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Siege population : has it increased significantly since the Housing change ?

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  1. popps

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    A question to veteran players of the Siege Perilous shard....

    Did you notice a significant population increase since the handy Housing change which allowed players to have a 2nd house on Siege ?

    I am not talking about the number of placed houses on Siege, that certainly increased..... I am talking about actual visible players playing the Siege shard....

    If you had to make a guess, would you say that the population of Siege, since the housing change, increased a +10% ? A +20% ? More ?
     
  2. Tazar

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    Why don't you come to Siege and find out for yourself?
     
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  3. kelmo

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    *smiles* Siege is one of the most out in the open secrets ever.

    Some few will tell their tales of woe. People will listen. Everyone wants to believe the worst about that rule set.

    We are not a Fel rule set. See if ya have a Fel... Ya gotta have a Tram.

    I do realize the moongate says Felucca... Just a minor bug. Siege happened before Trammel and that is just some of the "bleed over".

    I can tell ya, you can be what ever ya want to be. Even with just one character. And if ya want... everyone will know yer name.
     
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    Population seems to be more active in some respects but like any shard it seems to have it's up and downs.
     
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    I am going to make a Toon in siege finally you all have drawn me over to the siege side of life can wait been hearing to much about this mysterious shard and was going to go check the highly crowded atlantic but this shroud of mystery has finally gotten to me!!!! HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. Aran

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    Gross
     
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    I only play siege to xtrade, obviously :p. Is @Uvtha still around? :)
     
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    It is a little difficult for me to evaluate the current population post Housing change to pre-housing change if I am not knowledged of what it was like, before the housing change took place....

    That is why I was asking the opinion of veteran Siege players, because they are the only ones who know what it was like before the housing change and what it is like now after the housing change...
     
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    Siege is like waves, it depend of what goes on, what other games people want to test out, new publics, the weather outside.
    Alot have active chars on Siege, but if they login and it seem dead, they may log Again. If they login and all are active trying out new stuff or large IDOC, they will join the fun and the shard can be very busy.

    The houses did help but there is a few more thing we need. I personly look forward to see the effect of global loot upgrade as more reason to use the overland around player town may bring back some of the action we lost. I loved interact with local PK's and I miss being a red RP PK, sharing some fun with chars hanging out in the forest.

    I also believe vendor seach are a great help to Siege, as it make it easier to find stuff and may bring the shops back in the player Towns.

    We have players who came with the house changes, who still play and seem to do well so yes, it was a great changes, even when we have a few more unused houses.
     
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    For those that did come and placed a house when the house rule changed for Siege and decided to not stay it would be sorta nice if you could drop your house so others who want to play Siege can place. I know that, for various reasons, some won't but if even a few do, it will help.

    Oh yeah, also if you have stuff you don't want on Siege there are many who can use it so don't toss it out, sell it in GC.

    This has been a public service announcement. ;)
     
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    From your words I take it that there is not much open land on Siege for placing a house anew ?

    I am asking, because I was considering the possibility to make a crafter there, of course it will also need fighting abilities to be able to gather imbuing ingredients and all that, and it would be a long term plan since I would need to first build up the skills and I can get no help from the outside (like transferring gold or mats or powerscrolls from another shard)..... but it all starts from having a placed called Home where I can base my activities from....

    Oh well, will log and walk around checking whether there is still a no spawn spot for a decent size home for me to place (as soon as I raise the needed gold, that is...).
     
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    There is open spots in Luna for house placing you just have to come over, and look.
     
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    And there is a wonderful guild called NEW2 that helps new Siege players get their footing. One of the first things you should do is get into general chat and ask for Freja and get guilded. Although not all honor this, most do, those that have NEW2 guild tags are somewhat protected for a month.
     
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    What you're least likely to find at this point are open plots of land close to towns or moongates (remember that you can't use Recall or Sacred Journey spells on Siege or Mugen). However, if your character(s) have enough magery skill to cast gate spell, a more remote location shouldn't be at all difficult to find nor should it be ruled out, unless you know for certain that every character you make will not have any magery skill.

    As a fail-safe, you could always purchase a pair of rechargeable teleporter tiles from the Origin store (or get the vet reward version that doesn't require recharging) and ask someone who has a house in Magincia or close to a moongate to let you place a teleporter tile in their house that is linked to one in your house. And don't forget about the crystal and corrupted crystal portals for getting around.

    You'll also want your mage character(s) to keep an extra set of LRC and/or a piece or two of still-charged arcane clothing in the bank to let you gate back home again if you end up losing your character's LRC suit and find yourself suitless and in town somewhere.
     
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  15. Aran

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    Not within the walls there isn't.
     
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    Siege has a working population.
    We work at home most times and dont bank sit... though I will comment we do use Chat alot. hehe
    Hours vary ofcourse and as most of UO shards have a lull in players running around.
    But dont take that for not slinking around....
     
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    *smiles*
     
  18. Aran

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    I mostly use chat to insult Kelmo. It's worked great for years!
     
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    *chuckles* You did seem to amuse yourself.
     
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    don't take much to amuze himz
    piece ob string keeps himz busy fer hours
     
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    I'm not sure when exactly the housing change happened, but the last time I played was late 2010.
    • There are about half as many people on Siege as there were in 2010, as far as I can tell. (But this is probably true for all shards not named Atlantic?)
    • There are 2 medium sized PvP/Champ guilds (TnT/TNA and [A]) and 2 small sized guilds (YARR and i4Ni).
    • There is 1 large blue guild (GIL) and another medium sized guild (NBT).
    • There is also 1 small "evil" guild (TDO); not pk, not pvp, but not necessarily blue.
    • NEW2 is always recruiting, like it has for the past decade, but I'm not sure how many people stick around after their 30 days are up.
    • And then there are other random small guilds (maybe made up of a single people's alts) and a couple random pks.
    • Of course, there are also the Barter Town folk, but we don't talk about them.

    Siege Perilous could use another guild or 2 if anyone out there wants to try something new.
    Like the OP pointed out, you can have a 2nd house on Siege on a single account, so why not?
     
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    As long as I amuse me, who else matters? :D
     
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    Siege is sweet!!! It has the largest population of stealthers!! so much fun!
     
  24. Aran

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    How can you be sure? You can't see them!
     
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    Its Siege no need to see them just gotta run over them to know their there.
     
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    Or run around with to much in your backpack
     
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    *thinks of a ton of stealthers whom love extra arties* Come on out you guys.. Bring a few items that are not blessed.. you will see a whole lot more people out! And to come to think you all think this shard is dead.. :rolleyes:
     
  28. Aran

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    Well, it kinda is, tbh
     
  29. Aran

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    Just like the rest of them.
     
  30. kelmo

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    Aran does not really play Siege folks... Just so ya know.
     
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    The Siege population is doing fine by the way.
     
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    I will stand by that statement... The shard that is Siege has always been there. Killers come and go. Like clock work. The folk that make Siege what it is stay.
     
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    I didn't even know about this housing change, haha. Maybe I'll create a char there and get to the point where I anger the so called pvpers of the shard. I believe stealth should be outlawed on siege though, seems kinda lame to me. I would assume when people do show up to fight its most likely a gank, no different then other shards though
     
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    That's news to Aran. Last I checked I played Siege about 50% of the time I'm in UO.

    I guess if you're not part of the in-crowd you aren't there.
     
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    Hey @kelmo, it's funny, every time I log on to Siege I ask in General if you're on and you never seem to be. Maybe it's you that doesn't play Siege?
     
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    Or possibly everyone is in stealth with general chat turned off.
     
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    Pretty much... I just do not have time for you Aran You are only interested in pleasing your self.
     
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    A man has got to know his limitations.
     
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    I made a char when siege came out never worked him... Just collected rewards. I sold em off lately to a very nice player that gavee a bit extra to get me started.

    That said i was able to place a house.. Get lrc suit and still have plenty in the bank.

    Its been fun working skills...

    :)
     
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    Aran kelmo plays siege just fine kiddo....
    he and the rest have been just fine and siege is aa any of our other shards.
    Time and place the shard is at sort of pick the players involvement. Just chitter in chat general or help channel...
    reds, pks , come and go ... we anchients are anchored in our homes and play just fine kiddo...
     
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    Hey why don't you call me kiddo again, you didn't get your point across quite well enough granny
     
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    Would you prefer babycakes?
    Sweetypie?
    Dar'lin?
    poo bear?
    hmm
    Look sugar you need to take a kiddo and let it be.... other wise this cat has claws and bites...roar!
    (or let me put in terms you might understand I am being nice when I say kiddo... its better then calling you an old goat. No distrspect is intered in this. I call EVERYONE kiddo. Oh btw im no granny... just a very happy lioness)
     
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    *snorts*

    YOU MAD BRO?

    All the PvP chat crap and Kiddo hits the mark. :sword:
     
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    I did enjoy siege the few short times I played.
     
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    *giggles* Gotta love Ozog :) *hugs*
     
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    *tosses a few spare yarn balls*
    There you go bunn bunn he has some new string.
     
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    OMG!! You guys are too funny!!!
    I gotta say Aran, Kelmo is right. Just look at how this thread started and where it's at now.

    It IS all about you! ROFL!
     
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    Well I am the most important person ever...