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Keeping stolen item safe?

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Splup, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Splup

    Splup Guest


    It's been long time since I had a thief (Pre AoS), and been thinking about making a new one.

    What I'v been wondering is keeping the stolen item safe. At some point if I remember correctly, there was some system that when you stole an item, it was "blessed" for you for like 1 minute?

    Also is it possible to create some macro (with legal programs), for insurancing last target?
  2. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
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    Aug 12, 2001
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    Insurance? What is that?...la
  3. Bazer

    Bazer Slightly Crazed
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Oct 7, 2003
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    onse u steal it just click and drag, that way they cant see it
  4. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    I don't know if it is just me, but I've had 3 incidents now in the past few days where I've stolen an item successfully, gotten killed and/or gwhacked, and didn't res with the item. There used to be a two minute bless on recently stolen items, but now I'm not so sure.
  5. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    Were you in a GZ when you died? If so it went back to the victim.
  6. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    Actually yeah.. didn't know that it only worked outside of GZs.
  7. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    It works!

    I stole a replica and as i was pretty much F**ked in terms of escape i just stood still and let them kill me...resed up...free replica(well it cost me about 5k in insurance)
  8. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    Yeah, it's kind of confusing. Sometimes when you steal an item in a GZ, and you are guard whacked, depending on whether or not you ran far enough out of the GZ, you can actually end up keeping the item. So never try to hide inside of a GZ after stealing an item, run as far out of it as you can immediately to hide. If you steal an item in a GZ (even if you steal an item outside of a GZ, then run INTO a GZ, this will happen), without getting guard whacked, and you run off and hide, but are found and killed while criminal in the GZ, the item will return to the victim. However, if you steal an item in a GZ, without getting guard whacked, and manage to run off and hide in the GZ until you uncrim, but you are found after and killed, then the item will drop to your corpse (unless insured). That's why it's always a lose-lose situation to hide in a GZ after stealing an item. Man, looking at this paragraph all i see is GZGZGZGZGZGZ lol.

    But if it's an unnoticed steal at a bank, you can bank the item immediately. If it's noticed, you can't bank it until you lose your criminal status.

    Also, NEVER insure an item in a GZ right after stealing it and going criminal. A guild member of mine found that out the hard way lol. He found a dude afk at the Fel Yew gate, with some nice armor in his pack. No one else was around. So he would steal a piece of armor, insure it, then steal another. On like the third piece of armor, someone showed up at the gate and called guards, and he got whacked. When he rezzed, he checked his pack...nothing there. He goes and snoops the dude. All the items he had just stolen within the previous 2 minutes (or however long criminal status lasts, it's 2 or 3), were inside the guy's backpack again, INSURED. Basically, he took the guy's items, insured them for him, and "returned" them.

    So yeah, wait until you are officially outside of a GZ to insure anything recently stolen lol.
  9. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    To add to my confusion I stole two SoTs today at a champ, succeeded, then got killed within 30 seconds. Res'd without the scrolls.

    I thought I had this trick down to a science.
  10. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    Yeah, forgot to mention this. If you're at a champ spawn (anywhere in the dungeon) and you are killed, it treats it like a GZ and the scroll is returned to them. That's why you hear about thieves always having to escape with the scrolls. So if you're at a champ, and steal a scroll, try to stealth away and hide until the coast is clear.
  11. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    I must be on an unlucky streak.. these past few weeks have been sad times for the Sweeney. Thanks for the info.
  12. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    Haha, np man. Hope things start working out for you.
  13. Robthemilt

    Robthemilt Guest

    scrolls are cursed anyway so you wont res with them, even if you die in open territory. Shin when you comin back?
  14. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    Actually, now. Haha, i just got my computer fixed and i've already logged onto UO once. Looks like i just missed you too, you were the last one to log on before me lol.
  15. ohmyGED

    ohmyGED Visitor

    Jan 9, 2009
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    So are you telling me that I'm going to see you on tonight?

    Sweet success!