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Shard consolidation

Discussion in 'UHall' started by drinkbeerallday, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. drinkbeerallday

    drinkbeerallday Visitor

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    There should only be 4 US shards.

    East, Central, West, and SP.
     
  2. Gildar

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    I like my mid-population shard, thank you very much.
    I don't want to play on a high-population shard.
     
  3. drinkbeerallday

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    There aren't any high population shards as it is. Every shard is at extremely low population.
     
  4. I guess you don't play on Oceania, compare that to Atlantic or Napa Valley. I like my low population Oceania and if I want to play on a high poopulation shard I will transfer all my characters.

    "I don't want more things, sweetie, I want better things"
     
  5. drinkbeerallday

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    So stay there. I'm not saying get rid of Oceania I am just saying the US East coast probably doesn't need 5 stinkin shards.
     
  6. NewThunder

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    Why? I fail to see what the benifit would be of allowing less choice for players.
     
  7. jelinidas

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    NO. It is just fine.
     
  8. RL'S pker

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    i think they should merge em all too. that or atleast find a way to stop the dupes and then open up a moongate allowing u to jump from shard to shard.
     
  9. Sarphus

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    NO.

    I prefer being able to choose a low pop shard when I don't want to trip over a million people when I'm doing popular content.
     
  10. Shanna

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    Something like that wouldn't work because EA makes money off of character transfer tokens.

    Plus, I like my quiet shard. I'm aware of who not to trust and who is a stand up person. I have memorized a lot of people's alt chars. Plus more populated shards tend to not have many polite and helpful people.


    Regradless, something like that would be very problematic.
     
  11. Says you.

    What about Europe?

    What about Australia?

    What about the Japanese shards?

    What about people that like the shard they're on, otherwise they'd just transfer to a different one?

    Uh......yeah.....:talktothehand:
     
  12. RL'S pker

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    lol u trammies ***** A LOT!

    It's all about what YOU want. If there was ever a way to take a poll for all of the UO community and not just u trammie stratics posters, i'd be willing to bet the majority would want to merge shards.
     
  13. drinkbeerallday

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    i'm not talking about those shards you dolt. i am talking about US shards.
     
  14. Ah, there you go. I goaded you into insulting me.

    Guess it's time to pull this one down off the wall and page a mod....:thumbsup:

    And actually, I think you're writing about US shards, cuz if you're talking about them, you're the only one that's listening.

    Not that it's any different than who's paying attention to what you're writing either. From what I've seen so far, it would be a waste of time if it wasn't for the fact that it's filling up the wall.
     
  15. Yalp

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    Oh please.. this stupid discussion again? Doesn't anyone have anything interesting to talk about?

    If you don't like your shard then move. Smaller shards have so much more to offer than more populated ones.. like community, housing space and a sense of helping each other. And we like it fine thank you very much.

    LORD Yalp of Zento, CTDM
     
  16. azmodanb

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    /signed ...

    And they should put them together via moongates so people dont loose there stuff and they wont loose there "shard" and there house .. just give people a chance to move around more etc... with out using xshard tokens, yeah the xshard tokens would still work to move from EAST to WEST ... etc... but I am all for combining shards VIA MOONGATE only. Because we all know that a big merge would be a horrible thing in which people would loose alot of items, and homes.
     
  17. i finds this incredibly insteresting
    hey man, ck it out, there is a uhmmm ...is that uh ...its getting closer ...a bus?
    phlabump bump

    next new years?
    try this one
    i WILL get a clue
    i promise

    (removed from fantasy land now)
    muhahaha!
    omfg i couldnt resist
    sorry all

    :coco:

    p.s. oh and ims am gonnas ahead staright to fel to see if i cans find me some biscuits too; jelly yummy.
    pass me that would ya?!?!
    moron?
    doh!!!

    flashbacks?
     
  18. /erased



    Sorry, couldn't resist the urge....:D
     
  19. Lord Kotan

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    East would be HUGE. It'd include Atlantic and Catskills.
     
  20. Aibal

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    LOL, and if it weren't FOR the trammies, the game would be dead. Sorry to disappoint, but the population of Tram far exceeds Fel, and those people WILL be listened to, not a minority in Fel. And before I get lumped in with being a Trammie, I spend far more time in Fel than Tram. Flame away.
     
  21. GarthGrey

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    Wow Connor,you're everyones hero.....wow
     
  22. Yeah, it's a tough load to carry, but someone's got to do it. :next:
     

  23. ok please explain to me why there should be only four shards and how you would do it so that we people that have a tower, keep, or castle we alway wanted can still keep it, but not be stepping on someone else tower, keep or castle in the same location on the shard they call home?

    I happen to like Sonoma, does that mean all the west coast shards are going to move to Sonoma? Sure let them come, but no they cannot have my housing spots!!! Does that mean I have to move to say Napa? Sorry no I like Sonoma wine with my Fish, not Napa. Pacfic is that the shard that will take over as the #1 west shard? I think not, surely this idea has more holes in it then swiss cheese. So leave it be and as they say in the movies, "move along".
     
  24. Erekose

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    I have never, ever said "i'll quit if they do X". They can nerf my templates. They can take my stuff. They can get rid of my Castle.


    Take away my shard and I'm gone.
     
