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Skree

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by It Lives, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. It Lives

    It Lives Lore Master
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    I noticed the update on the sa site and saw that the scree will have a fetching ability?

    Any speculation on what the bonded pet would be fetching?

    Or is this old news I just missed?

    It also States that the fairy dragon is tamable?
     
  2. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    At the risk of being perceived as attacking someone, ending up on their ignore list .... or worse ....

    No clue on either. I spent a lot of time training the a Skree I had and it never seemed to want to fetch anything that was laying around. And a number of folks suggested it was not worth 4 slots. Perhaps they listened.

    I remember someone saying the Fairy Dragons were not tamable when Open Beta began and how unfortunate that was. Perhaps they listened.

    There has been no intentional attack performed in this reply. If anything has offended anyone one, then it certainly was not my intent.
     
  3. Kri

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    I seem to remember there used to be a fetch command that was removed because it was being exploited...


    Found an old article that mentions the old command "get" and how it worked. It also suggests a usage that is probably what got it removed in the first place. :p

    Taken from http://uo.stratics.com/content/guides/posess.shtml:
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
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    I think it wasn't the ore fetch trick. The fetch command was exploited by people who used their flying pets to fly inside other players' houses and steal things. Note that this was before you can lock stuff down.

    The ore fetch trick was a great help for my miner. They would fetch containers too. I would put all the ore that I have mined in a large crate, then told my horse to fetch. When I mined more, I'd tell him to drop, put more ore into the crate and tell it to fetch again.

    This was before packhorses and before there was a weight limit in containers. I had once used a summoned alligator to fetch 999 hides I bought from the tanner as well.
     
  5. EnigmaMaitreya

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    At the risk of being perceived as attacking someone, ending up on their ignore list .... or worse ....

    I do not think he was specificaly referencing the literal use of the quote.

    When UO was new, one could get ones pets to "Fetch" anything and drop it.

    The memory is a tad bit vague on this but I am 70% certain that the pet held the object not in its hands per se but in its treasure container. There was an objection to this as how could a Rat, Chicken, Rabbit etc. carry thousands of times their own weight. *Sigh* One just needs to love the good old tried and true "Reality" argument in a fantasy game.

    I am kind of surprised they have re-implemented this feature. Even though it is likely that it is for NON flying characters, it seems to me that the amount of time taken to think through and implement the code to prevent the old exploits may not have been worth the effort. BUT I also assume they know what they are doing and I am missing one or more .... things. Let alone waiting to see what is actually implemented in Production :)

    There has been no intentional attack performed in this reply. If anything has offended anyone one, then it certainly was not my intent.
     
  6. Harlequin

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    Ok, that's it! You are going on my ignore list!

    LOL J/K!



    Just wanted to clarify it wasn't simply the fetching of ore that got it canned :D

    If it's the stealing part, with locked down items nowadays, that exploit won't work anymore. And I doubt they would overlook the weight issue this time round :p So no worries.