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Is this server still dead?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by GNecromancer, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    I haven't touched UO in a longtime. I played Siege during Age of Shadows and the world was far too big to support the population. I could only ever really find finds in and around Luna or Umbra and on the edges of some towns.

    EA also had a knack for leaving game-breaking bugs unfixed on Siege for upwards of over a year, giving Siege very little priority compared to the rest of the game. These bugs made a lot of player shun the server.

    I quit shortly before Samurai, because in my opinion, more land mass would not have helped Siege. Then I also heard about "instanced corpses" which I heard was almost some kind of item insurance being released into the felucca ruleset.

    So I am curious, what is Siege like now, its population compared to the rest of the shards? Is the population still far to small to support the size of the world? Does instanced corpses hurt traditional pvp and felucca style gameplay?
     
  2. games still a game. if ya got something else better to play, than play it. if not, drop by and think of it as a different game and you will be fine.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    games still a game. if ya got something else better to play, than play it. if not, drop by and think of it as a different game and you will be fine.

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    translation: yes, it's still dead
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    oooOOooo
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just wondering why people always tell people who are looking to come back or start on Siege that Siege is a ghost town? Even if it was why would you say it? Doesn't help with getting more here to kill. [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It's not that dead. I still find I can
    get into alot of trouble here ... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Siege is still alive , it's just not a trammie world ! [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Just wondering why people always tell people who are looking to come back or start on Siege that Siege is ghost town? Even if it was why would say it? Doesn't help with getting more people here to kill. [​IMG]

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    What I find he most funny is that people bash the thing that makes this the preferred shard for people like me; it has a manageble level of players. Sure you can run around like a lunatic, bumping into hords of players on Atlantic, but some of us hated that and came here because you can get to know most everyone. Its like the defference between living in Los Angeles, CA or Rapid City, SD.

    Me, I'll take the small town and Siege.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i think its a liitle more like the small town feel of littleton colorado myself
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Its not really big town small town thing, its more like middle size town during a war versus middle size town not during a war.

    You aint gonna see many people outside anywhere when there is a good chance or even possibility that you might die because a war is going on. This goes for real life as well as online vidoe games.

    siege looks dead cause our players are like roaches, they scatter quick, stay hidden, and they might be in 10 feet of you and you'd never even see them.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Im here now so soon all in UO will move here.
     
  11. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    "it has a manageble level of players" dude I am not talking about a balanced number of players, there is a difference between a manageable level of players, overpopulated and underpopulated... I remeber Siege being incredibly under populated and that was before the new land masses that age of samurai brought. The only place I could find pvp were those hugging the guarded zones of town. Factions were dead and virtually every wilderness area and dungeon I'd go cruising through was devoid of life. I'd have to check half a dozen dungeons any time I'd play if I wanted to have the hope of seeing another soul.

    It certainly isn't a manageable level of players, not even close. You would have to increase the population by atleast 5x back when I'd played to even think of it overpopulated.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Just wondering why people always tell people who are looking to come back or start on Siege that Siege is a ghost town? Even if it was why would you say it? Doesn't help with getting more here to kill. [​IMG]

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    because no matter what time I go into Siege, I can venture about forever and it all looks like...


    [​IMG]

    unless you go to luna and watch the same 5-8 gz fighters going at it
     
  13. Well I think Siege is better than any Trammi shard. Is it tougher? Depends on who you ask it's certainly not easier, but dead No way. :) I die here often but that's part of the challenge here. I like the community here. Even the reds are friendly Hi Deja Vu and Verum. In the end this shard is way better.Yeah we have some colorful characters here but they make the game interesting.
     
  14. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    Btw, does everyone still get one personal bless deed or one item they're able to keep from getting stolen? I always liked that idea
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yep, exactly that. Not through a bless deed though. You can bless one item. You bless a new one, the previously blessed one gets unblessed.

    I must say, this is a mechanism which I haven't been able to find a flaw in! It works perfectly.

    Kind regards
     
  16. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    How many active players would you say are on siege roughly during a busy time? and are the old dungeons still lifeless voids that are completely pointless to visit?
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    50 at most and you can farm all day in a dungeon no problemo.
     
  18. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    Never understood why the pvp server in UO is so unpopular... PvP is better in UO then ANY other MMORPG. Yet in games like WoW, the pvp servers are many and more popular then the other servers. Everquest 2, one of the pvp servers is the most populated server in existance.

    Yet UO has only one pvp server and very few players play on it despite how great it is... On the other hand pve content in UO is insanely lacking and dull and all monsters pretty much have identical AI and most offer no challenge. party play is on nessecary if your fighting the champions or the bosses...

    I find it all quite perplexing. In those circumstances you think UO would have numerous pvp server that were flourishing over the pve servers.
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I suspect it IS because there is only one. Two, if ye count Mugen.
    On other worlds, the concept is common - so people accept it readily.
    Here, it is the oddity. The black sheep of the family. And so, it gets shunned.

    Of course, many of us have found that black wool is warmer than white, and comes in snuggly gift boxes... but I digress.
     
  20. GNecromancer

    GNecromancer Guest

    I think also when UO became far more item based with all the artifcats and magical items that were so hard to get, a shard like siege became less appealing because when you die you lose everything, save one.

    Not a very good feature in a game that became item based. Losing everything was never reallt all that bad prior to the introduction of all the spiffy items and artificats. prolly another reason Siege is less popular, because people want to have cool items.
     
  21. Rykus

    Rykus Guest

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    50 at most and you can farm all day in a dungeon no problemo.

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    Although, damn near every time I step foot in a dungeon with any PvM-only type of char, Wyrm seems to find me. I don't know if he patrols that much, or it's just a coincidence.
     
  22. Kat SP

    Kat SP Guest

    If you're good at making gold, running with good equipment isn't difficult.
     
  23. Patty Pickaxe

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    50 at most and you can farm all day in a dungeon no problemo.

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    Although, damn near every time I step foot in a dungeon with any PvM-only type of char, Wyrm seems to find me. I don't know if he patrols that much, or it's just a coincidence.

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    He patrols that much! Enigma has gone on "patrols" with Wyrm. Where ever people hunt, Wyrm has a rune to it!

    Speaking of, I haven't seen that cuddly vampire around here in awhile...
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I suspect it IS because there is only one. Two, if ye count Mugen.
    On other worlds, the concept is common - so people accept it readily.
    Here, it is the oddity. The black sheep of the family. And so, it gets shunned.

    Of course, many of us have found that black wool is warmer than white, and comes in snuggly gift boxes... but I digress.

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    *shakes head* You had to turn this into a sheep thing...
    *winks*
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Siege is what you make it. If you want to get into a fight, it is easy to find one once you know your way around. It is also fairly easy to avoid contact, if that is what you wish.
     
  26. Sir Ha-ward

    Sir Ha-ward Guest

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    He patrols that much! Enigma has gone on "patrols" with Wyrm. Where ever people hunt, Wyrm has a rune to it!

    Speaking of, I haven't seen that cuddly vampire around here in awhile...

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    You two spend less time watching riddinspinnas and maybe youd see him on more often [​IMG]
     
  27. golfnutt64

    golfnutt64 Guest

    ITS PROBABLY CUZ EVERYONE IS HIDING AND STEALTHY SINCE WE DONT HAVE INSURANCE LIKE ALL OTHER TRAMMY WORLDS! DONT PICK ON THE COURAGEOUS! WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO DIE! BRING YOUR OWN LOOT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    AND WHAT IS EVEN CRAZIER IS WHEN A PK ATTACK YOU WITH HIS CAPS LOCK !!!!