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[UO Herald] Hot Fix Notes - 08/23

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    We have corrected the following issues on the Origin shard:
    • Infected gargoyles will no longer spawn.
    • The raiders will no longer spawn in Ilshenar and/or Malas.
    • Players should no longer be teleported into invalid locations when answering the Call to Arms.
    • Players should no longer be ejected from the Despise boss encounter if they enter specific regions of Despise Level 4.
    • Negative karma inhabitants of Despise will no longer aggress onto negative karma players, however they will still fight back if attacked.
    • Andros and Adrian encounter changes
      • There should now be a leash on their wisp lieutenants.
      • There should now be a 5 minutes notification before the Doom Spell is casted.
      • Players will now be given 5 minutes to loot and will no longer be teleported back to their base immediately after the encounter.
      • If a players possessed minion is conscripted more than 1 minute after Call to Arms is answered, they will not be transported to the battlefield and will need to wait until the next Call to Arms is called.
      • Conscriptions will only be accepted for one minute after the Call to Arms. If you conscript after a Call to Arms is answered, then you will have to wait until the next Call to Arms.
      • When players fail to slay Andros or Adrian the Doom Spell will now be cast properly.

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  2. Lord Frodo

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    An hour later and they post to UOHearld LOL
    Arnt these problems on other shards also?
     
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    I am not at all happy with the changes to despise!
     
  4. Lord Frodo

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    I thought Origin was the same as all the shards. Did they get the TC update? If so when because I just Xfered there yesterday.
     
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    it sounds like they got the publish and no one was told, hahhhahaha
     
  6. Tina Small

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    Yeah, I'm standing near a mysterious wisp outside Despise on Origin. Just found out the top level of Despise is not a good place to take my naughty thief unless she's stealthed. Haha.

    Dumb question...if my naughty character dies and I use the gate to go to the rez ankh, isn't she just gonna get clobbered as soon as she rezzes, with all those blue npcs around? Is there a gate in the dungeon for taking your naughty characters to a rez ankh?

    Never mind...found it.
     
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    Do these people tell anybody anything anymore? ARGGGGG
    Now I am stuck on Origin.
     
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    OMG, they DID publish and didnt tell anyone, hahaha

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Tina Small

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    Oooo....the gargoyles that were sick and throwing up yesterday are now called "A Healthy Gargoyle." And it looks like you can still make cures, if you have the patience for it. The Mysterious Healer is still hanging around but he's not talking or anything.
     
  10. Tina Small

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    Still no Shirron....but at least one of the paths into central Ilshenar is clear now. Jukas, golems, controllers, enslaved gargoyles remain. Carl the Mountain Climber is still at the gypsy camp but the passageway there is clear, as are both of the passageways on the other side of central ilshenar. Haven't located the meer tomb yet. No provisioner for sand sifting supplies (think he's been gone a while though).
     
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    there is an ankh on the south east corner of evil side i believe, might be more central south
     
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    Act II was disabled in this publish, so no surprise he is gone.
     
  13. Tina Small

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    The Shirron was gone for quite a while before this publish.

    There's something else missing on Origin that people will be hugely disappointed/angry about if it's not a mistake. But I'm waiting to see if the person who discovered it will post about it.
     
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  14. Lord Frodo

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    UMMMM
     
  15. Lord Frodo

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    When did they wipe TC? All my chars are gone.
     
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    Mind sharing?
     
  17. Tina Small

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    No bless deeds on the cleanup NPCs on Origin.
    Came back and made it bold and extra large, so no one misses it!
     
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    Can I get a YAY!!!!!!!!!! for open communication.
     
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  19. Tina Small

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    I think they wiped it when the latest publish hit TC last week, either on the 15th or the 16th. Before last week, I think TC hadn't been wiped since around September of last year, perhaps earlier.
     
