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@Mesana @kyronics : Our Wish List for 2019..

Discussion in 'UHall' started by celticus, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. Spartan

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    BTW - even old blackrock will get trash points. <shrug>
     
  2. Laura_Gold

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    On the classic client, save the state of the menu being closed
     
  3. Ezekiel Zane

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    Wouldn't that be nice? After 20 years, lol.

    Seems the paperdoll's favorite place to pop-up is under where I keep Automap.
     
  4. Laura_Gold

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    Consistently use Elizabethan English ("thees" and "thous") and fix all existing text
     
  5. Laura_Gold

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    Boots of rapid quicksand walking
     
  6. Laura_Gold

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    Use the same (Necromancy) ghosty wraith form graphic for both sexes. As it is now, males have an advantage in PvP -- harder to see and so harder to target.
     
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    You know what always strikes me as dumb... why do gargoyles slow when flying over that? How are they affected if they don't touch it?
     
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    Magic carpet a la Ultima V.
    Artwork: It's a one-square goza with a footstool on it.
    Mechanism: The same as for gargoyle flight.

    Bonus: allows human/elf to see gargoyle flight paths.
     
  9. MalagAste

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    For that you'd need special glasses too... not just a piece of rug.
     
  10. celticus

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    Correction: I should have said that putting in Animal Lore Gump showing REMAINING TRAINING POINTS would avoid buyers being RIPPED OFF by pet merchants and pet sellers! Big point since some of the pets in reference are very pricey..That should be an easy addition to the gump. One simple, easy step to avoid all the headache and pain..
     
  11. Laura_Gold

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    Upon login of a character, write the shard, date, time, and character name into the journal, e.g. Woke up: Baja David 10-March-2012 5:54 a.m.
     
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    Remove the skill listed on a Scroll of Alacrity. Let the rapid skill gain be for whatever skills you use in the next 15 minutes.
    Reduce the turn-in point cost for a Scroll of Alacrity, because lugging 5000 items to the trash bin is excessive for one scroll of Alacrity for someone who could actually use a Scroll of Alacrity.

    Remove the armor type from Scours, Washes, Varnishes, etc. Let these things work with any type of armor.
     
  13. Laura_Gold

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    This is going to be unpopular.
    Phase out Scroll of Transcendance.
    They're a fiction breaker.
    Wherever they're being given out now, instead give out the new Scroll of Alacrity mentioned above.
     
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    Fix the Farmer Nash quest in these ways:
    1. Have his pitchfork be a quest item from the get-go.
    OR
    make the pitchfork be so useful (remember "hoe of destruction"?) that you would think twice about giving it back instead of using it yourself.
    e.g. awesome "use best" weapon with all the leeches, swing speed increase, damage increase, hit fatigue, reactive paralyze.

    2. Allow weeding of the garden without having the quest.
    Remove the fiction-breaking text and replace it with "Thou shouldst speak with Farmer Nash about these weeds."
    3. If you're weeding the garden without having the quest, then never find the pitchfork. You still get to battle the -anord monsters though.
     
  15. Laura_Gold

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    Make Power Crystals stackable
     
  16. Pawain

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    Toggle hood up and down on hooded robes etc.
     
  17. Laura_Gold

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    Automatically remove a guild leader when his account goes defunct.

    Make it obvious to remaining members logging on that they need to vote for a new leader
    OR
    automatically replace the guild leader with the member who has spent the most hours in game during the past 30 days.
     
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    When I log in, I get a "You don't have permission to do that" message.

    Please let me know what it is that I don't have permission to do
    AND/OR
    please fix this dumb bug.
     
  19. Laura_Gold

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    You know pets that have regular magery and can't actually teleport?
    They cast teleport and thus waste mana.
    Have them stop casting teleport if they can't actually teleport.
     
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    We* want penguins that are tameable.
    Start at 1-slot, can be trained to 5-slot.
    No built-in magics, abilities, attacks.
    Start off with a decent amount of HP, Str, Dex.
    Sort of like the Krampus's frost drakes, but without Cold Wind to begin with.


    *Just me, right? Great auks are also acceptable, right?
     
  21. Laura_Gold

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    Give a message only when Perfection changes. Seeing "you have achieved perfection" messages each time you swing a weapon isn't useful. Better yet, make an icon for the "buff box" that graphically shows your amount of perfection.
     
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    When mining a vein of rare ore, give mostly the rare ore and not mostly iron.
     
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    Allow marking/recalling to specific spots within the Abyss so that if your shard doesn't have "nice" Abyss houses you can still get in there as easily as other shards do.
     
  24. Laura_Gold

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    Let magery and mysticism pets heal themselves outside of combat for all the same reasons that bandaging pets are allowed to bandage themselves outside of combat.
    Bonus if they also heal and cure their masters -- you know bandaging pets do that, right?
     
