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Some questions from a new player

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by JackRabbit Slim, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Hi Everyone,
    I just started playing two days ago. I have never played any of the earlier iterations of UO either, but I am really enjoying the freedom of the game so far.

    that being said, I've been going through the help guide and looking around forums and stuff trying my best to figure things out for myself, and I think I have most the basics down.

    I am wondering what some of the abbreviations you all use mean though. I've decided I want to go the necromage route and like the looks of the 6x 120 template. While looking around I keep seeing dci, lrc, lmc and so on. Would one of you be so kind as to tell me what these abbreviations mean, and any others that would be useful for me to know?

    Also, as I understand it, its only possible to get necro spells by defeating magic using monsters right?

    And finally, if I am not physically attacking anything, how do I raise my strength and consequently my HP?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    Welcome to UO.

    DCI = Defense Chance Increase
    LRC = Lower Reagent Cost
    LMC = Lower Mana Cost
    MR = Mana Regeneration

    Necro scrolls can be made by a scribe too. I'm sure if you post your shard one of the forum regulars probably plays there and would more than happy to just give you a full book.

    Work the Arms Lore skill to gain STR. It works best if you see-saw it by having your skill cap reached and just using 10 points to raise arms lore, then raise a different skill and lower it. Going back and forth until you reach the desired level.
  3. Hey, Thanks for the reply. I had not even come across the Arms Lore skill yet, I'll check it out next time I log in.

    I play on the Atlantic Shard if anyone can help me out with necro spells. Haha, probably beats killing a bunch of imps.
  4. Zodiac19

    Zodiac19 Guest

    This link has a list of what skills will boost the different stats.


    Now if you want a skill to rasie the secondary stat I.E. magery will raise INT first and STR second just lock your INT and magery will raise STR.
  5. OOOhhhhh, great! thanks very much zodiac!
  6. Xel The Wanderer

    Xel The Wanderer Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 25, 2004
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    Welcome to UO! There are quite a few abbreviations and properties on weapons, armor, spellbooks, etc. Here's a link to the Item Properties that you'll be seeing. This is from the Stratics website, and it's a good bookmark to have. Take care, and good hunting out there! :thumbup:
  7. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 11, 2008
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    The necromany also offers a full necromany spellbook if you complete his apprenticeship quest. Basically you need to raise necromany to 50. But he won't offer you the quest if you already have 50 or more necromancy.

    In this case, just create a new character with 49 necro, complete the quest to get the book, then pass it to your other character.

    You might want to check out the stickied UO Tips in UHall, specifically powergaming a newbie section :D

    To pass items between your chracters,

    1) get a house
    2) ask a friend to hold it for you temporarily while you switch characters
    3) find a secluded inn and put the stuff in a bag and quickly logout/relogin with your main character and grab the bag

    Listed in order of safest way to least safe way.
  8. Murderotica

    Murderotica Guest

    hey jack im also on atl. my icq is 393434183. im going to be on tonight around 8ish eastern time. if you need any help with anything ill be more than happy to lend a hand. i have an extra house available if you need it also. its a house right beside yew cemetery. oh i also have a aim. it is aznaftamaf. sorry for the bad grammer just woke up and now drinking some cafe!
  9. Pindershot

    Pindershot Guest

    Welcome to UO! I'm just getting back into the game myself after a year-long break.

    As you noted, this game offers a lot of freedom. It is by far the best virtual sandbox in the world.

    It's also eleven years old, so there is a lot to learn.

    It sounds like you have your template picked out, and that's a good thing. My advice is to have fun along the way getting to 6x120. This game has a lot of charm, so don't race through it the first time.

    Also, try crafting! When I first got into the game I thought I would never mine/smith/tailor, but now those can be soothing alternatives to fighting. Mining and smithing can be a great way to get money early in the game.

    Have fun!

    PS - once you start you can never go back....
  10. Thanks for all the replies guys. I am having a blast so far. One more question though, what is ICQ? Is this an in game messaging system? If so, where do I get it?
  11. Pindershot

    Pindershot Guest

    ICQ is one of, if not the, oldest instant messenger clients. Its name comes from "I seek you." When uo first started, ICQ was the only IM system going and most uo folks still use it.

    You can download it for free from ICQ.com
  12. Chaosy

    Chaosy Guest

    Alternatively you can use AIM or Trillian as they both connect to ICQ.