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[UO Herald] Test Center Update - Publish 66 Now Available!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, May 19, 2010.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings!

    Publish 66 is now available on Test Center 1. It has a ton of great features and changes so be sure to check it out and read below for details. We look forward to your feedback and have fun!



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  2. Hildebrand

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  3. Storm

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    woohoo bards ;-)
     
  4. Mapper

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    Loving the EC fixes! Thank you.

    Just noticed this which I dislike!

    *cries*
     
  5. Lynk

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    Hm... I'm curious to know how the spell plague damage has changed.

    Also, I kind of like how they are bringing bards into PvP... maybe time to make a bard.
     
  6. eekamouse

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    This. ("My point exactly")

    The Bard stuff seems nice.
     
  7. Babble

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    Hmm, so bard is an assist class?
    :)
     
  8. Llewen

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    I don't see anything about the really big problems with the enhanced client - namely a horrible memory leak when black screen is moused over in certain pvm contexts (Felucca champ spawns specifically, and the Oaks champ spawn even more specifically), and a more general memory leak which causes the enhanced client fps to gradually disintegrate during regular play.
     
  9. Martyna Zmuir

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    Really? WHY???

    Why take another FEATURE out of the EC??

    People seemed to LIKE this gump - the ability to see pet status as a clickable menu...

    People LIKED the KR party gump too... Able to hide it all with one click if needed.

    Please stop removing features without actually bothering to talk to the EC players.

    Seriously. Stop.




    Yeah, and the maps are too damn small.. May want to look into that too..
     
  10. eekamouse

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    Didn't notice that. I support this post 100%.
     
  11. BTeng_Mythic

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    If the UI modders are really interested in keeping the pet window, save the old Default.zip file before patching.

    1. In Interface.xml, add:
    <Include file="Source/PetWindow.xml" />

    2. In Interface.lua, add to Interface.CreatePlayWindowSet():
    CreateWindow( "PetWindow", true )

    3. Copy PetWindow.xml and PetWindow.lua to the Source folder.
     
  12. Storm

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    thanks Bteng
     
  13. RedRum

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    1.) I don't like that they aren't allowing us to "overfill" water pitchers anymore. It sure made watering plants and doing the Translocation Powder quest easier. *If anything, stop the water barrel overfilling and them never disappearing or going away at server crap.

    2.) How many new gears for dawns music box and what rarity levels will they be?

    3.) I don't know the significance of cursed items dropping to someone’s feet when using help/stuck while at a champ if the item is not equipped...I never use cursed items and have never found a use for them except on my crafters (most use cursed orny's). Maybe someone else can explain this one, but it seems worthless.

    4.) I like most all the other changes and am indifferent towards a few because I don't see how they will affect my game play.
     
  14. Lynk

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    Couple of questions on the barding.

    Party must remain within range of the Bard to remain under the spellsong effects.

    What is the tile range for this? If said range is not broken is there a time limit? Does being hidden break the range (similar to discord)?

    For the Discord aggressive abilities, does that stack with the normal discord? For example if you discord Dreadhorn does the Tribulation also impact his HCI and lowering of SDI?
     
  15. Lynk

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    If you get power scrolls at champion spawns you can no longer just hide and help stuck out.
     
  16. Mapper

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    So I've been seeing what artwork changed, And I found these:

    [​IMG]

    Top row: Talisman Gargoyal Instrument, Talisman Harp, Talisman Lute, Talisman Drum, Talisman Flute
    Bottom row: Barding book

    I should add, These are the paperdoll artwork, Couldn't find what they looked like locked down, I assume very similar.


    I also noticed this:

    [​IMG]

    On the Trammel map Magincia is all green, Felucca still has old layout.


     
  17. Lefty

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    There is so much discrimination against spell casters it isn't funny.
     
  18. G.v.P

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    Since peeps haven't touched on it yet, craftable Deer Masks!

    HOWEVER!!!!!! 15 cloth? Whattttttt? How do you make a DEER MASK out of 15 cloth? Why not make it so a Tailor of appropriate skill can just use the Tailor make gump then have to target say a dead Great Hart to make the mask? Or better yet, make some deer pelts or something like boura pelts, I don't know. But 15 cloth? What the...
     
  19. G.v.P

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    I don't know isn't that better for the old school mage? I mean, spell plague, exp / eb / lightning and on that lightning you get third trigger, right? Which does most damage. Seems hotter.
     
  20. GalenKnighthawke

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    I don't test stuff; I suck at it.

    However, a more capable friend and guildmate, who does not have a Stratics account, informs me of the following:

    I'm assuming this isn't intended.

    -Galen's player
     
  21. G.v.P

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    Those bard buffs debuffs look absolutely sick. Between the new Fey slayers and these bard buffs everything PvM is going to be crazy easy now, and I'm wonder how it will effect PvP ... the -SDI looks like it would kill mages hehe.
     
  22. R Traveler

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    New trowable - grand piano.
     
  23. Crysta

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    Reading over the notes the one thing that really troubles me is removing the recharge timer for Runebooks.... wasn't that added in for the same reason (or a very similar one) that gate travel has that requires its cohesion message?
     
  24. Shelleybean

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    Woot for the new craftables. Obsidian will be crushed that the black staff is not on the list.....
     
  25. G.v.P

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    lololololol
     
  26. jbfortune

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    Why why why why remove the overfil of water pictures? Come on! Really a silly change.

    Did it inbalance the game in any way? No, it made it easier to tend to plants.

    The last thing this games needs is things being made harder.

    Bard stuff though cool.
     
  27. JC the Builder

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    It is about time they added a way for bards to participate in PVP.
     
  28. GalenKnighthawke

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    A couple of issues with this....

    One, what if you are really stuck?

    MUCH more importantly, however, is that this feature comes years too late to really matter.

    How many years has this been going on? And it's not like they didn't know about it.

    If you had fixed this years ago, I wouldn't be as concerned about the players being stuck. In fact I wouldn't have cared at all, because back then GMs would still occasionally respond in-person back then.

    -Galen's player
     
  29. Zym Dragon

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    This is really going to suck for gardeners.

    I am guessing this is to prevent problems with overfilling water barrels at IDOC's, etc? If so, why not just disallow water barrels from being overfilled? Overfilled pitchers are invaluable to gardeners.
     
  30. This is the sentiment that has ruined UO.

    (not aimed at you jbfortune...I am speaking in a much, much broader sense)
     
  31. jbfortune

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    Lets complain about it enough so they remove the change!
     
  32. UOKaiser

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    Agreed. but with the magic wave that deserves to be there it was a gift from the DEV of the old for us when little things like this made us happy. Do not take back the previous DEV's Gifts!!!
     
  33. Exgirlfriend

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    And what about the anti-cheating system you EA people talk about? Not to be rude, but you have talked about it for how many year's now? I like bard's, I do...But most of us want cheater's gone more...

    So what's the problem now?
     
  34. Lefty

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    Ok I tested spell plague on Test Center. It is not working as advertised.

    120 Myst
    120 Focus
    All 70s Resist

    The first Initial blast 19-21

    In each instance I had to cast Nether bolt to get the second one to pop.
    Average was 9-11 hp

    In all instances there was no 3rd blast.

    So this needs to go back to the drawing board.
     
  35. Crysta

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    Ah, arthunting... not done this in a while.

    [​IMG]

    The sprites for the talismans.

    [​IMG]

    What i'd expect are the new icons for the specializations.


    And, lastly, what seems to be a true spoiler;

    [​IMG]

    An ominous treasure chest and what appears to be its key. Or a large spoon. Not quite sure. Maybe both?

    Can't seem to find the bard book.

    All of the objects in this post have two facings, and the chest has an opening animation.
     
  36. Martyna Zmuir

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    Carrot. On. A. Stick.
     
  37. Mesanna

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    I wanted to let everyone know the fix with the water pitchers was to address an issue with water barrels. This was not meant to make it harder on cooks or gardners. We will see about giving you guys some watering love in the near future.
     
  38. Basara

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    Yes - and the reason for both dates from the black-holing issue that nearly disappeared before the release of AoS.

    With the standard computers of the AoS period already being over 1 GHz processor speed (and 256 MB or more RAM), the issues that caused black-holing (and required the delay) can't really occur on the machines that run the current forms of the client. I've only heard of a couple black-holing incidents in the last 7 years, via Stratics, and both of those were on minimal-requirement machines using dial-up.
     
  39. Mapper

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    I have it in my post above, Although its the paperdoll version.

    Oh and I found the name for those 'things':

    Pirate Chest
     
  40. UOKaiser

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    Why not just disallow water barrels from overflowing and leave pitches as is. Matter of fact are water barrels able to overflow? Better yet just put a limit in for water barrels. Not sure what water barrels are used for in the wild and why this is a concern. Blocking? I know better solution. Just make sure water barrels filled by players has a decay rate or at least a server up clean up.
     
  41. Crysta

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    Basara, no... i'm pretty sure both are much older than AoS. And the moongate one was added for something more substantial than blackholing.
     
  42. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    PATCHURDAY!!!!

    [​IMG]

    Gonna have a lot of work ahead on custom UI updates though :p

    Let's see...

    Fonts... SWEET!!!
    Resizeable containers... FREAKING SWEET!!!
    Items can now be dropped onto mobile health bars, object handles, the portrait window, and the target window. ... YES YES YES!!! An OLD 3d enhancement that is LOOOONG Overdue!
     
  43. Exgirlfriend

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    "Why not just disallow water barrels from overflowing and leave pitches as is"

    my guess is it's the same code for both items just different graphics...but i dont write code...
     
  44. Obsidian

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    Pub looks nice, but Shellybean read my mind. Booooooo! What happened to adding black staffs as a craftable???

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  45. RedRum

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    DOH! Wasn't even thinking of scrolls...my bad on that one.
    Cursed Items = my brain thinks armor/jewelry
     
  46. UOKaiser

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    I added a better solution to make sure they decay at a regular rate or at server up. That would solve any problems the barrel would make.
     
  47. Basara

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    You misunderstood - I was saying that the recharge and cohesion things were OBSOLETE by AoS. In other words, the conditions that were the reasons for the inclusion of the things no longer existed by 2003.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
  49. RedRum

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    Thank you very much for the clarification Mesanna. :)
     
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    That can't be the case, since Drac said sometime before he left that they couldn't remove cohesion because it would bring the issue back. I took that as meaning they had tested it and doing so still caused it.