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Where is the Professions forum?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by linko50, May 22, 2008.

  1. linko50

    linko50 Guest

    Maybe i missed it, but i dont see the usual professions forums.... where are they, or can we get some?
     
  2. Experimental

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    How about they just finish fixing the old forums and give THOSE back to us.
     
  3. Zeke

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    The Thieves Forum stole them all when they found out they weren't insured.:cursing:
     
  4. TheScoundrelRico

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    I stole them...la
     
  5. dielock

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    I am not sure, but I am beginning to believe considering the length of time it is taking. That we will never see the old forums in their old format ever again. They said early last week that it would take them 5 days or so to get everything back. It has been almost 10 days.
     
  6. Kiminality

    Kiminality Guest

    Delays happen...
    Complex databases are, apparently, very difficult to recover...
    Have a little faith:)
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    Since no one seems to have read the announcement that's been at the top of every board since 11th May I'll quote it here:
    I've bolded a couple of the more relevant bits.
     
  8. dielock

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    I am not a computer expert, not by far. I am an Engineer and a businessman. I sit and listen to many excuses and plans to resolve issues. I know when smoke is being blown up my hmmm and when it is not. This is starting to feel like it is.
    And yes I have read the announcement. The day it was published and a few times after.
    I am skeptical and cautious, thats all.
     
  9. Kurgan

    Kurgan Guest

    Seems like something you would do.. :shots:
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    Tell you what. Phone your local computer shop, tell them you formatted your hard drive and reinstalled windows but now you need to get back a database you had on the drive last week.

    See what they tell you. Then multiply that up by your best guess at the size of the databases involved in Stratics.
     
  11. linko50

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    back to the origional question, can we have our professions forums back from whoever stole them? if you read the bounty board there is a damned good price on their heads....... oh wait, that left before stealing did :(
     
  12. xenonthemage

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    Yes, you can have it back. Not right now though. Working on a few other things before we get to adding categories back.
     
  13. linko50

    linko50 Guest

    thank you
     
  14. Joyous2K

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    This is the professional forums.

    My answer is divide by 1.1 if human and divide by 1.3 if Elf. Gargoyles may have a different factor, but I am presupposing that it will be the same as human wolf form.
     
  15. Tina Small

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    The temporary forum named UO Players Corner seems to be working pretty well as a temporary substitute for the various professions forums we used to have. Might want to try it out if you're looking for help with questions regarding skills and professions.
     
  16. Rowdydude

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    I say good riddence they were out dated and diluted with obsolete information and techniques. Hopefully this will force the outdate of the all the FAQs and playerguides

    My other comment is that this is what you get with VOLUNTARY help.

    I will always beleive that the downfall of UO began when they stopped administrating their own boards.
     
  17. Joyous2K

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    I don't know about all that.... The first page of the profession forums I frequented always had relevant stuff "to the now." Usually, if something changed, or if a known bug wasn't ever going to be fixed it would be stickied or posted.

    People always had current template advice for a profession, they always had tips that worked for them, training advice, suggestions...

    Great tool. My first Stratics was in profession forums. Then I came to the hall and am the person you read now. :drool:
     
  18. Basara

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    For that matter, as I've noted elsewhere (though that post from a few hours ago in a similar thread, that has fallen a page or two off the main), The Miner forum had a completely NEW FAQ posted on April 14 or 15th, HALF of a new smith FAQ was up (both by me - and the second half of the smith forum WOULD have been up that weekend we lost the forums), along with several other related files with totally new and updated information. Another new moderator had just done a new Mage forum FAQ, and IIRC was working on one for the Murderers forum at the time of the outage. Then, there was all the info relevant to the current state of the game that T'Amon had compiled on the Q & A/Player Center forum.

    The forums were where the MOST up to date information on stratics was, in many cases. It was the main page and links off of it that was lagging behind at the time, because that had to be done separately, often by reformatting the stuff that was in the newer FAQs by a completely different means (involving entirely different formatting guides), required different (and more in-depth) vetting of the facts before acceptence, and then the links had to be changed.
     
  19. Maybe YOU didn't benefit from them, but others did. Even the slower boards like gardening had new posts. No there isn't any new info to be given regarding the growing of plants, but returning and new players like tips on how to get started, best method of layout to grow, storage, etc.

    Whenever I start new characters I always look to the professions forums for info on templates. Some of the faqs had been or were being updated. And of course there was current info from players. All one had to do was ask. The sooner we get the professions forums back the better.
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    The professions boards are missed, no arguement about that, and we look forward to their timely return, bearing in mind that working on these boards is voluntary, there's a heck of a lot to them and the people working on them have their normal paid work to do too.

    Meantime, don't dismiss out of hand the resource that is still available to you, we the player base. Ask your questions in the UO Player's corner forum, I'm pretty sure you'll get an answer. Some of them I might even manage to answer myself.
     
  21. Bazer

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    When we get em back well get em back or theyll just out em here, they doing it.:bdh:
     
  22. As Basara points out, several places had gotten newer/current info up and were working on even more. Basara even supplied several items that I'd placed in Player Q&A.

    But I am glad you know so much about the game and seem to be more than willing to impart your knowledge to the masses. That is what you were about the volunteer for, right? To write up newer materials for Stratics publication ... more current essays?

    If not, then please do NOT denigrate the efforts of others who DO try to keep up with things. Mmmmm, kay? Thanks!
     
  23. If we had more to offer up, be sure we would. But you know what we do ...
     
  24. You've never experienced a forensic recovery then have you ... nor the rebuild/merge of terabytes of information into some sembence of order ... nor the testing to insure it's as stable as possible under load ... nor trying to ...

    Ahhh, never mind.
     
  25. Lord Kynd

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    formatting and reinstalling the OS i think is quite a bit different than a hard drive crashing.

    there are data recovery place's you can send hard drive's to to retrieve info off junk drives, i've done it several times. .. formatting and installing a OS is a totaly different story...

    did someone out of the blue decide... oh hey, i think i'll format and install a OS today ?


    here are some quick links....
    http://www.salvagedata.com
    http://www.datarecovery.net
    http://www.r-studio.com
    http://www.cbltech.com
    http://trlogic.com

    and ask at your local computer shop's .. not best buy or circut city.
     
  26. Petra Fyde

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    Yes it is, would you care to re-read the announcement and tell me which option you interpret it to mean? format and install or crashed drive.
     
  27. Basara

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    As a matter of fact, YES...... :bdh:

    The company that was hosting the physical server for stratics was SUPPOSED to do it to SOMEONE ELSE'S machine, that was in the same area as ours, and looked like ours.

    they grabbed the wrong machine:lame:

    They only figured it out after they got a call that stratics had gone down at the same time they began their work, which probably meant that they formatted some of the Stratics' machines EIGHT drives, but hadn't started the OS reinstall yet with (someone else's) software.

    That's when we found out that our "Backup Provider" had been taking our money, but not actually doing the service they were paid for....:cursing: