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Back after 3 month break - and a question...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Eaerendil, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Eaerendil

    Eaerendil Younger than Kelmo, but also in the way...
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    Howdy!

    I had a 3 months break. I played free-to-play Star Trek Online. Honestly, it is a pretty game and I loved the Star Trek feeling. But - typically for this type of games - you have to level up to 50 (and then things get boring) and the economy is crap (3 currencies, best items only available with real money). Think I will play it every now and then for the "space, the final frontier"-feeling. But it didnĀ“t touch my heart.

    UO, however, touched it more than a decade ago - and I will never stop loving it. So, the "3-months-try-another-game-break" is over and I have some quesions...

    (1) There have been complaints about a change in the vet reward system. What exactly did they change? I browsed this board, but I can only find the complaints - but not the changes :loser:

    (2) Honestly, is it necessary to to change your armor/suits after the recent changes in crafting - or are you still playing with your imbued/reforged stuff (as I do)? (I do only PVM, so no PVP-information necessary)

    (3) Have the recent changes in game mechanics affected your PVM anyhow? I tried some bosses in the last weeks (Navrey, Osiredon) and it felt like always (so, no difference).

    Ah, and finally, my 2 cents on the negativism and sadness I can read out of this forum: I think, that there is still no better game when it comes to freedom. Housing in UO is still fantastic. Compared to other games, economy is not as bad as many of us think. There are still many challenges out there - in other games, you sometimes feel like there is nothing exciting left... Crafting is still awesome. I could continue...

    In my short break I learned that it is not the gold and the items you have, which makes this game so addicting - it is our emotional bond to it, this feeling of "coming home" when entering this world. And this will never change, regardless of revamps, changes, updates (positive or negative) or whatever. I would even stay here if they would decide to change nothing from now on to the next 15 years...

    Thanks for your replies & best wishes!
     
  2. Frarc

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    1) Nothing changed yet.

    2) I did not change any armor. My warriors are now better protected in plate armor. For Frarc i am working on refinements for his armor so it change to all 75 in all resists.

    3) I still do the same things in PvM as before.
     
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  3. Njjj

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    I made a studded suit for my sampire and I like it . The extra lmc and stamina protection is noticeable, and even though it has less hit chance than my woodland suit, I don't find myself
    going back. Other than that, I find hunting is about the same, although I've been playing seldom lately.

    The vet reward change is related to making some rewards usable by all char ages I believe, but I don't know the whole story there.

    I know it was only a 3 month break, but welcome back!
     
  4. Eaerendil

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    Thank you both!
     
  5. DJAd

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    Welcome back :)
     
  6. Eaerendil

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    So, any ideas what they are planning with the vet reward system? And are there recent changes in the armor System relevant for mage chars (leather armor...)? I mean something like a "must have"? Or is my imbued/reforged stuff still up to date for my mages, mystics and weavers?

    Thanks again!
     
  7. andyjacksons

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    the changes are that any account will be able to use the rewards ie a new account can ride an ethy polar bear etc etc
     
  8. Eaerendil

    Eaerendil Younger than Kelmo, but also in the way...
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    Hmm, ok... Well, depends which rewards they make available for everybody... But this will be a helluva discussion when they will make the high end rewards available :D

    Think they will have to make a wise choice. I am not interested in the ethys. But some of the deco items... YUMMY!
     
  9. Ludes

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    Welcome back!
     
  10. Storm

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    I also have been playing STO and its a nice change of pace every once in a while but UO will always be my main go to game