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Does a Throwing Instructor exist ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. popps

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    New Haven has pretty much Instructors in all combat skills.

    I checked already, and throwing is not listed in their menu.

    I also walked around Ter Mur looking for one but so far could not.

    When Stygian Abyss was released, and Throwing with it, was a Throwing Instructed created ?

    Where is it ?

    Thank you very much for your kind reply.
     
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    Yes I saw him but it is more for already advanced characters.

    The Instructors are more a new players' help to raise the skill up to 50 in a faster way, do a nice quest (for a new player that is) which makes the training more fun and rewarding and get a reward too at the end of the combat skill training quest.

    Since I saw a reference in the new video about new players which I greatly appreciated, I hope the Devs will cover this gap and add a Throwing Instructor.

    Perhaps even 2, one in Ter Mur and one also in New Haven, where all other instructors are.....
     
  4. Restroom Cowboy

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    training...15 min to 50.
    quest...an hour to get you to 50.

    you decide...
     
  5. popps

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    Personally, I can afford eating SoTs to advance skills fast if I wish so....
    The point is that Instructors are helpfull for new players who hardly have SoTs available, not for veterans.

    I think the lack of a Throwing Instructor should be covered and, since new players usually start in New Haven, understandably, such Instructor should be there among the others.

    But then, since Throwing is really a Gargoyle skill, there should also be one in Ter Mur at the Royal City.
     
  6. heh! That is all in the bag now popps ...

    NewNew Haven is coming popps
    NooNoo questions to be asked ...
    NuuNuu?

    nano nano [​IMG] ¿ sddod
     
  7. popps

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    Yes, I heard about the New New Haven soon to come though not much details have slipped through as of yet.......
     
  8. Enticing ... 'tisn'tit?fif,usif,

    I look forward to your review ...
     
  9. As I think already said, there is only a normal NPC in Royal City in Ter Mur which lets you buy it to 30something. There is no New Haven instructor for buying to 40, or enhanced skill gain to 50 quests like the other weapon skills.
     
  10. Restroom Cowboy

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    eating SOTs at 0-50 skill? ur doin it wrong. :(
     
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    Agralem the blade weaver is the only trainer
     
  12. Meat Elemental

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    Alac scrolls come pretty cheap at least here on gl, started a thrower yesterday and at 111.3 throwing now.
     
  13. Kayne.

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    Bought to 40 at bladeweavers by the soul forge.
     
  14. Restroom Cowboy

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    but but but but...its not 50. yea, def...def gotta get to 50...yea...def def definitely 50.
     
  15. Tanivar

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    Does anyone other than me play a new character up in skill by actually going out and adventuring? The game has monsters set up so you can do it starting with all zero's in the skills you plan your character to use if you want. It's not a grind to raise most skills that way and is a heck of a lot more fun than whacking on a golem for hours must be.

    Level-based games must drive you all zonkers.
     
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    That's always been how I've trained, so no, you're not the only one :) All my newbies were made to fend for themselves when it came to gold, gear and the like. I quite like stepping back into newbie shoes with a fresh character, it's a nice change to go back and play the old stuff.

    Wenchy
     
  17. Cogniac

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    This could have been solved much more easily if a mod had just simply replied "No." and then locked the thread.

    Or even more easily if the OP, instead of trying to be clever and coy, had just said what they really meant; namely, "There should be a Throwing instructor in New Haven."

    Or even more easily still if the OP had just sent their suggestion to the Feedback forum on the Herald.
     
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    *raises hand* :)
     
  19. Three then ...
    Good times on Origin ... pre-origin that is ...

    mmmmm ... spewing vorpal bunny spawns ... :thumbup:
     
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    Yes, what would they possibly do? I mean how else could they possibly raise skill?
     
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    I am not sure how I am supposed to read that contribution to the thread....

    Perhaps that Insctructors are pointless, useless and a waste of Developers' time since there is "other" ways that skills can be raised ??

    Fact is, that the Developers took their time and effort to bring to the game Instructors and I think they are a good addition for new players.

    Since we are talking about trying to attract new players to the game (which I think is a wonderfull proposition...), I just thought that perhaps it would be a nice and good think to also overhaul the new skills instructors so as to aid new players in their training.

    That's a wrong thing ??
     
  22. No popps ... premature

    NewNew Haven
    THEN critique

    Then the why/why nots ...
    AFTER you see what they gots ....

    *shrugs*
    Not likely ... but they COULD manage to get all skills and all trainers arrayed alphabetically and grouped by races and templates in a ascending/descending order of blinking path runes color coded from the "Advisor" NPC that interviews you for your psychological profile and ADD percentile ratings and cross logarithmically scaled against your age and region of ip origin ...

    Its like christmas eve ... waiting to see what grade of coal santa can smuggle in ...

    Here *passes medium taped box*
    *whispers* ... it is full of fresh question marks ... personal aged stash ...
    sort them while you wait ... gooooood therapy ...

    :party:
     
  23. popps

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    Over the years and many, many publish, there is one thing that I think I got to learn.

    I have a feeling that once the developers have already had their brain storming, their design plan laid out and their coding done, getting extra stuff that was not in the original plan into the publish becomes extremely difficult. Sometimes it happens, usually for minor things or adjustments but the best way to get something in a publish is to be premature...

    Rather than wait to see from which direction the wind blows, sometimes blowing one's own lungs "might" help the wind blow in some direction. Sometimes.......

    Of course, no guarantee but at least it gets better chances.....

    Of course, only my feelings.......
     
  24. Zosimus

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    IBTL

    Popps, just PM or ask in the HOC tuesday night the devs and ask them nicely to add a throwing instructor with the new player thingamajig that they are going to do :)

    End of discussion

    Now can we have this one locked also? :)
     
  25. NewNew Haven
    Then critique

    premature ... as in Pre(before) Mature (bolded above)
    YOU want to get in/on BEFORE the brainstorming and refining ... understood ...
    this time
    too late.

    *shrugs*
    I was unaware of them asking for suggestions popps ... THAT would be the "before time"
    not now
    now ... they're trying to get the other touches done ... for publish.
    *shrugs*

    If they would have asked >about< the little idea they had ... playable starter block ... for idling in during the remaining bulk of download ...
    there are three at least here on the boards ... that could have given somepointers re: what to watch out for and a few things to be damn sure to avoid.
    first would be to have CURRENT downloads available (to avoid the long PATCH up times existing)
    second would be to have mirror sites to distribute the initial download demands(5+ wide mouth widebands, top tier or refurbished tweakers)
    to hope to avoid what is gonna happen(If there is a demand ... not likely, sorry ... unless there's a cash prize incentive to TRY and find something in the client ... buy more ovaltine) there hasn't exactly been a rush TO start new accounts ya see.
    Complete package smoothly available (unknown; not likely)

    WHILE the NewNew Haven client Is Being Poked about on ...
    the background download(never mind >its install<) will likely bog down Play IN THE NewNew ...
    ie. crappy first impression ... why is my character moving so slow
    (analogy: watching a youtube, it freezes and you get the winding icon):(

    New player has the NewNew up ... Download complete and begins installing it (is it standalone uninvolved in a full install? or being back end back filled to catch him leaving NewNew "too soon"?)
    How many top screen interruptions will happen? (Rereading the TOS/accept, This directory?/accept, Update scrolling pacer?/minimize)

    Installation complete! would you like to authorize payment option now?/no, Would you like to receive Emails for special offers?/no,

    Congratulations!, a full installation of CC-EC client has been completed.
    Your install is complete with access upto but Not including the recent Highseas Booster and some items and adventures will be unavailable untill applying permissions to access. These and many other Premium options are available through the UOGamecodes.com online store, Would you like to visit there now and register your account? /no

    Thankyou for choosing Ultima Online! the NewNew new player experience (has/has not) been used during download and installation. You (may/ may not) continue the experience seamlessly, with access to the full experience available right now./close alert.

    Desktop(case #2) Download: File corruption! ignore, retry, cancel?/retry
    *idle, idle, idle, idle ........ etc* /altF4
    Start > EAGames> UO CC-EC> run NewNew> bootscreen NewNew: Continue download of main client?/yes
    Would you like to establish an account at account management?/no
    Would you like to register your account at UOGamecodes.com online store?/no
    Select (blank screen) Char or create new? ...??? what happened to happyCaMpEr? I was just playing him!!:gee:
     
  26. Thunderz

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    Just start a new char and start him with 50......

    There 50 in 0.56 seconds.......

    :wall:
    :owned:

    Thunderz