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Do you have a red character?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Flutter, Jun 28, 2010.

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Do you have a red/murderer character

Poll closed Jan 14, 2011.
  1. Yes, I have one

    19.9%
  2. Yes, I have more than one

    31.5%
  3. No none

    47.0%
  4. What is a red character?

    1.7%
  1. Flutter

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    Just curious.
    By "red character" I mean a character you play as a red, not one you "accidentally" went red on and are working off the counts down to 4 so you can go to Luna again.
     
  2. Stupid Miner

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    2 current votes. Seems 50% of UO players have reds. :thumbup1:
     
  3. chuckoatl

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    I actually had to delete a character so I could go to my vendor in luna :p
     
  4. Beastmaster

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    68% of posters in this poll say they dont have any.

    Draw from that whatever you wish. It says nothing about UO overall or the truthfulness behind the poll.
     
  5. Flutter

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    Someone posted recently about his "red character" and it surprised me that he even had one lol so I figured I would make a poll.
    Not sure why anyone would lie about it :/
     
  6. Fat Midnight

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    I have several but not on an active account.
     
  7. Percivalgoh

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    Does it count if it is a character that I let my nephew create and play and he went red killing npc? Oh wait I think I deleted that character anyway. Nevermind
     
  8. R Traveler

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    I had one, but he is blue since ML. What to click?
     
  9. Flutter

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    Haha it's been a LONG time since you were able to go red killing NPCs :lol:
     
  10. GarthGrey

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    I was just thinking about making one last night. My characters are all broke on LA, I can't sell anything to make any money, and I"m quickly getting bored.
     
  11. Zosimus

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    I have 2 reds. One a stealth archer another that is a bushido sw archer both on diff shards. Had 3 but I did the burning counts on one and wanting to sit at luna so he wasnt included on my poll selection :p
     
  12. longshanks

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    I have two reds. one mage and one dexxer.

    i find a use for both and both get a fair amount of play time.
     
  13. Taylor

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    I had two...but not anymore. I dunno, for some reason I find it hard to play on the wrong side of the law. Similarly, my thief eventually led to the creation of two detectives. I'm bad a being a bad guy...I prefer to stab bad guys in the face.
     
  14. Beleg Megil

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    I have 3. One on Atlantic, two on Catskills. All are RP characters.
    One is a "highwayman" that lives in the woods.
    One is a vigilante who kills people that are known to do bad things, even if they are not grey at the time.
    One is an orc. (Hoowah!)


    They are red because...well, I'd prefer not to get a murder count from other role players when RPing in fel, but it seems some are bitter when they lose a fight. But being red doesn't really matter much anymore.
     
  15. Lady Storm

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    I have a very very old one I hardly use his counts are so high Ill never get him blue again hehe
     
  16. Maximus Neximus

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    Don't say that... I once had about 60 long term counts on my main (now) pvm mage. 8 months later of sitting at banks and moongates I was blue again.
     
  17. chuckoatl

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    I have 1153 long on my necromage, can you get him blue again?
     
  18. thenow

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    I have 2 reds. Anyone who pvps shld have at least 1 red I say. Blue griefers and using blues for attacking(to later burn off the counts at luna) need to be attended too. Or taking some ones spawn may warrant using a character who kills 'innocents'.
     
  19. Lord Chaos

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    Though just because players have reds, doesn't mean thats what they always play or that this is their playstyle. Might have a functional level if anything for Felucca hunting.

    So people shouldn't draw the conclusion that its somehow pandering to 50% of the player base to have content based around reds.
     
  20. Stupid Miner

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    Number of votes at the time of the statement is key. :p
     
  21. Maximus Neximus

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    If you stay logged in for 20+ hours per day, every day, you can be blue in about 5 years :thumbup1:


    On a similar note, what's up with people not giving counts the past few years? If you're blue, you get a count. Reds don't seem to get any though. Makes me sad :(
     
  22. Kaleb

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    I have a ninja mage, and a dexer. Never played a red till AOS when it became a requirement in PvP to have at least one good red character, to defend against blues in rival pvp guilds. Since AOS all my main PvP characters have all been red at least once. Prior to AoS I was strictly a Pk hunter and never had a character gain more than a couple counts.
     
  23. Yes, I was going to type something exactly like this. For a long time I didn't have any reds, but if you regularly hunt champ spawns & harrowers, you're really forced to have a red to take care for blue raiders (should be allowed to kill blues that raid without penalty, but I guess it would be hard to implement) and griefers.

    My ah-ha moment came one night we were doing a harrower. A guild of griefers came and started attacking the boss; they were happy to rez & die over and over hoping we'd either go red or stop attacking them to keep from going red. I had to switch chars 3 times racking up 4 counts on each, which obviously is a pain when you're trying to stay on target and kill something. Next day converted an extra mage template I had for pvp and allowed him to go red. Next time we did harrower, same group of griefers came, saw our reds, turned tail and left.
     
  24. roninaxx

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    yes more than one red one has close to 4k in counts not sure last time I logged him in since mom disbanded dei
     
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    Didn't the devs mention a while back that they were looking into ideas for people to turn their reds blue other than having to burn the counts off?
     
  26. All mine are blue and I still don't go to Luna...
     
  27. Nexus

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    Nope don't have one, don't really care one way or the other, but since the only two characters I have that really go to Fel are my Necro Mage and my Thief it's not like I've had ample opportunity. My Thief is pretty much a non-combative toon, and the Necro/Mage well I go spawning, but it's at odd hours and the group i go with rarely gets raided so there hasn't been much opportunity to rack up counts.

    Personally I'm not a fan of PvP, never have been, I'll defend myself and help my friends out but I don't go looking for fights.
     
  28. Vaelix

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    On Siege perilous..

    Both of my Characters are Red.
    Both are Factions.

    Myst Mage (Main)
    Bush Poison Dexxer (Sub)

    :thumbup1:
     
  29. Farsight

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    I tried being red once, found I didn't much like it, and never looked back (this was pre-Trammel!).

    I did have a red orc on Siege back when Shadowclan was active, but that doesn't really count, does it?
     
  30. Venus_AUPK

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    Im semi retired from UO Atm but i have 7 reds across 3 accounts
     
  31. Dryzzid of Atlantic

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    I haven't had a red character since just before AoS, when any mage (I played a tamer/mage) was a pvp mage.
     
  32. Risso

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    Should see some of the reds on Europa, the mind boggles.
     
  33. Valerin

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    As of now, more than half of UO players have at least 1 red (according to this poll).
     
  34. Wilde1

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    Well, 50% of the forum readers anyhow ;)
     
  35. Black Sun

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    A long time ago on a shard far, far away I decided I was going to make a red. I placed a house in fel, loaded it up with what he would need and headed out to find my first count.

    I came upon a lone woodsman gathering logs. I began some friendly banter with him to try and get him off guard. Then I attacked, I went into war mode and took one swing at him. He hit me twice with his axe and I took a dirt nap. I ran off, got rezzed, packed up my house and pretended like my little misadventure in PKing never happened.

    That was as close to being a red as I ever came.
     
  36. i haven't had a red character on a production shard since reds were let back into towns without getting KOS by guards. how long ago was that?
     
  37. Just Emma

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    None. I still feel guilty when killing cows for leather. *sigh*
     
  38. Assia Penryn

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    I've had several red characters in the past, but they were from taking down some troublesome blues and not colorblind killing. None have been perma-red though.
     
  39. Obsidian

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    No reds on any of my accounts... just not my thing.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  40. JoO

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    11 reds across a few shards on 2 accounts with around 20k counts between them. 7/12 chars red on my home shard.
     
  41. hen

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    I have a red crafter on Siege with several hundred counts. I miss the Shadowclan days.
     
  42. Black Sun

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    What did you do? Bludgeon them to death with your sewing kit?
     
  43. hen

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    Bowcrafting and archery went paw in paw.
     
  44. Black Sun

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    Ah, that makes sense. My crafters can't kill a mongbat let alone another player.
     
  45. Picus at the office

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    Many reds on many shards. I can never understand why a player would miss out on the best aspect of this game, the PvP.

    The "good" old days was even better, killing just for the heck of it....ahh.
     
  46. in the very old days, one of my reds had blacksmithing and tailoring. i believe the template was:

    magery
    wrestling
    swords
    resist
    tactics
    blacksmith
    tailor

    there was no synergy skills, so the red could fight competitively, and also maintain armor/weapons/clothes without the need of town and blue characters. of course this was well before t2a.
     
  47. o2bavr6

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    That's a funny story :thumbup1:

    On a side not if you listened to people who dont want a classic shard, your story never happened. pkers always killed gatherers... heh
     
  48. o2bavr6

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    Seems to me that more people have a red than don't at this point of the poll.

    So maybe you should "Draw from that whatever you wish"

    But you are correct in one aspect; It says nothing about UO overall or the truthfulness behind the poll
     
  49. LordDrago

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    I don't have any red characters.

    However, In Montclair, NJ, they just arrested a couple of reds...... :)
     
  50. puni666

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    I've got 6 reds and 1 Sampire blue :/