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[Treasure Hunting] Time & Cost

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by The_Traveler, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Guest

    What kind of time & in game costs am I looking at to build a treasure hunter?
    Specifically - Cartography and Lock Picking.
  2. Yen Sid

    Yen Sid Guest

    Cartography is pretty easy especially if you use the satyr trick. I did it a little while back just crafting maps and it took about 10 or so hours to get to GM. Lockpicking on the other hand, I found to be very time consuming. After getting to like 95 you can go for hours picking chests and only get a 0.1 gain. I GGSed it up to GM after 90 or so lol. It only took a year or so to get to GM lmao. With SoTs now though I'm sure you could get it done in record time ;).
  3. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Oct 24, 2005
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    As Yen says, Lockpicking is VERY time consuming, I eventually bought 10 points in it just to hit GM. It is very very dull and hard work. :(
  4. Silverbird

    Silverbird Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 3, 2001
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    Very funny ....
    First: Both skills are not too expensive to train. There are no powerscrolls for both at all. It is more expensive to build the skills around cartho + lp.
    Cartho: Sell your drawn maps back to the npc.
    Lockpicking: If you include dungeon chests into your trainings, you could even make money with it. (Not to mention that you get sometimes a decent item for further imbuing and lots of magical items for unravelling.
    Since the saphir-method is already mentioned for cartho ... you can use it for lockpicking, too. That way it would be possible to train up to GM with a chest.
    Not to mention that you will be able to train lp and cartho on lvl 1-4 t-maps depending on your actual skill. You dont need to start with lvl 6 maps. The lower ones are good for training your timing and what to do when the chest popps out.
  5. Sir Rukkus

    Sir Rukkus Guest

    I GMed LP on both accounts using dungeon chests, doesnt take too long and is a lot more fun than following a satyr around...
  6. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
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    Jun 10, 2008
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    You can work both Lockpicking and Cart to GM using Satyrs. I did Lockpicking from Zero and only used 3 boxes (lots of Picks though). I do not recall how long it took, but it was WAY faster than hitting the dungeon chests, after you do GM made boxes to 95.
  7. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Guest

    I give up.
    What is the Satyr method?
  8. Rand Althor

    Rand Althor Journeyman
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    May 27, 2008
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    I haven't used this method... but if you have a Satya argo on you, they will discord you, your skills will reduce, hence you can train at the lower disco'd skill level.
  9. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Guest

    That makes sense. Thanks.