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An Introduction and An Invitation

Discussion in 'UO Drachenfels' started by CatLord, Nov 21, 2008.


Would you visit Felluca under a carefully planned event?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  3. Other, please add your perspective

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Greetings... my character name is TigerShark and I am new to Drachs...

    You can find more about me...
    (I'm the last one... Pitr)

    For long I have been exploring Ultima Online... always trying to open new paths to honorable players... and you can find our Guild name on all shards... somehow, the Inn in New Haven got renamed... prolly just a coincidence.

    Tonight I would like to invite all players to visit Felluca... with two direct goals and a few indirect ones...

    1- experience a simple despise baracoon champ spawn.
    2- learn the basics about faction warfare.

    Indirect goals... show everyone that Felluca isnt a place to fear... just different rules.

    I'll do my best to provide some safety to the experience and several of my online partners have expressed their view and will also do their best to make this a positive experience.

    The Champ Hunt and the Faction Tour details will be posted once all variables are weighted...

    (please come insured with auto-renew ON and some gold in the bank... we rather be on the safe side...)
  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    Mar 18, 2003
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    I voted yes.

    I don't mind going to felucca. I already spend all my recource gathering time there anyway. If people want to take me with them on a event i won't say no. I just don't think i will be much use in a PvP situtation. I sure will be glad to get some assistance to get my hands on the new goodies from Pub 57!

    The more things to do, the better it is. :)
  3. Nenime

    Nenime Guest

    I voted yes too. :thumbup1:

    I extend a cordial welcome to thee, Sir CatLord, no, TigerShark... errr Pitr. I read the interview and can say that we are proud to have you amongst us on this our small but friendly shard. A man who knows about the ancient language Sanskrit, helps young players and loves to pound some PK's noggin is more than welcome here.
    You will find not much postings in this forum section because Drachs players read more than they write - which is at least better than the reverse. So keep posting, people will notice.

    Uhm, back to Topic. Felucca, yes. Well... my beautiful keep is in Fel and I love this place very much. My expectations regarding suspense-packed PvP can be described in two words: to die. It's not that I'm miffed - I'm simply not good enough. So if you're blessed with the gift of patience I would gladly respond to your kind offer especially challenging some Champ Spawns or the Harrower. Unfortunately, I have to get up early in the morning and I can't play in the (late) evening so please don't rely to heavily on me. But I will join in occasionally whenever I can.
  4. Legacyee

    Legacyee Guest

    Welcome to Drachs.

    But I'm not sure about going to Felluca...*develops nervous twitch*...I went there once and some nasty people chased me and tried to hurt me *twitch* and when I asked them why they just laughed and chased me some more *twitch* it's not a nice place for some-one like me, no leaves on the trees and lots of graves, and very very bad people.

    I voted yes
    But not sure if I can make it, or which character to bring, but I will try

    I have just noticed this thread was start yesterday and maybe was meant for last night...I am late again:)
  5. Magdalene

    Magdalene Stratics Legend
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    May 1, 2000
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    What do you mean by "visiting"?
    Felucca is home and it has always been, and I don't even PvP these days (not since AoS).
  6. hen

    hen Certifiable
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    As above, I can't really visit the place I live. But it is always good to see someone making an effort to bring visitors over to such a beautiful place.
  7. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    K here we go then...


    FACTIONS 101-

    Imagine you have a character that wishes to do some PVM... on Trammel.
    Finding several items like a ornament of the magician, wizard reading glasses or a crystalline ring can take alot of time... but they sure are handy when it comes to SDI and character improvement...
    Finding a runebeetle carapace, stormgrips, Crimson Cintures... more time hunting...

    Faction items give you this EDGE but the developers removed the time gap... allowing those items to be bought with silver.

    1- How do you join factions safely?
    Four options... 2 are order, 2 are chaos... purists would say 2 are good, 2 are evil... like everything else in uo, all is perspective.
    For now, all it matters is... you can join safely and enjoy this... Faction warfare is OFF on Trammel.
    Nothing changes... (except Alliance chat, if you are used to a big Alliance...)

    2- How do I gather Silver?
    My suggestion, find a secluded spot in Felluca and kill Wisps, ogre lords, Demons or silver serpents (do remember each faction is connected to one of these monsters and you wont get silver from those)...

