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Will Faction activity increase with the new publish?

Discussion in 'UO Factions' started by Jaster, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Jaster

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    I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on if faction activity will grow to a point almost to where it was during UOR with the new faction changes.

    Do you think many top guilds will do factions?
    Do you think outside of sigil corrupting there will be pvp away from the gates?


    I am just trying to get some feedback to decide if I should return to the game after about an 8 month break. I did the spawn thing for a while but it got boring and I don't like pvm for pvp ... Did factions my last couple of months on various servers ... GL, Atl, Legends, Siege ... enjoyable but no real reward wasnt much action.

    Any feedback would be great from current players that are keeping up with upcoming changes.
     
  2. Nonel

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    Activity already has increased, just in anticipation. I think activity will go through the roof, but it'll mostly be dirt-bag PvP, point farming, and client modding. So whether it'll actually be any fun is another question entirely.
     
  3. Kariny

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    Well, I am not in factions, but I do support the Shadowlords!
    I can't wait to see the citys invaded! I just wish Luna would get hit this time.
    *Goes to whip up an extra batch of apples, potions, and trap boxes for friends*
     
  4. Dubar

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    hi jaster : )
    my guild and i will be very active come publish

    there is already a good bit of town fighting, which i only expect to increase

    GL has all 4 factions very active atm, and i see no reason why it wont become even more active when the items become available

    some of the faction items are just too good to pass up, and theres always people in every guild who dont rest until they have the best
     
  5. Jaster

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    Is the town fighting only during sigil corruption or do people hang around bases sometimes and is the pvp just full of stealth archers?
     
  6. Nonel

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    The stealth archers aren't overly plentiful, as more and more realize how ineffective of a template it is.

    For the most part the town fighting only happens during purified sigils, although the occasional skirmish will happen during the off-time. Faction fights can always be had at Yew gate, however.
     
  7. Cardell

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    More town fighting happens when the sigils are live and are trying to be corrupted.

    But I think initially the factions will be very active and then they will tail off a few months after the patch.
     
  8. JoO

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    I made a new char on origin a few mins ago and TB had only spent 6k silver and I didnt see a factioner anywhere :/
     
  9. Nonel

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    Isn't that what I said?
     
  10. Jaster

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    Yew Gate fighting doesn't really excite me as a factioner ... reds mixed with oranges just to statloss you is pretty lame. Town fights sound fun though. I guess I'll wait to see how active the shards seem when it goes live. GL looks like it has a lot of faction stuff, just wish EA would give people a reason to fight around the faction towns/bases outside of Sigil Guarding/Raiding. Would make the pvp in it more fun, bc you wouldn't have to worry about the outside interference being inside a town ... since your enemy will be orange.
     
  11. Nonel

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    I guess they're giving a bonus for killing the enemy inside a town.

    I don't see this actually convincing people to go to towns to look for a fight, however.
     
  12. Cardell

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    No. You said
    "For the most part the town fighting only happens during purified sigils, although the occasional skirmish will happen during the off-time. Faction fights can always be had at Yew gate, however."

    After reading it again I'm seeing you just didn't have the right terminology. Sigils are corrupted and purified at the same time.. So the way you word it is saying the most fighting occurs when the sigils are corrupted when it is in fact the opposite.
     
  13. Nonel

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    For 3 days after corruption, the sigil (on the town post) reads: "This sigil has recently been corrupted and is undergoing purification", or something to that effect. Thus, after the 3 days, the sigil has finished "undergoing" this process, and is thus purified, hence when it turns "green" on the town stone.

    *shrugs*
     
  14. Cardell

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    ewww I think I was wrong.....
     
  15. Nonel

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    Speaking of how the sig reads on town monolith...

    Are the towns being handed out to factions? I can see SL corrupting 'Glow. When I logged off last night I think I remembered it being in their base. But TB corrupting Trinsic? I spent over 30 minutes this morning looking for Trinny, while it was stealable. I log on a few hours later, and it's corrupted.

    Both sigs, if you go to their monolith, read "Not corrupted. In the process of being corrupted" as if it were in a base.

    Odd. Does anyone know for a fact that the sigs corrupted in a base and were ran?