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Treasures of Ricardo, Day 9 {Spoiler}

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RaDian FlGith, May 8, 2010.

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  1. RaDian FlGith

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    Here it is.

    May the gods have mercy on us all...

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    Coords: 48o25'S, 115o22'E

    It's the island due east of Buc's Den, only in Felucca.

    And it's going to be messy...

    Today's Clue...
    Today's Book...

    Oh... to be a monkey hanging atop a tree when all the reds come to turn that tiny little island into the bloodiest festival of murder this side of the PvP divide...
     
  2. Bazer

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    *moans* oh god no, but ty vm
     
  3. Xalan Dementia

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    only in fel?


    *ah, thx. this will be a fun spot
     
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    This is bogus you know reds and everything bad under the sun will camp this spot...I guess this makes up for the illsh spot correct?
     
  5. Gelf

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    Already cycled all my char's through. i think lots of peep not going to be happy tomorrow(particularly those with large numbers of crafter types)
     
  6. RaDian FlGith

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    Gotta be completely honest with ya... that's the exact reason this post came so late...
     
  7. Mine in the day 9 thread came a lil bit before yours after I had ran mine through as well Radian ;)
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    And on Siege there's the added bonus of dark wisps - but I made it!
     
  9. Voodoo990

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    Why would they force people to go to Fel? Event over, idiots
     
  10. Zosimus

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    1 Shard down 1 Shard to go. Just run them fast before server up if ya can :) Nobody camping them atm.
     
  11. In case no one read the other thread, the closest treasure map rune, using goodmans rune library, is #85.
     
  12. G.v.P

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    Hope someone puts a healer npc spawn on that island or better yet a teleporter back to some sort of mainland
     
  13. Gelf

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    I believe i saw a npc healer,but if peep are campin the book to pk then they will be camping the healer to rez kill. I dont believe there is any tele back to mainland
     
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    Well, a whole lot of players, I think, will not like this and be upset over it.

    A few will like it, sure, but I think there will be more players disliking this decision than those liking it.

    Particularly, since an account may have one or 2 characters capable of fighting, it is hard to have an account with all 7 characters capable of withstanding a PvP fight with any hope of winning it so to male it to the book alive.....

    Especially, when the spot will be camped by several other players just waiting for someone to show up to attack all at once....

    So, question is, was this a correct design decision to make ?
     
  15. Petra Fyde

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    I just took all my Europa chars through, not a red in sight. Team up and go in a group? There are several treasure map spots on that island, several going in at each point should help, especially if some take some nice big pets along for company?
     
  16. Basara

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    Goodman's map 85 is THB map 120. And the .map file down in the Fishing & T-hunter forum that I posted works in both UOAM and UOC, and has both coordinate sets included (though doing so meant I had to get rid of that one NESWXXX system locations - not many people still use it).
     
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    Thats going to be great with a lot of people being dead on an island.
     
  18. Lady Michelle

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    Just bank everything or leave in your house. I ran all my characters threw, and only had one die to a red. I didn't even give them a murder account. I told them I knew they would be there so I came with nothing LOL.
    they also rezzed me so I could click on the book and leave
     
  19. Lord Chaos

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    Not every char can bank everything, especially things like reagents for instance if they don't have an LRC suit.
     
  20. Shanny

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    Spell book with charges solves this problem. Try to find a solution for the problem not another hang up.
     
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    You can always get a buddy to gate you to your death. :)
     
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    You mean runebook. But yes, that at least solves the reagent problem. Though having to take off everything and empty the beetles is not particularly fun. Whomever thought this spot would be a good idea should be slapped at the back of the head, Gibbs style.
     
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    Everyone has a choice whether they want to visit this book or not. It also gives the reds their participation in this storyline. Where was it stated this had to be a Trammel shards only event?
     
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    And *sigh* I was just on that island in Trammel. Have no earthly idea where to find a rune library with felucca locations.
     
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    How does it give reds participation? They can't get the lantern anyway. Could they even get the lamp of spirituality?

    If they wanted reds to participate, they should simply have mirrored the books.

    Well, I guess it lets them participate by having a steady stream of defenseless victims.
     
  26. Basara

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    I'm glad I'm not on your shards.....

    I just did 19 characters fully dressed, and the only red I saw was a Priest of Mondain, though a friend of mine with a red stealther is actually going there now to act as a healer and to keep the giant serps off people. PvP's so quiet, most of the reds will still be in bed for another hour, before getting up to try to raid any spawn someone tries to do before server maintenance.
     
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    LOL love seeing people get worked up over having to go felucca.
     
  28. Alezi

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    Boohoo, a spot is in Fel. Reds can't even participate in this event so whine off.
     
