[Aug 05 2018 14:41:27] Red Squirrel: I have way more time to do stuff than I had back then, but half the motivation. :P
[Aug 05 2018 14:41:01] Red Squirrel: Yeah was just going from memory, I know it's over 10. 2006 was opening actually, crazy. We closed for about a year but yeah safe to say a good 12 years. I would have been in college.
[Aug 04 2018 15:10:14] dprantl: Nah, more than 10 years... my account is 4201 days old
[Jul 29 2018 23:47:54] Red Squirrel: Wow that's some crazy time for account age! Shard has been around for about 10 years now... pretty crazy when I think about it
[Jul 29 2018 23:47:14] Red Squirrel: Yeah seems for some reason the shard crashes now and then because it loses connection to the DB and when it does crash, it loses a bunch of tables. So basically all items, mobiles, accounts, or guilds, or combination of those.
[Jul 29 2018 23:46:36] Daelan: Thx Squirrel just looking at the age of my account I think my oldest Char is "2903" days old or 7.95 Years Meh might as well round up to 8. Came here when GGKTHX inviyed me to come play here he was someeone I played UO with from almost Beta with. First clan with him COW then also Death Jesters across every shard there was, he and I made sure noone else could use the Guild name we were in. He was Queen Metalica, I played suMYounHoe, Pking On Hokuto shard. I still love playing from time to time . THX Again Squirrel
[Jul 29 2018 23:30:21] Daelan: BAH WOOT !! My Lil Keep is there again.
[Jul 29 2018 23:29:01] Daelan: I blame Lizza and Geoff. LOL
[Jul 29 2018 23:27:55] Daelan: Yeah I love still to hop on run around kill a few things maybe a boss or two. Yeah was shocked, all houses were gone and no NPC in the towns, well some in Haven. I dropped down to just my one home in the game In fel north of Minoc Over to the west by the cave to the Lost lands. just my Lil Keep filled with all my goodies (My poor little fishes in my tanks flopping on the ground and starving for oxygen)
[Jul 29 2018 15:57:16] Red Squirrel: Ok it's back! Restored DB from Fri Jul 27 01:00:27 EDT 2018. I really need to figure out what's causing this. Like I have a very general idea, but there are actual safeguards to prevent it and it's still happening.
[Jul 29 2018 15:46:27] Red Squirrel: I really need to figure out this database issue. I don't get it, it was fine before and nothing changed, but now it seems to do this all the time.
[Jul 29 2018 15:45:30] Red Squirrel: Wait, what? that's not right. Going to check.
[Jul 29 2018 02:30:58] Daelan: Ouch all 3 accounts and chars are gone? popped in and everyones houses are gone?
[Jun 13 2018 19:33:45] Red Squirrel: We don't really have plans to spend much time coding big systems anymore, we're just keeping it running so people can still come when they want to. We may do small changes and events here and there but nothing major.
[Jun 13 2018 19:33:03] Red Squirrel: There's too much customizations, I don't want to start over. It's never going to happen, and a wipe is never going to happen either. I had posted asking what people think for fun, but have no intention on doing it.
[Jun 13 2018 17:32:07] ninja2007: Red on a serious note, im MORE then willing to get the shard updated even if we have to use start over from a New core. i have majority of it done, i dont want to be GM or anything i want to give all the people that come back and check out the shard to see if anything has happened. i mean me you and death could easily work on it and get it going again together this shard was alot of peoples home. lets try to get it updated and remake it our home again if you want you can always PM me i check periodically or just email me.
[Jun 06 2018 12:14:52] Red Squirrel: Actually it looks like we did lose network connectivity between 1:08am and 1:34am or so. Shard stayed up (no crash) but network went down.
[Jun 06 2018 12:13:10] Red Squirrel: No should be up.
