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[UO Herald] Origin Server Downtime - Publish 63.0.0 Release

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings!

    At 2:00PM EST Origin will be brought offline to release Publish 63. Additionally Client 7.0.4.2 (Legacy) and 4.0.4.0 (Enhanced) will be available to all servers. We anticipate Origin to be back online by 4:00PM EST.

    For the full Publish 63 notes please read here. Below are the additional changes we have made since TC1 last week:

    Publish


    • Fixed an issue that prevented skill on various artifact and crafted items from being detected by the imbuing system.
    • Some community collection items cannot be imbued due to the balance issues.
    • Eternal Guardian Staff cannot be imbued due to balance issues.


    Patch


    • Updated Global Chat color to blue to improve readability in the Journal.
    • Fixed Classic Client crash when user clicks the Leave gem while the Create Channel dialog is open.
    • Disabled Trial Accounts from participating in custom chat channels.
    Thank you!



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  2. Crysta

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    so no fix for red crystals giving way too many turnin points?
     
  3. Tina Small

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    I really really wish they weren't going to use blue for the chat color. Here's why: UOAssist provides an option to have other characters' speech show up in blue. It's a very helpful option to select when you're surrounded by people who haven't bothered to change their speech color from the awful pale yellow default color that is impossible to read in your journal in the legacy client. However, if this change goes through, we won't be able to easily distinguish chat from the speech of people on the same screen with our character, if we've selected that option in UOAssist. It'll all be blue.

    I haven't had any trouble reading the burnt orange color used currently for the chat. It shows up fine on the screen and in the journal of the legacy client. Please leave the color alone, at least in the legacy client!!
     
  4. Der Rock

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    blue is the new orange :(
    what a nonsense
    but how should they know what uoassist do.......
    UO, we get 1 logical piece therfore they change 2 to "unbeleaveable" tz,tztz :(
     
  5. Deaol

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    Why not all channels... would probably get rid of a ton of gold spammers
     
  6. BTeng_Mythic

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    Re: [UO Herald] Origins Server Downtime - Publish 63.0.0 Release

    The color will be customizable in the future. The orange wasn't visible at all in the Journal when viewed on certain monitors.
     
  7. Crysta

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    Well the blue is hard to see on the journal for me, whereas the orange worked perfectly.
     
  8. Viquire

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    Crysta I have great respect for you and your passion for and knowledge of this game, but dayum. Maybe you could do me a favor and in one out of every five posts find, looking really hard if you have to, something positive to say, please.

    I worked with you through two focus groups and I know you do make positive comments, I just haven't seen many lately. Maybe, probably, that's my fault.
     
  9. I dont see an ignore feature for chat?!?!?!?!?
     
  10. Crysta

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    Not had many positive things going on for me the last few weeks. Sorry.
     
  11. Viquire

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    *hugs Crysta*

    Figured there was summat up.
     
  12. Schuyler Bain

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    It is my understanding that the normal ignore feature that is already in game will also ignore those same players in chat. I hope this is the case and even if it is I am sure it will not be perfect or acceptable by all players, but it is a start. If anyone would like to test this TC1 I would be happy to test it with you, just let me know.
     
  13. OxAO

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    This should be a good lesson to learn.

    Don't listen to the design team.
     
  14. It is not the case on production shards, I have tried :sad2: But I dont see anywhere in the notes that they added it either.

    Logging on to Origin to check it out though

    *edit* no ignore feature at all, anywhere!

    Got xmas gifts though!
     
  15. Schuyler Bain

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    Well now that is a shame... :(
     
  16. Tina Small

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    Re: [UO Herald] Origins Server Downtime - Publish 63.0.0 Release

    Thanks, Billy. I doubled checked in UOAssist and noticed that the other color options there for showing someone else's text are bright blue, green, bright green, and red. So I jumped the gun a little bit in my earlier post. UOAssist users do have some other options if you can only do the chat in blue. We just might be our usual stubborn selves and reluctant to make a change, especially if it's across multiple characters. It's too bad you can't give us better choices in the legacy client itself for displaying someone else's speech. The default yellow is just awful.
     
  17. Schuyler Bain

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    I knew I read this somewhere. While it may not be ready today at least we know they are working on it. It is a bit of hope if nothing else...

    source: http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=1533589&postcount=26

     
  18. Viquire

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    gift ticket received

    points for turn ins and redemption seem to be in line with what has been previously posted. The interface is the ToT turn in interface, the only problem I have with that(I like being able to "see" the reward) is that costs in points are not listed as they are in the spring cleaning and community collections centers.

    Can anyone say whether or not rewards you do NOT have enough points to redeem for are "greyed" out as a visual that the reward is not available to you for selection?

    from another thread:
     
  19. olduofan

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    And is the turn-in points sry i seen different numbers is it fixed or did they screw use on this 1 as well ?
     
  20. Viquire

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    I don't feel screwed. I'm damn glad to have some other fun costumes to mess around with.
     
  21. olduofan

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    so what is the points ?for turn of reds and mask ?
     
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    As it stands from what I read the Halloween mask and Red Crystals that we turn in point value is as follows.
    1. Skeleton Costume 1 point.
    2. Red Crystals 2 points.
    3. Gazor Costume 2 points.
    4. Bloodworm Costume 3 points.
    5. Dream Wraith Costume 4 points. Not many players will want to trade this costume in.
    6. Shadow Wyrm Costume 5 points. Not many players will want to trade this costume in.
    [/QUOTE]

     
  23. Tangled Metal

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    Are the tickets character/account bound this year?
     
  24. olduofan

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    sry but i find that to be backwards at best, when i was told from the top!

    "I strongly suggest you turn in all your red well before then tomorrow!"

    so if hadn listened i would have been better off 1 skeleton mask is 10 points so that don't seem right. I missed the candle of love event the last invasion and the ethy cloaks when will those be turned back on so i can get those items?

    I guess I wont listen to the Devs again they're to misleading. maybe its to benefit there own friends who knows :heart:
     
  25. Assia Penryn

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    Nope, doesn't look like it.
     
  26. Assia Penryn

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    Glad for the new costumes. Sad that they didn't make any changes or didn't communicate why they weren't willing to.

    Thank you Devs for the gifts and the costumes, I do mean that even if I disagree about the details. Have a great holiday with you and your families.
     
  27. Schuyler Bain

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    Someone posted part of this in another thread and I did some digging for the source. (http://www.uoherald.com/fof/?fofId=180)

    While I understand that many are upset about the crystals and the costumes (For the record I have not one single crystal or costume) I don't read the FoF Question/Answer the way it seems many did. Does not mean a darn thing if you acted on what was perceived as direction from the development team, but it is possible that it was simply a misunderstanding or misinterpretation?

    Just throwing it out there. I hope it works out for all those wanting to collect the costumes.
     
  28. Viquire

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    Inu seems to be hanging around our costume trader. I think she is spewing a new brand of madness.
     
  29. Taylor

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    Yaaay! Thanks so very much. Global chat's going to be awesome now. :thumbup:
     
  30. I may be wrong Tina, but this may be in response to my request to change the color as the orange was almost completely illegible for those of us with color blindness. Trying to read the text, whether on screen or in the journal, is almost impossible. As it is with the way the orange shows on screen, by the time you read one player's post, it's taken so long to figure out what it said that you've missed 5 others.


    Edit- After patching and seeing the change to the blue, I've got to say it's an awesome change. I can actually read the chat now!
     
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    Why was the Chat changed to blue? The orange text was a lot easier to read than the blue. The blue gets blended in when you are are on a green grass or gray stone background.
     
  32. riohnyx

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    It's not a misunderstanding. Sakkarah specifically said not to hold on to red crystals here: http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=1473682&postcount=8
     
  33. Schuyler Bain

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    Well then I must side with those of you that did not save them. This should be addressed by the dev team, specifically Sakkarah.
     
  34. MalagAste

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    Well.... isn't this just grand....


    So those of us who "listened" and turned in all our red crystals so we didn't "miss out" get shafted since I'd have much rather had crystals worth 2 points than the 30 odd skele costumes worth 1... what a crock of hooey...

    And THEN they will change the text of the chat asap so it can be read in the journal because people complained.... but I've complained for YEARS about the default color of the emote being the EXACT SAME COLOR as the background of the journal making it TOTALLY impossible to see at all and they haven't ever done a thing about it in all these years... I don't get it... :confused:
     
  35. OxAO

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    I wonder if the design team has bad eye sight.
    Exhibits:
    1. Fel is still defaulted to look ugly... why make a game look ugly?
    2. New Clients look worse the the old one
    3. it is hard to read defaulted yellow text on a yellow journal and background

    :popcorn:
     
  36. Dermott of LS

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    I really really wish they weren't going to use blue for the chat color. Here's why: UOAssist provides an option to have other characters' speech show up in blue.

