1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

1st successful theft

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by The Mule, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. The Mule

    The Mule Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    87
    I went tot the star room the other night and had a great opportunity to take a ankh necklace but my trust worthy macro failed, I was unsuccessful and my target made a rather quick get away.

    I wandered around, it was late and no targets to be found.

    I get on today and head to the bacaroon and there is a some fella out on a solo quest... perfect.

    I sneak around letting him corner the thing and shadow jump in when hes doing a swing on all the rat spawn. Open his pack and there is a 120 chiv. Not the greatest of scrolls, but good enough for me.

    I use Detect Hidden to target the thing (I cant seem to get a knife or anything to work for last targtet) wait the skill timer and hit my steal target. "You have successfully stolen the item" I make a break for it, hit llama form and look behind me, theres no chase.

    Yoink, it is mine.

    I sneak back around head out through the keep and deposit my find into the bank.

    The Bacarron is still up lets go have a look what else he may get. I head back down into the pit and sneak around to get back into position. Seems he has called a red friend for some security. Lets see what he has. Blessed and insured, no luck. I head back to my original target and get detected, dead.

    Try again, get a rez, head back and get into position and another explorer is down there having a look. The red heads to chase him and kills him. I snoop his corps and nothing but some bandages. Not what I'm looking for. I head to my target again.

    Bacarron falls and the red protector cast invis on his friend, out of luck. They clear out and I start to gather some gold. All 6 other scrolls fall to the ground, nothing worthy of keeping. Make a couple trips back to the bank with gold...

    So first successful trip lands me 120 Chiv and 150K in gold. Not too bad.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
    Professional VIP Stratics Veteran Supporter Alumni Campaign Benefactor Alumni

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    8,023
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Dude! 120 on your first success is huge. Nicely done, sir.
     
  3. Tetricyde

    Tetricyde Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    1
    That's way better than my first success haha...

    I was in baracoon as well and I stole a 120 Magery...

    ...BUT...

    To document my first steal i took screenshot of "You have successfully stolen this item." then ran off to corner and hid while i loaded up MSPaint to save the image so i can could take the next screenshot...

    I switch back to UO to take a screenshot of the item in my pack and...

    ...I'm dead....

    :rant2::cursing::violin:

    I logged out in a fit a rage...

    :mf_prop:

    Tetricyde Of Pacific
     
  4. Mairut

    Mairut Guest

    When you mentioned no chase... I've had a lot of those recently in the starroom. Grab the item, take a couple of running steps...and no chase. Walk away and hide to wait until I can go through the stargate.

    But Congrats!! Very nice first steal :D
     
  5. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    If you're gonna use a skill to target items, maybe try arms lore. Last i checked, it has no skill timer.
     
  6. The Mule

    The Mule Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    87
    I just made my 2nd and 3rd steal. I so get this template and how you lot think its so much fun. Blackthorns Exemplar and 110 mage. I used my sword in pack on the 110 mage and it worked.

    Off to find another target.
     
  7. Touzoko

    Touzoko Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,584
    Likes Received:
    55
    Very well done! Congrats!
     
  8. Cruxshadow

    Cruxshadow Guest

    very nice steals man. you should do the arms/animal lore for your targeting. pretty short timer, and oyu dont have to search for an item to double click (like sword or dagger). another thing though, only use the target cursor if you want to wait for the steal(like if you see somehting good, but arent quite through perusing yet, put it on last target until you finish looking). but, if you see something awesome just want to steal and haul ass, just use the stealing skill and snap it up. i normally use 'last target' only when people are running around like crazy and i have to chase em, or if they have tons of stuff on them.
     
  9. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
    Professional VIP Stratics Veteran Supporter Alumni Campaign Benefactor Alumni

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    8,023
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Or use an UOA "use item" macro specifically for your knife. My macros look like this:

    F8 - Shadowjump
    F9 - Use Last Object (opens pack)
    F10 - Use Item (uses my knife)
    F11 - Steal + last target
     
  10. JamezC

    JamezC Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats dude that sounds like it was fun!

    - James
     
  11. Cruxshadow

    Cruxshadow Guest

    my macros:

    ~ animal form
    f1- shadowjump
    f2- steal
    f3- steal/last target
    f4- animal lore
    f5- screeeeen shoooooottttttt lol
    oh and alt+space for hiding

    everything else for my thief is just on screen, as the only things i really need for fast react are above. oh ya, and the ultimate clean get away? carry around a piece of invis clothing/jewlery. steal, pop on invis bracelt, gone...
     
  12. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
    Professional VIP Stratics Veteran Supporter Alumni Campaign Benefactor Alumni

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    8,023
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Screenshot ftw!
     
  13. Timothy_SP

    Timothy_SP Guest

    I find a Vet Reward Dye Tub works best for me. A tad on the heavy side, but it works well.
     
  14. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    I use a few different methods

    I sometimes tote a old unused V-Day card, other times I have a Mesanna's Cream Pie, Snow works, and if I know I have a bit I'll use Invoke Virtue - Valor. There are lots options personally I like the above because they all either have no item involved or are a 1 stone blessed item....