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Ten Things in UO that are a drag

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Prince Caspian, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. 1 - Smack talking punks who accuse you of cheating, duping, speedhacking, scripting, waterboarding, cheating on your 1040EZ and every other unsavory act possible simply because they don't like you. Yeah. You aren't my kind of guy so you MUST be into all kinds of evil.

    2 - People that cheat at UO, by whatever means. It's not victimless, no matter how you rationalize it. When cheaters prosper, it is ALWAYS at the expense of honest players.

    3 - Spammers at events. Honestly, man. What is your motive? I mean WHY exactly did you show up if you weren't going to listen? Other than ruining it for everyone else. Is that really THAT fun?

    4 - People who use the term n00b. We were all new players at one time. It's not a bad thing. In fact without new players, the game ends. New players should be welcomed, not scorned. There was a time when YOU didn't know it all either, chief.

    5 - How greedy people are at events. Sicarii is the perfect example. There was a handful of foolios (who probably had counterparts on every shard) who camped for gossamers 24/7. Fine, no problem. But the problem arises when you DARE to try to get the items for yourself and interrupt their precious profiteering enterprise. "We were here first, you prick!" Sure. And you also never friggin LEFT in the last 6 days, Tinkerbell. The rest of us only want one, and not having to buy it off your Luna Vendor for 100,000,000 gold, you ki-rin's ass.

    6 - Getting poisoned at the last possible second on the bandie counter. Also, the fact that 120 Resist spares you from a Poison spell cast by anything (no matter how weak) maybe 1 out of 99 times.

    7 - Invasions. I recalled into get some bolts from the Brit Archer, unknown that the invasion was there in full swing. A crimson dragon pops on in and does the mexican hat dance on me. And natch I have no hope of recovering my corpse because the screen is packed with more red than a Bloods Gang Picnic.

    8 - The fact that Treasure Chests have never been updated with anything remotely interesting. Such potential exists for these quests. BTW any time you want a good laugh go to the Britan Library and look at the exchange rates for treasure maps. You get LESS than if you would have given half the gold in the box.

    9 - PKs. I've written tomes on the subject as to why.

    10 - People who assume I have a character named after the movie and am riding the popularity fallout as a fad. I read the book for the first time back in 1978. Not everyone gets their fantasy fix from movies. Some of us read.
  2. ColterDC

    ColterDC Visitor

    May 13, 2008
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    #7 and #9 are your own fault and easily avoidable.

    The rest of your list is good.

    Although #10 is your own problem.... The first movie was so lame I haven't even bothered to watch the sequal.
  3. Oh I didn't say they were unfair. I just said they were a drag. :p
  4. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
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    Oct 17, 2008
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    Oh cool, Prince Caspian... that was an awesome movie.
  5. Actual exchange at the WBB circa 2003....

    Dummy: "COOL! You must be a Phish Fan!"
    Me: "Why do you say that?"
    Dummy: "Cuz you named your character Prince Caspian. That's a song by Phish."
    Me: "It's also a character created by C.S. Lewis."
    Dummy: "What did he sing?"
  6. LordNoximos

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    Jun 11, 2008
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    #11 There's always that person with the "WHAT ABOUT ME!?" mentality, sorry for the "victims'.
  7. gandolfofaol

    gandolfofaol Guest

    #12 Having to depend on items to compete and then having no easy way to search for the one item to complete your suit. I don't have time(or the desire) to "shop" in Luna. When I log in I want to acctually play the game, not spend hours doing something I hate IRL.
  8. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 17, 2005
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    cure pots curing lethal poison nine billion percent of the time first try
  9. Maplestone

    Maplestone Crazed Zealot
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    Jul 26, 2008
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    There's a certain irony in writing down that criticism :)

    1. you're saying the world's not big enough for all of you? :)
    2. *nods*
    3. that's the trouble with free will - you can't program people to behave the way you want them to
    4. general rule of thumb: embrace insults. Co-opt insulting words and turn them into complementary, endeering things to say.
    5. I never did get a full set of gossamers ... sometimes its nice to fail.
    6. that's what confidence was invented for :)
    7. n00b! ( um ... see 4 :hug: )
    8. I still do all the T-maps I find in hunting. Even if it isn't as rewarding as straight hunting, it can still be fun (ok, ok, at times I do them more as a duty than anything, but I did get a FC1/FCR3/100 luck ring a month or two ago that really made me smile)
    9. I have found a secret way to avoid those.
    10. Some of us even make our own whole worlds :)

