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NEWS [UO.Com] Publish 87 to Origin and Izumo

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  1. UO News

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    Good afternoon,

    We are publishing and patching a client out for Publish 87 to Origin and Izumo today, we look forward to your feedback. This will go World Wide on the Tuesday 21st. .


    Pub 87 to Origin & Izumo

    • Treasures of Doom
      • The NPC at the Research Camp outside of Doom will now resurrect players.
      • The drop rate for artifacts of doom has been increased substantially. Luck and creature difficulty will positively influence the chance at receiving an artifact of doom, being hidden will decrease the chance at receiving an artifact of doom.
      • As a result of the increased drop rate, some turn in reward prices have been adjusted and are still subject to change based on feedback before WW release.
    • Ship cargo containers will no longer be locked or trapped.
    • Certain items that had missing default names will no longer be improperly placed inside of a trade crate when using “Fill from Backpack.”
    • The VvV participant flag will now be removed after 8 hours.

    Enhanced Client Bug Fixes

    • User Setting "Block War on Guild" has been updated to "Block War on Friendly"
    • Save Journal Option is functional once again
    • Removed hotbar item disabling on player death, low mana, minimum skill requirements, and paralyzed
    • Hotbar context menu options for Polymorph, Spell Trigger, and Enchant Spell are now functional
    • Corrected issue where bank boxes do not show full contents in grid view. Known Issue bank boxes do not show grid view option when first opened
    • Corrected contents information when displaying weight
    • Improved performance of hotbars while they are hidden
    • Temporarily disabled heartbeat on low health

    Continue reading...
     
  2. Larisa

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    Well it was patched and back up before the announcement was posted, that was fast!

    Within 2 minutes of Trick or Treating I got a spider web, 70.2 begging so that was nice.

    Heading to Doom now :) Thanks!
     
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    @Kyronix Thanks for listening and making the VvV flag longer than two hours. What happened to removing silver points for occupying cities?
     
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    That should still be the case.
     
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    OK good good, you just posted the changes to the TC patch notes. Got it!
     
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    25 minutes of killing rotters in Doom and I got a drop, seems to be a lot better considering it took me over an hour on Test...so YAY thanks! :)

    Only 415 luck atm so with higher luck maybe more drops, will test that later gotta go do dishes :/ lol.
     
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    Twenty points for a completely unopposed city seems a bit low, thats including claiming an alter solo. Seems like there might be some middle group, like no points just for occupation, but a hundred for actively claiming the alter, or something. Haven't tried stealing yet.
     
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    If you went to an un-opposed city, claimed one alter and did nothing else that is working as they have now intended. You only get 20 points for alters, 40 for sigils.
     
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    I'm happy to report a successful test on Origin of this change! Many thanks for fixing this!

    (Also, for anyone interested, most spawning "dungeon" chests still seem to be double trapped. I haven't quite figured out why some are just single-trapped. Also, bank spawning chests also have inconsistency with the number of traps. Buc's Den blacksmith shop barrels are still locked. Chests in Luna are still locked. )
     
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    Meant to add to my previous post that in the last 20 minutes or so, I locked up or was disconnected several times on Origin. Seems a bit unstable at the moment.
     
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    and how much for kills?

    And nothing at all for winning the engagement?
     
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    If I am not mistaken, ZERO.
     
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    *blinks*

    Well, who is gonna do this then? How are we working towards the rewards? Did we really just create a pvp grind? And if so, how is that supposed to function? I mean, what pvper is gonna participate?
     
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    Kills get match points, just not silver points. (I am not saying I agree or disagree with this, just giving out the info). So killing people helps your guild win the match it just doesn't net you silver. I think this was done to reduce silver farming. Perhaps @Kyronix can comment
     
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    Kills and assists get both silver and match points. There is a timeout on a kill so you cannot gain either silver or match points from killing the same individual multiple times over and over in a short period.
     
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    Was this changed with the patch? I don't believe we currently get silver points for kills.
     
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    Perhaps you could give some idea of the scale of the reward in purportion to alters and sigils. I totally get the part about farming silver being a bit easy since the system went live, especially on low population servers.

    But would you consider a little wiggle room on the rewards if participation seems to drop?

    My guild goes to get silver, and earn banners, which are shard bound, and pinks, which are account bound and random. So there really isnt any farming happening there in an economic sense. Which, by the way, I considered a well thought through portion of the rewards system. But if we end up not going, or not going nearly as often, I wonder how long it will be before the guild that uses us for target practice will stop coming also.

    That has already happened in the evenings when atlantic heats up.

    I would think there should be some kind of metric that could act as a mulitpier. Or possibly, instead of turning off the points altogether you could just trickle them. I could be wrong but at even a hundred points a town, that's a hundred towns or approximately five hundred active minutes on the system to get a top tier reward, if one is completely unopposed.
     
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    I have not tested this, but it always seemed to me, if pvp is the game we are playing we should get points for that kind of skill.
     
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    You'd have my agreement on that one. And I think farming kills isn't anymore beneficial than alters or sigils you know?
     
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    One more time about Sterling Silver Ring

    Waste of at least one property - 20 meditation or 75% DI. Who want meditation on warrior template wearing non medit armor? Who want weapon damage increase on non warrior template? Ok, there is 5% or less templates, who may use this ring. But without HCI and DCI?

    I hope there was one word missed. Should be Spell Damage Increase 75%

    PS: what are available skills and is it one time selection? Is it possible to change selection later?
     
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    The Sterling Silver Ring is complementary to the Crystalline Ring. The Crystalline Ring has 20% SDI, which equates to approximately 75% DI for the Sterling Silver Ring in terms of intensity. The available skills that can be added to the ring are Archery, Fencing, Mace Fighting, Swordsmanship, Throwing, and Wrestling. Once the selection has been made, it cannot be changed.
     
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    Ok, so its warrior ring for someone ignoring benefits of plate or studded nonmedit armor?
    Consider or place voting for replacing 20 meditation to anything from list:
    20 focus
    5 or 10 dex
    10 or 15 or 20 dci
    10 or 15 or 20 hci
    leave 20 meditation
    replace both skills to 20 tactic 20 anatomy
     
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    With the amount of time I spend doing VvV I would have to say I have NEVER seen my progress bar increase from killing opposing members. If so, it is such a low amount it is unnoticeable. I think there needs to be a serious evaluation to the points distribution.
     
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    Thanks for ruining the fun. I'll be going back to ps4/Destiny instead of the new VvV system. Crybabies win UO.
     
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    @Kyronix How long will Treasures of Doom and trick or treating last?
     
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    Or maybe the core group of PVPers that actually want to engage in open combat and not sit around and track for a thief are voicing their opinions?? Trust me when I say I know what it's like to be a minority in this game...but as of right now, the 5 total thiefs across all continental US PRODO shards (in comparison to the 100s of PvPers), are ruining this new system. All I am asking for is balance, and if you, being a thief, are not realizing how OP you are need to open your eyes and be ok with compromise....
     
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    Trick or Treating for the remainder of the month of October. Treasures of Doom exact end date is TBA (depends on our Pub 88 schedule).
     
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    im guessing the treasures of doom will be forever...doom aint been touched in many years by any players....yes it will breathe life back into doom and getting the skulls to get in
     
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    By that line of reasoning ToT should have been running constantly since the end of the last decade.
     
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    I think hiding should not be allowed in a VvV region
     
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    Are you saying that we can only trick or treat for ten days? 21st to 31st?
     
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    I can only trick or treat in RL for 1 day :mad:
     
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    Oh you poor baby! Then please visit llama land where we used to trick or treat many many days... heh Oh and stay away from real candy, it rots teeth.
     
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    I think poisoning shouldn't be allowed in a VvV region.

    Oh smack that's right I've already adapted my playstyle to the glut of nox death strikers...
     
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    @Kyronix 8 hours ????

    I thought 2 hours was already waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long and now we get 8 hours ????

    This is way too long.

    A non-VvV character misses the teleporting gump and is out of playing Felucca for 8 hours unless they get themselves killed ..... I am speechless .......
     
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    And actually make people engage in PVP? OH LAWD, heaven forbid!
    Sucks you are struggling, my mystic scribe mage does just fine against their dp without any EP on the suit...
     
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    You missed the point and that is OK. Reading comprehension works wonders too...

    EP doesn't get along very well with gm poisoning anyway. BTW parry was a better option, their hits not getting in to begin with helped a lot more than trying to cure it.
     
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    I understand what you were trying to imply; that you adapted due to the competitions play style, but I also felt your interjection was not a very good one...
     
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    Oh good, glad I was understandable. I think its a perfect example. Instead of nerfing a valid playstyle, adapting to it. You are obviously entitled to your opinion though, this is a discussion forum after all!

    And for the record if you read my other posts in this and the similar thread, I agree that sigils need to be adjusted. I do not agree that hiding should be banned from battle zones though. If someone wants to come in with blacksmithy then by all means let them. We all have 720 skill points, let people use whichever they want. If blacksmithy let me throw tongs at the alter to win the round I'd surely give it a go.
     
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    Ummmm.. you want to farm Thieves now?
     
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    I'm looking forward to the Doom/Halloween content, am grateful for them taking some time to get it right, and am hopeful for how it eventually will turn out.

    -Galen's player
     
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    " You only get 20 points for alters, 40 for sigils."
    Wow - really really low points - not worth playing VvV then. Sigh - I guess I'll have to find something else to play.
     
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    Made GM Begging tonight. In before the patch!
     
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    Made me lol, and dammit, YES! It's a sandbox game after all. God, now I want a tong throwing blacksmith, and a needle throwing tailor too!
     
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    I want to peekay someone with a sewing kit!
     
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    Just realized this goes live the 21st... ugh
     
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    Sooo I go onto Origin and search for all the new stuff. Towel, artwork, 17th, marble bar, stuff like that. Nothing shows up! What's the deal with that? Why don't the new items show up in search? And why does my search cut off after a few pages on Great Lakes? Vendor search is a great feature, let's not let it turn to crap. Really annoying!
     
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    Gratz!

    But you don't need GM Begging..I'm only at 70.2 and I have gotten 2 heads on spikes and a small web in the last 15 minutes, which I'm happy about because I do not have patience to GM Begging lol.
     
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    I scrolled the last 10 points lol It's a very annoying skill to GM! "I have a mind to take a switch to thee!" lol No one likes beggars....
     
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    So this got increased from 2 hrs to 8?

    I don't have enough paws to facepaw this as much as it deserves. Who on earth is so bad at PvP that they needed 2 hours to kill someone? There are NPCs who fight better than that. If you need the full 8 then I realise why some are so scared of my tailor ;)

    Wenchy
     
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