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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Draconi, May 29, 2008.

  1. Draconi

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    Quick Update

    Aha! Chaos! I noticed a thread asking where I've gone and disappeared to. Sorry about that! Sounds like a good opportunity for a general update, neh?

    How's it going?
    We're right in the middle of finishing up Pub 53 and gearing up for Pub 54 (admittedly a much more ambitious task), so the dev team's been pretty nose to the grinder lately. Don't worry, there's lots to talk about, especially with upcoming events.

    Speaking of, I'm also working with the "Council of War" private focus group, and can't believe how quickly things are flying together. We're going to start privately testing some things soon, so don't be surprised if a shard appears on the login list you've never seen before, and you can't play on. :)

    Pub 53/54
    The main thing to know is that we've actually split the original 53 into two pieces: 53 contains the second half of rewards, and some pretty exciting events, and 54 is slated for the actual War.

    If you don't see some things in 53 you thought would be there, it's slated for 54 (Towncrier hookup to Sherry the Mouse statue, for example, since the town crier update is in 54).

    So! The main message here is that: a) I'm totally alive, and so is our team, b) We're working like crazy, c) Just on UO!
     
  2. Oriana

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    *HUGS*

    Thanks for the update, now what about the cocoa trees?? PLEASE PLEASE!!!!:D
     
  3. Crysta

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    So the potted cactus, mousehole, armor sets, rest of the things we were suppsoed to be able to turn in and so on are all part of 54 now?
     
  4. Draconi

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    Mouseholes, Sherry statue towncrier hookup => to 54.

    The Knight's Armor is in 53, along with some other goodies.
    I believe the potted cactus has been pulled from the turnins altogether, as another, greater purpose has been found for them.

    There's still some updates and fixes going on with the turnins while its on TC, please stay tuned for more updates! :)
     
  5. GalenKnighthawke

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    *smiles*

    Thanks for posting, D.

    -Galen's player
     
  6. Crysta

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    Didn't mean the knights armor Drac, meant the other suits you mentioned at the townhall. :p

    And I also meant stuff like turning in the daemon's blood which we were supposed to be able to do this time.

    As for the potted cactus.. I can only guess this means gardening is finally getting some form of update past the chocolate trees. :p
     
  7. Deb

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    So glad to see you alive and well...and thank you for the updates...
    think we all start to wonder as we haven't seen as many posts from you
    all as there were prior to Stratics Meltdown.
     
  8. Draconi

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    Heh, now I just have to bring my post count back up!
     
  9. Draconi

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    Ooooh, right! The two additional suits => 54. No answer on daemon's blood yet.

    Thanks for the clarification!
     
  10. Azureal

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    *takes the massive Can'o'Worms off Draconi*

    Trust me, this is for your own good. I think youve done enough for now.
     
  11. Crysta

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    K.. that's all I wanted to know Drac.. thanks. ^^
     
  12. Evilminion

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    And now that we know they're going to be in 54, could someone who was at the town hall pleeeeease give us a hint as to what sort of armor they might be? :) Inquiring minds want to know!
     
  13. envinyatar

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    Thanks Draconi! I hope that was a veiled hint at gardening updates!! I'm excited for the "actual war" as I thought what we've been seeing so far was it.
     
  14. Basara

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    Draconi:
    How about adding "The Wanderer" music gear & "The Redeemer" sword to the items one can get with the points?

    You all promised we'd be able to get them via other means, when you released them as part of the Book of Truth, especially since The Redeemer can't have durability added by Powder of Fortifying. In fact, that was one of the reasons the inability to powder was justified, in that they would be available later by another means.

    At least add the music gear, if not to cleaning prizes, to the golem loot - and make the drops a little easier - I got 4 rare gears in the first 3 months of Mondain's Legacy - and have gotten zero since, despite having gotten over 100 uncommons and thousands of commons since (I've actually been able to run a vendor for profit with the lesser gears, but can't even finish a music box for my second home!).
     
  15. Crysta

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    I think they said ones based more around mages and dexers? I don't quite remember anymore, really.. i'll look it up tomorrow. ^^;
     
  16. Nystul

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    You shoulda let me in the focus group, or at least replied saying it was full etc. etc.

    I was told if you have a mark on your account, you don't get in?

    If so, how lame...
     
  17. MalagAste

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    While we are on the subject of gears could you think about or concider putting those into the turn ins????

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  18. "Speaking of, I'm also working with the "Council of War" private focus group, and can't believe how quickly things are flying together. We're going to start privately testing some things soon, so don't be surprised if a shard appears on the login list you've never seen before, and you can't play on. "

    Any more invites going out , some of really liked being a part of other groups , to be shut out of one and the big move slwing progress in another??
     
