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Question on re-taming

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by drcossack, May 14, 2014.

  1. drcossack

    drcossack Babbling Loonie
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    I know it doesn't give you any skill gains if you release one of your own pets & re-tame it (nor do you have any difficulty re-taming), but does that apply to other people's pets?

    I ran into a Rather Happy Greater Dragon on the top of the West Britain Bank, and I ran it through the Pet Power Calc on UOCraft. It gave it a 4.1 rating.

    I don't know when it's going to go wild, but it'd be a shame if such a good pet was killed by the guards...and on that note, exactly how risky is it to tame someone else's wild pet?

    edit: Nevermind, the owner recalled out. Oh well. While I'm still curious about my second question: if a mod can delete this thread, that'd be great.
     
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  2. Barry Gibb

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    When you attempt to re-tame a pet you have owned, you have a 100% success chance (this is why you cannot gain over-and-over from a single pet).

    When you attempt to tame a pet, which has been previously tamed and you have never owned, the difficulty increases due to the increase in minimum taming requirements. You can find the adjusted taming difficulty here: http://uo.stratics.com/content/skills/anim.php, use the "Skill 1st" through "Skill 4th" columns or the "Success X Pretames" buttons to filter the results.

    Regarding taming greater dragons in town (or any aggressive pet), you would still have a good chance to get the "You seem to anger the beast" message. The pet would attack you, an NPC would call for guards, and the pet would get killed. If you are lucky enough to not anger it, the normal "Success X Pretames" chance would apply.
     
  3. Wenchkin

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    Yes, if someone else tames then releases a pet, the taming difficulty increases for the next tamer who tames it. In some cases that will take the required skill above 120.
    If you're in town there is a risk the pet will get guard-whacked, so if I see a wild pet in town, I try to get it out the guard zone with my stealth herder so it's safer to tame it. They do get stroppy to retame, and you fail more often. So it helps if you move to a quiet spot :)

    Fingers crossed the dragon's owner feeds it and doesn't end up as a small snack....*grins*

    Wenchy
     
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  4. drcossack

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    Thanks for the answers. The pet's owner was actually there, in the Arcane Circle on the ground outside of the bank - the GD was on the roof.

    That's not something I like to hear. I'm 112.6 with Jewelry (+24 pair) since I've never actually trained it after getting an advanced character token way back in the day (would've been 2004/2005-ish.) Even if I did train the skill, I'm capped at 115 (in tame/lore/vet) since I never ate their 120's.
     
  5. Wulf2k

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    You 'should' be able to tame it in town by damaging it first. As long as you're flagged on it, it can get angry and defend itself without that being a crime.
     
  6. drcossack

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    Yup. For whatever reason, there are no guards in Tram on Lake Superior...at least, I haven't found any. I have no idea why that's the case, but oh well. I actually have to kill the mongbats around Moonglow's gate instead of whacking them.

    It applies in Brit too - I ran into a greater by the stables before Blackthorn's Castle, but it ended up killing me. I grabbed my greater and killed it because I got the "has had too many owners, too upset to tame" message.