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Blackrock spawning everywhere overland

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Alvinho, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Alvinho

    Alvinho Great Lakes Forever!
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    I just found 5 pieces within a 12x12 area in a forest no house fell or anyhting just a concentrated area of blackrock spawn. Is this new or a begining of a end for teh area that it was found at
     
  2. Flutter

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    Im always randomly finding that stuff. I have stopped picking it up. It kinda spawns like regs now...
     
  3. Dermott of LS

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    Consider the following though:

    - Small blackrock pieces are still being mined up
    - There is NOTHING to do with the pieces being mined up, so miners are getting overloaded on non-stackable pieces of blackrock with NOTHING to do with them.
    - The Blackrock pieces do NOT decay

    Depending on where you are finding them, you could be seeing the results of a bored miner, or simply a miner dumping off their excess blackrock due to storage issues.

    (Which makes for a really weird situation considering how everyone was into the dangerousness of Blackrock for so many UO years and now it's discarded like many other now unwanted items)
     
  4. Ender

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    Can't you still asplode it for no reason and make your character a loon though?
     
  5. VorteXPete

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    I often dump off blackrock from the script miners i kill when i loot em...
     
  6. Slayvite

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    And how do we know that Blackrock has served it's full purpose yet? If it indeed is destined to explode then ther'll be a grand crater where my House used to stand. It's holding around 5k pieces of the stuff :)
     
  7. Omnius

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    5 pieces in a 12x12 area? i found 467 pieces on a small island whilst sailing. I picked up every piece and put it all in storage. When the time comes, I'll blow up trammel for good!
     
  8. Dermott of LS

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    The only error regarding the purpose of Blackrock that has been pervasive in UO Lore is that it is a reagent for the Armageddon spell when any and all research into Blackrock has not shown this to be true... yeah it's volatile as hell, but it doesn't cause the mass extinction of an entire plane of existence.
     
  9. sablestorm

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    In Ultima 6, the avatar found a black moonstone at the very beginning. It has reported that this was fashioned out of blackrock and it allowed him to cast the gate spell to all manner of locations. You could effectively hop all over the world as quick as you wanted.
     
  10. Hobo Sapien

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    I'm gonna blame it on global cooling .............!..............
     
  11. CroMag1980

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    Can you still infect mobs with this crap?

    I remember NDK on Europa blackrock infecting tentacles of the harrower of a UCH harry - I cried laughing at the chaos.
     
  12. badskidmark

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    It does seem to be spawning more lately though...maybe just coincedence...but I used to rarely find it on script miner kills...now I sometimes find as many as 8 or 9 on any given corpse.
     
  13. Bomb Bloke

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    Not only that, but the static moongates exist in areas where blackrock is buried in the ground.

    UO did have moonstones for a while, which allowed travel between facets.

    Blackmoor also has blackrock in it.

    According to U7, blackrock is nigh indestructable by any means, magical or otherwise, with the exception of magic used in combination with magnetic fields (which should make the stuff sculptable). In practise, it made it explode. Furthermore, blackrock was being mined in the game with standard machinery, so presumably it's not as solid as all that...

    Blackrock is to magic as lead and concrete is to radio waves.

    The "black gate" is a moongate entirely formed of black rock. It's powerful enough to hop between worlds. A few of these have popped up in both the original Ultima games as well as in UO.

    As of the appearance of the Crimson Dragons, you cannot. There have been quite a few requests to have the system re-activated.
     
  14. Arrgh

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    I blame it on Canada...jking =)
     
  15. HillBilly

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    I will accept the rocks if you feel you have too many. I have uses for them .

    South of Minoc mines. near bridge. Fel. Atlantic. TY.
     
  16. Well i still thought they had a use so im gona dump my 5k+ peices lol
     
  17. Restroom Cowboy

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    Post is very misleading, this stuff is not spawning on Atlantic.
     
  18. Maplestone

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    That's just because nobody has actually successfully cast the spell.

    The explosions and warps are just the "stage 1 fizzle".

    The destruction of Haven was a "stage 2 fizzle".

    Malas may have been a "stage 3 fizzle"??

    successful casting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lui4Z5RtNQ
     
  19. Bomb Bloke

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    There's always been this nagging idea at the back of my mind that maybe a player will one day pull it off, and manage to kill every single mobile on the shard - hopefully taking down the shrines in the process, at least temporarily.

    Let's face it, that'd be awesome.
     
  20. I get heaps when I mine, I just make pretty piles with it outside my house
     
  21. Jhym

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    Always good to have an evil ******* for everyone to shun.
     
  22. Thunderz

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    Iv had a small rock of it on my door step for over 4 months now (not locked down) it just never decays and on a funny note it has a vendor penalty on it thats through the roof that i find funny :D iv also got over 2000 pieces of the small mined stuff my smith has collected over the years mining that i dont know what to do with (i wasnt here for the whole blackrock saga so not sure how to use it)

    Thunderz
     
  23. Bomb Bloke

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    Currently, the only "use" for it is the Armageddon spell.

    In theory, new uses will appear in future, though it's probably becoming hard to think up ideas as to how (given how much of the stuff must exist in the world by this point).