Developer Meet And Greet from 2014-04-30

Developer Meet And Greet from 2014-04-30

This meeting was held in English. It was logged by Flair[1].

Mesanna lets begin
EM Avalon Arakad you there ?
Mesanna hi Arakad
Arakad Thorn hey!
Arakad Thorn wow … ok
EM Avalon *smile*
Arakad Thorn Just a few questions about current content
Arakad Thorn will there be any improvements or additions for the High Sea’s? customize ships, more deed areas etc?
Arakad Thorn and the second question would be any new recipes for the distillery? Its been pretty lack in comparison to others of its like
Mesanna as far as adding more ships
Mesanna we are not looking at that at this time
Mesanna sorry what do you mean by deed areas?
Arakad Thorn what about improving the ones we have now? Such as armor additions [perhaps slows the ship but makes it stronger]
Arakad Thorn Deed areas such as the Britanian ship, it has two areas and only one square each
Arakad Thorn perhaps make the cannon slots also areas to place deeded items or able to lock items down on the surface of the ship?
Mesanna We will add those to our future ideas
Mesanna we do want to add to the high seas and make it better
Arakad Thorn there was an ammo idea as well *actually from a free shard* – they made a Snare ammo – that slowed down ships such as a paralyze spell
Arakad Thorn I don’t mean to babble a lot of questions, these have been on my mind for a while now. And appologize.
Mesanna Thank you for your comments
Mesanna thats what this is for
Mesanna to listen to your ideas
Mesanna what you would like to see
Arakad Thorn and the distillery? is there any plans to add more recipes?
Mesanna always possible
EM Avalon *grins*
Mesanna we all like to drink =P
EM Avalon like Coffee?
Arakad Thorn *laughs* I was thinking drinks similar to the fish pies
Arakad Thorn and coffee .. we need coffee
EM Avalon *smile*
Arakad Thorn ok! well then … thank you for your time!
Kyronix Thanks!
Vino Jack greetings
Vino Jack from the line cannot see/hear anything so not know what been aske/told so far
EM Avalon sorry sleeping at the switch
Bleak Hi
Mesanna Greetings
Kyronix Hello
Misk Test!
Mesanna What is on your mind Vino
Vino Jack have 4 items on list from town and guild
Vino Jack having mouse oproblems
EM Avalon *hides the cat*
Vino Jack Stackable cooking ingredients such as for fish pies Samuels Sauce and Mentos stuff
Vino Jack *i resemble that remark*
EM Avalon *smile*
Vino Jack Any word on if MyUO being re-worked?
Mesanna Yes MyUO is being worked on
Mesanna finally!
Vino Jack yeah
Vino Jack Variable city trade deal costs perhaps based on number citizens of all city on shard
Kyronix And we are adding new stackables to the list where we can
Kyronix rather than lower the cost we are adding new ways for governors to organize so they can
Kyronix raise funds
Kyronix as well as taking some monies from the sales of banners and titles
Vino Jack will stop there and allow others to speak
Vino Jack thank you
Kyronix and a new traders quest that is being worked on right now
Mesanna thank you
Kyronix Thanks for your qeustion!
Mesanna Have a good evening
Vino Jack
Mesanna yes sir
Mesanna Hi Zath
Zath Stoneworker Good evening.
Bleak Hello
Zath Stoneworker My question is regarding the new player experience.
Mesanna The one we have not done yet?
Mesanna or the current one?
Zath Stoneworker As it stands now, it is quite dire on people who are trying to start the game for the first time.
Mesanna agreed
Zath Stoneworker They get very poor equipment, and there is no good hunting grounds to teach them the basics of the game while rewarding them.
You see stone pavers
Zath Stoneworker In a way to increase the attach rate of trial accounts. I’d like to know what is being planned to address this issue now that we will soon be at stean.
Mesanna First let me say we can only do so much with the team we have
Mesanna we do have a good plan for a new player experience but we have something in front of it first
Mesanna UO is 17 years old
Mesanna we might get a few new players but we will probably get returning players faster
Mesanna either way they need to be re introduced to UO
Mesanna Every year it changes
Mesanna and seems to be a new game if you are away
Mesanna we as a team have alot of good ideas
Mesanna we want to do so much
Mesanna and have some really good ideas
Mesanna but we can only so so much at a time
Zath Stoneworker I understand. I also manage projects, and I know that you have time limitations.
Mesanna but a new player experience is on our list to do
Mesanna We want new and returning players
Mesanna trust me
Zath Stoneworker I’d just like to see them having to rely less on veterans to equip them so they will have a good time when trying the game again.
