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UO Superstition

Discussion in 'UHall' started by LordDrago, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. LordDrago

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    Anyone else have any?

    I am training cooking and using the feature to make multiple cooking attempts in the cooking gump. Gains are very slow, but I noticed that when I fell off of the 2nd floor at the Luna bank I got a gain. Soooooo, maybe I will get another gain if I jump off again.




    BTW...it didn't work :(
     
  2. Shamus Turlough

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    I still eat during skill gain sessions, and occasionally will kill myself. Does that count?
     
  3. Black Sun

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    Here's the ones I've heard over the years.

    Kill yourself if you hit a gain wall
    Hungry characters will not gain as quickly as ones who have eaten
    Less populated sub servers give better gains
     
  4. Harb

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    This one actually was true for sure, when "counters" were influential to skill gain. This system passed away and was replaced by power hour around the UOR time frame. No clues on the legitimacy of the others, but yep, been there/ done that as well, and the death thing did seem to work for years - though thats also years ago (in the "counters" era)!
     
  5. Nastia Cross

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    My brother would never burn a barbed kit or any other runic in his house or in town, he always went out into the middle of nowhere and burned them.

    Never heard the "kill yourself when you hit a skill gain wall" one.. I'll have to try that with imbuing *shakes fist*
     
  6. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    If i dont get a gain after a bit. or cant rez someone after 100 tries. i move to a different tile and wallah!
     
  7. Lynk

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    I find the gains go quicker if I'm not watching, so I leave the room.
     
  8. Black Sun

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    :twak: Bad Lynk. Don't encourage that kind of behavior. :twak:
     
  9. LordDrago

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    Go figure, I was feeling stuck at 99.9 skill, so I ate, ras around, recalled to luna, and jumped off the 2nd floor.





    made my gain :)
     
  10. Black Sun

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    That impact to the skull must have knocked that list bit of knowledge loose. Congrats.
     
  11. Lynk

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    I'm technically attended, because I could respond via my iPhone through a VNC connection.
     
  12. shanshu

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    You are a member of the Stratics community and you should not be advocating behavior that is against the ROC. And answering via iphone is surely not considered attended game play.
     
  13. Lynk

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    Just because I'm a member of the Stratics community doesn't mean I have no sense of humor.

    But, just for arguments sake here is a scenario.

    Lets say I'm macroing magery by using a 100% poison damage -mage weapon dagger and hitting an arctic ogre lord.

    I connect to my desktop via VNC on my Iphone and go sit on my recliner to watch some football. My iPhone gives me a visual display of the game, I can watch my screen and my gains come up. I am able to type and send text to the client, respond to players and/or a game master, I can even respond to ICQs on my desktop and log in/out of UO.

    How is that different from sitting at my desktop?

    *Edit - In fact, I could probably duel and kill you from my iPhone.
     
  14. Gheed

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    Facing North... I still face North to get gains...
     
  15. THyRoID99

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    lol

    btw I totally agree with your point. It shouldn't matter how hops you are from your client. If you are in direct control of it, it's legal.


    back to the op:
    8x8 and eat.
     
  16. Gheed

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    You know what causes these (superstitions)? That dam RNG. So you go an hour or so getting crazy bored/frustrated w/o a gain. Then just messing around you eat a fish steak, axe your pants and kill two mongbats.... BOOM! 3 GAINS IN A ROW OMG I FIGURED IT OUT!

    For the next two hours no mongbat is safe... If they were capable of thought... I wonder what would go through their head when you walked up to them and pulled off your pants?
     
  17. Magdalene

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    Log out and back in.
    Die.
    Eat.
    Cast bless or curse on myself (or something else to mess with stats).
    Jump serverlines.
    Change the skill that is turned down (i.e. if I have the last 0.5 swords turned down - gain that 0.5 from 0.0 in focus or music and turn that down for a change).
     
  18. Xenobia

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    That is what we call "unattended macroing" and it is not legal (or so I thought, considering who wrote that) Now back to the superstition thing...I will go to Fel to gain skill because it is less crowded. I will move if I cannot cast a spell and this usually works. I keep myself well fed and I will not kill myself anymore as that never seemed to work.
     
  19. Lynk

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    This is what we call 'not reading the whole thread before responding', and while it is legal - I frown upon it.
     
