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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ULTIMA ONLINE - TODAY IS THE DAY!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ron Silverbeard, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Ron Silverbeard

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    At least according to wikipedia, on the 24th of September 1997 Ultima Online official launched.

    May this game last at least another 15 years!

    *Opens Champagne*
    *FIREWORKS*
     
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  2. Salivern_Diago

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    Woot!! Just hope the Dev's have something nice and spontaneous planned for today! Would completely hate it if it goes by ignored in the game itself, would be very disheartening.
     
  3. Draconi

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    Happy Birthday!

    *Explodes*
     
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    Happy Birthday UO!!! Reaally wish ud go to the Get together Draconi!
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    *raises a glass*

    Happy Birthday Ultima!

    Lots of Love

    Lucy :)
     
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    Makes me think back to all the happy times over the lats 15yrs....*shimmering effect

    WHY....CAN'T..... I.... LEAVE.....AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....COMMENCING SCREAMING AT SCREEN
    RUN YOU SON OF A ***** RUN........AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....COMMENCING SCREAMING AT SCREEN
    "LOST CONNECTION...."Incorrect Password"....AAAAHHHHHHHH......COMMENCING SCREAMING AT SCREEN
    How did I die...."Rummages through a corpse and takes an item".....My Bandaids....AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH.....COMMENCE SCREAMING AT SCREEN

    Living off a boat in Fel Lost lands.....
    Gearing up, grabbing my Silver Bow of Vanquishing, and heading off (with 5 others)to killl 1, that's right, 1 Lich for the night
    All nighters....Specifically the opening of Trammel and the mass Fel exodus.
    Waiting on a GM....I'm....ah....55 on the list
     
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  8. Minerva Foxglove

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY UO! I hope we will celebrate many many more in the future!
     
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    15 more years!
     
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    Birthday Greetings to all the various inhabitants of Sosaria!
    Fifteen years since the Gem of Immortality shattered and formed our unique yet strangely similar collection of lands.
     
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    /me puts on party hat.

    Happy Birthday UO!!!!
     
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    Nice! All you nay-sayers from the first 14 years can kiss my left clavicle!! :p

    But seriously...in all it's permutations...it is an extremely fun and special game to me. I am glad we have lasted 15 years, and here is to another 15!!

    *Raises Glass*
     
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  14. Woodsman

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    I don't think it's the official birthday guys, because otherwise Jeff Skalski jskalski would be wishing UO a happy birthday instead of asking people to pre-order games that have nothing to do with UO, or even Ultima.

    skalski.jpg

    I would think the Ultima Franchise Producer would be excited about UO's birthday, but that's just me.
     
  15. Adol

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    Pah! Guild Wars 1, Shadowbane, EvE Online will all kill Ultima Online by next year, you just mark my words... The game is dead I tell you, dead! I certainly won't be celebrating it on Europa this evening, all welcome to come hunt Charbydis, get drunk on the seas (bring a non-High Seas boat, and as many fireworks and booze as you can carry, 8pm UK sharp) and celebrate the fun no one has been having anywhere in game for 15 non-existant years!
     
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    Cheers! How bout a little bob v fred tonight to commemorate?
     
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  17. Ron Silverbeard

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    To hell with Jeff, i dont need him to celebrate! :loser:
    PARTY ON PEOPLE, PARTY ON!!!
     
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    Happy Birthday UO! (No matter what actual day it is this week) Thanks to ALL the devs for 15 years of fun, here's hoping it continues for many years to come.
     
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    Congrats to all, who participated in this game in the past and in the current, as players and developers, as producers and in any other role, who all had their share, that we are still online.
    Lets all celebrate this day and hope, that we can do the same in 5 years for completing the second decade alive (hopefully with a lot more new players, than in the past few years)!

    That there are still bugs in game after all these years, shows one thing - this game is from humans for humans (and with humans) - and failures belong to humans :)
    But despite the issues, which can be annoying sometimes, we still hold our position in the game.

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  20. Picus at the office

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    I'd love to say that I'm shocked to see more useless stuff being flogged from him. I guess there is still time to mention a sweet deal on left over UO pixels.
     
  21. Lady_Rachel

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    Happy Birthday UO!

    Thank you for all the memories, and the wonderful peeps I've met through the years, and all the grand adventures!

    May I have many more memories to make, new friends to meet, and more adventures in my UO future.

    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy Birthday UO, please don't crit my face!
     
