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88,888 bucklers, really?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Miriandel, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Miriandel

    Miriandel Seasoned Veteran
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    I would like to get my warrior the mace and shields glasses, so off the library I went!

    I need 800,000 collaborative points, each buckler yields 9 points, so I need to craft 88,888 bucklers.
    Do I?
    Seriously...

    Is bucklers the right method of getting the points?
    How is it humanly possible to craft that many bucklers without going insane (assuming you stop sleeping to gather the ore...)?
    How are we supposed to bring those truckloads of bucklers from the forge to the library?

    If I throw 125 bucklers at the head of the warrior collector, is the librarian going to tell me to hush?

    BLANGBALANGBALANGBLANG in your face!

    What did I miss here?
     
  2. S_S

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    Ya I did it this way years ago, and it sucked! Then my hubby wanted a pair too...
     
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  3. Rashad [FwD]

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    hidden gold sink? much easier to buy them.. convert gold to points.. or buy them off a vendor ( though that doesnt take gold out of the system.. )
    I did the bazillion buckler method once.. took days and days.. and this was before the 'make max' option on the crafting menu..

    look at it like this, can you gather the 8mil or whatever it takes to buy a set in the time it would take you to make the 88,888 bucklers + gather the ore?
    ilsh champ spawns look pretty appealing when you figure all that crafting... unless you're just a sadist. ;)
     
  4. Warpig Inc

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    50 point Minax versions that are not human glasses
     
  5. Anakena

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    No need to craft them. It is cheaper to buy them from a NPC shop. Once you buy the original 20 in a NPC, the NPC will restock with a double amount (takes like 20 minutes). You can raise a NPC stock up to 999. It is still tedious but it is faster and cheaper. I also used UOAssist (2D client) to donate the shield in the Library (takes a few seconds to donate them all).​
     
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  6. Miriandel

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    Ok, I know what I have to do now :)
     
  7. Theo_GL

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    Well, the Dev team was worried about scripters getting mace and shield by turning in shields so they tried to combat is by requiring MORE shields by dropping their point values.
    Thus it made it MORE of a scripters paradise because who in the hell would carry 88,888 shields?

    I've asked for YEARS for them to fix the collections. Let people turn in valuable things (like crafting essances or something for 5k each) to keep the value but not make it a scripting affair. Something you could hunt and then turn in. That and they need to make the gold value per point equal to the items. So either turn in items (88,888 shields costs like 4 mil) or give equal gold. Instead of 12m gold - cut the points in half and make it 6m. So turn in 4-5m of items or 6m in gold. HUGE HUGE gold sink and much more useful.

    This is a completely SIMPLE change for the dev team and something that we reinvigorate the collections.

    Let us turn in champ spawn skulls for 10k points for example.
     
  8. G.v.P

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    I don't think the gold should be reduced because there really needs to be something people can waste their money doing, and those collections represent a solid investment over doing the other tasks at hand. I'm all for making the crafting portion of it more sensible, though, scripting be damned. But the thing is, on the other side of things, people have so much money that there's a contingent that wants checks larger than 1 mil just to save item slot space.
     
  9. Amber Witch

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    And I'm betting you didn't hand your husband a couple of ingots and tell him to have at it and see you in 6 months did you? :p
    You're a good person!
     
  10. Goodmann

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    88,888 is the same number of medusa you have to kill before you get a slither. that must be there magic number
     
  11. petemage

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    Also, you might better sell the ingots required to make 88k bucklers and go buy battle axes from NPCs in bulk. In battle axes, you invest something like 1m or 2m. Still requires to go to the library each 100 axes. I gave up at like 200k points and it remains at this point until today.
     
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  12. Ludes

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    I'm working on getting those glasses myself.. what a pain!
     
  13. Ludes

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    I'm working on getting those glasses myself.. what a pain!
     
  14. Leather Lucy

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    I've been handing in Spellbooks to Roderick the Mage for that long, I've genuinely forgotton what the 800000 glasses are. I only hand a few bagfulls (when in a Spellbook making mood) in at a time and as you can imagine at 10 points a go I've been at it for (literally) years lol. I'd actually forgotton the point of it until I read this post.
     
  15. Leather Lucy

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    Turns out I'm actually getting there! Glasses.JPG Glasses.JPG
     
  16. The Craftsman

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    Read this thread. Just one of the hundreds of things that is wrong with UO today. Is this really how its meant to be??? Really ???
     
  17. Ender

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    I did 4 solo runs yesterday, I think possibly for the first time solo. No drops then a Slither on 4th run.

    I don't know how many I did back before my several year long break but it wasn't THAT many.