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Is ICQ the way to go still

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. THP

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    Just asking...had a new laptop...and unable to access my old 10 year icq account due to password/old emails or the fact my old icq never had a telephone number assigned to it...no idea just cant log into it anymore

    ...kinda mega pissed off..but thinking about it 270 out the 300 contacts were always red offline anyways....the new general chat is awesome for on shard talk......so do people still use icq ?? ive been told mumble?? not sure...just is it worth while actually making a new icq account...if peopledont use it and use something else now

    any thoughts
     
  2. Kojak

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    icq is still king in UO
     
  3. FrejaSP

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    I use ICQ, it's funny, when people start to play UO again, they get online on ICQ again.
     
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  4. Captn Norrington

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    Alot of people type in ICQ more than in the actual game, so yes it's still very popular. makes finding people so much easier.
     
  5. Garrett.

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    Whats that old saying? " if it ain't broke don't fix it"... ICQ for the win... :)
     
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  6. Capt. Lucky

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    Coming back to UO I was surprised ICQ was still king. I really enjoyed teamspeak in other games to quickly coordinate guild events. I couldn't imagine trying to type I need a heal, or attack monster X. I realize this is apples and oranges as ICQ isn't meant for that. But you would think if say you were a PVP guild, or a guild doing a boss you'd certainly want something like teamspeak. I still haven't gotten ICQ, I see I must, lol.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    I use icq - or to be more accurate, I use pidgin. I got fed up with the amount of 'bloat' there is in icq now.
    I also can be reached by my staff via AIM, Skype, email or PM. I vowed to be accessible when I took on the role :D
     
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  8. Kojak

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    Miranda IM is the way to go - super lightweight and small like the original ICQ client

    and for voice, everyone uses Ventrilo - not any other of the other stuff you mentioned
     
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  9. Noldor

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    I wonder if my old 5-digit ICQ User number still works? -)

    I really miss PowWow! -*(

    TQQdles™
     
  10. THP

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    Okies then i need a new icq account then...its mainly for the holiday trading to be fair...

    Here we go.....new icq for anyone that had me b4 = 677 577 087 THP
     
  11. Uriah Heep

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    I've hated ICQ since they quit letting me download the old ICQ Pro 2003b? All these later versions are so bulky they just arent convenient for me anymore. And besides, the circle of friends ingame now is down to enough to talk to in chat :p
     
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    They really need to add an in game "friends list" or something.
     
  13. Amber Witch

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    Once in a blue moon I'll use the web based ICQ after years of having it on computers. I find it simpler, cleaner and less of a nuisance. Skype and Mumble work best for me.
     
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  14. THP

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    maybe thats my problem..i need icq 3 or 4...lol...not this icq 8 full of crap/all singing and whistling version
     
  15. Kojak

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    I have been happy for ver. 7.5, but I agree there was some between 2003b and now, that did not work for me.
     
  17. Pandora_CoD

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    LOL Broadsword should just purchase ICQ. :D I don't think I ever use it for anything else other than UO.
     
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    Long overdue. Needs to be cross-shard as well.
     
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    ICQ makes me laugh... one day one of my cats got out and was running rooftops at my old condo... the only thing was he wanted back in and couldnt find our part.... I turned on icq and turnd up the volume on my lappy.... bingo he found in fast... he knew it was mommy!
     
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  20. TimberWolf

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    you cant live in UO without ICQ, and let me tell ya,..leave uo for 5 years and come back I promise you that you re download ICQ
     
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  21. Ender

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    I hate the damn client now, it's just awful. Wish I could use an older version.
     
  22. Amber Witch

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    Seriously! Give the web base version a try. There is a certain sense of relief knowing that it's not on your computer and you can access it when you want.
     
  23. Darius Bloodbain

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    Does anyone know if older versions still work. I seem to remember that I have 2003b installation program on one of my old desktops I stored away a few years ago. I am currently running 2007 on one machine and
    the latest atrocity on another.
     
  24. MalagAste

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    I use Trillian... It does ICQ, MSN, Skype and all that.
     
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    I'll second web ICQ.
     
  26. Mandrake of DF

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    PowWow is old.... but, I got my old 5 digit icq :) Good luck on yours...
     
  27. Uriah Heep

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    Okay good news everyone! Go to CNET.com and do a search for icq 2003b. they have it, the real McCoy.
    Now, who can point me to somewhere that kept the old sound schemes? lol
     
  28. Theo_GL

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    Now, wouldn't it be cool if Pinco could use the API for ICQ and imbed it in the UO client? A floating window with contacts and incoming ICQ messages?
     
  29. Capt. Lucky

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    Well that begs this question then. Since I usually play full screen, which makes ICQ a little difficult to get to... how do you guys set up your screen on the CC to see the task bar. Always looking for new ideas :)
     
  30. Garrett.

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    I still use 2003b on win 7 and runs a treat...
     
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  31. G.v.P

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    this,

    but I use Trillian. just don't use Trillian for Android, as it's ****ty
     
  32. G.v.P

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    lol nice
     
  33. Uriah Heep

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    Havent tried it, sincee I tend to mess things up trying things :p, but cant task bar be set to always on top?
     
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  34. Capt. Lucky

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    Ummm now you mention it... brilliant!
     
  35. THP

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    just downloaded icq2003b on windows 8.1....imback....logged in with no problems...thankyou for the help

    THP 267 208 357
     
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  36. Viquire

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    five gazillion ways to communicate over the internet nowadays. :facepalm:
     
  37. Capt. Lucky

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    Yeah but which ones are you getting hard wired inside your head?
     
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