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20 Magery & Resist Shortage ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Airhaun, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Airhaun

    Airhaun Seasoned Veteran
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    Has anybody noticed a reduction in the drop rate of 120 Magery and Resisting Spell scrolls by chance? A buddy and myself have probably completed 60 (conservative estimate) spawns in the past 3 - 4 weeks and not a single 20 Magery or Resist. We do however have multiples of most other 20s, and we're 1 - 115 Magery away from binding a 120 (& 120 Resist).

    Very strange, is not consistent with usual drop rate so figured I'd take it to the masses.
     
    #1 Airhaun, Aug 18, 2012
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  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    I've never known the Magery scrolls to NOT be that much rarer than anything else. From the day Lake Austin opened in 2002, Magery scrolls have always cost 2-4 times as much as most other desirable scrolls, from rarity (though, I have to take friends' word on it for the first 5 months of the shard - but in those pre-transfer-token days, they were still trying to get all the scrolls to rebuild their characters from their old shard as AoS launched).

    Granted, I don't do Fel myself, but my friends and guildmates that do have always complained about the drop rate, even back in 2003 when I first started playing UO.
     
  3. Mr. Smither1

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    A know a group and one member got 3 120 magery in the last 2 days from doing about 20 spawns. The same guy got 2 Crown of Tal'Keesh and a swamp tile.
     
  4. Jason

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    I do 2-3 spawns a day, solo - with a toon protecting.
    after 2 months, havent had a mage or resist scroll.

    (and bugger all 20's)
     
  5. swroberts

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    I have solo'd many spawns in the last few years with a single 120 Magery to show for it. I really don't understand why the 120 Magery costs so much(unless it is simply for the rarity. Now I don't play a pure Magery char, but a Discord/Spellweaver/Mystic. The only reason I have magery at all is for the invisibility and recall. Unless I'm missing something, Magery as it currently stands is extremely weak and banished to a supporting role. The only importance for Magery would be to inscribing Scrapper's for extra Mods. Either way, the skill doesn't seem to support the 10-14 mil pricetag I see on the venders.
     
  6. Merus

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    The answer is simple... PvP
     
  7. cazador

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    How long has magery been banished?..I didn't get the memo
     
  8. puni666

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    The reason it costs so much is because the skill itself can be use as a defensive skill with out spending more skill points in wrestling/archery/or any other combat skill. Just equip a mage weapon and balance out the the -# Mage weapon with Magery Increase items. That's pretty important in pvp.
     
  9. MalagAste

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    Was his name Dark Knight???

    Sounds like my old friend... his luck was totally disgusting.
     
  10. NBG

    NBG Lore Master
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    Back when I was spawning, it was about every couple weeks to get a 120 magery to drop. I get 120 resist a lot.