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Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by Dedric001, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dedric001

    Dedric001 Guest

    I'm just checking back in after well a very long time :p No forum seems to be what I'm looking for so I'll just post here.

    When I began playing *way back in the day* we spent a great many hours playing UO devloping our characters skills over days months and even years. Then the infmous pub 16 hit, and skills were easy and the game went item based.

    It took me all but 4 hours in pub 16 to toss my account out, this is my 1st look back at UO since then.

    For S&G's I did the 30 day trial, and from what I've come across not much has really changed from pub 16. Yes their is a bit of new content, however it's not UO. From what I've seen it's more a game set up for a 1-2 year turn around player base.

    Yes I did the 30 day trial just to check it out, their are some cool players and some bad, but that is everywhere. Getting the skills and gold needed was pretty easy, and hitting a couple champs also just as easy to pop a couple scrolls. I thought about continuing but in the end the game is not what I wanted. I missed the old days where skills ment a heck of alot more than the gear you had.

    Just a FYI after 30 days here was my main skill base over 3 players, most of the power scrolls I was able to buy pretty cheap, I did get a 120 tameing that I was able to trade off for 3 120's I wanted. So 30 days in, some fun was had and I got to goof off and play around a bit. I did this all alone, unguilded and no ganks when in PvP. I would suprise kill people :p

    100 alchemy
    100 mineing
    115 smithy
    100 carpentry
    100 tinkering
    120 tailoring
    65 hideing

    Pvm (3/6 fc fcr)
    120 provo
    120 disco
    120 peace
    115 mage
    110 eval int
    110 Meditation
    15 whatever

    PvP near full 70 resist suit (old school 1 handed pot chugger ftw, red with 54 long counts)
    85 str, 15 int 125 dex
    120 Fencing
    100 poisoning
    115 Tactics
    120 Anatomy
    120 Healing
    80 Hideing
    55 Stealth

    I had a 4th character I pvp's with but he was my suicide herder :p
    Just get herding up and run around collecting mobs herding them to you, then run up and attack a play and stop herding, you both tend to die pretty fast.

    PvP method, (Auto Follow) bola, dagger Poison ofc, then chug a greater agil, followed by total refresh, 90% of the time people are trying to run away at this point or before seems noboy likes to be dismounted it scares them, Assist would start a bandie if needed, and I just kept chugging total refreshses and *auto* following till one of us died :p

    Sometimes I would switch to a fork to disarm, but usually didn't have to.

    BTW the trick to stop this tactic is to take "1 step" I'm still in range of the auto follow and your out of my strikeing range. So if your dismounted and hit take a single step for a second, then run for your life or duke it out :p
    Most of the people who got away were able to get away on mounts if I was not able to target the mount fast enough to block the remount.

    It was cool to kill "several" tamers just sitting back with peace and vet.

    Time to retire yet again, see you all in another 8-10 years :p
  2. Aran

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  3. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Have a nice vacation. :)
  4. Lady Wynn

    Lady Wynn Adventurer
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    I agree with you I miss the days when skills ment something not how much money you have to throw into a suit. Just saying.
  5. Aran

    Aran Always Present
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    I don't... remember that ever happening.
  6. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    A suit doesn't make a person a good PvPer. Stick a newbie in the best pvp suit out there and he/she will die just as quickly to a good pvper in a mediocre suit than if the newbie had a crappy suit.

    Ok...maybe not exactly as quickly but you should get the point.