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Compassion for Dexxers

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Jesara, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Jesara

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    It is such a joy that the cities are safe and NPCs again need escorting. My mages are having fun regaining compassion. However, it seems everyone wants to go to Serpents Hold, Cove, or Nujel'm. My dexxers seek far and wide for someone needing to be walked to Jhelom. Before the invasions Skara, Moonglow, Minoc, and Brit were oft requested. Since the NPCs don't seem to be able to figure out moongates themselves, perhaps those cities should be back as destinations to help those poor souls get around.
     
  2. Experimental

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    Do Bravehorn for Compassion. Just accept the quest, take him to the water about 2-3 screens ENE, wait til you get the gained message then kill him so he respawns.
     
  3. hen

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    The npcs above Sacrifice in Ilsh sometimes ask for Jhelom.

    You can also sail escorts from Jhelom to Serps. I just tried it to make sure it still works. It takes a bit of time but you can listen to the sound of the warm southern waves lapping against the boat and wonder at the huge red sun setting slowly on the far horizon.
     
  4. Harlequin

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    NPC captives in Trinsic isle sometimes ask for Trinsic too.

    But overall, it's more reliable to do braveheart.
     
  5. Mistura

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    Braveheart?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Harlequin

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    LOL, damn, took me a full second to realize I said braveheart instead of bravehorn haha
     
  7. Harb

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    The answer on this one is as it's always been, "bond" the NPC to the charcater so that recall and sacred journey work. Having to have someone else stand around to gate the non-mage and his/ her escort has never bode well with me :)
     
  8. Melissa at the inn just above the Oak's Spawn at Spirituality in Ilsh has a quest you can repeat to walk her to her grandfather's sheep farm. It takes a couple of minutes to make the complete round trip to the farm and back to wait for her to respawn, but is the one that I've used for my non-mage characters for some time now.
     
  9. hen

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    Hen's method is certainly the best for dexxers suggested so far.
     
  10. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back so hard.

    I think you're wrong about that anyway.

    :lick:
     
  11. hen

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    Didn't you use to have a 'Scottish warrior' sig?
     
  12. red sky

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    Dangit, now I'm imagining what it's like actually being the characters in UO.
     
  13. Jesara

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    Thanks all. I was just asking for moongate cities to be returned in escort requests, but I'm glad to get all these suggestions. Melissa sounds like a good one and I can get some bones and valor while waiting.
     
  14. Basara

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    It's Lissbet at Oaks, not Melissa. I do that one myself, though I personally I find it a little creepy that we are taking a young girl to go live with her "grandpa", who lives alone in the boonies with only a SINGLE SHEEP as a companion....

    I also do the Trinsic island rescues a lot, too, and want the other cities back. For that matter, I'd like to see the "an Inn", "a Tavern", "any Healer shop", and "Any City" escorts from before ML back. Note that Rescues (be it Trinsic area, Yew/cove/vesper area, the orc mine prisoner, the Sacrifice prisoner in ilshenar, etc.) do NOT have the 5 minute timer. IF you find 3 going to the same city on Trinsic island on a mage, with a little luck, you can get one of them, cast gate, deliver, get reward, run back through (or recall), get the next, use the SAME gate to deliver, and repeat with the 3rd, provided the "gate gods" don't give you cohesion problems (recalling back reduces them, but you need a mark really close to the gate)

    There's another couple ways for quick escorts.

    1. Most shards have a moongate on Nujelm that works for LEAVING ONLY. On Lake Austin, it's behind the Blacksmiths, south of the Cemetary. I've also heard of it being behind the castle on some of the shards where it isn't at the LA location. Recall to Nujelm, get an escort, and use the gate to deliver. From there, just recall, wander town to find another escort, and repeat (escorts tend to be fairly scattered in Nujelm, so you might spend the 5 minutes between them just FINDING your next one).

    2. The Scroll option. Find the following for your non-mage
    A. A supply of Gate Travel scrolls (and a city runebook, which you probably already have)
    B. A +magery spellbook (preferably the +15 Magic Tome of lost Knowledge from ToT)
    C. A +15 Magery Bracelet & a +15 Magery Ring.
    (optional: borrow a Treatise on Alchemy talisman from your crafter, and a crystalline ring from your mage, for even higher magery)

    Just A-C will give you 45 magery, and a 17.5% chance to successfully use a Gate Travel scroll. Note that scrolls are only used on success (and go off as a spell 2 levels lower that the real spell, for success chance. 5th level spells, cast from book, are 17.5% at 45 skill). I got 2 dexxers to knight of compassion with this method in 2007, before deciding that it was less hassle just to do Bravehorn & Lissbet, but to each his own...



    Note: back before ML, when most escorts would NOT use the public moongates, you could also have AS MANY rescue escorts as you wanted. As long as you stayed within 4-5 steps of your escorts, you wouldn't use them crossing overland server lines (though they wouldn't enter dungeons unless gated in). I once walked FIVE escorts from Trinsic Barrier Island north, THROUGH Britain (dropping off one there, and rescuing 2 more south of the swamp), over to Cove (dropped 2 off), North to Minoc (delivered the one I rescued north of Britain, but lost one escort to minoc from Trinsic from it timing out), and delivered the last two to Vesper.

    Got all 5 escorts in during one overland trip, crossing multiple server lines and even replacing one that timed out with a rescue (and had a spare delivered for good measure).
     
  15. Jesara

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    Thanks, Basara! What a great detailed post with lots of things to try. It sounds like you enjoy escorting/rescuing as I do. I've enjoyed filling the 5 minutes with various activities depending on the character/city.. inscribing recalls, shearing sheep, killing birds for feathers, cutting logs, whatever. And it gives me lots of time to explore the cities, which is also why I'd like all cities on the escort lists.
     
  16. mycenaen

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    hahaha ... compasssion ^__^