  20. NBG

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    Hmmm can't get it to work I guess hehe
     
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    Well, if the Shiron has no reason to still be hanging around and central Ilshenar is once again open to anyone that wants to roam around, maybe someone on the dev team can also get rid of those obnoxious purifying blood elementals and send Carl the Mountain Climber home? (Yes, both the purifying blood elementals and Carl are still present on Origin.)
     
  22. Martyna Zmuir

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    Confirmed as being intentionally removed. Apparently, Mesanna believes they have "saturated the shards"...
     
  23. G.v.P

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    Just Character Copy a dude, takes like a second :). Losing your house can suck, though.
    LOL did I mention I love you, Tina?

    Maybe time to saturate us with the +5 Stat scrolls we didn't get from the fall of Exodus.
     
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    Whoa! I've been holding points for future use. I better get some of those deeds fast. I think this should have been announced. I would have picked up a few bless deeds on Origin. Instead, I'm just sitting on turn-in points.
     
  25. Lord Frodo

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    You cant char copy if TC is on a diff pub then all the other shards. Just like you can not Xfer to or from Origin right now because they didnt give us a heads up.
     
  26. Nimuaq

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    Character copy is different since you can copy your char to TC1 especially when it is on a different publish, but it too often doesn't work when it is about to get a new publish.
     
  27. Tina Small

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    It was 100% sheer luck that I logged in when someone asked about it and then was able to go look myself. Although I have never acquired any of the bless deeds myself because I don't really like using blessed items, I'm very disappointed if it's true that the dev team was just going to sneak this change through unannounced. I won't speculate any further on why it was necessary to keep this a big secret, though because I don't want to get this thread locked.
     
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    Man, so when I tested things on TC1 I never really saw anyone else. Now that it's on Origin and we have maybe 3-4 people online I'm beginning to see how flawed a mini-game Despise really is.

    On one hand it seems like the prices of the items in the Wisp shop have dropped, which is cool. On the other hand, good karma players are attacked by evil "pets" and vice versa, and if you wither you catch your pet (at least if your pet is evil). You can avoid mild traffic but for the most part this mini-game is going to be so hard to play on heavily populated shards! I mean, end game you'll need 3-4 friends for the boss fight, but the leveling up process is going to be unintentionally griefed to heck.

    Like, I get a darkmare or whatever, and it instantly attacks a good karma player when I try to bring it over to level up. Then her pet attacks me, and I have to scramble to make my pet passive, lol.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Tina.
     
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    Yes everyone, if we are to keep the clean up going we have to filter in and out new items. Bless deeds will no longer be on the NPC's for now but we have added a new item. We are not saying you will never see them again. So all those points you have been hording, now you have something to spend them on.
     
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    Did a little more testing on TC to see the Hotfixes there. I can c onfirm that Negative Karma Characters are no longer attacked by Negative karma monsters. (Unless you attack them).


    The time between Call to Arms is about 20 Minutes.
     
  32. Merus

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    Thank you for the confirmation. If I remember correctly there was significant discussion regarding these bless deeds when the cleanup came out... far more than the dyes. I think that indicated the significance of these deeds to the player base, yet in the publish notes we get an update regarding they dyes being swapped out but nothing regarding the bless deeds. Why?? Was it supposed to be a secret or is whoever that is responsible for the notes just not keeping up? Personally I understand and agree with the needs to rotate items, but can not for the life of me figure out why we can't be informed of the changes... All of them!
     
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    They should leave the deeds in, and rotate out that armor no one wants and that any imbuer can make way better than... Must be a lot more here than meets the eye.
     
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    So what does the new cleanup reward "Steward Deed" do?

    Is it just another useless private npc that will sit in houses that I'll have to toggle through with my targeting system while pvping?
     
  35. Merus

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    I certainly agree that there would be better items to swap out, but regardless of what they swap I think we deserve to be told when something is being removed regardless of what it is.
     
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    Should have been mentioned when the publish went to TC that the blessed deeds were being removed.

    Then again, with the epic lack of communication and the I've got to keep the secret attitude, it really doesn't surprise me.
     
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    I probably won't get to log on until much later today, but it might not hurt for anyone who cares about such things to log on Origin (New Haven with a new character will work fine for this) and go through the cleanup NPC gump to see if anything else has been quietly removed. I only looked at it yesterday after someone asked about the bless deed and happened to also notice that the steward deed is on there now. I did not pay close attention to the other items to see if there was anything else missing. If you do notice an omission, it would, of course, be mighty thoughtful for you to post here and give people a heads-up!
     
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    If anyone on Origin missed out on deeds, let me know, I'll grab some extra on Atlantic and will do a transfer and will trade for equal point value (100k)
     
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    No, it's a useful NPC to anyone not PvPing. And, since it can only be set up in public houses, it's not likely to cause you any Targeting Grief in Fel.

    It allows people to run their own mini-quests for others.


     
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    The new house NPC addition is really nice. It means that we as players can throw our own events\quests with player given reward. Just imagine doing quests across the facets each with mission inside a "House" dungeon or maze. Please add that the new NPC can have multiple stored responses to key words as well?

    I do not agree with the need to replace one thing for another.... how hard is it to just add another item to the selection list?

    Why do we have to rotate colors? Why not just keep adding on to it. That way new\existing\returning players can have access to them at all times?
     
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    Since it hands out items, I would assume you would need to have access to the house to use one. I could see having them set up for potions, petals, bandages... so, they might have a use in pvp for a quick restock.
     
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    Again, it also requires a public house. How many people do you know in a PvP area that have their houses set public?
     
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    They want to limit bless deeds in the game, so the smart thing is to remove them without any notice so you dont have the sudden tsunami of deeds from people. If they looked at the game and saw that yes, bless deeds are overabundant, they wouldnt want to give us all a week to farm the living bejeebus out of them so scalpers can jack the price up like always. Though with this thread thats actually whats going to happen now, non origin players see it and are now farming and scripting and hoarding as we speak.
     
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    True, but you could make it so that it is only accessible via teleporters so that anyone not friended could not get in to use the stewards. This is just me talking off the top of my head, I've never built a house with pvp in mind. Actually, it's been years since I've built a house- my wife does all the decorating.
     
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    Well isn't that great for those of us who were saving points and going to collect the bless deeds only when we needed them. I wonder why so many arbitrary decisions are made without any communication to the players who pay to play the game. Very curious.
     
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    This really isnt that big of a deal. Bless deeds are what currently? Like 1 or 2m from another player?

    :\
     
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    Uhm no? They have been vanishing off vendors super fast. Over 30 on Atlantic last night for around 2-3m, all gone. They will just be sold for stupid amounts of gold after the publish hits the rest of the shards. Yay for Mythic making a few people stupidly, stupidly wealthy.

    *golf claps*
     
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    Maybe not to you. But not every player is as wealthy as you are. Perhaps there was someone who saved points for when they had a decent piece to bless, only to find out today that they wont be able to because they didn't "buy ahead of time" something that was supposed to be a "permanent feature". No one, at least on Origin, had any tip off that this was going in. (Or being taken out) And the rest of us wouldn't have known had it not been for this post.
    It's really not that hard to understand. They wont be 1-2m tomorrow.
    But that's ok maybe that person will get lucky and Mesanna will come to Origin and dye their pumpkin a funny color. Then they'll have enough money to trade for one. Interesting economy these days...
     
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    Change out pumpkin with Mask

    :p


    ** Just want to say, I didnt want these Bless deeds in the game in the first place. One of the worst things they have done in a long time, especially when insurance helps take gold out of the game (which there is a massive overabundance of)
     
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    Hmmm... *wonders if those few people who always seem to have the inside track when Mythic pulls this kind of crap are buddy buddy with someone on the Dev team*

    Perhaps it is a little more deliberate that they make these kinds of changes without publishing the details...