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[Discussion] Curious about Wigs

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Nine Dark Moons, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Nine Dark Moons

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    i have always wondered what a wig does for your char. Does it give you a random new hairstyle while you wear it? does anyone have any before/after pics they can post? i'd love to see what they look like while worn.
     
  2. Alcestis

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    You can't wear them, they are purely decorative.
     
  3. Nine Dark Moons

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    BUMMER!!!
    thanks for answering though :)
    it would be super cool if you could wear them.
    i wonder why they made a wig you can't wear.
     
  4. Chaosy

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    Probably because it's easier to go to the hairstylist and spend 10k gold.
     
  5. Nine Dark Moons

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    but it would be cool if wigs allowed you to have crazy hairdo's not attainable by other means, like beehives and pompadours. i know, i know... no one had those styles in medieval times... but it'd be cool anyway. then people all decked out in their glacial clothes (gag) could have a beehive too :)
     
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    Wasnt it the old disguise kit? cant think what the name of the one now is called, for thieves to change there char to someone else.
     
  7. kray2s

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    there was a diguise kit that looked like a minature wooden head on a pedastool (cant think of a better way to describe the graphic) and it was imaginativly called a disguise kit:p
     
  8. Thunderz

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    YEah Krays2 thats the one :) didnt the wig use to be the old version? not 100% on this but remember hearing something way back.
     
  9. Smokey of LS

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    i dont know for sure, but my guess is they were never meant to be gotten by anyone, so they were purely decorative, probably just picked up somewhere, like alot of other things such as wall blood tile, idol statue many things just deco never meant to be taken, but thats my guess
     
  10. kray2s

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    From what i have heard and i dont know if this is 100% true as i wasnt around in uo at the time. Apparently they were (the wigs i mean) little more than loot off orcs when that dungeon with the orc brutes 1st appeared. I guess they dont drop as loot anymore if this is true due to the value they sell at.

    As i said before this is purly what i have heard and i not definate that it true. Maybe someone with more knowledge could fill us in?
     
  11. wigs = server births
     
  12. TirNaNo'g

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    I recall hearing that wigs were a drop on orcs too, but it was told to me long before that orc dungeon ever opened - more like during year 1 of UO. At the time they didn't seem worth keeping. It definitely wasn't during the time of the orc dungeon as I'm sure I'd have saved plenty from hunting there the day it opened. It's possible there were also server birth ones, but the question is - what shops would have had them? There were no hairstylists or ways to change your hair back then, so no need to decorate a shop with that theme. They would have been oddities out of mansions if anything.

    The thief disguise kit is a wig stand, quite different from a wig, but the two might look good put together. Can't recall ever seeing an original wig stand server birth, which makes me favor the orc spawning origin for the large number of wigs that did exist as rares.
     
  13. Hunter Moon

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    It doesn't sit exactly right, but this is how I have displayed my wig for the last 7 plus years ;) From all I have heard, they were a server birth item. I got mine about 8 years ago when they were still pretty cheap.

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  14. Gem

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    Wigs were not server births. In the first days of UO (I was there; I've played since beta) they appeared as monster loot--just like the furs. They were considered a nuisance and most folks dumped them.
     
  15. kray2s

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    So the info i had about them spawning on orcs could be true! However it would appear not on the orc dungeon opening day that i was told. Hmmmmmm *thinks* who could tell us exactly when and where these did 1st appear? Meaning n what monster(s) where these looted from? Also, how come they are no longer loot? (not that i would want them to reappear lol - it would devalue mine:))

    Sorry for all the questions i just like to know the history and stories etc behind items that i have in my collection and this thread seemed to contradict what i had been told and assumed was true so please bear with me on this one hahaha