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I don't know if I want to keep playing anymore.

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It seems 90% of my enjoyment of this game comes from thinking about it rather than playing it.

    You know thinking about stuff like "Man, wouldn't it be cool if UO wasnt stupid in this way or that way..." or "won't it be fun to play the character im working up, even though it never really is..."

    I don't really know why im hanging on anymore. The game isnt going to turn around, it will just get worse and worse. I think this much is clear by now.

    I even preordered my soul stones err I mean 8th age... why? I don't think I know anymore.

    I dont really know why I posted this, I guess I just feel sad about the fact that im probably going to quit, and whats left of this shard is all I have left tying me to the game honestly.
    I never thought I would leave. It was allways "ill be here till the servers go down for the last time". I've been here from the start of the game, but I just don't care anymore, and I think I could be better spending my time and money elsewhere.

    Siege is never going to get its fair share of dev time or even reasonable consideration when changes are being made, and players and conditions on normal shards are so far gone its pointless to hope anymore.

    Not sitting down after work to mess around, and not reading the boards over my cereal before work will be sort of sureal, but maybe its time.

    I havent decided fully yet, but its only a matter of reason winning out over sentiment, and admitting to myself UO is dead. Then Its just a matter of placing flowers on its grave respectfully, and with great reverence, then hitting the unsubcribe button.

    Well I just wanted to share my situation with the only real online family ive ever felt a part of.
     
  2. I hear you. I log on from time to time but I usually don't even make it out of my house before I lose motivation to play.
     
  3. 31881

    31881 Guest

    i only really came back at the promise of pbds. now that its a distant hope so is my daily urge to play uo
     
  4. Kuzara

    Kuzara Guest

    A couple week or even month break can do wonders.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What do you want out of the game? Tell us that before you leave.

    Damn you EA. You are killing the last shard that matters.
     
  6. The sense of community on Siege Perilous is quite unique, even those who don't play the game anymore still often read the boards... When I play on Siege, I feel like I know almost everyone here in some way or another, and it makes it more fun in my opinion that we may be a small group but we are a unique one. I prefer the risk and danger on Siege to the overcrowding and anonymity you get on other shards, and I respect everyone who plays on this shard for their willingness to play on a shard where there is more danger and risk. It has become harder to compete in pvp lately without a pbd due to the bumping up of weapon loot to the point where two hits will kill you in about 2.5 seconds, however I gain most of my enjoyment out of this game from things other than pvp, as I'm sure many others do. I recently felt very similar to you about Siege and took a break from playing very actively on here for a couple weeks. It did wonders for my perspective and might help you too. Ask yourself what you like most about the game right now and focus on doing that, whatever it is. I hope my ramblings helped [​IMG].
     
  7. Quatir

    Quatir Guest

    how about city of vilains?

    i came back to test out mondain and stayed a month before quitting again.

    uo is dead because i havent found a soul on siege.
    no point to play out an elf with a cool mullet and sunglasses when u played the 1997 days of GL vs Dread.

    ill sure be joining CoV that game loks like its action packed and s made for good vs evil [​IMG] btw i think Garriot founder of mmorpg and uo is lead/owner in there so here goes my move.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am going thru that same thing you are. I log in..maybe up one tenth, or maybe 4 tenths of a point or points, on my 120 tailoring pwr scroll work, then I log out. I keep trying to actually find reasons to remain in UO and they die in 3 minutes or less after I log in, I am logging out again. It is like being flatlined...nothing at all makes a spark or a hope to continue, like the life wind is totally out of the sails & is no longer blowing.

    I try to find reasons to remain on Siege, which have diminished greatly since summer time. I even go back to Chesapeake log in..log out. I did have fun in the Freds vs. Bobs pvp held there friday nite..2 hrs of fun..oddly the only fun I had in MONTHS in UO. But that is simply a one nite event of everyone was bored (even on a reg shard) all trying to recapture something in pvp fun with no items no arties, no nothing, just to goof off warring each other, trying to pvp and war like it once was or that is no longer part of Ultima Online any longer since AOS or where ya just logged in to play a game didnt have to decide what tons of items to wear to go do anything, that mattered, etc.

