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We all play our part

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by DPudding, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. DPudding

    DPudding Guest

    It's not uncommon for me to have trouble sleeping. My mind starts thinking about what I forgot to do today....that leads to what I would've liked to have done today....and finally I settle in on thinking about the plight of the opossum. My mind jumps around a lot.

    My shrink....yeah...I got a shrink....says that I think too much. Which makes no sense to me...cause I feel like I'm a very spontaneous person. I don't need order. I just need to worry about everything....it's how I stay on top of every facet of my life. I've argued with her about it....and she says, "Leave the house without a plan....leave your cellphone....leave your planner....and just wing it for one day....just ONE day." I, of course, can't. So...I guess she's right.

    I usually blog on MySpace when I can't sleep. I prefer MySpace to Facebook. Truth is...I hate Facebook. Everyone is always doing something and I get 500 notifications a day about someone's cat pooping in the kitchen. So...I blog. Which got me thinking about something from days long past.....

    I used to keep a UO Journal. Well...more than a journal, really. I dropped everything in it. How many times I fought a peerless (Mel 764 times...16 times in one day is my record), the days that I got certain drops, people that I hunted with, impressions of those people...and back in the old days....the names of people I PK'd.

    So...an hour ago...I remembered my journal....and I started looking through it. And I found a name....Longinus. April 3, 1999. West Brit Bank, Chesapeake Shard. He gave me a Ringmail suit and offered to hunt with me until I made some gold. I never saw him again. And I played that shard until 2004. When I met him....I was upset....ready to quit. He helped me when I needed it....and I always appreciated the sentiment.

    So....who helped you? Who got you through those days of the steep learning curve? Are you THAT person to someone else?
  2. Zuckuss

    Zuckuss Order | Chaos
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni K^S

    Aug 1, 2008
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    I was "hacked" back in 2000. Was young, stupid and accepted a file over ICQ.

    Centurio and Lady Delight helped me during this time. They helped me find out who did it, tracked them down, got my house back, even helped me get restarted with items. My old good friend and partner Synergy, even restarted my characters (because they were deleted).

    So during the time in UO when I was most likley to quit, these people pulled me back into it. The three of them no longer play, but I will never forget what they did.
  3. Scarst

    Scarst Lore Master
    Governor Stratics Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
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    Someone I knew in real life told me to start playing baja and hooked me up with a rune book and told me how to make decent money about 5k a day which was good for a newbie before they redid loot. But the person who really helped me was named Gr@$$er/Gr@$$hopper (can't exactly remember which he used first) I think it was because I had my obscenity filter on back then but he showed me how to buy bulk regs and gave me the money to do it, he also was who got me to start pvping at 60 magery and about 60 swords (it was a strange template before power scrolls). I can still remember when our guild became an order guild and I went to the castle and got a crate of order shields throught the repeated use of "gaurd name" shield then putting the shield in a box on the ground because you could have more than one and they decayed fast so I had to do it quick.
  4. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    Back in March of 1999, I met Fiona Pentell, on Napavalley, she ran the University of Virtue and the guild Forever of Virtue, I learned to play UO and develop my character via game mechanics and roleplay there. The player of the character has been one of my closest friends for ten years,
  5. Giggles

    Giggles Forum Administrator
    Administrator Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Campaign Supporter The Squirrel Empire

    May 12, 2008
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    My hero was Lady Jazmin from Legends. When I came back to the game over two years ago I was a complete noob again with nothing after a 3 year break. I was spamming aimlessly at the bank for someone to mark me a rune, and here she comes. She marked me a rune and soon discovered I was a old player returning. She then gave me a house, cool deco stuff, tamed me all my pets, and then gave me close to 10mill in gold to get started. She left the game soon after. I will never forget her kindness.
  6. Moonwynd

    Moonwynd Guest

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