Post a video, entertain me!

This is my new favorite channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9...

BadKen wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

The problem was one of scale. It was a world you could run across in minutes, so it couldn't reflect a realistic ratio of humans to animals. And at the beginning of the game, there wasn't a lot else to do.

Clearly you didn't watch the video. It wasn't the designers' fault, it was the fault of the bloodthirsty players! The poor designers tried everything, but those darned players kept messing everything up!

(big fat /s in case there was any doubt...)

Heh. I was in the beta for Ultima Online. The game was basically designed as a single-player system (as they were accustomed to making) except with lots of players thrown in. So they didn't think to link mob spawn rates to the number of players. When the beta ended, they still didn't have any kind of quest system tested. So the only things you could do was mine, smelt, forge, chop trees, and kill other players. The "ecology" never worked, so when he says it fell apart "when the game went live", he really means "from the very beginning of the beta". Ever wonder why the game early on was famous for player killers? It's because other players were the only thing to fight.

I remember playing an archer with fletcher crafting; I ran through the woods looking for birds and found none. And since you don't start with any equipment, my archery skills were useless. (Early on, assuming you could get arrows, archery was hilariously overpowered... you could fire arrows out of your back while running away from a monster.) All the famous scary dungeons like Hythloth were filled to the brim with players camping monster spawn points, waiting for a chance to swing once or twice at a monster before the angry mob brought it down.

maverickz wrote:

This is my new favorite channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9...

I wonder where my old lock picking set is....

This is actually pretty creative!

"I know baseball"

Sesame Street: Respect World

Sesame Street: Respect is Coming

#vidsthatendtoosoon

Go Green Ducks!

That poor, drunk cat.




Mark Hamill Does a Perfect Impression of Harrison Ford

What a Pikachu World

Oh hey, there was UO chatter somewhere and I missed it.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

When the beta ended, they still didn't have any kind of quest system tested.

They deliberately left a quest system out. The thinking at the time was having instanced quests that everyone was the hero of would break immersion. They had tried that in MUDs and they were more interested in coming up with ways for players to tell shared stories. It wasn't until WoW came along that people realized that quests served an important purpose of guiding people around the world and preventing them from farming specific places ad nauseum, and that was worth the tradeoffs in the story department.

OMG Tamren those pictures are AWESOME.

Puppy freeing itself by pulling tail: laugh-out-loud awesome.

Husky leaping baby gate: awesomely majestic, but... just how many huskies are there?!?!

Dotted Line device: mechanically awesome.

Fireworks display achieving criticality: spectacular, but the last one almost looks like CGI, and after thinking that, I kind of wanted to see the next step after that.

BadKen wrote:

Fireworks display achieving criticality: spectacular, but the last one almost looks like CGI, and after thinking that, I kind of wanted to see the next step after that. :D

I did some poking around and apparently that one firework is the biggest ever made/launched. Here's a video with sound, it's the last one at the end.

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Or rather it WAS the biggest back in Sep 2016, evidently pyrotechnicians continue one-up each other. Here's the record from 2017, almost certainly broken by now.

Tamren wrote:

Or rather it WAS the biggest back in Sep 2016, evidently pyrotechnicians continue one-up each other. Here's the record from 2017, almost certainly broken by now.

The pyrotech arms race continues until they decide to use nuclear bombs, wiping out civilization in pursuit of the world record.

Seems odd to be putting this video back to back with that one, but here we are.

I love the approach of this video because it is so conversational and personal. There are a whole series of these on the channel: what opioid addicts want you to know, what drag queens want you to know, etc. Based on the "About" blurb for the channel, I'm not really the target audience, but the few videos I watched were fascinating.