Trending Games | ArcheAge | Guild Wars 2 | Destiny | World of Warcraft

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,856,409 Users Online:0
Games:740  Posts:6,239,785
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Angry Birds Epic Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Ascend: Hand of Kul Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Drakengard 3 Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dungeon of the Endless Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Heart Forth Alicia Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lords of the Fallen Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Risen 3: Titan Lords Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles: X Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

Ultima Online

Ultima Online 

Britannia Tavern (General)  » Lone wolf viable to start?

8 posts found
  xBludx

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/02/10
Posts: 380

 
OP  8/26/11 1:43:03 AM#1

I have been really curious about UO for a couple of years. I tried the free trial once for a short time, but was turned off by the graphics. That's stupid and superficial, I know now, and I want to give it a real try looking at the game itself and what it is. 

I hope I've *matured* a bit as a gamer and I want a deep and open world to explore and other players to meet and interact with who are hopefully more mature than the usual people you meet in a lot of the big popular games. 

My basic questions are:

1. Is a lone wolf play-style viable to start with? I don't know how much time I will be able to commit and I feel kind of pressured in a guild right off the bat. Like in Darkfall, it was almost necessary to join a clan to survive and prosper. I don't want to feel like I need to be in a guild. And I'm not in a hurry to level up. I'm more of an explorer type.

2. Do you recommend a specific shard ? I'm not averse to PvP, but I don't like continuous and senseless ganking. 

3. Is UO full-loot ffa pvp on the pvp server?

4. Is there a central place (a specific wiki) that is best to read up and study UO?

Thanks in advance. 

  fodell54

Novice Member

Joined: 5/13/08
Posts: 321

Swift as the windQuiet as the forestConquer like the fireSteady as the mountain-Sun Tzu

8/26/11 12:13:04 PM#2
Originally posted by xBludx

I have been really curious about UO for a couple of years. I tried the free trial once for a short time, but was turned off by the graphics. That's stupid and superficial, I know now, and I want to give it a real try looking at the game itself and what it is. 

I hope I've *matured* a bit as a gamer and I want a deep and open world to explore and other players to meet and interact with who are hopefully more mature than the usual people you meet in a lot of the big popular games. 

My basic questions are:

1. Is a lone wolf play-style viable to start with? I don't know how much time I will be able to commit and I feel kind of pressured in a guild right off the bat. Like in Darkfall, it was almost necessary to join a clan to survive and prosper. I don't want to feel like I need to be in a guild. And I'm not in a hurry to level up. I'm more of an explorer type.

2. Do you recommend a specific shard ? I'm not averse to PvP, but I don't like continuous and senseless ganking. 

3. Is UO full-loot ffa pvp on the pvp server?

4. Is there a central place (a specific wiki) that is best to read up and study UO?

Thanks in advance. 

1.) You will be fine as a lone wolf and you never have to join a guild if you don't want to.

2.) I recommend the Atlantic shard as it is very populated. You also never have to pvp if you stay in Trammel.

3.) Yes and no. It is full loot in Felucia but if you use insurance on your items they can't be looted. So, just insure you stuff and don't go to Felucia. Problem solved

$.) uo.com used to be full of information but the site seems to be under contruction as of late. I recommend going to http://uo.stratics.com/ . That will give you all the information you will ever need.

  quentin405

Novice Member

Joined: 11/26/06
Posts: 487

8/26/11 12:20:30 PM#3

Fully agree with the above poster.

And I would like to add, that as long as you are a friendly mature acting person the community is usually MORE then helpful. I played this game for 4 years from launch, I tried going back recently (sadly with a brand new account) unfortunantly the game was still as amazing as ever, but I had just literally played until I can never play again.  But the time I did spend had me making friends with some people that were SO helpful, I literally spent hours and hours being helped, chatting and trained on the new stuff to the point I had to lie that "it was time for bed", and logged on my money making character lol..

 

In short, regardless of server (mine was Sonoma, and yes fairly deserted although far from dead) most people are friendly, older (irl) people that are social gamers on a level that does not even exist in MMOs anymore. 

Not to say that EVERYONE is nice but ya know.. in general in my experience.

  fodell54

Novice Member

Joined: 5/13/08
Posts: 321

Swift as the windQuiet as the forestConquer like the fireSteady as the mountain-Sun Tzu

8/26/11 12:47:17 PM#4

Also, if you do start a character on Atlantic send me a PM on here with your characters name and ICQ # or some other way to contact you. I will set you up with some nice start equipment and a little cash to get you on your feet.

  xBludx

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/02/10
Posts: 380

 
OP  8/27/11 7:47:53 PM#5

Thank you for your responses, Fodell and Quentin.

