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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Chaos, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos Always Present
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    So I've read up on Replica items a lot on UOGuides, yet nowhere does it state the Replica items can't be POF'ed...that pretty much sucks. Considering how quickly these items go down in durability, they must either drop fairly common or the prices should go down a little, they're ridiculously expensive when compared to what a short time they exist in and it would actually be nice if that knowledge was a bit more widespread.

    But of course the anti-POF crowd will start throwing feces around in a moment.
     
  2. Black Sun

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    Replica's don't get damaged while bank sitting. That's about the only time I've ever seen anyone wearing one.
     
  3. Ru TnT

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    Most of the useful Champion Spawn Artifacts ("equipment") are referred to as Replicas, because they are near copies of items handed out at Event Moderator events, with the word "replica" in the name to differentiate them from the originals. Some items do not match their counterparts exactly, perhaps having different intensity bonuses or Durability stats. No Replicas have the Self Repair property regardless of whether the originals did or not, and Powder of Fortifying cannot be used on them.


    http://www.uoguide.com/Champion_Spawn_Artifact
     
  4. Picus at the office

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    It's been this way for a year or more where have you been? They don't wear out that fast if you actually find a use for them. I've worn robes(though not anymore with all the better ones around) and shoes and have yet to have one wear out.

    Like the above poster I can't think of any that I would use instead of a craftable item. Even my bank sitting mules don't bother with them.
     
  5. Konge

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    Jade armband?
     
  6. Aurelius

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    Actually, it is mentioned on UOGuide, although not explicity under replicas - since they are Champion Spawn artifacts, it does get mentioned there

    http://www.uoguide.com/Champion_Spawn_Artifact

    as being a 'property' of most of the useful Champion Spawn Artifacts.
     
  7. Aristillus

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    Lt. Sash? :)
     
  8. Spelosty

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    Yea, I'm pretty sure anyone who's been playing over the passed year should know replicas can't be PoF'd....
     
  9. Tazar

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    I like UO-Guide - but being a wiki - it is not always accurate - or complete. Of course Stratics is not perfect :p But we try!

    Replicas have never been able to be POF'd. This seems to be a turn away from blessed/insured/permanent items and back towards the days of replacing armor occasionally - hopefully making crafting/imbuing a little more viable.
     
  10. Lord Chaos

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    Except I haven't been playing the last year.
     
  11. Picus at the office

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    Ok so there is two...clearly two I've yet to land in my pack. A third would be the collar.

    Most of my dexxers where a combo of SSI ring with the Mana regen 2 brac.
     
  12. Petra Fyde

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  13. A Rev

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    Gladiators collar
    Imbue djiinis ring
    Intel boots
    Lights rampart
    Stealth cloak?

    I use all of them on spawners and pvpers...had my sets for about a year stil well over 100 durability

    They dont wear out fast.

    Hell i used to use gauntlets of anger on a thief.
     
  14. UOKaiser

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    Too bad replacing armor is way too easy so once again turning it back to making crafting useless. Oh I don't consider imbuing crafting simple being is that it takes a dedicated 60%+ of there playing time crafter to craft for themselves and others. It takes a a 10% of there play time imbuer to get everything they need for life.
     
  15. Harlequin

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    Well, I have been playing all this time and when imbuing was discussed, I initially thought they can't even be repaired. Was going "damn, that's harsh".

    So I still get things wrong even when I was playing all this while and reading the release notes...



    To OP, the no pof part was stated when replicas were released. The idea behind it was to allow players that didn't have a chance of getting these uber event items to finally get them.

    At the same time, they wanted to keep the orig event items unique.

    I think they did a good job here balancing the availability with eventual destruction.

    I have been using my LT Sash for at least half a year and have yet to repair it once (50ish durability now. Gonna repair it when I hit < 20 durability). Stealth mage spawner though. Mileage may vary if you use a warrior at spawns.
     
  16. Derium of ls

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    don't be so fast! I had no idea, but like that matters cause in the last 7 years the only combat I've done is killed a few mongbats at brit gate heh.
     
  17. Off the top of my head, I can think of lots of replicas that people wear, depending on their character template (or would love to wear if they could get them)

    Gladiator's Collar
    Lt. Sash
    Detective Boots (3 varieties)
    Most Knowledge person (up to +5 HP, although there are other robe options now)
    Jade Armband
    Detective of the Royal Guard Cloak (+20 skill in an unused slot!)
    Tongue of the Beast (awesome for Bards & Tamers)

    How fast they wear really depends on the template as well. Throwing a collar, sash or boots on a sampire is high-wear no doubt; but then again the template is built on the premise of taking insane amounts of damage but leeching still more. I've been using a Tongue of the Beast replica on my bard since SA opened (got it first day), have done several hundred spawns since and I haven't yet had to repair it - in fact most of the damage has come from a couple fights with harbingers, Monstrous Interred Grizzle and the Bedlam Champ spawn. I've been wearing a detective cloak replica for several months and it's sustained just 4 damage thus far (on a ninja archer).

    Really depends on template, but even on a high damage sustaining character, you'll get months if not years of use out of it. Also, it might bear mentioning that the newly introduced SA arties doesn't appear to be replicas - I've picked up Ironwood Bow, Wall of Hungry Mouths, Sign of Order.
     
  18. RawHeadRex

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    i wear L sash replica and i don't bank sit