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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Noles, May 7, 2012.

  1. Noles

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    I'm new to the community and just wanted to say hi! :) I couldn't find an introductions area but I think this section will be fine?

    Anyways, I'm Ryan and glad to be here.
     
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  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    This'll be just fine. Welcome to Stratics. :)
     
  3. Mirt

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    Its good to see your here! Welcome. Mind if I ask what games your into?
     
  4. Hunters' Moon

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    Welcome to Stratics,Noles. I hope your stay is a long one.
     
  5. Noles

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    Mainly Halo, but once GW2 comes out that will be pretty much the only game I play. I've also got Skyrim and ME3 but I got bored of them. I used to play Runescape 8 or 9 years ago, but don't anymore. I've been playing WoW off and on for 5 years now but have stopped completely since last year.
     
  6. Mirt

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    Well the GW2 folks look to be really solid so far. There is a ton of buzz which is always good I just hope they can do better then TOR but for some reason I think they can.
     
  7. Noles

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    Better than TOR?
     
  8. Mirt

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    Yes TOR has already kind of fallen apart its down 25% already.
     
  9. Noles

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    What is TOR? o_O
     
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    Star Wars: The Old Republic
     
  11. Mirt

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    Oh its Star Wars the Old Republic. Sorry.
     
  12. Noles

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    Oh I always called it SWTOR so I didn't catch that haha but yeah I haven't even played it. I was going to if it didn't have a subscription fee (and that's why GW2 is so awesome).
     
  13. Rusko

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    Play Ultima Online Noles! heheh
     
  14. Mirt

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    We do love our UO here but if your against subs then thats not for you. Although it is fun I think most of us play it or at least have played it. I love it myself.
     
  15. Noles

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    I was looking into it. I just may give it a shot... :D
     
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  16. Mirt

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    Well in that case let us know. Stratics is full of helpful people looking for new folks to come to UO. Its a complicated game but you can get up to speed with stratics and a friend.
     
  17. Cirno

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    I've tidied this thread up a bit.
    Well, a lot.

    For UO, there are two main communities; UO Stratics and UOForums.
    Some people like one, some people like the other, but as a result there's a whole lot of unnecessary rivalry between the users of the two.

    For SWTOR, I wouldn't say it's exactly "fallen apart".
    Post-launch will always have much greater participation than post-post-launch.
    However, it is running afoul of being the new kid in a developed genre, and having an enhanced focus on the levelling story.
    People will compare it to games that have years of post-launch development to cater to their core players, whereas SWTOR is more-or-less still straight out of the box.
    For many people, "endgame" is where the game starts, but BioWare have emphasised the levelling process as a game with the dialogue and decision trees, and millions and millions of $s of voice acting.

    I have a suspicion I won't be able to avoid playing GW2, either, when it's released.
     
  18. Noles

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    What did you do?
     
  19. Rusko

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    Noles
    Have you thought about what shard you might want to play on?
     
  20. Noles

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    In terms of the UO game? Nope not a clue.
     
  21. Cirno

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    Just a little pruning of an argument that went too far in an unwelcome direction :)
     
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  22. Noles

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    Oh I must have missed all of that. :p
     
  23. Rusko

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    Where are you located Noles? Ping and Connection is something you should consider... Picking a Server closer to you would obviously be beneficial, but not saying you can't play anywhere either... Just depends on the connection you are comfortable with heh.
     
  24. Noles

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    Virginia in the USA.
     
  25. Rusko

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    Atlantic is prob your best bet "Connection-wise" but its pretty crowded and a bit more expensive because of its larger economy(opinion).

    I play on Pacific. I am near the Pittsburgh Area and have just as a good a connection it seems...

    You should also look up "Siege Perilous(sp?)" to get an idea of what a "Pre-AOS" shard consists of compared to the regular "Production" shards.
     
  26. Taylor

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    Rusko's right. Atlantic is the closest to you and is the busiest shard, but the drawback is that it's crowded.
     
  27. Noles

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    I'm downloading the files now. I think it may take all night for this download to finish...
     
  28. Rusko

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    If you think the install files take forever... Just wait... First patch is the worst haha...
     
  29. Mirt

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    Chesy should be close to you as well. Not sure about Cats or GL but I suspect GL is far.
     
  30. Emma Silvermane

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    Welcome Noles/Ryan .. Sorry I am a bit Stratics Stupid .. I didnt realize there were forums outside our own for chessy that we could post in and be of any assistance .. Chessy would be good if ur in VA .. :) Ever Tried Diablo 3?