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Farewell

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Tina Small, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    Just wanted to drop a note to let folks know I've yanked the billing info from all my UO accounts and passed all of the account information on to two guildmates. I will soon be uninstalling UO from my computer. If you happen to know who my characters are and see them running around, it's highly unlikely it's me that's playing them.

    I'm not going to bore any of you with my reasons for leaving. Also, my Stratics mail / messages are turned off and Petra's going to be holding the keys, so to speak, to my Stratics account. She'll assign a new password and give it back to me if I ask her for it. But I doubt I'll be asking her for it.

    Take care and thank you to so many of you for becoming a friend. I wish you only the best in the future.

    ~Dolores (my real name this time)
     
  2. Taylor

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    Thank you, again, for all you have done for this community. It should come as no surprise when I say: you will be missed. Feel free to stop by anytime.

    Take care, Dolores.
     
  3. kelmo

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    *blows a kiss* I will miss you and think of you often. You will leave a perceptible void as you leave our community.
     
  4. Storm

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    Bye Tina and Thank you for all you have done !!! You will be missed
     
  5. Good bye Tina/Dolores... the good ones always get away. UO will miss you.
     
  6. Pawain

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    Thanks for all your help!

    Feel free to return anytime. :(

    ~George (not my real name)
     
  7. GarthGrey

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    Farewell Dolores, sorry it took so long to finally meet you in game. That "Tampaman" icq was from me btw....:gee:
     
  8. Beer_Cayse

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    I'll keep ya on my ICQ ... just in case.

    But whatever you do, where ever you go ... be safe. Best wishes to you and yours on the path we call "life".
     
  9. DevilsOwn

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    safe journeys, Tina Small, you will be missed by many
     
  10. Percivalgoh

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    Thanks for creating the SA loot drops thread and everything else you did. Take care of yourself. Hopefully you will have other good adventures worthy of one like yourself.
     
  11. Lady Storm

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    Wish I could talk you out of it Delores/Tina. Hugs lady I shall miss you on Origin.
     
  12. Lady_Rachel

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    You are going to be missed by many of us hun.

    *hugs*

    Enjoy life, and I wish you all the bestest!

    Oh drat...I wish you wouldn't go!
     
  13. Aibal

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    Safe travels Tina, you left a mark in the game and you'll be missed. Good luck in all your endeavors.
     
  14. Felonious Monk

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    Don't fill the creative void with another game. Go to museums, amusement parks,art galleries or whatever. Taste life away from the computer. There is a lot of fantastic things going on out there. Your creativity in uo has been deep and fruit full. You made uo a better place.
    Improve your life in the same way that you know how.
    Celebrate your decision.........
    You will be missed in uo and you will be welcomed elsewhere.
    Cheers!
     
  15. Yalp

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    I hate it when members who've been such a rock and foundation of UO leave.. yes... Tina Small/Dolores.. you will be missed... you've had the rare gift of making the game a better one for us all. Thank you for your efforts and contributions.. may life shower you with blessings.
     
  16. Mama Faith

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    Your post put a huge lump in my throat. I'm gonna miss you, dear lady. Though I didn't see you as much on Baja lately, just knowing you were out there was comforting. The work you've done on UO maps, information, etc is nothing short of priceless. The gift of your friendship has meant so much to me. I pray you enjoy your time away from the game and marvel in the every day miracles of life. Take care, Dolores, and know there are many of us who will miss you deeply. *HUGE MAMA HUGS*

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Zooithion

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    Thanks for all your interaction and help on the boards Tina. Most lately, all the SA information. You were the leader into finding all the new stuff in SA and shared it so well with all of us. Never met you in-game but feel like I did. I wish you fine travels and futures.
     
  18. Surgeries

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    I'm not sure I have seen such a loss to the game, or to Stratics.

    It is a loss, for both.

    You were a boon to this community, young Lady, and I know I will miss your posts, your Amazing Guides and Tutorials, and your wit.

    Fare well, Dolores...and a sincere Thank You, heartfelt, for all the blood sweat and tears you gave to us.

    I hope to see your posts again. If not, I am a better person for having seen them, and for having known your work.

    I will cross my fingers, and hope that time will heal the wound left by the callous and seemingly uncaring attitude displayed By Cal...maybe if I start bandaging now...the timer will go off before you really leave...

    *You Begin Applying the Bandages*

    :sad3:
     
  19. GarthGrey

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    this

    Poignant
     
  20. Trebr Drab

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    So long and good luck, Dolores.
     
  21. Snakeman

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    Safe travels there kiddo, may the big man ( or lady rolleyes: ) upstairs look over you as well as you looked over many here. Take Care & Thank You for all you did here to help so many many people out in this game. :beer:
     
  22. Quenchant

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    You will be missed "D". Don't be a stranger, you know how to get ahold of "us".

    Q

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  24. Poo

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    i allways loved our guild dynamic

    nex and rom and myself would be out killing people and D would be in TS going

    "oh you boys, your being bad"

    and you could hear the knitting needles clicking away in the background.

    and we would giggle like little school girls that she was scolding us.... yet again.

    and Q would be teasing D and telling her to just let us get it out of our system and then we could all go and do some PVM.

    how many times over the last couple years did that happen.
    500 times.
    1000 times?

    and every time it was fun.
    and every time it made me smile. (hell, im beaming from ear to ear right now)

    but i know my D.

    she will be in TS talking to us even if she isnt playing.
    and im pretty sure once me and Q and rom and nex start talking about something new she will get the bug to come look.
    (i allways know what buttons to push to make her wanna come and look!)

    so i will chalk this up as a extended vacation.
    and silly you, you sent me all your passwords to all your accounts.

    *sigh*
    now i JUST HAVE TA' go and change all your tamers into bright robes with tacky clashing half aprons and sandles!

    maybe ill go strip some of them naked and leave them at bar's throughout Brit!

    you'll be back.
    they all come back.

    like the clown in the book (movie) IT (by stephen king of course) so errilly says "they all float down here!"
     
  25. G.v.P

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    Oh wow :( well I hope whatever it was is something that is fleeting and you will be able to enjoy things again and like others have noted, going to miss your hard work gathering information here on Stratics :(
     
  26. BlissMarie

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    Goodbye, Tina- Sorry to see you go.

    BlissMarie

    Ps. I was going to PM you, but I see you wrote that your messages have been turned off. I am going to go ahead and post here, hoping I am not saying the wrong thing in a public forum.

    On another thread you mentioned your grandson being injured by having been shaken when he was only a few weeks old. I am sorry that happened to him and your family.

    I was going to suggest that you take this as an opportunity to educate some people who still don't know how dangerous shaking a child can be. I don't know the best websites online for information concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome, but I will go ahead and link to a couple that appear, to me, to be respectable.

    Please people ... if you don't already know not to shake a baby or young child, go to these pages and learn something that is really important.
    www.dontshake.org/
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000004.htm

    My quick advice to anyone who is dealing with little ones...

    Taking care of children can be stressful. If you are stressed, make sure the child is safe (in their crib or in a child safe room, if they are a little older), then shut the door and walk away. Just leave them and come back later. Call someone to take over for a few minutes or hours, if you need to but just get away, so you don't hurt the child. Sometimes a few minutes of peace and quiet is all you need to think things through. It can prevent a lifetime of suffering.

    BlissMarie
     
  27. Minerva Foxglove

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    Who could have believed this some months ago..:sad4:

    We dont know eachother, I play Europa, but I always enjoyed to read your posts and was amazed ower the good job you made and shared with all of us.

    I always felt you were a good person as well, so Uo, Stratics and your friends will all make a great loss here.

    I hope RL will treat you well Tina, take care!
     
  28. Lady Storm

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    Poo if you talk to her in TS tell her enjoy her vacation and she will be expected back!

    Cal_Mythic get off your duff and make Tina come back home to UO.

    Tina left cause of Griefing, but it hit home for her, to a baby in her heart who was hurt by random violence. In my years of play I have seen the transference of rl to game alot.
    Griefing is the last straw for her but I need to point out 1 tiny fact : She is not the first one to walk away because of it. If I listed all the Que's calls to the GM's that were from players for this very reason this page would be miles long. Griefing should not be allowed, it follows harrassment like a glove. There is one thing EA dont like and that is harrassment.

    I have watched people walk away form UO for over 13 years. I Lost a whole guild (335 members) in under 3 months after one famous patch. Friends have left for various reasons, many Ignored by the past Dev teams when problems arose too insormountable for them to deal with. We cant aford the losses this time.
    I expect better from a Air Force man, (being an air force brat myself) You have done good for us, I have come to respect you for your genuine hard work in reguards to the game. Dont slip up on this one big guy. I know we are low on GM's. Just try for us please.
     
  29. Petra Fyde

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    Tina will be missed. I hope she'll return, but she's gone a long way to burning her bridges, having given away her accounts. :(
     
  30. Lady Arianne

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    I wholeheartedly agree.

    To lose someone like Tina Small from the game /community,will be felt for months to come.

    Its people like Tina who keep others logging in game and onto forums.

    I never met you in game but I have followed your valuable input on STratics for a long ,long time

    As a fellow reporter for another forum I take my hat off to you Tina Small

    May the gentle winds of peace and harmony blow on you and your family.
     
  31. Odin of Europa

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    Safe travels Tina.

    Thank you for your help with starting my gargoyle on Origin, and all the information you posted here on Stratics.

    Take care, hope you come back soon.
     
  32. Farewell and Godspeed you on your way. While I never interacted with you ingame I have enjoyed the guides and posts you have made, many of which have helped me get back into the groove of UO in it's current incarnation. Thank you...Ohh and just a word of advice I'm sure you've been told. UO has a gravity all it's own. I was gone for 8 years. I never thought I would play UO again, but I came back....you may too.
     
  33. Nok

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    Farewell and safe journeys to you Dolores! Best wishes and hope your path is a peaceful one.

    *bows in respect*
     
  34. XLaCeDX

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    Best Wishes Dolores!

    You are doing a great thing.

    I don't know how many times I have asked myself "Why am I playing this game again?", but I'm still here (well kind of playing WoW atm).

    UO is great but the people who are left playing it leave much to be desired.

    Thanks for the help on Baja. Spellweaving scrolls, in case you forgot.

    :}

    Dance and grow flowers! Life is short.

    Have fun!

    a slave girl (someone once guessed I was 'slavegirl' here, they had their spelling wrong)
     
  35. LadyNico

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    Fairfarren, Dolores.

    @ Lady Storm:- Stepping away from UO becomes exponentially easier when it finally sinks in that Cal does not care. Cal doesn't give a half-eaten fig about UO and even less about UO's community.
     
  36. I disagree... I think Cal does care. But I DON'T think Cal understands the UO community at all, treating it like any other MMO out there, pretending it's all about PvP. It's not.
     
  37. hawkeye_pike

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    Maybe you are right. Maybe Cal thinks in terms of what UO should be. Unfortunately, when I read these boards I realize that UO has become something completely different, which is a boring SIMS game without risk and challenge. Changing things back is next to impossible, or at least a very controversial subject, as most players got used to this item-based softened game world.

    Anyway, my best wishes to Tina Small. Although I haven't met her in person I am aware of what she has achieved and done for the community. Tina, I may not always share your opinion, but I admire you for your commitment and honesty. Safe travels!
     
  38. Hold the door open for me Tina, I'll be following shortly. I made the decision to sell my account yesterday, so soon I too will be stepping away for good.
     
  39. canary

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    Well, to be honest, it does seem he is more intent on providing personal community service than, say, Sunsword.

    Under Cal, we've had the continuation of EM events, we have Mesanna and a TON of personal touches added or implemented to our shards.

    Yes, it is quite obvious to me that Cal still has some issues on things regarding UO. But it is ALSO quite obvious that we are seeing things in game that you'd never think we could have in game in like 2004-2006, so its unfair placing all the blame on him. There have been, imo, quite a few well done things put in.
     
  40. Aristillus

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    Goodbye Tina :sad3:

    We never met in game, but I cant tell you how much I appreciate all the work you have done testing, and compiling information for UO. Especially during the release of Stygian Abyss.

    I am in the same boat as you and some others when it comes to the current status of things in UO. It is not the fact that griefers exist, it's the fact there are no repercussions for their actions. At least before the Fell/Trammel split players could deal with these situations on their own.

    But the way I now see it things have boiled down to this:

    EM events that have people who constantly spam over the Moderators. But nothing is done...and we are told to ignore it

    Storyline events (such as the current Ophidian/Bane event) which are designed in a way that is easy to grief. When they could have easily created more spawn and a spawn in Fell. But nothing is done...and we are told to ignore it

    A new in game chat system is put into place that on any given time (at least on Atlantic) your screen is spammed with language better suited for a porn movie. Even free message boards like stratics have don't tolerate language like that, much less a game that we pay for. But nothing is done...and we are told to ignore it.

    Scripting that is so rampant that you can go to almost any mine in game and be surrounded by people, yet none of them are actually attended. We are told that "a fix is in the works" But nothing is done...and we are told to ignore it.

    I have decided that if I have to ignore most of the new content that is going to be developed...Maybe it is time to leave.





    Aristillus
     
  41. Sarsmi

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    Thanks for everything you've done Tina, you will be missed. I hope you find joy and pleasure in what you next choose to become a part of.
     
  42. You are a valuable member of our community - I wish you didn't have to go. Your posts and info have helped me more times than I can count. I wish you well. Safe journeys.

    It is truely a sad day when a veteran leaves us...
     
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    Thanks for the help/info you have given me over the years Tina(Dolores). You will be missed.
     
  44. Black Sun

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    Farewell Tina, we can't thank you enough for all that you have done for UO and Stratics. You will be missed. Take care.
    *waves*
     
  45. Thanks for the help you gave me in the past. I passed it forward several times. If you come back one day and need gold etc. Let me know.
     
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  47. Yen Sid

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    FYI, there is a a spawn in fel, go take a look rolleyes:.

    Farewell Tina Small, your contributions haven't gone unnoticed. You have been a great deal of help to many people and it's a shame that you must leave. Good luck in your future endeavors and we hope to see you again someday :).
     
  48. Taylor

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    The fel and tram banes cannot be tamed, as has been mentioned a few dozen times in as many threads. Only the Abyss banes are tamable.