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Starting from ground level - an experiment

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Yadd of Legends, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Yadd of Legends

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    Yesterday I started a mage on another shard, just to have a character on that shard. I spent a couple hours on her at ground level – actually going out and gathering reagents off the ground to cast the few offensive spells I had, killing first mongbats and then ettins for gold for more reagents (it felt pretty weird not having my imbuer just make her an LRC suit). In a couple hours I had enough gold to buy a full spellbook to start casting blade spirits (how long has it been since you bothered with that spell)? Of course I could have bought a mythic character token and started out killing creatures that dropped a lot more gold from the beginning, but I didn’t in this case. It felt incredibly strange not to have my other characters supporting her (I can't transfer anything over to her without buying tokens). I wonder how long it has been since you built a character from scratch with no support from your other characters or anyone else? I'm not sure how far I'll take this, but the experiment brought back some good memories.
     
  2. Winter

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    About 3 months ago on Siege. Still working on my mage/tamer, but it took about a week to get a full LRC suit just from mob loot, and place a house. Gathering reagents from the ground really brings back the old memories.
     
  3. MalagAste

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    I spent awhile working up about 6 or 7 characters on Siege awhile back. Rather enjoyed it for a bit but then reached rather a plateau if you will and then got tired of it.
     
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    I do that for UO training videos. It is to help new and returning players.
     
  5. Yadd of Legends

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    That goes along with my theory - it's fun to start new characters and build them up to about GM, then it becomes more of a grind and not so fun without help from advanced characters
     
  6. G.v.P

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    Well, before shard shields...lol. But now, oh wow...so nice. But yeah, 1 mage, at least, on every shard. I'm in that club.
     
  7. Lord Nabin

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    Good stuff.

    Over the last 3 years I have built up a pure Mage on each shard ( with a few secrets) . Nothing special to speak of but you can find a Lord Nabin in the ACW (Ancient Conclave of Wisdom) on every shard now.

    I enjoyed every moment of the build.

    *Flips a corner of his cloak as he turns down the path of the trail least traveled"
     
  8. Jade of Sonoma

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    Over the years, and even now, I am always starting NEW characters on every shard only to collect in-game gifts. But I find sometimes I love to just develop Skills on some of them just to stay in touch with the way things are done. A good example of this is the Gargoyle - - I made Gargoyles from scratch on many of the shards and find them very useful for Stealth (they don't need a mount) Magery (can buy reagents from Mages now) and Animal taming because a Greater Dragon and a Stealther is a great combination.

    Otherwise I have Human Mages/tamers/crafts people like scribes but no houses for them to work in and all are GM now. Those characters all used Reagents they would buy from the NPC Shops. But I don't mind picking up a good load of free reagents on the ground in Moonglow.
     
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  9. Yadd of Legends

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    Talk about cloning :)
     
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  10. Lord Nabin

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    The basic suites were the hardest part. Well they are not basic