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Developer Meet and Greet Transcript ~ Origin Shard, January 11th, 2021

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[Mesanna]: good evening everyone
[Mesanna]: shall we begin
[Kyronix ]: Good Evening Origin!
[Mesanna]: good evening
[Victoria]: Hello
[Victoria]: I have a question concerning the Tile quest.
[Victoria]: Is there any way we could exchanges tiles we have extra of for those we are missing?
[Kyronix ]: To which tile quest do you refer?
[Victoria]: Virtue tiles
[Mesanna]: are you asking for a way t ochange out tiles?
[Victoria]: yes
[Victoria]: small shard Sonoma I have three extras
[Victoria]: and only need one more
[Victoria]: for the set
[Mesanna]: we have no plans to put that in at this time
[Victoria]: ok
[Mesanna]: but good luck!
[Victoria]: During the EM events we are blocked at casting gate for others to join the fun, I do
[Victoria]: understand why, but there is a problem with getting pets to the fight.
[Victoria]: several time I have enter a EM gate (ordering me pet to follow)
[Victoria]: only to arrival at the battle site without the pet.
[Victoria]: To get the pet there since the summon balls are blocked I have to log out

[Victoria]: and log back, and there are time this takes forever.
[Victoria]: And I have log in only to be dead and the message your pet cannot join you.
[Victoria]: Can we get the pet ball summon fixed for those events??
[Mesanna]: this is the first we have heard of any issue with em gates
[Mesanna]: and pets
[Mesanna]: we will look into it
[Victoria]: ok
[Victoria]: is the fishing pole considered a weapon? If not, why is it not as it is the fisherman’s
[Victoria]: main weapon? If so why is it the weapon engrave tool will not work on it?
[Mesanna]: the fishing pole is not a weapon
[Mesanna]: since it is not considered a weapon it will not engrave
[Victoria]: but then the wood engraving should work but will not
[Victoria]: why is it the wood engraving tool cannot mark Baskets?
[Victoria]: Are they not also made of wood like material?
[Mesanna]: we will add baskets to the list
[Victoria]: thank you
[Victoria]: thats all I have thank you for your hard work all of you
[Victoria]: *waves*
[Mesanna]: thank you
[Mesanna]: good evening
[Kyronix ]: Hello!
[Uriah Heep]: Hello all
[Uriah Heep]: I was tasked, by a few friends, to ask some questions
[Uriah Heep]: and some were posted on various sky boards around
[Uriah Heep]: Victoria saw a few of them, obviously
[Uriah Heep]: *grins*
[Uriah Heep]: but there were so many
[Uriah Heep]: I wrote a book!
[Uriah Heep]: which I shall leave you
[Mesanna]: then email them =P
[Uriah Heep]: and you can answer them as you wish in posts and letters
[Uriah Heep]: you would rather have an email?
[Mesanna]: you can ask a few but if you have many then email the rest
[Uriah Heep]: I’ll just email then, instead of giving you the book
[Uriah Heep]: refresh my memory, please
[Uriah Heep]: of addy
] [Mesanna]: [email protected]
[Uriah Heep]: ahh
[Uriah Heep]: even I can remember that
[Uriah Heep]: *grins*
[Uriah Heep]: thank you for your time
[Mesanna]: easy
[Mesanna]: welcome
[Mesanna]: well thanks for having us tonight Origin
[Mesanna]: that was the last person
[Kyronix ]: That’s it?
[Mesanna]: no more on the list
[Mesanna]: Have a good evening Origin
[Kyronix ]: Hey there
[Falon Foster]: hello
[Falon Foster]: id like too enquire
[Falon Foster]: into why is it that there is so many bug problems that have gone on for years
[Falon Foster]: and cannot be fixed
[Falon Foster]: i am told it is our duty too report too the bug team?
[Mesanna]: you have to be more specific than that
[Falon Foster]: why should it be our job
[Falon Foster]: glitchy monsters get stuck in walls
[Falon Foster]: monsters run really fast
[Falon Foster]: casting throu walls
[Falon Foster]: things like that
[Falon Foster]: the strange characters that appear above door ways when open / close
[Falon Foster]: and what happend with christmas this year
[Kyronix ]: The door that barks out a ajapanese-esque character?
[Mesanna]: We have talked about this
[Mesanna]: in the newsletter
[Falon Foster]: yes the door glitch
[Falon Foster]: its 1 of 3 gltichs
[Bleak]: I have not seen that one. Can you get it to happen everytime?
[Falon Foster]: the door open / close one?
[Bleak]: correct?
[Falon Foster]: its a gltich so it kind of does it whenever it wants too
[Falon Foster]: others get it as well
[Falon Foster]: things not highlighting properly
[Falon Foster]: with mouse cursor
[Bleak]: The problem with alot of bugs is that there is no way to get it to happen 100% of the time
[Bleak]: I have have seen the house sign issue
[Falon Foster]: its the doors
[Falon Foster]: but have you seen the monsters?
[Falon Foster]: thats been reported multiple times
[Falon Foster]: and is currently going on in ice
[Bleak]: If you can send us the locations you are seeing this issue it would be helpful
[Falon Foster]: ice dungeon
[Falon Foster]: in the water
[Falon Foster]: white wyrms and frost wyms
[Falon Foster]: * ice fiends i mean
[Falon Foster]: see this is what im talking about…
[Kyronix ]: We are aware of the issue
[Falon Foster]: it seems you turn these things into our jobs
[Falon Foster]: we pay too play a game
[Falon Foster]: not fill out reports
[Falon Foster]: many very upset players
[Falon Foster]: 1 last question
[Falon Foster]: before i am dismissed
[Falon Foster]: why is it you allow some duped items but not others?
[Falon Foster]: such as duped glacial spell books. but not duped insane tinker leggings
[Mesanna]: because we have not caught them yet
[Falon Foster]: caught what
[Falon Foster]: the people duping
[Falon Foster]: ?
[Falon Foster]: or the items themselves
[Mesanna]: thank you for your questions but I am not talking about duping with you
[Mesanna]: have a good evening
[Falon Foster]: ohh
[Falon Foster]: of course not
[Falon Foster]: ok
[Falon Foster]: well
[Falon Foster]: nice gear
[Falon Foster]: !!!
[Mesanna]: good evening
[Squint]: good evening
[Squint]: friend has queries about nightmares
[Kyronix ]: Hey there Lord Squint
[Kyronix ]: That sounds terrifying
[Squint]: he has noiced they will cast heals but no change in health bar
[Squint]: they dont regain health
[Mesanna]: we are aware of health bars not updating
[Mesanna]: and will be looking into it
[Squint]: but he sees mana dropping so the bar does update
[Mesanna]: we are aware
[Squint]: thealso he was dismayed by the AI of some of the uses of spells
[Kyronix ]: Which client are you in ?
[Squint]: like healing itslef when the mare is at full health
[Squint]: i am in classic
[Squint]: i believe friend is CC as well
[Mesanna]: we will have to look into this honestly
[Squint]: thank you
[Mesanna]: we don’t have an answer for you
[Mesanna]: but
[Mesanna]: are these pets built in skills?
[Mesanna]: does it have the healing ai built?
[Squint]: take a pet to swoop and watch the mare heal itself there even when full health
[Squint]: yes innate magery
[Mesanna]: a reg nightmare that is not trained?
[Squint]: the swoop on rocks cannot touch or mellee the mare there
[Squint]: yet crazy mare tries
[Squint]: trained
[Mesanna]: we will look into it and try to confirm it
[Squint]: thanks
[Squint]: gnigt
[Kyronix ]: See ya
] [Kyronix ]: *waves*
[Mesanna]: good night
[Squint]: say healthy and safe
[Mesanna]: you also
[Kyronix ]: You as well
[Misk]: healthy and safe
[Kyronix ]: Hello there
[Mesanna]: good evening
[Ocilac Brown]: ‘ello and happy new year
[Kyronix ]: Look at that fancy armor!
[Kyronix ]: Wow!
[Ocilac Brown]: i have 3 questions
[Ocilac Brown]: 1.crafting
[Ocilac Brown]: why cant bone armor be dyed
[Mesanna]: just never put it in
[Ocilac Brown]: ok
[Ocilac Brown]: 2.housing
[Ocilac Brown]: will there ever be a custom castle/keep plot
[Mesanna]: no there will not
[Mesanna]: thus the reason we started the contests
[Ocilac Brown]: that sux lol i love customizing
[Ocilac Brown]: ok last one 3.
[Ocilac Brown]: will UO be arond forever?
[Mesanna]: we hope
[Mesanna]: my crystal ball is not working right now
[Ocilac Brown]: yay cas i invested alot lol
[Mesanna]: lol
[Ocilac Brown]: ok ty g’night yall
[Mesanna]: night
[Kyronix ]: See ya, have fun!
[Mesanna]: good evening
[ShroudedDarkness]: Oh
[Kyronix ]: Hello
[ShroudedDarkness]: head rush lol Good Evening!
[ShroudedDarkness]: A few quick questions..first 2 might tie in together
[ShroudedDarkness]: I know you’re working hard on New Legacy, and I am very excited a bout that!
[Kyronix ]: As are we!
[ShroudedDarkness]: I am glad!
[ShroudedDarkness]: Are there any new updates on how that is going?
[Mesanna]: We are dropping hints in the newsletter every month
[Kyronix ]: *nods*
[Mesanna]: so make sure you keep an eye on that
[Mesanna]: and
[Mesanna]: we are planning another video session
[Mesanna]: for this month
[ShroudedDarkness]: Oh awesome!
[Kyronix ]: There’s a lot to unpack so the videos offer us an easier format to talk about our vision for New Legacy
[Kyronix ]: Instead of blurbs of text here
[Kyronix ]: *grins*
[ShroudedDarkness]: *grins back* Oh I agree!
[ShroudedDarkness]: So with that in the forfront, I am assuming that the year 2021 will see more of the Treasures of events?
[ShroudedDarkness]: and Dynamic Champ spawns?
[ShroudedDarkness]: Or do you have other events/surprises in store for the production shards?
[Mesanna]: We have a few global events for the year but the EM’s are putting on events also
[ShroudedDarkness]: Awesome!
[Kyronix ]: Working on our first batch of dynamic events this week actually
[Kyronix ]: Getting the rollout all scoped out so we can let you all know what vile horrible things are coming to Britannia next
[ShroudedDarkness]: Nice! I have enjoyed them very much.
[Kyronix ]: *chuckles*
[ShroudedDarkness]: Oh lovely! *laughs*
[ShroudedDarkness]: So just a few other things…that I think have been posted on the forums about a doom gauntlet/dark father loot upgrade and
[ShroudedDarkness]: what of the empty cavernous rooms and corridors in this lovely castles Dungeon?
[ShroudedDarkness]: Last I risked a trip down there, my voice echoed!
[Mesanna]: Do you have anything else to ask
[Mesanna]: no plans for the dungeon at this time
[Mesanna]: but we have something evil in our back pocket for the future
[Mesanna]: anything else?
[ShroudedDarkness]: Ohhh to get a peak in your pocket *winks* No that is all, thank you for taking the time here this evening.
[Kyronix ]: *digs in pocket*
[ShroudedDarkness]: Have a wonderful night!
[Kyronix ]: It’s just lint
[Mesanna]: thank you
[Kyronix ]: *shrugs*
[Mesanna]: have a good evening
[ShroudedDarkness]: *laughs* you do the same!
[Mesanna]: good night Origin
[Mesanna]: Sweet dreams
[Kyronix ]: Thanks for attending!
[Bleak]: Thanks for coming out!
 

