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[Mining] Valorite Miner's Map Feedback

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by G.v.P, May 30, 2012.

  1. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
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    I accumulated 2,000 plus points via the Cora waves and I thought, should I get the shield or the Valorite Map? Went with the map.

    I recalled to Delucia bank and opened the map, surprised to find the location right next to the Del Inn, by the T2A tunnel. The map had 231 charges and I used Gargoyle Pickaxes, but I didn't get a single Valorite Elemental to spawn. I lost some of the ore due to smelting, and ended up with 407-of-462 ingots (88.1%). That's about 5 turn-in points per ingot.

    I'd say it's a bit costly as an every day item, but it's a nice little boost for when you have a quick project you want done.
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    I think if I were going to get one of these I'd get the talisman to go with it and not risk losing ingots.
     
  3. NuSair

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    If I was going to spend the points on one of those talismans (especially since they are limited to like 4 hours) I would want an insane amount of valorite to smelt before using one of them.
     
  4. Barok

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    ^ this

    Use the maps for a month or two and save all your high end ore and then get the talismans and smelt all your ore all at once.
     
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  5. Ender76

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    The talismans have charges, I used the valorite one and was underwhelmed. Not sure it's worth it, any of them to be honest
     
  6. aoLOLita

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    Exactly what I am doing:) Stacks in 3 piles - the scattered. the small lump, and the big lump of ore...
     
  7. CorwinXX

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    How much time did you spend for mining those ingots?

    p.s. Since you used Gargoyle Pickaxes why didn't you buy a Verity Map?
     
  8. G.v.P

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    It was 231 large ore on one node, so I mean, that probably took less than ten minutes to mine. It's kind of like turning an ore node into a wood node, you know what I mean? Quantity wise.

    The reason I didn't use Verite is because I didn't really do a lot of planning, lol...I was just being impulsive. I needed valorite ore and so I chose the valorite map. As you guys suggested, it would probably be better to get the smelting talisman and to try the verite map out. I just wanted to post something though since I had a feeling there wasn't a lot posted on the maps yet (unless I missed a master thread).

    I guess the easiest thing to do would be to get the cheapest map and then see if you can use prospector's and a garg pick. I'll have to try that out sometime.
     
  9. G.v.P

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    I'm too impatient to wait a month ;P
     
  10. King_Fisher

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    now once you find the "Node" be it verite or other, can you use a prospecters tool to bump up the ore found?
     
  11. Storm

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    good question