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Small annoying things that need to be addressed!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Coragin, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Coragin

    Coragin Guest

    Okay as I have been messing around with different things the last few days, I have compiled a list of really annoying things.

    1. *Rummages through a corpse and takes an item*

    Ratmen do this, Terathians, Opidians, Skeletal Knights, ect.

    What they take NEEDS to be addressed! I dont know if it goes off the RNG or not, but it is really annoying for a Lich Lord to take your bandages! Or a skeletal knight to choose the one backpack out of 5 that has your regs EVERY TIME! Seriously EA, what does a skeletal knight need with a bag of regs when they dont cast???? Why would they completely ignore the huge pile of gold and bag full of armor and weapons and choose bandages and or regs??? It makes no sense except that you guys made it that way to annoy the doodoo out of us! Seriously, make it more random or make sense. I am sure a troll or orc would rather have armor weapons or gold over a stack of bandages!

    2. Humanoid monsters NOT using words of power for casting spells! I can understand dragon types, undead types ect. But human mages? They should be bound to use words of power when casting and bound to the same casting restrictions, not insta cast! Cheating mobs I tell ya!

    3. Monsters casting spells that make no sense to cast other than to annoy the player! Poison comes to mind here. I am sure if a monster has the smarts to cast a spell and cannot cast poison to do any damage, they should be smart enough to be more effective in their spell casting! Poison doing 1 dmg a tick is stupid and I would not be casting this on a monster Im trying to kill over and over. Also, mana leeching over and over. If you are surrounded by monsters that are casters, they are all chain mana leeching! Its annoying especially for a wraith bush dexxer, next hit your gaining back your mana anyways!

    4. Some monsters should be smart enough to not attack. Like the imp who is smart enough to cast spells that just watched me kill a paragon balron should be thinking, "WOAH! Im not gonna mess with him!" Granted there are some monsters that are just dumb and will do this, but a lot of them should be smart enough to see if they will be squished into goo! If I am a newbie char with 200 skill Im not gonna go attack a dragon because hes there!

    5. How the hell do other undead know to attack me in wraith form and not the wraith next to me? Come on, make it make sense, if undead are gonna attack me as a wraith, they should be attacking other wraiths as well!

    6. Monsters that cause you to lose target! Effectively making it so you have to constantly keep double clicking them or their health bar to fight them. Mephitis, Dryads, Changlings, Travesty come to mind here, among others.

    7. Changling mimic your abilities, I get this! But shouldnt they have to mimic your skill LEVEL too? I have 40 necromancy, but yet a changling mimics me and is suddenly casting wither over and over? Dont they need the regs to cast this spell too? Or tithing for chiv spells? Or are they mimicing 100% LRC and magically tithing gold to a shrine and pulling a spellbook out of their butts?

    8. Player macros! Please FORCE the use of CTRL or ALT on player made macros! It is so annoying to talk to someone only to see 10,000 different words of power flying by their head! Or get rid of words of power completely. Although I prefer the forcing of the use of alt or ctrl with your player made macros. It is sooo annoying, sooo sooo annoying.

    Thats my morning list of annoying things.
     
  2. Uh....cut down on the coffee intake?

    :popcorn:
     
  3. Coragin

    Coragin Guest

    6th cup and insomnia. I honestly dont know whats causing it.

    Yea all that stuff is annoying, but more of a joke than anything else. :) Feel free to add your own.
     
  4. BartofCats

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    While I agree with most of what you have to say there... I totally disagree with #8 completely. EA shouldn't have to make it where you need to push 2 buttons to do a simple macro. It should be the player smart enough to use other keys instead of the letters. My opinion of course but hey!! Such is life get used to it.
     
  5. Coragin

    Coragin Guest

    I see your point and possibly ctrl or alt ONLY if it is placed on a letter key? :)
     
  6. deraiky

    deraiky Guest

    1.) They always take the heaviest item.. split your regs, bandies or whatever... then they wont take everything.. else don't die, cmon its not hard lol

    2-5) lol

    6.) There are macros that can be made....

    7.) lol (the necro thing is indeed strange though)

    8.) big lol (As i can see, youve never played mage pvp :))
     
  7. Chad Sexington

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    Yeah, they always take the heaviest item. Bring something heavier, split up your piles, and stop carrying everything in bags.
     
