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Reforging and forged metal enhancing tool at 9,99$

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Quickblade, Oct 3, 2012.

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Do you think reforging is dependent on Forged Metal Enhancing tool?

  1. Yes, it is

    53.8%
  2. Not at all

    46.2%
  1. Quickblade

    Quickblade Lore Keeper
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    I know EA must make alot of money with the special forged metal of all artifacts enhancing tool but do you consider whole reforging system is dependent on that tool?

    You introduce a new crafting system but you make it dependent on a tool that do not drop in-game. Please note that you can't reforge a piece of armor that has been enhanced BEFORE, so that lead us to use the tool priced at 9,99 $ for each 10 pieces of armor. Reforging is the best crafting system right now, let's say you burn 10 barbed kits (150 charges = about 30 pieces of armor) and out of that you get maybe 1 ubber piece of armor. Would you take the chance to enhance it normally with like 99% of breaking it?

    So you're telling me that I need to spend a month of UO play gametime to be able to enhance 10 of these pieces reforged, is this their way to make cash out of UO nowadays? I repeat reforging is the brand new crafting system and is gonna be use alot more in the next years to come, its getting popular slowly poeple are understanding how reforging work, but not all can afford 9,99$ to finish their best reforged pieces.

    Either make reforging less dependent on that tool by increasing % of enhancing succes or make that tool 1 charged drop at that new ghost of Exodus or something like that .. who is with me ?
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    Entirely depends on you and what you want. I've never bought one. On the other hand, I can, and do, quite happily play my characters with less than uber kit.
     
  3. Picus at the office

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    I've never payed cash for one of those tools yet I've used 6 and have 4 more waiting for use...go figure.
     
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  4. Winker

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    i can enhance my gear without it. Some times it breaks, but i get there in the end.
     
  5. Merus

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    I am with the OP one this one. I believe the specific intent of the reforging system was designed to push the need for players to purchase the forged tool. Regardless of if you loot them at an idoc or buy them off a vendor for ingame gold, someone had to make the purchase from EA. IMO there is NO other reason to require that reforging must be done on a base piece made from normal material. I know that pre-reforging people were using the too to enhance after an imbue in order to get the extra property or break a resist imbuing cap... And that was reasonable. But with reforging, specifically on armor, you can not reforge a piece with just the base resists of horned or barbed leather. Once you reforge a piece you are more or less required to use the tool just to get the base resists of barbed leather. Are the base resists of barbed leather that OP?

    Again, the only rational I see for not letting us reforge a base piece of barbed leather is to push the sale of tools.
     
  6. NBG

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    As I have stated in similar threads, you can buy them from player vendor for gold.........
     
  7. ShadowTrauma

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    I voted no, however if there had been a "Sometimes it is" option... There are times when I feel like a suit needs one, an example being Woodland suits. Quite often there is also ways to go about not having to use the tool. I almost never need to use it when make weapons, bows being the exception. (I am sensing a common theme with wood enhance bonuses...)

    In my opinion this is why it has likely been the most successful and sought after UO store item. It is valuable enough that you certainly want to have one available, but not always needed. Granted this is just my opinion. I certainly would want to have one always available, however I realize that its not the case for everyone and I am ok with that.
     
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  8. Quickblade

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    For 25m-35m ? Yep ... ON Atl only ? Yep.. for an exception of Chessy and Great Lakes right now who has 1 tool but what for the other 15 shards ?
    I mean is 12 resists from barbed that OP so we need to buy for 9,99 $ to get the 12 total resists ? and like Merus said, someone had to buy them online ...
     
  9. cazador

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    Buy it or don't..I mean not everything should be free..although I would like to see a 2 charge tool at 85% chance of success drop on exodus or as a rare in spawns
     
  10. Risso

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    I suppose you got that information from the illegal search site, perhaps if you tried a little player interaction you might find someone selling one for a real price.
     
  11. Vor

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    I'm not a huge trader or anything.. but the metal tools sell for £6... while x-fers are £12. On Europa an x-fer sells for 35m, so I doubt an item half the price is selling for the same gold value. Like I said, I'm not a huge trader in game, so I suppose it's possible, but I can't see why the prices would be vastly different in real cash, and the same in game!
     
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