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[UO] UO:Divinity - T2A Based Free Shard

MazerMazer Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
First of all, free shards are totally legal so I am not breaking the rules of these boards (read them)

Anyways, I was hoping I may possibly dig up some UO vets who are longing for the old days of UO. Before trammel, before ninjas, before insurance, before special moves, before bags of sending, before power scrolls, all that stupid shit that is in current day UO.

UO Divinity is a shard run by RunUO (they make the emulator that most freeshards use). It is based on the T2A era of UO (heal through poison, instahit, tank mages, no trammel etc.). The shard has been up for a year and a half, it started very strong (600+ online nightly hitting 800 at one point) but has slowly lost players.

However, over the past few months, the Divinity scripts have been updated for RunUO 2.0 (new version of the emulator). A lot of new features are being added in, and the shard will run at higher stability in order to support the higher populations that are expected. If anyone was a fan of IPY, the T2A freeshard that had 1000+ player averages back in 2004, this is the place to play. In fact, wtfman.com which launched IPY to glory is helping produce the shard now and they'll be backing the shard once 2.0 is totally ready.

Skillgain is relatively easy with combat/magery skills, but crafting/taming is rather difficult to complete in order to preserve the shard's economy. Several RP guilds are present there if that's your thing.

Screeny of recent action (yes, there are no mounts, amazing feature for PvP, PvM has been adjusted for this feature):

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Divinity has an automated event system for things like CTF, Bombing Run, 1v1 tourneys, group tourneys, FFA. Here's one from a CTF today:

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Some OSI guilds that are on board for 2.0:

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Bloodclan Orcs
GoD
SSJ
JoV
Covetous Crew
The Mercs
The Regulators
The Pluggers

Again, sorry if this doesn't belong here. I'm not trying to make a blatant attempt to advertise this shard. I'm offering 30K gold to new players who join up so hit me up if you do join (Have to stop offering gold after helping out around 40 people, sorry). The site has just been redone: www.uodivinity.com

Seriously guys, ditch the grindfest that is WoW and all the other gay similar ones that are out there now and play the game that started it all.

Thanks, hope to see you guys there :)

UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
www.uodivinity.com
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    omega71omega71 Too old for a title, too ornery to care. Sacramento, CaliRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I am interested in trying this out..I have tried UO before for like ten minutes once and couldnt get into it at all..But I am willing to try it again..

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This UO ruleset was used back in like 98, so it is a pretty simple (yet amazingly fun) form of UO. The modern day UO is really fricking gay (you can be an elf, samurai, or ninja, for example).

    It's very high-paced PvP and you can loot people's bodies freely. Makes for a lot of great rivalries between guilds.

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    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm always interested in free UO shards that have a pre-Trammel ruleset, but I'm always disappointed in the lack of players.

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Here's a view of shard population over the past year. We had 225 on last night which is a record for the shard since basically a few months after the original launch.

    http://connectuo.com/index.php?page=shards&do=graphs&id=1&days=365

    You could be up and running there with ready chars within a week or two and you'll help keep the momentum up. Like I said earlier, wtfman.com which boosted another Pre:Ren freeshard (IPY) to glory with 1000+ player averages is backing Divinity 2.0

    Give it a shot man :)

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    UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Smeh.

    Is there still a place to download the client?

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Linked off the homepage:

    http://www.uodivinity.com/downloads/

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    UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'd bei nterested if i wasn't playing WoW, but I don't have the time/energy to commit to two MMOs.

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    SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Well, I guess keep this thread alive and let us know when 2.0 is ready and the guys from wtfman.com are back.

    I might be interested in joining then.

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Guys the fun has begun.. Shard relaunched on the 26th, has about 650 online now (from 200) and is growing non-stop.

    Here's a shot of a group (some GoD members) fighting LoD (from Baja):

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    Server is running on a machine that costs $1300 a month so it's top notch hardware. Check it out guys, www.uodivinity.com

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    UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Didn't realize there was a thread for this--I just started, as well. I currently have nothing and suck horribly so I have nothing to report. Once my buddy and I get a house up...it's on.

    How much room is still available for house placement, do you think? I've only ran around a little bit. Don't think I've seen any. :(

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Tons of room for houses to be placed (actually room for castles as well, but they're super expensive). Right now, there are 1130 people online so it is gonna get tougher to put down large houses soon although I doubt you'll have problems to place smalls for at least a couple months.

    Guys, this is the real deal. Been in some crazy blue vs. red fights the last couple of nights at Britain graveyard, like 10-20 random blues (mainly skeleton armor newbies) vs 10-20 man red guilds. So much fun.

    Other old school guilds that have formed up again on Divinity:

    DsR
    SAS
    LoD
    LoC
    B&B

    EDIT: Thought I should mention you can 'donate' to keep the shard running and in return you can get various items like skill balls or starter kits to get your character ready without having to macro if you're short on time.

    Like I said, over 1100 on atm. Check it out.

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    UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    FizzleFizzle Player of Games Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Glad to hear someone it attempting this again. Me and a bunch of my friends played IPY, maybe we'll give this a shot. Hopefully this one won't fall prey to the same shenanigins.

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fizzle wrote: »
    Glad to hear someone it attempting this again. Me and a bunch of my friends played IPY, maybe we'll give this a shot. Hopefully this one won't fall prey to the same shenanigins.

    The RunUO team has the best track record for running shards. Right now, they dominate all eras of basically with Hybrid (UO:R'ish), Demise (current EA stuff), and of course Divinity (T2A). The admins are very professional. There won't be another "Rixus" occurrence and we won't have an "Azaroth" dropping the shard b/c he's tired of the work required for it (if you played IPY, you'll know what I'm talking about).

    We hit around 1250 yesterday :)

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    UO: Divinity - UO freeshard based on the T2A era with over 1,000 players online daily. Check it out:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    UltravisitorUltravisitor Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ah yes, sparked this up the other day. The name is Rieger...forum name is Mr_Rieger.

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    FizzleFizzle Player of Games Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mazer wrote: »
    Fizzle wrote: »
    Glad to hear someone it attempting this again. Me and a bunch of my friends played IPY, maybe we'll give this a shot. Hopefully this one won't fall prey to the same shenanigins.

    The RunUO team has the best track record for running shards. Right now, they dominate all eras of basically with Hybrid (UO:R'ish), Demise (current EA stuff), and of course Divinity (T2A). The admins are very professional. There won't be another "Rixus" occurrence and we won't have an "Azaroth" dropping the shard b/c he's tired of the work required for it (if you played IPY, you'll know what I'm talking about).

    We hit around 1250 yesterday :)

    That's terrific. Congratulations on your success! UO is still my favorite MMO of all time. I started in beta. We quit when it became impossible to remain the rapscallions and scoundrels we were meant to be.

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, my bud and I have our house now. Problem is...I'm trying to find a happy medium for money-making between ease, quantity, and safety. I estimate another week or two until I really get into the swing of things.

    Managed to trick another friend into playing with us, too. With any luck I can get my brother and maybe one other friend to make a nice little group. Wonderful, wonderful UO.

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    snapsnap Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Monsty wrote: »
    Well, my bud and I have our house now. Problem is...I'm trying to find a happy medium for money-making between ease, quantity, and safety. I estimate another week or two until I really get into the swing of things.

    Managed to trick another friend into playing with us, too. With any luck I can get my brother and maybe one other friend to make a nice little group. Wonderful, wonderful UO.

    Here is a good way to make money. I play on hybrid, but this works on any shard. The problem is spawn locations because it varies.

    1.) make a new character--on a second account if it is allowed. Give them 50 in tailoring and whatever other skills you want.

    2.) Find a place where sheep spawn. If your main character is a melee type, you can use this as a way to train up your melee skills. If not, I'd just use the tailor so you don't waste regs. Skin the sheep and collect the wool.

    3.) once you have a good amount of wool go to a tailor shop and use the wool on a spinning wheel. This will yield yarn. Use the yarn on a loom and you will get bolts of cloth--you can then cut this into yards of cloth. Cut it again and you get an assload of bandages.

    4.) make fancy shirts

    5.) sell the fancy shirts to the nearby tailor npc. You will be astonished how much gold this makes. If you are running razor you can set it up to do the spinning wheel and loom for you and watch tv while it goes.


    About divinity--is it exactly like ipy was? by that i mean, can people get into your house and clean it out if you aren't careful? I remember people would set up tables around the doors in ipy to keep people out. I like playing a thief but on hybrid it is almost impossible. Not alot worth stealing--and it's hard to be nonchalant on a horse. But if you don't have a horse--welcome to being killed all the time.