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    Some say the 24th some say the 27th. =) It's Monday so lets start celebrating the whole week. ;) We got some cool articles to post and new merchandise to mark the occasion. For those making it out to Fairfax for the party, can't wait to meet you!
     
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    Well, darn. I was already too busy celebrating Spring, which just started on the 22nd, and now I have another thing to celebrate?
    One can only party like it is 1999 so many times. :p

    Happy birthday UO! Here's one for another 15 years of fun and adventure.
     
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    I am too old to party all week J...
     
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    Happy 15 Anniversary Ultima Online!
     
  27. Ron Silverbeard

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    Time to PIMP up your WALKING-AID Kelmo and grab that extra LIVER - AND PARTY ALL THE WEEK!

    Go get all the horny grannies!
     
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    Congrats UO and Happy Birth week!
     
  29. Joey Porter

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    Woohooo 15 years.

    That is like 100 years in MMO years.
     
  30. Assia Penryn

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    Happy 15 years, UO!
     
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    Happy Birthday UO!!

    Thank you for many years of enjoyment! Here's to another 15! :beer:
     
  32. Ludes

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    Happy Birthday UO!

    I'll crack a bottle open for sure.
     
  33. startle

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    So I'm reading this thread and thinking back on all the great times we've all had here and decided to get my very first character on ( he's slightly under 15 years by a couple of months ) for the celebration. And since MANY of my fondest memories are from those early months, I decided to dress him in (what was at that time) the finest armor you could find back then (and it was from some monster's drops, not made by a tailor)... Wish I could remember the monsters that drop'd Bone Armor... Hmmm... He's standing where we ALL used to meet back then, behind Vesper bank... (W-Brit bank was for the newbies back then)....

    Anyway, here's to UO and all of us here !!! And to another 15 years.... ;)

    [​IMG]

    :danceb: *Shoots off another firework*
     
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    15 years ago today, what you would see on the patch screen:

     
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    Happy Birthday UO. May there be many more to come
    Although it always used to be celebrated on 25th. I'm unlikely to forget, it was my father's birthday too.
     
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    aye Happy Birthday uo :next: and many more :cool:
     
  37. Ron Silverbeard

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    YEEEHAAA! REVIVAL!!

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    I first heard of UO from an old roommate years and years ago. He and his best friend played beta and managed to get me in. A noob knowing nothing except I was told we gonna give you a few things and you go out of town and kill things, potions and bandies to heal your life.

    My first memory of entering Britania back in Beta......

    Friends: Heres some crap armor till you get stronger. Heres a shield and a kryss and a bag with potions and bandages.

    Me: Where do I go?

    Friends: Out of town anywhere just watch for reds. If you see one RUN!

    Off I go heading NE outside of town following the road. Holy **** wtf is that?!? *wack klink bash* WEEEEEEE! I killed it!!! Feeling like a badass I go a little further and see my name, I stop and see someone. They were not red so I knew I did not have to run. WRONG!!! lol That person was bait! lol Their job was to stop people passing on the road so the members of DEN "Dark Elven Nation" could kill them. I was paralized, ebolt then FS. All was grey and I was crying. lol Their leader walked up and spoke but one word and till this day I will never forget "Midkemia." Spelled it wrong most likely but I tell this story even today after all the years of not playing OSI. I just returned to OSI Chesapeake and so far....no Midkemiea! lol



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY UO!!!!!!!!
    :danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb::danceb:
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY UO !!!

    :dunce: :danceb::banana::party::pint::popcorn::cheerleader::violin::ten:
     
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    Happy birthday uo. I am proud to continue to play this game after so many year. Yes we play!
     
  41. Jade of Sonoma

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    Holds out a glass for the champagne, thank you!
    Drinks a toast to the :next: 15 years!!! ,,,,,,,,,,,,, :pint: Yuk! You call that champagne? Whatever ..
    - - Forward we go, *FIRECRACKERS BLAZING* *YELLING NO TO NO UO - - *
    - - ONWARD HO you must go, UO !!!
    GO GO GO go go go go *hey stop that* GO GO GO!!
     
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    Thanks for the memories UO. Sending wishes for may happy returns of this celebration.

    :D
     
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    I distinctly remember it being the 25th. A few pre-orders leaked out on the 24th, if I recall correctly, but the official day was the 25th.
     
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    Naw, Kelmo...I probably have you beat on age, and I started partying three days ago!! :eek:

    You could try what I do...party a day...take a day off...party two days...forget to take a day off...party a week...you get the idea ;)