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Citizens Of Siege Perilous Meet & Greet 8-8-16

By Drakelord, Aug 9, 2016 | |
  1. Citizens of Siege Perilous Meet & Greet

    *Governor Vixen

    Rumors had it that the place was to be over run with thief. So I made sure to come with nothing except the clothes on my back.

    Many arrived early to get a good seat and to be able to see all that was going on.

    You see: EM Bennu
    EM Bennu and Advisor Bahset did a slap stick stand up while we waited for the Dev’s to arrive. They best not quit their day jobs or they going to slowly starve to death. EM Bennu walked in naked, “I was told we were supposed to show up nude, since this is Siege? A quick change for him and then the jokes started. All I can say is his writer needs to be PK, as they were the worse jokes I ever read on screen in game.

    Bahset: our illustrious EM Bennu will bring you to the dias for your visit...
    EM Bennu: taps his staff

    Bahset: all hail the great EM Bennu
    EM Bennu: So, did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? EM Bennu: They say... he made a mint. Bahset: hehe

    Ok no more jokes I promise! But that was the first one from EM Bennu, and the rest were just as bad.

    You see: Mesanna Mesanna: OMG after those jokes I had to squelch him..
    Mesanna: Greetings ok give us a sec and we will start
    You see: Kyronix You see: Misk
    Mesanna: Seems Bleak is running late Mesanna: so lets start
    CharGar: Hello All Mesanna: Greetings CharGar Kyronix : Hello!
    CharGar: One question only Mesanna: ok
    CharGar: When will we get our void pool banner? CharGar: Siege has been patiently waiting for it
    Mesanna: lol when I have time to place it. CharGar: Will we get a different banner other than that large one?

    Malloc: last banner was ugly and in the middle of no where

    Mesanna: I have not had a request for a different one
    CharGar: Asuka has a very nice shield above Covetous Mesanna: I only have one style
    CharGar: Stating how many rounds, etc etc Mesanna: yes I know but they requested it
    CharGar: We would like that as well? Maybe in Brit? That is all
    Mesanna: then I suggest I get a request CharGar: You sure will Mesanna: thats all I have to go by
    CharGar: Thank You Mesanna: thank you

    York: Hello and thank you for your time. Mesanna: Greetings York York: I have a comment regarding new accounts and bringing completely new players to Ultima. I recently set up an account for a friend or well was. Until I realized it would cost 125 dollars to set up an account with all the expansions excluding the bonus storage and characters. This I feel is far too much to pay to enter a new game and be current(able to hunt with the player) Since this is a monthly subscription based game new accounts should be able to hunt right along the vets from day they pay for the subscription. I have a couple of friends that were interested in joining UO until they realized the startup costs. I honestly cannot blame anyone for passing on a game that would have such a start costs and a monthly fee. Again thanks for your time and Have a nice evening.

    Mesanna: Actually we are kicking around giving all expansions up to SA in the near future along with a few other things we are working on

    York: To help UO stay competitive. Just consider it is all I ask.
    Mesanna: We have some ideas we are working on that will be released later to everyone

    Vixen: .Greetings Mlady, Sirs Welcome once more to Siege. I have a few (9) questions, the first is mine, the rest are from folks that are in Germany, UK etc.. They asked that I relay their questions for them.

    (OOC) Due to a problem with my copy paste I was unable to finish all my questions and be fair to all present. I will post all my questions here and of course will email the entire list to Mesanna ASAP.

    Vixen: 2001, The yr that the lands of Ilshenar were born. I am sure you know the history of those lands, but to this date we still cannot mark runes, nor gate to and from those lands, (recalling out is allowed on other shards) Is there any way that this can be fixed, maybe allow us to mark runes, gate in/out
    Mesanna: we are not changing the rules of Ilshnear
    Vixen: nods

    Vixen: The next are/was from Europe players that could not make it due to time zones;

    Vixen: Can we have a smiliar crystal portal for illenshar dungeons/towns, too, like we have in eodon?
    Mesanna: we will discuss it
    Vixen: nods

    Vixen: Can we sail in illenshar, too, one time?
    Mesanna: no boats there to many issues
    Vixen: nods

    Vixen: Can we have an update on Guild Menu, so we can see Alliance guilds and members online status, too
    Mesanna: we can add that to the backlog of tasks
    Vixen: nods

    Vixen: Will it be possible one time, that a house plot can be left to north and west side?
    Mesanna: no, because of the spacing of houses
    Vixen: nods

    Vixen: Can the bug with the eodon/myrmdex quest been fixed? you have swear allegiance to myrmdex and hand in all items to the tinkerer to get the quest for killing Zipartiotl, but you swear allegiance to the eodon in mean time, then the quest goes "poof" and get lost and even the items you handed in are lost. It should be possible to do both start quest and if you are ready for the "champ" then you should be able to apply for both bosses
    Mesanna: trying to understand what you are asking
    Kyronix : So you want to be able to load up the quest items before hand then pick which boss encounter
    Kyronix : You get to do?

    (OOC) I am sorry that some were thinking this was dumb, stupid question, but these questions were from people overseas and no question is dumb or stupid if asked. The only dumb, stupid questions are the ones not asked.

    Mesanna: you want both at the same time going right
    Kyronix : The idea is that you pick a side So being able to do them both at the same time is kind of counter productive
    Vixen: that was the question
    Kyronix : But if we are misunderstanding the request. The person can feel free to email us

    Vixen: When will we get a house or account search? We got these days a vendor search. - I would like to have that kind of search engine for my house or account, where I can search for and like to have that kind of search engine for my house or account, here I can search for and it would bring up a map, like I got on vendor search. - And with the map I can open that
    EM Bennu: She took questions from the EU people who couldn't be here cause of the time.

    Mesanna: you mean items inside your house?
    Vixen: yes items in house the questions
    Mesanna: if I understood the question correctly, let me check you want a map of all the items in your house like an inventory of where the items are?
    Vixen: Yes
    Vixen: I have two more but I know the others are restless so I will email them as well. I thank you for your time

    (OOC) Here are the other questions I failed to ask due to my error with cut and paste, my grandson was getting ready for bed and wanted a hug before going., I am sorry for my error.

    Why aren´t summoned (animated dead) from corgul not hit by range spells (f.e. wither). It seems to be any Monster's necro summoned creature. And they also cannot be targeted by chain lightning or meteor.

    Is it intended that altered items like for example Corgul sashes or crimmys cannot be altered back? If so, why?

    Mesanna: ok email me the questions. Thank you

    Mesanna: Greetings Crunch
    Crunch: So, this has been voted on on stratics several times, and its always a 50/50 split, can we get VvV wearable artifacts reinstated? But there's been more than enough Is this something we can get a focus group for? We've all done that. 8 months ago + I've personally sent at least 3 emails in the past month regarding it. I can email again, but I feel like there has been more discussion on this topic than any other and it keeps coming up [email protected] Just so you know, a lot of us feel as if this is just going to continue being ignored we need a focus group to revisit this an active discussion with you guys

    I did not see a reply to any of this, but over at Developer Meet And Greet On Siege Perilous, August 8 2016 you can see replys from Kyronix and Mesanna

    Sara Dale: hello
    Sara Dale: *Smiles*
    Mesanna: Greetings Sara
    Sara Dale: I don’t gate so I run around a lot I cant get to the lighthouse from the yew Prison because the doors are locked when will they be unlocked?
    Mesanna: I can unlock them
    Sara Dale: Thank you
    Sara Dale: soon? Or can I have a key to the doors?
    Mesanna: we may have to do a publish to remove the lock completely
    Sara Dale: next one please? Thats all I have thank you.
    Sara Dale: *Smiles*
    Mesanna: Thank you

    Nightwolf: Hail
    :Mesanna: Greetings Nightwolf
    Kyronix : Hello!
    Nightwolf: *bows*
    Nightwolf: So I know Siege Perilous is the closest thing to it... But has there been any renewed interest in making a classic era (circa 1998) shard? Thank you.
    Mesanna: To remove all the code to make it classic would be a disaster
    Kyronix : If you can even get a consensus of what "classic" is
    Nightwolf: agreed
    Mesanna: and would it even be worth it for the number of people see our point?
    Nightwolf: I do, shame there is no change list, thank you again.
    Mesanna: thank you

    Budo: hi all
    Mesanna: Greetings Budo
    Budo: do you plan to do a welcome back to Britannia anytime soon?
    Mesanna: no we have something else in mind that we will release later this year
    Budo: secret Mesanna: err announce not release sorry
    Budo: oh ok thank you very much Mesanna: welcome

    Bolt: hi Mesanna: Greetings Bolt
    Bolt: my question relates to the tot type possible events in the future for old arties, would it be only ones collected during event or would ones already collected count
    Mesanna: either, new or old
    Bolt: cool thank you

    Mesanna: Greetings Steve
    Steve: You were very rude to Crunch. Mesanna: Excuse me how was I rude Steve: often u do things cause something isn’t "fair" Steve: well its not fair dexxers cant get around
    Mesanna: Do you have a question?
    Steve: its like the goals is to keep people from playing here
    EM Bennu: Moving on...

    Mesanna: Greetings Freja
    Freja: hello
    Freja: Can BS promise you are going to help us with our problem replacing suits in PvP. As it is not young PvP'ers have very hard making it here, also the good ones. Crafters and PvM'ers survive fine we need help one way or the other
    Mesanna: So I take it you are for the VvV artifacts
    Freja: that or better improved drop improved drop, +15% resist on magic loot and crafting please just do something
    Mesanna: As stated we are not against the artifacts but we just did what you guys asked and not put it here
    Freja: if all can use them it would be fine
    Mesanna: so as stated earlier by Kyronix send us your feedback and we will act on it

    (OOC) [email protected] to email feedback and questions folks

    Freja: then we do not have imbalance between VvV and not as all can be attacked here
    Mesanna: yes its Siege
    Freja: also of some using them our concern was the balance cursed and no owner tag will do and usable for all add them to collections systems too
    Mesanna: lol we are not adding these to all shards I can tell you this now
    Freja: no, just Siege lets have a focus group
    Mesanna: we had a focus group for VvV on our internal forums
    Freja: but now we know better a lot changed their opinion

    (OOC) No we have not, and there will be a lot of Emails going to [email protected] stated just that.

    Kyronix : And one way or another someone is going to be disappointed with the outcome of the focus group You can't please everyone Then it turns into an assault that we didn't listen, that feedback was fallen on deaf ears etc etc
    Freja: no but at least give us Fel bonus, more luck then. we had several poll on stratics we want help that we agree about
    Mesanna: so since you are 50/50 should be turn this into a Mugen =)
    Freja: I understand about Mugen
    Mesanna: yes same rules but has a Tram also
    Freja: but PvP are dying here the not so hardcore ones no one fight back, they hide
    Mesanna: Look we understand you want change, but we can not give you special artifacts for Siege only


    Freja: alot want to try fight
    Mesanna: We either turn on VvV artifacts or we don't that was your choice originally if you want it changed then email us give us the feedback to turn it on here

    (OOC) Yes send your emails to [email protected]

    Freja: I will do, please just try to help us, thanks
    Mesanna: thank you

    Mesanna: Greetings Mossy
    MOSSY: Hi, VVV Items must be available on Siege, Town fights will be increased if points are hard to get. There has to be benefits to PVP on Siege that is what this shard was based on from the get go PROTECTION from other players or death. Introducing VVV items is important to allow PVP to have a chance
    Mesanna: ok
    MOSSY: What benefit do pvpers get for being good at PVP?
    Kyronix : Not getting killed? You asked what benefit do pvpers get for being good at PvP. The answer is they don't get killed
    MOSSY: Yes
    Kyronix : They get the spoils of their victims
    MOSSY: But when the victims have an entire map to hide on, its not 1999 anymore, when you could find players in every dungeon. Thats why VVV is important, make town fighting for PVP'ers, make it hard to get the Artifacts unlike other shards if someone doesn’t want to PVP they don’t have to and everyone is satisfied. If you want a trammel setting leave Siege. Well thanks for answering my questions.. with an OK..

    Vixen: all the ones asking for the VvV are from other shards except for Freja

    Chuck Norris Jr: Hi
    Chuck Norris Jr: I have three questions
    The first is: are you all secretly GIL members?
    Mesanna: HI Chuck, no
    Chuck Norris Jr: oh
    Chuck Norris Jr: it seems like you are. I come to your event to meet you and you have everything disabled, I can't cast can't attack but you didn't turn off stealing and someone stole my butcher knife and i wasn’t allowed to defend myself I will accept your talisman as payment
    Mesanna: you are talking about here? we do that on purpose, dream on
    Chuck Norris Jr: I think you did it on purpose
    Mesanna: we did
    Chuck Norris Jr: and now I'm down a butcher knife. question 2 as I’m sure you've picked up on, people here are very afraid of PvP when they hunt, they do it on a tamer. they hide, and let their animal just kill stuff and go afk can you make it so when pets are fighting, the owner gets revealed like i would if i threw a conflag pot and the invised
    Mesanna: they should
    Chuck Norris Jr: they absolutely do not
    Mesanna: tell me what areas and I will fix that
    Chuck Norris Jr: players in the GIL alliance are ruining the shard
    Chuck Norris Jr: afk farming with stealth ad stealing my butcher knife at your event
    CharGar: kill afk farmers then like Gilfane does
    Chuck Norris Jr: third item I would like the town cryers to actually serve a purpose
    Mesanna: they do
    Chuck Norris Jr: if I go up to them and ask them for news, I'd like them to tell me where people are farming
    Mesanna: they let you know when events are happening Mesanna: rofl thats cute
    EM Bennu: He wants it a PvP target locater.
    Chuck Norris Jr: I’ll take your laughter as acceptance and agreement
    Mesanna: I know I am smiling
    Chuck Norris Jr: thats all that I have, but seriously, I would like my butcher knife back, you disabled me from killing the thief this event is basically the equivalent of a Trump rally
    Mesanna: ok night Shoo

    Fogsbane: hi
    Kyronix : Hello Fogsbane
    Fogsbane: thank you all for your time, can you add scrolls of transcendence books, other than via holiday 2011 ticket
    EM Bennu: One second Fogsbane, she is handing out a spanking. Mesanna: sorry
    Fogsbane: no apology necessary, to me, can you add scrolls of transcendence books, other than via holiday 2011 ticket
    Mesanna: Yes we can Fogsbane: sweet look forward to it
    Fogsbane: next I'm not in agreement on vvv but ...would which of you comment on when you last died in game, unexpectedly;y, when did each of you die, unexpectedly, whilst playing devserv, pvp , test center or otherwise
    Kyronix : I die unexpectedly all the time
    Misk: I died last week on our internal test server
    Kyronix : The Automatons killed me
    Mesanna: last week testing the new stuff
    Kyronix : And a liche killed me on production and stole a sweet shield Misk crafted for me
    Kyronix : But I don't like to talk about that
    Fogsbane: ok last thing for now, can i has a magic carpet?
    Mesanna: I can turn you into a carpet and rename you Magic =P
    EM Bennu: Silly players asking for carpets... Everyone knows hot air balloons are where its at. Right Kyronix?
    You see: a corpse of EM Bennu
    EM Bennu
    Kyronix : Indeed!
    Ter Yaap Art says: Good evening
    Mesanna: Greetings Ter Yaap
    Misk: and Bennu died unexpectantly this evening while antagonizing Mesanna
    Ter Yaap Art: 1st item: Are you aware that city trade deals do not deduct the 2m from treasury?
    Kyronix : Had not heard about that
    Kyronix : Did it happen here?
    Ter Yaap Art: it happens here
    Kyronix : Which City?
    Ter Yaap Art: please turn it back on, every city
    Kyronix : We will investigate it. Thank you for the report
    Ter Yaap Art: thank you, 2nd item cheating with the cc is big just after a mandatory patch no cheating for a day or two
    Mesanna: yes easy UO has to catch up
    Ter Yaap Art: have you thought about making a very little mandatory patch every other day?
    Mesanna: lol
    Ter Yaap Art: or every day?

    Vixen: nice I like that
    CharGar: that would be wonderful!
    Suleiman: continually change the color of Blackthorn's throne

    Mesanna: I think its possible but I do not want to speak for the Engineer
    [Leawyn II]: Did she really just mention an illegal program?
    Mesanna: not to patch but another solution
    Ter Yaap Art: that would reduce cheating a lot
    Mesanna: next question?
    Ter Yaap Art: last one
    Ter Yaap Art: in vvv would it be possible to make altars active all the time...like all altars active...so it would become a hold the beacon type of thing? for an altar that is held by you your control bar increases

    Kyronix : We tried that early on in testing and what you had was basically 3 people standing on each of their own altar and not having any reason to fight each other. Hard to play king of the mountain when everyone gets their own mountain, *grins*.

    Ter Yaap Art: how about making the altar yours till someone else claims it that way you move around and try to claim more altars
    Vixen: I like it
    Ter Yaap Art: Well thank you for your time
    Mesanna: Thank you Kyronix : Thanks for the feedback!

    Leawyn II: Hail and welcome to Siege. Mesanna: Greetings Leawyn
    Leawyn II: Just wanted to say that. The ONLY reason the VvV arties are being brought up again is because we got a guild from prodo, that openly admits to running every cheat in the book, and they are now looking for an easy button to get overpowered gear. Keep them turned off pls. They affect everyone, not just PvPers. Balance gear in another way if needed please. Thanks. *takes a bow*
    Mesanna: thank you
    Minx: Personally I love that a crafter can sell suits here
    Kyronix : Thanks for the feedback

    Mesanna: Greetings Igg Igg A Pie: hail and well met
    Igg A Pie: the doom turn in lanterns and the Mesanna event lantern can not be Siege blessed is there a reason for that and/or can it be changed?
    Mesanna: we can fix that
    Igg A Pie: sweet thats all I got thank you
    Mesanna: actually we are going to fix that across all shards

    Talia: Howdy
    Mesanna: Greetings Talia
    Talia: I got some questions about resource gathering
    Kyronix : Sure
    Talia: first off, can we be done with the unnamed lobsters and crabs already?
    Kyronix : Like lobsters and crabs in general?
    Talia: well, that wouldn't be all bad, but no just the plain ones that aren't needed for the fishing quests you get an inordinate amount of them they can be donated to the library, but....
    Kyronix : The special lobsters and crabs aren't really special anymore if they are the only ones that can be caught
    Talia: they're kind of a deterrent to doing fishing quests, at least for me well they're not special per se, I mean, all species of life have classifications
    Kyronix : This is true, I'm partial to lobsters They're delicious
    Talia: but you see what I'm getting at. I like the crab fishing system
    Kyronix : But yes, I see what you are saying Talia: but the return is...meh Nextly, has there been ANY discussion about turning off the randomization of resources?
    Mesanna: nope, we have not
    Talia: not even a teensy bit of it?
    Mesanna: not we talked about it but then thought about the reason it was turned on in the first place which was to deter scripters
    Talia: I understand, here on siege we take care of them as best we can
    Mesanna: I am not arguing it did not stop the scripters
    Talia: but I know it wouldn't be a switch just for siege
    Mesanna: no I would do it for all shards
    Talia: okay, thanks for your time
    Mesanna: its a royal pain to be honest with you we will talk about reverting that though
    Talia: oh it is on our end too
    Mesanna: well as a person that has a miner is it mine also
    Talia: Thanks again!
    Mesanna: I promise we will make a decision on this soon

