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[Treasure Hunting] Trouble with the Pinpoint

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by King Durango, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. King Durango

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    When digging for a treasure chest should I be trying to dig at the spot the red dot covers on the map or the point where the "pin" meets the map a bit lower and to the left? Can it fall anywhere in that area? I have 100 Mining giving me a 4 tile reach and yet I often have trouble finding a spot that isn't really more than 1 screen to cover.
     
  2. Nimuaq

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    It is where the pin meets the map.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    Actually, it's neither. There's a picture on this page that will explain better: Treasure Map Quests
     
  4. King Durango

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    Thanks Petra! That was just the info I needed. I went back to a map I had spent 10 minutes previously searching (the map that prompted my frustrated post) and found the right spot on my first dig attempt! Cheers!
     
  5. Nimuaq

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    I'm sorry, I opened so many chests using EC so I forgot about that pixel on CC where the chest is. Funny thing is just below that image it says: "Image by Nimuaq" :).

    It is where the pin meets the map in EC, on the white pixel on that image in CC.
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    I made a guide for finding it in CC, but I didn't consider it professional enough to include on Stratics. Perhaps I had better re-consider that decision?
    Finding Maps
     
  7. Nimuaq

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    I've checked the page, I think you should definately include this to the stratics page. It is a great guide for players who dont have enough space on their character to add the mining skill. I started to use a similar method in EC but using uocartographer instead of uoautomap since I also have some maps for Ter Mur.
     
  8. Raptor85

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    There's another way to open the treasure chests without remove trap, 70 fire resist and a suit imbued with +5 hp on each piece :) Even on the L7's you can just toss open the lid, heal yourself, and keep going. Saves over 100 skill points on the already crowded thunter + mage template.
     
  9. Petra Fyde

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    How remiss of me to not include that! It's how I do it myself on Siege - fire fish pie can be handy for that too if you have one. I'll edit asap.