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Growth Cycle on New Plants.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by It Lives, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. It Lives

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    Anyone have a growth cycle yet? Mister Brown thumb here, all I have is soggy vibrant seeds.

    Planted mine....roughly 10am yesterday.
     
  2. Kazar

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    It seems there is a bug if you lock them down in your house and they aren't growing. I have some in a backpack and those are growing just fine but the ones that are locked down haven't so far and they were planted at the same time.
     
  3. Maplestone

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    Mine (all from ant lions) didn't grow either and they're in my backpack. Might not be quite 24 hours yet.

    edit: they went through their cycle ... I just must have been playing later than I thought I was last night
     
  4. von Beck

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    So I'm not a Gardener, but here's my take on it.

    Day 1: Server comes up with new publish. Everyone madly hunts seeds and plants them. Some people plant in locked down bowls, others in their backpack.
    Day 2: At server-up a growth check is done on all locked-down plants. None of the new plants are more than 24 hours old so none of them grow. If a character logs in with new plants in their backpack, they may grow if they were planted more than 24 hours ago.
    Day 3 : At server-up all new plants that were planted on Day 1 get their first growth check since they are now more than 24 hours old.


    So in short, growing plants in your backpack might be slightly faster. Personally I chose to lock down my plants (I have over 100 locked down around my castle) because I find it easier to manage them that way.
     
  5. Bomb Bloke

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    Soggy = Too much water = Likely won't advance any growth stages until it dries out.

    Read this.
     
  6. christy1221

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    I have mine locked down and they haven't grown at all and it's been over 24 hours. :sad4:
     
  7. Bomb Bloke

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    Plants will only advance growth stages on server up, and then only if they have been in a valid location for 24 hours.

    Which means that you WILL need to wait MORE then 24 hours for the first growth update. This is because there's no way 24 hours will have passed before the first server up.
     
  8. I;ve had a plant in my pack for ages now ... (to lazy to grow it) and it hasnt grown. (its in stage 4 now) and no its not the new seeds its a rare aqua seed.

    locked it down yesterday before server down and after it needs water... Plants never used to grow inside packs or boxes they had to be locked down .
     
  9. christy1221

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    Oh ok. Thanks a bunch. I haven't grown anything in awhile so I have forgot a lot.

    I would hate to have had to unlock all my plants and have them in my backpack.
     
  10. Frarc

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    From Herald:


    Growth Cycles

    There are seven stages of growth a plant goes through before it changes from the bowl graphic to the actual image of the full grown plant.

    A growth check is performed once a day on each of your plants. If they are locked down in your house, the growth check happens when the server comes back up from its morning maintenance. If they are in your backpack, the growth check occurs when you log in to the game. If it has been 23 hours since the last growth check, your plants will advance a stage based on their current health. Unhealthy plants will not grow until they are healthy again.

    Plants will only grow if they are in your backpack, bank box, or if they're locked down in your house. They will not grow if they are placed in a locked down or secured container in your house, or if they're on a vendor.
     
  11. Flora Green

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    There are some gardening issues currently that began prior to the new seeds. Some of us aren't getting growth checks for days. I actually haven't planted any of the new seeds yet, but I am (and have been having) sporadic growth for weeks now. I have plants that have fully bloomed and plants that are still saplings from the same exact batch. There's info on this in the Botany forum.
     
  12. Dermott of LS

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    I have 3 new seeds going now (1 fragrant, 2 peculiar), I planted them last night, one of them is 3 stages in, the other two are 2 stages in... odd.
     
  13. Frarc

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    Planted in fertile dirt? They can have grow spurts. :)
     
  14. Farscape

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    I found fertile dirt also helps keep them healthy but once again there is no data to back this up :sad4:
     
  15. Lord Gareth

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    Im growing twenty from eh monster couldnt fit em all on the floor so put in my backpack. The ones on the floor have a Yellow - in the top right which means they should grow a little at server up.

    If you have not dont plants before make sure you read here

    http://uo.stratics.com/content/basics/plantgrowing.shtml
     
  16. Xevious

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    If you locked your plants down in your house, and you are past your first 24 hours, you can unlock them, put them in your backpack, log out for awhile, log back in and they will grow. Otherwise you can just wait the extra day and they will grow at next server up. I was too impatient to wait an extra day so I unlocked and put them in my pack to get growth.
     
  17. Ni-

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    FYI, from my understanding you will only get 3 different types of plants from that lot. Too me, it sounds like each monster will only drop 3 different types of plants; 3 different monsters will drop the same 3 types of plants; there are 5? groups of 3monsters/seeds. Something along those lines, but the main point is that all plants grown from the seeds of one type of monster will be of a limited variety.
     
  18. kittykat

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    If you have soggy seeds, you might consider reclaiming the seed and starting over. Once they grow they will likely be sickly (and some may not grow at all till they either die out or dry out). If you decide you want the seed back (and before the plant bowls turn to green bowls), you can click the little plant bowl in the lower right corner, then click for the check mark (it will show a picture of a plant bowl and seed). This returns the seed and an empty bowl to you.

    Locked down plants won't grow in packs or boxes, yes. Plants carried in backpacks, beetles you log out while riding, or your bank box (and any container inside of any of those) will grow, and has always been this way. (why yours didn't is beyond me -maybe the weirdness that Flora spoke of)

    As I understand it, it's 4 plant types per group of 3 monsters (that would be 4x4= 16 since there are 12 monsters). Also all monsters have the ability to spawn with a fragrant seed (which will be a cocoa tree).
     
  19. Ni-

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    Yes, that math was messing with me. I didn't have the data in front of me and I thought there were only 12 mobs, but I thought that it was based off of 15 plants and that the 16th was just an alternate of one of the 15(short hedge/tall hedge), however that appears to be an incorrect memory. Anyhow, that is why I added the last line restating from the main point, because I wasn't positive about the numbers I provided.

    :D
     
  20. Emil Ispep

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    If the plants are in a secure container, will there be a growth check?
     
  21. Teeshy

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    I had weird stuff happen too - I had 32 total plants (ready for petals and thorns, they were all bright green and bright orange) but cos I'm not able ot be on lately at any regular times, I had them in a secure chest in my house (have been in there for a month or two) - yesterday since I knew I was going to be on for new plants, I went to chuck themin my backpack too, and there's only 3 left alive! And then only barely, all are sickly, the other 29 pots are just hard dirt =/

    Just weirdness!
     
  22. kittykat

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    There'll be a growth check at server up, but no growing. In the top right corner you'll see a red plus, which signifies the plant tried to grow but was in an invalid location (any plants left in a house must be locked down directly, out in the open, not in any container, in order to get to grow).
     
  23. Ni-

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    ...already answered with a better answer above...
     
  24. kittykat

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    Plants in your backpack will and do grow. If you took them out of a secure, and logged out with them - and then logged back in after server up the next day, then they'll grow since it's been over 24 hours since the last time they tried to grow. (if the plants were at all sickly before they got the growth, then it's entirely possible that a lot of them died)....unless I'm misunderstanding what you are saying....
     
  25. Ni-

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    Wierd, the shouldn't have grown/deteriorated in a secure container, from what I remember. I usually keep plants on my char, so that if I can't log on to attend to them then they don't advance until I do. I have about 40 of the new seeds growing on one char. At least 3 from each monster so that I can, hopefully help link plant groups to monster groups. Then I also have separate miscellaneous extra seeds growing in a house, if I loose them then no biggie.
     
  26. Teeshy

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    Nah, I went to put them in my backpack - they'd been locked in a secure container for a couple of months at least - only time they'd been unlocked at all was for me to gate from one house to the next and lock them down again.

    They came straight out of the secure container, nearly all of them dead.

    Was just weird! (and I have to go hunting bright green/orange seeds again now =P Hoping i have some stashed in a chest somewhere! =D)
     
  27. Emil Ispep

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    Can cocoa pulp be turned into cocaine for, uhh alchemy?

    Yea... alchemy..

    *fires up Artifact Rarity Level One Bong*
     
  28. kittykat

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    Oh yeah, that really *is* freaky and shouldn't be happening for sure
     
  29. Flora Green

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    I also had this happen. I always store my plants in Vibrant condition. Lately I'm noticing some of them in secure containers are wilted or dieing! A real pain since we still don't have seed packets.
     
  30. Eslake

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    There is actually.
    Each day a plant grows in fertile dirt, it gets a Chance at a bonus.
    On a day it gets one, either of 2 things will happen.

    If the plant has fungus, insects, etc, the bonus will be the removal of a negative effect.

    If the plant does not have such an effect, the bonus will be that it ages 1 extra day.

    So while fertile dirt can help keep a plant healthy, it does so at the cost of accelerated growth. So if you are trying to get a plant grown quickly, use 2 Greater Strength each day to keep infections at the absolute minimum, letting the fertile dirt give extra growth days rather than maintenance.
     
  31. Eslake

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    erm well I know we have cocoa plants, but coca plants? :p
     
  32. DHMagicMan_1

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    What server are you on? If Lake Austin, I can toss you some Bright Orange Seeds... I have about 90 Single Barrel Cacti growing right now.
     
  33. DHMagicMan_1

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    I didn't know that... so if you are planting in Fertile to accelerate growth, you are wasting your time if you aren't dosing greater stregth as well? Is that something new? I don't remember that being the case from way back when... I just thought the bonus was first growth check (normal) decided on water, fungus, bugs etc... then if fertile, small chance for bonus growth with no extra "health" checks so you won't go red anywhere.
     
  34. The 4 I have in my backpack have grown :) cant wait to see what they are!
     
  35. DHMagicMan_1

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    I have lots of the new plants growing, like 60+ but only from two mobs... Ant Lions and Mummies, so here's hoping those two are in different mob groups :bowdown: and I get a decent spread of the plants... :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    I know I'll be missing at least 1/3 of the new plants.
     
  36. kittykat

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    1/2 - there's 4 different plant/mob groups (each group is 4 plants, 3 monsters)

    try kappa - they are really easy.

    also found the ant lion to be very easy with ev's
     
  37. Emil Ispep

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    *wonders why he is addicted to chocolate*
     
  38. Locked down plants won't grow in packs or boxes, yes. Plants carried in backpacks, beetles you log out while riding, or your bank box (and any container inside of any of those) will grow, and has always been this way. (why yours didn't is beyond me -maybe the weirdness that Flora spoke of)



    I used to plant the orange peddles a few years ago and did for months and months...
    When I would go on a holiday I would just toss them all in a box and I wouldnt have to worry about them. Seems kinda stupid if they changed that.
     
  39. Well 2 of my 4 died :( but I have 2 pretty new plants. No way to post a pic though. The new plants are a cactus with a flower on top and Orfluer flowers :) very pretty!
     
  40. Petra Fyde

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    Print screen on pc, paste into ms paint, save and upload from pc through 'manage attachments' in the 'go advanced' menu. No graphics programmes or web hosting required.
     
  41. Rix/\

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    I have to disagree, I planted at 4pm thursday. Sever up on friday no change in status of the plants I check again at 8pm the status advanced one day and needed watering. Rather it's intended to be this way or not but this is how mine are growing. Since publish I've successfully grown over 100 new plants and continue planting daily so that everyday I have new batch of plants. I've planted just a couple hours before server went down and noticed those plants didn't need water till the next night before server down and after the 2nd day they were needing water at server up.