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What Happened to Scalis?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nyses, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
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    Problem is, it is supposed to be a 50/50 shot at pulling Scalis when you toss a white net. That seems to be broken.

    In the last 15 nets we have thrown, we pulled a total of ONE scalis. GGRR, talk about frustrating when you gather a group to fight Scalis, and pull Leviathan after Leviathan, which is super easy to solo. Talk about a disappointment. And don't even get me started on the fact that his drop rate seems to have been turned off.

    A couple weeks ago we tossed 8 or so white nets and got 3 or 4 Scalis, that was alright, but for the last week or so, it seems to be all borked up.

    I know the RNG sucks but this seems to be a real outlier. The 15 nets were 8 one day and Scalis poped on the 8th net, and last night we tossed 7 more and got ZERO. Anyone else having this issue?

    Why shouldn't there be a way to always pull Scalis if you want? Make it a quest to modify the Net, or allow a tinker to add special fishing weights to it so you always pull Scalis, or something. Come on, how many years should one have to fish to FINALLY pull a Scalis? Fighting him is one of the most challenging fights in the game atm.
     
  2. Logrus

    Logrus UO Legend
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    I'll check the code tomorrow to verify but he's a maximum of 25% chance to spawn off a fabled net. (It may be a 1 in 5 chance but I may be mixing up the chest drop chance). Either way its no less than 20% and no more than 25.
    RNG is seeking to mess with you.
     
  3. popps

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    How about adjusting the Scalis spawn chance to increase at higher Fishing skill like for example when a 120.0 Legendary fisherman tosses the net ?

    And perhaps, it would be nice to also increase other chances at fishing goodies for 120.0 Legendary fishermen (stuff like fishing no or much less footware, less catching nothing messages, higher chance to spawn an Ancient SoS or a white net, increased chance at the special box or artifacts when pulling up fishing stuff and so forth....).

    I see it as a real disappointment that a 100.0 GM Fisherman might have the same chances not only to spawn Scalis as a 120.0 Legendary fisherman, but to do all things fishing related. Other than pulling up "rare" fish, having a 100.0 GM fisherman or a 120.0 Legendary fisherman is pretty much the same.......

    Considered all the work, effort, time and dedication needed to reach the status of 120.0 Legendary fisherman I think that this should bring considerably more advantages than 100.0 GM skill level.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Nyses

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    Wow, Thanks Logrus!, for the reply. I was under the impression it was a 50/50 chance. I guess I was reading someones speculation. We were getting pretty bummed out because of our expectations. If it is actually 1 in, 4 or 5 tosses that is a bit different. It would still be nice to have some way to summon him more regularly. Perhaps an opportunity for some new game feature/content. :)

    Edit: Regarding the Chest drop rate, I remember that we pulled 4 chests off the 7 most recent fabled nets we tossed, seemed like a lot, but......
     
  5. popps

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    Question, do you remember the skill level of the fisherman who tossed the Nets ?

    Perhaps was a higher skill (past 100.0) and this shows there is some added benefit to increasing one's own fishing skill past 100.0 ?
     
  6. Wouldnt a 120 fisherman be better at catching fish?

    Maybe a 120 treasure hunter would be better at getting treasure.
     
  7. phantus

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    Wouldn't it be great if there was a once-a-day quest you could do to get a modified net that has 100% chance of spawning him?

    Too good of an idea?
     
  8. Nyses

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    It was zero, no one was willing to bring a knife to a gun fight. :)
     
  9. Viquire

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    Please don't go there, on cart or picking either one.