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New Shard storyline DEVS MUST read

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Goodmann, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Goodmann

    Goodmann Babbling Loonie
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    Ok I know this will get some criticism but it needs to be made clear. Most of our shards are dead/inactive only a hand full of people play. Let's have a storyline where certain shards are dieing thus making everyone on that shard relocate to a certain shard. *Ducks* I know you say what about my house? Well you are out of luck an act of god has interviened and you must loose your home. The good news is you can bring all of you belongings to another shard. Ths will help Ultima Online survive what will soon be no UO for anyone. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Ender

    Ender Crazed Zealot
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    This idea is fail.
     
  3. THP

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    wHILE IT mAKES complete sense u have to remember most of the peeps on the quieter shards actually went there because it was quiet and because they could get that big keep or castle for free...well placing cost and easy!!

    Hey there are actually peeps that play soley... and get this... and i mean let it sink in!!! they play test shard soley!!! why??? because they can max out stats and have the most ubber stuff on tap?? yes... yes ... LOL.

    IT AINT GONNA WORK......UNLESS ''EA'' simply announce 'such and such shard' as less than 250-500 subscribers... we are closing it down in 3 months!!!.. a xshard token will be available free to each char on that shard... etc etc.. and ''Housing WILL BE LOST''...Why ???? because u cannot expect someone on a empty shard with 3 castles on 3 accounts to be given 3 castles on say Atlantic/GL or Europa on some made up land for the purpose!...ie for example atlantic/gl/europa castles worth 400-500m whilst low population shards 10-20-30m(crazy difference... and i mean crazy!!) ...

    Otherwise everyone will make quick chars on every low shard out there and place a quick keep etc to get the same deal !!!!

    IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN...unless housing is lost!!!
     
  4. Sneaky Que

    Sneaky Que Babbling Loonie
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    Dropping shards right before they are about to release a (highly anticipated, in UO circles) new expansion would be a terrible idea. They need to work on fixing the problem of low pop shards, not deleting them. SA being released (doesn't matter if its good or bad) will get many ex-players to reactivate just to check it out, so I wouldn't worry.

    The reason the shards feel so empty is because its the longest we have ever gone without a new expansion, KR not included, and there has not been the normal huge influxes of players that come with an expansion to counter the slow trickle of leaving players.

    Yes, SA is the answer to many of UO's current problems, IMO of course, but history is a good judge.
     
  5. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Please don't put "DEVS MUST read" on mediocre idea posts like this one. That really should only be used for major bugs or other issues that they really actually need to look into.

    BTW your idea is not new. The idea to get rid of some shards has been kicked around plenty. And if they really wanted to pare down the shards I'm sure they are perfectly capable of coming up with some kind of RP scheme to explain things, some vague sort of 'oh the shards are dying' bit isn't exactly inspirational.
     
  6. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    I think you overestimate the difference in cost between operating 25 servers and, say, 12 servers. It's negligible at best.
     
  7. Dermott of LS

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    This, AGAIN?

    Want to get off a non-populated shard, use the X-Shard system (assuming it is available) or create a character on a more active shard.
     
  8. Sneaky Que

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    QFT
     
  9. Joyous2K

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    I love your storyline... I am being sarcastic.

    How bout this one?

    The dreaded Winnebago came out of the shadows and all there were silenced. They wished to speak, but could not. Was it because he was the dreaded Winnebago? Yes, probably. His wimpy effeminate voice squeaked out: "The shards are closing because there are not enough people here." Henceforth all the members were booted from their shards and had to log into Lake Catskills."

    I think they should merge shards though, yes.

    Best New Idea in Uhall goes to... The "Punkbuster Only, Start From Scratch Prodo" shard.