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Generals with high mod spellbooks in Town Invasions?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Airhaun, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Airhaun

    Airhaun Seasoned Veteran
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    The above was found on UO's site relating to spellbooks with incredible mods that can be found on different spawn types (npc recruits, corporals, lieutenants, generals, etc.) which invade the towns just prior to the spawning of the Crimson Dragon.

    My question for the UO community is:

    Has anybody seen these "generals" and/or received a full spellbook with similar mods listed above?

    The items these npcs give spawn directly in your pack. Guildmates and I have been searching for the general with no success. Was wondering of anybody has spotted this elusive individual. I'm assuming with the outstanding mods he/she spawns rarely.

    Lets get some dialogue/feedback going...
     
  2. Dodger

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    Yes seen and killed a General, did not have anything great on him, got some nice blood colored armour with crap resists
     
  3. Demonous

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    every time i check the faction towns in tram, there are no generals or recruits or anything... how do i find them
     
  4. Yeah, I can never find this stuff. I wish they would make a constant spawn of this somewhere.
     
  5. gummy460

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    yeah I was wondering the same thing, I have yet to find anyhting higher than a lieutant. I have been to multiple invasions and fought to the dragon spawning. How do you make the higher end officers spawn?
     
  6. Trevelyan

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    I guess these arent supposed to be that common but, given the early stage of the invasions, there might be plenty more time to get one.
     
  7. jelinidas

    jelinidas Guest

    I still think Cats is just plain broke. Mglow has hatereds-no dragon, Minic has falsehoods-no dragon. Spawn has been cleared for days.
     
  8. Lord Sir Scott

    Lord Sir Scott Lore Keeper
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    I have the first one you listed, i think i got it off a corpral maybe...
    It is a dark shade in color. and it is FCR 1

    Added Later. BTW When i filled this book it had 65 spells.
    See my other post about that if you like.

    i have not tried it fighting yet, i just locked it down and went back to the fight...
    i am also getting weapons that you cant recycle and if you try to you get "you can not work this strange metal" however these weapons look just like normal ones.
    i have not had the chance to arms lore them though.
    Sonoma
    SS
     
  9. Turdnugget

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    Went on test and Tram Trinny was going. Orcs + NPCs. I cleared the WHOLE town by myself and spawned the Crimson Dragon...the ONLY thing I got that's not even worthwhile was a 1 MR regen 10 spells spell book from a Corporal. I killed at least 4-5 Corporals, a couple Lts and a crapload of Recruits/Scouts. Every so often i'd get one of those weapons spawn in my pack. The only not even halfway decent one, was a club with 10SSi, 25 Lightning and 15 Di...Or something to that effect.

    IMO this invasion spawn sucks bum. Nothing noteworthy other than having the chance to spawn a CD, and we killed one last night on my regular shard and nobody got anything worth mentioning other than a couple Peerless regs.

    If the Devs expect us to use a luck suit in order to get better loot, they're smokin' something. No way in hell I can see someone fighting that thing with a luck suit and **** poor resists. What's the idea other than RP'ing these town invasions? If that's the only thing they're meant for, I don't see a lot of invasions being fought back with such crappy loot.
     
  10. Aboo

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    Does anyone know if you smelt the armor does it keep the color?
     
  11. Xel Naga

    Xel Naga Guest

    no, it doesn't. reverts to iron ingots regardless if smelted with blacksmithing or the bag.
     
  12. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    Thanks for the response. So pretty much it's worthless except it's a pretty color?
     
  13. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    The armor is pretty much useless as it stands right now, unless they plan on pulling a quick one and later letting us unravel this armor so where it has good resists/mods etc... I dunno. Would be a nice idea...

    I'd like a full suit of platemail in a shadow iron or the blood red...That's actually useable in PvP/PvM. Very sexy.

    Even the weapons suck that drop.

    The only plus i've seen about these town invasions, is that even lowly orcs drop 1k+ gold... but who wants to be stock piling all the gold and having to run to the bank every few minutes and be killing spawn as well...
     
  14. Aboo

    Aboo Guest

    Can you enhance the armor?
     
  15. Lord Sir Scott

    Lord Sir Scott Lore Keeper
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    Yes you can use no color on ingots to keep the hue.
     
  16. Airhaun

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    Ok to clarify on the town invasions:

    The NPCs of falsehood, hatred, etc. are not part of the invasion but part of a separate quest. I town is invaded if it is occupied by the following:

    The respective spawn type is also accompanied by the following:

    I agree the special items received from most all ranks but the general or not worth the effort. However, that spellbook that the general gives (full spellbook, SDI 20-25%, LMC 10%, MR 3) definitely is worth my time and effort. It's to bad that only one person has reported seeing one in invaded towns.
     
  17. RedDaTeef

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    I got a blessed spell book 40 spells with 14 sdi fcr 1 lmc 4% off a leutenant. But have yet to see a capt or general and I see VERY few Leutenants.
     
  18. Airhaun

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    Well... that's the best news so far.

