|2020/11/27 07:49, Breaux:||edited 3x |
|This is so incredibly sad to hear.
I remember him as Ugurz, plain and simple. In my book, he has undisputable GOAT status when it comes to mastering the pure scout class and he is one of the most underrated PKers we have ever had.
I remember back in the day when Bagger was playing, might have been 10-15 yrs ago. It was during one of my hiatus, and we were hanging out IRL. We started talking about MUME and he mentioned that he was playing scout and studying Ugurz, or almost like taking lessons from Ugurz in how to play scout. I remember this, because I have known Bagger almost all my life and it was (still is) soooo out of character for Bagger to say something like this. At that point Bagger was definitely one of the best players out there and he knew it. Bagger NEVER EVER EVER looked up to anyone but maybe himself. And also, Bagger's playstyle could not be more different from Ugurz's, particularly when it came to their scout playstyle.
I remember dismissing Bagger's comment a bit jokingly, but he persisted, saying that Ugurz just played the class in a completely different way. He said he was incredibly patient - he could wait stalking his victim for an hour IRL to find the perfect time to shove that dagger up the spine. He was meticulously careful about where he laid his tracks, or showing himself. He was incredibly diligent and knew the exact perfect places to hide, watch from, or track at. And he was prepared with fresh venom, or arachnia (as the case may have required) at the right time. Of course, Bagger turned out to be right, and although it probably took me years to realise/see for myself, I eventually started agreeing with him on Ugurz' excellency.
I think he never got much credit for what he did on Ugurz, simply because it wasn't regarded as the most fun of playstyles. But he really was a master at his craft, and he was extremely efficient. He (probably) has the longest #1 warlord reign of all time within mume (not just scouts) and at that point the game was more active than today. He got to Level 100 not by exping like some of us did, but purely through PK. He continued on after 100 (unlike no other player) which is a testament to how much he enjoyed that character. Jim really was at one with Ugurz.
I hope the management puts a statue of Ugurz in Narag's cave, or renames the description of Narag to something like Narag, the disciple of Ugurz (renaming Narag itself wouldn't do Ugurz justice). He has given this game a lot, and it would be nice to give something back.
I hope his family can take some solace in the fact that the countless hours he spent playing MUME, he was doing something he loved and something that he went on to master.