UO Stratics House of Commons Chat 3rd June 2010

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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

Mesanna – Hello everyone, I am Mesanna, Associate
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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? 800×600 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 1920×1200 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

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
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!

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