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Sea Mining and Niter. (possible bug)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hunters' Moon, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Hunters' Moon

    Hunters' Moon Grand Inquisitor
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    I was sea mining tonite and each time I would get a niter deposit on my legacy ship,I would not be able to move my ship in any direction. Seems the niter deposit locks down my ship.Is this intended or a bug?
     
  2. G.v.P

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    While the niter is still on the ship, or once you have mined the niter gone?
     
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    While the niter is on my ship,I can't move. When I "mine" the niter gone,I can move again.I get the same message as if I am running into something and being stopped.
     
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    There are just some items that don't move with a ship. Until Ore Elementals stop slipping into the water, I have no use for boat mining. Not sure who would complain about niter spawning on a boat but an AFK miner.
     
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    I am not nor ever will be an afk miner. Resource gathering is one of the few things left in UO I still enjoy. The niter deposits that I got tonite fell under the ore I had droped on the ships deck.This is why I didn't see it until I tried to move on to another spot.
     
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    I have had special footwear bounce around the rails while fishing. And few times they stop movement. Some items fished up before chest pop stop ship movement. It is simply a game mechanic and not a bug. And should be left for the same reason your fur got ruffled. My writing is left open for those that the shoe fits.
     
  7. G.v.P

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    If it's falling under, sounds like a bug. I only dungeon mine, so I can't help too much. I've had niter spawn in a place in a dungeon I had to use object handles to mine, though.
     
  8. Tanivar

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    You've had niter spawn in a dungeon?! I've had zero results doing that and have given up on it. Which ever-loving dungeon? Boat mining is a PitA, particularly along the edge of the server line north of Minoc. Dang backpacks keep closing.
     
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    Back when the niter spawn was introduced, someone on Stratics talked about mining in Shame, hence my silly sig picture :). I do all my niter mining in Shame dungeon.

    I also gave my miner 120 macing skill, and I use a elemental slayer smith hammer I got one day from a spawn ;P. But I've been collecting chaga mushrooms, and been working on making a better luck suit.
     
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    My Miner has a 1495 luck suit. I'll wander back into Shame and give it another go. I'd rather kill eles than manuver a ship around so much.
     
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    Two short halfhour mining sessions the last two days got zilch. Today I've gotten 6 niter deposits for close to 700 saltpeter in a couple hours. Beats the tar out of sea minings 30 to 50 each. :)
     
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    Glad you stuck with it :). I usually use garg picks and kill shadow eles to help collect ingots to fill powder BODs, which breaks up the time.