    I log in..I log out. I have very little urge to play Ultima Online anywhere. I keep wanting to remain on Siege, or I go back to log in characters that are 8 yrs old with all their skills................thinking what to do in this game and whom to hang around with, and then I simply log out ! [​IMG]

    There are probably a lot more silently in the same odd predicament wanting to remain, wanting to play UO, wanting our cures and fixes or attention for Siege. . and fading away into the sunset silently ..never to return again wishing it would not end at all, nor to have UO or Siege to have ended up this way, log in log out nobody seems to be here, or the life/fun or hope that was here..is no longer here. Log in..log out, rinse & repeat it all again tomorrow, log in..log OUT ! [​IMG]
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I know the feeling. What keep me playing is people who need me. I have NEW. who always need me, but if it was not for them, I would try to get my vendors up running and have customers who needed me or try to be a part of guild and do stuff with guildmates.

    Right now, I feel crafting is very confusing and I want to do it all but can't find the time for it. I will have to make some choices for my vendors and find out what to stock and what not and what is needed and where to get this Peerless monster resources when I can't find time for PvP too.

    UO had changed alot with ML, being a multi crafter with few hours online each day is just not possible. I can't find time to do everything my self, mining, lumbering, fishing for white perls, PvM for monster resources for crafting and crafting, enhanging and vendors. I need to make choices, I need to find someone who want to sell me the resources I can't find time to hunt/gathering myself and what I want to sell.

    I guess alot may feel their mules are useless now, because they can't make this new arti craftables without alot of work. That may sucks but in the long run, I think it's better for the game and will increase the need for full time crafters.
     
  10. Toodamndrunk

    Toodamndrunk Guest

    Give us time [​IMG] Some of us are training and trying to grow up so we can get you that stuff. Let us know whats needed alot of us in the guild are more than happy to support it just tell us whats needed.

    I will do all I can, this is first guild I have ever been in and I feel at home with alot of people. They listen to me ***** when somethen happens badly, they give me support and chear me on when things look its worse and I am about to throw in the last stone.

    Clear your head and know we need you there. There is no way the NEW. can go with out your great crafting and since of motherly care. Everyone would just run amuck and go to hell in hand basket [​IMG]

    Well thats my two cents .. flame me if you guys want but there are a few people I really enjoy talking to and getting help and pointers from and this is one of them.
     
  11. i am sure that pbds are just around the corner, just ask any of the faithful here...
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    i am sure that pbds are just around the corner, just ask any of the faithful here...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Are there any faithful left?
    I know that I have given up on PBD's

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    It seems 90% of my enjoyment of this game comes from thinking about it rather than playing it.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Interesting quote, and one I have been thinking of conveying for some time. This game lives more in my mind than it does in my life. I spend more time on the boards than I do playing the game. Why? The game stinks to me now, though I am still obsessed with the concept.

    It is a strange psychological dependency.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    What do you want out of the game?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Honestly I don't know. But this item grab-o-rama has lost what little thorny charm it had.

    Although I've been a loner most of my days, with the exception being half of several notable duos (Kaia Za'Fiene was my last partner in crime and alot of the magic left the game for me when she quit) more than anything I miss the robust (or more robust anyway) population we once had.

    This is one of the empties seasons I think i've seen on siege. With good cause I guess. When the dev team either can't or won't take care of one of its two lone special shards, leaving massive issues to lay on the floor for ages, and when the fix comes the place is allready stunk up beyond repair, and simply not thinking about us when new changes come in... But none of that mattered because we had the best damn community in the game, but it looks like lack of developer love is taking its toll on that too.

    Also, UO is sort of becoming for me what TV is for so many others: a way to vegitate. An excuse to not do something else. Its even involentary most of the time. It just natuarly happens, I come home sit down, check my email, log on. And rot gains well I can't miss out on those, etc...

    I dunno.
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    It is a strange psychological dependency

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Absolutly. Not to mention how great this game COULD be if it had some people with, if youll pardon my venacular, balls, at the helm.

    Translation NOT EA.
     
  16. Brickman

    Brickman Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    It seems 90% of my enjoyment of this game comes from thinking about it rather than playing it.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Interesting quote, and one I have been thinking of conveying for some time. This game lives more in my mind than it does in my life. I spend more time on the boards than I do playing the game. Why? The game stinks to me now, though I am still obsessed with the concept.

    It is a strange psychological dependency.

    [/ QUOTE ]I like to use the boards to reinforces my reasons for leaving [​IMG] The longer I'm gone from the game and the more I of read the forums the happier I am not to be involved anymore!

    In my case the final straw came from the guilt complex of sitting on my duff hours on end doing something I continually complained about. It's one thing to commit good life to a entertainment you find fun but to commit good life to something that not all that fun is stupid. Sooo I simply released everything I had collected for the last eight years and logged out [​IMG]

    To be honest I get much more entertainment from reading the forums then I have from UO in quite a long time [​IMG] Not so much stratics, as they tend to mask the real mood of the game and customers. But other fan sites with less restrictions are one of the best sources of a good belly laugh with your mornin coffee. Not to offend, but after watching were the game has gone, then adding up the amount of customers that have negative views about it's changes and still fork over cash. Kinda makes you wonder what type of person allows themselves to be con'd, strung along and continue to pay reguardless of how bad the game gets :/

    Just has to be something better to do! And there is, alot better things!
     
  17. CorwinWE

    CorwinWE Guest

    It's not your fault.

    For anyone who plays Siege, the game has been on the path to oblivion since Trammel was introduced. Siege was an escape from that course for a little while, but it was inevitable that the code bleed would eventually win out.

    Everyone has their own tolerance level, because of other factors. In general, people will play the dumbest of games for prolonged periods *if* there is a level of competition or it's simply a way to hang out with friends.

    People who insist that UO had to change (or die) don't understand that mindset. Yes, there are people who get bored with a game after they've mastered it and will move on ... but they'll *always* be moving on to the next latest and greatest. That's just how they are. If you want long-term subscriptions like UO has enjoyed, then you want to cater to the people who are content and happy doing the same things.

    That means you enhance the experience of those players. You add depth, but you don't change it. You don't wreck it.

    Oh and fwiw, I think a lot of people miss Kaia/Katroine.
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I took a 4 month break and I am still having trouble getting back into it.
     
  19. Sloan

    Sloan Guest

    Kaia / Bella was my running partner too. We used to give the pag boys so much hell. She was alot of fun.

    I stick around to see my friends. Yes uo has gone to hell in a handbasket....but there are just too many close friends here to just walk away.

    This is an old pic of PAG when we were very active.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Even though I am not playing on Siege these days, I am still drawn back to this board to see whats going on, and to see what my friends are up to. I reached my point, and made a choice, but I have become disillusioned in the past with UO, and have left on several occasions, and come back. The last return was when Siege came into being.

    My first run on Siege, I was a loner. Hunted alone, PvP'ed alone, died alone. That suited me fine for a long time, then I was on the verge of quitting and decided to redefine my game purpose and immersed myself in community. As my enjoyment of the mechanics of the game dwindled, so my involvement with friends and community grew, and thats what kept me here. I always felt they were ruining my game, but I could get past it for the sake of hanging with my friends.

    I grew incredibly bored of monster hunting, then I grew to loathe PvP.. and I didn't have the time to build the sort of RP questing that I always enjoyed most... so, what was left? Friends yes, but as things got quieter and quieter, I began to accept (as I see it) the end arriving. I always held on to the idea that things would improve, but they didn't and it doesn't look like they will.

    So, I had to restart somewhere else, or quit completely. Thats my choice, but the element is change - redefine your gameplay, your game goals, and you may find things fun again. I feel that I have exhausted my ideas for how to make my game fun on Siege. Maybe I am just jaded, maybe thats just me, and someone else could create a way for it to be fun again.

    I won't urge you to do anything like I did, but you are at a point where you have to choose some kind of change, otherwise, what point is there in investing the time? Talk of investing time seems crazy when talking about a game, but people who play UO want something more than what you get from D&amp;D Clone Game 2005, they want an immersive experience that gives them the freedom to achieve their game-goals, whatever they are: build an empire, run the best tavern, be the best fighter, find good friends to have fun with, roleplay a ratman, an elf, an orc.

    I won't say its never again for Siege for me, hell I still pay my account, and hold the temple and sat with Grot the other night and Siofra another night on Siege just to talk. I miss friends, even if I loathe what the game has become. I wish they all would just come with me and set up house at Caer Veritas, my new city, but I understand and respect the ties that keep them here, the same things keep me coming back here. It ain't the game, thats for sure, but the community.
     
  21. all ye of little faith....

    didnt you see tact's siege pbd discussion.
    dont ya know wilki is hounding the devs over this
    what about the survey...i mean the survey went out months ago.

    Keep the faith brothers &amp; sisters, tis only a matter of days

    or as mith likes to say, scheduling priorities.. :p
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have reformed from a production shard player with all red characters even during the gross stat loss days into a bard on a shard that is supposed to be for vets and most of those being pks who transfered from the trammie production shards....a bard...poke me when its over
     
  23. Patty Pickaxe

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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    i am sure that pbds are just around the corner, just ask any of the faithful here...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Are there any faithful left?
    I know that I have given up on PBD's

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I can't speak for others but I think I was one of the last faithful ones and even I have joined the "dark side".
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm on the dark side with you.
    [​IMG]
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Let's start ..ladies night out on the...dark side *looks at Sloan no pink this go round haha it must be charcoal or blacks.. ! MUHAHAHA

    So clicky on my music link under me siggie, and SING ALONG/ SING IT NOW Patty/// SING IT NOW Fabi....

    SING IT NOW LADIES !! SPEAK IT in your best Vincent Price Voice too...

    "Darkness falls across the land....
    The midnite hour is close at hand...


    HOWL !!!!
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This may hurt....


    Quit now before you change your mind!
     
  27. Callandoar

    Callandoar Guest

    I've been uo free since october 1st and I will never play this game again. never. I'm so glad i quit.
     
  28. MeMn0cH

    MeMn0cH Guest

    PBDs?

    People Believing Dev's [censored]?

    ((Good catch Timmah!))
     
  29. Timothy_SP

    Timothy_SP Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    PBDs?

    People People Dev's [censored]?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Did you mean...

    People Believing Dev's [censored]?

    Or something else?
     
  30. MeMn0cH

    MeMn0cH Guest

    yea I did, brainfart.. Im really outta it today, think its the beginning of a cold or whatnot.
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Quit now before you change your mind!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Probably sage advice. Worst part is, two of my three characters are on my friends account, since he dosent play siege I stole his character slots. So even if I quit 2/3 of my guys will still be active.

    Might be quite a temptation.

    I kept saying all last night, Its over, its time, but then and still now theres a little 17 year old in my head, the person I was the first day I cracked open the box a THIRD of my life ago saying "Wtf noob U suXXor111!!" If only I could PK him...
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ... I don't think I can do it.

    I just packed up all my important stuff for safe keeping, and looking at my bare house bout made me cry. Silly as it may sound.

    Maybe I am looking at things the wrong way? Maybe Its time for me to uhh I don't know make some sort of impact on the shard, become more involved.

    Or maybe im just trying to rationalize. Ive wanted to do that kind of stuff for years and never have. What stopped me? Whats stopping me now?

