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A "Classic" UO Shard....which would you prefer?

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16 was cool i think been so long :)

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Pre AoS, Pub. 16 was good, just I found that after the add of AoS things went downhill (sadly)

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I couldn't cast my vote, cause it would be for "I like where we're going!" I liked all changes so far, and I'm a 5 year vet.

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Pre Pub 16

Making Sosaria Beautiful one home at a time.

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PRS ---------->

Any questions?

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Do I have to give up my elven heritage?

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Any pre:trammel will be fine. Heres how I see it.

I currently play a freeshard (which I know you all hate, and discourage) but let me tell you why me, and thousands others do. - We miss old school UO. The constant threat of danger, no trammel to run to, no artifacts, no spell delays, no power scrolls, house looting, stealing at the popular banks. Thats what we all miss, and I will guarantee you, that if OSI releases an old school/classic pre:tram shard (no insures either :grin: ) It will attract more people than they could imagine.

I also currently play WoW, and I dont know how many old UO players I've ran into. They were all like "Hell yea I'd come back if OSI had old school shard." The PvP and skill that people miss, was all ruined when AOS came out. I'm not here to bicker to you guys or anything. I just know that in the back of my head people would flock to a classic OSI shard. We were talking about it on our forums/IRC of the shard I play and so many people said they would go back to OSI if this happend.

This would be an extremely smart move by EA if they did this, they would make a ton of money, they would literally kill all the free shards, they would attract alot of people from WoW and Everquest, and people could reminisce the past that they once loved and knew as UO.

BTW - Heres some pics of what I currently play, (yes some of them were taken recently), don't you guys want to come back to this on OSI? Becuase me and thousands others sure do.


Keep in mind these pictures are not to promote, but to simply show what I'd love a classic OSI shard to be like.
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Keep in mind these pictures are not to promote, but to simply show what I'd love a classic OSI shard to be like.
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I'll leave this post up, but please don't advertise/link to the free shard in question
Thanks for the screenshots

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Sorry, wasn't meant to. And I will not link to them. Thanks for informing me.
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Illusion metro is right.

There are thousands of us playing on free Pre-UOR shards, and the vast majority of us would come back if a Pre-UOR Shard was put up.



I'm just glad EA is finally thinking about this, we've only been begging for it for 5 years now.

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(which I know you all hate, and discourage)


I wouldn't call it "hate". Its more of a matter of not overstepping an existing relationship that UOF has with EA. Also, many, many people here have tried PRS' before. The folks here don't "hate" PRS.. no reason to.. they don't effect our gameplay.

Now, a far as players rushing back to EA if they were to open a pre-whatever shard.. in my opinion, I don't think they'll have much of a choice. If EA begins marketing a Pre-whatever shard, I suspect they'll change the EULA VERY quickly to eliminate the competition, which at that point is what the PRS' would be doing. Offering a similar service, using likenesses of content and their code for a substantially lower cost.. Free. A change to a couple of those "gray areas" in the EULA and their competition is effectively wiped out over night.

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Well... I voted for Pre-AoS. I didn't play pre-Trammel, and I'm not quite sure I would have liked it really. I did, however, love publish 16. Bulk Order Deeds became an obsession. And I did quite well with them, considering I only had one tailor and one smith. Also liked the limit on tamers... it brought some balance to that class in my opinion.

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2011 and nothing been done. 0.0

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and i don't think anything will be done about a classic shard as it will be a gimik and money sink that could just well kill the game

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Especially as EA does not have the old code and would have to start from scratch.

I still cannot believe they didn't keep the old server codes ...

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None of the above :)

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Pre:AoS is a better choice than Pre:Ren.

A Pre:Ren shard would be just an underpopulated Felucca with no source of Trammel Players to draw into Fel with the various baits used on normal shards.The bored PKers will just close their accounts again because the Pre:Ren Classic Shard isn't any fun for them.
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Would "pre 16" be Third Dawn or LBR?
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Would "pre 16" be Third Dawn or LBR?


Publishes - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia

Looks like just prior to AoS. After powerscrolls and other changes.
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Moving forward is a Good Thing, but EA needs to consider they've made a wrong turn somewhere and are not going the right way. The route they are taking is shedding Customers and not picking up many new ones.

What that one or more wrong turns were is something they have to dig into their records, look at the competition, and figure out to get back to moving forward on the path to more Customers coming in than are leaving. Can they do it, or is our destiny to be playing on free-shards?





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