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My UO Story --- Part 1 this Sunday, November 2 at 4PM EST

Discussion in 'UHall' started by JC the Builder, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. JC the Builder

    JC the Builder Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    I am going to be doing a history series of my time playing UO. The plan is to break it up into 3 parts.

    1999-2000 - Starting out to the launch of Factions
    2000-2002 - Factions and The Shadowlords
    2002-2008 - Champion Spawns and HOT Guild

    Anyone who started after Trammel might be very interested in the first part. I have been going over things for a few weeks and while UO looks the same almost nothing is as it was 15 years ago. Did you know at one point you could instantly ressurect at the mere cost of 10% of your skills? People actually used this (including myself).

    I will be live streaming this Sunday, November 2 starting at 4pm EST. Topics will include:

    - My utterly improbable setup to play UO
    - The one and only time my account was hacked
    - Lots of first time newbie stories that could only happen in the old days
    - The first guild I joined
    - The launch of Trammel

    You can listen and ask questions live at www.twitch.tv/jcthebuilder

    I also plan to cut it up somehow and post on YouTube. But I hope some people will be there live to jog my memory to help remember old stories.

    Have a Nice day.
  2. Rieley

    Rieley Journeyman
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    Sounds interesting, looking forward to being there.
  3. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 25, 2010
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    Skill gains were so slow that I never found it worthwhile to res on the spot, even for a newly created character, and it was probable that whatever killed you might still be there anyway. Skill loss was officially stated as 10%, but my experience was less when I had a forced insta-res. After dying, I attempted to choose to stay a ghost, but somehow I got ressed on the spot and found my 5x GM mage down to 92.4s (back when Eval took weeks of solid macroing to reach GM). The same thing had previously happened to a friend on his 7x GM mage, except that he lagged out and had to log back in. He had spent months on that character and quit soon after.

    I got in touch with a Dev, thinking it was because of his test client that had been available for download. He couldn't reproduce what happened, telling me his own version of "Sorry, I cannot help thee." So, it was back to retraining.
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  4. jack flash uk

    jack flash uk Crazed Zealot
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    Oct 21, 2006
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    are you going to include the script running idocs you did with Rafman ?