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Event Questions - aka Question & Answer Thread - Beware Insurance Bug

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Connor_Graham, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. As this whole thing just started, I'm sure eveyone has questions. Here are a few of mine. Thanks in advance for any answers anyone can provide. Also big problem with the insurance bug. A freshly insured Berserker Scythe stayed on my corpse after I was killed. I had plenty of gold in the bank in non-check form, along with another mil in checks, yet it stayed on the corpse.

    Questions:

    1. What is up with the "you suddenly feel you have the strength of 2 men"?

    2. Has anyone gotten any arties aside from Planesword & Planeshield?

    3. Has anyone seen any Mystic weapons drop on any corpses?

    4. What's up with the totally insane lag? I didn't lag this much even at the beginning of Magincia.

    5. I notice that the area we're fighting in has the dynamic objects. Is there going to be rubble?

    6. Why is there no area where we can rez without being rezkilled over and over? The creatures spawn everywhere, including right at the entrance gate.

    7. What happens if you lose the piece of blackrock you had with you on the first day? Is it the blackrock that's marked or it the character that's marked, or even possibly the account?

    That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure there will be more.

    Again, thanks for any answers anyone can provide.
     
  2. also, what good was the blackrock aside from that little not about being stronger.

    And what about picking sides, lol
     
  3. SixUnder

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    ok here is my questions.

    i have foudn 2 items or well recieved.

    1. sword
    2. shield
    3. and i received a robe of corruption from the etheral dudes. the red bad a$$ guys. popped in my pack like a artifact in doom.

    is there any other items?


    is there gonna be a turn in for these? what these items for?
     
  4. Does the robe have any properties?
     
  5. 5% Luck

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    I also got a cloak of corruption.

    Its cursed

    It has health degeneration.

    Its an awesome pure black hooded robe!



    Thread of fate and a thread of life too!
     
  6. Guest

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    I'm not 100% sure, but the effect of 'You suddenly feel as if you have the strength of two people!' message seemed to influence my health ... like, a healing sort of effect. Quite simply, it seemed like it doubled my amount of health; so, most of the time I was already at full health, and never noticed. If this is the actual effect, it's sort of underwhelming since my health bar really only had two values during the event -- full, and empty. [​IMG]

    As for items, aside from the Plane- stuff, I found a Thread of Life and a Thread of Fate on dark wisps. No idea what these are for yet!

    It took about four hours to get them, too ... my character only has mid-70s skills and only 45 or so in each resist, so there was a lot of luck involved in my getting looting rights on anything. [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

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    I quote:
    <blockquote><hr>

    Collectable items that “seem” to have only decorative purpose will have a turn-in, along with the Ophidian items, in Publish 52.

    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  8. OOO I bet we get to turn all these in for toku dyes!!! LEOL! WOOO!
     
  9. I would like to know what benefit there was to being at the first part of the event yesterday, and why did we need to have blackrock with us?
     
  10. KingSidhe

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    I got 5 Planeswords, 2 planeshields, a thread of fate, 2 a thread of life, and a cloak of corruption
     
  11. What do these threads look like. trying to find em
     
  12. J0KING

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    I have seen everything but the threads yet... can somebody post a pic so we have an idea what to look for?

    Thanks!!!
     
  13. Guest

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    [​IMG]

    Thread of Fate is the vertical one next to it, but I've heard that the vertical/horizontal is random. I got each on [separate] dark wisps.
     
  14. Karthcove

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    Shields and swords - I also got a Berserker Scythe off a berserker daemon.
     
  15. J0KING

    J0KING Guest

    Nice!!!

    Thank You!!!

    We still dont have any Demons on the GL shard...
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    And what's with the writing tables that are stacked up?
     
  17. 7. What happens if you lose the piece of blackrock you had with you on the first day? Is it the blackrock that's marked or it the character that's marked, or even possibly the account?
     
  18. <blockquote><hr>

    I would like to know what benefit there was to being at the first part of the event yesterday, and why did we need to have blackrock with us?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think it might be a combination of the mini event we got sent to before the main one began, and the healing buff we get.
     
  19. Guest

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    I have an event question.

    I just looked at Moonglow on Siege, where I only have a crafter. There's a big crater and a black gate. Can anyone go through that gate to continue the fighting,or only people who attended the main event start?

    I ask because the second half of Europa's event will take place rather late for anyone in Central Europe who has to work the next day (midnight onwards in Finland). Will they be able to take part in the aftermath if they're not able to be there at the start?
     
