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Does anyone else kind of miss the AOL before Legends?

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by Aran, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Aran

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    I don't know, maybe it's just me.

    Edit: Not like the 'restricted to AOL customers' part, just the naming
     
  2. Uriah Heep

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    No, I dont think it's just you. They shoulda left the name alone, it was actually a part of the shard history, that has now been tossed aside like so much other history has
     
  3. Oscar the Grouch

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    I remember logging into my GF's AOL account just to see the shard back when it was restricted to AOL IPs.
     
  4. BeaIank

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    I didn't even play UO at around that time, so no, I can't say I miss it.
     
  5. Aran

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    That's funny. There was a way, I don't remember how a decade and more later, that you could enable your account to access it without being an AOL customer, intended for players who were away from home or what have you, so they could still get on their home server. Naturally I got my account access via it, got a nice little house back when you could have one per server... and then the access dropped, along with my house and everything in it. Oh well.
     
  6. Oscar the Grouch

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    Oh wow! So when you lost access to the server your house decayed?
     
  7. Aran

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    Not as a function of losing access to the server, directly. Just not being able to refresh it. I could be remembering the timeline wrong, but I definitely remember logging in one of my characters I hadn't touched since then and him still being where the house was
     
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    Yeah, long ago if you didnt open the door the house would drop just like an idoc, iirc
     
  9. Aran

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    Yeah, houses had to be refreshed until they put them in stasis post-9/11 due to so many people going off to war, I just can't remember exactly when I was playing on Legends is the problem.
     
  10. Oscar the Grouch

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    I think when they put in one house per shard rules (and you just had one house on that shard) they started the auto-refresh thing. Then at some point they allowed grandfathered houses to be auto refreshed too, maybe that is the 9/11 thing.
     
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    I named my first character on Day 1 of shard aololita :)
     
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    yes I do, Aran