Mesanna We all know new players have no idea what to do next
Mesanna how to get around
Mesanna where to go
Mesanna where to travel etc
Mesanna our idea in this is to guide them around the world
Mesanna not keep them in one area
Mesanna then let them go
Mesanna not baby them but let them earn what they need
Zath Stoneworker I am glad to hear that it will be addressed. My next and last question is about resource gathering. I am a rather new player myself, being around for only almost 3 years, and in that time I had a very hard time gathering resources.
Zath Stoneworker Ore and lumber, mostly. Mining seems to not pay the time you invest on it, and getting enough to fill BODS can prove to be a challenge.
Mesanna Then you are going to love what Kyronix is going to tell you
Kyronix Well you’ll be able to get some much better equipment compared to what is out there now
Kyronix Right now, in development, we have changes that remove the old loot generation
Kyronix And replace it with what many refer to as “Shame Style” loo t
Kyronix And rolling that out globally
EM Avalon *smile*
Zath Stoneworker That will be nice indeed.
Kyronix We are very excited for it
Kyronix *grins*
Mesanna thank you Zath
Bleak great questions
Zath Stoneworker One very last thing that came in general chat. Is there a chance to see a gather all button for botanny? It takes 225 clicks to empty a 3×3 raised bed.
Mesanna that is a pain in the butt isn’t it
Mesanna we will look into it
EM Avalon oh on so many levels its a pain
Zath Stoneworker A simple for loop at the gather seed and gather resource would solve that. :)
Mesanna Are you an engineer?
Zath Stoneworker And with this, I take my leave. Thanks for hosting this meeting.
Zath Stoneworker I have a bachelor in computer science, so, sorta.
Mesanna Thank you Zath
Zath Stoneworker Nice to have you around. I will leave the spot for the next in line.
Kyronix Thank you for your question!
Mesanna Thank you
Mesanna Hi Raven
Kyronix Hello Raven
Raven Hawk Can we have coffee beans? The cooks can brew it and the tinkers can make the coffee machines
Raven Hawk Hello all
Bleak Hi Raven
Mesanna we need big coffee pots
EM Avalon yes we do!
Mesanna I will add that to our wish list
Mesanna how about that
Raven Hawk thank you
EM Avalon *moves it to the top of the wish list*
EM Avalon *grins*
Mesanna coffee beans to grow and coffee pots to brew
Mesanna your next xmas present
Mesanna a coffee pot
Mesanna lol
Kyronix *chuckles*
Raven Hawk I have another question:
Raven Hawk Could you please change the default llocation changing to “nothing” after having been on a boat?
Raven Hawk Did I word that right?
Kyronix Could you be more specific?
Mesanna do you mean if you get kicked off?
Raven Hawk Okay
Raven Hawk Maybe it’s just in EC
Raven Hawk I set a default location on my rune book
Raven Hawk I can use it over and over again as long as I don’t go on a ship
Raven Hawk After I go on a ship, the default is set back to nothing
Mesanna that is a bug
Bleak I will look into this
Raven Hawk and I have to reset the default location
Misk that should be pretty simple to fix!
Raven Hawk thanks
Kyronix Thanks for your questions!
Raven Hawk That’s all I have
Mesanna thats for the bug also =)
Raven Hawk thanks
Mesanna thank you Raven
Tika W Majere Hi! <3 I’m so glad you came to visit! It’s really nice to see you in game form!
Mesanna hi Tika
Kyronix Hello!
Tika W Majere Okay so like…
Bleak Hey
Misk sup
Tika W Majere I wanna say that all of the holiday deco and recent packs have been much appreciated…
Tika W Majere Atleast in my castle. 😉
Tika W Majere However…
Tika W Majere Our clothing, while classic… is… lacking…
Tika W Majere Any plans for future fashions?
Mesanna Clothing is alot more detailed to put in
Tika W Majere *puss in boots eyes*
Mesanna it takes the artist alot longer so we have to plan
EM Avalon oh geesh
Mesanna Oh I want new clothes
Mesanna New female clothes first!!!
Tika W Majere hehe Right on! YAY!
Mesanna cause WE rule
Tika W Majere *confetti*
Mesanna ROFL
Tika W Majere And lastly… undie dye tub?
Mesanna rofl
Mesanna I wish
Tika W Majere haha
Tika W Majere Lastly! LASTLY!
EM Avalon *chuckle*
Tika W Majere Mesanna Lanturn for Legends.
Tika W Majere Pllleeeaaazzzeee
EM Avalon !!
EM Avalon ooh
Mesanna I will do one
Tika W Majere YAY!
Mesanna I promise
Tika W Majere Like right now?
EM Avalon haha
Mesanna I will come kill you all soon
EM Avalon eek
Tika W Majere Had to ask. <3 Much love to y’all. Thank you for your hard work!
Mesanna Thank you
EM Avalon oh my
Kyronix Thank You!
lil Ray Grettings I have several questions to ask.
Mesanna hi Lil Ray
Bleak Hi Ray
Kyronix Greetings!
lil Ray Will you in the future allow crafting of raised garden beds and planters
Mesanna planters maybe but not garden beds
lil Ray not even the small version
Mesanna we sell those
lil Ray i need more for free
Mesanna LOL
lil Ray lol
EM Avalon dont we all
lil Ray last question
Mesanna nice try though
EM Avalon haha
lil Ray back in the day at crhistmas time we had a raindeer vs santa vs elfs any chance we can do that
Mesanna I remember those shards
Mesanna Bleak can we get those back?
lil Ray Last thought more items to steal is good for more
Bleak I will check and see if we still have this code
Bleak : )
lil Ray thx
lil Ray have a good day
Mesanna hi Sakura
Sakura-X hi
You see stone pavers
Kyronix Hello
Sakura-X sorry I cant face to face…
Sakura-X ok
Mesanna its ok
Bleak Hey
Sakura-X I did
Sakura-X And sorry, my English is not good
Mesanna thats ok
Sakura-X Question
Sakura-X Will Skill Cap will be araised from 120 ?
Mesanna We do not have any plans to raise it higher than that
Mesanna at this time
Sakura-X But, Power Scroll is no value now
Mesanna so we need to come up with a trade in system
Sakura-X I think it is not good situation
Mesanna like tokuno dyes system for scrolls =)
Misk you can turn them into points with Cleanup Britannia…
Mesanna we are always adding new items to the clean up
Sakura-X Is there any change of skill cap?
Mesanna total skill cap?
Mesanna I would like to bump it a little
Mesanna maybe just a little bit =)
Sakura-X not total
Sakura-X I wish change from 120 to 125
Mesanna no
Mesanna we are not going to change that
Sakura-X I see
Sakura-X OK, thank you
Mesanna thank you
Kyronix Thanks for your questions
ANDROMEDA hiya guys…good times 😉
Mesanna hi Andrp,eda
Kyronix Hello
Mesanna wow
Bleak hi
Mesanna Andromeda too
ANDROMEDA prob the dumbest asked here
ANDROMEDA is there a possibility of change in the runebook area
ANDROMEDA i wish to secure this
ANDROMEDA 16 isnt enough
Misk more entries in the book?
Mesanna more locations?
ANDROMEDA i wish to secure this
ANDROMEDA i wish to release this
ANDROMEDA more entries…im carring 13 in my pack atm
Mesanna I actually agree with you
ANDROMEDA maybe multi pages
Mesanna it was fine when they were first put in the game
Mesanna but we need bigger better ones
EM Avalon *nods*
Mesanna good suggestion
Mesanna thank you
ANDROMEDA tyvm hun
Kyronix Thanks!
Mesanna hi Furley
Furley’s greetings all
Kyronix Greetings!
Furley’s I was wondering how is the new Counselor program coming along?
Mesanna I have over 250 applications
Mesanna going thru them
Furley’s omg
EM Avalon wow
Mesanna please keep in mind we have to get Bleak to write a new system for us
Furley’s when do you plan on getting it going?
Mesanna we are not going to be using the old system
Furley’s Thanks all for coming out, and gnite
Mesanna I will be getting all the letters out probably around May
Mesanna I will be getting them robed on TC1 so they can learn they powers in June
Mesanna hi Aragorn
Kyronix Hello!
ARAGORN hi all its an honor to meet yall :)
Mesanna Nice to meet you also
ARAGORN I did finally get to see your state of uo address on youtube..very nicely done
Mesanna we plan to have those more often
ARAGORN you mentioned on there about gold going away and going to a ledger system?
ARAGORN can u explain that in more detail plz?
Mesanna Actually not yet
Mesanna we do not have it all figured out in detail yet
Mesanna but as soon as we do you guys will know
Mesanna I hate to say something and it be untrue
ARAGORN can it be summarized at all? maybe concept?
You see stone pavers
Kyronix Our high level goals are to basically make large amounts of gold easier to store
Kyronix trade
Kyronix and so on
Mesanna it would be account tracked
Mesanna gold will still be in the game but not in the large quanities like it is now
Mesanna no checks
Mesanna which frees up so much space
ARAGORN very interesting idea
Mesanna and look at all the atm vendors we will do away with =P
Misk you will still be able to have gold for deco purposes
ARAGORN oh my bank manager will have to go on unemployment..darn
Mesanna lol
EM Avalon haha
Mesanna we hate to put anything out of business
EM Avalon unless its a lawyer
ARAGORN hehe she’ll get over it..thats the price of business
ARAGORN one more question is any future plans for invasions? like the one that happened back in 2004?
ARAGORN in britain
Mesanna Kyronix
You see stone pavers
Kyronix Never know what nefarious types will spring up in an effort to disrupt our peaceful cities
EM Avalon *chuckle*
Kyronix We definitely want to add a little flair to invasions like we did with the Minax invasions
Kyronix Make them more fun and dynamic
ARAGORN :) i look forward to it thank yall for your time :) *bows*
Kyronix Thank you
Kyronix *grins*
Mesanna Our time is coming to an end we will answer one question from each person in line
DevilsOwn evenin all and thanks for coming to Legends!
Mesanna Greetings
Kyronix Hello!
Bleak Hello
DevilsOwn my question is about high res art project – it was slated for possibly this year
DevilsOwn how is it going?
Mesanna we are working on it
Mesanna we hope to have our first pass out later this year
DevilsOwn housing tiles slowing you down, yes?
Misk it has not made it to QA yet, so not super quick
Mesanna so many tiles
DevilsOwn thank you for your time, I look forward to it,, and possibly new housing tiles
Kyronix Thanks for the question!
Mesanna Hi Arakad
Arakad Thorn Lo’ I tremble before the dark lady … I risk my life again
Mesanna lol
Arakad Thorn I am in contact via ICQ to some who couldn’t make it tonight
Arakad Thorn one of them wants to know about Morph earrings, they allow humans to wear / use elf items. Any plans on including gargoyles to that list?
Misk not at this time, and honestly probably not ever
Arakad Thorn Another asks a good question about Magery spell: Polymorph. Every magic brought out gives alternate forms special abilities
Arakad Thorn Why not improve Polymorph, as Magery seems to be falling behind
Misk magery offers diversity
Mesanna We have been looking at so many other things we have not even though about updating magery
Mesanna to be honest with you
Arakad Thorn true, Necromancy has alternate forms that allow different advantages/disadvantages. I believe the question is – will you improve on that spell with the new content? New forms to chose from. And give those forms the appropriate updates
Mesanna we should do a magery mastery
Mesanna and you are asking more than 1 question
Arakad Thorn *sorry – you can kill me for free later*
Mesanna but I can kill you for free now =P
EM Avalon eek
EM Avalon quick run
Mesanna lol
Arakad Thorn *laughs*
Kyronix Thanks!
Caelyr hello!
Mesanna hi Caelyr
Kyronix Greetings!
Bleak Hi Caelyr
Caelyr you’ve mentioned at times that you all have a lot on your plates
Mesanna always
Caelyr and recently asked for ideas on new rewards, etc
Mesanna yes sir
Caelyr would you consider broadening that to allow for user generated content?
Mesanna define that
Caelyr such as art assets and other things which would consume precious hours
Caelyr perhaps ideas or content could be voted for democratically
Caelyr steam, for example, has its workshops
Mesanna this is true
Mesanna its something that we can look into
Mesanna since we are Broadsword and not EA
Mesanna that option is actually open to us
Mesanna so I will not say no
Caelyr congratulations, by the way
Mesanna thank you
Caelyr here’s to the future, eh
EM Avalon here here!
Kyronix Huzzah!
Caelyr thanks for your time
Mesanna thank you
EM Avalon haha
Mesanna hi Nazoc
Kyronix Greetings!
Bleak Hello
Nazoc Hi, just one quick question
Nazoc Why is house placement disabled on TC ? When will it be back up ?
Mesanna Bleak is working on it
Mesanna so he can answer it
Bleak I will be working to get housing back up and running soon on TC1
Mesanna we have alot of people asking the same question
Bleak The plan is to have it up by tomorrow.
Nazoc oh ok thank you very much
Kyronix Thanks for the question!
Mesanna hi Athena
Athena Rage hello
Kyronix Greetings!
Athena Rage im not sure which chat to talk in sorry
Misk this one is fine
Mesanna ?
Athena Rage i had 3 questions but will ask 1
Athena Rage ive read on web page bout the shroud of the avatar, but im confused, is that part of uo, or all
Athena Rage together different game?
