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Remeber when 8th age hit the shelf

Discussion in 'UHall' started by IMTHEWHITERABBIT, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. I remeber when the 8th age box hit the stores. I had reserved 2 copys but when it showed up and looked at the package i bout 4 more boxes. On the front it had a sunburst in the lower corner with the words " $70 value" and on the back of the box it had the following:

    A massive online game Commuinty-meet and make friends all over the world as you adventure through UO

    Helpful bonus materials- get an altas of sosaria and a uo play guide bursting with tips from uo vets.

    a $70 value- comes with a free advance char token, one free shard transfer, and a free 6th char slot

    Choose one of eight valuable gifts- celebrate uo's 8th anniversary by selecting one of eight rare and valuable in-game gifts


    Ok thats all it took and I was hooked. Its all about FREE FREE FREE. Hope something good comes with SA
     
  2. Gem

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    I remember it well!

    I ordered a couple mail order and then ran to local game store day of the release for a couple more :)
     
  3. kelmo

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    *chuckles* I bought the whole town out when the edition with the "free" soulstone hit the shelves.
     
  4. Sweeney

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    Now you even have to pay an extra $10 just for 30 days game time.. I doubt that "special" offer will lure any new players.
     
  5. John Merchant

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    I bet you were pumped when EA went back on their word and made Soulstones available again and again... taking away the esclusivity of purchasing the 8th Age as an early settler... being that they said soulstones would never be available again.
     
  6. kelmo

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    No. I was not upset in the least. I still have mine. Now others can get theirs!
     
  7. Ender

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    When the hell did they say they'd never be available again?
     
  8. Deb

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    I remember that day and the day 9th Anniversary hit the shelf...hell
    I remember when UO hit the shelf "sighs".
     
  9. Gem

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    Me too Deb...played since beta :)
     
  10. BajaElladan

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    I remember well when that big Treasure Chest first opened...Noah was still building his boat across the street as I recall
     
  11. The 8th Age box is what brought me back to UO after a 5-year absence.
     
  12. MalagAste

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    I remember buying up 8 copies of the 8th age.... I loved it!....

    I remember as well when third dawn came out.... Had to go over 100 miles to get a copy.

    But I still have it.... and the box, and the help guide it had... still have all my maps... still have my two Prima strategy guides.... which I still use from time to time.
     
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    I remember pre-ordering 8th age from a store. Now that store does not carry PC games. There used to be stores that only sold PC games.

    I also have the first UO box, Second age box, Samuri Empire box, and I found an unopened gold edition!

    I hope I can get an advanced charater token from it.

    Thanks for getting me to look!
     
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    I saw the 8th Age box on the store shelves and I said to myself, this is the year I finally buy this. All the goodies listed on the back made me go for my wallet.
     
  15. I think I bought 6 of the 8th Age and 6 of the 9th Anniversary as well. I still have my 2nd Age box and a sealed Gold as well!
     
  16. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    Ive bought over 10 of them. I'll buy one SA.
     
  17. Nok

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    I still have 2 copies of 8AE on the shelf. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Fink

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    I saw a guy the other day named Avatar, in full Virtue armour, Holy Sword and Dupre's Shield. I'll say now to you what I said to that guy: You win UO!
     
  19. Xalan Dementia

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    yes yes, 8th age was a great pack. as for SA and freebies, i believe they said itll have like 4 character race tokens that allow you to make a char into a garg, a gargoyle pet too i think. it was all listed on a herald post, ima dig that info up and repost.
    i remember buying every copy of UO gold for 10 bucks each at wallyworld, used all the free trials and collected all the hair restyle coupons from the young chars hehe.
     
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    Nice Tankard!
     
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    I do recall EA saying that it would be a one off and never available again. But it proved popular so they went back on their word and it caused a bit of a furore at the time. Not the first time theyve went back on their word mind you ... they also said powerscrolls would NEVER be required to accomplish something in-game ... GM would be sufficient. They went back on that too.
     
  23. ACB1961

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    Me too, WooHOO!

    I had to get a 2nd account so my lovely wife could play, then you know more accts.
     
  24. pacific lily

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    If I remember correctly, and I may not because i am sort of old... there was a little issue with some people not getting the soulstone code and other people getting a bunch of soulstone codes because people working at the stores that did pre-orders for the game misunderstood how the soulstone codes were to be distributed. The remedy, and a fair one IMO, was to make them available again later.

    Lily