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LP a Paragon Chest

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Teiwaz, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Teiwaz

    Teiwaz Guest

    I had posted the following already , but didn't realize I was on the PvP forum for Thieves. :(

    I have GM Cartography & Lockpicking ,yet for some reason I cannot pick a Paragon Chest ,please inform me as to why?
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    And, it's still not in the right forum, as this belongs in the forum for fishing & Treasure hunting - but I'll answer this for you.

    There appears to be some variation of the difficulty of chests, even at the top level (paragon chests with level 5 or 6 maps) where the chest requires the GM lockpicking.

    I've not seen it in dug chests from maps, but while most paragon chests take 1-10 attempts, I've seen a few take over 100 attempts, breaking 30-60 picks in the process to open just that one chest! I run into these about once every 50 or 100 paragon chests (I think the only time I ever had to pick two of these in the same day, was when a friend filled his mostly-empty 18x18 with chests before asking me to pick them all in one session - I broke more than 200 picks over about 60 chests - with around half the picks lost broken on just two of the chests).
  3. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jan 5, 2001
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    I have moved the pvp thief forum post into the appropriate forum, although I don't think it could be answered any better than Basara has already done. :)