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[UO Herald] FAQ Friday #04 - 10/08/10

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. UO News

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    Welcome to FAQ Friday - Where we've collected together answers to Frequently (and sometimes not so frequently) Asked Questions within the community.

    Want to see your question up here? We select questions from UO Stratics and UO Forums, so head over to your favorite forum community and post your question - we might answer it in a future post!

    Please keep in mind that these won’t always address major topics of conversation, this is simply another way of sharing info about the game that won’t necessarily make it into a Producer’s Update or patch note.

    Thanks, and have a great weekend!

  2. Beastmaster

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    How lame! 4th installment and they are already resorting to shortcut tactics. all of these questions were already answered prior to this posting. Nothing new here folks.
  3. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    make the dragon head mountable like the large fish etc
    or is it? never looked to be honest
  4. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Apr 27, 2007
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    The stygian head isn't mountable. Why they made it and then "discovered" they didn't need it is, quite frankly, confusing. This shows that the team doesn't communicate very well and has a startling lack of imagination.

    The bandage question was answered years ago and can be learned several places. *yawns*

    Necklaces. Eh. Many of us are tired of wearing the same things as everyone else because of the stats. Allow us to alter wearables into another graphic that takes the same slot. We've asked for this for years and it wouldn't affect game balance at all.

    Booster pack... This has also been answered before.

    Please start answering some real questions. We're tired of fluff.
  5. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
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    May 21, 2008
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    Thanks to the devs and community managers for continuing to give us recurring feedback each Friday since the townhall. I'm happy as long as we continue to hear a few ask the devs questions answered each week.

  6. Jhym

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    I'm pretty sure the FAQ is supposed to be a summary for answers they've done that wouldn't be visible to those who don't look at stratics.

    But even if they did say they'd answer other things, they have no obligation to say anything at all based on how people react around here.
  7. JC the Builder

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    As was explained, they planned to use the head for something. Likely Imbuing. But then they decided not to. Instead of removing it from the game they left it in. There is no harm is adding items which do nothing.

    My theory for the head is it was meant to be used to summon another creature similar to the Harrower. I think each peerless and champion in the Stygian Abyss has a unique item which seemingly does nothing. There was a mention somewhere at the time of there being another boss. But then a developer said there wasn't. Perhaps it was cut from development. Or perhaps those items were supposed to summon the Slasher of Veils, but they ran out of time and instead made him spawn automatically. Only the developers know what they planned to do with the items.
  8. AesSedai

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    - I think it is pretty clear by now that this FAQ Friday on uo.com is most primarily just a rehash of the feedback we get from the Devs here on Stratics... it is for players that don't tune into Stratics... so zero complaints about this method of sharing the news to more UOers from me.
  9. MalagAste

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    I'm so sick and tired of the same ole run around.

    Can we not get some real answers? How about some input on the stuff to come?

    Like when are we getting our 13th anniversary rewards?

    Are we getting 13th anniversary gifts?

    Halloween content soon? When?

    I'm still holding a crap load of crystals from last Halloween where is my promised use for that crap?

    Does anyone there other than Mesanna work????? If so what the heck are you doing????

    Lets see it. Lets hear from you... are you sure other folk work on UO? Is UO just a job for them or do they have some passion for their work???

    We have shown our passion for the game... can't we see yours?

    And ..... just so you know I'm not going to let it drop or forget.... When are you going to take care of the housing issue? I want my KR function back.... bug or not... I want to stop being just a friend in my own house!!! I want to give my real friends some access to my house... Get with the times and realize that the days of only having one account are long gone... many of us are serious UO addicts and have multiple accounts. We want some sort of help managing and our homes.

    When are you going to answer questions about balancing some of the skills?

    When are you going to "fix" throwing cause it stinks as it is?

    Why can't I tame a Dread Spider???

    How about the Fairy Dragon? Why don't they spawn somewhere where I can tame one???

    When are you planning to finish SA?

    When are you going to fix Magincia???

    When are you going to fix the EC?

    When will I finally get an updated Male Paperdoll in the EC..... One that's not ugly as sin???

    When can you fix it so my Gargoyle can get a change of horns??? I can get a hairstyle change but they can't even change the color of their horns.... let alone change horn styles...

    I could go on making this list all night ..... but I just want some answers....
  10. Babble

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    They should have more time next week for questions...if there are not too many bugs in the booster.
  11. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    - Aye, I'd like to hear a lot more too; almost always. But in their defense they have been busy bug squashing (as Babble also mentions) for the new extra revenue publish and surely several have been down in Austin for a few days doing the GDC thing. I don't have issues with their priorities; esp. if squeezing out cheaters continues to be a top priority ;)
    - I doubt 13th anniv. vet. rewards would matter much, yet I figured at least the gifts might be on hold until after the welcome back visitors have to pay to keep playing.
  12. Kafka72

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    The enhanced bandage question was answered better in this 5 on Friday post, which contradicts Mesanna's answer...

    ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Main

    And I'll quote:

    ""Enhanced Bandages - do they help if you're already at your skill cap," redux:

    Leurocian looked over this again, and it turns out while we were partly right, we were also definitely wrong:

    "Using enhanced bandages - even if you’re at your healing cap - will affect the amount of hit points healed. Enhanced bandages essentially adds 10 to your healing skill for the purposes of calculating the amount of hit points healed."

    What they do NOT do is improve your success chance (say, for resurrection, which is 64% at GM.) So if you're capped out, they do provide a benefit, but it's a very specific benefit.

    (Note: if you're NOT at the cap, one other thing enhanced bandages can do is bump you up over the minimum skill requirements for curing poison (60) and resurrecting (80.) You'll have a pretty low success chance, and you won't be able to gain skill from those attempts, but you can try 'em.)

    Thanks to Athos for very kindly pointing out that we'd overlooked something :)"
  13. AesSedai

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    - Thx Kafka72; for Athos is good people
    I'm glad you are one of us here, and to point it out
  14. Obsidian

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    I think the best chance to get questions answered is to submit an emotionless and concise question in the ask the devs forum. One-Two sentences max. That appears to be what they are choosing to answer.

  15. Amren

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    I'm guessing this is what they will do. It seems the only creative solutions the devs can come up with are "house deco"

    Problem is, what ever they chose to do will just make this head the new farmable item of the week.
  16. [JD]

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    obsidian is correct. ive been in on those email chains where people are freaking out over dumb stuff and nobody wants to deal with it. asking an emotionless, to the point question is the best way to get someone to answer.
  17. canary

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    Well on the plus side, it isn't as bad as when Jeremy (the old community rep) didn't know the difference between a Totem of the Void and a Spirit of the Totem. True story.