1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Charybdis baits

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Galingree, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Galingree

    Galingree Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    8
    We have fought Charybdis twice now and all went as expected. But at the third attempt we could not even summon Charybdis.
    We found the right location (yes we are sure) and we had the right bait. However, instead of summoning the monster or the message that only bubbles are to see we caught a normal fish!
    Yes, the fisher had the oracle of the sea in his backpack.
    So we checked everything again but the next attempt yielded the same result. Is this a bug or what went wrong? The only explanation we could think of is that someone else had fought Charybdis and the summoning is blocked now. But surely you would get a message that the cool down time is still running and not waste a bait? Or is this what happened?
    Who has similar experiences or knows what is going on?
    Thanks for helping
    Galingree
     
  2. Galingree

    Galingree Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    8

    This is getting ridiculous: We have wasted so many baits now but we do not understand why we cannot summon Charybdis every now and then. If anyone can help us, please reply!
     
  3. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,675
    Likes Received:
    865
    that's why exist the fisherman suit that increase by 50% the chance to summon charybdis :D
     
  4. jradar71

    jradar71 Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    2
    I remember reading that there was a limit to how many times he could be pulled up on a shard. I believe it was like once every 7 hours or something of that nature. It is possible that someone has done him and he cannot be fished up.

    Just a thought.. but might want to verify.

    Yep... This might be your issue: http://www.uoguide.com/Charybdis
     
  5. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    89
    The limit is per spyglass, I have done him 3 times in 1 hour before. If you were not getting the bubbles message you were in the wrong spot, or He is broken.

    I have not gone to do him in a couple of weeks, so i do not know if he is in fact broken or working properly.
     
  6. Minerva Foxglove

    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    321
    My guild did it 3 days ago and I got some fish and it took a few more baits than before, but have not done so many I can tell if it was normal or not. Also If you have more than one Oracle you can get new coordinates when the first Charybdis is killed.. Unfortunately our ship was more than usual damaged this time so we used some white nets instead. More nets than we used to to summon one Scalis so I guess we just had a bad night:arr:
     
  7. Tor the Invincible

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't even know anyone who has done Charybdis. I have no idea why the devs feel the need to put a giant grind into even just seeing a boss. It's terrible, 75% of the game doesn't even know Charybdis exists.
     
  8. Minerva Foxglove

    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    321
    Unfortunately you seem to be right. When I got my first Oracle, not long ago, Everyone I told said "whats that" and what is Charybdis. I soon got another and tried to sell one. Meh..no interest really. A new boss? Oracle? what is that for? Got a third. Sold it cheap ..no way I could keep up with baits to need three oracles! I got a bait once, and I do fishing quests a l o t!
     
  9. Galingree

    Galingree Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    8
    Well, I wrote the Charybdis article in the guide myself. And of course are we wearing the fisherman's suit when fishing Charybdis up. If the bait fails you get a message that there are only bubbles to see. But why sometimes the bait is lost with no reaction at all is not clear. I reckon it is either a bug or it is planned that you loose a bait if someone else has already summoned Charybdis. But shouldn't that result in a message like "Charybdis has already been summoned and therefore your bait is lost" or so? These baits sell for 3 million per use. What is wrong here? Anyone knowing please tell.
     
  10. Minerva Foxglove

    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    321
    We try to help here but hard to tell with so little experience.. After the Charybdis hunt this Sunday when I clicked the Oracle I used, I got the message about the cool down time. I clicked the unused Oracle and got new coordinates. Im aso sure I got some fish instead of bubbles. But more often bubbles. Im on Europa. Wasted 5 baits before we got lucky. Not sure if this helps but its all I have to contribute with..
     
  11. Ollerhead

    Ollerhead Guest

    I had the same problem several times. Right spot (thanks Pinco :)!), fisherman suit and caught only stupid fish without any "bubble"-message. The least they should do is giving us the bubble-message, if you consider the effort it takes to get the baits. You feel a bit stupid if you catch a 1-3 Million gold shad.....
     
  12. Galingree

    Galingree Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks, much appreciated! What is the exact message about the cool down time you got?

    What I understand so far is that when you are on the right spot and you want to fish up Charybdis three things can happen:
    1) The monster is summoned
    2) The bait works but you are not lucky ("all you see is bubbles...")
    3) The bait fails completely (you catch a normal fish).

    Surely, options 1) and 2) work as intended. Option 3) is probably a bug. Next time it happens I will report it in game. *sigh*