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UO Stygian Abyss site now live!

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Link on UO.com shows the Flash banner, but linking is broken, so I guessed it and you can now see it here:
http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss/

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Link on UO.com shows the Flash banner, but linking is broken, so I guessed it and you can now see it here:
http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss/

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Not to bad at all
Wish EA would put more effort into the main UO page though.

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Interesting site. I really wish they would have put a target="_blank" on the screenshots and concept artwork links though so they'd open in a new window. Nothing major, just a pet peeve.

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hmm, the splash banner is now gone from uo.com

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Why do I feel like...

ML:
Elves > Humans

SA:
Gargoyles > Elves > Humans....

... and yet, in the end, most end up back as humans....

But I guess it's better to say good stuff instead of rant.

GO EA! Do commercials! Get people to play UO!

...*feels a bit silly doing so* (but that's what I really would be telling them face to face I guess)
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I thought this an interesting tidbit.

  • Flying
  • A Gargoyle's powerful wings carry them over land as fast as a galloping horse and grant them access to special Gargoyle-only areas.

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It's been said Gargoyles will be bigger in stature than humans and elves. Perhaps they will fictionalize it saying Gargoyles are too big for any mount but can fly instead. The short delay usually spent getting on a mount will now be spent "spreading your wings" to take flight as a Gargoyle perhaps?

I think the Gargoyle-only areas will encourage a lot more people to try Gargoyles than the annoying "Elves only" item property on a lot of stuff did for Elves.

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True, or the Cu Sidhes...

Ah well, they almost have to make it a quest now, since I doubt many will want to make totally new chars.... unless they add a 7th char slot to SA... *hinthint* ;)

And the pics look good - very 2D. :)
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I wonder if SA will balance economy or annihilate what little sanity it has left

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I think that will be done through publishes and new content over time, not coming out of an expansion in one fell swoop.

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Why do I feel like...

ML:
Elves > Humans

SA:
Gargoyles > Elves > Humans....

... and yet, in the end, most end up back as humans....

But I guess it's better to say good stuff instead of rant.

GO EA! Do commercials! Get people to play UO!

...*feels a bit silly doing so* (but that's what I really would be telling them face to face I guess)


People like their fads.

-Galen's player

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I noticed links to UO, DAOC and Warhammer at the top of the page
I was pleasantly surprised to see the same links on the Warhammer page.

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True, or the Cu Sidhes...

Ah well, they almost have to make it a quest now, since I doubt many will want to make totally new chars.... unless they add a 7th char slot to SA... *hinthint* ;)

And the pics look good - very 2D. :)


i will hope for an 8TH char slot , some of us have paid for the 7th and have all 7 full ......lol
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Quite a few spelling mistakes on the site, so people have noticed, heh.
Not to mention URL mistakes to.
Not good when advertising a site as "Live"

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Quite a few spelling mistakes on the site, so people have noticed, heh.
Not to mention URL mistakes to.
Not good when advertising a site as "Live"


Something else I was noticing when looking over the site was that while it is a nice site graphically, it doesn't really make the connection to Ultima Online. Ultima Online is a sub head of the title, but for anyone just landing at this site there is no strong elemental that makes the connection as a UO expansion (does it even say the word expansion anywhere?)

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Yea it's a bit basic, I would've hoped to have seen a lot more content, rather than that overly large flash graphic.

Sure it looks neat, but without actuall content, it's kinda..yucky
It's a lot like the main UOHerald site though, big graphic with no real juice, except a semi updated blog style news page.

I mean the DAOC site, while not exceptional, looks much better than UO's site

http://www.camelothe.../news/index.php

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Part of me wonders if there is no marketing team for UO and that this site was left to the web team (is there one?) to design with the Dev's teams input. Of course they could have the attitude like the head of marketing for another company I used to deal with that said "The web is not an effective marketing tool". I still almost pee my pants laughing everytime I remember that meeting.

I could run down the laundry list of items that I see as issues with this site from a marketing stand point, but I don't want to be viewed as slaming on the web designer (I've been on the receiving end of bad web pub and it's not fun. The site is good graphically, just lacks that marketing punch.) or just generally being an arm chair marketing person.

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I think it looks pretty slick, just wish it had more meat to it.

People were screaming for the site, well they got it, lol

Can't wait to see the Soul Forge.

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People like their fads.

-Galen's player



More than a fad...it's marketing without consideration for balancing, lol. Gargoyles will fly, and are superior at missiles, which suggests they will be awesome archers. Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat :)

Seriously. I'm going to throw this out there right now: make it so Gargoyles have a max of 4 control slots, and make flight take up 1 slot. Also, as suggested by my peers, make ninjitsu form take up 1 control slot.

Else, reexamine Elves, Humans, and Gargoyles, and run a balance pass that actually works.

With all the new skills involved, my cramped Human is now even more cramped. I wish these new crafting skills weren't new skills, but additions to preexisting skills or, maybe a replacement to Item Identification, which has no purpose that I can think of in our current game.





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