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[UO Herald] Origin - Publish 66.2 Available Today!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings!

    Publish 66.2 is currently going live to Origin, you can find the changes this publish has brough below. Thanks and have fun!

    Endless Decanter of Water

    To obtain, throw a full water pitcher at a water elemental (non summoned) there is a slight chance the elemental will throw back to the player a Endless Decanter of Water. The Decanter can then be linked to a water trough, as long as the player is within 5 tiles outside of a house or anywhere inside a house the Decanter will continuously refill itself. Live Event:

    In the Shadow of Virtue: Rise of the Bane Chosen

    Bane Chosen forces are battling the Ophidians in the lost lands. Players may join either side and the faction will reward them for their help. Both sides are most appreciative of players who push back the front line of the enemy (look for the army battle flag to find the front line). Speak with the recruiters in each faction camp to find out what they are fighting about. For each point of loyalty that you gain with a faction at war, you will lose 3 points of loyalty with their enemy so it does not pay to switch sides often. “Peril bonus” is a bonus to loyalty gain (and loss) when other players are assisting the enemy army. Double clicking the flag at each faction’s front line will tell you the progress of the spawn. Special quests are available at the faction camp when players reach 2000 loyalty to that faction. Special rewards are available if players assist a faction in routing the other faction from the field, but be warned, these armies are stubborn and will return! Quests are not available while a faction is routed. Patch 4.0.7.5 (Enhanced Client)

    Bug Fixes


    • Fixed animation issues with female Gargoyles
    7.0.7.3 (Classic Client)

    Bug Fixes


    • Fixed animation issues with female Gargoyles
    • Updates to Gargoyle Wearables and Weapons
    • Community Collection NPCs: The Treasure Hunter and Thief NPC gumps do not open when players have an item in their inventory that can be turned in to them


    More...
     
  2. Specialshoes

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    So this means that the estimated time to all the other production shards is tomorrow afternoon? Kinda excited about this Bane/Ophidian thing. Strangely enough I feel a sickness comming on:)
     
  3. RaDian FlGith

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    I'd be more (or potentially less) excited if, you know, the event had fiction.
     
  4. Cal_Mythic

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    :) ... Oh it's coming ... We've been discussing all of that for the last couple weeks given the inputs from players.

    We went through and tried to seal holes, and thanks to everyone who posted some of the topics and things we missed.

    Ta!
     
  5. Tina Small

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    Well, I'm puzzled once more. Paid a visit to the ophidian lair on Origin and couldn't get any of the three recruiters to have a productive conversation with my character. All they would say to me is stuff like: "I s-s-shall not trade with you, s-s-strange one. We do not trus-s-st you." Or, "It is-s-s friend to us-s-s-s. I will trade with friends-s-s."

    Screen shot below showing how it went with one of the recruiters. Tried to give one of them an extra power crystal in my pack since it mentioned wanting to trade, but all I got as a reaction was a message that you have to mark your quest items.

    Another thread that discusses fter reviewing a thread about how this went on TC1 mentions a flag. Didn't see anything of the sort at the ophidian lair or maybe we ran past it?? Didn't look like anything there was fighting something else. No sign of bane chosen. The ophidians at the lair, though, definitely wanted to attack me and the pet.

    Oh well. Guess I'm in the wrong spot and the recruiters must be for something other than what I think they're for.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Tina Small

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    Found the bane chosen camp. Found the (shifting) front line.

    Gotta tell you EA guys though that the info being given out is almost too sparse. Decided to kill bane chosen instead of ophidians (must have developed a soft spot for them a few years ago or something). Don't really understand how my bane enemy point total is going up so fast but my ophidian loyalty total is rising soooo very slowly. Probably doing something wrong but too dense to figure it out yet.

    Also, I have absolutely NO CLUE if I should be looking for something on the corpses of the bane chosen to save for later use. No clue at all. Also, the bane chosen corpses are terrible to loot with all that dragon armor. Maybe that's why everyone's fighting for the bane chosen, so they don't have to paw through their armor. Grrrrrrr.

    The scoring messages are TOO long. If you have a way to shorten the text that would be great. My journal's just flying.

    Last and final note: The lag is already noticeable on Origin and I only noticed a few people running around (maybe 6-7 at most). This is going to be one heck of a lag fest when it gets on a busier shard.

    My first impression: This might be fun, assuming people don't act like jerks and do stupid stuff like pull spawn on top of other player's characters. I fully expect that to happen. Haven't seen even a hint of that on Origin yet though and don't expect to. Most people playing there seem to be pretty decent.

    Well, off to dinner and maybe I'll try it again later!
     
  7. MudFace

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    1.Go up to the recuiter on either side and say "Bounty" to get them to talk

    2.The loyalty points work fine, its slow on wich ever faction you decide to play for and you need to make it to 2,500 points if your Bane or Ophidian.

    3. I played for the Bane chosen and kilt the Ophidiands and some did drop Crystaline Blackrock wich you turned in to get an item but you need 2,500 loyalty points before you can get the quest and I wont tell ya what it is you get "dont wanna spoil it for ya" =P

    4. once you push an enemie's army all the way back to the front of the their camp you can get a reward by clicking on your teams war chest to get a chance at getting one of the new items.
     
  8. bioras

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    I was playing on the test shard. I was able to trade at 2,000. It maxes out at 2,500.

    Thanks for the info!:thumbup1:
     
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    If you're going to introduce new pets fix the pet instant logging in pvp.

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=211812
     
  12. Kellgory

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    Not sure if this is new, but I have a female garg that wears altered snake skin boots, and when she is flying the boots look like they are on the ground and if I fly West or North, it leaves hoof print looking tracks.
     
  13. Konge

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    And if it does have fiction, you're going to tear it apart for all the plot holes and mentioned something about it they might as well not bother. I know you want the fiction to be good. So do I, but you're just going through the motions now. I think everyone on stratics knows your stance, including the devs you're trying to give the message to.
     
  14. G.v.P

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    I wonder how you know when the spawn lines reset... anyone know how long it takes?

    Ah nm i see both sides get reset hm
     
  15. RaDian FlGith

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    Reeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllly?

    First, and foremost, I'm not the only one who desires good fiction.

    Second, I'm fairly certain that I haven't torn apart anything just for the sake of tearing it apart. Asking that the fiction have continuity, yes.

    And third, if you believe that my asking for good fiction equates in some manner to "they might as well not bother," then we can take that stance with the entire game. If they do something poorly and people give feedback (or "tear it apart" as you like to call it), then they might as well just turn off the game now.

    Except, you know, lots of us enjoy playing the game, hopefully they enjoy developing the game, and even if they don't, hopefully they enjoy the paycheck it provides.
     
  16. Tina Small

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  17. A Rev

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    I noticed there appears to be 3 new items in the clich note thing.

    Any one found out what these are or how you get them?

    Also, someone mentioned to control the bane dragon you need to be a friend of the bane chosen. Can anyone confirm this?

    The next question wil be, if that is the case...why would you want to help the ophidians? Surely there should be a unique reward to each side?
     
  18. G.v.P

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    Other side gets three special potions ... I'll wait for others to weigh in on those because I am on the Bane's side.
     
  19. Fat Midnight

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    Thats it?
     
  20. G.v.P

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    Bane get food for Bane Dragon, and Ophidians get three pots, I heard. Those are quests, specific to each side, and each quest requires an amount of Crystalline Blackrock (20 for the food, 10 for each pot I believe) and also 2,000 loyalty. However, each faction also has a chest, like the House Quest in Abyss, and the Book Quest we just had. You can get new arties from the chest, no matter what side you are on, but you need to beat the other side completely and also have enough points of loyalty to get a bag from chest.

    Like I said though, I can't say much about the new pots, because after Ophidians invaded Delucia and Vesper I pretty much hate them. Banes4Life. Whatever they are.
     
  21. Yen Sid

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    I started my Sampire fighting on the Bane side, I gotta get the stew for my Bane Dragon. But Im gonna have my Mystic fight against the Bane at some point. I would like to get at least 1 of each item for collecting purposes. Of course I plan on getting quite a few Bane Dragons until I get the perfect one ;) so I will need lots of stew lol.
     
  22. gortman

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    Yen Sid,

    Can you stable them without being a "friend" of the Bane? Just need the blackrock stew to get the bonding process started?
     
  23. You can Tame, control & stable them regardless of loyalty to either side (even neutral to both).
     
  24. Otis Firefly

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    was told you couldnt even mount them after tamed until ya feed them the blackrock stew, any truth to that?
     
  25. Tina Small

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    No. Human and elf characters can ride them immediately after they are tamed.
     
  26. Yen Sid

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    Indeed, as soon as Origin was up I logged my tamer on and went straight to the Bane Dragon.
     
  27. Vandetta

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    when is this live to all shards? anyone know?
     
  28. Cal_Mythic

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    We are planning to let this "bake" for a few days, so we are aiming for next week. We want to make sure we catch everything possible with the event and updates to the client.

    If that changes we will let you know

    - c
     
  29. Otis Firefly

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    half the population just xferd to origin... lol
     
  30. BeefSupreme

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    This is good. Even though I wanna get out there and tame something new, I'd rather it sit on origins for more than a day or two.
     
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    I'm excited about the event, but I do have a concern about feeding the bane dragons. Will there be a way to obtain their food once the event is over?
     
  32. Mapper

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    :D I agree, Could still be time for a bug to be found, Hope you Origins players test it well!
     
  33. Cal_Mythic

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    That is the current plan. You will learn a thing or two about them as time goes on :)
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
  35. RaDian FlGith

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    I appreciate it. Thank you for taking the posts regarding fiction seriously. :)

    And may I also say "thank you" for this too! While I know we can be an impatient lot at times, its good to see the testing process get some love. Thanks!
     
  36. Specialshoes

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    Well thats funny. I don't seem to be as ill now...Never know what pesky bug children will bring home though....
     
  37. Deb

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    Will it be done baking tomorrow since it doesn't seem to be any bugs
    posted. Or did I miss them?
     
  38. A Rev

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    One thing i havent seen anyone testing...the pvp arena?

    I may have just missed the posts but i havent seen anything about it.

    For example, where is it? What rules can be set? Does stat loss occur?
     
  39. G.v.P

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    While I'm biting to get the content as well as the next guy, I'm glad this publish is staying in the oven so to speak. The last publish, Bardic Abilities, was rushed too fast.
     
  40. Tina Small

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    I'm pretty sure you didn't miss anything. You just read spoilers posted by people who dug through recent patches and found new strings of text. Nothing about this has been mentioned in any "formal" publish or patch notes.
     
  41. i'm hoping there's more to the potions. the shatter potion better do something else than just break a random potion, because that's hardly a fair tradeoff (unless it can break a stack, doubtful). it says crystal too, but i don't know anything crystal-related that it could be useful with. the fear potion is just a 3 second paralyse, again, hardly anything beyond novelty. now if it could effect a group, it could have some use, but it doesn't.

    gee, i wonder which side the devs want us to join -- bane dragons/blackrock stew, or a couple novelty potions...
     
  42. G.v.P

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    I guess a 3 sec para doesnt matter if trap box can break it but that's still sorta huge when a guy can bola/dismount and sleep etc hehe. I think the pots cost too much to be used that frequently though.
     
  43. Tina Small

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    Some of the new gargoyle weapons are made of glass. Don't know if any of them are desirable PvP weapons though. Perhaps there's also a monster in the game, or coming soon, that uses glass weapons. Didn't look closely at the bane chosen to see what they use. And yes, I agree with you on wondering which side the devs want you to side with. The rewards seem out of whack. Were they thinking the PvMers would all want bane dragons and therefore need blackrock stew and the PvPers would want the potions to use in PvP? Were they trying to set up PvMers to fight indirectly against the PvPers with this event? I really can't figure out what the motivation is to join either side. Why get a bane dragon that you may not ever be able to feed again nor trade to another character because they may never be able to bond with it? And the potions just don't seem like they're worth the effort to get.
     
  44. Myna

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    cal said in this thread, a few posts above, there will be a way to obtain food for the dragons after the event