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What would you have the devs do in game?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by TullyMars, May 18, 2012.

  1. TullyMars

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    If you could make any developer or UO staff do something in game to drive a point home, what would it be?

    Please post in this format.
    Action:
    Reason:
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    My example...
    Action: I would have the devs make 5000 potions from scratch with no reagents on hand before they start.
    Reason: I make potions. I make them while sitting at my keys and hoping for some lively guild chat to keep me occupied. I even peruse the general chat for people looking for their help questions to be answered. Making potions is one of the biggest grinds, especially if you have to go work the reagent vendors yourself.
    Result: I would hope after no less time than 3 hours, they would realize that making potions is not the glam lifestyle that excites people to play UO. It is actually one of those things that will drive you crazy and it takes a strong moral fiber to not resort to scripting this action. I would hope they change how potions (and many things alchemy related) are made to something more like making charcoal with a cook.

    So that is the idea.
    Post what you would like them to try.
    Try to keep it to one idea per post, short and clear.
     
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  2. Lady Storm

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    Action: T-Hunting all lvl's of maps (100 of them solo)

    Reason: I for years have solo'd t hunting before the change. Mind you didnt need a pet dragon to protect your tush, you could cast 3 or 4 ev's or earth eles and go at it. Now with the cords off the maps and that tiny pin so badly placed... you have to have talents well beyond measure to find the spot. I would have them go in as I do same set up and all and try to find the spots and do the maps then come back and tell me how much fun it was. What was so wrong with how we had it? Oh I know it put spice back into it for many but to be honest not alot of the thunters are still out there.... the loot is bad still. Many a day I would find the bags of the contents of a t hunt on the ground everything but for the artie was left behind. And there were times even that was there too. This might let the dev see that a small change of adding cords to the map might improve the hunts and peping up the items in the chest perhaps add in other things that are usefull (oh and they might see that the initial spawn that comes up with the digging on the high end maps is a mixed lot of hell to kill solo. NO one character can handle 4 gds and a balron or 2 and a anchinet wyrm in one sitting!)
     
  3. Barok

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    Action: Go anywhere and collect reagents from the ground.

    Reason: So they fully understand why people complain about the "You must wait to perform another action" timer being way too long. If simple things like picking reagents from the ground constantly get that message then there is something seriously wrong with the way they implemented this. There is no way I am faster than a scripter. So why do I always get that stupid message?
     
  4. Martyna Zmuir

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    Action: Have each Dev start a char on a production shard with no tokens or advantages then have them work it up to multiple GM. Once they have a "decent" char worked up, pit them against idiotically designed mobs like the Night Terror.

    Reason: They are woefully out of touch with the game and how it is played. Starting from scratch and actually having to learn to play effectively might help them to avoid some of their more questionable design decisions in the future.

    Result: A better UO, where things are designed by people who actually understand the game and its players. They might even realize they are cutting off their nose to spite their face by not having an NPE.
     
  5. Martyna Zmuir

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    Action: Have an engineer write an epic poem in an EC book.

    Reason: So they can see just how utterly borked EC books truly are.

    Result: EC books get fixed.
     
  6. Sevin0oo0

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    Action:
    Upon an innocent being killed; by player, ordered or released pet, ordered hireling.
    OR by use of any spell or item that kills an innocent, where it's the primary cause of death.
    On death your ghost is transported to the nearest Town Healer where you will be frozen in place for 30 seconds before the healer will resurrect you, then any remaining items on your corpse are returned.
    For those 30 seconds - a Right of Conquest period, your corpse can be looted by your killer, except for Blessed, Newbie or Insured items(where insurance is permitted).
    Reason: Ending Trash talk and Rezkilling
    Result: higher traffic in Fel, more subs, less spoiling to the Spirit of fun
     
  7. Hunters' Moon

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    Action: Have the Devs train up any skill to 50 in New Haven that can not be bought up to 40 and quested in Old Haven.

    Reason: Because it is unfair that some skills can quickly be raised to 50 in Haven newby quests,while others,such as Bard skills,can not.

    Result: All skills can be quickly gained to 50 in Old Haven.
     
  8. Action: Have Grimmomen appears as a super-demon named - ahem - Grimmomen, and appear randomly at the city banks to battle with players (and bank sitters!). Friday and Saturday nights after dinner would be good.

    Reason: Some unexpected fun to draw in the crowds beyond pre-programmed AI mobs.

    Result: More people logging to to have at Gimm, and fewer unattended bank sitters.

    Grimm... are you there?
     
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  9. OvenBird

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    This is a hopeful one.