    ( whoa ... smile overload ... *checks the koolaid* )
  10. I read the book a while back ;) But did like the movie. Got both on DvD and hope to still be here when they do #3.
  11. Dr.Thompson

    Dr.Thompson Guest

    gonna get flamed for this but..... prince caspian the movie was a hell of alot better and more detailed than the book...... however i dont know how there going to put the next book in one movie. the dawn treader was a much better read
  12. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Grand Inquisitor
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    May 26, 2008
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    What is a "book"?? And where do you find them?

  13. GarthGrey

    GarthGrey Grand Inquisitor
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    Mar 18, 2003
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    Thank you for 10, I've been holding that against you forever. hehe
  14. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Dragon, Drake, Serpentine Dragon, Shadow Wyrm, Skeletal Dragon, Swamp Dragon, White Wyrm, Wyvern, Rikktor, Crimson Dragon.


    *actually reads post*
    ... oops.

    On a relevant subject i personally think it's lame when anyone names their character the name of another character in fiction. If you want to have a good name, name yourself and create a name for yourself. I'm using the pronoun "you" in the 3rd person.
  15. ElvishArcher

    ElvishArcher Guest

    Having a GREAT hunt when you suddenly lose connection and when you relog you are dead and all the good loot has been swept up by the Bady you were hunting lol.

    Happens to me all to often, stupid cable company in my area is soooo unreliable at times. Of course when they come out to a scheduled house call, the connection suddenly seems to work perfect.... makes me wanna go postal sometimes :gun::gun::gun:
  16. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Know what sucks more? dial-up. :lick:

    On the best of days my mounted run is as fast as an on-foot run. On the worst of days my mounted run is like an on-foot walk.

    I just laugh when people say they're lagging anymore.
  17. ElvishArcher

    ElvishArcher Guest

    Oh I know about the "dial up trot" lol... I started UO with dialup and I DO feel for you!

    If this was lag I would not be upset... this is my cable company. I lose all cable signal about 10-20x per hour while playing on a bad day and on a good day maybe 1-5x per hour. Kicker is, when this happens the cable signal takes anywhere from 1-5 minutes to get back online. And I have called on it and they send out people and "miraculously" the signal is fine and things work good for about 12-24 hours then its right back where I started. I personally think its my modem itself but the tech who comes to the house say nope its ok. It has been used HEAVILY for 5 years... it is common sense to replace it with the newer and smaller ones they have from the Cable Co. currently.

    Again... cable company has me going postal!!! I just got disconnected 2x writing this post (which is why I have to have a notepad open to copy/paste my posts as I write them so I don't have to start from scratch). What a PITA!!! Maybe I'll switch to Satellite finally... grrrrr:spider:
  18. You mean I get a free pass for three years of my ******** posts?

    What a deal!
  19. Duskofdead

    Duskofdead Sage
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    Dec 6, 2008
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    It is the OP's fault that people are illiterate? Is he the only English teacher on the whole shard or something? :)

    I have a similar issue with my main character's in-game name.... from an old classic book, which people mistake for either a store chain or popular tv character.... when it's not based on either. (Original character created in '97)
  20. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Regarding characters from other peoples' fiction..

    I have a few myself. They're more challenging to roleplay than my own original creations as everyone (who knows the book/film char) has an expectation of how that person might talk, interact, dress, etc. None are judged so harshly as known identities. When you're playing wholly your own character, you can get away with anything as you're writing the rules as you go.
  21. Ten things in UO that are a drag?

    1 - The item based model that has come about since AoS.

    2 - Luna and the overpriced dupes sold there.

    3 - Not being able to get certain things you want without supporting #2.

    4 - Having to wear some diaper-looking underwear.

    5 - Food and hunger not mattering at all.

    6 - Lord British being gone.

    7 - Tram/Fel split.

    8 - Having to pay to play.

    9 - Not having enough time to play as much as I want.

