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Alternative ways to encourage UO game play, Quick Solo games

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Swordsman, May 15, 2014.

  1. Swordsman

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    The trend of game plays nowadays, is simple and quick to complete a match. Quick means less than an hour.

    I am just talking about PVM here. I have been playing UO for over 14 years. Three issues are discouraging people to play now :

    1. It takes long time to wait for two or more friends to play together.
    2. It takes long time to gear up the character for a boss hunt, and then switch it for another boss.
    3. It takes long time to solo a boss, over 4 hours, and some of them are not soloable.

    There is a quick way to get a short term PVM power boost, like, selling potions of steel skin, or scrolls of god's strength. By using the scroll, players can gain PVM net damage output x 2 for 1 hour, in addition, using the potion will absorb the net damage by 50% for 1 hour.

    This changes can implement quickly and encourage some solo players to login for quick games.
     
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  2. Warpig Inc

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    1. UO has always been about sticking to your time zone. And maybe finding better alligned friends.
    2. Not even sure how to repond. Easy button is missed due to size or to hard to push down. UO is not a shooter game. Those that play are looking to meet goals and not instant self gratification.
    3. Soloing bosses. Smoking while pumping gas. Reaching in working disposal for a spoon. Rolling in ant mound while sugar coated. Limejuice and milk smoothy. Being the first to climb Everest in assless snowsuit. I could go on about two things that should never go good together.

    Trend in games today. Try to line the pockets of the EAs by feeding the need of the new generation gamers that want it all now. That way they can have it all again the next day. There are car people and there are motorcycle people. Just don't expext a cycle to pass a car's crash test success.

    UO works because the stick is long and the carrot is sweet and fullfilling, no matter it's size. UO does not work for players that need the thin plastic bag of carrots on a stick. Jiggle it a bit and the bag rips dumping them at your feet. Then they look left and right and get upset other players got apples and oranges.

    Right now one my game goals is to have the largest collection of the Explorer quest books. If you would like to best me I could stop doing the quest a few years to let you catch up.
     
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  3. old gypsy

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    Perhaps the greatest thing about UO is that it isn't a quick solo game... it has always been a world... an alternate fantasy life (and like a life, is usually a long-term investment).
     
  4. Kayne.

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    When I only have time for a quick solo game I go play any game I can save and quit whenever I want.
     
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  5. weins201

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    Scratching my head really just WOW, sounds like UO just isn't for you, sorry you wasted your time :-(
     
  6. Smoot

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    we really do already have those things in UO tho. they were nice additions.

    Mini champs in the abyss (if you dont want to take the time to solo a full champ spawn)

    Mini games like puzzle quest, any repeatable quest really, that plague beast mini game thing, the new casino, alot really.

    plenty of things to do in uo if you only have 15mins.
     
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  7. Ender

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    And that's great... for shards that have more than 5 players.
     
  8. Uvtha

    Uvtha Grand Poobah
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    Just... No. The game is easy enough as it is. Like someone else said, if you can't fill an hour in UO in a way you feel is worthwhile, do something else.
     
  9. Gidge

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    The trend of game plays nowadays, is simple and quick to complete a match. Quick means less than an hour.

    You need to slow down and enjoy the "World of UO". :)

    2. It takes long time to gear up the character for a boss hunt, and then switch it for another boss.
    Manikins. You can change your clothes in like a minute.

    3. It takes long time to solo a boss, over 4 hours, and some of them are not soloable.
    This encourages group play but I have had many guild mates through the years do it in less than an hour. up your game mister! But if you are trying to get a specific drop, you can always use that hours time by fighting things that drop lots of gold (since you seem to be able to take on bigger things but just don't have the time) and buy them?

    There is a quick way to get a short term PVM power boost, like, selling potions of steel skin, or scrolls of god's strength. By using the scroll, players can gain PVM net damage output x 2 for 1 hour, in addition, using the potion will absorb the net damage by 50% for 1 hour.

    huh????

    Stone Skin Lotion - On use, increases a character's Physical Resistances by 30 but reduces their Fire and Cold levels by 5. Lasts 30 minutes. and all the other stealables.
    Grapes of Wrath adds 35% Damage Increase as a temporary bonus, that cannot exceed the 100% items cap.You must wait 2 minutes between each bunch of grapes.
    Don't forget our original magical fish that give buffs and then there are pies! Don't forget fish pies, who can resist a fish pie.

    Oh! and potions. The original buffs.
    I am not trying to be mean or discouraging. I think you have discouraged yourself. I know after 14 years it can get a bit redundant, but explore your options and again slow down a bit!
     
  10. Lady Michelle

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    Plenty things to solo in this game just go exploring problem is everyone who starts UO wants to do all the hard things in the beginning Blah I been playing 13 some years, and I do the solo things in this game.
    OMG !!! Im so glad house customizing is a solo thing to do, and I don't need a group to help me :D
    Oh No just thought about this one what if filling any bods was a group effort.
    If you want quick solos kill mongbats 1 hit kills to easy step up to greater mongbats
     
  11. mspossi

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    I disagree, most bosses spawns is possible knocks them alone, including stygian dragon and medusa. :devil:
     
  12. Yadd of Legends

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    Lol, thanks for mentioning this. This is the first time I've ever heard of Stone Skin Lotion - or all those other monster stealables.
    http://www.uoguide.com/Monster_Stealables
     
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