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[UO Herald] Happy 14th Birthday UO

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    We would like to thank all of our dedicated players that have played UO over the years to make it what it is today. In the past 14 years we have had over 2.6 million players enter Britannia, we have brought together a lot of good friends and even several marriages, and we look forward to helping make even more.

    In the upcoming months we are working on redoing the art to a high rez art, the first part of this will be the terrain in the next publish, so keep your eyes open for a new look.

    Your UO Team



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  2. Martyna Zmuir

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    Happy Birthday UO!

    *coughs* *coughs*

    Vet rewards?

    *coughs* *coughs*


    Yay for the first mention of the high rez art update in 5 months!
     
  3. canary

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    Indeed.

    Dev team, its okay to share what you are working on. WoW will not steal it, I promise.

    BTW, if we have had 2.6 million players enter Britannia, that also means we have had around two million, nine hundred and fifty thousand leave.

    Nevertheless, happy birthday. I hope we will see some new things on the horizon (which includes better communication to its paying playerbase) with the changing of the guard.
     
  4. Oriana

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    Happy Birthday Ultima Online!!! And many more!!
     
  5. Storm

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    Happy Birthday UO We have been together a long time!

    It just amazes me I have been playing ultima longer than my son has been alive (16)
    Started with the series and then moved to online and so far I have never gotten as much from any other game I have played and hope It continues for many more years!
     
  6. RioGrande

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    Happy Birthday UO *launch a minova fireworks wand in classic client*

    Very nice to read you are still working on the best mmorpg of the world :)
    Wich client will be redoing ?
     
  7. Ender

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    Enhanced Client, obviously. If they did anything to improve the Classic Client there would be massive numbers of canceled accounts.
     
  8. Larisa

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  9. Tanivar

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    More of this babble... again... <chuckles>

    Improved graphics would be a nice option for the Classic client. With the key word being *Improved*. The EC graphics, while a newer style, are not as good as the older CC graphics.

    Keep the appearance of the Classic Client without all the garbage sitting on the game window and add functions that work via macro keys instead of bars and windows cluttering the monitor screen.

    Make the EC pack windows show icons large enough to make out what they are.

    Add in about 100% of Pinco's mods to the EC and not require us to go to other websites to seek what should be basic features of the client. Who knows whether or not those sites have been hacked, unknown to the site owner, and now download malware as well as what your after.

    I own stuff that is as old as the hills, and is still going after newer 'improved' models have come, died, and been trashed. The same goes for software. I still run some WIN95 software because the newer versions with the added bells & whistles that are things few people even use, are just basically the same thing I already have with a new screen layout.

    Calling the EC the 'Enhanced' client has proven to be just a PR sales trick. The UI software hardly rates the word. Exasperating Client would be more appropiate for the letters EC when refering to the new client.

    Sad, but true.
     
  10. Gem

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    Fourteen years we've been together..through lagfests and crashes and upgrades...and many great memories. Here's to 14 more!
     
  11. Ender

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    ....You do realize that like every single thing you can use a hotbar for you can just create a macro in the macros window and never drag it onto your screen, yes?

    And yes, people would quit if they replaced the Classic Client's graphics. Because they'd have to upgrade their 18 year old PCs.
     
  12. AesSedai

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    - Happy Birthday ol' MMOG!

    (hrmm, for a birthday announcement that includes just one hint about what's up and coming for the future.. I wonder how deep this art team and revamp might be.. looking forwrd to installment #1)
     
  13. Dermott of LS

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    Semi-copied from my post to Leuro over on Facebook:

    It will be 14 years for me come January. Lots of changes and evolution to the game over that time, and more than a few devs that I miss being at the wheel, but I'm glad for the work they did and what they brought to the game, so thanks to Pandemonium, Wilki, Draconi, Firedog, Cat Hat, GrimmOmen, Sakkarah, Supreem, Leurocian, and a BUNCH of others.

    I'm glad to see that the first step of the art update will be in the next Publish, but I SINCERELY hope that they're not going to revert back to the Legacy terrain textures even if they do them "high resolution" because there's simply not enough detail in the older terrain to raise to a higher resolution and get a good outcome. So I'm eager to see what the results will be, but I do have my reservations about it.

    As much as "[email protected] 2ders" don't want to move forward graphically, I don't want the game to move BACKWARDS. They did it once with the 3d client (with reason) already with the terrain and have already taken the EC too far (IMO) backwards in terms of the graphics already. So I'm hoping for an improvement on the current EC terrain (although it seems to be the highest resolution textures LEFT in the client already).
     
  14. Lord Frodo

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    And guess what? If it wasnt for all tht CC users you wouldnt be able to post anything about UO except UO has closed down do to lack of subs. Why do you care what people play UO on or which client they use? You should be happy that enough people are playing to keep UO alive.

    My 2 cents. Now you can go back to your CC bashing.
     
  15. Larisa

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    Most of us *Hard core 2D players* play 2D because we like it...we like the classic feel, the classic look...that's what UO is to us.

    I will never play anything else, but I do like the sheep in 2D even though Grimm said they were a mistake.

    Enhanced Graphics...depends on what they mean by *enhanced* as long as it keeps the 2D feel I'm happy.

    I do not like the washed out, bad watercolor painting look of the EC, though some things do look better in the EC then they do in the CC.

    Cu Sidhes look better in the EC, Solens look better in the CC (IMO)

    So while I am a 100% CC user, I'm open to change, as long as it's not TOO much ;)
     
  16. Ender

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    Where did I ever say anything about getting rid of the CC or anything even close to that? Holy hell. All I said is that they're not upgrading it, and for good reason.
     
  17. Lord Gareth

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    Awe Happy Burthday Ultima Online! and you old farts who are still there! [Mushy Happy Feelings] When you were turning one I had just turned Fourteen a few days earlier, my loving and unsuspecting parents bought you as a gift for my Birthday...something they later regretted when they got the Credit Card Bill with the monthly charge....ten times.... SO now you are Fourteen years old and I am Twen.......omg I need a girlfriend.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lets just pretend this was the ending of the post on the Herald because youre ending leaves me feeling like [You Just Killed My Cat]
     
  18. Korik Bloodguard

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    Happy birthday game I love. Here's to many more :)
     
  19. Arrgh

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    :danceb: Happy Birthday! :danceb:
     
  20. Tanivar

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    My desktop computer is 11 years old with a Pentium 4 processor, 3 gigs of Ram, and an AGP Radeon 4600 series video card and it runs the EC such that characters, other than a flying gargoyle, move as quickly as with the CC, even in Luna. The only quirk is that a flying gargoyle will tend to fly three tiles, go upright a half second, and then fly three & repeat, quite often.

    I see no reason to upgrade to a new computer as this one still does everything I want it do, and until it stops doing all I want it to do, why build a new one?
     
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    HAPPY 14th BIRTHDAY ULTIMA ONLINE !!!


    By any chance, anyone knows what is in the works for 14th Year Veteran Rewards ?
     
  22. lucitus

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    :postpics:
     
  23. Aboo

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    Amen!

    I've played UO for 14 years now without a break (other than vacations, etc.). I also played the series BEFORE UO. My oldest grandson, who will be 15 in November, has grown up sitting on Nana's knee watching me play UO. Now he plays too!

    Happy Birthday UO! Here's to many more birthdays! There is no other game like it!
     
  24. uhhh ... yeah yeah ... happy spawnday UO ...

    Now then, just for clarity mind ya ...

    The Teenager IS "off the knee" now ... right? :danceb:
     
  25. Bardie

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    Happy Birthday - and i assume your birthday present is you raising our montly subscription - YAY way to give yourself a present....:loser:
     
  26. Aboo

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    Well . . .


    Yes, I can sit on his knee now if I wanted instead of him sitting on mine. I guess I could have clarified that a bit better . . . but then you wouldn't have needed to clarify so what fun would that have been?
     
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    That's not necessarily true. My suggestion is to add a toggle in the classic client to allow players to choose whether they want to see the UO:R version of Fel terrain or perhaps a corrected version that doesn't use twigs that block movement (ie. replace with stumps/rocks/etc.). Wouldn't this be a simple way to improve the user experience?
     
  28. Tjalle

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    Happy Birthday!

    :thumbsup:
     
  29. Kayne

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    Happy birthday UO heres to many more years of fun.

    Ender my PC is a top of the range pc of less than 2 years old. Cost me a bloody fortune but I play UO in the 2D client. When they sort out EC I will reconsider moving over but I can't see that happening.
     
  30. Kayne

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    To answer the question of which client will get the graphics update

    taken from the "standing as one voice topic"
     
  31. G.v.P

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    Actually, I know exactly what they're going to do. First they'll make a new facet for 2D which is high-rez only. They'll call it "New Trammel." Then they'll call Trammel "Flannel," to describe the grungy nature of the since outdated low-rez graphics. Anyone refusing to make the switch will be deemed a "Flanny," creating the first Trammie/Trammie rift in the history of UO.

    Official marketing for Flannel:
    [YOUTUBE]l9c_2ObauqM[/YOUTUBE]

    Damn. Oh well, haha.
     
  32. Kayne

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  33. Hope they fix the artwork on the sheep...they are some strange looking sheep now! :(
     
  34. AesSedai

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    - And in other news: I see today is Google's 13 year bday.
     
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    fluffy sheep are never a mistake
     
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    Nobody is asking for them to be replaced. They can be sharpened up whilst still maintaining the same 'look'. Sample artwork done by users of this forum has proven this.
     
  37. Salivern_Diago

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    What would be a good idea is to allow the EC to have a 'classic' mode where it mimics the CC feel and look. Then the CC could be scrapped altogether leaving just one client and a choice of two graphic modes and two running themes (EC and CC).

    Main reason I dont use the EC currently is (though lazyness) I dont want to have to learn everything again. Saying that I should really give it a try again.
     
  38. Woodsman

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    Any bets on when we start seeing indicators of the high resolution graphics in pub 73? I've been spending a lot of time mining lately, so if I could pick, I'd pick either mountainous areas or anywhere covered in ice and snow.
     
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    Let me start buy saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UO AND ALL OF US THAT STILL SUPPORT IT!!!!!! And get this right UO has been around for 14 years not because of the graphics but because of how great it is to log in with your friends and play with any style you all feel fits. You see all you need to do to make this game great again is advertise, and do it right. They will come.... I mean REALLY people are playing games like farmville and other facebook games for heaven sakes they are not after graphics, Obviously. They are however after some thing that brings them all together sociably and lets get back to the basics.... within a SANDBOX!!!!!!


    Get together on a creating a great marketing plan save some money on design and bring the players back!!!!!!! lets all move on to birthday 15,16,25 and so on! :thumbsup:
     
  40. Dermott of LS

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    I'm betting that the terrain update (not going to call it an upgrade until I see it) will affect all terrain at once, not just mountain or snowy areas. Also sounds like it will be with the Halloween stuff, thus... fall... thus... nah, now I'm really hoping for too much regardless of what's lurking in the UOP files.
     
  41. Woodsman

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    I was hoping we'd get a hint of it in the files, but you're probably right, it'll probably be all at once in one patch. If all of the anniversary, vet rewards, and Halloween stuff was in the pub we currently have, pub 73 will probably mostly be the graphics.