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[Treasure Hunting] Message in a Bottle

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Ludes, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Ludes

    Ludes Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Feb 25, 2004
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    So I noticed MiB's are one of the new additions to Treasure Chest loot.

    Could someone give me a heads up on how hard these are to do? Is it something
    my treasure hunter can grab a small boat and go do himself? (his archery is fair at best)

    And you use a fishing pole right?
  2. weins201

    weins201 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    May 14, 2008
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    They are real easy

    just sail to the coordinates and fish up the chest. I don't think much fishing is required to fish them up just getting the SoS' while fishing takes the fishing skill.

    If you happen to fish up as serpeant archery will take them down easily as will a multitude of other methods.
  3. Destiny<3

    Destiny<3 Guest

    Hmm.. has it changed, but I thought you needed about 55-65 fishing for an sos to come up, and it still takes a while at that skill level.
  4. R Traveler

    R Traveler Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jul 15, 2005
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    I using giant beetle trained to 70-80 in combat skills for killing serpents. Rarely using 80magery/50eval for speeding things/heal/invis.
  5. BluDjinn

    BluDjinn Journeyman

    Sep 24, 2010
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    This is from UO GUIDE: :scholar:

    On occasion, a lucky Fisher or Aquarium-owner will discover a Message in a Bottle.
    Looking inside will reveal either a A Waterstained SoS or, on a 1 in 25 chance, an An Ancient SoS.

    Travelling to the locaton the message specifies gives you the chance to attempt to fish a chest up from the ocean floor,

    though at least 75 skill points in Fishing are required for a chance of succeeding.

    Now my advice: :hahaha:

    If you stand in the middle of your ship by the mast you will be safe from melee attacks. :sword:
    This makes taking care of Sea Serpents no problem for an archer or mage. The odd Water elemental will probably cast poison on you so bring pots. and you should be ok.

    I use magery while out fishing and keep a summoned Demon on deck with the command to follow / guard me.

    He usually kills whatever comes up before I can even get off a spell.
    ( If You care about Karma use a Fire Elemental )

    Now the Pirate and Orc Ships all hang out near Jhelom. If you are a novice fisherman it's probably best to avoid this area, or just run away from them.

    Welcome aboard ! Fishing and roaming The Seas is can be a lot of fun!