    Can siege ever get back what it's now ever so rapidly loosing? Its people? Its heart? Can I help? Should I try? Is this just a game?

    Am I wanting to quit because I don't like the game or I don't like myself? Do I feel guilty for playing a game, and having it mean so much to me? Do I feel I'm wasting my time somehow? Is it all springing from outside sources?

    Are we still a community that can be saved? Thats worth saving?


    It was the little ratman statues that got me... I just couldn't do it to them!

    I guess I really need to sit down and think about what I feel, and if my notions are genuine. If I really want to quit, for my own reasons, not because I feel that im "wasting my time", or something of that nature.

    ...sigh
     
  33. <blockquote><hr>

    I kept saying all last night, Its over, its time, but then and still now theres a little 17 year old in my head, the person I was the first day I cracked open the box a THIRD of my life ago saying "Wtf noob U suXXor111!!" If only I could PK him...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hehe. Well said! :)
     
  34. CorwinWE

    CorwinWE Guest

    Addictions are hard to beat, most people need something that pushes them in to making the final cut.

    EA's provided plenty of fodder lately though, so, it shouldn't be hard.

    The Siege community is primarily not on Siege, anymore. Rather it's scattered around among many games. You can't save it, you can only go find it.
     
  35. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I had at one point, 6 accounts. All down to one, Tigsalot. Every once and again, I log into uo, roam around a bit, but it's empty. The Siege I love, is all but an empty shell now. However, I still can't force myself to deactivate my last account with all my pixel treasures I've collected over the years. All my hard work and dedication. I probably won't collapse my house nor my cancel my account anytime soon. I'll be damn if noobs are going to stand around my house like vultures and steal away my memories!
     
  36. Armauk

    Armauk Guest

    We all wish UO was something better, but as bad as it is, there is worse.

    Like everything else.

    Pick a game and go play it, have some fun, we will see you in a month or two [​IMG]
     
  37. kyrie_m

    kyrie_m Guest

    I've been going through a debate the last two days. On one hand, I can't remember the last time I actually had fun playing UO and I'm tempted to close all four of my accounts. On the other hand, there was a time when I had so much fun, and I have some weird sentimental attachment to uo, and Siege in particular, and it stops me from closing them.

    When I'm at work, I think about logging in when I get home..but once I'm home, the thought of logging into uo, or even spending more than fifteen minutes on the computer seems completley un-enticing. I guess I'm in a similar dilemma and I can't seem to make up my mind.
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I've been going through a debate the last two days. On one hand, I can't remember the last time I actually had fun playing UO and I'm tempted to close all four of my accounts. On the other hand, there was a time when I had so much fun, and I have some weird sentimental attachment to uo, and Siege in particular, and it stops me from closing them.

    When I'm at work, I think about logging in when I get home..but once I'm home, the thought of logging into uo, or even spending more than fifteen minutes on the computer seems completley un-enticing. I guess I'm in a similar dilemma and I can't seem to make up my mind.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Think of the Benjamins bebe...January's comin' quick...
     
  39. I will be perfectly honest, I got quite choked up when I was actually logging of the mapserver for the last time, and closing up shop.

    But after about a week I jumped straight across the twelve step process from denial to acceptance, and life has moved on.

    Varka
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I will be perfectly honest, I got quite choked up when I was actually logging of the mapserver for the last time, and closing up shop.

    But after about a week I jumped straight across the twelve step process from denial to acceptance, and life has moved on.

    Varka

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes, but you are using the UO equivalent of a nicotine patch (a/k/a forums) to ease your transition [​IMG].

    -Skylark

    P.S. It was sad to say bye to you for me as well, Varka, but glad to hear there is life after UO [​IMG].
     
