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Boura skins drop rate same for all Bouras ?

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  1. popps

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    Since Boura skins drop on all 3 Bouras, Lowland Boura, Ruddy Boura and High Plains Boura I was wondering whether there may be any difference in the rate at which they drop depending on which Boura it is. Or it is the same one for all 3 ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gelf

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    Not sure what the drop rate would be,but i average a good bit more from highland bouras than the other 2
     
  3. Frarc

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    Highland Bouras seems best for it to me.
     
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    Highland drop a pelt like 90%. The others are far lower.
     
  5. popps

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    I am not referring to the boura pelts needed for imbuing as an imbuing ingredient.

    I am referring to the Boura "skins" which are NOT an imbuing ingredient......
     
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    They are like wool can kill or not kill to gather. So no drop rate just color by type. And if your making piles don't forget the east and west Kapetch have their own colors.
     
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    He doesn't mean the fur you get from shearing them either. Unless that can be used in the quests instead? He means the skins, that use the same graphic as grobu fur, except pale green.
    I've no idea what the drop rate is. I don't think anyone has researched it.
     
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    Seems there bit of confusion around.

    Boura Furs : Not used for anything.
    Boura Pelts : Used for Imbuing.
    Boura Skins : Used for Quests.
     
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    Now those skins in a high luck suit off the highland are like a 25% chance. They stack, I hoard.
     
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    What do you mean "not kill" to gather ?

    It is possible to get boura skins without having to kill bouras ?

    And why do you mention the Kapetches ? What do they have to do with boura skins ?
     
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    Are you sure about the 25% drop rate ?

    I have been working on highland bouras and my experience in finding them is a lot lower than 1 in 4 kills.......

    That is why I was trying to find reports on their drop rate, my finding seemed a whole lot low.

    I mean, it took me like 1 hour of killing highland bouras to just find 5 skins and this seemed to me just a ridicolous drop rate.

    An entire hour of my life just mindlessly killing bouras over and over only to get 5 skins?

    This cannot be. I have way better things and more lucrative and enjoyable things to do with my life than killing bouras over and over for an entire hour only to get 5 skins.....
     
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    You only can get furs from sheering a boura. Kapetches only drop furs too.
     
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    Can one sheer a boura without killing it ?

    I found them occasionally as loot on their corpses, meaning, I skinned them as dead, not alive.

    How can one skin them without killing them ?
     
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    Just use a bladed weapon on them like you would do with a sheep.



    As a side note, this also works on Medusa to get her scales.
     
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    Interesting. And this produces Boura skins more often that if killing them ?

    I gotta test this..........
     
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    Do my eyes deceive me? popps volunteering to actually TEST something rather than post about it in UHall? :eek:
     
  17. Beastmaster

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    Popps you got lost in this thread.

    There are 3 things that come from bouras. skins, pelts, fur

    Skins are the rare drop.

    Pelts drop on every highland and on some of the other 2 boura types.

    Furs are the result of either a)shearing like sheep, or b)cutting up the corpse.
     
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    You mean skins will NOT be obtained by sheering the Bouras as I was told ? Only Fur does ?

    They only come as a drop on the corpse, on rare occasions ?

    Damn.......

    If this is the case, then I go back to my original question. Since the drop can occur upon killing any of the 3 types of Bouras, does killing either of the three guarantee a higher rate (higher chances) of a drop for Boura SKINS ?
     
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    Ya for the skins I perfer the Highland for two reasons. They have more pelts and the explorer quest for highland is higher level bag then the lowland and ruddy quest. And when the spawn lags south of the fishing village I can cross the north bridge and wax a few wolves for music gears.

    I average 5 skins per 20 highland for the quest. On a disco tamer with a pack they die fast.
     
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    Who gives the "explorer quest for highland" ?

    What pets you use in a pack ?
     
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    Thank you for the link.

    Do I understand it right that before being able to run the Highland Boura Percolem Quest one must first run 5 times the Ruddy Boura Quest (kill 100 Ruddy Bouras...) ?

    And that this can be done only once per day ?
     
  23. Beastmaster

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    Wrong.

    You must complete five tier 1 quests, using any of the 3 possible ones, before you will be offered a tier 2 quest. Tier 1 quests have a 30 minute cooldown in between each.

    Once you have completed five of those then forever more you will be offered the tier 2 quests. Tier 2 quests have a 2hour cooldown .

    So, once you can do tier 2, you can do the 'boura, boura, and more boura' quest every 2 hours.
     
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    I must be missing something here.....

    To complete one tier 1 Quest (Boura, Boura ) one has to kill :20 ruddy boura or 15 lowland boura.

    Let's say it takes 10 minutes to find and kill that many. Then one has to wait 30 minutes which makes it 40 minutes althougether for one round.

    There has to be 5 of this rounds which means 40 mins x 5 = 200 minutes or, 3 hours and 20 minutes

    So, after 3 hours and 20 minutes a player can finally do the tier 2 (Boura, Boura, and more Boura) which requires to kill Kill 20 high plains boura.

    Let's say another half hour or 40 minutes ?

    So, basically, in order to do the tier 2 quest Boura, Boura, and more Boura basically a player need to have 4 hours of game play at hand.

    Hallo ?

    Am I the only one who finds this a tad too extreme ?

    Not to mention, that if one want to do the tier 3, things become REALLY ackward since 5 tier 2s are needed and they have a cooldown of 2 hours !!!

    I mean, 5 x 2 hours = 10 hours !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is this for real ??

