1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

If Ultima Online was a TV show...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by LordDrago, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    393
    Was just watching gen chat and some of the PvPers were on, and it sounded to me that they might parallel a TV show:

    Real Housewives of Ultima Online.

    That started me thinking of other "Ultima Online TV shows" I might have been a guest star on:

    IDOCing:
    Storage Wars
    or Pawn Stars

    Crafting Suits/Weapons:
    Ultima Onling County Choppers
    Sons of Guns

    EM events:
    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
    or
    Any of the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows (come on EM, give me a rose dammit)

    I am sure there are others out there too. Just a funny thought.
     
    Nimuaq likes this.
  2. yars

    yars Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    134
    pvp is more like jerry springer
    selling items in gen chat is like pawn stars
    i agree on the crafting comparison
     
  3. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    393
    :)
    Excellent observation.
    :danceb:
     
  4. Woodsman

    Woodsman Guest

    I don't know what the name is, but there is a TV series where people have to go through huge obstacle courses for some reward and they get swatted around like they were nothing. That would be an EM event :)

    It would be a SyFy series.

    Those who have watched SyFy destroy many promising series know what I mean :gee:
     
  5. Shelra

    Shelra Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    169
    I'm sitting here laughing and thinking of quite a few situations that have happened in UO equate alot of T.V. shows - we need some comedy in here, thank you Drago! :)
     
    LordDrago likes this.
  6. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    393
    LOL. Wipeout is the show.
    Love it when someone gets the unexpected wall bash.
     
    Mirt likes this.
  7. Vlaude

    Vlaude Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2003
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    57
    UO would be The Simpsons, a show that has been around forever and has had moments of brilliance (as seen below) and moments where you wonder where the hell ideas came from.

     
    LordDrago likes this.
  8. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    632
    Executives at SyFy need to be batted around in a steel cage by something large and angry for a while. Say...sharktopus. They wouldn't know good programming if it starburst out their fracking wormhole...

    Anyway, if UO were a TV show... It would have been cancelled a decade ago. So.. Lets all be glad its not.
     
  9. OvenBird

    OvenBird Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    45
    True, but at least it would have been one of those shows thats cancelled, picked up in syndication, greenlit for another season, dropped, picked up again for syndication...
     
    Mirt likes this.
  10. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,752
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Syfy is a nbc\universal\ge property Not only have they tried to short change us on shows provided per season with big splits of time, (sound fermiliar?) They have handed us movies and programs that dont really go in the theme of the network (again sound fermiliar?) Where and Why in the name of Zeus and the gods does Wrestling go in si fi??
    Reminds me of things that have crossed the players paths so many times it's not funny. They cancel a show that had a decient following due to a few whinny ad agencys, End a show cause its going on so good that years go by and they want to go out on top..... omg can I point out gunsmoke, or bonanza were decades in the public tv menu and are still watched today. Same with UO... we not a dead dog that no one is here to watch.... its all in the follow through. If you put up a thing like High Seas booster keep up the additions to the pack that keeps players hooked, new fish... a few quests for different fish numbers that add in non fishmonger towns. Make changes to the program to fit the people you got now and that will draw in the new and old back to the game. Send out a smoke signal to them that your willing to do something unlike SyFy. Eureka is dying too soon for my taste and so is many good ideas the Dev put in due to lack of the follow through.
     
    LordDrago likes this.
  11. Woodsman

    Woodsman Guest

    Stargate?
     
    Mirt, LordDrago and Lord Frodo like this.
  12. Bob the Merchant

    Bob the Merchant Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    60
    Fel Yew gate on a red surrounded by blues.

    The Running Man.
     
    LordDrago likes this.
  13. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    393
    What show would Stratics be? :D

    The Gong Show?
    "Celebrity" Roast? - I loved the old school roasts (ala Dean Martin)...the current roasts ar e just vulgar comic fests I can't stand to watch.
     
  14. OvenBird

    OvenBird Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    45
    Sometimes I feel like it's The View, or CSPAN on the floor during a piss-poor debate. Other times it's Antiques Roadshow, Mythbusters (for the number crunching) or The Ultimate Fighter.
     
  15. Gilmour

    Gilmour Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,848
    Likes Received:
    283
    *lol* i'd have to agree tho, jerry springer is infamous for fighting visitors :p
     
  16. Goldberg-Chessy

    Goldberg-Chessy Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    What show would this thread be:
    The Biggest Loser
     
  17. OvenBird

    OvenBird Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    45
    You might be Simon Cowell.