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Ephemeral Property

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Airhaun, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Airhaun

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    I understand Ephemeral items lose 1 pt. of durability per 6 min. of active fighting.

    My first questions is what constitutes active fighting? (I know this might be difficult to explain)

    Second question: I understand Ephemeral items cannot be fortified with powder but can they be repaired?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Martyna Zmuir

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    1) Doing and taking damage.

    2) No, they will self repair up to their current max if they take a lot of abuse.
     
  3. MissEcho

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    what you have to be aware of is that recall and marking spells etc constitute 'active' fighting. Notice this when marking rune books and my shield was loosing durability, I am not sure if this is supposed to be this way but personally for spellcasters I think it needs to be looked into.

    It is a pain to have to remember to unequip shield every single time I actually stop 'real' fighting to do the mundane and repetitive spells in normal UO life. Not sure how it effects armor and weapons, I mean if i get a pair of leggings and run around UO recalling etc is that being classed as 'active fighting' ?

    On the above case it probably is?

    Any idea?
     
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  4. Kelly O'Brian

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    Quote of M. Moore, System Designer by Petra Fyde on Stratics (scroll down)
    "The ephemeral property deducts maximum durability at a rate of one point per six minutes, while the item is equipped AND the wearer is actively fighting. Being in war mode does not count, nor does simply being the target of aggression. You have to actually be fighting. Also, it deducts from the 25-hour “lifetime” in 10-second increments; if you spend 10 minutes in a fight but only spend half that time in actual combat, your ephemerals will only lose 5 minutes of lifetime.
    The current durability is repaired to max durability frequently. The intent is for ephemerals to last for 25 hours of actual fighting time without having to worry about keeping them repaired."

    So maybe Mr. Moore may tell us more details...
     
  5. MissEcho

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    and how marking rune books is 'actively fighting' :cheerleader:
     
  6. G.v.P

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    Did a mongbat or something flag you during that stretch? If just recalling plays into the decay then that's kind of wild.

    I mean, I know a monster flagging on you isn't supposed to trigger your flag, so really you should only enter combat if you actively flag somehow I guess with a direct spell or a war mode auto attack. Hmm.
     
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  7. Felonious Monk

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    Best guess is that any spell casting triggers damage calculator. Should be easily fixable. If they get chance in between breaths.
     
  8. CovenantX

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    My guess would be when something flags you, even if you do not "attack", it considers you in combat and your durability should slowly degenerate.

    With this new Ephemeral property, maybe they should add this as a chance to replace "Cursed" in the new loot system? maybe with half the normal ephemeral duration.
     
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  9. Risso

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    If you were wearing HP/STR increasing items whilst recalling then the subsequent loss of hitpoints when you arrived at each location probably triggered the Ephemeral property.
     
  10. Obsidian

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    If so, that is a bug that needs to be addressed. You'd be in a state of "combat" every time you logged in or, like you said, went through a gate/recall/sacred journey. Your stuff would break fast even for a crafter who never sees combat.
     
  11. WildWobble

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    I think we should all just agree the mod is junk and the items with it on should be trashed or used as deco! get a real version junk the rest. Don't ask the devs to fix something you throw in the rubbish bin yeah yeah the items are cool shield is neet but so what! alot of good shields and other items to pick from!
     
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  12. Silverbird

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    I picked a +20 music bracelet from the wisp for my crafter.
    Its not all rubbish but it depends on which items you pick and what you want to do with them.
     
  13. Frarc

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    I took a bracelet for my alchemist:

    [​IMG]

    I like it and i return often to the wisp to see if i can grab some more nice things. :)
     
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  14. Storm

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    I check it a couple times of day and you can find some super nice stuff in there like your bracelet! There is a sleeve set in there right now I realy like ...but I am still farming points !
     
  15. Silverbird

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    The highest price, i've seen so far, was little above 2440 hearts. If you want to farm them more efectively, you should teleport to lvl 4 everytime you get the chance to and kill all mobs down there. I usually leave with 650-800 hearts per round. (But havent done that often, only to have around 2500 at stock.)
     
  16. Storm

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    I go in and raise my beast to about level 5 or 6 then conscript and kill all the beasts there and after they all done if there are people fighting the boss theni help if not i just recall out and start over!
     
  17. G.v.P

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    Played Cats w/ 4 vs boss, we didn't have a discord and couldn't finish in time. Don't know why they made boss so difficult but I guess rule of thumb is you just have to have a discorder.
     
  18. G.v.P

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    Interesting thought. I'd test that out with my Faction Fey Leggings but even though they're LVL 1 I can't wear them. :/ (nm, I think it's just a TC copy error, haha)

    Hm. Maybe I'll try bless.

    Flag timer is like 5 minutes, right?
     
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  19. Frarc

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    I just bought this Pitchfork!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Gorbs

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    Why?
     
  21. Frarc

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    Because i like it to fight dragons :)
     
  22. Storm

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    I have some good ones I will post as soon as photobucket lets me edit them!