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Please return crabbing to pre patch...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Restroom Cowboy, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Restroom Cowboy

    Restroom Cowboy Visitor

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    Not sure if this was intended, but since the patch crabbing difficulty has increased dramatically. Before the changes multiple count pots were fairly common. However since the changes the average has been roughly 1 of 100 *full* pots with more than one crab. I do appreciate not losing traps anymore, but I do not feel the gain of pots is worth the drop in crab counts.

    This aspect of the game IMO was already difficult enough, especially with roughly 75% of the pots carrying plain crab/lobster. I didn't mind the grind as it were, and the loss of pots was IMO more acceptable than the loss of numbers.

    Acquiring 10 apple crab for instance takes roughly 2 hours now or more for me, as opposed to 20 minutes before. The time it takes to fish these up only to end up with a book in the end (as an example) is very disheartening.

    So please, I am definitely not one to ask for much in this game...but for the greater good of all fisherpeople out there I request this aspect of the game be looked into and fixed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Umfufu

    Umfufu Journeyman
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    I'd rather loose 50 traps again, then standing there 2 hours longer for the same results !!
     
  3. krvn97

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    you can still lose trap and i'm getting up to 3 in a trap the key is to leave it out longer.. i set out 200 traps and in that one set i got up to 10 of each kind took me about 30 mins.. i love the way it is now. dont return to pre patch!!!
     
  4. Restroom Cowboy

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    I guess I don't get it, so should I leave them in if I get a bite? If there is something I am doing wrong, elaborate please. Also, if what you are saying is correct...it will take me an hour to fill an order for 20 apple crab...as opposed to 30-40 minutes.

    (btw, I use 4X4 method of dropping pots...so 16 per drop. the numbers I listed were by using this method.)
     
  5. G.v.P

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    I havent done fish quests since halloween publish but, as someone else explained it in treasure hunting forum, **bobs** = amount of crabs/lobsters. If you see **bob** one time you get one crab or one lobster. If you see it three times, you get three total crab/lobster. The most **bob** I've gotten was five, pre-pub. Every time you see a **bob** the trap might die, but sometimes they die regardless, before even one **bob**.

    I think traps should be bigger, or be sold in different sizes, and I think traps should harvest for you. If anything, big fish fishing should be interactive, not lobster traps. I'd like to fight for that big fish :p ... but for lobster traps, I mean, any traps, really, you just put the trap out, wait, then collect. The way traps are in UO just makes for an annoyance. If traps are meant to poof eventually then they should just have charges on them or something.
     
  6. Restroom Cowboy

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    Aye, I recall the *bob* part and what that entails. However since the pub they all bob once if they even bob at all.

    After some testing, I see that leaving them in a while longer may produce more...but there doesn't seem to be an indicator aside from a single *bob*. Will do some further testing to see how this works.
     
  7. Pinco

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    I think is much easier now...

    I place the trap, collect it when bob and replace them while leaving the others.
    It is much simple and I get much more crabs than before :)
     
  8. pacific cruiser

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    i agree the traps are now easier, and i also lay out about 70 traps at a time.i also find that i am getting multiple Crabs or lobsters per trap. in laying out 70 i will lose 1 or 2 but the harvest is a lot faster and less costly then pre patch. in pre patch i was only able to do about 12 and with the 12 i lost 1 or 2.Yes you do have to watch for the dreaded *bob* *bob* *bob* but if you can get to em in time those are the ones with multiples in them. Still have not gotten a 110 scroll yet but it is easier to crab now :party:
     
  9. G.v.P

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    Ah :/ ... between Halloween, Thanksgiving, the "Holiday Season," Bane plotlines and MIB loot ... I'll have to get back to traps maybe next year, lol. Hopefully they're easier by then ;P.