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Abyss why not!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by KidJoe, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. KidJoe

    KidJoe Guest

    Why do rats have all (most) the other drops?
    if you want any other item other then essence you have to kill rats!
    Seems that some of the other imbuing items should be spread out a little.
    runes/crystals/seed of renewal/powder iron/abyss cloth/ there is more but im done with it.
  2. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Everything comes to the Cavern of the Discarded sooner or later.
  3. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    It's a weird little balance isn't it?

    Their "normal" loot is basic ratman loot (i.e. very little), yet they have the largest pool of ingredients to compensate.

    The Renowned does little damage (overall and compared to other renowneds), but have a crapton of hitpoints (I'm pretty certain Animal Lore will return "crapton" as a perfectly acceptable measure).

    The spawn is probably the most desired in the Abyss, but it is also the most constantly broken spawn.
  4. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
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    Oct 14, 2007
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    no what sucks is every 5 minutes you gotta kill a renowned..
    they need to bump this up a tad, maybe triple the amount of rats it takes to increase the spawn.
  5. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
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    Jul 11, 2004
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    How about make it so any paragon rat in Ilsh has maybe a 2-5% chance to drop same items? That be cool. Haha wouldn't solve anything but add variety :)
  6. Potgut

    Potgut Seasoned Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2007
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    Or you can always let someone else kill the renowend and wait for the spawn. I always leave the gold in the ratman corpses for the other guy as a thank you. Win-Win
  7. BeefSupreme

    BeefSupreme Guest

    Why is it that the most important items are also the most boring and tedious to get?
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
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    Jun 11, 2008
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    Or perhaps add the ingredients to the renowned ratman's loot table.

    As guaranteed drops. 3 to 5 random ones, similiar to peerless reg drops.
  9. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster Guest

    The reason its like it is, is pure laziness. There were are large number of ingredients created and time was short to get the expansion out. Solution throw all the ingredients besides essence in one random loot table and assign it to a half dozen mobs. If doesn't make sense to the players but what the heck do they know? Just give'em some new crack and they'll be alright.


    Fix: Add the same random loot table to all the 2nd and 3rd tier mobs of all the mini spawns.