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Playstyle Question (Old UP player from 1997)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Vorporal, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Vorporal

    Vorporal Guest

    Hello all. Played UO 1997-99, Sonoma Server.

    Debating a return. Here is what I would like to do (as crazy an innane as it sounds) and I wondered if it was feasible.

    For some reason, when I played UO, I liked gathering raw materials. Wood and Ore. I never macro'd it as people did back then (and likely even more now).

    Questions:

    1. Are raw materials still needed in the player/game economy?
    2. Is it still possible to create a merchant shop?
    3. Have farmers (i.e. sweat shops of kids playing 24/7) invaded UO as they have other games?

    Just looking for a casual game where I can run a small materials/trade shop. Enjoyed that in 1999, but I know games change so just wondering.

    Oh and, for any old fart Sonoma players, is the Oasis still there?

    Thanks,

    Vorporal Nyte, War-Fork weilding Rogue, Order of the Crimson Hand
    Shade Anam, Archer type, I guess...
     
  2. Warsong of LS

    Warsong of LS Seasoned Veteran
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    short answers to your questions:

    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes

    Price does very from shard to shard but if you are going to be a steady source for materials. I am sure you will find buyers.
     
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Questions:

    1. Are raw materials still needed in the player/game economy?

    Yes, more than ever - though some new materials now come from combat in special areas (Mondain's Legacy Peerless, renowned spawns in the Stygian Abyss). There have also been new resources added to lumberjacking and mining.

    2. Is it still possible to create a merchant shop? Yes

    3. Have farmers (i.e. sweat shops of kids playing 24/7) invaded UO as they have other games?

    Yes and no. Warsong's being a little too general, being from a large shard.

    The largest such operation got banned (and there were burning houses with effigies of the offender) a few years back.

    The larger shards still have smaller scale operations, so you would be a small fish in a big pond.

    The Smaller shards, on the other hand, tend to get overlooked by the farming operations. Not only is farming activity so low that it is easy for someone like you to have a competitive share in the market, but shortages can and do occur from lack of merchants.