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So I tried the EC for a week straight....

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Renyard Foxenwyle, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. four weeks ago and haven't logged back into the classic client for anything other than organizing the vendor I dropped in order to get rid of some rares I had laying about. There are a few little problems with the EC that annoy me (you can not pick that up!) and some of the graphics are ugly as sin, but it runs so much better on my laptop than the classic client does, and it's less prone to crashing (this is under windows 7 64 bit) than the CC also. What primarily makes me happy is the functionality of the macro system. I can do almost all of what I used to do with UOA back in the day without having to buy a third party program.

    Here's to hoping that we get new male paperdolls, decent art, and many bug fixes in the future. Hopefully EA/Mythic won't abandon this one like they did the Third Dawn and Kingdom Reborn clients.
     
  2. Storm

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    Glad you like it!! I tell everyone that wants to try it to give it at least 2 or 3 weeks of continual play and then decide if you like it or not!
     
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    I'm glad you like it. The macro system is a blessing in my book.

    I only use the Classic Client for two things now.

    1. Fishing. Due to UO Rudder.

    2. Mining. I still prefer the 'stack ore on ground' function of UOA because I don't lose any ore due to my backpack being too full and me to slow in the head to notice it right away :)

    I also enjoy boat mining so that takes us back to #1. UO Rudder.

    Everything else is EC all of the time.
     
  4. Martyna Zmuir

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    I only use the CC to write in books (since EC books are beyond borked) and to place things in containers so they are organized fo people using that client. (the EC legacy container still has placement issues)

    Other than that, EC all the way.
     
  5. Dermott of LS

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    Welcome to the Dark Sideā„¢.

    The above always seems to be the case when someone takes the time to try out the new client for themselves instead of simply saying "I don;t like it" in the first 3 minutes, shutting it off, then spouting completely made up claims about the client on the boards.

    It still has a ways to go (even IMO to get back to where KR was in many areas), but it's pretty solid as it is right now.

    Let's see...

    Metalstorm:

    1. Fishing: I haven't used EC for fishing yet because of the loss of the Atlas functions that KR had (notably the customizeable pins and ingame particle effects) that made plotting SOSs very nice and easy.

    2. Mining: I LOVE the EC for mining... especially with a fire beetle and my mine-and-smelt-all-in-one macro (no going overweight and losing digs unless you're carrying a few thousand ingots)

    And as an aside... I've never understood boat mining... I've always failed to see what made it so popular, unless there are veins that have about 10x the amount of ore as land veins which makes no sense to me. Seems like it would be a LOT slower of a process having to move the boat around all the time.
     
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    Dermott of LS,

    I can't really explain boat mining except that before random ore placement there were some really good veins along the long stretch of rock above Minoc.

    You needed a boat to get it and could spend many hours without too much worry over the occasional pirate that might come along. (this was on Fel).

    I totally forgot that I have a fire beetle! A really nice & generous tamer tamed me one when my fledgling tamer (legendary now) was too weak willed to handle the chore himself.

    It's time to setup a hotbar with ore linked to the beetle :)
     
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    Where can I find this mine-and-smelt-all-in-one macro?
     
  8. Dermott of LS

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    You create one.

    I can post the exact coding if you want, you'd just have to copy and paste it into the character XML file that would be using it (and probably reset the stored target to your fire beetle).

    Basically, it uses all 4 types of shovels/picks (sturdy (x2) and garg picks (both directions) 3 times (with a small delay inbetween to make them work correctly), then attempts to smelt every ore size and color with the firebeetle as the stored target.
     
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    example with shovels/picks and 2 type of ore 2 colors will help.
     
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    You can switch back to classic bags in the EC by going to User Settings > Legacy for the odd time you need to sort vendors etc; best of all it only applies to bags as they are opened, so you can transfer from an EC backpack/bag into a Classic Vendor Bag.
     
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    One main thing that's keeping me from using the EC is that I can't manage to create a macro that will:

    1. Dismount
    2. Command pet, "all kill"

    Every time I try to make this macro, my character successfully dismounts and says "All Kill," but I do not have a target cursor to target an enemy.
     
  12. That is a known bug that is being looked at, and got a Developer response to the complaint. The Dismount command script stops all other commands from running.
     
  13. Better yet, set up a macro command script to switch between CC bags and EC grid view:

    script SystemData.Settings.Interface.LegacyContainers = not SystemData.Settings.Interface.LegacyContainers
    script UserSettingsChanged()
     
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    Gotcha.