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Making Boards

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Bluntman2, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Bluntman2

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    Ok... heres my predictament.....I do a lot of wood chopping and over the past year I have accumulated quite a few logs... I usually only turn the logs into boards when I need them..

    Well I figured I would start working on trying to turn all my logs into boards, but after starting this feat, I was wondering if there was any better method of accomplishing this?

    Currently I am dragging about 250 logs into my pack, then turning them into boards then dragging the boards back into a secure container, I have upwards of 100K in different logs and going at it this way will take me an eternity, not only that but Im sure my hands are going to be a wreck after this...

    So is there a way to better perform this operation, maybe a way through a UOA macro or something? Any help would truely be appreciated as I have no desire to complete this the way I am currently doing it...

    Thanks in advance.... Bman
     
  2. Guest

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    Ok... heres my predictament.....I do a lot of wood chopping and over the past year I have accumulated quite a few logs... I usually only turn the logs into boards when I need them..

    Well I figured I would start working on trying to turn all my logs into boards, but after starting this feat, I was wondering if there was any better method of accomplishing this?

    Currently I am dragging about 250 logs into my pack, then turning them into boards then dragging the boards back into a secure container, I have upwards of 100K in different logs and going at it this way will take me an eternity, not only that but Im sure my hands are going to be a wreck after this...

    So is there a way to better perform this operation, maybe a way through a UOA macro or something? Any help would truely be appreciated as I have no desire to complete this the way I am currently doing it...

    Thanks in advance.... Bman

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hahaha! I was wondering this, too. :p
     
  3. Xanth de Orlig

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    I've sat and converted tens of thousands of logs to boards, in single sittings ... and have never found a quicker way than the way you described ....

    best method i had was to have a friend sit with me and help plow through as many logs as we had ;-)

    during these power chopping sessions, we talked of grand ideas .... house add-on saw mills, shredders, chippers, lathes ... so many time saving devices were dreamt up in those long evenings ... yet this was all a pipe dream we realized ;-) and continued to blister many a finger hand sanding down logs to boards ...

    moral of the story .... find a friend you can con into helping you work through a brutal task ... sorry i got nothing better ;-)
     
  4. Guest

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    i have gm lumberjack too, and i tend to turn logs into boards as i chop them as they weigh less, so i can load up well before hitting the bank to drop them off (damn BOS nerf *spit spit*)
     
  5. Guest

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    The way you are doing it, is the best way I have found as well. You are completely limited by the upper limit of weight your pack container can hold. (I wish we could double click on a log pile on the ground, to create boards, like we can with a huge ore pile to smelt). I had a heartwood tree near my house on Siege (before the random change [​IMG]) and before I had high enough carpentry to make them into boards, I would chop them and drop them on a locked down pile on the porch. I was facing quite a pile of logs by the time I could make them into boards. BORING!

    Like Cailleach, after I got GM carp, I much prefer to make the boards as I go, and drop them on my packies. When we are all full, then it is time for a trip to the bank.

    The way I do it, is I have the carpentry menu up, and drag it over to the side of the screen. The first batch of logs I get, I select the appropriate wood color and make them into boards. Then I just continue chopping (last object, last target UO macro). As soon as I get the message that I am overloaded, I hit the "make last" button on the open carp menu, and it converts the logs into boards. I switch wood color types as needed (between plain and whatever color happens to be at the node as well). I drop the stack onto my pack animal, and the process continues. Works well for me. I find it far less tedious than sitting in one place converting stacks of logs - just psychological mostly I guess, although I do think it ultimately involves less clicking and dragging.

    -Skylark
     
  6. Arcvenger

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    So 1 log = 1 board or does it ever improve with skill?
     
  7. Storm

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    1log =1 board always
     
  8. Avalonia

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    So 1 log = 1 board or does it ever improve with skill?

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    1 log is always one board, but if you have 0 carpentry you can still make boards but you have a chance to lose wood when you do.
     
  9. Avalonia

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    (before the random change [​IMG])

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    That was part of the fix what isn't broke thing they had going. I mean, I can understand that people were script mining so they attempted to fix it.

    The results...

    People are still script mining.
    Players that actually play resource gatherers can't find spots worth hitting most of the time.
    Iron ingots and boards keep climbing and they have already passed 35 per.


    The lesson to learn is don't fix things that aren't broken. I told people back in the day that scripters were never an issue, but people kept whining...EA listened and now we have ingot prices through the roof and hard as hell to find resources.
     
  10. Basara

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    I disagree, somewhat...

    Scripters WERE and ARE an issue, but the changes the devs made totally MISSED the issues we were having with scripters (excessive runics, the ability for scripts to turn in for collection items), while crippling the things that we didn't have issues with

    Such as... the ability for normal players and scripters alike to find resources; and the ability of normal players to send resources to the bank were devastated by the change to Bags of Sending, which were a GOLD scripter issue, not a resource scripter one (they should have just made BoS charge 50 gold per stone moved - it would have increased smith &amp; tailor resource prices a minor amount compared to the current system (carp would still be hit fairly hard), but eliminated sending of gold entirely, as 1 stone of gold is 50 coin).

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.