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Where is this?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sauteed Onion, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Sauteed Onion

    Sauteed Onion Lore Keeper
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    Oct 23, 2011
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    For years, fellow addicts, we have logged in.
    For nearly 2 decades now.. we have looked at this screen when we punch in our user names and pass words..
    Did anyone ever think where this was?
    Is it your castle?
    Is it.. MY castle?
    Is it Lord British's Castle?
    Castle Blackthorn?
    Is it somewhere in Ilsh?
    Is it a castle we don't yet know of yet?

    Is this just some bastion of creatively drawn imagery that is supposed to stoke your imagination as you dive into a world of untamed passions?

    Is there a scent of freshly baked goods coming out of the windows? Is it inhabited by undead minions?
    Does a Vampire own it? Does a Sampire?

    Will you go there if you could? Would you raid it if it had treasures? Would you buy it if it was on sale?

    Would you guard it if you were paid well? Would you love it always without fail?

    No.. I don't know what I would do with it, but the question still plagues my mind. Eagerly I await an answer..
    Logging in.. Logging out.. Almost forgetting of it as I view the shards in their shimmering delightfulness.. my paws clicking the left and right mouse buttons.. (hehe mouse). As I step into the realms of adventure I set about on my pixelated journey, briefly relieved from the torturous unknown answer to my semi riddle.

    I seek high and low for some edge.. maybe some advantage, maybe an extra fish for cupboard, or an extra Crimson Cincture to add to my vaults of stored digital wares. I may think about increasing skill with cooking may help me overcome my need for adventure for the evening..

    Sometimes I talk to other people, and ask them if they need help. Sometimes I ask for help.
    Other times I talk about food items with my guild leaders. Usually I am doing something. Anything. There's been a few times I just logged in.. and sat there. Greedily eyeing my loot. The accumulations of wealth and weirdness I have kept for whatever hopeful reason. Sometimes I stumble upon things I forgot about. And there are times when I go about destroying things in moments of utter brilliance.. Why didn't I think about skinning Medusa as I stabbed her to death before? Why didn't I think about covering myself In tribal paint before taming that ridge back? Who knew you could tell your pet to follow a peerless boss after you made it attack it so that it would stay close to it after it inevitably invises itself? Sometimes I get nice treats. Sometimes I give things to people. Just randomly. And just when I get ready to log off for the night.. to wake up and do whatever else the next day.. I have completely forgotten about this castle in the distance.. this place..


    And I go to bed wondering..

    Where is this?
  2. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    I often considered it was Castle British though it isn't at all right ....

    I think it rather reminds me a tad of Castlevania... maybe that's just me... I think of bats flying out of the entrance there... and I think I need to go in there and clear that place of vermin... maybe it's a strange rip off of Disney's Castle... or Perhaps it's this one:


    Sort of similar....
    #2 MalagAste, Jun 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
  3. Cymidei

    Cymidei UO Pacific News Reporter
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    Dec 19, 2015
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    Welcome to the bounce house!

  4. The Craftsman

    The Craftsman Certifiable
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    May 14, 2008
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    Probably just this
  5. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Poobah
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    Feb 12, 2005
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    I have always thought it was Castle British as it was supposed to be until Garriott started talking to game artists who told him there was no way to put a castle that large into UO.
  6. Slayvite

    Slayvite Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 13, 2005
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    That's where the Classic Phoenix now lives and eats her cinnamon rolls.
    The long forgotten land of good taste and art.
  7. Magnus

    Magnus Journeyman
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    Aug 24, 2005
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    Its Castle British, from Ultima IX



    In the early 2000s they put a lot of stuff from U9 into UO, such as music, cut scene stuff (TD trailers, etc) and apparently the U9 castle concept art, gotta reuse those assets.
  8. skett

    skett Sage
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    Jul 3, 2015
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    Well there's the winning new castle design (above)

    It would truly be keeping with the true spirit of uo

    My idea of a new keep castle below

    Just onther table top gaming hobby

    #8 skett, Jun 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017
    Captn Norrington and MalagAste like this.