1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice

Developer Meet And Greet ~siege~ June 25, 2018

By Larisa, Jun 25, 2018 | |
Average User Rating:
  1. devss.jpg

    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*

    Share This Article

    About Author

    Serving Stratics for over 10 years, Reporter for the Origin Shard and keeper of secrets.