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[NEWS] Cloaks Cause Commotion

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Miriel.UO, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Miriel.UO

    Miriel.UO Guest

    Cloaks Cause Commotion

    Publish 59 hit the shards yesterday beginning the end of the Shadowlord event plan & while everyone’s curiosity is peeked about the events to come (What do you mean Crimson Dragons VS Platinum Dragons!? Sweet!) it’s the newly released cloaks that have caught everyone’s attention!

    I decided to go out & see what all the hubbub was about & my first stop was Moonglow’s Lycaeum, where Bartholomen the Seer will give you the quest for the Cloak of Power. There I found people popping in & out, finishing up or starting the quest for cloaks, & I tried to chat with a few to see how everyone was enjoying this new quest.


    A very kind warrior in white, Alexander, stopped to chat with me about the event. ‘I think it’s good that they are making special clothing. I love the cloaks & the clothing replicas.’ Though he did note that he wasn’t fond of the cloaks being elfish in style, he mentioned that they would sell well.

    Lanfear, of the guild MSI, was also hanging around the Lycaeum & had a few moments to spare. She told me that she would be collecting all of the cloaks & hoped to get two of each style for her collection. ‘I will probably use the one with dci for my red tamer.’


    After watching people turn in their threads for Cloaks of Power I headed off Empath Abbey to where I met up with Serenity of ODE & Death Bringer of @[email protected] who had just turned in their threads of life to Graham the Seer for a Cloak of Corruption! They told me they had just come from what is left of our once beautiful Magincia. ‘It’s a hassle to beat people to the souls because everyone is there,’ they confided! Then they offered to take me along with them to turn in the rest of their threads! (Thanks guys!)


    Off we went to Serpent’s Hold to get a Cloak of Death from Gorman the Seer. Threads were exchanged & quick as could be Serenity had herself a lovely night black cloak for her collection.

    Then it was full circle (for me), back to the Lycaeum where the pair turned in their last threads for a Cloak of Power. The seer there had his hands full as people flooded him either requesting the quest or filling the pockets of his robe with threads of thought.

    Among the crowd was Vion, of UWF, who was the only person I spoke to all night who had killed a Shadowlord! (Everyone else had saved the cloaks needed to complete this section of the quest, from the Black Detector event that was held last March 2008. ) Vion (whose guild title is ironically ‘If It Moves Kill It’) claimed to have killed the first Shadowlord to spawn on Atlantic. ‘Two of us killed it with the help of a greater dragon. I got the first hit in & the first kill on the shard!’ He said that the Shadowlords pretty easy to kill, even ‘solo-able.’

    After chatting with a few more people & watching the crowds ebb & flow around the seers, I decided to check out Magincia. I popped through the gate & ran down to the rubble of what was once a great city. Piles of souls lay in the streets. Warriors & mages were running here & there, racing to release the souls from their torment & hopefully be rewarded with a thread. I watched for awhile as people darted around dispatching the wandering souls with whatever means necessary. I have to say that it looked a bit like chaos but everyone seemed to be having a great time.


    I decided to call it a night but I wanted to make one more stop before I hit the sack, Luna. Sure enough, I found what I was looking for, already citizens were standing at the cramped bank trying to sell the newly obtained cloaks! & I am sure they will be a hot item for quite awhile.

  2. Miriel.UO

    Miriel.UO Guest

    Hopefully I will be able to catch sight of the Shadowlords sometime this week & do a mini update on them. :) If anyone gets screen shots of them, please let me know!

    P.S. Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop & chat with me! I am in your debt!
  3. UO Crazed

    UO Crazed Guest

    Great post! Breath of fresh air to see a news worthly thread like this. Wish you were on Pac.
  4. Lady_Rachel

    Lady_Rachel Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Dec 18, 2004
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    *grabs Crazed and stuffs him on a boat headed for the land of Pac*

    Nothing to see here!

    Keep up the great reporting Miriel.

  5. shrineknightdrac

    Stratics Veteran

    May 15, 2005
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    Great article? You might as well work for AOL News with all the actual "news" you gave us. What does the word "Stratics" mean anyways? It obviously doesn't mean strategy or tactics, it couldn't mean strategic. Could there ever be another site with more vague, misleading or out of date answers? I doubt it... But hey lets all play dumb and blame Electronic Arts for screwing this game over and botching the 3d client so bad its unplayable. Lets not hold them accountable and just pretend everything is A OK! have you even seen what happens at one of these Shadowlord slayings? Its such a mess it makes me want to vomit. Between people spamming the Armageddon spell (which doesn't work) and the number of greater dragons. You might as well exclude any class that isn't a tamer/mage/arcanist.
  6. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    I see someone did not get their coffee this morning...
  7. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 17, 2005
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    Or way to much and is just generally negitive!

    I play a crafter that has fencing and I get a drop everytime. and thanks to the ignore feature no one spams anything.
  8. Miriel.UO

    Miriel.UO Guest


    Thanks for the critique of my article. Negative comments tend to make me work harder & as I am just a couple weeks old as a reporter, I know I have lots of improving to do.

    Honestly, I agree with your issues with killing the Shadowlords & the problems with 3d. Though, I don't know what that has to do with people turning in their left over cloaks & newly earned threads & being excited about the quest coming out, which is all the little article was covering.

    Hope you get that coffee soon. Maybe we can share a cup sometime & rant about tamers having all the fun. :)
  9. Falon of Eldor

    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 24, 2008
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    *wanders in from SP boards and steals/borrows linky to post on SP boards*

    Great write-up! Thank you.
  10. Miss Ghost

    Miss Ghost Guest

    Cear Sweetie you are wonderful ... now why didn't I think of that ... what a silly Ghost I am :p

    My main problem at the Shadowlords is getting the name bar up to target, and before you all yell SA and KR at me, my poor old computer cannot handle either and this ghostie isn't rich enough to upgrade yet! Otherwise I actually find the zillions of folks all squished into a teeny tiny spot highly amusing ... would be even more fun though if the spammers all got blown to bits (insta death) with their blackrock in their bags *wicked grin*.

    Mind still being mempoless is making me a grumpy Ghost ..... :violin:

  11. CroMag1980

    CroMag1980 Guest

    Light hearted and funny but shouldn't you be stocking my Magic Reflect vendor *cracks whip* :)