    10 - Having someone confuse your character with someone in "history" because you have a similar name :)
  22. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    1-logging on
    3-aos structure
    4-most to all my friends are gone to other games/servers
    5-rampent cheating/scripting/exploiting
    6-no pvp balance
    7-neon colors
  23. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    Nov 21, 2006
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    Most people are utterly convinced that I misspelled the word "cognac."

    Even worse: Everyone else who thinks I correctly spelled the word "cognac."
  24. LordNoximos

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  25. Grumm

    Grumm Guest

    1. Finding out that all the tiles on screen only have 11 resources each since no ones clears a tiles resource.

    2. Go to the various NPC's and seeing yet again all (ie: blank scrolls) the items are reset to only 5 per NPC.

    3. Declining the 23rd consecutive Heartwood quest because you are not being offered the one you want.

    4. Thinking you seperated 5000 boards from your 50K stack and turning it all into arrow shafts.

    5. Not knowing where a pack will open up on the KR client.

    6. Having to struggle to find five more things to get bummed about.
  26. Splup

    Splup Guest

    Actually there is, but I think it's not allowed to put the link here.
  27. ColterDC

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    May 13, 2008
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    I of course was referring to that item on his list as being a problem of his, not everyone else who plays UO.

  28. Dragkiris

    Dragkiris Seasoned Veteran
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    Jun 14, 2008
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    13: Having people page on your for cheatin when you can kill them and there friends 4v1.
  29. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    May 12, 2008
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    Have you tried KR? You can visit a body sculptor to get different effects and it doesn't cost a thing:

  30. ColterDC

    ColterDC Visitor

    May 13, 2008
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    #14. The fact that UO does not have any way to detect and ban people who use illegal 3rd party programs. Even when the person is so stupid they admit using said programs on the forums.
  31. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    What's this on? SP? a Freeshard (in which case that shouldn't even be mentioned)?

    Default item counts on vendors on normal shards start at 20, and go no lower except from purchases (then rebound higher on respawns). And resource amounts are random from resource square to resource square (which are 8x8 tile squares); some places always give 3-6 ore when mining, others give 25-35 (and those are trammel ruleset numbers). I've never heard of every resource tile having an exact, fixed, number of resources, anywhere, and I'm the moderator of the forum for the skills that gather resources, and the writers of the FAQs for those skills.

    You can bring up the NPC's bar, and reclick it (a few times, quickly) to shift from quest to quest without having to go through the decline process.

    Not possible without exploits - you can only create items using resources in your backpack, meaning that, at most, you should only be able to make 548 shafts at a time (550-weight of tool).

    This one is a pain, though if I remember correctly, some people have created UI tweaks that allow you to open all packs in one specific spot, that you then have to drag to a different location to unstack.
  32. AustinRules

    AustinRules Guest

    It irritates me mightily to constantly have spells being interrupted by poison or bleed cast by the weakest characters....even though I have 120 resist. Working the Tokuno champ is a real pain.
  33. Painted Elves

    Painted Elves Journeyman
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    in no particular order

    1 Lack of players
    2 Rude/Impatient people
    3 the feeling that player interactions/transactions are all business and less Community
    4 Things NOT STACKING...still
    5 watching very good "uo friends" houses fall...

    thats all i can think of for now
  34. Yeah, I am just not a KR girl. I cannot get used to the UI, and the graphics don't look right to me. I know it's supposed to be better...but somehow, it just doesn't look like UO to me.

    I don't begrudge anyone else from playing it...I just prefer 2D.

    But your point is not lost on me...and it begs the question:

    If we can do it in KR, why not 2D? How much extra code would it take to get us some new underwear...really?
  35. deadite

    deadite Sage
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    1) AOS item properties

    2) Elves

    3) The bazillion mouse clicks required to do anything

    4) Money put into failed sequels or expansions that should have gone into a *real* client/graphic update

    5) Malas the trailer park

    6) Ninjas and Samurais

    7) Junk loot

    8) Fel/Tram split

    9) The abandonment of the sandbox/virtual world vision to make additions that belong in EQ or WOW or Diablo

    10) The loss of Origin Systems, Inc and Lord British
  36. Corvak

    Corvak Guest

    Eh, I like Tram. I would never have come back to UO if I had to worry about getting killed all the time.

    Maybe they need a new server type, given the obvious tram-hate. Say, one with the game running as it was in 1999 or something.
  37. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    ... and here I thought they made a movie about YOU!