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spellweaving, its about time to remove the stupid focus

Discussion in 'UHall' started by aarons6, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. aarons6

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    this skill needs changed to skill as the power output.

    been sitting here for 40 minutes and nobody online to do a focus..

    and NO im not going to open new accounts to get one.
     
  2. virtualhabitat

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    I'll second this motion.

    Can we get a vote?
     
  3. pgib

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    I vote for it too. Twice if necessary.
     
  4. Storm

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    Not sure about removing it but would be nice if we could hire npcs to get a circle
     
  5. Lorddog

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    you do know you can stone the skill and get ppl without the skill to focus?
     
  6. Sevin0oo0

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    I'd vote for that. I remember when it came out, I was like "Cool! I'm gonna try this." Even being kinda slow at changing to new things - Then they added that focus thing, then it became "screw that! what a pain in the a** that's gonna be". that's my entire experience with it. DOA
     
  7. pgib

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    Here's the problem.

    And there is subtle irony in a skill that works best if you don't have it.
     
  8. Madrid

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    Amen to that and they should remove having to redo the Bard Mastery Quests at the same time.

    Those are two stupid things in the game that **** me off.

    "One more spellweaver for a focus please".....:thumbdown:
     
  9. sirion

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    +111111111
     
  10. Viquire

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    Of course you realize this will mean WoD will cap at like 200 damage output. 300 with a major slayer. I dont mind the extra work to get the end damage that I do. But then I am actually in a guild that actually has more than five folks in vent at least five nights a week.

    I wouldn't mind a "hiring of services" of NPC arcanists to allow completing a circle though.
     
  11. aarons6

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    why? they could put it 20 skill per focus level
    so 100 would be 5 and 120 would be 6, automatically..

    they can even make you stand in that stupid circle still if they dont want to have to redo the whole skill
    just make it so i dont have to be with anyone and the level focus i get is based on skill.

    heh if they do that they would get rid of the unbalancing pvp temps that use joat to get 50 extra hit points..
     
  12. Viquire

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    Theoretically, fine, but I'm telling you in the reworking of the skill to accommodate your request you are going to loose functionality. It happened in the balance pass after SA without any notes, and it'll be worse if they do something formal.
     
  13. hen

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    Some people would rather play Ultima Offline it seems. Player interaction forsaken for convenience.
     
  14. Omnius

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    make friends in game. I've never had trouble getting a focus.
     
  15. Viquire

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    I was just thinking about this aspect of your reply. You are aware that eaters are now available on all kinds of armor, as is casting focus. This is not just about being able to absorb damage, this is about receiving health back, an automatic discount to the wearer on every hit. Or faster casting without protection and still the possibility, without years of learning timing, to getting off something above the fourth circle.
     
  16. aarons6

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    on my shard it seems to be the same 5 people that come for a focus
    if they arent on, you dont get one.
     
  17. Subliminator

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    This is one of those things that should be obvious to anyone that plays this game, but which a certain segment of board-warriors will still try to turn into some "MAKE MORE FRIENDS LOSER" moral issue.
     
  18. aarons6

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    youre kidding right?
    i bet right now there are less then 10 people online playing uo.. maybe 3 of them are spellweavers..

    it would be IMPOSSIBLE right now to get a level 6 focus if i needed one..
     
  19. SugarSmacks

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    Spellweaving is too powerfull in pvp to make anyone be able to cast without getting a circle.

    Dont want to make friends to get a circle or get more accts? Then dont use it!

    Why does everyone expect that they should be able to use every skill everywhere with a single account? LOL

    I know and see people getting 6 circles on at LEAST 5 shards regularly....its obvious this guy plays a dead shard (im sure thats not by accident) then wants to complain he cant do everything on it. I have to say i never see people complaining about no circles on ATL.
     
  20. Kayne

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    QFT - lets remove yet another reason to actually speak to other players
     
  21. Gospel

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    Wow!!! What a shameless display of ignorance!!! /salute

    I know it's likely pointless to argue with you considering you're capable of posting such narrow minded nonsense, but consider for a moment the absolute anarchy that would be caused by requiring 5 gm+ necromancers to cast vampiric embrace. Imagine needing 5 players to cast Rising Collossus or EV.

    I'm all for player interaction but the replies on this thread are ridiculous. I personally play on Atlantic yet I play at such odd hours I spent a good hour each night asking for focus and ending up with a level 3-4 before giving up.

    If someone plays on a dead shard its possible it's their home shard, I don't get your attitude like its their fault for playing a dead shard.

    As for the smart asses saying "get friends or gtfo," for god's sake think before you post. It's a ******bag assumption thinking everyone should have an ICQ list full of bored Spellweavers online 24/7 waiting for you to need a focus. Use your brains people.
     
  22. Sevin0oo0

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    I'd sign that one too! Right when I started to make a bard, they did this - promptlyflushed gm music on 2 chars, then peace on one. Just a stoopid thing they did. That's one of the Basic Backbones of the game, imo, ruined.

    If the amount of friends you can muster up, or doing a quest to use the skill you've already trained up is so "beneficial", then let's go ahead and expand that to ALL the other skills, say gardening and imbuing first, then on to the rest, tailor, smith, etc. maybe do a little quest before you put items on a vendor or buy anything from an NPC. Sound really stupid?? you're getting it
     
  23. curlybeard

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    How about stone off spellweaving, finding 4 able bodied humans, arcane focus, stone spellweaving back on?

    If a circle was placed in Luna, you could probably get a level 6 off bank sitters.
     
  24. Kylie Kinslayer

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    This!

    or

    Make a quest for it in Heartwood. Just spitballin' here ... but, have one of the Arcanists offer you the chance to go kill one Insane Dryad per level of focus you want/need. You would also get credit for the kills if you were running the Mel key quest at the same time so the quest would not be a waste of time just for a focus. After killing the number you need, return back to Heartwood and step on the Circle there.

    Just another idea.
     
  25. NuSair

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    I could see something like either paying gold or doing some kind of donation quest in order to get upto a level 5 focus.

    Spellweaving seems to be focused on Nature and the energy of life... maybe making a shrine you have to meditate at, a nature shrine- or using an existing one, like the shrine of spirituality.
     
  26. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Could see a plus in that. I would not want to see an existing one used tho. I would vote for the addition to a shrine in Heartwood. Need to get some kind of traffic down there, that place is dead-dead.
     
  27. Mervyn

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    spellweaving is a community spell school, if you want to play a weaver, join a guild of weavers, i get level 6 on Europa without fail, try not standing at the arcane circle in trammel and you may find you can get level 6 easy.