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Back after 6 years and I'm impressed!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Undead, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Lord Undead

    Lord Undead Journeyman
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    I took a 6 year break after having started playing in 2000.
    All the changes,bugs and exploits had burned me out, and with a pain in my heart, I closed both my accounts.
    A few months ago my good friend kept bugging me to come back and try it again. I was hesitant.
    But after a lot of persuading I reopened my accounts.
    (Many thanks to the ppl on here and the UO team for helping me locate one of the accounts.)
    So....I'm impressed! The games a LOT better than it was 6 years ago. A lots been fixed, a lot has changed, for the better, and I dunno who the development team is, but it seems like they are listening to the players more.
    My hats off to the developers, you guys are doing a great job and as an old faction Chaos/Order player, I commend you on taking on the monumental task of fixing factions and PVP in UO.
    I think UO is due for a resurgence!
    Just my 2 cents.
    I'm loving this game again and I wanted to say thanks!
     
  2. old gypsy

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    Happiness = a player who has come home! :)
     
  3. Lord Frodo

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    Welcome back.
     
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  4. GalenKnighthawke

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    Welcome back.
    -Galen's player
     
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  5. Sean

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    Welcome back, still a great game to play.
     
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  6. Doubleplay

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    Tell your friends!! It is encouraging to hear your story. A little word of mouth can do wonders in this age where every experience is instantly shared with so many people.
     
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  7. startle

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    Welcome back LU.........:cool:
     
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  8. kongomongo

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    Welcome back, friend!
     
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  9. Goldberg-Chessy

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    True story. Another player returning to the game and loving it.

    Where are all the whining malcontents that like to tell everyone that vet rewards are ruining the game and UO is dead because nobody from EA personally calls them up everyday to communicate lol.
    Mortal wound 'have not' idiots.

    Congrats and good luck on your return and PM me if you ever need anything on Atlantic LU
     
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  10. FrejaSP

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    Welcome back
     
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  11. MalagAste

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    Happy to hear you are enjoying UO again.

    Welcome Home.
     
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  12. pumpkin_escobar

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    Welcome back
     
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  13. Storm

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    Welcome back and have fun!!
     
  14. jack flash uk

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    EC client and Pincos? you should get stuck into that if not then you will REALLY be impressed!
     
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  15. MalagAste

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    Aye if you want a go at the EC ..... then I highly recommend Pinco's UI. Can't be beat.
     
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  16. Eärendil

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    Welcome back! And yes, UO is still great, in some respects better than ever.
     
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  17. Acid Rain

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    Welcome back, we missed ya ;)
     
  18. Viquire

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    It is a truly unique brand of fun. Your return is very welcome.
     
  19. Lady Storm

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    See I told you so.................... Start bugging your old friends... get them to put in a foot in the door.. we need the warm blood...slurp
    As for the OP Welcome home kiddo...
     
  20. G.v.P

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    So let's see, you started in 2000, played for awhile, then took a six year break. When did you quit?

    Order/Chaos began at launch, by my understanding, in 1997. Factions started with Publish 8, in 2000. Hm...in 2003 they made it so Order and Chaos shields could be crafted (Publish 17). Then they made it so Order and Chaos shields were worthless (Nov. 2003, Publish 21). Then in 2004, they removed Order and Chaos completely (Publish 27). Fast forward, we're on Publish 82 now, and they're thinking about entirely removing Factions for what would basically be another Order/Chaos system. Hm. Time flies.

    I'm just curious as to whether you started playing after Factions started, because as someone who played before Factions, I miss the original Order/Chaos wars.
     
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  21. Acid Rain

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    My guess would be he started in 2000, played till around 2007, took his 6yr break, and now is just coming back. At least that's how I read it.

    Always good to see returning players (provided you weren't one of those banned for some voliation:eek:). Considering how he said :
    I seriously doubt that's the case ;) Many folks have quit over that issue. The latter over the former.
    Glad ta see your willing ta give it another shot. HELP chat on Atlantic has some fine folks usually, if ya need a hand with anything :)
     
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  22. Lord Undead

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    I started in late 2000. There was Order/Chaos and I believe factions were still pretty new. I quit in 2007. Played WOW for a year and half. Got sick of that.
     
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  23. Silentfury

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    Running a Public Guild Event for many years now, I'm always impressed by the amount of Returning Players I see come by each week. And I hope our assistance gives them a good reason to stay and play. A bigger and stronger Community is the only thing that will keep this game alive. Otherwise it's simply an Online Single Player game.
     
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  24. G.v.P

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    Ahh I see :) okay. So yeah, you saw the complete destruction of Order/Chaos :(.

    Well, Factions has been through a lot since then, too. They were thinking of merging factions and making new bases but things didn't go as planned...

    I've been pushing for more of a Shrine system, as they have now, but I would have rather seem such a system in the context of base fights. When Factions first came out, base fights were a lot of fun. A few years down the road and no one was playing anymore, so it was just the matter of having a dragon with detect hidden and dismount...niche roles to make up for lack of players. People kept playing, but there were too many gaps in which thieves could just farm. And then, of course, they removed Factions loyalty per account and total member per Faction restrictions...too lazy to date all of these events right now, but I am curious in mapping them all out. It's been a long time ;P.
     
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  25. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    now if they would just create a classic shard, ill return too ! ......
     
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  26. Alexander of ATL.

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    Welcome Back!!! And we are still waiting for you to return Demonous!!! :)
     
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  27. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    i can't deal with what UO has become, but if by some miracle they make a pre-AOS shard, I will resubscibe to play on it