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Wouldn't be cool if... (fill in the blank)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by kelmo, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    Just random a thought while on cold medicine...

    If the available EMs got together on occasion and played super monsters and rampaged through the lands?
     
  2. kelmo

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    You don't need to be loopy on cold medicine to add your own...
     
  3. Viper09

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    Now that would be cool :p

    Edit: Can't think of anything else right now.
     
  4. Borric

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    Plant bones and raise an army of skelles and rule the world WITH AN BONE FIST!
     
  5. kelmo

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    Yeah, no elaborate plans. Just pick a goon and go. Greater Dragons, Balrons, and the one goofy EM that picks a super mongbat. Stay away from the bank sitters or we would never hear the end of it...
     
  6. Maplestone

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    What about a mass of players all polymorphing themselves into gargoyles and swarming some unsuspecting corner of the land as SA countdown ritual?
     
  7. Viper09

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    Killer bunny invasions!
     
  8. Phaen Grey

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    It would be cool, my cold meds would let me have a clear thought to post...

    I like the planting of bones idea, would be cool to set out the destructive forces of a skeletal army from the planting of bones.
     
  9. Static

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    Wouldent it be cool if***


    Disease was in the game, from not eating or bathing and you would recive diffrent ailments, i always thought that would be neat, and it could spread to the population, causing random death or loss of skills.
     
  10. thechoppa

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    A Tamer with a GD says "all kill" and targets a player, and gets the message: "Your pet thinks you should act less cowardly and fight the player by yourself".

    A player tries to log in his account and gets a message:"you can't log in because you don't have punkbuster installed on your computer".

    If that happens, i swear I am reactivating all the accounts I quit playing since two years. Till then, freeshards ftw!
     
  11. Sindris

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    ...the devs would quit trying to lure us into fel and forcing us into a play style that is not appealing to 90% of the player base? Just getting a little bored with being made to feel like a second class citizen only able to earn watered down versions of what the fel players are getting, if that.
     
  12. Petra Fyde

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    Sorry, I don't see that anyone is forcing you to do anything. Nor do I feel like a 'second class citizen' just because there are some things in game more accessible to playstyles other than my own.
     
  13. Sindris

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    Wrote a nice long relpy and it occured to me I was wasting my time. UO will never be what it was. It used to be a "sandbox" now its a litter box. I despise what its become and I think its time I moved on. Sad but true. Nothing against anyone who still enjoys the game, but man, I've really just had enough. Anyone want to buy two keeps worth of pixel crap? in UO gold of course.
     
  14. Tina Small

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    Nah....I think there's probably too much risk for some people of having that ability go to their heads and give them unwarranted illusions of grandeur. Safer to just stick to having the developers and/or GMs do critter and NPC impersonations and let the EMs do it under very closely supervised and restricted conditions.
     
  15. TheScoundrelRico

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    The EM program was disbanded and Mythic actually fixed the game instead of trying to ignore the problems...la
     
  16. AirmidCecht

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    *sticks a spoonful of soup in yer mouth*

    Munch on that and this....

    EM sponsored duel pits.....us against a random monster spawn of their choice beefed up in the Umbra arena. Let it loose from its cage while the gladiators get to work and the healers keep em alive. Rewards for all in the form of a 1-2 day titles.
     
  17. Lariat

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    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    ...half the stuff in the game worked, and wasn't coded half assed?

    ...events and storylines made sense?

    ...GMs were actually able to solve issues?

    ...we felt like the game was actually worth $12.99 ($13.90 with TAX?!) a month?
     
  18. Tina Small

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    I think it would be cool if EA/Mythic used a team of folks to examine all the skills and the methods used to gain in each of them and then came up with a slate of appropriate adjustments to make the process less of a mind-numbing grind. The adjustments would include adding skill-gain activities that don't bore you to tears after five minutes and modifying the skill gain formula if appropriate. Modifications to the skill gain formula would apply to all characters equally, not just to those that have acquired rare items or are a certain age or belong to a certain group.
     
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    A few of crazy things I would like:

    1) to be able to equip a frying pan as a macing weapon. It could have infectious strike and poisining as special attacks.

    2) to be able to equip a lute as a macing weapon(can you say El kabong!)

    3) As a lord you could hire a legion of soldiers to field in battle. The followers field would have to be looked at because I know you can hire 5 followers now. I was thinking of 20 or more.
     
  21. .....we had ridable, flying Crimson Dragon mounts as a pre order bonus for SA....
     
  22. kelmo

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    Conner? Are you taking cold medicine too? Get well soon!;)
     
  23. Oh no. I've got much, MUCH better stuff than cold medicine. :D
     
  24. Lynk

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    Trammel is part of the reason UO is such crap.
     
  25. Wouldn't it be cool if...

    Class specific content/updates were evenly distributed.
     
  26. Borric

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    That made me really laugh. Thanks to both of you!
     
  27. Wouldn't be cool if...

    loot drop was more specific to the character doing damage? Swords-persons would see more swords/chivalry/etc. type loot. Mages would get magic items. House decorators would get house deco items...
     
  28. SoulWeaver

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    Wouldn't be cool if... all the prodo shards removed and everyone character copied to siege perilous!
     
  29. Draconi

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    Yes, that would be cool
     
  30. kelmo

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    Hey! You could be the big Dragon! *sniffles*
     
  31. ElvishArcher

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    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    A game MADE and originally marketed in the USA would pay more attention to the players within the USA than the currently do?

    I'll explain...
    *disclaimer: below is only an example, I could care less about freebies.*

    One example is the ever debated 11th Anniversary Items. So they give the 11th Anny Gifts, FOR FREE, to the Asian Markets. YET, they say that these items will be available for US and other Markets FOR PURCHASE!!!!! Hmmmmmm well that's so wrong on so many levels. Asian Shards have NOT been around for even close to 11 years.

    Point 2 on this subject matter: This game is owned by a US based Company. The US has been outsourcing everything, and catering to foreign trade even though our country is in economic turmoil. It has been proven COUNTLESS times that this is one of the reasons our economy has nosedived so badly. We import more and more, and export all our jobs to these other countries so we can in turn buy them or import them at at the same costs as before. BUT here's the kicker on that system: Sure prices may stay the same, but now we have increased unemployment due to the above mentioned job outsourcing, therefore even though prices may stay the same for a product, it actually is the same as paying more$ since we no longer have jobs to cover the said expenses.

    Conclusions:

    Wouldn't it be cool if... the player base who should have received these items actually received them for free? And then charge the foreign markets for said items (those foreign markets being ones that haven't been around for the full 11 years)? Those foreign markets/player base should get Anniversary Gifts that are appropriate to their times. Let's say "Shard B" has only been available to play for... 5 years (just a hypothetical #), well that shard would only qualify for a 5th Year Anniversary Item and so on and so on. Yep you would also NOT get the gifts if you play on a shard that is not aged 11 years... hey they were not around for 11 years were they?? Fair is fair! So please don't think I'm bashing just foreign markets. Look at it like this... do you celebrate your 50th Wedding Anniversary with your wife/husband at the same time that your parents are celebrating theirs just so you don't feel "Left Out"? No, that's ridiculous! The only one who has the right to celebrate that are the people that are (in this case the shards that are) of the age to match the Anniversary Level!

    OK, I'm now awaiting what will surley be a flamefest... sooooo...
    you may begin the :flame: session now!
     
  32. Joanne_Mythic

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    Actually that is incorrect. The Japanese players were not given the 11th Anniversary items for free. They received those items by purchasing a code and they obtained the anniversary gifts that way.

    I hope that helps. :)
     
  33. Spelosty

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    I completely agree with you on that.

    Umm can't think of anything right now..
     
  34. Oriana

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    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    people could read and pay attention to the boards and not troll over information that already exists?

    BTW....feel better kelmo *hugs*:pancakes::stir:
     
  35. kelmo

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    Oh hey! Let's not get crazy! *winks*
     
  36. ElvishArcher

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    I Stand corrected! TY Joanne.

    However... why was it available to shards that have not been around for 11 years and the Shards that HAVE been around for 11 years get no news updates other than they would be soon available for purchase and an outdated estimate of when it would be available to purchase? December was the date listed on the UO site and its now almost February! In a marketing sense, that info should be removed from the UO site as it only shows outdated info and poor Website Management. If I were a potential new customer and saw that UO's websites are not even being updated properly, why would I even consider purchasing the game? If we are ALL going to have to pay $ for the items, so be it... like I said I could care less about freebies, in fact I think freebies cause additional greed but that's another whole topic lol. I just feel that if the plan was everyone would have to pay, then why would the shards that ARE 11years old not get the opportunity to purchase said gifts FIRST?? hmmmmmm

    I just like to debate, so please... enlighten us!
     
  37. Oriana

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    LOL Yea what was I thinking. ok I play nicely

    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    That EM that picked the super mongbat Pwn'd everything?!?!?
     
  38. ElvishArcher

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    I reply to this post since I feel like someone MAY have thought I was attempting to make a troll in this post. Reread my post and you will see my little disclaimer on the gifts thing... I could care less about freebies.

    My post is 100% on topic. Those are my thought's on "Wouldn't it be cool..."

    Just like your post, it is not a troll either since this is an open topic really... fill in the blanks makes it so!

    Now if I was incorrect about YOUR post, you have my apologies! But a trolling post would be off topic and this was not! I filled in the blanks as per the topic Headlines. Now If I had stated something off topic such as: "I like chicken..." yep that would be trolling. Trolling and keeping on topic are 2 different things! I kept ON Topic! And from what I have seen in this thread so has everyone else, including your accusations since you DID utilize that within the scope of this thread by using the "Wouldn't it be cool if...".

    Sure I used an example (yep and was corrected and accepted the correction) that could be considered :bdh: BUT it was only a quick easy example that from other posts seems to be an easily recognized example to use.
     
  39. Oriana

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    Umm, Paranoid much? I was just feeling sassy after having read some things that had answers, nothing to anyone specific or even necessarily on this thread. It happens when you mod any forum :)
     
  40. ElvishArcher

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    Nope, just covering my bases... in fact I even apologized in advance if I misread your post... reread it mate =]

    I like this thread's concept, so I will no longer discuss my post in this thread. Someone wants to debate it more, PM me or start a new thread please. I do not condone hijacking threads and this is starting to get to that point! Please, let's get this post back on track!


    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    Castle's and Keeps would need to be maintained? Say every week for example, if you did not PAY gold for a "Mason" (can be invisible, NPC, deed, whatever) to come in and fix up certain needs (castles were always in medieval times needing repairs). You would end up with a hole in a floor of your hallways etc. that you can fall through. It will stay like this and in fact ADVANCE each week! After so long, the castle would crumble (visibly) and eventually fall if the needed repairs were not tended to!!

    And yes, I own a Castle and would have to maintain mine also or potentially lose it, I am not just trying to gang up on anyone owning said home types. I personally don't like "Autorefresh" on homes.
     
  41. Saunders

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    Monsters dropped loot that was appropriate and special to the monster, rather than randomly assigned...
    You occasionally had a very slight chance of meeting one of the nobles of Sosaria hunting in the forest...
    Random odd things happened...
     
  42. Maplestone

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    You do! :)
     
  43. Jove

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    here here....

    wouldn't it be cool if you started a spawn in fel and after a few minutes it locked so nobody else could enter till after it was over. So tired of people able to do a spawn but waiting till its worked up then pounce. Not very right but then again when has UO ever been right?
     
  44. uoBuoY

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    Wouldn't it be cool if...

    Bards had a special move/tune that actually forced the target to dance?
    Can't wait to see a Lich Lord dancing a jig!

    Carpenters left little piles of sawdust wherever they worked.

    A Tailor would sometimes prick his fingers with a needle and must apply a bandage before he could continue sewing.

    A Fisherman fell overboard once in a while.

    Archers would break a bow string and need repairs before the bow can be used again.

    Scribes got temporary writer's cramp.

    Cooks got grease burns.

    Stop me, please....
     
  45. canary

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    ... they removed GrimmOmen from Art Director and decided to redo the art and client in UO:KR so it could look more like at the very least NeverWind Nights 2 instead of something from 1997 (which was when 2d came out, sadly).

    Ugly, ugly, ugly. So sad when you want to like something but can't stand to use it.
     
  46. Saunders

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    Oh, it would also be cool if crafters all had working noises, so that cooks, tinkers etc were not silent. Just cute for rp purposes.
     
  47. Viper09

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    I think it would be cool if there was a shard lottery once every six-months or a year. That would be fun :D
     
  48. canary

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    That would be pretty cool, or maybe a 6 month 'gold sink' type idea.

    Only bad thing I KNOW ppl would cry out that it would be rigged somehow.
     
  49. jelinidas

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    Wouldn't be cool if...

    al... found a new game
     
  50. Splup

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    Wouldnt it be cool if...

    We had like 10x more players. Maybe not on Atlantic but other shards...