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Taste ID FAQ

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by WK-PR, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. WK-PR

    WK-PR Guest

    <font color=purple>1.) Why would you waste skill points on Taste ID?

    2.) What NPC trains Taste ID?

    3.) What are some complementary skills to Taste ID?

    4.) How do I raise skill?

    5.) How do I make a UO Assist macro to train Taste ID?</font color=purple>


    <font color=green>1.) Q: Why would you waste skill points on Taste ID?</font color=green>

    A:
    There are several reasons, most notably RP purposes. Taste ID is useful for determining what type of potion that is, or what's in that keg. It will also tell you if a food item is poisoned. You may also want the challenge of training a difficult skill and the satisfaction of being an accomplished taste tester. Or maybe you just like to taste a lot of things....

    <font color=green>2.) Q: What NPCs train taste ID?</font color=green>

    A:
    The two NPC types that train Taste ID are Alchemists and Cooks. Cooks are found in taverns and alchemists are found in Mage/Alchemy shops.

    <font color=green>3.) Q: What are some complementary skills for Taste ID?</font color=green>

    A:
    Some good skills to have along with taste ID are cooking, alchemy, and poisoning. The cooking is obvious, the alchemy and poisoning are because you'll need a lot of poison to poison all those fish steaks.

    <font color=green>4.) Q: How do I raise skill?</font color=green>

    A:
    Taste ID is simple to raise, simply taste all potions and foods. Taste ID is target based so once you get a gain all your targets reset.

    First you need to get 100 poisoned fishsteaks (preferably lesser poison) and place them in columns within a backpack so you are able to target all of the steaks. Then start at the beginning and taste ID every fishsteak until you get a gain, then start at the beginning again.

    You will be able to raise your skill into the mid-high 60's just on those 100 fishsteaks. Once you go through all of those fishsteaks without a gain you need to make another bag with 100 poisoned fishsteaks and start going through them. Again, when you get a gain go back to the beginning of the first bag and work your way through them all again.

    Below 72 Taste ID there is a good chance you will get poisoned from raising Taste ID. I recommend going to any shrine (preferably without any spawn) and when you get poisoned double click on the Ankh and the poison will be removed. This is much more efficient and cheaper than either casting cure or drinking a cure.

    <font color=green>5.) Q: How do I make a UO Assist macro to train Taste ID?</font color=green>

    A:
    Once you have your backpack of 100 poisoned fishsteaks stacked in columns, go to a shrine and stand next to the Ankh (you will only be able to carry 24 items with you since you have a pack full of fishsteaks.) Start recording the macro. Now Use Taste ID, Target the first fishsteak, then double click the Ankh. Then Use Taste ID and target the next fishsteak, and double click the Ankh. Continue this while targetting the next fishsteak in line until you've finished the fourth column. Stop the macro from recording. Your macro will look like this:

    Use skill/Cast Spell (Taste ID)
    Target (Fishsteak)
    Use Object (Ankh)
    Use skill/Cast Spell
    Target
    Use Object
    etc...

    With this macro you will taste each fishsteak and if you get poisoned you will be immediately using the Ankh which will remove the poison from you, and you won't even lose 1 HP. Now place a 2 second pause after each Use Object line so your macro will run smoothly. Your macro will now look like this:

    Use Skill/Cast Spell (Taste ID)
    Target (Fishsteak)
    Use Object (Ankh)
    Pause 2000
    Use Skill/Cast Spell
    Target
    Use Object
    Pause 2000
    etc...

    Make a macro for every 4 columns of poisoned fishsteaks you have and then just work through them until you get a gain, then start back with the first one.

    Once you're above 72 skill you will rarely get poisoned and then you can remove the use object line.


    Thoughts, comments suggestions, questions?



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  2. Ketsugi

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    1st: Mods please make this post sticky!

    2nd: WK-PR, you have too much time on your hands... you're admirable...

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  3. Moff Tarkin

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  4. OrrickLeynoc

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    Might want to add what its used for. As far as I can tell, its only good for seeing whats in kegs or comes outta kegs.

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  5. WK-PR

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    It can also be used to see if something is poisoned.

    *Gives a moment of silence to all those unfortunate royal taste testers out there.*

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  6. OrrickLeynoc

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    I meant aside from that /php-bin/shared/images/icons/wink.gif

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  7. WK-PR

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    Well it's also a l33+ PvP skill....

    "ah so you're all tough with that katana of vanquishing.......well beware my sticky tongue!!!!!"

    Anyway I did add that up there.

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  8. Cirander

    Cirander Guest

    Did you actually manage to GM it? The last few times I tried, it would not raise above the low 70s. I remember Sie Ming posting that a former designer (Firedog, I think) made it impossible to GM the skill for a reason I can't recall. Would be good news if they had finally fixed this. :)

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  9. WK-PR

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    Haven't GM'd it yet, currently at 73.7 (haven't been able to play much as of late and haven't been able to work it.)

    I haven't heard of anyone who got higher than 73, and a GM said it was GM'able....so it may be fixed.

    They locked it because they were going to implement Taste ID as adding a bonus to alchemy. To prevent people from GMing Taste ID before that publish they locked it in the low 70's.



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  10. WK-PR

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    Make that 74.0/php-bin/shared/images/icons/biggrin.gif

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  11. WK-PR

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    Seems like it's locked at 75, even though 14 different GM's have said it isn't locked.

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  12. WK-PR

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    Alright, after several weeks and not one .1 since 75, I think it is safe to say it is still locked at 75.0

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  13. Have you tried different types of poison? Even though it is not supposed to matter, it just might. I am up to 71+ using greater and gaining about 0,4-0,5 per powerhour using 120 targets. I'll try to get to 75 soon but my bet is that it is locked /php-bin/shared/images/icons/frown.gif.

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  14. WK-PR

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    I've tried everything, all grades of poison potions, all grades of poisoned foods, wandering around for hours tasting every potion and keg I see and still not a .1

    I gained well till 75, then it just stopped.

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  15. Conlin

    Conlin Guest

    Im just curious, I dont think poison has any effect on food in trammel, if this is so does the food need to be poisoned for me to gain? if the level of poison doesnt matter, does it have to be poisoned at all.
    Do you hae to poison the food one at a time or can you poison a stack and then when you seperate them they will all be poisoned. (in trammel)

    and about how long did it take you to get to 75

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  16. WK-PR

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    Poison does have an effect on food in Trammel!

    No, I don't believe level of poison matters as I've gotten similar gains with all varieties of poison.

    I've only gained off of unpoisoned food below 40 skill.

    You have to poison food individually (aka 1x1.) I've tried doing it via a stack and it didn't work.

    Took me about 2 weeks to get to 75

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  17. Yes I have to agree, 75 is the most you can get to.

    Think Ill nip over to UO boards and ask when they are likely to unlock it.

    :]



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  18. Tried DPing 125 fishsteaks, then tasing them all one by one??

    The skill isnt locked at 75.0 according to a fellow poster :)

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  19. WK-PR

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    I've tried 250 DP'd fishsteaks for weeks without a single .1 over 75

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  20. Mr Swinger, it really is locked. Trust us!

    Taste id an obsession? Oh no its much more important than that!
     
  21. Zarf

    Zarf Guest

    One thing that I noticed is you missed one thing, that I can think of :
    <blockquote><hr>

    2.) Q: What NPCs train taste ID?

    A: The two NPC types that train Taste ID are Alchemists and Cooks. Cooks are found in taverns and alchemists are found in Mage/Alchemy shops.

    <hr></blockquote>

    Need to add Bakers in there as well. They can be found in any Bakery. (and sometimes outside of them as well.)

    A few people suspect that you may be a begging chef. No one knows for sure, but there are rumors about what you're doing on the weekends.
     
  22. Zarf

    Zarf Guest

    Okay, hmm. Either I am on crack (noone say a thing! /php-bin/shared/images/icons/wink.gif) else due to the change of the NPC Baker in our bakery caused this glitch. When I found out there was a new Baker in The Jolly Baker (yew), I tried to sell something using the new context menus. And one of the things there was 'Train Taste ID'. Weird, I think so!

    A few people suspect that you may be a begging chef. No one knows for sure, but there are rumors about what you're doing on the weekends.
     
  23. Einstein

    Einstein Guest

    Hiyas...

    Im also stuck at 75, anyone that got passed 75???