Like coming home...

Discussion in 'New Player Experience Feedback' started by Maya SaintClaire, Jun 5, 2019.

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How many of you played Ultima Online back in the day?

  1. I did! Me! Me! Meeeee!

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  2. Played what? Never heard of it.

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  3. Sorry, I was born in THIS century.

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  1. Maya SaintClaire

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    Well, I'm here..... finally.

    Like so many of you, I played UO way, way back. (RKB - Royal Knights of Britannia on Great Lakes ) I joined SOTA just a couple of days ago. I was immediately overwhelmed with a sense of "coming home". Oh sure..., this world is so much more advanced than UO ever was back then. But I sense..... I "feel" Richard Garriott's presence here. I see that world in this one at every turn. So many "not so subtle" references to another time and place. So many memories come back to life again.

    And somehow RG and the SOTA dev team managed to keep that wonderful (and addicting) sense of community too. It's built in, like it was before. I noticed it right away. So many things here remind me of ..... so many things. Just being here with all of you now brings back amazing memories.

    I'm so old school.... I don't mind the little glitches and hiccups so many are writing about here on these forums. I don't care how long it takes to make all the tech, the features and the toys work. That's just the mechanics of it all. No, what I missed, ...and what I feel here now, is the essence of this place, the community, the players.... the part we all bring to it. I can't help thinking that Lord British missed it as much as we all did.

    Thank you Richard, and all of you who work so hard to make this special place for us to enjoy, and to remember. I'm home...
     
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    Welcome home, Maya SaintClaire.

    Me! Me! Meeee!
     
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    Welcome to SOTA! Be sure to stop by Bastion's Point in your travels to gear up, or enjoy a pint.
     
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    I played UO for years and loved it. Thought I was coming home too but experience with SOTA proved that was not the case sadly. Hope you find SOTA a better fit than I did.

    I keep an eye on developments hoping that at some point I will feel able to try the game again as there is much to like even in its current state. Not yet though !
     
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    Welcome Home @Maya SaintClaire !

    If you need any help or have any questions feel free to shout out.

    Loads of GREAT folks here willing to lend a hand including myself.

    Add me in game Lazarus Long. FYI. Friends makes travel a whole lot easier ... make lots of friends :)

    Use the link below and come say HI!

    Laz
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome back! Great to see another Great Lake server member.

    I was a frequent patron of Yew and Kazola’s Tree Tavern
     
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    Welcome to the game and to mmo gaming as it should be

    Of course the game does need a lot of polish, its a work in progress, but the gameplay is the best I found among sandboxes.

    You will sure love the housing system which is more detailed than UO even. I played UO late like 2012-13 in europa but liked it a lot too
     
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    I think that this Game can "feel" a LOT, like the OLD UO....

    & IMHO.... That comes down to the Community...
    Community may be the connection you make with Guildmates or in general People who actually take time for You in the Community, who help to shape how "you feel" here.
    Overall, I think this Game has an amazing Community Spirit, much the same as the UO of Old @Maya SaintClaire
     
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    Welcome to the family!
     
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    Yes I would certainly agree wholeheartedly with that.

    Just wish the game itself lived up to it more. I live in hope !
     
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    Hail and well met! LS and LA shards player here.
     
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    I too am here because of Ultima Online, welcome!
     
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    Welcome @Maya SaintClaire! I am with PaxLair, we still have folks playing UO on the Chesapeake shard where we started in 1998. We now have a strong foothold here in SOTA. If I can be of any help, I use the same name in game.
     
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