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Question about... "Glacial Staff" and "Artic Death Dealer"

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lady Raja, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Lady Raja

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    Hellos all!

    Is it possible to imbue or whatever you can do these days to make these two weapons have Spell Channeling on them? I am mainly wondering about the Glacial Staff since it seems to have little properties on them. I know it might be a long shot for the Artic Death Dealer with all the properties on it, but might as well ask right?

    :mylittlepony: Thanks!
     
  2. CovenantX

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    I think you can still imbue the Glacial Staff, but you cannot imbue the Arctic Death Dealer anymore.
     
  3. Jade of Sonoma

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    I am mesmerized by their color when I finally get one .. same as your typing in here caught my eye. lol Sorry I wish the glacial staffs could be imbued to have both spell channeling and LRC. .. that would make them more useful. I stack them to build a seamless giant wall in Arctic Gardens. Also I wish they could be turned with the house tool.
     
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    Hrm, do those big snakes in ice still drop glacial staves? (Staffs?)
     
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    Yes, they do. (Staves) you were right the first time :D
     
  6. Jade of Sonoma

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    Staves? Not Staffs?
     
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    Staffs - - I still hunt the giant ice serpents. It always makes me feel happy.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jade of Sonoma

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    Found one tonight - - and an excuse to post a screen shot too. Now I AM happy!

    [​IMG]




    Bright snow is a cheerful change from dark Keeps, Castles, Dungeons and Cemeteries.
     
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    OMG MY EYES BLEED! I AM BLIND NOW!! AWWWWW!!
     
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  11. Jade of Sonoma

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    I should have warned everyone to wear sunglasses. Poor Devil99. Sorry.

    I was thinking further about Lady Raja's thread and remember we could tame these Neon Giant Ice Serpents by taking the thorns and pushing them into the snow .. and out would come the serpents which were tricky to tame but not impossible. I used to keep them in the Arctic Gardens but for some reason you could only have them for a certain length of time. Could we stable them? I can't remember.
     
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    I think there is a group that meets tuesday nights dor this (GSAA - Glacial Staff Addicts Anonymous)
     
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  14. Lady Raja

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    That is amazing looking Jade of Sonoma! Simply amazing... Must have took forever to gather all those Glacial Staffs... I just wanted to have a SC/Mage Weapon one to match my Glacial dyed hair... :cool:

    :mylittlepony: Thanks!
     
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    Omg she got Pony hair awwwwwww! B-)
     
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  16. Lady Raja

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    Haha!

    I had to change my hair color... The Liquid Gold was getting old... Thanks to a good friend, I have all the dyes to play around with now... :D

    :mylittlepony: Thanks!
     
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    Jade's staff houses are awesome. I remember in one of them on Ice Island, she made a 2 or 3 story slide out of glacial staves..that was fun!! :)
     
  18. G.v.P

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    You can imbue a Glacial Staff, yes. Mage Wep -20, 50 Hit Harm, and FC/Spell Channeling = 450/450 weight.

    Staves.

    If only the words of power still worked...kill someone's ears in EC ;-).
     
  19. Jade of Sonoma

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    Correct. The plural of Staff is Staves in this particular case. One Staff. Many Staves -
    that is, unless you are talking about the Staff (as eimployees) .. oh how can anyone learn the English Language?
     
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    So am I confused, - and I am English_Canadian.
    THIS ONE >>> staves - Wiktionary

    The more advanced seem to be these:

    1) English plural - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Note 2: For staff in the sense of "a body of employees", the plural is always staffs; otherwise, both staffs and staves are acceptable, except in compounds; such as flagstaffs. The stave of a barrel or cask is a back-formation from staves, which is its plural. (See the Plural to singular by back-formation section below.)

    2) General Writing and Grammar Help: Is "staff" plural/subject verb agreement

    Collective nouns are always tough, and it usually depends on how you intend to use the word "staff." If you mean the staff AS A UNIT, then use the singular verb form (provides). If you mean every member of the staff, use "provide."

    AND EVEN THAT IS CONFUSING unless you know the meaning of all the terminology used.

    I used to have a great Secretary's Handbook that would explain all this clearly.

    AND YES: THIS ONE that you added IS the MOST INFORMATIVE AND MOST CONFUSING but says it all:
    Staff - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    The right meaning of Staff depends on the context in which you are using the word. In this case it is a rod.

