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From the Pen of Darkscribe - A Farewell

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Wow :(
From UO.com/UOHerald

From the Pen of Darkscribe - A Farewell

Aaron Cohen

11 Sep 2007 19:16:32 EST

To The Citizens of Britannia,

It has been my great pleasure and honor to serve you these past years.

Now, with a heavy heart, I must announce that I am moving on to a new adventure, a new challenge that has called me to service.
I have begun work on a currently “unannounced project” with a new EA team and will no longer be the producer of Ultima Online.

I’m turning over the reigns of this magnificent game to Chris Rabideau and my friends at EA Mythic.

You are in good hands.
And while I’ll be leaving you as a member of development team, I’ll be rejoining you as a player.

My house for too long has gone unattended and my red friends outside of Yew gate have for too long gone untested.

I will be back among you soon.
I wish you good fortune and prosperity.

See you in Britannia!

Aaron “Darkscribe” Cohen



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Safe journeys to ya Darkscribe
Best of luck with your new project.

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Farewell, Darkscribe.

Will this bode well for the game?

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Farewell and best wishes Darkscribe.

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Good luck with you new endeavor and we will see ya soon in Britannia ... :)

*we still have cookies for ya!! =)

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The Fact that EA is reassigning resources off of UO and not replacing them is a bad sign. It means the UO Team has to do more with less.

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The Fact that EA is reassigning resources off of UO and not replacing them is a bad sign. It means the UO Team has to do more with less.


Dare I say how there going to spin this one on us, Days are getting Darker for UO , sorry I love the game but it needs 100 shots of adreniline before it can even think of a comeback...


Need I quote: "It's not over til the fat lady sings" , I think shes yoddling...

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let's see ...

he helped wipe out a few trillian in gold from said dupers ...
he helped wipe out even more than gold from said dupers ...
he helped to bring about a new client (like it or not is not the issue) ...
he helped bring some in game content (Draconi likes to blow things up) ...
he helped initiate the possibilites of a safeguard against cheaters (punkbuster) ...
he helped with the FoF implementation ... ask and answer series ...
he helped deliver the 9th anniversary collection ...
he helped implement the book of truth content and other things like oh yeah ...
remember the cool pumpkins and jack o lanterns, and oh the mean grim reaper ...
he did a lot of things that we may never know about but to classify him as the worst ....
well that is your dreary viewpoint and this is not the place to debate it .. TY

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Enjoy the journey Darkscribe.
(I hope I'm reading it wrong and you were still a player while developing UO.)

Hmm.
Well, he is still working at EA - so I guess the company didn't have too many problems with his work on UO.

I've googled Chris a bit and it seems that he has been with Daoc for quite awhile (if not the whole time) in various roles. I wonder if he'll be as talkative as Darkscribe and LadyLu were... aka interact with your community because I'm told it is good for the soul; or at least say hello on uo.com and tell us a bit about your UO vision & how Mythic intends to support & keep improving the grandfather of online games (maybe even mention how a focus of yours will be to clean up UO's image regarding cheating...).

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Some of the comments in this thread were really quite out of line.
Keep your overly negative and rude comments to yourselves, because really, if you'd read the ROC, you'd have realised we don't tolerate such stuff here.

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I don't know who Darkscribe was but I'm sure I've appreciated his work. Hope he does well with whatever else he does. JC, you just inspired me to make a new thread:)

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Fair thee well, and I wish you many a fine killing at yew gate!
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He made KR a reality. From the big news event about KR & UO, it also seems he secured resources for and helped plot out the future of UO.
Frankly, it is too early to make any declarations about KR; aside from that it is obviously a work in progress. It just might be looked back on as the best thing to happen to UO since .. okay I won't go there because everything that has happened to UO can be loved & hated.

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Hey Darkscribe...it's Larisa from over at Stratics.

Though I never had the chance to meet you..(WHY didn't you come to the Chicago TownHall?????) I know you did wonderful things for this game and will continue to do them wherever you are going.

It will be an honor to play along side you...even though you may not be on the same shard as me, you will be "one of us" and that's pretty cool.

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Enjoy your new position.

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"I’m turning over the reigns of this magnificent game to Chris Rabideau and my friends at EA Mythic. "

I hope i'm reading to much into this bt does this mean UO is moving 100% to EA mythic , not in California , where CatHat ,Wilki , Draconi work??

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What do you mean by moving? UO is EA Mythic.

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Well I missed the announcement of this and what ever went on whilst I slept.

Id just like to wish Darkscribe all the best,in what ever he does next.

As for the negative posts/comments,well you know where to post that sort of thing and it isnt here ,kthnx

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Best of luck Darkscribe- hope your new job goes well for you.

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