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[UO Herald] FoF AWOL

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Oct 17, 2008.

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  1. _zigzag_

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    Due to a mishap with certain bits of critical equipment not making it to Chicago with me, the FoF will not be posted today. My deepest apologies! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the Town Hall broadcast instead - see the previous post for more details.

    More...
     
  2. christy1221

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    I was hoping we would at least tell us when publish 56 is coming. And that they would let us know something about the 11th anniversery gifts.:sad4:
     
  3. Lord Gareth

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    Well isn't it amazing that they can't post the FoF when they are suppose to be geting us information about the Japan 11th anniversary stuff......

    Perfect timin eh?
     
  4. Sarphus

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    [whine]AWWWWWW!!![/whine]

    jk
    Can't wait for the townhall :)
     
  5. DevilsOwn

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    and apparently no computers in the little town of Chicago to perhaps come on over here and post an abbreviated version

    sorry, EA/Mythic, I don't normally pick on you, but as you can see, I am grumpy today
     
  6. Uriah Heep

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    Typical and totally not surprised at all... *shakes head*

    But I am sure all will be revealed at the TH tomorrow evening, for those lucky enough to be home and have a quiet enough household to be able to sit for hours and listen. [/sarcasm]

    I guess Jeremy forgot her laptop and all other internet is Chicago is down?
     
  7. twoburntfouryou

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    This is becoming a joke. No FoF, No word on pub 56, No Halloween event, No word on the 11th anniversary gifts :mad: Gee can not wait for the town hall meeting to hear whats not gonna happen next :sad4:
     
  8. Maplestone

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    *boggle*

    ok, I have to admit I didn't see this one coming. I ... I ... I'm speechless on this one.
     
  9. Galad

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    Typical.

    How hard can it possibly be to post a FOF anyways?
     
  10. Tina Small

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    I was wondering the same thing about what resources Jeremy could tap in Chicago. I remember reading a few times that they had a facility in the Chicago area, but their 3/31/2008 annual report says they closed it last year or early this year. While I was poking around in the Investor Relations section of the EA site, I did see a press release (http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=340867) that says EA is opening a new studio in Austin to work on the development of additional games for Pogo. Wonder how that affects the office Jeremy works from.
     
  11. NuSair

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    It's not like someone else could have posted it.

    What a complete and total joke Mythic is.

    Just another example of where UO ranks in importance for them.
     
  12. MYUO

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    Must be that tiny flash drive holding the text of this week's FOF! What happened to it? lost? got stepped on? dropped in the sink? It doesn't have UO source code on it, does it?

    Just some of my mumble when feeling bored.
     
  13. Oriana

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    Jeez people it's not like tomorrow isn't the Townhall. We'll get to feast our ears then.
    Stay tuned to WRR or to these boards as Dermott is usually pretty quick with the updates and info during the transmission.

    Oriana
     
  14. Sunrise

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    Dang..with all the crying anf fusing going on now...Dang..

    K Im still voting for Ernie For Prez. WIth that said.

    Thank the Gods that stratics is free. Look If you really hate UO that much. Quit! We all know how its going. We have all seen its downard spiral since AOS. Come on people. Stratics was a place to get info..Now its just whine whine and can I have some cheese with my whine??

    As for the FoF. Aye I don't like it not being posted but on the other hand. When it is posted there is crying Why wasnt my questioned answered? Why didnt you answer this etc etc...U cant win either way..


    As for the new publish. IM waiting big time for it to come out. Also with Live events too. BUT we all know how UO Goes. So....

    If ya really hate this game....
    Go out there and find a NEW game. That or stratics should start charging people to post....
    Remember folks..U pay to play pixles....UPPP

    Vote for Ernie for Prez. Hes the best one out there. With his rubber ducky..

    Gets off soap box...
     
  15. Zym Dragon

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    Oh come on... being the voice of reason on this board?? I thought that was against the rules. Let 'em whine. Obviously they have a craving for cheese.

    I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say tomorrow. :D
     
  16. Maplestone

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    There's an old saying: if your wife leaves you because you left the toilet seat up, there was probably already a deeper problem.

    Look beyond the piece of straw to understand why people are snapping.
     
  17. Bullet

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    Ok, every friday i look forward to the FOF. After Jeremy stated last nite she would post on Uo Herald the info and then did not I really felt insulted and let down as a customer. It was on my mind all day to get home and read it and the FOF. Hmm, no FOF. Now if I want to hear it I must spend hours on WRR to hear it tommorrow. Problem is everytime I do listen to WRR its all choppy and I miss alot. So, when will it all be posted on UO Herald?? Monday, Tuesday,Wensday??? Because thats when ill have to wait for it.
    Thanks again,
    A very disapponted PAYING customer!
     
  18. Ravenspyre

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    Well if anything proves anything, this post proves how the self-proclaimed mighty UO player base has fallen to a bunch of squabbling children that makes the WoW community forums look timid. rolleyes:
     
  19. Viquire

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    LOL
    *raises hand* Present!

    You know, in thinking about this, and yes I'm frustrated at the lack of communication since, well since Ike I guess. What I see in the Uo team is lots of people busy being responsible for their portion of the game. And there isn't a thing wrong with that. What I fail to see is someone leading the UO teams toward some collective short or long term goal.

    I do want more information, I do want to see progress, I do think we had time for a TOTIII prior to starting on this next wave of live events for this year.

    I got spoilt I guess by the teams that did such a bang em up job of giving us stuff to do while they were working on the next thing that we were going to be doing.

    Sue me, I pay. I want them to be really excited about creating something that excites me and the rest of the playerbase.
     
  20. Redxpanda

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    That has to be some kind of cruel joke....

    Isn't the information for the FoF somewhere else. Can't someone else post or send the info?

    There is really no excuse for things like this to happen these days with technology like the internet and email (and lets not forget fax). I can't even find words for this. I know its just the FoF to the devs but it serves as sort of a state of UO for the players and it's truly a sad day when noone cares enough to take some time out of their day and give us (the customers) that reassurance that we still matter.

    When was the last time we didn't get a FoF?
     
  21. Myphsar

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    I was'nt going to post but i can see im not the only one that feels let down :(
     
  22. Does this surprise anyone ? :(
     
  23. Uriah Heep

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    More like, since Wilki. There I said it, got it out in the open.
    y'all flame away, but facts is facts, check the posting histories...
     
  24. kinney42

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    She had enough equipment to post on the herald though. Seems odd that she can type text there but not if it says FOF in front of it.
     
  25. Yes, it's very odd and if she had had any intention of posting it she could have.
     
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    I agree 100%. What kind of critical equipment do you need to make a post on the web? Lets see, maybe a computer with internet access? What a joke this team is becoming.
     
  28. RedDaTeef

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    People...! It's going to get worse and worse and worse and it's never going to get better.
    There going to keep on bleeding us, lying to us anything they can do to string us along and keep that money coming in, until its not coming in and then they are going to shut us down.
    The sooner we realize this and quit the better.
    This is my last month in UO. (9th yr.)
     
  29. Lynk

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    wow its a friday night and you guys sit here and cry on stratics.

    I love how some people post mutliple paragraphed and clearly put time and thought to a post that no one will read.

    FOF, maybe it will come, maybe it won't. But it's a dying game!

    All of my accounts are terminated once darkfall launches :p :thumbup1:
     
  30. Uriah Heep

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    LOL
    We might actually be playing Stygian Abyss before that happens *grins*
     
  31. RaDian FlGith

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    Right, because, you know... it would have killed Jeremy to call up one of her Mythic companions and say, "Hey, could you send me the email of... or fax me the copy of... the information that I'm supposed to put up in this week's Five on Friday?"

    Let's be honest here... there's no acceptable excuse for this kind of silliness. It's basically what happens at every town hall though. "Sorry, not going to spoil the stuff we'll be talking about at the town hall tomorrow, so here's you're dose of schlock."

    Except that there is information that SHOULD be going up, and it's not, and it's because we have a community manager who doesn't do the basest of jobs managing aforementioned community.

    It's not like she didn't know Friday was coming up, or that she was leaving town, or that players would be expecting the mediocre dose of weekly information.

    WoW's forums may look like there's a bunch of whiners on them, and maybe timid by comparison to this, but at least Blizzard provides an abundance of information about what they're doing, what they're planning on doing, and how things are going.

    The same can NOT be said about UO. But no shock... WAR's communications efforts are already 1000% better than UO's. Wonder. Why.
     
  32. Sunrise

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    well..heck...It is Friday..always a good day to get rid of people that work for you..

    Maybe EA games..fired the Dev team staff...

    Think about it..Heres a package for going out the door. U get so much money..U dont post on stratics or herald or anywhere else why you were let go..etc etc...

    The game is dieing we all know that..maybe this is the final Nail? Shrugs.

    K. Its Friday people. The FoF is not going to be up. So lets head to the Taverns and make up some good rumors then..How about that....Ill buy the first round....from this bag of coins..I found laying on the ground.... :D
     
  33. Uriah Heep

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    True enough, and granted, I understand that, and I think most here do. The root of the problem is that Friday coming after Thursday, cannot be a surprise as it happens every week, or has in my lifetime :). So, I and others, are sure that by Friday, the approvals and nods for the FoF has already been granted, and it's just a matter of getting it up.
    No matter where she is, is it so classified and confidential and earth shattering, that no one else in the whole of Mythic can get access to it? *scratches head*

    And if the approvals, researching on the 2% blah blah blah as yall mentioned while covering for her, haven't been done by Friday, then it's too late anyway.
    Meanwhile, for me, the burning question is, if this isn't ready by Friday, because she has worked long and hard on it all week long...WTH has she been doing as community laison?
    Cause that time sure aint been talking to the community...
     
  34. RaDian FlGith

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    Yes... the old "I'm posting to let you know that I can't post" is like "I'm just calling to let you know I can't give you a call about this..."

    She's clearly got internet access.

