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Dread Warhorse AKA Dread Mares

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ancient Sosarian, Jun 3, 2011.

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Should Dread Warhorses be Reintroduced to Sosaria?

Poll closed Jun 17, 2011.
  1. Yes

    72 vote(s)
    55.4%
  2. No

    58 vote(s)
    44.6%
  1. Ancient Sosarian

    Ancient Sosarian Journeyman
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    Hail Sosarians,

    I would hear from our People thoughts, comments, and views pertaining to the Dread Warhorses.

    All, feel free to Comment, tho I especially wish to hear from Tamers able to own these Awesome Steeds.

    They already exist in Sosaria, so balance issues do not apply.

    Every Tamer I know wants one. Every Tamer I know prefers them to all other mounts/steeds.

    No Tamer I know cares much at all for the Bane Dragons tho some own one as they do all tamables.

    WHY, can we NOT have a reintroduction of perhaps the MOST popular pet ever introduced into Sosaria???

    What say the People? What say the demigods?

    What say Cal???

    An SoS
     
  2. olduofan

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    can see how this will end up...

    and yes they should but do i feel they will nope.
     
  3. 5% Luck

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    My tamer is a gargoyle so as far as owning a dread mare i care little. Even when my tamer was an elf I didnt care for them much at all. Simply put its out tanked and out damaged by other pets. Its the rarity factor that makes them what they are and anyone saying differently is just looking at them though gold coins!

    and I voted yes bring em back!
     
  4. RawHeadRex

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    if they allow them back, how much you want to bet they get the nerf stick ?
     
  5. olduofan

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    be nice to see the reasons others say no (maybe they already have 1?)
     
  6. Gorbs

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    Didn't the devs state the reason for the bane dragon introduction was to provide an obtainable option for those who do not have (but desire) a dread mare without entirely devaluing the dread mare?

    I'd rather see more diversity and work done to make alternatives which appear for brief periods of time (couple months) every so often. Create some super reptalons that are tameable or something.
     
  7. olduofan

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    its really nice that you dont have to feed the dread mares special food and that its short and doesn't get in the way of doors looting and also how it looks... I liked the red abyss mare Masanna had as well .... hmmm
     
  8. MalagAste

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    The Bane Dragon pales horribly in the face of the Dread Mare.

    That is all I can say about that.... It's WAY beyond time to put the Dread back.
     
  9. olduofan

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    Let me tip toe across the eggs shells here.... is it safe to agree with you? :eek:
     
  10. LadyNico

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    I hope they don't bring back dread warhorses.

    Since I still have a couple/few spare in the stables, they remain a nice little earner for me. :thumbup1:
     
  11. olduofan

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    you have to respect a person who is honest thats for sure :eyes:
     
  12. Winker

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    No i payed 50 Mill for mine, why should my investment get devalued?

    Besides they are no good for PvM. They are a PvP Tamer weapons. Use a Nightmare if you want to PvM with your trammie tamer
     
  13. Viquire

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    Do something with skrees, iron beetles, introduce an updated lore gump, introduce some other limited time ridable, introduce a greater white wyrm..

    so many options, so little dev time.
     
  14. I had one and it vanished from under my butt... was on it when I logged out and when I logged back on an hour later it was gone. and no its not in my stable and I never transferred it. I Miss Gus *sad face*
     
  15. MalagAste

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    It should be devalued as it were because for folk like Me I have about 10 of them.... all of which were FREE.... I never paid one GP for any of them....

    And THAT is as it should be.
     
  16. Yalp

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    I vote no.

    For me, part of the fun of the game is playing during different phases, and partaking in the different events thrown our way by the development team. Adding the goodies of specific events without the event themselves cheapens that experience for us all. There are items I'd love to get my hands on, but because I didn't play then, they are out of my grasp... which is as it should be, IMHO.
     
  17. ChReuter

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    I believe they should be reintroduced, and I believe that because of their use in PvP. While I've never been one to be fond of pvp tamers (In all my years, and without naming names, only two people using the template have I had respect for. One on LS and one on Siege.) I do believe that if people are going to play said template, than the field should be even. I don't think a pvp tamer should have the advantage over another because he played longer or had the gold/cash to buy this desired mount.

    Also, even if I didn't support bringing them back before, I would now just because your opening comment.
     
  18. Cetric

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    lol.. people want dreads back into the game but fail to notice prepatch cu sidhe's and hiryus? those things are nasty and a good one is much more rare than any dread mare.

    I vote no, and to those who think a bane dragon isnt nice.. bane dragons can outdamage a dread mare by alot, and especially because it does more poison damage. There are 3 reasons people dont really use them

    Special food

    Dragon Slayers

    Swamp Dragon art.
     
  19. MalagAste

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    You forgot...... slow....... slower....... slower....

    Bane Dragons are EXTREMELY slow.....

    For riding ...... and when fighting.

    You often wonder...... Geez would it move any faster if I got out and pushed????
     
  20. Metalstorm

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    Nope, tried that. When you push them, they dig their heels in the ground and won't budge an inch.
     
  21. Warpig Inc

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    I say use the feed and change effect of the Ancient Hellhound. Introduce a relic drop like chance for a nightmare treat at a few of the champs. Feed a non bonded nightmare the treat and poof a random stat spawned Dread Warhorse that can be tamed. There is no need for a farmed spawn area. The random chance should keep a good one rare. Toss in that 1 in 25000 chance that one spawns with the Abyssal Black coloring.
     
  22. olduofan

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    like this a lot...ha
     
  23. Lord X

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    100% dead nuts on.

    And also what Cedric said about pre patch cu sidhes and such. I hardly ever play on my pvp-tamer, but when I do my pet of choice is the pre patch cu. I wasn't around for the Dread Mare thing for some reason and even though I have it, I won't be shelling out 50 to 75 mill to get one either. People who HAVE shelled out that much shouldn't get a further sore behind because of a re-release.

    Besides... re-releasing would put 5% of Atlantic's population out of a job.
     
  24. olduofan

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    I was kinda thinking that the end stance would be greed on this thread. still looking for that valid reason. wait nvm... ha
     
  25. Winker

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    If you think like that then ALL rare items should be avilable for free, not just dread mares. Lets ruin the whole history of UO coz some people cant stand the thought they missed out on a ONE OFF EVENT
     
  26. That would be a terrible nerf for people like me who sacrificed stable slots in order to keep them until they fetch the right price to be sold...
     
  27. Tinsil

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    No. There's too many as it is.. if they're reintroduced there's going to be so many more dreadmare archers and dreadmare mages.. I wish there weren't super drags and dreadmares period.
     
  28. Thav12

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    If you vote yes you are a jealous ass. (donkey type)

    Is the dreadmare overpowered ---> no, powerful, but not overly so.

    Is the dreadmare rare and expensive ---> yes

    Does it affect PvM (malagaste and others) ----> no

    Please, if you were to discuss putting server birth rares out on the market again, every trammie and their extended families would revolt and cry for a month. Should all rare weapons become available to everyone again? Leave the Dreadmare alone. It made a rare appearance in UO history and now can not be obtained. Great.

    Oh, do i have one? ---> no.

    Do I feel the least bit slighted? ---> no

    Do I want one? --> of course. And perhaps I will...
     
  29. Vyal

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    Bring em' back!
     
  30. MalagAste

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    The economy is dead.... why hold something like Dreadmares off the market because some fool is still holding a few to gouge the market with?

    This makes NO sense to me at all.

    It's a tameable... it should be in-game.

    I'm sick and tired of the "rares" crowd controlling decent game play... they have had the opportunity to sell the things at ridiculously bloated prices for long enough... it's time to put them back in game PERMANENTLY.

    And this comes from someone who's had dozens of the things... and GIVEN them away... to friends who have returned and didn't get the opportunity to tame them.


    *Insert sarcasm* And OMG I'm sorry if you paid ridiculously over inflated amounts of gold for one...*End Sarcasm* You know what... if folk didn't pay stupid prices for stuff then it wouldn't get priced stupidly.
     
  31. Wenchkin

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    Yes they should be brought back. If need be, nerf them so they're not a problem for other players. If the traders/rares collecting tamers want to take priority, let them keep the dread mares as pure blacks. Respawn them as long mane dreads instead.

    Some tamers want to use pets, without thinking "if I lose this, it'll cost millions to replace". Other tamers simply want to tame their own pets. However much the rare pet sellers and buyers want to protect those high prices, there are many tamers who just want to tame and use pets. I think they should be able to do so.

    Wenchy
     
  32. longshanks

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    they are in game. you just have to pay up if you want one. i needed another one and paid 50 mln last week. there are plenty around. it took me 5 minutes of spamming on chessy before i was looking at the one i bought in brit stable.

    you know i'd love to have a polar bear mount. but my accounts not that old...

    sometimes you just dont get everything you want.

    dreads are only good for pvp anyway. not like anyone pvp's anymore....
     
  33. Demonous

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    no, i have too many in my stables and would potentially lose a lot of gold if they made them respawn
     
  34. Pfloyd

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    There are plenty around for people who "really" want one.

    I'm kind of tired of all these types of polls.
    We might as well get all of them out in the open all at once.

    Should everone be given one (EM, Holiday, Limited release, exploited) item in excistence in their bank box per character?

    Yes? No?

    I would have to say No.
     
  35. Nereus

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    Vote for option C.
    No reintroduction of dread mares.
    Enable dragon barding deeds on bane dragons.
     
  36. Prime.

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    Uhh, Dread Warhose/Mare?

    No thanks, I want my Dread Unicorn.
     
  37. Sevin0oo0

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    Well,I never knew they went away! Seems like a silly decision to me, That's nuts - you don't just poof people's pets. Maybe ONE single person 'they' knew didn't like them or something, so...
     
  38. Lady Storm

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    I can see both sides of this...

    The yes I voted for is for the simple reason we have new players and returning players who didnt get to tame one... and the high cost of one when it does go up forsale is astronomical!

    The no vote players are for that very same reason! Only they want the $$$ the bloody things sell for and dont give a fig that its too much for a pet.

    Put yourself in the returning players foot prints kiddo's... they dont have the gold we have been able to collect over the years, nor the new player. I went to the small fair on Atlantic and was gasping at the prices for the trinkets from across the land. EM event things is one thing to over charge for but an animal?? NO I vote for the reintroduction of the Dreads. Not massive heards of them or one right after another but perhps 1 every 6 hours and random locations, it should please both sides. Limited amount to spawn and not in the same place so as to make it something you must seek out to prevent monopoly of the spawn.
     
  39. Thav12

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    Lady storm, I voted no because I don't have one and I don't stand to make money of one. I think noons should never have an animal like that. It should take them several years to learn how to tame difficult creatures.

    You are missing the point. The debate is not about noobs. It is about access to everything for everybody at all times vs allowing rare tames from the past. At a spawn rate of 1 an hr it takes a day for everyone to have one. I personally gave my opinion in a post earlier. However, I could compromise if they would make it a rare event spawn once a month and a real task to tame it. I don't believe in the everything for everybody mantra.
     
  40. Tjalle

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    My tamers have good dreads on both shards I play. I use mine for PvM and I like them.

    One of the things I enjoy with playing my tamer is to always look for that "better" pet. So I wouldn´t mind if they were put back in into the game.
     
  41. Vyal

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    It just seems stupid that a pet only used in pvp that is still way OP if you know how to use it correctly does not spawn anymore and only a select few have it.
    Same thing with bane dragons. However the bane dragons should never have been tameables. That was a stupid move one someones part.
     
