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[News]UO Stratics House of Commons Chat 3rd June 2010

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Community News, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Community News

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    House of Commons ​


    122nd Chat Log ​

    Zephenia - Welcome EVERYONE to the 122nd Ultima Online House of Commons chat on Stratics. The team will introduce themselves and we will begin! Remember, only send your questions to the 2 [QT]'s.

    Mesanna - Hello everyone, I am Mesanna, Associate Producer
    Mythic_Uriah - *waves* ... I bring the bagels
    MythicMark - This is Mark (sometimes know as Shade) and I'm a designer on Ultima Online
    Axel_Mythic - Hey all! I'm Billy, software engineer.
    Mythic_Phoenix - Howdy folks! I'm a designer-type as well.
    Logrus_Mythic - I'm Logrus supposedly a designer and I break stuff.
    Bleak - Hey Everyone, I2019m Bleak, Software Engineer
    brian - I'm Brian, another software engineer.

    Nightcrawler - What is the status of the faction test server? Will we be seeing more attention to factions in the next few months?
    Mythic_Phoenix - Factions updates are currently on hold while we go over the feedback we've received thus far. I can't offer a firm answer on when we'll be making further updates.

    Xevei_GL - Additional House Storage upgrade? I desperately need one. Support your local packrats!
    Mesanna - That is a subject we are discussing and its something we should have an answer on before the end of summer.

    - A question for Mesanna. If she going to be doing another event? And Is she coming back to Napa?
    Mesanna - Yes I will be doing an event on every shard sooner or later, and yes I do want to return if they will have me.

    Nightcrawler - Is the possibility of a classic shard under consideration? If so, what time period would it be geared towards?
    Mythic_Uriah - The classic shard is under consideration, As stated in the letter earlier this year we would have an answer before the end of the year, There is no other update to its status

    PotionMaster - So I hear you guys are going to activate all old player accounts.. Are you guys also thinking about reactivating a pre Trammel server?
    Supreem *gears grinding*
    MythicMark - see previous question on that last one
    Supreem *chuckles*
    Mythic_Uriah - o_O

    - With party-enabled features such as Mysticism's cleansing winds and the new bardic abilities, can we get a party option for instanced looting?
    MythicMark - There is not a plan to do instanced looting right now but it is not out of the question.

    Basara - Question for the server tech types: I was in the Underworld on Lake Austin, killing Gray Goblins for music gears last friday, when I had UO lock up, and I had to abort out of the program. When it restarted, I was by Ter Mur moongate, hidden on a character with no means to hide. Did something happen to the server that resulted in my being "Telestormed" to safety, like at old-school events?
    Supreem - I'm not exactly sure what happened there. It sounds like the server might have crashed and you were restored back to your last saved location.\
    Supreem - If it happens again, send in a bug report with as much information that you can come up with. :)

    Axel_Mythic- We got a large art patch coming up for Pub66.5 to fix some of the Gargoyle armor issues. For Pub67, we're gonna continue to focus on bug fixing. Post away on the Enhanced Client forum on Stratics. Our eyes are always on that.

    Adesteria - Are there any plans for another expansion in the future? Or is the focus on the content at hand?
    Logrus_Mythic - If we were working on super secret expansion content, it would no longer be super secret content if we said we were focusing on it.

    Spoon - Are you still planning to changeover to the enhanced client and stop support for the 2d?
    Mythic_Phoenix - Where'd you hear that? Someone tells dirty lies! We've never had plans to abandon the 2d client and we will continue to support it.

    Zephenia - Please post your questions to [QT]Aesop and [QT]Faerunner - they are waiting!
    Supreem *whistles a tune*
    Bleak *dances a jig*

    Logrus_Mythic - Will Logrus ever get to put giant mutant ninja chickens in the game?
    Logrus_Mythic - probably should have submitted that to a QT
    Supreem - Not on mesanna's watch!

    DaKaren - Could the ability to unlock individual items in a locked down container be restored? Having to unlock the entire container and then reset permissions on each individual object is very carpal tunnel unfriendly.
    Mythic_Phoenix - We are investigating this and hope to fix it soon.

    Adesteria - Any plans for new Vet rewards? Or are they super secret too?
    Mythic_Uriah - Mutant Ninja Chickens are now working on Fiction for the Live game ... and will be replacing the Server Backend by next November
    Mesanna- Yes we have plans for new Vet rewards =)
    Logrus_Mythic - lol
    Axel_Mythic - halp

    - are there any plans to revamp theiving skill as its pretty much useless?
    MythicMark - We realize we haven't been giving the devil his due with the thieving skill, we hope to put more of your neighbor's gold in your pocket soon.

    Lost - Will the Magincia rebuild be coming soon?
    MythicMark - Magincia will be back by the end of the year, we are hope you enjoy the story of its triumphant return in the upcoming live events.
    Supreem - So New's Years party will be in Magincia this year?

    - When does the next part of the current fiction start? (Pt2) Are there any plans to have Mesanna stop stalking me in game?
    MythicMark - The next part of the current fiction will begin with 66.5, it is the beginning of a new plot thread that is leading toward the return of Magincia. Also, Mesanna says she doesn't know who you are but she will gladly kill you.

    Lint - Will the EC map ever be able to display houses, custom houses? The EC seems to have a smaller housing cache than the classic client. Each time a house comes into view, even if I was just there 10 seconds earlier, it is slow to reload. Any plans on improving this, or an explanation why it happens?
    Axel_Mythic - The EC map is a different beast from the CC map, so we use some image compression tricks to get the houses on there. Because the compression is costly to the cpu, the update rate takes a hit.

    Llewen - These days everyone is moving faster, computers are more powerful, connections are more reliable and faster. Is there any plan to speed up the movement rates of mobs in the game?
    Mythic_Phoenix - Yes, we'll be taking speedhacking away from players and giving it to the mobs. :)
    Mythic_Uriah - heh
    Supreem - *bonks phoenix*

    Anon155 - Any chance of a future embroidery kit that would allow "embroidering" clothing items much like other engraving kits?
    Mesanna - Thats a great idea I think we will steal it =P
    Mesanna *grins*

    JoO - I will name my first born after the dev team member that spear heads the effort to fix riding swipe not working on faction horses. Any Takers?
    Mythic_Uriah - Actually there was a developer who attempted this and ended up in a rubber room describing the smell of Blue ... it's tough to fix, so we have to tread carefully on this one

    JCtheBuilder - Could something be done about upping the max resolution in the Classic Client? 800x600 makes everything look so tiny on today's large resolution monitors.
    Supreem - The Classic Client uses a custom software rendering engine that is very complicated and only designed to run on specific resolutions. We decided a long time ago that it would not be feasible.
    Supreem - If you want a bigger resolution, try switching to the Enhanced Client. Running the game at 1920x1200 on a 24" widescreen monitor is just beautiful.
    Supreem - ./end shameless plug

    - Can we have Dev named Voodoo dolls for Halloween? *evil grin*
    Mythic_Uriah *sound of the ding of gleaming teeth here*
    Mythic_Phoenix - Sure. Since some of us already have player-named Voodoo dolls on our desks, that would only be fair.

    Mythic_Phoenix - And...it's a wrap. Thank you everyone! :)
    MythicMark - Goodnight everyone, thanks for coming!
    Logrus_Mythic - Now its time to say good bye to all our company
    Axel_Mythic - Good night all!
    Logrus_Mythic - and the nice HOC
    Mesanna - Later everyone, I will be seeing you soon!
    Mythic_Uriah *meanders off most likely to be eaten by a grue*
    Bleak - Goodnight everyone
    Logrus_Mythic casts invis on a grue somewhere
    brian - Bye everyone!
    Supreem - Night fellas... *goes back to server fixes*

    Zephenia - Thanks for coming everyone! Logs will be posted shortly. Join us in #ultima-online if you wish to chat!

  2. Lord Chaos

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    Not very good questions and not very good questions selected. They totally avoided the hard ones, including a question of the legality of UO search sites, whether they follow previous guidelines (being a cheat and illegal) or they have new guidelines (as they sometimes do). Instead we get questions about mutant chickens. *sigh*
  3. Mapper

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    I think the Devs get to pick which questions to answer. (Not 100% sure how a HoC works)

    A couple nice questions in there, Thanks Devs.
  4. vwrmic

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    Yes unfortunately it seems they chose which questions they wanted to answer, yet if you notice, they didn't have questions all the time.

    I asked twice if Dye Tubs could be looked at having their vet usage restriction removed and both times they would not answer the question. I don't understand why..

    I also asked a question about the resolution on the 2D client in regards to one already mentioned, again, not answered. As far as I'm aware I was one of the first in with my Dye Tub question as well. :sad3:

    Overall, I was very disappointed with the chat.
  5. Lord Chaos

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    I spoke partially in error and caused misconceptions, the QT's doesn't filter questions apart from duplicates and such.
  6. G.v.P

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    Haha, my question was asked, plus I enjoyed actually talking to Logrus, who continues to be the most personable Dev as of late. So I thought it was a dope HoC! I was also impressed by the amount of Devs present at the HoC. I think some people are sour grapes because their Qs weren't selected.

    Thing is, they addressed third party programs (speed), they've already released a statement on that recently, so that covers UO Search Sites (which rely on illegal third party programs to collect the data, yes, of course they are illegal) as well.

    As for dye tubs, you could always and still can have a vet dye said items for you if your all access won't support your account age. However, if you are talking about buying a tub and not knowing how the system works, and now wanting the Devs to change something because you made a mistake, well, that's something else entirely. I'd think changing dye tubs might not be that pressing a matter to the Devs at current. Right now they are focused on Bard Masteries, Third Party Detection, and who knows what else (oh yeah, an official word on Mag!).
  7. Evlar

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    Can't wait until later in the year to find out for certain ;)
  8. longshanks

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    *big yawn*

    I guess i was looking for more meat in this and less potatos.
  9. Tay M'real

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    that was a waste of time
  10. Obsidian

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    I wasn't able to make it last night. I was hoping they would answer a question on altering more items to be usable by gargoyles. Will there ever be a Gargish Diamond Mace or perhaps a Gargish Ornate axe? And what about coverting stuff back from Gargish to human/elf. At present converting a pair of glasses or a crimson cincture to gargish is a serious decision because it can't be switched back. Did I miss any sort of discussion on this sort of issue?

  11. Chap

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    And this is why EA/Mythic should provide search sites on the UO webpage as a service. Make super accounts which gather the info, in control of EA/mythic. Buy the scripts of the creaters of search sites.

    Thing is, its a good feature and its 2010.
    As much as I love running around checking vendors its such a pain with all these new items.
  12. G.v.P

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    Would def be nice if they upgraded the way we browse vendors to something more modern, but in-game as well.
  13. AesSedai

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    - Cal I do earnestly wonder:
    Was the "Server Backend by next November" -part serious? If so that would be lovely and worth waiting for; along with the super turtle vet rewards or whatnot ;)
  14. GarthGrey

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    You Die Hards are amazing. I stopped reading after the 7th straight "we don't know/there's no info/maybe later this year" answer. Yet the same people reply the same "Oh fantastic HoC, wow the devs are really great and personable and bleh bleh bleh...", I love this game too, and have for over 12 yrs, but I'm damn sure not blinded by that love...
  15. AesSedai

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    - I'm still thinking about this one.
    * ponders potential E and C client improvements *
  16. Requiem_baja

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    May 18, 2010
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    Question 1: *insert random question*
    answer: We think we might possibly do something sometime...you'll know by the end of the year
    Question2: *insert another random question*
    Answer: Its under consideration and investigation.
  17. popeto

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    aka no there will not be a classic shard - we are just using the same tactic we've used before - showing that we have a slight interest in a classic shard in order to see if we can get some oldschoolers back to play the game that has been patched to death and ruined.