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What Keeps You From Trying Siege?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Tina Small, Aug 11, 2011.

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What are the things that hold you back from playing on Siege?

  1. Restriction of one character per account.

    33.6%
  2. No insurance.

    12.9%
  3. Characters can be stolen from and attacked anywhere on the server by other characters.

    12.1%
  4. Red characters can visit all facets of the shard.

    5.7%
  5. Inability to use Recall and Sacred Journey spells.

    26.4%
  6. Evil/Hero aspects of faction system.

    0.7%
  7. RoT skill gain system applicable to skill gains from 70.1 to 120.

    17.9%
  8. Daily cap on stat gains.

    15.0%
  9. Can't transfer characters and items from/to any other shard.

    10.0%
  10. Can't copy characters to Test Center.

    1.4%
  11. Smaller total landmass for housing, hunting, and banking.

    2.1%
  12. Sporadic EM presence.

    10.7%
  13. Can't sell items to NPCs.

    12.1%
  14. NPC and faction arti prices are higher; NPCs don't sell cloth and few sell bandages.

    10.0%
  15. Tools like scissors, cleavers, axes, crooks, and fishing poles don't have unlimited uses.

    7.1%
  16. Other. (Please explain in a post.)

    45.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tina Small

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    Going to try a poll here and see if anyone who isn't currently active on Siege wants to check off a few boxes to indicate which of the aspects of Siege that make it different from most other shards holds them back from playing on Siege. It's a multiple choice poll, so feel free to check more than one reason if more than one listed item really holds you back from playing on Siege.

    Please select the "Other" option and make a post if one of your reasons doesn't fit one of the poll choices or needs further explanation. (Examples: You wish you could use an Advanced Character token or be able to buy skill training from NPCs. Or you'd like to have a house on Siege without it affecting your house elsewhere.)

    Thanks in advance to everyone who answers the poll!

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    Below are excerpts of the explanations people gave for selecting "Other" and other comments made by people who didn't vote but took the time to make a post: (Trying to edit carefully to save space but accurately retain the flavor of the comments.)