  19. Moby Grape

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    Could we get a warm fuzzy on the IDOC problem?
     
  20. kinney42

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    What about threads of fate/life and the cloaks from the shadowlords?
     
  21. Oriana already asked, but I'm going to AGAIN. Cocoa trees? And, is the future use for the cactus meaning something is coming for gardening? I don't want hints, just a simple yes or no. Please?
     
  22. Pickaxe Pete

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    Speaking of the turn-ins, I noticed that the firepit has been changed to not "nerf" the rubble firepit from the magincia invasion, any chance we could spare the rubble Yucca tree too? That was one of the BEST rewards from the magincia event and something highly prized by many rare collectors who invested heavily to purchase one from those lucky enough to obtain it.

    If the plans for the tree as a cleanup item go ahead, the mystique of this rare item will be lost, and that makes the majority of the rares community very sad indeed.

    Can we please replace this with something not already in-game?

    SAVE THE YUCCA! :)
     
  23. Azureal

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    You see Draconi? I told you! Ha!
     
  24. MaryForUo

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    SAVE THE YUCCA!
    SAVE THE YUCCA!
    SAVE THE YUCCA!
    SAVE THE YUCCA!
     
  25. christy1221

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    I was actually disappointed in them changing the firepit. sure it made a handful of people happy but what about the thousands of others that wanted one. The rubble one would have still been rare because it was named rubble. Look at all the rubble pieces that are the same exact graphic as other items but sell for so much more because they say rubble on them. I have a coconut tree but if they decided to let us get one with points I say go for it and have them spawn coconuts. I'm not so selfish to think I should be the only one that should enjoy having one. Look at all the different versions of the open book there are out there but it doesn't make the real one not valuable anymore. I would still love to have an original one even tho I have a rubble one. I hope they don't take away the yucca tree I was looking forward to having one. I'm not trying to make anyone mad that is just my opinion so don't hate me. :)
     
  26. DarkVoid

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    Draconi, are you planning on a publish fix for those bugged immovable statues and other items which were the result of various server spawns that were doing things they shouldn't be doing, like placing the statues in boxes people placed?

    I personally don't care what method of removal you employ, but if you're after some ideas here's a few quickies:

    1. BURN THEM TO ashes that don't block house placement!!

    2. Make them unlock, be grabbable, and able to be turned in by anyone who happens to wander by them.

    3. This is my preferred out of my list - make them decay quickly and vanish from the from the shards of Britannia forever!!

    4. If you want to do something really cool, make spawning objects like these appear in dungeons and on ground, and the currently existing ones on ground randomly turn into monsters along with the spawning ones, and start attacking players as a shadowlord monster might.

    Have fun destroying these statues somehow, but please, make it happen SOON! And don't forget the ones players probably have stuck in their bankboxes or secure houses, if the item can be detected properly, it too should turn into a monster and start an attack on the first player it finds.

    Cheers ...

    DarkVoid

     
  27. Beefybone

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    You really couldn't think of any better way for players to "choose sides" then standing in that lightning like robots for an hour or more, hoping to be the one to get sucked up for 10 seconds of talking to an NPC?

    Really?
     
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    What about the obvious scripters running non stop at painted caves and fan dancer dojo.
     
  29. Beefybone

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    Scripters run this game now. At some point someone invented a "GM Alarm" so that 40 accounts operating from the same building could all pretend to be attended, and EA just shrugged and gave up.
     
  30. Hildebrand

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    Where is this "new music"?
    What areas? Are there any gears for this music?
    Wanderer and Stones(alternative) don't work in KR. I only hear the usual Stones. Some of the other songs don't even play anymore on my Dawn's music box. It works in 2D though.
     
  31. christy1221

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    Are there going to be new things to turn in for publish 54 like daemon blood and the chaos shield and sword? And is the mouse hole going to be something you get from the turn in or are we going to get it another way. And if it's something you get for points is there going to be any more things added you can get?
     
  32. What if there was a cavein, or a roof/wall collapse that trapped the script-bot? I mean TRAPPED. It could not recall/gate/SJ out. It could NOT be logged off for 12 hours, which should be enough time for someone to track the stuck character down, trace the account and block it.

    After 12 hours, the character is deleted from the account if it does not respond to any GM, EA_rep presence and attempt to talk with it. Deletion removes all items belonging to that character from the game ... house(s), artifacts, ingots, gold ... EVERYTHING.

    Now, if EA could only find a way to make THAT happen and not impede those of us playing the game legitimately. <sigh>