What's the real population of this server? Where are the 580 players?

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  1. jackwinters

    jackwinters New Member

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    Banks used to be a point of reunion with all sorts of people. Why are they all empty? where is everybody?

    I've been walking around, checking some neat house designs, but the owners are just standing there, doing nothing. Could somebody explain what's going on=?
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  3. jackwinters

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    did you use aprogram or something?
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    how do you know that?
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    A lot of people stay logged in all the time because it's not against the rules and time spent logged in earns platinum coins.

    There are a lot of active players about but it's not the whole 580 number that you see when you log in.
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    Cool people find one another.

    Not-cool people yell at brick walls... alone.
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    The hot spot is Ocllo bank. Ocllo island is the location of the new player program, which I highly recommend. If you'd like to join, go to Ocllo and type "[young" in-game to toggle your young status. If you're having trouble with that, please page a counselor for assistance.
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    Don't have much time to play lately but I stay logged in to collect plat and boost those numbers!
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  10. Daggoth

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    It'd be great of more people were interested in this gem of a game, and came to UOR as a result. Unfortunately many would rather play new games instead. It's pretty amazing to be a part of such a great server, and I'd say the question is: How can we attract more players?

    Maybe someone who is good at making vids should use all this wow expansion hype which seems to be focusing on PvP in that game to make a vid showcasing UOR. I know that's a stretch, but that seems like a somewhat appropriate audience. Title it Battle For Azeroth or UO Renaissance and showcase some cool PvP clips etc. Would probably get some hits.
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    A-HA! So, OP asks:
    "Where are the 580 players?"

    And...
    Do we need any other evidence of this quadrulti-clienting monster?!
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    I don't think i've ever ran around and not been able to find people. My friends and I have a comm crystals network at the Yew Bank, Yew Gate, Stormhold, Cove City Gates, Paws, etc.... Something that @Jupiter and @Ducky helped me setup. There's people coming through talking on those things all the time. People are out there playing. My journal is always spammed full of people yapping, buying, or stabling every time I sit down at the computer if i'm in the main listening post. Its all sorts of people, too. Not just the same few. I think you're just having bad luck or are playing at off times.

    P.S. Always looking for new spots to "network" in to.... :p
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    People enjoying their summer.
    New server to be has gained a lot of interest in the UO community.
    3 accounts per person so definitely not going to be 580 players running around.
    Players gain plat for being logged in, so players are often not at their computers while their accounts are up and running.
    Those numbers reflect accounts online, not player activity.
    With easy access to forums, IRC, Discord, people communicating and interacting at banks isn't what it was back in the day.
    Players have moved on from marketing their wares at banks. All done through Trade Forum and Trade Channel in IRC.
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    What is the new server to be?
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    Definitely not gonna name it here as it would be seen promoting another server. I like keeping up to date here and there on what's going on with the general Ultima community through UO reddit. I've learned things about old and new developments and it's how i discovered UOR.
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    I put her between 100-120.
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    Well Occlo bank is just full of zombies players macroing or collecting plat. Most of the times you see the same players in the same exact position, like a photo. Not that other banks are different.
    Imho it's better that he goes somewhere else if he wants to find someone that is really playing.
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  18. Daggoth

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    Yeah, or he could just get over the fact that it's 2018 and this iteration of UO is no longer in its peak for player counts.
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    We used to be able to eradicate those players and only the true active players would come back res'd! Unfortunately no longer the case :|
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    Lots of players stay AFK in their houses, many hidden. Only some afk at banks because theives will get anything in their bags. I’ve never snooped most of these players but I suspect they are mostly empty while AFK in town.

    And as others said, you earn rewards platinum by staying active, so people (like me) are almost always logged in 24/7. It also makes it easier and faster to refresh your house if you are standing in it logged in.

    For socializing many people use the official shard IRC and unofficial Discord channels rather than banks now.
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