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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOTVcrb-sOE

    Quite interesting to listen on but its damn long
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    "An 8 year old girl was playing the game then someone had killed her pet, skinned it, then given her the meat"

    only in UO

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    haha, the story when the dev called that exploiter kid, so funny
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    hehe ye
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    I wish I could've been born earlier so I could've tried UO

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    You talk to any UO player, and they can probably tell you a dozen or more hilarious stories around their time in the game.

    These guys in the interview make the interesting point that modern MMOs offer to much constraint. UO did not have these limits (at least early on).

    Still to this day a remarkable game. He mentions it was the wild west for a time. It really was. There were so many possibilities every time you logged in.

    He is right though, that no one likes to be a victim. You just had to play with the knowledge that you could lose your equipment or hard earned items. I always ran out with poor quality items and maybe a high quality sword. Always banked frequently.

    This was a fun vid to watch. Anyone who doesn't understand why UO graybeards sing its praises should watch this to get some insight.

    edit: UO was a simulation, while later MMOs are just games... Sounds about right.
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    funneist part is wen he said "I threw my mouse down and i almost broke my hand" thought he was gonna say he shattered his mouse hahahaaaaaaaaaa masusie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderboy2402 View Post
    This was a fun vid to watch. Anyone who doesn't understand why UO graybeards sing its praises should watch this to get some insight.

    UO was a simulation, while later MMOs are just games... Sounds about right.
    This, this, and more this.

    My favorite paraphrased stuff:

    How UO shaped the MMO World
    "No one really wanted to make a virtual world. They wanted to make a grind. What we had in UO was a simulation. EQ was more directed, level based, EXP based."

    "The stories [from other games] are fewer, because the systems are so much more constrained. And that's what UO taught so many MMO designers. Where, in their own minds, they should constrain their systems to minimize some of the interesting things that actually cause damage."

    The Necessary Change
    "It was not economically viable, because the experience was not fun. People would come in and go out pretty quick, because they were sheep to the wolves."

    Today's MMO Industry
    "You could touch the stove in UO, where in most current games you can't."
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    lol at that Youtube comment:
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    I'm one of the devs on MortalOnline. We are clearly influenced by UO to the point where we are cloning some of the back-in-the-days-UO rules.
    EVERYTHING these guys are saying I can relate to, the problems they have with having a sandbox with as little rules as possible, we are having the exact same issue even thou we have learned a lot from their experiences.
    The "real-rage" the amounts of bugs that come with a massive game like UO.
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    Ahh the good old days of UO.


    My first character in UO was a miner/smith. As many remember a lot gold wasn't the easiest thing to achieve for new characters back in the day but I wanted a house soo badly, so I mined my ass off for weeks stockpiling ingots and working my mining skill. This of course was made more difficult by constant bandits that loved to prey on defenseless miners, I probably lost a lot more ingots then I kept lol.

    Anyway once I finally had enough ingots to sell to purchase a small stone workshop I spammed my wares at Minoc bank. I quickly had a buyer for all my ingots, I was about to burst with glee! I was going to get a house!

    The other person started the transaction by placing the appropriate checks in the trade window. Being a total nub and pretty new to the whole online gaming scene I ignorantly assumed that people were for the most honest. I completed the trade and my trade partner quickly departed. When I tallied my spoils I noticed I was WAY short! The guy (later learned of the tactic of course) had swapped all but the top check for 5K checks shorting me hundreds of thousands (about 80%). It was nearly the end of UO for me, I was soo angry and discouraged at that point that I nearly ragequit (im sure I cursed my monitor a fair bit).

    Ahh but looking back I still have to laugh at myself for being such a total noob.

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    My computer literate uncle gave me UO in 1997 when I was 13. I was so lost. At first I didn't realize you started in different cities. I just made a thief and would head towards the bank or wherever people were gathered. After returning to my corpse, I started cussing out the guy I stole from who called the guards, mispelling everything because I had cuss filter enabled and the guy was like what are you, 13? He ended up helping me out, showing me where the provisioner was in east brit, and how to sell items. Told me to make a lumberjack bowyer for a day and stockpile gold. He gave me a copy of easymacro via icq, and showed me how to make a macro herding a dog while snooping as we afk macroed in east britain.

    Eventually I made a mage and befriended some other awesome people who showed me t2a when it came out, marked me some runes to wyvern spawns north of papua, and showed me how to trap them and blade spirit them for huge money at the time. Also terathan fort collecting magic weapons and they showed me an exploit with blade spirits on a tile below you raising magic resist.

    I played siege perilous when it came out, after the first week so many people had macroed despite their hardcore enforcement, they did a complete wipe and implemented a cap on gains per day. I eventually had a 7x axer with hiding and was selling gold on ebay constantly which I got from buying faction reagents in skara brae.

    Eventually i made characters on all servers, ran them to rare spawns, and before school I'd catch asian servers rebooting and had gold on most servers, which was all worth money on ebay, less popular servers were worth less but it was all worth $25-$70 per 100k gold. A single rock which spawned in bucs den was worth $100-150k for example. Fruit baskets spawned in nujelm and yew, buckets of water spawned in the hedge maze but you needed to have an empty pitcher to empty their water out, then you could pick them up, similar for barrels with lids.

    They were constantly releasing new shards, and my friends and I would all get on from the start to be the first to get high end magic scrolls and pool our resources/macro/development help. I found an awesome way to make money in Jhelom killing nobles, then figured out with entice skill you could lure them while you were waiting for your escorting cooldown to reset, you could entice them out of guard zone, then kill them, collect the gold, clothes, shoes, sword, and sell it to the npcs, making many thousands of gold. I remember when an npc would spawn with a cool pair of sandals you'd bank all your stuff spend the next 30 minutes poisoning, resurrecting after guard whack, poisoning, etc until they died.

    I remember thiefs were brutal. I had a blessed item I was selling and the guy asked me to put it in a bag because he wanted to see it on a different background than the trade window, then he stole it out of the trade window. Fell for a number of tricks. Pking with tinkering was epic. Best fucking game, so much cool shit to do.

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    I don't think any mmo will ever beat UO (and if it happens, I would give my right testicle to be able to play it). I know there are a couple millions of wow players that would say otherwise, but I'm sure if they would have started their MMO career playing UO instead, they would have the same opinion than mine. I personally don't know anybody who have played UO seriously who don't put this game #1 in their MMO list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post
    lol at that Youtube comment:
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    play MO, it is getting into shape. 3 more weeks and there comes a bigger patch good features. Started 1 week ago and have a nearly max PVP character.....
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    I remember the old days of UO and getting PK'd, but I also remember fighting along side of Blues and not having to worry about getting ganked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niburu View Post
    play MO, it is getting into shape. 3 more weeks and there comes a bigger patch good features. Started 1 week ago and have a nearly max PVP character.....
    MO will be shit until they fix their clunky engine.
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    It's how you respond when you're disadvantaged, or when you're outnumbered and outflanked, that really means something to me and I feel shows your character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueOreo View Post
    MO will be shit until they fix their clunky engine.
    playing it atm and what i saw in dec was a unfinished game where nothing worked, nowdays it looks atleast like a game. players don't lag 100m over your screen....and it should be even better with the next patch ( within 3 weeks)


    i have fun, maybe its because iam new
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