    I don't think it's the responsibility of the dev team to make sure that the OFFICIAL patches to the game work well with an external 3rd party "hack" program (or even a 3rd party UI mod in the case of the EC). It's up to the developer(s) of the addon or mod to update their programs appropriately, not the UO dev team.

    (And this from someone who must in fact update a UI package when a new patch is released that changes the UI in some fashion such as this one adding in the chat icon in the menu bar).
     
  37. Sneaky Que

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    It doesn't look ugly, nor is it meant to. It looks EVIL!

    If we are talking about the "3D" clients here, then no, the SA/EC/KR client looks 10000000000000000000x better than the old disgraceful TD/"3D" client.

    No arguments there!
     
  38. altarego

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    Okay, gripes and quibbles aside:

    Is anyone experiencing any game-stopping bugs or loopholes that would prevent it from being published to the rest of the shards today or tomorrow?
     
  39. Crysta

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    exactly what I want to know.. the sooner we all get it, the better.. so long as there's nothing majorly wrong
     
  40. Yen Sid

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    In your opinion.

    Anyway, I had 3 red crystals left over and I used them, not a big deal as I still needed 18 points to get all of the masks, luckily I have a guildmate that hooked me up with the rest of the masks I was missing. I think people need to stop complaining and play the game. Its not really that big of a deal, worse things have happened in the not so distant past.:heart:
     
  41. Viquire

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    Well I tested the tickets and turn ins, my imbuer on Origin is a joke, so I can't be of any help there. Maybe Eyes or Yen could tell us a bit more about those things, and I do get the impression we got other stuff that hasn't been talked about. In downloading the patch on the EC the patcher spent several minutes uploading files to facet one and zero and briefly to facet 2, then proceeded to spend quite a bit of additional time on strings. *shrugs*

    Can anybody think of anything else?
     
  42. Fink

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    I would want a few more days between Origin and the rest of us. Things usually take that long to be found, reported, and acted upon. Better to delay than revert.
     
  43. CassieDarksong

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    QFT

    I totally agree with Fink as I play on Origin and had no time to log in and test anything. UO rushes way too much to get patches out, then people complain that "you patched every other server and there's bugs". They can't win for loosing.
     
  44. Mitzlplik_SP

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    LOL "Hack" program.

    You EC pom pom shakers are something else. /shakeshead
     
  45. Crysta

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    Oh! Were the "Treefellow Guardian"s added with this publish as we were told they would be?
     
  46. altarego

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    Okay, legal hack, but still technically a hack...especially if you consider its origins.
     
  47. altarego

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    Yes, I killed a few testing the stealing knife in the high plains, just west of the desert in Ter Mur. Not all that tough.
     
  48. I havent found anything to not be working as of yet, but the one thing I cant test is the imbuing changes. I dont have an imbuer on Origin at this point.

    Also, I would really like to see the ignore feature addressed for the chat system, but it doesnt look like it will happen this patch and might possibly fall through the cracks. :( Hope that wont be the case though.
     
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    I have done a small amount of Imbuing this morning. It appears to be functional with no glitches. after training it on 4 bracelets, I was able to go from 97.6 to 98.1, so the gains seem to be better. I haven't unraveled anything yet but I was having an issue with my thief so i didn't try long. as to the thief problem when i logged her in to get the Christmas ticket, she was still in llama form but running very slowly. so i tried to change forms and got the message you cant cast that in this form. i tried to cast other spells and could (recall, flamestrike any magery spell) but coundn't change forms. Had to kill her to change forms. (actually considered leaving her like this lol)

    *edit ok logging in to my thief again I am in human form but it still says "you cant use that ability in this form" while i am trying to change into a lllama or any other form i cannot cast polymorph either (it is the only magery spell i cant cast so far)

    *2nd edit ok after much trial and error (mostly error) I fixed my thief by putting a costume in her hand and removing it
     
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    *Jumps up and down waving arms frantically at Devs*

    I was in vent yesterday with an alliance mate who got himself stuck in lich form as well and had similar issues. He was in lich form as the shard went down for maintenance and when we came back up he was still in form, could change into other forms but his *base* form appeared to be lich. Casting lich form had no effect.