    Action: EM's should sponsor and publicize, via criers, more player- and (open) guild-run events. More than just the rares fest: dungeon crawls, RP adventures, auctions, establishment openings, etc.
    Reason: When I see Sherry shouting something at me when I walk into my house the impetus to join whatever event is that much greater. No sorting through bank runes, no missing the boat in Gen-chat. No missing events if I didn't check the Atlantic forum here.
    Result: Greater sense of community.
     
  10. Jade of Sonoma

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    ACTION: Complete City Loyalty Status to "venerated" on 12 characters. Now keep that status from decaying for weeks on end.
    LOG IN EVERY DAY, work at refreshing each characters' decayed loyalty status, WHEN & IF NO RED RAIDERS gangs are waiting to kill you. Otherwise log-in only those characters that can battle the RAIDERS.
    NOW HOPE REAL LIFE DOESN'T INTERFERE WITH YOUR UO SCHEDULING resulting in all your characters' status decaying back to unknown because you can't log in every day to refresh your loyalty status.
    Start all over again IF that happens and hope that some day the promise the "log-in only will stop the Decay" will be implemented.

    REASON: Let the Developers try this rediculous time-consuming continuing battle to keep their characters'
    loyalty status up to Adored or better before making it part of the game, to see how much fun they have with this while they fix things to their liking - BEFORE chaining players to UO making it neccessary to log in every day with an "or else suffer decay of all your work" threat.
     
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  11. hen

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    Action: Give us rideable paragon gorllas with banana cannons strapped to their heads.

    Reason: Awesomeness.

    Result: Complete pwnage of newbs. PEW! PEW! PEW!
     
  12. Gorbs

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    Let's take this a step further. Make sure all skills are represented (except spellweaving I guess). Raise the bar so the Old Haven quests can raise any skill to 75. Once a player has reached 75 in that skill on any character on any production (Sorry TC, SP) shard that player can automagically purchase 75 in that skill from npcs on any production shard for a price. Update the advanced char tokens to be more worthwhile in light of this change. For example, adv char token could perhaps give the char a 110 skill cap in the granted skills.
     
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  13. temu

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    Action : merge non housing facets and dungeons.
    Reason : low population is hurting the fun factor.
    Result : more real players seen in game while exploring PvE content. More players to PvP against. Win - win.
     
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  14. Raptor85

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    Action: Have one of the devs train a Melee skill 0-120 on siege without cheating or using exploits

    Reason: so maybe they could realize how ridiculously long the skill gain timer is they put on ROT

    Result: Maybe make it so it takes less than a FORCED 100+ hours of in-game skill grinding to reach 120 skill

    Also

    Action: Have one of the devs gather all the materials (mine the saltpeter, gather the wood/ingots, etc...) and craft enough cannon ammo without cheating to sink at least 1 pirate ship from a normal boat

    Reason: So they can see that currently it's about 2 hours of prep work for 15 minutes of combat that 99% of the time yields 10k gold and a useless orange cannonball

    Result: Hopefully make the crafting process of heavy cannon less ridiculous so you actually could make gold and not lose gold when pirating.
     
  15. Yadd of Legends

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    Just wondering if you T hunt with EC. I also do a lot of solo T hunting (greater dragon ever since EV-dispelling AWs came out). I was very dismayed to see the old system go and had no desire to change to EC (especially since my old PC wouldn't run it) but was amazed when I first tried the EC a couple weeks ago how the new maps are so awesomely accurate, especially with the X that shows up with Pinco's UI. For those who T hunt without EC, I would think it would be worth it to use EC just to find the chest and then switch back to classic client for the rest if desired (although I also like the instant viewing of the chest with the slots of the EC).
     
  16. MalagAste

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    I don't know there are so many things...But lets try this:

    Action: Build a house using the EC and making broken stairs.

    Reason: Can't be done.

    Result: Fixed housing customization in the EC.


    Action: Build 100 different houses in the EC using all the housing tile sets at least once... attempt to actually make a roof and everything using just the EC and every tile in game.

    Reason: Many tiles in the game can't be placed without leaving a space open above them... they act like stairs... causing the house to have invisible orange tiles that can't be seen in the EC and blocking you from accepting your design... forcing you to go into the CC just to see what is frelled.

    Result: Tiles that are borked in the housing menu will be fixed.


    Action: Using 5 accounts with 7 characters on each one try to co-own all your characters to a house.

    Reason: Can not be done there is a 10 co-owner limit on each house and each person.

    Result: More co-owner slots added to housing or entire accounts become co-owned when you co-own one character from that account.


    Action: Build a house anywhere where there is tiny spawn like Mongbats... using an archer attempt to enter the house without shooting anything and swap your characters to another character on the same account.

    Reason: Killing any stupid little critter while trying to come home and charswap quickly will force you to wait 5 min.

    Result: The developers will fix it so fighting stupid spawn will NOT give you a log out timer only actually doing PvP will put the timer into play.


