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[Fishing] Fishing pole destroyed

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Da BaBO, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Da BaBO

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    Ok, so I'm fishing and a sea serp comes up and I get a message I've never gotten before: "Your equipment is severely damaged." I finish off the serpent and check my equipment; armor is ok; but my fishing pole is missing. (Grr..frostwood 4 STR, 6 SDI, 15 LRC). No problem, go back home; grab another frostwood pole (3 STR, 10 Focus, 10 LRC). I pull up another sea serp and get the same message. Sure enough, my pole is gone again.

    All this happens within a 10 minute time span. Has this happened to anyone else (besides SP) since the update today? I don't plan on using anymore good poles until this is taken care of. Thanks to the update in heartwood quests where its easier to get runic saws, I can at least make more frostwood fishing poles.
     
  2. weins201

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    I have to ask why you make a special fishing pole anyhow?

    They do not give any benefit to fishing and oyu have to disarm them to kill anyhting off?

    Just curious?

    :pint:
     
  3. Da BaBO

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    Re: I have to ask why you make a special fishing pole anyhow?

    The frostwood poles are all spell channelling; you don't have to disarm them to cast spells. Plus if you use runic saws to make them, you get other useful mods on them.

    I have used regular wood poles, exceptionally made, since I lost those two poles earlier and I have have not had any problems with them yet.
     
  4. Silverbird

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    Can confirm this bug. :( Just lost my runic crafted fishing pole some minutes ago.
     
  5. anyone send in a bug report?
     
  6. Silverbird

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    I already did .... but that surely doesnt bring back my fishing pole.
     
  7. no it don't :(
     
  8. Lynk

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    I don't know that this is a bug, I think it was an intended change.

    People were using the fishing poles to beat on golems/pets/and the like to gain wrestling. It bypassed the swing speed timer for whatever reason.

    It is strange that an item can break but it doesn't have durability listed.
     
  9. Basara

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    Folks, it's not a new issue - It's a known issue since before I made my first fisher in 2004.
     
  10. Silverbird

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    That items dont show durability doesnt mean that they dont have one. I remember that you were able ... really long ago ... to destroy sandals on other players by beating them with mace weapons.
    This actually is something else .... I lost my runic fishing pole when a water elemental was casting at me. And no ... I havent wrestled it.
     
  11. Tuchman

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    Back in Lord Blackthorn's Revenge, Macers could and would just tear through your equipment really fast, I was an Lj at that time and a Perry Macer by the name of Rains was always trashing my Platemail Tunics when we fought :-(
     
  12. Basara

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    Verite and Valorite elementals STILL have the ability to break items that aren't either insured or blessed (cursed MIGHT be immune as well), on a critical hit.

    People routinely lose mining gloves this way (not to mention clothing pieces, and occasionally other armor), and show up on the Craftsman forum (or its Mining-specific predecessor) going WTF???
     
  13. Wulf2k

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    Maybe fishing poles are considered 'armor', in the sense that taking damage (instead of dealing it) is what lowers its durability?
     
  14. MalagAste

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    This is the first I've heard of this and the first I've had my pole break!

    I have had my SC no penalty fishing pole since shortly after ML... I've used it dozens of times and I've Never EVER had it break... Never had a problem until just the other day when I went looking for "mudpuppies" .... down in the underworld I too got the message about something being severely damaged... but after checking all my armor I didn't see anything wrong until I realized my fishing pole was gone...

    Not too happy about losing my pole... and I seriously don't want one that has a penalty....

    I think this issue needs to be addressed... ASAP.

    I was going to make me a new pole but if it's going to have the same issue then what's the point?

    I'm a bit irritated to say the least since I don't use my pole to bash monsters I use it to fish. And as a mage I prefer not to have to re-equip my pole everytime I cast something.
     
  15. weins201

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    Definatly a new bug and new issue, or old one greatly worsened

    Has happen to ALOT more and ALOT more often then efore and needs to be adressed with a myriad of other issues.

    Take a gues at were a fishing pole weighs in at?>
     
  16. Kamin

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    I've lost several poles on my fisherman without even being hit. My fisher was fishing on the small island in Abyss near the Kracken's and cast poison field on them (98 poisoning). As soon as one of them went in to the poison field the pole broke he was 3 tiles back from shore and not being hit. It's very repeatable I did it about a dozen times just for grins.
     
  17. Basara

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    it would seem that something about offensive spells is damaging almost ALL handheld items a lot more. I've not noticed it personally, using summons and heals almost exclusively when not holding a spellbook, but people in U.Hall are reporting items with shown durability being eaten alive by their casting weaken, wither and other spells.
     
  18. Spree

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    Fishing poles have always broken. You are use parry skill with the pole. Step to the other side of the boat so they don't hit you.
     
  19. Basara

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    Yes, Spree - I've pointed that out already.

    But there's a new bug in town. Hand-held items are taking damage from the wielder using offensive magic spells, be they targeted, area affect, or the monster passing through a field already cast - from a distance. And, unlike the old slime acid damage, SC weapons aren't immune.
     
  20. phantus

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    This is not the same 2004 issue. 1 encounter did not break fishing poles until recently. This is a new bug.
     
  21. Oriana

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    RTLFC

    I am relieved it's not just me. I lost the pole i've been using on my fisher for YEARS!! It destroyed with my Personal Bless Deed on it and took it with it. All I did was cast on a corpser, never got close enough to hit it all I did was cast and it went poof!! The pole I can replace, the deed I cannot. :(

    I made another frostwood pole and sure enough when i took out my fisher just a bit later and cast on her, again, not hitting anything, it poofed.

    I did report it.
     
  22. ya lost a nice SC pole the other day, had it for a year. Then poof gone.
     
  23. panoramix2009

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    i lost my pole from quest goblin and my pole spell lrc 9 :(:cursing:
     
  24. Nalynn

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    I just saw this thread. I lost two fishing poles in October within 5 minutes of each other. I thought it was because I was using a firehorn while fishing. I've been a GM fisher for 3 years and never had a pole break until this fall. It really is an annoying change, if it was deliberate!
     
  25. G.v.P

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    This is an old thread -- i wonder, if this was a change they recently fixed. They had said recently in a FOF that they made a change where when you casted spells it would wear out weapons in your hand, and I wonder if that was messing up fishing rods too. Hm.
     
  26. Warpig Inc

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    Yes very old problem. My first loss was my old nubi blessed pole. Thena really nice runic made one. Even burned through 3 begging acquired poles. I use a pally archer fisher. The poles keep vannishing when disarmed.

    There was the welding a fishing pole for travesty to fight you with trick. But vannish poles have been around way before ML.
     
  27. I'm making sure to not carry a spell channel one now so when boarded I can at least drop the pole in my pack while casting spells
     
  28. Merion

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    I reverted back to using plain NPC bought poles again, too. Still, it's kinda weird, especially now that the Xenrr's Fishing Pole got SC on it. It like they want them to be destroyed...