1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Farming creatures..... don't laugh

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by RazicGL, May 29, 2012.

  1. RazicGL

    RazicGL Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    49
    A real newbie question here... When you are farming animals trying to get the perfect pet do you put the lored creatures stats into the calculator before or after you tame it! I plan on trying to get me a host of high end critters and I am starting with nightmares, Bake and rune beetles. As I am new to taming I am expecting that I will be at it for a while so I was wanting to know your thoughts. I have ready the FAQ end to end so I know about lead taming and beating on things before taming them but I didn't know if you guys rated them before or after taming... or is there a trick i.e the end hp's stats will be 50% once tamed ect...

    thanks for your input.
     
  2. Aibal

    Aibal Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    170
    I used to write down the max stats/resists for the pets I was after (with Gdrags I'd also write down max skills untamed), and just use that as a reference. Once I found one worth keeping, I'd tame it and then run the calculator. Through the years, I rely less on that and more on my instincts of what makes a particular pet "good" for what I want it for. Interestingly enough, they still tend to score high, but my "emphasis" or "order" of traits I select for on a pet has changed.
     
  3. RazicGL

    RazicGL Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    49
    So are the max stats listed on the Pet Power calculator or do I need to go to the hunters guide?

    Thanks
     
  4. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    77
    Hunter's Guide is the easiest way to find the max info. However, if you run a pet through the Pet Power Calc with no numbers, the resulting page will have a list at the bottom that shows you that stats you'd want to get if you are searching for a pet in the top 95th percentile of max. So personally, those are the numbers I jot down as my minimum keepers. Then, when I find a pet that is close to those numbers, I'll tame it and run it through the calculator to get an exact rating to make my final decision. (I also keep a list that has the highest ratings of my stabled pets - so, for example, right now I'm looking to beat a 4.1 cu sidhe).

    Here's what you're looking for at the bottom of the calc page for your 95th percentile pets (I ran this on cu sidhes):

    Searching for that Perfect Cu Sidhe?

    Here are the minimum numbers to look for to find a Cu Sidhe that is at least 95th percentile at birth:

    Stats: 600 / 81 / 276

    Hit Points: 570

    Resists: 62 / 43 / 81 / 48 / 81

    Skills:
    Wrestling: 95
    Tactics: 95
    Resisting Spells: 95
    Anatomy: 95
    Healing: 95
    Poisoning: 0
    Magery: 0
    Eval Int: 0
    Meditation: 0
     
    kRUXCg7 likes this.
  5. RazicGL

    RazicGL Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    49
    thanks for that , so these are what I am looking at AFTER i tame then? as i thought i read somewhere that the stats/hp's ect are cut in half... so if i look for roughtly double those numbers??
     
  6. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    434
    I've always tamed with a list of the min requirements I wanted in a pet and I just lore till I find something that exceeds those. Usually it's the best pet I already have of that type. I don't tend to use the calculator till after I've tamed something, because it's handy to see how near all the stats are to the max and get a different view of how strong the pet is. But my bit of paper or in-game notebook is easy to refer to alongside the UO window. If a pet isn't quite as good as I'd like it to be, I just use it to work the spawn for something better so the taming time is never wasted :)

    Wenchy
     
  7. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    77
    Aye, RazicGL - those are after taming. Like Wenchy does - I only run the calc on pets that are close to being keepers, based on my little sticky note with those numbers :)