the 1 mil free points.
     
  39. MalagAste

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    Wow...

    Well the pants and the tunic look kinda neat like a green velvet... but that helm look like Butt.....

    just my opinion.
     
  40. TheGrimmOmen

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    The process we put them through brings them up to proper height.

    -Grimm
     
  41. G.v.P

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    [​IMG]

    Full plate, Polished Bronze and Glossy Blue.
     
  42. Woodsman

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    Actually you did say it wasn't going to happen and compared it to things that didn't happen over and over:
    Those are just from a few minutes' search - time and again you compared the graphics update to the classic shard stuff, pvp factions revamp, etc. and time and again you obviously took delight in bashing devs every chance you get.

    In one of the other Pub 73-related threads about the graphics update, you call it a "BS-astromonic astroturfing thread" and last week you said "There are no screenshots because they only started working on this 2 weeks ago" which again, is just bashing devs.

    It's ridiculous how much you consistently bash the devs and artists. In another thread from yesterday currently on the front page of UHall, you imply that the devs are going to get laid off in next year when your 3D UO from NetDragon is supposed to launch and implying that they don't currently have real jobs. Today in this very thread you are saying that the artists' work is a PR gimmick and amounts to nothing. All the while you are pushing this phantom 3D UO game from NetDragon.

    If you hate the devs and artists so much while pushing this supposed 3D UO from NetDragon, why are you wasting your time here?

    You bash the UO devs and artists and other players so much, is that the only pleasure you derive from UO anymore?

    It'd be one thing if you were bashing EA or BioWare, but it's goddamned ridiculous how much delight you take in personally bashing the devs and artists and how much effort you put into bashing them.

    I'm probably the only person who finds the amount of personal bashing of the devs and artists that you do annoying, and I'm probably breaking a bunch of Stratics rules for calling you out, but I don't care.
     
  43. MalagAste

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    Too bad you can't while your at it flesh out the sets and complete them... like adding the additional doors so that you can have them swing in OR out... Adding some of the missing facings for stairs... since some sets are extremely unfinished....

    Adding some of the missing roofing tiles... arches... half walls.... Especially on the stone set you have there...

    The stone set that matches the castle is lacking the half and quarter walls that you need to make the battlement at the top of the castles.
     
  44. G.v.P

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    Well...I guess the easiest thing to do would be to ask a dev for the color index and just run stuff through Inside UO or something. Otherwise, Test Center and Character Copy makes these kind of situations really nice for the consumer, because you can test so many variables then delete and repeat. I'll do the black-green and the other color in plate, see how that looks.
     
  45. MalagAste

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    Please do because of all of them I'm REALLY liking the Black and Green. The Violet is a BIT too bright for me... In the other thread I posted some EC shots of them all on my Shield. I'm wondering if the Violet will have the bad bleed effect if put on an entire suit.
     
  46. Dermott of LS

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    Found the trick for Test center and getting enough points... junk runics in the resources bag... everything except the barbed kit will net a total of 405,000,000 points... that SHOULD be enough to test with :p
     
  47. Viquire

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    LOL! Maaaybe. :)
     
  48. G.v.P

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    damn! that's a pretty good trick...keep in mind there is a 10 mil cap on points, though. but I think that'll let me stop swapping chars in for dyes! ;o
     
  49. Dermott of LS

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    Then trash then one runic at a time, you'll be at max no problem, get low on points, drop the next one.
     
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    ^^ The 'get a real job' was directed at RMT sellers. Who is insane enough to logically think they will fire devs in a game in that makes $5 million a year? Even if a 3D game is launched, UO can still be run concurrently and profitably.

    "Its not going to happen." does not mean absolutely nothing will happen. It means something will be done, but it will be the absolute most minimal. e.g. anti-cheating - ban 10 people, arenas last year - buildings put up that did nothing, graphics update - 10 out of 10000 graphics changed somewhere but no one knows where, Classic shard - SOTD. The absolute minimal to technically pass a kpi, but zero business impact.