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[UO Herald] All Shards to be Published

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. _zigzag_

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    All shards will be brought down today for publishing at 1:00pm EST. We're estimating the downtime to be approximately 1 hour. We apologize for the short notice everyone, please keep an eye here for updates!

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  2. Storm

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    do we know what this publish is?
     
  3. DHMagicMan_1

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    Stopping an exploit or addressing lag issues... those are my guesses.
     
  4. UO Relic

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    Hopefully it is a fix for the issue of the town invasion getting bugged.

    On Baja the crimmy in Brit was killed the npcs returned to normal but runes still blocked. Which has left the 3 towns now infected Yew, Trinsic, Moonglow with infected NPC's but no invasion/officers for 3 days now.

    Kind of hard to enjoy event when it doesnt work
     
  5. Aboo

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    Maybe they will fix Sicarii too? *crosses fingers*
     
  6. Storm

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    I am thinking that this is probably to fix a exploit or they would have stated what it was for!
     
  7. Ru TnT

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    when you guys say your runes are blocked, do you mean for like recall/sj? what about gate?
     
  8. Aboo

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    Maybe they will fix several issues at once. One can hope, can't we?
     
  9. Crysta

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    Am also hoping they fix Sicarii.
     
  10. Sarphus

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    Horray! Origin is supposedly fixed.

    I'm guessing this out of cycle publish has something to do with the problems that recently manifested themselves on origin.
     
  11. Lord Sir Scott

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    Everybody say revert...
     
  12. Viquire

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    Haven't been able to "see" what got fixed yet. Lost a couple of pets though, but I'll wait until we come back up to see what is what.
     
  13. Esmeralda

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    Hopefully no revert, just publishing! *crosses fingers*
     
  14. ForTheOcean

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    Is it lag free?
     
  15. I myself kinda hope they do a revert! I made a big boo-boo this morning :(
    While attempting to put 120 wrestle back on my tamer.
    Always check arrows before adding and removing skills! What good is a tamer with 40 lore :(.
    Oh well, my mistake and I always warn others to be careful lol, practice what I preach!!
     
  16. Asmodai

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    fingers crossed on some kind of remedial lag fix!
     
  17. Baka Gaijin

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    well at least it wasn't taming...that would have really hurt.
     
  18. John Merchant

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    I am hoping for a 6 month revert!
     
  19. Flora Green

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    Would be good if they extended the Halloween activites by a few days as a result of all the problems. Considering they left it on until Feb last year, I don't see what an extra week would hurt.
     
  20. Demonous

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    i hope it ends on the 17th so things from this event keep some of their value atleast
     
  21. Flora Green

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    I doubt a week or even a couple of days will devalue things that much. There's just so many problems between the lag, spawn, Origin down for half a day, etc. Only my opinion. I'm not even doing the Halloween stuff, just thinking about those having issues with it.
     
  22. kittykat

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    I hate when the *value* of an object is the main driving force behind when an event should end. Events are supposed to be for the fun of it all - and if that fun includes items (which can be fun, yes) then who really cares if an item is losing it's value in the name of fun.

    Seriously.
     
  23. Sarphus

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    I agree.
     
  24. wrekognize

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    The fun of an event is hunting items that are valuable!!! There is no point if there is an overabundance of the rewards. The desire is lost to hunt items of no value. Period. The excitement of getting something of value is what is fun! There needs to be a timetable for an event such as Halloween for this very reason. Everyone has the same period of time to be involved with the event, so why extend it too long?? I can see maybe a few days because of the sicarii issue. But no more than a few days!

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    I agree too. Those who missed out on playing because of the lag deserve the chance at getting the items themselves. I think it's pretty selfish to expect to get rich off those players by ending the event on date. The lag affected a lot of players.

    Wenchy
     
  26. I agree, if things were handed out left and right there would be no value in anything, therefore not many would participate in the event knowing that a day or two down the road they can purchase the so called item for next to nothing.
    There has to be some value to things.
     
  27. DHMagicMan_1

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    The lag still is, aparently... Today Joanne posted they are still trying to chase down the lag issue, and they haven't posted ANYTHING about the Publish Notes so we have no idea what they even published...

    Chances are tonight will be as laggy for those who have been struggling as every night for the last two weeks...

    Meanwhile, who here feels like EA thinks we're a bunch of MUSHROOMS? :(
     
  28. Yup I think you are right magic, and I think we are the shrooms that never get picked :(
     
  29. Aboo

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    I'm with you here!
     
  30. Aboo

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    AMEN!!!
     
  31. Demonous

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    once new events come out i only do them for the sole purpose of making a ton of gold once it ends, i stock up on all the new items until the right time
     
  32. Aboo

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    I am going to try not to sound condescending, but just because YOU do it that way EVERYONE should??? Some of us actually do these things to have fun AND get new things. NOT to make "a ton of gold once it ends". With the lag and such it has been close to impossible to particpate in some of the events properly so it would be nice to have it extended a short amount of time.
     
