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I saw a post on Ultima Aiera about a tweet that Jeff Skalski made and I wondered if he was over UO or just the Ultima project.

He gave me the following response: You found me. ;) Yes, I'm the Ultima Franchise Producer & UO is now one of the projects I'm responsible for. Nice to meet you.


It's good news that the Ultima franchise is getting its own producer and that UO will be under that producer.

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Look at his profile on LinkedIn, he was all over Warhammer Online, and everyone knows how great that game is doing.

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The drama behind Warhammer would make for an interesting book.

UO is now under the "Ultima franchise", which is a promotion of sorts. It means EA sees some kind of value in the Ultima franchise.

I felt kind of bad posting about that, because it means he's going to get bum-rushed by a lot of angry UO players.

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Should this have been in the General Discussion area?

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Should this have been in the General Discussion area?


Probably not - it is, after all, valid UO news. Of course, the title might leave people to wonder in which form are you using the word Uber :)

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True. While he is not the dedicated UO producer, UO is his responsibility now. If any mods or admins can think of a better title, please do so.

It's an interesting development the more I think about it. He has a long history with BioWare/Mythic, and has seen quite a lot. EA saw fit to promote Ultima as a whole, and UO is a part of that. They could have simply assigned him as a producer to the top-not-so-secret Ultima project and let UO hanging on its own.

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Or look at it this way...Yes he is now over the Ultima Franchise (which by my count is UO, Lords of Ultima (or whatever the browser game is called) and the Net Dragon Ultima thing for China)...which to me means that we will see him post and interact even less than the last producer. Since he has more on his plate to worry about. If you wish to believe this is a good thing...go right ahead. But EAs track record is less than steallar, we all know this. And yet people still drink the kool-aid. For me this is a meh moment. UO needs a producer and techniquely now we have one. Ethier way I will still be slaying monsters over on Lake Superior after this producer has left.
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I can't see how having one uber Ultima producer is good for Ultima Online. That seems like less focus on our game, not more.

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i messaged him on twitter saying good luck because we are a tough crowed

he sent me a wee message back saying thank you :)

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They need someone who is at least knowledgeable about UO. Seeing previous people over the years grasping for straws when posed questions that involved common in-game lingo was painful. Also, Mr. Skalski's lordship of UO could easily be deferred to a day-to-day overseer, Mesanna perhaps?

Cal "produced" SA and High Seas. They both had various highlights and blunders, content- and delivery-wise. UO and its dedicated playerbase deserve someone who will swoop in and drop some serious bomb tonnage, not just try to hold the wheel and keep the ship sailing straight.

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Cal "produced" SA and High Seas. They both had various highlights and blunders, content- and delivery-wise. UO and its dedicated playerbase deserve someone who will swoop in and drop some serious bomb tonnage, not just try to hold the wheel and keep the ship sailing straight.

I don't think we'll ever get anything as big as SA again, not unless numbers go up. At this point, UO needs numbers more than it needs another expansion.

He did stop by Stratics and introduce himself

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Someone should twitter him to get on UOForums>.>

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Someone should twitter him to get on UOForums>.>


I'm on it!

Update: I tweeted him :D

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Someone should twitter him to get on UOForums>.>

kinda what I was thinking about - does he even know there's more than just stratics for fansites?
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Don't worry I won't just be trolling Stratics. ;)

/wave everyone

I plan to do a lot of listening over the coming weeks. Looking forward to chatting more and seeing how we can improve Britannia together.

Cheers,

Jeff

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Don't worry I won't just be trolling Stratics. ;)

/wave everyone

I plan to do a lot of listening over the coming weeks. Looking forward to chatting more and seeing how we can improve Britannia together.

Cheers,

Jeff


glad to hear it although trolling is against the rules! *whips out the ban hammer*

..... Just kidding!

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wow.... is this for real?!?!?!? *Dies of shock*

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Wow. Welcome Jeff! Can I convince you to do an interview with us :) I promise, I don't bite...well...at least not hard.

I'll see about getting you a VIP badge. Welcome again!

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Good to see you making the rounds Jeff.

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