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Hey Jeremy- Who Turned Out the Lights?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Connor_Graham, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Something seems to be amiss with the elven night sight....

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    You can clearly see the lighted areas in this pic with the rest dark as a human character would see it, even though my char is an elf. Do you think you might be able to poke someone and get them to take a look at this? This has been an on and off issue for a couple of months now. I notice it most often around the Ilsh Spirituality champ spawn.
     
  2. Lolindir

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    No no. Thats one of the good bugs. Please leave it as it is.
     
  3. Aboo

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    Some people chose to be elves just so they could always have night sight. This kind of defeats that purpose don't you think?
     
  4. There's no such thing as a good bug. Every character I have is an elf for one reason or another and I'd prefer not to have to find night sight pieces for them or have to go out and buy a bunch of Nocturne Earrings that I shouldn't be needing in the first place.
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    dismount, remount, should clear it. Not ideal, but I've found it works for me.
     
  6. TheScoundrelRico

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    or cast night sight. Not a tough spell to cast, even without any magery...la
     
  7. What part of "the character is an elf and shouldn't have to worry about nightsight" and "this is a bug" are you not comprehending? I didn't ask for a workaround, I asked for it to be looked at so it could be fixed.
     
  8. TheScoundrelRico

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    And in the mean time...cast the spell. *fixed*...la
     
  9. Lolindir

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    True that. Would be nice to have an option to toggle Elven nightsight
     
  10. That's not fixed, it's a workaround. Also one that would be the absolute last resort, so not a good suggestion to begin with.
     
  11. TheScoundrelRico

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    And while it's being worked on...use my suggestion. I don't recall ever saying that this thread or your question were bad ideas. Sheesh...mellow a bit...la
     
  12. Tina Small

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    Connor and Rico, are you guys related in real life or something? Sometimes I'd swear you are, watching you squabble like this....

    :D
     
  13. TheScoundrelRico

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    He's my wife...la
     
  14. Aboo

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    Yes it would be nice to have that option so those that wish to play an elf BECAUSE of the night sight can and those who wish to play an elf for other reasons and DON'T like the night sight can do that too.
     
  15. Did someone steal your brain? Maybe you should get a new one and move to a production shard so you can insure it. :coco:

    And no Tina, we're not related. I wouldn't claim him anyway even if we were.

    On the other hand, I could always say he's the red headed stepchild and beat the hell out of him just because..... :stretcher:
     
  16. TheScoundrelRico

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    Psst, it was a joke. As mentioned earlier, please chill out...it's a game forum...la
     
  17. Right back at ya.

    That said, Jeremy, any chance of getting this looked at?
     
  18. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrr, the true problem here be that no one eats carrots in UO anymore! Me favorite carrot-pickin' spot be just outside Brit...
     
  19. hawkeye_pike

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    Actually, I would prefer if night actually was darker than day. Night sight items and elvish night sight should make night as bright as it is on the picture. To players without night sight, night should be as dark as it is in that picture:

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  20. OR submit a bug report as this is not the place to do that...!!!
    You act as if you can't see at all, try being human when the lights go out and it's pitch black!
     
  21. That's exactly the effect I'm seeing. It's as if my character was human and not elf as far as night sight goes, although as I said, it's an on and off thing. I never know when the lights will go out.
     
  22. GalenKnighthawke

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    Night Sight in general is bugged.

    If you're using a night sight item, you can just take it off and put it back on and you're set.

    Whether this would work as a remedy even for night sight derived from being an elf I don't know.

    However....I do have to say that....Well, do you only play elf characters? Because if I saw this I would take it as night sight working pretty well.

    The buff/debuff icon for night sight says "ignore lighting effects." That's incorrect, though. I have no memory of night sight ever working that way and I don't expect it to. What it does is have a generalized brightening effect. It flattens the effects of night and dungeons.

    I actually like it working that way. I like being able to perceive night and day and lighting effects, and night sight (whatever its source) having a "flattening" effect rather than an "ignore" effect.

    I do, however, wish they would "advertise" it correctly.

    -Galen's player

    ps: Sorry if in this post I mixed up "affect" and "effect."
     
  23. Yes, all of my characters are elves for one reason or another.
     
  24. Aboo

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    Eeeeek! I'm a red-head stepchild, but I agree with you on this! :grouphug:
     
  25. Ailish

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    It is as Galen says - remove an item and put it back on. My elf that this tends to happen to wears Brightsight Lenses. I just pull them off and pop them back on occasionally. I actually wish that the elven nightsight was more like "a brighter version of night time", just so it wasnt bright daylight all the time.
     
  26. Littleblue

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    I had this happen a couple of times recently with my Nocturne Earrings. A friend mentioned she had the same thing happen as well. We are on Chesapeake.
     
  27. christy1221

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    I've had it happen with my elf and on my human that has the earrings on. I actually liked being an elf just so I wouldn't need night sight anymore.
     
  28. Tina Small

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    If this is happening because the game seems to have forgotten that your character is an elf, I wonder if other character attributes changed too. For example, can your elf carry more when this is happening?
     
  29. No, that's remained the same. I'm usually out collecting bones when this happens so I'd notice if the weight he could carry had changed.
     
  30. Olahorand

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    I think, night sight is bugged since the beginning of UO.
    Sometimes it gets darker is passing a certain area.
    Sometimes nightsight items stop to work until dropped on paperdoll again.

    On some of my hardware the night is that dark, that I cannot find my way through the tunnel between Minoc and Khaldun for the good.

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  31. To add another "thing that makes you go Hmmmm", I just remembered that this character has a gorget that has Night Sight on it. This problem was occurring before I'd gotten the gorget, but with the gorget and being elf you'd think he'd never see dark...

    'Splain that one Lucy....
     
  32. aarons6

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    yes i get this too.. ever since beginning..
    while the nights arent has dark as my humans with no night sight armor, you can tell its night or day..

    i figure elfs should have max level of night sight.. seems to me its night sight potion level.
    if i cast night sight spell it does get brighter..
     
  33. WWGRD?

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    Actually Connor, if you dismount and remount it fixes it. So maybe it has something to do with elves being mounted? It never affects my stealther, who's rarely mounted.
     
  34. BartofCats

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    it also affects the character when a nightsight piece of armor or jewelry is being worn.. remove the item and put back on and it gets fixed. been that way since almost 2 years ago with ML expansion.

    Now its just a feature.