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FoF...alot of faction stuff coming up!

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Patty Pickaxe, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Patty Pickaxe

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    I know many of you *hate* UoHall. I thought many of you would want to know about this.

    From the Five on Friday....
    "You've hinted at more faction-related stuff coming up - is this in Publish 56?"
    Yes! The next round of content adds completely new rewards and incentives for Factions. Amongst them are many new items, a few of which we can tease about below.

    Faction Equippables: A set of enhanced Artifacts. They will be available for purchase via a collection box in your Faction Stronghold (later on, silver collected this way will benefit your faction, but that will be in a future publish.) These items will have several restrictions:

    * Bound to the character that purchases them - they won't be tradable or equippable by anyone else
    * Durability has been added to many of them, requiring repairs as they're damaged
    * Can only be repaired with the new Powder of Perseverance, a faction-only item. (Powder of Fortification will not work on them)
    * Available only to certain ranks; if you lose your faction rank you will no longer be able to equip an item of that rank.

    We'll release the full table of items in the notes when the publish goes to Test Center, but here are a few examples so you can see what we mean by "enhanced":

    * Rank 1: Rune Beetle Carapace with additional +3 to all resists
    * Rank 4: Crimson Cincture with additional +5 Dexterity
    * Rank 7: Spirit of the Totem with enhanced resists (instead of the linked resists, this version has Phys 20% and 10% in each of the others)
    * Rank 9: Folded Steel Reading Glasses with additional +10 DCI
    * Rank 10: Ornament of the Magician with additional Mana Regen 3

    There are a total of nineteen new artifacts spread out across the various tiers.

    Faction Consumables: In addition to the new artifacts, a number of new consumables will be available for purchase with silver. Anyone in the faction will be able to use the items (they are freely tradable) but there will be a cooldown on many of the items, based on rank. Examples of the consumables include:

    * Stronghold Rune: One-use item that will teleport you to your faction HQ (standard criminal flagging rules apply)
    * Shrine Gem: One-use item that can be used to teleport your ghost to the nearest shrine
    * Powder of Perseverance: A variant of Powder of Fortification that can be used on the new faction items.
    * Enhanced bandages that also remove curses
    * Two new types of potions

    There will also be a new item for sale that allows Human players to equip Elven items.

    Start stocking up your silver, and when this goes to Test Center we look forward to your feedback and bug reports!

    You can read the whole article here:
    http://www.uoherald.com/fof/fiveonfriday128.php
     
  2. Goron

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    ut oh...
    make the powerful more powerful... thats bad:-(
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    It was one of the non-faction bits that made me go 'hmm'
    oh and the bit that made me go 'yay' was
     
  4. Turtle

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    Bring on the mana potions and faction mage equippables and I'm all in.
     
  5. AlaricSP

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  6. Goron

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    what does a stealth tamer that never shows need mana for?
    not like you need the mana to egg bomb at all- u just use the all guard me silent attack...
     
  7. Kage

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    If they really do put mana potions in I will probably being playing whatever that game is puffy is trying out..
     
  8. Tiberius

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    I wonder if this stuff will be siege blessable? I also wonder about the silver cost.
     
  9. Patty Pickaxe

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    Tiberius-

    These items will have several restrictions:

    * Bound to the character that purchases them - they won't be tradable or equippable by anyone else


    Maybe not blessed, but if you lose it, no one else can wear it.
     
  10. Zip

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    Ok, this is ****ing hillarious. Talk about declining years... they are just admitting that we're all old n' blind now. If we just had glasses we wouldn't get hit quite so much.
     
  11. TheScoundrelRico

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    Stealable? *hopes*

    ...and HA to all of you who have thrown away all of your silver over the years. I knew i held on to the stuff i had stolen for good reason, lol...la
     
  12. Tiberius

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    The idea of being able to purchase a possibly blessable ornament appeals to me as does the idea of a steady source of good items. It all depends on the total cost. I personally miss the days of faction blessed runic armour; it really gave us a reason to fight over the cities; along the same lines it's too bad so many uncursed hat artifacts were made worthless by removing the ability to bless them with cbds:).
     
  13. -Whiskey-

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    Adding pointless items to this game is gonna make its demise =(
     
  14. TheScoundrelRico

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    So how many rank 10's can each faction have?...la
     
  15. ayahuasca

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    if only you can equip an item, am I reading that correctly in that those items will be blessed? On Siege?
     
  16. Mogluk

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    wow .....
     
  17. T'Challa

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    Complete and total BS for a Siege ruleset. They disabled bracelets of binding here, I hope they do as well to these...
     
  18. Patty Pickaxe

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    I don't know if that means its blessed. If you get killed, it may be lootable, but of no value to anyone else bc they can't wear it.
     
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    I don't think that necessarily follows, after all if you have a 'owned by #name' talisman no one else can wear it, but you can sure as heck lose it.
     
  20. Speedy Orkit

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    I'd like to see these items implemented if they are made trade able and not blessed. It would be a good way to barter for items back etc.
     
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    It could also make faction fighting in TOWNS increase ten fold, own a town, possibility of getting good items for a short time? Sounds good to me! It will also open the playing field for those who cannot afford good items
     
  22. Vortex

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    My exact thought.....The higher your rank in factions, the better the item you can wear? The people who have a higher rank in factions don't need better items. :coco:
     
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    I don't see how it's fair that because you're a good PvPer you don't deserve to wear better items.....it will encourage people to try more I think, and I bet we'll see a lot more action because of this.
     
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    I knew I locked that 300k+ silver down for a reason!!
     
  25. Kat

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    Great. MORE stupid, trammy bull**** making its way to Siege and ruining the only thing left in this game thats any fun. WTF are they thinking???
     
  26. Vortex

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    It's not fair because only the good pvp'ers will have these items that make them even better pvp'ers. How does that let someone catch up to them?

    If a billionaire wins the lottery, does it make you closer to catching up to what he makes?

    I'm not saying the better pvp'ers shouldn't be allowed to get the items. I'm saying everyone should get the items, or better yet, no one.
     
  27. KVJ

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    Ohhhh quit your crying!!!

    If you can't take the heat, get out the kitchen. We are all on a mission!!

    Like I said before, the hand is out there to help fine tune your pvp skills.

    It's not our fault you don't fight uneven odds and just solely focus on ganking.

    The real PvPers will be able to take advantage of these goodies and the ones who sit in their houses all day, will not. Which I think is absolutely tremendous.

    RBC here daddys comes!!!
     
  28. Kage

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    Not trying to come off rude... But how in the hell do you think only the good pvpers will be able to obtain these items?

    From what I read you get them with silver... So you farm monsters that give silver while in factions... Not a hard task at all.
     
  29. Mogluk

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    true I have hundreds of thousands of silver to use muhahahahaaha
     
  30. Mogluk

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    this might actually get me into factions
     
  31. ayahuasca

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    an orc faction? isn't that comparable to aa or something?
     
  32. Draxous

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    Welcome to point mules and people with trapped crates that they pop before they'd die to anyone.

    Also:

    So stealth into a base in wraith form... steal sigil and double click the rune.


    They better think this stuff through a little bit more... and at least QA it a bit.
     
  33. Revvo

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    You can't help stuck, gate, recall or sacred journey with a sigil so i expect the teleport works the same. Mind you only U.O devs could be bad enough to screw that up :)
     
  34. RedDaTeef

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    or maybe reevo could screw up that bad...:gun:
     
  35. Vortex

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    Um, was that directed at me? Cause I fight solo.
     
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    Not rude at all. But you might have missed the part where some of the items will only be obtainable when you have a high rank in factions. The higher your rank, the better the item you can get. Therefore, you must have the high rank before you get the item. Silver is a minor faction, even I can get that :)

    From UOHerald:

    Faction Equippables: A set of enhanced Artifacts. They will be available for purchase via a collection box in your Faction Stronghold (later on, silver collected this way will benefit your faction, but that will be in a future publish.) These items will have several restrictions:

    Bound to the character that purchases them - they won't be tradable or equippable by anyone else
    Durability has been added to many of them, requiring repairs as they're damaged
    Can only be repaired with the new Powder of Perseverance, a faction-only item. (Powder of Fortification will not work on them)
    Available only to certain ranks; if you lose your faction rank you will no longer be able to equip an item of that rank.
    We'll release the full table of items in the notes when the publish goes to Test Center, but here are a few examples so you can see what we mean by "enhanced":
    Rank 1: Rune Beetle Carapace with additional +3 to all resists
    Rank 4: Crimson Cincture with additional +5 Dexterity
    Rank 7: Spirit of the Totem with enhanced resists (instead of the linked resists, this version has Phys 20% and 10% in each of the others)
    Rank 9: Folded Steel Reading Glasses with additional +10 DCI
    Rank 10: Ornament of the Magician with additional Mana Regen 3
    There are a total of nineteen new artifacts spread out across the various tiers.
     
  37. CroakerTnT

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    I like these ideas, but...

    1. They need to be equipable regardless of faction rank or I'll never get to use any of them. I'm always -5 or -6 kill points.

    2. The shrine gem should only transport people to the chaos shrine. Most factioners are red, and it won't be helpful to be transported to (for example) the compassion shrine.
     
  38. Revvo

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    The rank thing is more than fine, there should be some reward for not being horrible at pvping otherwise whats the point? Anyways it's not hard to farm points from your own characters if you are that terrible anyway, most of Siege will take that route i'm sure.
     
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    they dont say blessed do they i dont recall reading that
    i hope not that way they will decay and people will acually have to farm just to use these
     
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    all you would have to do is go join COM you dont need points if there isnt anyone else in your faction you would be almost insta rank 10
     
  41. KVJ

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    I actually feel sorry for you... But then again.... No I don't...

    I always kill you and you seem to lower my pvp skills. Any reason why? And If so, can you do anything about this?
     
  42. warzone

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    I don't like that whole rank 10 orni idea.
     
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    I think the faction changes are good i just wish they would be more clear berfore the post something about it. UO's statement was vague which creates so much concerns for us (siege players)
     
  44. kelmo

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    I am curious as to ranks... My faction thief has a rank of 4 and less than zero punkte. He is a thief for heavens sake.
     
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    Im not exactly sure but has to do with the number of people in the faction and how many times you die vs kill. as for your thief really hes at 4 thats good dont know why on that
     
  46. Kat

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    Seems to me like they'd have to fix the borked faction ranking system before launching something like this, but I still think item based incentives is a really really bad idea. It's going to create a severe imbalance for those who pvp, but aren't in factions.
     
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    I am somewhat hesitant about this deal. Yes, factions needs some love. But this? I dunno. Faction folk with really nice stuff, bought with silver?
     
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    You mean like using MI to raid the spawns of people who aren't factions?
     
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    I have a VERY bad feeling in my stomach that these items are going to end up blessed on siege.

    I mean, "bound" and not transferable sounds pretty much like blessed to me. I mean if you can't transfer them, then why would they let it fall into your corpse when you die? it means blessed obviously
     
  50. Petra Fyde

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    we already have an item that's 'bound' to a character. It's not blessed.

    some talismans come with the 'owned by' tag. They can't be used by anyone else, but they're not blessed.