1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

[Fishing] SOS and Luck

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Varingian, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Varingian

    Varingian Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran The Squirrel Empire

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    352
    In the last few days I have fished up about 150 SoS. I am getting some very strange results in regards to effects of luck. With 2300 Luck I was getting some very low quality loot and ZERO artifacts. Out of frustration and curiosity I ditched the luck suit and started fishing them up with ZERO luck. With Zero luck almost every 30k chest has at minimum a lesser artifact and sometimes as many as 3. So what gives?

    Curious if any one else has experienced this and hoping that some of my fellow mariners will gear up and run some tests of their own.
     
  2. Gem

    Gem Lore Keeper
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    203
    That's really odd--luck is supposed to help, not hurt. Can anyone else comment on recent results?
     
  3. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Stratics Legend PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    I just made a luck suit for my treasure hunter and I could tell the difference with the luck suit on. I had much better loot in the chest so I would imagine it would be the same with fishing up the SOS.I will do some testing this weekend with my Fisherman and let you know how it came out. His suit is 1500 luck and sometimes I wonder if the middle of the road amount of the luck is better than really high or really low luck.
     
    azmodanb likes this.
  4. Varingian

    Varingian Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran The Squirrel Empire

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    352
    I also use luck for treasure hunter and it seems to work as expected for maps. Only seeing anomalies on SOS. Look forward to seeing what you experience. Thx for testing.
     
  5. Murdok

    Murdok Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    74
    Over the holiday I decided to test this myself....... 75 mibs with luck (1900ish) and 75 with none. I found out that no luck resulted in better mib loot then with.... I would say that mib's got overlooked for the loot upgrade with luck that t maps got!
     
  6. Varingian

    Varingian Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran The Squirrel Empire

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    352
    Thx Murdok. That has been my experience again with around another hundred mibs. Aggravating to say the least.
     
  7. Gem

    Gem Lore Keeper
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    203
    I've posted about it at thefcb.com

    Luck is supposed to help on SOSs, not hurt....thanks to those of you posting about it. Hopefully the developers listen.
     
    Hendric likes this.
  8. Murdok

    Murdok Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    74
    another wasted 50 mibs.... good thing i get to play uo at work and spend 8-10 hr days fishing!
     
    azmodanb and Hendric like this.
  9. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Stratics Legend PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    How do I get a job like that?
     
    Hendric likes this.
  10. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Stratics Legend PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    Okay, after doing 50 with luck and 50 without luck, it was pretty much the same. SOS did not seem to get the luck upgrade. :(
     
  11. azmodanb

    azmodanb Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,912
    Likes Received:
    1,186
    it still should not hurt.. if its not counting luck .. its just not counting it.
     
  12. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Stratics Legend PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    Well technically it does not hurt as it is pretty much the same as before but a bit upgraded by the new item properties. However, I am finding some nice and usable items in my treasure chests thanks to the luck upgrade, my SOS chests are pretty much being unraveled like before. New and improved should be new and improved, not just new. :rant2:
     
  13. Murdok

    Murdok Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    74
    HAHA

    Well my job does have its perks.... I am the only person in the building 10-11 hrs of the night! One of the drawbacks is all I can really do is maps and fishing since I never know what may happen.

    On a side note.... The owner of our company is a huge sports fan so he always gets all the ppv fights set up for me. Currently I am watching UFC 182 on one of the 4 60" big screens in my office!
     
    Hendric likes this.
  14. Varingian

    Varingian Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran The Squirrel Empire

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    352
    Bump. Any thoughts on this from Devs? Should I bring this up somewhere else? Any advice from you seasoned posters?
     
  15. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Social Media Liaison Stratics Legend PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    @Kyronix What do you think about this?
     
  16. Kyronix

    Kyronix UO Designer
    VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    2,611
    Luck definitely is factored in SoS loot. The "level" of the chest factors more heavily, and that is random between 1 and 3, or 4 in the case of an Ancient SoS.