    No matter what mistakes are made, as long as readers are able to understand what it is you are trying to say, it isn't a big problem except for writers wanting to improve their skills.
     
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    I have to learn now??? Im outta here!
     
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    Can I have your stuff?
     
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    Yup, tell the powers to give you my title and my mailbox. Thats all my stratics posessions.
     
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  25. Jade of Sonoma

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    Thank you.

    The TOWER of 1000 Glacial Staves ... the story of those Glacial Staves is a saga. :violin:Here is an abreviated version:

    The Glacial Staff Slide was on the roof of a TOWER located on the South East side of Destard Swamp South of Destard Dungeon on Sonoma.

    A friend living next door, surprised me when he invited players from every shard to visit and celebrate the placement of the 1000th staff. Thousands of players from all over UO showed up - causing a huge LAG.

    All those people and all those locked-down Glacial Staves caused an overload which black-holed many players and many GMs who were called in to help.

    The powers that be implemented new Lockdown Allowances which reduced the lockdown allowance to HALF.

    This caused me to suffer serious blackholes continuously for weeks as I tried to log-in to unlock and move half the glacial staves out of the tower, and move them to Arctic Gardens. It wasn't possible to place a secure in which to put the glacial staves until half the lock downs were removed from the house. So often I had to leave a Chest on the floor not secured, and hope I could load it with the glacial staffs and move it out of the house before being in another blackout.

    These new requirements destroyed the Tower of 1000 Glacial Staves and caused many new measures to be taken to control the overwhelming overload of items in the game at the time.

    One day, the empty, safe and quiet Destard Swamp suddenly became the dumping ground for every kind of monster found in swamps, plus more. That killed any possibiltiy of keeping it safe for players to run vendors in our Destard Village found along the Swamp Front located South of Destard Dungeon.

    The TOWER, now a KEEP, is open to the public offering a safe place to work for any one wanting to hunt every type of swamp creature, including numerous Savages camps.
     
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  26. Lady Raja

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    So a friend tried to imbue the Glacial Staff, but would not allow him to... :( But at least it is now 255/255 Durability... *sighs*

    :( No Thanks...
     
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    Awesome story....

    Votes for Messana to give Jade a commemorative Glacial Robe!
     
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    Well that sure sucks.
     
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    A staff, as in employees, is a singular body. Kind of like la gente, the people. Hm. I think the language is fine.


    Really? :/ I'm sorry...I didn't know they changed the ability to imbue them. I made one awhile ago. :(
     
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    I LOVE THIS THREAD!!!
     
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    How old was it? Occasionally, the age of an item can interfere with the ability to Imbue (being too old, from before imbuing, or sometimes being too new, spawning after a change to an item)
     
  32. Lady Raja

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    Sometimes bring to new huh... The one we tried was only like a week old... Maybe I will need to seek out some older ones to test out then... Thanks for the feedback Basara!

    *crosses fingers*

    :mylittlepony: Thanks!
     
  33. Jade of Sonoma

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    I've got a few old ones you can have ...:D to test ...
     
  34. Lady Raja

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    Haha!

    A few according to your inventory will take me forever to test... :p Plus the toons I have on Sonoma is all for holiday trading... Well... The main toon there is at mid 80's in a couple skills...

    :mylittlepony: Thanks!
     
  35. Jade of Sonoma

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    My Neighbor can imbue. I'll ask him
    to test a few,
    for you.

    *poet and don't know it*
     
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    Ah, this thread brings back memories of me trying ever so hard to get a glacial staff when they were first introduced. Was so happy to finally get one. I had tremendous fun with the three spells that made my staff sing. :)

    I forgot what they were, anyone know if that still works?
     
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    WRACK YOUR BRAIN. I wracking mine but can't remember either. The Glacial Staff Hunt must have been implemented with T2A expansion. I might have those spells written in an old book and the date ... ahah found it .. The Original BOX for Second Age unopened and one box open .. and the playguide says nothing about Giant Ice Serpent or Glacial Staff but the cloth map definitely shows all of T2A and explains the entrance via the Giant Pillars on ship. . So when Glacial Staves were introduced to the game is still a mystery.

    The Second Age, also known as T2A, is Ultima Online's first expansion. Friday, October 23, 1998.
     
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