Whats so good about IPY3?
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I played IPY2.0 as a Detective at launch. It was pretty awesome putting murderers in jail.
While being a detective was a minor facet in IPY, it was pretty fun. Here's an old video with no sound I uploaded a while back. Yea, its a but fuzzy. Here's the gist:
2 famous red's streaming their kills charge into a dungeon and start ganking. I send Bounty Hunters (OP as fuck horse riding cowboys). If they kill you I get all your stuff (the victims stuff also) and you go to jail.
Now IPY3.0 is coming out.
Whats so good about IPY3?
wow that video is retarded. My brain hurts having watched it.
Will be trying out IPY3.
Last edited by Strifen; 12-21-2013 at 08:06 PM.
'll check it out. The hate against detectives / myself was quite large on IPY. Suddenly having consequences from having a kill count meant something.
I put in $5 once to the donation shop but holy shit you had guys dumping loads of money into it for cosmetic stuff. IPY saw 2200 people at one point. Sure some were probably boxes. I haven't played anytime recently but I did hear it went down.
Edit - Talk about broken I once put a guy from ORCS in jail and his timer was something like 2 weeks. 2 weeks of in game time of idling afk. This was before you could escape or break out. He either just straight out quit or Sen just pulled him out.
Last edited by Friday; 12-30-2012 at 07:56 PM.
Safe zones and shit is of course the easy way. And certainly kindof cheesy.
An ideal game would have reasons for older players to want to defend lower players. New players should be a resource really.
UO was great, but did not have alot of this stuff fully thought out.
Skill gain in IPY 2 WAS FUCKED - it was insane.
I liked the idea of the skill gain system with the scrolls. It was a little annoying how you could game the system, but macroing is fucking retarded and only had any sort of following because of the history of the game and emulation. I was disappointed that development stalled and some of the planned features never made it in while other features were buggy and went unfixed for a long time. What really killed it for me was that they offered in-game items for money. I don't have a problem with real money transactions per se, but I don't like them profiting off other people's work and having the gall to call it a donation.
I think the notion of empowering the players to dispense justice was a good one, but the implementation was imperfect.
Last edited by Kid Sized Coffin; 01-02-2013 at 10:58 PM.
This is the best-looking MMO announced in a long time. Such an exciting time to be a part of this amazing industry.
So torn. I love UO, fucking love it. IPY1 was baller. After reading the thread, and experiencing a brief spike of excitement I concluded I probably won't play it.
Maybe, just maybe, I have grown out of UO once and for all. Its the end of an era, gentlemen. Kind of makes me sad that I'll never PK someone in UO ever again.
To save you some time macroing, grinding shit on a mule to GM magery and buy a house... Razor and mashing its target closest macro ruined UO. It really isn't fun anymore.
Last edited by Big Flex; 12-19-2013 at 02:50 PM.
Had a lot of fun on IPY1 but I dont know about UO anymore. I feel like without the sheep it is just no the same. And unfortunately I don't see sheep playing UO when there are so many more friendlier games out there.
I'll probably log on for release... it seems like every time they change something its worse (detectives were stupid on ipy2).. and the targeting scripts make pre ren PvP lame.
Targeting scripts are just as lame on UOR shards as well, for the most part though, as someone who's pvp'd in one of the top guilds and has known/pvp'd with other top t2a guilds the amount of people using targeting scripts is actually quite low. People have just gotten really good over the years, our guild was constantly accused of synch scripts but we never used them once. I think You'll find more cheaters in the Hybrid/UOR scene with people running hacked sallos clients and such though.
Server launches 1/10/14 8pm EST. Be there!
Man, 8pm on a friday night? Shits gonna be a zoo!
Theres really only one goal on launch day of a UO shard: mass enough gold to plop a house down in the best spot possible.
Now what the "best" spot is, is totally up for debate.
Is it outside despise? Outside Deciet? Right outside the britain stables? Moongates? If moongates, which moongate? Britain moongate, maybe moonglow?
Do you chop trees til your eyes bleed and make crossbows? Is tailoring fancy shirts the way it was pre-t2a? Will you become the first and most renown blacksmith with your name on every weapon of every blue and red? Who will run this bitch? Who will talk the most shit and gank every encounter?
Ultima Online is the best MMO ever made, the free shards just try so hard to "fix" the inherent stagnation of an MMO, which is the single biggest flaw in all MMOs. Stagnation or bloated corpse, it doesn't matter, no game has found the answer, so just enjoy it for as long as it lasts.
When a new UO server opens, a server that does have some publicity/nostalgia, you better fucking play it, because it will be the best time in this genre for a long time and you will definitely miss out on something that is desperately needed right now in this MMO lull. (the next big thing)
Cry about EUO scripts or some bullshit client hacks but you're ruining it for yourself. Spend the next week hyping yourself up on what you're gonna do, what your template will be, the goals you want to achieve and hopefully meet some people that are gonna play too because a friend in UO is invaluable and makes everything so much better, from amassing resources to ganking, to preventing ganks.
My first MMO was UO, I moved to EQ when it launched and went down the long path of MMO's like most of you guys. Asherons call, DAOC, WoW, rift etc etc.
Nothing makes me feel like UO does.
I dropped into IPY 2.0 at launch. I will say that it was pretty fuckin awesome. Everyone spawned onto one spot then the hordes took off to go do their thing. Within minutes there was a house ploppped down rght above the graveyard.
Will definitely play. Nothing in gaming will compare to the next 1-2 months.
Stealth archer crew could be fun this time around...
Moved launch to 1/31/14 to finish polishing up a few things. Will be worth the wait. The first few months of a new UO server launch are nostalgic.
Insider information told me that half the server features aren't even coded yet and those that are coded are a buggy mess.
Azeroth hired a bunch of random people he doesn't even know to staff it and it will more than likely lead to corruption.
Sad days, i was excited too.
So basically IPY 1.
Why are there relaunches of the shard? Why does he need to recode everything?
What I can attest to was that there were some people on IPY2 that donated a loooooooooot of irl cash.
Is Az still running this thing? If answer is yes....then don't be surprised it's a complete mess.
By the way, point blank stating you dont test the "server features" and saying everything works is speculation.
I said 99% and then elaborated on the 1% of shit I didn't test. They're upgrading to work with newer clients which is the main reason for the delay. I'd speculate that perhaps he doesn't have the dedicated server secured as well, but I'm not trying to guess why it was delayed. If you didn't see it coming, then you haven't been playing MMOs free or paid in the last 15 years. I'd love to know what "half" the server features are that don't work. Passing along 2nd hand information that is incorrect is childish. If you don't want to play there don't, but please stop passing along information you have no first hand knowledge of.
lol so butthurt
Biggest problem withipy is Az. Hr has shown time and time again that he is too emotional to run a shard. Both of the guilds I ran with on OSI and IPY1 are staying away from this because of that.
Regardless I'll play the first few weeks... chop some trees... buy a house... then quit... just to relive the glory days of MMOs again
Now I want to play a detective. Sounds like a fun alternative playstyle.
Looks like I owe Rhuma an apology. While wrong about the state of the finish on the game. You cant escape the one constant...Az - Server shit canned.
That is a shame. Was thinking about at least goofing off on it for a few days. Love me some UO.
rofl what a complete fucktard that guy is.
If he doesn't release the code and let somebody, ANYBODY run it then he is out of his fucking mind.
Well Damn now there's just a slew of old bloated uo servers to play now, kind of like the entire current mmo genre. Sad days indeed
Lol are you kidding me with this. I PL straight shit canned days before relase.
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