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Retirement

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Morgana LeFay (PoV), Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Some people come here and post about why they are 'quitting' UO. They have many reasons...some are upset, some have real life commitments, others find new games. All are valid reasons. But I have come here to say goodbye to all of you, because I am not 'quitting' UO...I am retiring from it. For some, this will be good news, for others, sad news. In the end, it does not matter...for I feel that my mark was made upon this game, and the game's mark left upon me. Unfortunately, the game no longer holds any challenge or interest for me in its present state, and I have seen nothing at all to suggest that it will change in any meaningful way to me.

    I only post this to say goodbye...no rants, no complaints...just time to move on.

    Before you ask, no...you cannot have my stuff...I gave it away already. The PoV tower will stand until the game is shut down as a memorial to all those that have been members, and to all those that have been both friends and enemies. It will be opened to the public for all to see the final home of the PoV. The Protectors of Virtue was a part of my life for almost 13 years, and I will never allow that memory to fade.

    Take care, hopefully the game will stay around for many years, and all of you will continue to take enjoyment from it. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Ultima Online...and the people that played it. Sosaria lives forever in the hearts of those that remember.

    Also, my final UO story "A Dark Secret" will be completed next week in the Atlantic thread and at www.protectorsofvirtue.com for anyone that followed the tales of the PoV.

    Morgana LeFay - Guildmistress - Protectors of Virtue (1997-2010)
     
  2. Chardonnay

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    It's always sad to see a person outspoken and always using their OWN mind leave the game...be well...
     
  3. Snakeman

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    Enjoy the "Retirement" Kiddo & to whatever you decide to do next, have a blast :thumbsup:.

    Be Safe & Be Well.
     
  4. Storm

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    Be well Morgana while we have not always agreed about things in the game I shall miss your presence and points of view ..... god speed and all things in your favor in whatever may come!! you shall be missed!

    Storm
     
  5. Fat Midnight

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    Always sad to see a real vet go. Although we never "met", you shall be missed.
     
  6. Fat Midnight

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    Anyways, tis a dull story.
     
  7. Glad you enjoyed it! ;)
     
  8. hawkeye_pike

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    Sorry to hear that! We had some great controversial discussions about the Classic Shard, which I will not forget. This topic will now lose a most dedicated and passionate mind.
    I can imagine that the reason for your leaving is that UO has turned into a Trammel-item-based-game, and there isn't really a solution for this in sight. Let me just say that I understand your motives.

    Safe travels, and don't be a stranger!
    Hawkeye Pike
     
  9. Lady_Rachel

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    Farewell Morgana.
    You will be missed by many on Atlantic.
    You can always pop in and visit even if you aren't playing.
    I hope you stored some stuff away too.
    You never know. There may come a day when you just want to ramble around Sosaria. If nothing else but for the memories.

    *hugs*

    Take care dear Lady.
     
  10. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    be well Morgana :)
     
  12. Heartseeker

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    Going to miss you.....

    Have a good time away from here, and if you get bored come back when we get a official Classic Shard.

    I hope life treats you well...:)
     
  13. Babble

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    Have fun
     
  14. canary

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    I'll give you the same advice I offered Connor when he left UO.

    I hope wherever you go that you treat people with more dignity, respect and kindness than you have shown others on here.

    Read it, absorb it, and I hope it serves you well.
     
  15. copycon

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    Keep fighting the good fight. :)
     
  16. Lord Frodo

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    Sad to see you leave. Be safe.
     
  17. Lady Storm

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    Its always sad to see a fellow anchient leave.... so ill say see you later. This way your truly not gone... just on vacation! Just remember when the craving starts you can always come to the forums and get a small taste and chat a few people up. Be well.
     
  18. Tanivar

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    The Forums have been something less without your posts. I'm sorry to see you go. Take care M'Lady. May life be all it can be for you.

    If EA does give us a close to Classic Shard, stop back, check it out, and let us know what you think of it. I would like to hear your review of it.

    I doubt I'm alone in that.

    Be well. :)
     
  19. Taylor

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    I am sincerely sad to see you go. In game, I always found you to be helpful and courteous; on forums, I always appreciated your perspective.

    Farewell. Stay firey. :)
     
  20. Yalp

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    Thank you for your contributions to this world of UO. Your presence will be missed. Best of luck to you in real life and with all your new adventures.
     
  21. Picus of Napa

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    Good luck in your new directions.
     
