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July 11, 2001

OSI comments on future and present

Great News About Ridgebacks (Source: UO Stratics)

Great news from the uo.com-boards about the ridgebacks and for players who would like to ride one, but don't have a tamer:

Yes, they require high taming to tame, but no taming to own/ride.

-Jonathan "Calandryll" Hanna
Designer, Ongoing Content
In another posting Calandryll talks about some things that players may have misinterpreted about the scenarios:
Most GM's are tired of it because of the volume of calls it generates.

--Not sure where you got that information since it is not even remotely true. The scenario isn't generating a lot of calls at all and most bug reports are fixed within one week. I know this because I actually speak to the GM leads on a regular basis about the scenario and I have gotten nothing but positive feedback. These are the type of folks that would tell us immediatly if our work was impacting their jobs as I have worked with many of them for a very, very long time.

No one wants this except the guy who purpetrated it. So once again the vast majority are outvoted.

--That's odd as well since by all evidence of our tracking, a ton of players are participating in and using the items in the scenario. Also, while there are negative posts about the scenarios, there are also, many, many positive ones (as well as many e-mails to us directly).

THIS is supposed to be a substitute for the Seers that this same person got rid of.

--Actually no it's not. In fact, I've stated on numerous occasions that the scenarios were not meant as a replacement for the seers.

While I understand not everyone enjoys the scenario, it is a very poor idea to misrepresent information when trying to make a point simply to justify an arguement. We want the negative feedback from players on this as it will greatly help us when crafting future scenarios. But posts filled with innaccurate and inflamatory information don't help at all.

As for the town invasions themselves, the players will have the opportunity very soon to rid their towns of these foul creatures once and for all. That done, the next scenario does not have town invasions. :)

-Jonathan "Calandryll" Hanna

Posted by Hazard [EiC] at July 11, 2001 2:43 PM

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