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Selling my Oceania pvp robe.

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by zolo8, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. zolo8

    zolo8 Guest

    I have an offer i cant refuse and will be selling my oceania pvp robe.

    I feel guilty but its just a great offer. Posting here so you can all have a go at me... Sorry guys.
     
  2. Desperado

    Desperado Guest

    Still on oceania but:sad2:
     
  3. Jahira-Tor

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    Will it be staying on Oce? and if we can ask, out of curiosity, how much did you get for it?
     
  4. I wouldn't be worried, if you can get someone to give you 100 gold for it then take it.

    This time next year its value will be next to nothing as the numbers in UO continue to dwindle at the rate they are.
     
  5. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Sad but true.

    :bdh:
     
  6. Jahira-Tor

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    *cries* :sad2:

    Viva UO!
     
  7. Sneaky

    Sneaky Guest

    You guys both should know by now that making predictions about UO's future, good or bad, is unwise. Especially ones about the demise of the game, people have been saying it for more than 10 years now. Of course one day they will eventually be right, but that day will not come while the game has a healthy population (~110k players), and continues to be profitable (UO rakes in aprox. $1.5mill USD from subscriptions in one month alone {110k subs x $12.99/m* = $1428900}).

    *Yes I realize that not everyone pays $12.99/m as it is a little cheaper if you buy 3 or 6 at once, but we can assume that UO's sub takings for one month would probably be round the $1mill USD mark.

    Can anyone think of another 10 year old game that still makes $1mill+ every month?
     
  8. LadyArden

    LadyArden Guest

    Well, I don't know what you got for it, but it's listed on the rare event items page priced at 200 million gold.

    That's a lot of Zeros.
     
  9. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Hey, I never claimed to be wise! :lol:

    I have a sig I made that said "Happy 5th Birthday UO!" and had an animation of a gm flogging a dead horse, I still say it's valid. :D

    :bdh:

    UO grossing $1m/month is healthy but still small potatoes compared to <inset generic blockbuster grind-o-matic mmo here>, I'm sure EA are aware they could be doing much better AND that trying to "update Shakespeare for the kids" has failed time and again.

    I think EA have to acknowledge their playerbase is dwindling and make real steps toward consolidating what's there instead of these half-assed/hearted/witted attempts to attract new people.

    That said, I hope UO's around for a while yet as I'm quite enjoying it. :D
     
  10. Man I was not predicting the decline of UO, I was predicting the decline in the value of the item.

    As to the subscriber numbers, good luck trying to get an accurate number for UO when they don't publish their number. That site you referenced was a topic of discussion on UHall a couple months ago and I believe Jeremy said EA does not publish their numbers and therefore will not confirm or deny the data.

    Can any here honestly tell me they dont feel the number of active players on our shard is not decreasing?

    Sneaky, what number of subscribers do you think it needs to fall before EA says its not profitable enough and pulls the plug.

    Wheres SA gone? I think one of the first signs that things are declining are when expansion packs are announced and then silently slip into the void never to me mentioned again.

    I myself have played the game for 10 years, however due to the lack of players on Oceania that PvP I am packing up my houses as I post this and will close my accounts permanently at the end of this week. Only reason I am banking my stuff is I maybe be moving to the US next year to work for Cisco in California and therefore may get to play a US shard if the games still going.

    No prediction here except the value of the item this time next year will be next to worthless if its not already. :)
     
  11. Sneaky

    Sneaky Guest

    Well, one of the great things about EA owning UO is that EA is EA. By that I mean they have PLENTY of money, and alternate sources of revenue. So as far as UO goes? Yeh they could be doing much better, but I think they are content to have this solid 10 year old game that just continues on keeping on.

    I will address this further in reply to Podcasting...
     
  12. Sneaky

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    Yeh, but that about the only reference there is for UO's sub numbers, so they are all we have to go by. Of course Jeremy can't confirm of deny it, even if they were accurate, it has been a long standing tradition of UO and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

    I have bolded the most important part of that question. Yes on OUR SHARD there is a small population, EA has ALWAYS been horrible at marketing we all know that.

    Well, lets put it this way. At the moment DAoC, another MMO now owned by EA via Mythic has aprox 20k less subs than UO (110k for UO, 87k for DAoC, according to http://mmogdata.voig.com/Home.html).

    Hahah, its not like that hasn't happened with UO before... UO2? UXO?

    But as far as SA goes, it was delayed by 2 things, firstly the KR client needed work, secondly EA bought Mythic and decided to move UO from EA's studios to Mythic's (good move IMO).

    SA will be out soon, then UO's subs will rise again.

    You'll be back.

    Yeh... well 200mill (as quoted for the robe above) is about $200USD... thats hardly worthless. I think your :stir: again Shane... ^^
     
  13. Na not this time mate, I truly do think UO is starting to enter borrowed time.

    As to coming back, only when I move to the US next Feb which at the moment is sitting at a 85% chance. Then yes I will because I will get to play Siege and Atlantic.

    See you in AoC :thumbup1:
     
  14. Sneaky

    Sneaky Guest

    No, you wont :fight: