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Venom

Discussion in 'UHall' started by bioras, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. bioras

    bioras Journeyman
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    I have been off a month or so. I came back today and had someone asking me about silver serp venom. I gave him the vial I had, then went to get more. Seems the "weapon" has changed, It's now just a flute. Whatelse changed? After going out with my snake flute and 12 vials on my maxed bard and trying about 60 times...I have a grand total of.....0 vials. Then I read you can get one from killing just a few. Either I am doing something wrong, someone is telling tales...or this is really messed up. What did I miss?
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Mark Trail

    Mark Trail Journeyman
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    Use Flute

    Use flute, target the silver serpent. That sort of paralyzes it.

    Then use vial, target the serpent. That fills the vial. You can get 2 vials filled by milking one serpent. Last object/last target macro comes in handy.

    If you get poisoned, finish the milking anyway and run off to cure.
     
  3. jfkeach

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    I just kill serps and get the vials already filled. At Kings Tomb
     
  4. bioras

    bioras Journeyman
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    Re: Use Flute

    Yep I did just that. I used to get it easily. Now...nothing. Just peace it with a snake charm flute and use the vials, right? Is there a curse of the snake? That must be what I have.

    Well thank you. Looks like the UO gods have just cursed me. I'll find another way to help him.

    Thanks again. Happy hunting!
     
  5. Xenobia

    Xenobia Lore Keeper
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    Are you sure you are using the "snake charmer" flute? Just a thought and I really don't know if that matters as I have not done it yet lol
     
  6. Tina Small

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    The ingredients for making the snake charmer flutes changed in one of the most recent publishes, so I wonder if that affected flutes that were made out of the old ingredients. You used to need one of the peerless ingredients (blight?) and boards; now you need boards and 3 luminescent fungi per snake charmer flute.

    I just tested freshly made snake charmer flutes using my peace tamer and everything worked as expected...she could charm the snakes and then milk them for two venom apiece. I have some of the older flutes on another shard but no more empty venom vials and no way to make more to see if those still work. Those older flutes still carry the same name and they do seem to stop the serpents and make them go to the spot you want them to go to. But I don't know if that's enough to let you milk them; I assume it is.

    Also, at one point during the beta, you were able to milk the serpents without using the snake charming flutes, but that was changed so that eventually you HAD to use the flutes to do the milking.
     
  7. Sarsmi

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    Very slightly related, something else that changed with the recent publish is you can light ter mur candleabras now. But only the ones made after the publish, pre-patch candleabras won't light.
     
  8. bioras

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    Thanks again, I see the typical best of UO answered.

    Tina, not that you are one for record keeping etc.. :) (Tina rocks!)

    I missed one slight detail. I'm a bard and used to my peace etc macros. You can't just select the snake flute and peace. You have to click your flute and say where you want the animal to go. Simple detail, but if you are a bard and used to hitting a macro to peace...it won't work.

    I now have 10 full vials to give to the returning player I met.

    Thanks again! UO has the best player base.
     
  9. Xenobia

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    Leave it to Tina to set us all straight lol Yer the bomb missy!
     
  10. bioras

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    No, more than that. She works to give us a guide. Take it or leave it.

    Point is..silly little thing I missed. If you are a bard...don't just peace with the snake flute, use it. Yes, actually click it, it will ask where you want to call the animal...click some place close to you, then use your vials. Stupid issue, but as I learned today, if you are trying to help someone, you should probably know the fine points.
     
  11. Tina Small

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    Nah, I've become a curmudgeonly old lady. Must be my next birthday creeping up on me (I will no longer be able to deny I'm "over 50" but thank goodness AARP hasn't caught on and put me on their mailing list yet) or the shorter days of fall and winter or something. Glad to have been able to actually post something helpful to offset a few of my very negative recent posts.
     
  12. sevan

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    My kids told me AA kept calling and wanting us to join their program.

    It wasn't AA but AARP calling about 20 years too soon! My father has the same name and I guess they were trying to get him to sign up!?!
     
  13. Xenobia

    Xenobia Lore Keeper
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    They have caught up with my hubby and I tease him (he is 10 years older than me hehe)
    Anyway, you are always VERY helpful and for that we are all grateful! And HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!!
     
  14. Yacct

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    How does one get empty vials?
     
  15. Xenobia

    Xenobia Lore Keeper
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    I do believe an alchemist makes them
    EDIT: I will hop on my alchemist to verify...one sec
     
  16. Llwyd

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    It requires the glassblowing ability... with sand, the alchemist can make the vials.
     
  17. Xenobia

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    Thanks Llwyd...I was having a bit of a time trying to figure it out lol
     
  18. Experimental

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    *sends AARP Tina's address*

    Why should you be left out. I've been getting their stuff since I was 30!
     
  19. Warpig Inc

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    Ya I think the change was due to you could peace with a TOT reptile flute and milk for venom. Even after I still perfer the killing method in fast spawn areas. Side bonus silver snake skins and snatch runs up the hall for Chagga Shrooms.