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If really want to fix UO's problems then do this....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Barrakketh, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Barrakketh

    Barrakketh Guest

    If you are one of the few non-scripting/farming/hacking players then cancel your account and hope that EA will finally create UO2.
    Quit - and the scripters will have no one to sell gold to.
    Quit - and the hackers will have no one to grief.
    Quit - and UO will be servers run by bot GM's and played by bot farmers.
    Quit - and all the boting/farming/scripting accounts will move on to bot/grief/hack some other game.

    Then EA can use its resources to create UO2.
  2. Nenime

    Nenime Guest

    Cool. Then my red bot will kill your bot farmer and sent the bot gold to my bot bank. I'll make also a bot roleplayer to bot a bot and together we make a bot joust. :p
  3. Blesh

    Blesh Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    Wont happen, becuase UO is like crack.

    See how angry your post is? how frustrated you are?

  4. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    May 15, 2008
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    The following suggestions seem to be more common sense:

    Don't buy gold - and the scripters will have no one to sell gold to.
    Don't act like a fool in the internet - and the hackers will have no one to grief.
    Don't buy from Luna vendors but trade fairly with players in-game - and all the boting/farming/scripting accounts will lose their customers.

    If you don't like the game - Quit!
    If you like the game - adapt your play style to be less item based!
  5. Crysta

    Crysta Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    May 12, 2008
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    How about "Don't make random generalizations of the players based on area - just because they live a certain place doesn't mean they're cheaters."?

  6. legendsguy

    legendsguy Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 7, 2008
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    you'd kinda have to be a moron to play a UO2 though... with all the scripting/duping going on now. ultima is fun and all, i suppose, but there is absolutely no way in hell i will ever be playing or buying anything from EA again. they just can't be trusted to care about their own games or their customers.
  7. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest

    It's true...UO is like crack.

    i was clean for 2 years but started again because of my bf.

    Now i'm addicted again...and now i'm probably addicted till the end.

    Till EA forces me to quit by pulling the plugs.

    It's not the game itself but it's the pets and the houses and decoration.

  8. Well he has a point : Luna vendor = highest cost for both items and housing ( how much do houses cost in luna 200-400 mill+??)
  9. Violence

    Violence Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    May 27, 2008
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    You're actually telling us to eliminate cheating by handicapping our characters with less items?


    Go on be my guest. I'll come collect your insurance with my fully decked character and you can have the gratification of excusing yourself because "..You died wearing less items.."... It really makes a lot of sense. :next:

    Unfortunately the OP is correct. But noone will do it, because IT HONESTLY IS CRACK. And Mina got it right. It's not the GAME ITSELF. It's what we, the players "OWN" in the game and who the players interact with, like friends and guildmates with which we have become emotionall tied. Quitting UO is a form of emotional self-blackmail after 10 years, if the term makes sense... I surely cannot describe it better.

    Although I went through a thread concerning the latest Meeting and I'm really considering dropping this bad habbit called UO.
  10. Why would I want to do that when I got all of my high end items myself?
  11. Tek

    Tek Seasoned Veteran
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    May 19, 2008
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    EA has no intention in making another UO - if they cancelled UO2 and Ultima X projects when the game was more popular / had more players, then why would they make a new version if everyone quit?
  12. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest

    UO is simply like crack... + it's the first online game i ever played.

    So UO sort of de-virginised me when it comes to online gaming.
    They say you never forget your first...and it's true...i'll never forget the first online i played.

    While i played WoW...i compared everything from WoW to UO.

    i kept missing houses...i kept missing my own stuff..orginality of my own character , my pets.

    Every month i wondered how things were going in UO...who of my old friends were still playing.
    I kept wondering if my pets would still be in my stables.

    My bf even named one of his WoW chars 'Delucia' cause we both used to fight for DDi (Minax) and had some great time back then.

    I met my bf through UO even...

    I freakin' grew up with UO...i've been playing UO when i was a teen..i'm now in my mid-20's.

    It's just sad to see it decay...filling up with more and more scum...scamming people , duping things...greedy people hungry for pixel money...even trying to scam their old friends whom they've known for years , just for pixel money.

    I'm always glad when i meet honest people with a good heart.
    They are the true UO player that contribute a good spirit to UO.

    All this duping and scamming people is scaring away the FEW good people that are left.
    The population is already devided by 10 compared to the old days.
  13. Meeting honest people with good fireplaces makes you glad? ;)
  14. Mechanic

    Mechanic Guest

    a few bad apples wont spoil the bunch eh? how about a few good apples and a bunch of bad ones? I would just leave the whole lot alone.
  15. Sneaky Que

    Sneaky Que Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Sep 14, 2006
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    Its funny (and scary) because its true...
  16. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest


    Fireplaces are comfy.

    It's the place where the best stories are told...
  17. Sneaky Que

    Sneaky Que Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Sep 14, 2006
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    EA already has plenty of resources to be able to (re)make a UO2 without all of us killing off original UO in the process, they did the first time too, they just got scared (biggest mistake EA has EVER made in terms of potential revenue lost, just look at what WoW turned into).

    UO2 will happen one day, it would be unthinkable not to make a sequel for such a successful, loved and enduing game whos (all time) earnings are (easily) in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
  18. Azazel of LA

    Azazel of LA Guest

    I live and run a vendor in Luna and I am not a scripter or chaeter and I pride myself on running low cost vendors. I have researched and found that my vendors are cheaper then those outside of Luna too. So dont be so rushed to judge all the Luna Home owners. I do agree that some are WAY over priced and I myself simply dont shop there. I refuse to pay 900k for a soulstone frag from a tradespot house when right down the street I can get it for 300k (only example , I dont need frags). So maybe rephrasing it to "Dont buy from the overpriced vendors (not just in luna) and then those overpriced will have to drop the cost of their goods"
  19. Barrakketh

    Barrakketh Guest

    The internet is like crack to some but UO isnt. Personaly I like getting outside to much , a sunny day with a cool breeze is my crack.

    I quit UO for about a year and a half then came back and I have found it so messed up and the KR client so unplayable that at this moment I'm giving all my stuff away instead of selling it because I cant stand to be in the game enough to spend the time to vendor it.

    Yeppers ...you got it exactly:thumbsup:
    Stop the whining and complaining stop the suggestion none of it does any good as long as people pay to play it.

    The only way to change UO is to cancel your account.
  20. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    They already pulled funds AWAY from UO for other games, what would ever delude you into thinking a loss of players would drive them to redirect moneys into another UO?

    We've seen their renewal attempts. UOTD and KR are what you have to look forward to. Ugly, buggy, and undersupported. Do you really want the same team that made those to try and build a new UO?

    UO has thrived this long on aspects of the game that are left from when RG put it together with the OSI division of EA. RG got sick of them screwing up his ideas and sold the bulk to them and walked.
    OSI got canned and absorbed into other games.
    Now EA/Mythic doesn't even list UO on their website.

    It doesn't take a 190 IQ to see what they think of the game. It is a little side-hobby that they occasionally send a bored GM to visit. They will do exactly what it takes to keep the majority here and nothing more.
  21. envinyatar

    envinyatar Guest

    Can I have your stuff? sorry... I couldn't resist :D
  22. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest

    I'm with Eslake on this one.

    I don't think there will ever be an UO2.

    Do you know how long they've been 'planning' to create UO2?
    They started it...but never finished it...and deleted it from the 'to do list'.

    Kingdom Reborn is quite sad...nice atempt to copy WoW.
    Their 3D client should be the best one...to attempt to lure some people.
    Cause not everyone loves those 2d graphics.
    I do cause i'm used to them...but people who are used to play EQ or WoW or DAOC will not be convinced with these bad graphics...aspecialy if they contain a record amount of bugs and players ready to scam you , right from day one.

    I also think EA has given up on UO and is focussing on other bigger games.
    I understand it's hard to keep a 10 year old game intresting.
    But ignoring your customers is not the way to convince people to stay.
    + very vague about weither things are being done or not.

    Even the future of UO is very vague...will UO still be here next year? Noone knows...
    We never get an exact date or a 'could be around that time'.

    I love UO and i know it could recapture it's glory of EA puts some effort in it.
    But i'm afraid that won't help...

    +the old dev team that made me fall in love with UO left and is now the dev team of SWG.
    I seriously don't trust the new devs.
  23. Lady_Mina

    Lady_Mina Guest

    They started to develop UO2 ages ago and stopped it in 2001...

    So i don't think there ever will be an UO2.


    It would have been the bomb if they did continue the development.
    Since those were pretty good graphics for 2001-2002.

    But those graphics can't compete with these days online games tho...
  24. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    May 13, 2008
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    In the end they will shut down the shards that don't bring enough money in to pay for the servers. They will cease all GM support.
  25. Barrakketh

    Barrakketh Guest

    I would say yes , but first I'm trying to give it to players I know , just so the gold sellers wont get any of it , after that maybe drop pieces around the server sort of a mini easter egg hunt. I would just give it all to friends but they are already near max storage from other players doing the same.
  26. Barrakketh

    Barrakketh Guest

    GM support ? Whats that ? You mean that automated stuff that sends you an email quoting back to you what you originally wrote ?