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Storing bods on vendors

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Patty Pickaxe, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Patty Pickaxe

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    My bod collection is almost 40k bods. Currently they are stored in a castle and keep in secure chests. If I were to switch to vendors, about how many vendors would I need? How big of a house would I need?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. catship

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    if i remmber right, vendores are limited to 125 items
     
  3. Madrid

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    What shard you on? You wanna sell any of those?

    I'm getting tired of seeing all these vendors with BOD Books on them and none are on sale...personally I think it's cheesy!:(
     
  4. Basara

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    A vendor holds 125 items.

    A BOD book can hold 500 BODs, but....

    BOD books count as 1 item for the book itself + the first 4 BODs, then +1 item for every 5 BODs (or fraction thereof). A book with 495-499 BODs would count, therefore, as 100 items for the vendor count.

    Using 2 books, provided the numbers of BODs in each of the books end in 4 or 9, a vendor can hold 623 BODs.

    Using 3 Books, the vendor can only hold 622, etc.

    The formula would be
    625 - the number of books to hold the BODs (as long as nothing else is on the vendor),

    assuming that there is more than one BOD book (the 500 BOD limit per book), and that the bods per book is optimized to end in 4 or 9 for all books.

    The Base Number of vendors per house, for your two houses, are as follows:

    Keep52Castle78

    Now, if you have 20% additional storage space, from 9th Anniversary, that would mean that your vendor limit would be 20% higher as well, as the number of vendors is directly based on the storage capacity of the house.

    If you have both the 9th anniversary storage AND another 20% storage from the game code from UOGamecodes (yes, they stack - I have them both on my main account), that would mean a 40% increase in vendors.

    a 20% increased Keep can hold either 62 or 63 vendors (not sure how the amount would round)
    a 40% increased Keep can hold 72 or 73 vendors.

    a 20% increased Castle can hold either 93 or 94 vendors.
    a 40% increased Castle can hold either 109 or 110 vendors.

    Assuming 620 BODs per book, and maximum number of vendors, that works out to

    Regular keep: 32240 BODs
    120% keep: 38440 or 39060 BODs
    140% keep: 44640 or 45280 BODs

    Regular Castle: 48,360 BODs
    120% Castle: 57,660 or 58,280 BODs
    140% Castle: 67,580 or 68,200 BODs

    So, at roughly 40,000 BODs, you could put all of them on vendors in your castle - or maybe even your keep, if the owner account has had two storage upgrades.

    Of course, doing so will probably put more vendors in your house than the total shard's active population at any given time (except maybe events). If it was me, I'd divide the BODs by type, then divide the vendors accordingly on the roofs of the keep and tower, to keep them out of the way of normal house use (with the most commonly-accessed BODs on the roof of the center structure)
     
  5. Basara

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    Madrid, I think it's a bit cheesy too, which is why ALL my vendor storage BODs on Lake Austin are priced. I keep 1 of each incomplete set in books sorted into boxes/chests in my house, 3 of each extra on vendors in my crafting house (all priced), and until someone bought them all, all the rest (sorted by large's reward type) on a vendor in Luna.

    But, if someone really wants to go all "Cat Lady" with their BODs, that's their decision.
     
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    Obviously, you have never sit down to price 40,000 individual BODs, much less 400. It is VERY time consuming...

    Until they unequivocally allowed Vendor BOD storage, I used to toss spine runic kits and similar ones. Since SA and Imbuing, they and DC & Shadow runics are actually useful now:)

    I have around 25,000 that I save and store on vendors, and I post a msg on Bulletin Board that says "Pls leave a msg if you would like a particular BOD priced." Or you could be proactive - and instead of compalining - actually leave a msg at these "cheesy" vendors if you wish to purchase :)
     
  7. Patty Pickaxe

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    Thank you sooooooo much, Basara. The reason I am asking is because I am actually selling my bod collection to a friend, but wanted to keep the castle. We needed to know how much room he needs to hold on the bods. So, an 18x18 would not be big enough to hold all those bods? That is what we were hoping for.
     
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    You can always put up autorenewing rental vendors up for him in one of your houses (if it's public) to hold the excess, until he has room to transfer them. Or, just use some of his secures/lockdowns in addition to the vendors, if there's room.

    I'll just be glad to get this game hardware update done, so I can start turning in some BODs I was given (not about to turn them in prior).
     
  9. The main reason I stopped doing BODs is because of storage... or rather the lack of storage. If I could change one thing about BOD books it would be that a filled book only takes one storage count, not 100.
     
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    I believe it actually was that way once. For 5 glorious months between publish 19 and 21. Then everyone complained about people hoarding bods and things changed.
     
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    Sounds like you would need 67 vendors to hold all the books. So increased storage keep, or toss some of them, or shove some in storage.