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Any advice on gaining in Discordance would be welcome.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by EnigmaMaitreya, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    I have created a Bard Mage template.

    Music and Peace are a cake walk, I know how to do those.

    What is the best path to follow to raise Disco and Prov (separately)?

    I looked at the advance character token and whoa $30 US? I think not :)

    BUT the suggested templates .... was rather revealing. Not in the distribution of skill points BUT in the distribution of the STATS.

    I would also appreciate any comments on the suggested distribution of the STATS by OSI/EAMythic for Bards and/or Tamers.

     
  2. packrat

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    Here is what I did.. I am not sure if its legal. I got mixed responses from players and GM's. One said it was illegal when I wanted to do provoking, then I asked again when I went to do it for dicord and the GM said it was legal. I built 8 stalls in my fel house and set up a macro to discord all of them, then I hid for 8 seconds and did the same thing again. I used different animals with different skill values. I also used a store bought instrument. when gains go slow i switched to an an instrument not related to that animal for the -10 chance at succeeding...
    When I got close to 90 I went to the swoop area and got a dryad to discord me and i did pixies and a few other creatures in there.. I think I got to 92-93 doing that then i put minimal jewels on to do the dogs and went to work.. I think It took me less than a week to get discord up to 115.
     
  3. Nyses

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    Be careful of going the house/stall route. I received a 24 hour ban on Sonoma, from a GM that showed up and told my char it was illegal, left and imediatly banned the account of the home owner. I sent in my "feedback" to EA and of coarse nothing ever happened.
     
  4. Hunter Moon

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    This is why I figure it can be both legal and illegal to use stalls.

    When you try to provoke two animals, if you fail, the animal will turn on you and attack you. If they are in stalls, you have no chance of being attacked unless it is a spell caster (which no one uses anymore for provoke or discord training). Any kind of skill work that should entail the danger of attack which you bypass and nullify is considered illegal. This is why they changed taming so that you can not block a pet and still tame. The same with old tricks to work resist against high level monsters and take no direct damage. Again, same with working provoke on boats with dragons and not taking damage.

    Now if you're discording animals such as cu sidhes, they are not aggressive and do not flag if you succeed or fail at discording them so having them in a pen does not shield you from the chance of attack and thus should be completely legal.

    Of course each GM is different and there seem to be no hard and fast rules about much of UO so it is always at the GM's discretion to decide if something is legal or not... Makes it hard on us players but it is what it is....

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  5. Omnicron

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    THe only tip I have for you, is be prepared to spend a LONG time doing it. Buy alot of instraments and be prepared to spend a LONG time doing it.
    I worked on cu's from 85 to 120, but be prepared to spend a LONG time doing it.
     
  6. EnigmaMaitreya

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    *Shrug*

    Right or wrong (as in legal nor not)

    I have my Own Guild set up and all characters from both accounts are members.

    I had my Tamer go tame a Drake and put it in one of my houses.

    Both computers have a Logitech G15 keyboard.

    I also went to the extent of turning every skill down except Music and Disco. I am kicking myself about letting Hideing reais top 53.9 before I turned it down and focus is at 35.n I should have had it turned down from the start.

    I have the tamer say All Guard me every 5 minutes.

    The Bard does the following

    Clicks a ... stack of instruments,
    Does the Disco thing
    waits 12 seconds
    does the hide thing (no fail being in the house)
    waits 18 seconds

    Go back to the Top and repeat.

    It is excruciatingly slow.

    It is kind of hard for me to see why they would view this as not legal because as far as I can tell I am not directly defeating any game mechanic.
     
  7. Azazel of LA

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    Im 120 Discord and 120 Music and what I did was tamed and released animals on a boat and then hopped on a 2nd boat and just cycled through them. At one point I had 10 wild Cu on a boat and as I was discording I had friends working archery on them and we had a lil party.
     
  8. EnigmaMaitreya

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    As I was leaving last night, I think I saw you say Disco wouldnt work for helping my Cu gain in Healing.

    When a tamed Cu is disco'd by a player is the Healing Skill exempt from the effect?
     
  9. Azazel of LA

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    I tried it and I never got it to work , I find the only way to get gains in the 90s on my Cu is to deadly poison it (Rotting Corpses) and let it cure itself. I got mine up to like 93 but its so slow IK dont even bother anymore.
     
  10. EnigmaMaitreya

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    If you all don't mind, one piece of fine tuning advice.

    My current thinking is to have Magery be my Offensive skill, the Offensive spells, the Summoned pets. Mostly because I am accustomed to the Offensive Stand alone Magery skill from my Tamer.

    Can Archery be as effective or possibly more effective, stand alone (as in no room for any supporting/enhancing skills)?