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Old Great Lakes Memories and Players on OSI

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by halygon, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. halygon

    halygon Grandmaster

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    Great pics. I liked the multitude of dragons tamed together. That was when there wasn't control slots - so many creative ways to use this...,
     
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  2. Grant

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    I Played on Grate Lakes form 97-99 My best memory's are.
    -Spinning up a Guild called Wolf Pack with some friends.
    -Fighting SiN at every opportunity after they broke into my house and looted it clean ( this is before Lockdowns)
    -Owning Ho Chi Min and his little buddy lothar every time we ran into each other.
    -fighting in the bone knight room and watching (Dracul guild show up and Blue PK like 20 people)
    -Joining EWK and all the Guild War battles at East brit bank.

    My 2 toons back then were Grant and Weasel

    Good times!!
     
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  3. halygon

    halygon Grandmaster

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    Ah.. The deceit bone wall.. Good memories.
     
  4. Mercedies

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    I played on LS from 99 to 07 (with a stint on ATL from 02-05 to fight HAX). I remember Mappy from the ultima online's finest forums. Can't remember what guild he was in though :/
    Maybe ReV?
     
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  5. RAVE GL

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    Oh Great Lakes....

    Best memories...
    Being able to run faster than anyone else for some strange reason..
    Sparring with my buddies and always sh*t talking each others skill
    The few guilds I ran, most notabely WP with my buddy Grant Co-GMing with me
    Battle in YEW with warring party.. where I was alone against 4, and by some fluke of circumstance, when I said "I have friends", 2 guildies showed up, "I have lots of friends", 2 more showed up, and we destroyed them.
    The GM that showed up to marry me to Lyndsay for which we showed up late because of all days for a stealther to get into my house, it had to be on our way out the door!
    Watching macros... whos whole purpose was to operate without human intervention yet.. just sitting there.. watching it. mesmerized.
    The coffee and pizza with RL friends for hours talking about UO.

    and,
    Being relatively undefeatable against any number of foes so long as Grant and RAVE were grouped.
     
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  6. DreamWeaver

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    I personally miss Redstone never leaving his house and sitting there and some how getting kills still. Oh yeah and hearing " You can't handle the Big K" spammed all the time. Oh yew gate fighting// brit gate fighting was so much fun.
     
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  7. Coorhagen

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    I played on Great Lakes with my brother back in 98,99 (before I quit for EverQuest). I was "ogre" and my brother was "Judas Cloud". I remember Kazola's Treetop Keg and Winery which was a role playing location that we constantly attacked.
    I remember being in KoV (I think called Knights of the Void) and being at war with the SiN guild.

    I don't think those times can ever be recreated though, I think in those days the internet was new to a lot of people and even the idea of being able to talk to someone on the other side of the world in a chat room was exciting. I think a lot of people were playing UO at that time because being able to play a game with hundreds of other people was something new and exciting.
     
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  8. Mercedies

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    Everquest......

    Rofl.
     
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  9. wreckognize

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    i had a fungi tunic ^^ oh yes
     
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  10. Zoobler

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    Destroying other dexxers due to having macing, learning how to gm parry with spirit blades, EZMACROS, order/chaos wars, and lastly the moral struggle of a young kid killing and looting someone (we were all new to the internet and uo once!)
     
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  11. SidX

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    Not related to GL at all, but one of the most exciting memories of my childhood was going to GameStop to buy the Playstation 2 dial-up modem so I could play EQ: Online Adventures.. it was fun for about 3 minutes.
     
  12. Mercedies

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    I remember lol'ing at people who played Everquest. I guess I still do this lol

    I mean, honestly, why would anyone waste their time with EQ when UO (at the time) was so freaking amazing.

    Inconceivable.
     
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  13. Coorhagen

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    I'll tell you why. I was playing Ultima on the Great Lakes server back in early 99 when I went exploring with several people. We checked out the Star room and green acres and I marked runes in those places.
    I later returned to green acres and was just running around when some dragon killed me. This was before the stuck feature that would teleport you to cities and so I had to page to get out of there.

    The counselor/gm that came said "Oh one sec.................k i'm back, I just had to put a mark on your account." When I asked why, he told me that it was a well known rule that green acres was off limits to players. I looked at the rules both in the game manual and on the website and find nothing mentioning green acres and it basically pissed me off enough to quit for a while and try EverQuest.

    I ended up giving my things to my brother and then I purposely got myself banned.
    This was also the time when they had introduced the "noto patch" in an effort to reduce pking. Back in the Great Lord/Dread Lord days, pks were usually red but then the Devs decided that they would allow blues to PK a certain number of people each day and still be able to remain blue. It was a stupid idea and backfired so badly that they later added Trammel.

    I did come back to UO after playing EverQuest but then I quit the official shards for good. I think AoS was what finally ended it.
     
  14. Cerebellum

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    Sorry, just watched this movie and couldn't resist.
     
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  15. Mercedies

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    I'd be disappointed if someone didn't post an Inigo Montoya meme!
    Lol
     
  16. RAVE GL

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    RAVE GL, RAVE MDK, Letheo, Shakes the Clown,
    bump to bring this back to life.
    Any new players from Great Lakes join recently?
     
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  17. Puritan/Bris

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    Puritan/Briseyda/Pythia/Binx
    who were you in BTH?
    were you in bth?
     
  18. Puritan/Bris

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    Did you start a guild with Dekon and either Bris/pythia called DC then H^I? before teaming up with BTH?
     

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