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Nozgo
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Hail and well met!

Post by Nozgo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Hail Peeps!,
Just checking out POL for the first time. I was a long time RunUO guy, and had a few homebrew shards running for the fam back in the day. Watching it go away was sad for me. Been a few years since I have tried, but the kids are getting older and they want me to set an LBR shard up for them and their friends to play on. So, I registered with ServeUO, and here. I have the oldest in Uni for coding and he is gonna give me a hand setting one up. We are gonna be checking out which is easiest to get the old school feel and weapon properties working on. It doesn't have to be "Era-perfect", but just close enough will be fine. No new crapola, just pre-AOS. Anyone try something similar that can tell me which would be easiest/fastest? I know it will take time, I just want to waste as little as possible.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice!

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Re: Hail and well met!

Post by Yukiko » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 pm

Hail!
I have been involved with POL for over 12 years. I am going to brutally honest. In general, between POL and ServUO, ServUO is the easiest to get up and running from download to running server. I do not know about configuring it for a specific UO expansion.

Now if that didn't send you running to start a ServUO shard let me say I think POL is more flexible and versatile than ServUO. eScript, the language the scripts are written in, is easier to understand and learn than C#, the language ServUO uses for its scripting language. POL has extensive documentation of the functions and objects you need to write effective scripts. The Classic Distro is probably the version you will want to use for an LBR shard. Go get the POL Configurator which can be found in the POL Tools forum and that will allow you to easily configure POL prior to running it. You should be able to have POL up and running in about 20 minutes.

If you need any help feel free to ask.
Sincerely,
Yukiko

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Re: Hail and well met!

Post by Yukiko » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:34 pm

I should add that even though the Classic Distro is written to be Time of Legends compliant it does not have any of the new stuff past AoS added. It does have some of the new mounts but that is about it. No ninja NPCs or items from the newer expansions. It is "compliant" only in so far as it works with the latest client.
Sincerely,
Yukiko

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