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[UO Herald] Publish 70.4 comes to Origin

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Today Publish 70.4 comes to the Origin shard along with the Enhance Client Patch 4.0.14.4 and the Classic Client Patch 7.0.14.3. The shard will be unavailable until approximately 7pm EDT.

    In the meantime we wanted to share the notes for your reading pleasure, thanks!



    Publish 70.0.4

    Rustic Theme Pack

    • Board and Batten wall tiles
    • Raised Garden Bed
    • Distillery
    • Topiaries
    • Rustic Bench
    • Commodity and Pet Broker Encampments
    Gothic Theme Pack

    • Gothic wall tiles
    • Advanced Training Dummy
    • Chest of Sending
    • Ritual Table
    • Gargoyle Statues
    • Commodity and Pet Broker Encampments
    Note: Codes can be purchased at http://www.uogamecodes.com but will not be valid for any shard except for Origin until June 7th.

    Bug Fixes

    • Players are no longer able to steal from EM's in Felucca
    • Felucca players now have access to the stairs of the building in the hedge maze
    • Corroded boxes will now properly highlight and show tooltips when locked down in your house and you customize it
    • Ingots will no longer disappear when the player’s backpack is overweight when smelting
    • Hell hounds can no longer be turned into Ancient Hellhounds
    • Increased the chance to receive copper wire from thieving and a random chance to get it from Pirate Ships
    • Pets owned by Faction members will now obey verbal commands given by the pet’s name

    Enhanced Client 4.0.14.4

    • The Use English Item Names option will now only apply to item properties names
    • One line generic gump text boxes will no longer wrap to the next line
    • Updated art for the Arcane Circle and the Freshly Picked Rose
    • Cliloc updates
    Classic Client 7.0.14.3

    • Cliloc Updates
    • Updated art for the Arcane Circle and the Freshly Picked Rose

    More...
     
  2. Storm

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    hmm not seeing the codes at the store
     
  3. Rupert Avery

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    no me either....
     
  4. Picus at the office

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    Well I guess the losers of a baracoon will have to give a new reason now....or do you have to pay for this?
     
  5. Viper09

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    Assume you're referring to the hell hounds?

    No you don't have to pay for it, it's under bug fixes, not theme packs.
     
  6. Tjalle

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    Should´ve left it as is in Felucca...
     
  7. olduofan

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    ya I agree I liked it as well. I guess being friends with the right dev helps you get what you want....:spider:
     
  8. olduofan

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    I wounder if they are afraid of the back lash and are stalling until after hours to add them to the codes store just a thought I know I would wait if I was them lol ha. :popcorn:
     
  9. Woodsman

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    I would have waited until Friday afternoon to release them on the store.
     
  10. olduofan

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    and call in sick on Monday :(
     
  11. Omnius

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    Are they deliberately nerfing me?
     
  12. RaDian FlGith

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    Unless you consider "removing the ability for a player to deliberately grief an EM event" as a nerf, then no.
     
  13. Chad Sexington

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    They should have just given the EMs the ability to make blessed items with the option to keep them unblessed.
     
  14. Oh yeah, using a legitimate skill is griefing. Do you page a GM on people who don't use their blinker in traffic, too? Come on... rolleyes:
     
  15. Woodsman

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    Are we allowed to start a betting pool about the number of posts complaining about the pricing?
     
  16. Picus of Napa

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    All you need to do is post here...the unofficialy official but not endorsed forum.
     
  17. Raptor85

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    Pretty soon the trammies will try to get it pushed so that killing people in fel is bannable, that way they can mine and "all kill" farm in peace, never having to see anyone!

    Well, now that all my fun at EM events is ruined, I'll just have to start killing everyone.....
     
  18. Lord Nabin

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    Yes :lol:

    Congrats very few can point to a spot in the history of Ultima where they have left their mark and legacy on the game itself.
     
  19. Maybe they meant the mini packs would go on gamecodes tomorrow?

    Was hoping to check out the prices tonight =/
     
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    What about stealing from EM's in Trammel?
     
  21. Symma

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    Our only EM Event in a long time the EM had a few items in his backpack that the thieves could fight over.

    I hope this change doesn't affect that forever. It was great for the EM to think about thieves in an event to.

    I'm hoping Mesanna remembers, when she trains new EMs on our shard, this.
     
  22. Shinobi

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    Coupled with Omnius, I think the issue with that one thief on Great Lakes stealing the "Soul Snare" just to have it stuck in his pack then removed pushed them over the edge. Still, it's ridiculous that they patch something that is due to EMs being careless. FYI, EMs can't be revealed. Hide, create item, insure it...problem solved.
     
