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Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Guest, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    The list below was compiled for the benefit of young players who check New Player Corner forum for advice.
    As you can see - it got old and incomplete.

    What I'm asking for is a new version of ridable's list, with special attention pais to readily available mounts (low skill/account age requirement).

    So, if you can contribute with a fragment on hiryus, cu sidhes and other exotic mounts, or correct and update the information bits below - we will be grateful.

    Thank you.

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    Mounts of Britannia

    1. Horses – may be tamed almost anywhere (minimum 29.1 taming skill required), purchased from stable masters in town; or from players; can be ridden by anyone – no minimum skill* required. Preferred food – fruit and vegetables. Occupy 1 control slot.

    2. Rideable Llamas - may be tamed in T2A and in Malas (minimum 29.1 taming skill required) or purchased from players; can be ridden by anyone – no minimum skill* required. Preferred food – fruit and vegetables. Occupy 1 control slot.

    3. Forest and Desert Ostards - may be tamed in T2A (minimum 29.1 taming skill required) or purchased from players; can be ridden by anyone – no minimum skill* required. Preferred food – fruit and vegetables. Occupy 1 control slot.

    4. Frenzied Ostards - may be tamed in T2A (minimum 77.1 taming skill required) or purchased from players; can be ridden/transferred to players with minimum 72.1 skill*). Preferred food – fruit and vegetables. Occupy 1 control slot.

    5. Savage Ridgebacks – may be tamed in Cove Orc Fort, Delucia Orc Fort, Swamps south of Destard and in Central Ilshenar (minimum 83.1 taming skill required) or purchased from players; can be ridden by anyone – no skill* required. It can be transferred to anyone in the same manner as horses and normal ostards. The Savage Ridgeback is not aggressive by nature. Preferred food – fruit and vegetables. Occupy 1 control slot.

    6. Swamp Dragons – may be tamed in Ilshenar (minimum 93.9 taming required) or purchased from players; can be ridden by anyone – no skill* required. First seen in the attack on Yew, where Chaos Dragoons riding these Swamp Dragons invaded the town. Chaos Dragoons can make their mounts perform fire and stomp attacks. When the Dragoon is killed, the Swamp Dragon can be tamed. When tamed, Swamp Dragons no longer perform the special attacks. Swamp Dragons die very fast at the hands of a warrior, but are extremely tough when being attacked by other monsters. They do very little damage in melee. These rideable creatures come in two different versions: armoured and non-armoured. Smiths can create a Dragon Barding, which can be used on a non-armoured tame Swamp Dragon to turn it into an armoured one. The armour comes in all ingot colours. Preferred food – raw meat. Occupy 1 control slot.

    7. Kirins and Unicorns – may be tamed in Ilshenar and in Malas (minimum 95.1 taming required) or bought from other players provided you have minimum 90.1 skill*. Only females can tame and ride Unicorns. Males can not tame or ride Unicorns, but can have them transferred. When wild, they will attack any creature with negative karma, including humans and tamed pets. When tamed, they will not attack humans or tamed creatures, but will attack anything else with negative karma. The Unicorn has a special ability to help its master when in trouble. If the rider becomes poisoned and their health drops below a certain point (40HP), the Unicorn will attempt to cast cure on them using its magery skill. Once it successfully cures the rider it cannot attempt to cure them for another hour. In addition to this the Unicorn is also completely immune to poison. Only males can tame and ride Kirins. Females can not tame or ride Kirins, but can have them transferred. They are good-aligned just like Unicorns and will attack anything and everything with negative karma when wild. If the owner of a Kirin gets hurt in battle, the Kirin shall at one point "call down the forces of nature on your opponent" thereby doing a substantial amount of damage to whatever is attacking you. Preferred food of both Unicorns and Kirins is fruit and vegetables (some animals tamed quite a long time ago eat raw meat though). Occupy 2 control slots.

    8. Nightmares – may be tamed in Terathan Keep, in Ilshenar or in Malas (minimum 95.1 taming required) or bought from other players provided you have minimum 90.1 skill required to ride them. Evil black horses with a serious attitude, they are VERY hard to tame and are very aggressive, but can be incredible steeds once they are under control. At full strength their fireball does between 24- 26 points of damage. They are also capable of casting 7th circle magery, excluding summoning and area effect spells. Preferred food - raw meat. Occupy 2 control slots.

    9. Fire Steeds – may be tamed in Fire Dungeon (minimum 106.0 taming required) or bought from other players provided you have minimum 101.0 skill*. Steeds have no magic skills but have a fire breath attack that will do about 20 points of damage. Preferred food - raw meat. Occupy 2 control slots.

