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A new thief and my first steal!

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Dryzzid of Atlantic, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Dryzzid of Atlantic

    Dryzzid of Atlantic Journeyman
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    So after years and years of on and off UO, I decide to make a thief. I know, I'm about 10 years too late, but I've never done a thief before and I thought it would be interesting as a new game experience, even if thieves are kind of nerfed.

    I just finished him today when someone in General Chat on Atlantic says there is a harrower up. I arrived to a massive battle for control of the harry, so I spent that time bouncing around and familiarizing myself with my new macros as well as practicing my timing for snooping and shadow jumps. The fighting went on so long that the harrower regained health back to about 90%, when he was near redline when I got there.

    Long story short, a group finally gets together and drops the harrower, and I spend the last minutes of its life planted firmly next to an unmounted tamer who was comfortably fireballing away while his GD chewed on the harry. I knew he would be doing enough damage to pull a decent scroll and he seemed like the easiest mark there.

    I've spent a lot of time reading these forums so that I was informed on the basics before I tried my first mark. I had my arms lore macro set, a macro to use my ward removal tali to drop wraith form, and a basic "use stealing" macro. So I waited. The harrower redlines and I drop wraith form and start hovering my cursor over his backpack.

    BAM, harry drops and the familiar little shiny white scroll appears. I don't think he would have even known he was rewarded unless he looked in his journal, because I impressed myself with my timing on my first try. I didn't turn grey so he must not have been notified that he was robbed. No one seemed to notice in the chaos of the harrower dropping because I hit wolf form and was off and hidden without so much as a single pursuer.

    I made my way out of the Fire Dungeon and to the Serps Hold bank before I even bothered to check out my prize:

    A +20 stat scroll.

    Not the best I could have gotten, but not bad for my first score in my opinion, especially for my first trip out. Certainly a fun experience. Kind of makes me wish I had been a thief from the start ;)
     
  2. Taylor

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    Cool. Congrats, Dryzzid. ^^
     
  3. Dryzzid of Atlantic

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    My second steal was a bit more profitable.. +20 resist from a group doing Barracoon in Despise :D
     
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    You hit the ground running, that's for sure. Ever thought about writing THIEF stories for www.uothief.com?
     
  5. Dryzzid of Atlantic

    Dryzzid of Atlantic Journeyman
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    I've considered the approach of making episodes of my experiences.. I'm still toying with it. Haven't really made any kind of name for myself yet though :)
     
  6. Nonel

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    Welcome to the profession.

    And congrats on the nice beginning steals. Get them submitted to the August Thief of the Month thread if you have pics! :)
     
  7. Dryzzid of Atlantic

    Dryzzid of Atlantic Journeyman
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    What constitutes a picture for the Thief of the Month? Does the picture have to be of the actual steal taking place or just the item stolen?

    Today yielded a 115 mystic, 120 med, 110 magery, and best of all, a Protector of the Battle Mage from a group that did the Primeval Lich :D
     
  8. Very Nice.. Grats on your luck. I am currently finding my Thief to be the most played toon I have.
     
  9. Nonel

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    Would have to insist on having, at least, a screen shot immediately after the steal. Ones actually showing the steal will earn some preference. Its not always about the worth of the item, after all.