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[UO Herald] Your Boat Needs to Dry Dock?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, May 31, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings,

    Players were having issues with not being able to complete the Fishmonger Quests or not being able to recall to their boat. To stop this from happening to you, please dry dock your boat and you will once again be able to complete the quest.



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  2. Is it just me, or does this .....
    ......sound impossible if you cannot recall to the thing?
    :coco:
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    Most people have gotten back to their boats, either with help from GMs or by concerted effort by fellow players to locate the missing boards and note the co-ordinates.

    If any boats are still AWOL list here the boat name, shard, facet and last known position (roughly) as best you can remember.
     
  4. Beastmaster

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    Here's the question that remains unanswered:

    Is this a fix we will have to continue to use over and over or have the boats/mongers been permanently fixed to where using this once is all that is required?
     
  5. Merion

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    Well, my fishmonger chest (full of fish and crabs!) just vanished after crossing a server line. My hold is now empty but the quest is still in my quest log.

    And yes, I did dry dock the ship. And no, the chest did not reappear nor can I finish the quest.


    *edit*
    great, after dry docking it for several times and recalling across a server line, the chest full of fish and dungeon crab is still gone. But the quest is gone too, so now I can get a new quest. *grr* I want my dungeon crabs back! Those are hard to come by!

    Also, it would be good to know if I lost reputation with the fishmonger for that stunt.
     
  6. yes i was wondering the same thing. how are you supposed to dry dock when you can't empty your cargo hold? I have 4 four and five line orders for Jhelom filled and would like to get credit for it. It's not the end of the world if i lose it, but a lot of time and effort goes into completing these things.

    Surely there is a better way that losing the quest and reputation points by dry docking??
     
  7. T-Hunt

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    since this bug, dont you think the ships are gone now?
    Or did they stop the decay on them?

    I have 3 missing still that belong to freinds and was told only the owner can have a GM bring them to it.
     
  8. support ea
    If the ship was moving at the time, wait a few minutes for the ship to hit land (or another ship) and stop moving. You can then cast Recall and target the ship key just like targetting a recall rune. If successful, you will appear on the ship next to the mast.

    Please keep pets and objects clear of the mast so they do not block your recall location in this scenario. If this does not work you can page a GM for help. Have one of the master ship keys in your main pack when you call, as this is what the GM will use to find your ship and put you back aboard.

    You must page as the character that created the ship, and the ship key must be loose in your pack, not on a keyring. The GM will not place your character on a ship you do not own for any reason.


    :thumbsup: ... yw
     
  9. Basara

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    This has been answered a couple dozen times this year.

    1. When you get on your ship, and it doesn't recognize you, that means that you can actually place a different boat.

    2. Once on the bugged ship, sail around to the delivery points with the completed quests.

    3. Place your second boat (Can be an old-style one) at the dock by the fishmonger.

    4. As long as your old boat and your temporary replacement are both on the same subserver as the fishmonger, you can deliver the quest.

    5. REFUSE any replacement quests that are offered. They won't affect your reputation, if they are refused (as opposed to accepting and cancelling). You need to refuse them because they will want to go into your replacement boat, and this can bug your reputation if you get quests for an old-style boat.

    6. Dry-dock your temporary ride, sail your bugged ship to the next delivery point, and repeat 2-5.

    7. Once all the quests are finished this way, with no new quests, you can empty and drydock your boat with no reputation loss.
     
  10. Muu Bin

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    Have you launched one of the new High Seas ships yet? Have you even obtained the new booster for High Seas? If you had/ have, then you would know that the new ships do not produce a ship key when launched. They produce a recall rune. And the problem isn't with the old legacy boats, it is with the new High Seas ones.

    Seems as though they haven't updated their info on that particular "item". While it appears as though one could certainly interchange "key" for "rune" in your cut-and-paste of the rules, it wouldn't hurt to be a little up-to-date in what goes on with the new content (EA that is).
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    If they've been missing more than 2 weeks, yes they're probably gone by now. The GM's, quite rightly, will only take the boat owner to the boat. Why did the owners not page?

    Several shards started threads to look for boats, many people's boats were found - provided they were willing to tell us the boat's name.

    If the owner won't/can't page and the boat name can't be told, it's rather difficult to help.
     
  12. Adol

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    I'm afraid to say that if there was any fix behind the scenes, it's going to be worse in the short term; I've been safely using my boat for a few hours every day for the last 2 weeks without problem, but it went missing again today. Fortunately I remembered where it was (docked at Vesper) and quickly got it back, and now I'm going to unload it and dry dock it once more just in case... but don't assume your boats are safe yet people.
     
