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NEWS [UO.Com] Valentine’s Day Comes Early

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings everyone, The UO Team would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! To Celebrate this year the team has left a little present in Malas at the Luna Bank. The reward giver will be active for 5 days only so do not delay! *bear hugs and kisses* UO Team

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  2. ShriNayne

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    Really nice gift, thank you all! :heart:
     
  3. Dot_Warner

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    Something posted to uo.com that has relevance in game...:eek:

    Did hell the Washington Metro Area freeze over? :eyes:

    More postings like this, please!
     
  4. Larisa

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    Isn't it supposed to make this swirly smoke thing? I seem to remember Kyronix demonstrating that at the party with flourishing hand motions....or was that something else?? Or does it do that and I am just not loved enough :( lol
     
  5. Dot_Warner

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    Double click the table to light the candle and watch it for a few seconds. This animation isn't played at warp 13.
     
  6. Capt. Lucky

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    This gift really wasn't my thing. Although it seems to have been done well and I'm sure many will like it. I do kinda like the box but I'm not sure what I would do with it. I might try putting Sherry the Mouse on the pillow box and give her a nice new bed lol Too bad we couldn't get the clicky statue, I liked that a lot better :) Although I have a hard time thinking of a lovey dovey heart holiday gift I actually would like lol Maybe some kind of banner or tapestry. I'm a sucker for those.
     
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  7. Archnight

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    Is it cupid? :eyes:

    :heart:
     
  8. Larisa

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    Ohhhh NOW I see it.....sorta.....it's VERY small.....but nice that it's slower! Hard to see on my white tile floor though

    vlantine.jpg

    Can you see it???? No?? Neither can I lol but it's super cute! :) Thanks Team and Happy Valentine's Day to you all :heart:
     
  9. Capt. Lucky

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    Yes he's a redish white clicky
     
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  10. Lord Arm

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    ty devs for gift and making it one per account per shard.
     
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    Very nice gift. Thank you!
     
  12. Sinder Shayde

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    It has been a few years since we have received a valentine gift, so Thank You very much for the "Love this year!" :heart:
    I really like the table and chairs and the pillow box, great job on the artwork. :) Also, the fact it is 1 per account is awesome!

    Happy Valentines Everyone! :smooch:
     
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    Has anyone tried dying them with natural dyes? I tried a furniture dye tub on one with no luck, but haven't tried natural dyes yet and I don't have an extra to test it on at the moment.
     
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    The artwork is really nice but... why 4 chairs in a valentine gift? Does that seem strange or have I been "celebrating" valentine's wrong all these years?
     
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    Menage a quatre?
     
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    When you are ready to get down to business, you line the chairs up like a couch!
     
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    I am pleased they are separate items. For some reason I had expected it to be an all in one deed.

    It's a cute idea.

    I am also pleased that it was announced well. People found it before the announcement, sure, but that's actually good--it means they had them ready and deployed before making an announcement that could confuse or frustrate people. Better to be sure it's all working and ready first and announce after.

    However... and I hate to be that guy again, but...

    Again with the circle tops? Why?

    Here is the current ingame art (left) and a quick and dirty photoshop (OK, MS Paint) of closer to what it should have looked like (right), with a brazier (closest thing we have to that table base that I could think of offhand) for reference:

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    One of these things is not like the others:

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    Note the ovals. The brazier top is an oval. The classic stool and Magincia throne seats are ovals. Heck, the table top on the Valentine set is an oval! They are not full circles. So why is the Valentine chair seat a circle?

    The table is usable--I think the legs could stand to be squished down a little, but it's okay as is. However, the chair looks like you're going to slide right out of it, or possibly were recently launched out of it.

    In the EC, you do look like you're sliding out of it...

    uo_valpatchairs.png

    So while I appreciate the sentiment of a gift and the cute idea behind these, I very much doubt I'll use them. They just don't fit next to the old art, especially the chairs, and I don't think I can effectively mask that fact with other items.

    sundial.png

    Recall the sundials. Original on left, my mockup before they changed them on the right. There was a reason people were so unhappy with these. It's way more obvious on something like the sundial than it is on the Valentines chairs, but the principle is the same--a full circle just doesn't look right as the top of a round surface in UO. This has happened often enough that I can't not see it, and it has happened often enough that it shouldn't still be happening.

    The style choices made by the original art team are still not being honored in the new art. While it may not be nearly as obvious on some things as on others, the consistent departure from the original style choices makes UO look less and less like a coherent world.
     
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  18. Cyrah

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    Thank you very much! :)
     
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    I'm sure you don't need me to say this, but yours is so much better.
     
  20. Spartan

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    I must need new glasses. I just went thru Luna bank and saw no gift giver. In fact what I did see is holiday stuff all over - snowmen, wreaths, garlands, lights, etc. C'mon ... let's get a little cleanup, please.

    Unfortunately tonight I leave until Monday. So I miss out on something special again. Oh well. I'll just go eat worms or something.
     
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    Top of Luna wall. Go in stable and up stairs.

    The EM has to clean that stuff up. Ours just got cleaned yesterday.
     
  22. Naitch

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    dunno if this is a bug or not but one of my accounts did not get a gift

    I was on a flyer garg toon and even though the gifts are 90 stones , wasnt overweight limit and I could not get mine.
    when I clicked nothing happened, so I tried another char and got the message "you are unable to receive a gift at this time"


    Not a big deal for me as I have multiple accounts but just be careful if you go to collect your reward.





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  23. Tamais

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    Lake Austin's is upstairs across from the bank. Use the stairs at the stable go up both sets of stairs. I'll add a picture when I get back on my lap top.

    cklicky map.jpg valentine clicky.jpg
     
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    I had this problem on Atlantic - and only on Atlantic - on both accounts - "you are unable to get a gift at this time" - was it because there were too many characters standing on top of the statue doing nothing but standing around getting in the way (typical Atlantic ********)?
     
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    Did you get it? It's up the stairs in the stables, then immediately up another set of stairs to the roof, then to the left
     
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    Yup ... just as I was gonna shutdown I saw the notes. What confused me (I take things literally I guess) is that EA says "Malas at the Luna Bank" ... soooo, I was at the bank. I was NOT at the walltop opposite the bank entrance by the moongate! Yeesh.

    To all who responded ... thank you for the pointers! Now I'm outta here for a few days! Toodles!
     
  27. Yadd of Legends

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    Anybody else have this happen on Atlantic? Just me?
     
  28. Tina Small

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    Not sure why you would get that message if you haven't claimed yet on that shard with that particular account. But you will definitely get that message if you try to get a gift with another character on the same shard and on the same account. (It's one gift per account per shard.)
     
  29. Yadd of Legends

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    I only tried one character for each account - no problem on any other shard, but it was a particularly crowded mess around the statue on Atlantic - maybe that mixed something up - oh, well, I got it on other shards
     
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    again shame it wasnt a slight diff hue for the candle at least for each diff shard..oh well a chance lost...for some serious team building cross-sharding uo trades
     
  31. Tia

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    Totally loving the valentine gift, love how the candle sends a heart up above it.... thank you Devs x
     
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    It does watch it for a few moments it sends a heart smoke signal up :)
     
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  33. Tia

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    Wow some people .... at least the devs gave us a gift this year they didnt for a couple of years give any thing ..many are happy and grateful for the lovely gift.. i know i am
     
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    True, I am happy that they made gift this year again.

    But you have to agree, it's strange that professional artists do not know how to implement something as basic as perspective...
     
  35. ShriNayne

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    @Riyana I didn't really notice until you showed that picture, granted I hadn't taken them out of the container yet as I needed to re-arrange the roof a bit first....I don't know why there is such a big problem with getting the right perspective, did it change during the last 20 years?! :p
     
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    Thank You :smooch: Now to find 3 Handsome Guys to share those chairs with! :blushing:
     
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    You don't exchange heart furniture with your better half on Valentine's Day?????
     
  38. Slayvite

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    Indeed you have, If you live in the Uk and shop at Asda.....you can buy 3 valentines cards and get the 4th free....????? lol :hahaha:
     
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    To all the SINGLES - Happy Independence Day!!!
     
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    I had that problem. First click on cupid, got that message. Confused, tried again, got that message again. Searched my pack wondering if the gift had dropped in invisible or buried at the bottom or something the first time. Nothing. Tried a third time, and a plush red heart appeared in my pack. Don't know why the first two times I got that message. If I were you, I would go try Atlantic again-- it still might give it to you.
     
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    *graciously accepts the gift*
    Thank you Mesanna and Team. It's beautiful and I love it!
    *hugs*
     
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    Strange they remembers Valentine's Day this year but completely missed it in 2017 as well as the July 4th holiday. Personally, the best part of this one is the red heart shaped pillow.
     
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    And Tesco, don't forget, Slayvite...
     
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    It was strange they missed it last year, true. But hooray for them remembering it this year.

    When it comes to July 4th tho... That is just a national holiday, whereas Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentines Day are celebrated in many parts of the world.
     
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    Single people should have to pay a higher subscription cost.
     
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    Like Boys and Girls day? :p
     
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    I could not get a gift on Atlantic as well...tried a couple of days in a row with all the characters on my account.
     
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    Selling Valentine sets on Atlantic! :p
     
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    I had the same issue with 2 of my accounts on Atl the statue told me they had already received a gift and I couldn't get another... but I never got anything at all... either that or it's an invisible table and chairs in a pillow set and I'm the luckiest on 2 accounts... if only I could find them I'm sure I could sell them for several plat.
     
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    Let me know how that goes. I also have some invisible deco items for sale.