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come forward darsus

Discussion in 'UHall' started by walter_mitty, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. walter_mitty

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    who is darsus there are homes all over uo in all shards owned by this guy
    ive seen more than 10 of them thats 10 accounts and im sure there are more.
    some of the houses are inside the walls of luna, the other odd thing is that these homes are just plots, they dont even look if the are used they just sit there,

    who is darsus
     
  2. Esmeralda

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    Well on Europa he has at least 4 homes inside luna. One of it used to be a museum, but he set it to private someday. Other 2 plots are shops with a lot of (empty) vendors.
    He has at least one more home I know of, at Zento. And I think he´s italian, since one of his homes is decorated in the italian colours.
     
  3. Babble

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    I am darsus!

    *you hear a voice in the background 'No, I am darsus!'
     
  4. AesSedai

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    - lol, I was just thinking the same thing.

    My thoughts are that darsus is not just one; but is more of a collective.
    So, you've probably already heard from several of darsus here.
    I'm certainly not darsus.
     
  5. LadyNico

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    *whispers: I know who Darsus is* :lick:
     
  6. Madrid

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    Has one on Sonoma too! Darsus you want to sell the one on Sonoma?
     
  7. walter_mitty

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    he must have money coming out his ears

    to be able to buy all those plots in luna

    and do absolutely nothing with them
     
  8. rajadeah

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    I think he owns 7 of them inside the walls on Europa and I seen 2 on atlantic. and there is one in luna on catskills that i know he paid 800 cash for over a year ago and hasnt touched it since. I know this cause I offered the person who placed the lot at a Idoc 500mill and he gave me a maybe if his cash buyer for 800 cash dont get back to him soon. and the next day the place was owned buy Darsus.
     
  9. On origin we have tyrant i have lost count of how many houses he has its sad
     
  10. Hannes Erich

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    Who is Darsus, indeed.

    If you were really rich, and hated UO, then you could buy up a bunch of houses (particularly in Luna) and just turn them all into empty, unused plots. Over time, your efforts might effect retention rates negatively.

    You might think this would be an unreasonable waste of money (and even time) for anyone. It's not. You have no idea how bored rich people can get. Also, being on this forum, you should have an idea of how tireless trolls can be. Now imagine rich trolls.

    Of course, if you were EA, then you could do this for free, or with your pocket change in those cases where you had to buy from a player.
     
  11. LadyNico

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    Sorry to poke holes in your carefully crafted conspiracy theory, but, no, I know Darsus.

    Think of him as a Charlie in Charlie's Angels...but with an Italian accent. :)
     
  12. Dermott of LS

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    Darsus is John Galt?
     
  13. LadyNico

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    LMAO Lub jOo, Dermott. :hug:
     
  14. walter_mitty

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    lmao lol

    if you know him can you tell us why he buys luna plots and dose nothing with them, ?
     
  15. Hannes Erich

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    Hey.

    Who said it was carefully crafted?
     
  16. Dermott of LS

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    Reading the novel right now. :)
     
  17. Traveller

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    LOL, poor darsus, conspiracy theories about him. :)

    Yes, lady nico is right, he has an italian accent, and he is actually a single person. :)

    I don't know how active he is in this period but I'll have a little fun directing him to this thread, that might be funny. :D
     
  18. Arcus

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    All the "hes paying his 12.99 a month just like the rest of us" garb, whats his intention with all these properties? I'm sure there are plenty of players who would actually use these plots.

    If his intention is trying to make a living off of these plots, well, let me just say that I hope his business does not pan out.

    I'm sure there are plenty of people here who are woo'ed by his i'tralion accent, but honestly he sounds like a sleezy slum lord to me.

    Let the land go and let people play the dam game.
     
  19. walter_mitty

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    yes the mystery remains.
    come on spill the beans ladynico and traveller haven't you ever asked him why
    why is he holding these plots and not using them ?
     
  20. UOKaiser

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    Probablly just a realstater. Yes there are many players who deal in real estate so they hold good spots in different shards then sell or auction them. Came about since the beggining. Even a guild of realstaters with at least 1 character name the same to signify it belongs to the guild real estate etc.. Theres alot to Ultima online besides pvm and pvp.
     
  21. Traveller

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    It might sound odd to you, but I wasn't even aware his plots are empty or unused. You know, I live in fel, have a completely different "business" (one that makes my main slightly KoS... :)) and to me the luna house market means nothing. Actually I would like to be part of the raze of luna :D. So no, I didn't ask him.

    My guess would be that he is not much active in UO in this period (I met him in EVE few days ago), but really that's only a guess. And seriously, the conspiracy theory about the poor darsus is, just, LOL. Envy is really a bad beast... :D

    That is more likely. His favorite activity is trade, and what is more to trade than real estate?
     
  22. Hannes Erich

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    Yeah? Oh yeah? Well not if... THE DEFENDERS HERE ARE ALL SECRETLY WORKING FOR HIM!!!

    You can't get past my intellect! Thou! Shall! Not! Passsssss!!!

    Spartaaaaa!!!
     
  23. Dermott of LS

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    All the "hes paying his 12.99 a month just like the rest of us" garb, whats his intention with all these properties? I'm sure there are plenty of players who would actually use these plots.

    If his intention is trying to make a living off of these plots, well, let me just say that I hope his business does not pan out.

    I'm sure there are plenty of people here who are woo'ed by his i'tralion accent, but honestly he sounds like a sleezy slum lord to me.

    Let the land go and let people play the dam game.


    Wow... this thread is almost like reading Atlas Shrugged with the looter viewpoint even being so clearly presented.

    Whatever Darsus's business may be, it's noone else's but his and those he choses to be involved with it.
     
  24. Hannes Erich

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    I think it's funny that he's apparently vacationing in Eve Online currently, since that virtual world is an even harsher dose of Randian Objectivist tenets than Ultima Online. He's playing Eve Online while you're reading Atlas Shrugged and posting in a thread about Darsus Galt. Oops, I meant John. :lick:

    P.S. I still think you're all working for him. That includes EA and Mythic.
     
  25. BlissMarie

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    Well said, Dermott. UO is a game. We each have our own play style and no one needs to try to force their preferences on us. If Luna plots make him happy, then so be it. He's doing nothing wrong. I hope he enjoys all of his properties.

    BlissMarie - collector of castles
     
  26. Hannes Erich

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    Well if he really wants to have fun, then he should sponsor the biggest, most high-stakes game of Monopoly ever conceived inside of a virtual world. What better place than the "boardwalk" around Luna? Smart players don't even bother to shop around there unless and until they become wealthy.

    I'm only half-way kidding.
     
  27. Dermott of LS

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    Well, I don't "work" for anyone within an MMOG aside from myself, and secondly, regardless of the game being played, my opinion remains the same. AS LONG AS the player in question is NOT exploiting or otherwise breaking game rules, it's noone else's business in how much of what they own.
     
  28. Hannes Erich

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    Please tell me you knew I wasn't being serious! :)
     
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    I know Darsus

    to those on Europa, check out the Town he owns on the coast south of yew, he owns castles and plots there, he also has several castles, keeps between snamkes pass and the bog of desolation, he had keeps in the trinny swamp,

    i know this cos we used to compete and i sold many plots to him so he could make castles, until we had a falling out as i refused to drop a freshly placed keep as he said he had the rights to the land

    i do however feel "somone" at EA needs to have a word as TGF "the gold factory" vendors on luna have been empty for over a year,

    Yes he must pay his fee's, unless he is affiliated to UO, but he IS taking up real estate, as it were, that literally DOZENS of more active playersa can make use of
     
  30. Plum Cake

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    best comment

    btw houses are the only things not dupable in UO and not "replicable" best items eheh
     
  31. Hunters' Moon

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    Who cares? If he/she wants to buy the plots for gold/real cash,thats Darsus's business.
     
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    One of the best realtors in UO?
     
  33. Tomas_Bryce

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    If I had infinite amount of money, I would probably buy all of luna on every shard and leave them as empty plots too. Maybe customize them in a way to give it a fire effect. Don't like it? Tough luck.

    Luna should have been razed eons ago. If we can have invasions in the CAPITAL city of Sosaria then why not Luna?
     
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    Looks just like any other real estate hogg really, I guess he thinks there's some status symbol in owning a chunk of Luna. I can't help but think it's more than a little greedy for one player to own such a large number of properties that others could use though. But there is a lot of property greed in UO, so there's no point singling out Darsus for it. Though if the accounts aren't all being paid for, that's something else ;)

    Luna is a dump though, so I kinda feel sorry for anyone paying 800 for a plot and finding it turned out less appealing than the sewers in Britain heh.

    Wenchy
     
  35. DevilsOwn

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    always was my feeling that Luna should have been kept The City of Light that was intended.... no vendors should have been allowed inside the walls and it would have encouraged people to make rune libraries, museums, gardens and such

    just my thoughts....
     
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    No, I'm Spartacus!
     
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    One on LS too with an awful tale of how it was obtained.
     
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    Tsk Tsk, all this attention when everyone should be out chasing slimes!!!
     
  39. walter_mitty

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    i received a pm from another member that said he had tried to buy one of the houses owned by darsus and was told by darsus that the homes are not for sale

    so that rules out the buying and selling of the plots
     
  40. Fresley

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    In the spirit of fairness, EA should make a rule prohibiting the ownership of more than one Luna property. How else is anyone besides these successful and enterprising players going to compete?
     
  41. Dermott of LS

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    If the game were "fair", what would the point of playing be for MANY people?

    If the game were "fair" noone could have more than anyone else, thus GREATLY stunting the advancement of the game as a whole and the players individually.

    Personally, I'm glad the game is NOT fair, sure there are certain ingame systems that can be improved, but we should NEVER make rules that take from one to give to others plain and simple.

    The "fairness" if you want to call it that in this situation is that this Darsus person is paying a SEPARATE subscription fee in REAL MONEY to EA/Mythic for each house they own. So if anything, this person Darsus is doing more to keep UO alive than harming it by owning a few extra properties.

    As long as it's being and been done legitimately and without exploiting, then what Darsus has done is perfectly fine. If Darsus has in some way exploited game mechanics to achieve what they have, then ban them for exploiting game mechanics, but NOT for owning a few houses.
     
  42. DanTheMan19

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    Darsus is some rich Italian guy (irl rich). Also known as Manticore on stratics.


    The mystery is now solved! :yell:
     
  43. Fresley

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    I completely agree. How far are you into AS?
     
  44. Dermott of LS

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    Almost completed Part I (about 300 pages in). Dagny and Hank are looking for the designer of the motor from the defunct plant... still a ways to go, but then my reading time is rather limited due to holiday travel and commitments.
     
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    Ah. I am currently about halfway through, but took a break for some lighter and less angering stuff. Its about time to pick it back up.
     
  46. laurlo

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    thats a lot of monthly fees...
     
  47. Ni-

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    It sounds like we should thank darsus for single-handedly keeping UO running all by themself!

    :D
     
  48. Darsus

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    I'm Darsus, I'm Italian I'm not Manticore, He is a famous player that trade in rares object.

    Now I'm busy for work, when i have some free time, I play few in EVE, because at home I have a MAC an there is a MAC version of EVE, not the same for UO :-(

    Don't I understand the ploblem?

    There isn't a limitation to have UO account.

    With 1 EA account, you could have infinity UO account.

    Do you think that I'm the only that have more of 10 account?

    I know a lot of player that have it an more that have answer in this thread...

    I pay to EA money for all account and all house, my money is used as your to denvelop UO world. A normal people pay 1 and play for 1 person, I pay 10 or more but play for 1 person only for have house, I don't understand which is the prolem????

    Jealousy, I think
     
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    By making the attempt to also be successful and enterprising like the player(s) that you are complaining about? Possibly?
     
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    Arrrr, ye can't make me! Where be me rum?
     
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