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

they need to remove the pet npc resurection timer

Discussion in 'UHall' started by aarons6, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    31
    it plain sucks when you are out and about alone and get killed and have your swampy die to have to wait several minutes to get it resurrected by the vet npc cause nobody is online.


    i know its a side effect of playing late at night but still..

    the timer is not needed.

    why punish the late night people.
     
  2. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    10min delay? makes it where you can't get back to your body, eh?
    buy a horse, get your belongings, rez pet.
    I agree, I don't know why they put in the timer - 1 person probably abused it somehow, so we all pay for it.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2001
    Messages:
    30,882
    Likes Received:
    5,165
    well, I can tell you why there's a timer. The idea was that the npc was the last resort and a player tamer should be your first call.
    This was in response to a request from some of the testers who feared more errosion of player interaction.
     
  4. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    3,589
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    And so they added to the erosion of enjoyment of the game. Announced a new feature that sounded like it would be a great addition, then made it a frustration instead.

    Hopefully the OP has two accounts and can throw Vet and Animal Lore on a character on the other account to cross rezz pets when needed as I did. Two Windows i.d.'s with a client running on each as needed, or two CC's running together these days.

    With the addition of imbuing to give +26 skill on jewelry, you only need 55 real skill on the other pet rezzer now.
     
  5. Ganesh89

    Ganesh89 Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    3
    actually you can put +30 on your jewelry.....plus there are some arties to further improve that....although a tad expensive :)
     
  6. olduofan

    olduofan Guest

    I have never been able to get any pets rez at the npc always get the "you lack blah blah blah " I always have to log in anther char from other acc to rez pet... lame
     
  7. Gilmour

    Gilmour Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    274
    ^ this, Thank you petra

    and i fully agree with this, the npc vet should not replace a player veterinarian but be an alternative in case a player cannot be found.
     
  8. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    3,589
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Get your pet killed in a shards off-hours and try to find an at-the-keyboard pet rezzer. You may see a couple sitting in Luna off and on, but likely there will be no response. Just make the pet rezzer not be a cause of a boring long wait by having it just rezz the pet when asked.

    EA needs to consider that making players wait out stupid timeouts bores them and at some point they go find something else to do besides being bored waiting. This could lead to monthly fees going elsewhere that doesn't inflict boring waits on their players.

    Deliberate annoyances like this do pile up on a player's opinion of a game, eventually burying it, and the player stops playing.

    It's certainly got me wavering on playing UO. Took a lot to overwhelm UO's sandbox fun factor, but after High Seas bull, I'm wavering back and forth on it. Accounts are paid through the summer, and like each rebilling point, the question arises, "Do I really find the game that fun?"
     
  9. Gilmour

    Gilmour Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    274
    see it as the means to a greater good, uo was/is not intented to be a game, but a world, being that player interaction is key.

    yes it sucks to be left there with a dead pet in off peak hours, but really not much to do about it if you wish to retain the previously mentioned player interaction.

    use an ethy for a while :)
     
  10. hen

    hen Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,709
    Likes Received:
    420
    When swampy dies in the middle of something, I double click the ethy ostard in my pack and I have a mount again!
    When I'm done, I recall to the vet and swampy being bonded comes with me. Ressed and suitably chastened, I mount my re-born swampy and put my useful little ethy back into my pack.
    The end.
     
  11. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    Seems to me that they also added in an extra 2 slots

    "totaling 4 stable slots for non tamers characters"

    Why dont you have an extra swampy armored and ready to go X3!

    Yea youll still have a dead one following you but by the time ya get back to the bank that timer should be up.

    Hope this helps ya. I know its nice to have a packy or 2 in the reserve slots but isnt that really just f a mule char anyhow?
     
  12. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2001
    Messages:
    30,882
    Likes Received:
    5,165
    An excellent example of Dev's dilemma. Do they listen to players or not? Damned if they do and damned if they don't. The delay was put in because they listened to players.

    Of course it's not exactly in keeping with the spirit of the thing when the tamer at Luna bank whom you are hoping will rez your dead fire beetle tells you 'take it to the vet'.
     
  13. Krinkle

    Krinkle Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    75
    Well, an Elixir of Rebirth can resurrect pets. Does this item have a timer? Could be useful to have one of these in case of an emergency.
     
  14. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    31
    i dont care about player interaction.. what good is keeping player interaction if most people suggest to make a 2nd account (even a trial would work, just gotta make a new one every 14 days) and res my own pet?
     
  15. Metalstorm

    Metalstorm Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm no fan of the ten minute timer but i'ts sure better than no npc vet at all.
    I'm a solo player 99.9 percent of the time because I'm usually on when no one else is on as well and know too the impatience of waiting..waiting..waiting.. to rez my swampy.

    But I also know this. It was a much longer wait back before npc vets were put into the game.
    Then it was wait until the next day and go to the mall (luna) to find a tamer.

    On the upside, I have never yet met a tamer (one with vet on his/her template) who was unwilling to rez a pet. Not on Napa and not on Drach.
    When I'm logged in with my tamer I never refuse anybody a pet rez. Though I honestly can't remember the last time I was asked. It's been a long, long while.

    My warrior and my tamer are on separate accts so I guess I could vet my own swampy but the time it takes to get him logged in is almost the same as say a 10 minute pet timer so I just fork me gold over to the local vet instead.
     
  16. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    3,589
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Having a pet rezzer on both accounts was a simple solution to an annoying problem.

    Player interaction in a shards off hours doesn't tend to exist. Fact of Life(tm) <shrugs>

    Nearly every character I have now rides an ethy or has wings. Proved to be the easist solution. The remaining two can rezz their rides themselves.

    Only when a packy or fire beetle fling themselves into the jaws of something they would shy away from if they had an AI that makes sense results in the need for a pet rezz. That's when Drache or Rytas Raine join the show briefly and keep gameplay moving.
     
  17. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    3,589
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    I run across someone with a dead pet standing in Luna on occasion, or just a dead pet by itself. If the pet owner is there, I'll switch characters to bring in a rezzer. I won't leave someone in a situation I've found so annoying.

    Losing a bonded pet because you had to log while it was dead is a hassle that should be fixed. The dead pet should just log with you and still be there the next opportunity you get to play.