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[UO in Action] First Look and Impression of New COM Base

Discussion in 'UHall' started by watchertoo, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. watchertoo

    watchertoo Sage
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    [size=+1]Sosaria Reels just uploaded a video of the new COM base now active on TC1 with the release of Publish 69.[/size]

    [youtube]7oOL3V9TJNw[/youtube]​
     
  2. Chardonnay

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    Great base too bad there's no players left to use it...
     
  3. Viper09

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    Maybe some people will start heading back to CoM now.
     
  4. JC the Builder

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    I don't like this design. It was bad enough having to fight people under an overhang in the old COM base, now they will have that plus the roof and a 3 tile choke? This will become one of the most easily defended bases by far.

    Also that Enhanced Client blurry star effect hurts my eyes, literally. I wouldn't be able to play there with that. I got teared up just looking at it for a few moments in the video.
     
  5. Taylor

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    "Again, more sparklies that do nothing, this time with a globe that apparently does nothing, as well."

    lol, I love the narration. :lol:
     
  6. Zosimus

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    LMAO!!! I watched that and all I could think of was your post. It was mostly all about sparklies that do nothing.
     
  7. Martyna Zmuir

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    Good video!

    Definitely right about the star field blending with the water, looks odd.

    They really need to FIX the star field graphic so it doesn't stretch outward from the center anymore. It used to look so cool in KR... All wavey and "deep" looking. Now it’s just hokey and blurred.
     
  8. Skrag

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    Needs more sparklies that do nothing.
     
  9. SchezwanBeefy

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    Awesome job. I like the new base a lot. =] Glad I'm already in Com, and I'm glad I don't have to travel by boat for sigils anymore!
     
  10. LordSoth

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    I do wish they would make UO free to play but members get special happy benefits (not the same as happy endings)
     
  11. Chardonnay

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    You want greatness pay for it...
     
  12. SchezwanBeefy

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    I've heard a lot of Factioners complaining that COM's base is a lot better than any other base for fighting for mainly two reasons: Choke point and the fact it's two stories.

    Personally, I've only ever been in the TB and COM bases, never MIN or SL. If this is really such an issue, I'm sure redesigning both bases would not be that difficult of a task. But redisgning structures based on fighting reasons isn't meaningful anymore - people never duke it out for sigils anymore as owning towns are quite useless unless you need faction horses. If the devs were to totally redesign factions and make actually owning sigils worth while again, which creates the fights and base fights, I would say it's absolutely necessary.
     
  13. Raptor85

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    Not working in classic client? I go to the edge there to check it out on TC1 and I see the stone and water, no base :/

    Then again I don't see snow either on TC1, wasn't that supposed to be in the publish just done to it?
     
  14. LordSoth

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    Oh I got nothing wrong with the greatness of Ultima Online, to me it's still the best MMORPG out there.
    Just kind of empty... :( Maybe free to play will bring back some numbers (even if for a time) like Pirates of the Burning Sea, Champions Online, etc.
     
  15. Martyna Zmuir

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    Patch your client, the CC patch came out about 2.5 hours ago.
     
  16. Waylander

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    So a three tile choke is bad when every other base has a two tile choke point?

    OK! :thumbsup:
     
  17. Raptor85

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    Already have it, this was just after patching, no snow, no new base :/
     
  18. Martyna Zmuir

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    Then your patch failed... :( Try again.


    The snow will be on all shards, the CoM base only on TC1.
     
  19. G.v.P

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    lol qft :p

    The narrator is hot though, wouldn't mind PvPing with her :p.

    Star field doesn't bother me, but, once again, I don't PvP w/ EC so ...
     
  20. Cloak&Dagger

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    Sl base has multiple 1 tile choke points, and tb has massive crap in the way? Minax is the only base that "might" have 2 tiles all the way through but I have not checked this in awhile. If anything CoM's new base has the widest choke point of current bases.

    But I think what JC was complaining about is the combination of the over hang, the roof, and the 3 tile choke.
     
  21. Lord Chaos

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    I got seasick just watching that video and the blurry stars just annoyed my eyes.

    Glad I won't be going to that base.
     
  22. Raptor85

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    I've had them fail before, but it generally says that they failed, then you delete the temp files and let it re-patch...but when it first went it seemed to succeed, and now all I get when running uopatch is the normal..
    Anyone else with classic client not seeing it or is this just a fluke case?
     
  23. G.v.P

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    Works for me -- south part of Moonglow Fel on TC1.
     
  24. Wenchkin

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    Mmm, would rather they just put sea round it tastefully than stars...I know they're mages but surely they can be tasteful too lol. I'm not sure about the white and blue tiles either, looks a bit "stuck on" and strange.

    I'm thinking we need a decoration contest :D

    Wenchy
     
  25. AlexWyatter

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    It's possible that patch will not work correctly on some systems. If this happened - you can find in your uo 2d client folder 21 files with names like RT<random letter><5 digits>. It's temporary patch files used by 2d client patcher. For some reason patch didn't replaced old version of files with new ones (but reported about successful patching). You should rename temp files according to the following table (filename, filesize):
    1) AnimationFrame2.uop 46398030 bytes
    2) AnimationSequence.uop 94878 bytes
    3) art.mul 113545104 bytes
    4) artidx.mul 982608 bytes
    5) client.exe 3301376 bytes
    6) facet00.mul 12194588 bytes
    7) facet01.mul 12207521 bytes
    8) facet02.mul 2408768 bytes
    9) facet03.mul 1548573 bytes
    10) facet04.mul 840966 bytes
    11) facet05.mul 1312151 bytes
    12) MainMisc.uop 101036 bytes
    13) map0x.mul 89915392 bytes
    14) multi.idx 98184 bytes
    15) multi.mul 957568 bytes
    16) staidx0x.mul 5505024 bytes
    17) statics0x.mul 19907433 bytes
    18) string_dictionary.uop 222991 bytes
    19) texidx.mul 196608 bytes
    20) texmaps.mul 29474816 bytes
    21) tileart.uop 4657061 bytes

    You can replace old files in your uo 2d client folder with renamed temp files and it will be completely patched. Or wait for dev's response (some patcher fix).
     
  26. JC the Builder

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    Minax door is 5 tiles wide, no 2 tile choke there.


    The new COM base lets you field a 3 tile choke from two stories and under an overhang. Trying to raid a base from the top down is the absolute worst direction. Do you enter player houses from the back? Do you enter any NPC building from the back? No. Why would they design it like that.
     
  27. Nonel

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    I still don't see it having much on Minax or SL. CoM deserves a decent base, finally.

    Admittedly I haven't tested anything with it, just watched the video, but I do see that entrance being a bugger... ;)
     
  28. [JD]

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    while the arches leading into the min base are wider, there are two spots in the path leading to the min base which are only 2 tiles wide. makes it fairly easy to defend.
     
  29. Lynk

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    Are you forgetting the entry to the mountain that is 1 or 2 tiles the whole way?

    Who cares, there is no reason to defend the bases anyways.
     
  30. SixUnder

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  31. I am having this same issue. Problem for me NOW is I uninstalled before someone linked this post to me. I now have no patch files in my folder due to a clean install and the patch reporting it is UPDATED. HELP!!!
     
  32. JC the Builder

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    That path should have been made wider. It is also a double-edged sword for the defenders. You could just as easily get fielded behind and trapped. The only real defense point is at the entrance of the base.

    You will care when there is a reason to defend bases again. It would be more difficult later on to rebuild the whole base yet again. Why not do it right the first time.
     
  33. Omnius

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    Ummm Minax Base has a huge pathway before that JC. Don't try and act like that massive choke isn't part of the base.