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    On the classic client, have the Options save to hard drive when you click OKAY on the dialog box. The way it is now, it doesn't get saved if there's a client crash later, or if you lose connection.
     
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    Shared storage that can be accessed by all characters on an account regardless of which shard
     
  27. Ezekiel Zane

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    Door security targeted to a specific player/account.
     
  28. Laura_Gold

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    Let a grandmaster (or better) miner with 125 str (or better) have a 100% chance of smelting all ores.
     
  29. Laura_Gold

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    A caddellite gargoyle pickaxe, because finding a valorite vein in The Lost Lands is an exercise in futility, isn't it.

    (To everyone who is going to say that he or she found one, try it now. Things have changed.)
     
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    Asked before, Ill ask again :D

    For Pets: Pack Instinct to work off Party members pets as well.
     
  31. Laura_Gold

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    Give unique names to different seeds.
    e.g. Tall Hedge, Short Hedge, Bonsai Tree A, Bonsai Tree B, Bonsai Tree C, Bonsai Tree D, Bonsai Tree E, Hops L, Hops R, etc.
     
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    On login, don't warn me that my boat is linked to my lighthouse unless I actually have a ship in the water, m'kay?
     
  33. Laura_Gold

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    On login I got
    You failed to complete an objective in time

    That's a bug. Please fix.
    o Turn off that message when I complete the objective.
    o Say which objective it is that I failed to complete in time

    ...and in the future ALWAYS have ALL your vague warnings state exactly what's wrong, e.g.
    You failed to complete an objective in time:
    Patience
     
  34. Laura_Gold

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    Fix the bug that causes little snakes in classic client to appear to be flying.
    It wasn't always this way. Why was this bug introduced? Why didn't your own testing catch this?
     
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    Fix the "NO DRAW" that appear above the entrance to the volcano in Eodon
     
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    There's a
    longsword
    and a
    long sword

    that are two different things and have different artwork.
    The second of those was probably intended to be a fencing weapon such as an espada ropera.
    Make it into one. Make it into a one-hand fencing equivalent of the swordsmanship's radiant scimitar, and make it craftable.
     
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    Fix this text so that it's not a fiction breaker and/or fix the quest:
    You are not allowed to damage this NPC unless your on the Guilty Quest

    Even something like this would be an improvement:
    He is magically protected! Someone in Skara Brae may know something of this.

    Edit:
    The endless cycle of revenge would make more sense if both Gregorio and The Lady of Skara Brae were ghosties. Ghosties would make sense because Skara Brae is supposed to be haunted (see Ultima IV, VI, VII).
    Are you creative? Let's hear Gregorio's side of the story.
     
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    Don't spawn turkeys in Luna or the nearby environs.
    Why: Imagine someone herding and killing turkeys in Luna bank until two giant turkeys spawn, and then Provoking them on each other.
     
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    Is this the new count to a million??

    339
     
  40. Laura_Gold

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    Let a prospector's tool be used on a vein without first having to hit the vein with a pickaxe or shovel
     
  41. Laura_Gold

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    Pet-only powerscrolls, that are to be found in loot from peerless, named monsters, paragons, blackrock infected, trammel-ruleset champs, and just about any other monster or critter that has skills higher than grandmaster because you have to wonder how they got that way without having eaten these powerscrolls hey.

    Why: see the other thread which was made specifically for discussing this topic.

    Continuing arguments: please do not post them in this thread; instead use the thread which was made specifically for discussing this topic.

    Comments: Other thread, please. Don't make me call you a wafflehat here which is what you got in the other thread already from someone else there.
     
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    Change a spellweaver's focus only for the better. Some chucklehead is always doing the spell after someone's stepped off the arcane circle.
     
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    Yes but what do you suggest?
     
  44. Laura_Gold

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    Have gargoyles use infinitive verbs and fix all existing text
     
  45. Laura_Gold

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    Take the limits off seed boxes.
    It takes just as much hard driive to store 32767 of a single seed type as it does 5000, assuming 16-bit int, and even with your 1997 tech I betcha that you've been doing 32-bit int.

    ... ... ... Are you still using Borland C++ 3.0 ? No, no you're not.
     
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    Turn in value for Volume I primers
     
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    +three free stable slots per character, which y'all should 'a' given us when Pub 97 hit, yeah
     
  48. Laura_Gold

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    "Exceptional" loot sometimes. More of that, and less of "antique" "cursed" "125 str required"
     
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    YEAH! This one wins all. We need that! Please Devs? Hellooo? Anyone here? Oops! They got wax in the ears, I reckon.
     
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    Fix "judiciously renumerated" and in the future have someone whose first language is English review ALL text that is going into the game.

    It would help if that person was also familiar with Ultima lore, and would not do a gaffe such as saying the Kotl are aliens.

    Get that person on the job before tackling the Mars expansion, please.
     
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