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Discussion: exceptional resists bonus

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Silverbird, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Silverbird

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    Since there was just a discussion about somewhere else ...

    (Footnotes from Base Properties | Mythic Entertainment | Ultima Online)

    Funny thing ... I know that the UOherald is out of date for some stuff. But while except runic crafted weapons are getting the 35% di bonus, the reduced +6 bonus to resists on armour parts still applys.

    I want to put this into discussion becourse the different resist bonuses are not mentioned anywhere else. Or at least, I couldnt find:
    - Exceptional - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia
    - UO Stratics *New* | Items: Base Properties (footnotes)

    The question is now, if someone should correct the infos at uoguide and stratics or if we should claim it to be a bug that should be fixed soon. (You know, usually software developers are really good in fixing what was never broken. :D Thought there is a little risk becourse they could decide that 6 bonus resist is the correct value and not 15.)
    I tried to nail those values down within the publish notes, but all i found, was that it was pub 19, which changed the exceptional bonuses.
     
  2. Shelleybean

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    Wow, this stuff is way over my head! So what is it that is wrong? Are runic crafted armor pieces not getting the 6 point bonus?
     
  3. Barry Gibb

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    I don't understand what you are asking.

    Exceptional Bonus for Runic crafted armor is +6, where as non-runic is +15. The information about the weapon bonus is screwy though. I have never crafted an exceptional weapon with less than 35% DI with a runic.

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  4. Silverbird

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    The point is, that I have met/heard of players, who dont know that runic crafted armour parts are not getting the +15 exceptional bonus but instead the old +6 bonus.
     
  5. Barry Gibb

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    To my knowledge, runic armor has always had the +6 bonus (never the +15 bonus, like non-runic armor). Runic armor is not supposed to get the +15 bonus.

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  6. Basara

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    The +20% bonus was the amount before the change to +35%.

    In other words, someone forgot to update the footnotes.

    There was also a time where the Exceptional bonus ADDED TO the runic value, for a very short time in early AoS, if I remember correctly.

    That (which ended fairly quickly), or having +20% as the runic base (to make getting runic DI less of a booby prize) was something that never made it out of internal testing.