  13. Beastmaster

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    THIS is what I was afraid of. SO instead of a fix we have been given a laborious workaround.
     
  14. yes muu, one certainly could interchange key for rune and rune for key ...
    why would you need either?

    for THE GM to assist you
    this is a "repeated" theme in my post

    for legacy and new ships
    A GM should be able to assist you
    you should be able to have a KEY ITEM with you
    and acquire GM ASSISTANCE

    there was also an offer of GM aid ... when your boat was merely "blocked"

    one might infer that EA is ... something
    about
    GM ASSISTANCE

    bout time
    players with "self help" work arounds
    appear (to me) to be a smaller roster every week ...rolleyes:
     
  15. olduofan

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    maybe they would be willing to come unload all 16000 stones of fish for me as well as find the boats....
     
  16. Tazar

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    Commodity deeds are your friend. :) Unloading the fish is not that hard.
     
  17. Petra Fyde

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    If you don't have any active quests, here's the guy who will unload your 16000 stones of fish while you dry dock and re-launch:
    The Dockmaster
     
  18. gunneroforgin

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    I am sorry but this is a major bug and needs a better fix than dry docking the boat. every few days my recall rune to my boat becomes corrupted and I have to fix it. This problem needs a developers attention.
     


  19. Ok this did indeed work, thank you.

    But is there any reason why it should be so complicated ? And who in the world is going to know to do this process now or in future occurances?

    Geez i just want to play the game, not go through a dissertation on fishing or uo mechanics. What a joke...
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    I think you'll find it is fixed.
    I launched my boat, the rune in my rune book worked, I didn't have to mark any new ones.
     
  21. Beastmaster

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    Sorry Petra, I think you are mistaken on this one. See post #12 above. Unless there was a server publish between post 12 and post 20 (yours) it has not been fixed. This is a server side issue not client side.
     
  22. Basara

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    The quickest way to handle this, in the interim, is once you get your boat unbugged, don't take any more quests than the ones you are going to fill before you log out. That way, if the bug comes back, you won't have any quests aboard, and you can use the harbormaster to unload, then dry-dock, relaunch, and have the harbormaster reload the ship.


    Suggestion.

    If you have your ship hug the south coast of Buc's near the server line, you can do quests to/from 6 cities fairly quickly (Recalling to Trinsic, Jhelom and Skara on the Trinsic side of the line, run up past buc's to the Britain server line, to recall there & back, recall to Vesper on the Pillar side, and running into the lost lands via the pillar to pick up and deliver to Papua). Do just those 6 cities (or 5, if you want to ignore papua till most of your quests make you have to go there) until you get stuck with 6 quests to Moonglow & the Emporium.

    Then, go to the Emporium and either deliver all those, or park off the docks until you go fishing again. It's fairly quick to get from Magincia docks to the Emporium if the ship goes bugged again. Once you make sure the ship isn't bugged, take the two quests from those two points (after doing any that go back and forth between them) back to that area off the Buc's, and do those 6 cities again. Repeat as needed.
     
  23. Acid Rain

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    Lost my Orc ship. Didnt even think to page a GM til a DeadBob suggested it like 2weeks after it happened.
    Dont read boards often & most times GMs dont seem to help so never considered paging.
    I usually fish latenight when im tryin ta get sleepy cause fishing puts me out.
    Often I wake up at the keyboard, get up, and crawl into bed. Ive absolutely NO
    clue where my boat is 9 out of 10 times cause of this. Yes, Ive woken up dead ALOT.

    Conscious effort when I log on to not think abt it. Dont know exactly what I lost, dont want to remember. Know the hull had over 14000 stones of fish, crabs, pirating supplies, and items. Im done fishing. Wont be placing another boat for prob a long time. Unless I read or hear that this problem has been FIXED, fishing isnt going to be part of my game anymore.
    *_____insert snide comment thanking UO for screwing up my gaming_____*
    (believe me, the insert comment is WAY more polite then what I wanted to say)
     
  24. Petra Fyde

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    :( if only we knew what was causing it, people could avoid it happening. I've only had my rune break once, that very first day it happened and I've never had a problem with fishmonger's not recognising me, that's with 2 fishers on 2 shards, one now at 120 and one at 116.6, so you know I've done loads of quests. I catch all my own fish and get all my own scrolls.

    I wish we knew how I'm avoiding being hit by these bugs :(