  8. You must wait to perform another action....
     
  9. deraiky

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    The things I hate most :

    Rune books having to recharge
    Your spirit laks the cohension (entering gates)

    ....
     
  10. Coragin

    Coragin Guest

    If they always take the heaviest item, why dont they take the pile of gold or the bag of gear I looted? Its always heavier, I only carry pig iron and like 10-15 nox crystal. And its not like Im carrying 1000 pig iron, were talking like 100-150. I know my gold pile weighs at least that.

    Wait to perform another action? I didnt perform an action!

    And yes runebooks and gates too.
     
  11. Coragin

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    And what is up with all the freakin boots, shoes and sandals you get while fishing??? Was there a fleet of ships carrying a shipment of footware that got sank or something?
     
  12. i'm pretty sure reagents and bandages are prioritized by the AI for looting, for good reason. it's purposefully annoying.

    i know in bedlam, that evil mage in there can completely dry loot players, don't know how many times i've killed him and recovered someone's looted artifacts.
     
  13. Green Mouser

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    *Annoying* If you have your Imbue screen up and recall, you wont be able to pull it up again without relogging.

    *Absolutely Annoying* No radar on log in.

    *Recently Ignoring* Failing to continue Stealth. (110 Stealth/100 Hide, no metal armor, not being revealed).
     
  14. Snakeman

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    "That target Can not Be Seen" - 2 Tiles away & wide open! :rant2:

    Spells that never go off, you use mana & reg's.! Noticing many spots in new lands, swoop up top in the sandy area & Tok Serado spawn, that ones a famous area where it happens a lot. Numerous guildies have also mentioned it, so it's not just one person. :confused:

    Casting arch cure on your self with "target self" macro & "Target can't be seen" yet stand in the same spot & cast greater heal & it has no problem in seeing you ? :lol:

    This one just goes against all mage casting principles:
    The numerous spells that can go off at one time or within a couple of seconds from 1 mage type monster. Love the Dbl flame strike with an explosion mixed in the middle. All in a heartbeat :thumbup:

    The reg statuette, they should spawn continuously. Not have to pull reg's out each day so more spawn. Very annoying.

    but we all grin & bear it :party:
     
  15. MalagAste

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    I'll tell you what is EXTREMELY annoying...

    "I wish to lock this down"..... Nothing happens.... "I wish to lock this down".... nothing happens.... Hum? Having to run out and Honor something and kill it everytime I want to lock something down... Seriously starting to irritate the heck out of me. Using honor should not keep me from using my housing commands.

    Your spirit lacks cohesion... very annoying.

    Autokilling a Mongbat when recalling home to switch characters making you have to wait 5 min.

    Going to fel for a min then having Trammel turn to fel the rest of the day on and off and on and off and on and off... very annoying.

    Wanting to place a house or boat and having to move your game play window up to the upper left hand side of your screen because while you can move the window anywhere you want if you do your SOL when it comes to placing things because they window is only calibrated properly up in the most useless area of the screen where it makes the black area's far smaller and less useful...

    Knowing that even though you moved your play screen back up there the calibration of the game is still off by about a tile or so so precise placement is a challenge.

    Seeing scripters and scammers able to continue to cheat without any recourse from EA...

    Finding that if you get hacked the hacker always wins, because EA/UO does next to nothing against them, so the victim is on their own.

    Knowing that there is yet another new quest that is once again geared so that a few always get the reward and those who don't get time to play all day don't get squat. So the cheater who sits there stealthed in Tram where you can't do anything about them always gets the reward. Interesting how you can't hand another player something while stealthed yet they can hand things to an npc stealthed isn't it?
     
  16. Black Sun

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    Here's an annoying PITA I just found out about since trick or treating started.

    Using the new targeting system, a macro set to target nearest mobile, standing directly on top of the intended target.

    Hit the macro and it targets the NPC standing directly above you on the 2nd floor. I'm pretty sure the guy who's lap I'm sitting in is closer than the guy upstairs.
     
  17. Xalan Dementia

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    I wish theyd change the monsters looting you to how it was with the npc thieves during the shadow war. were the townsfolk would walk up and steal somethin and run away, but if you killed them, your item returned to pack. would be so much easier than sifting thru a pile of bodies at a champ just to have the body of the looter disappear before gettin your items back.
    Another annoyance is the way text overlaps now since SA. i know its for to keep the text from goin real high over a flying gargy head but its still annoying.
     
  18. Black Sun

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    Oh how I wish they would fix that. If you can't see a gargoyles text while he's flying, kindly ask him to land while he speaks with you, or walk 2 tiles north west on your screen so you can see the text. Don't $%&@ up the way text displays!!
    :cursing::grrr::cursing::grrr::cursing::grrr:
     
  19. Maybe they aren't interested in the wealth...maybe they're interested in disarming you. I know if somebody came in trying to hit me with a sword I'd take the sword... That's just me though. Maybe you'd take the gold? Maybe they should take both!
     
  20. Kiminality

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    I think I read that, if you use an unravel bag (even with nothing in it), it "unsticks" the imbue gump.
     
  21. Jhym

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    Well, obviously, if you're giving him lap dances he ain't "mobile" anymore.

    jeez :)
     
  22. Jhym

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    1 -- yeah they target "useful" things first, then heaviest, then just money. Actually it's good to keep some regs at the top level of your pack, they seem to like to pick those up, though I try not to get killed very often.

    2 -- I actually think all creatures should use words of power while casting. If orcs, lizards and wisps can mumble crap at me, they can belt out Kal Vas Flam just as easily.

    3 -- that's just laziness on the part of the AI programmers. Plus I seem to recall when they first put out the mage combat AIs people screamed that they had NO chance against them, so they toned it all down a lot. Let's face it, no FCR, FC2, LRC100 mages can whoop your bottom if they know what they're doing.

    4 -- yup, AI laziness again. However, then you get people whining that they have to always initiate combat and why don't the monsters attack you like they used to and blah blah blah blah blah.

    5 -- ... because they cheat? Because you are a wraith wearing pink underwear? Because you keep taking all their money?

    6 -- *shrug* retarget with the mouse or use macros for targetting

    7 -- I think they went the easy route on coding them, otherwise they'd have to code what to do if you are a GM beggar with no fighting skills. "Please good player, give me a weapon and some money so I can learn how to beat your ass?"

    8 -- Some people like setting up their keyboards that way, just ignore it.

    :popcorn:
     
  23. Theo_GL

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    Add to the list for me..

    Ever since SA pub in the 2d client if you have your map open - it will not be open next time you log in. It doesn't remember you had it open. Annoying.

    If you craft with materials in a bag,the items are created in the bag. Brilliant! However, if you buy items from a NPC with gold in a bag - items always go in your top pack. Not fun when buying 20 runes etc.
     
  24. MalagAste

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    You are soooo right .... very annoying. I think you should be able to mark quest items from a bag in your backpack too... why it's got to be in the top pack I'll never know.... laziness if you ask me.
     
  25. Potgut

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    The most annoying this for me is that nearly everytime I die and then get my corpse back, the item that I have personally blessed, which is often jewlery, will randomally appear somewhere in the bag randomally under anything... so sometimes it takes several minutes looking for it after lifting everysingle item, runebook, spellbook, items stacked on top of each other... argh!
     
  26. Kaleb

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    They all use ventrilo. Why else do you think they can sync their spells. :thumbup:
     
  27. JC the Builder

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    Actually they are interested in wealth. They loot the highest valued item based on NPC pricing. If you have gold then it is always gold. Then bandages. If you drop a sword worth 100 million, it only appears as 5 gold or whatever the NPC pays for it. Bandages are worth 2 gold a piece. If you have 500, then it appears worth 1,000 gold.

    The system works perfectly once you understand this.
     
  28. Xanthril of LA

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    That is the most annoying thing. I also hate reopening the map everytime. Recently, I've been redoing some runebooks. It would be great if there was a way to say remove all runes instead of one at a time. It would be even better if it let you do that in a bag so it all stays in one place.
     
  29. Tom_Builder

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    I agree with both of these, they are the top 2 things that I hate most.