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[UO Herald] FoF: Three Times the Charm

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    In this week's Five on Friday we cover Flying, the Global chat system for the SA client, and ghosts in Despise.

    To read the full article click here.



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  2. I posted first! I win UO!
     
  3. "Once we get a majority of our players using the new client..."

    Good luck with that.

    3rd times the charm?
     
  4. Ender

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    Yeah... Too many stubborn fools that refuse to even try a new client.
     
  5. Chrissay_

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    Actually "three times the charm" is referring to the Treasures of Tokuno ;)
     

  6. Actually, I don't think that is the problem at all. The problem is that people try the new client, get hit with a ton of bugs, horrible graphics, and speed issues that make the 2D client superior.

    I tried 3rd Dawn. I tried KR. But in the end, the 2D was still superior.
    I'll try SA too, and hope this time to be pleasantly surprised.
     
  7. Ender

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    Seems to be the problem with people I know at least.
     
  8. Ken of Napa

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    I agree with everything you said! I too tried 3rd Dawn and KR, both were butt ugly and I was in constant lag.

    I've since got a new computer with a better graphics card. That should help, but I'm hoping that everything isn't still butt ugly.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
     
  9. Martyna Zmuir

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    The gargoyle flight questions have been asked about a dozzen times now.. How about a simple FAQ about flight that will recap all previous questions, and preempt many future questions.

    Here's a one that I havent seen asked/answered yet...

    Will Polymorphing into a gargoyle allow a mage to fly to the spots only reachable through flight? (throw mages a bone here...)
     
  10. Uthar Pendragon

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    I would say that would be a nice revamp of the spell.. allow it to have the same penalties of course....
     
  11. I can tell you right now that polymorphing into a gargoyle isn't gonna give you any of the gargoyle abilities. Just like gargoyle slayers won't work against gargoyle players.
     
  12. Lynk

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    Someone is going to reply to your post saying "Actually, the KR client was very stable and actually better/faster than the 2D client in every way shape and form, after you tweaked it and made adjustments to the settings. 2D is for cheaters :thumbsup:"

    And to this I preemptively reply:

    I shouldn't have to tweak and mod their software, it should just work. Also, long live afk skill gain.
     
  13. Magnus

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    But 2D doesn't just 'work'. Note: Macros, note UOA, not UOMAP, etc ;)
     
  14. Maximus Neximus

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    Any time a person of the same faction (not guilded or allied) is fighting you get "beneficial acts" when trying to help. You can't cure, heal, rez, etc. Since we can help opposing factions, can we get a fix so we can help our own?
     
  15. Martyna Zmuir

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    Actually tweaking ONE setting in 'UserSettings.xml' made a massive difference in KR.

    Personally I prefer the KR client, however, I do think most of the art looks melted and/or out of focus. Male paperdolls are HIDEOUS...

    The KR client is also unfinished... House gump doesn't have all the features (plus houses have a myriad of graphical glitches and annoyances), can't change reward titles, don't bother even attempting to change hues on a dye tub, mining is neigh impossible, and trading or dropping things is a hassle.

    Other than that, the rest of the client (sans art) is superior to 2D. Macros are easier to make once you get used to the menu, and they can do far more. Crafting gump is superior, with only one flaw in the make # or make maximum part (failing to craft kills the repeats). And for me at least, it is much faster as of a few months ago – I consistently outrun people using 2D.

    Saying that, SA is a “new client”. Give it a chance! Sign up for the beta to help make it better. 2D is holding UO back, it’s a 12+ year old client now and its age is showing. I would like to be able to play at a modern resolution in windowed mode and still be able to see things. 800x600 is so last millennium!

    KR isn't perfect, nor is 2D (it needs UOA and UOAM to even pretend to be modern). But let’s cease the whining about a new client before you've even tried it.
     
  16. Olahorand

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    As long as it is in KR, where a dragon, who is ordered to stand still is always flapping the wings, I will not bother with any new client for everyday use.
     
  17. Gheed

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    Under the new SA client will the gargoyle charactor (when flying) be able to cross mountain ranges or (if not) go further up the slope so to speak? and will they be able to cross open water without a boat? like other flying creatures such as birds and mongbats.

    Hey McFly, you bojo, those boards err... gargoyles don't work on water!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Bomb Bloke

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    Pets CAN be made to navigate around such obstacles. The "all come" command seems to force them into a different pathfinding-code.

    It also used to have them come directly to you via Teleport where possible, but Publish 53 broke that by disabling the spell for all non-PCs. The same publish also broke flying creatures in houses; they get stuck, and the only way to get them out again is to recall them away (or gate, if they aren't yet bonded).