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*Thinks upon the past, present and future*

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I placed my first house on Siege on July 29th, 2003. I know that makes me a noob. *nods* I had to go check the date, sadly. I rarely visit that house. I leave Kelmo's Pub where it is for many reasons, most of them sentimental. That house has had over 15,000 visits, for what ever that is worth.

    In those days, Iantown was a sparse few dirt plots, the Shire was a golden city, Corwin of WE was a dastardly villain,*winks at Corwin* and guilds like J-D terrorized the land. The orcs were still plentiful and UND still was well remembered. Then there was Rico, la.

    AOS had just arrived on Siege, with all that entails. *smiles* I will not bore more than I must with the reasons for coming to Siege. I have detailed those throughout the years.

    Siege was a different place then. Luna was just a town with high priced real estate. Umbra was empty and elves lived in the dessert. Go figure, fruity elves.

    The names on the Siege forums were different then than now. Don't get me wrong. There are several that post now that posted then and even before. *sips ale and remembers* Some do not.

    I remember how passionnant I was back then, trying to find a niche. Just like every new player I suppose. There were heroes and villains galore. I was even intimidated by the likes of Pixie and the Lady Pyrite. I just hoped I could make some sort of mark on this brave new (to me) land and be considered as something if not an equal.

    Those were beautiful, painful days. All the personalities... I could go on for ever about those days, but rambling about the past is best left to old men... never mind. *chuckles*

    Well, things change, as they will. Every new day brought new folk as well as folks leaving. Some made a mark, some did not. New rules and templates have come and gone. Attitudes from the "powers that be" have swung like a pendulum.

    Players will seek advantages. It is just how the game is played I suppose. That is the place we are today. Is it so different than yesterday? Yes and no. The means are different but the goals are the same. I have seen many of the same things said today about guilds and groups over the years. Everything changes, yet remains the same.

    What does the future hold? Not even the Dev's know. They do not even know where they live yet. *chuckles*

    Is there a point to this post? *shrugs* Maybe not. Just know this old noob has seen plenty of shifts in the powers on this shard. Bear that in mind. Today's villains may be tomorrows heroes, or just disappear.

    Play the game, die hard, and try to leave some mark on this world. Vanquish your enemies and protect your allies. Just know your opponents will do the same.
    ____________________________________________________________________

    Doctor, my eyes have seen the years
    And the slow parade of fears without crying
    Now I want to understand

    I have done all that I could
    To see the evil and the good without hiding
    You must help me if you can

    Doctor, my eyes
    Tell me what is wrong
    Was I unwise to leave them open for so long

    cause I have wandered through this world
    And as each moment has unfurled
    Ive been waiting to awaken from these dreams
    People go just where they will
    I never noticed them until I got this feeling
    That its later than it seems

    Doctor, my eyes
    Tell me what you see
    I hear their cries
    Just say if its too late for me

    Doctor, my eyes
    Cannot see the sky
    Is this the prize for having learned how not to cry

    Written by Jackson Browne.
     
  2. What is it about the end of the year that makes us old folk reflective? *hugs*
     
  3. end of the year...whats the key word there? End. The end of a year makes us reflect on just that, the end. When thinking about that we tend to want to reflect on what has transpired thoughout the time.
     
  4. ooof.
    Good post.

    Makes me think back on my early days of UO, long gone.
    Oh well. No need to fret over the past, think of the present.
    I love uo.
    I'll love uo to the end, only we can bring the end. Stick around and it will stay, leave and it will go. Its your choices. I know I'll stay.
     
  5. Kelmo, you sweet, sweet man. That was really touching and true. I actually got out my old Jackson Brown CD's and played them. This time of year always makes us look at our pasts and dream of what the future may bring. UO has seen many changes and I'm glad to be spending my days here now on Seige with all of you...
     
  6. <blockquote><hr>

    I plan to stay, I enjoy hearing about how much I suck, its a self mutalation type thing.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    *chuckles* I -know- I suck and I am still staying. I have come to enjoy the fight, and helping my mates and watching you kids spit at each other on the boards. Its all somewhat, at least for the moment at this year end....endearing.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I placed my first house on Siege on July 29th, 2003. I know that makes me a noob. *nods* I had to go check the date, sadly. I rarely visit that house. I leave Kelmo's Pub where it is for many reasons, most of them sentimental. That house has had over 15,000 visits, for what ever that is worth.

    In those days, Iantown was a sparse few dirt plots, the Shire was a golden city, Corwin of WE was a dastardly villain,*winks at Corwin* and guilds like J-D terrorized the land. The orcs were still plentiful and UND still was well remembered. Then there was Rico, la.

    AOS had just arrived on Siege, with all that entails. *smiles* I will not bore more than I must with the reasons for coming to Siege. I have detailed those throughout the years.

    Siege was a different place then. Luna was just a town with high priced real estate. Umbra was empty and elves lived in the dessert. Go figure, fruity elves.

    The names on the Siege forums were different then than now. Don't get me wrong. There are several that post now that posted then and even before. *sips ale and remembers* Some do not.

    I remember how passionnant I was back then, trying to find a niche. Just like every new player I suppose. There were heroes and villains galore. I was even intimidated by the likes of Pixie and the Lady Pyrite. I just hoped I could make some sort of mark on this brave new (to me) land and be considered as something if not an equal.

    Those were beautiful, painful days. All the personalities... I could go on for ever about those days, but rambling about the past is best left to old men... never mind. *chuckles*

    Well, things change, as they will. Every new day brought new folk as well as folks leaving. Some made a mark, some did not. New rules and templates have come and gone. Attitudes from the "powers that be" have swung like a pendulum.

    Players will seek advantages. It is just how the game is played I suppose. That is the place we are today. Is it so different than yesterday? Yes and no. The means are different but the goals are the same. I have seen many of the same things said today about guilds and groups over the years. Everything changes, yet remains the same.

    What does the future hold? Not even the Dev's know. They do not even know where they live yet. *chuckles*

    Is there a point to this post? *shrugs* Maybe not. Just know this old noob has seen plenty of shifts in the powers on this shard. Bear that in mind. Today's villains may be tomorrows heroes, or just disappear.

    Play the game, die hard, and try to leave some mark on this world. Vanquish your enemies and protect your allies. Just know your opponents will do the same.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You must have visited the tavern and seen Se'an has pulled up stakes. Who's next?
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *sighs* I did.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I can read you like a book [​IMG]
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    He is off over in Pax Lair. It is a situation that suits Se'an well. I wish him all the luck and enjoyment he deserves. He is a good man. *nods*
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    But the real point of this thread is not that. *smiles*
     
  12. "Tracks in the shifting snow,
    cloaked from winds,
    anxious toward the next step."

    We all want to know what will happen next inside UO.
    Good luck everyone where ever you will tread.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This game belongs to those playing it at the moment. I suggest we all live for the moment. In my line of work I find that a moment can be very fleeting indeed.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *smiles* You understood.
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    *smiles* You understood.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I did, and I had a bad day that has been made better simply by coming to the refuge of this place where we play.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Siege was a different place then. Luna was just a town with high priced real estate. Umbra was empty and elves lived in the dessert. Go figure, fruity elves.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    why you no good son of a [censored]
     
  17. bah stoopid panzees!!!