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  1. a slave girl

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    1. Marketing UO! Marketing UO to adults rather than children. Marketing UO as a live action movie that you get to star in so we can get some of the movie-going crowd.

    2. Reducing the cost of older upgrades like *Samurai Empire... oops thanks to the poster who corrected me we can't get this anymore, I meant SA. But while on the subject... Consider reducing the cost of most of the UO items for sale at Origin (except game time codes). Many of us own multiple accounts and would buy several copies of most items.*

    3. Selling stable slot account upgrades, $20-$30 to get one extra stable slot per character per account for a total of 5 max for non-tamers, current max for non-tamers is 4.

    4. Removing forever from the game the Artifact Only requirement from all dyes including Tokuno and Haochii!

    5. Nuanced pet dyes that fade over time and need replacing.

    6. Removing the pink shadow that cherry blossom trees elevated on goza's cast over the interior of neighbor's houses.

    7. Taller tiger ethys. Some reason for tiger ethys to exist in UO.

    8. Please consider making future holiday/anniversary/reward/gifts/additions to the game make sense and be UO oriented, rather than lobster dinners for Christmas we should have had Mongbat stew or Roast Ridgeback. See 7 above. Edit* Better yet gift us with the recipes for Mongbat stew and Roast Ridgeback rather than the finished product. We are crafters after all.

    9. Adding new clothing and adjusting some of the old (cloaks for smaller female shoulders, please!), new skin colors, hairstyles, dye colors.

    10. A Pirate quest that requires weapon and sailing skills, gives pirate gear along the way, with a separate quest once Pirate status has been acquired that gives a small pet monkey (want lots of random looks here) that can help fire a boat cannon and/or fetch one item for us. Monkeys can be sold or traded to Pirates only.

    11. Small cash prizes every weekend. Paid to naked arena competition winners in categories for all skills/templates; pvp, crafting, taming etc. This would fall under marketing.
     
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  2. MedeaDF

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    My advice to Broadsword would be:
    Don't listen to people demanding stuff right away from the start (of your company), but do the thing(s) you wanted to do in the first place.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dot_Warner

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    Uhm, you can't get SE anymore since all the expansion packs prior to Stygian Abyss were given to us for free on July 29th, 2009.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    That'd be roast chicken lizard..... Stuffed Chicken Lizard.... Poached chicken lizard eggs...
     
  5. CovenantX

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    Allow spec-toggling while casting spells.

    Remove Poisoning - immunity.

    Rework Casting focus to be less of an RNG Game-Changer. (nice sash, you know who you are)

    Thx, bring that pvp back!
     
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  6. Goodmann

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    please consider shard mergers!
     
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  7. cazador

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    I'd loveeeeeee to bring out my tactics Mage again...with archers being so ridiculously overpowered "again" I wouldn't see a major issue with certain specials being toggle-able..maybe minus disarm/dp


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  8. cazador

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    Upgrade the clients.
     
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  10. Ender

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    Both of these plz
     
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    Shard mergers sounds good but I've never heard anyone explain how that would affect houses on the shards to be merged. Wouldn't free shard travel be easier - but then how are you going to handle those who finally got their shard shields? I think shard mergers is actually an awfully complicated request to expect the new team to make their first priority, isn't it?

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    Shard mergers are easy..open up an East Coast and a West Coast Server for US servers..give a free unlimited space transfer token per character, and on a certain day transfers go live and all housing is deactivated for 2 days..on the third day housing becomes available..and let the best man win..


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  13. Ox AO

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    I don't like the idea of merging shards.

    We have shard shields as time goes on more and more people will be moving around so frequently it would seem like they are merged.

    I have characters on every shard already. Get with it man
     
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    No.
     
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    I have a character on every US shard already..I'm with it maaaan


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    I have 6 accounts because of my real estate. If they take my real estate away they lose 5 of my accounts. (ok maybe 4). One of the reasons I enjoy UO is my houses. In fact it might be the number one reason. I am not the only one who feels this way. People lose their housing they lose accounts they lose income.
     
