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Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Pazuzu, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Pazuzu

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    I'm a Day 1 UO player, back from a longish break. My main character is on Catskills, and I'm wondering how this venerable old shard is doing for population and such! :)

    I'm back for a while, hoping Cats is till goin' strong.
     
  2. Scarst

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    It has moderate population and depending on what type of game play you want you may be disappointed or you may be very happy.
     
  3. Pazuzu

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    Which is which? :D

    Do tell!
     
  4. hawkeye_pike

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    Well, another veteran returning. Welcome back!
    I find Catskills quite delightful. Good community. Good guilds. Good events.
     
  5. Pazuzu

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    Still a little concerned over Scart's cryptic/ominous reply... :D
     
  6. Scarst

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    I didn't want to say anything until I knew your play style. I didn't want to waste words. I have no comparative scope on the old days of Catskills as I'm not originally from Cats so I wasn't about to say anything comparative. So if you want comparative I'll let hawkeye take it from there if you want a direct answer you'd need to give more information on what you liked to do.
     
  7. Pazuzu

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    Well, Catskills, when it opened (it's not a Day 1 server), was "The Roleplaying Server." It's mostly always been known for that. That said, I'm not a "hardcore" roleplayer, though I enjoy it, and I enjoy seeing it around from time to time.

    I'm mostly just a PvEer, explorer, and just.. player of the game... Heh.
     
  8. Uthar Pendragon

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    Then cats will be a good home for you. welcome back :)
     
  9. CatLord

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    Welcome home.

    :grouphug:
     
  10. Black Sun

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    Catskills has been my home shard since logging in for the first time way back in 2000. While the population isn't what it used to be (its possible to place a decent sized home here with a little searching), it's not suffering and slowly dying either. It's a pretty healthy shard. I took a break from 04 to 07, and when I came back I was actually surprised to find more going on in terms of player run events and guild activity than I remember from my early days.
     
  11. Pazuzu

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    Yeah - I dropped an old-school large tower up near Wind with only about 20-30 minutes of searching... Which was ODD to me! When last I played there was no hope of such a thing.
     
  12. Pazuzu

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    Anyway... cool. :)

    I'll definitely hang out on Catskills then. In fact, I think I'll get my other characters moved over in the next couple days. I still have some characters on Atlantic - most notably my necro/mage.
     
  13. Well if you're interested in joining one of our fine roleplaying guilds, you can find more information about them at the following spots.
    For the United Pirates (Those Scoundrels!) led by Hawkeye Pike, you'll want to visit his site (that also holds the travelogues) at http://www.aschulze.net/ultima/pirates/ (If you want the travelogues, remove the word 'pirates' from that link). The United Pirates town of Red Skull Bay is located on the beach SW of the Honor Shrine in Trammel.
    PGoH is recruiting currently, as long as you have an ICQ number or AIM screenname to be able to recieve messages about events and the like (programs that work with it like Miranda or Trillian are fine too); We're an RP guild who are active with EM events, RP events that we run and that others run, as well as regular Peerless hunts, activities, and other types of things. We're most active during the evenings and if you'd like to know more contact me at ICQ# 431702770, or Emperor Thom at 270755567, or Empress Piper at 205053278. We're located in game North of Trinsic Across the bay, just West of the Fens of the Dead (Trammel). ( http://www.thehonorempire.org/forums...p?showforum=46 )
    The following guilds mostly use shared forums at ( http://catskills-rp-portal.proboards.com/ )
    There's V^A (Village of Aegis) headed by Aedon Durreah, located just SE of the Yew moongate, Trammel...
    And their neighbors, H-S (House of Silverwood), led by Beleg Megil, just to the East of Aegis.
    There's also |R| (House of Redemption), led by Va'lis Razele, and I believe they are in the process of relocating to outside of the Royal City in Ter Mur.
    To round out the collection, there are a few other guilds whom I don't know their exact locations offhand. ( http://house-redemption.proboards.com )
    RoH (Rangers of the Heart) led by Alyssia Kanath and Faris Solic, and they run the Que's Tavern outside of Skara Brae
    Sol (Soldats) led by Clive Dauthi [based in Tokuno, I think]
    S^S (Solantavo Syndicate) led by Azrael and Zendra, with the city of Istas based in Malas ( http://solantavo.crimson.net/forums )
    Rose (Freehold of Roses) led by Sage/Phaen Grey, which is also based in Malas ( http://freeholdofroses.proboards.com )

    Good luck on finding what fits you best, and welcome back!
     
  14. Hey... you might be my neighbor! I placed a little plot up in the mountains of Wind... the old highly coveted mining spot of grass :p

    Do you own the tower just south of the Wind mountain pass?
     
  15. Pazuzu

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    Nah, it's a little ways east of the Wind cave complex thingy. :D