    3- Why do I gather Silver?
    Because you can buy the following...

    (check the items)

    and once you have the Silver BUY all the items you want...
    My suggestion... do it when less players are on, buy the items WHILE invisible, because they can be stolen, INSURE them once you buy them.

    I bet you noticed the ranks required to use those items...
    On Drach you only need 4 kill points to be max rank...
    So the next question is simple...

    4- How do I get my kill points?
    a) kill opposing faction players if you enjoy pvp.
    b) use your thief to collect 10 points for each town you corrupt/"purify"
    c) use your imagination...

    Example on c:
    - ask a friend or use a secundary account to create characters on one opposing faction (do remember each account can only be linked to one faction)... then kill your friends characters IN a felluca WAR town... so you get 3x the kill points and Silver... do it three times versus different characters... you will have 9 points... which you will lose 1 every 10 days. since you only need 4... you are set for 50 days, unless you get killed in Felluca. (meanwhile your friend can drop his characters from factions... join another... still opposed to you... and do it again... 18 points... but then you lose points faster...)

    Anyhow... you got the silver, you got the kill points... and you can now wear the items... you can even go back to Trammel and play UO like always... but with one major change... you have top gear (in fact, you have modified gear so it is over the top gear).

    5- Item Decay.
    Yup, the items do lose durability, and unlike regular items, you cant use powder of fortit... you have to use faction powder... still a small price since you can hunt the Silver fast and buy more gear...
    (takes about one hour to gather a fair amount...)

    Last one...

    If the good factions... Com or Tb own the sigils... Trammel towns will be safe.
    If the evil factions ... SL or Min own the sigils... the trammel towns will be invaded.

    They can be stolen (80 minimum skill required) and moved to he Base...
    Defended for 4 hours... and will remain corrupted for 6 hours.

    If the Trammel invasion is vanquished... the town goes Neutral... and the sigil loses its alignment.

    Invaded towns...

    "Publish 56 allows cities in Trammel to be attacked by monster invasions when sigils are captured in Felucca, as the Shadowlords assert their new powers through their alliance with the crimson dragons.
    Affected cities include:
    * Britain
    * Skara Brae
    * Magincia
    * Minoc
    * Moonglow
    * Trinsic
    * Vesper
    * Yew

    Beware NPCs in invaded towns! Hatreds will attack, Falsehoods will steal, and Cowardices will... run away.

    Please be aware that if you log into a city under invasion, you will be teleported to safety in Jhelom."

    Note: generals give INCREDIBLE items... specially mages and healers... and warriors/scouts with crossbows are my personal favorites... (SSI 50 weapons...)

    If you have any questions... feel free to PM me.
  8. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Despise Champ Spawning.

    Learning from my Alliance the best way of doing it... so there is extra security.

    Posting the details before the weekend. Sunday is the Target day.
  9. Sam the Scribe

    Sam the Scribe Visitor

    Mar 10, 2007
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    Ok, so I don't play this shard but was just reading messages and the first thought that came into my mind on reading this was... exploit?

    No? Well, I'll stick to my own shard then.

    Safe Travels, Sam
  10. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Yes it is possible to enjoy all of the faction advantages while ignoring PVP, Felluca and the outrageous cheating you can find on the battle field, from scripts to speedhacks...

    If turning this game sub-system into something someone can use without pvp is an exploit... at least it isnt done in an easy way... nor powered by a different game engine... rules are followed.

    ... exploiting...

    Nothing prevents those players from:
    - getting killed the instant they join factions.
    - getting killed in town by another faction player.
    - getting killed while collecting silver.
    But I agree, if done right the risk is minimal...

    Safe travels, Cat.
  11. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Thank you for the warm welcome... I found Drachs to be a very relaxing shard with a good % of mature players... I am having fun and I hope I can improve the gameplay of some honorable players... at least that is my goal.
  12. Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Slightly Crazed
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    As a long time murderer, thief and a member of the most hated guild on the shard, I applaud Pitr in his quests for something different for those who do not normally cruise the corridors of death in Fel. The PvP alliance has voted to not interfere with our friend's activities and will even offer protection and help, should it be requested.

    Of course, this offer does not apply to non-Pitr/Tigershark sanctioned events. These cases would result in someone's blood being spilled..gathered..bathed in and then painted across the entire shard. Some would say some of us may drink it as well...

    Learning to enjoy all aspects of this game we play is a good way to get your money's worth of entertainment. PvP is just another aspect to be conquered by the inquisitive player. There are many roles in PvP and most everyone finds one to fill, and then the enjoyment comes :) It just takes practice and understanding.

    I did not vote as I have never lived anywhere else but Fel. My first red character was born 09/97.

    Solid Snake
  13. Legacyee

    Legacyee Guest

    Do we need to join a faction to come along on this ?

    And what type of character would be best?
  14. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    After discussing this with the veterans this seems to be the wise path...

    - use a necro/mage, mage, necro, tamer or archer... weavers are fun too.
    - you dont need to join factions to spawn and due to the large number of reds... you can even fight faction players on your blue.

    We're discussing if joining one of the allied guilds for the duration of the spawn is wiser... so far it seems to be wiser.

    Above all... the timing must be perfect so no one dies... from raids.

    We have also reached an agreement on the best way of doing it.

    Spawning with 10 players...
    We'll chain despise spawn until we get 10 120s...
    Protector collects all scrolls...
    Then we'll roll and everyone will get a 120.

    Simple enough.

    Still working on the details... so we can have a Arcane Circle of level 5...
    But above all... planning it so there is no/little threat...
  15. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    Trust me, having everyone allied is the best route. It prevents little "accidents" where someone thinks their being attacked when it was just a dumb area effect spell.

    (Catskills history should have taught us that, if nothing else.)

    I'll see about finishing off my necro/mage/weaver to help with the circles. Unless I get a couple of cheap (read: free) power scrolls, it won't be the best template, but it should be serviceable.
  16. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    I have some 115s you can have... nothing fancy.
    And faction items cover most of your needs...
  17. Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Slightly Crazed
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    It is a lot of fun folks and any template can be played. Some will just be better than others at specific tasks. Here are some basics about template use for spawns. There is much room for variation.

    Mages : EVs, Earthquakes, Fields can be your friend. All Slayer spell books should be brought by mages, if possible.

    Necro: Wraith form and wither / animate dead. Some spawns will not allow you to leech mana back, you will be advised of those. Lich form with wisp pet/ mana control until the spawn advances and allows mana leech.

    Necro/Mage: combine above and have fun. Scrappers spell book is a must for SDI. A good SDI / LRC / LMC / High resists suit is also very nice for the magic casting templates. A sweet trick for mass killing non magical spawn is to teleport right into a screen full and immediately start withering. This process agros all spawn on the screen to you, drawing them into you. Wither it clean :)

    Dexers: Undead, Repond, Reptile, Arachnid, etc weapons. High area of effect damage is a VERY nice plus for the spawn. If you are going to try to smack on the Champ up close and personal, a nice weapon with high Life and Mana leech can sure save your tail and maximize damage via constant specials. Vermin slayer and Undead slayer talismans will be of excellent use at their respective spawns.

    Tamers of all kinds: Bring the big guns and pull that trigger!! Mage tamers work well by having your pets guard you and then casting poison fields. The fields agro the spawn on you and when they agro, the pet's introduce them to a fast and hopefully painful death. Archer/Ninja Tamers using high area of affect bows, conflag pots, explode pots..all agro spawn against you for that sweet "all guard me" effect.

    It has been suggested to hold the champ spawn crawls (1 of each spawn) over a few days, culminating in a harry spawn for those who participated.

    It is my personal thought that only those who participate in the spawn crawls should be allowed into the harry and its resulting scrolls. No free loaders should be allowed and should be summarily "dispatched" (PC speak for murdered, I like this:D ). This insures that those who do the work, reap the benefits. It is understood that folks may not be able to join in each crawl but I think the Harry folks should have attended at least two of the spawns. Pitr is VERY good about keeping records and will be THE final word on entrance. Since this is his work, we will work with whatever he sets up. Thoughts and discussion is welcome.

    The PvP alliance has both day and night crews (Euro time and American time). Good time co-ordination should be worked through Pitr/ Tigershark to help assist in maximum participation by those interested.

    All this talk of death has me kinda excited. I am going to go find someone to kill.

    :bowdown: Solid Snake
  18. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Greetings again...

    We have an Event set...

    Do all champ spawns... collect the skulls.
    Then do an Harrower.

    (read above post for character tactics)

    This will be spread along the week... and it will be done based on your personal gaming window.

    So please send me PM with your playing times... I'll add all of them and see where the majority, if not all, can play UO.

    Your help is needed to make this work... so we dont post and leave folk behind...

    Thank you again.
  19. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Champ Spawn #1:

    Monday, 1st December... 11:59 PM GMT
    Meeting Place... Trinsic Moongate (Trammel)
    Re-check INSURANCE...
    Gate will be provided.

    Despise Champion Hunt...

    (Do bring repond for ratmen... vermin slayers for slimes, rats and wolves... plus reptile slayers for silver serpents...)

    The hunt will take about 20 minutes.

    All scrolls go to Protector... and we'll go back to the Trinsic Moongate (Trammel)
    We will roll the 120s (if any) and share them...
    We will collect the Skull of Greed.

    That is it...

    Thank you for the PMs.
  20. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Skull #1: Greed
  21. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Skull #1: Greed

    Mission acomplished. :D
  22. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    Nice work! :)
  23. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Thank you...

    Next on the list... Destard or Deceit.

    Working on the details.
  24. kaio

    kaio Sage
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    Dec 2, 2008
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    Intresting thing..Luring new people to feluca n all.
    Did anyone outside I^VF,OWN!, and probberly PVP come to this event ??

    I think its a pretty good idea to show outsiders what fel really is. And yes you don't have to be he-man to enjoy a good champhunt :)
  25. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Negative on the Guests... thus the empty Trinsic Trammel Moongate.
    ...but honesty was due...

    The security level of this event is very high... and the timing close to perfect. The goal is to show Felluca with minimal threat... and slowly expose those that wish to learn more about PVP and Factions...

    One thing about Drachs... it is very quiet and relaxing.

    About this Invitation... I'm insuring the security of each guest... and thanks to the guilds you mentioned that can be achieved... not 100% safe but close.

    Felluca isnt that dangerous when the Wolfpack is around you... howling in the starless night and prowling about... come join our fun...

  26. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    I would come but not at 1 am in the morning when i have to be at work at 5am :)
  27. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Thursday, 4th December... 11:58 PM GMT
    Meeting Place... Trinsic Moongate (Trammel)
    Re-check INSURANCE...
    Gates will be provided.


    Bring Reptile Slayers...

    (Tamers will have a hard time if they use GD versus this particular Champion)

    Thank You.
  28. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Well... we got carried away...

    Did... Destard, Deceit and Fire.

    Note: Bloody EV the Succubus!
  29. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Greetings again...

    Tonight I am pleased to say we got our first guest...


    We visited Frarcs House...

    Did some champ spawns...


    He got a nice Hat... :D
  30. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    Thats not my house but our shop. :)

    But the public arcane circle and even the luck statue upstairs is good use for who needs it. :)
  31. CatLord

    CatLord Guest


    Goal for the upcoming weeks:
    - Terathan Keep spawn, 11th December... 2 minutes to midnight, Trinsic Tram Gate.
    - Oaks spawn, 15th December... same time, same channel...

    - Harrower, 22nd December.

    (all scrolls will be randomly rolled among the players present)

    Thank You.
  32. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Tonight... 11PM GMT we'll do some Tactical training.

    Choke point and field fighting...

    All welcomed... (to both sides of the fight, a special thanks to our foes, UO and Drachs would not be the same without you...)
  33. Hi there,

    to bad I missed the first runs, maybe I should check the boards more often :) I would like to tag along on 11th dec and 15th dec - if you need a mediocre macer/archer. I'll give you a pigeon (icq).

    Safe travels, Narda
  34. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Welcome aboard... I hope you have a BLAST!

    We tried to find you 115s:
    Magery, eval, necro, spirit, focus, med and SW...

    We failed... but we have plenty of time till you reach GM.

    Plan for the week:
    - You finish your mage/necro/sw... we'll help you with gear, ps and Quests.
    - When you reach enough Necro skill to do withers... we'll run Despise.

    You finish your training there... collecting close to 20k with horde minion plus 20k on you... plus power scrolls and alot of loot... per champ run.

    We'll prolly make it to 10mil from gold only before your training is done...

