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[Fishing] Best chance for pre-chest loot?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Alyssa of ATL, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. I don't think many people even care about pre-chest loot anymore, but... :)

    I'm trying to figure out the best skill level to maximize the amount of pre-chest loot.
    (I need pillows)

    Do I have a better chance of getting pre-chest loot at a lower level, because it will take more casting to actually pull up the chest?
    Or from experience, would you say I should wait until I hit GM to try to fish up the most pre-chest goodies?

  2. Beddo

    Beddo Guest

    I honestly don't think it matters. The only difference you will see with lower level perhaps is that you won't fish anything up and it will just take more tries to get the pre-loot and chest.

    I have fished up over 50 SOSs in the last two weeks and it must be random. I was GM fisher the entire time and I would say typically I would get 1-2 items before the chest. Some times I get the chest immediately. There was one time where I must have gotten over a dozen items before the chest came up.

    I haven't noticed a difference between levels of chest and pre-chest loot either.

    Paintings and portraits do seem much more common now though. I remember them being semi rare. Currently, the rare items would be the nautilus and conch shell, for my anyhow.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    I would suggest stopping about 30-45 minutes short of the degree of the actual location. I seem to get more pre-loot if I fish from farther out than "right on top" of the chest.
  4. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    I have no idea if it's an old wives' tale or whatever, and there's no way to test the validity of this, but a long time ago someone told me that if you have pre chest loot in your backpack it increases your chances to get the chest. So when I do mibs I fish up prechest loot and put it in a bag in the hold, then fish again, etc. It seemed to work, as far as getting a decent amount of pre-chest loot...