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Champion Spawns and Publish 57

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Vallend, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Vallend

    Vallend Sage
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    I wanted to get everyones opinion on the upcoming changes to Champion Spawns in publish 57. Will you be doing the Trammel spawns when this comes out for the new scrolls? Here is the information Regine has given out so far:

    In Publish 57, a number of new additions will be made to the champion spawns on all facets. While working the spawn, players will have a chance of receiving a random Scroll of Transcendence (SoT). When killing the champion, players who worked the spawn will have a chance of receiving a special reward. If none of the people who worked the spawn are present on the subserver when the boss dies, one of the top attackers will randomly be given the reward.

    Scroll of Transcendence:

    This cursed scroll will allow you to instantly train your character in the skill and by the number of points indicated on the scroll provided you have the room for it. All skills (including non-Powerscroll skills such as begging and remove trap) will be available. The skill on the SoT is randomly selected. The number of points per scroll will range from 0.1 to 0.5 in Trammel rulesets, and from 0.6 to 1.0 in Felucca. There is no timer on using these scrolls.

    As Meraktus isn’t a standard champion spawn (no altar), you will not get those scrolls from working that spawn. (The Labyrinth uses a completely different system. The altar is actually the one tracking who contributes to leveling the spawn. So for the time being, anyone who gets looting rights on Meraktus has an equal chance at the rewards.)

    In Felucca, players will have a chance of receiving either the 105 Powerscrolls or the Scrolls of Transcendence. The Virtue of Protection applies on Scrolls of Transcendence in Felucca only.

    Special Rewards from the Champion:

    When killing the champion, players who have worked a certain percentage of the spawn will have a chance of receiving one of three types of items:

    1. A boss specific replica;
    2. A boss specific decorative item;
    3. A shared replica.

    The replica’s are artifacts originally created by the former EMs and Seers. (All the items up to Captain John's Hat, minus the Item Bless Deed, the vine cord sandals and the Wisp Fragments. It will also not be the Shroud of Tal'Keesh but the Crown of Tal'Keesh instead.) They have the same mods and stats as the originals but you cannot use Power of Fortification on them. They can be repaired, insured and blessed. Some of them will only be obtainable from a specific boss whereas others will drop on various champs.

    Decorative items will include some animated tiles, statuettes, furniture, etc. themed around the boss they dropped from.

    Here is some more info Regine has given too:
    The SoTs will not drop on the monster's corpse.
    The replicas are stealable, but not cursed, so you can insure them. The SoTs are cursed.
    You might want to start improving your time on the tougher bosses. The whole purpose of these changes is not only to give players a reason to do the Tram spawns, but also to get Feluccans to stop farming Despise and work the other champs more often. Translation: Baracoon has the lower end rewards.
    Twaulo (Twisted Wealds), Serado (Tokuno), Ilhenir (Bedlam) and Meraktus (Labyrinth) each have a unique artifact and themed deco items. So for those, Feluccans will have to go to these specific champ spawns to get the rewards.

    The new system is tracking the players working the spawn. Once you've reached a certain threshold, you are automatically added to the list of people who will have a chance of receiving the rare item. The person who worked the spawn the most will have a very slightly higher chance of getting it. So technically, if you are on the list, you do not necessarily have to kill the champ to receive the item, but it would increase your chances if you did. You however must be on the subserver or you are removed from the list. If you are dead, the item could drop on your corpse (not on your ghost).

    If none of the people on the list are present when the champ dies, then a random player among those who helped killed the champ will receive the reward.

    When killing the boss, the breakdown for the rewards is as follows:

    10% chance of no reward
    10% chance of the boss specific reward
    45% chance of a decorative reward
    35% chance of a shared reward.

    For example, if you're doing Oaks:

    10% no reward
    10% chance at Orc Chieftain Helm
    45% chance of either the wind spirit or one of the 4 animated water tiles
    35% chance of one of 6 Replicas (Survival Knife, Djinny Ring, Lt. Sash, Samaritan Robe, Detective Boots or Knowledge Robe).

    Note that Oaks has the most shared replicas. Most other champs have 3 or 4.

    As far as people farming the Tram ruleset spawns, keep in mind that there is a timer before the altar is self-reactivated. You will probably remember the days of ToT when we were all sitting around waiting for the spawn to begin again.

    The SoTs are totally independent of the boss. Whenever you work the spawn you get a chance at receiving a 105 or a SoT scroll. In Trammel, you will only get the SoT, in Felucca you will get one or the other.
  2. Yep I plan on hunting the trammel spawns once this publish hits.
  3. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    Ahhh. Yet more info on Meraktus. Thank you Vallend. :)
  4. Vallend

    Vallend Sage
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    Over on the Atlantic Shard they were kind enough to post pics and stats on some of the new replicas and I thought I would share this link with all of you so you might have a idea of what you can earn in Publish 57.

    [NEWS] Publish 57 Notes Updated
    As you can see some of these items look way overpowered and I question if the Dev team will release these items that way?