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Help me decide what to do with this...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by startle, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. startle

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    I got bored a few weeks ago and decided to re-stock my jewel supply and get some nets to re-decorate with - while getting rid of a bunch of MIB's in an upstairs chest - by actually doing them.... Well, just before getting really bored again and just after fishing up my 248th chest, I looked in my backpack and what did I see? A Yellow Polkadot Bikini Top !

    Dewd, that's really, really rare. Anyway, I heard that it could be both Imbued and Re-Forged - so I got out my Imbuer and - it can be! So here I am with 10 female chars on 4 accounts, and a brand new Yellow Polkadot Bikini Top. You can only imagine the commotion around my houses when the word about this thing got out... Holy crap! My poor fisherman had never been exposed to this kind of attention before, so I quickly took it off his hands - before one of them could make his knees buckle... I had to put it into my bank because they all have access to all the chests, and three of them have Lockpicking (and they are very good at it).

    So, here's what I need to do:

    Scattered among these 10 women is virtually every skill available, so I could imbue it for a sammy, or whammy, or tamer, or archer, or mage. But I don't want to slight any of them. My task, is to decide what to imbue/re-forge on this rare, one-of-a-kind piece of armor - that could conceivably be an assett to any/all of them.... I don't want it altered specifically for a single template, so it won't be the best chest piece for any specific set of skills, but I think that it can be made at least good for them all... Yea, I know it sounds impossible - but is it?

    For any of you that have read thru this windy post to this point, and have a bit of spare time on your hands, I'd love to get your ideas about what you would do with this probably irreplaceable piece. Given my criteria, what would you put on it?

    Oh, here it is:

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    Oh, as you can see from the 2 pics - it's pretty much the same color when it highlights with a mouseover, as it is when it isn't. (Gives me an idea of how they came up with the color)... And, oh btw, how do you come up with the name Yellow Polkadot Bikini Top - and NOT include the freekin' DOTs?

    Not really complaining, more just wondering....
     
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  2. Hunters' Moon

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    I wouldn't do anything with it yet. I'd put it on a mannequin and show it off for a while. If it must be used as armor,I'd imbue it for a mage so it will take the least damage possible.
     
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  3. Petra Fyde

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    Leave it on a mannequin/steward and let none of them have it - remember what happened to the original wearer?

    Seriously, with resists that low, I think you'd really struggle to make it useable in a suit.
     
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  4. swroberts

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    The DEV's really do a disservice to artificts by giving them all such low resists....it makes them essentially useless when making a suit. They should really consider having at least all 15 resists on pieces like this, especially since they are so rare.
     
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    I argue this should be primarily seen as a deco item and treated as such.

    None of them can feel slighted when none of them have it.

    Remember that an Imbued item will break entirely sooner or later.

    Get a piece of regular armor using that graphic, inscribe it with something using the armor engraving tool. Something unique to each character.

    Win/Win.

    -Galen's player
     
  6. Don't Tread on Me

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    I would find the ones who don't wear a robe (if any) for starters. Can't show off the piece if it's under your con garb.

    I like hunter moon's idea, minimizing damage. Maybe even a tamer? Too bad your fisherman is a dude...
     
  7. Vor

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    True, they're very low, but it can still be used. With a good reforge, adding decent mods, you could just not pay any attention to the items resists. Both my mage and tamer use pendants of the magi, which have no resists at all on the neck slot, and both still hit 70 resists.

    Making it so it's shared across multiple suits however will cause problems I expect though.
     
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  8. startle

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    I'm very happy to get all of this great advice from you people! I knew you would have some excellent ideas, and you've already got me considering a new direction... But, please continue...
    ;)
     
  9. MalagAste

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    *sighs*

    I had one... I fished it up with an MIB I was so happy... then a couple days later for no reason at all my ship vanished, taking my bikini with it.
     
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    :scholar: A Female Bard in a Bikini should have a +20 to Discord, +40 to Provoke and +100 to peace Any Male Character but of course you would get a -500 against any female as Jealousy would cause them to crush you for showing off your flat Belly.:banana:

    :gun: But seriously a Bard / Mage could get away with the item without changing the resists.:gee:
     
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    Not sure why this should matter. Just last week in Times Square I saw this guy.....
     
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  12. startle

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    Yep, he already offered me 13 mill for it....
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd keep it as original.
     
  14. startle

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    Great input.... ;)

    It would help me make up my mind if one of you imbuer's could tell me what intensities I could expect to imbue onto this piece (if I decide to alter it).... I mean, I don't want to start before I know EXACTLY what can and can't be done to it....
     
  15. startle

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    What warriors (which would also includes mages, bards and tamers) don't use MR?

    Thinking about accepting that 1 of the 5 properties will be sacrificed - so that each woman will get at least 4 of the 5 that would be really good - for her....

    That should be doable, right?
     
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    None of my warriors have mana regen, not by choice anyway. Too many other stats that are far more important. I have 2 MR on both my Sampire and Mystic Dexxer - but that's a byproduct of wearing the conjurer's garb for the DCI. 50%+ Hit Mana Leech does the job far better than MR ever would.
     
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    With the low resist to start. I would max luck and three needed resist and last left to any other mod fill needed. It is 450 point loot item. And then use a reforge tool charge for spine. Could make a useful replacement for the luck tunic from doom. But why not craft a GM one from start if going to use a tool charge? For laughs just jack all the resist up to max and get it scribed Flack Jacket. "Yellow Polkadot Bitini Top Flack Jacket" or "Yellow Polkadot Bikini Top Body Armor"
     
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    Copy your crafter to test with it a bunch of times so you can keep trying different things out.

    Thunderz
     
  20. Rhiannon

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    I dunno. For some reason, the use I had always intended for one I hope to get someday is to have my fisherwoman wear it at sea. Seemed appropriate...