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Draconi, about the SIX !

Discussion in 'UHall' started by OldAsTheHills, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. OldAsTheHills

    OldAsTheHills Lore Master
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    Dear Draconi,

    There was at one time to be the appearance of the SIX special npc
    monsters to plague the shards, but was seemingly cut short!
    In all fairness to the intended storyline will they be reappearing upon the shards,
    or what?

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  2. Nexus

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    I think the reason it got cut short was Draconi's trip to Japan....Jeremy said somewhere publish 55 was supposed to have had new live content and 56 the new vet rewards and stuff....Those two got swapped..so I wouldn't be surprised to see the last of the 6 come out with publish 66.
     
  3. OldAsTheHills

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    You meant publish 56, not publish 66, I hope!

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  4. JC the Builder

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    That wasn't it. They got cut short because of that one that kept crashing the shard. There wasn't any for several days.
     
  5. Harlequin

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    Yes, and immediately after that, they ran the Casca/Melissa event. I suspect that they brought forward the Casca event since they had to halt the previous one prematurely.

    If they don't fix the buggy one, maybe they don't intend to re-activate the event. Then again, I'm just as happy if they take out that buggy one and now run the event as "The FIVE".
     
  6. GL_Seller

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    Also do the chests that these things gave do anything? I have a few and would be nice if they did something other then take up space.
     
  7. Trevelyan

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    Did they not all spawn in the end? I was away for a month between June 16th and uly 16th - in that month that I was away, they came and they went..

    And now we have nothing. Typical I leave at the time that something actually happens!
     
  8. Harlequin

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    Hahaha, I tend to take breaks at the most inopportune times too :D

    I haven't seen any spawn after the buggy one that spawned in heartwood, kept duping NPCs and crash the server (actually, during the 1 time I fought it, it just disappeared before it died, didn't crash the server.).

    Of course, it may have continued to spawn and I just missed it each time. But I don't see any posts on the contary either.
     
  9. Draconi

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    Hi there!

    Luckily, this is not a one-time appearance. The Six, their brethren, and their enemies, will be coming with the war content we've been talking about.

    Expect them to not be as easy, or simple, as you've seen them so far, though.
     
  10. Raider Red

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    your'e not the only one to misss out like that.I had mised out on the 2nd running of the tokuna arties due to some real life situations that kept me from playing during that time.
     
  11. Evilminion

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    SWEET!

    Thank you, Draconi, for the info. :) Looking forward to finding out more about these... hey..... wait........ not as EASY or SIMPLE?? You thought the last set were... :eek: ... oh god.

    We're all doomed. :stretcher:
     
  12. RaDian FlGith

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    Which is to say...
    Imagine my excitement.
     
  13. MalagAste

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    Um.... I beg to differ with you but as I recall it was WELL KNOWN that the Six had a devious habit of taking a Greater Dragon and making it go suddenly Disloyal.... and then bye bye dragon..... Tamers were NOT the Beat all on the Six..... I believe I did rather well with my Stealth Archer.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. RaDian FlGith

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    No offense, but something being "well known" on these forums about plotlines does not, at least for me, make it well known at all, because I don't go looking for hints and tips in most cases for any of the quests.

    About all I know for certain is that the initial "loot" system for "The Six" sucked.

    But regardless of the occasional bone thrown to the rest of the gaming world, by and large, tamers have the easiest time of it in PvM. Take Melissa, for example. You were often very lucky if you could get looting rights over the six or eight dragons standing around.

    And none of this really tackles the issue with ALL of their "AI." For EA, better AI typically means, "I have faster spells, a quadrillion hit points, and can one-hit kill you." IE: Enjoy your death robe, here's your event.
     
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    Err... What alternate world were you on when that event occurred?

    I was getting looting rights with at least that many dragons going, every time, with a MAGE USING SWORDS OF PROSPERITY, instead of spells! I never could get a bar up, so I hit her with an area attack spell, then walked into the furball. When I did cast EVs, it was on Imps and Balrons that followed someone towards melissa, to hold them off.

    I even got it with a crafter with 50 fencing and barely enough chiv to cast EoO, with 4 greaters, 2 cus and a hiryu (not to mention archers) present.
     
