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[UO Herald] Valentines Day Publish 69.6 Coming to all Shards - 02/10/2011

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings,

    Tomorrow, during regularly scheduled maintenance, Publish 69.6 will be released on all shards. Share the love and in the meantime we wanted to share the notes for your reading pleasure, thanks!

    Publish 69.6

    • Happy Valentine’s Day! Please make sure you check your picnic basket for your Valentines gift. (Note: The gift does not have any properties so please do not buy anything that might state otherwise). Please make sure you sign in before March 9th to get your gift.
    • Gypsy camps have been disabled temporarily while we investigate their relation to an issue causing items to be destroyed.
    Enhanced Client

    • Cliloc updates
    • Snow Removal
    Classic Client

    • Cliloc updates
    • Snow Removal

    More...
     
  2. Martyna Zmuir

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    Less than 2 days for testing...especially of the things not revealed in the patch notes.

    What could possibly go wrong...
     
  3. The snow doesn't disappear and turns yellow where the dragons have been?
     
  4. Viper09

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    Not much? I'm all for testing but there really doesn't seem to be any huge changes here in the patch to cause anything bad.

    Lets see, valentines gifts and disabling gypsy camps and snow...yeah. Not much.
     
  5. Thunderz

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    Anyone found anything possibly rare yet?

    I recieved a glacial 2 tone blue basket that looks like it might be like the glacial boxes from xmas a few years back.

    Thunderz
     
  6. Martyna Zmuir

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    Until you look at the cliloc strings and realize there's a lot more in the patch besides 3 bear graphics and two switches flipped...
     
  7. Aurelius

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    While I agree the 'testing' was (as usual) almost nonexistant, the cliloc strings indicate a lot of what might be said by NPCs or system messages, or name items and quest text we might see - but don't necessarily mean anything in the coding of client or server has been changed yet, so it can just be 'text' without any coding issues or bugs arising to test. Crunch comes when they add the items, NPCs or processes that actually use the text in the cliloc.

    But I still half expect houses built over snow tile areas to collapse every time they turn snow on or off ;)
     
  8. Martyna Zmuir

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    Exactly my point, Aurelius... However, we don't know if the code for the quest or new items is in... Most likely, it is - and is just waiting to be turned on.

    Thus, its untested by players. Since Mythic QA is nonexistant (or so pathetic as to render it as such), that is the issue I am trying to raise. Anything untested by us before it hits production servers is a Bad Idea (tm).
     
  9. Deaol

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    Simple problem here... people using insideUO, those who interpret it and those who blow what has been said out of the water.

    You guys are nuts.
     
  10. MalagAste

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    I did notice some graphics updates. In the EC I noticed more "texture" to certain robes. I also noticed that the Thigh boots have been redone and look nice.
     
  11. Sevin0oo0

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    How do we know they don't put fake stuff in there just to see our expressions? That way they can make design changes before release and it'd look like all Their idea. Maybe QA just checks that they don't give too much
     
  12. Ezekiel Zane

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    Do the thigh boots actually cover up the pant leg now then instead of bleeding through?
     
  13. Alvinho

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    never mind
     
  14. James_Mythic

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    Just throwing this out there...the additional client updates could be stuff for live events :)
     
  15. Lord Chaos

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    He lives!!! :)

    Sounds nice.
     
  16. Cetric

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    Some of us thought you guys might of been squished by a truck.
     
  17. Is the gift the bag or is it ought to be something inside it?
     
  18. Viper09

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    Did you download the newest patch?