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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 8:06:04 AM

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>Addressed an issue with followers being lost at logout.
>When a player logs out, followers (pets, hired NPCs) will be auto-stabled, returning to the player upon login.

Even if the packie has its pack full of ore? WOO-HOO! SIGN ME UP FOR
CAMPING SKILL AGAIN!!!

>Pets that do not automatically return to the player can be claimed at the stable master.

Which makes no sense considering the first change.

>Arrows that miss their target will now be recovered automatically, rather than dropping to the ground behind a mob.

So you run behind the mob, grab the arrow, and run back really, really
fast. This makes no sense and unbalances archery again.
>
>Shortly after dropping out of war mode, any recoverable arrows will be placed in the player's backpack.

See above.

>Players in peace mode no longer auto defend against attacking mobs or players.
> To prevent archers from wasting ammo

And if I lag out and am attacked by a mongbat, my Glorious Lord
Grandmaster Swordsman gets wasted. Yeah, right.

>Players no longer accumulate points towards Treasures of Tokuno rewards when defeating enemies.
>
>Ihara Soka will still be around to reward players for turning in artifacts.
>
>The help screen has been updated.
> Links to the UO homepagehave been updated.

"...and there was much rejoicing. Yea."
>
> Only new players will have the option of teleporting to Haven.
>
> New players are given the option to page a counselor.
>
>Everyone will see the other -> other petition options
>The login error screen has been updated to include more information about why the error occurred

I saw that this morning. Bloody all useless to read it.

>Purchasing an advanced character is now handled through an automated process.

"...and there was much rejoicing. Yea."

>Promotion codes will be purchased via webpage. Activating these codes in game will give a token which can be activated or traded. Activating the token will begin the advanced character process.

"zzz...zzz...zzzz..."
>
>Doing a mouse-over of the house deed being traded will now provide more specific information on the house being traded

"zzz...zzz...zzzz - *zwap* Are we there yet, Mommy?"
--
"For all the days of your life prepare,
And meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil bear,
And when the hammer strike."

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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 8:06:05 AM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 04:06:04 GMT, OrionCA <OrionCA@earthlink.net> wrote:

>So you run behind the mob, grab the arrow, and run back really, really
>fast. This makes no sense and unbalances archery again.

I don't care if this makes sense. I really hate going hunting only to
find the place littered with bajillions of arrows. I always suggested
they decay as fast as bodies but this works.

>And if I lag out and am attacked by a mongbat, my Glorious Lord
>Grandmaster Swordsman gets wasted. Yeah, right.

Well, autodefend has been broken for ages anyhow. I'd rather get the lag
fixed though, if that was really still an issue.

>>Players no longer accumulate points towards Treasures of Tokuno rewards when defeating enemies.
>>
>>Ihara Soka will still be around to reward players for turning in artifacts.

I wonder why they are turning off the Tomarties though. Illshenar still
makes paragons. There are some places where it's rather tough to go now
because of the paragons.

Let's see...other bugs they continue to ignore:
Live monsters with lowercase names get uppercase corpses. Minor but shows
a lack of QA.

Paladins can't mark runes. I consider this to be a design flaw.

Combat focus is broken. (See above.) If a monster targets me, but I
target another, once I defeat that one I just stand there and never defend
against the first one.

What is the point of some of these skills on items. Self Repair 1???
Useless. Unusable combos? Needs redoing. Needs programmer with IQ over
25.

Monster line of sight is broken. They should not target through walls,
etc. This is usually just annoying but because autodefend is busted it
can be a real problem in some places. For instance if you're on top of
the corrupt shrine on Fire Island and are fighting demons (fix the daemon
name already like you said bunch of lazy bast...) you might discover you
keep targeting the dragon inside the building even in the midst of battle.
Stupid.

Fix the bandage lag. If I can see an explosion or other spell effect on
my screen and then press my "apply bandage" button, there is no way the
server should still be reporting that my character is not injured.

Fix the problem with body piles. If you're fighting a bunch of monsters
or whatever, it's a pain trying to check the bodies for loot sometimes.
How about letting the slayer of a monster make the corpse go *poof* like a
treasure hunter can now do to chests? And no annoying "are you sure
prompt".

How about letting the users specify a given screen location for corpse
gumps to open. Right now we can let them auto offset or open in a random
location (apparently).

How about adjusting some of the screen gumps so they dock better. I'd
like to dock my paperdoll and status gump. Spell icons could dock
together as well. Make it optional in the uo.cfg file.

How about making the skill scroll gump remember it's settings on exit so
you don't have to resize it (after dying) and open up your custom skill
group, etc. when you start playing.

Heck, why close all the gumps when you die anyhow. How about leaving them
where they are?

Hmmm, I guess I will post most of this to the U.Hall in case any EAdiots
are listening.

--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 10:29:41 AM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 00:28:37 -0500, Michael Cecil
<macecil@comcast.net> wrote:

>On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 04:06:04 GMT, OrionCA <OrionCA@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>>So you run behind the mob, grab the arrow, and run back really, really
>>fast. This makes no sense and unbalances archery again.
>
>I don't care if this makes sense. I really hate going hunting only to
>find the place littered with bajillions of arrows. I always suggested
>they decay as fast as bodies but this works.

Hey, at 14-17 gold each, I collect them. Sometimes my archer leaves
Shame with more arrows than when he walked in AND killed a boatload of
monsters.

>>And if I lag out and am attacked by a mongbat, my Glorious Lord
>>Grandmaster Swordsman gets wasted. Yeah, right.
>
>Well, autodefend has been broken for ages anyhow. I'd rather get the lag
>fixed though, if that was really still an issue.

