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Siege Perilous FAQ-Help Links-NEW to Siege-Thread (8.6.07)

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Sloan, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Sloan

    Sloan Guest


    <center><u>Welcome to Siege</u></center>


    <center><u>Helpful Links</u></center>

    UO Herald for patch info and news - UO News

    UO Free Trial Version Download - Trial DL

    Kingdom Reborn free download - KR Download

    UO Assist - UOA

    UO Auto Map - UOAM

    UO Stuff (ML info guide) - ML Info

    NEW Guild Forum - NEW

    Siege Perilous Frappers Map - Siege Peeps Map

    Tower of Roses BOD-Rewards - TOR

    How to post a screenshot - Screeny How To

    Swing Speed Table - SS Calculator

    UO Stratics Hunters Guide - Hunters Guide

    Treasure Hunters of Britannia Treasure Map Archive - T Hunter Map Guide

    UO Stratics FAQ - Stratics Info

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    <center>Written by Pornocles</center>

    First, welcome to Siege. 2 weeks here and you will find yourself wondering why you ever played on production shards in the first place.

    Lets get the basic stuff out of the way quick.
    Siege is an all Felucca Ruleset shard, and there is no insurance, no recall or sacred journey. Also no buying skills from npc's or selling items to npc's.
    Each account only is allowed one Character on the shard.
    Those who play siege a lot tend to end up getting multiple accounts [​IMG]

    Skils from 0-70 gain using the same GGS system of other shards but we have Rate Over Time(RoT) for skills above 70

    This means that you can only gain the same skill once every specified amount of time.
    Skills between 70.1 and 80 can be gained every 5 minutes with a cap of 3.64per day
    Skills between 80.1 and 98 can be gained every 10 minutes with a cap of 2.1 per day
    Skills between 98.1 and 120 can be gained every 15 minutes with a cap of 2.1 per day

    Now, the cap affects all of your skills that fall into the RoT system so you cannot gain 3.4 in one skill and 2.1 in another in one day.


    <center><u>NEW TO SIEGE?</u>
    By Cleopatra</center>

    If you are new to Siege and want to join NEW for a month, icq me at 9-626-593, pm me here, or, leave a message on our board http://www.siegeperilous.net/new/ and I will help you get started on our shard.

    It's a good idea to have UOAM downloaded before I add you to the NEW guild. You can download free at www.uoam.net.

    Regular Helpers of NEW:

    Shalimar (Elaine 9-626-593) (Best for Euro timezones)
    Arch Angel (Unforgiven 16-757-967) (Best for US timezones)
    Obeta 79-122-040 (Best for US timezones)
    Aislin (Erin 10-458-948) (Best for US timezones, a little in Euro AM also)
    Logan (Black Tom 77-072-345) (Best for US timezones)
    Ashmen (Moxas 201-303-230) (Best for US timezones)
    Blind Otto 281-714-718 (NEW char, Blind Otto)

    And, If you see these players in game, you can ask about guilding you to NEW
    as they are not on their NEW chars or on icq very much.

    (please indicate you are new to Siege when you icq the first time, so we reply to your message quickly)



    <center><u>The Guide to Siege Character Creation</u>
    Written by Edmonde/Relvinian</center>

    So you decided to make the move to Siege and are wondering about the best way to go about making a character.

    The first thing that you should do is decide what you want to be when you grow up: mage, knight, thief, paladin? Then think of a name for this person that would encourage people to talk with you, inspire fear, or tell the world of Siege what kind of person that he or she is. You get one chance to make a first impression and it's harder to make that good impression when your name is Pee Stiffy. BTW, I saw that character before along with Poo Stain.

    OK, so you have a good name and you know how you want your character to be when it is finished but how to get there?

    One character per account: Unlike normal shards you only get one character on Siege so don't expect to have a mule unless you have two accounts. Does that mean my character needs a craft skill? Nope, but that brings me to tip number one.

    <u>Tip #1</u> You can repair leather with a sewing kit, tinker items with a tinker tool, metal weapons and armor with a smith hammer, bows with fletching tools, and staves with carpentry tool and you don't even need high skill for success! My character, Edmonde, has about 20 smith and he carries a smith hammer with him and after use he hits the forge and beats out the dents from his sword and armor.

    <u>Tip #2</u> How to get your initial equipment? There are any number of ways to get gold for a starting character:

    1. Escort between Skara, Britain, Magencia, and Jhelom.
    2. Walk around the various banks and pick up what people discard.
    3. Sheer sheep. Make a use item type macro for a dagger. In UO macros make an attack last macro. What I did was sheer the sheep, tame it, release it, then kill it. This allowed me to get some skill in weapons, all the cloth I needed, and enough tame for horses. Use item type dagger, tame last target, release, attack last. You can sell cloth for about 200 a bolt to players.
    4. Mine-- cove is good, minoc is good, luna is good, as is Britain. You can sell iron ingots for about 5 each.
    5. Chop wood-- about 5 gold per board.
    6. Beg-- silly skill but one that works inside a town.
    7. Fight monsters-- mongbats, headless, skeletons, zombies, low end monsters that can pay the bills.
    8. From players-- many will help out new players and you can also join the guild NEW.
    9. Hire two sword wielding NPC fighters for 14 gold and use them to farm leather or fight monsters for you-- healing them for skill gain.

    <u>Tip #3</u> Don't buy from NPC's, buy from player ran vendors whenever possible.

    <u>Skill gain:</u>
    On siege you can't buy skill but you can gain on fails up to 25. Skill gain on siege is just like normal shards until you hit 70 skill then ROT kicks in or Rate Over Time.
    After 70 ROT kicks in and gains look something like this:

    70 - 79.9: 5 minutes between gains 3.6 per day
    80 - 99.0: 10 minutes between gains 2.1 per day
    99.1 - 120: 15 minutes between gains 2.1 per day

    <u>Tip #4</u> Practice dummies work up to 25 again on Siege and you can avoid a lot of low end stuff to get your skills up.

    <u>Gaining fighting skills up to 70:</u>

    Get a good strong suit of spined armor with physical defense in 60's range and find some cheap physical resist enhance jewelry on player vendors until your physical defense is 70.

    0-25 use a practice dummy.
    25-33 let it go up as you sheer and kill sheep to make band aids.
    33- 50's Corpsers, hired leather wearing wrestlers, animals.
    50-70 Mix it up-- Vampire bats, solens, trolls, ettins, fighters, bears-- I will say solens and trolls work real well from 60-70 as do skeletons. Low end jhelom cemetery is good.

    <u>Gaining magery skills up to 70:</u>

    0-25 gain on fails-- a scroll will work for this
    25-50 Find a mage weapon, the more it sucks the better you will like it! Beat on things with it like corpsers and sheep and you will gain magery.
    50-70 Find a spell channel mage weapon and cast the spell poison-- one reg per spell, and with the -25 mage weapon equipped it should get u gains still.

    With 45 magery you can use gate scrolls to escort NPC's to gain skill and gold.

    <u>Gaining resist up to 70:</u>

    0-25 gain on fails vs mobs or by casting poison, curse, para on yourself.
    25-60 Cast protection and fight monsters such as reapers, wraiths, etc.
    60-70 Turn protection off and fight reapers, elementals, and evil magicians.

    (revision by Flusoya:theres actually a much much much easier way to train resist up 45-50. You'll need one mage to help you that can cast poison fields, 1 or 2 orange petals, and regs to cast protection, or a couple protection scrolls (anyone even with 0 magery can cast protection from a scroll).

