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CU at the Zoo

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Toptwo, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Toptwo

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    Hi All,

    Havent been on for awhile, so this may have been asked and answered, but if not I would like to mention it.

    There are MANY of us tamers out there that spend HOURS taming and killing CU's looking for that ULTRA elusive Blaze CU. I myself have probably tamed and killed around 2000 cu's. probably more then enough to get almost everything the Zoo has to offer. IF THE ZOO TOOK CU'S!!

    How about making CU's a zoo turn in animal?? I would like to get some of the armor, or even the title but I have no desire to tame a bazillion Kirin's..I would much rather keep taming CU's in hopes I someday get a ultra rare Blaze.

    Or how about this...not only make CU's a zoo turn in....but if I turn in say... 5000 or so I automaticly get a deed for a CU (color of MY choice) placed in my backpack. A few other ultra rare CU colors could be added...but only gotten by zoo turn in. Like Guild Green, or Invul Blue. If you make it 5000+ CU's to get one of those colors it would give us something to work towards...plus...we will still be looking for the rare blaze that would only spawn.

    PLEASE give us NON PvP Tamers something to do!!!!
     
  2. TheScoundrelRico

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    Pfft, on this same type of topic, I'd love to see thieves have more to turn in other than books to gain points for the collection items. Sheesh...la
     
  3. Madrid

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    I absolutely agree I've spent countless hours turning over the spawn at the Twisted Weald. Only people that have spent similiar time understand what exactly we're talking about.

    The player that ended up getting Blaze sometime last year spent far less time turing over the spawn than myself or other known tamers that literally spend more than 1/2 their gaming time in the Weald. Because of this I've pretty much stopped taming and turning over the spawn. It left a real bad taste in my mouth and isn't at all 'fair'.

    Blaze is 20,000 to 1 approximately. Cu's are probably the most tamed pet in all of UO and should be included in the Zoo Donation.

    And some thought should be given to the earning of points for certain colored pets. I could spend 4-5 hours a day for 6 months to a year and get nothing and a another player could walk in the Twisted Weald and kill one Cu and Blaze could spawn.

    I'd much rather see some system mentioned above than what we have currenty where by in large all my time and effort in turning over the spawn are going to be in vain.

    Again anyone who seriously turns over the spawn understands. I don't expect your average player who spend less than an hour a day turning over the spawn to 'get it'.

    People don't understand that there are certain players who put forth extreme effort and time turning over the spawn in hopes of hitting the jackpot.

    This should be given some attention.
     
  4. Aboo

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    I haven't spent time doing that but I would agree it makes sense to add Cu sidhe's to the zoo collection.
     
  5. Saris

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    agreed, my cu is plain though anyway, I still kill them to find others but I have a plain one whos resist blow all my other away, would I even want a blaze for use if it had low stats :)

    Accpet cu for zoo turn ins is a awsome idea.
     
  6. Capricious

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    /signed. Cu's should be added to the zoo collection.
     
  7. Black Sun

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    You could always sell your tamed Cu's and turn in the gold if you want the points that badly. There's plenty of Non-Elven tamers out there (like me) who would be willing to pay for one. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see more animals accepted by the zoo for donations, and I think the idea about a colored Cu deed as a reward is great. Just my 2 cents.
     
  8. Warpig Inc

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    Ya besides the color hunt there is the high end training gains for those that don't want to be jewel dependent. Like to put those clean up ring and braclet set to use. Thought about the wanting a Blaze with low stats. No I'd sell low stat one. I got lucky 5 min. to server down snagged a Rum Red one. Named "Red Rum Runner"
    Bigger fan of the PACK. Cycled through over 6k Hellcats to get high stat set of the rare colors. Got a near max stat pink one. Want to add a critter to the points try the Frenzy. Unlike the shooting fish in a bucket they spawn all over. The spawn points go dry after few weeks so rune books don't help. After 8 years one of my pack decided on a death by pixie at an Oaks. So I went on the search for a replacement. Ended up getting the rare hellhound red one with high stats and replaced two the others. Real pain running all over the hidden land looking for them. But, with discord a frenzy pack is a fast killer. Alwaysed amused when a GD tamer follows and watches how fast I drop things with my pack.
    The frenzy for points would fill the in training tamer. Huge skill jump from polar bear to unicorn/Ki rin. Just wrong a drake same points as the dragon. The Cu and dragon need to be added someplace between the drake and raptalon.
     
  9. Toptwo

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    I have been taming and killing the CU's for a long long time...looking for the special colors, especially BLAZE. Every time I kill a cu I get approx 1500 gold. I keep the gold in special pack in my bank, and change it to checks as needed. Right now I have 3,427,619 gold in that bag. Thats how many CU's I have killed. I do have a great red, black, white, pink, blue, and ice blue CU's...all trained up. I would gladly forgo the gold to turn my cu's in to the zoo for the points. Even if they never added any of the "tokuno dye" color dogs as a zoo reward I DO think they need to implament a "points system" like Madrid was talking about obove. for the blaze. (All of you hunters out there in RL know what I am talking about) For those of you that don't let me explain.

    Lets take Nevada for instance...they have a yearly drawing to be able to go out and hunt a desert bighorn sheep. You send in your application along with about 12000 other people in hopes of drawing one of about 98 tags. Each year you apply and fail to draw you are given a point. The more years you apply the more points you earn..til eventually you (maybe 20+ years) you are pretty assured that you will finally get that tag.

    The same can be done for getting a blaze cu. For every cu you tame and turn into the bank you get a point. If the odds are 20,000:1 of spawning a blaze CU then the more points you get the better your odds. Til eventually you HAFTA get one. I have already done over 2000 CU's would be nice to know my chance of spawning one now was 1:18000 and maybe by this time next year it would be 1:15000.

    To me having a blaze CU then would be more something to "brag" about then the part time tamer that wanders up once a month, tames a few CU's and gets extreamly lucky.

    just my thoughts
     
  10. Kelline

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    yes Cus should be part of the turn ins

    dont know how i feel about a Cu Deed, as i dont do the turn ins much, but if they did that, Id say add a line to the cu like the rest of the stuff, like zoo contributor or something to make em more special & let ppl know exactly where they come from
     
  11. Cogniac

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    All tameables should be part of the turn-in.
     
  12. MalagAste

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    /Signed. I agree Cu's should be a turn in at the zoo.... Dozens of creatures are left off the menu that could be turned in... WW's...... loads of folk tame those .... Just a thought..... I'd like a Cu Statue too.... that would be cool.... in cool colors.... or dye them yourself....
     
  13. Littleblue

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    Totally agree.

    The Zoo Collection is part of the game I really enjoy. It has made training Littleblue's Animal Taming skill alot less tedious.

    The creatures accepted for turn-in definately need some additions - there are many more tamables that could add some variety, especially for the lower levels.

    A little TLC in the Zoo's direction could go a long way to improving the Taming skill gain experience. ;)
     
  14. Doubleplay

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    The Op makes a good point re. zoo turn in.

    However it's a shame that neon CU's are completely acceptable while my rum red dragon barding was outlawed and destroyed by popular opinion of the few.
     
  15. It Lives

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    I agree cu should be (just a turn-in). I would like to see Cu spawn in other areas than just the weald.

    Nightmare spawned in just one area for a long time and I was really glad to see it spawn in multiple areas.

    Mabey the team could make new spawn areas for it, and it would help a small bit with the insane odds of a blaze.
     
  16. Littleblue

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    Just had an idea...

    How about adding a new reward to the Zoo Collection - a Talisman that gives a bit of 'luck' to the owner when seeking a particularly hued Tameable.

    The Talisman could provide better odds of spawning a hued creature; a small percentage chance that would increase the player's chances of spawning specially hued Tameables (depending on the specific creature's available hues). Add in a little + Skill bonus too, +5 Animal Lore or Veterinary would be nice, and also aid in finding that special pet.

    Name it 'Animal Attraction' or something cute like that, hehe. Magically enhanced to attract the most colorful creatures of Britannia. :)
     
  17. MalagAste

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    OOOO! I love that idea! Maybe then I could finally get one of those pretty purple Hiryu!....
     
  18. Tina Small

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    Hmmm...would it work on changelings?
     
  19. While I do agree for the most part, the time it takes you to recall to the zoo and then return to check spawn.. What if you lose a blaze in the process =/