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    I just want to know where I can apply to work at broadsword.
     
  19. Eaerendil

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    Forget everything... For a company like you there are only 3 aspects: marketing, modern graphics and new content.
     
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    probably one of the most ******** posts i have ever read.
    which isn't meant to be disrespectful, because i generally like and agree with your posts.

    if we went to 2 shards and everyone lost their houses id bet you see 90% of the accounts close.
    you've got people who have had their houses for 10, 15, going on 17 years and you wanna bulldoze their houses?
    ya, that's a good way to increase the game and make it better, tick off your loyal life long player base.
    im gonna hazard a wild guess but you didn't graduate com laude from business school?

    (on a related funny side note, you cant spell com laude the proper way because statics blocks the word c u m, thats funny in a sick the society is spiraling down into the end kinda way, just think about it, we are being blocked from spelling a word in Latin that means outstanding honor, sad sad times)
     
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    What's even funnier is that this is more than likely the last stop..what's this the 3rd? 4th studio EA has pitched us off to? Probably less....

    You whine about your precious pixel house, and how 90% of people would close accounts over something that won't be worth **** if the servers shut down..I wasn't suggesting a merge or even an idea at a merge as an attempt to piss off the "lifelong" loyal fans of an internet MMORPG..more then simply suggesting an idea to consolidate the last 5-6 thousand people that actually play this game and "DONT" already have this game on maintenance mode, hoping for some magical resurgence of a game that has been dead in the water for some time. That's only been kept around so EA can pump their ****ty horrible service chest on how "they" have the longest running MMO out there. That'll only last so long till you the "lifelong" pixel fan will be forced to another game or a free shard to tickle your nostalgia from time to time, or move to full time and grace their "semi official" forums to push your bias at someone else's post..I made it this whole post without one time sputtering a single durrrrr :clap clap:


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    Please don't turn this into another shard merger thread...
    The entire argument can be summed up by searching up all previously locked threads on this topic:bdh:
     
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    At this point, merging shards would probably kill UO. Unless they can preserve everyone's houses, characters, shiny pixels and some semblance of each shard's history merging shards is guaranteed to drive people away.
     
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    I dunno, I'd say empty shards is killing it about the same
     
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    Id be more interested in a pure RP server with a large, dedicated staff of EM's than a server merge myself.
     
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  26. MalagAste

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    If you are on an empty shard and you don't like it... get a transfer token and MOVE.

    I would quit and close all my accounts in heartbeat if someone tried to make me move. I don't want to be on another shard. My home is GL's and if I leave it... It'll be to quit.
     
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    It's a bit different for me since my homes always been Atlantic...but if Atlantic were a dead shard and someone tried to make me move, I would probably quit the game to.
     
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    I'd rather see we could just hop between servers through the moongates.
     
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    How about we wait and see what Broadsword has in mind for UO before everyone starts trying to push them into their pet 'customizes'?

    oh and
    Since everyone was upgraded to Mondains Legacy some time ago, and this is the starting point for new accounts, why in heaven's name would anyone want to buy SE whatever the price?
     
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  30. Tazar

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    In some cases, it's not just preserve the houses - it's preserve the house locations and player run towns/communities. It's a really intricate web that once you start - the whole thing is likely to unravel.
     
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    Emphasis mine.

    Free (or at least free-er) shard travel would alleviate a lot of problems, like the imbalanced server populations, the concentration of wealth on Atlantic, and the treatment of all shards other than Atlantic as gold farms at the expense of the players who live there full time. (And people with shields could trade them for other rewards.) In fact, I posted in the Tweaks Requests and Suggestions thread here about this very topic.

    Shard merging is an absolutely terrible idea for all the reasons others have discussed already, and I don't understand why people keep bringing it up. It will make people on merged shards quit and frankly will (at least for me) severely damage my faith in the security of my own shard.

    Attract more players to fill up those empty shards instead of driving away people with years of investment in their UO homes.
     
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    Instead of "merging" any of the shards and taking anything away...... Always though that clustering them would be better. Just cluster them in groups of say 4 or 5 ..... that you can freely move between via moongate... However one of the "other" big issues with that is folk like Poo and weirdo's like me have litterally 100's of characters on all the shards..... what happens to them? Do you then merge all the characters? So when you log in instead of having 7 you'd have 35???? Bit much don't you think. I believe more than anything else THAT alone is what stops them from considering any such thing.
     
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    Even in clusters one cluster will end up being the new Atlantic. I'd like to see more even distribution of wealth and population personally.

    You make a great point about characters. It's not just housing, though I do think housing is a huge consideration.

    Furthermore, if people aren't aware or aren't able to log in for whatever reason during the merge to transfer (illness, military deployment, travel, whatever) then what happens to their characters and stuff? Can you imagine coming back from an extended time away to find your whole shard went IDOC?
     
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    If you removed the snarky attitude and personal attacks I would read beyond that first line.
    It might be a pipe dream of mine but I would like to see the game marketed even if its low tech. Marketing would at least bring a few people in.
    More subs would substantiate keeping the servers we have.
     
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    Just remove xfers and watch people relocate to larger shards. They are keeping some servers up for literally a population of 20-50 players............
     
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    I agree

    I'm opposed to shard merging simply because it punishes players for ea's mismanagement. Low tech and un marketed are issues that can be addressed. I dont expect this to be flagship project by any stretch but it is a service able product.
     
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    The reason for some shards having low population is because people realize it is more advantageous to play on more populated shards for a number of reasons. Even the new Blackthorns dungeon they claimed there was an advantage playing on a lower populated shard but the drop rate per hour is still higher on higher populated shards.

    They did the same mistakes pre-Trammel they claimed to give advantages to the blue characters but always seemed to end up giving advantages to the reds. They later made the drastic mistake.
     
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    In the real world humans self merge populations. Over time a higher % of people congregate in the big cities naturally. The same happens with UO populations, just look at Atlantic and how many people who play there are from other servers originally. A handfull of the low pop servers are mainly used for farming. All they would have to do is turn off incoming xfers , and character creation on the lowest population servers, turn on free outgoing transfers to a designated server and over time people would move themselves.
     
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    No to shard mergers. Yes to open shard gates. Local place, be it smack in the middle of Britain bank, (on both facets) put a shard gate. I know EA is making money on transfer tokens, but really it's nominal. Open up housing. Let people place 1 house per shard instead of per account. Open up and let people have fun. Imagine the harrowers. Imagine the cross shard sales of wares. Imagine groups that normally never would be able to RP together, or Fight Exodous together.
    I don't see a down side. I honestly don't. Only thing I see is more people playing more often.
     
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    If we had both one house per shard per account AND open shard gates, people would close many accounts and just spread their housing over multiple shards on one or a few accounts. I think one house per account needs to stay, especially if shard movement was easier.

    Otherwise, yes. There is a lot of potential for play if they open up shard movement!
     
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    Something I would like to see along these lines would be a universal chat room where every shard can be selected and listen to the general chats of those shards before the name of the person talking. Or maybe a universal guild and chat.

    Limit the talking to once per 5 minutes or something to cut down the ads. It would be nice to receive the sherry the mouse news from those shards as well and add the new vendor search.
     
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    I don't know. Those of us who love our house spots are the ones not closing our accounts right now. I don't see closing any of my accounts because I'd be able to place other houses. I guess you use houses just for storage. That's not the purpose of the houses for me.
     
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    Some of my houses will never move. Some can. I don't use houses just for storage; in fact I've opened accounts for the sole purpose of placing RP houses for various functions. Often those can move about without a problem. A lot of people DO use houses just for storage though I'm sure. And if shard jumping was very easy, storage houses would probably become a LOT more common.
     
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    Well personally I don't care if they merge shards or open up transfers, just do something that doesn't require me starting over or paying money. I'd take a small house on a populated shard and lose the two I have right next to each other near Fel Yew to see more than a few people a day.
     
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    No.
     
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    Yes +1 Post count


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    lol +2
     
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