    1. "I have not logged into a prodo shard in over a month. If this is any indication, I would not be able to dedicate the time needed for a decent SP character."
    2. "I have to either activate a 2nd account (or my old one) to place a house on Siege or do without."
    3. "Cant get a house without losing one elsewhere."
    4. "If I could place a second house on Siege or Mugen I'd play there a lot more. Well, and the ping's rather horrible from Germany..."
    5. "No idea which skills to play with."
    6. "Can't use Adv Character Tokens."
    7. "I left the server after AoS launched for one reason. It was DEAD. After years of large battles and finding people wherever you went I couldn't find anyone and playing siege alone isn't any fun. A hardcore PVP server like Siege needs a certain amount of players for it to work and it hasn't had them in a long time."
    8. "The ping is high for me and i cant have a house there.. id play there more if i had a house."
    9. "The Seige thing is not my cup of tea. If UO hadn't come up with the Trammel concept I wouldn't have started playing 12 years ago."
    10. "'All of the above'... I just don't get why people want to PvP all the time. I guess the same way PvP ppl don't understand why I like to enjoy having fun without some jerk having the potential to grief me. "
    11. "Definitely the fact that if I have a house in the prod shards I can't have another house here. No house, 1 character and limited space = no thanks."
    12. "I agree with the house issue (although I have staff members that have shared with me there houses)."
    13. "All of the above, the cons outweight the pro's. you guys are selling something that comes with no better options or bells and whistles."
    14. "I do not play Siege for one reason: Time. My gametime is too valuable to me to be spent doing all the little things that I have already done & mastered years ago on my prodo shards.... The level of pvp [on Siege] is no better then anywhere else. In fact it is worse IMO because almost every pvp template is defensive because nobody wants to lose their gear. ....damn near every pvp template has Ninja and/or Hiding to combat the rampant Dismount ganking. If I get ganked on a prodo shard I just go get rezzed and I am rigth back in the game. Not on Siege though."
    15. "Aside from the fact that I have no interest in PVP, all of the above."
    16. "Pretty mutch only think keeping me from really playing over there even tho i have a character is no house."
    17. "One word: Housing. I have not tried Seige because I don't have a house and would loose one elsewhere. I wish I could have one 7x7 on Seige that had no impact on the other shards."
    18. "The main problem I have there, is the lack of community feel. You may have a fair number of players there, but you never see them unless you are in a guild with them. You rarely, actually see other players around. Most players on Siege are stealther thieves, looking for a quick score, or just want to PvP. I got tired of those being the only two activities on the shard. The house thing is pretty annoying, as you need the extra storage to hold all the replacement crap you are going to need to function there."
    19. "Lack of population/community and losing my house on atlantic."
    20. "Heres my issue and i play siege. You make it sound like show up ask around and join a guild well i here to tell you it isnt that easy. I have asked I have pvped and spawned and crafted with people. I have posted request for help and for guilds to join. I have a house and plenty of gold and i am not a newb or drama queen i also am not an expert PVP but do to the anit-social nature of people and the fact that people play so rarely i am forced to travel alone."
    21. "One reason is that I simply don't like non-consentual PvP, especially when most of the time it is griefing. Also, the population is so small that I will not enjoy PvM since I won't be able to handle spawn all by myself."
    22. "What keeps me from playing Siege is the inability to transfer my character there. I say this because I just simply don't have the time to train a brand-new character from scratch anymore. At least not on Siege. If I could just transfer my character alone, naked, with no items/gold/etc except for my personal bless deed I'd be happy."
    23. "...game crashes rather often on me.... On prodo shards this is annoying but on siege it could be frustrating I guess. I don´t mind losing my things as a result of a lost fight or my own stupidity but not due to a crash or a lost con.... Second reason would also be that I can't have a house there (only one account here). If they would allow us to have a house on siege as well, I would prolly give it a try."
    24. "...because I spend most all my time on 'my shard'... GL's. I honestly wouldn't have the time to invest in another shard or more characters. I don't relish making characters over there and working 10X as hard to make a workable character there. And I would prefer to have a house there if I was going to play there. Also my ...[connection] speed though I pay for the "High Speed" is anything but high."
    25. "No reasons that were covered on this poll; nothing that will matter to anyone."
    26. "The main reason I went back to another shard is that on siege, I could develop only one type of character. On other shards it was easier to make support characters for my main. If the economy at siege was such that it was easier to purchase the items you need, I would have stayed there."
    27. "What keeps me from playing Siege is simply the non-existent player population. It is like playing a single player game."
    28. "I started a character on Siege and ran up to the graveyard in Brit to start training him. High level characters hanging around a beginner training ground just to kill and grief new characters? This seemed so childish to me after being res killed 17 times I just gave up. I'm not gonna waste my time walking around in guard zones because I can't get a start."
    29. "It's always been the single character slot that has kept me away from making it my main shard."
    30. "I would/might try siege, if it wasnt for all those siegeplayers who keeps whining about how empty it is there, kinda puts me off it."
    31. "Time (I barely get what I want to do completed on other shards), lack of housing, and something harder to quantify - 'loyalty' to, and involvement in, my main shard, it's events, people and history... if I were ever to move fully to Siege, I'd have to let that go, and I don't want to, but a half-hearted 'move' to Siege seems in some way dishonest."
    32. "I made two serious attempts to play Siege.... Both times I gave up due to the high ping."
    33. "High latency"
    34. "I voted for one char per acct, but it is pretty evenly matched with the inability to own a home. The thing that makes a shard feel like home is having one...to hold our things and express ourselves and even sell our junk. ...if i could plunk down a little house without destroying my castle or keep or luna house I would have a character or two that calls siege home."
    35. "I guess I don' t play siege because I'd rather play my fully trained chars than deal with training."
