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Saying good-bye to Catskills!

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by hawkeye_pike, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    May 15, 2008
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    Ahoy fellow seafarers and landlubbers of Catskills!

    As some of ye may have already heard, I am taking my leave from Catskills. After 13 years of adventure on this great shard it is time ta set sails and travel to new shores. I have dropped me anchor on the Europa shard 2 days ago and built me a small cottage by the shore south of Vesper. I was admitted to the Vesper Trading Company and will be haunting the seas of Europa under their flag from now on.

    The reason for my leave is mostly that I (as a player from Europe) am having more and more trouble being around at Catskills prime time (which is 2 am and later for me). Being able to play at a decent schedule now, I'm enjoying very much the extensive RP community on Europa.

    Except for my crafters, I left all characters on Catskills and I'm starting from scratch on Europa. So don't be surprised if ye come across a fellow with the name of Hawkeye Pike or Sharkeye Pike. They still live on this shard and may show up occasionally.

    The United Pirates guild as well as the Jolly Roger Inn will be kept alive. I hope that someone new will come and take charge of pirate matters one day, and I will gladly transfer guild leadership and headquarters to that person. Although having announced my plans on the UP board some time ago, unfortunately I didn't find a successor yet.

    I've been playing solely on Catskills since 1998, I am no multi-shard-hopper. I have met a lot of great people during my time here, and it was not easy to make the decision and leave all that behind. 'Cause I knew that when I'd leave, it would have to be final.

    I want to say good-bye to all those who I call my friends, those who were my companions, those who helped and supported me. You will not be forgotten. But also to the people who I may have annoyed, robbed, slain or demanded tribute from. How did one great criminal once say: It was not personal, it was business.

    I want to thank all those pirates who were loyal brothers in arms for many years, those who joined us and made us laugh with their unique character and style, those who returned to Britannia in order to be part of our pirate brethren, and those who just sailed with us for some time and left again. You made the United Pirates what it is!

    You still can participate in my future adventures on the Ultima Online Travelogues site. And ye are always welcome to visit me on Europa, free ale is guaranteed.

    I wish Catskills and especially its RP community all the best for the future!

    Hawkeye Pike,
    Former Captain of the United Pirates,
    Sucker for ale and wenches,
    Expert ship navigator,
    resistant to drama.​
  2. Gheed

    Gheed Certifiable
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    Sep 24, 2003
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    Hawkeye you will be greatly missed. You represent what I considered to be the finest example of role playing Catskills had to offer. Better still you are just a nice person. Good Luck and have fun. :(
  3. Bianca_CoD

    Bianca_CoD Sage
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    Sep 14, 2010
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    Hawkeye, your contributions to this shard are timeless and will forever be part of the imbedded history of Catskills. Knowing you and your guild (from before as well as now as part of our return) has been a true honor!

    We hope you continue to visit us for certain RP events we hold. :)
  4. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2004
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    Good Luck.
    Pidgeon me!
  5. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
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    Jun 2, 2008
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    Fair seas to you captain. And in stormy times, may you always find safe harbors.

    You will be missed sir.
  6. Zuckuss

    Zuckuss Order | Chaos
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    Aug 1, 2008
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    Man, you will be truly missed around here. I hope you find a lot to do on Europa. Hopefully visits won't be out of the question.

    (I now have a reason to visit Europa).

    Take care sir and as always, if you need anything let me know.

    Thank you for all that you have contributed to Catskills over the years.
  7. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I wish you full sails and clear horizons Captain.
  8. Giggles

    Giggles Wielder of Ebil Cookies
    Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Campaign Supporter The Squirrel Empire

    May 12, 2008
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    Though I hate seeing people leave.. Europa is a very nice shard. I began there and played there a good number of years and it defiantly has some awesome people. I wish you well in your move, But I am very sorry to see one less person on Cats :(
  9. Bob_the_fart_guy

    Bob_the_fart_guy Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 26, 2005
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    ****Steps off boat, and finds the public bulletin board at Skara Brae. While stroking his beard Hagrid is shocked to find that one Hawkeye Pike has set sail for more adventurous waters.****

    Sorry to hear you leaving us friend. I can remember my two most fond memories of the UP, one being a run through the Ilshenar "loop" only taking crafted armor and weapons (non-runic) and picking up what we found on our way. By the end of it all Hawkeye Pike, one other, and myself were the only ones still with us. Mind you I had died about twenty times or so, but I had a blast. Also... there was the event where a severed head was found... clues were left, and the end sac was very, VERY cleverly hidden. That was my very favorite event of all time in the game of Ultima Online. It VERY much tops any of the DEV's placed events. I wish SO very badly that was a permanent placed event in Ultima Online. Visit us from time to time Mr. Pike.

    ****Finding his way to the local tavern (The Shattered Skull) Hagrid sucks down a couple of cold brews, wishing he were sharing them with Mr. Pike. "Here's to you old friend". Downing the last of the ale Hagrid tosses a few gold coins on the table and makes his way to the stable master.****
  10. MareJadeSky

    MareJadeSky Lore Keeper
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    Mar 19, 2009
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    you will be missed