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Companion Application:

Discussion in 'New Player Questions & Companion Help' started by Shane, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    We have revamped the Companion System here and are now accepting applications for new Companions. We decided to do it over the forums here due to the overwhelming response we received over http://discord.uoforever.com.

    Please respond to this post with the following:


    Character Name:


    How long have you played Ultima Online?


    How long have you played UO:Forever?


    Why do you want to be a companion?


    What do you have to offer as a companion?
     
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  2. Tantreghan

    Tantreghan Grandmaster

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    Miss AlyraArcana

    Played in 99-01 i think

    Played UOF for almost 7 years

    Ive helped people on UOF for several years. Enjoy helping and am good at it. Have played almost every play style the game offers.

    i can offer all my uof experience...which already includes over 3 years as companion previously :)

    thank you :)
     
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  3. Jozack

    Jozack Neophyte

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    I've played UO, on and off, since it's release.

    Been at UO:Forever for 3 years.

    I enjoy assisting others to get acclimated to UOF. Player retention is paramount.

    My love for the game, and particularly, UO:Forever
     
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  4. Tapecaster

    Tapecaster Novice

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    Knifer, Nycatha, Beorne, TheScienceGuy, ThePianoMan, Guy With Hammer
    Character Name: Beorne and (Tapecaster) on http://discord.uoforever.com


    How long have you played Ultima Online? I played from 2001 to 2005 originally.


    How long have you played UO:Forever? I have played on UO Forever for just over 5 years and served as a companion for a year before this revamp.


    Why do you want to be a companion? The main reason I want to be a companion is for young player retention on the server. UO can be very overwhelming, especially to players who have never played before. Giving help and advice early on, greatly increases the chances of young players staying on the shard and becoming contributing players to the UO Forever experience. But, whether a new or old player, a sense of community and people to talk to and play with early on is essential.


    What do you have to offer as a companion? A positive, helpful attitude. I love this shard, and want to get others to love it too. I have mentored many youngs, even before I was a companion, many who still play today. I think the key is offering youngs endless help, advice, and companionship, and making sure not to take away what makes the game fun for them but encouraging it. I do not pretend that I know everything about the game, but I will find the answer and do everything I can to help. I think I have a good reputation of being helpful, friendly, and fair. While I do not play in a big guild, I have a good history and reputation with a majority of players and vets.
     
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  5. Ultima

    Ultima Apprentice

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    off and on for the last 10-15 years


    about 3.5 years


    I have been a companion for the last 7 months or so and i have really enjoyed it. Before i was a companion i would always help the new players that I've seen running around or if they asked a question, i was more than willing to help. Having the Companion title makes it easier for me to find these newer players. Back when i started playing UOF a player helped me out by giving me 50k and answering a few of my questions as this was the first free to play server that i joined. Every time i see a new player i think about that moment and how nice it was to have someone help me get started here. I would like to be a companion so i can help out the newer players and give them that initial boost that they may need starting out so we can ensure that UOF continues to grow and keep our new players!


    What do you have to offer as a companion?
    I have many resources i like to offer to young players to help get them going here. Doesn't matter if thats gold/armor/regs/runebooks or just advice on how to get started here. I also am very knowledgeable about the different playing styles that UOF offers. If there is a question that I do not know the answer to i have tons of connections here in the UOF community that i can reach out to. Over the past few years I have became well known throughout UOF and have built a solid relationship with most of the 'big players' here. I believe that i have a lot to offer to our new players and I really just enjoy helping players in general.
     
  6. Hizenburg

    Hizenburg Adept

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    been on uof for 5 years



    Couldnt tell you how many years all together ive played uo..
     
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  7. Tahuk

    Tahuk Apprentice

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    Tahukan

    How long have you played Ultima Online?
    on and off since 2003

    How long have you played UO:Forever?
    since july 2014

    Why do you want to be a companion?
    I was formerly a companion and enjoyed the interactions that it involves. As i said in my previous application, i feel like i studied and engaged in most systems of the game to a point where its just inside my mind as easily accessible information. I surely didnt reach max level on everything but im honestly tired of grinding (just not that type of player and have done my fair share over the years lol). So helping new people get stablished seduces me to keep going. I love talking about UO mechanics and since i play here for so long and exclusively... the custom UOF ruleset that we currently have really become my standard UO ruleset.

    What do you have to offer as a companion?
    Well, apart from what i said above which kinda answer that question as well... i think the most unique ability i can bring to the companion guild is being able to bridge through language barriers including english, spanish and portuguese.
    I can say as a brazilian uo player, that most portuguese speakers dont know english as i do, and usually come from brazilian servers which play in T2A rule set on sphere servers, so they work totally different and understanding the systems of both UO:R and UOF exclusives in a different language can be tough.
    I honestly think i helped directly in the retention of that playerbase as small as it may be... either in my guild (LosBR) or in others that they have chosen to be a part of.
     
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  8. Decreamos

    Decreamos Grandmaster

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    Character Name: Oakland/WIz/Mad Dog Mattis


    How long have you played Ultima Online? Since December 2000



    How long have you played UO:Forever? I started on the third day of the server.


    Why do you want to be a companion? I feel a personal satisfaction when helping someone learn this game. UO is the game I have ALWAYS fallen back to. I can still recall the first time I died in UO and I didn't even know you could be rezd so I deleted my character and made a new one. I wish someone had been able to help my ignorant self at the time. This game requires a special kind of player and I feel like my personal experiences in life as someone who deals with people daily, and in this game as someone who has played for years, would translate well into assisting our new players.