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  17. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    I cant wait to cast armageddon on everyones face.
    FoA4tW
     
  18. SilentFoxXy

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    Because the one in Luna and the other in Heartwood continually crashed the server they swept the idea away and rushed the Casca/assassination thread event thru and on, the 6, for the time being, were defeated by outerworlde magiks.

    Now with the foreseen coming of the Worlde War, these 6 MAY be revived and returned to the fray, to prove after all that they were not conquered in a flash of light..

    The future awaits, world war beckons, tighten your belts guys we are falling into .......
     
  19. RaDian FlGith

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    You're right... I'm probably alone in my assessment of the situation. I never, ever had issues on an archer getting looting rights. I never had issues on my mage getting looting rights. I hallucinated it all, and I was just smoking crack.
    Sorry... I must have left my swords of prosperity in my other robe. Not quite sure what this has to do with my assessment of the situation other than you clearly had decent luck on a particular template. Congratulations. In my experience, that wasn't the case, and on my archer, I think I was lucky enough to get looting rights once every ten kills.
    Every time, right? I somehow doubt that.
     
  20. Harlequin

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    Actually, I have avatars for warrior/mage/tamer. And I have faced issues with getting looting rights on all 3. Note that for boss mobs like peerless, daemon berserker, the top 16 damagers gets looting rights, you just need do enough damage to knock off the 16th damager.

    It all depends what I'm fighting and my equipment. In Doom, I do better with my mage. I see other warriors x-heal and kick ass, but my warrior didn't do so well, (I will get looting rights, but I will also die). My tamer did worst (tried beetle/mare combo, cu sidhe and super dragon). Often my pet was taking the damage, but warriors were out-damaging me and knocking me off the top 16.

    For travesty, my warrior shines! Tamer sucked. Mage sucked worst. Actually, before they nerfed Swoop, my warrior would out damage mages/tamers and get 75%-100% looting rights.

    Against Melissande, my tamer worked better than my warrior or mage.

    Against Melissa, my tamer and mage did just as well. But I used explo pots for other chars including my warrior.

    Finally, if you are referring to the SIX, there's no looting rights required. Everything dropped on the ground. Not sure if it will be different this time though.
     
  21. kinney42

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    Uhhh yeah, he's right. I got looting rights with every character I took down there on every Melissa I fought. Crafters included. I mostly used a warrior. Actually, come to think about it, the only character I didn't take down there was my tamer!
     
  22. Flame (DrR)

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    Trev as I remember we did see 6 Strangers as listed below, although Vaector in Heartwood was pulled just before we killed him thankfully as he had already crashed other servers on death. His lose was made up by the final Stranger spawning for several days.

    Myxkion - Despise
    Kealdia - Luna
    Alaska - Destard
    Rivatach - Fan Dancer Dojo
    Vaector - Heartwood (pulled as was crashing servers)
    Krysan - Hythloth (spawned for a few days)
     
  23. I got looting rights on every character I had, including my 2 crafters, and on every Melissa I fought. It wasn't that tough to do. I did most of my fighting with my mage, casting a couple of EV's and fireballing until she was dead.
     
  24. GalenKnighthawke

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    Please have a mini-event or fiction or, better yet, both, to bridge the gap between now and the next Publish.

    You are losing momentum in the event, if not already lost it.

    -Galen's player
     
  25. Infiniti

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    Agreed! Where was the easy part? did I miss it? I died so ofter was gonna start a museum of death robes, lol. :blushing:
     
  26. Aibal

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    I too got looting rights with every character I took, EVERY time. The best was my GM Magery crafter who got a Crimmy to boot. First Crimmy I ever got and the damn mule got it hehe. If you didn't get looting rights, you were doing something wrong, or have really bad templates.
     
  27. Galad

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    My crafter would get looting rights just tossing npc-bought explosion potions.
     
  28. Evilminion

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    Ahhh, but Melissa was a candyass next to any of the Six. Sure, I died a few times fighting her, but at least I didn't get teleported to a graveyard or have my favorite pet unbonded. And at least I could do some damage with my hiryu or pup! Fighting any of the Six with either of my primary characters, well, I was not exactly Chuck Norris. :D
     
  29. mmmbeer

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    these were some of the more fun battles in uo in years!!! can't wait for their return...