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Goodbye Stratics Goodbye UO

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Smoot, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Smoot

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    Spring is here! First day i could go outside in short-sleeved shirt. Winter hibernation/foruming/UOing has officially come to an end.

    Now, my dog will be getting much longer walks, my friends will see more of me, some frisbee golf may be in order soon, and soon the fish will be learning to fear my rod again when i start pulling them out of the water. and 100 other things.

    Just saying, glad its a nice day :)
     
  2. Larisa

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    Me too! I have the windows open, didn't have to wear a coat/gloves/hat/scarf....it's been nice :) Glad you had a warm day too!
     
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  3. 4gregu

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    lol, I find it funny how every spring I suddenly tire of playing UO and find myself too busy to log in. Then Fall rolls around and I once again begin playing like a madman. Does anyone that lives in an all year long warm climate even play UO? And if so... WHY?
     
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  4. 4runnersport

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    Are you saying your quitting again or are you just saying that its a nice day or both? Didn't know if this was another post to get attention like before :p
     
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  5. Peekay

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    Lol, you're nearly as bad as Navi in the Ocarina of Time series of Zelda when it comes to begging for attention.

     
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  6. Flutter

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    I want to fear your rod...:saberduel:
     
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  7. Smoot

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    is UOhall really for anything else? :)

    i think its nice, light topic :)
     
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    fresh_prince_amazed.gif
     
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  9. Old Vet Back Again

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    That's disgusting and I do not find any humor in it at all.

    Can this please be the last goodbye? I suspect not...wishful thinking I suppose
     
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  10. azmodanb

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    i play uo year round and im in California and its been 75 all week .. hell we did not even have a winter this year. :)
     
  11. MalagAste

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    It was a nice spring day..... I went out to eat with my daughter... thought about washing the car. Opted not to since it's so muddy it'll only make it worse. Drove about with the windows down... got disgusted when I parked in my drive and realized that it was a slophole all the way to the door... tiptoed through the yard thankful I don't have a dog that was leaving me surprises in the melting snow like my daughter...

    And I leave all fishing to my time in UO where I actually DO catch fish... since IRL I don't have the patience to drown worms, as for frisbee golf... there is a field for that only a few blocks away.. but I think I'll wait till it's not a muddy slop hole first. I'll be more happy when the spring rains come and wash away all the slop of winter and the grass turns green and the flooding stops.

    Still gets fairly cold at night so won't be celebrating too much and I'm fairly sure we haven't had the girls basketball finals yet... Winter is never over till that's done because no matter what that week has ALWAYS been horrible weather wise as long as I can remember. But since I don't have kids in school anymore I have no idea when that is or was maybe it is over and I just never noticed...

    Anyway the only thing that is starting to annoy me about spring coming back is that the stinking bird is back to pecking holes in the siding of my house once again. I can't shoot the stinking thing.... I tried using a slingshot to hit the SoB but he just sat there laughing at me after I missed.... and shooting him with a squirt gun full of mouthwash annoyed him slightly but didn't stop him. I've considered spraying the house with something nasty but I'm sure that won't bother him in the least either... Anyone got a bird swatter?
     
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  12. old gypsy

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    I've been in heaven since March hit my part of Florida. It's safe to plant veggies and flowers, and the bees and butterflies are daily visitors. The best part is I don't have to use either the heater or the air conditioner. :)
     
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  13. Flutter

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    What is disgusting sir? Star wars?
     
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    I live in Miami. As for why I play.....well....I'm not really sure to be perfectly honest lol.
     
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  15. 4runnersport

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    Still didn't answer my question :p
     
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    Try putting up a fake owl to scare it away. It really works...
     
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  17. old gypsy

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    I have something better than a bird swatter. There are many old trees in my neighborhood, and one (in the process of dying of old age) sits in my front yard. The woodpeckers visit it every day to dine on the suet cakes I put out for them and hunt for insects hiding in the bark. They have never bothered my house.

    When that old tree finally dies, I'm keeping it, both as a haven for woodpeckers and a support for beautiful flowering vines. :)
     
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    So.. when I come to live there, will I be sleeping on your couch, or do you have a spare bedroom for me? Just trying to get a feel for how much stuff to pack.
     
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    lol, I think that's the answer most of us give to that question, that or "because I've played for so long, it would be foolish to stop now"
     
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  20. Assia Penryn

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    I'm in Northern California. No real winter and we need more rain. :(

    The plus side is I already have some tomatoes in the ground.
     
  21. icm420

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    I think wintertime UO playing is very common. It was a bad winter here in PA so I found myself on the computer a lot. It's starting to get nice again tho so we will see this spring/summer! Was a little disheartened to see populations so low this winter on my shard(s) tho!
     
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  22. MalagAste

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    Well I wish I had a dying tree outside. But I don't. Pests that they are. I might try the fake owl... Not sure where I'll find such a thing but I'll give it a try. I did try playing Owl sounds on my computer.... it didn't discourage it.
     
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    If there's only one, you could try setting some sort of trap for it like a cage with whatever it likes inside then re-locate it somewhere else. Or get a professional in catching animals to capture and relocate it.
     
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  24. MalagAste

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    It's a bird.. and the stinking thing likes to put holes in the siding of my house... it don't peck at any one area. It's all around my house. Probably has a whole family of the little buggers pecking non-stop sun up to sun down.
     
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  25. The Craftsman

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    Here you go ...

     
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  26. Kirthag

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    I'm in Hawaii. No, it isn't paradise.

    I play several games, because I'm a geek. ^.^ I've been a gamer all my life and it is a most enjoyable way to keep in touch with family and friends from all over the world. Yeah, there's Facebook (drama) and Skype... but still. There's something about getting with my sons and nephews to go on a dungeon crawl, or fire up the xbox and do some Halo. Or perhaps jump into UO with my sisters and we sit around crafting and catching up.

    I take breaks from time to time, but the only MMO I feel most at him HOME is UO.
     
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    I didn't know UO had a gender? :gee:
     
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    cocks gun.. problem solved. ha!
     
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    HOME!!!!

    *slays typo daemon*
     
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  30. MalagAste

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    I wish but if I fired a gun out my window at a bird not only would I risk hitting someone driving by with a bullet but I would be arrested.. stupid birds are "protected". So if I actually kill the sucker I'm facing a 5,000 dollar fine. No thanks.
     
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    Would be worth a try. I hope it works... :)

    Edit: I just found this link that looks pretty comprehensive with good info: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/wp_about/control.html
     
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  34. azmodanb

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    weak!!

    maybe a horde of flying cats?
     
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    i wore shorts to work last week, it was -14 so i thought id celebrate the warm weather and wear shorts.
    of course when i got to work and changed everyone was laughing at me for wearing shorts.
    now you come in talking about spring.... i look outside and its snowing..... your a sick man to get my hopes up like this!
     
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