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NEWS Covetous Covered

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Petra Fyde, May 15, 2012.

  1. Petra Fyde

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    With the UO publish bringing the changes to Covetous imminent we invite you to inspect our own most recently published pages.

    Covetous Dungeon Re-vamp - A Guided Tour

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    Vela the Sorceress

    Entries have also been added to Hunter's Guide, a listing can be found under the heading 'Covetous Re-vamp' in the left menu column.

    If you have any feedback or information you'd like to share with us you can comment on any article on the site via 'comment' boxes at the bottom of each page. You can email to [email protected] or send a private message to Petra Fyde on our message boards.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
     
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  2. Frarc

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    Wonderfull. :)
     
  3. Redxpanda

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    Awesome! Thanks
     
  4. startle

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    Loving the way you guys are keeping Stratics updated... Great work!

    Having said that, these links don't work yet...
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  5. Petra Fyde

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    Grr! They should do! I'll see what's gone wrong and fix it.

    [edit] fixed. apologies for that.
     
  6. Poo

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    booyaa!

    whos rank 204 on your screen shot?
    who is that.... ya thats right!

    Big Daddy rocking the cov spawn on origin!
     
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  7. Sevin0oo0

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    Great job! one noob question... where is the Battle scoreboard? in the dungeon? or a menu item on an NPC
     
  8. Nimuaq

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    It can be access from your character's context menu (The Void Pool option).
     
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    That is one nice job. Keep up all the good work you all staff/players are doing.
     
  10. Lady Storm

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    Petra you did a great job as well as the other fine people you have there. looks great.
     
  11. Mirt

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    Its great and its going to make hitting the ground running a lot easier for me.
     
  12. startle

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    And WHY are there 3 above you?
    ;):):rolleyes:

    Post a pic when you're #1 ! hehehe
     
  13. Obsidian

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    I'm confused by the list of Ephemeral arties on Vela. What about the Prismatic Lenses? Are they available as a turn-in for Void Pool points?
     
  14. Nimuaq

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    No, only the three artifacts listed on the link are available from Vela as ephemeral.
     
  15. Obsidian

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    That is disappointing... and hopefully it is just a bug.

    I posted this on the Test Center forum and also submitted a bug report through UO Herald.
     
  16. Swordsman

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    Thank you for the great work !
     
  17. Petra Fyde

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    Nope. Screenshot is from Test Center. That's my Heidi Ninfel up there at rank 203 just above. :p

    Sevin0oo0. The battle rankings are from your context menu. Sorry, I'll edit that information in. I knew I must have missed something!
     
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    Nice job.

    Question, and sorry if this is obvious: At an earlier phase of this design there were non-ephemeral versions of the artifacts available at some point. Ephemeral from one source, non-ephemeral from another (point reward/loot, I forget which was which).

    Is this still the case, or is ephemeral the only form you can get these in now?

    -Galen's player
     
  19. Petra Fyde

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    As far as I can tell, and this is only educated guess work, so don't take it as gospel, there are three ephemeral artifacts from Vela, a ranged weapon, a shield and a bracelet. The weapon and shield have 2 versions, human/elf or gargoyle.
    The full list of announced artifacts - 5 of them, (listed here) come from Cora and are not ephemeral. The shield having an extra property, self repair.
     
  20. Phoenix_Mythic

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    On Level 1, it's basically set up as a strange and hopefully entertaining ecosystem.

    The Dazzled Harpies flee from the Vampire Mongbats, but they're also attracted to gemstones. If you drop a gemstone near a Dazzled Harpy, it will come over and pick it up, then become hypnotized by it for a short while.

    The Vampire Mongbats are too slow to catch the Harpies and prefer not to fight for their food, so they've learned the art of hiding (but not stealth, at least yet). Also, they've learned how to exploit the Harpies' bird-brained love of shiny things.

    The Headless Miners and Strange Gazers are leftover vestiges of an unethical necromancer's mining operation, but said miner hasn't been seen since Cora and Vela passed through not too long ago...
     
  21. OOoo... and more Designer info the other levels, please?

    Hat looks good, btw.
     
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  22. Mirt

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    Were there an option for super like I would have pressed it. This is the kind of stuff that so many of us are longing for! I love the idea that your having monsters spawn not randomly but due to a concept for the dungeon and it would be great if everything matched in style the fiction. Throw in a few easter eggs and folks will love you forever for it.
     
  23. startle

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  24. Petra Fyde

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    oh dear. I'm not sure all the pictures are still there for those
     
  25. startle

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    Most all of them are, only a few missing.... :eek:
     
  26. Swordsman

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    sounds interesting ..
     
  27. Petra Fyde

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    I'm stealing that to add to the Hunter's Guide info :D
     
  28. Zosimus

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    Excellent work Petra and the UO staff that may have helped :)
     
  29. GalenKnighthawke

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    Separate thanks yous to Phoenix on the one hand and Petra and the Stratics researchers on the other.

    -Galen's player
     
  30. Obsidian

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    Any word, Phoenix, on the Prismatic Lenses?
     
  31. hungry4knowhow

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    off topic i know, but why does phoenix's avatar pic put The Scatman instantly into my head? Come on Phoenix, do it. I know you know it.

    SKI-BI-DIBI-DEE-NUMP-BOD-OMP-BOMP!
     
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    Fedoras are the most stylin' hats ever.
     
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    Petra, can you ad that Felucca Coveteus gives double points ? :)
     
  35. Nimuaq

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    Reward points or scores? I thought I got the same reward points in Felucca.
     
  36. Frarc

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    Both.


    From GvP test wave 3 to 8 gives 1 point each.

    This is what i saw on TC Felucca:

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    For 5 waves i got 6 points. So it means i got 2 points for wave 3-4 and 5 in Felucca.
     
  37. Obsidian

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    If we are getting no more than a handful of points per void pool attack (number of waves dependent), do you think the new point totals over 2000 make sense for ephemeral items? It seems to me that the time the item lasts should be equivalent to the time it takes to earn enough points for a replacement (if that is what you wish to do). Maybe these should be adjusted to cost about 1000 points on Vela, not 2000+.
     
  38. Frarc

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    It should not be too easy to get the points. I like it the way it is. On your own , you can build slowly points to get the items too.
    But this is still a MMO, so group hunts to Coveteus void pool can be very rewarding for everyone.

    I'm planning group hunts on Drachenfels to the void pool ones this publish comes to the shards.
    So people on Drachenfels better keep a eye out and sharpen your weapons and dust of those spellbooks! ;)
     
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