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...it's complicated...

Discussion in 'New Join Forum' started by NMND, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. NMND
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    ...unlike my relationship status.

    Servus! Some call me Niemand ("Neemund", if you need the pronounciation). Let me tell you about myself and my reasons for being here.

    When I was about fourteen, I played D2LOD until I found UO. Switching from Hack and Slash to a german hardcore RP shard was quite a step and got me into a lot of trouble there. Especially with puberty and the beginnings of the development of a personality most people are unable to bear with or understand. I guess I am one of these creative eccentrics that always find the wrong words and piss people off. I later learned to enjoy that. What I did not learn is to fit in. :D
    Somehow, even while being quite disliked by staff and community, I got addicted to UO and had loads of great learning experiences and encounters.

    But during all that time, I started to get fed up. By the biased staff and the bitching community. I switched shards several times but either they were technically too OSI or opportunistically and socially too... let's just say "limited".

    Afterwards I played different other things. Minecraft, Warband, ArcheAge, Rust. A new UO shard opened, I played there, just to get annoyed again by the limits they set and the grind required.

    I always had ideas in my head. For an UO shard, for whole games. Sadly, I never aquired the resources required and as a member of Gen Y, my motivation straight out sucks.

    Yesterday (Happy Hanuka everyone!) I decided I want to look into UO again. RunUO was the last thing I could recall, and googling it brought me here.

    I will now try to fiddle around on my own little personal shard. I have the basic skills of building and designing. I am able to HTML+CSS and a bit to PHP+SQL. I tried to learn java in school a few years ago, but failed. I am able to host servers and my dedicated server is running anyways.

    There will not be any promises that this little urge will ever be satisfied. UO is old as hell and the graphics won't appeal to anyone anymore (don't get me wrong. I love isometrical view and the love that was put into all those pixels. But most people playing do it for the nostalgia.). I don't have the need for my project to ever be populated.

    What I want to create instead is a world that is explorable and enjoyable, even without too many active players.
    I would also like to orient myself in the direction of realism. Animal-AI, farming, deforestation and auto-reforestation. I'd like to add a new skill system with points and skill trees. Limited resources and destruction by human hands. Maybe beginning with a world designed for the animals. A little show case of an UO ecosystem.
    To be honest, I'd also love to see a new fighting system where you need to block and choose where your attack hits. More interactivity.

    For Rules, I'd go for hardcore roleplay. No requirements of detailed emotes when no one is looking. Also, I would not force players into religions or a class system. I would write a background story, but the island is led by players, without much staff interference. New religions can be founded if they find players. Players can take over the civilization and create a dictatorship. Correspondence will stay inGame. Thievery and break ins can get you leverage. Permadeath will end things quickly. One wrong step and you are back to char creation (chars will need a bit of a back story the admins need to check). That goes for every player - the freshly spawned peasant as well as the knight mayoring the town. The staff will be there to control roleplay. When it comes to fairness, I am used to Rust and would like to bring some of that to my shard. People unable to roleplay won't be banned. They will be stuck into the bodies of "mute" animals like rats and cats and sheep and pig, so they can learn to roleplay without doing much harm. If they dislike that, there is a log out button. Maybe this could even be a requirement needed to play a human character in the first place.

    Now this all is merely me dreaming. I am just one guy, bored and fed up by all the games that are released the last years and I will try to start this slow, maybe even give up in a week. Not every of these ideas may work out. Still, I wanted you to know who I am and what I am up to.
    If you are willing to help, I am grateful for everything (especially knowledge and patience) and everyone.

    I am also thinking about commissioning most of the scripts. Can anyone give me some intel on average pricing? (I know this depends on scripter, script size and complexity.) I'm curious if I could even afford any of it.

    iRL I am into webdevesign (not a typo), aquaristics and beginner wood working.

    Godspeed!
    --NMND
     
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    Welcome to the ServUO community :)
     
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    Hail and well met! Sounds very interesting.
     
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    So you're "difficult"? That's ok. I'm probably the least difficult person you'll ever meet. :)

    I played ArcheAge too. I'd love to use that 3D engine to run a UO-based sandbox world. How awesome would that be?! If only runuo scripts could be made to work with it. *drool*

    Anywho...developing a shard is a lot of fun. It's a great creative outlet to see your imagination come to life. I'm sure all of us here would agree that it's a bit addictive!

    Have fun and enjoy the ride!
     
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    Greetings,

    I like your style. Like you, I also suffer from prejudice by most of this community because I come from the days when men were men in UO. The problem these days is everyone that plays UO is a carebear. Real UO is not about making friends and killing monsters. The game was created for murderers like us. Anyone who has played real PvP know the meaning of life is the enjoyment of reaching out online and murdering the player next to you and then taking everything they have. Sadly, the players now that claim to be PvP players win by using Paypal and buying the best gear and an overpowered pet of the month that they send after another player while they stand there. The reason behind it all is common core education. No one has skill anymore. They play the game to grow flowers and decorate their houses like a bunch of hippies. A true PvP player should become an alcoholic, quit their job, divorce their wife and sell their kids to some form of middle easterners. The other problem is that most shard owners these days can't develop a website let alone script an npc that just stands their. They hire staff members to make sure no one is killing other players and taking their Paypal gear. To be a real shard owner you must have grit and preferably a beard. If you're a female shard owner you should take many male hormones or buy a fake beard and wear it while you drink Pabst Blue Ribbon or Lonestar. If you can't handle beer, Jim Beam or rubbing alcohol would be an acceptable substitute .. windex would be an ok last resort. Most shard owners also have a large ego but can't handle pressure from PvP players due to many tickets from their donators once they are killed in Felucca. A true shard owner must set his shard for mass murder. If his wife should try to convince him otherwise, slapping her around awhile with a fish may help if divorce is not an option. A good way to get her in line would make her dress up in some form of animal costume such as a porpoise while holding a shard advertising sign in front of a respectable establishment such as a pawn shop, county jail or abortion clinic. DDoS competing shards will also help you as well as using a vpn on vote sites to cheat votes. If you look around you'll notice that the best shards are staffed by people with mental disorders as well.

    I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors and am always here when you need a shoulder to cry on.
     
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    Archeage would've been a great game if it wasnt run by a greedy ass company.

    The current state of mmorpgs is just SADDDDDDDDD.

    There are few incoming interesting mmorpgs or probably just vaporware- scams, and thats all.

    Full loot games are not possible anymore, its the THEME PARK era. Where mmorpgs are easy as hell, made for kids. And if any full loot mmorpg appears it will aim for a nitche community (small) and probably wont succeed

    The current Mmorpgs are boring, lineal questing with no sandbox elements or even full loot....microtransaction, pay2win, cash shops...companies moving to mobile games where the honey pot is at.

    we are victims of our time.

    I wish i could go back in time, sighhhh :p

    sorry for my shitty english as always
     
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    Your English is just fine!! :)
     
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    Eyo! Thank you for your posts. Just to let you know, I am reading every reply, post and message and I will answer, but due to iRL distractions that will take a while. :)
     
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