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Fix the ice fiend spawn in the ice dungeon..

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Velvathos, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Velvathos

    Velvathos Lore Keeper
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    It's broken, at least, on Pacific it is.. They only seem to spawn at the entrance and another spawns outside the cave...

    They use to spawn in the center, where the vortex is.. It is very tedious fighting them in and outside the entrance..
     
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  2. MalagAste

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    I hate to say this but at least on GL's that is the way it's been for YEARS!... one just inside the entrance in the back and one just right outside in the cavern.
     
  3. Ezekiel Zane

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    I play Pacific too and I only remember them spawning right there at the entrances for many years now.
     
  4. Felonious Monk

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    Baja too
    While your at it, how about increasing the spawn rate?
    Slightly. ;)
     
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  5. Aibal

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    This. I've never seen them spawn only in the middle. When you first get there you may find both inside, but when you start killing them one will always spawn out the door. Maybe your shard's has been bugged and only now corrected?
     
  6. Meatbread

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    How about they delete a few of the billion ice and snow elementals and crap and put a few more ice fiends all throughout the dungeon.
     
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  7. Flutter

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    Fel still spawns 2 at a time inside and one outside. Last time I was there anyway, although its been a few months.
     
  8. Pawain

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    They have spawned near the entrance on LS for years. My rune goes to one of the rooms in the back. Once in a while someone chases the fiend back there and leaves.
     
  9. Raptor85

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    Indeed, it's as intended, the fel side one has lighter spawn but one spawns in the room (fel side doesn't have tons of snow/ice fields and such either). All the dungeons are like this, the spawn tram side is different and the tram side spawn generally has 2-3x the monsters but all lower level ones, if you want the "campable" one just recall in to the one fel side
     
  10. startle

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    Sorry, but I've played Pacific for 14yrs now and have used the Ice Fiends to gain Fame/Karma/Honor on many chars. As far back as '98 they have spawned primarily in the area immediatly adjacent to the entrance, and if no one is there to kill them, then a 2nd fiend spawns in the back area and occasionally in the vortex area. If I had to guess, I'd say that I've spent at least a thousand hours there over the past 14 years with lots of my chars. Not sure where your data is coming from....

    Just sayin....
    o_O
     
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  11. Basara

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    On LA, it's the same - spawns at the steps out, and has as long as the shard's been around. It's not a bug. On rare occasions, a second one will spawn near the back (my guess is on a timer, every few hours).
     
  12. Sevin0oo0

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    Thanks to all thread participants, a bit bored I've been thinking of Ice fighting, probably at Lady of the Snow, and completely forget Ice Dungeon where I've spent very little time - less than a dozen times in all. Since I opted out of the E$M story arc for now, it's probably a good time to imbue up some gear and enjoy this lost place before it gets an 'upgrade', and spammed with high HP mobs that do non-aura armor ignore hits for 60+. I say Enjoy it while you can
     
  13. Tina Small

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    I think they're only doing the anti-virtue dungeons for now, every other publish, so maybe that means Ice and Fire won't see upgrades for a while. I think the anti-virtue dungeons still to be "upgraded" are Covetous, Deceit, Despise, Destard, Hythloth, and whichever dungeon opposes Humility (Doom?). Jeff's mentioned they're going to be messing around with champ spawns too at some point. So if they're trying to first finish all the anti-virtue dungeons that don't have a champ spawn in them, I think that narrows the possibilities for the next upgrade down to Covetous, Hythloth, and Doom (if it's really considered an anti-virtue dungeon). And then we would see Deceit, Despise, and Destard upgraded and maybe see where the devs are headed with changing the champ spawns.
     
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  14. Phangs_of_Phage

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    there used to be 1 or 2 that spawned outside and 2 or 3 that spawned inside
     
  15. WarderDragon

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    Leave it be.

    There are a couple dungeons with rooms that are ideal for Evil RP and Events. This is one of them.
     
  16. Lady CaT

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    *laughs* Wow...slow news day..or what?

    Dread Lady CaT: "I'm sorry Mr. Ice Fiend you are not allowed to manifest in or near a cave entrance, we have received complaints from adventurers that this is simply to alarming!"

    Ice Fiend: *icy glare*

    Dread Lady CaT: "I'm serious! Move it back to the Vortex zone or I'll be forced to report you to the Daemonic council for behavior unbecoming of a fiend!"

    Ice Fiend: *pouts and heads back to Vortex room*

    Dread Lady CaT: "That's better! And don't let it happen again!"

    Ice Fiend: *mumbles something foul out of earshot*
     
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  17. tuuvaak

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    theyve spawned there forever. for it to be any easier to almost instantly get max fame/karma, you'd have to timewarp back to evil mage farming in like 1999.

    i still remember getting Lord on my alchemist hidden at evil mages with a golem =P
     
  18. Raptor85

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    if you want max fame karma do goblin mini-champ in the abyss....you can go 0 to lord in like 10 minutes and they're petheticly weak....basicly just orcs with a little more hp. (or lemme put it this way, i solo'd that champ...renowned and all, on my tailor with nothing but 90 magery and 50 med as my "combat" skills...i wanted the clothes i craft to say "lord" on them :p). Their individual fame level is up there with balrons, and since they're so weak, die easily, and there's a freaking spawn of them it's super easy.
     
  19. Tina Small

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    The Advanced Search feature for the Hunter's Guide on Stratics is kinda nice to use if you're trying to find out which critters have high karma and/or fame. You can find it here: UO Stratics - Hunter's Guide - Search . Just use the drop down boxes for the Fame and Karma fields to pick the level you want and click the Search button at the bottom to see a list of monsters that meet your criteria.
     
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  20. tuuvaak

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    the best way to do that now is just Lord a decent char and then SS tailoring onto him, haha.
    but yeah, abyss is nice too. thats not a recall-able location though right?
    i always loved ice fiends. recall in, kill like 20 in a few mins (melee chars can literally one hit them 100% to 0 in one swing) and done!

    Tina Small thats rad too, never saw that before thanks!
     
  21. Meatbread

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    Hey but seriously, is there any reason for all those ice and snow elementals in there? It's total BS dungeon design. Newbies can't fight them all without dying, and veterans have no reason to kill such crappy monsters.
     
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  22. Raptor85

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    That's part of the tradeoff on the tram side dungeons, extra low level spawn. Fel side there's like 1 or 2 of the elementals wandering around and they're pretty easy to avoid, aside from the rats and snakes they're pretty much the weakest things in the dungeon.
     
  23. Lady Storm

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    From as long as I have been popping chests in ICE there has been 1 at the outside door, 1 that runs around the 2 first halls and depending on shard one that spawns at the vortex. Now this is not EVERY shard mind you. But 2 has been the most I have seen constantly per shard. The rare 3rd one is on a few shards... Now I will say the monster trade off comes in other forms too. The Ice Trolls and Ogres, eles and snakes, do vary in place and amount spawning. I know one shard the bloody WW spawns at the same spot as the Demon, not its nest like other shards... you have to tame it or lure it back to the nest.