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Anti Night Sight Please

Discussion in 'UHall' started by N49ATV, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
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    I enjoy seeing well decorated homes, with different lighting schemes etc. But elfs always have night sight. Anyone else want an item to equip that would put elfs in the dark? Always liked the night time of Sosaria
     
  2. siyeng0

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    I'd like it if there was an item that turned off night-sight for everybody (Anti-Nocturne Earrings, anybody?) or, even better, made it permanently night for that player! I love nights too, complete with recoiling and hissing when the lights come back on. Although I do that IRL too.

    Perma-night items are probably a bit much to ask for. But I'll second the anti-nightsight idea.
     
  3. hawkeye_pike

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    I agree, Night Sight destroys a lot of the game atmosphere. Dungeons are supposed to be dark. Nights should be dark, days should be bright. Night Sight should offer a slight improvement, but not turn night into day. Torches and lanterns should have a use. If you fight in a cave, you could place a few lanterns to light up the scenery.
     
  4. Restroom Cowboy

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    here is an idea...

    if you want atmosphere then hop on a human char. problem solved
     
  5. N49ATV

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    I play siege, I only get one char. And as a tamer/mage, it makes sense for me to be elf.
     
  6. Restroom Cowboy

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    eww...ok...yeah...seems you are poop outta luck. sorry bud. :(
     
  7. Tjalle

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    Don´t you just love when it backfires... :D
     
  8. Restroom Cowboy

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    Actually I do...I really do! :) IMO that is part of what makes a forum a GOOD forum.

    Perhaps a good alternative to this issue would be a blindfold?
     
  9. BlissMarie

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    I like the idea. A potion would work nicely. Perhaps it could be used as an annoyance in PVP, too.

    An alchemist could mix it up using something such as a combination of nightshade and moon grass clippings.


    BlissMarie
     
  10. Cool idea, BlissMarie. A nightr-blindness potion that would affect everyone (elf or otherwise) within a 5-tile radius causing night-blindness for 30 seconds, would be interesting in pvp.
     
  11. N49ATV

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    I can see it now, dismount, night blind. I guess if they made NS potion override it, apples override it, might be ok
     
  12. Walkerboh77

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    just make it so u can toggle it on or off like the gargoyle's fly ability
     
  13. hizack

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    Good idea. It is actually quite a refreshing experience to carry a lantern to explore a dungeon every so often. Support you idea for so elf can do this too.
     
  14. no thanks. something like this needs to be self-only.
     
  15. Tinsil

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    Yes for an item for individual...

    No for anything PVP related.. We definitely do not need more dependence on pots than there is now.
     
  16. Cal_Mythic

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    Another idea is really bad close ups of Larry King :) ... cause you know .. you'd like .. be blind and stuff .. then ... uhhh

    *goes back to lurking*
     
  17. WarderDragon

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    It needs to be something they can toggle on and off. Being stuck with nightsight is one of the reasons I don't play elves. Ever.
     
  18. Mairut

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    lol. Rosie O'Donnell perhaps? I guess it's a matter of opinion though.
     
  19. MalagAste

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    Shades? We have glasses..... how about shades..

    I like the "darkness" potion idea... somewhat like the darkness spell that drow cast in the Drizzt books. I wish my character could do that!

    I also think it would be a neat spell for Mystics.... "Darkness" that blinds the target for awhile working somewhat like an area peace.... blinding all monsters in the area temperarrily allowing you to walk by unnoticed...

    Would be neat to be able to cast that on an opponent temperarrily keeping them from being able to target you...

    Or something you can cast around yourself that would make it so others targetting your character would suffer a HUGE penalty to Hit chance.... and if mages cast on you it "deflects" 75% of the damage....

    Like a darkness bubble.... would be like a "reverse" of the Circle of Transparency.... only it's more like a circle of darkness.
     
  20. Merion

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    What about a slight change to night sight? Instead of just making everything day bright, just make it like you were wearing a torch with double-range?!

    You would be able to see quite an area, but still have the night effect on the fringes of the screen.
     
  21. Cetric

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    bola-exp-blindspell-fs-poison-fs-fs
     
  22. Restroom Cowboy

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    *smacks with a stick...BACK TROLL...BACK INTO THE DUNGEON!*
     
  23. N49ATV

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    I agree it would suck for PvP. Thats the point I was making. If they make it effect others, that is what would happen.

    Oh and the combo bola-exp-blindspell-fs-poison-fs-fs, wtf kind of mage PvP is that. Poison is useless *chug-a-lug*, and that big of spells, invis or rel por hide.
     
