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For Dar: Understanding luck

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by silmwarensurion, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

    Mar 5, 2011
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    Luck, is a statistical bonus; that somewhat works like extra-credit in matters of academics. It does matter, and it does improve and has great effects on the loot you see. The problem is that players dont understand how it works.
    We all want and desire the greatest item loot drop ever seen in the game. When we dont see it; We begin too think luck doesnt work. But we have too look at the way the game code sees it.

    There are many possibilities that can be set upon a monster loot item.
    I wont list them all; But, here are some:
    hit stamina
    hit life
    hit mana
    dam inc
    elemental damage
    spell di
    elemental resist
    skill bonus
    self repair
    hp inc
    mn inc
    stam inc
    list goes on...

    So as I stated earlier we all want that uber drop.

    So when luck doesnt give it to us, we think it doesnt work.
    here is a typical luck vs non luck drop

    *using random bonus effects*

    0 luck item drop(armor)----------(x)luck item drop

    self repair 1-----------------------self repair 2
    hp inc 1-----------------------hp inc 3

    Now none of us would loot this(well a zanthes elf would). But luck did its designed job. Luck simply gives all possible drop attributes a chance to boost itself. Its not designed to give uber items. Although it gives you; as luck would have it(hahax1000) a better item than a no luck bonus.

    so here is the uber item example(i know this isnt uber-its an example!)

    no luck--------------------with luck

    hit harm 20-----------------hit harm 37
    hml 15-----------------hml 41
    hll 12-----------------hll 32
    ----------------------------*ssi 15*
    ----------------------------*dam inc 20*

    The values are random and sometimes luck will add bonuses to an item drop. Its my experience that luck really makes really awesome jewelry. I have some items that make artifacts look like npc vendor items.

    But there is a novelty side too luck.
    Such as the search for the most worthless pathetic item ever seen. Luck has a chance to do this also.
    here is 1 last example; and what I call detrimental luck.

    mage weapon -25 skill
    fast cast -1
    hci 1%
    dci 1%
    hitspell 1%

    One last point. If you want to know what to go and farm to have a better chance at getting a really great item. Then you have too go where no one else goes. The high traffic farm areas; I think are penalized somehow. So if throughout the day; a 100 players farm swoops, i think this gets a penalty on his drops. The more something is farmed the bigger penalty it gets with its loot drops. So you have to go where no one else goes. Im not of course tell you where I farm, But this info should make you reconsider your spots.

    p.s. Dar, if you think your luck is bugged, I have a way for you to "reset" your suit. If you are interested, Ill send you a pm and what you have to do, Or contact me in game and ill tell you the steps.
  2. Lavits

    Lavits Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 3, 2010
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    There are a couple other concepts about luck that your forgetting.
    The amount of items a creature drops is also affected by luck, but not to exceed the maximum amount of items dropped.
    The other one that I can think of right now is if the creature in question has a rare drop. It will have a higher chance of dropping the rare
  3. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

    Mar 5, 2011
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    No I didnt. I dont include those because they are well known common information, available too any and all. Dar is a player that has alot of experience; So to include that info would have been a waste of time. I am covering intangibles...
  4. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

    Mar 5, 2011
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  5. RawHeadRex

    RawHeadRex Slightly Crazed
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    Jan 6, 2010
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    the devs said luck was broken... do you know something that we don't ?