  22. I have retired a few times myself, but I usually end up returning in some capacity or another. Hope you get the rest/relaxation you need in order to return recharged in a few years :)
     
  23. kelmo

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    Morgana. I saw this post very early in the morning. I was a bit saddened to honest. I do understand. Trust me.

    UO will be a bit more bland with out you. *bites tongue* I will say no more there.

    I will say you have always been civil and gracious to me. Even though our agendas have seemed at odds. I hope you feel the same.

    This grizzled old Siege vet salutes you.
     
  24. Tjalle

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    Sorry to see you leave, Morgana. :(

    Be well!
     
  25. longshanks

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    best of luck morgana.

    i wonder if you would have stayed if they had introduced red satin underware to the game.

    we had a laugh about that some time ago.

    here's wishing you the best in all you do.

    dont be a stranger.
     
  26. I think both of us always wanted what we thought was best for the game and the players.

    And thanks to everyone for the kind words. The thing I will always miss most about UO is the people.

    Buy hey, I am not going to abandon you guys...I'll check in here at Stratics from time to time.
     
  27. Now THAT might make me stay :p
     
  28. Draken-Korin

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    For a lass that once told me after you and I hunted together years ago that you enjoyed that time more than the blind date you had just gone on earlier that evening you sure have made yourself a stranger. *teases*

    We've had many a chat Morgana both in game and out on more than a few issues (again both Sosarian and irl) that I found both engaging and enjoyable to say the least.

    Hope all is well for you irl and I am glad you seem to have found closure of some sort with the fantastic memories that UO has provided you.
     
  29. Harlequin

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    Brave brave sir Robin, who bravely runs away...


    Until we meet again!

    I still fully expect you to fight for a classic shard you know, even if you go into retirement for now :D
     
  30. Olahorand

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    Should you ever decide to deactivate the account, so that the tower falls, and a guild stone is there, take care of the guild stone before to preserve it for the virtual world (at least redeed it).
    Other than that - wish you all the best.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  31. retrorider

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    Do Not Redeed your guild stone. You will never be able to place it again. The artwork no longer exists. Redeeding may not even work, it may just disappear.

    I asked Mesanna about this in person at the Town Hall and that was the answer that she and the other dev's gave me.

    Fare well, Morgana. You are correct that your impression on the game was iconic. Thank you for opening your Tower.
     
  32. Petra Fyde

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    erm, I re-deeded and replaced a guildstone only a short time ago. It was in our Felucca house on Europa, we moved so that I could have a fishing shack for the new booster.

    Farewell, Morgana, and good luck in all you do. I see you leave with regret, but all things must come to an end sometime.
     
  33. Beer_Cayse

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    I hope Cal is reading this ... this sentiment is the reason I removed billing info from the last 2 accounts.

    Best wishes to you Morgana. Tho we never crossed paths in-game I have appreciated your insights on these boards.
     
  34. Andrasta

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    I am sorry to see you are retiring Morgana. You will be missed. Thank you for the stories & the memories. There are still a few of us that remember the old days and understand why you miss them.

    Best Wishes to You!
     
  35. Sevin0oo0

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    My sentiments exactly, Fare Thee Well to the original OP also. I feel I'll be doing the same soon, I'm only at 115 months tho.

    If you think Cal (or EA) are concerned, think again. They are of the mentality expressed as "They will always be there". And to a point that's probably true.
     
  36. Aboo

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    It is very sad to see you leave. I wish you happiness and success in whatever you choose to do next and hopefully you will one day return from your retirement!
     
  37. Lord Chaos

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    Sad to see you go. Good luck to you in all your future endeavours(sp?).
     
  38. Zosimus

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    I always enjoyed reading your posts. You could feel the passion you have for the game behind your words you wrote. I wish you the best on your journey and paths on what you decide to do. :thumbsup:
     
  39. Sasha75

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    I see sooo many vet people leaving the game... I am a "kind" of vet: I am member since 1999 but my account is merely 49 months old. Why? Because I stop game when i get bored or when I haven't much time to play, or when i engage a girl that ... just takes all my free time :) But I never NEVER say bye bye to the game, because its A GAME and I play when I feel it.

    Well, I know why real vet's leave the game: they think about ooold claaaassic UO, where the "crazy" gamers were the Kings,(i remember "sheepdog", and "a dog") and all other players (regularly paying monthly fees to OSI) were the "servants", most of them mining, lumberjacking, getting killed by reds, farming orcs near guards-protected areas.

    The few kings were the richest and the most powerful, only them allowed to full enjoy the game. I remember the first arties: noone of us servants could buy them. I just had a small house (the smallest type) in felucca, and was looking at the arties and the castles of the kings. Well, most of the kings were cheaters, or just lucky people with good ping or too much time to play. The game was UNBALANCED, because a game is something for massive enjoyment and not something for cheater kings enjoyment.
    Now, you real vets, miss those old times...with few rich and massime poors. But it's you to be old. Think about that: why UO is so old but still on the scene? Because the game evolved. People pay real money, people want to fully enojoy the game.They Want to have the possibility to be a "king" also. It's a virtual world. We all want million gold, castles or towers, powerful artifacts. Before, that was possible only for you. NOW, everyone has the possibility to accomplish that. So, dear old-fashioned powerful people... Fascism is finished, and feudalism too. I think Lord british is also dead... I never see him in the game :) UO don't need people like you.
     
  40. Megilhir

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    Goodness what an array of responses.

    Being that my account is only 154 months I cannot hope to make such an impact.

    I do recall seeing your posts, though nether extremely positive or negative memories are associated with those posts.

    I definately do not recall any particular events worthy of the beration some of these comments attempt toward.

    As with most people who move on I wish you "enough".

    Meaning...

    "Enough joy that you recognize sorrow,
    Enough sorrow that you recognize joy."


    And so on.

    It is Yiddish saying, though I am not Yiddish.
     
  41. the 4th man

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    Call it what you will Morgana, leaving, retiring, walking away......whatever.
    I never cared for you, vet or not, and could careless if you stay or go.
    Say what you will, I could careless there too.

    I am posting because I agree with Sasha......it's a game, not my world, not another life, not an alter ego......I used to play steady and heavy, but like a hobby, or a passtime, it's profound glory has waned. I still log on, do this, that and whatever, but I log on when I feel like playing, that's all.

    It's just a game folks.........
     
  42. spade gt

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    We just lost our greatest champion for the cause of the Classic shard!
     
  43. Beer_Cayse

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    Glad someone noticed!
     
  44. canary

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    I'm not quite sure 'champion' is the correct word. Actually, when someone rants and carries on like she had on numerous threads, it makes people (or Devs) LESS likely to want to do something for them (in my opinion, of course).

    I'd suggest finding a champion that is well spoken, intelligent, and has a high moral character for doing the 'right thing' for the right reason. But that's just me.
     
  45. HD2300

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    ^^ Wouldnt be too concerned, isnt this is the 5th time this year Faine Morgan has posted she is 'quitting'? Though I'm not too sure what that exactly means as the house account will be paid for indefinitely as well as she will still post on Stratics. Bigg yawwwwnns. :sleep2:
     
  46. Those people mean about as much to me as a cloudy day :p Some people cannot accept that others may not share their opinions...to each their own.

    I am sure there are some here that are very glad to see me go...not sure why they didn't just ignore my posts if they bothered them so much :coco: ...but whatever.

    The reason I posted this goodbye was to acknowledge the people that I have played the game with, discussed the game with, and gotten to know over the last 13 years. It really doesn't matter to me what these negative people have to say...but the kind words mean a great deal to me.

    Once again, thanks to everyone that has wished me well...and to everyone that has been reasonible.
     
  47. Sasha75

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    yes, my queen! I will always remember you and the ooold claaassic UO game. Hail to the queen!!
    Go get a life and... a real job :) You are old dull past.
     
  48. Smokin

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    The best part of retiring is you can always come out of it.
     
  49. Lady Storm

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    Sasha75!! hush!! Respect your elder!!
    Now back to UO.

    Morgana, UO is a drug.... one you will find has simular cravings as irl stuff.. oh i think we all can walk away for a week or two, even a few months, perhaps some can stand a few years. But my friend UO craving will still be there and so will the game if WE have anything to say about it.
    Enjoy a vacation, read a few good books, watch tv, enjoy life. I expect you back and UO will be here for you.

    Btw.... I'll be the last one out the door in UO when the lights get turned off and then I wont go quietly!!!!
     
  50. Lord Frodo

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    NAH It will never happen. There will be to many of us there and a DEV will just show up and put us all in UO jail to live out our lives.