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Exodus X Barrels

Discussion in 'UHall' started by mspossi, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. mspossi

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    hello! someone tried to break the head of Exodus? ;)
    well after the last update, sure!
    who will leave broken head, will not be the exodus. :p
    ever seen how fast it eliminates the balls? :(
    Now talking seriously, I think it was impossible, not with three or four players. :arr:
     
  2. Bobar

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    I rather suspected that the removal of those would make it nearly impossible for small groups, so much so that since the publish I decided not to go there till others reported on it. It will be interesting to read the experiences of others, when I have been it has been in groups of 3 or 4 so I guess we wont be going . It seems it wasnt particularly broken but they've fixed it anyway.
     
  3. weins201

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    Barrel was cheating deal with it he is doable with 3 and easier with four, get right templates in there and learn!

    SAMPIRES - NO awe poor babies.
     
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    How was it not broken if you places 2 rows of bag balls and stood behind it and casting on him???? Total Exploit, just like blocking other monsters previously!
     
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  5. MalagAste

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    It's been doable the whole time...
     
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    We done several hunts against Exodus. Never had to use any barrels or bags or anything.
     
  7. Bobar

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    Well from his side he could equally cast spells back. Why is using balls worse than the players with pet archers who stand on the ledge in Despise and simply wait till Andros is dead?. No risk whatsoever AND he cant fight back. Nothing has been done about that!
     
  8. mspossi

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    perhaps with several sampires, is possible. with archers and throwings, does not help because of his great speed; he is faster than paragons, well maybe is a good idea to use sampires, i will try
     
  9. Eaerendil

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    Err, you blocked his movement? Sorry, Exodus is such an easy fight - such tricks are not necessary
     
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    Exodus can be done with smaller numbers without blocking.

    Those who say he's easy are exaggerating for the purposes of bragging.

    But I will tell you that I have surely fought him in small groups, as a non-Sampire warrior, without dying. (Though a death or two is the more-common outcome, deathless Exodus runs even on a warrior are possible.)

    I've never personally seen though I have heard of the blocking technique.

    -Galen's player
     
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    1 sampire with 2 bards can do exodus really easily, yes easily I said it you just have to know how to do it, for Andros tho, I think this is exploiting at limit. Yes you cant tame and release pet in locations that cant be seen by bosses, so why you can use Archers despise pets in the same way?
     
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  12. MalagAste

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    2 archers and 2 mystics have no trouble at all with exodus.... if idiots wouldn't run all over hell and back and you keep him fielded and keep the RC's on him at all times it's not that bad....

    Good god why bother doing it all all if you have to cheat to do it or if it's too hard for you. Just wait and buy what you want quit crying.
     
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  13. Eaerendil

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    Yes, many strategies work. No point in using "tricks"
     
  14. Kimora Alixana

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    We did Exodus alone without bag balls or anything, tamer with a GD, necro mage for extra heals and thrower for more damage and we got it done pretty fast. Probably faster than some bigger groups, just depends on the players ;)
     
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    You can xfield exodus? Is it possible to solo on mystic mage?
     
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    Seriously? I've never done him with a group larger than five, and it is normally 3-4. Seriously, thinking bagging him in wasn't an exploit is silly. I'll clue you on on the way to do him easily Bobar.....get 3-4 mystic/weaver/mage templates in a party. Go visit him. Get para fields up and RC's on him. Keep the fields up, him occupied with RC's, and you can cast direct damge spell on him. If there isn't an RC(s) on him, stop the direct damage spells, get your fields back up, and cast RC again. Lather, rinse and repeat until his health is low enough to WoD him and he's down fast and easy. I generally die to him once or twice about every fifth run, the rest I come out unscathed. Seriously, learn, adapt, find what works and what doesn't. Small groups are perfectly fine for him, fun, and challenging without being crazy difficult. I don't understand your rants on Exodus and his scroll distribution.
     
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  17. Tangled Metal

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    I went down with a few groups a few different times. We never used anything to block him other than a GD or 3. It was quick and easy most of the time until a GD decided to take a dirt nap and then the fun began. I am pretty sure it was intended to be at least a little challenging. If you don't want the challenge, buy the loot off Luna vendors.

    This game is far to easy these days. Back in my day we had no bag balls, we used human shields and threw tiny rocks until we got one in the bosses eye, then we piled the dead human shields on the boss until he suffocated. Some battles would take several weeks and we'd end up with like 20 gold and a couple of broken arrows. Ahh, the good old days!
     
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    I remember my first day in UO way back in 1998, I went up to a mongbat started to whack it and ended up dead. So i then had to start on something a little easyer
     
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    I fondly recall a friend of mine getting rolled by a cat outside of vesper.....
     
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    I was running to the haven moongate yesterday and saw a guy die to a Heart. I stopped and had a chuckle remembering my first days back in the beginning. When life was much harder, and Val and vanq ruled the day.
     
  21. MalagAste

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    Personally I enjoy Exodus... it's nice to have something that's not only a challenge but can keep a group occupied. Too often things are so easy folk solo everything making doing things as a guild or group rather dull and boring... some of us like the excitement of knowing we are going to die if we aren't real careful.
     
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    I am all for making him destroy boxes/bagballs, but I think they took it a little far with him instanly dropping Efields. I think they are a legit spell. If you have mages dedicated to making sure the fields stay up I think they should be allowed to stand.
     
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    Not required sampire.
    Need some warrier with healing skill and healer.

    This is healer movie


    This is warrier movie


    We had some fight,now more safty.
     
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    My char keeps getting a message "you fail to leech life from the monster" how does using a sampire work then?
     
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    Not work life leech,but not life leech reflextion for sampire.
    Sampire work only hitting ,so need healer.
     
  26. mspossi

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    I can tell you without a doubtlesst,... No! you can not get there alone, you need youselft, and another player to enter here
     
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    Cross-fielding with Energy fields no longer works on Exodus, E-Fields are treated as items blocking movement. apparently.
     
  28. G.v.P

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    I hate this. Fields should be treated as player skill since they are temporary. I guess they'll never fix monster teleporting.
     
  29. KLOMP

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    They don't. There's only one particularly viable melee template in UO so naturally the devs resent it and nerf it at every opportunity.
     
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    I disagree. There's a vid on YouTube of three dexxers xhealing (one is a whammy) while a mystic mage takes care of group, so it's def possible to use non-sampires there.
     
  31. Eaerendil

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    We are going there EXCLUSIVELY with non-sampires... Many other templates work!
     
  32. KLOMP

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    You could go there on a crafter and throw ingots at it with enough crosshealers and a mystic babysitting you. Your non-sampire self will pretty much explode into giblets under all other circumstances though.
     
  33. Thunderz

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    the reason a sammy doesnt work is because it mechanical so you cant leech life back. drop necro for healing and your doing the same damage as your sammy would but using bandages to xheal instead of vamp form.

    Thunderz
     
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  34. KLOMP

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    All you're describing here is an ABC Archer who switched to swordsmanship so he could take huge melee damage from bosses for no reason. If you know anyone with a template like this, politely suggest they take up archery. They'll be way better off.
     
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    Because an archer cant tank exodus like a melee char can. So you tank exodus and xheal with 3 ABC? can you post a video id love to see archers tank better than melee :)

    *EDIT Oh and ABC was pre SA if you know someone still running ABC politely tell them to drop archery and take up throwing :)

    Thunderz
     
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  36. KLOMP

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    An archer doesn't need a "tank" and also doesn't need three other people spamming heals on him in order to pretend he's running a decent template. I mean jeez, go stone swords/parry/bushido onto a crafter, give him a nice suit and a bunch of healers, and he can probably "tank" while sewing dresses with a template half full of nonsense.

    Yeah if your buddies are gargoyles, they should definitely swap in the ranged skill they can actually use. Duh. I just presume they're human since no one in history has ever rolled a gargoyle for melee.

    Certainly don't leave them go with their little ABC melee "It's 2005 and I just got Samurai Empire and I don't know what I'm doing!" templates. Someday they're going to have to do something besides Exodus, and might not have a whole squad of healers to carry them.
     
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    Thunderz is right, Exodus is too fast for Archers doing it alone. It might work, but gonna be QUITE hectic. ONLY archers, I mean. If you have old-fashioned dexxers with x-heal you will be quite busy but manage it very nicely.

    Alternatively: A bunch of tamers that take care for each others pets or (my favourite) 3 simple mystics with different templats. Very easy.
     
  38. Yalp of Zento

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    Exodus with 3-4 people is easily do-able.. either all mystics with constant rising colossus or add in a thrower/archer or 2. No bag balls needed and less than 20 mins and its done.. I've never understood all the hassle of the bagball tactic