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[UO Herald] The Anniversary Party is Closing In

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    Everyone here is very excited to get the party started. Official beginning on Saturday is 10:30am EDT. When you arrive at 4035 Ridge Top Road please come to the 2nd floor (just follow the smell of fresh brewed coffee, we will also have tea for those that do not drink coffee)
    Ultima Online’s 15th Anniversary Party Itinerary
    10:00 am - 11:00 am - Greet players and have coffee and donuts
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Welcome Speeches
    12:00pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch and cake
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm – Special guest – question and answer period
    2:20 pm - 4:00 pm – Dev Q&A –Open discussion about what direction the team is going and where the players would like us to go.
    4:00pm - 5:30 pm – Give always and opening EA store (credit cards only please)
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm – Happy hour at Marlin and Rays
    For those that cannot be with us: We will stream the afternoon on UStream in the BioHerald channel, starting at 1:30pm EDT. Please join us if you have a few moments.
    On a different note, we are putting out a publish and patch today to fix the loyalty decay. Below is a breakdown of exactly how it was addressed:
    • The buffer will be increased to 40 hours from 36, and will use a different method to track the daily rollover for decay. Before doing point decay for loyalty and virtues, the system will check to see if the player has logged in or logged out in the last 40 hours of real time.
    • If the "moons align" to prevent decay, the decay timers will be correctly updated. This will prevent a "catch-up" of missed decay.
    • For City Loyalty, the decay prevention will now only work for the city's Love. Notoriety and Hatred values from cities will always decay. The decay prevention will instead only prevent cities' Love for you from decaying.
    We are also publishing out the Halloween surprises it will run from October 1st to November 12th, so make sure you visit the pumpkin patches and the graveyards for a ghoulish experience.
    For those driving please have a safe drive and we all look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!!
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  2. Slickjack

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    Is the happy hour going to be streamed?

    :gee:
     
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    Awesome..Its going to be a good time. And how about a prize for the person with the shortest drive to get there ? :)
     
  4. Crysta

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    10:30?

    Ugh.. Driving from Delaware to get there by then is gonna be hell. Not looking forward to participating in both rush hours around D.C., but i'm still coming.
     
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    I can sneak you in my hotel room the night before :p
     
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    EA store? unless there offering new item codes whats the point?
     
  7. Taylor

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    Wish deeply that I could be there. If anyone's still in the area Monday evening, let's do dinner.
     
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    I can only hope they have some Ultima Online specific swag, like shirts, mugs, ect...

    I would love to be able to buy some Ultima Online stuff.
     
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  9. Amber Witch

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    If there are tee-shirts I want one! I just wore out the T-shirt I received from the first UO Town Hall in Chicago. I'd like to order some if possible.
     
  10. GalenKnighthawke

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    Thank you for those loyalty changes.

    :)

    -Galen's player
     
  11. Sean

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    Shouldn't be any nasty rush hour on a Saturday morning, could be wrong.
     
  12. Obsidian

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    In DC, you want to drive early on Saturday. 10:30 EDT should be good. It will get nasty in the afternoon so expect some congestion after the event is over. Better yet, enjoy the Happy Hour and drive home late.
     
  13. GalenKnighthawke

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    Is anyone recording or broadcasting this?

    -Galen's player
     
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    "We are also publishing out the Halloween surprises it will run from October 1st to November 12th, so make sure you visit the pumpkin patches and the graveyards for a ghoulish experience"


    Trick or Treat!

    :D
     
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    I'm so JEALOUS! I WANNA BE THERE!!! QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

    Take LOTS of pictures people...LOTS! And save me some of Queen Mum's cookies! Have a blast, be safe...love you ALL! Happy Anniversary UO make it a memorable one!
     
  16. Nails Warstein

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    I'm arriving at Springhill Suites Hotel on Friday around Noon - 1pm. Anyone want to meet up for some lunch, perhaps potential shopping or site seeing? Please message me, I'll probably be bored, and going crazy with anticipation of Saturday.
     
  17. Bazer

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    God i really cannot wait!!! Getting SOOO Close!
     
  18. Petra Fyde

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    I think that's a 'yes'
     
  19. GalenKnighthawke

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    Oh, was that in the original announcement and I just somehow missed it? (Hence why no one else asked?)

    -Galen's player
     
  20. SinDee

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    I wont be at the hotel till late afternoon.
     
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    Ok, I see where that is now.

    Thank you.

    I was wondering why I was the only one who asked, and now I know.

    -Galen's player
     
  22. Assia Penryn

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    Everyone please... please drive safe after drinking. I hope everyone going, whether foe or friend in game or on the boards, will watch each other to make sure no one drives while intoxicated.

    I would really hate to see such a wonderful celebration be marked with tragedy and mourning for the rest of us and your families.
     
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    Gah.. Was planning to be there, but now I can't..

    I wonder if it would be possible to stream or have someone record the welcome speeches.. I'd like to see those as well.
     
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    For those that cannot be with us: We will stream the afternoon on UStream in the BioHerald channel, starting at 1:30pm EDT. Please join us if you have a few moments.

    For Mythic Entertainment | Ultima Online | Play the 14-Day Free Trial!
     
  25. Coldren

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    I saw that.. But they start streaming at 1:30 and the welcome speeches start at 11:00 AM.
     
  26. Chrissay

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    I know long time no posting Chrissay :gun: I'll see you all on Saturday but if anyone is up for a happy hour on Friday (tomorrow) I can track down a good place for drinks :)
     
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    *smiles* I remember you.
     
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    Stoped to eat at cracker barrel. Just a little over 3 hours to drive
     
  29. Nails Warstein

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    Anyone have the full video from the party's question and answer segment, and the crowning of Blackthorn Starr Long? All I can find is this on youtube.
     
  30. Tina Small

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    The full video was never released.

    Is there an archived video of the 15th Ani party?

    Edited to add: The video you found (originally done by Sean Silverfoot) has two noticeable sound omissions. My guess is that Mesanna asked Stratics not to release the video because something was discussed that she did not want to have made public knowledge at that point. Maybe Kelmo knows more about why the full video done by Stratics staffers was not released.

    These are the transcripts I did for the two videos from the party that I was able to track down:

    15th Anniversary Party Introductions (6 minutes)
    Sean/Silverfoot UO 15th Presentation of What's Coming
     
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    *smiles* Those were good times for me. Thanks for the link to that thread. Good memories.
     
  32. Nails Warstein

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    I was looking for the Q&A portion when we asked questions, because I wanted to see if my question about a new volunteer program was on it. Her response at the time was something to the fact that it will never ever happen. What do you know, a few short years later we have advisors. I of course take all the credit. :lick:
     
  33. Kylie Kinslayer

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    See the title of the thread...

    Get excited.. oh boy some of the 20th Anniv party stuff is becoming public... look inside

    See:
    Laugh and say to yourself "15th? LOL.. talk about a typo...

    then notice 2012 date :sad4: