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Developer Meet And Greet ~siege~ June 25, 2018

By Larisa, Jun 25, 2018 | |
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    Mesanna]: give us a sec and we will be ready to go

    [Tanager]: oh hi there

    [EM Kincaid]: welcome!

    [Tanager]: Hello!

    [Kyronix ]: `Greetings!

    [EM Kincaid]: you may approach and ask your questions!

    [Tanager]: Thank you for your work stompin bugs and such!

    [Tanager]: My question

    [Tanager]: Would it be possible to have a way for a party leader to have a very large message

    [Tanager]: at the top of party member screen, like where You Are Free, Artifact drop message, etc

    [Tanager]: to issue directions, etc

    [Mesanna]: there isn't a party manifest in the EC

    [Tanager]: Can CC use it for such a thing?

    [Mesanna]: umm a chat channel for the party would not do it

    [Tanager]: Mmm, yes the question is for text to appear huge, in middle of screen, NOT in journal

    [Mesanna]: I guess I am not understanding what you are wanting to achieve

    [Tanager]: in a group hunt, the hournal can fill with spell and nonster spam

    [Tanager]: so the request is for a special message, loud and clear, that cannot be missed ;P

    [Tanager]: only from party leader

    [Mesanna]: we can discuss this but no promises

    [Mesanna]: its of course not currently supported and not sure how much time it would take

    [Mesanna]: to put something like that in.

    [Tanager]: Discussing it more than there was before :p

    [Tanager]: THank you! :)

    [Mesanna]: welcome

    [Tanager]: Good luck with publish 100 and 101!

    [Mesanna]: have a great evening

    [Tanager]: I am stuck....

    [Tanager]: oh

    [Mesanna]: can you walk

    [Mesanna]: this stage bites

    [EM Kincaid]: something's wrong with the farspeakers

    [Mesanna]: try that

    [Kyronix ]: Hello!

    [Mesanna]: Good evening

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: hi

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: this might take a minute

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: about pets that use spells

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: can we get more power to pet spellcasters? add an INT bonus to spell damage like STR to melee

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: then

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: add a "base damage" for spells like with melee

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: create a cap for INT like 700 same as STR but give a balance for having both, like 550 each max

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: its just that you cannot have strong caster pets at the moment, melee is the best so id like to see

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: a balance

    [Mesanna]: how about this... we just made a bunch of pet changes so before we add even more

    [Mesanna]: if there is indeed an imbalance we will be happy to review it

    [Mesanna]: and make sure they are balanced with the other pets

    [Mesanna]: how about this

    [Mesanna]: send me some examples of what you are talking about

    [Mesanna]: to make sure we are all on the same page

    [Mesanna]: and what you would like to see

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: ok where do i send it to you?

    [Mesanna]: [email protected]

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: ok

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: plz consider that is all i ask ty

    [Mesanna]: thank you and we will review it

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: kewls

    [Mesanna]: but first everything has to be confirmed =)

    [Naz'ghoul Mortis]: ok

    [Mesanna]: psst this way

    [Deraj]: Hail devs

    [Mesanna]: greetings

    [Deraj]: I'll try to be quick because I know none of us want to get too much Siege stink on us

    [Mesanna]: wow thats harsh

    [Deraj]: *chuckles*

    [Deraj]: I would like to ask you to reconsider the filter that exists on guild titles prohibiting professions being used

    [Mesanna]: Professions that are in game?

    [Deraj]: Because when you consider that many of these titles are already available as part of the name itself

    [Deraj]: Yes, such as healer, or ranger, for example

    [Mesanna]: we would be happy to but then we have players that try to grief others

    [Mesanna]: by fooling them to make them think they are a NPC

    [Deraj]: Yes, but consider that it's already possible to make these titles a part of your name

    [Deraj]: For example, I could set my title to Deraj the [Healer] or whatever

    [Mesanna]: I don't have a problem lifting some of them

    [Deraj]: I think that this filter is something that may have once been useful in the past

    [Deraj]: But nowadays it gets in the way when it comes to guild titles

    [Deraj]: Anyways please consider, I have many fellow RPers that would like to see that filter looked at

    [Kyronix ]: We have added a bunch of titles to the rewards as various quests and such

    [Kyronix ]: Always looking to add more, so if there are specific titles you'd like to see

    [Kyronix ]: Send in an email and let us know!

