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So are Garg Pick Axes broken now .... ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Snakeman, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Snakeman

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    Over 350 digs with 3 garg pockaxes & not one Elemental...... Did you guys break that too :( trying to fix something else? And don't say bad RNG, always on every Garg pick I have had for yr's I have also dug up 2 Elementals to every pick.
     
  2. R Traveler

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    Do you set it to dig granite?
     
  3. G.v.P

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    I've used a garg pick and broke it before getting any elementals. Three picks seems odd though.
     
  4. Snakeman

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    Same as I have for the last 10 yrs, always Only ore once Granite was added to mining a few yrs ago.
     
  5. Mark Trail

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    Not Broken

    (Monday morning) I tried out a garg pick in Royal City and got an elemental after about 40-50 digs. I was mining ore only. No change from years ago.
     
  6. Tanivar

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    I've seen it vary wildly. I've gotten no eles with several picks and gotten two in rapid succession a couple of times. I have a 15 dig UOA mining macro and have had an ele appear with a second appearing before I get the macro stopped.

    You can wind up a lonely soul or a very popular one. The RNG has it's moods. :)
     
  7. Basara

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    Tanivar is right on the fickleness of the RNG...

    I'm probably the most famous Gargoyle Pickaxe miner out there (having advocated it for years as a way to have fun while mining, even mining in Ilshenar specifically looking for Paragon ore eles).

    I've had 3-4 garg pick stretches with no elementals - but I've also had 5 shadow eles spawn in 9 swings* with one pickaxe. You really can't judge what any given GPA will do, based on previous experience with others.

    If only Draconi's plans to normalize the RNG had been implemented.

    * (and I never stopped digging, even though the only macro I use for mining is my generic last item/last target key I've set up on all my characters - 120 weapon skill and an earth ele slayer was dropping them in 2 swings, before the recent boost to slayers).
     
  8. sablestorm

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    The streakiness of the RNG is why you get paragon hour when you go stretches where you feel like you're in a paragon convention!