  23. TheGrimReefer

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    Not sure if I read it wrong but wasn't the Chest Of Sending going to be a quest item not part of a theme pack.
     
  24. RaDian FlGith

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    No... intentionally stealing event items from an EM that are clearly not intended to be stolen -- [insert silly, pointless debate about "if they weren't intended to be stolen, why could they be stolen?" here, and follow up with "clearly they weren't intended to be stolen, that's why they've fixed it, it's not a nerf" here] -- is what I'd define as "griefing an event."

    And no, I don't page a GM on people who don't use their blinker in traffic.

    I shoot them.
     
  25. Tina Small

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    Yep, this change made completely meaningless what EM Drosselmeyer told us on Siege when he formally introduced himself April 27, 2011.

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    (And yes, I asked EM Drosselmeyer if he was okay with me posting screenshots from that evening....)

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    We had our one and only true event run by EM Drosselmeyer on Saturday, May 7th. Raptor wrote a great story called "The Cave of Eternal Stench" about using his thief that day, including swiping smelly orc clothing from the EM. [ Link is in this thread on the Siege forum: http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-siege-perilous/243301-episode-8-cave-eternal-stench.html .]

    But it's now been several weeks since anyone's seen EM Drosselmeyer on Siege. The last post he made on Stratics was dated May 18th. And Mesanna has since announced that since she can't seem to keep an EM on Siege, it will become the training ground for new EMs. So, did EM Drosselmeyer lose his EM job over this issue or quit? It would be nice to hear something officially from Mesanna on why Siege no longer has an assigned EM and whether or not the "no stealing from EMs" change will apply on all shards and in all facets. We all know how poorly publish notes are written, especially lately, so I'm holding onto a bit of hope that maybe someone forgot to include a sentence or two noting some limited exceptions to this change.
     
  26. Symma

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    You sum it up brilliantly as usual lol.

    I hope we can get some clarifcation.
     
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    EM Dross is taking a few weeks off to take care of a RL personal matter. He has not left or forgotten you guys on Siege.

    Mesanna
     
  28. Lord Gareth

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    Son of a crap head I just saw the Pink ladies post above this!!!! I had a whole story about how he was kidnapped by aliens thinking he was one of them because of his "little green robe". There goes all my fun, darn you evil lady! Don't you have something better to do like play dress up?

    *Tries to think of a new reply*

    You can't have my Drosselmeyer! He is mine! All mine! You forgot to make your payments so I repoed his ars back to Chesapeake!



    (Not to self, read second page before replying to a first page post)
     
  29. olduofan

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    Any ETA on this ?

    Note: Codes can be purchased at http://www.uogamecodes.com but will not be valid for any shard except for Origin until June 7th.
     
  30. Lord Frodo

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    LOL
     
  31. G.v.P

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    finally, all those ancient hellhound griefers have to use skill to finish or defend spawns. I love all the people who are complaining because they want to grief. nice mix of fixes, a faction fix bone, the hellhound pvp fix, new pirate loot and better Trammel thieving (yeah, I can see why the thieves are upset, lol...but oh well :/).
     
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    Guess what I am NOT buying.
     
  33. Still waiting for it to show up on uogamescodes =(
     
  34. olduofan

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    Im still thinking it will be on a friday maybe next friday? is it on the Asian site yet I cant get into that site
     
  35. Tjalle

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    I haven´t used them myself, so I´m not one of those "greifers", but I thought it was a nice way to spice up things in Fel, especially in Despise. It was something that gave a "challenge" to the dominant PvP/spawn guilds on each shard.

    Also I guess it pushed people to do other spawns other than Barracoon which increased the number of other spawns replicas in the game.

    Think of it as luring which is accepted in Felucca.

    And this is why I´d like to see it remain functional in Felucca only...
     
  36. Guardian KX

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    And people like Omnius chase people away over event items. Hes on Siege, PvP shard, and I havent ever heard of him once using his char to Thief PvP. Why isnt there a "Grief Thief" forum?
     
  37. Omnius

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    See diablo, righty and every other hardcore pvper on Siege other than O-S if you want to hear about me robbing reds. The dirth of stories from them comes from the difficulty in taking pictures while engaging in a fast paced theft. Also, PvPers are much more attune to thieves. They're aware of the possibility of being robbed and take the same common sense precautions players have taken since UO came out.

    Also, there is such a thing as being a grief thief. A grief thief follows you about taking low value necessities to deliberately make your play harder and less enjoyable. These are the thieves that steal potions and other low value stuff to make you have to restock.

    What should a thief steal if not expensive items like those at an EM event?
     
