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Ultima Online Forum » Britannia Tavern (General) » Remember that first Hind or Deer you tried to kill in UO?

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  keitholi

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OP  4/09/13 3:33:24 PM#1

If only that game came with a damn instruction book! I think I spent most of the first several months I played that game doing nothing but mining, because I didnt know crap else to do or how to do it lol.

 

Ahh the memories...

  keitholi

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OP  4/09/13 3:34:59 PM#2

Just realized I didnt actually finish the thought that created the thread..

 

And then it wtfpwned your face?

  nariusseldon

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4/09/13 3:38:41 PM#3
Originally posted by keitholi

If only that game came with a damn instruction book! I think I spent most of the first several months I played that game doing nothing but mining, because I didnt know crap else to do or how to do it lol.

 

Ahh the memories...

You thought clicking on a rock again and again, and again was fun?

 

  Iczer

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I want a world in a sandbox ... not a theme park!

4/09/13 3:41:38 PM#4

I do, there I was ... freshly created character Iczer-One ... standing in Trinsic at the bank, not even 5 minutes old and some guy opened up a trade window with me and dropped several bags and chests into my inventory. "Here, I am quitting the game after a year ... take this." He gave me a ton of weapons, armor, reagents and gold. I grabbed whatever I thought was the coolest looking weapon in there, a halabard, and ran out into the nearby woods to slay whatever I could find. I saw a Hind standing there .. went into attack mode and engaged. *CRACK* the hally landed and did a sliver of damage .... "Whahhauuhh" *wierd hind sound* ... and 1/2 my health was gone .... "Whahhauuhh" *wierd hind sound again* ........ oooOOooOoOOoOOOooooO

DEAD

5 years later I finally hung up my hat on UO, due to lack of friends playing, and  headed off for Shadowbane. That was 5 of the best mmo years of my life that all started with getting faceraped by a Hind.

  huskie77

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4/09/13 3:45:02 PM#5
ahhh yes, that bleating noise they made ranks up there with the sound effects from Doom in my teen memories. Thanks for bringing them back around!

  psiic

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4/09/13 3:49:24 PM#6

Hmm lets see first hind woulda been 

 

Des Mani 

 

followed by 

 

In Por Yelm x 2 or 3

 

followed by an

 

In Mani or two to get those hp back. 

 

 

  xenodude

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4/09/13 3:52:17 PM#7

I would like to take a moment and quote Charles Dickens

"IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

This quote makes me think of those great days of old.

Anyway, i remember dying to an orc mage about 10 minutes after logging into my shard. I also remember the 30 minute wandering around/walk figuring how the hell to get rezzed, and i also remember trying to get back to my corpse and ending up halfway across the map, where i saw a cave like entrance. I thought to myself "oooh!! look!! a cave!". I entered Destard and got pwnt by "a Dragon".

Since that moment UO has and will always be by FAR my favorite mmorpg.

  Geeky

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4/09/13 3:55:37 PM#8

Clicking on a rock over and over and over again was fun.

 

UO was before any of this other junk that is out there.  It was brand new idea and was amazing to many of us that what we actually did in a game ment something to someone else.  That had never before been realized in that large of a magnitude so it was fun.

 

When I first started I was in awe that I was actually playing a video game (my favorite hobby) with someone else.  That I could do stuff for them and to them and visa versa.

  Loktofeit

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4/09/13 4:20:30 PM#9
Originally posted by keitholi

Just realized I didnt actually finish the thought that created the thread..

And then it wtfpwned your face?

After fighting my first hind, I left them alone because the noise they made was irritating. I think my first battle that I ran from was against some cat in Skara Brae, which probably looked rather pathetic to the locals. :)

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  waynejr2

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RIP City of Heroes!

4/09/13 4:23:20 PM#10
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by keitholi

Just realized I didnt actually finish the thought that created the thread..

And then it wtfpwned your face?

After fighting my first hind, I left them alone because the noise they made was irritating. I think my first battle that I ran from was against some cat in Skara Brae, which probably looked rather pathetic to the locals. :)

 lol!

  xenodude

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4/09/13 4:27:40 PM#11
Originally posted by Geeky

Clicking on a rock over and over and over again was fun.

 

UO was before any of this other junk that is out there.  It was brand new idea and was amazing to many of us that what we actually did in a game ment something to someone else.  That had never before been realized in that large of a magnitude so it was fun.

 

When I first started I was in awe that I was actually playing a video game (my favorite hobby) with someone else.  That I could do stuff for them and to them and visa versa.

I know exactly what you mean bro...

  aleos

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Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

4/09/13 4:28:03 PM#12
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by keitholi

If only that game came with a damn instruction book! I think I spent most of the first several months I played that game doing nothing but mining, because I didnt know crap else to do or how to do it lol.

 

Ahh the memories...

You thought clicking on a rock again and again, and again was fun?

 

When that rock is a couple miles away from town through a murky forest infested by killer trees and goblins and flesh eating lizards. The fun was making it to the bank.

  Elikal

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“No path is darker then when your eyes are shut.” -Flemeth

4/09/13 4:29:10 PM#13

Lol, I remember, but sort of a different way.

Back then I played Ultima. The *real* Ultima. The RPG series. I had no idea what a MMO is or an Online Game of any sorts, when a friend showed me UO and let me play a bit.

Afterwards I thought:

WHAT THE FUCK?!