    Go out of the guardzone a bit with your buddy, attack him so your flagged as agressor to them. Have your friend (friend can not be in same guild) cast a poison field on the ground, then eat the orange petal and start walking through the poison field. You wont take any damage at all cuz the orange petal will cure it before you take any damage. Once gains stop, cast protection to drop your resist back down. Then go back to walking through the poison field again. It should be able to get you up to atleast 45 very very fast (less then 5 mins).


    Start with 50 tinker since things break here on Siege, take 50 points in something either expensive or a pain to train-- poison, alchemy, hide.
    There are a number of player vendors that sell tinker items. Other suggestions are Umbra, to mine inside the walls, Delucia, same thing.

    Stratics Taming Guide is awesome site, tells you what to tame and when. Something I used while working tame was autofollow. Hold down alt and left click target. Then you can follow and just hit your tame last macro. Occlo, near minoc stable, brit woods, vesper, skara hedgemaze, all good spots to train tame.

    <u>The other skills:</u>
    Hiding, chivalry, necro, spirit speak. My advice is to start with chivalry if you are planning to be a paladin and to start with necromancy if you plan to be a necro. Horrific beast is a great way to train skills for the necro warrior.

    <u>Tip #5</u> Start with the skills that will cost the most to train and that you dread training the most-- with Ed I think I started with 50 hide/ 50 heal.

    <u>Tip #6</u> This brings me to PVP survival-- don't go places that you shouldn't be, this includes Luna, Moonglow, and large sections of Illshinar. Avoid those places and carry only what you can lose and you should be fine.


    A few more things, Wrestling can very easily be taken to 70 fighting the npcs at the jhelomm pits. should only take a couple hours, use 6gp wrestlers until 50 and 8gp wrestlers will get you to 70
    Other fighting skills, best route from 50-70 would be to fight skeles a while, good place to do this is the yew graveyard. Reason being only skeletons spawn there and the area isn't too populated usually but the occasional PK will show up so don't take anything you can't lose as a new character.

    Then after about 64 or so the harpy nest in Ilsh north of the spirituality gate is good if you just lure one out at a time you should do ok.

    Try and find a few lrc items for magery if you are low on money for regs, you'd be suprised how much less regs you will use with just a few pieces on.


    <center><u>Popular Hang Outs</u>
    By Pornocles (Revised by Sloan)</center>

    Started in Brit thinking you would find a ton of people there like other shards? Empty? Thought so, some of the more popular hangouts on siege

    Luna is definately the current most popular town where people can be found almost all the time
    Glow and skara both usually have people around but both can be empty often
    Wispwood Shire- to get there go to Yew gate and follow the filled barrels of water south.
    Iantown - It is located in the west shore of Gravewater lake in malas
    Stonehaven - Just east of umbra.
    Makoto- is populated by several different guilds.

    Looking for vendor spots on siege

    Luna has a ton of vendor houses but beware that it is also one of the big pvp spots and it can get dangerous if you aren't prepared
    Yew gate area has several vendors within 2 screens of the gate or so
    Glow gate has a few houses around it and on the way into the town
    There is a shop near the bank in Skara
    One or two shops at Trinsic gate
    Several shops are on the roads leading out of Umbra

    PvP spots on siege are basically Luna, Various other moongates like Yew and Glow and then there are Champ Spawns and harrowers being raided all the time.
    Doom can hold some pvp from time to time, most notably when the Lvl 10 stealable arties spawn or 2 opposed groups show up at the Gauntlet at the same time.
    Spirituality's Mushroom cave where the swoops spawn is usually patrolled often by pk's and farmers.
    Usually there is a fight where ever and when ever. There are no time outs on siege.


    <center><u>Public Rune Library and Lockpick House</u></center>

    Just past West Umbra Bridge. Available to the public are a full set of dye tubs with dyes,lockpicking to rot, Complete set of Treasure Hunters runes, Quest runes, Peerless runes, and much more.


  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Excellent post! Thank you for consolidating all of that info.
  3. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jan 5, 2001
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    This is a general tip, for those who might like to post game screenies of their experiences to the forums. Adding to stickied goodness per moderator's suggestion. [​IMG]

    Screenies 101:

    <font color="green">A. Capturing the image</font>

    1.) First, open the built in Microsoft Paint utility in Windows (Start --&gt; Programs --&gt; Accessories --&gt; Paint)


    2.) Next, in the UO game window, when you want to make a screenie, simply press PrtScn (Print Screen). That will save the entire client area to the Windows clipboard.

    3.) Switch to your paint program, click on the blank image area, and press Ctrl+V, which will paste the contents of the clipboard into Paint. You will likely get a popup, indicating that the image is larger than the default bitmap, and be asked if you want to resize it. Click Yes.

    4.) Once the image is in the Paint active window, you can begin editing it. The first thing to do is crop it. There are a couple of ways to do this. The easiest in my opinion, that also gives the most control is this:

    <font color="blue">B. Editing and saving the image</font>

    1.) Click the Select icon on the toolbar to the left of the screen (the dashed rectangle).

    2.) Click on the image and drag the rectangle border to select the area you want.

    3.) Press Ctrl+X to cut the image.

    4.) Click File --&gt; New, do not save the old image when prompted

    5.) Press Ctrl+V to paste your selection in the new paint window

    6.) Crop out any excess white space by dragging the resize handles at the corners/edges of the image to the desired area


    7.) Save your image as a jpg file (most compressed, while retaining highest amount of color information) by clicking File --&gt; Save As, and then choosing JPEG in the Save as Type drop down box at the bottom

    8.) Once you are done, you will need to place your image on the web to use it in posts. Some people use Photobucket (www.photobucket.com), which offers a free image hosting account with limited storage space. To embed an Internet hosted image in your post, in the compose post window, simply enclose the address of the image you want to use in the forum UBB image code tags as follows: [​IMG]

    MS Paint does the job, but I recommend this utility: Paint.net (available from www.getpaint.net). It is an Open Source graphics editor, that is available at no cost. It has the simple interface of MS Paint, with some enhanced capabilities such as image layers, a few artistic effects, and it handles compression and file format conversions better than MS Paint. It is useful for both screenie editing, and making forum sigs.


    Dor posted this some time ago.

    Putting a refresher post up tonight, as I am interested in doing some real-time event-planning with a few folks, and I don't have the patience for ICQ or emails :p

    In an effort to provide another medium of conversation for players of Siege Perilous, the Siege community has an IRC channel available for use. This channel, #siege-perilous, is on the Stratics IRC Network and is dedicated to the use of players of Siege. Note: Stratics IRC is not the same critter as UO Stratics

    If you don't already have an IRC client you can either use the Stratics Java IRC client which can be found at http://irc.stratics.com or any other software client, such as mIRC http://www.mirc.com or Trillian http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/trillian/index.html. Personally, I recommend the mIRC client, as it is free and extremely reliable. (You do not have to register it if you have no funds, even though it's listed as shareware) You don't have to exit any other programs to run it, it does not have ads, it's not a resource hog like ICQ, and I have never noticed it affecting any other program's performance. (I always run it while in UO)

    The settings you need to connect to the Stratics server are :
    server name: irc.stratics.com
    port: 6668
    channel: #siege-perilous

    For further information on how to connect please see: http://chat.stratics.com/

    These directions will walk you through step by step. You may want to print this out for further reference as you are going through the download process. With that said...here are your directions...

