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Areana pvp?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sir Mastermind, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Sir Mastermind

    Sir Mastermind Adventurer
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    The dev team mentioned that we will be getting "arena pvp" at some point. Have we heard anything about it? I really want to see this go in! Can't wait!
     
  2. Orgional Farimir

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    I am sure they will talk about the arena's that have been out for 6 months when they come out with the state of the game video in mid January.
     
  3. I Play UO

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    :lol:
     
  4. Vlaude

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    Yep... the, yep.
     
  5. Great Just what we need.
    An arena that wont be used. Wooohoooo
     
  6. Lynk

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    I think the arena would be used alot. Especially if you can play people across other shards.

    Man, I'd love to build a team for 3 v 3 rankings...
     
  7. Viquire

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    *facepalm*

    I know the crew is small, but it is exactly this kind of under performance that has me going "meh" every time I look at my UOA icon on my desktop recently.
     
  8. qwerty223

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    i agree with you, on atlantic...they are having a 2 v 2 tournament happening soon. as an event.
     
  9. Lynk

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    It'd be nice to be able to open a menu, and make a match and specify the rules. As soon as there was someone else looking for a similar match and ruleset it would pair people up..

    The worst part about UO PvP (in my opinion), is how long it takes to find a fight. For me, it has come to playing every east coast shard, and when I want to PvP basically log in and run through all of T2A just to find people doing something.

    Even if it doesn't store ranking, I'd stil be happy to get 3 v 3 fights whenever.
     
  10. puni666

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    I hope they have some sort of class specification list for fighting arena style. Or else it's going to be ruined by 4/6 chiv parry tamers with greater dragons. Fun times...
     
  11. ohmyGED

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    That would be incredibly cool. I'd love to log in and just PvP based on a "fight type" --- rules like: No Pots, No Summons, No Pets....etc....

    Sign me up.
     
  12. jaashua

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    I think we need multiple arenas. One each for Felucca, Trammel, Tokuno, Ishenar, and Malas. Am I right? The more the better.
     
  13. Sevin0oo0

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    thought they already have them in place - they're called Fel. Ha - see, I just saved you 14.95
     
  14. Tomas_Bryce

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    I hate how this giant arena was just plopped in T2A with no back story. Who in hell would build a damn arena for fights in middle of nowhere anyways? The Colosseum was not built in some open fields in middle of nowhere, but in Rome. It makes no sense, and it ruins the wild setting of T2A. At the very least, they could have provided some random backstory behind this giant building that magically appeared in T2A one fine morning.

    Functionally, the arena is a good idea. But, its execution has been fairly crude so far. I am not even talking about the fact that they don't work.
     
  15. Hunters' Moon

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    Before Rome was Rome,the location of pre-Rome was "in the middle of nowhere" :)
     
  16. Tomas_Bryce

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    Perhaps, but the first structure built in Rome was not a Colosseum. You do not make a movie theater in the hopes that eventually there will be a village around it!
     
  17. a duel system would be great for many reasons:

    -rules to keep both opponents honest in a duel
    -a ranking system that actually means something more than 'showscore'
    -a reason to reward gear based on standings (similar to factions)
    -spectators
    -player betting
    -somewhere to hang out beside yew gate

    sure, factions have points, and players can check my.uo.com for where they rank (if they're of the top 20 on the shard i think?), but points are pointless once you have the rank to keep your gear. i would much rather strive to be in the top 20 1v1 duels and have a way to show it, rather than to say showscore to display my gank points.

    i'm sure a lot more can be added to this list, but i would personally love the idea of implementing arenas with a dueling system. maybe something that you can activate through a text command or through the players context menu. for example, players that type 'i wish to duel' will be asked to choose a target to duel.
     
  18. Obsidian

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    I would like to improve my PvP skills. I think the arenas have great promise. Rather than just spar guildmates, it would be nice if I could set up a fight to mutually agree to waive insurance costs on death so I could get practice. Then I could rez, reequip, and then try again. That would give me incentive to get more into the world of PvP and maybe even join factions.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  19. i agree obsidian, no insurance cost would be nice.

    a few more ideas:

    there could be many different arenas, all connected by moongate, so observers can easily find the duels going on. maybe a temporary moongate can open after a duel is accepted for all to come watch. the arenas could be built on existing land mass and a moongate category added for access.

    players should be able to choose options for duels including to allow:

    pets|summons/no pets|summons
    faction items/no faction items
    items/no items (potions, petals, apples, grapes)
    all skill or 5x (for mages)
    field spells/no field spells
    stealth/no stealth

    lynk, i agree it would be nice to get 2v2 and 3v3 maybe even 5v5.

