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Podolak's Gambling Addiction...

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Podolak, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    I was working on perfecting my Archer's armor today and decided to have a little fun with the RNG.

    I turned in a 20 Normal Cloth LBOD and got another Spined Runic Kit. I burned through all 45 charges on regular leather sleeves and ended up a MR2 13 fire resist piece. Perfect! I didn't have the special materials to imbue MR2 so that is really what I was after. If I got MR2, LMC 8 and something in fire resist, poison resist or stamina increase I could have been even more happy. However, this would do nicely.

    It started off with 45/45 durability. I then used just over two bottles of Powder of Fortification to make it 255/255. Not really horribly expensive yet as both of those items were obtained with BODs. You are still doing your BODs correct?

    I really needed LMC, high fire and high poison (darn that corpse skin). So I imbued it with 7 LMC as I didn't have the specials to make it 8, 19 fire resist using 10 boura pelts, 17 poison resist using three boura pelts and finally 8 stamina increase using 10 luminescent fungi which I have a ton of from trying to get Brilliant Amber for another project. I would have made it 18 poison using 10 boura pelts but with SI and LMC being weighted at 1.1 I had no choice but to drop it down a notch.

    Here is the finished project:

    Sleeves after imbuing

    But Podolak you say, this is about your gambling addiction is it not? Right you are I say and really wanting to get that fire resist higher...

    Should I do it?

    Well I did it...

    As you can clearly see that did not work out so well. However, as my gambling addiction only exists in UO and not in IRL I can be content in still having a house to pound my head against a wall in.

    Thank you all for reading my mini-imbuing adventure.

    FYI: The blackout in the pictures is Alliance chat.
     
  2. o Kraken o

    o Kraken o Guest

    He he I know that feeling and unfortunately also the following result all too well :)
     
  3. Viquire

    Viquire Crazed Zealot
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    Why were you not on a garg to attempt this enhance?

    Been down a similar road so many times. I'm excited about imbuing. Now I can blow up stuff that is ten times better than the old stuff I blew up!
     
  4. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    I put a 120 tailoring ps on my garg imbuer and have swapped tailoring to him in the past to attempt enhances. Truthfully it "feels" like I have the same success either way. We really need to do a FoF and ask them to verify if Gargs do really have some minuscule percentage chance increase.
     
  5. TheLetterQ

    TheLetterQ Journeyman
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    Pod!

    You're a crazy *****! Let me give you the "secret" to making this happen!

    Go PLATE! Sure! You're going to loose something to the mage armour. BooHoo!

    However, once you're all done imbuing...take up the +60ASH and give it a wack...your chances of success are MUCH greater.

    Q
     
  6. Theo_GL

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    This is why i've asked in another thread that either:

    1 - Imbued items always enhance or
    2 - Imbued armor gets 255 durability when imbued


    It is crazy that we lose BOTH imbue materials and POF when we can't enhance our items and fail.

    This is why imbuing is best for weapons and barb runics are best for making armor.

    I've wasted enough materials now with trying to enhance stuff - I'm just better off selling the materials and buying barb/horn kits and making items that NEVER wear out.

    With that piece you likely wasted 200k (2 powders) to 400k (powder plus imbue ingredients). You could have bought a horn kit for that and out of 30 shots - made something even better.
     
  7. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    Ugh, then I'd have to do more BODs to get the +60 ASH!

    Though I have never organized my books of smithy bods, I may have what I need already.
     
  8. Stupid Miner

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    Should typically gamble after you have the replacement ingredients. ;)