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[UO Herald] Welcome to the Shard of the Dead

Discussion in 'UHall' started by watchertoo, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. watchertoo

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    [size=+1]Welcome...to the Shard of the Dead![/size]
    James Nichols

    29 Oct 2010 15:14:32 EST

    Are you looking for a nonstop banquet of open-world player versus player mayhem? Do you have what it takes to hold onto what’s yours with an iron grip while assassinating your fellow Britannians and laughing at their ghosts? Are you looking for a real challenge, taking on your fellow Sosarians in an epic battle for PvP bragging rights?

    READ MORE HERE!
     
  2. Taylor

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    Welp, we'll see how it goes.
     
  3. blueturtle

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    Well I know what I'm doing tonight.
     
  4. Taylor

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    Hmm... So, we can sometimes debate ad nauseum about what is considered "classic"--pre 15, pre AOS, pre insurance, pre PSs, etc.

    However, I don't think that anyone would call a shard with gargs, mystics, and artificers "classic."

    I like the general idea, but I was sort of hoping for pre-imbuing, pre-arty weapons and armor.
     
  5. Viquire

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    Word of warning- It allowed me to make a garg, and then spawned me under the water in the middle of the ocean with an orc ship manned by orcs right on top of me.

    Guess maybe that was their way of saying classic is just that.
     
  6. Taylor

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    lmao...pix or it didn't happen. :lick:
     
  7. Viquire

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    Sorry cant do pics. When I logged back in I was under the water on a 5 by 5 tile with a moongate. So rescue accomplished.

    Actually I'm posting here to make a plea to Petra and/or other mods for a testing section like was done with High Seas, and since the debate rages on in the other thread about the meaning of classic maybe we could sticky a philosophical thread regarding that issue at the top and allow specific threads on the server and the features flow naturally?

    Pretty please?

    That other thread is becoming difficult to read and gives not nearly enough info on where to find things and feedback on the systems in place.

    Ya'll are awesome.
     
  8. Sprago

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    yes the idea is great LOL its seige but limited to only fel if ya like this try siege
     
  9. ress me plz

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    exactly :)
     
  10. Skrag

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    I predict an epic amount of "please play Siege" begging as the five people who play there calculate how long their shard will remain plugged in after a hypothetical classic shard takes off.
     
  11. Viquire

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    Well it certainly would NOT have to kill it. But Siege needs better tools for survival. consideration for storage or housing, something.

    If they made a truly classic shard that did not compete with Siege for a housing choice I would say both might see greater traffic, as people play back and forth trying to figure out what they like and/or don't like about each particular ruleset.
     
  12. wrekognize

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    I'm not going to try and build characters on a server that will go down in two months.
     
  13. Viquire

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    after login you will be most of the way to seven x, but that leaves out gear. So I understand.
     
  14. Coppelia

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    I guess it's a Classic Misunderstanding. As always, players asked for something and they gave something else with the name of what players wanted.


    Dev: See! We did it! You wanted a spaceship, here it is!
    Player: Erm... it's... some kind of... spacious ship yeah..."


    Dev: Hello, I'm new in the team. I just arrived last week and I'm going to grant you a wish: what would you like me to code?
    Player: Old school PvP!
    Dev: Oh yeah good idea. Let's make a shard with PvP like it was one week ago! So old school!
     
  15. What a joke of a classic shard. Needs to be Pre-AoS. Plus who was the stupid dumbass who put Glass Swords that insta kill anything. How dumb can you get? I don't recall that sword back in the "Classic" days. What a joke of a shard. /rant
     
  16. WildWobble

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    Glass swords = 1 hit kill and then the sword breaks yes its classic maybe not classic ultima online but it is classic ultima
     
  17. gunneroforgin

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    This Shard of the Dead DID NOT even peek my interest, as it it smacks of a classic shard that I had not one intrest of playing until UOR happened.
     
  18. Taylor

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    If you actually read any of the multiple threads started on the subject, you will realize that it is not "classic" in any sense of the word.
     
  19. flappy6

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    notice its the same people cryin no matter what the devs do ,go play a different game if you dont like "ALL" the things they are doing,cant remember a set of devs that gave us so much to do....
     
  20. WazMeister27

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    I gotta admit, I re-subbed to try this thinking "WOW CLASSIC!!" seeing I'm a play from 1998 to 1999.

    I've logged out after 5 hours play and canceled sub already. Big dissapoint.......

    Sorry.



    p.s it's not usal lot moaning.. cause Im new here.
     
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    It is "classic bs" marketing. Like "2.5D".
     
  22. Thav12

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    Ok. Not classic at all. Didn't think it was either. However, are people having fun? I sort of like the idea of a free for all kill fest. I like the one kill glass sword idea. Kind of a HALO esque thing. Should also have shields that can ward one hit with that sword and then crumble. Have those at another tower and the chase is on. Not traditional UO. But sounds like fun. Isn't it fun?
     
  23. Ls Jax Ls

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    Let's see here. Suppose you're playing this shard and you want to get level 8 scrolls so you and a friend decide to go kill tentacles of the harrower in Khaldun. After running in and out after the 30th e-bolt it's finally redlined, but all of a sudden a few other players show up with the same idea. You think to yourself, great, I finally get to try some PvP with 0/0 casting basically naked. One of the players casts invis on himself and you run up to him with a reveal ready. Before you knew what happened, the player who doesn't even have a weapon skill had attacked you with a glass sword and you were dead instantly. Now another player shows up, walks up to your friend hits him one time with his glass sword, and he is now dead too.

    MMmm...fun...
     
  24. Thav12

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    Maybe that play style is not what you should be aiming for. Perhaps it is more of an unreal tournament sort of idea. I don't think I am planning on makin a sampier or spawner. I am going for hide ninja assassin stealth you from behind kind of guy. Come to think of it, perhaps reveal skill should be inborn in all characters on this shard, so at least you will have shot a seeing what is coming.

    Sorry they didn't make a shard to your specifications and particular taste. I just try to find out if people are having fun with what is currently available. I quite frankly don't give a rats behind about all these people that are complaining about what they didn't get. Did you try it? Was it fun? If nobody answers I will try myself tonight and report back.
     
  25. Ls Jax Ls

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    You haven't even played it and you're sitting here trying to tell me how I should feel about it? I can't wait until you get 1-hitted 10 times in a row...I guarantee you change your tune.
     
  26. Duke TNT

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    Whoever thought of the glass swords idea was an idiot. I was just killed by a stealther with the sword and lost everything I had been farming to get for the past 2 days. They are too easy to get. All you have to do is stand on a tower for 30 seconds without dying. There are no people there to protect, and dragging the spawn away is not hard at all. Then you get this weapon that you can kill anyone with in one hit. Skill is no longer required and you can go out there naked so you cant lose anything if you are killed. It was the worst idea EA has come up with yet. The shard is a great idea and if it wasnt for those stupid swords I'd still be playing it.
     
  27. Ls Jax Ls

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    Ditto.
     
  28. The sword should half kill the weilder as it shatters. There should be a timer. Fun yes.. Classic NOT EVEN CLOSE!!
    You have to at least go back to pre-aos to be even close to classic.
     
  29. Ls Jax Ls

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    I do not understand how double clicking someone is fun.
     
  30. Smurcoch

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    I will start by saying this....

    For as long as I've been playing this game, on and off for 12 years + I must say, I was VERY excited to read the Dev's finally decided to try a classic shard. I was very disappointed to read it might only be online for 1-2 months.

    Then I read about the glass swords, and thought, that's not classic!

    So I figured I'd give it a try. I log on, create my char, and run around a littlebit.

    I see Gargoyles and ninja's running around. I think to my self, that's not classic. I cast reactive armour, and magic reflect, and I get just worked by a gargoyle. Nothing reflects, and Nothing is ractive. I think, this is not classic...

    I then gather a few resources, and go back to the bank, and some newbie one hits me in Brit bank. I'm dead, so can't call guards, and the NPC's don't call gaurds, so I loose everything I grabbed because of these glass swords.

    I know the risk of a feb based system, but I should at least be able to react!

    I must say, Very happy to read a classic shard is up, very sad to see it is so far from classic it is not even funny...

    How can a mage compete without FC/FCR in a classic environment?

    Just bad thought process!
     
  31. mlcondiff

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    I just created a UO account to check the classic server out, but when I log in only the names appear.. the map never loads and the account screen is still up. Every other server works but SOTD and I tried to reinstall, but the same thing happened. Any ideas on how to fix it.
     
  32. Ls Jax Ls

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    Did you patch?
     
  33. ScottishHero

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    Could be tied to your young player status?

    Go onto a production shard and renounce this, perhaps will allow you onto SOTD that way (as its a Fell based server)
     
  34. mlcondiff

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    I patched fully and got rid of the young status and I still can't log on. Well, actually I think I'm logged on cause I see names pop up and disappear, but the map never loads and just stays on a blank account screen. Its only this server. I was talking to someone else who is having the same problem.
     
  35. Lynxeuropa

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    im having this same problem

    :/
     
  36. Nyses

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    If the shard still has glass swords, TRUST ME, you do not want to waste your time there. Glass swords are perhaps the worst/lamest thing that UO has ever done, although there was AOS. hhhmmm.
     
  37. lynxineuropa

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    yeh seems like it ; even with the glass swords i would of tried it at least

    guess uo doesnt want my money :(

    back to WoW i guess
     
  38. Babble

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    It is UO it is supposed to be buggy?
    :p