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Dedication to Ultima Online? or Wrong thing to do? You decide..

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kylie Kinslayer, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Inquisitor
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    *back story*
    Sidelined due to an injury at work in July finally get physical therapy approved and call the therapy place to schedule an appointment.


    While I was on the call the lady let me know the 11th was their first available appointment. I knew EM Tawaret had an event scheduled for that day but did not remember the time and she does them at various times. When she asked if 10am was sufficient I told her I needed to check my calender. My gf was sitting on the sofa and looked at me with utter confusion because I am not the type to keep a calender (may need too with my lacking memory lol) ... Once I got to the computer and pulled up Stratics Atlantic EM page she began rofl at it. Seeing the event was scheduled for 1pm that day I took the 10am appointment. For the rest of the call my gf was rofl.

    Instead of WWJD I will ask WWYD? hehehe
     
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  2. Tazar

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    Why don't you ask Flair about that... it sounds very very very familiar...
     
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  3. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Inquisitor
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    Glad to see I am not the only one and am in such good company :D
     
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  4. kongomongo

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    You Sir, are an awesome person.
     
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  5. Flair

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    the story of my life... sighs. It's not wrong is it?
     
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  6. Kylie Kinslayer

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    hehe, I sure hope not :)
     
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  7. MalagAste

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    Hehe I can relate when my Co-workers ask me if I can trade call I always check to see if its a night when there is something planned in UO... they always assume that since my kids are grown I'm not doing anything but when I say something like..... "Oh.... Hum... I think that's a High Council night... Not sure I can do that." My co-workers give me the strangest looks.

    One time recently I was like ..... "Um.. no sorry I can't.. Governors meeting... Sorry."
     
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  8. Flair

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    Yep and all the guys at the shop assume I am crazy or something for saying that stuff. Glad i am not alone.
     
  9. Merus

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    Try planning a road trip around where you can stop for free WIFI for an IDOC.
     
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  10. Kylie Kinslayer

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    :lol: Now THAT is dedication there!
     
  11. MalagAste

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    One time at a meeting we were told to tell everyone something about yourself no one would know... I stood right up and said "I've been the Mayor of Yew for over 8 years." Everyone got this very strange look and stared at me.... "Where is Yew?" Then I had to explain that I play an online game... and was elected Mayor. They didn't know what to say. LOL
     
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  12. Gidge

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    AND THIS! is why I only have friends in UO! lol
     
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  13. Flutter

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    10am?? Who gets up that early?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? o_O
     
  14. Kylie Kinslayer

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    LOL ... Heck more like staying awake that late and using the server down at 5am to grab a bite to eat ;)
     
  15. Zosimus

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    Live on 4 hours of sleep on a good night. I prefer 3 :) Oh btw I don't drink coffee because I probably be up all the time. An espresso at rare times is just like giving me a month's energy in one hour :)
     
  16. dupapa

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    I love how uo has that addictive nature.. i too have put of things in rl just to be part of planned events, its normal when you a)are an addict or b)are an addict :)

    An addict in a good sense though!!

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using Tapatalk 2
     
  17. Kylie Kinslayer

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    There are indeed worse things to be addicted to :)
     
  18. SlobberKnocker

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    use to go on a now defunct uo message board and one guy there told a story about how he missed school for 3 weeks cause he was playing uo. anyway this school official knocks on his door one day to inquire why he hasn't been at school. the kid tells the official he has to come back because the guild is about to raid an oaks.
     
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  19. Skunk

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    I guess I am one of the few who just likes to play uo when I have free time. But in my WoW days I had been known to forget an important date or 10. Guess I just put rl first now, lame, lol.

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  20. startle

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    Rl can be so dreary from time to time.... In UO there's always some way to be entertained or have fun....
     
  21. Leonidas

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    Goodness, I love this thread. Knowing your not alone is a great feeling! :ten:
     
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    When something is planned in RL my first reaction always is: "Oh, i hope i'm home before the event!"
     
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    long long time ago.... in a galaxy far far away I spent nearly 12 to 18 hours a day in UO... found my son and I talking of things in the real world in UO terms to the point that non game people looked at us strange... Stopped explaining it and let them look oddly.
    Missed work, or playing at work (during breaks), school, was par for the course for people I knew in game.
    You know its UO drugs at work....
     
  24. Flutter

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    Just to clarify, if I was your girlfriend I would tease and make fun of you all day and lol but I would probably do the same thing and schedule my appointment around my fun.
     
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  25. Kylie Kinslayer

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    That is exactly how it went lol... all she did was walk around and giggle saying "I love my old gaming nerd" ;)
     
  26. Lady Michelle

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    I miss everything EM events etc etc due to my nieces taking my life over, and my PC. Time goes by, and I mostly forget cuz were outside or one is on the PC.
    Both started school this year Yay me both in school now free time, but my celebration was cut short when I sister bought my niece a puppy for her 8th birthday little Morkie Sophie. Now I watch a puppy while she's at work figured be a walk in the park. Play UO when I want to now fill all those tailor bods got from Idocs do more deco. Brought up the play pen from the basement set it up put puppy, and toys in it. She is only 9 weeks old it took her only a day to figure out how to climb up the corner of the play pen and jump to the ground. No puppy is going to outsmart me I got a sheet, and covered up the top lol. While she sleeping up here on my desk I play UO.
     
  27. Magdalene

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    long long time ago.... in a galaxy far far away...
    I'd nap after work and "sleep" during serverdown, call in sick on important occassions such as opening of Malas for housing or the mega-IDOC day... those were the days... and nights :)
     
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  28. MalagAste

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    I am afraid to admit how many times I called in sick or traded call nights or something for a UO event or IDOC.
     
  29. Aran

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    I have never skipped a real life event for a video game.
     
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    i was Supervisor on call for work last night.
    got a call at 3am and the fella said i sounded very chipper for 3am..... i invised myself in game and made a point of sounding tired and drowsy so he would get off the phone quicker so i could get back before my invis wore off.
    some people just do not understand the lifestyle!!!
     
  31. Flutter

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    Totally made sure I was available for Malas housing LOL! I barely remember mega-IDOC day, I think that was like a drunk tank in my house. I was drunk on IDOCs. Wasted. I have no memory of the day.
     
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    I was managing a retail store and was going to be working all day the very day Trammel was going to open. There was no way I could take the day off, so I thought I was going to be screwed on placing a new house. Fortunately it was only the opening of the facet, and I did have the day off when house placement opened.
     
  33. The Mule

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    2003 in Taji Iraq a mortar attack less than 200 meters from my tent. I stayed at the computer for a RP-PVP battle. Odd how I chose UO pvp over real life pvp.

    On a side note I'm pretty sure I was the first to play UO in Iraq.
     
  34. Aran

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    I got telestormed on housing day and my tower deed disappeared. Sad day...
     
  35. Kirthag

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    Considering I live in Hawaii, almost ANY event in game means I am having to adjust my schedule to participate.
    The worst of it was indeed when Trammel opened up. I "got sick" for an entire week and so took vacation at the last minute to cover expenses.

    Some of the perks of having been a manager....
     
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    I have not played UO in about a year or so--seems way longer! But the other day I was helping my girlfriend move and I thought to myself, "I wish to release this." It made me crack up and wonder if maybe it is time to come back?
     
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    You don't have a life Aran :p
    OK, now you have Fae... lucky you.
     
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    Yes, come home! :)
     
  39. Kylie Kinslayer

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    The urge to play UO is like the Corp in that respect... neither of them ever die. Semper Fi and get back at it :D
     
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    About 20 in my guild took off work the couple days around AOS to place our guild town south of Luna on LS.
     
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