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Headless Miners and the ugly golden 1337 mining implements

Discussion in 'UHall' started by BeaIank, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. BeaIank

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    Having killed 7,100 headless miners since December in my mad, hopeless quest for another of those ugly golden mining implements and not getting any, I have considered it wise to stop by here and question if anyone knows if they are still dropping, before I set off to kill another 7,000 headless miners. :D

    They look like this:
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    To get this one, I killed almost 9,000 miners back in 2013, but I also got a golden shovel at around the 5,600 kill mark (which was then gifted to another Legends player back in 2013 as a token of appreciation).
    @Kyronix: Could you check if they weren't turned off when the new loot tables were pushed out to prodo, pretty pretty please with sugar on top? :)
    I just need to know if they still drop to continue with this mad quest.
    For me, it is as the Impossible Dream song goes: This is my quest, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far!

    Ps. Yes, I am a mad, insane, obsessed lass. Thanks for noticing. :p
     
  2. MalagAste

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    After ages trying to get one I quit.
     
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    The never ending quest...... you do keep the headless miner population of legends in check though my friend =)
     
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  4. Bobar

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    Some time ago I did this for a while and after maybe 1k I got a pickaxe. I stopped for some time and then decided to try for a shovel - I called every day for some months but drops = zilch. Around 6 months ago I gave up, I too was wondering if they do still drop.
     
  5. Capt. Lucky

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    I don't mind uber rare stuff. But it would be nice to know if it's even possible to get or not :)
     
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    i would stab myself with a katana in my eye if i had to count 7k kills, they can keep the sparkly shovel
     
  7. DJAd

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    Wow. I just dunno what to say! Was this the only thing you were doing or would it just be an hour a day for example?
     
  8. BeaIank

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    You kill roughly 100 per hour when there, so that many took me 71 hours to do.
    During weekends I spend at least 5 hours down there. I might have been there way longer during my days off late December, but I took a new char chivalry from 0 to 120 and now I am training spellweaving to 120 there.
    It is a good training spot for me, as train and feed my obsession at the same time. :p
     
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    Maybe it's like mining bitcoins, gets harder and harder.
     
  10. BeaIank

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    I'd like a formal confirmation, but I will take Kyronix liking my post there as an yes.
    So Friday night I resume watching this very strange phenomena where headless miners start dying for no reason whatsoever when I get to their area. It is truly strange and baffling.
    I must study it further.
     
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    They do indeed still drop. Good luck in your quest for the elusive golden mining tool :)
     
  12. BeaIank

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    Thank you for the confirmation. :)
    It may take 10 kills, it may take 500,000 kills, but I will get the full set.
    The headless miners shall have no peace at Legends till I accomplish that... and probably after too because killing them is just too fun to not drop there for an hour at least once every two months. >.>
     
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  13. Yadd of Legends

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    Hm, another thing in UO I had never heard about. Do they have any special attributes other than appearance?
     
  14. Capt. Lucky

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    The Devs should reward you with a specially inscribed shovel or something.
     
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  15. MalagAste

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    Other than it having 1337 uses and the ugly gold color no.
     
  16. Poo

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    they are are L33T-sauce, they dont need any other attributes other then their L33T-ness
     
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  17. DJAd

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    Has anyone tried to mine using one? Now that would be a cool Easter egg if when digging with your 1337 shovel it spawned some 1337 monster with some 1337 loot!
     
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  18. BeaIank

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    It takes so effing long to get one that I doubt anyone would be willing to try mining with them. :p
     
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  19. Captn Norrington

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    That's what test shard is for :)
     
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  20. DJAd

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    Exactly! Copy it to test center.
     
  21. BeaIank

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    Fine, fine. I will extremely carefully retrieve it to my battle miner and copy her to TC this weekend.
    Then even more carefully lock my pickaxe back down. :p
    It is mine, my own... my preciousss.... *gollum gollum*
     
  22. MeTheGreat

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    Damn, I didn't even know about this until now.

    *adds to list of cool golden items that are pricey and will take forever to acquire*
     
  23. DJAd

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    If you search for "1337 pickaxe" there have been lots for sale. Shovel and pickaxe. Some even sold for as little as 10m!