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Increasing high end runic drop rates

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Fulton, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Fulton

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    Do deal with all the duping and all the selling of virtual items in RL why don’t they make these items easier to obtain in game? Would a person need to buy a runic "whatever" if they knew they could get one once a week or month?
    It is fun to craft items from high end runics. But the current system of a "chanced drop rate" of the bod runics and heartwood runics is geared towards the scripter or the duper, not the average player.
    If the average player can log in and get a higher end runic at a more consistent rate, wouldn't that promote a better playing experience for the community as a whole?
    PvM and PvP players would benefit from this I believe. Because once you get your “perfect” suit and weapon, you can’t blame the gear anymore, only your tactics.
     
  2. Mulch

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    IF the duping has damaged the systems too much they could consider a redesign of the systems.

    Either with enhancing crafting with decay or the simple method to raise the 'level cap' and make duped items obsolete.
     
  3. Setnaffa

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    Nah. They should focus on fixing the dupe exploits rather than making the game easier. It's already too easy as it is.
     
  4. mmmbeer

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    gettin a val hammer is easy?? i been doing bods for 6 years and havent seen either a val hamer lbod or sbod for that matter...
     
  5. Setnaffa

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    No it's not easy to get a Val Hammer. Nor should it be. However, they did make it easier back in February when they greatly increased the rate for Val BODs.

    Getting Shadow to gold is relatively easy. Agapite and Verite are quite a bit more difficult. I'm on my third Val hammer after 4 years (second since Feb) of BOD running 2-3 times a day on 28 Smiths.
     
  6. A.Entreri

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    it may be a bit easier if you have a few mule accounts that do nothing but bods and are dedicated. but if your like me and only have one crafter, not so easy.
     
  7. nushpapa

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    The problem UO has atm is that... if they increase the rate items drop/spawn/created etc... they just destroy all the work people have invested in the last 5-6 years for some.. even 11 for others etc.. But if they don't they are losing to the duper they seem to have no power in controlling.

    I know when the new doom system came out i wasn't all that happy(wasn't that pissed bcz well i see the 3 months extra pvp fun i got was worth the cash). I spent 100+mill on the +20hci helmet, orny etc... only to find out 3 months later u can buy a WHOLE set of doom items for probably < 100 mill? But for those who spend months getting 50 mill to buy an orny then a month later they r 10 mill or less... i really do pity them. Especially those who don;t know the most efficient ways of making cash or dun have time to get the cash.
     
  8. Farscape

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    They should be even harder !then as we all know the duped ones will stick out and like all other items just do not buy them from vendors that are shady
    If you see 10 runics etc you have to think it is NOT right so when and if you buy one you are playing as bad as the duper has trusted source only and then you can play with a clear concience