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Will it be today?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by koris, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. koris

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    State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Without a lot of drama, can someone please tell me the latest update? Did the video come out and i missed it or did they set a new time table? I haven't checked back in a while. I also did not see anything in the recent posts. All i see is Cal's locked thread about the classic shard video above but nothing else.


    thank you for keeping this thread drama free.

    Koris
     
  2. Trebr Drab

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Cal's working on it. Cal was wounded in the process of filming, and the release of the video will be dependent on his survival, and recovery speed.

    (It will hopefully be out this week.)
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    He's actually not kidding. During filming, Cal jumped up into the air and came down on a foot that had been injured previously. They put the footage on Facebook.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Posted January 28 on Facebook...
    So if you want to believe that, the video will be released tomorrow.
     
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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Stratics | Facebook

    scroll down and the vid is there if you would like to see it
     
  6. GalenKnighthawke

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    I should also specify that I, for one, don't have the impression that the answer on a custom rules set shard would be in the upcoming video.

    If they said such an answer would be in it, I missed that.

    -Galen's player
     
  7. Vyal

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    They said it would be mentioned at the end of the year last year then in the middle of January now its what month?

    :mf_prop:
     
  8. Sargon

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    I don't have the quote, but Cal stated exactly that. He said that they wouldn't have a classic shard answer by the end of the year (last year), but they were planning a state of the game video that would explain their decision and what went into it. I am fully expecting a definitive answer one way or another.
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Ah.

    ok; ty.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    SOON
     
  11. Naisikras

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    You guys didn't read the quote corretly, he had stated we would have an answer before the years end. So I am taking this to mean we should have an answer sometime before Dec 2012 or so.
     
  12. I Play UO

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Maybe they're still trying to figure out a way to break the news that there is no way they are going to put more resources into UO in order to make a classic shard.
     
  13. Martyna Zmuir

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    *looks at the string from which a carrot used to dangle*

    *looks at the molded, vaguely carrot-shaped mass on the ground*

    *sighs*

    Not. Holding. My. Breath.
     
  14. unified

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    I do really wish that, given all that is not working properly in this game, and the seriousness of player concerns, that they would at least appear to be more serious in their communications with players. All of this laughing and silliness portrays otherwise.

    While we all know that this is a game that we play, we do so as a matter of serious effort despite things needing fixed and addressed, and some of us pay serious money for the privilege. This is a much-anticipated video that is supposed to answer some serious concerns of serious players. Even if it will be news that we would rather not hear, can they please be serious about it?
     
  15. hawkeye_pike

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    I'd make a cool in-game video myself (along the way, cause I have a stressful full time job) if UO was in a state that would be worth advertising. But UO today will not be able to attract new players, and as long as this doesn't change, every marketing effort seems to be a waste of time.
     
  16. Beer_Cayse

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    You learn quickly Grasshopper! Indeed, it was not stated which year they meant to reply in. <shakes head>

    And folks wonder why I walked away after 10+ years.
     
  17. Specialshoes

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    Anticipation for the update video is killing me. I am filled with hope but trying to hedge that with cynicism.
     
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    May be for some. But I am having more fun with it than I have had in years lately. It's an old dog, got a few ticks, maybe that leg is going bad. But it is still a good dog and I don't plan on putting it down soon.
     
  19. I Play UO

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    Well, whenever I comment on UO, it always from a PvP perspective. To me, PvP is all UO has to offer.
     
  20. Demonous

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    really? i used to be hardcore into pvp before aos, after aos, even after samurai empire, but once spellweaving came out i started disliking it more, and then mysticism and imbuing kind of killed it for me... however since lj is good again im gonna try to get back into it little by little, though i do miss the full loot days of killing someone
     
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    That's one of the things that has me filled with hope. Maybe there will be something in this that will make me jump back into regular PVP. If that isn't in there I would like to hopefully get an update on other systems that I use.

    Can't help it. Full of caffiene, got a decent night sleep. I am all optimism and sunshine this morning.

    Give me till 1 or 2 this afternoon. I will be right back to a dirty old crank.
     
  22. Dicimiie

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    I too am awaiting the video. I would love to come back if I heard something I liked. As it is though, I refrain from opening my account again. I'm waiting to hear about a classic shard more than anything else. Just to be able to play a pure crafter again as a main character would bring me back very quickly.
     
  23. Specialshoes

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    OMG I haven't even thought about that. Crafter was never my main. But I would spend a revolving month or two on him alone.

    Wow! My poor crafter has just become a tool instead of a character.
     
  24. Ganondorf00

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Another deadline will be missed. Now even if the answer would be positive to a classic shard (which i absolutely not believe, i think he will explain why they can't make one), there will still be doubt if it will then ever be made and if that is the case, if it will have proper support and resources.

    If i was in his position, i would leave the job and start looking for a better one. Making a clown of yourself is never fun.
     
  25. Dicimiie

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    AoS effectively killed the blacksmith/tailor, unless you spent a lot of time on a randomized system (BoDs). The regular blacksmith/tailor gave way to the mule, only being taken out to perform repairs on armor or weapons. The BoD system, meant to be optional, became a necessity whether you liked it or not. Fortunately, I enjoyed it enough to mess with it for a while. In the end, however, the itemization became too much for me, so I let my account lapse.

    Apart from one return that last a couple of months, I've simply been reading the boards from time to time, watching as more itemization is introduced, making the character I'd want to play even less playable.

    I suppose I could always play on Siege, but from what I understand, it's a shell of a server now, so what's the point?

    Put out a classic shard and I'll reappear, complete with my monthly payment. I'm sure that my money alone isn't enough to get the ball rolling, but I'm also sure that I'm not the only one that feels this way.

    Sorry to bring the classic shard topic in here. What started as a simple statement became a soapbox stand.
     
  26. Kayne.

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    My guess:

    The update will fix a small part of a system that has been broken/forgotten for a long time, but leave the rest broken.

    Nerf a small aspect of PvP, making the overpowered part more overpowered

    Revamp part of PvP that once again nerfs PvM

    Cause at least 2 new exploits that won't be fixed for a few months.

    Re-break a recently fixed system or two in a new way


    History is proven to repeat itself when it happens once a year from 1998-2010
     
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    I'm worried the video is going to be Booster 2, If they want 2 a year it's about time for another.. But High Seas still has some major bugs. :(
     
  28. Hanokh1967

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    Re: State of the Game video/answer to classic shard.

    Why would he leave? I assume he makes a decent salary and based on the lack of communication here, and the glacial pace of anything getting done in or out of the game, he does nothing all day long!
     
  29. NuSair

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  30. Evlar

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    This thread is sponsored by Comical Ali...

    [​IMG]

    ...The new press release officer for EA Games.

    ;)
     
  31. Specialshoes

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    I hope this video has a mention of booster 2. High Seas left me hanging. Not real impressed with that expansion. One of the reasons that I have stayed with UO for as long as I have is that there is more than one thing in game to do though. Maybe it is a new group of people I found or the changes I have made to my play style. I personally am having a blast with it.

    I would like to see something done with the faction revamp or an announcement on the classic shard.

    I'll admit, I am the first donkey to run for the carrot.
     
  32. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    yeah the anticipation is killing me too.
     
  33. I have my hopes up, but I imagine we wont see it until next month.
     
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    I'm less concerned about the content of the video and more about whether there is a video at this point.
     
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    Cal can just make a video version of his "State of the Game" from last year
    link to last year's "State of the Game"

    1. PvP Factions revamp.
    2. Maybe a Classic Shard.
    3. No more speedhacking and 3rd party programs.
    4. Rebuilding Magincia.

    Is that 4 from 4 or 0 from 4?
     
