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Legacy artie drops

Discussion in 'UHall' started by seastragg, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. seastragg

    seastragg Guest

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but here's the Q.

    Is there any difference in percentage of arty drops between Fel and Tram facets? This is for legacy dungeon drops. Thx
     
  2. Dermott of LS

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    In Fel they apparently flow like floodwaters in Iowa.

    In Tram they flow at the rate that the US has been allowed to drill for oil in the past 10+ years.
     
  3. Sir_Bolo

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    10th Anniversary Artifact drops are based on monster fame, and monsters give 30% more fame in Felucca, so the rate is supposed to be higher.
    In addition, Felucca dungeons are populated by tougher monsters which also spawn faster, so the difference in rate should be even more noticeable.
    It's still abismally slow, however...
     
  4. Azureal

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    Im calling shenanigans on the drop rate. Ive been hunting (slaughtering by the truckload) high fame/karma critters in Fel for about a week now. These things are still giving lots of fame/karma at glorious lord. And still not a single drop. I spend about an hour each night on them, then hit the lizardmen for about 20-30 minutes.

    Its possible that while the spring cleanup is running the drop rate has been adjusted in some sort of ninja nerf. Wouldnt surprise me.
     
  5. Trick that has worked for myself and others ... do high-fame stuff for a good portion then go somewhere super easy - Despise 1, Shame 1, etc. Take 'em down hard, fast and ugly. It's been then that I've gotten my drops.
     
  6. Nyses

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    They are still dropping. I average about one artie every 2 hours killing high fame creatures in the Fel dungeons, or can usually get 2 or 3 working up the champ spawns from level 1 to level 3, solo. Deceit and Destard seem to work best, as the low wnd spawn dies pretty fast, but do watch for the PK's :)
     
  7. Redxpanda

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    I agree! I get the same drops from lizardmen in tram.
     
  8. Azureal

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    Even switching between slow kill rate-high fame/karma mobs down to fast kill rate-low/no fame/karma mobs Im not getting anything. I kill 20-30 of my face high end mob, and then burn through Desp lizardmen for 30 or so minutes atleast once a day.

    Last drop was a pair of solorettes(sp) before the patch went live.

    I guess if nothing else Im ending up with a bucketload of hides to sell.
     
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    im not sure about this, but ive noticed a guy in hyloth on siege named trix the enchanter. hes wearing a good/hero faction robe. now about a week ago i was a good/hero faction guy but swapped to evil faction a few days ago. now i was getting about 2 arties a day just letting my dragon go at monsters by itself. since i switched to an evil faction ive been farming about 4-6 hours a day without a single artie. im certain ive killed like 1200 demons too. now we were told that we would see strangers appearing in dungeons, and here is one aparently of hero origin. my thoughts would be as to weather these strangers might possibly be affecting the drop of arties in virtue dungeons?

    >>????<<<
     
  10. Azureal

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    Where is this guy, I wanna stab him in the face.

    *mumbles*

    What level of Hythloth dude?
     
  11. SilentFoxXy

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    Ogre Lords for 3 hrs = 0 drops

    Lizards for 30 mins solid target next 1 hit kill = 2 arties
     
  12. Temporary Jeremiah (JSV)

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    when you go back past the area that when you run in itll just teleport you out repeatedly then go back a little ways, its just before the stairs leading down.
     
  13. Nexia

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    I did the Destard Champ in Fel to collect my daily virtue arti the last days and I normally got one between somewhere around end of level 2 // beginning of level 3 the latest. Until end of lvl 3 I mostly left with 2 tho...

    Fame wasn`t a matter since I die every here or there or and did sacrifice daily, too.
     
  14. Garaba

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    Yea I tend to whip on daemons for an hour or two, wither harpies till I get my drop. Takes about 2 - 3 hours a pop but it consistent.
     
  15. Basara

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    I actually know a case, back in the original appearance of these, that one of my friends went 5 hours without a drop in Trammel Hythloth - then got 2 drops in the span of 3 creatures.

    The (not exactly) random number generator for UO is a fickle beast.....
     
  16. Azureal

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    Well I spent ~an hour last night farming a spawn, and got a drop. It was the Virtue chest sadly. Im gonna hit it a few nights a week and see if its numbers vs fame.
     
  17. Redxpanda

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    Took me 10 minutes on lizardmen to get a red shield. I'm pretty sure it was a fluke though because nothing else in the next 30.
     
  18. Azureal

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    I think I hate you...

    Ok fine, I dont hate you. I hate virtue armor pieces instead.
     
  19. Finch

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    These are not part of the turn in though right?
     
  20. LadyArden

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    The Katarina's crook and Jana's staff are labeled arty lvl 11 and are part of the turn ins, but it is also possible to get virtue armor pieces, which are not part of turn-ins. So even if you get one bestowed upon you, it may or may not help for the turn-ins.

    Cheers!
     
  21. Finch

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    Are the armor pieces worth anything?
     
  22. Redxpanda

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    I hunted so much in the virtue dungeons that i completed 2 virtue armor sets already. While everyone was killing trogs and doing peerless, i was usually the only person in despise collecting spined hides and trying to finish the suits. It still is my favorite place to hunt.
     
  23. Mijac_Chmon

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    Just got a Map after a hard slog at elder gazers followed by a switch to lizardmen.

    I've only just got back to the game and that's my first drop. Kinda disappointed it wasn't a killer weapon, but still happy I've finally gotten one!
     
  24. Redxpanda

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    Whats so sad is those maps aren't even accepted for turnins. I tried with one of mine.
     
  25. Limlight

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    You guys are funny...

    I get a drop whenever I want in about 15 minutes...every day.

    Just go to Destard/Deciet/Deciet in Fel.

    Work the lvl 1 spawn up and youll get one quickly.

    This is very easy and fast in wraith form.
     
  26. galefan2004

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    I get one about every 200k gold regardless of what realm I'm playing on. I've gotten them from the same monsters in Tram that I have in Felucca. Every once in awhile it seems like a dry streak, but I normally average one every 200k gold farmed.
     
  27. galefan2004

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    Course if you are a tamer its almost all super easy. :p
     
  28. galefan2004

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    ALL of the level 11 artifacts are turn ins. The crook and staff are just not worth the same ammount of points. I've turned in two chaos shields at 10k points a piece.
     
  29. galefan2004

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    About 90-100k a piece on most shards.
     
  30. galefan2004

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    The funny aspect is you honestly believe that because it works for you it will work for everyone. Thats not a very accurate take. You are probably just getting lucky. I've done my fair share of rats in Despise from beginning to end, and I've only gotten one artie out of it.
     
  31. Nexus

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    You don't have to be a tamer for that to work....My dexxer I can just park at a lot of high end critter spawns and watch him auto defend and cast EoO when needed and not have to worry about healing. After a couple hours of this I go bash low end critters and usually get a drop.
     
  32. Limlight

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    No its accurate.

    I still to this day log in once a day and go to Destard, despise or deciet and get one in about 15 minutes.

    Got 3 from the Barracoon spawn the other day working it all the way with a friend.

    Wraith form wither ftw.
     
  33. Sarphus

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    LOL

    It's SOOOOOOO much faster to get arties on a character type that can do AE damage (aka something that's not a tamer).

    My best char for getting arties (as many as 4 an hour) is a necro hybrid. No taming on that char and I don't use summons either.