New player questions

Discussion in 'Renaissance Discussion' started by Thorin, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Thorin

    Thorin Member

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    Hi there! I think I am going to give this server a try with my now teenage daughter. It will be her first time playing UO and it was this or UO second age. I have a few questions.

    1. Is there room on the shard for housing still?

    2. Is there a lot of toxicity out there? Are we likely to get repeatedly ganked the first time we hit Shame for some Earth Elementals?

    Thanks!
  2. Jill Stihl

    Jill Stihl Well-Known Member
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    1 - You can find spots to place up to a villa or so easily enough. Larger houses are trickier but outside of prime/unique spots they are cheap enough to buy on the trade forum.

    2 - This is by far one of the friendlier UO servers. There is the odd asshole but they are very much in a minority. I came here from UOSA and the general attitude here is much more positive.

    Welcome.

    Edit - Probably worth adding that I've got two younger kids playing here and they've had no problem other than seeing the odd bit of inappropriate language.
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  3. MikeK

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    Large houses are placeable, if you ask in discord some veteran players might know a spot or two. I know a few places where you can place a Lshaped two story.
    Some pks here will gate you out or res and give your regs back. The community here is super nice.
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  4. Thorin

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    Mike is there a place for a small keep anywhere?
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    Small stone tower you mean I assume? Yes plenty of smaller house plots open if you look.
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    no, you will have to save up money and buy a small keep from a player.
    It’s a good goal to work towards.
  7. Thorin

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    What do those run normally? Small keeps?
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    Keeps will run you 5mil+ depending on location.
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    Yeah Keeps and Castles/Forts are the exception to the cheap housing rule.
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    Also, as of the last time statistics were published, there were only 4 small keeps on the server. They don't have courtyards, hence almost everyone prefers large keeps (which take up no extra room but provide more room space in lieu of empty and inaccessible grass areas, with a door leading to the back "garden").

    Even if you don't want a courtyard, there's an option in the house sign to turn off its functionality. Hence the only reason to get a small keep, other than some kind of aesthetic preferences, would conceivably be if there were a precisely located rock blocking placement. Even in that case, I'm not sure if that's how ti works.
  11. Crisco-Pjoe

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    1. I've been able to place several small houses and I see room for small to mediums all the time.

    2. My experience here has been completely positive. I've played on a handful of other free servers and this by far has the best community.
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