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(Question) Question about server population

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by OMEN123, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. OMEN123

    OMEN123 Guest

    Hello everyone. Yesterday I decided to give UO another shot, but after making a character on Europa and playing for a couple of hours it seems like the server is virtually deserted (and I thought it was the most populated EU server?). I'd be interested to know if Atlantic is any better off. I'd love to make a tamer in UO as no game I've played has introduced a more fun taming system imo. Still, if there aren't any players here either I don't really see the point in coming back.
     
  2. Tazar

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    Atlantic is the most populated server by a wide margin. PVP, PVM, and RP communities are all active. I'd suggest making a trial character and running around Haven, Luna, etc. to get a feel for things. It sounds like you might be on a European time zone so you might be off during the shard prime-time, but I still think you'll find a good number of people around.
     
  3. OMEN123

    OMEN123 Guest

    Thank you for the reply, I think I will give Atlantic a try. Hopefully there are some other players in the eu timezone as well though. ;)
     
  4. Barok

    Barok Grand Inquisitor
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    Cross-Atlantic ping time might be a problem. I wouldn't want to try to tame a higher level monster like a greater dragon.
     
  5. OMEN123

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    That certainly isn't good news. :( I would prefer to play on a european server for this particular reason but as I said in my first post europa seemed to be completely deserted. I didn't realize ping would be such a big issue though, and I'm not sure if I'm willing to invest all that time to raise a character's skills (especially taming), only to find the endgame unplayable. Oh well, I guess I'll have to give it some more thought.
     
  6. Tazar

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    There are many Europeans that play Atlantic so I think the ping is manageable for most things except probably high-end PVP.

    I have one friend from England that tames greater dragons without a problem.
     
  7. Richwarf

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    I play on ATL from Wales, for you lot in the US, Its part of the UK. Next to the English.

    I do not find the ping too bad, its 100ms, Europa is about 50ms. that is so small you will not see it :)

    P.S. We grow the sheep, the English steals them and eat them, the Scottish get the leftovers and makes "Haggis" with it.
     
  8. Barok

    Barok Grand Inquisitor
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    Who takes them into the bedroom?
     
  9. Sept

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    amazing! I play ATL from Wales too, my ping seems to fluctuate between 80-110 which isnt a problem. I can outrun many of my guild mates from over the pond. It's not like the old days but still plenty of people around, and hunting/spawning can be more fun and productive outside of the servers peak time
     
  10. iLLegal Means

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    Hey Omen... come to Atlantic.. I don't think you will be disappointed in the population no matter your game play... If you need a alittle help getting started... just go to New Haven and ask around... a lot of good folks there, that are willing to help ya get started on Atlantic...


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    Barok... the answer is the guys from West Virginia... that's where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.