  29. Bobar

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    I dont get worked up - I just dont go - event over
     
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    Yeah I PvP (aka "harassment" on my shard) and I think it's a bad idea.
     
  31. RaDian FlGith

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    Could it be because if you throw the dogs a bone, they show you exactly why Trammel was created in the first place?

    I mean, honestly, everyone at Mythic knew that this would become a gank fest. No one's surprised by this. Now you can get in and out if you leave anything of importance behind... but yeah, there's going to be people there ready to kill you most hours of the day now.

    Because if there's anything that is truly representative of Felucca, it's "If a bunch of PK-hungry, starving dogs are told the location of anything going on, you either go in force, or you expect to die."

    These, of course, are the same players that say the heyday of UO was pre-Trammel, and have no idea what caused EA to make that choice in the first place. ;)
     
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    Thanks for quoting the text from the book - I really hate PvP and even putting part of an event chain in Fel won't drag me back there.
     
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    LOL. People can do what they want. Just sad to see people end an event over a location.

    Anyway, its an endless topic. Just had to chuckle.
     
  35. Petra Fyde

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    I have felucca treasure map runes for Europa. I'll make the relevant book available at the Angry Mongbat Tavern.
    edit: The tavern is at 57º 34'N 25º 35'W Next door to Barian's Mall. The book is on the Gypsy's table (cross her palm with gp and she'll even tell you your fortune) Use any rune from 117 - 120
     
  36. :thumbup1:
     
  37. King Frankie

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    abo! Petra i hope you have done all your chars :p ;)
     
  38. Petra Fyde

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    Yup, all done, and all the 'prizes' shoved in a bag to unravel. :(
     
  39. Llewen

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    I've got plenty of characters that can't defend themselves, and I think this was a good idea. Nice for people to get a little reminder of what the game used to be like. Just make sure you are insured and don't carry anything you don't absolutely need.
     
  40. I disagree. It's ****ty decision making to force the majority of the game into a playstyle they don't want to participate in, and even worse that they set up yet anoter quest chain for everyone in the game that is once again forcing PvP on players. Regardless of what precautions or whatever a person might do, the simple fact of the matter is that once people wake up and find out where the location is, it will be camped all day long, and will most likely prevent a LOT of players from even being able to reach the book to complete today's part of the chain.

    This is no different than the Halloween event, which pissed off a LOT of people, where legalized stealing was made possible. You'd think they'd have learned from their mistake then. The majority of UO players have no wish AT ALL to participate in PvP situations, but they also have no wish to be in Fel ever. It's an idiotic, brain dead decision to allow this, and I sure hope they don't plan on making a habit of it, because if so, there will be people quitting because of it. Events should have a choice of playstyles, either PvM or PvP, and not one or the other because when that happens, players get alienated and lose interest, which is not something the game needs at this point.
     
  41. Petra Fyde

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    A suggestion:

    someone who's able mark a rune right by the book (I've already done this on Europa)
    Someone cast gate on that rune. You should be able to go through the gate, click the book and return through it before you can be killed.
    That's if there's any reds actually there. Has anyone met any yet?
     
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    I like gathering stuff for my museum. RL kept me busy and was going to play catch up this weekend. Spot in fel, Joy. Now I can catch up on some mining instead. I can see that I wont be on chat either till this is over also.

    Last player controled/effect on world event that worked was the invasion with the "Who's the better killer statue" Before you go on about the Mag destruction. Do you really think that if one shard saved the city it would of stayed the same for them? This rebuild is going to be a carpet same for all event. Only shard uniqueness is the asian shards. Look at how long the WBB redeco has gone. Are not some still waiting or got the wrong build?

    Sure there is a few of us that will boycott this event. Make the gold to buy the items from the grinders. The first big question those that create and run the game should ask is "How this will effect my paycheck if we keep this up?"
    Not how the players will cry or will there be an imbalance in PVP or the monbat population. The reason UO is failing is it has become a knotch on a resume and not a love affair.

    You read this far I will give some usefull information. Hello! It is call SKULL ISLAND. The real fun would of been if it was on DOT ISLE.
     
  43. RaDian FlGith

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    Okay, let's tone down the "oh woe is me" thinking here.

    The quest doesn't change every day. It simply gives you the opportunity to have another chance at getting [Megacliloc Error Cloak] and [Megacliloc Error Talisman]. If you don't want to go to Felucca, don't. No one is forcing you to. You've had 8 other chances to do so.

    And as others have pointed out -- one of which you rudely altered the quote of to fit your own back-patting needs -- reds don't even get to participate in the event (until today) because there's no way for them to obtain a lantern. Lanterns only work for the person who picked them up.

    Who knows where tomorrow's spot will be... but you've already had 8 tries. If the 9th attempt bothers you that much, again, don't do it. The sky is not falling, and anyone "pissed" because now they "have" to go to Felucca is over-exaggerating the situation by leaps and bounds.

    There've been four COMPLETELY safe places to complete the quest:
    Day 2 - Moonglow
    Day 3 - Vesper sandbar
    Day 5 - Buc's Den with no spawn nearby
    Day 6 - Valentine's Park

    One day of OH NOES THERE'S UNDEAD AROUND, semi-unsafe:
    Day 1 - Ruins near Terathan Keep

    One day of POTENTIALLY UNSAFE spawn nearby:
    Day 7 - Isamu Shrine (Shrine of Valor)

    One day of DEAR GOD, WHY HERE? spawn nearby:
    Day 8 - Through Honor to the Ratman Fort in Ilshenar

    Now, finally on Day 9, there's a WOAH, I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GO THERE spot, and there's a lot of QQing going on.

    Guess what? I've gotten all my characters through... Died once. Was even stupid enough to res there and die again. Then had someone gate me out.

    Whoopdie doo.

    But, really, if you don't like the risk -- and I'm not saying people have to like the risk -- the option of not going does exist. You've not missed out on anything except a single chance out of 10. If it's REALLY that important to you, you might consider that you're giving too much importance to this in general.
     
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    Actually, because the GL RP community currently participates in factions, the one/two time(s) I died (same incident, just dumb enough to fall for the "go ahead and res, one kill's enough" routine) was to three faction oranges.

    I have seen a couple of reds come and go... but they were escorting others to complete the quest.

    *shrugs*

    I expect today will be a different story, but big whoop, really. If I had to miss a day because I didn't want to give it a try, I'd miss a day.

    But really, anyone that worried could strip nude, have a friend gate them in next to it, they will most likely double-click the book before they die, and then, go back through as a ghost and voila, you're done.

    I mean, yeah, they've made poor quest decisions in the past... but this one is NOT one of them. Felucca DOES continue to exist, and sometimes, well, sometimes stuff NEEDS to go on there.
     
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    Not going to Fel, or being interested in PvP, is a choice of playstyle - and each player makes their own, and only their own, choices on that. For people who love the Fel and PvP playstyle, it's perfectly fair part of a long event chain involves them too. Were this a central, unique and never to be repeated need to visit the site, you'd have a stronger case, but as things stand so far I've been able to run every character I have through all the locations, whereas players with red characters have had those excluded from some.

    I can't for the life of me see any fairness in them not getting at clear run (under their preferred ruleset) at at least one location.... and if I don't go to the Fel one, so what? It's my choice, down to me, and certainly not something to viewed as 'boycotting' anything, or a case of being 'forced' into anything. I've hardly been alienated, or 'lost interest' - I've just looked where today's lottery draw was, and decided I'll give that site a miss.
     
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    For anyone doing this on Atlantic, the easiest way to get there (I don't believe that Goodman's has the day 9 rune yet in the quest book) is to go to the first floor of Goodman's to the Fel T-Map Runebooks. Second column of books, second book down, labeled: Skull Island (VERY DANGEROUS).

    Once they put a rune for it in the Ricardo quest book.. that will be the easiest way ;)

    As for putting the book in Fel.. well.. like it or not, Fel is part of the game. Nothing holds me back from going to Fel and I don't really PvP (Not that I don't like to, I just came back to the game not long ago and don't have a suit or template for it.) With insurance and all that.. dying by a red is nothing more than a slight annoyance. Or maybe I just don't get too worked up ;)

    Side note: As of 7:30AM EST on Atlantic, Book 9 was not being camped by reds. In fact, there was a blue TB guild there protecting the spot for others. I thought that this was pretty cool.
     
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    I should add all 14 of my characters are in factions (and only two of them use faction arties), even the ones that can't fight their way out of a wet paper bag.
     
  48. Liquid_Ape

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    I just hopped over and only saw one player there. No problems. Just recalled in (fully dressed!), walked over, read the book and recalled out.

    I will go over later today and see if it is any scarier. Morning cartoons are still on, so I didn't expect a crowd yet.

    Consider this an opportunity. Just get a group together and go camp the "red" spawn. After all, UO is not a single player game.
     
  49. It would have been much better handled just having Crag's clue locations available in Fel, including the ones in Ilsh and Zento. This way everyone could participate with all characters, regardless of whether they're blue or red.

    As far as people running though with no problems this morning, it's still early in the morning. Give it a couple of hours and the spot will be camped for the rest of the day.
     
  50. See my previous post.
     
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