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Where should new players start?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Sweeney, Nov 1, 2009.

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Where should new players start?

  1. Keep the starting place in South Brit, let them meet people the hard way.

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  2. Luna, so they can meet people.

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  3. Britannia is good, but make it North Brit.

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  4. Skara Brae, close to the NEW keep, able to assimilate easier.

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  1. Sweeney

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    Easy question.. easy answer.
     
  2. Sweeney

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    Forgive my other post which I hope is deleted.. I forgot how to post polls.
     
  3. Sweeney

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    Remember Siege.. we need 90%-95% agreement before any change is even considered.
     
  4. Freelsy

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    They can walk there happy ass to luna...takes what, 1 minute to get from Britain to the moongate?
     
  5. Sweeney

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    Damn.. so much for welcoming new players..
     
  6. Chad Sexington

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    Inside of the NEW keep.

    :scholar:
     
  7. FrejaSP

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    Any town with a moogate will do

    Lets lock down NEW Guide at all starting towns or lets lockdown Sweeney permenent in Brit to tell new SP players about NEW and call a NEW leader to assist them. :lick:
     
  8. Sweeney

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    Psst I've helped more NEW recruits than you can imagine.. ask your NEW co-leaders before you troll a thread about helping NEW.

    If you're against NEW recruitment then please respond in a separate thread.
     
  9. FrejaSP

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    Edited my post a little
     
  10. Sweeney

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    I only want to help the shard...
     
  11. Murdok

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    The thing is..... a vast majority of you ***** and moan about the lack of new players and how this server needs new blood then you come here and trash new players that decide to give siege a try.

    I just dont understand the mindset of some of you guys. Either dont be such an ass here and learn to keep your comments to yourself (like that will ever happen) Or just let EA pull the plug on this ghost town of a server when you have ran off anyone that even thinks about starting here!

    Look at half the post here..... 75% or more is a flame war against this player or that.

    What would someone think by looking at these boards? The server is full of pre teen players that love to be board warriors and stroke their e-peen to make them feel like they are better then the next no skill super dragon stealth ninja template.

    I hate to be the one that tells you this...... but I can train a monkey to hit an all kill macro then go into llama form and run off and hide then stealth back to loot a corpse. Ive seen more super dragon templates then I care to shake a stick at but you guys take the cake. Why not take the taming off your char and use one of the many soulstones you have and play something that is a bit more of a challenge... O wait you may loose your faction gear thats right!

    To the mods..... You can remove this post if you feel that I have stepped over the line but I think some of the player base on siege need to have their ego's along with other parts of their anatomy put in check.

    Murdok
     
  12. FrejaSP

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    Most here is not against new players, we do need alot of them and they are welcome.

    My comment had to do with something that did happen in the past, it is sure not against new players.
     
  13. Sweeney

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    Sadly you are right..
     
  14. Freelsy

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    ...Go check out the board fighting from other guilds on prodo...This is G rated compared to that ****.


    You cant handle it, then get out.
     
  15. Murdok

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    Trust me I can handle the poo slinging and name calling on these boards....... It just seems that a select group like to paint new players with the same wide stroke of a brush just because they arnt "elite" due to only being on this server for a month or so.

    My entire point is, as good as the siege community is, there is a lot left to be desired from a large portion of the player base.......... that is not only in game but here on the public boards. If you arnt in the "siege click" ie... one of the top tier guilds...you are treated as an outsider and never given a chance to prove your worthiness to fit in here, and on the battle field.

    There has been a ton of trash talk here on these boards, and in game........ just because a new group comes here with more of a drive to succeed then what established players are used too, they are labeled cheaters/hackers/exploiters with nothing to back up their claim.

    I guess that's my main point I'm trying to get across. Don't sit here and preach the holly-er then thou crap and point fingers and make assumptions just because a few select players on unfinished templates can come here and compete with junk equipment /gear compared to what the rest of the player base uses.

    Murdok
     
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    This is someone thats been hurt bad. Most likely buy a tamer and someone who ran his friends off the game.

    Dont slam one template and then skip off and act like your the soap box king of people woe's.

    This is about where NEW should start, not a place to lick your wounds.
     
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    Aahh you must be in M-D. It is kinda sad that a few of your members give the rest of your guild such a bad reputation. In all honesty alot of people were excited to see a large pvp guild making its way here....and other that the normal garbage that gets thrown between opposing factions you would have been welcomed to the shard when you guys actively fought.
     
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    It's hard to take this seriously when a member of this guild was joking with us about his speed hack at Luna. Sorry.


    Not that I am saying each guild doesn't have a few fast apples in the bunch!
     
  19. T'Challa

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    Well, this tells us where your anger stems from, MurDok.
     
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    they would have been fine starting wherever they pleased . (if the books were in place to redirect them)
    but no . now we suffer from a lack of new players again .

    could have been a different story there with md if the NEW folks had had a chance to teach them what was acceptable, but it played out the way it did . personally i welcome the arrival of md . i just wish you guys hadnt brought the wave of lag that surrounds you like pigpens cloud . its not hard to guess whats going on when someone who pings just fine drops to a crawl whenever they get near most of you.


    md. leave your dirty tricks where you came from and fight honorably . perhaps some day you will be respected as a member of the siege comunity .

    sweeny . your campaign to remove those books may have been born of good intentions , but you angered allot of people who were really just trying to help .you got one really nice guy fired and he quit the game. many of his followers also left . so now we have fewer friends and you have fewer targets .... good job.
     
  21. Scuzzlebutt

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    Now if only some ******bag asshat hadn't cwied his widdle eyes out there might still be books helping these same new people get started in the right direction.
     
  22. Scuzzlebutt

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    What proof could you provide? When 100% of the people on the shard who have run into Elite Ninja or Native Canadian in the field can agree that these two people jump all over their screen and can outrun them when on foot, that should be proof enough.
     
  23. Murdok

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    Yes I am in MD...... Every server that we have ever played on we have been accused of running programs to either lag others out or speed around others. Contrary to popular belief the fact is there is no program that will cause another player to lag out.... period. Alot of us have tuned our machines to out preform others..... it is possible to change stuff in your computer to optimize performance without using any 3rd party programs.

    As far as garbage that was in MD I am no fan of the key person you complain about. Id be glad to see him gone myself!(and I think he is finally gone hopefully)

    There is no anger from me just facts. I have learned long ago not to get upset or angry over an online game.

    Im sorry but after 12 years of playing UO.... I dont need someone holding my hand and walking me through the game. Fel rule set is where I started playing UO so Siege is nothing but good memorys from many moons gone by.

    And again....... I expected players to keep beating this dead horse.....

    I could say the same thing about some players on siege as well...... still kicking a dead horse.

    ROFL..... again Im betting you play a ninja stealth tamer...... all kill no skill template.

    Im not here to be the "soap box king of peoples woe's". I am here looking in as an outsider trying to make a few points. Nothing more nothing less.......

    Murdok
     
  24. Bruin

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    As for MD: Wasn't MD the guild that did come through NEW, but they ended up looting the NEW house and were kicked? Not 100% sure, but I believe we did have some issues with either MD characters/or looting fairly recently.

    As for where NEW players should start: Not sure. Haven is nice on prodo shards, as it gives them a beginning. Don't think we'll get anything like that, so I say leave it and drop em in Brit like it happens.
     
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    theres more to siege than "fel ruleset" . with the one player per acct rule, people get to know you are . even a name change deed wont help you as most folks pay attention to play / post styles and can eventually pick you out by your actions . if you personally are not cheating , good for you . seriously .


    on most prodo shards the cheats are so widespread people feel they must cheat to compete . it is no surprise that many who come here from prodo shards bring that mentality with them .


    not saying everyone here is an angel , but most are good enough to consider winning by cheating very unsavory .

    i personally refuse to cheat to win . that kind of victory tastes like ashes . if it gets to the point where i have to cheat to be able to compete i just leave . log out or do something else ...
     
  26. No Bruin, we have had a few MD members in NEW (for a very short time, a day or two) and I have to say personally I found them to be decent, and I may add, polite. My only issue at the time was that Mondain joined and as he's also Native C (which he denied the 1st time I asked after Albertus gave me a heads up, but admitted it the 2nd time I asked), he didn't have any need for NEW as he was already out pvping, he even offered to return the gargoyle lcr suit I gave him.

    The issues we had with MD members who joined NEW were complaints about them fighting/helping others while in NEW, and those complaints came in more than they should have to be false or accidental.

    The last to loot was Slug and his pals, they're not the same players.
     
  27. Murdok

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    One of the key reasons I came to Siege was due to this issue on the servers I have been on. Did I have to follow M D to Siege..... No I didnt... Do I agree with everyone or everything that has happened with some of the guys from M D? No I dont.... I personally like to think that I dont have to stoop to the level of certain current/x members of our guild. If I cant win due to being out classed then good for the one that can kill me!

    I have seen several members of the Siege community that are in fact running "something" other then the client alone. But I will not point fingers as that is not my style.

    I agree 100%

    Murdok
     
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    " I have seen several members of the Siege community that are in fact running "something" other then the client alone. But I will not point fingers as that is not my style. "

    i cant help but to agree with you there . if certain players feel the need to win that way i hope they savor the flavor . know what they have done and feel the grit between their teeth . may the memory remain .

    i choose not to feel that kind of ... victory . as i said , honestly, good for you . true victory tastes so sweet >=) .

    i will not make any more accusations . you know who you are and what you do (and what your associates do).

    *raises a toast to true victory* HARUMPH !
     
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    Murdok which character is yours in M D ???
     
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    Did the ass that cried and have the new books unlocked still around? If he isn't around we should have the em lock the books down again.
     
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    An Evil Troll is my char........ yes its a stealth archer but he is a long ways from being even remotly close to done..... At one point he was playable but when I lost my faction gear I went back to working on archery.... hard to hit anyone with 80 archery! And no you didnt hear me cry about loosing the suit what so ever..... I know this is siege and you risk everything if you are not prepared and clearly I was not haha
     
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    This!
     
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    MurDock, I may put that in my qoute list. That is the essence of Siege. I see it slipping away.
     
  34. Murdok

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    haha I agree.......

    I would like the chance to buy my stuff back as a stealth archer with no resist that is training still farming gold is quite a pain in the backside.....but if it cant be bought back I just wait and run around in gm gear....... which btw I did manage to gm tailoring yesterday! So I do have a mule with a few gm skills!
     
  35. Roland'

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    If youre in MD I doubt you will get your stuff back. Your posts here might even be considered you playing a role to get your suit back. As eventualy that is where you led the conversation after winning over our hearts and minds :heart: :heart: :heart:. = P
     
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    I hope your intentions are true. I would love to see another big guild come to Siege. More people to fight. But Diablo has given everyone here such a bad taste from his scams, exploits and constant lies. I always give everyone a chance. Cant wait to see ya on the field!
     
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    Easy question Easy answer !


    If we go with the TRAMMEL Bleed thru then we should vote for Skara Brae as that is where NEW guild is now.

    It would be better if we asked for the trammel bleed thru to be REMOVED !!


    RETURN FREEDOM OF CHOICE to UO customers, of ANY acct. ages !!

    This *select city option* that gives us all no true selection, is a TRAMMEL Custom !

    When I began UO, we got to SELECT A CITY for our newbies, in the then all fel ruleset every where on every shard, and our newbie chr. began where WE felt was best suited us for our newbie chr. The *select city option* once worked for us all !

    Any option that gives us no option, since the advent of trammel, means we are HERDED LIKE CATTLE by the EA Mothership, to some 'newbie processing plant city' which we did NOT select at all.

    True new customers get all concerned, thinking they messed up from the get go when they create a chr. in that they now all land in New Haven, even if they picked another tram city. They wonder what they did wrong in making their newbie, cuz they did not land where they *selected* to land ! Why offer the selection to them or us, when on all shards we are *herded* like sheep, into some pre determined EA newblet immigration landing spots ?

    Granted we/they CAN freely leave where they toss us, and if we had half a brain in an all fel ruleset we would maybe LEAVE the city, where we know, that the entire shard knows that is the city which all the newbies are forced by EA, to land !

    And we want this [non option option] trammel bleed over, to contiue for Siege ?

    Siege is supposed to also be about freedom of choices, to be a murderer to not be a murderer, to come and go wherever we please of any hue, new or old alike. And for some if not many, whom come here, come here cuz of some feeling or hope for things to be freer here.

    Let every new chr. begin where THEY wish to begin, their characters life, like we once all got to do...back in 97/98.
     
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    to get back on topic sweeny i doubt the location they start at is big enough of an issue to even vote on
    what need to be done for new players to come to this shard isnt change there start location its change the length of time it take to get a character up to a playable level this shard never was ment for the the truly NEW it was ment for those that have played the game before
    you wanna help new people work on changing the ROT caps. personally i love ROT but i think its needs to allow more points to be gained
    this is the biggest reason people dont play this shard
     
  39. Freelsy

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    What they need to do is get rid of the maximum skill gain per day. Keep a time limit between gains but allow a person to gain as much skill as they want/can. This would be awesome! No more gaining 5 points for the day, now its time to log off till tomorrow.


    This is a great idea!!!
     
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    Until I can keep up with the above named chars when they are on foot, MD is suspect as a guild.

    If you really care about your guild and their rep, then please tell your guildmates to play fair, TURN IT OFF (OR AT LEAST DOWN).

    Back OT, why dont we let every new player just Start in NEW, not!

    With all the things in UO that are broken starting postition is the least of my worries.
     
  41. Murdok

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    I realize that you may find it hard to believe that someone from MD has morals....... As stated time will tell... you will have to wait to make the call on your own. As far as the one player everyone seems to have problems with...... including myself. I hope that he is really gone..... I personally dont care for the 16 year old little twerp...... You have no clue how many times I told him to stfu in our vent........ the kid is a spaz! What more can I say!
     
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    Right on. You are Jen?
     
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    You are judged by those you keep company with here on Siege.

    *edit* and honestly, with all the crap he/they have pulled, this just looks like a shill post to bring you back into Siege's good graces. I call shenanigans.
     
  44. Ole Cheapy

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    I disagree, Native pk'ed my crafter and i was amazed at how many spells he cast to get the kill, I just assumed he would drop my crafter in a matter of seconds which is why I didn't even bother to run. Had I known it would have took him like 30 seconds I definitely would have made a run for it and gotten away. Now surely no speedhacker is that slow!
     
  45. Ole Cheapy

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    Back on the original topic...New players have everything they need with the option of joining the NEW guild and whatnot, there is no reason to make things easier for them! You guys may or may not realize it but you yourself create the Diablo type players by padding their way through the game in the early stages which ultimately creates BRATS! If you want quality players on the shard then let them do things the hard way and learn from their experience.

    NEW guild imo is for supplying the new members with guidance and information on how to do things for themselves, not for people to hand them million dollar checks etc. etc. My 2 cents.
     
  46. Bruin

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    NEW members get 5k gold, a non-medable LRC suit (if needed), a -28 mage weapon (if training magery), runebook (if training magery), spellbook/chivalry book/necro book/bushido book/ninja book depending on skills trained, and throwaway weapon/armour - all of which they can refuse if they so chose.

    Hardly a million gold check.

    Other than that, they do get training guidance, explanations of the rules of Siege, and most importantly they get to hang out in a guild with other people to develop friendships.
     
  47. Ole Cheapy

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    I was referring to the outside interference from other players trying to help, not to the assistance of NEW. If I didn't believe in or support the NEW concept then I would kill NEW players, but I clearly DO NOT.
     
  48. Wulf2k

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    That's why I make them work whenever I feel like helping out.

    I really need to start taking videos of "NEW vs. Paragon Skeletal Dragon" though.
     
  49. Murdok

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    Call it what you may......... but ask anyone around on siege.... there have been no.... none....... zilch..... issues with me. If you want to believe this is shenanigans that is your rights. It just goes to show how narrow minded you and several others are on this server. And if that statement rubs you the wrong way... Im sorry but its the facts. One or two bad apples doesn't always mean the bushel is going to be rotten.

    And just an fyi..... Diablo was here long before anyone from MD so it looks like you are using MD as a scape goat for an ongoing problem that we did not create!

    Murdok
     
  50. Scuzzlebutt

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    The speedhack is really only evident when you are running. If he is standing still and casting why would you notice anything special? He's not exceptionally good at killing anyone on his own. He is exceptional when running away though.