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[Mining] Elf benefit in mining

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Deception, May 6, 2010.

  1. Deception

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    A quick question:

    Does an elf receive only a bonus to finding higher levels of ore, or does it also receive a bonus to mining special ML gems?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    we THINK both, but the way the RNG is so messed up, it's possible for a human to do the same amount of digging, and get a lucky streak, and outperform the Elf. In fact, I knew of a couple times where my human and a guildmate's elf, would usually have one of the characters get 3-4 times the gems as the other, that way - and it was just as likely to be the human as the elf.


    %#$%#$%^ RNG.....
     
  3. Deception

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    Lol, alright, thanks basara. Race change tokens are cheap, I might as well go elf.
     
  4. Barry Gibb

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    No need for a race change token, just do the Elf-to-Human quest (unless you are a gargoyle, then you'd need to use one).

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  5. Basara

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    I had ones that were elf - I ended up changing back to human because the benefits of increased gem drops never materialized for me, and I preferred the extra carrying capacity of a human over a higher ore amount that really only came into play if you mined in fel (which I don't), since a +10% bonus ore chance per dig and the elf increased dig numbers balance out, for ore. (the elf has an advantage in ore for fel, because they get more digs of 2 ore each, while the human bonus isn't doubled in Fel).
     
  6. Hildebrand

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    Yup, I'm disappointed with my Elf miner. I mine in Tram mostly and on small occasion Fel. The extra random "pop" we get as an elf almost not worth sacrificing the human's strong back and JoaT.
    Maybe I should go to Fel. I just didn't like my last trip when a red came and nerve strike wiped me. It was a rush though! I guess that's what it's all about.