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[Fishing] Anyone else have this happen?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by El_Cid, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. El_Cid

    El_Cid Guest

    I moved my GM fisher from catskills to Oceania about 2 weeks ago. at first I drew about 5 serps in about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. The next day I drew another 3. In the last week+ I have drawn none. I have logged in everyday to check, i get scales, pearl, and small fish but never a serpent. Am I just having a bad run or is something going on?
  2. I found that fishing in UO is like fishing in real life, matter of real life luck with what you get.
  3. El_Cid

    El_Cid Guest

    Well glad to know its still working ok then, thanks for that
  4. I had a real good day fishing recently. I don't recall how many serpents but I got 6 maps, 2 nets (plus 2 more in chests) and three sos and 5 pearl and 5 scales in about and hour and a half of fishing from one sos spot to the next for 3 sos. I caught many serpents 2 in a row. After stopping my boat to kill and loot the last serpent I fished up I started fishing again and on the first throw I caught another serpent. I also ran into free swimming serpents around and water elementals that I had to kill, it took a long time to get to the three sos. It was without a doubt the best day fishing I ever had. The last attempt at fishing had depleted my supply of sos because I got no sos carrying serpents. So I guess maybe I caught them all :)
  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    The fact that the UO Random number generator is so prone to streaks, is what led to the myth of serpent "Hot spots".

    You could go out fishing, and have a streak of rotten luck, or get lucky and get a whole lot of stuff in one small area. People would attribute it to the location, not a lucky number streak, and be confused when the area was crap, days later.
  6. El_Cid

    El_Cid Guest

    Wow that is a great run, lucky bugger :party:

  7. El_Cid

    El_Cid Guest

    Glad you shared that, its like skill gain used to be might take forever to get from 99.5 to 99.6 on something then you might get from 99.6 to gm in a few mins, makes sense

  8. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
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    Jun 26, 2004
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    Well, I read that when I fish an SOS, that my being just slightly above 80 skill level, there was a much greater chance that I could pull up serpents, and that it would take me longe to actually pull up the chest.

    1st SOS - no serps, and chest pulled up after about 5 casts
    2nd SOS - no serps, and chest pulled up after 3 casts
    3rd SOS - no serps and chest pulled on 1st cast
  9. When I fish an sos I fish all the way to the spot and most of the serpents are gotten doing that. Once you are at the sos location you only have a few casts and aren't likely to get a serpent on them although it happens. The number of casts that you had at the sos spot are typical for me at gm fishing