    [Kyronix ]: Or visit the forums!

    [Deraj]: True, but when considering guild titles and ranks and such, it becomes an unnecessary limitation

    [Deraj]: I can email you a longwinded and verbose message about it

    [Kyronix ]: Look forward to ti!

    [Deraj]: As I tend to do

    [Deraj]: Have a good one devs

    [Mesanna]: you also

    [EM Kincaid]: *waits for his prompt*

    [Leawyn II]: Hail.

    [Mesanna]: greetings

    [Leawyn II]: Welcome back to Siege.

    [Leawyn II]: I only have one question.

    [Mesanna]: thank you

    [Leawyn II]: Will MyUO ever be updated and on track again?

    [Mesanna]: we have to adda feature to be able to opt out of myuo

    [Mesanna]: due to the new laws protecting gamers

    [Leawyn II]: Ah.

    [Mesanna]: so until that is done it will not be back up

    [Leawyn II]: *nods*

    [Leawyn II]: Ok.

    [Leawyn II]: I thank thee.

    [Mesanna]: but yes we do want to see it return

    [Mesanna]: most welcome

    [Leawyn II]: Aye.

    [Leawyn II]: Ciao.

    [Mesanna]: night

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: Hello Oh Great Ones!

    [Mesanna]: Greetings

    [Kyronix ]: Greetings!

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: Governor Sweetpeez just wanted me to say GIRKLE GIRKLE GIRKLE and *HUGS*

    [Kyronix ]: Yayyyyy

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: The statue is working on test

    [Mesanna]: well give him a hug for us then

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: and she cant wait for it to go live

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: :D

    [Gov Sweetz Rep]: that is all - Have a great day :D

    [Mesanna]: you also

    [DonTrun]: Mesanna this is kevin from sonoma do you remember me?:)

    [Mesanna]: Yes how are you this evening

    [DonTrun]: good good

    [DonTrun]: got one thing to ASK

    [DonTrun]: Will you marry me? :)

    [Mesanna]: my husband might be a little pissed if I did

    [Misk]: little late friend

    [DonTrun]: :)

    [DonTrun]: ok thanks but in game would be nice:)

    [DonTrun]: have a good night

    [DonTrun]: :)

    [Mesanna]: you also

    [EM Kincaid]: next!

    [Max Blackoak]: hi

    [Kyronix ]: Hello!

    [Max Blackoak]: welcome to Siege Perilous

    [Mesanna]: Greetings

    [Mesanna]: thank you'

    [Max Blackoak]: today I tested your fix for the despise island lag

    [Max Blackoak]: and I am sorry to say it didn't work

    [Max Blackoak]: the spawn rate must have been reduced

    [Max Blackoak]: and the spawn is way more spread out

    [Max Blackoak]: but you still get the island lag when lvl 4 pops

    [Max Blackoak]: so now it only takes longer to finish the spawn

    [Max Blackoak]: but the lag issue is still the same

    [Mesanna]: Bleak is fixing the size area of the spawn

    [Mesanna]: it just has not been released yet

    [Max Blackoak]: oh I thought it was released on TC

    [Max Blackoak]: I did the testing on TC of course

    [Mesanna]: more to be released

    [Max Blackoak]: hmm ok

    [Mesanna]: Bleak's anniversary is today so he is not here for this

    [Max Blackoak]: I see

    [Mesanna]: he will return tomorrow so we will get it out asap

    [Max Blackoak]: ok I'll keep my eyes peeled for an update then

    [Max Blackoak]: one more thing

    [Mesanna]: yes sir?

    [Max Blackoak]: you mentioned that you were reviewing the approved third party programs for UO

    [Mesanna]: yes sir we are

    [Max Blackoak]: ongoing process?

    [Max Blackoak]: or is there something you can share already?

    [Mesanna]: sorry I do not have anything to share but

    [Mesanna]: I will say that if you have a program you would like to see legal we are open to suggestions

    [Max Blackoak]: hmmm ok

    [Mesanna]: just email them to me and I will add them to the list

    [EM Kincaid]: *wriggles toes*

    [Mesanna]: sound fair?

    [Max Blackoak]: alright I guess that's all

    [Mesanna]: have a good evening

    [Max Blackoak]: have a good one

    [Max Blackoak]: !

    [Mesanna]: you also

    [Carrick McGee]: Last buy not least!

    [Mesanna]: Greetings

    [Carrick McGee]: Hail!

    [Kyronix ]: Greetings!

    [Carrick McGee]: Can we have the pure white Cu's spawn again please

    [Carrick McGee]: When the color was added to the pets, it stopped

    [Mesanna]: we have not removed them

    [Carrick McGee]: right,

    [Carrick McGee]: but when color was added

    [Carrick McGee]: the pure white stopped spawning

    [Mesanna]: we will look into it

    [Carrick McGee]: Thank You!

    [Mesanna]: honestly not sure why it stopped spawning them though

    [Carrick McGee]: Not sure either

    [Carrick McGee]: But if you could take a look

    [Carrick McGee]: that would be great

    [Mesanna]: we will look into it

    [Carrick McGee]: Thanks!

    [Sionbreia]: Aloha!

    [Mesanna]: Good evening

    [Sionbreia]: I have a request about dungeon doom

    [Sionbreia]: could you please take alook at the drop rate of artifacts and recipees there?

    [Sionbreia]: me and my guild have done around 10 complete runs without anyone getting a single drop

    [Kyronix ]: Anything in particular?

    [Kyronix ]: Are you running luck?

    [Sionbreia]: some are some aren't

    [Kyronix ]: Will take a look, thanks for the report!

    [Sionbreia]: thank you

    [Sionbreia]: see ya!

    [EM Kincaid]: And finally, perhaps, we have a pirate captain!

    [EM Kincaid]: oh, not finally

    [Mesanna]: Greetings

    [Shiver me Timber]: arr

    [Shiver me Timber]: Can we re-introduce passive detect to siege

    [Shiver me Timber]: or at least to pvp towns

    [Mesanna]: We didn't think it was removed

    [Mesanna]: this is the first we have heard of any complaints

    [Mesanna]: and yes we will look into it

    [Shiver me Timber]: and

    [Shiver me Timber]: No to agree with anyone about the siege economy

    [Shiver me Timber]: can we do something about the skills that show up during reforging?

    [Shiver me Timber]: some skills just dont go with each other

    [Shiver me Timber]: mage stuff and dexxer stuff or 2 different things

    [Mesanna]: that is totally random

    [Shiver me Timber]: there are some things ypou could remove?

    [Misk]: if you are looking to reforge specific properties onto an item, you can always specify the suffix or prefix of the item

    [Shiver me Timber]: I just think that helping reforging would help the crafters be more pertinant on siege

    [Shiver me Timber]: have you ever reforged trying for a specific piece?

    [Shiver me Timber]: just curious

    [Misk]: if you are just randomly reforging items, then you are going to get random results

    [Misk]: yes, quite often...however i have never tried on Siege

    [Shiver me Timber]: okay well thhis was asked last time, but still no relief on vendor fees? stuff stays on siege vendors for long long periods

    [Misk]: as far as i know, there are no current plans to change vendor fees

    [Misk]: sorry

    [Shiver me Timber]: but it kills the economy not to be able to leave things on vendors

    [Shiver me Timber]: well thank you

    [EM Kincaid]: hello!

    [Cleastra]: Greetings :)

    [Mesanna]: greetings

    [Cleastra]: Is there any chance

    [Cleastra]: That the old pvp bounty system will come back?

    [Mesanna]: would love to but we can't

    [Mesanna]: when the mature rating was changed we had to get rid of that

    [Cleastra]: Understood.

    [Cleastra]: How about just the bounty part

    [Cleastra]: Without the head chopping and mess?

    [Mesanna]: it could be reworked we will look at it to keep people from exploting the system

    [Cleastra]: Ahh, true enough. Maybe something for the future, perhaps..

    [Mesanna]: sounds interesting

    [Cleastra]: That was all I was wondering. Thank you very much for your time

    [Mesanna]: I like the idea

    [Mesanna]: thank you

    [Mesanna]: have a good evening

    [Cleastra]: You as well

    [EM Kincaid]: come one down!

    [Astynax]: Hi there

    [Mesanna]: Greetings

    [Astynax]: I havetwo questions

    [Astynax]: I know it has been brought up before but could you reconsider adding VvV artifacts to Siege?

    [Astynax]: the way it is right now literally noone ever does VvV towns

    [Astynax]: except for people who need the royal forged pardon

    [Mesanna]: we have had this discussion many times

    [Mesanna]: we can do a poll on the forums

    [Astynax]: well the polls have been pretty evenly split

    [Mesanna]: thats the point

    [Astynax]: moving on to the next question

    [Mesanna]: If you guys could come up with a decision

    [Mesanna]: great

    [Mesanna]: but at a 50 50 I would rather not act

    [Mesanna]: sorry go ahead

    [Astynax]: since VvV artis meet so much resistance by certain players here

    [Astynax]: how about introducing a second Siege bless

    [Astynax]: two siege blessed items would go a long way making good suits

    [Mesanna]: that is something we can talk about

    [Astynax]: I see Suleiman is having a poll in general chat at the moment

    [Astynax]: let's wait for the result and then implement the 2nd blessed item

    [Astynax]: =)

    [Astynax]: alright

    [Astynax]: thanks for having me

    [Astynax]: farewell

    [Mesanna]: evening

    [EM Kincaid]: And back by popular demand

    [Max Blackoak]: me again

    [Mesanna]: welcome back

    [Max Blackoak]: I gforgot something

    [EM Kincaid]: Presenting ... Max!

    [Max Blackoak]: are you aware that there is a program that allows you to determine when house placement is possible after an idoc?

    [Mesanna]: I am not aware of that

    [Max Blackoak]: also there is a bug that allows players to place a house from inside another house

    [Mesanna]: what is the name of it

    [Max Blackoak]: I'll send you an email about the program

    [Mesanna]: ok please do

    [Max Blackoak]: please take a look at placing houses from inside other custom houses

    [Mesanna]: we will

    [Max Blackoak]: ok

    [Max Blackoak]: and expanding on what Asty asked

    [Max Blackoak]: could we get a third Siege blessed item?

    [Max Blackoak]: *smiles*

    [EM Kincaid]: *facepalm*

    [Mesanna]: rofl

    [Mesanna]: cute

    [Max Blackoak]: *ducks and runs*

    [Max Blackoak]: alright you've been lovely

    [Mesanna]: exit to the left

    [EM Kincaid]: also back by popular demand...!

    [EM Kincaid]: hi again

    [Mesanna]: hi

    [Leawyn II]: 'Tis I!!

    [Leawyn II]: Hail again.

    [Leawyn II]: No need for another VvV artie poll. We did one in March this year on your forum and No got 55%.

    [Leawyn II]: Poll and discussion : VvV arties on Siege

    [EM Kincaid]: *nods*

    [Leawyn II]: Just wanted to mention that.

    [Mesanna]: my original decision stands =)

    [Mesanna]: thank you

    [Leawyn II]: *smiles*

    [Mesanna]: thank you Siege for having us

    [Kyronix ]: Thank you Siege! Have a Perilous night!

    [Misk]: Thank you for having us!

    [EM Kincaid]: Thank you for coming!

    [Mesanna]: Have a great evening and make sure you check the newsletter for any updates to your questions

    [EM Kincaid]: *cheers*

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