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[UO Herald] Ask & Answer No. 7

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    From the Devs
    2012 Oct 23 15:12 GMT
    The Ultima Online team has received another set of questions last week. Here are the answers.

    Ultima Online Bibliothek Dear Devs, UO has been in our lives for 15 years, how about new merchandise to celebrate? The red Dragon with the 15years font would be a perfect and very cool object for (coloured!) T-Shirts, Hoodies, Lanyards and Stickers! (Medea, )
    Mesanna: There is a new Tshirt on the bioware store for UO if you go to this link.

    Ultima Online Bibliothek Hello Devs, is it possible to get rid of the timer on the green thorns? I think there is no reason anymore to not get rid of it, because to hunt for Vines or Vorpal Bunnies is nowadays no real issue anymore... thank you! (Medea)
    Mesanna: Currently there is a 3 minute delay on the thorns that the team have honestly not thought about removing . We will do some research and talk it over.

    Ultima Online Bibliothek Hallo UO Team, what happened to the plans about New Naven, meaning replacing New Haven with the old Haven or Occlo? (Waldschrat)
    Mesanna: We have not made any plans to go forward with this change as of yet.

    Ultima Online Bibliothek Dear UO Dev Team, how about a nice and somehow useful list about what action will bring how much points for Town Loyalty? Or even a formula on how the different options are calculated? I am a little confused about all the things we can do. For example: I hunted on Champion Spawns for hours for my tamer's standing, but there was very little or not much standing earned. But my tailor has no problems maintaining and even get more standing with ease when she gives her BODs to the local workers! (And yes, I login daily to get the loyalty points refreshed). Thanks!
    Thanks for listening!

    Kyronix: As I am sure you realize its combination of Love, Hatred and Neutrality. Given the past loyalty decisions of the character it might take longer to build the relationship with the city you desire.

    I'd love to know from the team if they plan on releasing these thrones in the spring cleaning or something before anyone makes a poor choice of purchase thinking it'll be the only release. (Assia Penryn)
    Mesanna: I don’t have issue adding the throne to Spring Cleaning.

    Japanese Players Question 1
    Question: Are there any plans to revamp the aquarium?
    Nickname: Ivy

    Mesanna: We are looking to add new items not necessarily revamp it.

    Knuckleheads.dk In the recent storyline Dupre and Lord Blackthorn appeared ingame. Why didn't you/the EMs not use their special armors/skins (can be seen here and here)?
    Mesanna: The old armor was not used because it was not visible in the EC client so we had to remake Blackthorn.

    Over the last few months, the size of my guild has more than doubled. Admin, things like promoting folks or doing guild titles, was ok while we were small, but now we're so large, and so many folks have a alts with us too, it's becoming a true pain in the ass. For example; scroll through 6 pages to find the char that needs a status altering, as soon as you're done, it drops you out of the guild roster page. To get to the next char to alter, you have to go back in scroll through 6 pages, etc etc. Is there any way of making this simpler? What I would like to see, ideally, is
    1) If I click on a char name, I get all the chars that one person has in the guild.
    2) I can work on those chars, from that list, without being dumped out of the guild admin section and having to navigate back through.
    3) Maybe some way of working on the admin bits from the UO site, available to me as a guild leader, with a choice of giving access to emissaries?
    Also, guild titles. What's with me not being able to give someone the title 'Dragon Master' or 'Hunt Master' or similar? Those aren't offensive in any way, what's the problem? I know it fits, but it tells me it's disallowed. And if you look at that, maybe you could fix the problem that's causing my chest of glassblowing supplies to show up on engraving as 'gla$$blowing supplies'!(Cailleach, ask the devs)

    Mesanna: We would like to redo the guild system as we are aware of a lot of issues we would like to change it in. I know this is not the answer you want but it is on our list. As far as the title Dragon Master or Hunt Master those were disallowed due to the fact that you can not name yourself after a NPC in the game or a skill in the game. I have no problem at all for allowing glassblowing to show up as it should.​

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  2. Flutter

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    I totally agree with the guild roster problem. As soon as you adjust someone's rank or title it bumps you out and you have to start digging back through the roster. Folks with 10-20 members wouldn't have a problem, but when you have over 100 characters in the guild it becomes a chore.
    Also having characters marked by who's account each character belongs to would be amazing if possible.
     
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  3. Vor

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    People might not want all the officers to know all their alts.

    The search is a problem, but then I always use the search function to find people anyway.
     
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    *sigh* Well, my queston was exactly meant like its written there, especially targeting the word "colored", so I knew already that there were black/white T-Shirts out. But I would really like to have a coloured one, one with the 15 years-red-dragon! A real nice T-Shirt, additionally with that really awesome cool looking 3D-Ultima-Online Logo on it, not a (sorry for my humble opinion *bows*) boring black/white 1D-Shirt we can buy now! :rolleyes2:
     
  5. Flutter

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    Then those people would not be welcome in my guild.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
  7. Lady Bleez

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    Agreed. I was very excited for a UO shirt, then I saw that and...well I wasn't excited anymore. :( Does anyone even wear white shirts anymore?
     
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    Here's an idea... How about a kickstarter for doing a full-color version of the shirt, on black, so that only when enough orders are present to justify the print run, does the shirt get made? Or, an official Cafepress store?

    And, on the vein of "Glassblowing", Mesanna, do you realize the irony of "Constitution" being filtered because of the 5th-7th letters, in a US-produced game? (I found this out, when my tinker Daystrom was naming all his pets after ST:TOS ships)
     
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    The town loyalty answer really wasnt helpful.

    All we want is 1) to see EXACTLY how many loyalty points we got in each category and 2) know EXACTLY how many points we get for each action (similar to spring cleaning point lists)
     
  10. Ludes

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    Yup.. I already have that one and it is kinda boring... I want a shirt that makes people look and say What's UO?...
     
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    You could always buy a white one and a block of washing machine dye and dye it any colour you want :) i use them all the time when i like something but not the colour its in just bleech it then dye it from a range of 50+ diff colors ;)

    Thunderz
     
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    Can someone remind me again where in the skill gump I find the "Dragon," "Hunt," and "Master" skills? How about in which city reside the NPCs named "Dragon," "Hunt," and "Master?"
     
  13. Kyronix

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    The issue is related to the use of the term "Master". Any of the skill titles - Novice, Adept, Expert, Master, etc etc aren't allowed because they exist on the paperdoll as related to the skill proficiency titles.