    What do you have to offer as a companion? Experience. Patience. Humor. I'm very familiar with the game world and feel confident in my ability to ELI5 (explain it like i'm five) to new people. Most people come and go because of the enormous amount of content in UO. I feel confident I can be a beacon, a guidance, and an upbeat personality to help our new players feel welcome and a contributing player of our economy.
     
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  9. Kyain

    Kyain Master

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    Cyain / Kyain / Seaductress


    How long have you played Ultima Online?
    Originally a beta tester, played OSI a bit past t2a. Came back 2 years ago

    How long have you played UO:Forever?
    2 years so far

    Why do you want to be a companion?
    I already catch flack for picking up strays in guild. I do enjoy helping new players or even players that have been around for awhile and are missing direction. I've taken some who had played before I even joined and given advice/tactics/assistance to get them to levels they previously thought was unobtainable to them. The sense of helping people or teaching has always appealed to me, and has never felt like a chore in all the time I've played. I'd also like to do my part and ensure that the server grows by keeping new players, while retaining the current player base.

    What do you have to offer as a companion?
    Knowledge of economy, mechanics, assistant programs and the game overall. In just over 1 year I was able to build 2 tamers, finish a dragon/steed, finish a spider, buy a 30 x 30 and even more. I like putting people on successful paths as it feels like an extension of my own success. Obviously that also helps the newcomer realize that they can in fact compete even though they've joined 6+ years after the launch of the server.
     
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  10. Sam Sedghi Sendani

    Sam Sedghi Sendani Master

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    Character Name: Housie


    How long have you played Ultima Online? 20 years


    How long have you played UO:Forever? 3 years


    Why do you want to be a companion? I have all characters and things in game, I wanna go to next level, such as being a companion.


    What do you have to offer as a companion? Page 1 dueller, max meta dragon, how to get em and chill with em together with other players.
     
  11. Stuart

    Stuart Master

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    Character Name:

    Macias


    How long have you played Ultima Online?

    Since the beginning...


    How long have you played UO:Forever?

    A few days after launch


    Why do you want to be a companion?

    I was a companion previously

    What do you have to offer as a companion?

    Vast knowledge of game mechanics and naturally helpful demeanor
     
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  12. kamster

    kamster New Member

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    Character Name: James Herriot


    How long have you played Ultima Online? played in the late 90's early 2000's for several years


    How long have you played UO:Forever? a little over a year


    Why do you want to be a companion? Lots of folks helped me when i first got back into playing. It is fun to help folks succeed at the game


    What do you have to offer as a companion? a helping hand so people enjoy the game and then stay around rather than get mad or frustrated and leave
     
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  13. Skinner

    Skinner New Member

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    Skinner, Shoeless Steve, HAL NineThousand
    Character Name:
    Joe-Exotic

    How long have you played Ultima Online?
    2000-2007

    How long have you played UO:Forever?
    242 days

    Why do you want to be a companion?
    I genuinely enjoy helping out new people and trying to pass along the same courtesy that was given to me when I started on UO Forever. While young (before a GM revoked my young status for being GM meditation and almost Glorious Lord), someone gave me a check for 150k while hunting/grinding in Despise for no reason other than to help me start out. I was stoked. I have wanted to pass that along to anyone else I can help. I have helped out characters both young and experienced just to extend the help I was given to others.

    What do you have to offer as a companion?
    I'm mature, I genuinely enjoy helping out, and it is hilarious role playing with my character. I chose this character specifically because he is my crafter and I can help give young characters basic GM weapons and armor to start into the game. Enough to get them moving, keep them plugged into coming back, but not spoil them to where they expect everything for free. I am not a bank sitter and have no intention of being one. I'm here to have fun and add some character to the game.
     
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  14. Kyain

    Kyain Master

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    any updates on this?
     
  15. spudd

    spudd Grandmaster

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    Played maybe a day or two on Baja but I was too young to get the concept and didn't really care to learn.

    Played UOF since maybe a month after Launch.

    I have wanted to be a companion for years but never really applied. Most recently (as Ive spoken with Shane and Skye) I had my nephew planning. Being 12 and knowing no one that plays was very hard for him. I played on a different time frame than he did and it was a struggle trying to help him. I had asked if the companion system could be implemented or even the NEW guild to come back so he could have people to talk to and learn together with. I am definitely excited for this to be coming back!!

    I'm built up to where I don't need much in game and thus that allows me a lot of free time to help people. I am constantly helping others with small things such as a gate somewhere or more elaborate things such as helping to set up hot keys (or youtube suggestions on where to look) I try not to overly "spoil" whomever I am helping so that they can also learn to be self sufficient but still know that they have the support.
    I've played all play styles and can offer my experience and also i'm not shy about asking for help if i don't know the answer.


    Thanks for the consideration ;)
     
  16. Skye Wolfbane

    Skye Wolfbane Governor of Trinsic

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    I have recently been named lead companion, however, a restart is required before I can have the ability to add companions. As soon as that happens, I'll be in touch with those who applied.
     
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  17. Decreamos

    Decreamos Grandmaster

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    I was never contacted :(
     
  18. Ultima

    Ultima Apprentice

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    Also looking for an update!
     

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