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Shard Pimps?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Poo

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    whats with all the people coming onto Uhall here this last couple weeks and pimping out their shards to other players?

    its very strange.

    makes me feel dirty(er).

    first example

    second example

    its like some shards have a tourism department or something.
    "Come Experience the 217 people of Sonoma, you'll g home with cookies!"
    (trade marked)
     
  2. Zeke

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    ooooo cookies?
     
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    I love chessy swing by and say hello
     
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    ...did anyone else expect to see something different in this post? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I'd say that two threads doesn't exactly count as "all the people"
     
  6. azmodanb

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    i kinda figured there would be a pic of me and my working girls
     
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    They are just trying to get some players to come to their shard, I don't see a problem with it honestly, Atlantic kind of stole all their players, so they really have no way of bringing people back other than posting.
     
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  8. Podolak

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    There are other shards? I thought Atlantic was the only real server and the rest were just places to farm uncontested.
     
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    I didn't read this as Poo being seriously perturbed with people promoting their shards. Thought he was just having a little fun (as he often does here).
     
  10. Capt. Lucky

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    There's some group from Atlantic that drops books on Great Lakes recruiting lol. Was thinking about posting something myself, Great Lakes has been a little dead lately. Well not really dead. Just not many new folks. Bad for my vendors. Hard to sell to people that already have everything, lol.
     
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  11. TheScoundrelRico

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    Forget the production shards...come to Siege Perilous, the advanced shard...la
     
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    YES. - enraged of Europa!
     
  13. DJAd

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    I made a character on siege and thought it was supported to have a better economy than the prodo shards. I then saw a Mage 120 was selling for the same amount as on a prodo shard!!! What's that all about. Can you steal me one?
     
  14. Prime.

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    I wouldn't call it stealing moreso then people actually want to play an MMO and Atlantic's the only shard with a decent sizedplayerbase at this point, and even so, Atlantic is starting to get quiet at times. Sadly, this'll continue to be the trend until some drastic changes come to UO.

    Sounds silly, but it's completely true.
     
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    I think you're talking about LLTS, they do this on every shard, and have for a number of years. They take pride in being one of the largest guilds for a decent period of UO's lifespan. Yet they haven't come to grasp that quality > quanity. Not to mention their use of scripting creates and runs the drop off of the books they like to flood.
     
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    Playerbase dropping. People are lonely. That's my guess.
     
  17. Poo

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    i fixed that for ya
    :rolleyes:
     
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    And let's not forget Legends! Plenty of housing space, cookies, cake, and me!!! :D
     
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    Do I get a pair of platform boots with fish in the heels if I pimp my shard, plus a big floppy hat? I'd totally be down for that...
     
  20. FrejaSP

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    That was rude
    I guess all love their shard and are tired to see the less players on their shard.
     
  21. TheScoundrelRico

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    I would have thought you would have known that a comment like that is against the RoC. Shame on you...la
     
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    Okay I'll bite, what's the problem?
     
  23. Poo

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    i said nothing that isnt true.
    on siege your spoon fed all your skill gains at a set time interval which i see as a handicap.
    im not saying that siege isnt fun to play on, ive been playing there since it started, i just dont follow the mantra that some siege players portray by saying they are better or what what was your word.... advanced? there is nothing advanced about knowing to the second when your next gain is going to be.

    dont hate me because i speak the truth!
     
  24. TheScoundrelRico

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    Sorry, but you are a liar but I don't hate you for it.

    Quoted from UO.com...la
     
  25. Capt. Lucky

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    Your quote from UO.com doesn't in any way infer that SP is better or advanced. Just different...
     
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  26. Poo

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    the word liar dosnt mean what i think you think it means.
    when i say that your wrong and its not advanced its handicapped when you know exactly to the second when your next skill gain is and then you say im a liar then quote the above and it says 'an altered skill gaining system'..... well your not as dumb as you let on, you know where im going with this.

    if siege was truly advanced skill play they would be done with the hand holding (ROT) for good.
    THEN i would agree its an advanced shard in all aspects.
    but simply saying its advance because you dont have insurance or tram and then with the other hand get the easiest skill gains in the game, yuck!
     
  27. GalenKnighthawke

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    Siege players have touted their own shard for years and no one much batted an eye, let alone made a new thread to complain about it. Indeed I seem to recall being one of the few to comment upon this, and my doing so was not received well.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Sonoma has cookies? I might have to visit! :D
     
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    Skill gain is easier (potentially faster, potentially slower) on siege, how is that a "handicap"? You can dislike it, but I don't see how it could be a handicap, as by definition that would mean its harder to gain skill.

    I shudder to imagine raising a crafting skill or imbuing or taming or LP or poisoning to 120 on a regular shard. It would make my brain bleed.
     
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    Dems my shard ho's. Keep ya hands off. ya gots to pay ta play so put ya fity-cent in da slot ifin ya wants ta ride.
     
  31. Keith of Sonoma

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    Yes we do, and they are delicious!
     
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    Atlantic has been stealing players?
    You mean I didnt have to make a decision and conscious effort by buying an xfer token to get to Atlantic?
    Wish I had known that before I spent the gold on the token.
    I would have just hung around a bad neighborhood on my old shard and waited to be kidnapped :)
     
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    Steals some players for Siege, you all missed a cool Christmas Demolitions Event last night :p
    Special a big snowball fights between red, blue, green orange and one yellow :danceb:
     
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    Siege cookies have alil extra something special in them :eek:
     
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  35. Victim of Siege

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    *checks his Siege Cookiez*
    ewwww, those aren't chocolate sprinkles . . .
     
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