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Lockpicking

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Savock_uk, May 7, 2010.

  1. Savock_uk

    Savock_uk Guest

    Hi all, recently i got my tinkering to GM so i could make GM chests to raise lockpicking.
    I made about 20 large crates with carpentry of 55.4 thinking they would have GM locks but when i tested the large crates out i never broke a pick and i didnt fail once.
    i have 85 lockpicking, GM tinkering and 55 carpentry, is there something im doing wrong? any help would be great.

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  2. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    The chests should have GM quality locks. You might want to check the Treasure Hunter forum, to see if this has happened to anyone else. Did you make crates? I have always used the little reddish wooden boxes and never had a problem with them. Maybe the crates work differently than the wooden boxes.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  3. I used about 500 gm lock boxes in bunches of 20 - you have to keep switching around. I seem to remember at 85 I would succeed about 99 percent of the time, and gains were slow. One thing I did was get a chest from Miasma, and alternate that in about every 5 to 10 boxes. I failed it every time, but gains seemed to come quicker with it in the mix. I think Miasma chests may be the toughest to open. I still fail 4 out of 5 times at gm on these. Dont forget to hit some dungeon chests once in a while to break up the boredom. Mindless grinding just isn't my thing...O yeah, the banks in Fel have some nice chests too, particularly Vesper and Trinsic.