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i wonder...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by peanutbutter, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. peanutbutter

    peanutbutter Guest

    why does my spirit lack cohesion... constantly? is there some benefit to the game to disallow me access to my own gate?

    why isn't there a good vendor stats menu... like: this vendor has been viewed 127 times since you last checked, this vendor has made 27,254,183 since being placed, etc, etc...

    why can't you turn in commodity deeds at the library instead of having to carry wood (or whatever) back and forth. (this is especially a big deal since i CAN'T RECALL INTO BRIT)...

    why doesn't UO sanction (create and run or at least outsource) a vendor search site?

    .........

    i know these are old questions, but maybe they deserve to be asked again.

    if you have any old questions like that, place em here, eh?
     
  2. UOKaiser

    UOKaiser Guest

    No old question but I can give a opinion on them
    why does my spirit lack cohesion... constantly? is there some benefit to the game to disallow me access to my own gate?

    old code more things to hassle with.

    why isn't there a good vendor stats menu... like: this vendor has been viewed 127 times since you last checked, this vendor has made 27,254,183 since being placed, etc, etc...

    more stuff to put in probably didn't think of it or hassnt found it worth the hassle.

    why doesn't UO sanction (create and run or at least outsource) a vendor search site?

    That one is easy why would they take away funds from there small budget to run or outsource another page when a outside source is doing it already for free or at least without ea having to use its UO budget for the same thing. Like for example they got rid of there forums saving money by not having to run there own forum and let stratics take over unofficially.

    It all comes down to money. The day Uo cost more to run than what it brings in is the day they shut down the servers. Always remmemebr that when anybody leaves UO or gets banned or closes more of there accounts thats less income to UO and 1 step closer to the end of the shards.
     
  3. Bomb Bloke

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    This FoF attempted to answer that one, but... I dunno. It didn't sound right to me. Been meaning to test it all out fully but I never got around to it.

    One thing I've noticed (since I tend to only open gates when I want people coming with me) is that if I can't go through, usually they can't either. Once they finally make the jump I'm pretty much guaranteed to enter the gate on my next attempt as well.

    On the other hand, if they jump before I do and I still can't make it through, odds are I might as well open up the runebook and manually recall. I know the gate will expire before I can pass in those cases.
     
  4. DevilsOwn

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    from the FoF

    "Any chance of flat out removing cohesion for moongates?"
    Short answer is no - the "cohesion" timer is in place to prevent all sorts of interesting nastiness that could occur otherwise.

    It is a pretty complicated system, though, and worth explaining a bit. Basically what happens is this: You go through a moongate. There's a flat minimum to how quickly you can go through it again. That minimum increases for each time you pass through a moongate within a certain span of time. If you wait for a little while (around thirty seconds), that minimum drops back down to the initial value.

    Hopefully that will clear up some of the confusion when people are mysteriously told "Your spirit lacks cohesion" - that always sounded ominous to me... :)

    and no, that's not the case for me, either..... the very first moongate of the day and I will get the message.... I can wait two minutes, I can wait two hours and I will get the message.... so it either is, yes, very complicated or my 'flat minimum' is a heckuva lot higher than everyone else's :(
     
  5. Maplestone

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    It's very easy to develop a superstition about gate cohesion - especially if you are doing the zoo collection :)

    It was causing me a huge amount of frustration and I thought I was trying everything, but after reading some of the threads around the time of that FoF, I remember I suddenly found a rythm of waiting for a particular moment in the sound effect to start for the gate and could get through fairly quickly each time. Any sooner and I'd bounce off and then it would be an even longer wait to try again.
     
  6. Anakena

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    The "cohesion" problem didn't exist in the past. It was a bandaid introduced because people used gates to blackhole themselves.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    It just needs a bit of patience. Wait until the sound stops before you try to go through. It's almost second nature to double click the gate the instant it appears. Don't, wait until the casting sound stops and then try to go through it.

    I use gates to bank my loot when I'm hunting in tram or tokuno. Cast gate, wait for sound to stop, step through, bank loot, return through gate, back to the hunt.
     
  8. Bomb Bloke

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    "Blackhole themselves"?
     
  9. Basara

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    Effectively recall "off the map", where one cannot move, or make any actions that would get you OUT of said condition, into a black void.
     
  10. Omnicron

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    It lead to shard crashes and dupe along with some exploits.