    Relaxing, fun, profitable... almost forgot... productive.
  35. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    PowerScrolls Available:

    Macing 120
    Peacemaking 120

    First to ask gets them... This list will grow bigger while we spawn.

    Since everyone is helping... they are FREE.
  36. Let's just say: You're great guys! Especially You and *~Chris~*

    Done except sw, will try to get the quest tonight. So far I'm at 100focus, med, necro, around 95 magery, eval, ss. Time to get the sw... I never thought it would be possible in this time. Shows how much I know about the game :)

    But again, it's only possible with your help. Looking forward to meet you *beams*

    Safe travels, Narda
  37. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    I have a 110 SW now... and you rocked at training.

    Getting you a higher resist suit but I would like you to consider this...

    Wizard Reading Glasses
    Pendant of the Magi
    Runebeetle Carapace
    Ornament of the Magician
    Cryst. Ring

    12 MR
    2/6 FC/FCR
    40 SDI
    35 LMC
    50 LRC

    Remaining pieces:
    Sleeves, Leggings and Gloves... need to cover 50 LRC and 5 LMC, until we get you a talisman of the void.

    Your Scrappers will add 25 to SDI... taking you to 65%.
    ( I have been playing with Midnight bracers, Spellwoven breeches, 12 SDI bracer... for 72% SDI ... and a Repond slayer... learnt that every 10 points of Int = 1 SDI ... learnt that SW can improve your magery based spell damage... lots of learning!)

    The remaining of your training can be done in Despise, like planned. So you train and see the PVP around you...

    One problem... joining Factions is required... so you can do this slowly... or jump into it.

    If you decide to jump... points and silver will be simple things.

    I Guess this covers everything.

    I hope you are truly enjoying UO.

    - we're getting level 5 focus everynight thanks to a new friend... Andrew.
    - repond and other slayer spellbooks are required... we need to stack with blank scrolls and bug North... I'll help you collect those and he is a great guy.
    - yesterday we did the spider spawn... tonight we'll prolly do Oaks.
  38. CatLord

    CatLord Guest


    This shard rocks...

    Thank you for the free ale!
  39. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    We sure do! :)
  40. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    New patch, new items...

    Who wants to explore Felluca and get some goodies?

    PS: Congrats to Narda... your first spawns... your first 120s. Great Job.
  41. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    Thank you ! *bows*

    Pleased to meet you Narda. Hope the suit helped ease your training.

    And now we are at it, let me post my own thanks to Catlord.

    See you guys - in the land where trees stand bare... :spider:
  42. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    No thanks required... my UO fun = having a nice team and new friends...

    You guys are the reason I keep playing UO, year after year...

    so... THANK YOU.
  43. CatLord

    CatLord Guest


    After the harrowers and all the spawning...

    We got enough 115s and stat scrolls for everyone.

    Please send PM with what you need. TY.

    Congratz to Lazarus on the 2x25 stat scrolls.
  44. Cat Crimson

    Cat Crimson Guest

    Well, I'm with Magdalene, I don't " visit " Fel because that's where I live. I have attended and even helped out with events there in the past ( Naked Bar brawl a few years ago ) I have to say though I lead a relatively quiet life there and champ spawns/factions are not really my thing ( although I did used to be interested in the latter from the point of view of using a craftsperson ) It is nice though to see someone trying to get things going in a positive manner :)

    If you do come up with something a little different and its not too late GMT ( Frarc isn't the only person who has to get up for work at sparrowfart, I'm afraid ) then I would be happy to come along and support it :)
  45. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Meraktus... Labyrinth.

    Meraktus: N/A
    Shared: Royal Guard Survival Knife
    Decoration: A Vase, Minotaur Statue.

    Best time to do it?
    Please post your availability... Thank you.
  46. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Meraktus... done.

  47. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    Good work! :)
  48. monica33

    monica33 Guest

    Id love to join and learn to do champs and factions. I met Pitr ingame and has been very helpful i have trained up my necro/mage/sw and although not completely finished i think is ready to start some learning and helping. I am also training up a mage tamer and the greater dragon is bonded and training is going well. I play at odd times but would love to join in with others. Which faction do i need to join, and can i join a guild or is it best not to?
  49. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Sorry for repeating myself... and Solid Snake.
  50. CatLord

    CatLord Guest

    Anything just send me a PM. TY.