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So then, who killed Deceit?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Azureal, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Azureal

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    Unless Im confused, there seems to a little bit of spawn missing from Deceit level 3 in Felucca.

    Umm...

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    So I paged a GM, got the usual canned response, about not knowing anything. Man I wish I had their job, you get paid, and can be as dumb as a bucket of hammers.

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    If anyone feels like taking a quick jump down to Deceit level 3 for me, check if youve got any spawn.
     
  2. Anne

    Anne Journeyman
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    Doesn't the champ need to be activated before spawn appears?
     
  3. Azureal

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    So...Ive been enlightened. As a player you gotta kick start the spawn. Most times Ive been down there its always been packed with mobs. Heh.

    I guess the funniest thing is the GM response. Oh well.
     
  4. Revvo

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    It's been that way for what 4-5 years now? Probably not the GM who is:-

     
  5. I suppose then, that YOUR "investigation" has concluded ?

    Found a nail ?
     
  6. Uriah Heep

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    To no one in particular rolleyes:

    You guys need to give Azureal a break. Not everyone does champs, not everyone knows where the altars are.

    Had a GM taken the time to set down his coffee cup, click the mouse button for " Go To Player" and taken a look, done even a cursory "investigation" on his own, and had actually ever played the game he is charged with supporting, the "Gamemaster" would have recognized this for what it is.

    (one can hope anyway)

    But, its easier to give that canned message, one click and done...I'm sure it's pre-programmed and selectable from a menu.

    My own `Investigation' finds that it is sad a player has to come to UHall and basically be called 'stooopid' because it is the ?best? place to get such information, since NO GAME STAFF SEEMS TO HAVE ANY IDEA.

    Anyways, Az, luck to ya, I would have been wondering myself had I been there.:)
     
  7. *ahem*8. Will not force shopkeepers to respawn inventory, or force monsters/other resources to respawn.

    annnnnnd the learning keeps on being available ...

    Btw ... your the only one actually "saying" stoopid ... Azureal DID catch a break, some slack, bene of the doubt ... Question (re spawn) WAS quickly answered, tested, and worked ... ie. figured out and applied (spawn started)

    [​IMG] GMs need not have been involved in "the discussion" ...

    oh .... I hear ya .... but but but but but ...{smirk}
    Q: I have a general game play question, such as “how do I do this or that”. Will a Game Master help me in-game?
    A: Game Masters do not generally answer “How to” or general game play questions. Exploration of the game, community and the sense of discovery are considered very important elements of Ultima Online. Accomplishment and challenge are just as important and rewarding as Artifacts and Gold and we encourage all our players to seek out other players either in or out of the game to help them. You can also try searching our knowledge base, reviewing the UO Play Guide at www.uo.com or use the Contact Us option at http://support.ea.com.


    Which goes to the "tone and intent" of the original question ... easy enough to figure out, how "better" to have phrased the inquiry ... A simple "where the spawn" (when accompanied by those pictures) ... likely would have received "more polite" answers ... to the SAME effect (need to start the spawn) ... but ...

    Not the case at hand ... is it ? No "simple" one part question ... had to ALSO address the "wrapper" that it came in ... ie. the GM aspect.
    And, again ... for the hall ...the op got off rather lightly ...

    I mean ...
    Well, no real point in further explanation ... you either get it or you won't ever ...

    OOooOooo! stranger sighting ... gotta go ...
     
  8. Mulch

    Mulch Guest

    Never seen that any Ilshenar Champion Spawn ever needed a kickstart and never heard of it so either link that you need to kickstart a cham spawn or it is just a rumour.
     
  9. Anne

    Anne Journeyman
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    Correct that Ilsh champs and the Tok champs don't have to be started.

    The Fel champs do though, using your valor gump (must be knight of valor to do it) and clicking on the skull on the alter.
     
  10. Uriah Heep

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    I guess i am stoopid, because when I read this:
    I musta misunderstood, yet agin. :p

    Soooo, we have a stuck option for if your char cant move, a fine KB for any of our information needs, and now we know, that if the spawn has disappeared from a dungeon region for some reason (even a reason we dont know) we can find those answers in UHall.

    Pray tell, WTF does a GM do then? When something falls thru your floor and you can't retrieve it, even with object handles, they damn sure dont show up in a timely manner to assist. They obviously don't chase down scripters, you can page and page and the same guy keeps right on working day in and day out. If ya have a char that is bugged, and cannot see in a dungeon, nightsight potions, nightsight armor, nightsight cast, no nightsight period, the GM says he cannot do anything about it...

    I want THAT job, gotta be easier than what I am doing now!

    I will say, whether it was his job or not to answer the question in a simple page, just taking the time to answer the question anyway, would have been a civil, efficient, Customer Servicely (new word there :0) thing to do.

    Anyway, I'm outta here, yall can:talktothehand:
     
  11. Sheridan

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    My investigation shows that it was Azureal who came here arrogantly assuming the GM was in the wrong instead of simply asking a question.
    From the UO Stratics info page on the Valor Virtue:

     
  12. Uriah Heep

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    That's Exactly right Sheridan.

