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Party Luck

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Taliesin, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Lord Taliesin

    Lord Taliesin Seasoned Veteran

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    With the new loot changes I know luck is on everyones mind. Do we have solid details on how luck currently works in a party? I've been hunting with my tamer wearing a luck suit and occasionally party with a 0 luck bard who runs masteries, discos the monster and occasionally throws down an RC. Assuming my dragon is the main damage dealer does this mean my luck is used for loot generation?
     
  2. Captn Norrington

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    Not completely sure on this, but I think the devs said a while ago that when in a party both people's luck is combined, and then cut in half. So if 1 person has 4,000 and the other has 0, the party would have 2,000 luck.
     
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  3. Uvtha

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    I assume you mean devided by number of party members. Othewise you could just make a 15 person party every with 260 luck and have a group luck of 2000+. That would actually be cool if that IS how it worked. Would promote bigger groups.
     
  4. Viquire

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    Yes, pretty sure the luck of the group is the average of all the players luck.
     
  5. Lorddog

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    party members have to be in the same sub server?
    wondering if I add a party member to sit in house with max luck if it would boost my luck if I am out in a champ or doom
     
  6. Merus

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    I was under the pression the when players were in a party a random member of the party was chosen and that characters luck was used for that mob. Based on my own experience I think it is the case. When I hunt with a high luck sampire (3000+ luck) partied with a 0 luck bard I can tell when the loot uses the sampire luck and when it uses 0 luck.
     
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    The way it's set up now, each person in party needs to earn looting rights on the mob in question, you don't actually need to be "in" party.
     
  8. Tranquility

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    I'm pretty sure luck in a party is based on the luck of the top damager only, the luck of other party members has no bearing.

    @Kyronix and @Bleak Can we get some confirmation on this topic as luck has become a 'must have' in UO.
     
  9. Bleak

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    In terms of parties, luck can add additional loot items based on party size. Loot item properties can be affected by luck based on all of the looter luck values.
     
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  10. Viquire

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    Just to clarify, you are saying that party size, in addition to luck, has a chance to bump the number of items on a corpse, and top attacker luck values affect the quality of those items, correct?

    Also, does healing factor into this equation somewhere?
     
  11. Bleak

    Bleak UO Software Engineer
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    Correct, and yes healing factor is included in looting rights.
     
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  12. Viquire

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Lord Taliesin

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    So...what does "all of the looter luck values" actually mean? Because it used to be very straight forward in that your top damager determined the luck for everyone else. A few of us offered ideas...but we didn't get an answer :p.

    Having it be a random member of the looting rights list--which is what is stuck in my head, at least--or an average, or a whatever it all might be, makes luck even more luckish, which to me is really annoying because it's like an RNG on top of an RNG. What actually happens, now, that it isn't the straight forward, "top damager determines loot?"
     
  15. R Traveler

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    Your instanced loot may have items affected by someone else luck, not yours.