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Anyone else loving the invasion? I am...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DJAd, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. DJAd

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    I keep seeing all these posts about the new invasion being hard, it sucks on less populated shards, hard to get drops etc. etc.

    I just want to say hats off the the Dev's this is the best fun I've had in UO for quite some time! It's such good fun I can't wait to get home from work most days and jump straight online for a blast!

    Keep up the good work :)

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  2. BeaIank

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    All in all, it has being quite fun, for the little time I managed to spend on it this week.
    The spawn is very fun to fight, specially challenging for mages since we can't use summons to tank easily and fits most templates.
    My only gripes are that the captains take just too long to die, so I don't even bother with them and just focus on the spawn, and that bard abilities don't work, which is pretty bad, since it turns the whole full bard template almost useless there.

    Save for those two problems, this has been a most fun event so far. I will give it more time during the weekend, but I believe this scores at least 7/10 or 8/10 for me.
     
  3. NuSair

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    These types of events are generally fun.

    I don't care for how the towers are handled. You can be suck fighting a Captain and the lighthouse goes vulnerable. And you miss out on it because you are stuck there.

    Also, not sure why, but my pets have been getting stuck in the terrain lately, to the point I have to use a pet ball to get them out.
     
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  4. startle

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    What he ^^^^ said.... Sup with that devs ?
     
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    :heart: Love it!
     
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    I don't know about anyone else but I get that tower message and I'm gone......... I don't wait I run at warp speed to get to the tower because I know if I want that drop I gotta be there...... if the tower ain't ready to fall yet the captain will be there when I get done...... somewhere near there.. If the tower is going to fall ...... the captain will poof long before I finish killing it ...... and I'll be out a drop.
     
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  7. Sean

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    Enjoying the heck out of it. Then again I could give a damn about the drops. Just having fun !!
     
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  8. Eaerendil

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    I love it. Just need more time!!!
     
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    I got five turn in artifacts last night and had fun. It was more challenging last night in Skara Brae because the captains kept finding the door to the healers and I had to use help Im stuck to vesper because healers where insistent that I take their rez. I couldn't walk.

    You would think the healers would lock out all the vermin, but they see fit to let all the Minax trash in for healing. At least Minax Captains don't get rezzed.

    Had a lot of fun despite a collection of death robes.

    Got a taste of the -60% ssi last night. That sure makes it difficult on archers.

    -Lorax
     
  10. MalagAste

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    I'm having a good time so far.... very much enjoying it...... can't wait to get my first real reward soon.
     
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  11. CaptainLu

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    Does everyone realize you only have to hit the tower like once to get the free artie from it. You can go fight captains the whole rest of the time. I always fite caps till beacon vulnerable, go smack the crap out of it OncE. Then the whole rest of the time I fight caps and always get my free artie. Just not sure everyone was clear on howe the tower worked and thats why they are all paranoid camping it
     
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  12. NuSair

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    That's not true, I have hit it several times and not got an artie- once even with a WoD and no artie.
     
  13. Quickblade

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    Can any devs tell us if invasion is permanent, or if not will it last until Christmas or something like that ? How about the blackthorns artifacts, how will they be available after the invasion ?
     
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    it's already been mentioned that the artifacts and the turn in is a permanent addition in some form.
     
  15. G.v.P

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    What do you play, Atlantic? lol try finding a group like that on Origin ;D.

    Meh, it just isn't the best thought out invasion event. It's not completely horrible, it just isn't a highlight.
     
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  16. MalagAste

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    This is 100% correct....... I've hit that beacon 4 to 5 times without getting a drop from it...
     
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    One of the few events I can recall being better than this one was the halloween one a few years ago with the orbs in the dungeons. That event was insanely addicting and fun.

    This event has some things that not all players are going to love, but I think overall, it's a great addition to the game and I have enjoyed the handful of hours I got in this week. Heck, it got me out of one of my UO slumbers again!
     
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    I will say that as well ;P as the items we can get are very nice this time around!
     
  19. Varingian

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    I am loving it. Even crafted a new luck suit for it....old one was overdue for improvements. The event got me motivated.

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  20. CaptainLu

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    Ok well I was tryin, seems like a pretty craptastic mechanic for the tower. I guess I dont care except when theres 3 ppl taking an hour to kill the bard cause everyone else is huddled by the tower all paranoid..cant blame the people though its setup poorly on that count but I am enjoying it on the whole.
     
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    If the RNG decides to like you it's possible. Not likely to happen more than once a century.
     
  22. GalenKnighthawke

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    So far the invasion has more good points than bad points, and it's been a very intense experience. And Great Lakes has handled it very well.

    A drop-off of player interest is inevitable. It's occurred in every invasion I've ever been a part of and others that I just heard about.

    After a couple of weeks a few hard-cores, such as myself, will be most of the participants, and we'll see more participation that's part of organized campaigns rather than spontaneous. (During the Ophidian War, for example, on LS after awhile most of the significant progress was made either by Airmid's community hunts, or by the RP community, or both together, as part of orchestrated counter-attacks. On GL, during the Virtuebane attacks, very late in that part of the scenario, the one time Virtuebane's forces seemed on the verge of actually taking a city, Malag-Aste rallied some defenders and defeated it.)

    That's just how things work in this game.

    -Galen's player
     
  23. Smoot

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    about 10 minors an hour if its not crowded on atlantic. not bad at all. the fights keep you on your toes (i still wouldnt attempt the bard) Mystics Archers Rogues Assassins go down in 3 mins. Necros Wizards Macers Swordsmens a little hard (have to run away at times)

    Its really well down. the captains are hard and diverse enough that it doesnt get boring. you cant do it afk. forces people to change up regular playstyle and gear which is a good thing.
     
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    Can you share your tactics? I have 9 Arties in about 6-7 hrs of invasion play.
     
  25. Quickblade

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    But how are you gonna turn in artifacts if the invasion ends ?
     
  26. Felonious Monk

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    It's been stated by a dev that this content will be located in a permanent home in game. The turn ins mechanic will as well be supported in kind.
     
  27. CovenantX

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    One Word of Death won't get rights, 2-3 of them will though, fyi FS or Fireball is better than WoD, I guess they reduced the damage WoD does to the tower, mine never does more than 200, which is the same my FS does, but slightly shorter cast time & less mana.

    Edit: This is with a 119% SDI suit & Arcane Empowerment with a lvl 6 focus.
     
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  28. Smoot

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    I go on late at night when theres not a mob scene, so i can carefully pull the spawn, and then solo the captain making sure to get perfection.
    its a basic bushido warrior (no necro) using healing
    i made a good suit, 55 dci, eaters and some regens, but the key is the healing
    Heal 3 ways: bandages, (110 anat 100healing) confidence, and have 75 life leech on a bladed staff as well as 100 mana leech. 15 ssi on suit, plus 5 from town bonus lets you swing at 1.25 down to 150 stam. (i have 180 stam total)
    im pretty sure they can be soloed without much trouble without the special suit, just the 3 ways to heal
    i have 50 hit lower attack on weapon, as well as hit spell. i whetstoned off damage increase so i could add hit spell or more hit lower defense (im using prismatics but with 50 on weapon and 30 on glasses that would give about 65ish overall)
    you dont have to use a whetstone, it just give a little boost.
    i keep couterattack up at all times (even tho only 60 parry) and use evasion as needed.

    Thats my event character tho. im sure there are other good templates / tactics that others will find.
     
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    I am enjoying it as much as I can :) I have only been able to play for a couple of hours so far, but after a group starts getting together and attacking in unison the whole things goes extremely well. So far 5 Minax Arties in one invasion :). If only I could play more!!


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    Its mainly fun but also really frustrating. I simply get destroyed by any of the captains, and by hydras and bone demons. Getting hit for 60 damage is not much fun. It kinda sucks just having to hang back and wait for someone to sick their GD on something so I can participate, and if they switch targets to me I have to run like hell, which can drag the captain all over, which I am sure is annoying for others in the fight. I am the ONLY melee character I have run into so far, and with good reason.

    I personally prefer the older invasion set ups. They allowed much more for solo play but still required a group effort to push the spawn back.

    Lack of barding, lack of summons, difficult to manage spawn snapping especially for small groups.
     
  31. BeaIank

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    Being hit for 60 damage isn't fun, no.
    Or being hit for 70+ damage twice faster than your ping can inform you isn't either.

    Still, I am playing this as melee and I don't intend to change that. Got 26 arties since yesterday.
    Staying alive is a problem, but some of them captains are quite squishy against melee fighters and you can even solo them if you have healing. Relying on life leech isn't an option here. :(

    I would love for them captain to deal less damage overall so melee people would be able to tank instead of only dragons.
     
