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If i was your producer, i would have done this...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Gunga_Din, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Gunga_Din

    Gunga_Din Guest

    I would have had something to hunt near graveyards that dropped jet black mugs or something to loot, like the leprechauns from 1999. This halloween event blows. Took me 5 mins to realize it was a waste of time. Even the begging items are the same as last yr.

    How about some black crows u can tame as pets? (GVP gave me that idea)
  2. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    maybe you could have the pumpkins destroyable? After 20-30 hits, Mashed by special ubws/mage weapon war hammer obtained thru quest or explosion spells or something? give more to do, and helps solve a problem
  3. Ahuaeyjnkxs

    Ahuaeyjnkxs stranger diamond

    Nov 16, 2008
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    Theres a reason they don't do things like that... they're working on something else to blow our mind away.

    Umm just like a virtuous vampire... or a bushido necromancer... :banana:

    Kidding, I dunno it seems to me that if I was lucky enough to work at EA on UO.. I would do tons of stuff like that, ON MY SPARE TIME !

    I would come home, feel oh so lucky to work on something so cool, then I'd log on and fill this world with things I have seen in my multi-dimentional voyages.
  4. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    ... falling sheep - lord knows they're big enough for a 1-hit kill
  5. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Feb 12, 2005
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    I still think it is naive of us to assume all the content has been found.

    Remeber the Brit Invasion? - 15 minutes after the initial waves started and folks were hollering how lame it was. Tooo easy and stuff. Finally after a while the Generals showed up and shut everyone up.

    Remember Halloween 2006? - Folks griping about named pumpkins, and trick or treat being all there was. The along came The Grim Reaper that was whoopin everyones ass.

    Remeber Halloween 2009?? Everyone bitchin and moanin about "just recycled content".. Then finally along comes the Harbinger that did like Grim and whooped everyones ass?

    Remeber ALMOST ANYTHING the Dev's have done and folks started griping and whining off the bat?? Oh wait... not that same pattern here is it? And no, I am not talking about just you.

    Content has been active for what appears to be a little over 24 hours, and it took you 5 minutes to realize it's a waste of time? Sorry, but some things take time to discover or figure out.....

    *sits back and waits for something that shows up to WHOOP everyones ass*

  6. canary

    canary Guest

    I do hope there is more than just these masks.

    To be honest, they aren't that nice looking (imo) and the whole thing is a bit underwhelming... especially when you think about the really nice events we had in years previous.

    So far this is just... bleh.
  7. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Players have 2 choices.

    1) Enjoy the event and make the best of it even if it's a let down from the previous year. For better or worse you just have to do what is fun for you.

    2) Just dont do the events if you don't like it.

    lets make it 3 choices....

    3) Do the event and it's not to your liking then complain on stratics. It will do no good complaining and the event wont change this year.
  8. canary

    canary Guest

    Yes, god forbid people come to a message board to chime in with opinions or vent. Oh, the humanity! :next:
  9. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Dont hate the messenger. Hate the facts.

    Never said he or anybody couldn't chime their opinion. You are misreading the 3rd choice. The event is in place and complaining about it and saying it "blows" will not change the event for him.

    Opinion or not, the comments like....if i was a prodcuer this is what I would do..or if I owned UO this is what I would do.... really doesn't matter. Whoever is in charge of it there are always complaints. Because some may say they would of did this and that doesnt mean all others players will like it.

    Thats Life........ :eek:snap:
  10. canary

    canary Guest

    So in other words you just like stating the obvious. Gotcha.

    Again, message boards = opinions. Here is another opinion (and it, like yours, is an obvious one). If you don't like reading opinions that 'this event stinks' then by golly just avoid them.
  11. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jul 3, 2004
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    You are funny. Again you are misreading and misunderstanding it yet again.

    Please reread my first post tweety. I once never said he or anybody could not voice their opinion. I said it wouldnt change anything because the event is already live basically speaking.

    Btw what is your opinion of this event? Instead of arguing with me over what I said state your opinion and move on.

    Far as I'm concerned it's fine as it is and gives people plenty of options to do things. Can't make everybody happy but as I said before...thats life. So there is my opinion of the event.
  12. :lol: Not to speak for canary ... but ... he is rightererer
    He knows that not only are some of the twitchers BORED to tears and trolling within 14 micro-seconds
    he also knows that some folks just can't never ever ever ever ever ever take a little point of correction
    and that some will just HAVE to get some agreement that what they wrote was the mostest cleverest of all things written in all time and
    If NOT ... well ... what IS their opinion of the thing that someone elses opinion was slightly challenged on?
    there now being some perceived challenge to some possibly mal-formed opinion THAT MUST be settled before some folks quit reading and are left with the impression that the wrong idea was left in some anonymous potential readers mind as to which opinion mattered more and or was more closely aligned with the current proper philosophy that is currently perceived to be the most correct pending further investigation by a blue ribbon panel of acknowledged experts in the particular field under discussion at this point (rather that precise point) in time ...

    in other words:
    LET IT GOOOOO Zosmos :danceb:

    time will tell ... now ... GOODNIGHT!
  13. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jul 11, 2004
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    I think I first mentioned the crow idea to Uvtha, would be like parrots we have now except you could get a crow to put in your house :) thought it be sorta neat for those wanting a different kind of house pet while using the same base graphic for a perch. Was thinking along the lines of the bats we got awhile ago, and how it would have been neat to have something halloweenish yet usable all-year (as I looked at my house and noticed, like a Christmas decorator IRL gone lazy, all my halloween stuff was still up from last year ;D).
  14. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    If I were(sic) your producer, i would have done this...

    Dermott Introduces: The Dermott UO Fall/Halloween Patch and Publish:

    It's Fall!

    After a client patch, the map files will show a change to reflect the fall season. Temperate areas on the facets will gain fall foliage and a more fall-like atmosphere.

    The day/night cycle has been tweaked for a more fall-like experience. Days and nights will occur for roughly equal timeframes with night being slightly longer than daytime.


    Pumpkin Patches

    - Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Killer Pumpkins begin spawning in fields,
    - - Jack-o-Lanterns spawn at an Uncommon rate and will have the names of current Devs, GMs and EMs. These can either be collected, or used in the quest outlined below.
    - - Killer Pumpkins spawn at a rarer rate and are the same as the ones spawning now

    Trick or Treating

    Trick or treating is active. Occasionally, in lieu of a trick or treat, the NPC may ask you for the Jack-o-Lantern of a given Dev/EM/GM. Giving the J-o-L to the NPC will give a special reward.


    Scary things come out at night. During the night time, the graveyards will turn into mini-champ spawns starting with low level undead cycling through more powerful until the Grim Reaper himself makes an appearance. The champs spawns subside during daylight hours. During the daylight, some treasures (of the more macabre type) can be found by acting as a grave digger.

    Just an idea or three, taking some current and past things, newly implemented systems and a few wishes of my own and throwing them together.
  15. Zyon Rockler

    Zyon Rockler Guest

    I agree with this. It's not that I don't like the Halloween Event. I think it was alot of fun or is alot of fun.

    Every year I find myself thinking the same thing and don't get me wrong, i'm not complaining. I'm just really confused. Every year it's as if they take all the good content out from the year before and then spend huge amounts of time putting something new in.

    Why is it done this way? I think every year they should just add on to what happened the year before. Think about it. If it's been 14 years, that's at least 14 things that should be happening on Halloween, minus the Shard of the Dead.

    So, what I would do as the producer is, always make sure that the new items going in would be unique the next year. One way you could do that is by using a date. For example: If you have lollipops every year, you could have an 07 lollipop and then the next year, you keep the lollipop but change the date stamp.

    So, now, we've added something that will stay in the game forever and also become rare the following year. So, now the next year, we add in the cemetary spawns. Now, the next year, we still have those cemetary spawns. Say you don't want the book to spawn or the trinket, ok, just change the items. Don't remove the whole spawn.

    So, now we have lollipops and mini spawns. I also think these systems should start up automatically, at a certain date and time. This way all the different systems that are added, automatically come into play on a certain date and time.

    To me, this would make the game improved, rather than taking stuff out, there would be more. Like, with Christmas you could have the Christmas Tree. You put a date on the tree and the next year you have another Christmas Tree but now you add reindeer but there's a date on the reindeer. So, now everyone can get the same thing but what makes them rare is there age or how long they have been in the game.

    Same thing with snow. It should start at a certain time of year. Like Spring Cleaning. If they came up with certain items that could be used year after year, the system could come on automatically and then if the Devs wanted to add something special or new or tweak some things, they could do it before the systems came online.

    So, then you would always expect certain things from the server, on a certain date and time and the Devs could always add things but if they didn't, it wouldn't matter that much because people would already be doing all of those different things that they do at that time of year.

    I never understood why they would remove the other systems. There's nothing happening in the graveyards, there's no pumpkins with our names on them. There's no Jack-O-Lanterns with the Dev's name but they could of used everything. Maybe they would of made things more rare. Like, maybe only one black pumpkin would spawn. Maybe only 5 Jack-O-Lanterns would spawn but all of those things would still be there.
  16. canary

    canary Guest


    In the end, it gives MORE for a player to do.

    Choice is good! Not everyone wants to wait for possible EM Masks from these creatures. I find that, personally, boring and tedious. Variety is the spice of life.