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Leaving for good

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Stuffa, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Stuffa

    Stuffa Crazed Zealot
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    Hello newbies

    To those whom it concerns, I'm probably not going to be coming back to UO anymore to be honest. The arse counter has been rising, and finally I think its pretty much reached the 100%... I pretty much consider UO to be 100% arse. I've had plenty of time to ponder this; and as some of you may be thinking "why is this even relevant? He hasn't even been playing the game properly for like three years?" Whilst this is true, I haven't actually deleted my account or chars yet.

    .... And so here is my solution. I am going to pursue one of four routes after buying and using a final month of game time further down the line: 1.) (probably the preferred method) Give away all my stuff and probably delete my chars. 2.) Just delete my char and give nothing away. 3.) Sell my account for a small price to someone. Or 4.) Chicken out and do nothing (unlikely)

    Why do any of this you ask? Well, my char has sat there nearly dormant for three years. I've decided there's a very likely chance he will never really see the light of day properly again, and my estimates are that UO may well die not too far down the line. I don't want to see UO die without giving away any of my stuff away to people who could either use it in pixel land for their amusement, or just chuck it in trash bins (most of it is just amusing sentimental jokey objects).

    The third option of selling... I'm only considering this because I'm pretty poor being a student and all that rubbish. Basically, I want to invest some money in something thats more productive and useful to me. I have been hugely put off video games due to living for a year with a video game addict (lets call him Mr A for privacy's sake) who literally can't look after himself due to the amount of time he spends playing games... its literally terrifying to see someone in such a subconscious state of reliance and obsession, and I genuinely feel sympathy for him. I currently feel this investment comes in the form of an expedition touring bike, because I want to spend a year cycling around the world. So basically, if I do sell it to someone, you can feel safe with the knowledge that the money is going towards funding my arse bouncing around the globe on a bicycle, and probably partially to a charity as well, as I won't be doing it without giving something back.

    And if no one really cares too much, that's fine too. I definately thought it was worth trying to generate some interest over, though. I'll probably re-activate my account within the next month or two, and aim to close the account for good by July or August. I'll stick around on Stratics though, as I love coming here to procrastinate from work.

    So basically, suggestions on what I should do, and whether anyone wants my stuff. I'd prefer to give some of it to someone that will look after it, crap or not.

    Answers on a postcard!

    Stuffa
     
  2. Lady_Rachel

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    Oh Stuffa!

    Why don't you go for option 5?
    Sell off your stuffs, and keep your account without deleting your chars.

    That way 2 or 3 years from now, when the baby is napping and you are feeling all nostalgic, you can fire it back up and pop in at the castle and scream " BARTON " with the rest of us.

    Who knows. In 4 years when the little one asks, " Daddy what is a shard invasion? " You can say, " Well let me show you son! "

    Nobody can be Stuffa but you! And that way we can always say to ourselves. Remember the time we.....and think, ' ya know he may come back one day '.
     
  3. Tazar

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    What??? Delete your characters??? and not be able to come back and harass us during the occasional "return to Britannia" programs?

    Tis truly a sad day to see you thinking along these lines. Don't count UO out just yet.... :gee:

    If it is your final decision to leave us, I can respect that, but it will leave a new void in Sosaria...
     
  4. Lady Aalia

    Lady Aalia Atlantic's Finest
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    Now why would you want to leave?

    I have to agree with my friends here, sometimes a break is a good thing...sometimes...

    But dont delete your characters , give away or sell your stuff, pack your favorite items in the bank, log out and cancle the Sub.

    Write down the accountname and PW and tuck it away with the disk.

    Deleting your character would be deleting history, and I dont like history deleted :(


    Oh and before you shut it all down i demand a Book of the many adventures of Barton and Stuffa for all the newbs to read :)
     
  5. MiNi MaGi

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  6. Aalia's right. Just pack up your stuff in your packs and bank boxes, log out, and cancel the subscription. That way you can come back at a later time if you decided to without having to start from scratch.

    I have met quite a few players recently that are back from multi-year breaks. I think UO is something that you never can really quit.
     
  7. MiNi MaGi

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    speak the truth girl!!! :D
    just look at me :( ive lost count how manys times i left uo and always come back... hopefully this time i wont be stupid and sell my stuff off again.
     
  8. Neandratol

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    Bah I've been off and on since beta. Never get rid of it all you WILL be back. :) Signed back up 2 days ago after 3 years of being gone. After a few years off the butts don't bother you anymore and the fun comes back.
     
  9. Hey I don't know you, but I just started UO and like it a lot, so it sucks to see people leaving... BUT, if you are going to do a bike tour, really do it, it will be the greatest thing you have ever done. I rode my bicycle from the west coast of the united states to the east coast two summers ago. It was 4300 miles, and an absolutely amazing experience.