    Mesanna: Greetings Sam
    Sam: hail, just 3 quick things, first a stable in Jhelom!!! Sam: 2nd i think vendor fees are 2 high on Siege
    Mesanna: umm I can add you one we did it on tram on all other shards I will add one here
    Sam: Thanks - it will make my town more stable
    Sam: 3rd i think jewels should not be sold on Siege, thats it for me
    Mesanna: umm why

    (OOC) There was no real question and answer here, Sam was happy he got a stable and more or less wonder off, but the rest of the people there all voice sharp “NO” to the Jewels question

    Mesanna: ok few more questions and we need to call it a night
    Mesanna: Sheila is the last one
    Mesanna: Greetings Zalan
    Kyronix : Good evening
    Zalan: Hail
    Zalan: Is it possible to see primitive firearms add to UO in the future?
    Mesanna: no
    Mesanna: I would rather not have firearms in UO, whips chains no firearms, lol
    Zalan: Just curious since it was headed in a steampunk direction. Only question Thank You
    Mesanna: thank you

    Mesanna: Greetings Stanford
    Kyronix : Good evening
    Stanford: Quick question, I know hot air balloons are off the table, but how about blimps? or rocket ships?
    EM Bennu: Blimps!
    Mesanna: run, run fast
    Stanford: hahaha
    Kyronix : Oh boy! A zeppelin! Whoooooopieeeee!

    Mesanna: Greetings Malloc
    Malloc: when a client moves too fast can you make them rubber band back, when a client casts too fast can you make them fizzle cheating is hard to beat, if you give them arties they well not be able to be dealt with
    Mesanna: Thats a question for Bleak that we are just not able to answer but are you signed up for the newsletter if so I can get him to answer it there
    Malloc: they cheat clocks mount while running move off the screen like the wind anything to prevent it will be welcome thank you
    Mesanna: thank you

    Mesanna: Greetings Sheila
    sheila: Greetings all. Thank you for coming to Siege for this meeting. I want to thank you for some of the upcoming changes like granite only I just wanted to say
    Mesanna: I am sorry for the confusion of the date
    sheila: I am a crafter and I do buy gems I would not be able to make armor if i had to hunt them because I'm not actually a pvper or a hunter so please don't make them unavailable here thank you
    Mesanna: we are not going to remove them

    Vixen: like me I am crafter

    sheila: i also feel vendor fees are high
    Mesanna: gems are needed for several things
    sheila: thank you
    Aria D'Lacy: YEA
    Minx: Thank you Sheila for speaking up
    sheila: That was all.
    Mesanna: thank you
    sheila: Thank you very much for your time.
    Mesanna: You are most welcome
    Freja: Hello again, , 2 short questions
    Mesanna: 1 question
    Freja: Can we do something with unused dirt plot, someone left here as second house?
    Freja: when they do not play Siege
    Mesanna: no second houses here
    Freja: some kind of refresh
    Mesanna: oh oh I see what your saying
    Freja: or second house count for all shards
    Mesanna: they pay for the plots
    Freja: next

    (OOC) She was told one question but got her 2nd one under the time.

    Freja: Recall, can we allow it here with a delay to not force all to have magery? delay to allow to die in PvP
    Mesanna: no I am not changing that rule, that has been on Siege from the beginning not going to change that
    Freja: ok
    Freja: thanks, thanks for coming
    Mesanna: thank you
    Bahset: all done boss
    Mesanna: thanks guys
    Mesanna says: Thank you Siege for coming tonight
    Kyronix : Thanks for the great feedback and questions
    Mesanna: and we do appreciate the feedback
    Kyronix : Have a good night everyone!

    And Good Night Siege.

    (OOC) I was up well pass 2am reading, typing and editing snaps for this article. If you wish an unedit version of my journal of all that was said by everyone that was present post your email in PM to me and I will send a copy to you.

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