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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Dec 8, 2011.
Are ye done? I have not seen or heard from you in weeks.
thats not kelmo!
Kelmo, I haven't talked with her in ICQ since late September and, as of Tuesday (the last day I could log in before my accounts closed), she still hadn't logged onto her Shalimar character since November 14th. I hope everything is okay.
Hope that is not the case. would be a tragic loss to Siege.
Her last Stratics post was on 9/30/2011. Yes, the character I had in NEW was downsized as well.
Tragic would not come close! She's the loving heart of Siege
What do you mean when you say your character in NEW was downsized Kelmo?
*ponders a guess*
Either he deactivated that particular acct of his,
he has opted to become: a downsized lil a garden gnome !
Wasn't it him and Luka, starring in Gnomeo and Juliet ?
I haven't seen her in game either.
Maybe she like so many others,
have had issues with the
new acct. migration mess situation ? ?
you quit completely? well maybe she decided to do the same you seee people quitting left and right lately sad to see. the ones that truely quit dont come back and post they leave this whole life behind them, makes it easier to leave
just to let everyone one know i wont be quitting. ill play uo/siege till they shut down our lovely shard
I don't know yet. My accounts are all turned off at this point. Since the only thing I actually threw in the bank before they all closed were my Siege crafter's soulstones and talismans and some seeds on another shard, I have a feeling I will be back at some point before my eight remaining houses fall (five on Siege and three elsewhere), if only to grab the vet reward items, some resources and deco stuff and throw it all in the bank.
I have lots of RL (good) stuff going on at the moment that is keeping me busy. UO, on the other hand, has just gotten to the point that it feels like little more than a time and money drain.
I enjoyed getting started on Siege and finding out that it is a much nicer shard than I ever imagined it would be. But, as I refuse to cave in and try to acquire a place in New Magincia for a shop (I think the idea of houses in guard zone on Siege is a big mistake), and running a shop is all that gives my Siege characters a purpose, there's little point in me continuing to play on Siege. I was working on setting up a shop near the Zento gate to sell basic crafted items on Balhae, since it has almost no shops to speak of, but it just isn't the same as being on Siege. I've got characters all over the game and yet Siege is where I've felt most at home. But after giving it a try for a few months, I just can't see sticking around if the only way to have a shop that does even minimal business is to plunk it in the middle of a guard zone. And no, renting vendors from someone else is not an alternative I will even consider.
So, it pretty much comes down to at this point the only way I will probably stick around on Siege for much longer is if EA removes the guard zone from New Magincia and I seriously doubt that will ever happen.
My apologies to Kelmo and Shalimar for disrupting this thread. Didn't want to make another one though. Just go on with what you were doing and let's hope Shalimar resurfaces soon!
Tina. I do not mind if this thread goes into tangents. All the best threads do. *winks*
About Magencia... If they had asked me (they did not) I would have said a housing area within a guard zone is a terrible idea.
Likely the deal with vendors... there are no buyers. The people that are left either have plenty of accounts or enough soulstones to be self sufficient.
Many before us have fought the battle for Siege. I gave up when told we really did not amount to enough to matter. I will be down to 2 accounts from 6 in a matter of days. None of the kelmos made the cut... so the last kelmo will be diablo.
Later when things settle in real life I may buy a name change. Maybe.
Siege is what we last few make of it.
hate to say it but i agree with you kelmo. Magincia guard zone doesnt make a bit of difference when most dont actualy do too much shopping anymore, Also all these people who say that they only see people in thier houses obviously arent looking in the right places. Just because im in my house doesnt mean i dont have another account going and im out farming something or hunting. Im pretty sure theres more then just me out there running two accounts. one house sitting and one killing stuff.
I decided a looong time ago that the changes to the game weren't going to change my identity here. That was like, one million changes ago and a lot of fine players ago too.
If you enjoy running your shop outside the GZ... then do it. Drive buisiness to your shop, think outside the box. Merchants do that. But, mostly, be you... merchants struggle sometimes too.
To get back toward topic...
I can never seem to find Freja in game, but she's on Europe time. She's not around much these days, but I miss her and keep missing her when she's on.
I havent seen Shalimar in a while later. Not even on icq, the last message I had from her was Sept 22. I hope everything is all right with her/him.
And the moral of this thread is that our in-game friends are real people and real friends.
So treat them accordingly, pick someone who plays that you trust, and give them your rl information. At least a phone number. So that if someone "goes missing" without an explanation, someone can call. Emails and ICQ numbers alone don't cut it.
And despite the pain of doing so, if you are going to quit the game, at least post here "I'm done." We may not like it, but it's, oh yeah, it's called 'closure.'
Still hoping that Shalimar's computer just fritzed or something...
Aye, we are all rl human beings being pixel characters, and when someone just vanishes, without explanations, we do wonder or worry what has happened to them in rl. Did their computer die out ? Did they just quit UO without sayin a word ? Has something rl happened to them beyond computer just dyin on em ? etc. etc. We wonder worrry about some few of those we have met in a game world and became friends or allies with or even shopped their shop that suddenly closed, and we wonder...where did they go ?
Personally I doubt seriously, Shalimar [rl human behind her] would ever quit UO without a word, when she runs NEW and is very responsible and is/has been nearly like everyone's *mamma hen* here for many of us, nor would she just abandon NEW without word, nor passing the torch for someone else to tend to the NEW. A momma hen would never abandon the nest without finding someone to tend to her *flock* in her stay..unless unavoidable.* Her disappearing is probably more worrisome cuz most of us know she would not just exit without word without at least passing the torch of responsibility onward to someone else, to continue to tend to NEW.
I have NEVER given out my rl information ever to anyone in a *game* and normally would not ever do so.
That one year, while I was gone a week, thus out of game, being rl mother of the groom, I came back home and back to playing UO, and some one whom was to be the *father* of the groom, a few weeks from when I was playin that rl role. He wanted to know all the details more of being, parent of the groom, cuz he too was going to be the same.
He ASKED ME to icq him when I got home,
with all the details of being parent of the groom !
But he was not answering any of my icqs at all.
He wasn't in game, nor tending to our guild, nor our shop on Siege either.
And that was NOT like him at all especially, as am active guild leader and UO shop owner here on Siege.
A player, in this game, then msg'd me ... an ominous msg.
'give me your rl phone number, I have something very important to tell you, and would prefer to call you and tell you this news, in person, rather than sayin this in game to you.'
I did not know the RL human being behind that person, only knew her as 'Kat' in game...dare I risk...giving out MY rl phone number to a 'stranger' ?
whom was not really a stranger, but no RL any thing, did we ever share.
I gave her my rl phone number. She called me. Come to find out my in game guild leader, only 45 yrs of age, had rl passed away, while I was rl being mother of the groom.
No more to be seen in UO. Had she not had/been given some rl info from the human being/in game allie, to eventually get to call/ talk to someone's son/family, we might have never known why the once active UO Siege player named Aeric Horn^Ginsu suddenly vanished, from Siege Perilous.
We are more than *pixels* to others, whom we get to know, get to know us, whom we label as friends or maybe care about in this game, or hang around with or even if we do not, any sudden vanishing of any one,
needs some sort of *closure* when/if we get to do so, if leaving UO on them etc.
*when we can do so, we should say...leaving UO or something*
cuz those 'whom might care', will wonder or worry about
the rl humanbeing behind said pixels, whom seems to have vanished on us.
We can hope it is puter crashin glitching, or maybe still the acct. migration migrane that is keepin Shal away, and only that.
I'm thinkin though someone here probably/maybe DOES have rl info on Shalimar,
if ya do, try to call her up in the UK or something, to find out if she is rl ok,
if nothing else.
Emails/ICQs/Facebook alone don't cut it, cuz those are just in the *ether*
& those each need, a *working* computer
for any of those to even work, at all.
rl phone numbers, may be the only way, for a few of us to try to find out about some one else, sometimes.
AND NO YOU should NOT even bother to buy any name change,
and one REAL kelmo should remain existing till or if or whenever
that YOU rl human being behind that pixel kelmo leaves UO for good.
Why should YOU get a name change, for YOUR kelmo.
He is known, respected and any fake ones are just that FAKES !
The REAL pixel kelmo chr. earned his rep. why let someone else's
silliness or immaturity RUIN that original kelmo's rep. name or pixel existance ???
And say you DO buy a name change token, what is there in UO, to prevent some other twits from *copying* that character's new name over and over and over again, making 'you then jump thru hoops' continually buying name change tokens for every *next time*some twit or tick, trys to do that same thing @your chrs. again and again ! ?
And then you got that whole Stratics Senior Moderator thingie going, whether
folks like ya as a mod or not..whatcha gonna do then become Twinkie the Stratics Senior Moderator or this name or that next name cuz some doufus keeps tryin to *copy* your chrs. names endlessly cuz maybe he is a rl twit or something or has no rl life or something ! How confusing would that be HERE then, if ya keep changin YOUR name ! ?
KEEP YOUR real KELMO, as a kelmo !!
Sorta like giving up, letting any fake dolla bills
become the *only* remaining left over, US Currency
instead of the real dollar bill which earned it's own rep ! !
HONESTY can not be FAKED !
IF UO was run more like the US MINT/ feds, they'd be torchin
all the 'fake dollar bills' in some gigantic furnaces !
Pfffffffffffffft phoney balony exists,
so does monopoly money exist...
Try spending monopoly money in the stores !
It aint the real deal, it all will never pass, as real nor come close !
Now ye may *moderate* my rant, or pardon it...but sometimes sir,
ye gotta draw some line in the sand, back against the wall, make a stand, to defend ye self, AND STAND as ye are,
come hell or high water, either singing will the real slim shady please stand up
or singing I AM I SAID !! AND STAND FIRM, in the face of fire and wind,
no matter which twits, are tryin to ruin ye rep or ye day !! PERIOD !
*chuckles* I meant to change one of the characters I am keeping into the "real" Kelmo. Unfortunately the two best accounts I am gonna keep are neither named Kelmo.
When you do - just be sure to publish the Chat ID # here so we know that it is really you.
I remember that time only too well QueenZen and it still hurts. I too hope that Shalimar is ok and that it is something innocent.
Understand now what you meant with downsizing Kelmo.
I'm still here on/off, most off as RL is most important at the moment. I'm very happy to see you back.
I sure understand if Shalimar need a break, she had been amazing. I don't understand where she get all that energi it take to run a guild as NEW, I could never had done that for so many years and with so great success.
I do hope Shalimar is ok and it's just good changes in RL that keep her away from UO.
I'm still here. My dad has been really ill so I haven't been thinking about much other than him for the past couple of months, sorry Marg I should have let you know sooner (sent you an icq today)
I'll be back in a few days all being well.
Good to hear from you Shal.
I bet a lot of folks feel the same way.
*Hugs* Family first - always. I hope your Dad gets better quickly from here.
Good to hear you are o.k. Take care of Dad.
Be well and take care of your's Shalimar.
Yay shal! good to hear from you. My prayers are with you and your dad!
Shalimar! You had many of us praying that we would hear from you soon. So thank you for posting here. See you soon and prayers for your Dad.
Branwyn, Sara, Delores, Desdemona and friends from Gilfane House Silverwood
Relieved to hear from you too Shalimar. I hope your Dad gets better soon.
WE MISS YOU !