    Oh yea, if you are looking for a good tour bike, I rode a Trek 520, and highly recommend it, the Surly Long Haul Trucker seems solid too.
     
  10. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    do this.
    I however will hold your blackrock
     
  11. DevilsOwn

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    I don't even play Atlantic, but the name Stuffa is legendary... bank it all
     
  12. Cat Crimson

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    Welp you got me looking at and posting on this board for the first time in years. It's going to be a one off though. ( due to " nearly 100% arse " reasons )

    Stuffa luv, I understand you going but don't delete your chars. Follow the advice given here and bank the essentials and just deactivate. You may never come back to the game and yes of course UO may die at some point, but then at least you have the option there if wanted. There are some of us who will go on extracting some kind of fun from Sosaria until they blow the lanterns out. ( And that reminds me, for those of you who have never encountered Stuffa, he has always stood for what UO should always be : FUN with a capital F, enjoyment for the sake of it and never mind about leet nonsense and pvp epeen )

    The bike and run sounds a great idea - can't we start up a On Yer Bike Stuffa fund ? Paypal ? I'd contribute :)
     
  13. Tazar

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    Hmm... Trading Stuffa in for Cat Crimson... Nice to have you back posting Cat Crimson (you have been missed), but I'd rather have you and Stuffa!!! lol
     
  14. Cat Crimson

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    Awww thanks hon. I don't think there's really anyone here that remembers me tbh ( except possibly Fire Kitten *wavewave* ) but it's nice of you to say so anyway. I am more active on Siege and Drach atm ingame and hence, those boards. I don't think you will get rid of Stuffa that easy on Stratics tho :D

    Dammit Taz, that's two times in one day you folks made me post here ! *goes off grumbling back to the Grumpy Old Ladies cave*
     
  15. Dinurth

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    You should give it to me! :thumbsup:

    I just came back after about 8 years any have about 1k gold to my name! :dunce:



    Think of it as holding onto your stuff until you come back, which you will!
     
  16. Lady_Rachel

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    See???!!

    Told ya you were a bloody legend!

    Even if we did lose half of our poor Santa Bartons on the road to Trinsic that night on Origins.
    And even if we did shock Europa with a 4th of July invasion of American Forces vs British Forces..lol

    You made a splendid come back when you lead us all to victory during the Ophidian invasions!

    No one can be you, but you Stuffa....don't delete. Please?
     
  17. Mirage

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    Stuffa is much revered.....must not be allowed to delete.
     
  18. FireKitten

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    Of course I remember you Cat!!!!!!!!! *meows* *purrs* Stuffa..... You can't delete!! the threat of your loggin in is the only thing that keeps the hamsters going on that wheel!!!!!! Rachel.. tell him!!!!!
     
  19. Tuchman

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    If you have to go, just "walk" away The dang Bicycle is man's worst mode of transport !
    Bank your stuff & walk :)
     
  20. Stuffa

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    Crikey! I wasn't expecting this many posts. Maybe one or two, but this is quite surprising.

    I see all your points about banking the stuff, and this of course is exactly what I've done for the past three or four years. I think what I am dissatisfied with is that its all in my bank... and its just sitting there, really. Someone might as well make use of my ancient RBG sash... which is like... 5 or 6 years old.... someone might as well make use of my arathen wudrin-made blessed cap with 255 durability... someone might as well make use of the secret barton spell book which gives the user invulnerability, a sense of nirvana, and unfortunately a slight spell of diahorreah... etc.

    I do appeal to the idea of not deleting my chars. I tell you what I may do. I will delete all chars on all shards but one; albeit the original Stuffa. I'll get rid of all of his equipment, though. So yes, at least if by a miniscule chance I come back, I will have a trained up char.

    Thanks for all the support to my character's legacy. Its good to see some old names re-appear, and some new ones too! I hope people will continue to host silly events in UO in the name of Barton and all things Bartonly. I will update everyone on the month that I join, and I'll let everyone know when I decide to get rid of all my stuffs. Maybe host a little event somewhere silly and finish it off with a naked run etc. Maybe a little parting speech, that kind of business.

    Instead of selling my account, I may simply create a charity donations page on just giving a year or so down the line and encourage some donations again. In response to that chap regarding cycle touring; I totally agree. Travelling is a great education; especially on a bicycle. I'm aiming to cycle from England to Hong Kong perhaps, and I'm entertaining the possibility of buying a bike in late 2009.

    Later Boobies!
     
  21. LordNoximos

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    Quit! You suck! You disappoint Barton! >:[

    No, just kidding don't leave me, & my broken heart.
     
  22. Olahorand

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    If you have guildstones in your house, don't forget to axe them. I hate it, if those fall together with any IDOC, since these pieces of history cannot be recovered.
    Anyway, good luck with what ever you do.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand