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Dolphins stopping large ships?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Atrocitus, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Atrocitus

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    I am sure that I am not the only person who cannot understand why my full speed, 9 cannon, mother of all war ships stops dead in its tracks the moment a dolphin touches it. My ship should demolish them, or at the least push them under/out of the way. Is there really no way to fix this?

    I know it is only a small annoyance to many, but between this, and my recent run in with a vicious land dolphin, I would like to see something done about these over powered sea creatures.

    I can maybe understand if you are using a row boat, or even the old dragon ships and below, but not the new full size sailing vessels.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Lady Storm

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    Sorry bud... They have the right of way. Its a school crossing thing.
     
  3. Atrocitus

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    I have gone through many school crossings without them stopping my truck. :confused:
     
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  4. Lady Storm

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    Dont look now kiddo... if 1 child is in that crossing your looking at a ticket and fine your not gunna love.
    Dolphin, Sea Slugs, Water Pains in the Tush, and a few other items out there will stop a boat... its been that way from day 1. Take it from me I was there and fishing.

    *other items are things that get on the water that shouldnt be there like Mongbats, Gargoyles, You name the Bird its out there. etc......*
     
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  5. Atrocitus

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    Oh, well since it has always been that way I guess they can't change it...

    Wait, I heard that same excuse when I couldn't shoot and forget with my archer yet they fixed it.


    Though I took a couple years off, I am far from new. Been around since UO:R and I can understand the smaller ships, as I stated, but I would still like a fix. A pirate can dream can't he?
     
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    Don't even think of ramming a dolphin! :eek2:
     
  7. Cirno

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    Gandolphin.
    You shall not pass!
     
  8. Atrocitus

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  9. Nimuaq

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    Dolphins Block Pirates - Articles - Coast to Coast AM
     
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  10. Atrocitus

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    Haha, well played dolphins, well played.
     
  11. Redxpanda

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    Dolphins are evil. They set my fisher up to get ganked by water elementals
     
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    That's the truth!
     
  13. Doubleplay

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    Dolphin lovers abound. I convinced my son to submit an essay about his desire to become a harpooner for career day at his high school. LOL you would think he had expressed desire to become a mass murderer from the reaction.

    Anyway, I still think it would be cool to have a harpoon installed on the front of my ship. Negative karma players deserve some respect too. We could harvest dolphin oil for use in lanterns which might give off a rainbow of vibrant colors. Consumption of dolphin blubber (stackable of course) might confer 5 seconds of awesome offensiveness.
     
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    Oh, and by the way, it's a little known fact that a dolphin's favorite food is the void lobster. If fishermen would unite to kill off all the dolphin, perhaps the void lobster would make a comeback before it is totally eradicated.
     
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    *frantically searches for the "does not like" button* :grrr:
     
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    If you haven't noticed, there are Water Elementals not far behind or near the dolphins. The dolphins aren't as cute and innocent as they look , they stop your ship so the elementals can attack you.
     
  17. LordDrago

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    I love Dolphin...they are good in so many different ways:





    Dolphin Soup
    Dolphin Kabobs
    Dolphin Steaks
    Dolphin Sushi


    mmmmm......Dolphin
    drooling-homer-simpson1.jpg

    Dolphin-in-a-Can.jpg
     
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    I want to mount a dolphin trophy and hang it on my wall. Had one try to mess with a pirate hunt yesterday and pay the price.
     
  20. gunneroforgin

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    You can shoot them with your cannon, you know.
     
  21. Flutter

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    Yes, and loose lips sink them.
     
  22. Amber Witch

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    :pirate: This is me looking for you.
    :pie: This is me hitting you when I find you.

    :stretcher::owned:
     
  23. Nimuaq

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    While dolphins can be annoying sometimes, they also stop afk fishers so that I can throw a fishing net near their boat and watch their scripts trying to heal them or damaging the spawn which ultimately fails and leads to them dying in the middle of the sea :). I also accidentally drop a wooden box when I see a player keep recalling to the bank, say bank and recall back, curiously with a constant and quite short time period and always holding an axe on their hand. It is usually near an odd bank, too often Delucia.
     
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    Same reason I can't fly over slimes/rats/snakes/rocks/water/dogs/cats/sheep/fences/etc on my gargoyle.
     
  25. Flutter

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    OMG How many times have I been running away from a gank only to have a little bird stop me in my tracks. LOL
    Sometimes I go around and murder the birds in game just to enact my revenge.
     
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  26. Amber Witch

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    Okay.... One of you better fess up! Theft!
     
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    Same reason my strapping Sampire with 125+ strength is stopped by a rabbit in fel. Lazy coding.
    Pushthrough should not be required when said creature is less than 1/5 the size/stones of the character/ship pushing through.
     
  28. MalagAste

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    I've been known the throw down a bagball... works like a charm... when I see them it's at Tokuno bank.

    What's really fun is to see where they are recalling from the trees or mines and just drop one random ore or piece of wood till you fine what it is they are getting..... then since many of those things use UOAssist I like when they mine and lumberjack for me and I can come by later then and pick up 700 stones worth or more of wood or ore...
     
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    Or how about freaking twigs?

    It's a twig. Hop over it.