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Exploring the Deep and Terort Skitas ...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Jennifer-Marie, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Jennifer-Marie

    Jennifer-Marie Journeyman

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    So, I’m trying to complete the Exploring the Deep quest but I keep hitting a wall (literally) in Terort Skitas.

    On Great Lakes (don’t know if it’s this way on other shards), there are stone walls blocking the way to the second set of stairs fro level 2 to level 3.

    Am I missing something here? How do I get past them?
     
  2. Kylie Kinslayer

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  3. Jennifer-Marie

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    -- So you're saying these are by design:

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    Better check with your EM, they may have block access there for an upcoming event.
     
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  5. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Dang... NOPE.. not those.

    I was talking about the area where the rocks have slid into the walkway. Where the red X is on this map Untitled.jpg
     
  6. Pawain

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    Yup. Those are not normally there.
     
  7. John Knighthawke

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  8. Quickblade

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    you do not need to go in that blocked room anyway to complete the quest just use the stairs (circled in red) to go down one level
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  9. MalagAste

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    We were down in that dungeon recently on a EM Event @Jennifer-Marie... that's why that's blocked should unblock soon but yeah... use the stairs there.
     
  10. Jennifer-Marie

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    -- The whole point was that I was doing this quest on my sampire - not a mage. Since three of the "reagents" you need to find are located on the third level and you need the East Stairs to get down to that side - unless you're a mage and can cast teleport over the blocked part of the passage on the third level.

    And the bottom line is: when EMs alter game content for an event, they should be diligent about cleaning up their alterations as soon as possible so that people can actually access normal game content. This is the third time I've been down in Terort Skitas in as many weeks for different reasons. So whatever EM Event was done that caused these walls to exist was at least four weeks ago. I've already submitted a bug report and posted on the official forums.

    People shouldn't have to find "work arounds" to do actual game content because the EMs can't clean up their messes.
     
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  11. Quickblade

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    buy a teleport scroll off any npc mage lul, comon, is a simple teleport blocking you? A human can cast teleport with 0 magery also , use some regs or an arcane cloth
     
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  12. MalagAste

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    My main character is an elf... so no way he can cast that.
     
  13. Basara

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    Except that he can, from scroll.

    Teleport: 3rd level spell.
    Teleport from scroll: casting difficulty is as 1st level spell.
    First level spell at 0 magery: 45% success chance, and failure does not consume the scroll.
     
  14. Pawain

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    My elf uses scrolls to get on Islands.
     
  15. MalagAste

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    I used to carry one all the time on Malag because there was a hole where you would get trapped in when doing the Styngian Dragon... and it would take me 20 or more attempts to get it to cast usually by then I'd have died and had to have someone nearby cast Noble Sacrifice and yeah wasn't worth it.
     
  16. North_LS

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    oooof, its great that EMs are around for unique content, but cmon, clean up after yourself when youre done.
     
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  17. celticus

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    For your info this same pile of rocks has been there since before the Haloween event and yep it was a pain getting cornered there with some mobs or jumping over them to kill other mobs, but we all felt it was there as intended, as an extra challenge. Not something forgotten there. Made us up go up the stairs and down the other side or teleport across it.
     
  18. Pawain

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    OP is not talking about the rockslide that was always in the dungeon. There are EM made walls on that shard. Another confirmed there was an event. :gee: Look at the pics she posted.
     
  19. celticus

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    Aha..Yep they are weird walls!
     
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    Just another example of how out of touch the devs/EMs are with the playerbase.
     
  21. John Knighthawke

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    At not inconsiderable risk to myself I just ran through this dungeon.

    As near as I can tell it's clear now.

    I've noticed that fairly often those setups are timed and do not pose a permanent obstacle to regular gameplay -- on those rare circumstances where they pose such an obstacle at all.

    -John's player