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

OMG, UO from 1998

Discussion in 'UHall' started by hazrad, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. hazrad

    hazrad Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    6
    I just found a report I wrote for our clan called Blackstar on Atlantic in March of 1998. So funny to read, it's the lingo that caught my attention: Anti's? LOL

    March 8, 1998, Some time before Midnight, Protecting the Guild House.
    There we were, Captain Bone, Kad Blackstar, Sinjen Blackstar and I, Julius Blackstar, minding our business at the guild house. Kad was just hanging around, Bone, I believe was training his magery, Sinjen was working with the vendor getting ready to go sailing. I was lumberjacking making some bolts for sinjen and I.
    The mission for that day was to hunt sea serpents until the chaos began. Bone icqed man 'dude, pks attacking Kad, just ran south of the house', 'theres alot so careful, I count like 4 right now'. Ok, I
    responded, I wanted to see what was going on. Funny thing, I bumped into a bunch of pks. Wow, I saw 2 of them.... Cattie-Brie began attacking me, I started attacking Lachdannan. More popped up, Luthien started attacking me and then Fretless from BLB, how many was there? That's 4 of them.... someone paralyzed me? Who was that? Soloner BLB paralyzed me. There's another. I saw the Corp Pors coming at me like mad, another one... Kain was attacking me. It was time... I died certainly at the hands of 6 pkers. What a shame. By this time, I think Sinjen and Kad were attacked but evaded. Bone was scared silly, still practicing his magery in the house. Bone certainly had the right idea, to not open that door to the guildhouse!!
    What now? Playing ghost, I followed these guys to the tower
    next to our guildhouse. Holy ****, they hang around next door? I'm
    freaking out now. In all the time we hung around the guildhouse, this is definitely the first time I met our neigbours... pker neigbours.
    I did a head count... all pkers... wow there was lots:
    Lord Bacardi
    Lord Soloner BLB
    Lord Fretless BLB
    Lady Catti-Brie
    Lord Lachdanan
    Lord Kain
    Lord Reaper
    Lady Luthien
    Lord Jason II (who is blue btw)
    Lord Meth
    Lady Beth
    Tomahawk of LOK
    DevilDog
    I then recieved an ICQ fromm Sinjen telling me 'the Calvary is coming'. I followed these pkers north. I think they split up. They were trying to break into a Snuffers house. One of the pkers spoke to me, I told him to follow me. I was trying to get these guys ambushed. By that time, the pkers tower was surrounded by good guys. Waiting to ambush these guys.

    I baited the pkers back to the tower and all hell broke lose.
    A horrific battle broke out. These pkers against the antis. Big fight. It was a sad moment. Not too long after, many antis fell to their death. Some recalled out. Only a few survived. Including Sinjen and Kad. I think 6 antis were killed in total. Not one pker died. They had an advantage. They were in the open with a good view. The antis were coming from a narrow path between a house and the tower. Sinjen fought hard. I saw that. He was standing up front fighting. Sinjen fought and survived... he bailed out when he noticed it was 10 on 1.
    Later on, I found out who the owner of the tower was. It was
    Soloner BLB. He's our neighbour. It's gonna be a long game...
     
    #1 hazrad, Feb 15, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
    Uvtha, DarkWolf and Tjalle like this.
  2. Andrasta

    Andrasta Goodman's Rune Library
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Blue Crane Society

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    580
     
  3. Andrasta

    Andrasta Goodman's Rune Library
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Blue Crane Society

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    580
    These were fun days...
     
    Viquire likes this.
  4. Mitzlplik_LS

    Mitzlplik_LS Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    197
    Yes indeed :thumbup:
     
    Viquire likes this.
  5. SixUnder

    SixUnder Legendary Assassin
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Messages:
    15,771
    Likes Received:
    88
  6. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    Thanks for changing color of OP text lol.

    Those were def the days...back when reds were PKs. Nowadays people just go red because "that's what you do" to avoid flag issues. I wish factions didn't turn into such a fail. It would be so cool if they worked in the rich history of Ultima into a compelling and flag-addressing system in which participants didn't have to become a "murderer" in order to PvP.
     
  7. Vor

    Vor Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,180
    Likes Received:
    875
    The yellow works fine on the black. Black text on black background is far worse!
     
  8. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2001
    Messages:
    30,889
    Likes Received:
    5,175
    If you have copied text from somewhere you can change the font to the default for the theme you're using by highlighting the text and using the 'remove formatting' tool - the small eraser icon top left when you are creating a post.
     
  9. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    Hm black background...I'm using Default-UOClassic, I think.
     
  10. Dorinda

    Dorinda Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    29
    I hope you were like 10 years old in 1998
     
  11. Stickypaws

    Stickypaws Journeyman

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    30
    Default for this website is a black grey :)
     
  12. hazrad

    hazrad Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    6
    LOL... yeah, very bad writing... embarrassingly enough, I was in university at the time studying computer science. You would expect a little better quality writing out of someone post elementary school, wouldn't you? hehehehe
     
  13. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,752
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Ah the memories...... you can tell the time was much simpler both in game and out. This story could have any shards name on it..... that was how it went in those days.....
    Back then lifestyles were different.... computers were just coming into being a fixture in houses....
     
  14. Andrasta

    Andrasta Goodman's Rune Library
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Blue Crane Society

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    580
    Even I could figure out what to wear and bring to the next big event/fight. I didn't need a math degree.

    So you just grabbed that reagent bag, robe, archer suit or power weapon or whatever and showed up in defense of your friends.

    Anti vs Pks days on Atlantic was very fun.

    I certainly died more than I lived but there was a certain pride in standing your ground.

    I made some great lifelong friends that way.
     
  15. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,752
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    tell me about the math degree you need for todays armor set up!!!
    Back then there was just the average stuff, best being invun that covered weapons, armor, shield.
    No need to call on Cal Tech to do the calculations of armor degrees or the complex math computations of your weapons set up.
    You did have to watch out you didnt get looted with that Invun Sword.... they were hard to get. (side note: I still want to know how Yanaki got in my bank box to swipe my invun sword....... tricky little imp collected invun) :rolleyes:
     
    Andrasta likes this.
  16. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,165
    Likes Received:
    870
    Vanquishing sword, didn't you mean? "Invulnerable" was for armor.

    Top items were pretty rare, even with killing a lot of lich lords and balrons. Then they started spawning on escortable noble NPCs. Snoop, lead out of town, kill for those shiny new plate gloves of invulnerability. :)
     
    #16 The Zog historian, Feb 17, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  17. Goldberg-Chessy

    Goldberg-Chessy Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    I remember a Cattie-Brie from Chessy way back. Wonder if it was the same one?
     
  18. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,752
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Yup you are exactly right The Zog you got it I was serching my brain for the word ... it was on the tip of my tougue. Vanq for weapons and invun for armor. It was very rare indeed to get one. Its why I was so miffed at Yanaki .. how did that little squirt get in my bank to get it................. my son was not privi to my account back then..... the imp must have sweet talked me into holding it and I forgot to retriev it back....
    Point being that armor and weapons were the max and you didnt need a degree in math to know it was the best you could get. These days it takes a student at MIT or Caltech to figure out if the suit and weapons I have are worth it or not..... I think its why I go for tamers alot... not hard to tell if my dragon is good its just aim them at the target and get the b aids out and you got it.
     
  19. FrejaSP

    FrejaSP Queen of The Outlaws
    Professional Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron The DarkOutlaws, TDO

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    Messages:
    17,311
    Likes Received:
    3,282
    Damn I miss this guys, it was a great time
    Lord Bacardi
    Lord Solonor BLB
    Lord Fretless BLB
    Lady Catti-Brie
    Lord Lachdanan
    Lord Kain
    Lord Reaper
    Lady Luthien
    Lord Jason II (who is blue btw)
    Lord Meth
    Lady Beth
    Tomahawk of LOK
    DevilDog

    Let me at a few more to the list, all red but 2 was red anti PK's
    Blank Knigth
    Felix
    Zaigar
    Torm
    BELiAL AOD
    Shadow sword
    Man O War
    Nemesis
    Kali-Mar
    Mandarin
    Quella Devin
    Sir Richard
    Win
    Gay
    Plug
    Skyblade
    Ishorn Fireash
    Malace
    Photonic
    Han
    Lady Zen
    Kiljox
    Steele
    Wisbaug
    Devlin
    Lancelot
    Magerum
    Natow
    Totem
    Flagg
    FeelX
    Wardragon