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[UO Herald] Bonnie Armstrong Promoted to Producer

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    Bonnie ‘Mesanna’ Armstrong has become the Producer for Ultima Online. Together with Jeff Skalski, who continues his role as Ultima Franchise Producer, she will now take an even more active lead of all topics around our longest running MMO. Bonnie’s drive, dedication and knowledge of UO, together with her motivation to kill players (in-game) are well known in the office and among players.
    Of course this raises some questions about the directions Bonnie is going to take, questions you might ask on the boards. Apart from a “Yeah yeah yeah” song we weren’t able to get an initial statement yet – but we shall have one in the near future.
    Congratulations, Bonnie. Let’s lead UO trough an exciting 15th anniversary and into the future.

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    Congratulations to the Dark Lady of UO
     
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    Congratulations. :)
     
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    Contrats Mesanna.
     
  5. Specialshoes

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    So....Do we get an introduction letter with this one?
     
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    So... you call the boss a "noob" and get promoted at review time? I'll have to remember that trick... :p

    Congrats! I can't think of anyone that is more dedicated to UO or who could do a better job. I look forward to the good things to come. :)
     
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    I was wondering when this was going to happen. Congrats girl
     
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    Congratulations Mesanna. :)
     
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    I always knew this day would come! Woot!!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Congratulations, Mesanna!
     
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    Congratulations, Dark Overlady of UO!

    *wonders what chaos will happen now*
     
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    One of the best things i ever had happen in uo involved mesanna lol.

    I saw her at fel yew gate on either atl or gl a while back. I proceeded to dump an exp-fs on her, in which she turned, chuckled, and struck me down lol.
     
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    Congratulations Mesanna!
     
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    Congratulations Most Lethal Lady :)
     
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    Big Raise, stock options, company parking spot and a corner office???

    well played, after knifing Cal in the back.

    j/k muhahahahhahaa
     
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    So we should be expecting big changes to water troughs for the 15th anniversary?!

    HOT DAMN!
     
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    Congrats Mesanna! :)
     
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    Thank you everyone, Dark OverLady...*rubs chin* I like it!!!
     
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    I cannot think of a better person for the job, and just yesterday I mention to her she needed a raise , hopefully she gets a big one because frankly she deserves it. Cannot wait for even more death to come our way from the new Dark OverLady
     
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    YAY gerz beees goblins friend toos. now herz big big boss majik lady
    OZOG
     
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    No, no no. They gave her a 30 day gametime pass to Star Wars
     
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    Fantastic News .... congratulations to a very special person who certainly deserves the best of everything!!

    *rolling pin salute* :)
     
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    In 6 months time after corporate approves and releases a generic vague non committal non descriptive letter that could be summed up by posting that pic of the a pig with pinwheels using a zip line while shouting Wheeeeee! Wh Wh Wheeeee! To me it confirms Jeff doesnt have time to actually work ON uo. Another corporate choice that lacked vision. I hope Messana can deal with the inevitable frustrations to come. I'm not apologetic for reflecting this negative view point as I continue this bizzare relationship. It's just a lil S&M people. If it offends you look the other way and consult your bible.
     
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    Great news! Congratulations Mesanna!
     
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    Congratulations, Mesanna! And thanks again for the quick response to my request! :)
     
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    It's so good to see people who actually play the game moving into the management positions.
     
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    Woohoo! Very well deserved. Congratulations and I think this move secures UO's future for a long long time to come.
     
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    I cannot think of a better person to be our designated driver. Congrats
     
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    Wonderful News!!! Wish for you easy sailing with fair winds and no lurking storms clouds. Looking forward to your new input and upgrades.
     
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    YAY! This is AWESOME amazing wonderful news! You so deserved this! :)

    *Am Happy* :danceb:
     
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    Congrats :)

    There's been a lot of dev criticism as of late as players perhaps forget about what used to make UO great, like GMs who would show up in game. Mesanna was always there in-game to fix anything that happened, whether it was a dragon deletion on Chesapeake (or a few other shards) or to help check the Blackrock Golems on Origin, or something more fun like Mesanna Roulette. Here's to hoping the rest of the devs/engineers will follow suit, and give us a more active in-game and forum.
     
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    Congrats Mesanna!

    Here:

     
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    This deserves so many poms :cheerleader: and a lil death to balance out our Mesanna! :sword:

    Congrats Dark Lady!
     
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    Great news! (I think)

    Congratulations Bonnie for finally getting the official title for the work you have been doing for years.
     
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    This is really great news for Ultima Online!!! :)
     
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    Nice that they finally gave her the title since she's the one that's been doing the job for quite some time now. That was obvious back when Cal was the "producer" (read: figurehead).
    Hopefully this gives her even more authority and she can make some positive changes to the game.
    Kudos for good decisions.
     
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    One of many titles that finally became official, her other unofficial titles are: Lead Community Manager, Lead Event Moderator and Lead Game Master.
     
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    Congratulations Bonnie, *Hugs* You have worked hard for us all in UO even when we use to run Napa back in the day, You always had a eye for the other player ...... How to kill them that is hehe... Give em hell kiddo...
     
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    Erm, is that too obvious? Ok..
    Great job Mesanna, wtg! Let the slaughtering commence.:gee:
    Off with their heads:thumbup:
     
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    Right on :D
     
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    Congratulations :)
     
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    well this made my day, Great News! congrats
     
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    Things keep looking up and up :D

    Congrats!!
     
  46. Woodsman

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    It would be nice to have a producer lay out a direction for UO. Cal laid one out last year that focused on new players, and most of it was scrapped. Here's hoping that we get something more solid from Mesanna.
     
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    *scratches head*

    Are death robes solid? :p

    If I were a betting man I would be willing to put money on it that Mesanna will take UO in a positive direction. That'd be rl cash too, not in game pixel gold.
     
  48. Woodsman

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    I really hope she decides to grow UO, because UO needs players more than anything else right now.

    The good news is that she was around back in the days of LBR and AOS, she knows how many players UO used to have. She knows UO still has potential.
     
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    As much as I like to see this. Is it still the same people in higher offices she has to answer to? That could be a problem.

    Just sayin nothing kills a good time faster than bean counters and lawyers
     
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    I can't think of a better NEW Producer right now than you, Mesanna! :)

    The past years showed your dedication and addiction to UO, and I (we!) hope, it will just become even better with you on the helm!

    Congrats on the new title (you did the job before you got the promotion, right?) - and WTG!

    :party: *excited*