All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:56 am 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Fair
Post Rep: 2
 Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 6247
WiseOne wrote:
Well if you want to go that far then technically there were no free shards back then so this whole shard is not era accurate, maybe we should all pack up and leave.

Or maybe people should stop whining and enjoy the fact Derick and staff are taking the time to organize fun events for us so people can actually enjoy playing the game instead of farming the same old spots, macro reagent buying and so on.

Actually, there was free shards back then.

Boondock_Saint wrote:
It's a shard event to ruin era accuracy. But whatever.

I don't see the correlation that this ruins era accuracy. Staff events have nothing to do with accuracy. If the staff wants to run an event with a plague on stable pets that is their choice just like the choices that OSI management made back then. We are not emulating any specific shard and only the game mechanics that existed during the time frame and era at that time. The staff here choosing their style of events in what ever shape or form is completely era accurate. This shard does not aim to replicate pyschological patterns of the OSI staff during this time period.


Top
 
These Support SecondAge
Links open a new window.
UOSA Donors & Subscribers do not receive these ads.

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:25 am 
Offline
User Rep: Unsung
 Profile

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:51 pm
Posts: 72
A server wipe would only delay the re-assertion of what you notice to be the problems of this shard, Suspect.

I know how you feel, I myself would like an entire re-do of the shard, with accuracy based on the demo server + patch notes from that date to UOSA date, 1 account per person, and no supported automated programs/tree hacks.

But this is where we are today, this is where it is, if you really want to help the shard; get in there and play like you really mean it!


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:43 am 
Offline
UOSA Subscriber!
UOSA Subscriber!
User avatar
User Rep: Good
Post Rep: 1
Good
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:47 pm
Posts: 4550
edit: way off topic


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 am 
Offline
UOSA Donor!!
UOSA Donor!!
User avatar
User Rep: Trustworthy
Trustworthy
 Profile

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:14 pm
Posts: 3115
I don't mind it since all I have are dragons in my spots. I gave away like over half of my dragons and ww's to begin with since it really is just a money sink and a waste of spots that someone else can have. Might as well just make it unlimited lol..


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:58 am 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Trustworthy
Trustworthy
 Profile

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:16 am
Posts: 1806
Location: Behind Yew
Faust wrote:
Actually, there was free shards back then.




There WERE free shards back then.

Were there really? Back in 99? I genuinely did not know but thank you for filling me in.

Cheers


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:13 am 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Trustworthy
Trustworthy
 WWW  ICQ  Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Posts: 9003
Location: Cove
rwuser wrote:
Do we know where this vile spirit of destruction came from? Did it source from the stables themselves or the world outside?

I think over-crowding was the culprit.

_________________
Image
"The text in this article or section may be incoherent or very hard to understand, and should be reworded if the intended meaning can be determined."


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Fair
 Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 6247
WiseOne wrote:
Faust wrote:
Actually, there was free shards back then.




There WERE free shards back then.

Were there really? Back in 99? I genuinely did not know but thank you for filling me in.

Cheers


Sphere and UOX were the emulation software of the early days back then that started getting popular in '98 around the time the Abyss shard was frequently hitting its capacity limits.


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:58 pm 
Offline
UOSA Donor!!
UOSA Donor!!
User avatar
User Rep: Kind
Post Rep: 2
 Profile

Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:28 pm
Posts: 1763
Location: North Brit
Boondock_Saint wrote:
It's a shard event to ruin era accuracy. But whatever.


If you're crying because you had a bunch of stable slots parked with useless animals, then just remember that people pulling those type of moves would most likely get jailed by GMs on OSI.


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 1:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Fair
 Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:04 am
Posts: 660
Location: Dirty South USA
Derricks skill in legitamacy has increased by .1 percent. Keep up the good work!


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:24 pm 
Offline
User Rep: Unsung
Post Rep: 1
 Profile

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:38 am
Posts: 127
Unfortunately, this drastic effect did nothing to alleviate the "stables are full" problem. A week after all stabled pets are killed off, stables are once again full, meaning this is really griefers at work taking up all the stable slots with bunnies. This did nothing but kill off a few old dragons that I've had since I started on the shard and the first nightmare I tamed, big losses for me considering how old they were that I've kept them alive all this time.

I'd have maybe been ok with losing all my dragons and nightmares if it fixed the problem, but it obviously didn't.

Unless you plan on purging all stables weekly?

If you're going to kill off everything, I'd rather go without shard accuracy and put a limit on the number of stabled pets each player can have. For a player who is strictly a tamer, this drastic reaction just ruined the game for them.


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:40 pm 
Offline
UOSA Donor!!
UOSA Donor!!
User Rep: Kind
Post Rep: 2
 Profile

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:49 am
Posts: 936
Everyone wants more events then when derrick makes one for us we all nit pick at it can we just say thank you derrick and stop the hate

much love derrick your doing a great job id say just ban the trolls but well we are all trolls


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:53 am 
Offline
User Rep: Unsung
 Profile

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:37 pm
Posts: 65
Location: Poland, Warsaw
kevin-theidocghost wrote:
Everyone wants more events then when derrick makes one for us we all nit pick at it can we just say thank you derrick and stop the hate

much love derrick your doing a great job id say just ban the trolls but well we are all trolls



^
|
|
|

This


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar
User Rep: Trustworthy
Post Rep: 1
Trustworthy
 WWW  ICQ  Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Posts: 9003
Location: Cove
Ripplinger wrote:
If you're going to kill off everything, I'd rather go without shard accuracy and put a limit on the number of stabled pets each player can have. For a player who is strictly a tamer, this drastic reaction just ruined the game for them.

We have not and will not delete any player pets intentionally. Some player pets were lost unintentionally due to the unexpected death of some stablemaster shortly after the patch, as described in bug reports and the patch note updates.

The natural attrition of player pets has been occurring since the patch, and it remains true that the majority of the pets in stables are not cats and dogs and rats and the like. We expect that the pets stabled will continue to decrease into sane levels; and as the transition progresses a few more stable masters will be hired.

There is not yet any indication that an era accurate stable system will not be viable in the end, but this was not intended to be an overnight fix either. The only overnight fix would likely have had to include the deletion of stabled pets which I would strongly oppose as a fair solution.

_________________
Image
"The text in this article or section may be incoherent or very hard to understand, and should be reworded if the intended meaning can be determined."


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 pm 
Offline
User Rep: Unsung
 Profile

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:38 am
Posts: 127
Derrick wrote:
We have not and will not delete any player pets intentionally. Some player pets were lost unintentionally due to the unexpected death of some stablemaster shortly after the patch, as described in bug reports and the patch note updates.

The natural attrition of player pets has been occurring since the patch, and it remains true that the majority of the pets in stables are not cats and dogs and rats and the like. We expect that the pets stabled will continue to decrease into sane levels; and as the transition progresses a few more stable masters will be hired.

I really don't see the difference between deleting pets intentionally or having an "event" do it for you. End result whether you intentionally deleted them or had a plague kill them off is the same to a pure tamer... no pets, and no safe way to keep them (not that I'd trust again anyway). I had dragons and nightmares across 3 stables in Minoc, Skara Brae and Papua, and I lost every one of them this week. The stable masters I used were still in place, they had the same names at least.

And the fact that the stables are filled again within a week of the plague killing everything off tells me this didn't alleviate the problem at all as I said. I seriously doubt enough people even had enough time to tame enough big pets to fill stables in a week considering the size of the shard.

I do appreciate the shard and all the work you've done on it, and generally love it here, please don't take this criticism as anything more than it is about this one issue. But this just seemed like a wrong solution to a constant problem that isn't going away and it honestly has killed the game for me.

Sure, I can go tame a few more dragons, but where would I put them? And there's no way I'm paying anyone to "buy" a stable slot from them.


Top
 

 Post subject: Re: Plague strikes Britainnian stables!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:23 pm 
Offline
User Rep: Kind
 Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:54 am
Posts: 409
You arent looking at this like it happened......Derrick didnt just "delete" your pets.There were some low lvl pets that were deleted yes but there was a whole new stabling system put in place as well.

To say that he deleted pets and this didnt fix everything is just a retarded thing to say.Im willing to bet that I lost more spots and pets than you did,but as long as a solution is being worked for what is there to whine about.......

I got an idea,code a perfect system for a t2a shard that makes the entire playerbase AND the owner happy.If you cant do that then please just let the man work....


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Support Second Age: These links Open in a New Window

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Extended by Karma MOD © 2007—2012 m157y