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DP Is Going to Las Vegas!!! (OT)

Discussion in 'UO Sonoma' started by Guest, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It has come to our attention here at DP that a LARGE DUNGEON, known as Las Vegas, has trespassers that have been getting by without PAYING their 1000 gold for permits! Thusly, myself, Cinnamon, Steve McCarthy, and Moses Chance are heading there on May 21-25 to collect from these one-armed poachers! Unfortunately, there are too many of the rascals for us to handle alone! We need the good people of Sonoma's help in this matter! If you are near and can offer up your help please PM me for details on a meeting place! /php-bin/shared/images/icons/laugh.gif
  2. Del_Xavier

    Del_Xavier Guest

    Hmmm now I know where to find these DP guys.... I'm gonna bring all my boys and make THEM pay me 1000 gp /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif
  3. BobMcForge

    BobMcForge Guest

    Well, that shows you what a noob I am. When I was in Vegas it was the one armed bandits that collected from me.

    Bob "Elvis" McBob
  4. hiai

    hiai Guest

    Herumph! I live in Las Vegas (she declaims portentously), so I guess I would be that spoiler-of-fun, the ubiquitous spawn camper. Therefore, in the spirit of Sonoma solidarity, let me pass on a few spawn tips for those of you that are newbs to this dungeon.
    1. REMEMBER THIS HAS FEL RULES- Therefore, do not bring anything you cannot afford to lose. This means any gold or leet loot should stay at home where gambling spawn cannot access it. You may bring your ATM card for convenience- BUT leave only as much money as you can afford to lose in the account, just like you would bank regs before a fel crawl. Transfer it elsewhere if it's accessible enough to be tempting. And, by all that is sacred and good, LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD AT HOME! Would you leave your entire supply of val ingots on your 1st hr mining mule and gate him to Destard? Not unless you have masochistic tendencies. 'nuf said.
    2. BEWARE THE CHAMP SPAWN- Most of the spawn sites, known as casinos, are swarming with low-level spawn, like the 1 and 5 cent slots. Best to take some time skill gaining on these before you jump directly to the higher level spawn, such as the quarter slots, or the champion spawn, the dollar slot. That way you can calculate their attack speed while taking less damage. Also, the other spawn, table games, work the same way. Don't ever be embarassed to ask the table minimum if you don't know, and walk away if it's damage per hit ratio is high enough to ghost you in fewer than 100 blows.
    3. ENJOY THE DECO- As dungeon newbs, it is your job to look around, get the lay of the land, and note spawn rates, etc. It would be rankest folly to engage the first brand new monster you see, without any details about its abilities, or knowing how much and how near the spawn site is. Stealth skills are essential for mapping out the terrain before engaging in battle. Also, you never know when something that looks like just background deco is actually a fiendishly cleverly disguised monster designed to lower your resistances before you get to the bigger spawn. IE, cocktail waitresses, etc. Speaking of which...
    4. DON'T BELIEVE THE MYTHS- I have heard myths of newbs being handed the uber wep, uber armor, uber rare at their first visit to the brit bank, never to see their benefactor again. I'm sure it's even happened before. But I would never expect it to happen to me. Similarly, you may have heard myths about the Vegas dungeon, like how you get comped drinks, shows, food, etc., just for gambling. While it may and certainly has happened before, it would be best to take a 'wait and see' attitude about these things, since it is very unlikely to happen to people who are not pegged as high rollers. And of course high rollers are those that drop 50-100k a night w/o blinking, and make sure to pass on that generosity to the dealers, pit boss, waitresses, concierge, valet, bellhop, maid, cook.....well the list of people w/ their hand out just goes on and on. You get my point. Unless you have some sort of celebrity status, don't expect to get A-list treatment as a newb, or even as a 5 yr vet (unless you have gained a rep for extreme generosity, and you know the only way to get that!) Besides these myths, there are some more dangerous misconceptions...
    5. THERE ARE NO NPC'S- Everyone you see is a player. You will not be able to do ANYTHING w/o witnesses of some sort, so gauge your audience well! There are no such things as LEGAL brothels INSIDE city limits, drugs of any sort are still against the law, and the city guards are NOT there for YOU. If someone calls for guards, chances are you are going to be the one they treat as red, no one else. So don't let it all hang out completely. There are still laws, and they are very strictly enforced, so don't let yourself get caught outside of it. If you have any doubt whatsoever about whether something would be legal in your hometown, chances are it's illegal here too. Gambling and prostitution may be legal here, but they have their own set of laws, rules, and guidelines, about which you are very likely ignorant. So be extremely cautious when exploring your options. Which reminds me...
    6. THIS AIN'T NO PIDDLY LITTLE DOOM DUNGEON- That's right, the monsters are more fierce, the spawn rates more ferocious, and the traps? Well, you have never encountered the viciousness of these in any ilsh,fel,tram, or mal dungeon. The traps, like the notorious Crazy Horse, will lure you into thinking that the payoff for negotiating it is worth the risk you run doing so. After all, the higher the risk, the better the loot, right? Well, the trickiest thing about these traps is that you invest your time and money (especially money) in negotiating through them, only to find that -that's right -there is no payoff! No loot to be had for all of your efforts! After being led to believe that spending your money like water lets you into the 'VIP' room, where all sorts of goodies can be had, you find that the 'VIP' room is just the same as the regular room, only less crowded and more expensive. And lest you forget yourself and think that what you are being offered is actually the loot you will receive, you may find yourself behind the railroad tracks trying to find your way to the nearest wandering healer. Do I hear a cry of "Not Fair!" ?...just remember...
    7. OSI CAN'T HELP YOU NOW- Looking to tell a GM about the horribly unfair bug you found that made you lose loot, skill, and even stats, all in one fell swoop? Well, tell it to your momma, 'cuz you'll be lucky if a casino or strip club owner only laughs at you. More likely, though, you'll find yourself on the business end of a GM Macer's club in the back behind of nowhere, screaming "guards!" futilely, and hoping that they'll be satisfied to stop at the sight of the first gallon of blood. Rumors abound, though, of those who disappear and are never found until someone jogging in the desert trips over a twig that turns out to be part of an old skeleton. Which brings me to the most important point of all...
    8. THERE IS NO REZ- Do not allow yourself to believe in it for even a second. It's not like you only risk busting and having to sell your 18x18 on ebay, to start over with only the clothes on your back and your wits to help you. That is one thing that could happen to you if you choose to ignore my advice. But far more risky is the chance that you could get banned from the RL game entirely. And it's not like you could appeal this kind of banning...it's more like you get restricted from any RL game at all, forever. No shifting to Diablo if you get tired of the RL bulls***. But don't let any of this depress you or make you afraid to try this dungeon. Because..
    9. IT IS AN ADDICTIVE WAY TO PLAY- RL games are always the most compelling, and those with the greatest risk are the most addictive of all. Just remember that moderation isn't just good, it's also sometimes necessary, and you could have a great time with little to no downsides. Plus, you could come away with some great YMCA storytelling night fodder. /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif
    If after reading this, you are still willing to risk this greatest dungeon of all, then I say "Hail and well met, traveler!" And wish you great luck and good times while you are here. If there is any particular info you wish about a certain spawn area, I would be happy to provide as much as I know. Until then, happy hunting!
    *bows, with a graceful sweep of one arm pointing toward the dungeons notorious center, the Strip*

  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *laughs* hahahaha.. Thanks! I needed the laugh. /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif
  6. Grond

    Grond Guest


    [...] you invest your time and money (especially money) in negotiating through them, only to find that -that's right -there is no payoff! No loot to be had for all of your efforts!

    Hehe -- that's the first time I've heard the Crazy Horse described as an LBOD...
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *Whispers* Bet on 32 red :p
  8. hiai

    hiai Guest

    ya, Grond, you WISH you could walk away from Vegas with a colored anvil. lol Would you settle for an agapite swizzle stick? /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif 'Cuz I've met many an unfortunate who went home with just about that (only). Makes me sad for the poor suckers, but happy for me. After all, the more you drop in Vegas, the better our economy, and the more secure my job. See how selfish I am? /php-bin/shared/images/icons/wink.gif And, BTW, don't listen to the whispers. Red 32 is a sucker bet. Stick w/ blackjack, it has the best odds of any game in Vegas. (Even then, the only sure bet in Vegas is that the house always comes out ahead.) Unless you are professional sports handicapper, of course. And if you are, will you be my friend? *bats eyelashes convincingly* /php-bin/shared/images/icons/laugh.gif