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Is there still many players in UO?

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by ahred, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ahred

    ahred Guest

    I had stopped playing UO since 2001 or so and I am considering to return as I like this game VERY much. I opened a free 14 days account and ran to Monglow, Minor, and even Britian and I see no people. What's up now? Is it too silent right now?
  2. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 17, 2005
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  3. Trevelyan

    Trevelyan Guest

    Also, time of day is important.

    But the best indicator is housing. Youd be hard pressed to find a house spot on Atlantic of any decent size.
  4. Lady Aalia

    Lady Aalia Atlantic's Finest
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    May 13, 2003
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    Welcome back :)

    Luna seems to be that bank to be these days..

    Hunting , lots of people are running around SA and the champspawns.
    Make sure you read the welcome to Atlantic thread, much info in there :)

    hope you have fun in your adventures !!
  5. Dryzzid of Atlantic

    Dryzzid of Atlantic Seasoned Veteran
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    Mar 10, 2010
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    A lot of the old facet's cities are bare these days. A strong reason for that is that most players (and this is only in my experience, not speaking for everyone of course) are in the Stygian Abyss and the newer facets, especially Luna in the Malas facet. That is the current "West Brit Bank" if you understand the reference.

    Luna is a hotspot because all of the amenities of a town are very close. Your bank, stable, provisioner, etc. are all within a 2 screen radius. On top of that, you can find almost anything in the vendor houses around Luna's core.

    As far as the old dungeons go, they do not provide loot that is on par with the stuff you can get in the new Stygian Abyss dungeon. If you want to support your characters with modern gear, weapons, and artifacts, Stygian Abyss is the place to be. So most hunters are there.

    A lot of the Felucca population takes part in faction PvP and Felucca-based champ spawns, none of which takes place in towns (unless some faction fighting is going on in a town). Felucca-based dungeons can be dangerous though as the champ spawn guilds can be ruthless from time to time and champ spawns are in those dungeons.

    Some good places to try are Luna and even New Haven. New Haven has a lot of newer players (and returning ones), as well as people who help them.
  6. Tor Morgrim

    Tor Morgrim Guest

    What Cear said!
  7. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Certifiable
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    UO has taken some bad hits over the years… and the game is hasn’t been sold in the retail market for years, for whatever lame excuses. So don’t look for ads on TV or anything. Still… you will find a lot of the loving and loyal players are still alive and well. In fact, we see old players returning all the time. Atlantic has to be one of the highest populated shards even still… just like the olden days, just the scale is cut back a little. Maybe we are getting more of a “cult” following. Small and loyal base.

    Yes… Laggy Luna may be the highest concentration of players, but you will find many are AFK bank-sitters, scammers, and high prices. Do yourself a big favor and explore the shard. Don’t be happy just sitting around the bank. You can also find some live players at the old West Brit Bank. Invasions really wrecked that hangout, I hate to say. Still… as you see even here, many good people still around… willing to help out. Ran into someone just last night in fact. hehe
  8. Tiny Dancer

    Tiny Dancer Seasoned Veteran
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    Aug 19, 2008
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    Welcome back to UO Ahred! Atlantic is still active... keep in mind it is summertime and we all know that the game seems especially slow this time of year. There are still lots of active and helpful people though, so don't feel you are going to be stranded by yourself!
  9. Ghost of Gramps

    Ghost of Gramps Journeyman
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    Dec 7, 2008
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    Welcome back. I take a break once in awhile myself, then pick up where I leave off. Only thing is, now I don't give away all my stuff before I do, because, I leave that I end up coming back.
  10. Lady_Rachel

    Lady_Rachel Lore Keeper
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    Dec 18, 2004
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    Welcome Home Ahred!

    Grab a sword and dive in.
    We're still here!