  20. Xenobia

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    Oh sorry I did not read the entire thread. Yes I would think that should be legal
     
  21. Xenobia

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    I corrected myself....chill :)
     
  22. legendsguy

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    i love how when a moderator gets caught doing something against the rules they say that they were just kidding.
     
  23. He got caught? :wall:

    One day we will all learn to have a little humour in our lives :sad4:
     
  24. Lynk

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    I love how people reply to a thread before reading everything, and then add to the appearance of their stupidity because they don't realize that I'm not a moderator, I'm a content editor.
     
  25. Black Sun

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    He's not a moderator.
     
  26. Xenobia

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    I am not stupid and I said I was sorry for not reading the entire thread.
     
  27. Lynk

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    Wasn't directed at you! The other dude.

    You're A-OK in my book.
     
  28. Xenobia

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    Oh ok. I am lazy though and did not read the entire thing. Lesson learned :)
     
  29. legendsguy

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    i think lynk just called me stupid. that's not allowed, is it?
     
  30. Lynk

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    I was speaking in generalities, but if the shoe fits..
     
  31. kelmo

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    You have that shoe in a size 10?
     
  32. Lynk

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    I have two, but they are both for left feet.
     
  33. legendsguy

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    go **** yourself
     
  34. Lynk

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    A novel idea, and I'll use the tears that dropped from how hurt my feelings were after reading your post as lubrication!
     
  35. Black Sun

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    [​IMG]
     
  36. Storm

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    lol ouch
     
  37. Lynk

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    Holy cow, I got the intergalactic face palm.
     
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    Damn can I get the GM to call me too?
     
  39. Xenobia

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    *changes the subject really fast* Hey Lynk, don't you just love the new iphone?
     
  40. Lynk

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    I feel like such a trendy cake ass for having one, but yes - the iphone is awesome. I used to have a Motorola Q that I could not stand, and was pretty much turned off to smart phones.
     
  41. Xenobia

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    LoL I have one and I LOVE it. I'm at work surfing the web while all the other morons...errrr co-workers...are on the (military) base lan and can't get past google! It's great
     
  42. Shamus Turlough

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    Careful Xeno, I work on a military base from time to time, and they frown on people accessing the internet on base from a non-filtered connection...
     
  43. Xenobia

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    LoL well since I'm their tech person I think I'll be ok...but thanks :) I have WiFi running all over that base and trust me, it was OK'd by AMC woohoo AND IT'S FREE!!!
     
  44. Xenobia

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    I just can't believe how "not smart" they are. Calling them dumb would not be politically correct ya know. They never seem to think things out at AMC level. It baffles the mind. Not one firewall to be had for the entire system...accept for the base backbone of course. Sidewinder is a beautiful thing.

    Oh and I was not laughing at you...I laugh at them for being incredibly naive to throw point of sale systems on an unsecure connection. The least they could do is add some VPN pipes for those systems. But then who am I to say? I'm just the tech. I do what the big guys tell me to do. (I think they usually tell me to shut up and color and then it comes back to bite them in the a$$)
     
  45. Wakiza

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    Burn the witch!
     
  46. Another I have heard is you get more gains real early in the morning then late at night. Something to do with the amount of people on the shard. As funny as it sounds during those nights when I could not sleep and was working skills at like 2am to 4am, I seem to get more gains then training during the day or in the evening hours.
     
  47. Conagar

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    I find that when im working a skill i will walk around till i gain and stay in that spot always worked for me.... Now working Imbune hrmm how am i ganna pick up that forge and gain im not that strong:fight:
     
  48. mutau

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    When getting ready to burn a runic,

    1) wear as much luck as possible ( i know, everyone says it doesn't work, but i'll have my ethy step in a pile of dog **** if that will help)
    2) the mage eats, and blesses himself,
    3) then i eat, get blessed (i use chiv on my crafter)
    4) wear tali, gloves, hammer or anything i can get to help me get higher in skill,
    5) kiss the blarney luck statue
    6) position mouse pointer on make item
    7) start praying hard
    7a) *closes eyes*
    8) hit that key a gazillion times till i burn the whole kit ( whichever comes first) *


    * still praying for the runic that goes a gazillion times




    i think i need help