  32. Eaerendil

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    Ok, here is my result of the first week:

    (1) the bards suck
    (2) the bone demons are too hard
    (3) the invasion is fantastic. havent had that much fun for ages: DF is busy all around the clock and we are having great hunting parties
    (4) my favourite tactics: standard archer with slayer weapons or standard tamer (both with luck suits)
    (5) only used the tricks allowed by mesanna 1-2 times
    (6) got 98 drops during the last 7 days: 6-7 each raid (til a lighthouse is down) is no problem. means: 6-7 arties per 1.5 hours
    (7) decisive is the no. of people of your raid: 15+ is too much. 3-6 is perfect.
    (8) made These 98 in the night hours while family was sleeping (08 p.m.-11 p.m.). nobody has to quit work, as I am a hard working man, too

    cant wait to get my hooded garb!
     
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    All i can say, it is YEARS since it came to my mind the last time, to possibly call in sick - for a Computer game - so, this Invasion is great ;)
     
  34. Smoot

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    is anyone using high luck with this and getting drops from the minions? a luck suit isnt really realistic for me, but wondering if a high luck suit does really make killing the minions worthwhile (other than to turn the captain red) i dont think ive gotten a single drop yet from the minions, but i have 0 luck on my suit.
     
  35. Eaerendil

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    I got 2200 Luck on my tamer and a total of about 5 (out of 98) rops from the minions. So, the minions dont really make a difference, but killing them speeds things up... And is fun, btw.
     
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    For purely selfish reasons I hope that the method they have of putting this into the game permanently once the invasion is over is solo-able. Because my fortune in getting items just hasn't been as great as the others who've been working this actively.

    Oh well.

    It's been a fun and intense experience and GL has handled it all superbly.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Cant say im loving it.....cant say im hating it....i just havent got the time that others seem to have......oh well i have had better luck after i boosting the luck on my suit a bit........its still a bloody grind!!!! and its still pot luck if i even get one marty per raid and thats hitting everything that i can!!....but i wont rest till i own one of these or similar......for my museum clothing/armour collection show.....
     
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    Completed my leather suit from minor minax items now.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Which properties? Which template? Which items will it be? How many points missing?

    MORE INFO, LADDIE!
     
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    To those getting to the tower to get a hit in. Buy some runes and have a scribe make you one those runebooks. The towers are not in a random location to make a usefull book. 1/4 the minax drops I've gotten so far was a fast snatching of the pile of arty that are at the base of the tower when it falls. We can hope with the choice place for invasions is cities they can learn from it. Mages need three new summons that have targeting cast and AI rules of the Vengeful Spirit. Animal Spirit/Elemental Spirit/Demon Spirit. Right now would be a good time to get our 2 cents in on the permanent location. What city on both sides can use this constant disruption? Serpent Isle/Cove/Umbra or Trinsic with it's size and walls. The need for it to happen on both sides, fel tram. If the use of boxing is going to be a legal way to dealing with uber mods with the current capped characters I have a thought. I hate the ideal and feel bad about having to use this method. Give the Parry Wrestler the ability to hold lock pin a mob as a sort of paralyze. As long as the Parry Wrestler does no damage to the locked target they hold remains in place based fo level of both skills before target gets another break free chance. Parry Wrestler would have choice a few lock holds and their duration and the targets ability to bite and cast back at the Grappler. "Party looking to hire a Grappler Bard for a hunt" might be the new answer to waiting for a GW to show up. If discording a target can get the bard base rights to the kill, why not?
     
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    I saw a few people just collecting the minor arties to make a complete suit. I had 3x leather parts already so decided to do the same. No real properties worth mentioning. Just a full leather suit "bearing the crest of minax". More of a collection thing than a working suit.

    Gonna try and get a platemail set next!
     
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    Aaah, now I understood. Hmm, think I rather trade them for some epaulettes now :)
     
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    Yep, I am also trading them in, just keeping the platemail parts!
     
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    Are you hunting on DF, too?
     
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    Atlantic mainly, I got a mage on DF (with suit you made me before!) but I think he is a one hit kill char and won't be up to much at these invasions.
     
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    Could lend / make you a better suit if you wanna visit us some day. Our hunting parties are less crowed - better chances for drops ;-)
     
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    Suit is fine mate, but I need some jewels really next!
     
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    Ok, no problem :)
     
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    Im thinking they might be a really low spawn in dungeons, similar to virtue armor pieces. something that isnt really able to be farmed, but will always be around. thats just my guess tho.