Misk altogether different game
Mesanna It is not UO
Athena Rage so its not part of uo?
Mesanna Nope
Mesanna Different game
Athena Rage ok tyvm for your time Great ones
Athena Rage bows
Mesanna You are most welcome
Kyronix Thanks for your question!
Mesanna Thank you Athena
Savoua Fair Eavning
Mesanna hi Savova
Kyronix Hello!
Savoua Fair Will Factions continue as a lead for PvP in Felluccua?
Kyronix We are in the process of replacing factions with a more agile PvP experience
Savoua Fair So wait to restart in it?
Mesanna We will be getting together a player group
Mesanna to give us input
Savoua Fair Ill keep an eye out.
Savoua Fair Thank you
Mesanna please do
Kyronix Thank you for your question!
Seledor Greetings and well met all
Mesanna hi Seledor
Kyronix Hello!
Bleak Hi
Seledor I hav greatly enjoyed the presence of the Sea Dragons over the yrs
EM Avalon *smiles*
Seledor I was just wondering if they could b made more interactive to attract more interest in them
Mesanna I personally would love to see more sea creatures
Kyronix Hear Hear!
EM Avalon *hides glee*
Mesanna so I guess our answer is its very much possible
Seledor it would giv us players who r not able todo the major battles something to do
EM Avalon *grins*
Seledor Ty for ur time
Mesanna dragon turtles!!
EM Avalon haha!
Alice Wonderland *Cheshire Cat Grin*
EM Avalon wooo
Alice Wonderland *HUMS*
Mesanna hi
Bleak Hello
Alice Wonderland Hail my UO Gods and Goddess
Mesanna How are you Alice
Alice Wonderland well my dark lady
Alice Wonderland My question is related to being able to use the house art for castles
Alice Wonderland and make them more customizable
Alice Wonderland stained glass windows, get rid of barrier at the front entrance
Misk meaning customizable castles or using the existing wall art to decorate casles?
Mesanna we have had many discussions about making castles customizable
Alice Wonderland either and perferable both
Alice Wonderland wonderful! hopfully very soon!
Alice Wonderland *Cheshire Cat Grin*
EM Avalon that smile scares me
Mesanna I can say we are always talking about it
Alice Wonderland *cackles*
Alice Wonderland *nods*
Alice Wonderland thank you Great ones
Mesanna do you have a white rabbit in your pocket?
Kyronix Thank you for the question!
EM Avalon dont ask…
Alice Wonderland close ….
Mesanna sorry
EM Avalon haha
Alice Wonderland *winks*
EM Avalon afraid to know
Mesanna lol
Agatha Hi. – With the upcoming Vice vs. Virture, are Faction “Arties” being kept? Or will players need to
Mesanna hi Agatha
Agatha adjust their suits in advance?
Misk similar artifacts will be made available
Agatha Some of the mods on faction artifacts can essentially make or break a suit, which is why I asked.
Misk with identical or potentially better stats
Kyronix We aren’t interested in forcing people to redo the hard work they put into their suits
Kyronix That’s no fun :(
Agatha Ah yes, that was my concern Kyronix.
Agatha Thank you all for your time, have an excellent night!
Kyronix Thanks!
Mesanna I was on the team when they first put in Factions
Mesanna it was broken then
Mesanna I was on the team when they tried to fix factions
Mesanna it was worse after that
Mesanna everytime it just seems to get worse
Mesanna time for a change
EM Avalon *nods*
Tika W Majere I couldn’t stay away!
Mesanna Tika you have been here already
Tika W Majere Okay
Tika W Majere I just would like to say…
Mesanna quickly then
Tika W Majere You should come visit us more often!
Tika W Majere That is all!
Mesanna lol
EM Avalon haha
Tika W Majere 😀
Bleak lol
Mesanna I am coming to kill Legends please show up
Mesanna lol
EM Avalon hee hee hee
Tika W Majere I’ll be near the front of the line! 😉
Tika W Majere Thank you!
EM Avalon they like to die
Mesanna *hugs*
Tika W Majere *hugs*
Tika W Majere Thanks!
Mesanna Thank you Legends for having us
EM Avalon Thank you Mesanna and Devs for gracing us with your presence
EM Avalon we have enjoyed having you
Mesanna Again if you have any ideas for rewards or gifts we would love to hear them
Kyronix Thanks for having us!
EM Avalon *coffee pot!*
Bleak Thanks for having us!
Mesanna please email me with your ideas so I can get them on the list
Mesanna Thank you!
Mesanna Good night all
EM Avalon good night!
Kyronix Have a great night everyone!