1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Idea: Yellow Soul Stones

Discussion in 'UHall' started by N49ATV, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have an idea, and wondering what people think about them.

    My idea is for us to have another soul stone. Perhaps yellow (any color would do).

    As many people have many skills on stones, all which require different stats, for different templates. So have the yellow soul stones, work the same as a standard green/blue/red stone, but rather it holds stats. When used, you can transfer all your current stat points to it except 10 of each. Now you will need to rebuild stats a few times, but I think thats acceptable. Lets say you run 90/90/45 (with no stat increase), if you were stone your stats, you will get 80/80/35 on the stone, and 10/10/10 on your character. And would have to rebuild stats again. Now when you go to use it, you dump your current stats onto a stone, go down to 10/10/10, and add a different amount, to get your new total.

    Example:
    You run a tamer mage, and want high strength and intelligence, but low dex. Then you decide your going to stone over to a dexxer, and now you want mid dex, mid int, and high strength. So use a set of stats you stoned. Thus allowing you to get the most out of your trained skills, without having to spend days balancing your stats to new levels to make the template viable.

    Opinions? Different colors?

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. Potgut

    Potgut Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    32
    Would this soulstone also be avaliable through UOgamecodes for one low easy price of $9.99 and/or be craftable?
     
  3. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmm, id think that perhaps it could be some form of reward through a very long quest arc. Since the others were available through other free programs, I dont see why this couldnt be aswell. I dont see players needing many, unless they run very oddball hybrid templates.

    Whats your thoughts on how its available?
     
  4. Thunderz

    Thunderz Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    64
    Nice idea i like this :) as im often using 1 chararcter who has all 120PS's to change his template. It does get tedious to run around and do mear jobs just to change his stats.

    But hell what about a solestone but NOT a sole stone?? :) maybe make is a new item like a stat stone? Or a stat gem? Or a[insert idea here]
     
  5. Konge

    Konge Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    2
    Not really needed... you can max all your stats by raising and resetting focus/meditation until stats are as high as you need (i let them run to 50 before droping them to 0 while training necro, finished in an hour or 2)
     
  6. Chad Sexington

    Chad Sexington Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Barter Town

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    58
    Might as well just give existing Soulstones this functionality and be done with it.

    :fight:
     
  7. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drop onto siege and try this. Wont be done in 2 hours
     
  8. Nails

    Nails Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    i would vote yest to having them do stats. nice idea
     
  9. Konge

    Konge Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    2
    Really? Seige response? Did I say I did it on seige? No. And personally, I don't think soulstones should be on seige, even tough they probably aren't (I never felt the erge to check) and they probably couldn't do too much besides change a char. Seige is supposed to be harder to play, thus your response is pointless and moot.
     
  10. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Siege is not a harder shard my friend, it is a veteran's shard. It based off fel only ruleset. And yes stones exist on siege. The point is, what it might take you 2 hours to complete for a stats change doesnt happen on siege. Your are limited to an amount of skill and amount stats per day.

    And as far as harder, it is far from harder, aside from the fel only ruleset risk.

    And since you dont play siege, i find your post moot. We dont have 2 char slots let alone 7 like you. So if someone wants to RP a thief, that means there only way to earn gold is to steal from monsters with packs (very limited) sell stolen goods or raid idocs. so allowing stones so we can play a few templates is fine imo.
     
  11. Konge

    Konge Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    2
    I never said I didn't play seige. What do assumptions do children? IF I didn't play seige, I wouldn't have an opinion. Grant it I haven't logged in in a while and I haven't finished my theif, But I do play. Harder wasn't the right word to use, but i'd figure you'd get the idea. I was wrong, The idea is, with soulstones and stat stones, why not just have another character slot? That's what you're essentially doing though not as easily, it's still going to be much easier to go from a Tamer - Warrior. I thought seige was for the hardcore? Not the people who want everything on a platter or have they taken over EVERYTHING now?
     
  12. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0


    First off, You do not play siege. This is very clear from this post
    How long have soul stones been around? Yet you have never logged in to check, nor do you know if they exist? Clearly you do not play siege, or this would have been common knowledge to you for years. So I dont feel you have a valid opinion on what should or should not be on another shard. Regardless of what shard it is. Thats like me saying that your shard should not have trammel, or should not have item insurance, or should not have certain EM driven events....Its not my place to dictate your game, so dont dictate mine based on my shard.

    Secondy, I am far from a child, Im assuming thats what you mean with your poorly grammatical sentence.
    So before throwing around personal insults, perhaps you should know who you are talking to, and a little more about them. So for your sake, My name is Jason. Im 27, and im an electrical contractor in the oil and gas sector of alberta, canada. Far from a child.

    And Im not asking for everything on a platter. This is a game idea, and im feeling the field, and opinions on it. And I do not have this issue with my character. I am a PvP mage, tamer mage, T-hunter, with stealth, hiding, scribe, tracking, detect hidden, and a few others on the side. Its a general idea to help others in the game. I have several ideas go through my mind from time to time, and I have noticed that posting in Uhall is about the only way for them to get exposure. So I post here, see how people feel about the ideas, and if they like them, and the thread gets larger, perhaps it will be considered by UO.

    So dont hate on my idea because I am from siege. Since you only take 2hrs to change stats, and its not a big deal for you, dont invest one soul stone (regardless of color) into using it for stats.
     
  13. Freelsy

    Freelsy Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,404
    Likes Received:
    127


    pwnd :heart:
     
  14. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    *chirp* *chirp* *chirp*
     
  15. its not a bad idea, i just dont agree with it.

    UO is so mambee pambee to quote William Shatner.

    Im mean we have 6 characture slots. Some players have GM and 120 skills soulstoned as is.

    Add stat combo stones.

    To me is like saying hey why not just make it so you can say SET whatever to whatever.

    Yeah like test center.

    If anything I think soulstones should cost you .5 points in skill doing the mystic trasfer process.


    But thats me
     
  16. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    You must mean you dont agree with it. I think its ok, because originally like soul stones, you must work the skills/stats up. I also do agree with a penalty for using it. Sounds great, or rather a penality if you use it too often (since they removed timer).
     
  17. Yeah I meant dont.

    Its not so much the idea... its the general path UO has taken.

    Maybe only have 1 soulstone of this type vs being able to have 50 and every combo on it.

    I would have been fine with soulstones but the fact some house tops are topped with 50 stones.
     
  18. N49ATV

    N49ATV Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are several people on siege (only shard I play), as im sure on other shards, with every skill trained to the max 100/120, and other various combos for hybrid templates. I know a few people with every skill done atleast once.