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Puzzle Board Rewards Need Updating

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Riyana, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Riyana

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    Sep 14, 2012
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    @Mesanna @Kyronix

    These are the possible rewards from the puzzle board (the one you have to go through the booby trapped hallway to get to) in the Underworld (as taken from UOGuide):

    Most of this stuff is either easily obtainable elsewhere or is just junk.

    The void essence and silver serpent venom can be obtained by fighting monsters. Scouring toxin is craftable... with toxic venom sacs, which are also obtained by fighting monsters. The lucky coins can be much more easily obtained by killing goblins.

    Everyone who wants a moulding board, dough bowl, and floured bread board already has them. (Odd that so many baking deco pieces come from that one puzzle though.)

    Same for the pillows.

    The totem is a joke. It should be a neat item, but regrettably missed the mark. Seriously, just what is the top of it supposed to... nevermind... Ahem. Can't even give them away on my shard.

    The only thing that was really worthwhile down there for a long time was the pedestal... and now that you can get a dyeable "presentation stone" with the same graphic from cleanup points, there really isn't much need for them anymore. The pedestal isn't dyeable, so the presentation stone is a more versatile choice.

    The rewards in the experimental room are still unique and desirable, but the puzzle rewards are barely worth the meager cleanup points you get for trashing them.

    I'd love to see some new items added to the puzzle board reward pool! It's too neat of a little mini-game to be so seldom used. Maybe something goblin-related since it's down there with all those goblins! Or water tiles or new plants or writeable open books or special pigments or boat paints, or adorable kittens or something. (My vote is always adorable kittens, for what it's worth.) Heck, have it dispense the odd Minax or Doom artifact. Something to make it worthwhile.

    Or at least increase the cleanup points the current rewards are worth.

    Also... making the ruined banner from the experimental room dyeable would be awesome. Maybe the puzzle could give a special banner dye! :D
    Angel of Sonoma and DevilsOwn like this.
  2. BrianFreud

    BrianFreud Lead Wiki Mod & Doer of Crazy Things
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    Oct 2, 2013
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    Bump! :)

    @Mesanna @Kyronix is there any chance that this could be given a small bit of attention? Between the awards here being not worth the effort, and most folks who try finding the color-floor puzzle to be too fast for them, pretty much noone is doing either anymore. The awards for the color-floor experiement puzzle are still ok, though the tall flowstones are imho too rarely given. For this puzzle, though, the pedestals were a mil or so per in January; now they're down to 250-350k. Other than the coins, the rest is all pretty worthless.
  3. Angel of Sonoma

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    Feb 25, 2004
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    and while you're at it... can you please revamp the doom & tokuno stealables too?
    DJAd likes this.