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played a whole bunch of mmorpgs and thinking about trying UO

Here is my gamelist

1.World of Warcraft

2.The second coming

3.DnD online

4. Rf online

5. Swg pre nge and post nge

6. City of heroes

7. City of Villains

9. Everquest 2 but not very far in it

10. Anarchy Online

11.Tabaula Rasa

12. Vanguard

 

I am wondering what about Ultima Online makes it good? Also is everquest 2 solo and n00b friendly....

Fun Fact: Sony Online Entertainments Corporate Office is located on the 10th level of hell in dante's inferno the catholic church censored this part of the book and deemed it to horrible to be written...

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  • HensenLirosHensenLiros Member Posts: 461

    The game changed a lot, but some people still play.

    And you won't know if you're going to enjoy it before trying it by yourself hehe.

    Ultima Online 98~04
    Dark Age of Camelot 03~07
    Final Fantasy XI 04~06
    Guild Wars 05~08
    World of Warcraft 04~05
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  • MaldachMaldach Member Posts: 399

    Just about every ex-UO player I've met has said that UO is a shell of its' former self. I never played it, so I don't know how great it was back in the day.

    Everquest 2 is solo friendly. I don't think you would ever need to group to level up. Of course, you would miss some content and have to grind, instead of running dungeons. A big noob friendly factor for me is the economy. I don't know if EQ2's economy is balanced any more. WoW's economy is still strangely very strong. I can start a new toon on any server and do fine. I don't know if this is still true for EQ2. Other than that, you should do fine in EQ2. It's not an overly complex game. Roll a Conjurer or Necromancer (pet classes) to start and get a feel for the game.

  • ianubisiianubisi Member Posts: 4,201

    UO is not noob friendly. With the help of http://uo.stratics.com/ you can probably overcome the learning curve of UO...and in my opinion, UO has a lot of great gaming to offer. UO can definitely be done solo...though the truly high-end content is going to require you have some help.

    EQ2, on the other hand, is a very quality game that is very noob and solo friendly.

  • LiddokunLiddokun Member UncommonPosts: 1,665

    I'd say go for it. Give the game a try. They got a 14 day trial and there's no harm in trying it. Give this aged classic a try. UO is what they call a true sandbox game, there's no leading you by the hand tutorial as you're free to seek your own destiny in the world of Sosaria. Unfortunately the game can be quite harsh esp to newbie players (death brings about loss of all your belongings). If you play in Felucca this means you can get pk'd in the wilds (outside any city juridiction) and there's player looting (to be safe, play in trammel where there's no pvp until you are ready to fend for yourself). The towns are guarded by super npc guards where any form of pvp (or stealing) is dealt with swiftly by the nigh invincible teleporting guards. A good tip is if you're adventuring in the wilds and met some nasty monsters chasing you, you can run to npc guards in the outposts and they will dispatch the monsters for you (although you won't get any loot).

     

     

  • DenearionDenearion Member Posts: 48

    UO isn't game to play in way:
    download
    login
    no manual, i'm smart

    UO.stratics will give u info what this game is like, but i started with guide.uo.com - it's more noob-friendly.

    Better read all of the contents before creating your first character.
    Also be aware, that this game is a little... different to many others - no exp, really difficult to survive at the beginning (except necromancer image) but when u proceed, get your skills at higher lvls it really gives much fun.

  • LiddokunLiddokun Member UncommonPosts: 1,665

    Also note that there's no levels in UO instead you can freely specialize which skills you want to raise and the more you use a skill the higher it's rating goes it goes from 0.00 (untrained) all the way to 100.00 (grandmaster). Your stats (health, mana, sta) goes up too as you train specific skills which is associated with specific stats. Some people uses 3rd party tools to help with the game such as EasyUO. Note that unattended macroing is a violation of the EULA (esp if you leave it running overnight) and you can get banned if you're caught by a GM doing it but nowadays I don't think they enforce it too much. Also note that you are capped at 700.00 points of skill (7 grand master) and once you get a skill to 100 you might want to lock it so it doesn't go down if you train another skill. There are several dozen skill you can master going from tradeskills (smithing, armorer, baking, fishing) all the way to combat skills and magic skill (magery). Magic in UO uses reagents to cast and you learn spells from buying scrolls from npc merchants to buying from player merchants who mastered scribing (the art of making spell scrolls). You can also cast spells directly from a scroll by double clicking on the scroll and the scroll is consumed if the spell is cast succesfully. It cost a lot of gold to master magery due to the consumption of reagents (each cast cost reagents). You earn gold by adventuring (killing monsters and selling their loot), tradeskill, or doing escort quest if you mastered magery.

    The system freely allows you to make your own "build" of the character you want. If you are a beginner I suggest training swordmanship, tactics, magic resist. This enable you to kill stuff and build a nest egg of gold for your magery training (magic makes your lives easier because you can learn the recall and portal spells which makes travel a billion times faster, safer and easier). Once you get a sizeable nest egg money then start your magery training by going to a mage npcs and ask them to train you by paying them some gold (your magery should go up to around 32 or 33) enough to cast about 3rd or 4th circle of spells. If you're fizzling too much go down a circle. Once you mastered the portal spell (7th circle) you should be able to cast Gate on a regular basis you can hit up on the money pot by  escorting npcs (you should shop around for a rune book that contains portals to all the common duneons) and towns or make one yourself by marking the location using the Mark spell on a rune. It's very important to get your spell resistance up so you won't get pwned by spellcasters which loves to cast paralyze on you and then shoot lighting or fireball at you  till you're toast.

    Also sosaria is a very dangerous world and as a newbie you might wanna stay near town for a while until you get more powerful. A lot of stuff are outright nasty and easily kills newbies and they sometimes roam around near newbie areas. I suggest if you are going the combat route starts fighting with animals as they are easier to kill and doesn't kill you too fast. Avoid spellcasters, and if the monsters (esp orc shamsn, demons and lichs) looks like it's a spellcaster .. RUN for your lives! Until you train your magic resist up by slowly letting weak spellcaster monsters cast on you then healing yourself with bandages.

  • Rayx0rRayx0r Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 2,902

     

    Originally posted by Maldach


    Just about every ex-UO player I've met has said that UO is a shell of its' former self. I never played it, so I don't know how great it was back in the day.
    Everquest 2 is solo friendly. I don't think you would ever need to group to level up. Of course, you would miss some content and have to grind, instead of running dungeons. A big noob friendly factor for me is the economy. I don't know if EQ2's economy is balanced any more. WoW's economy is still strangely very strong. I can start a new toon on any server and do fine. I don't know if this is still true for EQ2. Other than that, you should do fine in EQ2. It's not an overly complex game. Roll a Conjurer or Necromancer (pet classes) to start and get a feel for the game.

     

     

    Every Ex-<insert MMO here> gamer says the game they left is "a shell of its former self".  It doesnt matter what the title is.  Theres a reason why these are ex-<insert MMO here> players.

    not trying to downplay your statement, just pointing out that I hear that in every game practically. 

    Its a shame a lot of gamers wont play anything unless its brand new.  Whats even more a shame is how narrow their opinion becomes on other games because of this.  It helps to branch out, not commit yourself to a single thing and see what else there is to offer in the world of MMO's. 

     some of ya guys need to quit asking everyone elses opinion on something in hopes to persuade you to try something different.  theres nothing to lose.

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