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Soo I want to buy UO...

cybrinsanitycybrinsanity Redwood City, CAPosts: 106Member
Whats the best way to make sure i get all the content?? is there a gold edition or what? Also What US server has the most population etc? And anyone willing to help out a noob we should chat :)

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  • tuneinwilltuneinwill Highland, MIPosts: 12Member

    First of all, just download the 14 day trial and play that for 2 weeks.  Then if you decide to subscribe, you are only missing the Stygian Abyss expansion and the High Seas Booster, though you don't need to get them right away unless you want to play as a Gargoyle or have ship to ship battles.

    Atlantic is the most populated, but I play on Great Lakes.

     

     

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Alternatively you could try the old school private server as discussed by Garret in his recent article.
  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Alternatively you could try the old school private server as discussed by Garret in his recent article.

    I think that might be against the rules, as private servers are illegal.

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Alternatively you could try the old school private server as discussed by Garret in his recent article.

    I think that might be against the rules, as private servers are illegal.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/12/feature/7052/Lessons-Learned-from-a-Free-Shard.html

    I was just pointing him to this article published by this site, I do not know the legal status of the "free shard" in this review/article, I leave that to MMORPG.com to analyse.

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Alternatively you could try the old school private server as discussed by Garret in his recent article.

    I think that might be against the rules, as private servers are illegal.

    Nothing illegal about private servers for any MMO, since there is no real criminal action available for the publishers to take on the private guys.  It's just against ToS, which is irrelevant in this case.  The one exception would be if the private host was somehow making money on the free servers, at which point *they* could be held liable for some infringement, but the players are still not part of the picture.

    You make me like charity

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Alternatively you could try the old school private server as discussed by Garret in his recent article.

    I think that might be against the rules, as private servers are illegal.

    It is... even though they did that article on it, it is still against the rules. 

    Besides the official servers are the way to go in any case. Do the free trial as others have suggested, you can subscribe from there with all the expansions with the exception of stygian abyss and the high seas booster like another said. 

     

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member

    Definitly try before buy.

    To me, it's just so dated.

    As much fun as I had playing it back in the day, I don't think I'll ever go back.

  • cybrinsanitycybrinsanity Redwood City, CAPosts: 106Member
    thanks for all the responses!1 I'll try it for 2 weeks then kick some ass lol!
  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,656Member Uncommon
    Definitely trial. You will see the graphics and likely run for the hills.
  • csthaocsthao Saint Paul, MNPosts: 1,111Member Common
    Originally posted by jpnole
    Definitely trial. You will see the graphics and likely run for the hills.

    If you can see past the graphics, it has everything other games cant offer.

  • Originally posted by csthao
    Originally posted by jpnole
    Definitely trial. You will see the graphics and likely run for the hills.

    If you can see past the graphics, it has everything other games cant offer.

    Agree 100%

  • Saur0nSaur0n Denver, COPosts: 114Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by EccentricPenguin
    Originally posted by csthao
    Originally posted by jpnole
    Definitely trial. You will see the graphics and likely run for the hills.

    If you can see past the graphics, it has everything other games cant offer.

    Agree 100%

    The new Enhanced Beta Client pretties things up a bit.

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member
    I would play again, but I know my huge house is gone with all my valuables.

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  • csthaocsthao Saint Paul, MNPosts: 1,111Member Common
    Originally posted by outfctrl
    I would play again, but I know my huge house is gone with all my valuables.

    If I know I'm going to unsubscribe, I usually throw everything i can into the bank on all my characters

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    UO's biggest problem is a scattered playerbase (and of course the shitty direction the game took from AoS onwards). Only a limited F2P model could fix that, because they cannot merge servers.
  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    Yes, UO really hurts with a shrinking playerbase.

    Check out the trial. If you can live with the dated graphis of the classic client but dislike the itembased system check out  freeshards that use the pre age of shit  (AOS) rules.

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