Is the Ultima Odyssey thread no more?

Finaltwist

Squire
We are updating our fork of ultima adventures too, although we are not djeryv we've made some pretty heavy changes to the game and we actually want people to contribute to the development... open source like it's supposed to be. go ahead and participate, post improvements and systems or join the 24/7 server we have running, it has everything Odyssey has and then some.
 

WizardTim

Citizen
Can't find it anymore and it seems Djeryv's also gone. Or maybe it's just me. Anyone know anything?
Djeryv passed on developement to another long time player from the old RunUO and Wolfpack days and part of their stipulation was to remove it from other sites because this individual doesn't socially network on emulation sites since RunUO's site went down years ago. Djeryv gave him every last thing he had, including tons of notes of things Djeryv never got around to. Even if this guy implements half of those notes it would be quite impressive. Djeryv said this guy already got rid of all of the compilation warning and errors from the code and scripts. This guy is supposed to throw up a dummy website soon to get the files from as he works on them. I new something was amiss after reading that last changelog. Now I am just waiting. There is also the Candy Land option.
 

Tempus

Citizen
Yes, thanks for the update. I'm one of those that didn't see the need to change what Djeryv created into a play land by individuals that self describe as non-coders and can't wait to see what develops. Since you seem to have your ear to the ground, make sure to keep us in the loop.
 

Falkor

Squire
Sometimes the happenings on this site are baffling to me.

People are always deleting things they had contributed in the past, out of protest or spite or whatever drives them to do such a selfish act.

BTW, I've also been tinkering with emulators since Lonewolf. I still don't consider myself a coder even though I've pulled off some pretty technical feats in the past. Nobody starts out as an expert; they get there with the determination to take what they have and turn it into what they want it to be.

I would wager to say that almost every shard that goes live is a reflection of what that person thinks is the best approach to the game. People who agree with them will play the shard and others will not. Isn't the freedom of choice wonderful?!
 
It is, and I hate to see so much drama and bashing around a game we all love lol. Honestly, when I first discovered Odyssey it seemed like a great way to escape the drama that happens so frequently around online shards. I hope I am still right lol. Thanks Djeryvs for all the contributions, again I am really happy playing and managing my server
 

Finaltwist

Squire
Sometimes the happenings on this site are baffling to me.

People are always deleting things they had contributed in the past, out of protest or spite or whatever drives them to do such a selfish act.

BTW, I've also been tinkering with emulators since Lonewolf. I still don't consider myself a coder even though I've pulled off some pretty technical feats in the past. Nobody starts out as an expert; they get there with the determination to take what they have and turn it into what they want it to be.

I would wager to say that almost every shard that goes live is a reflection of what that person thinks is the best approach to the game. People who agree with them will play the shard and others will not. Isn't the freedom of choice wonderful?!

well said - often it just boils down to a few bad apples really - one told me i needed to go back to school to learn math and other personal attacks on my (lack of) skills. baffles me that we are all mature adults yet some people revert to grade school-like behavior.

That being said, i've learn tons doing this, and with enough time anyone will be as knowledgable as anyone else here. It's a learning journey and one that i'm happy to say, i've been able to share with some amazing people.

:D
 

WizardTim

Citizen
Sometimes the happenings on this site are baffling to me.People are always deleting things they had contributed in the past, out of protest or spite or whatever drives them to do such a selfish act.
Isn't the freedom of choice wonderful?!
What a nice couple of contradictary statements. It was the creator's choice to remove the content from this site as the one they are passing development to doesn't come to this website to handle any issues with Ultima Odyssey. So the new developer asked if it could be removed so he could continue the work in their particular space on the Internet. Just like when a contributor decides to charge money for their work and others do not. Freedom of choices. This site lets you delete your content, and contributors are free to do so. Besides. It isn't gone. It is just being moved to someone else.

And it was probably bad math skills that caused one to say Odyssey is broken when it clearly wasn't. Try to get the story straight and double check your work like they would teach us in grade school. There is nothing better than a new player reading these "Odyssey is broken and Candy Land is fixed" statements to steer a newcomer to wonder how broke something really is.

And if people were keeping up with the game, then you have your own copy and it wasn't deleted off your hard drives so quit bitching about it being removed.
 
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Tempus

Citizen
Is it just me or did Djeryv pull Odyssey down again? I can't seem to find it in resources or in the discussion threads.
 

Hannes-Erich

Citizen
I stumbled upon Djeryv's Ultima Odyssey a couple weeks ago, long after my interest in Ultima Online had waned (I first logged into UO in late 1997 and played many years, official and player-run shards). I have been playing Odyssey every chance I get, and telling anyone who'll listen.

I've always wondered if someone out there had done what Djeryv has done. For many years I dreamed of something exactly like Ultima Odyssey. (Introverts unite! No offense Finaltwist.) An authentic-feeling single-player Ultima experience, with quests and tons of well-crafted content, delivered via UO's assets.

This was seriously near the top of my nerd bucket list. I tried to create something like Odyssey, but was demoralized when I lost much of my work after two years. But to be honest, I couldn't have outdone Djeryv; and I have no regrets, because every new thing I discover in Odyssey will be a surprise.

Ultima (and UO in a sense) feels new to me again for the first time in many years. Odyssey is, for lack of a better word, beautiful. I had been reading some of Djeryv's thread and updates before every play session, and I'm not gonna lie, I felt a massive punch to my gut when I logged in this morning and saw it all disappeared. I can't be mad that he's doing what he wants to do with his work, but I'm sad that information has disappeared that would have improved my experience (as well as a place just to possibly talk about Odyssey). For his own sake, I hope Djeryv's gain in doing this is a positive gain for him and worth the cost. I can't say what that cost is, but it includes a stranger's sadness.

I'm far more grateful for Djeryv than I am disappointed by him. I'm immensely glad I slid in at the last moment and that I can continue to discover Odyssey.
 

Tempus

Citizen
I stumbled upon Djeryv's Ultima Odyssey a couple weeks ago, long after my interest in Ultima Online had waned (I first logged into UO in late 1997 and played many years, official and player-run shards). I have been playing Odyssey every chance I get, and telling anyone who'll listen.

I've always wondered if someone out there had done what Djeryv has done. For many years I dreamed of something exactly like Ultima Odyssey. (Introverts unite! No offense Finaltwist.) An authentic-feeling single-player Ultima experience, with quests and tons of well-crafted content, delivered via UO's assets.

This was seriously near the top of my nerd bucket list. I tried to create something like Odyssey, but was demoralized when I lost much of my work after two years. But to be honest, I couldn't have outdone Djeryv; and I have no regrets, because every new thing I discover in Odyssey will be a surprise.

Ultima (and UO in a sense) feels new to me again for the first time in many years. Odyssey is, for lack of a better word, beautiful. I had been reading some of Djeryv's thread and updates before every play session, and I'm not gonna lie, I felt a massive punch to my gut when I logged in this morning and saw it all disappeared. I can't be mad that he's doing what he wants to do with his work, but I'm sad that information has disappeared that would have improved my experience (as well as a place just to possibly talk about Odyssey). For his own sake, I hope Djeryv's gain in doing this is a positive gain for him and worth the cost. I can't say what that cost is, but it includes a stranger's sadness.

I'm far more grateful for Djeryv than I am disappointed by him. I'm immensely glad I slid in at the last moment and that I can continue to discover Odyssey.


Couldn't have said it any better.
 

Finaltwist

Squire
no offence taken my friend! UA is a very different game by now with very different game mechanics and systems, based on odyssey's content. to each their own!