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Is it true that killing a pirate is worth 5k?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Skrag, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Skrag

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    I haven't gotten to do it yet. So is it true? Because I can make 5k in like two minutes doing anything.
     
  2. ziggy29

    ziggy29 Journeyman
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    Here's my one data point: Last night we went out on a ship with 7 players and killed a couple of pirates. I got 1428 gold for each death cert I turned in.

    Doing the math suggests that there was a 10K "bounty" on the head of the pirates when returned dead, and that was divided evenly among the 7 of us who killed it (10K / 7 = 1428 after eliminating the fraction).

    You're right, though -- this doesn't look like something someone does for profit. They do it because they think it's fun and they can afford it. Kind of like taking up golf. :)
     
  3. ziggy29

    ziggy29 Journeyman
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    Well, I don't think bounty hunters do it just for fun. :)
     
  4. Skrag

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    This really needs to be a viable alternative to just parking at a spawn point for an hour. Especially with all the crafting and overhead associated with it. Otherwise a few months from now nobody will be doing it.
     
  5. Uvtha

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    I'm not even doing it now. Cannons are expensive, and with a pointless negative return... why bother?
     
  6. UOKaiser

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    I just got to keep mentioning this so the DEV don't forget it when making content. Remmember 5k prodo=50k on siege and currently siege is paying 1.5 mil equivilent to buy boats to production while production is paying 15k equivilent of siege.

    Anyway I don't think they take these comparisons in account. I beleive each dev member that works on content for UO should have a little sheet pined on there cubical cabinet of current currency conversion per shard if not per shard then definetely per siege-mugen compared to production vice versa.

    I beleive that should help alot with all ther calculations.
     
  7. This might be a dumb question....

    I was on a crew where we captured a pirate but so far I have not killed any. Do you need to scuttle the ship AND kill the pirate to get a death certificate or can I jusy kill the red pirate, get the certificate and then leave?
     
  8. Elric_Soban

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    Yeah it's not profitable, but it is quite a bit of fun.
     
  9. Skrag

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    I'm fresh back from the Return to Britannia thing, I don't have millions to throw away on fun stuff that doesn't make any money.
     
  10. Sir_Bolo

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    If you capture the pirate alive, you'll get a special reward. The hold of the pirate ship also contains special loot.
    As far as I know, these are the only ways to get orc ship deeds, so you could try to resell those for a profit.
     
  11. Skrag

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    What's in the hold? I haven't heard since apparently they've been bugged.
     
  12. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    turning it in alive i got 10k a light fire cannon ball, and more resources than one could ever want. The loot on the ship alone is worth is.
     
  13. ziggy29

    ziggy29 Journeyman
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    How do you take them alive?
     
  14. Skrag

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    So what exactly is in the hold?
     
  15. longrod

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    The ship i just did had thirty matches a dozen or so of all ammunition light and heavy 13 fuses and a light cannon deed in the hold
     
  16. Skrag

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    So if I go out ship-fighting and someone else goes to Despise to kill Ettins (or some newbie crap like that) at the same time, who will make more money?
     
  17. TheMac

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    Option Number 3- Me :)