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Script Mining Protocol for Malas

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Parser, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Parser

    Parser Adventurer
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    May 15, 2008
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    I was walking around Malas and saw another player. I said Hi and was ignored, no biggie I get that sometimes. But I see them dump ore and a gem into a bag on the porch of a private tower. So I watched and watched and watched. The char would recall in drop off and recall out like clockwork. Still not enough to verify scripting. So i stood in the recall spot and the char did not come back until I moved off of it. I figured I would block the spot with a water barrel. After doing so I came back and the char was standing on the barrel... doing nothing. Guess I learned that barrels cannot block recalls but seem to break the script.

    So what is the proper way to handle a non-fel scripter? Do you page, barrel him/her, lure bad critters to the house? Or just sigh and walk away?
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    It's against the rules to lure (or tame and release, for that matter), stuff where they might target innocents.

    The rules concerning herding, and picking a location to abandon one's herd, are a bit more vague.

    I wouldn't go that route, myself (it may well be against the rules), but if pages on the person do not produce results, consider more drastic action within the rules of the game. And, there are several aggro tamables that can be herded in Malas, not the least of which are the Nightmares around Umbra.

    Even parking a herd of non-aggro animals around their house (but not the recall spot - that can get you smacked by the GMs) might get the message across. Intersperse a few released packies renamed for infamous reds on your shard in the herd (blocked by herd creatures where they can't wander off) to put the fear of Blackthorne in them....
  3. Inspector

    Inspector Guest

    bagballs work to block runes.
  4. Trinsie

    Trinsie Guest

    I would think if you are not in fel and can kill them, then their isn't much you can physically do by yourself against them. I would think anyone going through enough trouble to make a script for mining would not only have 1 spot marked to mine at. They would probably have a bunch of books full of marked spot, and when 1 place is blocked it would just skip it and go to the next location instead.

    If you are sure they are scripting then report it. I wouldn't think sticking something in the recall location would do much at all. Or at least I wouldn't think it would.
  5. Kellgory

    Kellgory Certifiable
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    May 14, 2008
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    Just block the spot they recall into to unload. That way they are stuck at the mining spot casting recall over and over, and if it just so happens to be in a bad spot and they get killed then oh well. Paging really isn't going to do anything but get you upset when you keep seeing them day after day afterwards, but by blocking their spot your at least letting them know that your watching them.
  6. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
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    Sep 2, 2003
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    You are supposed to call a GM on the person and report them.

    However, if the GM ever comes they will likley do nothing.

    What EA seems to want you to do is download and run your own scripting program since it doesn't seem to be illegal.
  7. Clyde

    Clyde Guest

    My miner has really clumsy fingers, when he tries to handle delicate items like candleabras. He drops them quite often on the ground. :eyes: Maybe his hands are too rough from carrying ore and working near hot forges.

  8. Kariny

    Kariny UO Lake Superior News Reporter
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    Apr 7, 2004
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    I keep a garg pick ax in case of such of an event. I'm not sure if thats a bannable offence or not.
  9. If you happen to be garg mining and happen to unearth an elemental, then you have no choice but to just run away - after all you're just a miner you can't fight it. If the other guy mining right next to you chooses to stay and keep mining, that can't possibly be your problem.
  10. Fink

    Fink Guest

    If you said "Hi" to me, I'd ignore you too. Not because I'm unattended, but because I'm a snooty elitist. I'd wait until you came up with a proper greeting. :scholar:

    One thing to keep in mind when trying to determine a player's consciousness is that nobody has to respond to you. It doesn't really help your crusade, but it's worth remembering. Good luck and may your particular gods bless you.