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"Use best weopon" bows?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nukeworker, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Nukeworker

    Nukeworker Journeyman
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    Hi folks!!

    I was just wondering I havent seen any "Use best weopon" bows drop as loot for ages...Are they gone? And if not what are the best monsters to obtain them? Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    UBWS bows dont work. you have to be an archer.

    Correct?
     
  3. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
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    Something they removed years ago. No they don't work. Short run spawn cool deco game history we write the code but don't get payed enough to have an account Oops.
     
  4. Kiminality

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    My partner actually has some stashed, somewhere.
    They made the property non-spawning at the same time they made it non-functional.

    There was a rumour, a few months back, that UBWS on melee weapons could use archery. I tested it, and it didn't work.
    But, I suspected it might have also allowed UBWS bows to work. But, it didn't work the first way, so I didn't test the other way.
     
  5. Arch Magus

    Arch Magus Guest

    wut?:)
     
  6. Nukeworker

    Nukeworker Journeyman
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    Hehe that was the only reason I asked this question! Because i heard after some publisch (cant remember which one) they actually work
     
  7. Azmira Zalof

    Azmira Zalof Guest

    They do work, they just haven't spawned in like 5 years. I got a comp bow and a heavy. :)
     
  8. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    What?


    But anyways, to the OP:
    I have always suspected that UBW bows never worked unless you were an archer. I think that's why they were removed?
     
  9. If I remember correctly, it was removed because
    1. It didn't work,
    2. You could craft bows with this worthless property.

    Now you can't get that property while crafting.
     
  10. Babble

    Babble Guest

    Yay rares, now we can trade those with ID wands!!
    :p
     
  11. weins201

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    That was a HUGE problem, since now any dexer could have a stand off weapon.

    The made it so it owuldn't work and then made it so it wouldn't spawn as a prperty on bows.

    They were supposed to modify al the UBS bows but never got around to it.

    I will take one out in a bit and see if it works again if it does dont expect it to last long.
     
  12. Harb

    Harb Guest

    I've still got quite a few of them and will take a look when I can to attempt to determine if they're actually working. No promises on a solid answer, anything I do will be most unscientific. The "history" on them, to the best of my memory, was that bows were never "intended" to work with the UBWS property. The property shipped with AOS and was removed a couple publishes thereafter. The idea circulated by dev at that time was that the property would be replaced by a usefull property, many of us were hoping that property would be "lower ammo requirements." As time progressed, it became lost amid other priorities. I'll take a looksee early this week and will get back to ya if it appears to work, however, "buyer beware," I bet if it is "working" that it'll be adressed in the near future.
     
  13. BakeryGnome

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    So I get UBWS bows all te time...think i got like two in the last couple weeks working spawns....fyi
     
  14. No, you didn't. They don't spawn any longer.

    To answer the other question, no, UBWS weapons do not work on an archer.
     
  15. Bombastic Fail

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    Actually; they do, but they dont. I have about 4. If oyu have wep skill & tactics, you can use the specials; but its the same as having 0 archery (or 20 JOAT) skill. Like you can dismount with a UBWS heavy, but its like having no skill trying. Just checked it with my bows.