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An adrenaline rush from UO...long since gone.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Katmandu, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Katmandu

    Katmandu Guest

    I was just reminiscing about some of UO's past and one of the highlights for me was taming mares in terrathan keep. My first GM tamer was on Sonoma maybe 4 years ago; I remember the good ole days of taming mares at the keep, in the "pit." Basically it was one of the most action-packed endeavors I can remember. One basically had to run nonstop with invisibility precast and make their way down to the pit, all the while avoiding a crap load of ophidians, drakes and a dragon. Then, depending on if you were lucky, find the coveted mare to tame. There were a variety of tricks that developed to faciliate this process (safe spots to teleport to, blocking of creatures, etc.), but deaths were a plenty in one's quest for the (once) almighty mare. At one point and for a while, the spawn of mares was dismal and they were rare as rare (as a rare should be). I remember having a ghost camped there and, likewise, other folks did to and you would have some fun times conversing o'er the quest for the precious mare.

    *breaks out of silent trance* back to the present...gah, I need another beer...
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I remember when they used to spawn in the overland of T2a, and the spawn was blocked cause people didnt take um off the server. I still went around every day and looked for them, (one day found a silver steed, which was awesome! till it got deleted =/) and one day after like months, I spotted a pure mare running around, and freaked out, tamed it after what seemed like forever, named it envelope, and went on my merry way.
    Then a server warp killed my poor poor envelope. Still traumatized.
  3. Ox_Dematari

    Ox_Dematari Guest

    i remember the rush i used to get when a red enters the screen, or when im fighting someone... pfft thats looooong gone... and i do miss it
  4. Good post :)

    It reminded me of the first time I 'saw' a mare in the wild...on opening day of T2A, just inside the Vesper cemetery entrance, I was targetted by one from about three screens away. I ran and ran and ran...and those fireballs went around corners and over rocks and under trees, tracking me unerringly to my doom. Then the creature trotted up and stood over my corpse forEVER. Heh...I could not get my things back, no matter how hard I tried.

    *still bears scars*
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I have been thinking about this and came to the conclusion the adrenaline rushes were gone once I started reading stratics about uo.

    I do not mean to blame stratics at all, don't get me wrong, but somehow it was so much more intense when I didn't know all the tricks of it.

    Before I read stratics I was playing for 2 months with crappy stats and skills, chasing trolls and ettins.... using the "camping" skill even! I was using the roads... I was happy with a horse...

    I remember yelling "YES YES YES" when I killed my first mongbat /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif
  6. Icarius LS

    Icarius LS Guest

    I remember the first time I saw a headless. I was terrified. Heck, that was back when grizzlies were red and not to be messed with. The headless was the first non-critter thing I had come across and geez was it scary! I ran back toward Trinsic and came across a guy on a horse. In those days he seemed nearly godly. I pleaded with him to help me vanquish this horrible evil I had bestirred. Intrigued, he followed me and upon reaching the feared headless he slew it perhaps with just a barehanded bitchslap.

    Then he smirked at me and rode off. Ahhh, those were the days.