    36. "I tried Siege for a while but the difficulty in generating gold got tiresome. You can't sell anything to NPCs and there is little to hunt on the surface that carries gold. Then when you do find something to hunt on the main facet, you promptly get picked off from behind by a Dark Wisp... I spent the weeks I played Siege trying to generate enough gold to buy a LRC armor set and never made it between the difficulty of getting gold and getting dirtnapped by the wisps and being unable to reach the body as a routine experience."
    37. "Other is really a mix of several things: ...in the past the problem of entering a ship.... I spend most of my time gathering resources. Starting over on a new shard is really a pain.... Everything has charges on Siege.... While that wouldnt be a problem after beeing settled, it is while training up a char. (Not to speak of the limit to one char, which would make it nearly impossible to supply myself with all tools and have a character to play.) I dont like soulstones ,the idea behind them and how often they are used nowadays to change character abilities....Not to mention that soulstones are even more powerfull, when you have limited number of chars. I dont like the idea of playing a game, where someone can buy massive advantages with rl money (legacy tokens in that case.)"
    38. "1. Only one house per account. 2. SLOW skill gain; I don't have years available to train a character. It's bad enough on prodo shards; why make something monotonous and tedious even worse? 3. Only one character. I would need support characters."
    39. "Been on Atlantic since 1997 and really don't want to start all over on another shard."
    40. "I started a char on Siege soon after AOS, and he is still mid-level because I gave up on him. TOO TEDIOUS."
    41. "I play 2 shards now don't need a 3rd."
    42. "i tried it out in 2006 when i returned to uo and what i found out about siege it was an empty shard (in 2006 already, dunno how empty it is now ...) so i moved to a more populated shard."
    43. "...for me capping skill gains draws a line."
    44. "I have a character on SP and my character has never been attacked by another player.... I did run into a red [in Delucia] and talked to him/her in town for a while. Prior I had thought that the one benefit of SP was that a player has to live up to the reputation of his single character. So you can't have one character who pretends to be nice just to get information to be used by your bad character. Well anyway the red had more than one account so he/she did just that sort of thing. That is what put me off."
    45. "I've spent a lot of time developing characters on the Atlantic Shard. When I make a new character, it's usually to test a certain template and I want to be able to share armor, weapons and gold from my fully developed characters. So, nothing against Siege, I just wouldn't start over on ANY other shard."
    46. "I prefer to play an only PvE server."
    47. "I liked SP but it feels cut off from the rest of Ultima Online plus I only have enough room in my brain for one set of UO rules."
    48. "I was one of those who played Siege when it was first created...and it was one of my favorite memories. Everything was so new and people worked together as newbies and good guilds were formed and friendships made. It was the best UO had ever been, IMHO.... After a while, though, things started changing to where every login I was attacked, sometime I couldn't even make it out of my house.... While I don't mind a good scrape now and then, when every hunt, every trip to town, every trip to mine or to harvest wool resulted in another battle I just got sick of it. Most of my guildmates got tired and left.... As more and more people left and the population dropped it seemed to just get worse.... I just became another one of those "if you don't live to pvp - stay off our shard, we don't want you here" types. If there was a way to bring back the early days of Siege, I'd be there in a second though."
    49. "I have three accounts with all three houses on Pacific. I still can not give one up so that I can play on Siege also.... I also don't like the skill gains on Siege. I thought this shard was supposed to be tougher not easier."
    50. "#1 rate over time and stat cap per day just plain suck, I rarely train skills and when I do I powergame them. #2 can't have a house because I have one on another shard."
    51. ..."I chose Other because I can never find anyone when I'm on - presumably because of timezone differences."
    52. "I started on Pacific and though I might visit other shards, I have no intention of leaving. Too much personal history there."
    53. "I'd give Siege a shot for sure, the only problem for me is with my house on a diff server, I would have to bank everything n store everything in the bank. Let me place a house on Siege that wont make my other house fall n I'm there."
    54. "Mostly other, too low population and the style of play lends itself to have a ton of stealthers, which I don't care for. I've heard the skill-gain is kinda iffy too.. It's mostly the first one though. The idea of siege never seemed to really fit after the game became item based in AOS. Once it did, the game in large part became trying to get the very best you could, and when you lose that in one death, kinda defeated a lot of the point."
    55. "I would like to see [Recall/SJ] restricted as it is in Felucca Lost Lands, Dungeons, and Ilshenar.... I would like to see its casting time increased on SP though (~10 seconds perhaps), so it can be used only for conveience travels and not escape. The only other two things I would address on the list is secondary housing (small to medium, not just 7x7s) and having a fair shake at the EM program."
    56. "The only thing preventing me from resubscribing and jumping back on Siege is the lack of a good client, I had played Siege for about a week back when KR was still around but once they got rid of that client I closed my accounts and will not resub again until something like KR (EC art update?) comes back. ...if the art update looks good I will come back and jump on Siege, because to be honest while Siege is not and never will be a classic shard it is the closest thing that we will ever see on EA servers."
    57. "What I don't love is how Siege is just as item-based as the other shards. If it had a pre-AOS equipment system I would resubscribe just to play there."
    58. "simple... because there is no Siege Europe shard"
    59. "My big issue with Siege is that it did not evolve properly. New land masses, monsters, skills and weaps etc were fine except Siege was never adjusted accordingly. ...the item property system on Siege was very counter productive. Characters with hiding benefited the most from the whole non insurance thing. ...I would get rid of fc, fcr as well as hci dci and make a default of 2/6 and 45/45. Losing items is fine but there is just too big a difference between different templates under those rules. Siege should appeal to those that wanted a classic shard but it is simply too ignored by EA to properly balance it. ...I stole a nice weapon from a tamer but got rocked by his pet. No big deal, as a thief, the chase is a good chunk of the fun. The problem is, when I ressed the item stayed with me. It made no sense at all. Basicly its alot of little things like this that add up in a big way that plague Siege. If EA put some real effort into Siege and actually balanced it for Siege insted of production rules i would certainly play it."
    60. "No trammel. I can't imagine playing an mmorpg where i can get killed by other players without my consent."
     
