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considering playing siege

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by icm420, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. icm420

    icm420 Seasoned Veteran
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    I was wondering if anyone could help me out by getting an idea of how siege works as a server. I am bored with prodo shards, but I have always been hesitant to try siege because I always heard it was "dead". I am looking for a more challenging UO experience, but I don't want to play solo all the time. I also was curious how the siege community played.. will I be ganked non stop all day by a pack of 15 tamers? Will I be hardpressed to see 15 tamers in a day? Do people out run you on foot when you are on a mount .. ^^ ? I really am going to give it a shot here but I just thought I would ask around first and see what you guys say.

    I understand most of the shard rules, but if anyone wants to claify them that would awesome. Thanks and hope to see you soon!
     
  2. Shh!

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    I'll be honest with you. Yes, Siege is fairly dead right now. It does tend to go in cycles, some days I see people milling around, other days I see nothing. However, don't let that deter you.

    Think of it this way: you have a big sandbox to play in. You don't run into cheaters, or tamer ganks, or really anything obnoxious. What you do find are a small group of overall decent people. I played prodo for about 12-13 years and ended up dropping 3 grandfathered houses to come to Siege full time. Most of us here wouldn't play anywhere else and plan on making this our last stand in UO.
     
  3. IanJames

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    The best bet on Siege has always been to join a guild. I'd encourage you to go ahead and get started, and join NEW for 30 days to get yourself established on Siege.
     
  4. Guardian KX

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    Yup:fight:
     
  5. PuddyMae

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    I came here 3 years ago with 3 others from a prodo shard. We havent looked back. There are a great many wonderful people here. I have played since about 99 and this is the first time I have really had a crafter and Im lovin it. As Ian said, join NEW to start then after 30 days join another guild or go it alone but NEW will give you a start. Just yell out in gen chat for Shalimar or any NEW leader.
     
  6. Nakukak

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    Pssst.
    Should make a miner and not crafter! :p
     
  7. Screws

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    Recently came here myself, I'm a PKer, kills are few and far between if you're looking for farmers but it's pretty easy to start a big brawl in Luna if you stick around for 30 minutes or so (at a reasonable hour)
     
  8. Troop

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    I came to Siege 3 years ago after hearing people trash talk it on my old shard. I logged in to see for myself and stayed. It may not be overpopulated, but there are a lot of good folks that play here. Your best bet if you decide to come to Siege is to join a guild. NEW guild is available for a 30 day period to help you get aquainted with the shard.