    Thanks for posting Red.. and congrats!
     
  19. Sarphus

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    I think generals are extremely rare under the way the spawn worked yesterday. Supposedly a patch goes to the servers during downtime to make higher ranked npcs more common.

    I haven't been playing much lately because I've been sick (sleeping lots), but I did kill a captain and a ton of lieutenants. Most of what I've seen was corporals, scouts and recruits.
     
  20. Myphsar

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    Not true,
    I have an Xbow with 30% Lower defense, 45% ssi, 47 damge inc.
    I tryed enhance but u cant, :)
     
  21. Stomp

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    After 30 mins solo'ing a General, I had this spellbook drop in my pack:
    SDI 30%
    FCR 2
    DCI 5%
    LMC 5%
    64 Spells

    Piccie:
    Generals Spellbook.JPG
     
  22. GL_Seller

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    Im sorry but creating a useable luck suit is not hard. My dexers suit is 1200 luck w/o statue. You include statue and protection my dexers luck is better then my tamers max luck suit. Btw my lowest resist is 68 it just takes looking into and making armor to get a useable luck suit.

    With that said all the crap ive gotten from spawns absolutely sux. I've soloed about 9 crimson dragons and only kept about 30 items. There is so much loot on the crimson dragon when u kill it alone it goes public before im able to look at everything on him. So all that crap and only keeping 30 items is pathetic. Loot is a joke no matter what the luck.
     
  23. gummy460

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    i was on atalntic and i got a spell book with
    5 lmc
    28 SDI
    9 dci
    2 fcr

    off a general today, so yes they spawn but they are a pain to kill
     
  24. Darkness187

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    Best book ive got so far

    DCI 10
    SDI 30
    FCR 2
    LMC 4
     
  25. Myphsar

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    Heh, i have one nearly the same, only thing difrent is mine only has 26% SDI.
     
  26. Storm

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    i just got this one on ls
    10 dci
    27 sdi
    fcr2
    lmc 4
    snowdog
     
  27. Adara

    Adara Guest

    Got one off a General with these mods(pretty sure it was a general)

    Mana Regen 3
    Spell Damage Inc 26
    Lower Reg Cost 10
     
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    Got this one off the first general I fought today.
     
  29. Turdnugget

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    How are you getting these generals to spawn? Couple towns under siege on Baja... but NO spawn cept those dumb Hatred, Falsehood npcs...

    Im sad. I want a book!
     
  30. Sarphus

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    Nice Grab :)
     
  31. Draconi

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    Ah, let me clarify this: the NPCs of Falsehood, Hatred, and Cowardice are part of the town invasions. They appear whenever the town is in an active invasion state.

    If you see them, but not any monsters, there must be a Crimson Dragon roaming the city. They're leashed to the city as well, but might have wandered to a strange area.

    The lost souls in Magincia are the ones that are separate from the rest of the events. They're their own contained content.
     
  32. DHMagicMan_1

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    So if the NPCs aren't in "Falshood", "Hatred" or "Cowardice" then by definition, there's not a state of invasion in that town... so why would all the recalls be "There's something blocking" so often and when I run up to the town there's no tags on the NPCs and the recall spots are open but recall is blocked?
     
  33. Turdnugget

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    Why don't the CD's rubberband back to the city like a skeletal lich does?

    I was wandering around Trinsic for 30+ minutes this morning killing those stupid Hatred NPCs thinking that they had something to do with it.

    Kind of a pain in the arse if a CD can roam wherever it pleases...

    Guess I'll hop on Baja and try to figure out where this mysterious CD is at that is preventing any further spawn...
     
  34. Zachery

    Zachery Guest

    well on origin i think ive killed a good 20+ gens no books only gotten those off of captains
     
  35. Sarphus

    Sarphus Guest

    That's not what he's saying. What he's saying is that if there are SL effected npcs in the town, the town MUST be in some stage of the invasion.

    If you see the npcs with SL effected tags on them and you don't see monsters, it means the chances are good that the crimson dragon is hiding somewhere and you have to track it down.

    I know for a fact that the crimson dragon will bounce back to the town if it is engaged in combat from outside the dragon's playpen (the town). For this reason, what you need to do is find the dragon and engage it in combat to send it home.
     
  36. Sarphus

    Sarphus Guest

    You only get spellbooks off generals that are either healers or mages. Most of the generals I've seen have been warriors, so they drop weapons instead of spellbooks.
     
  37. DHMagicMan_1

    DHMagicMan_1 Guest

    I understood that part... but the blocking of recall and redirecting of logins is supposed to be tied to the same invasions... so if the town is being invaded, the NPCs should be tagged, and if the NPCs aren't tagged, then the town must not be being invaded, right? If A=B then it makes sense B=A?
     
  38. Sarphus

    Sarphus Guest

    I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that the npcs were tagged, but there weren't any creatures in sight.
     
  39. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    Baja is broken. NO CD to be found in or around Moonglow or Trinsic. And i've searched for about 30 damn minutes. Nothing.