  2. Capn Kranky

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    I voted other ... simply put, I have not logged into a prodo shard in over a month. If this is any indication, I would not be able to dedicate the time needed for a decent SP character.
     
  3. Tina Small

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    If you haven't logged in elsewhere because of lack of desire, maybe trying Siege would give you some new interest in the game. If you just haven't had time to play, then I hope you'll have time again soon and maybe will consider starting a character on Siege when/if that happens. Thanks for the post!
     
  4. molinaro

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    I just came back to playing after a 5 year break. I was playing on LA and Siege before and started up a new account and have 4 characters and a house on LA and a char on Siege.

    However, unless things have changed and I don't know about it, placing a house on Siege will condemn my house on LA. My char on Siege has 110 items in his backpack and 124 in his bank.

    I have to either activate a 2nd account (or my old one) to place a house on Siege or do without.

    I have to expect this to be the #1 reason vets who are established on other shards won't play Siege. Again, assuming the rules have not changed.

    To have a house on Siege you have to either give up on your main shard, or open a 2nd account. This has always struck me as a death knell to the server and remains absolutely mind boggling that the devs have done nothing to alleviate this problem.

    Assuming I'm not totally wrong and they did address this issue over the past 5 years :]
     
  5. Podolak

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    I actually do play Siege once in a while so I just selected the things that annoy me not necessarily prevent me from logging in.
     
  6. Tazar

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    I play Siege some, and I agree with Molinaro. I think the housing issue is what keeps most established veterans from giving Siege a try. I'd love to be able to place a 2nd house on Siege and to keep the land from being full of houses where people really don't play there, it should be on the old "refresh" system.
     
  7. Siteswap

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    Very true. If they changed the way Siege housing worked (i.e. placement there didnt condemn on regular shards). Then that might go some way to attracting players to Siege. Maybe stick a timer on though so the Siege house had to be refreshed once a month to stop it going IDOC, assuming it wasnt the primary house on the account. Otherwise we'd have urban sprawl!
     
  8. Tina Small

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    I considered adding an option for not being able to place a second house, but I wanted to limit the poll options to just things that make Siege different from other shards. I think you face that particular issue for any other shard you want to play on if it isn't your "home" shard. However, if that's one of the reasons someone doesn't try Siege, definitely check the "Other" option and explain yourself!
     
  9. molinaro

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    It's not the same on other shards. On the other shards I can simply make a bunch of mule characters who give me 250 storage each between their pack and their bank.

    It's a very different situation on Siege.
     
  10. Cant get a house without losing one elsewhere.
     
  11. Tina Small

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    Good point. I guess in that case you're also really being affected by the restriction of one character per account? (Also, I added a bit of an explanation and suggestion on how to vote in the poll to my first post if this is an issue for anyone else. Thanks for bringing up this wrinkle on that particular issue, Molinaro!)
     
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    This!

    If I could place a second house on Siege or Mugen I'd play there a lot more.
    Well, and the ping's rather horrible from Germany...
     
  13. Sevin0oo0

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    Regular shard? Thinking it's like that for Any shard, not just Siege? If you're not just slumming, and serious about playing there, and moving, housing isn't an issue.
    But, agreed, it's not a regular shard for sure, all the EM and other non-events show that easily
     
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    Id say we have plenty of room for spare housing, but I think it would need to be limited to 7x7 so that people who DO play siege as their only or primary shard wouldn't be crowded out when they want to place larger homes.

    But I don't see how they could even implement something like that.

    On the other hand they could just up bank storage on siege. But they won't do that either.
     
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    other - no idea which skills to play with
     
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    Same as any other shard I would imagine.
     
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    Siege ping is surprisingly good enough from germany. Come over and try for yourself.
     
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    I chose 2 reasons..

    1. can't recall or get around easily (unless a dedicated mage); and
    2. can't use Adv Character Tokens. I don't mind grinding a crafter for some reason, but I hate grinding the other templates.
     
  19. Tina Small

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    Ahh! Thanks for pointing out that you can't use Advanced Character Tokens. I added a note about this to my first post in the thread.
     
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    I played Siege for years, most of the differences you mentioned weren't an issue and some even made it better. I left the server after AoS launched for one reason. It was DEAD. After years of large battles and finding people wherever you went I couldn't find anyone and playing siege alone isn't any fun. A hardcore PVP server like Siege needs a certain amount of players for it to work and it hasn't had them in a long time. I log in now and then and don't see a soul, even the servers Battle Vortex forums went kaput.
     
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    Well, Siege is NOT a hardcore PVP server. That is a myth. It is a server with a Felucca ruleset.

    The majority of people playing there enjoy the risk vs reward aspect of the server.

    To survive on Siege, your best bet is to join a guild. PvP'er or PvM'er...
     
  22. Symma

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    Siege isn't helped by people's presumptions that simply because they don't see anyone that makes the shard DEAD.

    Sure we are very low populated but if people just try it for a few weeks (joining the NEW guild or another) they will see more.

    But its a catch 22 situation. New players want to see siege as a busy shard, so when they see it as empty they get disheartened. And don't stay for awhile, which means the next new player goes through the same cycle.

    It'd be nice if we had some love from the Development, and I appreciate they're short staffed and overworked, but I hate seeing Siege like this.
     
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    the ping is high for me and i cant have a house there..

    id play there more if i had a house.
     
  24. Tazar

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    I really wanted to be able to use the Adv Character Tokens when I started there... Instead, I got a few soulstones and started my character with two skills at 50.0. I moved the stones over to a character on a 2nd account, then a week later created a new character with the next two skills. I repeated this until I started my character with all 50's skills.

    Honestly though, I think the training from 0 to 50 is fairly easy and can be done in a day or so for most skills.
     
  25. gunneroforgin

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    I voted for almost everything on your poll. The Seige thing is not my cup of tea. If UO hadn't come up with the Trammel concept I wouldn't have started playing 12 years ago.
     
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    You forgot the option, "All of the above"...

    I just don't get why people want to PvP all the time. I guess the same way PvP ppl don't understand why I like to enjoy having fun without some jerk having the potential to grief me.

    PvP balance and PvPers have ruined more games than I care to count. I'm not even going to get into that.
     
  27. Symma

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    *Censors himself from writing a reply that asks why that user even bothered to click this thread, let alone vote...*

    Breathe...
     
  28. Tina Small

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    Gunner and Arrgh, thanks for posting. I'll go find Symma and give him a paper bag.

    :D
     
  29. Symma

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    I play Siege and even when Siege was much busier I never PvPed. But I still enjoyed the shard and still do.
     
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    Definitely the fact that if I have a house in the prod shards I can't have another house here.
    No house, 1 character and limited space = no thanks.
     
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    I agree with the house issue (although I have staff members that have shared with me there houses)

    But I like the one character per account as it makes you not able to do everything yourself and therefore more reliant on others for things
     
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    all of the above, the cons outweight the pro's. you guys are selling something that comes with no better options or bells and whistles.
     
  33. Goldberg-Chessy

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    I do not play Siege for one reason: Time.

    My gametime is too valuable to me to be spent doing all the little things that I have already done & mastered years ago on my prodo shards.
    I am not the type of person that gains 1 bit of satisfaction by shearing sheep & hunting and using tailoring tools to make bandages or chopping wood and hunting harpies or whatever for feathers for arrows.
    I am happy for the players that do enjoy that kind of boring stuff but its just not for me.

    Say what you want but Siege is only about making the ordinary everyday experience much harder. Nothing else.
    Obviously some people crave that. Not I.

    Siege is certainly not a pvp shard. The level of pvp is no better then anywhere else.
    In fact it is worse IMO because almost every pvp template is defensive because nobody wants to lose their gear.

    From what I have seen and what a couple close friends that have played there for years tell me damn near every pvp template has Ninja and/or Hiding to combat the rampant Dismount ganking. If I get ganked on a prodo shard I just go get rezzed and I am rigth back in the game. Not on Siege though lol. Especially if you are Factions and dont have a house full of stockpiled crap.
    Wait for the payer that looted me to hopefully put my faction gear back on his vendor? Thats just plain sad IMO.

    And please spare me the "sense of community" speech.
    Of course it feels like a community since there are only about 100 people total on the shard!
     
  34. Tina Small

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    Thanks for the feedback, Pinco, Storm, yars, and Goldberg. Keep it coming, folks!
     
  35. nynyve

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    Aside from the fact that I have no interest in PVP, all of the above.
     
  36. Bazer

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    pretty mutch only think keeping me from really playing over there even tho i have a character is no house.
     
  37. claudia-fjp

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    I call BS. Most of the damn server was RED and everyone was trying to kill everyone else. Sure many of the guilds were RPers but they were RPers trying to KILL YOU. The Orc Clan, the Undead Lords, Guardian's Chosen, True Brit Heroes, Knights of Glory and Beer. I dunno what kinda wusses make up the server these days but it WAS THE hardcore PVP server back when it had a population.

    Ah, I see, from your link it appears you may have came to Siege post AoS after it had declined greatly. No wonder you have no idea how it was in its golden age.
     
  38. Pinco

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    yes, but if you buy the 7th character should allow you at least 3 characters on siege...
    I'm not saying that we must have 7 character here, but we should have 3 if you have +2 slot...
     
  39. Obsidian

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    One word: Housing. I have not tried Seige because I don't have a house and would loose one elsewhere. I wish I could have one 7x7 on Seige that had no impact on the other shards. A 7x7 is all I would need.
     
  40. Arrgh

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    Like many other people here, I beta tested UO and got hooked. I actually enjoyed PvP...and then the zergs started, that's when I quit UO until Trammel came around. It didn't take talent to zerg, just numbers. This game almost died a quick death because of that. Literally. Now when someone mentions PvP, I flashback to the mess UO was before facets. If Siege was like UO was before the zergs, I might find that fun. My idea of PvP fun is balanced gear, no hacks, no jumping newbs and 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 1 otherwise it's just frustrating imo.

    You might have faith in people, which is good for you! I however, after having played many other MMO's with terrible PvP design have seen the ugly side of people and I do know without a doubt that some people get off on tormenting others for kicks. Why would anyone want to subject themselves to that??

    Now when someone mentions a PvP server, PvPvE games I just have to wonder if the people that play on them just can't seem to find enough stress in life as it is and decide to intentionally expose themselves to it and why?

    According to information I can find about Siege, it appears that out of the dozens of games and even the "carebear" servers in UO you can at least be assured it is probably one of the more balanced solutions I have seen. At least you guys have that achievement to point to and smirk at the other crappy examples on the market.

    All the restrictions on top of that really makes the server less than appealing.
     
  41. Nyses

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    Is this poll, just another attempt to drum up a few new players for Siege?

    The main problem I have there, is the lack of community feel. You may have a fair number of players there, but you never see them unless you are in a guild with them. You rarely, actually see other players around. Most players on Siege are stealther thieves, looking for a quick score, or just want to PvP. I got tired of those being the only two activities on the shard.