Ok, in Ultima the RPG series I can be the goddamn Avatar, saving the world, setting new standards of ethics, have the most epic stories in games EVER.... while in Ultima the MMO I can hack a rock. Or sell shoes. Or try to kill a frigging deer.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

WHO IN HIS RIGHT MIND WANTS THAT?

WHY would anyone kill deer or hack rocks or sell goddamn shoes when in the REAL Ultima I am the goddamn AVATAR!??

And for the next 10 years I was sure MMOs are for lunatics.

 

...

Now, 10 or so more years, and I start to think *maybe* my initial insight wasn't *so* wrong.

A forum is a place where people can discuss about different opinions. So what I don't get is, how people react offended when they come to a forum and then find... well different opinions. If a different opinion offends you, what are you even doing here?

  sschrupp

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I am I think?

4/09/13 4:31:01 PM#14

Yeah I remember getting killed by some little rabbit or something. Asking around how the heck I'm supposed to be able to slay a bunny rabbit I was told I needed to chop wood to get strong enough to kill a rabbit.

 

I thought that was ridiculous so I quit. A year or two later Everquest came out. There I struggled to kill a big rat... but I DID kill the big rat. And without having to chop wood for hours first! I was sold at that point. Never looked back at UO.

Insert random misqoute here

  xenodude

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4/09/13 4:38:45 PM#15
Originally posted by sschrupp

Yeah I remember getting killed by some little rabbit or something. Asking around how the heck I'm supposed to be able to slay a bunny rabbit I was told I needed to chop wood to get strong enough to kill a rabbit.

 

I thought that was ridiculous so I quit. A year or two later Everquest came out. There I struggled to kill a big rat... but I DID kill the big rat. And without having to chop wood for hours first! I was sold at that point. Never looked back at UO.

I understand your point, but in my opinion UO was "realistic" in its own special way. The chopping wood part would raise the skill "Lumberjacking" which in turn would raise its defaul Stat "Strength" which would make you character stronger with each point of strength you had. Lumberjacking would also make you hit harder with Axes or was it miss less, i dont remember. :P

  Xthos

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4/09/13 4:46:24 PM#16
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by keitholi

If only that game came with a damn instruction book! I think I spent most of the first several months I played that game doing nothing but mining, because I didnt know crap else to do or how to do it lol.

 

Ahh the memories...

You thought clicking on a rock again and again, and again was fun?

 

Yes, because I was making useful things that were in demand with my smith, had vendors etc...  I also had the random PK come try to take my ore/ingots....   When colored ingots came out, decked my smith out in all GM valorite, because it was fun to see people want to kill me for it, and no one was ever able to kill me and take it...  Crafting/housing/vendors as a package from UO have not been matched yet imo.

 

SWG had a good combo of it, but it also had a lot of the people from UO put it into place, also Vanguard had some good crafting and harvesting.

 

 

  Elikal

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4/09/13 4:48:45 PM#17
Originally posted by xenodude
Originally posted by sschrupp

Yeah I remember getting killed by some little rabbit or something. Asking around how the heck I'm supposed to be able to slay a bunny rabbit I was told I needed to chop wood to get strong enough to kill a rabbit.

 

I thought that was ridiculous so I quit. A year or two later Everquest came out. There I struggled to kill a big rat... but I DID kill the big rat. And without having to chop wood for hours first! I was sold at that point. Never looked back at UO.

I understand your point, but in my opinion UO was "realistic" in its own special way. The chopping wood part would raise the skill "Lumberjacking" which in turn would raise its defaul Stat "Strength" which would make you character stronger with each point of strength you had. Lumberjacking would also make you hit harder with Axes or was it miss less, i dont remember. :P

I don't know if "realistic" is the term that I connect with this idea...

A forum is a place where people can discuss about different opinions. So what I don't get is, how people react offended when they come to a forum and then find... well different opinions. If a different opinion offends you, what are you even doing here?

  wordiz

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4/09/13 4:54:48 PM#18
I started in Trinsic about a week before the city fell to the undead. Needless to say, I relocated to Yew thanks to a kind stranger that bought me a horse a led me there. I ended up joining the local militia and got most of my skills leveled by fighting Ettin invasions and the Orcs to the North East. My most beloved memory were the auctions at Red Devil's on Great Lakes. 

http://thewordiz.wordpress.com/

  Xthos

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4/09/13 5:20:54 PM#19
Originally posted by Elikal
Originally posted by xenodude
Originally posted by sschrupp

Yeah I remember getting killed by some little rabbit or something. Asking around how the heck I'm supposed to be able to slay a bunny rabbit I was told I needed to chop wood to get strong enough to kill a rabbit.

 

I thought that was ridiculous so I quit. A year or two later Everquest came out. There I struggled to kill a big rat... but I DID kill the big rat. And without having to chop wood for hours first! I was sold at that point. Never looked back at UO.

I understand your point, but in my opinion UO was "realistic" in its own special way. The chopping wood part would raise the skill "Lumberjacking" which in turn would raise its defaul Stat "Strength" which would make you character stronger with each point of strength you had. Lumberjacking would also make you hit harder with Axes or was it miss less, i dont remember. :P

I don't know if "realistic" is the term that I connect with this idea...

Not suprised, TSW left you bewildered and was too hard for you.

  xenodude

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4/09/13 5:22:39 PM#20

The important thing is you understood my point. :D

BTW, Love ur signature!

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