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Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Naisikras, May 8, 2010.

  1. Naisikras

    Naisikras Guest

    Hey guys!

    A few times a year I'll swing by stratics to check on UO and see what the latest gossip is on a classic shard. And, my heart just about stopped when I saw on U-Hall a post by an admin of some type about polling for a classic shard.

    What's going on with that?

    I have about 20 good online friends that would reactivate in a second if this is true. Drop wow, drop war, drop life... lol. But, I want to find out more before I go giving all of them heard attacks.

    What's the latest?
  2. Brytt

    Brytt Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 16, 2004
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    When I called EA Customer Service the rep said that he was excited because there was a lot of buzz around the office about it.

    At this point, that's all I know of it. There is buzz.
  3. WarderDragon

    WarderDragon Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni BRPA

    Oct 9, 2008
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    The Developers have expressed interest in creating a Classic Shard. I don't want to rehash three months worth of heated debate; but the major considerations right now are what would constitute a Classic Shard (Pre-T2A? Pre-Renaissance? Pre-Pub16?)? How much post-Classic Content (Monsters, Art, etc.) should be implemented? How the shard will impact (positively or negatively) Siege Perilous? And whether it will truly draw old players back to Ultima Online?

    I think the developers acknowledge that a Classic Shard would be good for Ultima Online. I tend to agree.

    Why most current players are so leery of the idea is that most folks want manpower focused on their respective playstyles and interests; and see a Classic Shard as a risky idea that would draw more developer time away from the Production Shards. Because they don't have the code tucked away somewhere; the developers are going to have to manually remove all the new content and rebuild some of the old systems to return it to a Pre-Trammel State.
  4. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Dec 17, 2006
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    Someone has the code tucked away somewhere. *Grins* Its like Walt Disney frozen head in the basement
  5. Xelious Norwood

    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 28, 2004
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    could also be potentially the downfall of certain shards as well.
    It really does boil down to what they consider CLASSIC.