    IF POSSIBLE, would be nice if servers that are close to another could form into battlegroups, where fights can be set up across servers. (doubt that's possible right now, but who knows with them speculating at server merging)

    possibly allowing players to obtain "arena gear", which would be identical to faction gear, as they obtain more kills. i'm sure this would be complicated and maybe even not necessary, but the idea behind this would to even the playing field based on items.
     
  20. Sevin0oo0

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    I don't pvp, but do have a question... Even if you do have insurance on items, can't they still be looted, like monsters do to players?
     
  21. Geoffery

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    Definately. This should be a means for players to get experience, train themselves. Penalizing them would curb that too much.

    These would also be outstanding. Some I have no idea how they'd pull off, like a 5x duel or faction items.
     
  22. Geoffery

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    Insured items cannot be looted by either players or monsters... Barring something bugging out of course!

    The insured items, in effect, stay with your 'ghost' if you die.
     
  23. qwerty223

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    ill have to disagree with the insurance cost but not with the arena gear. whats the point in no insurance cost. sounds like a, no offense , an trem. fighter. willing to fight but don't want any consequences. i think you should get more gold for wining. say like 4x as much gold then usual. i mean whats the point in fighting if you don't get any thing out of it. most people have more then enough money to cover the 19(or how ever many items) things in they're inventory that are insured at any given time. most if not all pvpers are in factions. i mean really, whens the last time you saw a fight between a blue vs. a gray. what I'm getting at is, they already have faction gear to make them better. but this is assuming that the arena was in fel. i would insist on no extra gear. now if they make one in any other faucet of the game. arena gear i would have no problem with. the question would be, can you wear the the gear outside of the arena? i would have to say yes. just like faction gear. but not any more powerful then the faction gear, not that most faction players are strictly in faction for the gear. if that makes since.
     
  24. qwerty223,

    i can see the validity in your argument and would agree, there should be some risk to the reward of getting 'arena gear', and this could be a good way to promote gold sinks. want to participate in arena? risk losing gold when you die. i like it.

    i suppose those who want to duel without insurance costs can do so without killing each other outside of the arena concept. not losing your non-insurable items should be a good enough benefit to the arena/duel system.
     
  25. puni666

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    I think if they do this correctly with lots of options for us to choose from. It'll help the state of PVP a ton since they'll have all these templates and scenarios in a confined area to observe easily what needs to be tweaked, increased, decreased, or just redone completely. Lets hope they take advantage of that when it's done. They'll finally understand why we ***** so much :D.
     
  26. Sunchicken

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    This...
     
  27. great points puni

    i'm glad were getting such positive responses on this idea. i hope the developers really take some action on this project, as it seems quite a few of us dedicated PvPers are yearning for something more...
     
  28. MalagAste

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    I've supported the Arena since it was first mentioned. I'd love to see it up and working.
     
  29. A Rev

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    Bring it on!!

    This would be a great addition, would be nice to add a kind of menu target prompt thing...you know...to challenge someone.

    As the arenas are in tram and fel it would be great to summon that annoying spammer at events to fight to the death!

    Aside from that...why not?
     
  30. HD2300

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    I find this thread funny.

    Last year when it was announced in a PR that UO now had Arenas, almost universally most posters complained that no one asked for an Arena and it was a waste of dev time.

    Now its almost universal that everyone thinks Arenas are awesome. What gives?
     
  31. Sir Mastermind

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    I think it's a really good way for newer people to get their feet wet in pvp. So many newbies in guilds can't really get any better by going out to fight because they just get ganked. The learning curve is much too long.

    Also, blue players should be able to fight other blue players without any problem. No more of the "bene acts" when rezing after a fight.

    What arena are you guys talking about? I had no idea there was anything out there right now.
     
  32. HD2300

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    It is only 1 vs 1. I guess someone just forgot to enable it last August.
     
  33. Zyon Rockler

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    I don't like the idea of having gear for the arenas, unless everyone has access to it because it would unbalance the fights, unless it was made so everyone could earn their way up and make their gear better. So, maybe they could add arena money and then have an NPC that sells arena gear and everytime you win a fight, you earn so much arena cash but you never lose it.

    Then, you could purchase different items and the more money you have, the more expensive the item you can buy.

    There would also be Titles. For example: If they had a list of 20 people from your home shard, there could be 20 Titles and if there's another list that includes all shards, there could be another list of Titles. So, maybe, Arena Champion, World Champion or Champion Of Shards or maybe you could just become King and be some supreme, barbaric ruler.