    The house thing is pretty annoying, as you need the extra storage to hold all the replacement crap you are going to need to function there.

    Before anyone goes off on me, I have 3 fully developed characters on Siege and played there for a year or two, before the need to actually see other people on the shard drove me off to more populated shards.
     
  42. other - lack of population/community and losing my house on atlantic.
     
  43. Rowdydude

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    Heres my issue and i play siege. You make it sound like show up ask around and join a guild well i here to tell you it isnt that easy. I have asked I have pvped and spawned and crafted with people. I have posted request for help and for guilds to join. I have a house and plenty of gold and i am not a newb or drama queen i also am not an expert PVP but do to the anit-social nature of people and the fact that people play so rarely i am forced to travel alone. Good Luck It takes a dedicated player to play a normal production shard much less one with the ruleset seige has
     
  44. unified

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    One reason is that I simply don't like non-consentual PvP, especially when most of the time it is griefing. Also, the population is so small that I will not enjoy PvM since I won't be able to handle spawn all by myself.
     
  45. R Traveler

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    On other shards I do more than one char.
     
  46. Goldberg-Chessy

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    "ugly side of people" ?
    "zerg" ?
    "no jumping newbs and 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 1" ?

    You sir/madam appear to have social issues, not pvp issues.

    You obviously do not know what MMORPG means. I will give you a hint though and tell you that the first 2 letters are 'Massively Multiplayer'

    The game/world cannot exist without large numbers of other players.
    *uses best Joshua/computer voice* "Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?"

    Bottom line is that there is just as much ugliness in Tram as there is in Fel(monster luring,bank scams,dealer trashtalk,etc...)
    The only difference is that in Fel you can choose to stand & fight if you like. Win, lose or draw.
     
  47. Viper09

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    What keeps me from playing Siege is the inability to transfer my character there. I say this because I just simply don't have the time to train a brand-new character from scratch anymore. At least not on Siege.

    If I could just transfer my character alone, naked, with no items/gold/etc except for my personal bless deed I'd be happy.
     
  48. Guardian KX

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    I live there. This is my third edit after reading the above responces.

    Siege is the only shard that gives you the 100% never feeling safe option. You are constantly (Even in a town guard safe zone house) under the possibility of seeing the gray screen. You may be off in a never before heard of place trying too farm bloods secretly and then a RED name might pop up on the corner of your screen and you jump so far out of your chair your legs blast the computer off the table. I honestly havent been killed in PvP in over 6 months, and that was cause I was typing a Hello, the char was blue, and wasnt watching the screen. duhhhh....

    Yes I agree the house issue sucks. Absolutely Sucks!

    As far as the PvP complaints. Most PvP is in places where the only reason you are there is TOO PVP. If your off doing a spawn or whatever, usually you running away is enough for the PvP wannabe to leave you alone.

    We are a tight community, and we help anyone we can simplely by entering general chat and asking for some sort of assistence.
     
  49. arkanos

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    I voted "other".
    May sound stupid to a lot of you but: game crashes rather often on me (prolly has to do with my connection most of the time).
    On prodo shards this is annoying but on siege it could be frustrating I guess. I don´t mind losing my things as a result of a lost fight or my own stupidity but not due to a crash or a lost con.
    And don´t get me wrong: I really like the idea of siege!

    Second reason would also be that I can´t have a house there (only one account here). If they would allow us to have a house on siege as well, I would prolly give it a try...

    Hephaistos of Europa
     
  50. icm420

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    I just started playing siege, I'm enjoying it but I can sum the experience up in one word.. tedious. I have yet to be pk'd but I've seen a fair amount of people. I defenitly could not play the server everyday, I played for a few hours today and then went to my main prodo shard so I could feel the power of 2/6 casting. I also don't like that it's only one character, I like the idea of having accountability for your name, if you tarnish it then you will suffer from it because there is no alternate to log onto. BUT I do not like that I will have to either find people to craft me items, or use my vet rewards on soulstones. I am enjoying the server and will keep playing it, but I do not imagine I will be a hardcore siege player. We will see :D