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[Discussion] Rares becoming common with Stygian Abyss

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by JC the Builder, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. JC the Builder

    JC the Builder Crazed Zealot
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    I didn't see this topic yet.

    One puzzle quest gives out quite a few and you will be able to do this quest daily.

    Moulding Board
    Dough Bowl
    Horned Totem Pole
    Large Square Pillow
    Large Diamond Pillow
    Character Statue Statue Pedestal

    It looks like they used a new graphic for Dragon's Blood so that remains rare.
     
  2. panoramix2009

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    where is this puzzle?
     
  3. Taylor

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    But we'll always have Paris...
     
  4. JC the Builder

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    Anyone have any pictures of these items?
     
  6. JC the Builder

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    Screenshots are being added to UOGuide as I get them.
     
  7. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    sweet my rares aren't affected by that
     
  8. Laina

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    wish I could say the same...

    And yes I know this is the risk we take as collectors...but it still bothers me when there isn't even a slight modification between the rare item and the soon to be common item.
     
  9. Lady Lovely

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    Also made "Bushel" Craft-able :( Same as far as I can tell.:cursing:
     
  10. Peil

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    Which is the direction of "Moulding Board"?
    and, Is it a turnable?
     
  11. Laina

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    Moulding board faces the same direction as the rare...far as I can tell, no different.
     
  12. Lunaticus

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    While I'm thrilled to finally be able to acquire some of these items for my own, deco purposes, I really do wish they were somehow different from the true rares. By making them indistinguishable from the originals, the devs are, in fact, just trashing pieces of UO history! I'm might be kinda weird, but with the truly old rares, there's a story behind their existence, like the talking statues, for example. Why can't the new items be tagged as replicas?
     
  13. Tomas_Bryce

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    The only official story behind the talking statues is that they were not supposed to be acquired by players, as far as I know. The graphic being reused will always be a relatively high risk with server birth rares, along with the fact that most are heavily duped.
     
  14. Bigmikeuk

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    :offtopic: THIS IS A TASTY BURGER! :ten:
     
  15. PoCove

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    I hope to try this our later ... if I get back to Uo ..
     
  16. Peil

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    To Laina

    Thanks for your reply.
    I seem to lose my "Moulding Board", too. *cry*
     
  17. Voluptuous

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    Welp that's it. I've nothing rare left...they finally got my last one.
     
  18. Tomas_Bryce

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    Staining lets you dye books with specific hues. So, that might or might not affect some rare books out there.
     
  19. DevilsOwn

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    I thought it was not possible to make the bushels and baskets in their natural hues, has that changed?
     
  20. red sky

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    Aye, it's too bad that true rares have already been trashed. Not by the devs but perhaps by some of the very persons viewing this thread.
     
  21. Lady Lovely

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    It allowed me to, quite by accident I did it. I was working with something earlier and had clicked the button that says "don't use color" (or something like that) and the first couple of baskets I made came out natural color. I checked my old rare bushel and the new one and the old one look exactly the same, name is in yellow on both and each have the same stones. I wish they would change it somehow to make it still be special ...but this is how it always is with rares....:blushing:
     
  22. DevilsOwn

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    yah, sorry bout the misleading information..... just found this post from Sak over in the gardening forums confirming that base colors can be made


    :(
     
  23. Jasonleebeck

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    There are also some bottles in clusters that can be acquired, I forget where I've seen them.
     
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    The moulding board, dough bowl, bushel and 2 pillows have been renamed.

    Please let me know what the exact name of the other rares are (skull totem and statue base) so I can make sure they are renamed differently as well. If you're suggesting new names, make sure to specify they are suggestions and not the current name of those items.
     
  26. Jasonleebeck

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    Will just a name change be enough? Can a hue be changed on them so there is further distinction with them than the true/server rares? Can they have a different 'facing' than the aforementioned (or even the ability to be changed via deco tool)?

    Be prepared Regine, we are.
     
  27. DevilsOwn

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    just changing the name will distinguish them, no? now being able to use the deco tool on them? that would be very sweet :thumbsup:
     
  28. Laina

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    That is great news in my opinion - I think the name change itself helps tons. Thanks Regine!!

    Now we just need to work on the other items - connected bottles, flask stand, dirty frypan and I think a couple of other items.
     
  29. Radugast

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    "Now we just need to work on the other items - connected bottles, flask stand, dirty frypan and I think a couple of other items."

    Those are stealable so I think they have the scaled Rarity mark on them.
     
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    Thats awesome, and if we ever meet up remind me to buy you a beer. :)
     
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    You rule Regine :D its good to see someone cares about the Rares community :)
     
  32. DevilsOwn

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    I'm confident they'll fix it all, Rador, no worries :thumbsup:
     
  33. ashDC

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    Well i agree there should be a rares community, it is also nice to have some deco items. I think what the Devs are trying to do is "fix" duping. Since gold sales have come to a screeching halt, dupers have been duping other items. Do you know how many real LT sashes i have seen recently. Dont even get me started on Val hammers. I think they feel by giving these items out it will make dupers less likely to dupe them. What they need to do is fix the duping instead of pissing other people off. Its not fair to the people who have acquired these items fairly. If this is what they are doing i think its a sad excuse and an even sadder attempt to fix a huge problem in the game.
     
  34. Laina

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    I do understand that people want to have some of these items as deco. It is actually a large reason why I started collecting myself. I still hope they fix the other items to a re-hued or renamed graphic. While the "artifact rarity" label helps, the value of the true rare is still greatly diminished. The little pink bottle (artifact rarity 1) is a great example of how few people look twice at the true rare version of the item. Had it simply been re-hued at the time of release, the rare would have remained rare and people would have the graphic to use in the house as they pleased.

    Again, I am very grateful to Regine for fixing those items she had control over - and rather quickly at that. Much appreciate the names offered by Devil's Own as well!
     
  35. panoramix2009

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    i got an experimental gem from puzzle is normal?

    is my first time im try puzzle


    help me plz
     
  36. Otis Firefly

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    experimental gem is needed for the next series of puzzles in the big puzzle room!, in a hidden location not far from where you got that.....there is no NDA for this part so i can give a hint (among the undead lies a hollow wall between 2 sparklies)
     
  37. panoramix2009

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    where big puzzle room plz?