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Devs a Little Dessert as Loot?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RavenWinterHawk, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. I was wondering if part of the new loot system could include 'Owned by Tag" on dropped loot.

    Once you drop it in your pack or wear it, it is assigned to you and can't be used by others.

    That tag might replace a penalty. My thought is that it is instantly assigned to you and therefore only has value to the player. It can't flood the market or be farmed.

    Because the game is endless spawn. Even with brittle or can't be repaired you are going to generate a gizzillion items.

    If you look at the approach differently like this....

    Instead of 1 item that can be repaired that is over powering... I just collect 10 or 15 similiar items that will break but I got continued use.

    Think about it. It really isn't about 1 weapon anymore, it is about ease of access to disposable weapons that we will be able to collect 100's of over a very short period of time.

    I can tell you that on Origin, I have many similiar weapons that are quite useful. I am now opening other players just to hold the items in their bank.

    The dessert for the owend tag might be a cool graphic like a bonding energy glow the enchants the sword and player.

    Maybe instead of OWNED BY... it would be MAGICALLY BONDED to
  2. Raptor85

    Raptor85 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 23, 2007
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    nonononono...this game has enough forced pvm grind already without forcing everyone to individually grind in shame for hours a day if they want gear to be competitive.
  3. Not every item. That would be to much. It can roll with randoms.

    The new gear is just cool. It really isn't overpowering. The super slayers imbued are all you need for PVM honestly.

    I am thinking about.

    MAGICALLY BONDED to and you and your weapon glow blue
    An ETHEREAL BONDING to and you appear ethyish
    A TRANSFORMATION BONDING to an you transform into a Troll or something.

    Things that look cool and do no harm.
  4. Lord Frodo

    Lord Frodo Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2008
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    WOW FORCED Nobody is forcing you to do anything. PLAY UO anyway you want to but really if you think UO is forcing you to play then sorry.

    I think they did a great job on Shame and cant wait for the other Dungeons. Anything and everything to keep UO players coming back is all good.
  5. I am thinking this...

    A Skeletal Transformation Sword belonging to Raven Winterhawk.

    I equip and am a fighting skeleton.

    If I get 10 friends. And we have 10 weapons of Skeletal Transformation.

    I can pilot a ghost ship and war.

    Or something like that.
  6. Ashlynn_L

    Ashlynn_L Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Nov 9, 2006
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    Soulbound equipment sucks. It sucked in games like WoW and it would suck even more in what is supposed to be a more open world like UO.
  7. Its dessert stuff not super needed stuff.

    And it is not an instead off.
  8. Felonious Monk

    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 8, 2006
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    The best way for the owned by tag is used is that it will only be bound once equipped.
    That a way there is choice as to whom you drop the item onto.
    If it was bound to a chr just by being looted I wouldn't endorse it.
    For me, this isn't a bad idea but like many suggestion here lately. There are better things to work on........
  9. Hellstorm

    Hellstorm Seasoned Veteran
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    Jul 7, 2004
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    I agree, nothing sucks worse than getting a sweet piece of gear for your mage, but unfortunately its now bound to your warrior! Thats a bad system, and it requires lots of grinding/farming...

    Now having on equip, thats fine but whats the point? If you get killed in fel, a red is gonna loot the weapon he cant use out of spite, and lock it down on the front steps of his luna vendor house... lol
  10. Tuff crowd.
    We aren't getting that sweet of reward from these systems.

    Anyway its dessert. Not really needed but always tastes great.
  11. Tor the Invincible

    Nov 6, 2011
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    No to soulbinding.