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Lobster Traps

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Willard, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Willard

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    Ok....Having fun so far, but the lobster trabs are so darn slow.

    The wait time is just way toooooo long and it gets booring as heck. I am doing the quest that requires 10 Crusty Lobsters and after 5 frustrating hours of setting and waiting for lobster traps--I have got one crusty lobster. And the loss rate on the traps seems way too high, but they are cheep enough. I hope the reward is worth all the time it is going to take to fill this quest.

    I hope the Divs can tweek Lobster Traps, or I see people getting tired of them real fast!
     
  2. Storm

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    i am making a vid of how to lay them so you are always pulling pots
    basicly lay about 15 in a row as fast as you can then go back to begining
    it takes a pot 60 seconds to trigger this can mean sink or nothing or full trap
    after yo go back to start of line wait for one to bob if its first one pull it and lay another there then second one etc i can pull a huge amount in a short time the key is the timing if a pot empty or full it only last 3 min and will sink

    if a pot down the line bobs this means the ones before it can be pulled and reset
    if you have ec put them on a hot bar with hot key for faster empty and faster set u need to spots 1 for each direction of pot
     
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    sorry kinda in hurry so typing fast hope it makes sense but will have on stratics a vid (hopefully if it works right) and detailed info
     
  4. Nimuaq

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    JC posted a video about it back in September 24th:
    [YOUTUBE]_5fey1zVP-4[/YOUTUBE]​
     
  5. Willard

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    I guess you have to do that without cannons on the deck as they make it too hard to run back and forth.

    Also....maybe I am just unlucky, but I have had 30 Lobster Traps "Pulled beneath the waves" and have only cought 1 of the lobsters I need for the quest.
     
  6. Willard

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    I did not realize that after the Trap went blub, blub it still stayed there. I was waiting for the blub, blub and grabbing it right away thinking that if I did not it would be lost. lol

    This makes it a bit easier:)
     
  7. Storm

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    dont do it from a ship and its much much easier find a stretch of dock or land !
    not saying you cant but it is easier
     
  8. Willard

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    I'll have to try that:)
    Thanks
     
  9. Rit0690

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    you can do it from land but are some of them only able to be gotten in deeper water tho?
     
  10. Shamus Turlough

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    My favorite place to be crabbin' is on the Jhelom dock! All the crabs and lobster are available from anywhere, as if it is too shallow you cannot throw the trap anyway.
     
  11. Storm

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    exactly and my fave spot is moonglow the castle dock messana put up on ls works perfect
    and no steeling my spot Shamus :)
     
  12. Shamus Turlough

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    And ye best not be stealin me spot arr, nay else the scurvy scot will keelhaul ye!