@Mesanna - Why the Hate for Glacial Color

@Mesanna
Would you mind and share with us, why the personal hate for the glacial color, that been around for like 20 years?
People love the Glacial Hair, Spellbook, weapons, We loved the old bandanas, pants and so on.
a lot of the EM's make events and use the glacial color, IT is a color (hue) that a lot of people like and as far as everyone knows, only 1 person of the UO Team dont like the color for Personal reasons.

Yesterday on LS you said on Gen Chat that you will delete that HUE from the game all together?
Why?, Why not make that color wide available? sell 1 dye at the store? I am sure a lot of people will buy, why delete a hue from the game because a personal reason?
  1. Should they Sell Glacial Dyes bottle of 1x use at the UO Store?32 votes
    1. YES
      59.38%
    2. NO
      40.63%
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  • KingKing Posts: 34
    Glacial Hue been around for decades and players like the color. Look around and you will see many many people using Glacial hairs, glacial spellbook. I also dont understand why @Mesanna dont like the hue. (this is not an attack on the devs) .

    Was suggested before on M&G on why not add that color to the ingame store and she said never, because she dont like the color. But my question was, if this will bring a lot of revenue to the game and it really doesnt hurt anyone, why not?
    If what was said yesterday on gen chat by her, if she want to delete the color all together from the game as mentioned, does it mean the glacial snow, glacial hair, glacial book, will all be gone?
  • AnonAnon Posts: 5
    there is by far more important things that they can do with their limited time than delete a hue that been in the game for ages and really no one cares
  • A personal opinion should not dictate business decisions.  Let the free market decide.  The customer is always right.  These are tenets of any successful enterprise.  An expensive one time use glacial dye would be a windfall for Ultima Online.  Imagine what they could do with all those profits?
  • JepethJepeth Posts: 512
    Now really, everyone. Is our memory about this particular hue that short? 
  • Lord_FrodoLord_Frodo Posts: 2,294
    Just because she may not like it does not mean it is being deleted and BS/DAoC/UO receives no revenue from anything sold in the in game store.  EA is the only company that sells anything for real money.  EA pays BS to maintain/upgrade/create by a contract that BS signed with EA and knowing EA it is a set amount paid each year.
  • AnonAnon Posts: 5
    Just because she may not like it does not mean it is being deleted and BS/DAoC/UO receives no revenue from anything sold in the in game store.  EA is the only company that sells anything for real money.  EA pays BS to maintain/upgrade/create by a contract that BS signed with EA and knowing EA it is a set amount paid each year.


    You are wrong, BS, does make money from the things sold in the ingame store.

    @Jepeth - Now really, everyone. Is our memory about this particular hue that short? 
    doesnt matter the previous problems or whatever, if you want to prevent shady things related to this Hue, just make the hue legal and sell them in the ingame store. so now because someone dont like the Hue, you will delete all items with same color? Hair Dye, Spellbook and so on?
    why all EM's use that color? you can go to few shards and you will see on the EM haul or bank, lanterns or weapon or belt(underwear) with glacial color.
    I mean recently she didnt even know about the Pet refresher on Test Center that been used for years and years and years to make Horses Glacial. I mean how's that a problem for the game?
  • MerlinMerlin Posts: 211
    Voted YES. 

    There is a clearly a demand for certain hues.  It's indicative of today's gaming world that some people like to show off their 'Avatars' and deck them out in fancy colored clothing.  As an example, check out the bank sitters at Luna on ATL on a Friday or Saturday night.   

    More than just the Glacial color, there are other unique hues Ultima can promote that would likely raise revenue from the UO in-game Store.   Make some of them available for a limited time only and you will definitely garner some interest.   
  • AnonAnon Posts: 5
    you can google yourself and you will see 1000's of pictures about UO paperdol and clothing, players will pay for those special colors or style.

    The current Tabard that we have in the game came from Free Shard idea!!




  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 1,693
    I do love the glacial color on certain things.(potted plants)
    but adding it to the store would be too much.
    People would be dying all their clothes with it.

    For people with light sensitive eyes, colors like that hurt our eyes.

    A perfect example of other colors that currently hurt (light sensitive players):
    Minocian Fire pigment from the store.
    I occassionally see someone with a whole outfit with that color.
    I immediately have to log out.
    For about 5 mins that color is the only thing I can see
    and it is usually followed by a migraine.

    the pulsing area effect from summoned reapers
    Zipy's area effects
    (I wish there was a setting to turn off this animation)

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    the big issue, is that by adding the dye to the store.
    people will dye their whole outfits, which is a lot brighter effect.
    if just one character with Minocian Fire gives me a migraine,
    just imagine what a whole line of people bank sitting at Luna can do.

    (I am not against the COLOR, it just needs to be limited.
    but I can say that if they added the hair dye to the store, that would increase revenue.)

  • I do love the glacial color on certain things.(potted plants)
    but adding it to the store would be too much.
    People would be dying all their clothes with it.

    For people with light sensitive eyes, colors like that hurt our eyes.

    A perfect example of other colors that currently hurt (light sensitive players):
    Minocian Fire pigment from the store.
    I occassionally see someone with a whole outfit with that color.
    I immediately have to log out.
    For about 5 mins that color is the only thing I can see
    and it is usually followed by a migraine.

    the pulsing area effect from summoned reapers
    Zipy's area effects
    (I wish there was a setting to turn off this animation)

    ============

    the big issue, is that by adding the dye to the store.
    people will dye their whole outfits, which is a lot brighter effect.
    if just one character with Minocian Fire gives me a migraine,
    just imagine what a whole line of people bank sitting at Luna can do.

    (I am not against the COLOR, it just needs to be limited.
    but I can say that if they added the hair dye to the store, that would increase revenue.)

    I think you make an argument for Glacial when you rightly point out the other absurd colors in the game like Minocian Fire and for me that ugly pink color that shall be named.  Many people can't stand certain colors.  Fashion faux pas like no white after labor day is a classic example.  Personally if I had it my way, I wouldn't have any of these psychedelic colors in medieval period fantasy setting.  Unfortunately the ship has long since sailed, and perhaps New Legacy won't include them and keep it pure.  Don't punish the players who collect this color.  If I don't speak out for Glacial, next you'll be coming for my Europa gold color. 
  • Lord_FrodoLord_Frodo Posts: 2,294
    Anon said:
    Just because she may not like it does not mean it is being deleted and BS/DAoC/UO receives no revenue from anything sold in the in game store.  EA is the only company that sells anything for real money.  EA pays BS to maintain/upgrade/create by a contract that BS signed with EA and knowing EA it is a set amount paid each year.


    You are wrong, BS, does make money from the things sold in the ingame store.

    @ Jepeth - Now really, everyone. Is our memory about this particular hue that short? 
    doesnt matter the previous problems or whatever, if you want to prevent shady things related to this Hue, just make the hue legal and sell them in the ingame store. so now because someone dont like the Hue, you will delete all items with same color? Hair Dye, Spellbook and so on?
    why all EM's use that color? you can go to few shards and you will see on the EM haul or bank, lanterns or weapon or belt(underwear) with glacial color.
    I mean recently she didnt even know about the Pet refresher on Test Center that been used for years and years and years to make Horses Glacial. I mean how's that a problem for the game?
    I did not know that BS owns Origin.com where you buy Sovereigns from.  When did they take control of it?  All cash is paid to EA.com not BS.  Do you have a copy of the contract that BS signed with EA and did EA agree to give BS a percentage of the cash for the Sovereigns, knowing tight wad EA that would be a no.  Didi you think your subs and all the money you paid for expansions went to BS also.
  • WhitewolfWhitewolf Posts: 191
    A personal opinion should not dictate business decisions.  Let the free market decide.  The customer is always right.  These are tenets of any successful enterprise.  An expensive one time use glacial dye would be a windfall for Ultima Online.  Imagine what they could do with all those profits?
    well its apparent you have never worked for wal-mart, the customer is NOT always right, alot of times they are frigging idiots. and as far as the rest well Mesanna has made it clear many times, this is her game, its not your game, even though you pay her salary. 
  • SkettSkett Posts: 1,445
    Ahh don’t we have dinosaur’s 
    I guess why not glacier blue ? 

    Really wish we could get hot air balloons made by crazy Herbert 
  • MargeMarge Posts: 722
    If a color would to be removed, I vote for that God awful straight from Hell monstrosity that is Minocian Fire.
  • Victim_Of_SiegeVictim_Of_Siege Posts: 1,881
    edited April 2022
    Marge said:
    If a color would to be removed, I vote for that God awful straight from Hell monstrosity that is Minocian Fire.


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  • username said:
    Goodwill said:
    @ Mesanna
    Would you mind and share with us, why the personal hate for the glacial color, that been around for like 20 years?
    She, and I hate to resort to insults, is an idiot. The whole pet air refresher debacle made her look really bad and now, instead of... oh I don't know just removing the pet air refresher on TC and moving on, she's doubling down on her incompetence. Another horrible decision made by our horrible leader. Regardless of your thoughts on the glacial hue, everyone should recognize that instead of doing meaningful updates/additions to the game, this is the kind of thing that keeps Mesanna up at night. I have made hundreds of bug reports over the years and a total of ONE of them has been fixed. Best part is that these things are extremely simple things, like minor graphic issues, that probably take 2 minutes to fix. For example: tribal masks have a glitchy animation frame in the CC while mounted. By the way, this glitch has been in the game since 1997...... still not fixed: 



    For me that's what puts this in perspective: I know this is an easy fix and the time dedicated to removing glacial hue from the game will be 10x what could be used instead for things like this. Don't get me started on vendor search...

    Meanwhile, in the last BOD update, the hues that were released are actually eye cancer, and you can dye your entire set of gear these colors:


    What's worse, a glacial spellbook or an entire suit of that ugly pink? Are my legitimate items really a big problem?



    Instead of removing glacial from the game, or in any capacity from specific items, Mesanna should just remove herself from Broadsword.
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    Well said!!!   100%

    @Mesanna , you recently took the time to answer about the Red's in Trammel, We really want to know why you hate Glacial so bad?   The hue is part of the game since ages ago, there is by far, far worst colors (dyes) in the game and no one ever said anything, why Glacial is a problem (for you).

  • McDougleMcDougle Posts: 3,742
    If I've learned one thing taunting her never ends well...
    Acknowledgment and accountability go a long way... 
  • McDougle said:
    If I've learned one thing taunting her never ends well...


    is not really about that, it is just a simple question on why, why she hate that color, she said many times , is personal...  but that hue is part of the game for ages, why remove?  , why not add to the ingame store and make some $

  • keven2002keven2002 Posts: 2,221
    edited April 2022
    Not to pile on but I do think it's funny there is talk about removing a color (glacier) from the game because a certain someone "hates it" when you take into consideration the more recent things like the not knowing about the Pet Air Freshener and not knowing reapers haven't casted spells in like 10 years... kinda makes you wonder if these people still play the game regularly to even be bothered by the color (in game).... or is it just more principle?

    Any who we all know what is going to happen here so IBTL
  • usernameusername Posts: 733
    McDougle said:
    If I've learned one thing taunting her never ends well...
    If I've learned one thing about Mesanna is that nothing ever ends well. Especially recently, she's been on a ripper. Back in the day, circa '13, Mesanna was very nice, polite and understanding. Now it seems that, as other's have stated, it's her game and her way else gtfo. If this goes through, it's safe to say she doesn't care about any community, or this game, and especially any player input. She's drawn that line in the sand and made it abundantly clear and asserted it's her agenda.

    keven2002 said:
    Any who we all know what is going to happen here so IBTL
    I really hope not. I do think it's finally time players take a stand against this tyranny and at least let as many people voice their disapproval on the matter. As the changes are not implemented yet she has time to do the right thing.
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  • Arnold7Arnold7 Posts: 1,333
    Don’t really understand what this is all about.  Is this a color only used by GMs and other players are using it to impersonate them?  Is it owned by another game? Don’t even know what this color looks like.  Just can’t see what removing this hue accomplishes. Considering all the posts on this proposed change maybe on offical explanation is warranted.