  37. Cynicism is probably not the best "hedge" to rely on ... specifically "against Hope"
    "Being" a cynic precludes the "hope"
    *shrugs*

    There being some confidence that "shooting" the vid is "complete" and is currently languishing ... err ... Just "in edit" ...
    leaves SOME optimistic sliver of "hope", that something of value May fallout/be produced By the release Of the video.

    That slim sliver of "hope" is of the nature of:
    a blind squirrel finding a nut ...
    could happen, but the chance of said squirrel being nourished sufficiently, to Find another
    BEFORE starvation or likely predation ...
    merely resolves back to the original condition:
    blind squirrel seeking a nut ...


    I have seen no indication that "UO" on that side of the screen ... realizes their actual nature.
    Which I could easily describe as: deaf & mute & Blind & other "disabilities" ...
    From MY side of the screen ... naturally.

    mere matter of perspective differences ...
    *shrugs and dances*
    :danceb:
     
  38. Evlar

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    Still waiting and looking for the video and all I found was this...

    [​IMG]
     
  39. Specialshoes

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    Second Definition. The self interest being the carrot to lead the donkey.

    2
    : a faultfinding captious critic; especially : one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest .


    I suppose I could have used a different word besides "hedge". Stupid English anyways.
     
  40. Its 5pm back east, they have gone home. Another day down...
     
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    [​IMG] :stretcher:
     
  42. Specialshoes

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    Don't count 'em out yet. Just saw Bleak appear. If it happens it happens.
     
  43. canary

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    You know what would be really awesome? A bit of customer courtesy apologizing if it DOESN'T go out today.
     
  44. Specialshoes

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    With all my optimism today. I think we would know better. If that is the case we will get a blurb next week at best about how they missed the deadline.


    But Im not gonna be drug down today! THERE ARE NO TANKS IN BAGDAD! THEY ARE FLEEING!
     
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    They posted last week that 'you will have it next week!'

    Looking like another epic fail.....

    EDIT: Their facebook posting from Jan 25th

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    The UO team is working on a developer update for you all. It’s in its final editing stage at the moment, but for now enjoy this outtake from the filming process. Producer Calvin Crowner is currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles . . . silliness and film production do not mix.

    The final version will be with you next week!
     
  46. Oh ... yeah ... "English" *snickers* ... :scholar: you are correct sir!

    Anyways ...as long as (and not at this posting time) UO avoids mention/scheduling on This List:

    Service Updates

    It is reasonable for both cynics and cynicism to
    Keep Hope Alive ...
    (while it may indeed actually, big picture actually, be more merciful to snipe the squirrel, end the struggle ... gotta allow it Its "chance" to make its own luck ... neh?)

    if anything to serve as a topic of discussion ...

    G'day sir!
     
  47. Martyna Zmuir

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    They've posted things like this well past 9pm EST before on Fridays. So they potentially still have over 3 hours.

    However, will anyone REALLY be shocked if no video is forthcoming?

    Even if there is (yet) another delay message, people will gobble it up like mana from heaven.

    "By the end of the year..."

    "By mid-January..."

    "Next week..."

    They might as well just say Soon (tm) and be done with it.
     
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    Shocked? No. Disappointed? Yes.

    Not sure which one is worse.
     
  49. Martyna Zmuir

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    Wait, you weren't disappointed by the last two delays? (rhetorical question)

    The fact they are disappointing their...fans...us... is definitely the most damaging aspect of this entire video debacle.

    Cal wanted to do a video so we couldn't take his words out of context so easily. Instead, he's flat lined the p(l)ayer base's goodwill toward Mythic by not only stringing the Classic Sharders aglong, but the rest of us too.

    This video had better be fracking fantastic... Outlaying a plan to revitalize the game with a path to a glorious future.

    Anything else...and...well...god(s) help them.
     
  50. MalagAste

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    Well I'm certainly not holding my breath.

    Whatever will be will be.

    But yes it's disappointing not to have anything.... though I'm sure whatever is said will not be what 80% of the folk want to hear.... But then I think the best thing to say is you can please some of the people all of the time but not all of the people all of the time.
     
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