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Resource Gatherers: TURKEYS ARE BACK!

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Basara, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Which, of course means that we've got another change to get more Harvester's Blades.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Turkey Event of last year:

    1. Plucked Turkeys can drop as loot from the Giant Turkeys, be gotten when you break a giant Turkey egg, and possibly from the bag at the nest or on the corpse of the Turkey. These Plucked Turkeys are a RARE drop.

    2. A Plucked Turkey can be taken to any Trammel (and I think Fel) Butcher NPC, and dropped on them. As a reward, you get the Harvester's Blade.

    3. The Harvester's Blade is best described as a "Butcher's War Cleaver on Steroids". IT has the following attributes.

    a. If you REALLY want to use it as a weapon, it is imbuable, and is a variation on one of the ML fencing weapons (spellblade?).

    b. If used to carve a corpse, not only do you get cut leather like with the Butcher's War Cleaver, that goes straight into your pack, the following things, if present, ALSO go into your pack-
    -Dragon/Sea Serpent scales
    -Feathers
    -Dragon's Blood
    -Meat (including raw birds)

    c. It also gives a BONUS to the amount you get of these.
    -For leather, it effectively gives the human bonus amount* to Elves and Gargoyles.
    -For Humans gathering leather, it takes the human-modified amount, and then applies it AGAIN to the resulting number.
    -For all other items, all races get the amount modified by the "human bonus leather" for a normal tool amount - something the BWC does NOT do.

    *Explanation of the Human bonus amount...

    Humans get what is called +10%, but is actually more, about half the time.
    The actual bonus is +1 for every multiple of 10, plus 1 if there is a remainder of 1-9.
    So, something that gives 10 leather to an elf with a normal tool would give 11 to a human.
    Something that would give 12 leather to an elf with a normal tool would give 14 to a human (+1 for the 10, and another +1 for the 2 remainder).

    The Harvester's blade takes this one recursive step further for humans.
    Humans with the Harvester's blade get the Human bonus above, then the result is then put through the bonus again.

    So if an elf with a normal tool would get 10 leather, then a human with the harvester's blade would get 13... (human bonus makes it 11, then the HB bonus is +1 for the 10, and another +1 for the 1 that came from the human bonus). This actually makes the most bonus-efficient thing to harvest with a human, using a HB, things that have the 10 base, such as the various slith varieties, ki-rins, unicorns and nightmares.

    10 10-base creatures would give 130
    but
    5 20-base creatures would only give 115.
     
  2. Metalstorm

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    Holy Crap!

    Thank you for posting that. I have a plucked turkey sitting at home to which I've been scratching my head as to what to do with it.

    I had thought of tossing it but decided to keep it just in case. Thank God.

    Again, many thanks :)
     
  3. aoLOLita

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    I got one last year, and love it! My thief used to do the Tokuno lizardman champ spawn to steal colored lanterns, and carried the HB in pack. Just tar click blade and target the mountain of corpses while continuing to melee with equipped weapon:) Saves lot of time when you don't have to open each corpse individually... G

    Great for fletchers farming feathers too!
     
  4. Smurcoch

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    This is great to hear....

    Do you have a secret on how to kill these turkey's, cause I find they are VERY hard to kill.
     
  5. Gnoopey

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    ... the 'secret' is music. My 'baby' bard has a great time, putting numbers of turkeys in big melees of five, six - try to provo 4 vs. 1 or even more and disco the 'single' one only - is pretty fast this way. Just keep a safe distance from their screaming area effect ...

    BTW - south of Moonglow lycaeum is a great place for this ...

    BTW2 - love my harvester blade since last year! Really superb for all resource gathering. Even got my 2nd one during this years turkey 'shooting' ;-)
     
  6. Smurcoch

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    yah, I did that yesterday. Stupid me was trying with my Sampire.

    Didn't last very long.
     
  7. swateam46

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    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone had some insight on how to fight these turkey's...I have tried several diffrent ways with dexxers and pets, even magic....Nothing seems to work!!!
    Thanks
     
  8. Taylor

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    Disco + provo.
     
  9. swateam46

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    Thank You...
     
  10. Nyses

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    I can take one out in about 5 min with my Sampire. You Disco the turkey (I have 2 accts) then I equip my UBW 100% cold Leafblade, on my Swords Sammy, get honor and Enemy of one. I do an average of 130 per hit and as long as I keep it Feinted, it is not even really a fight.