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easter event

Discussion in 'UHall' started by MoonBeam(TBD), Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Any chance Oceania can get the event working?
    or a hint to what we are doing wrong?
    At least before the event ends and we get nothing?
    kk thanks
     
  2. Sevin0oo0

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    Only took what, 3-4 months last time to get the shard up? Supposedly, the EM is supposed to release more clues I think - why they haven't posted already is anybody's guess
     
  3. I think its really unfair =( Oceania community are awesome people and this is BS how we get treated.. been on this shard for 9 years and my lag sucks and always has cause I'm in Canada... BUT never will I change cause I like the people. *grumbles to self* wish i could be an em HEHEHE
     
  4. Yellow Beard

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    Heres an idea, All of you switch to Origin. We have plenty of room, great people and wonderful EM's.
     
  5. Lady Storm

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    Sugar i asked here a few bits ago and was told by petra that the ems were to help soon....

    Petra if you read this the EM's Blew you off kiddo.. Oceania will get no gifts an the EMs who made it soo difficult did the most unfair thing on some shards the Trees were meant to be given not prevented to be given! This will make them very sought after on those shards that the trees are impossible to get with a crafter... and if all you got is a crafter your S.O.L.!

    You tell me how a crafter can get through the depts of weild or sanctuary even with the tunnel the end is full of ogre lords and changlings!

    Come on ! Already on those shards the trees are posted for 1mill plus
     
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  7. Lady Storm

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    No the things they say are soo imbiguous that unless your a rhodes scholar your not gunna get it!

    Petra if you like go to Oceania we can give you the start you see if you can get it ....
     
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    I just went there, but I can barely move. I did get that the next place to go is Destard. How about you share the clues with us and we see if we can help?

    I have to sleep. Please list what you've found so far and we'll see if we can work it out.
    First clue is in the book on the table in the library, reading diagonally from top right to bottom left on the puzzle at the end you find the next place to go is Destard.
     
  9. Tina Small

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    I found Tang's book and then ran through Destard, all levels, and didn't spot anything. Granted, it was like slogging through cement, but I didn't spot any yellow NPCs or anything obvious locked down. No cracks in the wall, etc.

    Made a screen shot of the word search and yes, Destard is the only word I can pull out of it either.

    Was going to look further but the server went down for maintenance about 12 minutes ago. Seemed like an odd time for server maintenance though; thought maintenance usually happened like four or five hours before now.

    Here's the little word search in Tang's book.

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    Maybe there's another word buried in there besides "Destard."
     
  10. Tina Small

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    Found Rodney the Dracologist in Destard but haven't figured out yet how to get to him.


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  11. Tina Small

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    Three deaths so far from the horrendous lag trying to determine if this stuff on 2nd level of Destard gets you to Rodney. I have a feeling it doesn't, but as yet haven't been able to open the book. Did run across the pentagram and also tried clicking the brazier, but nothing seemed to happen. Of course with all the lag, who knows.

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    One other thought is that perhaps the "trail of dragons" clue that Tang spouts MIGHT refer to the dragon skulls scattered around the front part of Destard level 1. Some of them seemed new to me but I couldn't get object handles to come up with any of them. I did unlock and open a chest near one of them at the ramp at the back (near where the cracks in the wall are on Siege), but there was nothing unusual in the chest and I think it's just a normal static dungeon chest. Don't know how you get to Rodney.


    Edited to add: GRRRRRRR Rodney is in the ancient wyrm lair. I swear he wasn't down there before the server maintenance because I WAS down there. Crud. Well, off to rez and maybe go back later if the rune I made for that level works. Haha.

    Screenie of Rodney:

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    Guess he doesn't speak ghost.
     
  12. Tina Small

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    Rodney doesn't seem to talk. Tried every keyword I could think of from his study notes.

    Below are screenshots of his study notes. I sure hope he's related to this quest and not a "leftover." I could swear I've seen his name before in that dungeon but I never got down to the ancient wyrm lair on Oceania either.

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  13. Tina Small

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    Backing up a bit to the beginning of things, here are screenies from talking to Tang in Britain:

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    Relying on the clues provided by the EM, trotted off to the Lycaeum and talked to Nisaen:

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    Looked around and found a book:

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    Then off to lovely Covetous dungeon, where I found Foster the Dracologist spying on Sudiva. Here's what he had to say:

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    So now to find a cave or other location with a covered entrance near a swamp. I have some ideas....
     
  14. Tina Small

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    Nothing at Nox Terog (near Ilsh Humility gate). (Fun getting in and out of there alive alone and checking all the little black entrances painted on the walls. Grrr.) Nothing at the lizard man camp below Homare-Jima gate. Nothing at dread spiders near Isamu-Jima gate. Nothing at savage camp in Ilshenar or at Blackthorn's building (didn't thoroughly explore directly south of that building though). Nothing in the swamp below Destard. Nothing in caves in the mountains that contain Destard. Nothing in Hidden Valley (near Trinsic), where I met Hotspur.

    Time to take a break and keep the thinking cap on!!!!

    Anyone have ideas? I think Hotspur's tried more spots than I have, with no luck either.

    Thinking to check the other ancient wyrm home in Ilshenar.... But need a building or cave that's blocked off and actually IS a swamp or is near a swamp. Any thoughts to the contrary?

    Edited to add: Since you can start out by talking to Tang either in Trammel or in Fel, I'm thinking that the final destination has to be somewhere in "Trammel" or "Felucca." As a result, there would be no point to do any further looking in Ilshenar, Tokuno, Malas, or Ter Mur.

    Further edited to add: Cross Blighted Grove off the list. Nothing new and interesting camped out with Saliva or anywhere else in that mass of swampiness.

    Also cross off the passageway under Buc's Den. And the ruins east of the shrine of Honor.

    And cross off the little caves in the mountain range that includes the Hythloth dungeon entrance and the one in the hills north of there on the Isle of Fire.

    Didn't spot any yellow NPC in the Brit sewer unless there's some very less than obvious way to get to it.

    Nothing at the "Shrine of Balance" near the T2A entrance from the Brit sewer.

    Nothing on Temple Isle.

    Clicked on the crystal brazier near the gazers on the second level of Covetous, thinking the area might be called swampy, and only got the message saying you need the High Seas booster to use it. (No clue at all what that means since I only have the booster on one account and don't have a fisher.)

    11:00 pm my time: I give up. Have spent over six hours on this and died at least four times trying to get around in the lag to check out various locations. Am wondering if the Terathan Keep is a possibility but am too tired to check it out. I think it's a possibility because the EM on Lake Austin used it last year for the Easter event. Just not sure how you could say its entrance is hidden because it's really not. Foster's comment (i.e., that he covered up the entrance and implied he did that because he wasn't welcome there and to be careful), combined with Nisaen's comment (i.e., the forgotten place where they found tokuno dragon remains is now a swamp), along with the info from the book (which implies the location could be either a cave or a building), and the possibility that the same location was used in both Fel and Trammel (and isn't Blighted Grove) has me pretty stumped at this point.
     
  15. Sevin0oo0

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    Exactly, looks like there Are no 'gifts' this year. There's an event coinciding w/ this holiday - which btw, Should be the same on All the shards, to be fair. Something seems real wrong w/ how all this was handled. Many of my tunes (which all have a little brain damage) on other shards, are barely 4-5 wks old, I just told them that Dev's said they've been bad, so they get No Gifts. The great Easter that wasn't
     
  16. Lady Storm

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    Sevin0oo0 if you can tell me the shards pm me an if i have a way i will help you get at least and egg or both if we are lucky. No one should go with out a gift this year. I will put on my bunny ears and help you.

    Tina you did very good for starts.. the next place is the lyceaeum in the top left libary is a monk you need to talk to he will send you to the very top room on the right where a book sits on the table.

    So many on Oceania are angry... and have given up. I truly am sorry Petra you have issues with the lag, I live in calif and dont have the lag issue, and thank you for the offer to help both you and tina.

    The hint the EM's gave did very little, fustration has set in on the shard and its sad. I have tried my best to help the players on Oceania, I too have not gotten the quest there and I have tried with my son. I have gotten many of the quests on other shards completed and yes (ouch! as some do bite hard!!!).

    To the EM's who read this..
    Ladys and Gentilmen, your clever and pretty displays were truly great but to some of you i think you forgot the first rule of gift giving.... its for all player to get not just the fully skilled. Many of the quests were tough even for a ledgendery to live through.. (yes i know the people here will not agree with me on this and i expect alot of hell from it) It is in MY book unfair to make a holliday quest so difficult that the object of that gift getting becomes rare, when all should be enjoying the getting of one. (I know many of you are loathing the fact many will take advantage to get and sell them for profet. I am speaking for the poor player who is not so incline to battle everything in the UO Monster Guide in one run to get the bloody tree or egg!)

    What parent gives one child the easter bunnys gifts of chocolate and jelly beans and spanks the other child for wanting the same??? You have made many shards very difficult to get these items be it egg or tree or even both.

    I dare any of you to take a fresh made character to Origin and do the tree run or for that matter catskills, great lakes even. My point is some thrill at danger and get off on it, many just want to have the chance to get 1!

    This was not to say that on many shards the people I met gettng my eggs and trees didnt offer me help and protection to get them and I thank them from the bottom of my heart in their kind and generous gesture of gamemanship. Many as on Chessy and Napa were easy once you got all the clues and being a smart bunny myself I throughly enjoyed many of the well thought out quests! The beauty of all was greatly liked.
     
  17. Petra Fyde

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    The egg has been found, in the harpy room at blighted grove. (from general chat)
     
  18. Tina Small

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    Petra, I don't believe that is true. I went there last night and of course died. There was nothing in there but the usual stuff. Can't see it in this screen shot, but the only stuff near the entrance to the room was something like skinned goats, nothing that said "tokuno dragon remains" or anything like that. And no NPC of any sort. I ran around all of Blighted Grove as a ghost and didn't find anything. There was also no one else in Blighted Grove, although at the time there were people in Luna.

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  19. Tina Small

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    I spent over six hours there, Lady Storm. As you might be able to tell if you actually backed up and read some of my other posts in this thread, I did more than just talk to Tang and run through Destard....

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    I don't know, Tina. someone in general chat said they knew where it was, a few people asked 'where' and he said 'harpy room, blighted grove'. I thought 'yeah, right, Tina's been there' but then a few minutes later one of those who'd asked thanked the person who gave that information and said they had their egg.
     
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    Hail Sosarians,

    To Oceanians, Let there be an extension of time!!!

    To all others May I Propose THE Bards gather at Announced times and days to Peacefully CALM the deadly creatures guarding either Eggs or Bon Sai as our weakest but NO LESS Valued citizens claim their Gifts.

    This would aid all who desire these Gifts to obtain them. Lady Storm, and I and others may obtain more than we need or want for those away during this Event or who return or join us after its Ending.

    Though I share in all condemnation of EM's who placed the Gift Dispensers in such incredibly difficult and dangerous areas, especially when these are INTENDED to be Easter Gifts to ALL our Citizens, Let We the Citizens SERVE our Community and aid those not trained and raised as Warriors and Combatants!!!

    An SoS
     
  22. Tina Small

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    Turns out you do get the egg in Blighted Grove. Screen shots to prove it are posted below. I had one fleeting glimpse of it after clicking on the rock near the exit as I tried to save my character from dying. Didn't work though and I had visitors arrive unexpectedly before I could go back to retrieve my tamer's corpse. The egg is, of course, not blessed.

    The ether has claimed my egg on Oceania! LOL

    "Easy come, easy go," as I tell myself all the time on Siege. No house there anymore and bankbox is so full I can't even put anything else in it, so there wouldn't have been room for an egg or a tree anyway!

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    Thank you Tina and Petra!

    You both did a great job finding the egg.

    I do hope you both see my point in this though. They made it virtualy impossible for any crafter to run the gauntlet to get the egg.
    Of Course....
    The Tree is still M.I.A.
     
  24. Petra Fyde

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    The lyceum npc does not react to 'bonsai' I can't reach the other two to try it with them. Someone on general chat mentioned 'dryad and mushrooms', but I don't know where that came from. Could even have been on another shard. I assume people have looked around the rest of Blighted grove for the tree. :(
    The 'latency' showing on the log in screen for me to Oceania starts at 328
     
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    Petra thats high latency for there wow... sorry your getting such bad lag. I have said everything I can think of to the npcs to get a response for the tree.. I think the clues your saw were to another shard... Oceania's population is angry, sad and hurt that they are really left out. Even if they couldnt get the egg with out serious life threating acts the tree is MIA.