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A few easy Q's

Discussion in 'UHall' started by omgmir, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. omgmir

    omgmir Guest

    1) Logging on one of my new chars every day gives the message "You are too young to get a gift". Logging on an older char on my old server gives this gump:


    What is this? Is it per char or per account? Like I don't want to claim it on my old server and then find out I can only receive it once.

    2) Why can't I use all the house upgrade options when I have the SA? Doesn't buying SA enable all previous expansions?


    3) If I equip an item with +stats if I am still raising the skill, which level is it considered at for gains. Like if have 50 taming but I have +25 from jewelry does the game consider my skill at 50 or at 75 when rewarding gains? What happens if I go over the cap +skills will I stop gaining? Like if I have 80 skill and +25 puts me over my 100 cap can I still gain?

    4) Why doesn't the buff bar in the EC show what things are when you hover over them? Like if I hover over something in classic client it shows 'Magic Reflection' or 'You are currently hiding' or whatever but in EC.. nothing.

    Thanks for any help
  2. Liquid_Ape

    Liquid_Ape Guest

    1) When age of shadows came out every character on an account got a gift. If you have never taken that gift on a particular character that was around back then, you may still get this gump. I still get it on one of my characters. Your character may have been played in game for a certain amount of time, I am not sure, but on a different character I made recently, I get the "you are too young to receive a gift" message.

    2) There was a certain add on - cant remember exactly, but even if you upgrade to Stygian Abyss, you do not get access to certain tiles and walls for house customization unless you bought that particular upgrade 8th anniversary? Maybe 9th? Not quite sure.

    3)If you have the +25 taming thing on, you gain as if you had your base taming +25. This is why its good to hold one of those -29 magery wands or items when working magery. It makes it easier to gain. If you, for example, have a cap of 100 and a base of skill of 75 and wear +25 items, you will show 100, but I am 99% sure you can still gain. Not sure of the rate however.

    4.) No clue, I don't use the EC

    These are just my thoughts, I am sure others who are more knowledgeable will correct any glaring errors. I just figured some information is better than none. Good luck!
  3. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Sep 1, 2006
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    1) I think that is one of these. I chose a sash on a couple characters. It is per character not per account, but probably a causal relationship with a step function applied based on the character age. A new character made shouldn't receive it.

    3) A skill gain check occurs based on the increased skill. So if 100 then no gains will occur unless you get a power scroll. The gain occurs with a check relative to the max limit.

    4) not sure. I cannot even find the buff bar in the EC. You may try enabling Detailed hotbar tooltips in the User Settings. Let me know how to find the buff bar. I can only use the EC for crafting because of not understanding the EC like you pointed out. They should have made a bubble on the health status bar like the classic client.


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  4. omgmir

    omgmir Guest

    Ahh, yeah I have a few of those AoS clothing pieces on my really old chars, I had forgotten about those. Weird though i'm getting the 'too young to get gift' message on chars I just created this week, I thought that was something you only received on chars that existed back then.

    The buff bar in EC is right below your hp/mana/stam bar, default top left corner of the screen. Looks like this:


    As you can see in this shot I have magic reflect and invis on, but if I put cursor over either of them it says nothing.
  5. a slave girl

    Stratics Veteran

    Aug 14, 2008
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    #1. Age of Shadows free gift, all active chars got once choice. The item will have the name of the character that is allowed to select it on the item, the item will be blessed, and you will be allowed to choose a phrase pertaining to your character and the Age of Shadows expansion that will also be included on the item you choose.

    The items came in some colors that were rare ingame at the time, but are less rare now due to certain events.

    Now that we have half aprons and footwear and robes and shrouds with mods on them, it's tough to say what might be most wearable to today's player.

    Perhaps a skirt or kilt, which I believe can be worn under more important garments with mods.

    One interesting thing about the AOS clothing is that you can choose a cool color OR you can choose to get a 'dyeable' item.

    So far we aren't allowed to dye over the cool colored items, so you will be stuck with whatever color you choose if you decide to get the item in a color.

    If you choose that the item be made dyable then you can use cloth dye tubs, the new natural dyes (stains) or special or black dye tubs to dye them, which makes it easier to coordinate your outfit.

    Some people collect AOS clothing, I have seen it sell for between prices 70,000 gp to 500,000 gp (I wouldn't spend more than 200,000 gp for an item with a girl name on it.

    #2. Probably refers to the last holiday gift which was Valentine's Day gifts,I think. Your CHARACTER, not your account, needs to be 30 days old to receive holiday gifts.
  6. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 19, 2008
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    With the 8th upgrade you unlocked the shadow and crystal (think that is what they are called) tile sets. I believe it was the last HoC chat or ask the dev forum that a developer mentioned that they would be unlocking those for anyone with the SA expansion, but I don't believe they gave an ETA.

    Here is the thread: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=184128

    It was on 03/03/2010 that Supreem said: