1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

finally going to do it

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Richard, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Lord Richard

    Lord Richard Guest

    After ALOT of thinking, and soul searching, I have decided to call it quits...not, however in the traditional way, though.

    I know I made mention earlier last month that I would be holding a contest to give away my account...that ain't gonna happen, I worked too many years, and spent way too much to just give it to some online trader to make money off of.

    My plan, as usual, will be with no recourse on mine or anyone elses part.
    I will systematically throw away every single item I have in both my houses, and after that delete my characters one by one...my heart is very heavy.

    I have lost many things in my REAL LIFE due to this game, and my aparent ADDICTION to it.... Many things I can't ever replace.

    The final straw is just to ludicrious to even mention, but it was the act that will forever stand as the pivital moment in my 8 year long run with Ultima Online.

    I have brought into the game some friends, and made a few, but as some may attest to, not many (friends that is).

    I have, as many of you have already read in the past, many of these farewells, and I really didn't even think it would ever come to this, but it has. I will miss many of the things that set this game apart from reality, the beautiful graphics, the interesting story lines, and the ever-present social interaction, with sometimes juvinile jerks, but I recon, that's just life, as they say. Some really nice people, probably more nice than not.

    I have made this decision so that I can move on without the crutch of a very frustrating, and most of the time unbeatable game. Healers never where you need them, creatures that loot your ****, and timers on corpses that is just too short for someone who prefers to play solo, and can't afford to insure every thing worn.

    Well, I guess I just lost the last thing I had saved up junk to get for years and years, just to have it go bye bye...I give up, the game has won, and beat me.....they can have it. I GIVE UP!

    I been paying $280.00 per year just to be frustrated, and pissed off damn near every time I logged out. I have had it. Ok, now I feel better.
     
  2. ColterDC

    ColterDC Visitor

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's just a stupid video game, If you don't want to play it, don't.

    Might I suggest however that instead of deleting everything, load up your bankboxes and do not delete your characters.

    You never know if 5-10 years from now when a company worth a crap buys UO and it becomes a good game again, you might want to reactivate your account.
     
  3. Emil IsTemp

    Emil IsTemp Guest

    Take a break man. Sort your chit out. Couple months off, then see if you still want to play.. as much.

    Believe me, your not the only person whos life has been messed up by this game.

    3 more years and i can say ive been playing this game half my life.. :coco:
     
  4. Alvinho

    Alvinho Great Lakes Forever!
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Messages:
    14,075
    Likes Received:
    2
    can I have your stuff?
     
  5. Joyous2K

    Joyous2K Guest

    Tell us what you lost in real life. It sounds terrible.

    If your inability to quit UO is true, I wouldn't delete your characters and stuff. Your're just going to end up back in the game and have to train all those fun and exciting skills back to 100 or 120.

    Skillgain is a BLAST!! Especially the third or fourth time doing the same one. There really is nothing quite like it. 100 points is actually 1000. Do you see?
     
  6. love2winalot

    love2winalot Guest

    Hail: I also deleted my original account over 9 years ago. I was in the same mind set. However, if you really want to quit, and not be tempted to come back, then you must take it 1 step further, "YOU MUST GET YOUR ACCOUNT PERMA BANNED".

    Anything less, the temtation to log back in, start over, ect ect, will always be there. As long as you have no account to go back to, and do not buy another account from someone, you are set.

    This ONLY applies if you really want to quit, "Forever".
     
  7. jelinidas

    jelinidas Guest

    Sad day...

    BUT, I agree...load the banks up. shut it down. Let things go. If ya wanna return, you can. If ya dont, so be it. Nothing gained by deleteing it all. I do wish ya well. You will be missed.
     
  8. Lord Richard

    Lord Richard Guest

    you don't think I already thought about that option...just makes it too easy to come back
     
  9. Mulch

    Mulch Guest

    Have fun, lots of other things to do out there.
    Pestering stratics moderators for example.:stir:
     
  10. Lord Richard

    Lord Richard Guest

    I will not tell anyone what I lost irl, but as my wife can substantiate, it was substantial, and long term......working bods, making sure I wasnt running bots to cheat, and all I got was ****ed.
     
  11. Omnicron

    Omnicron Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 1999
    Messages:
    7,689
    Likes Received:
    40
    A long time shard vet just left legends and uo all together. He held a series of events that he gave out hundreds of mils worth of items. Rares, power scrolls, artifacts vet rewarsd and so on...

    He held scavenger hunts, had trivia questions, went to fel in a completely uninsured artifact suit and had people try to kill him. He then loaded up on power and stat scrolls and made runs from the gate to the bank...It was a fun time by all...but a bit sad at the same time to lose a friend in uo...
     
  12. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Inquisitor
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter Gilfane

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Sorry to hear about this.

    Good luck in whatever you decide...
     
  13. I did just that - June of '03 after AoS borked up my characters sooooo badly. Gave up the house (Fel villa on S Fire Island, Atl), dropped my stuff all over, gave out gold to newbs and deleted characters one by one until the account was empty. Then I canceled the account.

    And I cannot say it any plainer than this ...
    It was the worst thing I could have done!!!

    May of '04 I was back - hadda get a whole new account, train up characters that ... with some thought a year before ... could have had less than 2 weeks of rework to make them usable to a great extent.

    I'm here to tell you, it just is not worth the grief you will put yourself through. Chill out for a month or so, THEN if you REALLY feel like this, bank the good stuff, drop your house(s) - if you must, bank the gold and log out to suspend your account. That way you'll have **something** to return to.

    Honest.
     
  14. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    9,905
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Whatever its bloody video game with pixels that aint real...

    Read this again ive posted it many times....many times...

    ONLY ONE THING IS GUARANTEED IN OUR LIFETIME....Thats death!!!

    UO will eventually fall by the wayside and die..be it it 10 years hopefuly more!! but when it does die so will all the pretty pixels with it... All those fools that have spent real money.....etc etc etc...its a game... an addiction to some with more money than sense.... jeeper i bet its broke many a relationship up!!! then again all the other games are the same too.....

    If its byeee then its byeee... but just get a grip of game and real..

    I'VE SEEN CASTLES SELL FOR $2000 AND like every other normal person i think WTF.. but u get peeps with more money than sense... born into money etc etc....Sorry but id spend $2000 on a car not a bloody pixel house or uber suit!!!
     
  15. AirmidCecht

    AirmidCecht twitch.tv/airmid
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,297
    Likes Received:
    486
    If it is truly an addiction that cost you much, walk away. Do so with no malice or ill will because hate is just as much a fuel as love. It will twist you all sorts of ways but the right way.

    I wish you well Lord Richard.
     
  16. BlissMarie

    BlissMarie Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    4
  17. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    0
    So far since 1997 when I began this the only thing the game has cost me is a few keyboards beaten in frustration...

    That and enough money to take a vegas vacation but hey over ten years worth of fond memories is priceless in my opinion.

    What shard were you playing on? Simply curious is all.
     
  18. Arcus

    Arcus Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    6,452
    Likes Received:
    107
    Im going to have to guess it was a permanent loss of the use of your hand due to carpal tunnel.
     
  19. Stigmatas

    Stigmatas Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    2,898
    Likes Received:
    0
    Learn balance. Never burn your bridges. Bank your stuff. Or keep the account active, and just don't log in. Self control. Balance. The route your taking is absolute. Only the Sith deal in absolutes LOL.

    Stop logging in and go do bonghits and buy a scooter.
    UO will still be there once you've learned to balance r/l with UO.

    Feel free to quote that bonghit line. I know you want to.
     
  20. Stigmatas

    Stigmatas Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    2,898
    Likes Received:
    0


    QFT
     
  21. Sunrise

    Sunrise Guest

    aye sorry to see you go also. I do have to give you kudos tho for how you are leaving the game. Go out with a bang...Not a wimper. :gun:



    Now for the people who been playing for 10 years and paying. Honestly. Where else can U go for 24/6 days of fun <yeah server down included :D > for only 10 dollars a month? :p
     
  22. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    33
    Take care Lord Richard. Whatever you do and wherever you go... safe journeys to you.
     
  23. Draxous

    Draxous Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    29
    Ok... so I thought you were quitting because it was affecting your RL by this quote... but you know... I keep reading (god knows why) and this is what I stumble upon:

    So you're not really quitting because your addicted to a video game and its messing up your life... your quitting because you lost some pixel crack, that doesn't really exist, that one day definitely won't exist... at all... and THATS what's messing up your life... not, you, yourself messing it up, but you losing pixel crap... messed it up...

    ...

    Seek help.

    nao
     
  24. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    And do you know the rest of that philosophy? Or do you just spit back the part that sounded interesting enough to use and reuse and re-reuse in film?

    .. Thant all experiences, no matter their makeup or source, are equal in life. A moment of introspection or an earth shattering cataclism - all are of equal weight in the experiences that make us who and what we are.

    So - the philosophy you are blindly quoting from tells you that Just because it is a game, does not mean that the experience of it is any less important than any other. It all goes into the life long accumulation of experiences that determine how we live.
     
  25. love2winalot

    love2winalot Guest

    To a certain point, a lot of us are addicted. Remember when new shards would open, or the 8th age, or Malas opening? How many of, US, spent hours trying to upgrade our account, and then hours more trying to log into the game? I mean hitting the, "Enter" key becomes somewhat of an addiction after. How many tries? rolleyes:


    ps: It only took me 3 hours to log in, Well under the addiction quota.....:)
     
  26. MaryForUo

    MaryForUo Sage
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    643
    Likes Received:
    18
    sorry to see another veteran player going...really
    hope you'll have a fantastic rl life!
    as a veteran player, i'm with you! be safe and take care!
    bye! =)
     
  27. Redxpanda

    Redxpanda Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    986
    Likes Received:
    116
    Well....I would like to tell you not to delete your characters and to fill up your bankboxes and just go away. About 6 years ago i did the same thing (deleted my toons) and that didn't keep me away from this game...It just made it harder on me when i came back in November. Either you are going to come back or you are not. The trouble of reactivating your account is usually enough to give you time to think it through before you do it.

    I have no idea why you are leaving and and at the same time i completely understand why (If that makes any sense). Just a few minutes ago (After 7 months of playing again) i just suspended mine until further notice. I'm not bitter though, this game was there for me when i had nothing else and kept me occupied during some tough times.

    Enjoy your time away and i wish you well in everything that you do....
     
  28. Lady Aalia

    Lady Aalia Atlantic's Finest
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    2
    I am not sure what happened to you in or outside of the game and sadly i cant change it.

    What i can offer you is a hand :)
    If you would like or have time and are in the mood , come visit me on Atlantic , there is a wonderfull crowd of people i hang around with in the little time i have, Sweet people that i am proud to call my friends, considering i can spend a whole night chatting with them aon skype :grouphug:

    If you really want to step away do what many others have suggested , fill your bank and log out and step away.

    Sometimes a break can be good.
     
  29. Belmarduk

    Belmarduk Guest

    And another leaves...Safe travels