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Madness in Magincia?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by zorrah, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. zorrah

    zorrah Guest

    So I've been training up one of my chars by hunting in Magincia since the current ghost/rubble turn-in quest event started. I hunt with her there nearly daily, gathering threads. Needless to say, I know the spawn rate/locations pretty well (if you kill them faster, more of them spawn, and vice versa, etc).

    The past couple of days (on Baja), Magincia has been totally berserk. The first time that I noticed something was wrong, I went through the moongate and my entire screen was filled with corrupted souls. Generally, around the moongate there is anywhere from 1-6 of these ghosties, but this time it was as though the entirety of the spawn had been trained/herded/whatevered to the moongate. I managed to do a few drive bys and kill them all off and the spawn returned to normal. I assumed that someone had intentionally gathered all the corrupted souls on the entire island and trained 'em to the moongate just for giggles.

    Today, however, I gated in and there were FOUR corrupted souls on the entire island. Even when my char had very low skills (by the way, Magincia is an excellent place to train right now), was alone on the island, and would take eons to kill a single soul, there were always far more than a couple ghosties.

    Are these two experiences totally fluke coincidences, or is the spawn on Magincia totally screwy right now? Does it have anything to do with the fact that we have an invasion happening there right now on Baja (and everyone is sick of killing off the invaders, so they've been there a while)? Is this issue/problem happening on other shards? Should I really be thinking so much about spawn rate at 7am? Probably not.. it's just become one of my favorite places to hunt.. peaceful, bright, sunny island surrounded by ghosts, what's not to love? ;)
  2. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    It was weird when I was hunting there in December. Normally a few spread around so if you were careful you'd only get on at a time but could get more if you didn't drag them off. Nothing crazy. Then one day it was like there weren't hardly any, and another day they were all bunched around the last standing structure on the east side. This is also Baja (tram side). Also, the ones that you have to use exorcism will end up getting trapped on the "ring" that Archimedes and Dryden used to have their eternal duel on. So I'd go up there once or twice a day to kill them off so they'd respawn elsewhere, since you couldn't exorcise them up there.
  3. zorrah

    zorrah Guest

    Alright, I'm glad I'm not crazy. I was busy with finals in early December, then on vacation for a month, so I really just got back to playing regularly. Your experience sounds extremely similar to what I'm seeing, only it "just" started for me (a month late). Weird.. oh well, there's far more important things that need a-fixin' than buggy spawn in Magincia.

  4. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    There's also a couple spots on the shore where the souls can get trapped (and so can you) - one is along the coast of that bay east of where the house with the tent was.

    It will LOOK like there is one there, but there could be DOZENS trapped in that spot, and if you step in it, you die before you can recall out. I got killed there once, and had to use summons placed just right (from a character on another account) where they'd track in on the acumulated souls, and only BARELY managed to kill the 15 souls stacked there in time to rez my other character, recover my corpse, then gated both characters out.