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Shard of the Dead: Vampire Wars!

Discussion in 'UO Developer Feed' started by UODevTracker, Nov 3, 2010.

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    Supreem Founder, Citadel Studios
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    That's right! Vampire Wars is back! The gate near West Britain Bank now teleports you to moonglow where the battle is taking place. Here are the details:

    It is a vampire verse slayer all out bash. Players can pick their team and fight the opposite in a Factions style battle taking place in Felucca Moonglow. Each team has a base located in Moonglow that players can signup at by double clicking the signup stone. Each base stone also acts as a ressurection Ankh. Each side has a scoreboard gravestone which tracks each side's kill count.

    Rewards
    Killing a vampire NPC gives you a chance to get a cursed artifact
    Turning an NPC into a vampire gives you a chance to get a minor artifact
    Bringing 10 unique vampire heads or 10 unique vampire slayer souls to a faction stone gives you one of the following rewards randomly:
    Major Artifact (not cursed)
    Glass Weapon - Weapon that can be used once but does insane damage.
    Bombs - Each faction has a bomb that when used causes an area effect explosion similar to the ones at the faction stones. The explosion only affects members of the opposite faction.

    Vampire

    Vampires can not heal and take damage slowly. Luckily they can heal themselves by attacking other NPCs and players. They receive full health upon turning another mobile into a vampire. Vampires can turn vampire slayers into vampires by doing a certain amount of damage to them (the amount of damage is tweakable by me, right now its at 50%) Vampires can not attack other vampires. Turning a player vampire slayer into a vampire awards you with his soul which can be used for special rewards. The only way to rejoin the living is to die and ressurect. -- Supreem, UO Programmer

    Slayer

    Slayers get a bonus to damage against vampires. This makes up for the fact that vampires only need to get you to half health to turn you. (Currently Slayers do 175% damage to vampires) Killing a player vampire awards you with his bloody head which can be used for special rewards. The only way to leave the slayers is to die and ressurect. -- Supreem, UO Programmer

    Non-participants do 50% damage to slayers and vampires

    BTW We removed all of the glass sword towers and placed one in the middle of the fray.
     
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    BTW the Slayers won last time. (Back in '06?) Let's see if the Vampires can pull off a win this time!
     
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    We reduced the number of towers from 8 down to 1 and put it in the vampire wars area. We hoped that this would cause more fighting to take place at the tower and therefore make it much harder to get them.

    And Kiminality and JC are correct, the work for this shard was done on our own time and used lots of recycled code. We do SOTD because its fun and we get to do stuff we wouldn't normally get to do on live shards. If you don't like it, then don't play it.