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hunting the void lobster?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Petra Fyde, May 7, 2011.

  1. Petra Fyde

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    So far I've looked:
    Fire Dungeon - not biting
    NW Ter Mur Volcano - too shallow
    Montor - too shallow
    Mt Sho - too shallow
    The Abyss - Broken bridge Holy City entrance - too far
    1st Mini champ - not biting.
    under 2nd bridge - not biting
    Lava River Gargoyle side - not biting
    pools at Abyssal Lair entrance - not biting
    Lava River, Abyssal Lair - not biting
    Skeletal Dragon pool - not biting
    Primeval Lich pool - not biting.
    Passage of tears pools - not biting
    Lava River, Human Side - not biting

    Fisher is 120 skill

    Can anyone think of any lava spots I've missed?
     
  2. Pinco

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    Fire island temple has few lava spots and on Ilshenar you there is a volcano near honor with a dungeon that has lot of lava... also on ilshenar garg city there is lava...
     
  3. vvvaaannn

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    I assume you are using lava traps? Mark_Mythic indicated in a prior post that the void lobster requires the use of a lava trap to catch. If someone would just spill the beans as to what the level book says, . . . . . . :sad2:
     
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    here it is what I've tried:
    - Destard: not biting
    - Delucia passage: not biting
    - Volcano lair (ilsh): not biting
    - Abyssal Infernal (shrine lava river): not biting

    Can't be a location outside a dungeon because only in dungeon is considered "deep water" so we are looking for an exact spot in one of the place we have already look...
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    Yes I'm using lava traps, and as far as we know, no one has gotten that book yet.
     
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    Are we interpreting the message "not biting" properly? I find that if you leave the traps in place, eventually they will be pulled under. Perhaps the not biting message is being generated when the trap would otherwise catch a crab or lobster. Since lava does not have crabs and lobsters, maybe a null is "caught", generating the not biting message. If this is the case, traps should eventually catch the rare void lobster when, instead of a null, the rng rolls the void into the trap.
     
  7. Pinco

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    not biting or null is caught doesn't change the fact that if we don't know the right place and the lobster is rare we will never get it...
     
  8. Storm

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    I was thinking something along these lines myself but not 120 yet so did not want to waste traps
     
  9. Muu Bin

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    I, too am in the same position. So... if anyone would like to provide me with a 120 I would be more than happy to help out in the search. In fact, I would dedicate the next few months (1-2 hours per day) trying to solve this conundrum. Pacific shard please... :thumbsup:
     
  10. Doubleplay

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    Where did it say that you had to have 120 skill to trap a void lobster?
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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  12. vvvaaannn

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    I sort of doubt that the "not biting" is equivelent to "yes they are here, but you didn't catch one this time". The reason I suspect this is that there are a lot of locations, spread over several areas in which this is true. Mark_Mythic indicated that book 6 gives the exact location (it comes out and specifically says where, rather than it being cryptic). If that is true, it seems unlikely that it would include all the places which "not biting" occurs. He DID say that he was suprised how FEW times the book had dropped. That suggests does it not that it has in fact dropped a FEW times? Okies, someone spill the beans.
     
  13. Storm

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    I never said it had to be 120 I want to be 120 because it would make my chances increased and on long soaks (that you have a better chance to catch named crab/lobster) you have a increased chance to also lose traps so i want the highest possible chance per trap! :D
     
  14. vvvaaannn

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    Mark_Mythic did say that since the void lobster is "legendary" status, you have almost no chance to catch it below 120. The applicable quotes are in the previous string entitled "bugged lava lobster traps" on page three of this forum (dummie me has no idea how to hyperlink that :dunce:)
     
  15. Petra Fyde

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    You don't need to link it. I already did, it's a few posts thataway ^
     
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    Someone in my guild has gotten the book.
    I'll ask him what it says when I have time.
     
  17. Beastmaster

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    Now that's the best news I've read here in weeks!!
     
  18. Petra Fyde

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    If he'll let me hold it for 2 seconds I can use the book recorder in pinco's ui to get the transcript - or someone else who has pinco's ui can do that and post it it here or email it to me.
     
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    What number is the book ?
     
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  21. Flutter

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    It's Kojak on Stratics if you'd like to PM him?
     
  22. Petra Fyde

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    Thanks :) I'll do that.
     
  23. Muu Bin

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    Kojak better turn the phone off, because it's gonna be ringing off the hook for a while now that you've spilled the beans... :danceb:
     
  24. Petra Fyde

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    heheh. Well if he'll allow me to 'read' it with pinco's book recorder the transcript will be added to the others on our books page
    In Game Books

    Nobody go harassing poor Kojak, he's only got book 5 :D
     
  25. Muu Bin

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    Lollipops for life if you get us that book Kojak!
     
  26. Flutter

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    I'm sorry I misunderstood him. That's my fault. I misinterpreted his "I finally got that book!" to mean the rare one LOL!
     
  27. Petra Fyde

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    heh well book 5 is pretty rare too, I haven't had one yet.
     
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    Well, I made it to 120 fishing a few days ago, so I wandered over to Fire Island. The south lava pool is too shallow, as are the NE, SE and SW pools in the Daemon Temple; I couldn't test the NW one as a Greater Dragon lives there, and I didn't feel it was safe to try luring it off on my little fisher! I suspect it's not the spot anyway, as it's the same type of lava as the rest.

    There are two other "flowing" types on Fire Island; the one to the North I couldn't find anywhere I could target it. The one to the south, high in the mountains has an inaccessible so far hole in the ground next to it... I wonder if Book 6 reveals a secret way into it? Ahh well, we can dream at least!

    The volcano in the desert on Fire Isle doesn't seem to have anywhere I can teleport up to the lip and try fishing in.

    Using the in-game searchable maps from Pinco's UI, I went to Destard's Ancient Wyrm room and tried there, but although traps can be deployed, they aren't biting there. I've only been once so I can't recall, but is that lava in the Shimmering Effusion room in the Prism of Light? Maybe we need to escort the fisher to keep the nasties away long enough for a truly epic crabbing session?

    In Ilshenar I can see alot of "Red" marked stuff which is possibly lava, I've not been here in over 7 years really! And I will have to check out tomorrow;

    Ankh Dungeon
    Blood Dungeon (maybe, is that blood or lava around the Succubi room?)
    Cyclops Dungeon
    Ratman Caves
    Sorcerors Dungeon
     
  29. Pinco

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    it's blood.
    However, the only lava spot usable are inside dungeons, and all the places says the same thing, so we need to know the exact spot that can't be found just by random tries :(
     
  30. Uvtha

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    Is the lava that shows up in the primeval lich spawn fishable?
     
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    Someone has a book 6 locked down on their steps on Atlantic. South side owned by Mosby
     
  32. Lorddog

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    what about that secret area in the ish by the gargoyle camp where you have to teleport up to get to the enterance. been along time since i been in that little cave.

    lorddog
     
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    According to book 6, it is in the stygian abyss. I will try out this theory later with my lava traps. I would imagine it's very difficult to catch and may require several lava traps.
     
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    yeah i was at it for a while with 5 in one of the pools there and not even a wiff of the lobster
     
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    According to the information that was given to us, it is very challenging to obtain, even at 120 fishing. Basically you have to leave that trap in and hope it bobs. Might need to wait quite a few minutes, pull the trap then try again.
     
  36. Petra Fyde

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    How rare are the baits?
     
  38. Petra Fyde

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    erm,
    I've never seen any void lobster bait.
     
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    i got one today, but i have no idea where i can catch this lobster ;)
     

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    So the books are still rare then. I had book 5 for a while and got 6 the other day on Europa. Ill lock them down infront of my fisher vendor at RAA if anyone wants to read.
     
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    MEES GOT 2 LAVA FISHIES WIG OUT BAIT. INA LAVE JUST NORTH WEST OF THE ABYSS HOUSE. USED LAVA HOOK