    IF YOU KNEW THAT YOU HAD TO HAVE VALOR TO START THE SPAWN!!!

    Otherwise, a poor dummy like me, would have no idea he needed to click a virtue link. The whole story is, no one was looking for a spawn, the question was asked, where is the dungeon spawn...as I read it.
     
  13. Mulch

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    On a new shard, how are spawns the started when no one has valor and no one can start them?
     
  14. Uriah Heep

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    Ummm, oh nm LOL
     
  15. Sheridan

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    At server up each day, many spawns are automagically initiated.
     
  16. Dol'Gorath

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    No. Spawns trigger automatically every once in a while, not just server up. When spawns came out that was the only way they worked, then the current Valor function was added to make it faster to get spawns going.
     
  17. chad

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    Only two are auto started. One in a dungeon and one in t2a. the rest are popped via valor
     
  18. Beerman72

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    The guy was confused...admitted to it...and moved on. Calling someone arrogant for making a mistake shows arrogance on your part, not theirs. Investigation? OMG LOL IRL!
     
  19. Beerman72

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    Yeah...its called a character with valor no? :gee:
     
  20. Vyrquenox

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    ah the famous 'go jump off a cliff, you tell them, we ain't talking to you anymore or at all or even have talked to you about it.' nobody ever read it bud. what that all really means is 'this help request was auto-deleted and a computer program wants you to be HAPPY have a nice day, you fix it yourself, nobody would ever even tell you IF we gave a rat's *** about it. Buck successfully passed.'

    someone proove me wrong.
     
  21. :cool: Misunderstood is more likely at the moment ... "dumb as a bucket of hammers" can also mean .... in terms of the topic re: lack of information.
    mute ... unspoken ... didn't say anything usefull ... much like a bag/sack/bucket/drawer full of hammers ... no knowlege obtained via interogation ...
    (less condescendingly "personal" taken that way)

    And ... though the " immediacy " of the query ... seems to be disjunct in its presentation and received response ... further analysis shows that the "system" actually worked as designed ...

    Wasn't actually a "game stopping issue" .... now was it ?
    It was a "simple lack of knowlege" on the players part ... yes ?
    Game Masters do not generally answer “How to” or general game play questions.:cool:
    (which technically does NOT mean they won't) ... just NOT a general requirement that they should have must will or can't ... contrary to the usual portrayal in the hall.


    That he actually managed to find stratics to "ask" ... now we're getting somewheres ... got 'is answer ... to both questions ... saved you having to ask it (I would have been wondering myself had I been there.) ... might even have informed some silent others (lurkers) !!! beauty !!!

    A game being learned by players ...
    go figure ... novel concept ... least wise for the hall

    :cool:
    btb ... OP DID make note of his new found knowlege ... shared it in other threads ... quite decent and enlightened of him.
    go figure ... novel concept ... least wise for the hall.

    :cool: want I should walk you thru on how and where to APPLY ?? [​IMG]

    .
     
  22. Redxpanda

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    I guess i have been spoiled all these months. I have done many deceit spawns and i have never seen it look like that. I thought there was some inital spawn or something down there.
     
  23. Azureal

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    This has been my only experience in Deceit (Felucca) as well. Id pop down to level 3, and been confronted with several hundred wraiths, spectres etc etc.

    A friend saw my post last night, quickly ICQ'd me, told me where I had gone wrong, and thats when I posted a second time. I went to bed not long after that, considering myself to be quite foolish.

    I wasnt/am still not going to delete my post, I wont hide when Ive made a mistake. Take it on the chin and all that.

    It was my fault. I was rash, and jumped to a conclusion that something must be wrong.

    I do however stand by my comments made about the GM who sent me the canned response. The fact that the response sent me to referred me to Quality Assurance and included an email to file a bug report, and not a Game Guide was and still is somewhat disappointing. Any GM worth their prestigious title might have taken an extra 30 seconds to teleport to me, notice where I was, and slip me a little note detailing what I had to do.

    Who knows, maybe Id have been posting screenshots of of my corpse getting violated by 200 lich lords.
     
  24. Two final points
    1. There could have been an actual problem, there, that shard, at that time ... and depending on whether or not you actually bothered TO fill out the report, as requested ... it may still be there ... catch the drift ? As a matter of course, " I generally " check the KB, and provide a link thereto ...

    Not this time, time for alllll the other "common knowlege wizards" to display (prove) how readily and easily availible, that particular bit of info ... IS ... (about using valor to start/bump a champion spawn) ... I submit that : IT AIN'T (easy) to actually find out that particular bit of info ... via the KB ... The Games KB, the one listed under support

    2. Now, IF indeed your post and page were on/about 14:38:03 gmt 22 june ...
    well, 'nother "project"
    currently (approx, slow data retrival)
    Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    Monday, 23 June 2008
    08:15:19 (a.m.)

    Is WHAT ... for Perth, Aus and EastCoast, USA ?

    Just saying ... another lil "tidbit" that likely has some bearing ...

    No shave for this thread.