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Would you leave your shard for the Shard of Your Dreams?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by hawkeye_pike, Jan 27, 2010.

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Would you leave your shard for the Shard of Your Dreams?

  1. Yes, if the new shard was really what I always wanted, I would give it a shot.

    88 vote(s)
    68.2%
  2. No, I never would leave behind what I have acquired, no matter how good the new concept was.

    41 vote(s)
    31.8%
  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    This is only hypothetical:

    Imagine EA would build a completely new UO shard, where all the flaws of current UO were resolved (like hacking, ruined economy, player-griefing in Felucca etc.) and new cool features were available (like improved creature AI, a world full of exciting and unpredictable adventures). Imagine this new shard was the shard you ever dreamed of.

    Would you consider leaving your home shard for good, if you could only migrate your characters and skills over to the new shard, but without any gold and belongings? Would you leave everything you worked for behind for a fresh start?

    (P.S.: Don't turn this into a Siege advertising thread. This is not about Siege Perilous!)
     
  2. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Nope. Already have Siege. :D
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    This is probably the strangest thread I have ever seen.

    And on Stratics that's saying a lot.

    -Galen's player
     
  4. Mook Chessy

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    PS, I already did this and the shard I went to was SIEGE!!


    sorry but your poll is rather silly...
     
  5. Damien Softstep

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    Welcome to Siege Perilous!
     
  6. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    Well, given the low number of players on Siege, the Siege concept obviously failed. I understand that you want to have more players on your home shard, but please stop hijacking this thread and advertising your shard, even if you like it so much.
    I have my reasons for making this poll.
     
  7. Beer_Cayse

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    An option or 2 missing
    Yes, even if only a few of my wishes are there
    No, I like the people on my current shard too much to leave
    No, but if I could create a new character (or 2 only) on it I might try it

    And lastly ... for those who REALLY couldn't care less ...
    Don't care one way or the other really
     
  8. Uriah Heep

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    Already on the shard of my dreams...If I wasn't, I woulda transferred somewhere else already.
    And besides, all those improvements you are talking about, aren't shards...they're Server side codes that need to be written/fixed. If that were done, it could be applied to all shards, and not just a selected new one :p

    Short answer...Nope, stay where I am
     
  9. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Seems to be doing just fine to me. Plenty of people, no crybabies like the Yew gate crowd on most servers, not everyone you run into wants to immediately kill you and laugh at you...

    Siege > *
     
  10. Capt.E

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    since everyone has a different opinion on what they like-dislike in a sandbox game, does that mean I will be the only player in this shard of dreams? Why not just do what you enjoy on the shard you are already on?
     
  11. Megilhir

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    I would migrate nothing. nor should anyone be allowed to.

    Start new. Play new. Grow strong.

    So in a word. Yes.

    Additionallly it would be beneficial if the new shard allowed you to retain previous homes on other shard(s).

    Perhasp add in a code that locks certain items into a character that gets them, (NO DROP) and dont allow for the sale of anything larger than say a 8 x 8 residence. Larger ones could be quested for through an extremely long and difficult process involving solo quests and spanning the realms....say a 12 x 12. These plots would be predetermined and when they are gone they are gone. Then to ensure active play the owner would have to either pay a hefty monthly fee or conduct retention quests.
     
  12. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    This sounds like a bad idea. No thanks.
     
  13. Aurelius

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    My vote was no, but because of an implied 'what you have' in terms of stuff, but because of friends who play there, memories of events and people there, and my own 'history' on the shard. Most of those won't, or can't, move.
     
  14. Cruxshadow

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    Siege has LESS hacking (lol), a better economy, not everyone is a tool and griefs (i do though! lol) and you cant transfer over and be instantly godlike, sounds like a dream shard to me! all we need is more people! even though almost everyone has picked Yes on your dumb poll, its obvious that they really probably wouldnt, otherwise i would be stealing from them here on Siege. Why dont you just move here hawkeye? haha
     
  15. Mook Chessy

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    Please tell me your reasons?

    You and you alone can compel EA to make a new Shard??!!??
     
  16. Damien Softstep

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    Sounds like someone has a rock in their sandbox...
     
  17. Cruxshadow

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    the siege concept didnt fail, it is a blast there, way more fun than a normal shard. what failed is the whiners who cry about wanting a new and better shard, they failed to populate it once it actually happened. :wall:
     
  18. Sean

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    Quite happy where I am and if I want a change of pace, I head over to Siege. :pint:
     
  19. Llwyd

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    I voted "yes"... and Seige isn't it.
     
  20. Trebr Drab

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    Yes. Without hesitation.
     
  21. Stupid Miner

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    Well there are other reasons I have to not leave my shards, but since this poll seems to be focusing on the item-loss aspect of transfers. And judging by that criterion I'd vote "yes" since items in UO have next to no value to me beyond their usefulness in combat.
     
  22. Damien Softstep

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    You rebel...
     
  23. Tukaram

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    Yes I would but my dream shard may not be anybody else's idea of a dream shard. We would end up with one person per shard... but at least I'd be back in Pub 16. :wall:
     
  24. kaio

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    i votes yes. And no i don't ping 100++ on my dream shard (so no siege for me)
     
  25. Megilhir

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    Nice personal attack.

    Your views are not correct simply because they are yours. For that mater, neither are mine based on the same concept.

    Quite simply, pull your head in and develop.
     
  26. Farsight

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    Since my ideal shard would be impossible to make, I won't vote.

    But if the real question is, "Would I give up "my" pixels for the fun of it?" The answer is yes.
     
  27. Magdalene

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    *cough* for a pre-16 shard, yeah *cough*
     
  28. Kirthag

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    since pre16 is not a reality with *cough* EA... the answer is no.
     
  29. Norrar

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    I vote yes.
     
  30. MalagAste

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    If I could have a shard that was 100% geared to RP the RP community .... and all.... yes.... I would move.... leave start anew...
     
  31. GalenKnighthawke

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    Perfection will almost always beat reality. If perfection doesn't win, then in all likelihood it isn't perfection to begin with.

    Talk about a rigged poll.

    The actual issue of course is that we all have different ideas of perfection, and as someone else has already said in this thread, to have perfect would very closely approximate 1 shard per player. Then we'd all realize that we were playing a really bad single-player game.

    -Galen's player
     
  32. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    LOL

    (P.S.: Don't turn this into a Siege advertising thread. This is not about Siege Perilous!)

    Good luck with that...

    *reads a couple posts further*

    Nevermind... should have EXPECTED that to happen.
     
  33. Fink

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    No character or skill transfers, starting over means starting over.

    Just started afresh on Siege because on Oceania I've done pretty much all I wanted to and there's no community keeping me there. I haven't entirely abandoned it, just I don't play there anywhere near as much as I once did.

    I figured I'd try Siege again because all the other shards had to offer was more of the same. I know there are larger population shards but I felt the ruleset would be more interesting.
     
  34. Damien Softstep

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    Welcome to SP...need anything dont hesitate to ICQ me...
     
  35. QueenZen

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    No !

    A new shard no matter how awesome that EA may create it would not have the history found on some existing shards.

    I play on Chesapeake .......you won't find a PaxLair player run towns for example, nor all it's rich history dating back 12 yrs. on some newbie shard.

    And I also play Siege. . So I started over there with NOTHING and have finished chrs. there that are as beloved as my Ches. chrs. are to me.

    At any rate I am....not going to repeat beginning all over again *again* anywhere else, when I already have a nice variety of chrs. I am happy with and their in game friends, on the two shards, which I do play.

    A brand new awesome shard maybe would be grand for some, but for me they would lack the history that our existing shards many of them do possess.

    Be sort of like comparing old world NYC that has an old Macy's that been in all the old movies, to LA or something... just no comparison, each unalike, historically. :) ie the rose bowl parade is gorgeous but it is not the macy thanksgiving parade.. :) ie old chesapeake is what it is and no newbie shard will even compare historically...etc. And yeh Siege is what it is, love it or hate it..I am happy where I AM ! :)

    I am slightly doubtful that EA even could create an awesome new shard and "maintain it," to create an exodus of players to said new shard. Once upon a time they created Siege for it's own specific unique purposes to be different too, and they have since about forgotten that shard that they created to be different even... exists.
     
  36. kelmo

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    *smiles*
     
  37. Spree

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    It sounds like Siege to me.
     
  38. falseprophet

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    I would only change shards If the one I play now is shut down, because that is the only way that I could be sure all the friends i have would be leaving too.
     
  39. Dermott of LS

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    I don't really have a "shard of my dreams"... I have my "home" shard of LS.

    Currently, I'm more interested in a "client of your dreams" than a "shard of your dreams" when it comes to UO.

    However, I think they may both fall into the same category in terms of possibilities at this point.
     
  40. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    I have a "client of my dreams" already. It's called 2D.
     
  41. Vaelix

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    Too bad the majority of Gamers now a days are "Carebear" in their refusal to run the risk of losing their precious items.. Even more so with the introduction of Faction Gear and Imbuing which basically allows anyone *ON SIEGE* to have the option to run suits much like these we see on Prodo.

    More players with a "Hardcore" PvP Mindset would be delicious..

    Instead of this.. "Well i've spent 20 Million on my Suit, I dont wanna lose it!" Stuff..

    Whats the average going rate for Prodo to Siege gold? lets say 5:1..

    We regularly run suits which costs up to 5 Mil and are freely lootable upon each death.. 20 Mil : 5 Mil.. Something like that.

    UO PvP Will die one day.. from the pathetic mindset that is.. Trammel and Insurance.

    Advertising my shard.. No.. Opinions of a Siege PvPer.. Indeed.

    If half of these Production PvPers were the people they pretend to be.. What a wonderful shard Siege Perilous could once again become.. (All we need are more people who arnt afraid to lose Pixels)


    :heart:
     
  42. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    PvP is for knuckle draggers.
     
  43. KalVasTENKI

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    They need a Siege for West Coasters damnit! :fight::cursing:
     
  44. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    130 ping won't kill you.
     
  45. Vaelix

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    Im playing Siege from Arizona with an Average ping of 95-105.. I lose about 1 Tile every 3-5 Screens to the East Coast players.. Which can be avoided by Zagging and Zigging :danceb:


    :heart:
     
  46. hawkeye_pike

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    I have a medium developed character on Siege, but I don't play there. To my opinion, it's not enough to make a shard just more difficult. What we need is more depth. And Siege cannot offer that a bit more than any other shard.
     
  47. Mina_Lino

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    Hell yes in an instance...not like Europa is a super shard anyways...
     
  48. Damien Softstep

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    No duping on SP...i cant figure out for the life of me why most people continue to play prodo shards after all the duping that has been done...
     
  49. Demonous

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    the only way i would ever leave my shard is if EA created an official pre renaissance or pre aos shard, ie no insurance, you can loot peoples bones in tram, gold is hard as hell to earn, no armor with special resists on them and such, just being able to kill people with a gm made weapon naked on a mount if you choose, ahh..... the good old days, EA would make so much money on returning uo players if they did this by the way, soooooo many people have wanted this for years but they refuse to do something simple to earn a ton of money, i know many people that would play again if they made a shard like this
     
  50. Widow Maker

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    Pre-Pub 16 would have me there is fast as the client could load.