  20. imported_Falon of Eldor

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  21. Guest

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    My Hooded Umbra robe stayed on my corpse once. It's a blessed item.
     
  22. <blockquote><hr>

    I have an event question.

    I just looked at Moonglow on Siege, where I only have a crafter. There's a big crater and a black gate. Can anyone go through that gate to continue the fighting,or only people who attended the main event start?

    I ask because the second half of Europa's event will take place rather late for anyone in Central Europe who has to work the next day (midnight onwards in Finland). Will they be able to take part in the aftermath if they're not able to be there at the start?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes. I took my stealther in after the Pacific gate on the event side was surrounded 20 tiles deep with Berserker Demons. He wasn't there at the beginning, yet was able to go in and get 41 of the artifacts.
     
  23. <blockquote><hr>

    My Hooded Umbra robe stayed on my corpse once. It's a blessed item.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This isn't good. The insurance bug is supposed to be rare when it hits, and now twice in a short span. Seems like they've got some code digging to do on this one.
     
  24. Fluffi

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    I dislike quoting myself, but as I said in Jeremys' "reinsure stuff you buy from vendors" thread:



    "For what it's worth, I have been hit by the "insurance bug". Everything dropped to my corpse, including:

    Vendor purchased armour (which was probably pre-insured when I bought it)
    Doom artifacts I earned, and insured by the wearer.
    ToT major artifacts, which I earned and insured by the wearer.
    Weapons I looted from monsters, and insured by the wearer.
    Armour made by my own crafter, insured for the first time by the wearer.
    Clothes which were CBDd' by the wearer.
    Naturally blessed items like runebooks and spellbooks.


    In the light of my own experiences, and after talking with others who have suffered similarly, I believe the "insurance bug" is more likely to be caused by other factors: Hitting a lag-spike as you die seems to be a prime contender, given the circumstances which surrounded many of the examples of which I am aware."
     
  25. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    As this whole thing just started, I'm sure eveyone has questions. Here are a few of mine. Thanks in advance for any answers anyone can provide. Also big problem with the insurance bug. A freshly insured Berserker Scythe stayed on my corpse after I was killed. I had plenty of gold in the bank in non-check form, along with another mil in checks, yet it stayed on the corpse.

    Questions:

    1. What is up with the "you suddenly feel you have the strength of 2 men"?

    2. Has anyone gotten any arties aside from Planesword &amp; Planeshield?

    3. Has anyone seen any Mystic weapons drop on any corpses?

    4. What's up with the totally insane lag? I didn't lag this much even at the beginning of Magincia.

    5. I notice that the area we're fighting in has the dynamic objects. Is there going to be rubble?

    6. Why is there no area where we can rez without being rezkilled over and over? The creatures spawn everywhere, including right at the entrance gate.

    7. What happens if you lose the piece of blackrock you had with you on the first day? Is it the blackrock that's marked or it the character that's marked, or even possibly the account?

    That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure there will be more.

    Again, thanks for any answers anyone can provide.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Some quick answers:
    1. Those who were there on day one receive a heal buff while remaining inside the timerift. This is not the only effect, and your continued presence in the rift will no doubt bring you even more benefits...

    2. Good question!

    3. Hmm, maybe Berserkers?

    4. Hundreds of people on the same screen at once

    5. Nope

    6. I'm sure a solution will present itself in due course

    7. Character. More things will reveal themselves in the timerift over the coming weeks. Think Magincia.

    8. Q: Loyalties? A: Some have already chosen, more will be given a choice directly, and most can simply align themselves to the cause they feel is their own.

    9. Q: Blackrock usefulness in the timerift? A: Try casting armageddon, spellcaster or no, in front of a Shadowlord.

    10. Q: Are the Shadowlords really back? A: Astaroth, Nosfentor, Faulinei: Yes.

    11. Q: Wait, aren't we killing them in the timerift? A: Not the true forms of the ones that have been freed in Britannia. These are echoes lost in the ethereal void.

    12. Q: What happened to Kronos? A: Murdered by Astaroth.

    13. Q: What happened to Melissa, why did they fail to protect the gate? A: ...

    14. Q: Can we join the Shadowlords faction? A: ... your choice.
     
  26. Guest

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    Oh, and the ethereal forms of the shadowlords have now reigned in the berserkers - they'll now fight together, and slowly the forces of darkness in the timerift will grow immune to the attacks of the berserkers until they all work as one.
     
  27. Thanks Draconi!

    As tired as I am, my creative juices are flowing! [​IMG]
     
  28. 14. Does the type of blackrock you carry make any difference? Small, normal (say one from the Magincia ending) or large?

    15. To add on to one of the earlier questions, is the Planeshield, Planesword, Thread of Life, Thread of Fate and Cloak of Curruption the entire list of arties that are dropping?
     
  29. Ok, I just got hit by the insurance bug yet again. The only piece of blackrock I had that was insurable, and the ONLY large piece of blackrock I had was not on me when I was rezzed, nor was it on my corpse...

    That sucks.

    On the bright side....I did get the Cloak out of it.....
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What do the thread of life and thread of fate look like and what do you get them off of. thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  31. Guest

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    Haep already posted that for us:<blockquote><hr>

    [​IMG]

    Thread of Fate is the vertical one next to it, but I've heard that the vertical/horizontal is random. I got each on [separate] dark wisps.

    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Maybe someone else can answer this one:

    We had our clocks go forward an hour, so is this event at 9pm UK time or 9pm GMT?
     
  33. Tomas_Bryce

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    Draconi: I see many players who chose to help by healing and rezzing other players exclusively. They spend all of their time doing this in fact, usually without even getting a thanks. Can we see some type of rewards for such players and not just the "top three attacker" play styles? Regards.
     
  34. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    8. Q: Loyalties? A: Some have already chosen, more will be given a choice directly, and most can simply align themselves to the cause they feel is their own.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Is there any way we can tell what one we've made if we have? Cause i'd sure like to know if i've screwed up or done well or such.
     
  35. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I would like to know what benefit there was to being at the first part of the event yesterday, and why did we need to have blackrock with us?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If you noticed the ring of "yellow" named people around the gate, and happened to bring another char *i did* than the first day. the yellow's were the people that should up on friday.
     
  36. <blockquote><hr>

    Q4. What's up with the totally insane lag? I didn't lag this much even at the beginning of Magincia.
    A4. Hundreds of people on the same screen at once


    [/ QUOTE ]
    There's something else. I lag on Europa and I'm not in the mirrored Moonglow area nor anywhere there would be hundreds of players at the same time.
    There must be something the servers don't handle very well. And as I get freezes while the world continue to run, it's something with connection and answer of the server.

    Sorry I'm not used to play UO by stopping every 5 steps with black unloaded area on the corners of the game window or to have to wait 2 seconds to have target cursor after using a skill. It's irritating.
     
  37. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm curious if it'd be possible to have multiple characters gaining the benefits of being there on both days. Being a Sunday, I can't ask my partner to stay up too late and play our other account, but it'd be good to know if I can switch over accounts tonight and get the benefit for both of us in the following days.

    If what I saw on LS was anything to go by, we need all the perks we can get [​IMG]

    Wenchy
     
  38. RPLFC
    When in normal Moonglow, you get "You cannot teleport from here to the destination." when you try to Recall away. It must be a bug. You can still go outside the city and Recall.
     
  39. You cant cast spells within a certain distance of the area. It isnt a bug. I know you can cast recall near the moonglow bank on LS.
     
  40. JoyousGard

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    Has anyone using KR gotten the "Thread of ....?" It is many wisps I have killed. And there is always a missing spot in the squares of corpse loot... as if to say something could have been here, but you are not lucky...

    Well, no one is that unlucky... is it possible that KR cannot get the thread? There is a similar problem with the lady mel thing that you drop in the basket... it is black... you canot see it. It has no color....

    However when I scroll over these empty squares there is nothing in those boxes.
     
  41. Magnus

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    To get the Threads in KR you need to go into List Mode. They have no icon graphics sadly. Doesn't really affect me since I do use the List mode (I don't know what icons mean. [​IMG] )
     
  42. TirNaNog

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    Ok, I just got hit by the insurance bug yet again. The only piece of blackrock I had that was insurable, and the ONLY large piece of blackrock I had was not on me when I was rezzed, nor was it on my corpse...

    That sucks.

    On the bright side....I did get the Cloak out of it.....

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Sounds more like you might have used that blackrock to seriously injure the Shadowlord. It'd get used up whether you insured it or not.
     
  43. No, I used a small piece for the spell, then went back and got the large piece. Then I got killed, and it was gone when I went back to my body and retrieved my stuff.
     
  44. [​IMG]Well, as far as "blackrock" is concerned, theres one report of it being handy to do extra damage to the shadowlords, and a couple of "possible" reports of having the br, makes it easier to kill the shadow wisps .... IF they are using the "energy field" ...(I couldn't tell ... no nightsight on my battler)
    aside from that ...
    there's always the known chance of either: an infected player, or merely carrying br, or both ....
    Of <font color=red>BlackRock Infecting</font color=red> fresh spawn ...
    [​IMG]
    Having seen a few <font color=red>BlackRock Infected Berserkers</font color=red> ....'tis most likely so[​IMG]

    Doh!

    As for the "choosing sides" ...[​IMG] ...well ... just saying and allowing for Draconi and Co. to put a few twists to it ...
    it occured to me ...while running a rez/refresh station ... solo at first then 1-2 "floating asst." ...outside of the "safe no-magic zone" on real Moonglow ...
    even guilded pairs and tripletts of players ... don't really seem to be ... hmmm ... how to say ...Playing for the greater good
    [​IMG]
    *shrugs*
    Just saying ... a coordinated effort ... of claiming a "rez zone" in that little circle ringed by darkness (new-false moonglow) ...
    probably would be a good idea ...
    *shrugs*
    Gonna take some leadership ... quality volunteers (human rezzers &amp; pet vetters) and a healthy supply chain ... two such stations ...even better ...
    but ...

    Thats just me ....
    [​IMG]
     
  45. Guest

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    I'm wondering if anyone has found an event item on the fetids. I've killed sooooo many and not a one. I asked a friend if he saw any and he said he's stopped fighting them since he hasn't found anything on them either.

    Also, I've only found one piece of thread on a wisp and that was about 6 hours ago. Is the drop rate very bad, stopped or possibly just that I'm unlucky? I've found tons of swords and shields so far.
     
  46. <blockquote><hr>

    9. Q: Blackrock usefulness in the timerift? A: Try casting armageddon, spellcaster or no, in front of a Shadowlord.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I did this, and the Shadowlord began speaking to me in the same manner as the blue wisps that used to show up. The dialog got to the point where he asked if I wished to share information, then seemed to stop, even though I replied "Yes."

    EDIT: Oops, it was just the wisp. I didn't see it pop in because there were 5,214,487 other people crammed into the building. [​IMG]
     
  47. Well I can tell you that I died at least 20 times last night on my dexer then I died and lost conn logged in today and only my blessed pieces are left on me. I am beyond pissed. I have over 1 mil in coins in the bank. EA needs to figure this crap out I am tired of losing my stuff because their game is jacked up. So not only was the lag so bad I couldn't move more than 3 steps at a time but now I am out my dexer suit. A pure load of crap.
     
  48. Lord Kotan

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    Are the Cloaks supposed to get people guard wacked in tram? Like the tamers get wacked for their pets attacking the cloak wearer..
     
  49. Good question. I'm sure Draconi is probably looking into this.
     
  50. <blockquote><hr>


    Some quick answers:
    1. Those who were there on day one receive a heal buff while remaining inside the timerift. This is not the only effect, and your continued presence in the rift will no doubt bring you even more benefits...


    [/ QUOTE ]

    I need a quick answer to the following:

    WHY did my following/guarding (commands issued in that order) allured AOL DISAPPEAR when the event started on Oceania? If we were simply not allowed to bring allured creatures, someone could have simply apperared before the event and SAID so, I'm sure. I'd have switched to my tamer if I'd known my AOL would just up and vanish to nowhere.

    Does the rift benefit you're talking about above apply to the whole account? Or per character? My experience, based on testing, would say no. But I'd like to be sure, as my mage did hang around for a bit while all that lightning was going on before it started.

    If my tamer who didn't show up at the second time around does go into the rift, does this benefit continue to protect him and any pets he takes with him?

    Why wasn't there some sort of clue given that we would be picking sides based on the monsters spawning. Come on, I got attacked by everything and just summoned energy vortexes because I had no clue what was going on down there. Energy vortexes can't choose sides!! They're just not physically capable of doing such a thing. So where would that leave my mage who was in there casting them and watching while the EVs he cast just wandered up and attacked everything their "AI" told them to?

    Will you please remove the spell-blocking and casting effects put into place around the rift entrance? Not only did this prevent my character from recalling out at the rift location forcing him to wander around, it also prevented him from casting heal or cure spells, or even resurrection. It is poor planning on the Devs part when I have to tell the ghost to move down screen a bit so they can get ressed.

    Cheers ...

    DarkVoid