    At least for me, this is a game folks, not a job or a full time activity...........

    I am astonished at all this.

    I must have understood something wrong because this sounds MOST incredible and astonishing to me.

    I mean, some SIXTEEN hours of time in between cooldowns and time required for the kills to play the tier 3 quest ??

    Unbelievable. I am speechless.

    Besides, whatever progress in the tiers one has done gets erased at server down for maintainance or it gets carried on to the following day(s) ?
     
  25. Beastmaster

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    What part of FOREVER from my post did you not understand?

    This is a system designed to provide gameplay for weeks not for a day or two. Everything should not be had in a single sitting. If you don't like the quest system I suggest you find something else to do with your time. Everything isn't designed around one playstyle, nor should it be.
     
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    You mean, the quests keep adding up over following days ?

    I thought that each daily maintainance would erase the quest counter bringing it back to zero to start anew, fresh.........

    That is why I got shocked, I thought that in order to do tier 3 one had to do it all the same day because come maintainance, one would loose all the work done and have to start anew.........
     
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    You should just do like I did, do the quest and find out. It seems like everytime I read one of your posts it's crying about something. You need to relax or your going to give yourself a heart attack. If one day I see a post saying you died from one I wouldnt be one bit shocked.

    Tom
     
  28. With my luck suit I get pelts 100% and skins 20-25% of time off highlands.

    Hunt with a luck suit, its worth it.
     
  29. PlayerSkillFTW

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    Luck affects the drop rate of Boura Skins. My Warrior with 0-100 Luck get's Boura Skins about 1/7 High Plains Bouras. My Tamer/Mage with 1,845 Luck though get's Boura Skins about 1/3 High Plains Bouras. I also believe Luck affects the drop chance for the Boura Tail Shield, as my Tamer/Mage has gotten a few of them. Boura Pelts always have 100% Drop Chance off of High Plains Bouras regardless of Luck. Boura Fur always has 100% Skin/Shear chance off of High Plains Bouras regardless of Luck.
     
  30. Warpig Inc

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    Once a highland is discorded a set of 5 battle chickens can take them down. So whatever pack I have out at the time works. I use my set of high stats rare color Predator Hellcats just for the cool factor. Best place to get the hellcats is down the hill from the fire rabbit.
     
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    Now, this is very good and usefull informations.

    Thank you, appreciated.
     
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    By the way, if this Tiers Quest system has been designed to drag on for weeks, I would imagine, that players were given a way to check at what point they are since relying solely on one's own memory seems a bit too much with all that one has to do and remember in one's own life. After all, this is only a game...

    Meaning, a way to check how many quests of a given tier they have competed and so know how many are left before they can advance with the tier.

    I did check the "Quests" button on the paperdoll but found nothing there.

    What is the proper way to check at what point of the tier quests tree players are ?

    Thanks.
     
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    I am serious.

    How can a player find out how many Quests of the tier have been done and how many are left to be done before being able to advance to the next tier ?

    Doing this over a span of days or perhaps even weeks can well make one forget how many of the quests have been done and how many are left to do.

    Therefore, this should be an information retrievable somehow, but how ?

    Percolem does not say it either.

    Anyone knows ?
     
  34. Aristillus

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    Oh I don't know...maybe you could scratch an X in your monitor, stack soda cans, or tie a string around your finger for each quest you complete. Or maybe you could write it down for ***** sake....Probably be easier than writing a post here whining about it.
     
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    Sure, I can even write it on the palm of my hand and never wash it until I end the third tier, for that matter....... It would still be, as I see it, a patched up solution.

    Nonetheless, I think, that if a quest has been designed to span over days if not weeks, I would imagine that a way to keep track of the status of the tier had been built in the game along with it, correct ?

    Wouldn't that be logical if the goal of the tiered quest engine was to have players keep going on it for days or weeks ??
     
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    I don't think 'drag on' is quite the way you're supposed to see the quests. I tend to do them casually, when I'm in the mood for one. I'll get to the next tier eventually, but I'm not keeping score so being offered the next tier will come as a pleasant surprise.
     
  37. Stupid Miner

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    Right... too many posts, not going to bother to read through them all and see if someone answered.

    Ruddy Boura: Lowest chance for Skins and Pelts
    Lowland Boura: Middle chance for both
    High Plains Boura: 100% chance for Pelt, highest chance for Skins

    It seems very likely that this order also applies to the chance of getting a Boura Tail Shield.
     
  38. mjolnir131

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    SOoooo......
    what's the drop rate for the sheild
    if i got a Boura Tail sheild the first few days and have ran the boura and more Boura quest(highlands one) lots and lots of times what my chances of seening another one soon? or is it a once in a lifetime event?
     
  39. popps

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    By the way, Tier 3 has 3 possible quests :

    - It Makes Me Sick
    Objective: Kill 20 putrid undead gargoyles.

    - It’s a Mad, Mad World
    Objective: Kill 20 maddening horrors.

    - The Dreamers
    Objective: Kill 20 dream wraiths.

    Which is preferable to pick of those 3 ?

    Thanks.
     
  40. Stupid Miner

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    Low.
     
  41. Stupid Miner

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    Putrid undead gargoyles should be easiest. But they also cast Rising Colossus.
     
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    It must be, I am at 150 killed Highland Bouras and still not 1 shield.........
     
  43. uhhhhmmmm WTH is a Boura? lol Seriously, I'm out of the loop...:confused: