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[UO Herald] Shard of the Dead: Dungeon Deathmatch Edition

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    We are proud to announce our annual Shard of the Dead. This year, we’ve started with a clean slate to bring you an all new toe-to-toe slugfest. We’ve swept the elementals out of Dungeon Shame and replaced them with some gruesome and hellish beasts along with some exciting loot. Here’s how it works:

    You may create a character on the Shard of the Dead, or copy a character from your regular shard. No matter which option you choose, you will arrive without any items, money, or pets on a platform where you must choose to join a team. Enter either the Order Gate or the Chaos Gate, and you will be transported to a safe haven for your team. Here, you must obtain some gear and supplies, in order to prepare to enter the Infernal Battlegrounds.

    Lucky for you, the dungeon floors are literally strewn with powerful magic items. All you have to do is survive long enough to grab some and put them on. You may sell items you don’t want to get precious gold to buy basic supplies. Picking up new skills is incredibly fast. There are items that grant stat boosts as well.

    Once you accumulate enough to fight the monsters in the dungeon, you will find they drop still more powerful loot, along with gold and items that allow you to summon strong pets.

    Be careful, though! All your equipment is cursed. If you die, you must start naked again in your team’s base.

    If you can gather a group of friends, have a go at the Disciple of Lucifer. He’s extremely tough, but his loot is very worthwhile. One of his treasures is a deed to bless a single item, making it just a little bit easier to start over.

    Every few minutes, a gate in each team’s base will open, taking all who dare to go to the Infernal Battlegrounds. Here, Order and Chaos engage in a struggle to capture each others’ bases, and to hunt down and slay The Butcher. Fighting in these battles offers opportunities for still greater rewards, including the Supreem Headless Bomb and the Flask of Invulnerability, along with your pick of the cursed items picked from the corpses of your slain enemies.

    Scoreboards in each team’s base show battle records, and players’ mouseover tooltips show their PvP stats.

    So come on down to Shard of the Dead and join us in the slaughterfest!



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  2. Pinco

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    Sounds fun! :D
     
  3. Trolls T Hunter

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    ya siege started off as a halloween shard, I loved it! there were the color wars so much fun.
     
  4. KingHen

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    Sweet!!

    Hey Hey
    I wonder if the trol.... er posters who say that no one would ever fight without ins etc... will show up to this :p
     
  5. Ned888

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    Thank you again! I appreciate your efforts!
     
  6. Viquire

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    Woo Hoo!

    Although it would have been a lot of fun to have it be Team Bob vs Team Fred.
    ;)
     
  7. Slickjack

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    No insurance.... Love it...

    Definitely will be there!

    Thanks!
     
  8. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  9. Taylor

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    Hunger Games?
     
  10. Supreem

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    Shard of the Dead is live!!! GO GO GO GO
     
  11. yorky

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    Shard of the Dead is right, it just died! :p

    Edit: Its alive again!

    Edit: Its dead :(
     
  12. Supreem

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    Yeeea we just discovered that character copy will not work to Shard of the Dead. Luckily skill and stat gain is cranked way the hell up. We should have it back in a few minutes with character copy disabled.

    Sorry about that!!!
     
  13. yorky

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    No worries, just managed to have a run around and yikes its abit funky and scary running around naked with bad things chasing us until it went down again :p
     
  14. vexyvixen

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    *like*
     
  15. Supreem

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    Ok its back!
     
  16. vexyvixen

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    Thanks, going to give it a try! Wish me luck! Lol.
     
  17. yorky

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    Ah nvm, you guys know :)
     
  18. AirmidCecht

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    i made it from order to chaos capture essence but nothing really stopped me along the way?

    I got a powerscroll though ;)

    I'm having a blast!
     
  19. AirmidCecht

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    Near as I can tell you choose Order or Chaos then roam the dungeons and skill up/grab weapons n armor. You can buy items off NPCs at entrance and then every 5 min or so a gate opens to the battlegrounds.

    I can't get you pics of battlegrounds just yet w/out grey mode :p

    Here's a few of the dungeon area:

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    Fun! Fun!
     
  20. Sevin0oo0

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    put all my gold in bank, now can't get it, says i'm a criminal. huh?
     
  21. Larisa

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    [​IMG]

    Enter here, pick a side

    will take more in few this is fun!
     
  22. Symma

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    Probably because you looted a players corpse.

    Back the shard. Its funny seeing people complain about having to work skills rather than setting them by text commands lol. Even tho skills raise at 10.0 per use
     
  23. Supreem

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    We are adding an NPC that will hand out murderer pardons.

    Great turnout so far! Noone has killed Lucifer's Disciple or Brown the Butcher yet. Who will be the first?

