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Gargoyle Only? Say it ain’t so…

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Edge585, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Edge585

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    I’ve heard that the new Throwing weapons are Gargoyle only, is this true? If so, doesn’t that kind of suck? I mean imagine if only elves could use bows... elf weapons are useable by humans. Anyhow what do you guys think? I was wanting to make a non-Gargoyle Throwing Ninja char.
     
  2. Tina Small

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  3. Edge585

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    Yeah that’s what I was thinking. It was something I picked up on the forums so I was wondering if it was true or not. Thx for reply.
     
  4. Tazar

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    I heard the same thing about them being Gargoyle only. The way I took it is that Throwing will be an equal replacement of Archery for the Gargoyles.

    I could well be wrong....

    As long as the two (thwrowing and archery) ranged melee skills are equal (Balanced), I'd be fine with it.
     
  5. Edge585

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    To be honest if it was Gargoyle only it wouldn’t make much sense. Other races not being able to learn a new weapon… but can learn Mysticism/Imbuing? (Unless that was Gargoyle only as well) And… what exactly would prevent a Gargoyle from ‘learning’ to use a bow? Is it beyond their comprehension or can their arms not reach back that far? Heh.

    Also makes me wonder what the attack speed will be because Throwing weapons don’t use ammunition. That right there is a bit unbalancing but I absolutely love the idea of a boomerang type weapon. Perhaps it would be best to not compare it to Archery?
     
  6. Sebrina

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    (ooc) in RL skin,

    I happen to play an Orc from time to time and he is an Orc Magi, so with the use of the polymorph spell, since UO changed it to permanent until killed or logged-out, this really is another race that is already recognized. For others that do not have the mage skill to run polymorph, there are always the masks, (well recognized), with some good abilities and stats on them.

    My character uses the mask as well as the spell. Of course the trick is to (use the orcish slang,) in character to make it all work well. The book "Orcish Phoenyms," gives some good ideas for that.

    I have to recheck my library to see if there is a Gargoyle primer of their language. I remember one for Wisps, but this could be new territory for "Gargie" roleplayers to assemble another language in the game.
     
  7. Chad Sexington

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    Maybe it's JOAT style skill in 50 Throwing or something.
     
  8. Uvtha

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    My guess is they don't want to add in a new set of animations for humans. Funny but I'm betting true.
     
  9. Kellgory

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    Gargoyles will be the only race that has the throwing skill, but they will not be able to use the archery skill. My guess will be that the throwing skill will be overpowered in the beginning so that everyone will want to get the expansion and later it will get nerfed.
     
  10. Gawin

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    It is called marketing

    Make things "add new race here" only that are better then you can get/use for existing race. To be able to use the new stuff to be competitive you MUST buy the new expansion.

    It is as simple as that

    All MMO's use this same marketing tactic
     
  11. Kellgory

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    Here is the text from the FOF for March 6, 2009.

    http://uo.stratics.com/news/GeneralNews.shtml

    Humans and Elves will be able to use Imbuing and Mysticism, but will not be able to use Throwing weapons.
    Gargoyles will not be able to use Archery weapons.
    -Leurocian