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Stealing copper wire?

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by kitiara-atlantic, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to steal some copper wire from the smithy in Serpent's Hold to build some distilleries. Stealing is 115. The wire spawns in very heavy stacks (20+ wire per stack at 5 stones per wire).

    I unlock and untrap the crates. When I attempt to steal targeting the crate, it says that I cannot steal that. When I directly target the wire, I get guard whacked. The only NPC is the one positioned next to the barrel 6 tiles away, with her back to the crates.

    Is there a trick to stealing the copper wire? Is there a way to only steal one at a time (so as to be within the weight limit)?

    Or are those stacks just un-stealable?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NuSair

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    I have some extra if you want them.

    Also, you can go to Bucs Den and it's usually in the barrels in the smiths hut there.
     
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  3. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
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    Thanks, NuSair! Bucs Den has solved the problem :) Since you only need 1 copper wire per distillery, I've been able to get enough from Bucs Den.
     
  4. RONALD SANTOS

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    if more than 2 are stacked you can still steal up to 2 at a time. if the chest relocks you get the message you cant steal that and have to unlock it again
     
  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Also, it's loot on the pirate ships if you have High Seas
     
  6. TheGrimReefer

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    Do not forget you need to "Prime" the barrels, meaning open the barrel and closing it once. Items will spawn inside after a while