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MALAS IDOC - With a slight difference

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Teddington, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Teddington

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    Europa folk,

    An IDOC with a slight difference, everyone has an equal chance of scoring some loot:

    I have an 18x18 in Malas (just north of Luna) loaded full of Chests.

    I plan to drop the plot at 21:00 UK time on Monday 12th April, allowing whoever is close by to claim the contents. Each Chest hold a minimum of 500 stones, so you can only hold 1 chest at a time (to stop the "professional" IDOC'rs taking all!)

    There are approx 150 chests, of which half contain something worth looting. As previously mentioned, everyone can only loot 1 chest at a time due to the weight, giving the first time IDOC'rs a fair chance.

    The chests are spread equally amongst the plot, so no North / West wall favouritism!

    Contained in the chests are:

    Numerous 1,000,000 cheques
    Blaze of Death
    41 uses Shadow Pigments of Tok
    1 complete BRK
    1 x Ring of Vile (not cursed)
    Vet rewards
    Hertitage Tokens
    Soul Frags
    Minor Arties
    Vet rewards
    Rubble
    Rares (nothing too flash, Pre AOS stuff)
    and more

    There is nothing of SUPER Value, I would say the best items are the Pigments, the BRK and the cheques. However it's all free so why not take a wander over at 21:00 on Monday

    [​IMG]


    Thanks and Good Luck


    Ted
     
  2. jbfortune

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    Haha, great idea.
     
  3. Escaflowne

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    One flaw, people will bring pack horses and beetles which can hold 3 500 stone chests each :)
     
  4. Adol

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    This is a good idea, and I salute you for trying to do something fun and fair in game... I would add though that on top of the pack-horse problem (and I admit, for 1 million checks I'd bring pack horses myself!) which will be compounded by dedicated IDOCers having the pack creatures already bonded for fast recalling... that you also run the risk of them also just manually searching the chests directly for the good stuff on site (either by mouse over looking for obvious sets of stuff, or by opening the chests, or even scripting for the targets you've listed). Thus I'd recommend Locking them too, so they can't be opened on site, and inserting as many individual items in as possible to at least prevent them going straight into the dedicated IDOC storage back home, at least not without eating up their lock downs too. Make it a real pain to have to deal with many chests... I think those with resources will still come out on top, but the slower they can collect, the better it is for those new to a house collapse.
     
  5. Mapper

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    Indeed.

    But it sounds very fun and I'll be sure to be there. :)
     
  6. R Traveler

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    Axe is our tool
     
  7. Aurelius

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    Very nice idea!

    Pain in the neck to set up, but the only way I can think of to stop mass looting of multiple chests is item number, not weight ... putting, say, 100 items per box gives people the ability to maybe carry one if they have an almost empty pack, and each pack animal would also be able to take only one.
     
  8. Trevelyan

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    Oo sounds cool. Id be interested to see if theres any old names stuff, old exceptional items, holiday bells or stuff.
     
  9. R Traveler

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    Put few unlocked trapped lvl 6 t-boxes for fun.
     
  10. Teddington

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    Folks,

    Thanks for the advice.

    I did think of going heavier than 500 stones, but it will mean that people attending MUST have a packy or two. I suppose anyone can buy one at Luna if they need. I really don't have the time to place 100 differnt items in each box, it'll take forever!!

    So, I'll up the contents to a minimum of 1000 stones per box, and advise everyone to bring a packy!!

    I could lock the boxes, but new UO players won't be able to open the boxes (imagine their disappointment when they find the box useless)


    Trev - just for you I'll throw in some holiday bells and a scattering of "exceptional" items.

    R Traveler - Cruel, but I like it!

    I've included more 1,000,000 cheques a couple more bottles of tok dyes (with some uses).


    I just hope that people play fair and it's not ruined by the script kiddies (you know who you are!).


    Thanks for the interest and I look forward to dropping it. If it is a success I may do more at a later date


    Cheers all

    Ted
     
  11. Trevelyan

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    I like the idea of heavying it all up a bit - but id be interested to see what happens!
     
