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Discussion in 'UHall' started by curlybeard, May 1, 2010.
Just got a new artie from the shadow of virtue quest.
What Lieutenant did you go to when you received this? Dan or Crag? Also, very nice name on the item! Hehe.
I would never help Lt Dan spread the patina of virtue that stains Sosaria.
Lt Crag is only to be found in Felucca near the Cove mint.
So a bugged cloak from the wrong NPC?
Crag was supposed to be the Abyss rewards and Dan was supposed to be the new stuff.
But seriously, if that piece of crap cloak is a new reward... Blah.
Not really bugged, We just haven't had a patch yet with its name.
LOL. I'm not quite sure what your source is. I guessing the rewards are simply random whoever you choose, and the decision about who you give the info to is simply a RP issue which might be used later.
But some people love there shiny new items...
Aside from that, what's plainly bugged is that both the fiction and the out-of-character description of the event specifically said that it was the supposed to be Lieutenant Dan who gave out the new items.
Most people are now going to help Minax, thus tipping the balance not for some fictional reason, but because they somehow screwed up the mechanics of their own event. And forgot to name the item. (I'd actually be ready to call that a bug in and of itself.)
Relevant game mechanics quote:
Relevant RP quote:
They screwed up.
Really there shouldnt be any new items from an event like this. like has been said itll sway people to the better item giving side. Hopefully by the time it hits main shards (its just on tc right?) they fix it to at least be the same items and droprate from each side. Anything to keep it from turning into the first magincia event where few cared to RP and try to save the town, most people just dragged the light deamons to the best rubble spots, it was pathetic.
Make a stand devs! Stop giving pixel-crack to keep some players happy! Some of UO's best memories have nothing to do with items.
*found my answers on herald post, for some reason this post was only one i could see on uhall*
Yesterday i too recieved 2 of the items from the last event from Dan, which i wont complain becuase i had yet to receive them from prior event. But am curious to see what "new" ones dan has in is warchest!
Heh, I was happy getting my first gargoyle item from Lt. Dan yesterday. I am not happy if this wonky quest decides things from here to come.
No, this mess of an event went live Friday morning with ZERO testing by players.
Had it gone through TC first, crap like this might have had a chance of being caught.
I agree whole heartedly. Unfortunately, Magincia was destined to be destroyed. They just went about it in a very linnear fashion that spoke to greed and avarice. There was no saving the city, and anyone who tried was yelled at by the rubble-crazed masses. UO doesn't do dynamic events with multiple outcomes, they don't know how. (This excludes EM events, since many EMs have proven they can out do Mythic with ease...)
It works does it not? What is the problem here? I've ran 15 characters through it today with no problems.
Some shards are missing pieces of the event like the lantern giving chest or the first book.
Some shards can't get to Lt. Dan or his chest.
The directions given by the author of the quest are blatantly WRONG.
The posted fiction was either written with such rapidity and carelessness to meet a deadline which was surely known in advance, or the author is just bad.. really, really bad..
The NPC dialogue completely rewrites Avery's previously established backstory. Again that comes down to carelessness, laziness, or complete disregard for continuity.
Ricardo is randomly in prison for no apparent reason. Uhm.. He's friends with the Queen and recently helped to save the kingdom. Yet again that comes down to carelessness, laziness, or complete disregard for continuity.
And then we have rewards that had to be manually turned on AND have cliloc errors? Seriously? This quest had to have been patched in, items included, with the LAST patch.
They didn't test this. They don't know their own fiction.
Ah okay, I saw Mesanna on Europa yesterday fixing it, So obviously she has been manually doing this, I think we should give her some slack, Clearly they have implemented this quest in a very inefficient way, but at least we have some new items.
Someone confirmed in another thread he got a new artifact from Lt Dan, So at least that appears to be working.
I'm in no way blaming Mesanna for this, and I think it's great that she's started fixing the buggy bits so quickly.
The quest was not tested as well as it should have been, but I'm not unhappy with the mechanics of it; there are bugs but they can be worked around, and I'm very grateful that there are so many people on UHall willing to help those unfortunate enough to be on a bugged shard/character. I am mostly irritated with the plotholes in the fiction. I do wish that had been proofread a little more thoroughly.
Maybe they'll explain some of those in the next fiction. I'm holding out hope. I guess it's not that important anyway.
The more people who give in to that way of thinking, the worse the fiction will get.
Bow down to the mighty MEGACLILOC item!
Btw, what about giving some quivers too, instead of only cloaks, archers can't wear cloaks together with quivers.
They need a better reward system...some people getting good multiple rare drops while others use all of thier characters and get nothing for the same amount of effort...should be points or something. Just used all of my characters and got 1 relic frag while a guy I was talking to got 2 talismans and a cloak? Needs to be fixed...shouldn't be so random when you have limited attempts to get something.
Actually, you are wrong. Lt. Crag is in Cove, at the docks, in Trammel, on Atlantic. I snagged a frost tali off him.
I just saw the pic....another robe. Sigh.
So we wait till Pub 66 gets through Test Center before we know what it's called? I mean seriously the fact alone that the event kicked off without being properly set up, had to have things "Turned On" after the fact, items are dropping in the wrong places (in Cove vs in Brit as the event notes state), Some shards key NPC's are no where to be found (I know for a Fact Crag wasn't present in Cove Trammel on Chessy yesterday), and to top it off no one even knows what the new items are called yet because of unpatched Ciloc's.
Yea it's not really bugged, this thing has more roaches than a Cheech and Chong movie...
I am not wrong wrt Great Lakes this morning. I have no idea if he is in trammel now or where he is on other shards. Also Cove is tiny, the bank is near the docks.
Edit: It would seem Lt Crag can now be found in Trammel. Still doesn't change the fact he was late to work in Trammel on GL this morning.
I found an item like the frostguard. Just with poison instead of cold...
pardon the cut/paste job. At first I thought Lt Dan must know I only have crafters on Siege, he gave me a smith hammer. But then on the second trip, back from Moonglow he gave me this:
A patch doesn't need to go through test center, They could quite easily patch it out on Monday.
But yes, There are quite a few things wrong, When I read about the bricked up room in the castle I visited Europa and it wasn't bricked up, This event is clearly being manually added. Hopefully they will have learned and will do it with a publish next time.
I got two of these as well.
My villainous characters found him in Cove Trammel on Pacific.
I also got a new cloak from Lt. Dan
i got a new cloak like above today and the abyss cloak yesterday both from Lt. Dan.
I'm just saying that patching it Monday on the 4th day of the event doesn't inspire visions of professionalism.
Wow... Always coming up with new clothing pieces every week!!
Are there any more new unique items out there? If so please post in this thread!
just use a quiver? you get 10 damage modifier with a quiver, plus 5dci > ranger cloak for an archer.