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Why do I keep failing things that say im 100%

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ACB1961, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ACB1961

    ACB1961 Lore Keeper
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    Seriously, I failed making a Soulforge when it said 100%.

    Now, I'm failing making Bottles of Ichor when it says I'm 100%.

    I don't mind failing, but I REALLY mind failing when it says I CAN'T FAIL!!!

    :cursing:
     
  2. Ivorythorn

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    That's does sound odd, but it has happened to me also. Not much, and I didn't pay much notice to the event. One question? Did you lose any of the materials on failure? Just wondering...
     
  3. Arrgh

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    Sort of like lockpicking, except more expensive... =(
     
  4. Xanthril of LA

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    I have had it happen on creating soulforges and you do lose ingredients -- not the relic fragment though. I've had it happen at least 2-3 times, and wondered how and why.
     
  5. Endrik

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    I have noticed this too. It seems to be the "Make Last" button thats messed up for me though. I i click on the make item button it seems to work just fine, but whenever I use the "Make Last" option is when I start failing.
     
  6. Crysta

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    Maybe "make last" isn't adding in talisman bonuses properly?
     
  7. ACB1961

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    Yes, I did othewise I guess I wouldn't have even bothered to mention it.
     
  8. ACB1961

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    I didn't use that button. I'm always making a certain number, and the number changes so I use that every time.
     
  9. Xanthril of LA

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    At least one of my failures was not using the make last button. I used the "make now" button.
     
  10. BadManiac

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    My legendary mage fails recalls all the time... Welcome to UO.
     
  11. In Flames

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    I've never failed a recall (or for that matter any magery spell) unless my spell was interrupted while my magery was 120.

    o_O
     
  12. kokopelli

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    Not true!
    You DO loose relic fragments at times if failing even at 100%!
     
  13. Olahorand

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    I had this feeling with other skills in the past, that they failed at GM more often than during the training process in the high 90th.
     
  14. Lord Obsidian

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    Yep, same here - my experience so far:
    - 41 Soulforges created
    - 22 unsuccessful attempts which made me losing 9 Relics and about half of the wood / ingots. :cursing:
    (my displayed success chance is 93.7%)

    I know, in a mathematical view, this is not very convincing due to the few attempts made; nevertheless, with these numbers above, I suspect the success chance simply remains @ 50% ignoring the bonus of any equipped talisman.
     
  15. Xanthril of LA

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    Well actually, what I said was true. I was only saying that I had not lost a relic fragment in the two fails.
     
  16. ACB1961

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    The only time I ever saw that happen was when you try to cast twice because of recall lag.
     
  17. ACB1961

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    It's just so demoralizing when you fail something that says 100%. I can't explain it.
     
  18. Xenobia

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    Just because your skill is at 100% does not mean you will succeed 100% of the time. Look at the menu and see what your chances of exceptional are. I am a legendary bard and I fail on certain higher level monsters. It's part of the game. Sorry.
     
  19. Theo_GL

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    41 successful + 22 Unsuccessful = 63

    41/63 = 65% success rate. Not nearly 93.7 but also not 50/50.

    63 trials is a fairly good number to get within +-5-10%. What is your chance without your tally?
     
  20. RaDian FlGith

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    Odd, given that they were discussing this pre-release, and had mentioned they would look into ways to not make the imbuing failure process so painful. I'm going to guess they decided that it could continue to be painful. :/
     
  21. Ferrut

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    Do you think this is possible with other spells? I'm fairly certain I fizzled a pain spike on a 100 necro yesterday...