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Archive for June, 2004

Killrans Story

Hi Folks,

Just thought I would take a minute and reflect on some things at my 6-month SI anniversary. As a preface, I was ready to quit UO at the end of last year. I had been playing since 1999, mostly a fisherman, crafters and a lich-killer, and was ready to quit. I read about spawns on Stratics and decided to go find one and see what they were all about. Fortunately I ran into Tara and not Soulless, and Tara took the time to tell me about spawns and mentioned SI. I had never joined a guild and had no intention of joining one, but it sounded interesting. Later that night I asked my UO next-door neighbor of many years Silver about SI (she was also in SI, and has unfortunately recently disappeared from the game.)

Well not knowing what to expect (and ready to quit the game altogether) I applied and was accepted into the Recruit program. I died, a lot. But was truly blown away by the generosity and good fellowship of SI. I made it through and with six months of active SI membership have the following observations…

SI are good people. It is rare in life much less an online community to find such a great group of people. Without exception I can say that every person I have met in SI would be someone I would happily count as a friend.

SI is a large group. I have a great respect for Cy and the folks that freely donate the (often great amount of) time it takes to keep SI humming along. I know from experience how hard it is to keep a large and diverse group on point, keep folks working together, and most importantly, keep it fun for everyone.

UO in a guild is a whole different game than UO without a guild. I don’t know how I lasted so long unguilded, perhaps the mindless mining of ingots for hours was a good escape from the more hectic aspects of life. I do know that I am enjoying UO more than I did even the very first day back in 1999. I am not sure if it is being able to share in the fun with others or the confidence that comes with being able to count on your guildmates at any time and anywhere. I do know tackling a Pain spawn with a bunch of guildmates while under attack by a hostile guild is a LOT more fun than mining ingots (or fishing up MIBs for that matter.)

Spawns are fun, PvP can be fun. Six months ago I had never spawned and had been to Fellucca once (ok, maybe twice.) I had no idea how to PVP, and my PvM skill were pretty pathetic as well. I had never done a quest, and had no idea what a virtue gump was. Well SI certainly changed all that – after learning quickly that if you are not dying once in a while you’re missing out, I have discovered a whole new UO. The PvP classes have given me confidence fighting others, the RC process skills fighting more and more powerful creatures than I could have ever gained on my own. Now when I see an enemy Red or a group of liches I jump in with a “Huzzah!” (sure beats running away or standing there waiting to die Smile )

Did I mention SI are good people?

So, to sum it up, thanks. Thanks for making UO fun again. Thanks for the friendship, the boundless generosity, the sharing of wisdom, the great comraderie.

By Killran of SI

Kronic Story

Da Kronic Killa’s Story:

I just joined SI about a month ago now and couldn’t be more happy this is the first guild I have been in where I feel like I fit in I love the interaction between the members and all the help that they offer I was in one big guild before this one and they screwed me around hugely the got a few really good ps’s from me like a 115 ei and a 115 Magery a 25 and 20 stat u probably asking how they got those from me well I figured they are guild mates why wouldn’t they return the favor ha ya right its h2o for crying out loud but I didn’t know that h2o (D*A) was like that well I do now.

I was almost going to quit the game all together after that because at that point I was only a 4 month old player fully newbed out and they just turned around and screwed me so I decided to not give up because it is just a game. what did I do I made a pvp chr for what the sole purpose of kicking h2o’s a$$’s and I did just that I made my fencer and I am happy with them and I also have a few people to thank for making my chr that much better. I had never gotten that kind of help except for my rl friend that plays rage’n rod who is also a recruit now Smile

well I have a habit of rambling and my post tend to not make sense if they get to long so I guess what I am trying to say is thanks to everyone that has helped me so far and that I am very happy with the way things are going now. granted I need to work on my chrs but that will come in time. it is definitely nice having a group of people in the game that u can trust because I got scammed so many times for trusting people was going to say screw it but you guys have shown me that there are good people in this game not just myself I have done whatever I can to try and help people because I know what it is like starting with nothing unfortunately not many of the vets do because they have been here since day 1 and have hella arty’s or items ect. so to everyone out there that reads this and those that don’t keep up the good work and thank you very much I wont forget it and I will continue to do what I can to help those in need.

P.S. I owe one person a great amount of thx and that is ghostraider he has been there for me since day one he got me into this great community and for that I thank him. I know one day I will be able to return the favor! Smile TYVM

Da Kronic Killa <==>~~~~

Mercs Story

I played LS for 4 yrs and after a friend of mine got hacked (his house my contents) I was like why bother? Besides I was bored out of my mind then a friend told me to come to Baja so I thought, what the heck, after getting my 1st char all gm’d here some ppl I met like Midian and Angelina said join SI.. I had never spawned before and HATED reds with a passion.. But I thought ok I will try this.. my first spawn I wasn’t even in recruitment process I just went to see if I would like it ..first thing that happened was I got killed by a SI red .. and I laughed first time for that too getting pk’d and laughing did I mention I HATED reds heheh.. But I had a great time spawning .. So I decided to put in my application .. Everyone was awesome I have never met so many wonderful ppl on this game Even Cy (though he had me scared to death of him for several months).. LOL… But now almost a year later I am on the RC . Council and still having the best time in my 5 yrs of UO life…


Mercedes -SI Council