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[UO Herald] Client Patch - 12/17/09

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings!

    This evening we have released a new client for users to patch:

    Patch Notes

    Version 7.0.4.3 (Classic)
    Version 4.0.4.3 (Enhanced)



    • It’s snowing! Turned on snow terrain for the holidays. NOTE: This is only a temporary change.

    More...
     
  2. Schuyler Bain

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    Woo Hoo! I no not everyone likes this feature, but I love it! :mf_prop:
     
  3. *groans* no way ... can I just skip the patch? pleeeeeease???
     
  4. Aurelius

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    Given you have not fixed what yesterday's patch broke, I really don't feel comfortable getting another one piled on already broken code.....
     
  5. Crysta

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    Its a tiny patch.

    Anyway, it seems there's a terrain bug... any of those little grey spots on the ground where you can mine (at least i think its those) appear as a single floating tile above a sunken hole. It doesn't really change anything.. it just looks odd.
     
  6. altarego

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    It looks nice. I'm in a place that never gets snow, so I'm all nostalgic.

    There's snow everywhere...that's new, isn't it? IN the EC it's quite ethereal.
     
  7. altarego

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    Okay, I'm not quite understanding how it actually snows in Ter Mur...

    Can someone enlighten me?
     
  8. Mapper

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    Zento seems snowless and theres this:

    [​IMG]

    But I won't complain anymore.. Its fantastic excluding those bugs.
     
  9. altarego

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    I wish I knew how to post pics in this forum, or I'd show you just how beautiful it looks in EC.
     
  10. christy1221

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    I'm so happy. Thanks devs :grouphug:
     
  11. Aurelius

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    I've just about had enough... this sort of stuff would be seen by anyone in QA spending about 20 seconds looking at the game...

    "We want to assure our community that we will maintain the same high level of customer support you’ve come to expect"

    Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer, Mythic Entertainment 10 November 2009


    "High level"? I have no idea what on this scale counts as "unacceptably bad"'.
     
  12. Mapper

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    Your right, In EC I have snow in Zento and its gorgeous.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Supreem

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    Aurelius, we are aware of the issues with snow. They are the same issues that come up every year. We do it because its fun, the players love it and it takes no time at all to put in. I do apologize for these bugs but it was either snow with a few minor bugs or no snow at all. We opted to go with snow. :)

    I do want to someday put in a proper system for changing artwork based on seasons. Then it could be more than just a short time thing for the holidays.
     
  14. Aurelius

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    I too love the snow - when it works. However...

     
  15. altarego

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    Even Luna looks a million times better. I was trying to put my finger on it...

    And I realized it's because the snow breaks the horrible monotony of sandstone everywhere. It also mutes some of the garish colors people put on their vendors.

    If only it would snow in Luna all year long.

    There are a hundred small details that make it aesthetically pleasing, from the faded edges to the blue and green tints to the crystals poking above the ground.

    Whoever did this deserves a big pat on the back.
     
  16. Crysta

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    Those holes weren't there the last time it was on, though...

    I love it regardless honestly. :p
     
  17. kittykat

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    That'd be so very cool :)

    (and thank you for the snow, makes it all that much more fun *smiles*)
     
  18. Miriandel

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    It's great to have devs take the time to do those things, and even more great to have them on the boards, even putting up with the grumpy players we all are one day or another... just because we :heart: the game!

    Again, thank you very much and merry XMas :grouphug:
     
  19. twoburntfouryou

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    No snow on Legends in Luna not hardley any in malas????
     
  20. Adam Randall

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    It only shows up in the EC...
     
  21. Llwyd

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    The snow is beautiful... I was quite surprised when I logged in. :)
     
  22. Miri of Sonoma

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    Love the snow!! It makes my little cottage in the Yew forest so peaceful! *smiles*
     
  23. Poo

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    You gotta warn people before you post those 3D pics
    i just puked in my mouth a little

    LONG LIVE 2D !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. Hildebrand

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    With the snow, I can now see the mining outcrops that have been invisible on EC. My miner will be happy... until the snow melts.
     
  25. Viquire

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    The void has saturated the planets core and is seeping up through the snow!


    Thank God the sky is not falling.:mf_prop:
     
  26. curlybeard

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    Now that would be awesome!
     
  27. altarego

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    So, that is how the snow got into Ter Mur! I was wondering how it might snow in the underworld...
     
  28. hawkeye_pike

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    I'm happy to hear that you plan to improve the game atmosphere. While you're at it, maybe there could be a smoother transition between day and night, too? And different light color at dusk and dawn? :)
     
  29. MalagAste

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    I would totally LOVE that!
     
  30. Theo_GL

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    Do you know what would be really cool but probably difficult implementing...

    Is changing weather patterns. Such as snow, rain, sleet, wind.

    Imagine that on Tuesday - It is snowing in Trinsic. All fire related spells fizzle, cold spells do 2x damage and movement speed is slowed due to snow.

    If it is raining - you cannot case fire spells, the ground is muddy and all movement slows to walking etc.

    If its windy - then archers have -20% HCI etc.

    It would completely change tactics and gameplay depending on weather. Now if the weather could change on a RL day to day basis and via seasons - that would be cool.
     
  31. hawkeye_pike

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    I like your suggestions (although the wether effects should be much less strong, otherwise the whole game would be very unbalanced). I always wished that weather should have a minor effect on gameplay.