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What's to come...

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Shane, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    First off, Thank you all!

    I originally had a huge write up about our history, trials and tribulations but honestly, i think all that matters is how thankful we are for all of you, the players. The players that over the 5.5 years that have passionately shared your time and helped Ultima Online Forever grow into the beast of a community it is today.

    Some people have asked me how or why Ultima Online Forever was created and I've always said this: Previous to UOForever’s birth, i played a lot of old private servers and original UO. I always looked forward to playing as a stress reliever after work. The problem was every single private server i played would shut down within 3-6 months like clock work. I got extremely tired of not only investing my time in these servers but donating my hard earned real life money into them as well. Seeing each multiple server take a dive and everyone that played those servers work and money being thrown into the wind is what ultimately laid down the motivation to create Ultima Online Forever.

    My goal for UOForever is to have the average person that works 8-10 hours a day come home, make/eat supper with their family, tuck their kids into bed, and be able to log into UOF for a couple hours a night as an escape from their daily grind. With that, i wanted to make sure UOF is not only always there for them, but also growing. So far I would say those goals have been met.

    Over the next three to six months we will be passionately working on upgrading some services, adding new content and I felt it would be nice to give you guys some sort of a list on what we are planning. This is a general list, and it most likely will have multiple additions over the next half a year.


    And again we appreciate all of you and look forward to the next 5 years of Ultima Online Forever:




    PUBLIC RELATIONS:

    • Do a live streamed Q and A.
    • Start official twitch.tv/ultimaonlineforever2 streams of staff fun/inside views.



    THE FRONT:

    • Website Re-haul.
    • Mobile website.
    • New Marketing Strategies.
    • Creation of a “Forever Marketing Growth Team”.
    • New enhanced player-introduction system in game.



    STAFF:

    • New Contracted Developer(s).
    • New Staff (Counselors, mods).
    • New linking of game accounts to Forums and Emails.
    • New Ticket System for account questions or ban appeals (http://discord.uoforever.com/in game).




    THE CONTENT:

    • Crafter’s Ensemble (Meta Crafter).
    • New Meta Pet.
    • New Level Treasure maps.
    • RDA Reward Changes (Raiding Negating).
    • Champion Spawn Reward Changes.
    • 5 New Random Dungeon Adventures.
    • 3 Dungeon Level expansions.
    • 1 New Full Dungeon (Doom style).
    • Militia updates, upgrades and addons.
    • Head on a pike w/sparkle item.
    • New MOTM XP leader board/reward.
    • New red/militia tracking system.
    • New Relics
    • Revamped Dueling System W/Gold Betting


    THE GOODS:

    • New Donation Items (Summer Update).
    • New Cave House Upgrades.
    • New Island House.
    • New Tier Reward System.
    • Entire Donation Vendor Item Audit.



    Sneak peak of some random things (please keep in mind these are just started things):



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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
  2. Elizabeth Gold

    Elizabeth Gold Well-Known Member

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    New dungeons = new mining content!
     
  3. JohnnySpunkmeyer

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    This is so cool! 20 years on and people are making new content for this game lol; I only wish I had come back sooner!
     
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  4. Coorhagen

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    I like the first picture, the one with the big boat and the little boat, I wonder what it is.
     
  5. ADabLDo

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    WOW Shane, You guys are amazing. I am so happy to have found UOF. Praise The Almighty!!!
     
  6. girana

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    a RDA
     
  7. Tharask

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    Cool stuff!!! Will the new statues patch be included sometimes into this?
     
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  8. batman

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    hmmmm...looks like candyland to me
     
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  9. Godsrage

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    it nice. anything going on with Seas @Shane
     
  10. Godsrage

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    @Shane I am one of the average person you talking about and I like to fish out at sea that how come when I am home and have the time to play I love the fishing and the pirate stuff 99.9 % of my time I at my house in the game do to some in real life I am doing now are for the sea stuff that how come I been bugging you for more sea stuff and it getting very boring out there that how come I have not been on that much I seen gild come out at sea and go with the wind as that all was do you seen the cash I can do for the game love to do more but i have to put hold on stuff i like to give $1.000 or $10.000 for the game I love hell you know in real life I have Just bought a 5 bedroom house and a new car so the cash is there I love to put more in only in till I see more I given you so many ideas for sea stuff and there nothing out there now you told everyone you and the other GM love new Ideas some of the sea players and waiting @Shane so in till then I will keep doing the MIB and sea Stuff now let see what will happen the new stuff look Grate for the Land Player they will love it very nice
     
  11. Cam Newton

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    Looks awesome! Can't wait.
     
  12. Cash is King

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    Some great stuff on the horizon, I'm looking forward to it.

    Given this statement I think it's relevant to ask here - Will we ever see some worthwhile veteran rewards? Something on a tiered scale based on either account age or hours played online and we have a few options to choose from once we hit milestones. I don't believe adding vet rewards would require much time/effort to code and you'd just need to pick the items for each milestone.
     
  13. Kulle

    Kulle Active Member

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    I don't use paypal at all but i really want to donate, any plans on how to dono in the future with cc?
     
  14. batman

    batman Well-Known Member

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    You dont have to have a paypal account to donate . It says pay with paypal or right under it, it says or credit/visa debit card
     
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  15. Kulle

    Kulle Active Member

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    doh! I didn't even see that!:eek:
     
  16. Snowcrunch

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    Brilliant fun!
     
  17. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    If it is hours played, yes i'm all for it. The problem is that there's people who made accounts in 2013 and haven't played since. If those people came back (which many have over the years), but say they come back today- that doesn't make them a veteran. They wouldn't know anything about what's been going on in the recent years here. So account age really doesn't mean much, but playing time definitely does.

    Now, the issue with playing time, we can't simply entice and encourage people to just AFK online all the time to get vet rewards, so we'd have to write something up that can take account age, in game time, skills, deaths, kills (creature and people), and more all into account. Basically put it all together to really get a true vision of who actually is a veteran of UOF. If we can do that, then we could give some really nice vet rewards at that point since it would be 100% legit and deserved.
     
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  18. girana

    girana Well-Known Member

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    isnt the free playtime rewarding enought
     
  19. Elizabeth Gold

    Elizabeth Gold Well-Known Member

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    This times thousand. Veteran rewards just push back new players even further.
     
  20. Godsrage

    Godsrage Well-Known Member

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    i like to see how there going to do the Veteran rewards for the older players there been here for 5 years
     

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