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BODs and BOD books: how far do you clasify yours?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Gellor, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Gellor

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    Title sort of states it but to clarify.

    My bod collection seems to explode about once every two years(ie get that motherload of a IDOC)

    I keep myself limited to barbed, horned, and clothing bless related bods.

    So, I'm curious how far people break down their bod books.

    Do you sort them out by reward? ie all barb kit bods go in this book no matter the size or type.

    Do you sort them according to reward and leather type? ie all barb kit bods that use barb leather go in this book.

    Do you sort them according to reward, leather type, and size? ie all barb kit bods that use barb leather and are 15 count go in this book.

    Or do you go for the super duper sorting and go for reward, leather type, size, AND type? ie all barb kit bods that use barb leather, are 15 count, and are female style go in this book.

    I'm working on going toward reward, leather type, and size. But have thought about super duper:coco: I've got like 500+ bods for each reward. I keep my lbods out of the books.
     
  2. Basara

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    I do mine this way:

    I have 4 boxes (tailor), and 9 chests (smith), colored to match leather types (I actually keep the book for the cloth BODs I want to keep, the 20 EX town crier, on my main tailor).

    When I originally set up the boxes and chests, I put in 1 bag/backpack in each secured container, for each large BOD type. So, for tailor, I would have 5 bags (footwear, studded, bone, male leather, remale leather)

    To these, I would put 6 junk runes or keys, as follows, renamed with the following names

    Top row: 10 normal, 15 normal, 20 normal
    Bottom row: 10 Ex, 15 Ex, 20 Ex

    Once you have all the bags set up for that leather/metal type, then consult your favorite BOD result table.

    If you want to keep the BODs for the corresponding LBOD (for example, the Spined Studded 10 Exceptional, for a CBD reward), put a Book on top of the corresponding rune/key in that armor type's bag, for that leather type.
    If you DON'T want to collect the BODs, pull the rune/key for that count/quality combo out of the bag.

    This will leave you with 1 book for each LBOD type you want to fill, making it easier to search & sort BODs (no filtering needed, except of books that you are holding BODs in prior to sorting).

    For space, you can then do the following:

    Depending on how well you can keep the BODs straight in your head, you can either leave the runes/keys with corresponding books in the bags (so that if you pull a book to fill a large, then forget to put it back, you can see that there is supposed to be a book there), or pull them for reuse once the bags are there.

    If there is only one book in a bag, pull the bag, and leave just the book (or pbbok and its place marker) in its place.

    If the bag is empty, just pull the bag completely.

    The larges, you can either keep in the books with the smalls (my personal choice), or have a book with the associated larges below each bag (for example, since the only 5-part regular leather BODs you will be keeping are the 20 EX Studded and 20 EX Bone, you could put their larges with the smalls, or one book for both's larges. However, for something like the Horned 6-part BODs, where you keep 5 of the 6 possible count/quality combos for both 6-part BODs, you'd be better off with a separate book for male & female larges, if you keep them separate from the smalls).

    Once I get a full set+LBOD, I pull all the BODs for the set, and place them in a book by my leather supply, for future filling, typically not turning in BODs until I have 5+ larges to turn in, or have 100+ smalls to turn in for new BODs, as to minimize disruption of my BOD request patterns.
     
  3. Sarsmi

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    I store mine on vendors, and organize them like this: tailor organized by reward and smith organized by ingot type. Every few months or so I go through what I have and weed out the bad smith ones.

    I save lots of bods since I sell tapestries and bear rugs and runic hammers starting at copper. I started to work on filling all the bods I have even if they can't make larges yet just to give myself another big project to work on when I don't want to do anything else, but of course that is a really long term project that I may never be done with.
     
  4. MoneyMaker

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    I go for the simpleton sorting. i.e., Cloth bods in one book (regardless of size or quality, heck the book has filters to sort those out.) Leather in another, colored leathers in seperate books, Lbods in another seperate book.
    Smithing, Iron bods in one book, Lbods and all. (since they aren't really any good rewards for iron, even with a plate Lbod), Each of the other colored ingots in a book each, Lbods in seperate books by color of ingot.

    I don't bother to break them down by reward, since I don't sell any of the rewards and use the PoF on my own equipment.
    I keep track of alot of my bods and rewards through UO Bod Rewards. (available here on stratics)
     
  5. Gellor

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    Wish I had the vendor option but my choice of houses don't allow that:coco:

    The reason I keep the unfilled lbods outside of a book is so they are staring me in the face and reminding me to check my books on occasion:loser:

    I have started keeping filled lbods in a book. Mainly because I don't sell my reward and seem to stock pile a boat load of horned and cloth bless deeds. Nothing like 9 horned kits and 22 cbds sitting in a bag taking up storage. At least if they were in a book, they wouldn't take too much room:coco:

    I started with just reward but once I had to start a new book, I started reward and leather type. Same thing happened when I was doing just reward and leather type. Once I had to start a new book, I broke down and added in the size requirement. As an example, in my barbed small collection, I'm at like 160 items in three boxes.:loser:

    The above reasoning does beg another bod storage question though: How full do you let your books go before starting a new one?

    I originally went to 500 but once I started getting collections, having very full books made sorting the new bods problematic. I am now thinking of limiting myself to 200 bods a book:p
     
  6. MoneyMaker

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    I limit myself to 250 per book (bods), otherwise it becomes too time consuming to find what I am serching for, to finish a Lbod.
    Lbods, I only put 75 per book. Just to keep my search simple. might start sorting them by reward (lbods), just to give them a little more organization.
     
  7. Barry Gibb

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    I start a new book every 250 deeds. Which takes up 51 items (1 per 5 deeds; 1 for the book). This makes it really nice loooking through multiple books to fill larges.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  8. Basara

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    I personally changed to keeping 1 set per book (or 1 set for each incomplete large, PLUS an extra set), then I rented vendors at a vendor house and priced 3 extras for each BOD, sorted by Large (but the books divided by reward type in 3 different vendors), and (GASP!) Actually priced them to sell.

    Another vendor has the excess of even those amounts for even lower prices, mixed.

    I go and "buy" the BODs I need from my own vendors, when I get a new large, or the last of the smalls to fill a large I already have. That way I leave my "index" books that show my nearness to completion for each BOD as intact as possible.
     
  9. Serafi

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    I never really understood why so many choose to organize them after number/resource when the bod-book makes that search so easily. So I have them all organized after the large type, aka studded, boned, male 6 parts, female 6 parts.
    Smith the same: Chainmail, ringmail and plate. With the search option in the book I can quickly find what I am looking for. That is, whether I have it or not.

    When running vendors I kept the cloth bods as well, going for rugs and tapestries. Then organized after the tool menu: Hats, misc/pants, body.
     
  10. Gellor

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    For me, it is a time issue. Especially when you consider the following: For each 20 exceptional spined search, I can end up with either a barbed kit or a horned kit;) Add to that the fact in my collection, that ratio is 5 horned smalls for each barbed small of that size and I could spend a LOT of time sorting through that list looking for the right bod:coco:

    Taking one extra second to drop my freshly gain bod into a book labeled "barb hit (10 horned)" makes life REAL easy when it comes time to fill my 10 horned barb kit LBOD. It is either in that one book of 100 or not.:thumbsup:

    FWIW, I keep my collection in my house as follows:
    1. I use colored and labeled crates to differentiate the reward: green for barb kit, red for horn kit, and plain for CBD.
    2. I have one crate for each type of leather: barb leather, horn leather, spine leather, normal leather, and cloth. This means three green crates, four red crates, and five plain crates.
    3. Inside each crate, I have it divided down by item count (if the collection is that big and there are more than one count giving the reward) For example, my barbed kit horned leather crate has three books labeled 10, 15, 20:thumbsup:

    Fairly anal but when I need to fill an Lbod, it takes under 5 minutes to track down all the bods I need:danceb:

    I haven't gone so far as male vs female leather books or studded vs bone books. OTOH, I only save 20E barbed bone bods so no issues there:p
     
  11. Barry Gibb

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    I agree, the books allow you to filter, so why not organize them by what they cannot filter on. I organize my tailoring deeds by large type as well. When I want to see if I can get a certain reward, I can keep the same filter for the male and female leather books. I can then adjust for the studded and the bone ones.

    Stayin Alive,

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  12. Basara

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    However, done that way, if both male and female BODs in the same book, it might take a while to go through and find all 6 smalls for the same large.

    For that matter, done in separate books by count/quality, you never have to use a filter AT ALL for the storage books - only for books of new acquisitions.

    You can also tell more easily if you've got a BOD in the wrong book (if filtered, the displayed number of BODs won't match the amount shown in the book), And, by looking at your BOOKS, whether you even want to KEEP a BOD in the first place (without having to consult a reward chart or calculator)
     
  13. Barry Gibb

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    Several great ways to organize your BODs, try one that you like. It really is just personal preference, since there is no "best" way, just the one you are most comfortable with.

    My guildmate handles the smithing (and I the tailoring). I tried assisting him several times to fill and file the deeds. To this day I have no friggin clue how his organization works. It does not help me that his books are named with nicknames, not BOD info. But he swears by it and he knows where all his deeds are. I just hand him my books of smithing deeds for him to sort now.

    Stayin Alive,

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  14. Barry Gibb

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    Male Leather and Female Leather are in seperate books. I guess I did not make that too clear.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  15. Serafi

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    Why wouldn`t I want to use the filter when it`s so easy to use?

    Heres the thing: All my large bods are sorted after what reward they give.

    So I peek in my stores and decide I want to hand in a bod for a horned runic kit. I go to the HRSK L-bod book and choose for example the 15 X Male leather bod. Set the filter: For quality, for leather and for amount. 3 clicks - then I can use that same filter on the small male bod books. Even if they are in many bod books! It takes me 5 seconds to see whether I have all the smalls to fill the large, and 10 more seconds to grab them if my hands are sore after handing in bods all day...

    It is also easier to sort them after a bod-run, as I have limited the type to 4 for leather for example. I don`t need to filter through the 10/15/20 then spined/horned/barbed. That must take forever, especially if you have a few bod-runners.

    On the other hand - if I don`t know what reward the l-bod will give, I need to consult a list somewhere, as the main time-consumer is there. Sorting the large bods. Most I remember though, but there are some that always needs checking...

    Now for the smith bods, I struggle. I don`t really know them all too well and have just recently begun to expand my collection. So far the organization in ring, chain and plate smalls works well. But oh my - the reward system is mindboggling and I spend a long time figuring out what gives which reward and whether it`s a keeper or not. Eventually I will figure it out. I hope :)

    What I find most important though about organization of bods especially to new ones in the field - is to choose ONE SYSTEM and be done with it. Otherwise you will really hate yourself when your collection has grown and you decide it wasn`t so good after all.

    And as Gibb mentions, finding one that works for you, whether that is this or that way.
     
  16. Risso

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    I tend to fill my LBODs as soon as I get them, for tailoring anyway, so storage for them isn't much of a problem. I seperate my small BODs into coloured books based on reward e.g. the barbed green book for smalls which can be used for a barbed runic kit and then use the normal coloured books for clothing bless deeds and misc books like filled, filling, junk etc.