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Shards desription

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Akh_Yola, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Akh_Yola

    Akh_Yola Guest

    Hello, I was an old experienced player on free shard on which I played for 5 years before I retired 3 years ago. I somehow wanted to try the "real thing" and restart playing UO.

    So, can smbd please describe the available UO shards with their specific characteristics and suggest which are the most populated once, with most active PvP, etc.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    There's only a few things to say...

    All but 2 of the shards use the same ruleset.

    that is, PvP only in Felucca facet (except, between alliance-mates and warring guild fights can occur on all facets).
    These shards have insurance, that allows you to protect your items.
    They also have NPCs that you can train skill up to 40 from, for most skills.

    Atlantic is probably the busiest of the North American shards. Probably has the most active PvP on a regular basis, simply from population, but the other Eastern US shards also are fairly active for PvP. The West coast ones are fairly quiet, PvP-wise, but have spurts where one or two shards have active PvP going large-scale (some guilds like transferring from shard to shard, to fight)
    Oceania is the shard for Australians & Kiwis
    Europe has two shards (Europa and Drachenfels)

    The Asian shards are really busy, but can be unfriendly to people that don't speak their language(s) (Chinese, Japanese and Korean shards)

    The special shards are Siege Perilous and Mugen; both are limited to 1 character each.
    Siege does not have Trammel at all, does not have insurance, the NPCs don't buy items (nor do they train skills), and PvP is available everywhere.
    Mugen is oriented towards the Pacific players, and has the Trammel landmass, but is otherwise identical to Siege (and IIRC its trammel has PvP as well).
  3. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Mar 19, 2003
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    From my experience with moderating the Pacific board, they appear to be pretty active when it comes to PvP.
  4. SUPRsalad

    SUPRsalad Guest


    we have a STRONG guild for EVERY faction..

    we even have a war going on right now between old rival guilds.. (mine, and an ex-friend of mine's guild)

    The luna battles have been epic..
  5. IgorBR

    IgorBR Guest

    What happened to Chesa?

    I mean, I played from 97 to 200x, I think 2004, stopped and want to go back (lost my registration e-mail for the old account, so I'll go back as a totally new player)... Chesa used to rock, lot of players and blah...

    Is Atlantic really more full than Chesapeake?