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a blogger's post: why UO is the greatest!

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by imported_Falon of Eldor, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. imported_Falon of Eldor

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    Jan 29, 2005
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    stumbled upon this bloggers post...


    (don't know if that works but here is sample:)

    For this post I want to just focus on combat.
    Combat in UO is very simple, especially melee. You move next to a mob, double-click to start swinging, and that’s it. Once the mob is low it tries to run away slowly, and you just follow it and keep whacking. Compared to the 60 abilities on a hotbar that some games have, it’s night and day. And yet I find combat in UO more satisfying than any themepark, including the most recent GW2 (invuln-roll faceroll, yay…).
    First, the pace allows you to actually watch and enjoy what is happening, rather than watching your hotbar spin cooldowns. Now sure, UO is not exactly a looker, so what you are left watching is 2-3 animation frames of an attack and crude blood splatters, but yea, still better than a hotbar. And in UO, watching your surroundings is very important for many reasons.
    And while 1-on-1 combat is simplistic, in all but the easiest examples, drawing agro correctly and getting a mob into the right spot is more than half the battle, and for that using the environment is critical. UO-does-it-better example two; the environments and their impact on combat.

    -------- very good blog imo!!!! Happy Reading!
    kongomongo, Blaeke and Taylor like this.