    FYI Lucifer's Disciple drops up to 10 artifacts and a bless deed!
     
  24. aarons6

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    might i suggest more weapons spawning in the entrance,

    also i made a char and its not strong enough to do anything?

    all items should have 100% lower req !!!
     
  25. Larisa

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    Where's the fun in that??

    I've lost 4 really good suits so far, we finally got people over to the order side and are having some good fights now thankfully.

    Noone seems to want to attempt to kill the butcher or lucifer yet though, I'm dying to try...literally!

    It's been a blast so far but gets boring when there's noone to fight on the other side.

    Also getting the gear you need is rather easy, just loot the corpses until you have something decent then start fightin :)
     
  26. curlybeard

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    Great concept! Tons of fun. With skill cranked up and starting with nothing it is like going through the 12 phases of UO in 60 minutes. Love it!
     
  27. aarons6

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    i cant train bushido and you cant cast any spells with 0 skill.
     
  28. curlybeard

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    There is an NPC for bushido. I was able to training ninjitsu, magery, and mysticism from 0. Necromancy will work also. Just start by casting the zero skill spells. You will gain 10 skill right away.

    The only skill I couldn't train was stealth. I need to find +stealth jewelery to do that. Rabbit form gives me 20, but you need about 30 to start gaining stealth
     
  29. aarons6

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    i found the bushido guy, i didnt see him at first.. sweet
     
  30. Larisa

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    no just train hiding, once you're hid, hit the stealth button, you'll gain fast. I am at 120 stealth :)
     
  31. aarons6

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    this shard is sweet.. i love the new loot system.
     
  32. curlybeard

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    Oh thanks Larisa!
     
  33. Larisa

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    Anytime :)

    And yeah, I love me some cake! :)
     
  34. Sevin0oo0

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    decay? how fast does it do that?
     
  35. Larisa

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    Not as fast as it was....I was losing a point of dex a minute it seemed, maybe less. Supreem tweaked it a bit last night so it's not as bad, but there are cakes laying on the ground you gobble up like pac man or you can buy them that boost your stats.

    Have yet to log back in this morning but it's still bad enough to have to have your cake AND eat it too :)
     
  36. Symma

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    We just took down Lucifer's Disciple. Probably not the first tho. Someone did get a nice Legendary Bow. I only got the a shield.

    [​IMG]
     
  37. Supreem

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    I was playing on the order side as a normal character and had a blast. We need to turn the tides on Chaos tonight!

    Order for Life!!
     
  38. Larisa

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    I made an order toon this mornin and there were about 20 other ppl there but noone wanted to fight, it was rather depressing.

    But I shall try again :)
     
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    Current PvP Scores

    Order Capture Points: 11
    Chaos Capture Points: 158
    Order Kill Points: 84
    Chaos Kill Points: 219
     
  40. order is busy sitting afk or farming
     
  41. Larisa

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    They were!

    Like 30 trammies bank sitting in luna...I think we're gonna make a come back though. I made a char on the blue side....need to light a fire under their butts though geesh :/
     
  42. Supreem

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    Let's see if we can keep this thread on the front page for as long as shard of the dead is open. (shameless bump)

    :lick:
     
  43. Storm

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    we can do that
     
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    Chaos Shall Always Be Victor!!! For without chaos, order would be boring.....
     
  45. PsychoKinetic

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    Wheeeee!!! Shard Of The Dead is a BLAST! Awesome job on this devs!

    Thank You and Happy Halloween!
     
  46. order bank sitting is so bad that when you res you have to wait for stamina regen or have stealth+shadow-step past everyone.

    is it possible to move the resurrection shrine so it's closer to the poison fields?
     
  47. G.v.P

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    So you basically have to pick **** up off the floor...meanwhile a guy who already did that is killing everyone on our team, so no one can gear up. lol...fun?
     
  48. i picked up stuff off the floor to start and just fought slimes or attacked things that other players were attacking. you collect 100 gp off some of the monsters and buy stuff like aids and spellbooks.

    its easy to die with no mount and the monsters loot your gold. also, everyone on your team is green to you and if your body stays long enough, they can loot it.

    it would be nice to start with some gold to buy a weapon/bandaids or a spellbook/regs.

    also i found an infernal bless deed, i think that works as a bless deed, but given it's name, maybe only works in the pvp area?
     
  49. G.v.P

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    hm everyone is blue, im talking bout a guy just killing everyone near the shop keepers and all that. but yeah np ;P it's the closest thing to classic we're gonna get haha
     
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    the bless deed just blesses an item, not sure for how long.

    oh ok you lose stats when you use one hehe. edit: nm stats decay either way haha