  24. Lady_Mina

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    It gets even better when you put 'dark nights' on (well at least for the people who aren't elfs)

    I used to hide little candles in my garden...it really looked magical at night.
     
  25. N49ATV

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    Perhaps they could add this item to some form of mini/boss champ. Make it like gorgon lenses. But the mini-boss shoots a white fireball, that if you get hit with it, you go "night blind" for 5s, in which you cant see anything even if you have NS active via potion, spell, or ability. However with a set of special lenses on, you are not effected by this blast, however this item reduces the effectiveness of night sight (spell and potion) and cancels the ability of elves.

    As far as the effectiveness of the spell/potion, if I recall correctly, Night sight cast with low magery, isnt as bright as cast with high magery. If thats too difficult, just have it cancel the ability. :)
     
  26. aarons6

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    that would be cool if it was a necro spell.. when casted it removed the night sight on a player for x amount of time.. resistible by magic resist.. or removed like a curse.. apples and chivs remove curse.

    that would come in so handy during dungeon spawns..
    you cast on a player and the screen turns pitch black..
     
  27. eve

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    Perhaps two separate things needed here.......

    something to trigger on/off, nightsight for the elves; and

    potion for the pvpers amonst us!! (although I think there are more than enough potions and apples and..... ad nausem.)

    So much has been done to improve the overall appearance of the game, and I do so miss being able to enjoy the nights.....
     
  28. Tinsil

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    As I said, do we really need more potions in pvp? rolleyes:
     
  29. DevilsOwn

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    while we're on the subject, could we make the nights of Sosaria a bit longer? I think they are only dark from 12am to 4am, and rushing around in that little bit of time to get the lighting just right gets a bit hectic... and in a world with two moons I'd like to see a bit more nighttime :)
     
  30. Kat

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    We already have night-sight potions, which do not work very well, IMO< since the light they produce seems rather dim. How about a night-sight toggle switch for elves? That seems to me to be the best solution.

    Aside from the issue the OP mentioned, elf night-sight is very buggy. It just goes dark once in a while for no reason. It doesn't work for some folks at all and at champ spawns, there are areas where it blinks on and off. This really does need some attention anyway.
     
  31. Harlequin

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    I remember there were a couple of times when my elf lost his night sight ability until I recalled out of the subserver. I think it has to do with equipping and removing a piece of armour that has night sight.

    Anyone knows?
     
  32. N49ATV

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    Im gonna ask the devs.

    When typing this up, I thought of a nice easy fix for this...

    If your elf, and you have Dark Nights checked, you will experience night effects. Without it checked, you have standard nightsight properties of the elven race.
     
  33. Sabbath

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    I miss the nights as well. I support this or any other solution - options are always nice.
     
  34. aarons6

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    isn't that how its supposed to be already? before when you had dark nights checked nightsight didn't work for you at all. it might be broken.
     
  35. N49ATV

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    I always thought dark nights made it dark. Without it checked I used to be able to walk through dungeons with just brightness turned up and no NS. With Dark Nights on, not a chance.
     
  36. hawkeye_pike

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    I think nights and dungeons should be really dark, just like having dark nights turned on. With night sight, it should still be darker as day, so you see the effect of lanterns, torches and other light sources. It would improve game atmosphere a lot!
     
  37. Megilhir

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    Old game - New Spell.

    Blindness. You screen goes black for a few seconds (maybe your little map remains). Welcome to REAL FEAR!!!

    Used to play a game where that happened. The other spell was a Blur, made everything, oddly enough, a blur.

    I agree with OP. I personally invest effort into my housing light ambience and effects.

    While full screen daylight is great for Powerplayers but can be horrid for Roleplayers.

    One of my favorite dungeon/instances to wander around in is Moria in Lord of the Rings online. It actually "feels" like Moria should. Dark, dank, cramped, filled with evil.

    I get no such feeling from any areas of UO.
     
  38. Lady_Mina

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    well that would be great...except for those who don't have any hands free to hold a torch or latern...unless they drag one around...

    But then if it got stolen...lol you would be left in the dark.
     
  39. Fink

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    I want that one.

    Even if you choose to forego racial ability, spells, potions, and items, all it takes is for some well-meaning clod to In Lor you and everything is blown out again. Also, there are twenty hours of daylight and four hours of night. Half/half would be good, and a reciprocating ratio due to seasons would be interesting.