[Jun 06 2018 10:19:51] Ixxie: Are we offline? :(
[May 25 2018 10:56:02] Red Squirrel: It would also be incremental so the scroll would only give you like +10 at a time
[May 25 2018 10:54:57] Red Squirrel: Yeah I would never make it unlimited, but maybe raise it to like 1,000 or something but it would be very hard to do. I'm thinking a special scroll that's only available on a rare traveling vendor or something
[May 24 2018 08:21:21] Ixxie: NO skill cap is dumb. 900ish skill cap is neat though :D
[May 01 2018 10:49:40] Red Squirrel: I do eventually want to update client but that's a huge undertaking too. There's been so many packet changes over the years. I attempted a while back and gave up. Our shard is too customized now, I can't just copy and paste stuff.
[May 01 2018 10:49:09] Red Squirrel: That's a pretty big project, I don't plan on doing that any time soon, I want to avoid big systems. Though we could perhaps add an item that is blessed which can take or dispense gold. Basically like a portable bank but just for gold.
[Apr 30 2018 22:48:33] Lumpy Pickle: i dont know why but i have so much trouble with your client but none with the others ive got 3 different versions of the game on my computer and this is the only one that gives me hell to log onto
[Apr 30 2018 22:21:33] Lumpy Pickle: yeah all the freeshards went with a ledger system the files already exist in the github or the other site with the large library
[Apr 30 2018 20:23:25] Death: Ya, OSI has account based gold. No more gold/checks, it's just added to your account total when you drop it in the bank. A client update would be required to get the trade gumps up to date to allow that.
[Apr 30 2018 18:04:01] Lumpy Pickle: i guess even osi has gone to gold ledgers is this correct and can we get it here?
[Apr 29 2018 23:28:36] Lumpy Pickle: well when you get time hit me up i got ideas ive played on every freeshard there is :) i miss aov
[Apr 29 2018 19:23:11] Lumpy Pickle: one shard has items that have between 100-350 on hp dex and int making it so you have more hit points to fight what would be impossible mobs and makes it possible but not easy and also socketing items with skills like discord parry tactics anatomy healing and such
[Apr 29 2018 19:21:05] Lumpy Pickle: im just having fun on shards with no skill cap and i wish it was here it opens up what you can do with custom mobs and drops also
[Apr 29 2018 13:07:47] Red Squirrel: There's actually some stuff I've been wanting to do, just have not really taken the time to do it. I need to do some tweaks to the storage system, mostly back end stuff. Shard keeps crashing and I keep having to restore DB.
[Apr 29 2018 13:06:51] Red Squirrel: Considering how dead the shard is... it's almost tempting to make a drastic change of that nature tbh.
[Apr 28 2018 16:33:06] Lumpy Pickle: squirrel unlimited skill cap ??? ehhh is it time?
[Feb 17 2018 21:40:37] Red Squirrel: Haha yeah there's lot of stuff that I always found annoying too when I played, which is why I fixed it here. :P Lot of admin/GM stuff too... like some commands and what not. Even simple stuff, like being able to use [link to link teleporters and moongates together.
[Feb 17 2018 21:09:03] ggkthx: I can't think of anything specific right now, but we were playing somewhere else and I kept asking him "Does X work like this or is that just on Valor?" and it was always "no, its shitty here, that was just on Valor." Damn it.
[Feb 17 2018 21:06:41] ggkthx: There's so many UO mechanics that are tedious and stupid that are better here. And the custom items (and mobs) make AOV a lot better/more fun than vanilla UO.
[Feb 17 2018 20:36:13] Death: That's great to hear. What in particular brings you back to AOV specifically?
[Feb 15 2018 17:09:28] Shanks: yeah more and more i play other servers and i find myself back here. i swear i make new accounts everytime i come back just to get that UO experience lol.
[Feb 14 2018 02:56:25] ggkthx: :( This remains by far the best UO server I've ever played on, but with a ton of other games to play, etc, no real time or motivation to play on it by myself
[Dec 16 2017 20:17:51] Death: An corp?
[Dec 16 2017 04:37:43] Red Squirrel: This place sure has died in past few months.
[Nov 09 2017 16:51:51] Lumpy Pickle: razor and steam both have the same option
[Nov 09 2017 11:51:56] dprantl: You are using razor though right? You're sure Razor is pointing to the client install on the flash drive?