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What Is The Optimal Skill-Gain Scenario?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by joblackjon, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. joblackjon

    joblackjon Guest

    Taming gains are soooo slow...

    My new Tamer has 90 Taming (real) and 95 Lore (real). At that skill level I have a 50% chance to Tame a White Wolf (they're plentiful and non-aggressive!).

    With jewels I can have 104 Taming and 106 Lore. At that skill I have a 78% chance to Tame a White Wolf.

    Which scenario will produce more overall Taming skill gains and why?

    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The best gains will come from animals that you have a 45%-55% chance at. Yea, once you get into the 90's gains get painfully slow. You can probably start on Gaman's and work them for awhile.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Unless things have changed in my absence, as far as I am aware your skill gains are based on real skill so it doesn`t matter whether you`re jewelled up or not. You'll just get more successful tames with the jewelry.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong as I'm at the 93.5 brick wall [​IMG]

    Drake
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I reach GM with rings and braces up to 100.0 taming Ki-rins and having a little more chance of sucess, did from 92.5-100.0 that way. So, I guess that the real skill doesn't really matter.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Unless things have changed in my absence, as far as I am aware your skill gains are based on real skill so it doesn`t matter whether you`re jewelled up or not. You'll just get more successful tames with the jewelry.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong as I'm at the 93.5 brick wall [​IMG]

    Drake

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    Nope, gains are based on success chance not your real skill ability and as I said earlier the best gains come from 45%-55% success chance on your target. This can be real skill or modified w/jewels. When working for skills use jewels to get into the optimal range for the critter you are working and when farming for pets crank it up with as much jewels to make it that much easier to get your keeper pets.
     
  6. joblackjon

    joblackjon Guest

    Thanks for the info.

    I thought skill level didn't matter and it was only the chance to Tame. I use jewelry so that I can usually find some critter that is in my range, plentiful and not to risky!
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Nope, gains are based on success chance not your real skill ability and as I said earlier the best gains come from 45%-55% success chance on your target. This can be real skill or modified w/jewels. When working for skills use jewels to get into the optimal range for the critter you are working and when farming for pets crank it up with as much jewels to make it that much easier to get your keeper pets.

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    Dammit! No wonder my gains were slow then. I'm jewelled up to 113.5 and taming bulls, when my real skill of 93.5 would probably yield better results. [​IMG]

    Drake
     
  8. At your skill level, I'd recommend taking off the jewelry and taming as many white wolves as you can, as fast as you can. (Donating them to the zoo is a good way to get rid of them and Baja needs more zoo points. LOL Or else release one and have the other kill it, while you bandage it for vet and lore gains.) Throw in some polar bears now and then and donate them too. Put the jewelry back on and go to Grimswind and tame ki-rins for 20 minutes or so and then go back to the white wolves. (The ki-rins will instantly respawn if you leave the facet, e.g., donate them to the zoo.) Make sure you work on some of your other skills in between (magery, barding skills). Don't forget while you have the jewelry off to be very careful about feeding and not giving commands to the pet you are riding if it is one that requires more taming and lore skill than you have without your jewelry on.

    I've come to the conclusion that you get the best taming gains if you go more for volume than difficulty, don't stand in one spot the whole time, and also try to get gains in other skills at the same time. In other words, even though you are primarily trying to get taming gains, try to replicate how you would act if you were out hunting....you would move around, hit lots of targets of various difficulty levels, and you would be getting gains in multiple skills. I also always (or almost always) plan on the possibility that it COULD take me up to 45 minutes to get my first taming gain of the day. It usually doesn't, if I do the things I've suggested here and in a post I made the other day, but occasionally it does. Just don't give up.

    Good luck with your tamer. I hope you're enjoying the process of working on it this time even more than the first time around! [​IMG]