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How to get to Nujel'm? And a NPC escort quest question

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by gortman, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. gortman

    gortman Sage
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    Besides using a boat or finding/using a recall rune, is there any other way to get to Nujel'm?

    I ask because I decided to do a couple of escort quests last night to get familiar again with Sosaria after many years away, and I couldn't remember how I used to get to Nujel'm.

    Also, it appears that you lose NPCs whom you are escorting if a server line is crossed. Is that right? Last night I tried escorting an NPC from Skara Brae to Cove. I used the moongate to Minoc and then walked from there to Cove, but lost the NPC about 2/3 of the way there - he just disappeared.
     
  2. UO Relic

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    Re: How to get to Nujel'm?

    Nope think you have listed the 2 methods
     
  3. Silverbird

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    NPCs dont follow you, if you recall ... you need to gate them around.
    There is a hidden time limit for each escort. Once you exceed that limit, your escort vanishes.
    You can check several npcs before you accept an escort. (If there are multiple around.) That way you can avoid those that you cannot do.
     
  4. gortman

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    Ok, it was probably the timer thing that was causing me problems. It happened two times to me last night. Both times I probably had the NPC under escort for less than 10 minutes.
     
  5. Basara

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    A non-mage can put on Magery jewelry and a spellbook, and cast Gate Travel from scroll fairly easily (Gate travel from scroll is the same difficulty as casting a 5th circle spell like Mind Blast or Blade spirits from a book). I used to have a jewelry set and book set aside just for escort runs with my non-mage characters.

    Most of the time, as long as you don't outrun your escort, if you keep them within 6 steps of you (right next to you, preferred) as you cross a server line, the escort will behave. Farther distances run the risk of you losing them, from them not being in the boundary area when you leave the boundary area yourself. Do note that typically they won't cross dungeon / tunnel entrances without using a gate, either, as the way the entrances are laid out overall, compared to a normal server border, causes issues.

    Minoc's server line, though, has been especially problematic. It's the only server line that still occasionally causes even close-following escorts to be lost. And, it was probably the most-often-crossed server line before the early issues with escorts were fixed (the biggest pre-ML issue was they would often refuse to use public moongates, and that dungeon issue which was resolved by removing escorts that went TO Dungeons). Many people swore up and down, before ML, that it was impossible to take an escort across a server line, despite my repeatedly doing so, in some cases WALKING multiple escorts from Trinsic to Vesper, across no less than 3 server lines along the way.

    By the way, on most shards one can take escorts FROM Nujelm to other cities without a mage, because the devs added a departure-only gate to the island to stop griefers that would PK characters, claim to offer them a gate to a healer, then dump the victim on Nujelm, which has no healers that work (only escorts that don't heal). On most shards, the departure gate (which links into the destinations of the normal moongate system) is in the NW (south of the cemetary, behind/W of the blacksmiths), or behind the castle (also along the west coast), depending on which Dev or EM set the gate up, originally.
     
  6. Silverbird

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    Depending on what you want from the escorts ...
    If you are for the easy money and not for the virtue gains (compassion) you can do the escorts around New Haven. Those reward you with 500 gp as every escort and can be done easy by feet.
     
  7. gortman

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    Thanks for the great info, Basara! When I was escorting the NPC from the Minoc moongate to Cove, I made sure he was right behind me the whole time - but he still disappeared. That server line is like the soup nazi saying, "No soup for you!" :)

     
  8. Mina_Lino

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    Best way is either to get a rune to gate your NPC.

    Or ask a friendly someone to gate you and your NPC.