    * Go to mirc.com
    * Click on "download and try mirc 6.02" (this tutorial is dated: newer versions exist)
    * Click on any download site closest to where you are
    * Click "save" and let it download
    * Open where you put the file, double click the icon
    * Click "next" then "yes", then "install"
    * Your choice, either read the info or click "Launch" then "finish"
    * Read thru the introduction if you need to get familiar with mIRC
    * Click the x
    * There are several boxes in front of you... you want the second box. It should say (I'm assuming its the same for everyone) Random US Dal network. Even if it doesnt, doesn't matter, thats the box you're changing right now anyway.
    * Click "add" then type in the description bar irc.frws.com . (The irc.frws.com server seems to be the most stable) Type it again in the IRC server box. * Click "add"
    * Now fill in your name (I have my nickname there, not my real name) So if your character name is Harriet, type in Harriet, etc. Your email address is NOT visable to ANYONE so don't worry, type it in.
    * Where it says Nickname type your character name, and then for alternate, if you choose, you can put something else in there or just leave blank.
    * Click "ok"
    * Click the 3rd box over from the left...it has a # and a + on it. (thats the list of all the rooms on that server)
    * Type in #siege-perilous on top box and in description then click "add" then "join" (or simply type /join #siege-perilous in the bottom bar on the screen)
    * Guess what, YOU'RE IN THE ROOM!! Welcome!!
    * To register your name so no one else can use it on the stratics network, in the bottom bar where your curser is, type this: /ns register YOURNICKNAMEHERE &lt;yourpasswordhere&gt;
    For example: /ns register Harriet soopersekritpassword

    Edited by Dor of Sonoma (01/14/08 08:06 PM)

    With the international community we have I thought we might find it useful to have this handy


    Present NEW helpers are listed below:

    Shalimar (Elaine 9-626-593) best for Euro/UK timezones
    Obeta (Obeta 79-122-040) best for US timezones
    Marissa (Bruin 4-842-047) best for US timezones
    Natalia (Hoffs 193-165-018) best for Euro/UK timezones
    Red Rose (Freja 7869331) best for Euro timezones

    If you are new to Siege, want to join NEW and don't have icq, don't worry. Just ask anyone you meet and they should be able to contact one of us for you, most Siege players know of us.
    You are likely to meet someone in Luna faster than anywhere else, so go there and ask someone to get in touch with NEW for you if you want to join.
  4. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Amendments to RoT Publish 55, September 2008

    • [SIZE=-1]
    • Skill points for skills less than 70 points will gain as normal shards.
    • Skill points for skills between 70 and 79.9 points will gain a maximum of 5 points per day with a minimum of 5 minutes between points gained. (250 minutes min to gain 5.0 skill)
    • Skill points for skills between 80 and 89.9 will gain at a maximum of 4.0 points per day with a minimum of 8 minutes between points gained. (320 minutes min to gain 4.0 skill)
    • Skill points for skills between 90 and 99.9 will gain at a maximum of 3.0 points per day with a minimum of 12 minutes between points gained. (360 minutes min to gain 3.0 skill points)
    • Skill points for skills between 100 and 109.9 will gain at a maximum of 3.0 skill points per day with a minimum of 15 minutes between points gained. (450 minutes min to gain 3.0 skill points)
    • Skill points for skills between 110 and 120 will gain at a maximum of 2.0 skill points per day with a minimum of 15 minutes between points gained. (300 minutes min to gain 2.0 skill points)
    • Players will be allowed to gain 15 stat points a day.[/SIZE]
  5. Scuzzlebutt

    Scuzzlebutt Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 9, 2007
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    Was this supposed to lose its sticky?
  6. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Jan 5, 2001
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    yes, updated and replaced - with acknowledgement to the original author of course.
  7. Scuzzlebutt

    Scuzzlebutt Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 9, 2007
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    I like seeing Sloanies name at the top of the page though.:sad4:
  8. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Alumni Dread Lord

    May 12, 2008
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    I miss her alot too...
  9. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

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    I know, if there had been a way to update the actual post I would have done that, but there isn't :(
  10. Memnoch

    Memnoch Journeyman
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    May 29, 2008
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    I miss having the guild tag, "I own sloan" :stir:
  11. Scuzzlebutt

    Scuzzlebutt Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 9, 2007
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    I just kicked turtle duck in the berries for that comment. :fight: