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I'm on academic probation at Hogwarts.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Prince Caspian, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. While playing UO over the years, I've come to the conclusion that warrior is the class I prefer, and that's the class I'll always play.

    However, I do have a GM Necro/Mage whom I built up over the years. From time to time I log on with her and try things from the mage side.

    But to be honest, the thing I hate about the mage is the lack of hitting power. This could of course be because I play the mage poorly -- I usually just use ebolt, EV and wither. I am so used to hitting the heal macro to take care of things I have a lag using the GH macro.

    Last night a friggin Black Mage had me on the ropes. A damn black mage -- something my main would drop with one hit.

    Anyhoo... point being... if you were in my +2 Poison Snakeskin Boots, would you recommend slugging it out a few more times and get used to the mage, or admit to myself that I prefer playing the warrior class?
  2. Surgeries

    Surgeries Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2004
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    I'd develop excessively bitter feelings about it, blame Bob, and maybe a GM or two, and move on.

    But that's just me.

    It's likely the delayed Turn In's fault actually.

    That and WarHammer Online.

    Oh...and Darkfall...and KR.

    It's not you.

  3. Surgeries, stop picking on me. Or I'm telling the teacher.
  4. Surgeries

    Surgeries Grand Poobah
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    Of course you're right.

    Which, in turn makes me bitter.

    And, then, logically, makes me want to learn to play a mage well.

    Naw...what am I saying!!??

  5. wow PC first I heard you had another charactor as I have never seen you on anything else except the warrior "Prince Caspian" when in game.
  6. Kojak

    Kojak Lore Master
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    it takes more skill to play a mage so stick with the warrior (*poke* *poke* - hehe)
  7. burnttrees

    burnttrees Guest

    hey Caspian you are not the only one who prefers a warrior type char over the mage its completely a play style thing and each person has there favorite char that they use

    oddly when i am done with my current template i will prob swap fencing for archery and see how that goes just for a change but then again i love toe to toe fighting it drives people up the wall and me as well when they say i cant go toe to toe with Krysan in hythloth but with good players around doing some good cross healing i can last for quite some time
  8. Yalp

    Yalp Guest

    It's different with the mage over a dexer that's for sure. LMC, FC/FCR, MR are mages' best friends. Sure you got the right gear? You probably do... what am I saying?

    Getting hit with a casters spells always throws ya into a hump. I love the lightening spell myself. .. fast powerful, can cast it all day and never run out of mana. Interupts their ability to get a successful cast on ya. Fireball sounds kinda first grade compared to a whack with a blade, but for low fire resist casters it really messes with em. Use Invisibility.. break its lock on you.

    Guess the point is, not all spells work as well in all pvm situations. Experiement.

    Lord Yalp of Zento, CTDM
  9. burnttrees

    burnttrees Guest

    lord yalp, LMC, FC/FCR, MR are also some fighters best friends as well its just a matter of if you want to spend the time to get the gold to get that uber full 70 resist suit with those and god knows what other uber mods you can find
  10. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    May 12, 2008
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    Maybe you could ease into things a bit by soulstoning something (necromancy and spirit speak, perhaps) and giving your mage music and peacemaking on a temporary basis. You would then have a chance to see which mage spells are most effective while not being clobbered too much.

  11. Hey in the beauty of UO why choose?

    120 magery
    100 eval
    100 med
    90 Macing
    100 tactic
    60 Chiv

    Dang if I dont forget the other skill

    A nice 50% lighting mace when i want it

    PvM is easy.

    ah resist
    100 resist
    the other 30 is mixed in somewhere.

    Ranged attacks
    mage bow with spell channeling.
  12. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    While I have no suggestions, I can say that mages perform superbly at PvM and PvP.

    So yeah, it's probably you.

    Just like it's me the few times I've played around with a mage.

    -Galen's player
  13. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Jun 11, 2008
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    I played a swords dexxer exclusively for the first 6 years of the game. I was unwilling to even try using a mage at all.

    I eventually switched and now use a mage along with an archer and other dexxers these days.

    But it does take time to learn how to play a mage properly and they are basically the opposite of dexxers the fact that you cannot charge in and try to throw down damage outright. But once you learn to avoid damage and hit with spells as fast as possible it becomes easier.

    You also have to know what spells are going to be effective and what spells are not. You have buffs you can use to help boost damage and defense and you need to learn to use those also.

    Much of it also comes down to your suit also. Max casting speeds lrc lots of lmc and mana regen all while trying to maintain at least decent resistances. So just getting your suit worked in is half the battle with a mage.

    Once you get your mage built with a suit skills and so on things become a whole lot easier to deal with.

    Just keep at it and eventually you will be as comfortable playing a mage as you are a dexxer.
  14. Learn to play the mage/necro better my friend!

    Your not even using 20% of its capabilities if all you do is wither and ebolt.

    Try corpse skin and mindblast.
    Try strangle/explo/pain spike.
    Heck, get a mage wep and try gettin in close. Use magic arrow and fireball to interrupt em while ya wail away!

    I love my dexxer, aint nothing like gettin in close and smellin the fresh blood on your face, but sometimes........just sometimes mind you.....a good dose of scrappers backed, inscription included, 120 flamestrike/120 pain spike aimed in the general direction of some poor souled mob gives ya the "OMG that was cool" willies!!!!

    Now get back in there and get to casting!!:thumbup:
  15. Yalp

    Yalp Guest

    Prince.. what shard do you play? You can come cozy up to ole Yalpers on Baja anytime and we can walk ya through some training.. ...:gee:

    gulp.. yep.. training.. for such a vet as yerself! Don't think of it like a dirty newbie word.. saddle on up to some legendary mage on yer shard and learn. In no time you'll be making a name for yerself as a first rate mage.. putting fear into the hearts of all whose path you cross.

  16. reason u haveing issues it the faster casting crap is screwed up i also am lagging on it and i have a 8 meg con and my cpu is 3.2g processor with 8gigs ram and 1gig video card so i sure know its not me its this weak game that use to be cool but seems all ea care about is your credit card the gms of lakesuperior cant even aswer u pages i have found 4 scripting dudes and u go to page and u page sits there for hrs then never get a page back not even an auto reply fire them all hire new ones that wanna work there i swear