    10. Giant Beetles - The Giant Beetle is another one of the results of the failed Decay spell cast by the Meer. It can be found in the Solen Tunnels along with some of the other creatures changed by the spell. The Beetle is quite a strong and fast fighter, when it is hit with a ranged attack it will run towards its attacker with an incredible speed until it catches up and hits him. Once it has taken enough damage it will be beaten into subjugation, which will allow animal tamers to tame it (minimum taming skill 29.1), if it is above ground. Once the Beetle has been tamed it can be used as a mount AND as a pack animal, which like a Pack Horse can carry 1600 stones. Because of its superior fighting skills and the pack ability it requires 3 control slots to own it. No taming skill is required to own or ride it. If the Beetles pack is very full and you mount it, it will become overweight and you will not be able to move very fast without it running out of stamina. (The Beetles pack can be accessed by using its context menu while you are not mounted)



    * Animals that can be tamed with a skill of 29.1 or less will follow anyone’s orders. Harder to tame animals need an experienced master, at least the minimum skill needed to tame the animal less 5.0 is required to ride such mount. In other words, your modified control rating (taming x 0,8 + lore x 0,2) has to be within (minimum tame -5.0) Ridgebacks and Swamp Dragons are exception from that rule.


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  2. R Traveler

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    Ki-rin (note dash)
    Fire Beetles - works like portable forge, unlike Giant Beetles have no backpack. No taming required to own. Minimum 93.9 skill required to tame. 3 control slots. Best friend for miners.
     
  3. swamp dragons can be found in the huge swamps like hopper bog (t2a) or nox tereg (trinisc) not ishenar only, without riders. they arent agressive. eats raw meat

    cu sidhes can be found in twisted weald, ishenar. can be tamed by elves only. non garessive if you have positive karma. 101.1 skill needed. humans need pads of the cu sidhe to be able to ride it. it uses 4 slots. can heal his master and has a bleeding attack. eats fruit and vegetables

    reptalon, can by found in labyrinth/malas, uses 4 slots, 101.1 skill required, agressive, has a paralyze and firebreath attack. eats raw meat


    hiryu, uses 4 slots, 98.7 skill needed, their attack lowers physical resistance or dismount. can be found at sleeping dragon champion spawn, hiryu forest, hotaka plains (all are on the tokuno islands), agressive, eats raw meat


    the lesser hiryu is the same but weaker and can also be found in kitsune woods ... players with bushido skill and no taming skill can ride the lesser hiryu too ( not sure but i think 90 bushido is needed?) only 3 slots
     
  4. Guest

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    Might be worth noting that while Cu Sidhe and Swamp Dragons aren't aggressive, a failed taming will make em aggressive.



    Rey~
     
  5. Samaira

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    Am I going crazy, or do frenzies eat meat, not fruit and veg?
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Magdalene! Great idea and a fair amount of work there, too.

    For the moment, I'll just add one minor correction, one addition and then I can hopefully complete the tameables list following your info style with the high end critters late this evening (weekends are family time in my house).

    4. Frenzied Ostards - may be tamed in T2A (minimum 77.1 taming skill required) or purchased from players; can be ridden/transferred to players with minimum 72.1 skill*). Preferred food – meat. Occupy 1 control slot.

    9. Fire Steeds – may be tamed in Fire Dungeon (minimum 106.0 taming required) or bought from other players provided you have minimum 101.0 skill*. Steeds have no magic skills but have a fire breath attack that will do about 20 points of damage. It also has daemon and equine pack instincts, that will make it do more damage if it is in the company of another creature with the same instincts. Preferred food - raw meat. Occupy 2 control slots.

    ~Nico~
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    WHOA
    For a split second I thought Mordanna posted this...
    *flashback*
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you all for your input.

    1. Are reptalons ridable?
    2. Don't old-old-old frenzies eat fruit? Like old unicorns, I have a fruit eating unicorn in my stable.

    Edit: because I didn't mean it like that.
     
  9. BadManiac

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    1. Are reptalons ridable?

    [/ QUOTE ]*lol*
    THIS is how bad they are. They've been out for over 2 years yet people know nothing about them. Can SOMEONE please wake the devs up?

    Yes Reptalons are rideable, require four control slots and are worth about two, hence noone's ever seen one.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not to mention they come in one fairly bleh color and aren't exactly easy to get to and tame without a small army to keep the mino's and Miasma off yer back.


    Rey~
     
  11. yes reptalons are not worth to waste a stable slot but the animation to ride it looks very nice imho at least in 2d