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I... actually LIKE Forensics!

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Adol, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Adol

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    Hello everyone, just a whimsical post this; but today I settled down with a collection of Paragon Chests I'd picked up over the years, to start training Forensics in preparation for the coming Honesty patch... a skill most of us I am sure have never bothered with. What would be the point?

    And you know, when I first started playing, I longed for a Singing Ball. In my dreams, it constantly sang out, so I wanted to sit and listen to it, on the balcony of the villa I would one day get too, as it sang a tale of far off lands and strange creatures and lost items. I have one now; and it sings not unless you run up and down besides it.

    But today, I sat with my paragon boxes, and I finally got close to the nature of that experience at least. There's something strangely romantic about finding out the names of the people who originally opened each box. I wonder who they were? Where in Ilshenar did they find each box, and why did they stop and loot a Paragon Mongbat in the first place? Were they farming the boxes? I wonder if the name on the chest is the person who found it... what did you look like, fellow adventurer?

    And perhaps we'll never know; but so far, I just wanted to say that, with the redesign of Honesty, the following names have at least been subtly remembered where ever you are now...

    Orodreth Taralom,
    Morven Lynch,
    Ohrian D'Aniva,
    Gryf,
    Harrison Jones,

    And some of my own Treasure Hunter, Sam Slade... I wonder how far his name has quietly survived, with the chests I have opened for others? Ever wondered, dear reader, where else your name may be quietly kept?

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  2. EM Emile Layne

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    :thumbsup:

    These are the things that make Ultima Online such a wonderful game!
     
  3. Silverbird

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    I usually check every killed paragon at the Ilshenar champion spawns for a box when I am there. Unfortunately those corpses decay too fast. (Corpses there never become public. They decay when they should go public.)
    Aside from that, there can be very intresting named chests from evil mages.
     
  4. Kayne

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    Playing about with raising forensics by killing animals and then using it on them. If you use it on a corpse someone else has examined it actually tells you the name of the character who used forensics.
     
  5. puzzleagent

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    I went to Serp's Hold last night and used forensics on ogre corpses there. I thought maybe I'd get gain. To my surprise, I saw many names there. I dont recognize them ofcourse and am not sure if it gets reset after some time or not
     
  6. Tabby Kapak

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    Adol, can I ask, how did you do that? I noticed your skillgain said you rose to 33.6, but somehow I only get the message: "You notice nothing unusual."
    My character is at 35.4 currently (from different corpses) so feeling puzzled to see you gain at 33.6?

    And lol, also tried the Serp's Hold Orge corpses a few weeks ago! :hahaha:
     
  7. Kayne

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    Tabby I went to 41 on corpses and then switched to unlocked chest and the gains flow nicely from then on
     
  8. Adol

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    This is indeed what you need to do; however the skill gain in the picture was cut off, so it's entirely possible it's the skill that lost a point that went down to 33.6... it could also be meditation raising to that ;)
     
  9. Tabby Kapak

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    Ooops! :eek: Never thought of that possibility Adol, the 33.6 being another skill! Doh! Thanks for the swift responses you both! :bowdown: Will try to work it up a bit more which should be easy enough at this low level.