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Will you help Massively with an Ultima Online article?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Masuri, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Masuri

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    Massively's Justin Olivetti (not me -- I'm just the messenger and resident UO fangirl!) is working on a series for his Game Archaeologist column in which he hopes to compile the thoughts of active and current players of classic MMOs, starting with UO itself. Here are the questions he's hoping that some community folks would be willing to answer:

    (1) What is your character's name and how do you spend an average play session in the game?
    (2) What is Ultima Online's strongest suit and biggest weakness?
    (3) What interesting developments, discussions, or events have you seen from within the community lately?
    (4) What's been the best addition or game-change implemented by the devs in the past year?
    (5) If a new player were to give Ultima Online a try, what advice would you give?

    He's specifically looking for input from folks who actively play and understand the modern state of the game. If you're interested in talking about the game and answering his questions, will you email him at justin (at) massively (dot) com? Thanks for your help! :)
     
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  2. Kojak

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    great ... now Ultima Online is being covered by an "archaeologist" - lol
     
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  3. old gypsy

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    I'm not big on participating in surveys anyway. If our own Devs asked us to, I might.
     
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  4. Ludes

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    I'll write one up sometime today.. My opinion isn't worth much so I don't mind handing it out!
     
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    LoL!

    The answers lies in the fossils..:)
     
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    Archaeology is the study of anchient dead things.. be it plants, people, critters, an civilizations... that are long gone from the memorys.
    Ultima Online may be old and have a few more wrinkles in the players faces but I would hardly call us a material for a "Dig".
    Now if he said historian.... but archaeology?
    I think we been insulted...
     
  7. Smoot

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    1. i play about 12 characters regularly Lately have been - Crafting, doing EM events, and looking at all the pretty colors
    2. Strongest - Options / versatility Weakest - account management, bugs, duping
    3. There are interesting events mulitple times a week
    4. Armor changes
    5. quit while you still can.
     
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    The first question makes me think the author doing the survey is not very familiar with the game. What character do you play? As Smoot noted, most of us play an army, not a single character. As far as the other questions, they've been discussed at length on this forum. Do some research on the forum and save us the trouble of typing it again.
     
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  9. Zosimus

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    Actually Justin is a very well respected writer with in the gaming community. Massively have/done/and still do many articles related to UO and mentions UO in many other topics that may not be even UO related. One of the very few sites that keeps UO on the radar by "News" standard.

    He is very familiar with UO and many other games that can be considered old by today's standard of MMO's. Ask for a little research from the current player base and this so far is some of the responses they receive here on Stratics. Priceless.
     
  10. hen

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    It's a data mining exercise.