1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Old UO Vet, thinking bout returning...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by huskiblu, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. huskiblu

    huskiblu Guest

    I have left and come back to UO, oh, quite a few times over now. The last time was due to a bad relationship break up, which a year or so later I felt was dumb. :p Things worked out, but, I still miss UO. I play Star Trek Online (lifetime, sorta regret it), and WoW, which i plan to continue to play.

    I tried Darkfall, which was sorta UO, but, not what I wanted. I enjoyed making a house, doing what I wanted, etc. A ton. I am thinking about coming back. But, the question on my mind is: Does UO still have steam in it to keep pushing on? I know an expansion back came out or is about to. I don't want to re-invest when it could be on it's last limbs. Are servers being merged? Or cities empty?

    I am looking to start over. Probably a tamer with the cool rune beetle. Had it briefly before I quit last time.

    FYI, used to be a stratics news person here. Long time ago, different name. So yeah, was heavily into it.
     
  2. deadite

    deadite Sage
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend It's My Birthday

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    20
    I actually do think that UO still has steam... I also tend to come and go, mostly due to my RL schedule, but it always feels like home when I log back in.

    I'm not sure about the other shards, but Atlantic seems to have plenty of people on usually. They just don't sit at WBB anymore.

    Welcome back and check out www.uoguide.com to catch up... great resource.
     
  3. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Come back to the light. :)


    And your tamer might best getting a Greater Dragon. :D
     
  4. Run away Huskiblu...

    ...run away and don't look back...ever.
     
  5. Ahuaeyjnkxs

    Ahuaeyjnkxs stranger diamond

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,315
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. Anabantha

    Anabantha Guest

    Find another game, trust me,you'll regret it... i know i did! sub'd and canceled the same day
     
  7. funkymonkey

    funkymonkey Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    162
    Imo just do it.

    UO is fun at killing time when i get bored of it i just do other things till i want to play again.

    for me UO is a time filler, hence the reason i still play!
     
  8. popps

    popps Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    13,445
    Likes Received:
    461
    I came back months ago and, personally, I am enjoying it.

    New skills, new monsters, new lands, new friends new styles of playing UO.

    I do not find the game perfect and see lots of improvement room for things to better but I am overall enjoying it and plan of keeping paying my subscription for months to come.

    If you decide on returning, just pick your server according to your playing style and likes because servers are kinda different now. Some are more populated than others and some more heavily into PvP than others.

    Unless you pick or want to play Siege Perilous or Muegen which are barred from transfers, there is always transfer tokens though so, if you change up your mind about a server after playing there a while, you can always transfer to another shard later on.
     
  9. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    X 2
     
  10. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,466
    Likes Received:
    11
    If you want to know what's going on in UO, you might want to visit the website in my signature. To my opinion, UO is far from dying. On the contrary, the developers have brought LOTS of improvements to the game, especially during the past 2 years. You probably will have to learn a lot of new things.
     
  11. Violence

    Violence Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: Old UO Vet

    Not quite sure what to say, I returned recently after half a year or so(?) and I plan to stay for some time. After I took in all the imbuing and Abyss stuffz I ended up with the typical UO experience. Pretty much the only real change has been improving my suit.

    I guess I am only staying to check out PVP in the new Factions system with my items set the way I want them precisely after so many years, and maybe building a new house and finding or replacing what was in my previous one(last time I quit I didn't even care to refresh the thing).

    Mostly I want to see what is going to happen with cheating and I do know it would have been easier and cheaper if I just lurked Stratics and waited to see, if that was only for that purpose. Then again there are 1-2 old friends I got re-united with.

    So, point is, if you have NO similar motives or don't think them a good reason to pay EA/M.. And if you mostly like PVP, there is no point playing again IMHO. At least for this and most likely the next month too.

    I guess the PVM content could keep you busy in all fairness. It's all subjective but I hope it'll help you decide. In the end, 14Euro isn't THAT much. About 3 beers at a club, where I live, no loss.
     
  12. I just came back about a week ago & I'm having a blast! I reopened my old account and even started a second account for the extra characters and housing space. If you come back, try to hook up with some good people - they can help you learn about all the new stuff thats out.

    Good luck and hopefully see you in-game! :D
     
  13. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,528
    Likes Received:
    110
    Why are you reading the UO forums then? You obviously don't like the game.

    Regarding to come back or not, I say do it, See what you think, Only the real way to find out!
     
  14. Llewen

    Llewen Grand Inquisitor
    Professional Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    4,699
    Likes Received:
    200
    When you ask a question like that in the op, you always attract trolls. It's as inevitable as the Santa Anna winds. Honestly, the game is a blast. There is so much more to do in UO than any other MMO I have ever played, and no matter what anyone tells you, pvp is still a lot of fun.

    Of course the game isn't perfect, nothing is, but there are still lots of terrific people in the game, and I see vets coming back every day. I've played a number of other MMO's and UO is the one I always come back to.

    And I'm disappointed in Morgana. I understand that a classic shard is her cause celebre, but to actively discourage other people from coming back to the game relegates her to troll status. I expected more from her...
     
  15. Ahuaeyjnkxs

    Ahuaeyjnkxs stranger diamond

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,315
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    Llewen I am very disapointed in you for biting on that obvious troll lure. You deceive me Llewen, going to war then trying to win. I expected more from you and that simple two liner.

    Morgana, nice catch, I always suspected him. Looks like people don't understand why we want them to wait for classic in order not to become corrupted by the pixel crack addiction.

    Oh well...
     
  16. Llewen

    Llewen Grand Inquisitor
    Professional Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    4,699
    Likes Received:
    200
    Gotta love tag team trolling. A highly typical, predictable, often used, and sometimes successful troll tactic used by clever trolls, or trolls that think they are clever... It goes like this.

    *troll*

    *someone responds negatively to troll*

    *the trap is sprung*

    Troll: "It was a joke! Can't you take a joke?

    or

    Troll: "I was trolling for trolls, I was hoping some troll would troll my troll. Looks like I caught one! Don't you feel stupid?"

    You'll have to do better than that Ahu... ;)
     
  17. Ouchymama!!
    A real quitter!!
    Sorry you didnt find what you were looking for in UO.
    Seriously.





    Can I have your stuff if theres any left over?:thumbup1:
     
  18. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    393
    But I still watch the stratics boards cause I am not sure if I will come back again, and maybe quit again cause I don;t know if I like the game or hate the game and might try it again to see if i like it, but I probably won;t so i will quit again, but still watch the boards to see if maybe I might like to try it again.......
     
  19. dum3886

    dum3886 Guest

    A lot of old vets just pop by every so often.. i have followed stratics maybe a good 10 years... i tink ahha... prolly a little bit less 8-9 yrs... and i always to in hope a classic shard pops up ahhaa.... i did try UO again in 2007... but then i quit in 2009 when well seemed like the game was dying... but i will keep following on that tiny hope a Classic Shard does appear hahaha =D then BOOM im back into uo =D.. if not then... have to try one of those... dodgy servers lol...
     
  20. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    I think the clues are in the OP, of the sort of gameplay they lean towards, in which case, they may enjoy current UO, so long as they choose a well populated shard. I don't see the point in dissuading someone from doing so.

    There's still strong communities within all the shards and some great players. Of course there's still plenty of muppets around, but when hasn't there been. ;)

    My own issues aren't with the current players, or the communities which remain, but with the direction the game headed in a long time ago. It doesn't match what I enjoyed about UO of old, it's moved further and further away from the simplicity of that era, which is why I eventually left a week or so ago. The style of gameplay and (in my opinion), item dependancy, just doesn't suit me personally.

    This is why I will not return unless there's a "classic" option made available, which I also hope, doesn't detract too much from the player base of the other servers, but rather it helps bring back like-minded players who also "miss UO" as it used to, or could have been.

    I don't see the point of all the animosity between those for or against the "classic" option. If that's what things have come to at this stage in the lifespan of UO as an online "community", then I doubt I'll ever be back at all. It's the interaction with that larger community which I certainly miss the most. Not the bickering festivals that seem to hold sway now. :(
     
  21. phantus

    phantus Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    10
    I'm pretty sure we all understand the fear and uncertainty some have in regards to actual numbers of people interested in playing a classic server for a sustained period. Attempting to derail others from playing UO in it's current form only makes sense from that viewpoint.

    :popcorn:
     
  22. Shakkar

    Shakkar Guest

    Excellent call. I say come back and give it a try its still better than ever regardless of what some Trolls may say.rolleyes:
     
  23. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    Pay no attention to the grumps in the corner ...

    This really is a personal choice, but what do you have to lose if you come back and try things out? Give it a shot ... try both clients and see how you feel after a couple weeks, or a month.
     
  24. Nope not enough steam right now. Just mindless quests. Fun here and there. But for actual game play. Its the same when you left. Little challenge, once you develop.
     
  25. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Gheed

    Gheed Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,911
    Likes Received:
    173
    Come back and see for yourself. Or were you saving the $15 for something special this month?
     
  27. Zayin666

    Zayin666 Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    781
    Likes Received:
    6
    If you come back... do yourself a favor and give the new client a try.
    It will bring you lots of the nice features you know from the other games aswell as give you that good old UO feel.... I have been using it since I returned and I havnt felt the need to load the old client even once. :)