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    Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Always good to see UO shards persisting..

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    4.) make fancy shirts
    5.) sell the fancy shirts to the nearby tailor npc. You will be astonished how much gold this makes. If you are running razor you can set it up to do the spinning wheel and loom for you and watch tv while it goes.

    My buddy tried that and said it didn't really work very well on here. I'm guessing cloth items don't go for much because you can just buy the cloth. I collected a bunch of leather for him and some of that stuff sold okay.
    About divinity--is it exactly like ipy was? by that i mean, can people get into your house and clean it out if you aren't careful? I remember people would set up tables around the doors in ipy to keep people out. I like playing a thief but on hybrid it is almost impossible. Not alot worth stealing--and it's hard to be nonchalant on a horse. But if you don't have a horse--welcome to being killed all the time.

    House looting is very possible. Lockdowns, but no secures. If a house doesn't have a good table/trash can setup, they are very susceptible to looting. Even with the setup, it can happen...but just be smart about it and there should be no worries. The problem I have is in getting my friends to be as paranoid about our house as I am. Heh

    EDIT:
    On a sidenote, sheep pens are camped 24/7. It's insane.

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    snapsnap Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    most servers fancy shirts go for 20-25g a piece

    On hybrid 90 wool = about 7k in gold. I think it'd be worth a try--except for the campers.

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    snapsnap Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also, I made a character divinity but i'm having a hard time getting into it since I only just now got my house on hybrid. Are there t-maps here? I love me some t-maps.

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    T-maps are a bit gimped atm. The aim was to get more people into dungeons. They're being looked at though.

    BTW, somebody made a funny video of their Stealth-mage PK's. My guild [+ -] is featured in it lol. Take a look:

    http://files.filefront.com/DetectHiddenVol1wmv/;9427380;/fileinfo.html

    1200 on nightly with massive battles around the clock.

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Finally found the sheep pens empty for a bit. Made enough wool for 20k+ before I got sickly bored. I need some music or something for this crap...

    I'm at a terrible crossroads now. Do I use money to work on my characters or do I save away until I can get a tower? The land has to fill up SOME time. *Sigh* I want to actually play but I NEED a better house.

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My friend bought me a skill and stat ball. Guess it's time to set up my macros and begin practicing some PvP. I suspect a horribly rough time out the gate.

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Me again... heh. The posts are days apart, so I hope I'm not being too big of a douche.

    Just throwing it out there that we have our (large) tower placed. Now the true fun begins. Yay!

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Haha, congrats.

    Been having a ton of fun lately. More guilds are fielding groups consistently so PvP is easy to find.

    Here's a shot from the other night. We were setting up 2v2's at the duel pits when a group of 5 tried to get the jump on us. We were a little disorganized (weren't partied etc.) however we still managed to scatter the opposition:

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    KyanilisKyanilis Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Honestly, I'm in, I haven't played UO in ages, I might be able to get a few people to join in too. Brings back some memories for sure.

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    MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So, how does one go about setting up targeting? I've never done much PvP other than cheap ganking so I've never really learned. Now is the time. Any tips/information on macros and methods would be greatly appreciated.

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    TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I tried this but I'm too spoiled on shiny graphics and faster gameplay now... I feel horrible.

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    MazerMazer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I tried this but I'm too spoiled on shiny graphics and faster gameplay now... I feel horrible.

    Heh too bad. I've played other, more recent games but none of them really stack up to UO gameplay wise so graphics aren't a big deal to me.
    Monsty wrote: »
    So, how does one go about setting up targeting? I've never done much PvP other than cheap ganking so I've never really learned. Now is the time. Any tips/information on macros and methods would be greatly appreciated.

    Since you're using Razor, there is a tab for "Hotkeys" where you bind spells, targeting, skills, etc to certain keys and mouse buttons.

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    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=3721523#post3721523
    www.uodivinity.com
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    FizzleFizzle Player of Games Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm deeply embroiled in the game again. Thanks a lot Mazer. I gave shout out to UO Divinity on my blog as well. God I love this game.

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've started a guy, but I have no money and no friends. It's been 7 years since I played this game last and I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore haha.

    I like crafting things more than I like fighting people, and I never owned a house back in the day. Basically I want to get rich so I can fund myself into a PVP character for the first time.

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