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[UO Herald] FoF: Valentine Cupids

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    In this week's Five on Friday we cover Champ Spawns, Imbuing, and Masonry.



    See the full article here.




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  2. Viquire

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    Nice to see SA back in the limelight.
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    I like this FoF but I do have to ask a couple of things.

    Are you sure about that? I remember a spawn guild I was in some years back said they tested it, and the previous level's spawn had no effect.

    At the time they released the Paragon code, some years ago, Champs were specifically excluded. If Twaulo is spawning as a paragon, that's some kind of bug and I'd guess he isn't reading as a champion for some reason?

    Has anyone see any champs except him spawn as a Paragon?

    -Galen's player
     
  4. canary

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    Ok... that was actually... a GOOD FoF. Seriously.

    Just remember folks, as quick as I am to call out the team when they drop the ball, I'm just the same when they do good work.

    Nicely done. :)
     
  5. ElvishArcher

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    FINLAY!!! A FoF that has excellent weight! GREAT job on the FoF for the week guys! Keep em coming! This is what many of us have been complaining about and it appears you all have finally listened to the masses... it is very refreshing and I hope continues down this pat h for future FoF's!

    :grouphug: <<<<==== We owe you guys one of these!
     
  6. christy1221

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    Great FOF this week.

    I'm excited about SA coming out just wish we knew about how long it will be before it comes out. :D
     
  7. canary

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    Off topic...

    You know, I am honestly not sure how I feel about SA. As it stands, and it is a paid for addition to the game, I'm not sure if it will have enough to make me consider buying it. Thus far, without huge news, it seems kind of... there. Like something you could just put into a larger publish. If they charge the usual for it (around 29-39) I'm honestly unsure if I'll upgrade.

    To ME, it lacks a hook to catch me. Hopefully, when all the details are released, I'll change my mind.

    PS: I _really_ hope they haven't held off on the 11th Anniversary Items simply to batch them as a pre-sale for SA. I have a terrible gut feeling the US UO team might try that, and it may be the actual reason we have seen nothing...
     
  8. Magnus

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    No EM Event for Atlantic? I thought the event was finished this weekend. Blah
     
  9. MYUO

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    Good FOF.
    However, Regine said on Feb 7 that "The SoTs in Trammel currently aren't meeting the expected drop rate. It's unacceptably low at the moment. That has been rectified and will be in Publish 58. I will make a more detailed post about the champ spawn changes and answer some of the questions regarding the rewards distribution (replicas, SoTs and PS) in the next FoF." I thought she (aka. Sakkarah) was going to tell us what caused the low SoT drop rate and by how much.
    BTW, thank you dev for answering my question (killing low level spawn to advance champ level) in FOF. I encourage everyone submitting their questions through feedback on uo.com. I guess they don't reveive many feedbacks everyweek so your chance of getting answered is quite high. That is one way to help filling FOF with some good stuff everyweek.
     
  10. Gheed

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    Awesome FoF! Please.... let there be a BoD system for runic Mallets!

    *Edit* ermm what does this have to do with Cupids?
     
  11. Ender

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    The BOD system and the Heartwood system are equally tedious and just facilitate scripters. Make a new, better system.
     
  12. Gheed

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    Agreed. Both are script magnets. But I think the heartwood system is a bit worse. BoDs move the RNG factor to the BoD itself swayed in a certain range by actual skill. You don't waste resources on BoDs that yield nothing if you choose not to. With Heartwood quests you are forced to burn resources by the truckload.

    I still choose to do BoDs honest and not to do heartwood quests at all. But I understand your point. It would be hard to come up with a system for this that doesn't rely on RNG or does not favor scripting.

    *edit* Also BoD scripts would be a bit more complex... though that means little once the script is built and released.
     
  13. Maplestone

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    I believe the "to be determined" part is pretty close to an open call for suggestions :)

    Personally I like the BoD system. There are not a lot of in-town systems and it's a nice change from having everything revolve around monsters.

    Although I liked heartwood while I was collecting recipes, once you're grinding for runics, it becomes far, far, far too monotonous for my tastes.
     
  14. Specialshoes

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    OmG!!!! An informative FoF.

    That's it I know I am gonna die on my way home from work
     
  15. Maplestone

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    uh-oh, *wonders if this keeps up, whether I'm going to spontaneously start criticizing it*
     
  16. Beastmaster

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    This is the best FOF posted in over 2 years. Lots of meat and plenty of potatoes to boot. Not a single thing mentioned that could have been answered by players here on the boards. 3 cheers for everyone involved in this post.

    Please let the quality of this FOF be your standard for future posts.
     
  17. Viquire

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    I'd like to see more of a developed relations ship between players and NPCs happen here, and maybe an option for guild support of crafters working the system and a creation of mini event(guard the caravan) by crafters that would provide opportunities for multiple person play, not to replace the systems as they work now, but rather to augment and remove the tedium from them.
     
  18. Gheed

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    Exactly. I kind of missed making that point. If we pretended scripting doesn't exist, BoDs would be much more fun.
     
  19. El Phantasmo

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    By far, one of the most informative FoF's in months.

    Thanks Devs!!!!!

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  20. sablestorm

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    I'm wondering, how would the players feel if Champions were given the ability to spawn as paragons, but if they did that increased the odds of getting SoTs and other goodies. Would this appeal to you?
     
  21. Spelosty

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    Woo great FoF:thumbup:
     
  22. phantus

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    Sweet. Answered one of my questions too. Good FoF.
     
  23. Oriana

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    YAY!! My question got answered!! Thanks Sak for taking care of the Paragon Champ. Twaulo was a pain in the bottom as a para!!
     
  24. Surgeries

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  25. Radun

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    misleading title.....
     
  26. BadManiac

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    So we'll be able to alter human and elf gear to fit gargoyles, but the legendary crafters in the land can't make the minor alterations necessary to make human/elf equipment interchangeable?
     
  27. MMmmmmmmm glass weapons :)
     
  28. Why not just remove race restrictions? Elves weren't exactly implemented in full balance and what does it hurt to allow armor to be interexchangable between races?

    It would be better to just leave which race up to the user (rp purposes/personal interest) or to say the least carefully balance each race with special attributes (attributes that are non-item property related i.e. human hpr or elf mr bonus).
     
  29. Flora Green

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    Best FoF in years. :)
     
  30. J0KING

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    Thank you... very nice FoF...

    Glad to hear that we will not be collecting more BoDs for the new runics...