    She's just not on top of things enough to say, "Hey, maybe if I called Mythic, someone might be able to provide me the info I need to put up."

    Of course, I guess she's probably still down in Austin, isn't she? Which means she probably doesn't have anyone to get the info for her.

    *shrug*

    It's just not an appopriate way to handle this, that's all.
     
  35. NEVER NOOO LIES LIES LALALLALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALLA
     
  36. RaDian FlGith

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    Sidenote: I love how people presume that multiple paragraph posts indicate a long amount of time and thought.

    There is, of course, an alternative.

    Maybe some of us are experienced in typing, and thus are better able to quickly convey our thoughts through the medium of a keyboard.

    *shrug*
     
  37. Sargon

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    Ahh, Darkfall... I envy your naivity.
     
  38. Tina Small

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    It could be that EA gives its employees one of those keyfobs that generate a token code that you must use when you remotely access the company network and Jeremy lost hers or forgot to take it to Chicago with her or it's not working correctly.

    If so, she could have had someone else (e.g., Supreem or Regine, who have already posted in another thread so we do know they are around) put up the small UO Herald post for her apologizing for the lack of a FoF. However, if she needs a keyfob and token code to access the company's e-mail system, she can't e-mail them the FoF if it's on her hard drive. And if the FoF text is stored in her directory on a network drive, she can't access it without the keyfob and the token code.
     
  39. Bullet

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    Ok folks, after posting and reading this thread and many threads like them i need to make a statement. Customer relations! This is often the feelings between customers and the company they give money to. The more times that company fails the customers the less they feel like giving that company their money. Seems fairly obvious doesnt it? Im just short of 10 years playing this game and really dont post often but this type of treatment i just cant help but be mad at. As i have noticed in the past when i start to feel this way i tend to play less and at times have even shut down accounts. So why does the company continue such actions? Dont they want customers to be happy? Is it a CEO at the top that will get his money no matter what he does to the revenue of this company? or is it someone lower that the CEO really needs to have a talk with?

    Eventually everyone is like a camel. Too many straws and their backs break and another customer leaves. If they really want to keep customers and get new ones maybe they should rethink how they treat them! Keep in mind that a customer with a broken back can use his word of mouth much better than the advertisement, (or lack of) EA Mythic uses!
     
  40. Lady Kiara

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    There will probally be some uncontrolable issue as to why they couldn't air it...:lol:
     
  41. Perhaps they are trying to get everyone to focus more on this town hall meeting.

    Tune in to WRRAD and go to Dave & Busters. I would imagine they will address everything tomorrow.

    :popcorn:
     
  42. pavel.vesely

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    May be there is some different UO comunity.

    *looks around*

    Like in galaxy far, far away...

    :mf_prop:
     
  43. Harb

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    I guess I really don't "blame" Jeremy. I do feel her boss, her bosses boss, and maybe even her bosses bosses boss all need to take a hard look at themselves. Priorities, standards, responsibility and accountability all are buzzwords coming to mind. We've been a very loyal community over the years, which should mean something. EA won't neglect Madden. Mythic could care less. Where do we fit? Neglected by both? It sounds like an organizational issue to me. At a minimum, Jeremy made a post she would get "something up" regarding the EA Japan "leak," which has not happened. FoF, ok sure, town hall and a mishap lend to a week's reprieve - fine. Don't say you'll do something, and then not do it.
     
  44. Bullet

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    Not to offend you but what would make better business sense? Post about the promised 11th anny stuff and the FOF where all can see it? Or the few that can go to the town hall and arrange time to be at dave and busters? Which would impact the most players? Just sit back and think about which would impact the most amount of players and have the best customer relations!
     
  45. Lady Kiara

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    Answer this....

    If every one Piked a day to turn their accounts off all at the same time....Think they would sit back and notice?
     
  46. Tina Small

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    Because it's the last Town Hall of the year and because people make hotel and sometimes airline reservations to get to these meetings, I truly doubt there will be a last-minute cancellation of the Town Hall or that no information will be passed along.

    Let's just try to take Jeremy's note at face value and at least wait until tomorrow night before assuming this weekend will go by without all of us getting our "official weekly UO news" fix.

    Besides, it's Friday night (YAY!!) and here in the U.S., it looks like the weather this weekend's going to be mostly gorgeous. I know I'm looking forward to spending time with my grandsons and getting outside to crunch lots and lots of fall leaves, walk around the lake, and help the 4-year old learn how to roller skate.
     
  47. Uriah Heep

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    They might say, alright Finally!!!

    Now we can go do important stuff and be done with that game!

    lol
     
  48. It doesn't offend me. :)

    I just know that everyone getting so upset will fall on deaf ears, so I am trying to be upbeat and get excited about hearing all the good stuff from the Town Hall.

    Do I think an FOF would provide better customer relations, and reach out to more players? YES

    But unfortunately they did not post an FOF, so I'm going to try to make the best of it.

    rolleyes:
     
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    OMG!

    Life outside UO?!
    Say it isn't sooooooo.
     
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