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I'm sorry but where are the Shadowlords?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Drakelord, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. I'm sorry but where are the Shadowlords? Last we saw them was server up, when is the half day going to happen? Is that UO time or real life time? If real life that really sucks. If UO time, then every 12 hours in game they should respawn? Current UO time is now 2:45 [middle of the night]
     
  2. jbfortune

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    I don't get why the devs aren't responding to be honest. Its just ******* people off.
     
  3. Zodia

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    It's every 12 real-life hours.

    See my post here.
     
  4. Well based on here and atlantic. 12 real hours from first spawn on the shard. And at server if there is a crash or maintainence.
     
  5. well that just peachee [NOT] :(

    I might as well just quit for the day and go watch TV till the 12 hrs catches up.
     
  6. Crysta

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    Well its probably better with 12 real hours.. think of all the complaining there would be if it was game hours with the shadows dropping a tokuno minor on everyone that go onto the loot list on them once an hour. The tokuno minor drop rate is high enough as is.
     
  7. jbfortune

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    Its over 12 hours and we're still waiting for it on Europa.
     
  8. slavoie

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    That's not the point. People don't pay to play this game for the eye popping artwork, or super cool 3d realm... They pay for the content and game play. Sadly this "content" will be missed by about %50 or more of the player base. I'm not complaining. I literally was one of two people on ATL to kill the first shadowlord when the server came up with the publish, but the point is the same, because of the time when they spawn most players will not get a change to experience this.
     
  9. NuSair

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    It's now 12:45 PM EST on Atlantic and still no shadowlord spawn.
     
  10. Zodia

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    Atlantic crashed last night at around 4am EST so I think that screwed it up.
     
  11. hawkeye_pike

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    I'm not the one who's going to complain about events offered to us. But I probably never will see a Shadow Lord. It's not even about the robe. I just would have liked to experience this part of the storyline at least one time. But after serverup I'm at work, and 12 hours later I'm asleep.

    Besides, it would be dumb to wait all day for a Shadow Lord spawn, just to find that 100 other players had the same idea...

    I would have appreciated if they'd spawn every 12 in-game hours (which is 2 rl hours).
     
  12. Gladius

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    Why don't they just bring the Crimson Dragon back? I got a crimmy drop on me when they roamed Brit.

    This shadowlord thingy is as shady an event it could be with no real beneficial psychological boost to anyone that includes those who already killed one and got a robe. Good for you..

    BIG DEAL!

    -G-
     
  13. Maximilliean

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    I have to agree with Captian Pike. I'm not interested in cloak as much as I would like to participate in the storyline, but I'm sleeping at server up and at work 12 hours later.
     
  14. Xel The Wanderer

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    This is part of the Shadowlord's agenda. Psychological warfare in which we have to guess when they'll show up, regardless of the "12 hour timer". VERY sneaky and ingenious. They would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for those kids and that talking dog!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. NuSair

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    Been here 5 hours now. Still no spawn.

    Guess EA got another over on me....
     
  16. Zodia

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    According to the schedule you wouldn't have seen them in the past 5 hours on Atlantic. Were you there right at server up?
     
  17. NuSair

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    No, I was asleep at server up.

    Somehow I missed the schedule posted up above. Guess that means I'll come back in ~3 hours.
     
  18. Cerwin Vega

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    Then they should leave the drops out... Playing the game should be fun in it self not about the items.
     
  19. Smokey of LS

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    ok so we got tabs on the 12 hour spawnin.... but where do they spawn?
     
  20. Deb

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    Wow, I just noticed the times they will be spawning on Napa and I will be
    in the 50 percent who will be missing this event. Might be able to catch
    one on the weekend.
    Too bad they couldn't just have em spawn a little more often.
     
  21. Ludim

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    "5:15am (server up - regular time)"

    server up is supposed to be 6am, they change something else to mess with us?
     
  22. Cloak&Dagger

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    Server up is scheduled for 5am. If you think your shard is experiencing something different, then it is obviously broken for you. Also remember it is 5am server time, which could be 6am your time. (but then I do not know where you live or what server you are talking about heh)
     
  23. Saris

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    well lets see i was waititng at server up, on ATL yep waited for 4 hours, nothing, it spawn right before server down though, and its drop did not got get saved, he did not respawn after server up.

    sounds broke to me

    oh and with some folks having hundreds of cloaks for the earlier event, this 12 hour crap is bs anyway, plus why did they make them weaker! damn things last 2 sec.

    before they were beasty kinda, now they are chumps

    also why would i assume its broke? remeber Vangaurds anyone? I saw 4 days here once without one during the event.

    I would automaticly expect them to screw it up somehow, tis after all UO
     
  24. NuSair

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    With all the spamming and blackrock here, they should spawn at Blackrock infected.
     
  25. El Phantasmo

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    Agreed!
     
  26. Cloak&Dagger

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    If it spawned just prior to server down, it would be safe to assume it would spawn 12 hours after that, NOT at server up...ATL is messed up because it went down twice and reverted both times. so...before server down means roughly 5, so that means they just spawned again....
     
  27. Zodia

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    Spawns 12 hours after server up. All 3 just spawned on Legends at 5:30pm EST, which is 12 rl hours after the server came up.

    I got another cloak and a Hanzo bow.
     
  28. Lost-Soul

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    They should just make em like the strangers and spawn every 4 hours from the time they were last killed. That way there is no static time and everyone gets a chance no matter what time zone/work schedule/real life stuff they have to deal with.
     
  29. Grumm

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    I commute to work. Traveling at server up and traveling back home 12 hours later. I will miss out on this event.
     
  30. NuSair

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    They spawned at all 3 locations at the same time on Atlantic. It was at 5:41PM EST.
     
  31. Ludim

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    server up for atlantic is and always has been 6am est? am i wrong.. lol
     
  32. Zodia

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    Server Downtime is 5am EST but can vary because it needs to finish the backup before it goes down. Server Up therefore also varies but can sometimes be as late as 6am.

    You can read EA's official page about it here.
     
  33. Cloak&Dagger

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    Well...For me it comes up at about 5:40 ish (est) but server down is roughly 5am, usually it is 5:10 tho, but can be as late as 5:30. Either way it is guess work, lol. So basically Server up and 12 hours later are the spawn times.
     
  34. Limlight

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    Why do they need to spawn at the same time in all 3 spots.
    Thats 9 SL every 12 hours...meaning 18 SL's a day.

    Wouldnt it be easier to spawn
    3 SL's every 4 hours at a completely random spot in Tokuno?
     
  35. Cloak&Dagger

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    Easier? I would say no...But it is no more difficult either....Why they set it up like this I don't know, but I guess to show "uniformity" between the shadow lords? They are all looking at the same time...of course with this logic it would be safe to say they would just randomly spawn all over tokuno all day long because they would not look in one spot, and certainly not once every 12 hours...oh well, I guess some parts should be "logical" while other parts are mysterious?
     
  36. Zodia

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    It's just 1 Shadowlord Manifestation at each of the 3 spots, so its 3 every 12 hours... meaning 6 a day.
     
  37. Storm

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    with 3 drops each to top looters
     
  38. NuSair

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    Then I would say it's bugged because on Atlantic we are getting 2 spawns at each location.
     
  39. Zodia

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    Really? That's awesome for you Atlantic guys.
    I've seen pics from Chessy, Origin, and of course witnessed it myself on Legends and its always just one guy at each location.

    Double cloaks for all!
     
  40. Cyrah

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    The Shadowlords are hanging out on the bamboo stools looking at their 11th anniversary gifts.

    Seriously tho, did anyone expect this event to be better? I think they do what they are capable of coding. No more, no less. That is just the way UO is. :)
     
  41. Cloak&Dagger

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    Are you suggesting they are unable to code it where they spawn more often?....I suppose I will just leave you alone since you didn't really make sense. >.>
     
  42. Warpig Inc

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    There should of been a turn in of many TOT drops or BR to get them to spawn like the Bone Deamon summoning. Just more of that timing BS like the high end stealables where the few informed advantage. The turn in should of been a special container gotten from a quester. Drop it on the ground in the SA lands and start filling it with bait. Once it hit 100 of drops and or BR a Lord is baited and everyone in the lands at that time gets a message. Just the container fillers know the exact location while everyone elso pounds the lands to join the fight.
     
  43. [​IMG]


    tonight waiting just around 12 hours from server up tome, please note the UO time as well. Sad they cannot control the spawning of the Shadowlords in UO time and give us more time to play with our toys.

    [​IMG]


    The battle was quick here in the hut, almost as fast as the battles at Mt Sho and the Lady of Snow area. They had more tamers at those locations then we did here. I was using my bard mage as I had no clue what to expect in the way of minions, but the Shadowlord spawn alone, there was no other spawn to fight here.

    I really wish they would spawn these lords a lot more then just twice a day as many folks are going to miss the chance to see battles like this. I did not get a cloak in the pack since I did not do the most damage, but I did get a mempo. Thanks for that at least! Now please let make these guys come more often so all of us can have a piece of the pie! Go UO time!!!!
     
  44. Pfloyd

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    Maybe their plan is to get everyone all excited about a creature that drops a semi rare (cloaks) to the top 3 and a tok arty then put out a token where you can click it and it makes this Shadowlord in a box with a hole in it and you just stick the sword in and it dies. Everyone who fights these rarely is in any danger. They should just give them away at some point or sell these tokens.

    If i was a Shadowlord and a Dev told me i had to spawn 2x a day i would say to myself is that a RL day or a UO day? If there are going to be people there killing me in about 4 minutes tops then i am going to interpret the Devs meaning as 2x RL day :)
     
  45. Ash

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    Not sure if it has been announced at how long they will let the shadowlords invade, even if it is 2 weeks at this rate that is only 84 cloaks per shard. That is a very low number in deed.

    If I hadn't had 2 left over from the last shadowlord invasion I would be even more irritated.

    Considering i will be willing to bet the server up spawn is going to be the same group of people, perhaps even the later spawn, those 84 (again assuming 2 week run) will still be mainly horded by an even smaller number. I would be willing to lay money that there will be 2-4 players per shard that will get 40-50% of the drops.

    I am torn though, cause I kind of agree the items shouldn't be too easy to get but there are lot better ways of keeping it sparce and keep it fair. Randomize time and locations, it is about time to get events out of the hands of scripters and horders that stand in one spot and collect all the rewards! But if the reasoning behind the limited spawn is to keep them from being too easy, then they shouldn't have made the guys sooooo easy to kill.
     
  46. Thank god for Coffee and vent, talking to people this early in the morning waiting for server up was fun, sorry no pictures as I was not awake yet, this morning battle was just as quick, I had bad luck again no robes, but did get two Tokuno minors, manage to log in, recall just as they were fighting the Shadowlord in the waste, got in some flamestrikes and fire balled it till that one dropped, then recalled to Mt Sho and got in a few flamestrikes and fire balls on the 2nd. The 3rd was dead when I got there.

    Now comes the hard part, waiting for 12 hours before we see them again. :(
     
  47. phantus

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    I dunno. I can't help but feel they have outdone themselves on this one. Usually they just screw something up that people have to deal with. This bit of genius has omitted a large group of people from being able to participate at all. That deserves some recognition I think.

    I propose we petition for donkey statues so we can engrave dev names on them and put on display at the Brit bank for posterity. :D
     
  48. Gladius

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    Well staked out the Lady of the Snow but grew a beard waiting. People came and left after waiting so we decided to call it a day.

    Oh where Oh where can the Shadow Lords be? Oh where Oh where can they be?
    Well who would want to spawn knowing fully well everybody wants a piece of your butt eh?

    [​IMG]

    Blackrock on the ground GD ready now we wait hehehe.

    -G-
     
  49. Shelleybean

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    I just don't understand the reasoning behind it. Why have an event that occurs only twice a day when players are going to be at work or sleeping? Why even bother? We had a previous event in graveyards that if I remember right was invaded by spawn every hour or maybe every 2 hours. I liked it a lot better because I knew I could participate when I came home from work. This makes no sense to me. I'm especially angry because a stealther around a seer took the extra cloak my boyfriend and I received too. I'm really disappointed.
     
  50. Coppelia

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    What I don't understand is why there isn't much cloaks to give but thread of life/thought/fate can be farmed?
    I didn't get a cloak in previous events, but I got threads. I assume that it makes me a loser and I shouldn't take part in the "fun"?

    "fun" because the spawn time is oblivious and still you can wait for nothing because there's more than 3 players on the spot. I feel I'm going to get a "I waited 8 hours for the SL and didn't get anything" t-shirt. :thumbup:


    EDIT: I spoke too fast! A shadowlord spawned at 15:30 CEST (Europa, The Waste) and...

    [​IMG]

    I got a cloak of corruption and another pale orange pigment. I also got a flute of renewal (reptile) on a beetle while waiting for it.

    I hope everyone can get something. :)