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[Fishing] Ugh another pole goes poof.

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Gheed, May 25, 2011.

  1. Gheed

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    Just a little warning to all you zealots out there who spend 100k lumber and a week of your life to get a heartwood dovetail runic for that perfect fishing pole. Be CAREFUL when you cut up extra rare fish into steaks!... (and happen to have a last object macro.) Your fishing pole can be destroyed right out of your hand. Also fyi, a blessed pole can be chopped. Another valuable lesson learned, and one less PBD in game!
     
  2. Gheed

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    Doh! Knives dont destroy poles! *curses* use a knife next time Gheed... use a knife.
     
  3. Silverbird

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    *shivers* Does a harvester blade count as knife? Anyone wants to test?
    I imbued a mages suit around my fishing pole. If that one would be destroyed, i would be in big trouble. (Thought I dont know, how i could accidently target something that doesnt leave my hands.)
     
  4. Gheed

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    I dont quite understand how it happened either. My last object macro is right next to my UOassist macro to bait my pole and cast. I the only thing I can think of is that I hit my last object macro by mistake then thumped my macro to bait the pole. The recorded use of the bait probably generated a "you must wait" message and auto targeted my pole destroying it. I used to just use a last object macro on bait to then target my pole but destroyed one doing this so I wrote a more complex macro I though was Gheed proof. I was wrong.

    Anyway you can test the knife on a different pole but I don't think it will destroy it.
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    I think I've used up about 300 fishing poles so far getting to 120 fishing skill.

    :D You don't use fancy runic poles where I fish.
     
  6. Silverbird

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    A perfect fishing pole .... I wonder how that one would look like. About two weeks ago on Europa a fishing pole was sold for 600k at a player auction. It was one, that i personally would have not rated good enough to use it. (LRC doesnt need to be on a fishing pole and reaching 2/6 with sc/-1 on a fishing pole would require an Ornament, which i dont own.)

    @Petra: Its one of the reasons that I am not playing on Siege. I like all of my fishing poles too much. :love:
     
  7. BluDjinn

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    A fishing pole is considered to be staff in UO.
    But it has 0 or maybe 1 durability.

    So if you strike your foe , mace --or use it to block, parry.
    Then it can take damage, and go poof.

    You need to either make a disarm macro.
    Or stand in the middle of your ship where you can't be hit.


    If you are in a dungeon or other place where you might get attacked, don't walk around with your fishing pole in hand!
    This is where a disarm macro can really be useful
     
  8. olduofan

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    why cant they add durability to them and then maybe we could imbue them to max weight...ha