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Five on Friday Taming Bits :)

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Guest, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, there are a few taming bits in the Five on Friday for this week. I deny all knowledge of the barding question *coughs*

    Wenchy


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    "The Playguide page on Animal Taming makes no mention of the additional 4% skill loss if the animal is paralyzed during taming. It would also be useful to confirm whether discordance or peacemaking during taming will also result in skill loss."

    There is an additional 4% skill loss penalty after taming if the creature is paralyzed, and I'll add that to the Playguide page - thanks for the catch! Leurocian also checked, and Discord and Peacemaking have no effect on the creature's post-taming skills.

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    "Can we have more stable slots?"

    This is the kind of question that I usually skip for the Five on Friday, but what with the 5-slot dragons and purple bunnies and all, it's quite the hot topic. The answer is, we'd like to, but there is some research we need to do before we can add something like that. What will the impact be on our server storage space? Are there any optimizations we'd have to make to handle that new volume of data? This is the sort of thing we'd need to look into, and we don't have the answers off the top of our heads. It may well be something we do - as I said, we'd like to - but we can't make any promises right now.

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    What's To Come:

    There are a couple of substantial tweaks to pet balls and pet AI coming:

    Pet Ball Changes:

    * Pet summoning balls should unhide the summoner when attempting to summon her pet.
    * Pet summoning balls should have a couple second casting animation with the chance to disrupt like other spellcasting.
    * Pet summoning balls should have a reuse delay of 15 seconds.
    * Pet summoning balls cannot be used while in animal form.


    Here is how the new AI should behave:

    Commands:

    Guard - The pet should guard as it does currently.
    Follow - The pet should follow. It will not attack anything, even if it is attacked. (unless it is guarding)
    Come - The pet should walk to. It will not attack anything, even if it is attacked. (unless it is guarding)
    Kill/Attack - The pet will attack its target as it does currently.
    Stop - The pet will stop attacking. It will not attack anything, even if it is attacked, and may wander.
    Stay - The pet will stay where it is currently, and will not attack anything, even if it is attacked. (unless it is guarding)

    Note: The pet will revert out of passive mode if the pet's owner dies, if the pet is stabled, traded, player character transfers, player and pet log off, etc.

    QA is currently reviewing these changes internally. Once the changes pass internal review, they should appear on a public Test Center for an upcoming publish.

    Examples of new macro command combinations:

    You can tell your pet to guard while it's following you. This will put it in autodefend mode for itself and its master.

    To turn off guarding, tell your pet to stop or kill/attack.

    So for passive follow, you could do 'pet name' stop, 'pet name' follow me, and it will ignore attacks on you or your pet.

    For autodefend follow, you could do 'pet name' guard, 'pet name' follow me or 'pet name' follow me then 'pet name' guard. It doesn't matter what order you initiate the guard command. While your guarded, autodefend should work as normal. The pet will follow you in this case, but will fight whatever attacks you or itself.

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    Full Five on Friday
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Nice to know they are considering our request for more stable slots! *smiles*

    I'm hoping it will not be a significant load on the servers. Heck, maybe it's time for some optimizing and upgrading. Of course, setting up a turn-in for all those items everyone's been talking about could help reduce the item count!
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Its a joke, I'm sorry, more stable space increasing the server load? If the housing storage space wasn't a problem, how would stable storage be one?


    Rey~
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well, if the Housing is stored on its on server, it may have enough space already installed.

    If the Stable Slots are stored on the clusters/servers with everything else, maybe less space is available for use.

    Not all disk space is available for storage, either. It can also be used to improve perfomance and optimize available processing power. This could also be a factor.
     
  5. these changes are here because Leurocian listens and is awesome...

    I can't wait.

    Now there won't be legitimate arguments against pets in pvp... only cry babies will cry about pets, cause pets aren't going to be abuseable.

    cry babies will still cry, but I will continue to laugh at them.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They store my pets in the Yomotsu mines.

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  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    are yours always in the same spot in the mines too?
     
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    Its a joke, I'm sorry, more stable space increasing the server load? If the housing storage space wasn't a problem, how would stable storage be one?

    [/ QUOTE ]My thoughts exactly!

    The servers can handle hundreds of NPC's, creatures and many millions of items (storage for houses has been upgraded twice in recent times). Yet, more (stabled) pets supposedly might be a problem? I'm not buying it...
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    are yours always in the same spot in the mines too?

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    It's an old pic, haven't seen em there in awhile.
     
  10. Ru Atl

    Ru Atl Guest

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    Now there won't be legitimate arguments against pets in pvp... only cry babies will cry about pets, cause pets aren't going to be abuseable.

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    80-100+ damage firebreath attacks...seems like a legitimate arguement to me, but i'm not complaining. *shrugs*
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    80-100? Ummmm maybe pre tamed, you aren't gonna get that kinda hit from a tamed one except maybe on a 0 fire resist suit.


    Rey~
     
  12. Ru Atl

    Ru Atl Guest

    come tell the dragons on siege that they've been tamed and too breathe a little lighter then. i'm talking about with 60-70 resist suits.