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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ryz, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Ryz

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    ...you wonder about the stats and slots of critters you come across.
     
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    When someone ticks you off and you wonder if you can double strike them or if armor ignore is more appropriate :)
     
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    You drive up to the ATM and say "Bank"
     
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    Your wife refers to UO as your mistress and you wish you could utter the words Kal Ort Por when stuck in traffic :p
     
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    When your carrying a fridge to the third floor and you wonder if you have enough magery to gate it up there.
     
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    When you calculate the number of work days lost over the years because you stayed up all night playing UO.
     
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    I wonder how much of my lifetime I have spent sitting at my desk playing UO... and then wonder how much of that was spent watching "I promise not to hurt you." "If you join me we can protect one another."...
     
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    You wake up in cold sweat because in the nightmare all of your blessed gear lost its blessing at the end of Sanctuary and you keep dying trying to get back to your corpse...... and then when you do get to it...... it disappears just as you are about to click it.
     
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    You have a dream where your guild leader is pounding on your door and hes only wearing boxers holding a pot of coffee. Hes freaking out about being raided in despise, and yelling at you questioning why you are not online to help the guild. Then he hands you a hot pocket.

    I heard this from a "friend" :eyes:.
     
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    You become concerned your virtual pet will go wild and poof when Comcast has a prolonged outage while you are in the middle of a fight. You reboot the modem 3 times, check the my account site which shows no outage? Same with text messaging out to xfinity...not aware of an outage!?! You go mobile onto diff provider to chat with xfinity to cofirm what you already know, there is now a reported outage in the area. They inform you no estimate on how long before service will be restored.

    No internet, cable tv, or phone service = a worried greater dragon owner.
     
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    When you look at a body of water and realize "The fish don't seem to be biting"
     
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    When you see the orange sprinkler on the front lawn out of the corner of your eye, and think, without thinking - Wow we have our own blood moss spawn .....
     
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    When you wake up at 3-4 am excited to see if a house fell.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Longtooths

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    You spend a couple grand and vacation days to go to the 20th anniversary in Virginia..?
     
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    ~ You skip work to attend an EM Event or Idoc
    ~ You go to the vet to pick up your pet and say "Claim All"
    ~ You say "I'll see you in Fel" or yell "GUARDS" when someone angers you
    ~ You tell your dog "All Guard Me" and it looks at you like your an idiot
    ~ You put something down and start saying "I wish to lock this down"
     
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    Ummm.... you mean everyone does not train their dog to do that? Is it just me?? :sad3:
     
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    They do but you wouldn't say that command IRL, it be more like "Dog's Name + Guard" or "Watch Me". Saying "All Guard Me" is straight UO :p
     
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    YEah.... Imma addict then :D
     
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    A friend once said he was driving down the road and sees a dead bird and his first thought was how many feathers could he get it off it. Told him he needed a break from UO :p
     
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    You eat a rack of ribs and say to yourself "You start to feel more satiated after eating the food"
     
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    My taming hotkeys are: Alt A
    Thumb on alt and pointer on A

    As a passenger in a car I saw a stray dog that looked alot like a hell hound.

    I caught myself moving my hand using my taming hotkey combo.

    ...............................................................

    A long time ago on Napa we were having soooooo many shard crash/reverts.

    I was hanging the washing out on the line in winter it was bitterly cold and windy, my hands were burning and aching.

    I truly did think, and meant it: I hope this saves.
     
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    when you go through 4 mice a year.
    when you have a spread sheets to keep track of everything.
    when you have 9 screens, 3 computers and two laptops so you can see all of britainia at once.
    when you play so well that people give you death threats.
    when most of your friends and family that dont play know more about the game than those that actually play.
    when you have 3 fully trained characters on every shard.
    when you have over 500 contacts on icq.
    when you have access to over 20 vent servers.

    But most importantly...

    When you know more about the game and how it works than the people running it. :)
     
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  23. SugarMMM

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    Sounds familiar!!
    Is it "just a game"? How was your life changed by UO?
     
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    Actually I yell that and 3 pit bulls and 600 pound sow materialize in front of me, waiting for the all kill command............ Kind of creeps the mail man out.
     
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    Back in my teenage years I remember passing by a small lake with a nice island in the center and thinking to myself: "When it's winter and iced over, I should skate out to the island and mark a rune, so I can recall in when it's nice and summery." Felt like a giant idiot once I realized what I was thinking. :p
     
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    A guild mate tells you she is naked right out of the shower, with only a towel around her and all you can picture since you never seen her in real life is her UO Paper doll. Then you know you have played UO FAR to long. It really helps that she has one of the sexy voices I have ever heard and could do voice over for foreign movies and cartoons.
     
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    When you are driving somewhere, and you wish you could mark a rune when you get there, so you wouldn't have to drive all the time.
     
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  29. Bucs Den Inc.

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    When you realize you could've put a nice down payment on a house with as much as you have spent on accounts and tokens in 19 years.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    ....when you see conspiracy in everything the devs do....
    :tinhat:
     
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    You promised you wouldnt tell anyone about that!!!
     
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    When someone give you flowers in your dream because they really like the way your bard plays her music. (I play this char way too much)
     
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    When the internet goes out and you have to remember how to do something else...
     
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    When you begin to dream in mid-90's era sprites.
     
  35. Bucs Den Inc.

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    When you think about your earliest UO experience and you realize you were in elementary school... and now are married with a family.


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    I remember sitting in my Livingroom... playing UO watching the children... Now children are grown... computer is in my bedroom... and it's so quiet ....
     
  37. Dixie chessy/legends

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    i can point out a uo sound byte out of almost every movie i watch....and most game of thrones episodes lol.....
     
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    • When your wife pass by the living room and she comments:
    I hate that chicken sound from your game.... and she keep saying the same thing for over 18 years!!!

    • When you go shopping or something IRL and you check the price tag and think, I could buy a castle with that price!!
    • You in bed already and all of sudden you ask yourself, Did I lock that last bag on the floor? and You cant sleep until you go check!
     
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    That one made me choke on my coffee. :D
     
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    I love this thread! Thank you for sharing you stories

    I call UO my 2nd life and the I refer to my physical life as my 1st life. UO has and will be a large part of my real life so I do not refer to it as such in-game. This fantasy-cyber life and the relationships within it are just as real as my 1st life.

    Thank you for sharing your tales. Happy Hunting. And I hope to see you in Sosaria! Play on, players.
     
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    Wore my UO T-Shirt to my Dr's appointment once... and he said what is that?

    And I told him how I've played UO for years...

    And he says what do you do in the game?

    And I told him how I was the Mayor of Yew (This was long before the Governor System)...

    Now everytime I see him he asks how my City is doing... I told him I'm now the Governor... and it's still doing just fine and I love my City.
     
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    The pink underlined - I could not count how many times that happens to me while creating houses and decorating...

    and how many times my collegues at work (i'm working as a byer and controller - procurement - in a big german firm) looks confused by answering that company xyz has made an offer to us for 100.000 K (not Euro)
     
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    For me it is the other way around.. sadly real life spills over into UO on occasion.. like every time I am running around and see that bird name "A Swift" I want to whip out my smart phone and prepare to catch them screwing up... then I remember I am in UO...

    (yeah, thought I would see if there is anyone else with a trucking background in here :D )
     
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    I had a laugh yesterday at work, the apprentice carpenter had no idea he was in training to become a GM. He even has his own power hour between 9-10am, then tails off for the day!
     
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    You know what swift stands for right?

    Sure Wish I Finished Training
     
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    lol ... Stevie Wonder Institute For Trucking ;)

    Used to drive for them a few years ago.. watched one driver wipe out 5 trucks total backing into a spot at their Decatur Ga Terminal. I was hollering at him on the radio and laying on the horn.. once I finally got the dude to stop he said he did not know I was talking to and blowing the horn at him... I was like.. man when you hit the first of the 5 trucks ya shouldda known to stop lol
     
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    I still recall a dream I had years ago in which my favorite character was killed. Upon waking, I immediately went to the computer and logged in, just to make sure she was alright.
     
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    I don't know how many times I've gone to bed plotting how to remodel a house or redecorate some area of a castle or keep or something...

    But the one that always gave me night terrors where I'd have to log back in ... was always the "OMG did you lock that chest down!" .... or "OMG are you sure that was secure!"... And yes having to get up and check... just to be sure.

    Thankfully now I work nights... so usually anymore I"m logging out just about server down... which then I'm ALWAYS double and triple checking before getting out of game.
     
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    When you get stuck behind an articulated lorry with a trailer made by a company called "LAG" - and blame being late for work on the lag again...
     
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    when you here your technical collegues speaking about Idoc's and me non-technical noob looks confused, not understanding what they mean but must think at once about house-falling (IDOC's)
     
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