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My first turtle spawns

Discussion in 'UO Time of Legends' started by Yadd of Legends, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Yadd of Legends

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    Well, I finally did my first two turtle spawns, after a marked lack of interest in the new expansion. First time the spawn succumbed pretty fast to the Atlantic mob. But I was off to the side killing stuff and didn’t make it back to the altar before the turtle was dead and I couldn’t loot. Then everybody stood around doing nothing for 20 minutes waiting for the timer to reset to start the next spawn. I figured I’d check back at the altar more often this time, but once again wasn’t there when the turtle appeared, and I couldn’t loot again. I might try again, probably on another shard. But why this standing around for 20 minutes between spawns? Seems a waste.
     
  2. ZippyTwitch

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    When the dinosaurs start appearing it is getting real close to the end. So head towards the altar area and keep around there. Nothing good drops on the corpse anyways. A mastery primer or a dragon turtle egg are the only rewards and they pop into your pack if you're lucky.
     
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  3. Yadd of Legends

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    I guess I was overestimating the time it takes to kill the turtle. It must not be a very strong boss.
    Also, does anybody know a good macro or shortcut or tip for picking up gold at a champ spawn before it all gets grabbed up?
     
  4. MalagAste

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    EC/Pinco's Scavenge all... Picks up everything around you like a vacuum one pile at a time. Course it also picks up deathrobes and crap dumped by other players.... but sometimes even that is handy.
     
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    From Agents Settings in EC

    "Agent - Scavenger
    The scavenger agent picks up items found on the ground. Most notably this would be used for reagents or for the gold drop at a champion spawn, some events may also call for items to be picked up, pumpkins at Halloween for example.
    Add by type from your backpack, no quantity required this time. The agent is triggered by use of the 'ctrl + shift' object handles and will pick up any item in its list that is within range."

    Actually, it's on Stratics as well ... Agent Settings - Old Stratics

    I set mine to pick up just gold, so I can skip all the extra stuff.
     
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    I mean....you are doing it in trammel on Atlantic. Not much will survive like that.
     
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  8. drcossack

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    Yup. I've seen it go down quickly on LS too. Smallest group that I've seen kill it was 4. 3 tamers and I forget what the 4th person was. I think a mystic? Took us a little while to kill it, but there weren't any issues otherwise.
     
  9. Yadd of Legends

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    Well, I can understand not making it as tough as a Scalis, or it wouldn't be doable at all on smaller shards
     
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    Once anything hits 30% it's pretty much dead. On Atlantic it really doesn't last long at all. And once those dinos start to pop the skulls go quick too. So I usually go SE at the end of the fire ele/phoenix spawn then work my way to the alter as the dinos spawn. The dinos can overwhelm easy for a lot of templates. By the time I safely make it back to the altar the turtle usually is about to spawn.

    Also helps to Valor the altar before it gets to the dino level so others don't at that point.
     
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  11. Ingstein

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    What's the point with the altar? I usually don't do spawns/bosses but we killed the Dragon Turtle far off the altar and I always got loot, primers and eggs?

    Allow me another question: what are those colored blobs, that the Turtle "throws"?