    Action: Attempt to gain from 85 to 120 taming and turn every tame you do into the zoo and get yourself the entire reward suit of armor.

    Reason: This is a two parter.... first off they will find it extremely annoying to have the game tell them every other time they gate back to the zoo that their spirit lacks cohesion. And Secondly they will soon find that there is no possible way in anyones lifetime to obtain enough points just by turning in tamed pets to the zoo to EVER get the entire suit.

    Result: They finally fix the lack of cohesion bug... and they give more logical points to the zoo, library and museum.... something actual players not scripters could hope to obtain sometime in their lifetime or before UO ends.
     
  17. Eddie123

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    Action: have devs PLAY the game so they know what they are changing...
     
  18. Flutter

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    Action: Play a crafter, a dexer, a mage, a tamer and a bard. PvP with a group of three or more.
    Reason: Because they obviously have no clue.
    (Overly Optimistic Hopeful) Result: They get a clue.
     
  19. Sevin0oo0

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    Have that QA guy play, isn't that his job? Get after it son! go build some houses. show the art dev - what's up with tiles?? They said them things were all the same exc. hue? sample it, prove it. If there's too much, maybe he needs a helper? I thought that's why he's there? A Dev looks at it all day until they're stir crazy. A somewhat different mind needs to sample the product before it gets to us.
     
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  20. Risso

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    Action: Chase a player who is using a speeder program
    Reason: It's no fun
    (Overly Optimistic Hopeful) Result: Proper action is taken against cheating players.
     
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  21. Flutter

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    *giggles*
    Tee-hee
    yarite.
     
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  22. Zosimus

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    Action : Play UO

    Reason: They need to

    (Overly Optimistic Hopeful) Result: Then they can understand what everybody else posts on these forums about


    Ok I was kidding above ( maybe ) :p I will be more serious below......



    Action: Play UO in non god mode
    Reason: So they are on equal terms as players

    (Overly Optimistic Hopeful) Result: Then they can see what is going on in the game


    Gah Ok ! I will be dead serious this time


    Action: Get back to basics.

    Reason: That is what UO needs.

    (Overly Optimistic Hopeful) Results: UO becomes UO again
     
  23. TheGrimmOmen

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    LOL! Right here! Sounds like fun, and I'm sure there are more than enough folks that would loveto have a go at me! :)

    But as others on the TC shards can tell you, I don't fight fair... ;-)


    -Grimm
    (Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD)
     
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  24. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Hahahaha

    Hey man, neither did Draconi and we all liked it when he kicked our arses. :flame:

    Just sayin' :D
     
  25. Sevin0oo0

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    "Spawn an Ancient Revenant" if a movement threshold is exceeded, not quite as deadly as a Blackrock elemental... but it WILL catch you. (immunity to dispel)
     
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  26. GalenKnighthawke

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    Most posters seem to propose punishing the team members in some way, but I'd do the opposite.

    I'd get them for roughly one workday. (8 hours.)

    I'd have them do an hour or so guarding a Faction stronghold, then do a Dread Horn from keys to climax, then do a Harrower Spawn, then do the Bedlam Champ Spawn, then do a Lady Melisande from keys to climax, then 2 complete runs of the Doom Gauntlet (won't make them get the key for that one). All in one sitting (save for getting up to grab water and some tea and crumpets, and take a piss).

    With the exception of the first one, which is all PvP, what these activities have in common is that they are all high-end PvM. (The Harrower spawn of course is also PvP as well.)

    Other than that basic fact, these activities all have very little in common. That's the point. And it's also symbolic of a good deal of what we all like so much about this game, and why many of us have played it for considerably over a decade.

    (Sorry for not putting it in the format.)

    -Galen's player
     
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  27. No one expects you to fight fair... what fun would that be? Just say When and Where, and I am there!
     
  28. Sevin0oo0

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    Sounds like the Ultimate pvm/pvp blend. Who needs God mode when you can have Dev mode?
     
  29. TheGrimmOmen

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    Hahha! That sounds like a ton of fun. Wen I get back from sabbatical, I'll see if I have time to set something up, and make sure I get all the proper OKs. I'll make sure an invitation gets posted somewhere, and well get to commencing with the blood bath!

    Just a note though, it might be a little bit as the initial time that I'm back is going to be my own personal bloodbath, but as soon as that's done, we'll get this thing set up.


    -Grimm
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  30. Sevin0oo0

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    HA! TC1 tram, Already training... Toon name: I Killed Grimm
     
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  31. Dibs on Grimm Reaper!
     
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  32. hungry4knowhow

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    How's that workin' out for ya? About done? I've heard its a rough shard to train on.
     
  33. Sevin0oo0

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    actually it is rough. I said "give trained pets" - nothing happened, but on the other hand, there's no Xshard problems, allowing me to play with people from all over.
     
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  34. hungry4knowhow

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    hate when i use a give or set command and nothing happens. You kidding me? Game has been around for almost 15 years and STILL "give apocalypse" command doesn't work?! WTF! *closes accounts*
     
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  35. Sevin0oo0

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    <slight modification to an earlier comment on this first one>

    Action: IF player movement exceeds movement threshold, THEN Ancient Revenant is spawned
    repond equipped, dispel proof, HPR50 Not house bannable, Duration:72hrs
    Reason: Cheaters 'accommodated'
    Result: Justice

    Action: Draggable in-game map - similar to Google
    Reason: See other areas without moving
    Result: Increased mapping functionality

    Action: Add toggle: spell notification bar
    Reason: The bar is most informative, over the clutter of targeting reticules
    Result: increased customization

    Action: Add toggle: Find Self (separate from ALLnames)
    Reason: Self is always included in 'ALL'
    Result: quicker corpse locating, removes possibility of accidental dismount

    Action: Examine coding for Evil Omen causing icon to remain in notification. Repair or rebuild module
    Reason: Resolves a false notification issue.
    Result: Fixes long-standing irritation.

    Action: Selectable "Party" type health bar for self when not in party
    Reason: Cleaner, stylish appearance
    Result: Increased customization
     
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  36. Mirt

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    Darn cheating hackers!!!!!!!
    :p
     
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  37. FrejaSP

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    Reason: I would like Devs to look at the balance of Siege. The new dungeons spawn is great but a little for heavy for a Siege player who can't affort maxed out gear when out farming.
    Action: If we on Siege could tone down the power of the spawn a little or slow down the respawn a little and then let Siege have 2 x resource/fame spawn as we have same risk as Felucca
    So Devs, grap a suit and weapon imbued without the expensive resources or with only resist and 2-3 mod and then try to kill the spawn. Have fun :)
    Result: More will be willing to play Siege and stay there. More action on the shard = more fun and more money to EA
     
  38. Barok

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    Well it is only fair, the Devs have been punishing us players for almost 15 years now...
     
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    For Dev/People in charge of decorating towns: Take a stroll through player made houses and towns noting ones that are pleasantly designed, and not the borg cube ones. (I'm lookin at you borg cube makers.. get creative!)
    Reasoning: Look at the houses.. Look at Ter Mur.. Look at 90% of your town buildings.

    Result: Hopefully take a page from your player bases' book, and redesign the cities to not be total eye sores. (And put some flipping color into Luna.. ick, not an extremely unnatural colored mini palm tree and pee colored flowers with no details all around the joint. Also, I've hopped around on my share of shards. Ditch the weird random items, from strange hued swords just laying in the floor, to runestones saying when EM stuff is. Put a sign up for cripes sake! Sign! That's what they're for! And if they don't stand out enough, why not just blast them with a neon hue like everything else littering the place.. cheese and crackers.. Gah! Just gah!! Oh my god.. Yuck/vomit, jeeze! I mean it's horrendous!)

    Moving on.
    For Devs: Legitimately create and build characters up. Perhaps even eat an advanced character token. Obtain the gold necessary to get 120 power scrolls, or 110's or whatever you'll be doing with your template. Or make good enough friends with people not revealing to those people you are a dev for them to give you the stuff.. bottom line, don't just instantly "Be somebody baby". Next, go legitimately get and outfit a High Seas boat, and do a pirate encounter.. Solo or with a friend.

    Result: Hopefully resist the urge to completely break every tooth out of your mouth and gargle some salt water while your gums are still bleeding, but after that feeling subsides, DO SOMETHING WITH THE FREAKING REWARDS. GOD! OH MY GOD! HOLY CRAP, a 40 minute episode, wasting 10-30 cannon balls, all them black powders and a freakin regular complete ASS crossbow some clothes? And some lol in the ship hold. Oh goodie, ORE! Mmm yes, ORE. I will be so glad to add this ORE to my collection other ORE I have accumulated for the last 10+ years. Excellent. NOT! Then let's assume you don't just kill the pirate on the boat you spent time trackin down. You decided to take a quest to capture the pirate before you went out to sea. Mmm, yes, A CANNON BALL.. EXCELLENT. 1 cannonball that will definately change the course of even.. ok I can end with the sarcasm here I hope. Give us a flippin bump in loot for this. We paid for the damn booster/expansion/whateverthehellyoucallit, it should be worth our money.) Also white cloth dye tubs, cool. Now everyone has them. Why not have pirate themed stuff drop other than orc ship pieces. Give me an eye patch. I want a pair of boots that changes one of my legs into a peg leg. Damnit! Shake the lazy out of those brains)
     
  40. MalagAste

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    I don't think Mesanna does either with her nasty roulette! But we certainly enjoy trying to best her.
     
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