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Rare music box gears

Discussion in 'UHall' started by cheerful, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. cheerful

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    Can anyone give me a glimmer of hope after countless hours of trying?
    Anyone actually had a drop from a para golem?
     
  2. I finally got my first one last week after killing hundreds of paragon Golems, so yeah, they're still dropping, they're just...well........rare......
     
  3. It Lives

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    Try the juggernuts in teh ilsh castle thru the mine west of compassion. Yes they drop. Betrayers I believe drop gears too, been awhile since I ground for gears.
     
  4. cheerful

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    Hundreds you say? for one gear?
    Thanks, you've saved me a lot of heartache :thumbsup:
     
  5. MalagAste

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    Took me a long long while to get my full set but get it I did. Killing nothing but Golems...
     
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    Again Connor never ceases to amaze. I don't care what the question is, or what the item is that someone is trying to find out about. Connor did it last week....and has an answer full of good results...truly amazing. Don't believe me? Test him. In a week or so, make a posting about some obscure game mechanic, and I"ll guarantee you Connor will reply with "I did that last week, and it was working perfectly"....
     
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  8. Sunrise

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    My friend I have keeped tracked of how many Paras I have killed to get me a gear. Let me tell ya the pages are long. But they do drop. What really bugs me tho is that I finally kill a paragon and it drops a common. UGH.

    Altho the gears do sell for a bit of gold which is nice. Plus everyone I know has the dawns music box. Aye there is some good info on where to hunt them. I do say ish also.

    The gears do drop. It just takes many many hours and suns rising to actually get one :D

    I got my first rare after about my 3500 or so kill. I think at least. I might of ran out of paper before then. Not sure....

    Goes off to find the local tavern...
     
  9. Tjalle

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    Golems in general or para golems?
     
  10. Infiniti

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    Connor never ceases to amaze me either. He has handed out so much useful information on these boards helping others to reach their goals. Thanks Connor! :D
     
  11. Sarsmi

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    I really planned on farming for gears eventually...but after reading this thread I might just try to buy the ones I'm missing. If I can find my music box, that is, lol. :p
     
  12. Harlequin

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    I got a gear a long time ago, have not inserted it in my music box yet, since I've heard you can't sort the sound tracks. Planning to wait until I eventually get a full set before inserting them in alphabetical order.

    Key word being "eventually". I tend to get lost in the Juka castle, hate it when the golem is behind a wall and I need to travel up and down floors trying to find my way to the room, only to have to deal with the other Jukas and overseers and betrayers and controllers along the way...
     
  13. Harlequin

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    I agree with Infiniti, Connor's been nothing but helpful and informative.

    As to seeming to do everything just last week, I suspect he avoids commenting in threads that asks about obscure stuff he hasn't done/tested recently with positive results. That's probably why people may get the impression that a large portion of his posts is of the "I did that last week, and it was working perfectly" variety.

    Also, to be honest, most of the other threads asks about stuff that's alot less obscure.
     
  14. BajaElladan

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    Hail Folks,

    I have been told that one gear may only be obtained from doing a quest. Is that quest still available?

    Elladan of Baja
     
  15. Harlequin

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    I think you are referring to the story arc where you have to turn in books of truth to one of the 4 npcs in Lycaeum, if so, you can't get it anymore...

    http://www.uoguide.com/Book_of_Truth
     
  16. christy1221

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    I'm with you. I'm just going to buy them. :D
     
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    I got discouraged from farming for gears since I can't get the Dawn's box to work right with KR. Rather, most music is messed in KR (ex. wrong songs playing) .
    When they fix it and add new types of gears (hopes), then I might get excited enough to try.
     
  18. MuffinBear

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    Are these things a rip off though? I bought one thinking it would have the music Ultima Online had back in 1998/99 like the old Trinsic, Britian, Yew songs and so on.

    The music box I bought has something like 40 common songs 10 uncommon and 1 rare but none of them are the original music that Ultima Online had.

    Do those songs exsist for the box? are they just extreemly rare or do they not exsist at all anymore in the game?
     
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    All the music used in the game (including that played by the music box) can be found in MID/MP3 format in your game folder. If you can't find the tunes you're after amongst those files, then you won't find it in the box.

    The only reason I collected Books of Truth back in the day was to get that one gear. I don't think I've ever listened to it though. Although I liked the music in the original Ultima games, in Ultima Online it's a bit too "gung-ho" for my tastes (especially the combat themes) so I just stick to my WinAmp playlist.
     
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    I want to get my hands on more gears. I realy should try to make a big effort on it. Too bad they no longer spawning in Dungeon Wrong. :)
     
  21. Black Tom

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    I've been killing Golems nightly for about a month now. So far I've gotten 31 of 40 Commons, 7 of 10 (I believe) Uncommons and just got my first rare 2 days ago.

    Once I finish the Common and Uncommons, I might just buy the Rares I'm missing. Of course, then the next ones I come across will have those on them.
     
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    The song that was obtained by turning in the Books of Truth was "Wanderer" (no longer a quest). Nice tune, but can't hear it in KR. It plays Stones instead.

    I would've loved it they had gears for Yew(classic), Trinsic(classic), Etc.
     
  23. Tomas_Bryce

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    Hehe, I have been trying to finish my music box for 3 years now :)
     
  24. Jirel of Joiry

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    Paragon Juggernauts and Paragon Betrayers also drop the rare musicbox gears as well as Paragon Golems. Last rare I got came from Paragon betrayer, boy what nasty piece of work that was!

    I believe the Devs mentioned the Wanderer gear from the book of truth quest was going to be made available in SA as well as the Redeemer sword from that quest.

    I have a complete list of all gears if anyone is interested. Let me know and I will post it!
     
  25. Sarsmi

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    I finally found my music box, and I have 28 common (thanks to a gear vendor on Baja I just found) and 1 Rare (wanderer). How many total am I looking at needing?
     
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    40 total common, 12 uncommon, The Wanderer, and 3 rares that are drops (total of 4 rares).

    Note that one of the real indicators to me that there's something wrong with the RNG (as I've pointed out in numerous smelting ore posts) was that I got THREE rare gears (2 I needed, and a duplicate of one of those) in ONE 4-hour hunt that only had NINE Paragons, 3 months after the gears were added to the game - then went about THREE YEARS before getting another one to drop, killing thousands of paragon golems, betrayers and juggernauts along the way. Luckily those last two were the last two I needed to complete the box, before the Book event.
     
  27. Sarsmi

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    Thanks! I'm kinda close then, sorta. :)

    Oh yeah I'm sooo buying what I need if I can. Endless pvm grinding is one of the few things I have trouble doing. Especially when superspeeding paragons are involved, and there are lots of monsters around. *makes yuck face*
     
  28. debii

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    i have gotten 2 rare music gears off the golems but cant tell you how many countless hours of fighting i did for them. the 2 i have were several months apart. wanderer came from an event with the books of truth.
     
  29. Black Tom

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    Well I'm down to 3 commoms, 3 uncommons and 1 rare (plus the Wanderer) needed. What I'm seeing is that once I finally get a gear I need I get several more in the next few days. But those I've had for awhile I almost never see doubles of anymore.
     
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