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Just had an AWESOME idea!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by temu, May 21, 2011.

  1. temu

    temu Lore Keeper
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    Why don't we get some of the shards merged. Player base on a lot of servers is going down and it would really spice up the game in my opinion. Pair up Atlantic with a couple low population shards. Same with Great Lakes. I'm sure someone could calculate which shards could merge better than me. I'm just putting it out there.

    Of course, the only worlds in the shards that would over lap is the Abyss, Ilshenar, Lost Lands and perhaps Doom?

    How come they haven't done this! It's the best idea evar! :lick:
     
  2. Viper09

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    This idea has actually been discussed ad nauseum. Too many problems with shard mergers such as existing houses, which server gets to keep theirs? Those that will be destroyed, what about their items? Old unique places on the shards. etc, etc etc...
     
  3. temu

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    It has? Heh. Oh, sorry. I don't get around here much anymore :<

    But yeah, they definitely couldn't merge the worlds with player housing. Just ilshenar, t2a, doom, and maybe the abyss. That was what I was thinking.
     
  4. Woodsman

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    It would definitely leave a lot of of players who are happy with where they are at and where their housing spots are at, really pissed off at EA.

    Server mergers could be pretty traumatic to player communities as well, and given the low number of players and player communities, it would hurt UO a lot.

    Plus shard mergers wouldn't address the root issue, namely declining player populations. MMOs that see server mergers are usually in serious trouble, regardless of what the PR people spin it as, although some do require higher per-server populations than UO, due to the type of game.
     
  5. DVDA

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    I dont see merging being a solution but what about letting the characters on your account play on any shard?

    What i mean is, allow us to go on any shard with our character by moongate. Example, you walk into Moongate, select Malas, Luna, Atlantic and poof you are there.

    People will get to keep their homes but the communities will merge. Eventually everyone will pick a home field ie Luna, Great Lakes Bank
     
  6. Luvmylace

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    yeah and let's start with new Magencia imagine players losing those plots?
     
  7. Lorddog

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    no he said you keep the housing lands on your shard but merge the non-housing areas

    everyone can keep their current houses (with exception of abyss)
     
  8. Woodsman

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    Character Transfers probably bring in a decent enough amount of money that EA would can that in a heartbeat.
     
  9. Elric_Soban

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    no shard merger... not nessesary.. every shard is like coruscant... entire planet made up of houses.. imagine the housing market if there was only 1 landmass for all of UOs players.. not to mention champspawns/powerscrolls.. have fun paying less than 50 mil for a 120 when theres like 40 pvp guilds competing for spawns. have fun finding ANYWHERE to hunt when literally 50,000 people are online on the SAME SHARD at the SAME TIME. Also good luck logging in, the server would be bogged down so bad.
     
  10. Cetric

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    Merge all Facets that do not have housing, dungeon servers, t2a, ilshenar, etc etc. Should spice things up a bit.
     
  11. Merge the non-housing facets, that would make x-shard trading ALOT easier ;)
     
  12. Clops

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    I love my empty shard (Legends). I can fight Navrey anytime I want. I have a house on Justice Island. Why crowd unnecessarily?
     
  13. Lady Storm

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    Petra, Tazar any one lock this up i see a storm brewing........
     
  14. nynyve

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    Speaking as someone with multiple houses, who spent years waiting for the perfect house locations (upwards of 7 years in 2 locations) years on deco, I think this is a terrible idea. Unless of course you can guarantee me the same house locations on the new shards. Years of work and and investment in the game would be undone. The day my houses go, is the day I will cancel all of my accounts.
     
  15. temu

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    No housing lost, only merge the non-housing worlds, like Ilshenar and T2A.
     
  16. Martyna Zmuir

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    Calvin said NO to mergers.

    Not even worth discussing.
     
  17. temu

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    Fine. But that SUCKS!
     
  18. Nimuaq

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    Cal and Supreem explain here (perfectly if I might add) why (between 0:05 - 1:51):

    [YOUTUBE]Gj2JDBzJsrw[/YOUTUBE]

    (btw, I know it's been a long time and it has been said thousands of times before, but those boots really look like the ones we constantly catch while fishing. Mesanna was already kind enough to wear a GM robe on the last town hall, and now the boots, I wont be surprised to see her wearing a plate armor on the next HoC.)
     
  19. Not so awesome... what about houses? Who gets to keep their house and who has to give theirs up?

    I mean really... did you even put any THOUGHT into your "Awesome Idea" before you put up this post?

    Any idea how much EA/Mythic makes off of shard transfer tokens? People use them like candy...
     
  20. Nimuaq

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    I guess you haven't read the OP's post thoroughly.
     
  21. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    ibtl... wth, lol.
     
  22. Vyal

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    Free Xfer's would be a much better idea then server mergers.
     
  23. Clog|Mordain

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    and EA/Mythic/Bioware (whoever the money goes to) lose out on the revenue from them? Not likely to happen
     
  24. Vyal

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    Never said it would happen just saying it would be in the best interest of UO to allow free xfers for a period of time & allow shards to get a bigger pop.
     
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    I think this idea has merit. There are some who might not quit given the chance to freely move their stuff to a more populated shard. I am most definately not one of them. I like a low pop shard.

    The AWESOME idea should have been a new facet that is fel ruleset that connects all the shards. Upon entering you are naked in a safe are where you can collect basic gear. The rest is largely irrelevant.
     
  26. Vyal

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    & if you die your character is forever deleted :gun:
     
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    If I'm not mistaken there are 2 houses in the Abyss on each shard :)
     
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    And... If you merge shards, how you decide who is to play with terrible ping?
     
  29. THP

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    It could be done...

    the most populated shard as only 2000/3000 ''active players''...please dont add all the bugged will never fall houses , iam talking active players!!!!! and some of the lesser shards maybe 100/200....pretty sure the bigger shard could accomidate the 200 extras...even if its a new special landmass for them to move into....a new landmass for the joining small shard..of course they can then intergrate into the new shard whenever they want.
     
  30. Nimuaq

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    Some players refer to the Underworld too when they say Abyss and still, it is not enough to accuse the op for not putting any thought on the idea.

    Supreem says in the video that clustering can be done but he also says they have to neglect the game for a while to make that happen and that just don't worth it right now.