  • SkettSkett Posts: 1,445
    I say give everyone a glacier dye tub that can dye everything absolutely everything glacier blue and for about a month maybe two that’s all you’ll see THEN add a new color to the store and no more glacier……
  • gaygay Posts: 358
    iirc her argument against glacial was that "It was never intended to be used by players at all." But then you have things like the original glacial staff from the launch of T2A, the Arctic Death Dealer later on, and the Crystalline Ring, and then the sheer amount of EM garbage that was pumped out into the population just to be duped one way or another.

    When you compare it to the newer hues added for players to use, it's actually just a joke and the bias against it is clear as day. That orange one, I don't know the name of but I refer to as "the color that nacho cheese doritos and mountain dew would make in the form of vomit." being probably the most egregious color ever released.

    Personally I'm not a fan of glacial outside of a hair color, but I don't see why it cant be used for transmog purposes.

    On a side note, and in an effort to not get moderated: When someone with a two word name that might start with P, and someone else with one word name that might start with C illegally created all that glacial cloth for someone else with a two word name that might start with an A to very honestly sell for 2.5-5b per piece of cloth under the guise of it being "super limited" because "it was found in an old IDOC and totally wasn't made with a rogue EM created dye tub from when someone had access to EM characters". That probably didn't help the case for glacial items at all.


  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,181
    edited April 2022
    username said:

    Meanwhile, in the last BOD update, the hues that were released are actually eye cancer, and you can dye your entire set of gear these colors:


    What's worse, a glacial spellbook or an entire suit of that ugly pink? Are my legitimate items really a big problem?

    I have the BOD colors covered.  I need to find some of this Minocian Fire I keep hearing about.





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  • PawainPawain Posts: 9,181
    Its not as hideous as I had hoped.  It is hard on the eyes.

    But I went from boring green to a pop.
    Looks good on the mosaic also.

    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • JackFlashUkJackFlashUk Posts: 936
    Pawain said:
    username said:

    Meanwhile, in the last BOD update, the hues that were released are actually eye cancer, and you can dye your entire set of gear these colors:


    What's worse, a glacial spellbook or an entire suit of that ugly pink? Are my legitimate items really a big problem?

    I have the BOD colors covered.  I need to find some of this Minocian Fire I keep hearing about.





    minocian fire is a hooch pigment in the store
  • LarisaLarisa Posts: 1,179
    hooch pigment? Does that mean we can smoke it??  YASSS!

    Anyway...I think it might be because SO much controversy has happened over that one particular hue and she just doesn't wanna hear it anymore,...I don't blame her. Like many of you have proven in this post, there are many other equally eye bleeding colors you can use in this game.,..why do you NEED glacial? 

    Just be like Elsa...Let It Go :)

  • keven2002keven2002 Posts: 2,221
    Larisa said:

    Just be like Elsa...Let It Go :)
    Elsa also lived in a place that was like exclusively "glacier" so she had as much of the color as her heart would have desired. Easy for her to say that  :D
  • SethSeth Posts: 2,904
    edited April 2022
    vote +1 to glacier, customers are always right.

    Why are they always "fixing" things that we like and not fixing things that matters.
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  • AnonAnon Posts: 5
    @Mariah would you please show this to @Kyronix that probably will show to @Mesanna that people's opinion matter? thatit is not fair to delete a Hue from the game that been around for so long, because of a personal hate for it? like many others said, if the complain was about that this color hurt people's eye, well, there is by far worst colors(bright) in the game that cause the same effect. 

    How is this any different?


    than this




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