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Did the way of the booster?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Specialshoes, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Specialshoes

    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 4, 2008
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    Go the way of the DoDo?
  2. no
    the dodo was hunted to extinction
    the booster dynasty is stuck at: one in a row

    and thats the way it is on this day in history ...
  3. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    Well, we got the high seas booster. Then the 2 mini-ones just recently...

    Give it some time, I would hope that they don't focus solely on boosters. They don't exactly tell us about their plans long before the release either. Usually they tell us when it's nearly finished.
  4. Kayne

    Kayne Guest

    OMG Fayled I can actually read one of your posts properly....

    Given that only High Seas is listed as a booster then surely the population was doomed since with only one it never had a chance at any reproduction. I mean at least Adam had Eve in the beginning (if that is what you believe) The human race would not have got very far if Adam was all alone like High Seas
  5. Ned888

    Ned888 Seasoned Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
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    Well, the concern I have is that the development team is just breaking in new leadership, who may have different ideas about the direction of the game.

    Some projects that were being worked on may be changed or dropped in favor of other priorities, which adds time and confusion. We also don't see much news about what's in development, so it's hard to determine what's going on.

    Are they doing boosters? Are they fixing UOHerald? Are they improving the EC? Are they doing all this and hopelessly splitting up their resources? Have they just thrown up their hands and given up?

    I wish we knew....
  6. Specialshoes

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    Jul 4, 2008
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    There in lies the problem. Whether we get a booster, an expansion, or just a publish doesn't matter. I personally am wondering "What direction is the game going?" I love to log in. I love the game play. Some thing that were mentioned I was excited for. Are they still on the table? How about arena's? Is the faction revamp going to be picked up again? What about the things in the infamous "video"?

    What things would the community as a whole like to know about?
  7. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 20, 2006
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    Boosters =Cal
    UO w/o Cal = no boosters
    Its simple we have a new Dev head, so he will change what is to be done to his way of thinking of what we need.
    Mind you I said what HE thinks we need, not to be confused with what we actually do need.

    I did like the little expantion of the high seas booster with the small adition to the list of things but it needs far more.

    We gave them ideas for more boosters but as with all things EA you and I both know it went in one ear and out the other with out any real assessment.
  8. Orgional Farimir

    Orgional Farimir Lore Keeper
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    Sep 19, 2009
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    no it is just the last booster sucked so a lot of people, including my self, didn't buy it and we don't really count it as a booster.
  9. I don't think it's extinct, but I do think it was a promise the devs aren't gonna be able to keep.
  10. Well good for you ... heheheh

    Adam and Eve? oh no ...
    Just Adam
    while god was away
    used the apple as bait
    and "eve" was the sound she made

    and that explains "creation and evolution"
    *dusts hands*
    and the obvious riddle bout the apple
    (first biter >should have known< NOT to give to the other ... DOH! )

    apples are only good for bait ... (forbidden to BITE ... remember? )
    (Ergo: Adam >never bit it< ... if he had: he would have silently waited for EVE ... Doh !! )
    and that explains ALOT
    *dusts hands again*

  11. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    The last "Booster" was the Rustic and Gothic Theme packs.... which in all honesty were done very half-a$$.... and then shoved at us... They lacked floors, doors and roofing.... Barely had much by way of additions...

    It did however add Brewing... which is something many asked to get for years... However most of those folk likely don't play much anymore...

    I refused to buy more than one despite my many accounts... as I was sending a message NOT to put out something half done.

    Now how many others also refused to buy the expansion I can say there were a great many...

    Have I missed out? Not really... I don't really care for the vendors in New Magincia... I have one or two crafters who can make the new items.... and quite honestly I haven't actually crafted any of it...

    I bought the expansion for one reason only..... Gothic house tiles.

    I still don't like the fact that they couldn't have at least given us floors and a nice door to match...

    Boggles the mind.

    Now however there is a new producer..... I imagine it'll take him a while to get the "team" moving in whatever direction he see's fit.

    Not sure how many will wait around for that though.

    I'm just going to hope that whatever they do it'll be done well. No more pushing things out the door before they are fully fledged...

    And I agree I hope they are working on a revamp of the Factions... Finishing up the virtues.... getting those arena's up and running.... and really being serious about the art in the EC. And hoping they haven't lost track of the story arcs... hoping we get something new going....
  12. Kayne

    Kayne Guest

    Saw the info on boosters somewhere today and they are meant to be a bi-annual thing. First one being high seas in october 2010. If the rustic/gothic packs count as a booster thats our first this year so we should be due another.

    However this is EA and thats unlikely to happen.

    Fayled I am not entirely sure what your point was about Adam and Eve but I'm beginning to laugh at your posts now
  13. too bad about that (not the laughter, that is actually a healthy sign)
    Too bad about the not understanding ...
    might just take a while to sink in
    (known part of the design/fashion)
    CAN'T explain it any more directly than what is there ...
    gotta "loosen up" a little bit
    (can't explain HOW ... roc prevents it)

    You "know / are familiar with" the concept: We are all brothers?
    how about: We are all brothers, but, only all women are "sister's"? okay ...
    one more step:
    What if the old saw "I'll be a monkeys uncle" was pronounced:
    Your Aunt is a monkey ... ???

    OH Wait!
    Here : Vid + Voice + Text ... <<< THATs the best I can do re: Adam and "EvE"

    As for "God" and or "Intelligent Design"? (more/background)
    *dusts hands*
    done and done

    no charge

  14. Njjj

    Njjj Journeyman
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    Sep 21, 2011
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    Maybe im in minority but I have enjoyed the boosters. But I would like to see them spend at least as much time on improving the new player experience as on new content. I recently started a new account to place a house and went through the motions as if I were just starting out and it seemed pretty dismal out there. You are just not pulled into the game. I saw another discussion about reviving britain and drawing players there but I think a much better idea would be to draw them to new haven. If they can at least interact with established players right at the beginning, then we can at least have a chance to give them a headstart. I know there are a million great ideas on this topic out there and I would gladly sacrifice new content to see them implemented. Nothing would improve the game experience more for me than players coming in.(of course I want to see old ones back as well).

    And I will be making new haven my base town. Apologies if I've gone too far off topic.