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Haven't been around much - Did Endless Journey bring more players in?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Theron, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Theron

    Theron Lore Keeper

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    As the title says.
    I'm wondering if you've seen more people coming back to check the game lately?
     
  2. Fridgster

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    I've notice an increase.... now whether they stay or not, is still to be seen.
     
  3. Theron

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    That's nice to know :)
    Guess time will tell.
    Was just looking into how many people search for the sentence "Ultima Online" every month and it seems like a substantial increase since January 2018.
    Anyway on average it seems like there are 49500 monthly Google searches for "Ultima Online" over the past 12 months or so.
     
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  4. celticus

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    New players are slowly trickling in..many shards..
     
  5. Zalan

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    Ive seen one on Legends, so I guess it doubked the player base.
     
  6. Phantasmagorian

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    On Atlantic and Europa not slowly.. Teeming with new players and returnees. I also stumbled upon a few people who were trying it for the first time. And loving it. Shows you the power of UO, after all these years...in spite of its faults...
     
  7. Sweetpeez

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    Lotz on Chessy too :D - hopefully demz stay uh round
     
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  8. Pawain

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    Mostly really long absence returners on LS. I have yet to meet one on EJ tho. They subscribed.
     
  9. DSC Napa

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    When I came back mid November I didn't see anyone for two days on Napa. More and more people have returned since then and Napa has gotten "busy" in the last week.
     
  10. Lord Frodo

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    You might find out there were more people on if you took the time to say hi in Gen Chat. Not everybody hangs out in Luna.
     
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  11. Pawain

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    That helps but sometimes we are just quiet. Saying Hi and asking a good question also works.

    Is this shard dead? Is not a good question.

    There are 8 afk toons in Luna right now on LS. 2 non afk.

    Met a new returner just now since I wrote this. Got him a new Ram and looked at his pets.
     
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  12. Theron

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    Glad to see things getting busy again :)
     
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  13. Jelinidas

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    it worked here. My wife just looked at one of her accts and decided to pay it for 6 months. its been gone for years!
     
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  14. Cymidei

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    I've found new people daily to help out on my server.
     
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  15. Feather

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    I've returned to Catskills after a more-than-a-decade absence. Still working on getting a friend of mine to return as well. I did EJ for a few days, then picked up the expansions I was missing and subscribed. I missed UO!

    I've seen a few 'young' accounts running around Brit, so I'm hoping people will return. I don't think it will ever be like it was, but I'm having fun.
     
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  16. celticus

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    Welcome back..we may all be surprised, that lots of people may come on board, both old players and new. It could happen. It is still extremely early in the EJ release, and the following months will tell..
     
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  17. Max Blackoak

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    Siege Perilous definitely has some new players as well as returning vets now. Problem for the returning players is they can't access their banked items (soulstones!) and thus can't do too much. Hope this will get resolved sooner rather than later.
     
  18. SpyderBite

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    Yah. Sooner the better with the storage dilemma. Still floored that EJ was launched without storage beyond the backpack.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
  19. North_LS

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    lots of returning players on LS, mostly subscriptions but i have seen a handful of EJ users
     
  20. Effort

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    Tons of new players all over
     
  21. Pawain

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    The ones that are not in the correct bank sitting position are returning NOOBS.

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    Have seen lots of new players on Balhae, many of whom I believe are Korean.
     
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  24. Slayvite

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    I suppose the question should really be......
    Has any Ej account up-graded to a full account?
    If not then hasn't the last year pretty much a failure?
     
  25. Pawain

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    I know of 2 that subscribed and bought ToL when I showed them Dinos, lions and tigers from my stable.

    Not a failure if thats the qualifier.
     
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  26. Pawain

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    My God theres NOOBs all over LS Luna right now. Where did they come from and why cant they wear clothes?
     
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  27. celticus

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    Why in such a hurry to call it a failure? The EJ has barely being up yet..It will take a few months at the least for the impact to be seen..Have a heart for the game Slayvite, and try to be a little more positive some times bud..
     
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    It's more so they can stop this nonsense about "getting new players"...not gonna happen, UO is too old school for the new generation gamers.
    What they need to realise is that there is a good 20 years of gaming left in most Vet playing this game yet and start concentrating in keeping them happy (they pay the bills after all) and entice a few older vets back.

    This folly about "new blood" will only hasten the demise of UO.
    As an example i give you the new "Group Alacrity scroll thing".........i mean really??? The fun of UO is getting to 120, not being 120.
     
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  29. Phantasmagorian

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    I disagree. I have spoken to quite a few people who are 100% new, some say they only ever played free shards or never played UO at all. Too many people here have pre-conceived notions about the market and just make negative claims on the forum all day long.

    Yes, EJ has brought in many returnees, and new players,.. and the most populated non-Asian shards, Atlantic and Europa, have lots of em. And this just a soft-launch.

    Oh, and I've spoken to about 10 people or so who came back for EJ and re-subscribed..so that seems to be working pretty well too. Guilds I am in are seeing a big influx of players too. In fact, some have been scrambling to accommodate all the new players.

    EJ is not without hiccups, but since it's just early days, so far it seems to be pretty successful to me.
     
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  30. TB Cookie [W]

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    Your post was perfect, I've just made it a little more perfect for me. :)
     
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  31. DSC Napa

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    Talked to a guy in the middle of resubbing 17 (paid)accounts on Friday.
     
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    Re-subbibg 17 accounts???
    Yup, he's about to do something naughty ;)
     
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    *peeks in briefly*

    *waves*
     
  34. Max Blackoak

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    I met 3 people so far who took a peek with EJ and then resubbed at least one account because they realized that PvPing with EJ is near impossible