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true rare

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Obayashi Misaki, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. First , i apologize if i missed something on this forum but i dont found
    where or how to get true rares?
    i understand there are a little number of these items on each shard.
     
  2. Guest

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    True rares can only be obtained by buying them from other players, or from the occasional odd occurence which produces new and or glitched items.

    Generally buying them from other players is the only way to obtain them.
     
  3. thanks for your answer.

    and the question : how these players have those rares?

    have i a chance to get some true rare just walking in sosaria or something ?
     
  4. Guest

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    Most true rares are also known as server births and come from when a shard was created and players found them and took them.

    It's possible to find a true rare while walking around, but so unlikely as to be almost impossible. Less than .01% imo.
     
  5. TirNaNog

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    The majority of true rares traded on this forum came from the following sources:

    Server Birth - In the early days of UO certain items around in cities that were decorating towns like Britain could be stolen right off the tables or floor they sat on. Some people hunted down these items when they were available (about 9 years ago). After the Trammel/Felucca split, the stolen decorations were all restored to the cities in a new unstealable form, but those already stolen were still in the hands of players. This is the source of most the rare but seemingly household items, like playing cards, ceramic mugs, and spittoons.

    Expansion items - When new lands were added to the game, sometimes a certain portion of the decorations on the new land would be stealable the same as the original server birth items. This is the source for things like magic doors, lights, and certain other items from Khaldun dungeon, for instance.

    Seer items - Years ago there was a program where volunteer staff working for UO would make quests for players to participate in. Sometimes the Seers in charge of these events would be able to give away special rewards to participants, or people obtained items due to accidents (like a seer character dying and being looted). Usually they were uniquely hued and named items. Most of the weapons and armor obtained from this time are rather weak because it was created before the Age of Shadows item system was implemented. The exception is the Seer-created Vine Cord Sandals.

    EM Items - These are the most popularly traded items on this forum. They come from a later incarnation of the quest program, this time run by Event Moderators. These items range from uniquely hued decorations to incredibly powerful unique weapons. The Em Program ran for a number of seasons, and the items given out have been documented in a post stickied at the top of the forum. This program has been terminated.

    Live Event - Currently all quests are handled on a game-wide automated system. Although this means there is a lack of the possibility of a specific Event Moderator giving away a unique item with personal character, it doesn't mean the end to rare items. Quests like the hunt for Ricardo the Thief allowed whoever first found the entrance to Ricardo's lair to obtain some very valuable rares that were Ricardo's treasures (Pilfered Painting, etc..) The most recent true rare creating event was the destruction of Magincia, which created rubble of the city structure and allowed players to take what they wished from the city. The event also added some specific new items such as Rift Pillars and daemon blood.

    To obtain any of the rare items that came from the past events, a player either needs to buy them or hope to find items in the collapse of a former player's house. To collect any future rare items, a player would need to pay attention to what events are coming and be a clever participant.

    As DVI also said, there are other items that originated from bugs. Sometimes bugged items have a dubious reputations due to the nature of the tricks that create them. The desirability of these items is dependent on the source of the item or the extent to which they were created.
     
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    I was lucky with some of my server births and nice "rares"...I got them from IDOCs (houses In Danger Of Collapse) over the years. Nowdays even that's less likely than ever with placing scripters nabbing any place that visably sports something as yummy as a server birth rare.

    But it's possible. So is getting hit by lightening, but heck...I have gotten 2 server birth flasks, spittoon (ty Sarsmi), silver ingot pile (ty Sarsmi), an L shaped rock and other little rares literally from off the ground. The rest I have bought from the gp earned from selling off other IDOC loot.

    Event rares are possible if you show up. Last year when we had GM events on the shards, I won first place tombstone and a second place white peach tree...both very desirable pieces to have.
     
  8. lol walk around and you just might get lucky enough to find a bag of duped rares/arties/tokens, it wouldnt be the first time something like that was found.
     
  9. Guest

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    Cyprus you must hate uo rares. All Ive seen you post is how they are all duped. Get over it already, everything has been duped and duped alot.
     
  10. thanks all for yours answers.
    i have to found lot and lot of money... ;(

    I found yesterday a token (soulstone fragment) in a bag.. i don t know if it is duped but i think it came from a player trying to cure an uo-addiction.
     
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    everything has been duped and duped alot.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    even my name [​IMG]
     
  12. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    The majority of true rares traded on this forum came from the following sources:

    Server Birth - In the early days of UO certain items around in cities that were decorating towns like Britain could be stolen right off the tables or floor they sat on. Some people hunted down these items when they were available (about 9 years ago). After the Trammel/Felucca split, the stolen decorations were all restored to the cities in a new unstealable form, but those already stolen were still in the hands of players. This is the source of most the rare but seemingly household items, like playing cards, ceramic mugs, and spittoons.



    Expansion items - When new lands were added to the game, sometimes a certain portion of the decorations on the new land would be stealable the same as the original server birth items. This is the source for things like magic doors, lights, and certain other items from Khaldun dungeon, for instance.

    Seer items - Years ago there was a program where volunteer staff working for UO would make quests for players to participate in. Sometimes the Seers in charge of these events would be able to give away special rewards to participants, or people obtained items due to accidents (like a seer character dying and being looted). Usually they were uniquely hued and named items. Most of the weapons and armor obtained from this time are rather weak because it was created before the Age of Shadows item system was implemented. The exception is the Seer-created Vine Cord Sandals.

    EM Items - These are the most popularly traded items on this forum. They come from a later incarnation of the quest program, this time run by Event Moderators. These items range from uniquely hued decorations to incredibly powerful unique weapons. The Em Program ran for a number of seasons, and the items given out have been documented in a post stickied at the top of the forum. This program has been terminated.

    Live Event - Currently all quests are handled on a game-wide automated system. Although this means there is a lack of the possibility of a specific Event Moderator giving away a unique item with personal character, it doesn't mean the end to rare items. Quests like the hunt for Ricardo the Thief allowed whoever first found the entrance to Ricardo's lair to obtain some very valuable rares that were Ricardo's treasures (Pilfered Painting, etc..) The most recent true rare creating event was the destruction of Magincia, which created rubble of the city structure and allowed players to take what they wished from the city. The event also added some specific new items such as Rift Pillars and daemon blood.

    To obtain any of the rare items that came from the past events, a player either needs to buy them or hope to find items in the collapse of a former player's house. To collect any future rare items, a player would need to pay attention to what events are coming and be a clever participant.

    As DVI also said, there are other items that originated from bugs. Sometimes bugged items have a dubious reputations due to the nature of the tricks that create them. The desirability of these items is dependent on the source of the item or the extent to which they were created.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    magic doors were a daily rare in khauldun?
     
  13. FisherNap

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    magic doors were a daily rare in khauldun?

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    Very briefly. Maybe 3 or 4 days. And only on a few shards that they forgot to lock down before release. Similar the L-shaped rock, head statue, bone shards, and pile of skulls which were available for this short time. Unlike the light which was a daily spawn for months if not years.


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