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[Ships] Ship Decay

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Frodo Baggins, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Frodo Baggins

    Frodo Baggins Journeyman
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    I am going away for 5 days and have my hold full of crab and lobster and was wondering if it is safe for 5 days or should I unload it/dry dock the ship.
    Anybody recall what the actual decay is for a ship?? I have read it somewhere but can't remember and don't have time to search it today (working while typing this)
    Cheers
     
  2. Tazar

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    Ship Decay

    Sounds like 5 days is the limit and you'd probably be pushing things.

    Two options:

    1.) Ask a friend that you trust to refresh the ship for you. Park it in an easily reachable place and get them a rune - make sure that they have access to the ship to be able to refresh it.

    2.) Unload the ship and dry-dock it. (Commodity deeds make this fairly painless).

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Frodo Baggins

    Frodo Baggins Journeyman
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    Thanks - will empty it tonight before I leave!!
     
  4. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    With the release of High Seas, ship decay was extended to 2 weeks. See here for more information: http://vboards.stratics.com/1922775-post11.html.

    Tazar suggests two very good options to ensure it does not decay. The second option is safer. You do not want the boat and runes to disconnect (a known, random bug).

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  5. Loren

    Loren Journeyman
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    What happens to items, gold, gold checks, containers, or fishes that are on your ship if it goes into decay?
     
  6. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    Decay is a process that takes 2 weeks to complete. During the process, the ship and contents remain intact and accessible to you and whoever you have set on your security settings (for the newer ships). UO Guide has a simple explanation of Ship Decay (called Ship Refreshing). Once it reaches the end of the decay process, the ship and its contents go poof. If the ship has been refreshed at anytime, the decay timer starts over.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG