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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Tjalle, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Inquisitor
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    It seems as if Siege could use a dedicated "shard" imbuer.

    Imbuing can be somewhat demanding at times with all the number crunching so often people just imbue for themselves and/or guildmates.

    However, if someone wants to make gold, and gold they would make, by being an imbuer that offers their services to the whole shard via general chat, these boards or whatever then that would be more than welcome.

    So to all you new people who maybe hasn´t decided yet on what type of char you wanna play here, if gold and fame is one of your goals then please consider becoming a "shard" imbuer.

    Thanks for reading this awesome post.
     
  2. Nozomi Tsuji

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    Although maybe not a dedicated 'shard imbuer' I would be more than happy to take on imbuing tasks on a case by case basis. However there are a few caveats:

    1. I have 120 Imbuing however I am not a gargoyle and will not race change to one (simply because they look terrible). Clearly this induces a small fail percentage on attempted imbues (after 2nd Imbue).
    2. I do not have the reputation to be able to use the Queens forge (yet). Again this adds another small failure possibility (after 2nd Imbue).
    3. I will not farm 'exotic' materials (essence of..., frags, daemon claws etc.) as that can consume a lot of time and effort. Basic gems, residue and enchanted essence would be supplied at an additional cost to cover my overheads.
    4. I can only craft armour, weapons and jewellery that fall into Tailoring, Carpentry or Tinkering. Again there would be a small additional cost to those being items being crafted if necessary. This is not an issue if you supply your own.
    5. Relic Frags are the most expensive material that can be burned by fails; subsequently they are my priority on initial imbues to ensure success. If an item requires more than 2 properties that require frags, they may be lost (the first 2 imbues are 100%+ thereafter the 3rd can be as low as 60% chance depending on the intensity of the first 2). Be prepared for those losses.
    6. I would offer an estimated cost of materials and labour initially with the customer before agreeing to go ahead with the project. However given that there is high fail potential on high intensity imbue projects (after the 1st 2) the price may rise as lesser gems are burned.
    7. Time for completion of each project will rely heavily on the availability of exotic materials (if required) otherwise an average suit of armour should take around 1-2 hours including the number crunching. A single weapon will take no more than 10 mins providing materials are available.

    I think that about covers all bases.

    If you wish to utilise my services then feel free to give me a shout in general if I do not respond I'm either T-Hunting or I'm just not there :) in which case you can PM me here and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Best regards
    Nozomi
     
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  3. Ginsu's

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    I use to Imbue for the shard, but I burnt my self out and i pretty much just do it for my self, friends and NEW.
     
  4. Righty

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    Yeah same here, Ginsu. It's a full time job and after all is said and done (overhead, labor, pof, custom suits especially) it turned out to be less enjoyable, even with the high price tags on some items/suits. There is definitely a place for an imbuer that can mine up their own gems and procure materials. It would have to be a more rounded playstyle, im assuming.
     
  5. Nozomi Tsuji

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    Or to put it bluntly.. 'There is a place for an imbuer that has no job/life, has a fear of sunlight and exercise, probably has a small team working for them and would most likely reside in China.' ;)
     
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  6. DreadLord Lestat

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    I am just starting one. Does anyone want to donate things to unravel or magical residue and essence?
     
  7. Czarina

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    shhh your giving away all my secrets!
     
  8. Barania

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    It's been a difficult skill for me to gain because I have 2 other chars that I like to run with and get bored easily along with working 6 days a week more or less - my Imbuer is somewhere near 65 and I've been screwing around with this guy for over a year. I'm also wondering how accurate prices are for ingots. pof, and related things. Between mining ingots or buying them, filling sbods, and maybe having to bribe NPC's I can't really rationalize selling pof itself for less than 75K or so.

    Jack Nickelson
     
  9. Czarina

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    bribing is overrated in my book, It takes away all profit from selling bod rewards, if you mine your own ingots you can make good gold selling PoF if you buy ingots your looking at minimul if not nothing for profit on PoF it averages 30k to 40k lately
     
  10. Raptor85

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    translation: theres no profit in bod rewards at prices people are currently willing to pay, the few that i still have on the vendors is all that will be stocked and only for the reason of clearing out some chests. Unless you're doing all the mining yourself, in which case you're spending a few hours a day to make a measly few hundred k gold (you'd make a lot more selling the ingots at current prices!), you take a loss or break even at best selling.

    Also, imbueing as a "money maker"...yeah you'll make money, but you're talking basicly a full time job per suit to make if you're gathering the mats yourself....which if you're not you'd have to charge a lot more than most will pay for the time invested to be worth while. If you guys REALLY want to see people dedicate as crafters...i hate to say it but since the prices of everything else is 5-10x what it was a few years back...you'll really have to be willing to PAY 5-10x more for suits for it to be worthwhile.
     
  11. stmac1988

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    Hi Czarina,

    So i was wondering if i have a protector of the battle mage and the enchanted kelp woven leggings, what would an all 70's suit 100 lrc 40 lmc 2mr and 8 mi run me....if you need me total up the stats on the 2 pieces i have just let me know and i can do that for you. oh and a set of jewels 1/3 casting and dci int if there is room or something
     
  12. Czarina

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    honestly i dont imbue, i cant stand the skill, i hate making my own suits and pay people to do them for me. Best bet is to hire someone thru general chat. Sorry for the news but the whole planning part of making a suit boggles my mind. i know the numbers i want on mine but to get them split per item i screw up on every suit i make and put too much of something on it.
     
  13. Ginsu's

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    if i was going to make a suit like that... i would not use the battle mage or enchanted kelp woven leggings.
    to get LRC, MR, MI, and LMC. is 4 out of the 5 Properties. so trying to get a full resist would be so hard to do...
    if i made a suit. like the one you ask for.. my way it would be about 2-3 mil... them my cost on that would be 500k to 1 mil...
    so total would be like 3-4mil ... I am not saying i am taking the job.. just giving you a round number
     
  14. Tjalle

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    Bump for newer people to read...
     
  15. FrejaSP

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    If the gready vendors did not eat all my profit I would be willing to craft some suits with more and better mods but they will be expensive as I won't have time to farm all the resources.
    I tryed to count the price for my favorite suit if I wanted to sell it on my vendor. MR12, HPR 12, Luck 600, SI 42, 5x70. I would not be able to 70 in all resist on all suits. I think the price would be 10 mills as I do burn alot resources and that's far to expensive on Siege.
    It would maybe be easier to sell my bow as people can bless it. Bow ECL, Velco 50, light 50, HCI 10, SSI 30, DI 43, the price would be around 3.5 mill.
    We do 2 x resource drop on Siege to get this prices down.
    I too refuse to be a Garg and to use Queens forge
     
  16. Klapauc

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    If anyone needs a gargoyle imbuer with access to the queens forge for pvp weapons or jewelry that has more then 3 mods that require relics, Agra-Lem is willing to help with that. Also doing small weapon or jewelry jobs if time allows and the customer knows exactly what he wants. Full suits i want to avoid, because its always more expensive in terms of time and resources than what im willing to charge.
     
  17. Sprago

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    This is why poeple cant ever suit up easily becasue we are worried about loosing a little bit of gold to our vendors well i tell ya what if you forget about the vendor cost and just stock your vendors and people get used to you selling the better items you still make more then enough to keep your vendors running and still make profit.

    and the biggest thing is you will see more players stay here because they will be able to find there equipment easier.

    Ohh yea and the biggest thing dont make your vendors hard to find New Mag makato luna and any gate house these are places people look for vendors
     
  18. FrejaSP

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    My vendors are easy to find and players can shop from Luna inner wall. I may sell some better suits but right now, I'm not selling suits that take expensive resurces. It may come later.
    I still wish Devs would give us 2 x resource spawn and maybe tone down the power of some monsters as Siege players have hard handle alot of it unless using a tamer or maybe I'm getting old. :)
     
  19. GarthGrey

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    2x resources please, getting Trammel amounts for Felucca risks is terrible imo...
     
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