When my schedule settles down a bit (starting new semester), I will look into it. I like to read up on starting a character and get a basic orientation to the world.  

  MacroPlanet

Novice Member

Joined: 7/18/05
Posts: 1033

Astronomy, art, games, and a cup of coffee.

9/05/11 5:40:00 PM#6

Whatever you do, don't listen to majority of the people that complain that UO just isn't the same anymore.  It's like listening to old people talk about how the world is different.  Yes, it is different.  But that is by no means a bad thing.

 

UO is still very much the most developed and mature game around in the MMO world.  People are extemely helpful in game; I had a guy help me out for about an hour hooking me up with items that make traveling a lot eaiser.  Trust me, I rarely run acorss someone that is rude in the game.  Look past the graphics and you will see a game very welcoming to someone that wants a world to play in, rather than a game. 

 

Also, I would not recommend a 'player-run-server' aka 'free sever.'  They lack community and just do not feel the same. 

 

Overall, just enjoy the game when you start.  If you have any questions just contact us here or go to uo.stratics.com, that place is a gold mine of information.

Best MMORPG:
Ultima Online
EVE Online
World of Warcraft
DayZ

  Vahrane

Elite Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 380

9/05/11 5:49:24 PM#7
Originally posted by MaeEye

Whatever you do, don't listen to majority of the people that complain that UO just isn't the same anymore.  It's like listening to old people talk about how the world is different.  Yes, it is different.  But that is by no means a bad thing.

 

UO is still very much the most developed and mature game around in the MMO world.  People are extemely helpful in game; I had a guy help me out for about an hour hooking me up with items that make traveling a lot eaiser.  Trust me, I rarely run acorss someone that is rude in the game.  Look past the graphics and you will see a game very welcoming to someone that wants a world to play in, rather than a game. 

 

Also, I would not recommend a 'player-run-server' aka 'free sever.'  They lack community and just do not feel the same. 

 

Overall, just enjoy the game when you start.  If you have any questions just contact us here or go to uo.stratics.com, that place is a gold mine of information.

          The difference is by no means a bad thing but surely you can see the reason some of us might prefer the original experience rather than what it's evolved into today. Whether out of nostalgia (I know it's the most useless emotion) or simply an inability to enjoy the game with addition of some new feature or removal of an old one. I particularly dislike that there is more focus around finding powerful items nowadays in UO. Sure, I can see how it could definately add to the game for some and, realistically, with as long as the game has been around changes are inevitable or else the experience gets stale even for the old players.

  xBludx

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/02/10
Posts: 380

 
OP  9/05/11 11:52:19 PM#8
Originally posted by MaeEye

  If you have any questions just contact us here or go to uo.stratics.com, that place is a gold mine of information.

I just added this to bookmarks. Thanks.

About the old UO experience, I really can't say anything or know anything because I never really played before. I can only take the game for what it is now.

Actually, I did roll up a ninja and managed to kill 1 skeleton and loot 33 gold (yea!). I am still figuring out the UI. I don't care much about graphics. There is a 14-day free trial, but I have wasted a lot of it. I realize that I need to spend more time reading up on the game for various commands and such.

I'm playing from East Asia. I tried some shards based in Japan and Korea (where I am) at 31ms, but sometimes, it seems laggy. The west coast shards are running about 171ms for me but I haven't tried to play on them yet. Also, I saw people speaking Japanese on the Japan server (makes sense...duh) so language is another issue that overides server performance. I wouldn't think UO would be too demanding on the computer though, or that lag would be a real issue. I don't know if it's lag. Does anyone have any idea about this?

I think my 14 days is going to run out, and at some point I will just need to drop a months sub fee and get into the game. From my brief experience running to trainers and figuring out how to enter combat mode, I realized I need to read up a bit on the game and focus on it. I've grown used to just jumping in and having a hand-holding tutorial. 

Darkfall had (has?) a very awkward UI that made me run away screaming at first. But once I realized I wanted to try the game, I just buckled down and focused on it and it wasn't a problem any more. I think this will be the case with UO once I set aside the time to really learn how to play. That's kind of a new concept for me and I'm looking forward to it.