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SOT drop rate lowered ??

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Anon McDougle, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. or did event end and i didnt know? first few days i got a semi decent drop rate but for last 3 or 4 days it has dried up. a change or just crappy RNG luck for me ??
     
  2. phantus

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    It's still the same level of crappy as it was introduced. If you aren't on a necro then you get the shaft. If you are on a necro then there is no problem.
     
  3. Maggie

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    I ve done dozens of champs on my tamer and get no sot. I have gotten a drop from mephistis. I wonder if being visible makes a difference. I let my dragon kill whatever agros on her and i will occasionally reveal to heal but for most part stay hidden.
     
  4. canary

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    You are just hitting a dry spell.

    After about 40 champions I have received ONE.
     
  5. Crappy RNG. I still haven't gotten a single thing except the dirt patch from Oaks.
     
  6. Yalp

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    I'd love to get a dirt patch.. ive done more than 20 champs with a tamer/mage and a fencer/ninja.. nothing.. no scrolls, no drops.. nada.
     
  7. Maddin

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    I was averaging 4 or 5 a day and haven't gotten 1 in 3 days. Other guildies have noticed a reduction also.
     
  8. Karthcove

    Karthcove Guest

    I got a .1 necro yesterday.
     
  9. Vallend

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    I have done 60+ champ spawns and have received a total of 3 SOTs in all that time, and today at long last got a "Tattered Ancient Mummy Wrapping (Replica)" to drop in my pack. When I first saw it there I was wondering where this yellowish colored bandage had come from. ( See that I was playing a pure mage at the time.)

    Now one player I know of on Catskills was yelling because out of the 30 spawns he had done he only had gotten 4 replics drops. So yes some people do get lots more drops then others. I'm not sure what system they use to decide when and who gets a drop?
     
  10. UOKaiser

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    I wish they made the drop rate the way they first intended before the minority of vocal players started saying thats too high a drop rate. This is the rng were talking about the drop rate can be 100% everytime and you probably only receive a sot drop after 40 spawns for a .1 cooking. They need to bring the drop rate up or it wil become another heartwood for runic kits.
     
  11. phantus

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    Well, you see Kaiser, you are not thinking when you ask for an increase. Many things would happen if this occurs:

    1.) necros wouldn't be getting all the SoT scrolls.(I'm using mine and getting a whole lot more than any other character I have. Like 10x more.)
    2.) The spawn guilds won't be able to get more and be able to sell them.
    3.) Think of the merchants Kaiser.
    4.) You apparently want everything handed to you on a silver platter. I have yet to see this legendary silver platter but apparently everyone that asks for anything in UO wants one with stuff on it. I think it's a server birth rare.
    5.) Pretty sure you are a trammy if you aren't getting what you want. Even if you are in fel spawning.
    6.) If someone else is getting something but your not then you are doing something wrong, unlucky or not doing enough spawns even if you are doing them all day.
    7.) If you were on Siege they practically grow on trees I think. Or maybe they are just better quality points there.
    8.) The economy would be destroyed.
    9.) Everyone would have them in a month if they raised the drop rate.
    10.) The DOOM/tokuno drop system is so 2002.

    I think that covers it. :D
     
  12. AustinRules

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    I received two SOT (for useless skills) in the first 3-4 champs I did. I have done about 40 champs since and have received no SOT and only a Futon for all my efforts.
     
  13. Lord_British

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    I do wish for an increased drop rate but at the same time, everyone must realize that this isn't an event. It's a permanent feature of the game. So Champ spawns in 2010 will produce SOTs and replicas, etc.

    I'm not happy about this either but at least it gives me something to do. Not that I needed any more Powerscrolls other than to sell them. I will say though that the increased champ spawns have lowered my profit margin on PowerScroll selling as prices seem to be dropping a little. Just more quantity vs. demand.
     
  14. J0KING

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    I have noticed a reduction in the drop myself... at first I was averaging about 1 per champ spawn... then there was a three day drought which was broken by .4 camping *WOO HOO*...

    Now it is back to the drought... If I am really lucky maybe this one will be broken by a .4 taste identification!!!


    Have Fun!!!
     
  15. Lord Kynd

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    your doing better than i have done so far :( grumbles about the crappy drop rate.:grrr:
     
  16. Lord Kynd

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    do the lord oak's champ spawn in Spirituality. drop rate seems a bit less often than crimson's.
     
  17. Petrify

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  18. Heartseeker

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    Petrify, you got a nice bunch there.

    It helps playing on a low population shard like you do though.

    I have got a good amount too, and found it better with only 1-4 of us doing it.

    I find my archer the most lucky, using slayers, to drop critters in 1-2 hits. 3 for the hardest.

    Also team work is very importsnt; with right person cross healing you can take most champs with two.
     
  19. Esmeralda

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    All in all I think I did about 30 champs. I´ve got 5 sot´s so far. 2 on the first day, and the other 3 2 days ago. Between that I didn´t get a single one, so I´d say it´s quite random.

    Oh and for all those who areb´t happy with the drop rate beeing too hard, and think this addition to champs is too necro friendly:
    1) build yourself a necro ;) or use weapons that have the whirlwind special.
    2) use mass destruction spells like meteor shower or chain lightning. The more monsters you get lootingrights at, the higher your chance to recieve a sot.
    3) since this application to champ spawns is here to stay, a higher drop rate wouldn´t be good for the future, cause we would get flooded with scrolls and replicas.

    Only thing I´m not happy with, all sot´s I recieved contained quite useless skills *sighs*
     
  20. Petrify

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    Yay! Someone with common sense! I can't believe I've found someone on UO hall that realises that any champ can be two manned (inc rikktor, don't xheal though), just by cross healing! I don't buy into this archery crap though, dexxer DPS is much higher (leafblade of ease with SSI + mana leach ai spamming) and it's much easier to x-heal. Doing spawns with anything about 4 people is pointless (except oaks for the skull and harrowers), you'll get demoralised because you will do so many without getting anything. Our 6 man team (usually do 2-4man spawns though) probably has 40 replicas between us.

    Anyway, the drop rate is fine... it's just because you guys aren't killing much spawn that your not seeing it. Get a soulseeker or get a necro and hit "alt p" constantly so all the spawn goes on you, thus rounding it up in a nice circle so you can whirlwind/spam wither. I prefer a soulseeker because I'm not getting interrupted with my wither and protection is annoying, but wither spamming is more effective for non-spellcasting levels.
     
  21. kaio

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    I think the drop-rate is fine as it is now. Cant really tell for the .1 to .5 since i only do spawns in fel. Do remember to use a protector he gets 1, every time one of the protected, gets one. Ratman seens to give the most, but its not easy to say really because we mostly do ratman (since it's the easiest one).
    I haven't yet gotten any TOS fro spider,oaks,rikkitor,niera,harry. but then again with the right crew u can do ratman in around 10min, takes a bit longer with the rest. When u do it this fast, you really dont count how many you actually do. I can only conclude that, it seems like you have to work harder/longer to get TOS of spawns that are harder coz it takes longer time to kill the spawn in general (aka kill rate ala doom). But then again i might be wrong :)
     
  22. I finally got my first SoT yesterday. It was a .4 Blacksmithing. I gave it to a friend that's working Smithing since I already have a Legendary Smith.
     
  23. Chrille

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    Its streaky like everything in uo. Sometimes you get 5 in a spawn sometimes it takes 10 spawns to get one. People usually only remeber the good thing that happens and forget about the unlucky times. Ive been doing spawns for to many years to see any differences at all. Maybe they uppered the +20 drop but its not that much ive seen 3 + 20 magery drop in past 6 years and thats doing over 1k spawns. Well thats into my own backpack more have got em spawning with me but its like 40 skills or something and well you figure even in trammmel people will cry over the price / drop rate.
     
  24. MoneyMaker

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    Everyone gripes about this or that everytime UO comes out with a new item, skill, etc.
    PEOPLE!!!! wake up!! the game is designed to keep you playing, not be the Uberpackrat of all.
    If everyone got every item, every SOT, every new thing that they came out with, for just spending a couple hours at a spawn then what would be the use?
    Then you would be griping about how boring UO is and no new STUFF has come ur way!!
    UO was designed to be a community, but not a community of yuppies. (80's term. look it up).
    If the necros are getting more SOTs then how bout making a necro char? Everyone wants to complain, but no one wants to do a lil extra work to get what they want.
    NEVER FORGET!! UO is a game that for alot of us is a huge enjoyment and has been for years.
     
  25. We interrupt your normal whining and complaining programming to bring you this totally useless piece of information:


    Most of us here were already (over 90% I'd say) adults when that term was in popular use, and most likely were yuppies ourselves.

    No need to look anything up.



    Now back to your regularly scheduled whining.
     
  26. Shanny

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    Did Lord Oaks this morning on Great Lakes and got 3 SOT drops. Started off with just 2 of us working the spawn and had 5 of us by the time the Serpentine Dragons spawned. If you are not getting drops then do the champ when there are not 20 plus people working the spawn.
     
  27. Sarsmi

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    I know it's a bit off topic, but I really hope that tattered wrapping replica doesn't work like a normal bandy does. Would suck to get one then hit a bandage self macro and have it get used up. :(
     
  28. Pinco

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    percentage on sot are good, because are a powerfull item... too high percentage on it can let you raise taming in 1 minute :D

    replicas drop has a low percentage. Items not powderable and extremely rare are unusefull... because with a warrior you can destroy it in few days, destroy your perfect equipment without chance to get the broken part once again. The solutions for that can be only 2: make this items very common (and destroy the market) or make it powderable.

    actually only he decorative replicas are usefull, the rest is garbage good only for collectors (like melissa cloak), because if you use it, you can lose it forever.