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has anyone been pirate hunting today?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Poo

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    the guild went out tonight.

    we ran into a merchant boat, we killed everyone and looted it dry.

    then ran into a pirate boat.
    killed the crew and sat there for half an hour blasting the pirate boat with cannons...... nothing

    so we left and found another pirate ship, same thing, we killed the crew and sat there for half an hour blasting away and attacking the pirate....... nothing

    little strange.

    anyone else getting this?
     
  2. olduofan

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    happened to me a few times

    I also had a prob reloading cannons said i didn't have permission WTF its my BOAT ?
     
  3. I have been battling a more horrific...a more fearsome...a more...monsterous foe than what you'll find on a pirate ship. No cannon can touch it. No spell can deter it from its goal...to **** me off.

    [​IMG]

    :stretcher:
     
  4. Poo

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    also just noticed (after our third pirate ship with the exact same thing happening) that our ship is taking NO damage.

    bout 300 + loads from the large cannons lost.
     
  5. Basara

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    All the pirates on LA appeared to be concentrated in one area...

    every time we tried to engage one ship, we'd have to try to keep a second (or even THIRD) pirate ship from boxing us in and sinking us. Even limping to shore for emergency repairs had to deal with pirate ships blockading access to the shore of Amoeba Island. We lost ship completely, after scuttling it and killing the captain, because we got jumped and scuttled ourselves by two pirate vessels. Earlier, we found one already scuttled, but with a live captain, where someone appareantly had undergone the same type of ambush, and never came back.
     
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    Same was on Europa yesterday. Somename LAZY something pirate.
     
  7. curlybeard

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    Were you 3-4 tiles away from the pirate ship? Cannons don't appear to do damage when fired immediately adjacent to the pirate ship.
     
  8. SashaSeeks

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    Yep ran into it many times, posted about it many times. It has acted this way since High Seas has started up. Get groups of pirate ships that don't take damage. If they don't damage your ship, don't bother with them, move on and try to find one that does damage your ship. I have also listed it as one of the problems in the "bug" thread at top of page. Have heard no mention from the devs about any plans to look into it or repair the problem.
     
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    ???? EVERY time i have taken down a pirate ship I try and keep my cannons firing at th bow or stern to minimize damage takens and ALWAY try and keep the boat touching the pirate ship.

    I have done this enough times to get my own orc ship?

    You really need to rethink your fighting style.
     
  10. No problems with two pirate ships in the last hour... sail right up and fire the cannons and the ships got scuttled.. well, there was this minor problem with me firing the cannon on my party's/guild mate's dragon. The dragon took offense to that and bit me in half.
     
  11. Vaelix

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    I believe it was said..

    "If your boat is not taking Damage, it will be impossible to Damage a Pirates Boat"

    That, under my impression, functions kinda like the system other games have, Where if you Put your char in a Spot where Monsters will never be able to physically reach you, You will not be able to damage them and vice versa.

    I'm not sure what Causes this on UO, but thats what i've been told.
     
  12. anvira

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    Exact same issue....Nice to have burned thru 5k worth of the resources to find out its broken...AWESOME
     
  13. Poo

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    we found a bit of a fix for this last night (late in the night)

    we emptied the boat, quit the quest, dry docked it, placed it again and went and got the quest again, worked fine after that.

    we went and dropped like 3 pirate quests after that with no problem.

    strange, but it solved the problem.
     
  14. curlybeard

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    My point exactly, cannons appear to arc several tiles. Firing at the stern of the pirate is an effective tactic. The OP commented on the lack of damage from the pirate's cannons, I don't think any pirate ships have a stern chaser.

    ummm .... yes. is this a question?

    ssssuper!!!!1111 I'll get right to it
     
  15. jabeth

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    Same problem (on Legends) - noticed that ships involved with no damages given/taken had no cannons on them (all party members noticed it)
     
  16. MalagAste

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    Whenever we've run into this problem if you notice 3 or 4 ships like this the problem is typically a bug with the quest...

    We generally found if we went back to port quit the quest, quit party and repartied and retook the quest seems to fix the problem.

    However we think other things are bugged as well. Such as has anyone gotten anything OTHER than the light flame cannonball since the last patch????

    And I'm very glad they are going to be fixing the thing about the pirate boats still firing the cannons even AFTER all the pirates are dead and the captain captured. Seemed a bit odd.

    Also if you have the misfortune of another pirate ship killing your capture... you get no credit for the quest.