  12. Chill

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    expect harbys by the looks of it a couple ppl seem intent on ruining it for ppl
     
  13. Adol

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    Regarding placing 100 items into each box, does it still work that crafted items are placed into the bag/box with the tool/resources? If so, 100 tinker tools should sort out the little problem of people legging it with scores of boxes!

    Sad to hear about people thinking of popping Harbingers... it's not a Luna plot, where you might expect a bit of intense competitiveness... just a bit of unselfish fun someone was planning. Shame on whoever was thinking of griefing it.
     
  14. Mapper

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    Only good thing about the harbingers is they are a decreasing feature of the game. :D

    Unless someone is duping them. :twak:
     
  15. Zyle

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    Ooh, exciting! I've just returned to UO last weekend after a break of about 5 years or so, so I'm looking forward to the chance to maybe grab a million (or anything at all!!) :)
     
  16. Teddington

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    UPDATE:


    Re:Flock of Harbingers.

    Please could all posters let me know if they are happy with this, would you rather let the Harbringers be part of the "Event"?

    If not, I can hold the drop until they have been disposed of.

    If the drop time does change by 5/10 minutes, I will let EVERYONE know at the idoc location.


    Adol - Good idea, and I think it would work, however I don't have time at the moment to knock up 150,000 tinker items. But I will take it into consideration for the next one (depending on how this goes)


    Actually looking forward to seeing how this turns out :)
     
  17. panoramix2009

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    can enter 1600 stone pers pack :) 5 pack easy 5 chests
     
  18. Mapper

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    Although nice of you to not drop until the Harbingers are killed, It doesn't stop anyone dropping a Harby as soon as the plot does drop, At the worst time too, When the pack horses are full of chests.
     
  19. Trevelyan

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    Well to be fair, I dont think he wants to encourage pack horses anyway :D

    But you could just axe the chests
     
  20. Teddington

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    1 hour to go folks



    Ted
     
  21. Adol

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    Dangnabbit... I was talking with the GF and totally forgot about this until 8:59pm... I arrived at 9:00 and about 30 seconds, but by then it seemed to have been long over, and people were cursing Shadoom, who had apparently put a house there? Oh well, no millions for me :p
     
  22. Zyle

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    Thanks for organising this Ted! No millions for me either but I did manage to snag a few bits and pieces, hooray :)
     
  23. Teddington

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    Well that went partially well. :gee:

    Amazed at the turn out, but disappointed that someone took it on themselves to place. Even worse, the placer said he couldn't see what the problem was as there are IDOCS every day, and he was placing as a friend wanted the plot (odd how it's now in decay). Seems he didn't get the idea of what I was trying to achieve.

    Anyhow hope some of you got something worthwhile.

    I will be doing another in a week or so, but this time I may "resize my plot" rather than just drop it.

    The next will be in Tram ... somewhere!


    Until next time.............
     
  24. Mapper

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    Dang totally forgot about this, Hope everyone had fun! Maybe next time you should mention in red letters not to place a house if you wanted to keep it. :)

    You said it was an IDOC so not someones fault they placed the plot.
     
  25. Cailleach

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    I still have a nice stash of Harbinger crystals. About 30, I think :D
     
  26. Teddington

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    Re:

    Dang totally forgot about this, Hope everyone had fun! Maybe next time you should mention in red letters not to place a house if you wanted to keep it.

    You said it was an IDOC so not someones fault they placed the plot.
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    I didn't want to keep the plot, but spent some time placing the chests evenly so everyone had a good change of grabbing something. The moment the plot was placed on, ALL the dropped chests on the floor flew to the bottom left corner of the newly placed plot :(

    I know placing was an old IDOC'rs trick (used it myself many times), but I was hoping that everyone had a fair chance of looting.

    Oh well, lesson learnt, next one will be different.



    Oh and thanks for the 40 odd people who turned up, pity I never got a screenie!
     
  27. Flame (DrR)

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    was great fun, tbh I forgot about it till Trev reminded me. Thanks for the samaria helm and furniture dye tub.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. aceheart1976

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    should have stood at the sign and said "i wish to resize my house" all would drop and 1 hour bound for only the original owner to place before open for placement