  38. G.v.P

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    The interesting thing, as you later pointed out, is the Barracoon does not give the best rewards, yet people do the vermin horde because it is so much easier than any other spawn. Also, Despise is the easiest place to initiate PvP. Part of why the spawn is easy is because you can wither leech every tier, and of course you have the teleports for PvP, but the Barracoon champ itself is broken.

    Creatures haven't been able to magery teleport in a hella long time, and the standing still champ is fairly lame--if I can meet you half way. I think what EA should do is make the Barracoon have changeling AI, that way it is a little less wooden. Then all those thrower farmers won't be able to chunk as easy. If the vermin horde was a little harder then maybe people would begin to do other spawns since other spawns have much better rewards (Rikktor, Semidar seem to be tops IMO). I can see why some would like the variety--or, the lack of Despise for a bit of time--but it would be much better if EA fixed the Barracoon rather than allow stealth herders to **** up Despise and all of the T2A spawns for the rest of the day. I understand the importance of a good lure, but it was getting to be too much IMO. Luring Ogre Lords is lame enough ;P.
     
  39. The game has systems in place for god characters (EM's, GM's etc) to thwart unwanted theft. As someone else said, if the EM wanted to make sure that the item was protected, he could have invis'd himself and set it to no loot/no steal or he could have just put it in his bank box. I have no doubt that EMs can reach their bank box from anywhere. That being said, this is clearly a knee-jerk reaction to cover several EMs' carelessness and yet another nerf on a legitimate play style.

    I bet you do shoot people who don't use their blinker. I bet you shoot them the bird from the safety of your tinted windows... rolleyes:
     
  40. Lady Storm

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    They said it cant be bought for use on other shards till the 7th.... wana bet the packs show up on the web on the 7th??
     
  41. according to what I was told today from Mesanna, packs are suppose to be on the site tomorrow, 6/3
     
  42. Omnius

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    It's the same thing that gets thieves nerfed every time. Careless person complains that they don't take any precautions against theft and thus got robbed. Careless person says they're being griefed and the thief cheated.

    EA responds by nerfing thieves for being thieves and trying to steal stuff.
     
  43. olduofan

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    interesting I wounder if she didn't get some wires crossed and made a mistake or if the herald didn't make the mistake. either way status quo rolleyes:
     
  44. RaDian FlGith

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    Clearly a knee-jerk reaction? Hardly. Did it ever occur to you that there might actually have been something wrong with the system in place, and/or an issue where items that were intended as rewards to players via monster backpacks or whatnot wouldn't function very well if no-loot/no-steal? You're sort of guessing at how the EM powers work, and for that matter, I am too... but they didn't just fix something for the sake of fixing it. There clearly was an issue that they have corrected.

    Yeeeeesssss... Yesss... you caught me. Me and my... uh... tinted windows.

    Surprised you could see them through those rosey colored glasses of yours where all the world's just out to get you. Of course, my confusion is heightened by the aluminum foil on your forehead.
     
  45. RaDian FlGith

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    Of course he hasn't... his "playstyle" is "stealing from EMs."

    Yeah... it's been a long 13.5 years. I've heard 'em all. heh
     
  46. GalenKnighthawke

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    So that's what's been going on all this time.....

    -Galen's player
     
  47. Omnius

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    EM's have always been able to toggle their ability to be stolen from... I believe it's even been covered in my stories. It's common knowledge among thieves, you can only rob an EM if they intend you to, or if they are immensely lazy.
     
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    ...that's not a nerf. It's just added so EMs don't have to **** off the select few thieves who manage to steal an item the EM didn't want stolen by taking it back. Our EMs are human, they make mistakes and can forget to make items non-stealable. EMs aren't exactly players as it is nor have they been EMs for very long. Stop making such a huge deal about this. I'm a PvP thief, I know stealing from an EM will likely end with the item I stole to be taken back, so I don't bother. This change won't affect your normal day-to-day stealing at all unless you only steal from EM's.
     
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    Is this going to be another screw up by EA/Mythic/Bio-Ware?....whoever they are now..... certainly looking that way....

    You know, I truly feel bad for Cal. Just from my experience in the industry- I am pretty sure none of it is directly his fault. And there is really nothing he can do about it. Yet, he's the one that gets blamed and has to deal with all the crap.
     
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    I think what would be nice is if they actually gave us some correct information.

    I mean how hard would it be for some one to come here and say "the packs will be online monday, sorry for the confusion"

    But noooo, they sit in silence making themselves look silly by suggesting the packs are online when they aren't. They'll probably say they've been super busy! Still had time to post up some new fiction though.