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FELLUCCA portals among less populated shards

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kiss Of Death, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Kiss Of Death

    Kiss Of Death Babbling Loonie
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    Hello readers of uo hall, I would like to throw an idea in the pit...

    For less populated shards, it would be a great idea to create a sub server gate that brings you to both shards on Felucca facet, this way we could merge the pvp population on 2 shards whenever they want to.

    A clear example is Drachenfells And Europa.

    Creating a Felucca portal among these 2 shards would solve the troubles of the houses...nobody would lose their precious house, but there would be much more fun.

    Now very often to find pvp action you need to check everywhere, this way instead there would be many more pvpers for both facets.

    My 2 cents
     
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    I've suggested this before, although it would be limited to merging Fel T2A, as to not have housing affected, and to give those who don't want cross-shard raids the option of doing champs in the Fel dungeons instead of T2A - while T2A would allow cross-shard raiding. It would allow cross-shard commerce as well (transactions would take place in Papua or Delucia, and would still have to be swapped between different accounts, in order to physically transfer the item from one shard to the other) with the usual dangers of Fel transactions.
     
  3. Pinco

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    everyone is saying that europa has low population...
    I don't see all this lack of people... I play there and we have enough people for a fair play. It's not atlantic, ok, but is not like oceania... you just need to play at the right time :)
     
  4. Dubar

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    having a few servers share the same t2a would be amazing
     
  5. Babble

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    Probably too much effort for what it is worth.
    Also you would basically combine the economies of both shards.
     
  6. Cetric

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    hell yea, also, make harrys pop in t2a while ur at it =) I love t2a fights
     
  7. Dubar

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    that sounds like another plus to me, playing on a really small server where what you need is never for sale really sucks

    and since you cant place vendors in t2a it would encourage more player interaction which is always a good thing

    maybe outside of guards in del or papua would become the new "yew gate", where people can go find people to fight at odd times or the night
     
  8. PsychoKinetic

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    The EM placed gate in Luna bank on Pacific last week was emitting some sort of debugging message when entering it.

    The message which appeared over the gate but not in the journal said... "trying intershard"

    The gate only took you to the EM event but regardless I thought it was an interesting message.
     
  9. Nyses

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    Someone in another thread brought up this issue and the main reason it will never happen, It would reduce the sale of transfer tokens (albeit by a very small amount) and thus EA would not make as much money. Sadly, that is about the end of the story, no revenue generation, no happen.
     
  10. Lord Frodo

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    Agreed it will never happen. Once you start this then the west coast servers will demand it. Then the east coast servers will demand it. And before any of this will happen the Asian servers will have it in place. Good way to get all those PS to the more populated shards to sell under the guise of helping out PvP.
     
  11. lucitus

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    Hehe no the problem is not the Fellucca portal no the problem is the current imbalance, while this still exist i would not play PvP anylonger.

    It has been discussed here many times Mystic is too strong.
     
  12. Green Mouser

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    During one of the breaks Messana stated they have discussed a hunt area all shards could hunt.

    If they Unified UO it wouldnt matter what shard your house was on. You could PvP or PvM with the masses on a shard not yours.

    The dissenters say UO would lose money on transfers. I say if they cared about money they would be injecting many more items we could buy with cash and also would have real world items to purchase from the UO Store.

    The next mini game should be global updates. A Global Dungeon, Global Search engine and Rare but natural Multi color tamable critters.
     
  13. Fink

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    That seems interesting but I see a problem with international lag. Also they've mentioned instancing dungeons, so it almost completely defeats the purpose. I guess you could team up with people you don't know but that sounds an awful lot like raiding.

    As for merging Felucca on two or more facets, there's a problem when you have several red characters on all shards concerned. Blue characters can of course co-exist on their own shards outside of Felucca, but the murderers would be forced in together where they may not all fit.