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[News] From the UOHerald - Imbuing Changes going to Test Center 1 Today!

Discussion in 'UO Pacific' started by Eyes of Origin, Dec 7, 2009.

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    From the UOHerald

    Imbuing Changes Going to Test Center 1 Today!
    James Nichols
    07 Dec 2009 15:10:41 EST

    Today we will be releasing the Imbuing overhall we have been working on to go live with Publish 62.3.7. We encourage those interested to hop onto TC1 this week to check it out, we want to get this hammered out before it goes live and as you can see we've made some significant improvements!

    Below you will find all of the notes, enjoy and see you on Test Center!
    Publish 62.3.7

    - Fixed an issue with pets not logging out correctly with their owners

    Imbuing Changes

    Imbuing UI Redesign

    - The design of the initial imbuing gump has been changed to match the rest of the imbuing UI.

    - Two new options have been added to the initial imbuing gump menu:

    -- Imbue Last Properties - This option uses the last used property/intensity combination, and allows you to target a new item to imbue with that combination. It will check to make sure the new item is allowed to be imbued with that combination.

    -- Unravel Container - This option replaces the functionality of the unravel bag. It allows you to choose any container in your backpack, and will unravel any items contained inside. This is a recursive operation, so it will unravel items contained inside of sub-containers located inside of the targeted container. If there are any special material items inside, you will be asked if you wish to proceed.

    - The design of the property selection gump has been changes to better organize the available properties for the targeted item.

    - On the left side of the gump is a list of categories for the available properties for the targeted item.

    - On the right side of the gump is a list of properties in the currently selected category.

    - The design of the imbuing confirmation gump has been redesigned for clarity and ease of use.

    - The gump layout has changed to better organize the information on the current imbuing attempt.

    - New buttons have been added that allow the intensity to be changed in steps of plus or minus 10 intensity per button press.

    Changes to Imbuing Skill Gain

    - Imbuing focus value changed from 50 to 60. This means that you can gain skill from a wider range of difficulties.

    - The overall chance for skill gains has been increased.

    - There are now bonuses to skill gain chance when performing an imbue that requires relic fragments or rare item ingredients (monster drops, etc.). The bonus is per ingredient used, so more difficult imbuing attempts that use more ingredients will increase the chance for skill gain.

    - The number of times a single item can be imbued before it has diminished skill gain has been increased from 10 to 20.

    - The unraveling skill gain cap has been removed.

    - The difficulty value passed into the skill gain system is now roughly equal to the total intensity of the item * 2.

    - Unravel focus value changed from 50 to 70. This means that you can gain skill from a wider range of difficulties.

    - As with imbuing an item, there is now a bonus chance to gain skill based on the number of ingredients returned during the unravel attempt. The quality, and to a lesser extent the quantity, of the ingredients returned give a bonus to the chance to gain skill.

    Unraveling Changes

    - The 50 intensity requirement to get multiple ingredients has been removed.

    - The type and quantity of ingredients returned from a successful unravel attempt has been modified so that in general, it returns more materials on average per unravel attempt.

    - Except for items with a total intensity of 1 to 49 intensity, which always give exactly 1 magical residue, there is now a chance to receive a bonus ingredient.

    - Unraveling single items and unraveling multiple items via the Unravel Container feature now use the same process, which eliminates any difference in results between the two methods.

    - Unravel bags will no longer be sold, and existing unravel bags will lose their current functionality, as it has been incorporated into the initial imbuing menu.

    - The bonuses to unravel intensity from special materials have been adjusted so that they more accurately reflect the rarity of the special material.

    - The bonuses to unravel intensity are now applied as a percentage of the base unravel intensity value, instead of adding a flat amount to the value. This lessens the impact of special materials on lower intensity items significantly.

    Special Material Item Changes

    - Items made from or enhanced with special materials can now be imbued.

    - This only applies to new items created after this change.

    - Artifacts can now be imbued.

    These follow the same rules and restrictions as other items. This means most are unable to be imbued, as they already exceed the property and intensity limits of the imbuing system, but many of them can be improved through the imbuing system.

    Items that are part of armor sets are not allowed to be imbued, as the set bonuses combined with the normal imbuing restrictions would allow for the creation of ultra-powerful items.

    The bonus to durability is not considered in the total intensity of an item. Since some special materials add durability as an item property, we did not want those special materials to be less attractive in combination with the imbuing system.

    General Changes

    - If the damage convert property is rolled when crafting an item with a runic tool, it will no longer count towards the total number of properties rolled. For example, if you use a bronze runic hammer to craft a weapon, you have the possibility to get a weapon with 3 properties plus the damage convert property.


    - Cliloc changes

    Related link - UHall thread - http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=170757
  2. LordTesla

    LordTesla Visitor

    Feb 23, 2005
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    Aaaaand this will pretty much end all of my Ultima Online adventures.
  3. *sigh* Had to take you off ignore to see what you said to this one.

    Right now the best thing to do is go to Test center and test the hell out of all of this. Send in reports to the Devs regarding what is working, what isnt working. Make suggestions.
    From the sounds of it, this isnt going to go live right away. Looks like they plan on having it on Test for a bit first.

    Definitely test it before you say its the end of UO for you.
  4. SUPRsalad

    SUPRsalad Guest

    I for one, am excited about such things like:
    Leggings of bane, WITH 8lmc..
    Fey leggings with LRC
    etc. etc..
  5. I'm with you Gemma.. not those pcs, but I have thought of a few others that could use some changes. That part is a plus.
  6. KalVasTENKI

    KalVasTENKI Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 23, 2009
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    It seems pretty bad now, but once the publish takes place it won't be so bad. :] I thought I was going to quit when Imbuing came out.. Nope. I'm still here alive and kicking. :thumbup1: