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we need instanced em events

Discussion in 'UHall' started by MrAlien, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. MrAlien

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    the lag is so bad at these things i cant even move and i crash
    i think the devs need to give the ems the ability to create statues that act like the peerless transporters
    make it so the first 10 people that double click it get transported to whatever area the em decides like those em caves
    put the monsters on special spawners so when the transporter activates all the monsters in the dungeon spawn
    then just leave the statue up for like a week and let everyone run it
    there can be a final boss at the end with a special item for one lucky person
    and a special chest that randomly chooses a special item for each player
    or one of those vending machine statues that give you an item so everyone gets the same thing
    and once your character completes the dungeon it flags them so they cant enter again

    oh and dont let em's spawn medusa based monsters thats just stupid

    too bad this game cant do randomly created dungeons like diablo cause that would be fun
     
  2. Sounds like a WoW thing, maybe thats because Blizz makes Diablo and WoW? :p , but it would be nice. It would give everyone the chance to participate in the event. Not only would they be able to do it without lag, but they would be able to do it at their convenience and not just at the EMs convenience.
     
  3. Trebr Drab

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    My first thought is "hell no!"

    But if it's done right, like the moonglow event was after the blackrock detector mishap, it's be anywhere from OK to pretty cool.
     
  4. Trevelyan

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    Instancing is for a single player experience.

    UO is multiplayer.

    The less instancing, the better.
     
  5. Trebr Drab

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    Yes, but there's different kinds of "instancing".
    The kind that's made for individual groups is bad, and I don't want that at all.
    But the Moonglow events were like a pocket dimension. Everyone who went to it were there together. That sort of thing works in a sandbox, IMO. As long as there's a reason for it's existence, makes sense, and isn't just a grouping thing.
     
  6. Apetul

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    I dont like the idea.

    I prefer a reward system like doom, tokuno, etc... rewards on backpack. Then everyone can focus on the Event itself and not looting every corpse on ground.
     
  7. Picus at the office

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    The medusa things just add to the lag from all the extra things running around. I would love to see some type of less laggy event occur but you often see extra players come over just for these events which add to the lag. It is odd though that here we are 10 years later and 40 players on screen is more laggy then 100 players PvPing....
     
  8. Trevelyan

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    Why cant the point of the event itself be to get items?

    Before events, during IGM and seer stuff, people made mad dashes for items off corpses. One quest on Europa was to find a golden lute in return for 250k. Its not a new thing and I dont see why people shouldnt want the items.

    Sorry but I think if you see a big monster which is very hard to killl, its only fair to think youd get something off it. The obvious question in support of this is why would you have a group of 50 people killing something for nothing when the same group could all work together to take down a Slasher or Navery many more times in the time it takes to do an event AND have a higher chance to get something for it!

    I think that monster bash events are very dull, personally, unless there is some chance to get a cool item. Ive been killing stuff for 10 years and I would only do it now to actually get things I need (resources, skill, fame/karma, items).
     
  9. Trebr Drab

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    I'd like to see events that are based on what you do, not what you get. I'd like to see goals to defend or gain.
    In the early days there was an event where we moved a prisoner (an FOA leader) from the Trinsic jail to the Yew jails, so he could stand trial. We were attacked along the way at several points, and another FOA leader harrassed us all along most of the journey.

    The Trinsic invasion was great, but would have been better had there been more of a feeling of trying to do something to free the city from the invaders. That's the sort of thing I'd like to see done in much more depth, and with much more meaning.
     
  10. Trevelyan

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    When was it, 2002? 2003? First invasion of Britain with the despise spawn. You could actually influence (to a degree) what happened. Though everyone had run for the hills to other banks.

    We need an invasion of Luna with two spawns. If you hate luna, you kill one lot. If you love your shop, you kill the other. Everything to fight for!
     

  11. Do.Not.Want.

    Not at all do I want 'instanced' anything in this game.
     
  12. Agreed. Instancing is the Anti-UO.
     
  13. I've been playing WoW a bit the last few months and to be honest with all of you, I love the fact I can go into the dungeons, raids, etc. with 4, 9 or 24 other ppl.
    24 does get a bit laggy, but its nothing compared to doing an event on UO where there are 40-50 + ppl and then all the damn dragons.
    At least in WoW I dont have to worry about crashing and I get to actually enjoy the raid or whatever instead of worrying about "omg im crashing again" or "ugh lag, I can barely move" and before you know it, the event is over and I got lucky to move 4 or 5 steps the whole time.
    Thats the only reason I would even agree to EM events being an instance type thing.
    I cant remember the last time I actually got to participate and enjoy a UO event without crashing or lagging so bad I miss most of it.
     
  14. chuckoatl

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    Invest in a video card..... Its amazing (I never lag in UO, my refridgerator could coul run it)
     
  15. phantus

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    I have to go against the anti crowd and say I'd like to see some instancing. That whole multiplayer crybaby crap doesn't make up for the fact that UO is too old to support large gathering and make it enjoyable. We saw it with the shadowlords. There are far too many people willing to be cool and be against an idea because it's in another game though. Anti-UO = progress...
     
  16. cdavbar

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    I LOVE THIS!!!!

    Lets have a luna invasion

    THe brit one destroyed the community at WBB and pushed all the luna excpet the few loyalists to the crown that stayed to kill of the invaders.

    I, like many others i hope, woiuld like to see wbb a gathering place to spam your wares and services like it once was before this game dies.!!!


    Down Wiht Luna!!
     
  17. Thank you for that, I just upgraded my video card last year and how could I run just fine on WoW, but lag on UO? lol look at the graphic difference and tell me there isnt a lag problem with UO itself.
     
  18. Derium of ls

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    :thumbup1:
     
  19. Sounds to me like you need progress on over to WoW.
     
  20. Warpig Inc

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    And it amazes me that there is any bank hangout issue still. Smart players use chat and still get something done in game besides twiddling thumbs at a bank. And even after the Lunites crush an invasion. There would be tears afterwards about the pricing of unique items from the invasion.
     
  21. Kat

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    No "instanced" anything on Siege, either! We already have enough prodo bleedthrough on our shard as it is. If you people want to live in a safety bubble where you're protected and everything goes the way you want it to, fine, but make sure that doesn't make its way to Siege.

    We're tired of the candy-ass crap ruining our shard!
     
  22. Fluffi

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    The Brit invasion was great.

    I'd reactivate my accounts for the chance to aid the destruction of Luna.
     
  23. Derium of ls

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    I'll paypal EA money... :)
     
  24. Now that sounds interesting! I actually like that idea! :)

    I love to see EM events where people come for the pleasure of interacting with other players and being a part of an event that is UO history.

    Our Origin EMs hold events like the one last weekend which was a drunken dagger toss, where what you won was a trophy at the Awards Hall with your name on it. No hand outs and no high dollar rewards to bicker over. And guess what?...people came - and people had a good time!

    These type of events helps take UO back to its roots and back to the real reason for playing. Community, player interaction, and FUN!
     
  25. phantus

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    Sounds to me like you need to progress on over to 1998.
     
  26. UO in 1998 > Current UO

    Sign me up!
     

  27. I laughed. :D
     
  28. GarthGrey

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    Give EMs the power to manipulate NPCs for questing instead. The biggest problem with EMs is they have to please people. NPCs don't, all they have to do is perform a funtion when acted upon. Let EMs get more creative with NPC questors..