  25. DevilsOwn

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    yep








    well, there would be a bit of a struggle for the castle :D
     
  26. BardMal

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    Need any deck hands on that ship you are TROLLing off of?
     
  27. Erekose

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    Hey, give him a break. He drinks beer all day; that causes massive brain damage over time.
     
  28. RL'S pker

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    This is where you're wrong. It's because of u trammies the game is in the condition it is.

    Face facts, the only reason why trammies out number fellucians, is due to trammies ****ing the game up.
     
  29. EnigmaMaitreya

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    I like LA just fine the way it is and I would bet a lot that echos the feeling of the over whelming majority of LA players.
     
  30. Erekose

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    Keep on telling yourself that and even you might believe it someday.

    The vast majority of nerfs are due to PvP'ers pancakes and moaning.

    Trammel was created exactly becaues otherwise the game was going to go down the tubes.


    Before you go off on me (you will anyways), I live in Fel and spend about half my time there playing.

    Get a grip and a clue :)
     
  31. Belmarduk

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    Jesus Christ this is one of the most immature discussions I have seen here...
     
  32. Yalp

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    well... not exactly the ONLY reason :lick:

    LORD Yalp of Zento, CTDM
     
  33. RL'S pker

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    U play legends too.....and i don't see you. So while you might spend your time filling bods in your (Fel)house, This does not mean you can chime in when a big boy fellucian is talking:lick:
     
  34. Sargon

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    How would this solve anything? The only thing it would do is move the instancing inside the game instead of at the server selection screen, and probably just make things more confusing.
     
  35. Erekose

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    I don't hang at the Yew gate if that's what you mean. I still love you though :)

    EDIT: I also don't sit in my castle all the time. You can find me in the following places:

    Painted Caves
    Despise
    Destard
    Fire Temple
    Wandering around randomly.

    I'm also not always on my main ;)

    :)
     
  36. Name-calling from you who cannot stand other playstyles? Pffft.

    If they did this absurd merge, I would hope that YOUR shard gets merged to MINE and you end up here whining because you could not have your house in your favorite spot because it was already taken. :bdh:

    And this topic has already been tried in here more than a few times ... always with the same result. No way.
     
  37. Sindris

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    Ugh, not this again... I am cool with this idea if when I get there I can tear down any existing buildings to place my Keep. If I don't get to keep my homes, then forget it.
     
  38. Dermott of LS

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    This again??!?!?

    NO!
     
  39. phantus

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    I love that idea. When it comes down the line that trammies outnumber frooshie will you shut the hell up? No? Eh...worth a shot eh...


    Merge shards if you want to shut down UO. Nuff said.
     
  40. phantus

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    I bolded the part that sings out to me. :D
     
  41. Black Sun

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    Ok, then tell me this, who get's to decide who gets to own the house right outside destard that I currently own on catskills? Because I'm sure the 4 other east coast shard players aren't going to give it up just so I can have it on the new East Coast Supershard. And same goes for me. I'm not going to give up what I've worked for just so someone else can have it.


    Shard merging is not an option at this point, not unless they can come up with some fair way to transfer everything over. We're in too deep on each shard to start over, or merge.

    If you want a higher population shard to play on, then transfer yourself there. The rest of us are fine where we are.
     
  42. brundlefly

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    If there is such low populations who the heck owns all those things surrounding my house? I certainly dont want to see them cutting down all the trees to make room for more. And I aint no genius but, the work involved in creating a gate between shards seems like.... I dunno ... a lot of work.
    Honestly tho I only recently see more people playing because of the armor give-away. Does anyone know the real pop on each shared? I read there were 150000 paid accounts or somethin. What the number of people actually playing the game at a given time? There is no way even 500 people are playing at the same time. Maybe Im wrong but at some point their gunna come up with some form of this and yank the plug. :(.
     
  43. Cadderly

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    Uhhhh, Even if they did merge shards there would still be low population shards... Would hate for you too trip over all 10 ppl doing a popular shard wide event. How awefull it would be to have to run into one other person at your favorite hunting grounds...

    Wow sure wish this game was still a mmorpg.... You know Massive multiplayer.....
     
  44. If one day internet technology became sufficiently advanced (eg. http://www.usyd.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=2411 ), that all shards could be connected via moongates, we would see a significant resurgence of interest within current UO players, and possibly from ex-players as well (though probably not new players).
     
  45. Jahira-Tor

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    OK can you demolish your house for me so theres no confusion as to whom should get that spot we share.... Thanks :)
     
  46. Restroom Cowboy

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    He made a clear concise statement which had no bearing on anything other than US shards. Consolidating I also think is a good thing. It would make shard policing easier for the gms, as well as make exploiting easier to track.

    BTW...I was paying attention to what he said.
     
  47. Salty Pete

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    Erm... You are posting on stratics.

    As for your suggestion. No, and here is why: Housing. Two houses can not exist in the same location. People on shards you don't play on have built custom houses, player run towns and other crap that is just as important to them as your 1337 speakin', child like, lord of the flies, PvP posturing.
     
  48. Lord Kynd

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    clueless ?
     
  49. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    your wrong. ok.
     
  50. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest


    and 'dolt' is that bothersom ?
    errmm ... lol

    but

    why ????

    " I goaded you into insulting me."

    ?? are you trying to get people in trouble? shame on you :(