Newsletter 16: June 30, 2017
We are putting the finishing touches on Publish 98, we hope to publish to TC1 soon with World Wide later in July.
The planning for the party is going great and everyone is really excited! The preliminary itinerary is looking like:
- Friday, September 22, 2017
- 9:30am - 10:30am - Meet up and sign in, have a cup of coffee, and take your seat.
- 10:30am - 12:30pm - Guest speakers will be Starr Long (Lord Blackthorn) and Richard Garriott (Lord British).
- 12:30pm -2:00pm - Lunch and Cake!
- 2:00pm - 5:00pm - UO Devs talking about what is planned for UO, with Q&A.
- 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner break
- 7:00pm - 12:00am - Music, cash bar, socializing, prizes and a costume contest!
- Saturday, September, 23, 2017 - BBQ at Frying Pan Road Shelter #1
- Food will be served around noon.
- Games and fun!
Please contact us immediately if you no longer plan on attending!
We understand not everyone is able to come in person but we are not leaving you out! We will be setting up a raffle for 3 Grandfathered Castles that will be given away to people that are not able to come to the party. More details on this raffle will be available as the party draws near. I will also be giving away 3 castles at the party so the people attending will have a chance also to receive a castle.
I would also like to mention we are not giving up on new castle designs, we will be releasing a TC1 only tool to allow you to build a castle design we can make available as a non-customizable house in game. We are really looking forward to seeing these!
Finally, I would like to remind everyone to update their email addresses attached to their accounts to make sure we have the most up to date contact information if we need to contact you.
See you in Britannia,
Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong Producer
Animal Training Balancing
The feedback from the recent animal taming update has been incredible! We know many people are enjoying taming new creatures to accompany them in their adventures throughout Britannia. We have been monitoring the feedback from these changes and will be deploying the following changes as part of Publish 98,
- Pet control slot requirement will only adjust when tamed. Pets that undergo the Animal Training process will no longer have their control slot requirement updated. Pet control slot requirement will still advance after applying available training points. The Animal Lore gump will now display accurate information 100% of the time.
- Pets with magery mastery will no longer teleport to player targets.
- Removed spell damage increase cap damage versus pets. Increased player direct damage cap vs pets to account for max hit points.
- Corrected issue with special move cooldown for pets versus players.
- All pet damage is now reduced by 50% when targeting players.
- We will continue to make balance changes in the future based off 1 versus 1 scenarios.
Question & Answer Corner
All questions were taken from our Baja M&G:
1. Why can some Lions heal and some cannot?
Wild lions have an approximate 1 in 6 chance to get healing ability when fighting. This only applies to wild lions, not tamed lions.
2. Can gem carts give out rare gems?
This is something we can look at making available in a future reward.
Below are the issues we are aware of and will be looking into in the near future:
- Looking at the viability of necro pets
- Adding hue ID to the EC client for mobiles
- Spending unused training points for pets
- Pets getting stuck fighting the Myrmidex Queen
- Fixing Carpentry and Tinkering BODs
- Pet AOE damage not targeting properly
- Getting credit when Provoking at champ spawns
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