It will be an issue the first time you lag out and log back in dead
with a couple of Headless gnawing your corpse. Here 's suggestion to
archers who don't want to waste arrows: "PUT DOWN THE BOW!!!" Or
limit auto-defend to melee weapons. If mages can't autodefend with
spells, why do archers auto-defend with bows?

>>>Players no longer accumulate points towards Treasures of Tokuno rewards when defeating enemies.
>>>
>>>Ihara Soka will still be around to reward players for turning in artifacts.
>
>I wonder why they are turning off the Tomarties though. Illshenar still
>makes paragons. There are some places where it's rather tough to go now
>because of the paragons.

It was an event to celebrate the opening of Samurai Empire. They want
to make the items collected into rares for the collectors.

The rest of your post was interesting but off-topic. Publish 33 is
Publish 33 and these other things await some future publish when they
want to sweeten the cheese. I suspect, though, that there won't be
all that many more after "Mondain's Legacy". Have you noticed that
the Britain Bank on Trammel is starting to look as lonely as the one
on Felucca? Used to be bank sitters 22/7, selling junk, pets, and
macroing skill points off other players. Late at night, weeknights, I
can hear the crickets chirping now. I'm guessing it will stagger on
until about the 10th anniversary and then quietly fold, having beaten
all the critics' predictions about the "imminent demise" of UO.

--
"For all the days of your life prepare,
And meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil bear,
And when the hammer strike."
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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 10:29:42 AM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 06:29:41 GMT, OrionCA <OrionCA@earthlink.net> wrote:

>Hey, at 14-17 gold each, I collect them. Sometimes my archer leaves
>Shame with more arrows than when he walked in AND killed a boatload of
>monsters.

How much??? I collect them too, but the last time I played my archer for
anything other than doing Guild maintenance was before the Trammel/Felucca
split. Arrows weren't anywhere near that expensive then. Of course I
have some ten thousands stack away in my house not counting the feather
and log stacks. Hmmm. Maybe I should work on my archer.

>It will be an issue the first time you lag out and log back in dead
>with a couple of Headless gnawing your corpse. Here 's suggestion to
>archers who don't want to waste arrows: "PUT DOWN THE BOW!!!" Or
>limit auto-defend to melee weapons. If mages can't autodefend with
>spells, why do archers auto-defend with bows?

Yeah, that was always annoying. Just have to disarm all the time. Then
of course, you do have to wait for the rearming delay when you finally
find a target you want to engage.

>It was an event to celebrate the opening of Samurai Empire. They want
>to make the items collected into rares for the collectors.

Yes, I know but it really doesn't make much sense to me. They need to be
more consistent with the way they create artifacts. Too many different
rule sets.

>The rest of your post was interesting but off-topic.

Off thread perhaps but not off topic. Or haven't you heard of "thread
drift" before?

>Have you noticed that
>the Britain Bank on Trammel is starting to look as lonely as the one
>on Felucca?

I haven't ever been there since the split. (I've only been to Khaldun and
that was just a couple times.) I never use the Britain bank anyhow. My
home was initially on Verity Isle so I use Moonglow's bank, through the
crush created by T2A even unto this very day when my home is up at
Candelabra Point.

>Used to be bank sitters 22/7, selling junk, pets, and
>macroing skill points off other players. Late at night, weeknights, I
>can hear the crickets chirping now. I'm guessing it will stagger on
>until about the 10th anniversary and then quietly fold, having beaten
>all the critics' predictions about the "imminent demise" of UO.

What shard are you on? I just went to Atlantic's WBB and it is teeming at
2AM on Sunday night.

--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 12:12:47 PM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 06:29:41 GMT, OrionCA scrawled:

>
> It will be an issue the first time you lag out and log back in dead
> with a couple of Headless gnawing your corpse. Here 's suggestion to
> archers who don't want to waste arrows: "PUT DOWN THE BOW!!!" Or
> limit auto-defend to melee weapons. If mages can't autodefend with
> spells, why do archers auto-defend with bows?

Spells are independant of combat status - which is probably why.

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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 12:14:20 PM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 07:04:46 GMT, Michael Cecil scrawled:

>>Have you noticed that
>>the Britain Bank on Trammel is starting to look as lonely as the one
>>on Felucca?
>
> I haven't ever been there since the split. (I've only been to Khaldun
> and that was just a couple times.) I never use the Britain bank anyhow.
> My home was initially on Verity Isle so I use Moonglow's bank, through
> the crush created by T2A even unto this very day when my home is up at
> Candelabra Point.

Brit bank in Fel was so empty that it was just me there during peak time!

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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 7:30:18 PM

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>
> What shard are you on? I just went to Atlantic's WBB and it is teeming at
> 2AM on Sunday night.
>

Chessie WBB has 0 - 5 people there at any time. The new gathering spot
became Luna with the Britan Invasion and may have 15 to 25 characters
between the bank and the moongate.

They do need to adjust the spawn of paragons. There are not enough hunters
to keep them in check. I've seen six or seven on the same screen on a couple
of occasions and promptly got driven out of Ilsh if I'm out of the Confusion
potions and can't break their target-lock on me.
June 14, 2005 2:20:59 PM

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"Michael Cecil" <macecil@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> How about letting the users specify a given screen location for corpse
> gumps to open. Right now we can let them auto offset or open in a random
> location (apparently).

you can fix it so that it appears top right corner...but it would be nice to
have it in any desired location.

Archeon
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