  33. Sunrise

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    How much I hate to say this....


    as long as you are able to sell Pixles for Real money...there are going to be people holding onto stuff for real money.

    I play to have fun. Not to have the best toon out there. If ya seen me play you would know that LoL :D

    I like the arties..I like the uber rares..they are great to collect and admire..but there is no way in heck I would spend money for pixles...

    I know people who do..thats there choice...but not mine. I play for fun :D and the occasional rum ;D
     
  34. Phaen Grey

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    A few extra days would be nice, I might finally get something from the liches, spent hours every day and no drops, others walk in and have a book and tali in their first night, I get loot rights, its not like I "can't" get them just haven't and starting to wonder at the fairness of it all when hard work is not rewarded.


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  35. Littleblue

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    I am also curious about this publish. Maybe sometime in the future they'll tell us what's up with this one.

    I would like to see the event extended for about a week due to the lag problems and the issues with Sicarii. Many players only have certain times/days they can play, and could be out of luck if these problems affected their only playing times.

    The fun from participating in the event/quest with my friends is the "value" that an item acquired holds for me. Buying it from a vendor after the event is over is not any fun to me, unless the evil RNG just didn't throw me a bone, and I had participated anyway. I guess I'm trying to say that the experience of doing the event with my friends, and the memories of the fun we had together, is what the item reminds me of, and that is why I would consider it valuable, not from in-game coin or RL money.
     
  36. Asmodai

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    well it certainly wasnt a lag fixing publish, man, it's horrendously laggy, im almost embarressed i was excited about getting back from work for this ****

    i feel like im playing an american shard from the uk, and i play europa! good god when will this torture end?
     
  37. Aboo

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    LS was still VERY laggy when I played at lunch, unfortunately. :wall:
     
  38. Viquire

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    Dear UO Gods,

    To which alter should we bring our offerings of burnt flesh, and virgin lamb blood that enlightenment might find us regarding the changes in the fabrics of our worlds today?
     
  39. Lord Sir Scott

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    Any chance of knowing what was the problem or what got changed?
     
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    The publish was to fix an issue with Sherry the Mouse that was causing the crashing problems on Origin.
     
  41. Flora Green

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    The fun of an event is subjective.

    My only point of extending Halloween, as I mentioned already, is due to the event not running smoothly. If there were no issues, I would see no reason to not end it on time. Conversely, if they DO decide to extend it, I certainly hope that it's by a minimal amount of time.

    Pumpkins spawning after Valentine's Day is just odd. :mf_prop:
     
  42. DHMagicMan_1

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    Thank you, Joanne, was that difficult?

    You couldn't have put that up on the Publish Notes in the first place so we wouldn't have been complaining about lack of communication for the last 4+ hours?
     
  43. Lord Sir Scott

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    Thank you for the Info...
    LSS
     
  44. Yalp

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    Wha?? You origin folks haven't been feeding your MICE? Every other shard knows to leave those cheese and peanut butter snacks about so she will keep the wheels spinning... SHAME Origin.. SHAME! Remember your lesser brothers and sisters!
    :mf_prop:
     
  45. Kiminality

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    Unless the crashes ended up being player-triggered.
    In which case, making such a bug public would have likely resulted in other shards being affected.

    You don't have to complain about lack of communication.
     
  46. DHMagicMan_1

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    ... and normally they tell us what they are publishing, unless they are patching an EXPLOIT in which case they tell us AFTER they have closed it and normally without much detail.

    Obviously, with the departure of Jeremy, the level of communication from Mythic is much diminished but even with much lowered expectations, Mythic still seems to under-perform. :(

    I haven't seen anyone even ACKNOWLEDGE or APPOLOGIZE for the loss of pets on Origin yesterday though aparently many people did lose theirs... There's been ZERO communication on the status of Character Transfers since the 4th or 5th (whenever they posted it was broken and being investigated)... and today they announce EMERGENCY PUBLISH with no content info for 5 hours when they easy could have said "EMERGENCY PUBLISH TO FIX SHERRY AND PREVENT ORIGIN CRASHES FROM SPREADING TO OTHER SERVERS"...

    I'm not asking for them to offer a flawless or "bug free" game... or even that they don't make mistakes on occasion... I'm asking that they communicate with us.
     
  47. Nematode

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    Now this is just toooo funny! A mouse actually crashing a whole shard! Just what did the Originians do to that vermin?
     
  48. Kiminality

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    In the past, at least, shard crashes have been a key part of various dupes.
    Obviously, timing is key.
    If the bug with the Sherry statues allowed players to cause shard crashes, on demand, then that is a very very very bad thing.
    The crash "spreading to other servers" would have been more liekely to happen, with the announcement, because people would know the source of the crashes.
     
  49. Viquire

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    Thank you Mi'Lady.

    And now I think I shall clean the reek off of me.
     
  50. RoseBlue

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    LOL