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[Falon Foster]: caught what
[Falon Foster]: the people duping
[Falon Foster]: ?
[Falon Foster]: or the items themselves
[Mesanna]: thank you for your questions but I am not talking about duping with you
[Mesanna]: have a good evening

[Falon Foster]: ohh
[Falon Foster]: of course not
[Falon Foster]: ok
[Falon Foster]: well
[Falon Foster]: nice gear
[Falon Foster]: !!!
How can you accept such an answer?
Better to keep quiet than to face the problem...
 
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Lord Telchar

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i wonder what’s the point of having this meet and greet. No insight provided whatsoever to any questions asked. Even if the answer is no, they should at least tell you the reason and logic why such decision was made. The point for this type of meet and greet wasn’t really about the answer itself, but letting people to understand the decision process behind, instead of a straight forward “no”. Not alone having reply like “I’m not having that discussion with you”. When asked about NL, again they refer you the coming newsletter. Well, they should at least assume everyone who made the effort to attend the M&G WILL read the newsletter, so people are really expecting more insights from you. What a shame they are simply wasting everyone’s time including their own and what a joke
 
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I don’t understand why they loose their time doing those M&G. Always the same BS answers. No detail. No nothing. Seriously, they need to hire someone to deal with the players and Broadsword. This isn’t working at all.

We’re second week of 2021 and they start working on this year’s STATIC events? How the f&$? This isn’t already planned out? They implemented this system to be much easier. JUST. PLAN. YOUR. ****.

This isn’t hard.

I really like the guy who said I don’t pay to play a game to fill reports. They expect us to do their work and when some committed people does it, answer is: we can’t replicate, send an email, go f&$( yourself.

I’m so angry. Sorry


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* Rolls the magic answer D6 * Yes, No, Maybe, I dont know, your not the Boss of me now. Can't talk about it.
 

Kshatriya

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This looked like a transcript for a social gathering to ask some "me" questions instead of hard pointed community questions. I hope this isn't the only avenue to correct issues in game. Because when I read the text it looks like some players were only complaining to these few representatives to raise concerns for their gameplay to the Devs. And I think the reps failed.
 

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Do you all get my attitude of late yet? I see nothing encouraging from any DEV interaction... it's all the same story over and over... they will do what they want... forget any bug or major issue with the game they DO NOT CARE.
 

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Do you all get my attitude of late yet? I see nothing encouraging from any DEV interaction... it's all the same story over and over... they will do what they want... forget any bug or major issue with the game they DO NOT CARE.
I agree with you 100 percent. They seem to just want the pay and phone it in.
 

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Waiting for someone to replace Mesanna!
She's not unable to manage and lead a game like this!
 

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This team is likely here until the end, nobody else will touch UO with a 10 foot pole at this late stage.
It just seems crazy to me that their big idea to bring players back is this bizarre temporary shard, even crazier is the fact they still haven't given any real details about it when it's obviously all they have really worked on for the past year, at the very least.
They should have spent more time fixing the game they had, the one people still loved and played after 23 years, not stuck all their eggs into the one basket of a new shard that is doomed to failure because they are so inept. Yet again they have proven how woefully out of touch they are, nobody asked for this shard and few people seem interested in it.
If they had made a new shard set just before AoS I bet they would have way more interest, I know I would have jumped on that, this airy-fairy idea 'New Legacy' is so vague on when it is set and what the rules will be.
 

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I would really like these "Meet and Greet" to take place live, to be able to talk face to face with devs or her.
I don't think he would respond in that "unfriendly" way publicly, also because she'd surely find someone who would answer her properly!
The "lady" forgets that we pay for this game and the minimum is knowing how to answer.
 

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I would really like these "Meet and Greet" to take place live, to be able to talk face to face with devs or her.
I don't think he would respond in that "unfriendly" way publicly, also because she'd surely find someone who would answer her properly!
The "lady" forgets that we pay for this game and the minimum is knowing how to answer.

when they made the announcement of New Legacy, it was live.
And they are doing it again this month.
you can ask questions there, but topics will probably only be answered if it
has to do with New Legacy.
 

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its been about two years now since I proved an issue with the loot system making too many "fortified" "of defense" items. Kyronix tested it and seen the issue on TC when I explained it which means he was able to replicate it. Still has been no word on whether they are going to fix it or not. LOL
 

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Dropping hints in the newsletter about NL?! Hahahaha. Heres this wild and random thought... after a year and a half of development, why don’t they tell us what the planned features are. Surely they‘ve decided what the initial feature rollout plans are right? *echoing silence* No? Ok then...

Lead developer/ project manager of the year leading the team, folks. Lord, if she worked for me I’d have fired her for incompetence by now.
 
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Dropping hints in the newsletter about NL?! Hahahaha. Heres this wild and random thought... after a year and a half of development, why don’t they tell us what the planned features are. Surely they‘ve decided what the initial feature rollout plans are right? *echoing silence* No? Ok then...

Lead developer/ project manager of the year leading the year, folks. Lord, if she worked for me I’d have fired her for incompetence by now.
They aren't saying because ...
1. it's still really vaporware
2. they don't want player input - to them it's whining
3. they can't decide where to have dinner, how can they decide on game mechanics?

Any one or any combination of the above. Your choice.
 

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They aren't saying because ...
1. it's still really vaporware
2. they don't want player input - to them it's whining
3. they can't decide where to have dinner, how can they decide on game mechanics?

Any one or any combination of the above. Your choice.
I’m leaning toward door number one
 

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I would really like these "Meet and Greet" to take place live, to be able to talk face to face with devs or her.
I don't think he would respond in that "unfriendly" way publicly, also because she'd surely find someone who would answer her properly!
The "lady" forgets that we pay for this game and the minimum is knowing how to answer.
I wish they’d done live Q&A like on YouTube or Twitch once a month instead of those M&G. I really wanna see her face when she answers: « I’m not gonna discuss this with you »


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They aren't saying because ...
1. it's still really vaporware
2. they don't want player input - to them it's whining
3. they can't decide where to have dinner, how can they decide on game mechanics?

Any one or any combination of the above. Your choice.
Pretty sure it's #2 which they will get regardless of what they say or do... And they continue to get... pretty much about everything... They just chose to ignore 99% of all player input... and do whatever suits their whim at the current moment in time subject to change depending on what way the wind blows and how many planets are in line at that particular moment...
 

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If they actually cared about what players wanted or listened to sensible suggestions they wouldn't keep losing so many subs, how many times have they had a 'great' idea and players have told them it won't go the way they think and they do it anyway and make things worse. You start to wonder how they got so out of touch with the player-base. Just because something was a good idea in <insert other game here> does not mean it is appropriate or will work in UO.
 

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If they actually cared about what players wanted or listened to sensible suggestions they wouldn't keep losing so many subs, how many times have they had a 'great' idea and players have told them it won't go the way they think and they do it anyway and make things worse. You start to wonder how they got so out of touch with the player-base. Just because something was a good idea in <insert other game here> does not mean it is appropriate or will work in UO.
The most recent example of which are the Shard Bound "of the Three" & "of Ice" Armor Sets.
 

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They choose to make items shard-bound that shouldn't be and then refuse to make the one thing shard-bound that should be, EM shard event items, with still no reasonable explanation. On the other hand, given how ridiculous Kyronix explanation of why the Armor Sets, quest tiles etc. are shard-bound their excuses would probably not make any sense anyway.
 

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If they actually cared about what players wanted or listened to sensible suggestions they wouldn't keep losing so many subs, how many times have they had a 'great' idea and players have told them it won't go the way they think and they do it anyway and make things worse. You start to wonder how they got so out of touch with the player-base. Just because something was a good idea in <insert other game here> does not mean it is appropriate or will work in UO.
Let's be honest. The ONLY thing Mesanna cares about is keeping her RMT cronies happy. She should be ashamed. @Bleak @Kyronix Let her know what people REALLY think about her!
 
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If they actually cared about what players wanted or listened to sensible suggestions they wouldn't keep losing so many subs, how many times have they had a 'great' idea and players have told them it won't go the way they think and they do it anyway and make things worse. You start to wonder how they got so out of touch with the player-base. Just because something was a good idea in <insert other game here> does not mean it is appropriate or will work in UO.

The answer to this is simple. They don't play the game. At least not the way most of us play it. Logging in on a super account and having your way with things is one thing. Starting as a noob, playing in a guild, and observing first hand as a player is totally different.

And most of the input lately seems to come from a select few? Yet we keep paying (so far)
 

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with the quality arrange fella looking off his nut, or completely uninterested on the live stream and the "engineer" failing with Skype I have little faith that things are going to get better.

the fact is none of them know how to get to grips with the game system. They are incapable and thats why they are pushing ahead with the unwanted NL. shard, they are creating from new.

Draconi where are you ?
 

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During the EM events we are blocked at casting gate for others to join the fun, I do
[Victoria]: understand why, but there is a problem with getting pets to the fight.
[Victoria]: several time I have enter a EM gate (ordering me pet to follow)
[Victoria]: only to arrival at the battle site without the pet.
[Victoria]: To get the pet there since the summon balls are blocked I have to log out

[Victoria]: and log back, and there are time this takes forever.
[Victoria]: And I have log in only to be dead and the message your pet cannot join you.
[Victoria]: Can we get the pet ball summon fixed for those events??
[Mesanna]: this is the first we have heard of any issue with em gates
[Mesanna]: and pets
[Mesanna]: we will look into it
On Sakura this morning this happen to me when moving thru the EM gate, Pet had the All Stop, All Follow me commands when moving from one champ spawn to another, I had to log out to get the pet there. If there was a push thru on the pets they would have zero problems with this. I was lucky as the area I was petless was not to dangerous and was able to log back alive.
 

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So it's not EM Gates that are the issue, it's the fact that there are so many people going through the gate at once and the pet can't push through them is the issue?

I haven't been to an EM event in a very long time but the last one I was at, I saw the shard hoppers casting gates.
 

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So it's not EM Gates that are the issue, it's the fact that there are so many people going through the gate at once and the pet can't push through them is the issue?

I haven't been to an EM event in a very long time but the last one I was at, I saw the shard hoppers casting gates.
Does casting gated increase lag? Or some people try to mislead others into going in the wrong gate?
 

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People gate from the location...I understand the issue, once that gate opens, all 100 people there try to go through at the same time :/ Stupid....that's why when I do go to events, I wait until most everyone else is through before I go, common sense....it's not very common :/ *shakes head*
 
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