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[UO Herald] Test Center 1 - Publish 67 Available Today!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings!

    Publish 67 is available today on Test Center 1, please take a moment to read about the changes and features below and check them out in game. Your feedback is important to us and we look forward to hearing from you - have fun!





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  2. DevilsOwn

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    Finnegan's fixed!
    Champagne bottles fixed!
    Goodies and goodies and goodies for treasure maps!

    could it be they've been watching..? listening, even....??


    and hopefully the old seer bottles that were broken can be repaired also


    one small thing ~ I think this should read "now" instead of "not"?
    The Evidence quest given by Sarakki can not be completed and you should be able to receive your reward

     
  3. Taylor

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    Thank you! That'll certainly cut down on griefing.
     
  4. Specialshoes

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    Treasure Map Goodness yay!!!! Wow that is a message I been waiting awhile to hear.
     
  5. FireKitten

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    ● Forged Pardon: Reduces the users murder counts by 1. (Single Use)



    Yay! I can have some of my favorite characters back that I went a bit complusive with!!!! *happy dances* I don't really need 3 red characters!
     
  6. Uthar Pendragon

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    Forged Pardon: Reduces the users murder counts by 1. (Single Use)


    interesting.
     
  7. Taylor

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    I'm hoping that this will allow us to dismount and speak via the same macro If so, this change will make my transition to the EC much smoother.
     
  8. Bravo devs!

    Get back to work!!!!

    :pint:
     
  9. Viper09

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    T-map changes!!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  10. Beastmaster

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    Nice list of bug fixes. T-map sounds cool.

    Props to whomever was responsible for the bard changes in particular the timeout. I had given up on it.
     
  11. ● Chance the chest will contain a Treasure chest map one level higher

    WOOT! What's a level 7 map gonna be like? :lol:

    Glad I've got almost 200 LVL 6 maps in storage.
     
  12. Gheed

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    Tmap changes very unexciting. Does this mean I have to have mining on my t-hunter now?
     
  13. Lord Chaos

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    This is a really good patch.

    The only thing that seems a bit worrying is the randomized locations, not sure how that works, but if its truly randomized, then out goes all rune libraries for treasure hunting. As does any chance of casual treasure hunting. :(

    It has the potential to be as bad as randomized resource spots.
     
  14. JC the Builder

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    A lot of interesting changes and additions. It is nice that treasure maps look like they will be worth doing once again. The random location addition also makes it a lot more challenging than matching picture A to picture B on a website.
     
  15. Looks like B-Teng has been busy, too...

    ○ Added a "Dismount" macro action under the "Items/Abilities" category of the Actions window.

    ● Mouse wheel settings were not saving properly when set to "Cursor Target Current" or "Cycle Last Cursor Target".

    The first should now allow a macro for dismount - All Kill in the EC.
     
  16. Viper09

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    I assume you only mean unexciting because for a while we wont have a cheat-sheet that tells us exactly where to dig :p

    I have no problem with it. I actually think this makes it more fun having to search for once in a long time.
     
  17. Mesanna

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    Please let me know if after this publish goes live anything else that is broken and I will get them on the bug list.

    Mesanna
     
  18. Gheed

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    As opposed to matching picture A to picture B on a world map.... on a website? What makes them woth doing again? Non PoFable items? Get out of jail free cards for murdering folks that grief you by reporting you as a murderer? Decoration vines? Recipes for what? Destroying items for failing lockpicking but not for using telekenisis to set off a trap?... then offset that negative with skeleton keys? Tasty treats? Or removing the regs and scrolls? Really what is it about these changes that make it more worth it? I mean ya it is different... but how is it better?
     
  19. Petra Fyde

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    How on earth can you decide they're unexciting before you've tried them to see what they actually mean?
     
  20. DevilsOwn

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    and maps for all facets... can you imagine level six map popping all paragons in Ilshenar?
     
  21. Viper09

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    &*^%

    Just checked on my old t-hunter. Looks like I moved off GM lockpicking sometime long ago and need to train it again. :(

    Ok, that is what we can call a worst case scenario, lol. But does this mean we can map Ilshenar now??
     
  22. Gheed

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    Not saying they are bad dear. Just don't see many positives in the list.
     
  23. Viper09

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    Give it time through testing and see what starts coming out of them before automatically determining they are really that bad. Who knows what changes it will undergo before it hits live, maybe they'll add more items. Looking at the brief list it already looks a worth-while for a lot of players.
     
  24. GalenKnighthawke

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    So far I'm feeling overall positive about this

    :thumbup1:.

    Though I do not have a treasurer hunter I am surely looking forward to working a few maps with them.

    I think you mean can NOW be completed.

    .

    Much as I feel bad for those people who collected treasure map location runebooks? I have to say that most treasure hunters I know will probably like this.

    While I don't think this is a good idea, it's nowhere near a bad enough idea, I don't think, that I can see wasting any time objecting to it beyond writing these lines.

    Overall: :thumbup1: once again.

    -Galen's player
     
  25. JC the Builder

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    What about the 3 new artifacts? I could see 2 of them being useful in PVP. And if they are useful in PVP then there will be high demand as long as they are rare enough.
     
  26. No. Mining only increases the radius of discovery when you try to dig with a pickaxe. If you don't have it you'll have to be right on the spot...but I've been running my t-hunter like that forever.
     
  27. slaveone

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    I kinda agree with this. While i do agree that going to a website and matching the location to a rune in a book was a bit cheeseball the only real reason people did this was because the actual in game maps are so lousy when it comes to really pinpointing a location. On another note as is it's pretty hard to make an effective solo thunter without using soulstone techniques i've got mine setup so i don't need to use soulstones but with this randomization its basically going to require you ditch carto every time you go out and swap it with mining. This i find a little bit annoying but since the soulstone changes i guess it won't be too terribly bad. If anything maybe improve on the quality of the in-game maps so that you could diferentiate the location a little bit better by just looking at the map cause as it stands now with the current maps its kinda a crapshoot without knowing the locations mainly due to the poor quality of the in-game maps especially if we throw other facets into the mix which previously had no maps you could actually view.
     
  28. Dryzzid of Atlantic

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    Thank you to whomever saw and fixed the issue with the champagne and eggnog bottles. I will check my seer wine when the publish goes live.

    Also: These changes all look real good. Great job to all :D
     
  29. GalenKnighthawke

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    Recipes means for making the Mondain's Legacy items. An alternative to the scripter-friendly methods of getting them now.

    If it means anything else, I have no idea what it could be.

    Stuff we haven't seen before, including but not limited to

    which would've meant more in the days before Imbuing, but surely still means something, if only because of the chance for good items that won't eventually wear down and break.

    The new items seem powerful enough to want and not overpowering.

    At least to me.

    -Galen's player
     
  30. slaveone

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    Yeah man but this only works because you know the locations exact spot. Without knowing it your gonna be in for a world of annoying hurt if you try to find random locations without mining. Also the mining bonus works for both pickaxes and shovels...
     
  31. I best brush off my azimuth then...:pint:
     
  32. Picus at the office

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    These are the sash and such?
     
  33. Uthar Pendragon

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    yes on ilsh and malas two maps i just looked at were for both locations going to go play fer a bit now. as for the map updates your still going to be matching pictures- maybee a bit too much detail in the maps now.
     
  34. GalenKnighthawke

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    Or we could all recommend that they also change the skill such that Mining isn't required anymore at all.

    :)

    I mean if we're going to be realistic we'll have to start doing stuff like pirates will have to be expert tailors so they can sew their own outlandish clothes and repair sails.

    -Galen's player
     
  35. puni666

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    Instant Pet logging to avoid ever needing to res a pet with the vet skill, and avoiding the loss of it's skills. Pets should be on a flag timer like it's owner.
     
  36. slaveone

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    I've got almost 400 level 6 maps stored up myself. Looks like we have many hours of grueling over barely decipherable maps ahead of us....
     
  37. GalenKnighthawke

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    And non-PoF-able....which they are.

    Yep, I think they did good with this one.

    Between all these new items, some PoF-able and some not, and Imbuing, we're finally taking full advantage of the AoS item system, offering a near-infinite amount of flexibility and a large number of paths to varying degrees of viability, and with property caps so it's hard to become overwhelmingly powerful.

    Only took how many years? *chuckles*

    -Galen's player
     
  38. Gheed

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    Well no I didnt exactly mean tha RNG thunting was the entire reason why the changes seems uninteresting. I really don't see much that is interesting. The mining question was seperate in relation to the 5 tile radious bonus it gives to finding the chest. I already dual-client my t-hunter and sideline him when i pop the chest. So adding mining wont be too difficult.

    But randomizing locations wasn't a very large complaint about t-hunting to begin with. It was the fact that there wasnt much in the chests worth having. So making them harder to find seems to really make t-hunting less enjoyable. And I actually kept the regs and scrolls.... they(scrolls) saved my scribe alot of mana headache on the higher level spells while filling books. But maybe thats what the mana phasing orb thinger does. 20 seconds of regen or 10 sec of damage reduction... meh

    Just saying maybe the artifacts are really fab... maybe the imbuing mats are plentiful. Thanks for bumping up the gold. But everything else seems no better or worse than what they were originally
     
  39. GalenKnighthawke

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    I see plenty of useful things in there....

    Let me isolate just one: How many useful sashes are there in the game.

    I can think of only one: The Guard Sash and its Replica that comes from the Cold Blood Champion Spawn.

    Now there's another.

    I wonder if this sash will also be Imbuable. Probably not, but it's an interesting thought, like maybe they'll let us Imbue a single low-end property onto the new sashes.

    But even if this isn't the case? New item property on a sash.

    Also those new shields will be Imbuable, or such is the implication.

    -Galen's player
     
  40. slaveone

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    What they should do is allow the radius to increase per every 20 points in carto and then give a bonus on top of that if you decide to run with mining. That way mining could still play into it but wouldn't be a requirement per say. Plus there would be a REASON to leave carto on your character as opposed to just decoding and stoning the skill. As it stands with this patch people will basically have to have carto decode the map stone carto unstone mining and then go out. Rinse and repeat for every map as there is no way to have an effective solo t-hunter with mining, carto, lockpicking, and possibly even remove trap. I know some people do that already but it was nice to not feel like you had to basterdize your character everytime you went to do a t-hunt with this change which pretty much REQUIRES mining not using soulstones pretty much is out of the question now for at least 95% of effective solo T-Hunter builds.
     
  41. Nastia Cross

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    I also kept the regs from the chests, but I don't mourn their loss. I imagine newer players that t-hunt will though. As for the changing of the locations, I don't mind that so much really. Takes T-Hunting off "easy" mode and gets us to actually do work again. I just hope the random locations won't cause chests to spawn under houses, in water or under trees. The loot changes seem to be good as well. Looks like its time to buy another char slot and dust off my soulstones.
     
  42. Gheed

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    Oh is that what the sash, shield and orb are? The new artifacts?
     
  43. Nastia Cross

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    Question re: T-Maps. Will the Felucca ones have an increased chance for better items like the risk vs. reward for resources?
     
  44. Black Sun

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    Hear that? It's all the tamer's rejoicing!
     
  45. Pinco

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    wow, artifacts are maps related!
    So tokuno arties will spawn again in t-chest :)
    There will also be new pigments? :p
     
  46. G.v.P

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    Some great changes, but the bard changes concern me. I guess as long as despair is in check for PvP, will need to see how bad it is w/ spell plague.
     
  47. Mapper

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    Some nice changes, Little gutted about the randomize Thunting spots. As a rune library owner that's a lot of moving I'll need to do to clear the Fel/Tram books.

    But so be it!

    Looking forward to getting on TC to try these new things out.
     
  48. Taylor

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    Nope. Still doesn't work to dismount and speak. Gotta stick with the CC until this functionality works properly. :(
     
  49. Storm

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    yes this works my macro is

    dismount/say(dredd kill)/wait for target/curser target current

    Dredd is my mare have not tried all kill but i tend to use my pets name
     
  50. NBG

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    This will make getting rare color cu easier heh.