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Is it at all worth it?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Omnius, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    I just came back to uo. I'm still geared quite well and although my builds are a bit dated, I'm virtually incapable of doing any damage to anything new.

    The skill gain system as it is, is so slow and grinding it will take forever to raise new skills from the new expansions and frankly, the removal of power hour long ago pretty much ended my new character or new skill days.

    vanguard spawn in all but 1 city that I like to bank in, they get hit for 14 damage by a weapon i used to 3 hit kill people with 70s resist. They hit me for 30 almost every time even though i have all 70s resist. On top of this, they spawn an average of 10 other mid to high end monsters around them if i make their health drop so that red shows in their health bar.

    Should i bother logging in any more? Monsters that are nearly invincible, and pvp templates that don't even make sense is very unenjoyable.
     
  2. Dermott of LS

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    So don't fight the vanguards. There are plenty of other things to do if you desire.
     
  3. Omnius

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    uh all the towns that usually dont lag seem to be invaded, and magincia is flat out gone.
     
  4. Dermott of LS

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    Minoc is usually quiet, at least on LS, so is Vesper lately.
     
  5. Omnius

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    Ah, thanks. I'd been told they were invaded and hadn't bothered to check. I was banking in Buc's den in complete frustration.

    Is there a way to kill off those invaders easy? and why is magincia gone? also what happened to the Moonglow Green, it appears to have a gaping hole and a port point to some jack ass who gives you a broken bottle after he squelches you and makes you stuck.

    I've tried reading up but the info is so scattered and sparse, it's hard to figure out what has happened over the course of the last year or so.
     
  6. I think it's worth it...I have fun all the time.

    Vanguards might be a bit much to jump right into the fight against after taking a while off. They aren't supposed to be too easy. I don't know your template, but if you are still skill building that would be a very rough fight indeed.

    As for what's been going on...

    There's a long term plotline involving the return of the Shadowlords. There was a war with the ophidians, an attack on Moonglow by dark wisps, the shrines of Love were corrupted for awhile with large scale monster attacks around them...Magincia was invaded by a demon army that actually destroyed the city. If you were there at the right time you could pick up parts of the rubble...I'm sure you can still find it on vendors here and there. Haven was destroyed by blackrock, and in an attempt to collect blackrock some stupid mage in Moonglow built a blackrock detector...that exploded and made the crater you mentioned. For awhile there was a rift that led to an alternate Moonglow filled with bad things, including ethereal shadow lords, but it closed recently. Now we have the vanguard raids, leading up to apparently a large scale war against the shadowlords.
     
  7. Omnius

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    my character is a fully decked out mace wielding paladin. I've added bushido to it. pscrolled out as well with a 720 skill limit. I was talking about changing my template as pvpers seem to be using outrageously over-hybridized templates.
     
  8. Depends on what you want to raise. Some things are easier than they used to be.

    It'll be nice when the Stratics profession forums come back, they had good tips on the best way to gain in most skills.
     
  9. Jahira-Tor

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    If the only thing you want to do is fight Vanguards then yeah, maybe this game isnt for you. They are hard to fight Solo no matter what the template.

    Have you tried banking in Luna?
     
  10. Omnius

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    luna is laggy and nauseatingly bright colored. I try to avoid luna at any cost while playing uo, especially as i consider almost all part of that expansion to have been bad.

    I have a tamer but i've been told a white wyrm isn't strong enough to take on a vanguard, though it can handle the side spawn.
     
  11. I don't have a tamer, but I've been told white wryms actually do more damage to the vanguards than a normal dragon...the problem is keeping them alive to do it.
     
  12. Jahira-Tor

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    My main char is a tamer. Even with a greater dragon, or my preferance is a mare runey combo, i still have great difficulty soloing. Infact i dont solo any more. :thumbup1:
     
  13. mmmbeer

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    this spawn isnt exactly for chars still building their skills

    i use an archer...seems to be the best char for this invasion so far

    and yea pvp has evolved to highly specialized templates so much so its a pain to pvp
     
  14. Omnius

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    any pvp which requires weeks of revision in templates and hours of studying what caps there are is doomed from the start. Add in the number of other 3rd party problems and the huge gaps in combat efficiency based purely on whose machine is better and whose connection is faster and its pretty much not worth pvping in UO anymore.
     
  15. Tina Small

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    Omnius, a quick way to catch up with what's going on is to go to www.uo.com (the official site) and just start reading the news articles. If you prefer to read the articles in chronological order, as they were posted, scroll to the bottom of that page and use the link for the News Archive. On the next screen, use the page number links to navigate thru the archived articles until you hit the time frame you want.
     
  16. Omnius

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    frankly, the patch notes divulge alot less than is necessary to do anything.
     
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