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New returnng player since AOS

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by StreetDealer, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. StreetDealer

    StreetDealer Guest

    I am about to try the free trial for 14 days to make sure i wanna do this again what expansions come with the free trial and what am i limited to and able to do in the game any info with be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Basara

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    Trial:
    All expansions through Mondain's Legacy (no Stygian Abyss or High Seas).
    Can't mine or collect colored crafting resources (mining ore, leathers, the colored wood introduced with ML, special ML & SA crafting resources, etc.)
    Can't own a house.
    Can't buy most RMT items from the UO Game store while on trial, other than game time & expansions (and even then those sometimes get messed up).

    You can blame the resource farmer script-kiddies and other cheaters (CC thieves, etc.) for the last three.
     
  3. StreetDealer

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    so should i just buy the game since there is so many restrictions i was gonna try and make a sampire will on trial to see if i liked it can i do this still or not?
     
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    you can still do it on trial, but if I were you I'd just go ahead and either reactivate an old account (if you didn't sell it) since all old accounts have gotten free upgrades to ML, or start a new SA account (and get the 30 free days of play).
     
  5. Wikkr

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    free upgrades to ML? is that the latest expansion or the one before the latest?

    I too am contemplating comming back but still unsure
     
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    Since AoS there's been

    Samurai Empire (Ninja & Samurai, Tokuno facet added)
    Mondain's Legacy (elves as PCs)
    Stygian Abyss (Gargoyles as PCs, Ter Mur facet added)
    (and the High Seas "booster pack", that is an add-on - only important if you like fishing and ships, or want to wear one of the Corgul loot pieces - it comes with expanded storage for your house as well)

    All existing accounts are upgraded through Mondain's Legacy. Trial accounts are ML (minus the stuff people used to abuse them for scripting). Since so much loot and crafted gear is currently dropped/created using SA, and won't be wearable by non-SA accounts.

    The two choices are
    1. Reactivating an existing account (which will be a ML level account) and upgrading to SA. You'd have to start paying from day one, but you'll have a bunch of finished skills to rearrange. They finally introduced soulstones as a 1-year vet reward choice (account-bound, so you have to claim them yourself), so you can swap skills between characters. There are also soulstone fragment tokens (5 uses), craftable 1-use soulstones, and (if you have the money to blow) soulstone tokens that can be bought from the store, or were given as awards from some of the expansions. If you get a soulstone from someplace other than your own vet rewards, it either needs to be a crafed 1-use one, or still be in token form when you buy it.

    2. The other choice is just starting over with a SA new account, and the 30 days that come with it.