Five on Friday - December 22, 2006
"I thought you said we were going to get all the info on UOKR before the end of the year? So, where's all the info?"
That indeed was the original plan, and I'm sorry for the delay. We've had to hold back in order to satisfy the needs of print magazines (which have three month lead times) and for the big swanky press event that will be in January. And oh yeah, the January UO Town Hall meeting where we'll be showing the new client in public for the first time.
"Are we going to have to move shards? What about my house and all my stuff?"
Nope. It is an "in-place upgrade", drawn tile for tile to replace the current art. When you log into Ultima Online using the Kingdom Reborn client, you'll see your house in all its higher resolution glory.
That being said, it could be you'll need to make some adjustments to your house to make it look just right.
"Will there be a macro bar or hot key bar? Will we be able to drag and drop a spell or potion into the one slot and press one key to activate it?"
Yes, we are creating a hot bar that will simplify using spells and items. Our goal is to make everything much, much simpler for players both new and elder.
"Will there be new music?"
Yes. We have several new songs, but we'll also be keeping many of the old favorites as well. We'll release at least one of those in January.
"When can we see more screenshots?"
"Can we have another desktop or two?"
Sure, because it's the holidays.
Happy holidays, everyone! We're officially on vacation until the second (except for the poor GMs, of course) so there will be no Five on Friday next week. Have a good week, be safe, and don't do anything I'm not allowed to do ;)