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Making "talking" pets "fixed"

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Laura_Gold, Mar 13, 2019 at 5:20 AM.

  1. Laura_Gold

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    Edit:
    There's been a change to the logic involved in making a talking sabretooth (and almost certainly lion and triceratops).
    Now, you can't drop the crystal on a pet and expect that to work.
     
    #1 Laura_Gold, Mar 13, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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  2. Pawain

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    Mervyn thought that was overpowered.
     
  3. Laura_Gold

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    I didn't think that was any more overpowered than having a 5-slot trained blue beetle. Oops, I shouldna be givin' Merv more ideas hey.
     
  4. SouthPaw

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    Can you guys fill me in on what this is about?
     
  5. Laura_Gold

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    Or maybe we could get Merv interested in thinking that bad dirty rectangles in the Classic Client are overpowered.
     
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    Long long ago, all pets were "pack animals," sort of. They could "fetch" and "drop" and some wild critters (white wyrms) would loot when wild and then have what they'd looted in their "packs."

    Some of that was nerfed... I remember having a pet carry 4000 stone of hides. I remember pictures of dead white wyrms that had been carrying hundreds of items.
    Pets stopped looting their kills.
    "Fetch" was removed from the command set because people had been abusing it by having flying pets "fetch" runebooks in rune libraries, thus ruining the rune libraries.
    The "pack" became limited to 125 items and 400 stone, whichever came first.

    "Drop" was never removed. You can still have a bonded pet "drop" and the contents of its "pack" will drop onto the ground.

    Most pets lost their "packs." A few pets remained where you could drop an item onto a pet and it would go into the "pack." The method for making a talking pet involved having a healing triceratops lion, or sabretooth that had never been dead. You could drop a communication crystal receiver onto that pet. With the communication crystal broadcaster in your own pack, you could make the pet appear to "talk," by whispering.

    It was fun for a while.

    With the new fix coming to your shard next week, you can't drop a communication crystal onto a pet and have it go into the pet's "pack."

    Now I regret posting about the method earlier in this forum.
     
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    Hehe now you can get that 50M for the talking Pets!

    No, Meryn found out on his own when the new pet arrived.
     
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    You have less than a week to make a talking Lion,Sabre Tooth, or Triceratops on shards that are not published.

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    Curious, would this work with a Giant Beetle or pack horse/llama?
     
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    I think that was one of the original intents of the crystals.

    Put them in backpack and spread out the beetles so you can talk to a large crowd. Without having to own house or someone running off with receiver.
     
    #11 Pawain, Mar 13, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    I think that may have been fixed in prodo already. Tried dropping a Farspeaker crystal on my triceratops and it's refusing to eat it.
     
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    Use communication crystal receiver. Turn on and link before.

    They also eat transmitters so don't put it on them. I have some with many in their bellies that I did wrong.
     
  14. railshot

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    Nope, "the creature looks at you strangely..."
     
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    We just made a saber tooth talk on LS.

    Ours still eats stuff. They do say they look at you strangely but its gone.
     
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    You just drop the crystal on the animal, right?
    Maybe my triceratops is "special" :D
     
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    It has to have healing and never have died. I just had to re do one of mine because a pk took my stuff last week.
     
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    Oh I see. Yeah, I was just able to feed an untrained one. The trained one most likely died before and would not eat it.
     
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    You can get everything out of the "pack" from a bonded pet by using the "Drop" command, e.g.
    Mypet drop

    With the new change, though, you can't put the crystal back in to a pet.
     
  20. celticus

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    Hehe.. Thats why when we put stuff out here we do it with a little anxiety..lol
    **Ooops I hear a nerf hovecraft hovering or should I say Mervin-craft lol (mommy it should not be working this way please fix!)**
     
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    I am sure this will stop being funny soon enough, but I think in the process of trying to feed my tryceratops a comms crytal, I managed to feed one to my tamer. He repeats everything he says like Jimmy "Two times", and there is no crystal in his pack.
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    I am toying with the idea of showing this to Mervin, so that he can occupy himself for the next month to a year with campaigning the devs to fix this game breaking exploit.
     
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    I just noticed one of my accounts toons hears what another account says. The one that hears has no crystal and never did. He also died in Mel and I had to go eat so I didnt get body back so there is no crystal on him.