  42. Yalp

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    You can still tame bane dragons in the abyss.

    I agree wholeheartedly that this topic is not about Dread Mare per se, it's about having every item in the game available to everyone, at every moment.
    I look forward to the new posts demanding release of all rares, and all items for collection, return of pre-patched pets, etc, etc. :popcorn:
     
  43. Oaka

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    I want a million dollars and a private jet, and a super model as my wife...its not fair! I love these types of mentalities.

    You can get a dreadmare for as low as 30-50 Mil.....there are items that are still spawning that are worth more than that. You can easily make that in a week.....even on new characters.

    If we're bringing back dreadmares then I want a prepatch green SL warhorse, a silver steed, a full set of pheonix armor, one of each server birth rare, one of each EM event item..especially the one of a kinds! (non replica), Every possible piece of europa gold clothing, a prepatch hiryu/cu sidhe, a slime blue dyed crimson, and a house inside of termur underworld dungeon.


    Why? Because I wasn't here for those events and its not fair!
     
  44. Vyal

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    My pre patch cu got deleted dude. Pretty sure Mesanna did it since she was in gen chat talking about deleting them. The only thing I did with it was dismount people and say all kill and it would run faster then them. chomp chomp dead. There are no silver steeds, and the warhorses don't get used in pvp fights. pre patch hiyru? & When can someone use some europa gold clothing to kill me?

    Your missing the point entirely this is not about rares. It is about a pet that is being used by some in fel to have a upper hand against people who don't have one and can't get one.

    You want a black horse fine go tame a nightmare they are blacker then the dreads anyway.
     
  45. Oaka

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    They did not delete prepatch cu's. (Both Kinds)

    The fact that you don't know what a prepatch hiryu is explains everything for me.

    You can still buy them and I see them spammed for sale on every shard I play (6 shards) for around 30-100 mil depending on stats. A slither/Lavaliere/blaze cu/Tinker legs, and other random junk that is STILL SPAWNING costs as much or more than dreads.

    And I can use europa gold clothing to kill you, its called skill.
     
  46. Vyal

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    I have 4 dreads, a whole account with nothing but banes and a neon green pre patch lesser that anyone can ride but it sucks and dies to dire wolfs.
    My pre patch dog and dragon vanished on atl one day.

    I don't even play UO anymore but if I did I doubt you could kill me with gold clothing.
     
  47. Widow Maker

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    Absolutely not.

    I was not old enough to buy a '53 corvette but if I have the cash and put in the effort to find one now..I sure can.

    The Devs know far better than to allow them to spawn again. At least someone is showing intelligence on this issue.

    Whining sods.. *spits*
     
  48. G.v.P

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    I tried to create a Pet Balance thread but I was shot down for having ideas the community viewed as too complex. :/ Not because people couldn't understand them or acknowledge them as balance changes, but because people knew the devs wouldn't go forth with anything that wasn't a light switch. But who knows.
     
  49. Lady Storm

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    Jr. I am not missing the point reread my post... Not massive heards of them or one right after another but perhps 1 every 6 hours and random locations, it should please both sides. Limited amount to spawn and not in the same place so as to make it something you must seek out to prevent monopoly of the spawn.

    1 every 6 hours makes that less then 4 a day..period Random areas makes it hard to find...making the respawn that much more slower... when I say vast locations this includes Fel, Ter Mur, Malas, Tokuno and Trammel. 1 spawning at any one time anywhere. This I will go for.
     
  50. PlayerSkillFTW

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    Yeah, Bane Dragons do pretty good in PvM too, especially when lots of crap are on them. Each time they get hit in melee, there's a chance they'll DP their enemy, which the more monsters that are on them, the more damage they dish out due to Poison. Their food isn't a problem for me, since my Cook knows the recipe.