  41. Venator

    Venator Guest

    Some advice for those that are thinking of quiting or did quit:

    I quit UO 4 years ago. I told everyone that the game is going down the tubes fast, better games hitting the market, Way Way better PK play (balanced/fun)

    Well 4 years later, after playing game after game after game (AC1, AC2, DaoC, WoW, EQ, EQ2 and a list of endless titles that bored me to the point that i cant remember the names [​IMG] I decided 3 months ago, after seeing cleaning out one of my computer drawers and finding my old UO box heh! what the heck, WoW had my at a bore with 3 level 60's and nothing to do... I went ahead and did what i said i would never ever do again.

    I am amazed as much today as i was 7 years ago when I first started playing the game, so so much to do things that once bored me to death in the game, now had me grinning from ear to ear.

    Why, why suddenly did this game become so much fun when once i thought it was dull and stagnant, about to fade into darkness (shutdown)
    It hit me, all of the last 4 years ive been playing MMORPG after MMORPG and looking for the game that was what UO was, not even realizing that I had "that Game" tucked away in a drawer of all places. There is nothing better than UO becuase UO is living and has lived up to its name "Ultima"

    Sure there are some things wrong with the game, many things need to be fixed, many things need to change. Believe me when i tell you, there is NO game on the market that doesnt need these things. Ive tried every title thats hit the market.

    MY ADVICE:

    Quit

    Go play something else

    You will come back to a new found love for what UO actually is, and IMO will always be, A true MMORPG

    Good luck, safe journeys
    Ven
     
  42. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My sig says so much.

    EA should higher employees that know what they are doing, or stick to sports games.
     
  43. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *blows dust*
     
  44. Tigs sell me one of your level 12 paintings.
     
  45. So true, I left just before AoS appeared, came back last autumn/winter, came to siege in December, so much new stuff to try and use properly, or try to counter properly, which it all can, to be honest.

    No template will ever be able to do everything, win against all other templates, even stealth tamers, surely put tracking, detect on yours, bit of magery to to invis once the tamer is dead, and you win. Course, as with anything, you'll get the crap beaten out of you by other templates.

    Everyone seems to want to be able to do everything at once, and not just accept the limitations of what they have chosen to be...
     
  46. Masumatek

    Masumatek Guest

    I agree. The game won't change. Siege won't improve. I've been playing the last 6 months thinking I might as well play it since it's still the best thing out there while I wait for some amazing game to come, like DarkFall (darkfallonline.com). Unfortunately though, it's gotten to a point where playing nothing is better than playing this. Hehe. When you log in and every other word you say is a swear than it's time to leave [​IMG].
     
  47. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RTLFC

    So many things said and predicted in this thread just 6-8 months ago.

    "PBD's will never exist!"

    "I quit and never coming back!"

    "The sky is falling!"
    <blockquote><hr>



    [/ QUOTE ]
    We have PBD's (found something else to cry about though)

    Half the people that swear they're never coming back...did

    The sky...well, Shad and I agreed on something in UHall, maybe there's something there...
     
  48. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

    Damn you Tigs! I got half way through the first page before realizing I was looking at a thread from last year. [​IMG]

    You have to learn to shake things up in the game. Do something different. This has been the same thing since day one of UO. The game has definately gone to sh*t over the years. And, that is why I'm on Siege right now. Its the closest I'm going to get to a "fun" UO right now.

    Kat and I were becoming terminally bored with hunting all the same spots, night after night. So we took a 180 and got back in to PvP again. Regardless that we can't afford to "equip to win", I've had the best time in the past week than I've had in months.

    *shrugs*

    Sometimes everyone just needs a break. Sometimes UO just doesn't do it for them anymore. Sometimes you gotta either put down the sword and pick up crafting for a while or vice versa.. pick up the sword and go out and kill people... or in my case.. throw your dead body at them over and over again. [​IMG]
     
  49. Fidessa

    Fidessa Guest

    Or do something in game what you have never really done. Are you a crafter? Become a warrior! You a mage? Try to be a tamer. Never roleplayed? Roleplay. Etc.


    Anyways I succeeded in changing my goals in game. And since that day I am happy with UO again. Before all I could do was thinking about how it has been. Now I finally think about tomorrow.