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i had a thought......

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
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    in all my years playing UO ive noticed a few things.

    one of the things ive notcied a few times now is that the guys who are pulling the strings behind the curtains like to kill of bad people (dupers and scripters) in a round about way.

    so look at this, as what i think is, yet another under the table way that they just delt a blow to cheaters.

    has anyone but me noticed that the invasion generals are dropping some H U G E weapons?

    i logged on tonight and decided to clean out my loot box which is located just inside my house.
    enhance all the armour, sort out the rings and watches.
    and i started chucking out some of the new weapons from the event.
    i had near 60 of them in total.
    and ive been just casually doing the event for fun.

    and then it occured to me as i looked at a heavy bow.
    30 hit lower defence
    50 swing speed increase
    54 damage increase

    that bow is better then anything ive ever crafted with a barbed runic fletching kit!!!!

    sure, it dosnt have balance, but for just pure archer power that thing is nasty!

    then i got to looking at all the weapons i got.
    all of them are like that.
    sure, i checked out like 50 of the 60 of them.
    but the ones i kept where all like that.
    45-50 SSI
    50 - 55 DI
    30 hit lightning or hit lower D

    then it occured to me.
    this is yet another under cover way to kill off the scritpers doing the heartwood runic quests and the dupers.

    think about it.
    i dont have to spend 10 mill on a bow now.
    i just got bows that are better then anything i could ever need!

    sure, if your hard hard core and your template needs it you need balanced.
    but for what id say is probablly a majority of us we dont need that.
    or we disarm, chug, rearm and save ourselved the cost of the bow.

    but im thinking.
    with this one event im not gonna need to do BODs to get a valortie runic or do heartwood quests to get a heartwood runic or go shopping and by any runics for a long while.

    because these weapons are massive!

    im not complaining here, dont get me wrong.
    i just thought id point this out.

    vine cord sandles duped - undercover solution, give us earings with resists and snakeskin boots

    hooded robes (colored) - give us monks robes

    there have been many examples of this over the years.

    ya cant kill the cheaters.
    take away their profit and buyers.

    its a round about way of policing, but hey, its works.
    i for one wont need to buy any scripted runics.
     
  2. Poo

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    and on a side note.

    i finally got a weapon that i have been dreaming about since forever
    (winter of '97 running down to orc valley, i remember it started then.... the dreaming)

    the dream was of a viking sword or a hally that was fast.

    and now i have a viking sword that ive dreamed about.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Faustis

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    So now all they gotta do is write in some code to auto-heal when damaged, an anti target auto macro, and some speed hack in the game and all the low life scum bag cheats will be put to bed...:yell:
     
  4. Madrid

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    I totally disagree... without the right properties (depending on template) those general drops are garbage.

    As they are...they are imo useless compared to other weapons and bows out there.
     
  5. Hobo Sapien

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    The question is can those weapons be repaired ? If they can then you may have a point.
     
  6. Phaen Grey

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    Can they be enhanced?
     
  7. Farsight

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    They can be repaired and PoF'd, but not enhanced.

    The problem with these weapons is that the bows have 3 properties (HLD, DI and SSI), of which only one is not attainable by a runic kit. They're great for groups, Doom (with new trinket) or for new PvPers on a budget, but in the end, they won't replace the top of the line runics. It certainly won't replace my HLA/HLD/SSI/DI/Balanced crossbow, even though that bow is slower.

    Same with the weapons, they have SSI, hit spell and DI, where a runic weapon can have all of those plus two more mods.

    But yes, these weapons, the conjurer's stuff, the replica drops and the invasion spell books do go a long way toward leveling the playing field for the not-terribly-rich.

    By the way, I'm hoarding my armor in hopes that it will be imbuable and no armor dye tub appears (with those colors) before SA... so no enhancing here.
     
  8. You know what they say about thinking and poo...
     
  9. Poo

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    i dont know about the bows being useless.

    i have a 30 hit lower D
    50 SSI
    55 DI

    heavy x bow, i have it on my dimount toon that has 45 HCI off his suit and that added speed and damage is bloody sweet!

    nothing better then shooting someone off their ride and taking half their hitpoints in one shot, hhahahaha
     
  10. aarons6

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    i do want one of those 50 ssi heavy xbows :)
     
  11. Heh... I'll take all of your useless ones, no matter which properties they have. They would be great to get imbuing ingredients from, which should work since they don't appear to be artifacts.