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Discussion in 'UO Lake Austin' started by Bluto, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Bluto

    Bluto Guest

    So I create a toon and log in for the first time in 3 years, curious/excited about playing again. Two major things hit me:

    1) Did something happen to Haven or is my memory fuzzy? I seem to recall a "normal" town, but it looks like the "old" haven got leveled.

    2) Prices are way up....talk about inflation! I was going to train up a mage but the prices for LRC Armor (at least that I have found) are wayyy out of range. Any chance I could find a vendor selling a cheap/low end LRC suit for training? I already have about 16% on two jewels (go mongbats!).

    Anyways, glad to be back....
     
  2. SLACK

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    I can prolly dig you up some LRC pieces but the protection will undoubtedly be low. You need everything?
     
  3. Elektra Rose

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    Welcome back!!!
     
  4. Bluto

    Bluto Guest

    Slack.......much appreciated.

    I really dont care about the resists at this point, I am just trying to avoid scrounging for gold to have enough regs to kill things to scrounge for more gold....it's a nasty cycle. Additionally, resists don't matter because I am pretty good at running.

    As far as what I need, the only LRC pieces I have are on jewels and they total 19% (correction from original). So, 81% on six pieces or less....simply up to you. BTW, if it doesn't total 81% dont worry about it or spend much time on it.......even 21% will cut my needs in 1/2.

    Another thing, I will gladly return the items once i get up to a decent mage level.

    Again, thanks very much....just send me a PM when you get a chance and we can set up some time.
     
  5. SLACK

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    okie dokes. I'll see what I can dig up for you.
     
  6. Xanthril of LA

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    I'm sure I can contribute to the LRC fund. :) If you need anything else, send me a PM or post here.
     
  7. Kri

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    Same here... got plenty of pieces lying around if there's something in particular needed.
     
  8. SLACK

    SLACK Guest

    got it, gimme holla.......
     
  9. Basara

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    I have a vendor house at the Trammel Yew Crossroads near the Cemetary, that is good for a character coming back, or for general shopping.

    I rarely have high-LRC pieces priced over 5k (and typically 10% or less of what equivalent pieces go for in Luna). Some of my jewelry might go a little higher, but not by much.

    As for Haven, I blew it up.... Seriously....

    In 2003 (IIRC; maybe 2004) I got to talking with the guys at the EA booth at Gen Con. They let me use the UO Age of Shadows demo booths they had set up to do my BOD runs, and in the process I showed them some of the truly nasty rubberbanding and other bugs with Haven on LA.

    Turns out that the problems were on all the shards with Haven (though LA had it worst), and it was nearly unnoticible to the devs when playing at work or home, because they were usually connecting to internal test servers in the same building as they were in, or through a direct link to the shards over EA/Origin's connection to the net backbone. But, once they got to see what it was like from the viewpoint of someone playing over a normal connection, from elsewhere, they realized something had to be done.

    They tried all the way through 2006 and early 2007 to fix it, but the problems were too ingrained with how Haven was created/coded originally, as well as the remnants of the old "newbie only" code that they didn't know where to find (due to bad/negligable commenting during the coding process).

    The only workable option to fix Haven was to wipe it, and recode it from scratch. There was hints that, due to the event that was being tested in TC in Moonglow at the time (something that was supposed to have led into Stygian Abyss at the end of 2007, but that project got delayed 2 years - thank you, EA Japan (another story)), Moonglow was going to be destroyed, and made into the new player training area. HOWEVER, since Haven was having to be recoded from scratch at the time, Haven ended up as the victim (effectively giving the Devs a blank slate to work with) - and the Devs BLEW IT UP with a blackrock explosion, and New Haven appeared, supposedly dragged in from the future of a parallel shard/timeline. So, since I was the one who made the issue known, I'm responsible for it blowing up... :)

    If you're making new characters, try the New Haven quests. Many of the skill trainers will train skills to 33-40 skill, and offer quests that give quick gains to 50 skill (either in the crafting skill areas, or combat-related skills gaining fighting the undead in the ruins of Haven). In fact, given what skills can be bought and trained that way, when making a character it's best to only put points into skills that DON'T have New Haven training quests, with maybe 1 point skill in Magery or some other spellcasting, just to get the book to start with.

    (note also that the KR client allows custom characters to start with 4 skills totaling 120 points, instead of 3 skills at 100 - the SA client should do so as well, but not tested it yet. Even if you prefer the 2D client, it's worth toughing it out through the other clients during character creation for that extra bonus - once you get past the dark knight, you never have to use the new clients again).
     
  10. SLACK

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    Wow. Gam has time for a REAL post!
    Go Gam!:danceb:
    giggiddy gigggiddy gooo!:D
     
  11. Beer_Cayse

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    New haven is a result of ingame mechanics of blackrock. Take advantage of trainers there tho! Here's the deal:
    1. Buy a skill up to 40 from the trainer.
    2. Take the training quest which will require you to go to Old Haven (accelerated skill gains)
    3. Do the quest until you hit 50.0 and see the trainer
    4. Get armor piece or something that will help that character from trainer.

    You can do 2 or more quests at once - IF you do the train-to-40 on all first. You cannot train skill B when you have skill A on quest. Nothing says you cannot have quests for skills A and B.
     
  12. Beer_Cayse

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    See my note on training ... Spectral Spellbinders in the old town have 10 of a random reg. Kill them for regs! <shrug>
     
  13. SLACK

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    Still got ur stuff man, holla holla......