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While the Cats away the Mice will....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by AirmidCecht, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. AirmidCecht

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    So I mentioned to Jeff casually that all great producers in UO have like a UO name to go by.

    Yes he's Jeff Skalski, Producer for all things Ultima but if you were to suggest the Sunsword, Mr. Tact, Lady Lu, Uriah type of UO Producer's name, for fun, what would it lend towards?

    Would you rely on Ultima lore or something more tongue in cheeky nowadays?
    So we're curious, we're also cautious that it stay R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ful and fun.


    For me?
    I thought Ultima Lore wise - Erstam (the mage). Crystal can flog me for getting my UO history wrong but as someone who cleared out bad voodoo and created some dungeon and was into exploring it rang Jeff to me :)

    For nowadays cheeky - Jeff "I got your nose" Skalski just because all adults love the child's play and toying with our emotions :devil:


    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Madrid

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    Tweety?
     
  3. AirmidCecht

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    Ha!!
     
  4. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    Wasn't there already a "Tweetie" or something of the like YEARS ago involved in the UO/MMOG media scene along the same time that Lum the Mad was active (LOOONG before Twitter)?
     
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    Sanya Weathers. Tweety (Bowl of Mice I think was her website). Worked for Mythic, did rants on EQ. She was a co-worker with Lum during Mythics formative years. Currently working on a game called Dominus, a space fantasy that's 3 faction RvR/Crafter centric.
     
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    Hmmmmmm there is a quest in Heartwood to slay 10 harpys and Jeff likes to tweet so....

    Birds of a feather, tweet together.


    I know, I know. To long and all but "Rio" just don't sound so funny.
     
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    HMM...... a name fitting for a leader of UO.

    Well he has a penchant for the ipad, so something to do with the apple?
     
  8. EvilPixieWorks

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    Thus part of the 'detachment' from our game with his Twit’er obsession. lol

    “Tweety” works! hehe. Good one, babe.

    I would say... loose the Twit'er account and any nickname around it and find something more to his personality and origional. And by the way... I have dibs on all Pixie names. :p
     
  9. AirmidCecht

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    So not PixieApplePad? :thumbsup:
     
  10. yars

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    twitterpated as sylvester would say
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    We could just take the s and the ski off his last name and have a new Cal but spelled with a K :p
    (S)kal(ski)
    Ski wouldn't be bad LOL Skitter the twitter.
     
  13. Cirno

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    Using it isn't really an obsession.
    Leaping at every opportunity to attack Twitter kind of is.
     
  14. Petra Fyde

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    I have it!
    To reflect the fact that Jeff favours Twitter - a bird reference
    To reflect the fact that he is the 'chief' of our developers, a 'king' reference
    and
    To reflect the fact that the lands he has control over are Mythic(al)

    Griffin
    Griffin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  15. hen

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    Mine was better.
     
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    we should read deeper into heffa's credentials and background for a nickname.
    the bird thing is over with
     
  17. PASmountaindew

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    What about Ski Ball? like the popular game at arcades?
     
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    Running history of producers

    Tempski

    Maybe the games need those in charge of its success a 10 year contract. Pay is 1% the games total intake after your employees cut. Use, lose and choose them as needed to build a better game and paycheck. What better drive for someone in that type of seat to do well. Game goes belly up after 6 years, there is a box in a broom closet that needs to be held down for 4 years. As an invester what better person to have making you money then the driven.
     
  19. AirmidCecht

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    I'm diggn Griffin :p
     
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    The only apple products in my house are JUICE... and the odd PIE now and then. Down with the company by that name, I say. :devil:

    Deal with it, Cirno.

    Griffin... I could get behind. :thumbup1:
     
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    Jeff *Griffin* Skalski......hmm...has a nice ring to it....

    Also lookin at his pics on Twitter...

    He likes Aftershock...that gets him an A+++++++++++++++ from me :devil:

    The bacon candy canes cracked me up, thumbs up for that.

    Not sure what to say about the huge pile of red nike's though, that kinda creeped me out o_O

    But none of that stuff really screams out a name for me....Griffin is good but not GREAT.....I'm thinkin more along the lines of a comicon name or...a gamer geek kinda name....just lookin at him he screams something like that..Thor or...Magnus.....
     
  22. old gypsy

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    This.
     
  23. Taylor

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    Does this mean "Ub3R 13E4 h4XoorR 4LiEF" is out? :<

    Meanwhile, I like the Greekish spelling: Gryphon.
     
  24. old gypsy

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    Actually, I do, too.
     
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    I like that one.
     
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    Likewise, actually.


    But.....

    Does Jeff like it??
     
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    Does it really matter? :D

    It's like my mother saying she wants to be called 'Nana' when her 1st grandson arrives. My bother and I told her that the kid will call her whatever we (ie. the rest of the family) refer to her as. As such, we (my brother and I) have decided to refer to her as 'Grandma Apie'. We're hoping that this will be too difficult for his young tongue and will come out 'Grapie'.

    So I submit that if we pick a name and only refer to Jeff by it, eventually it will stick. Hopefully... if we're lucky. ;)
     
  29. Coldren

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    I think Chimera is appropriate for a producer.

    Sure, there's the whole twitter thing which leads you to discussions of birds, but when you think about what he does, he actually has to wear many different faces.

    Some of them aren't always pretty. :D
     
  30. jskalski

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    I was born in Athens, Greece so this has a cool sub meaning for me. Love the ideas everyone. Keep them coming. Gryphon is my fav so far.
     
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    Yay! I've placed two Gryphons in front of my house, in anticipation. :)

    JS Gryphon.jpg
     
  32. AirmidCecht

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    Once a nickname is chosen, start thinking about what kind of signatures would fit. This is a great opportunity for our creative players out there :)
     
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    hmm... Guardian of Deep Mysteries?
     
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    Yia Sou! Gryphon has my vote!
     
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    I vote we tie it into the account management and support currently available in game and give him the nickname of:

    ThankYouForPlayingDarkAgeOfCamelot
     
  36. old gypsy

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    No. :twak:
     
  37. Will Kaldhel

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    How about salvester, the tweety bird cat. If im spelling it right. since he likes birds so much?
     
  38. MalagAste

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    That's Sylvester.. I believe. Though I'm not seeing him as a cat... Bonnie is more of a cat.

    Perhaps Jeff has his own pet name... Did anyone ask him?


    Though I'm rather partial to Gryphon... Wish we had some real ones in game other than just a few statues.

    New tamable ridable pet... be awesome! They got to be every bit as good as a Cu... I'd say something like a Hiryu on steroids. And with wings they would fly... That would be way cool...

    *wanders off to daydream about it*
     
  39. AirmidCecht

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    I did, that's what led to this post :D

    *goes off to daydream about MalagAste's daydream*
     
  40. Sevin0oo0

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    The Gryphon ate all who dared too close to it's nest of gold. I'm for it!

    I'm for a Flying pet too - move like the Gargs - seems only fair
     
  41. startle

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    Yes...rolleyes:
     
  42. jskalski

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    I like your thinking. ;) Hmmm....

    As for the name Gryphon, I'm sold! Bring on the signature designs! It's an honor to be named by the community. Thanks everyone.
     
  43. AirmidCecht

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    Oookay so I need to get on a new contest thread and come up with a fun concept?

    Here ya go!

    Submit Your Concept for Jeff Skalski's "Gryphon" Forum Signature!

    You can continue to use this thread since Uhall seems to be popular for it and I can add them in one area for Jeff to view :)
     
  44. MalagAste

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    *Gets an evil twinkle in her eye*

    OOo... well Jeff if you liked that Dream you should see the 100's of others that are always pinging around in my head.

    I've often said here on stratics that I would LOVE to hold one of you all captive for a day to see UO like I see UO. And to be able to tell you all the things "we" as gamers see and are frustrated with or wish could be "fixed".

    I kinda think of some of the stuff I see in game kinda like the old picture of the Native American looking at the land and seeing all the garbage strewn all over it with the tear in his eye.

    There are so many things I'd like to show you all and bring to your attention... and OH so many ideas.

    Trust me over the years I've certainly offered up more than my fair share of them.

    But a Gryphon for a mountable pet would be totally cool. I'd even be OK if it was a 5 slot pet.


    When you all are done with dungeon reconstruction you think you could move on to an overhaul of some of the pets? Hiryu's need some love in the art department for the EC... OMG for ugly now. The Reptalon just needs love period... talk about a totally useless pet. The Skree falls into that category too. We need Dread Warhorses to actually spawn somewhere... and be tamable again. And many of us have a great love for the White Wyrm.... we'd love to see our beloved old pet get a revamp and grow to a greater wyrm... And we in the EC miss having color variety to many pets including the dragon.


    As for the Sig I have the day off tomorrow I'll see if I can come up with something.
     
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    There are so so many Griffon/Gryphon images to choose from.

    [​IMG]

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    *prepares to get stabby*

    Nice image sizes there darlin!
     
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    Sorry. Better?
     
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    I was just joshn :p
     
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    Having seen the vid, I'm thinking more of a bald eagle griffin might work.

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