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Time for respawn

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by imported_xStrikerx, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. How long does it take for each resource node to respawn? I think I heard about 8 hours somewhere but I'm not sure.
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    A lot less than that - maybe 8 hours in game time (40 minutes), but not 8 hours real.
  3. jelake

    jelake Guest

    I don't think there is a set amount of time, but it's usually around 15 minutes.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've found that it typically takes as long as it takes to go thru a full runebook, roughly 15 minutes or so. What confuses the situation is that it is a standard fixed time, not from when you start to mine (or chop), so ocassionally you might get a large number of ore from a single spot, its only because the vein respawned while you were mining it.
  5. I usually dont mine colored ore spots more than 8 times, dont want to deplete them and make them more likely to change.
  6. I usually dont mine colored ore spots more than 8 times, dont want to deplete them and make them more likely to change.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I usually dont mine colored ore spots more than 8 times, dont want to deplete them and make them more likely to change.

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    This from the FoF:

    "For us learning impaired, what causes a resource field to change? Say, ore zones. Does the zone need to be worked, or is there a chance it will change when it is "refreshed" without it even being touched?"

    There are two ways for ore (or wood) zones to refresh: when the zone is mined (not necessarily mined out, just mined,) it has a chance to reroll its resource type. At this point, it sets a timer. After that timer is up, the next time it is mined, it has a chance to reroll again. (The timer prevents it from cycling too fast.) The second way is a general chance that affects the entire subserver, and that is unpredictable - so even if a vein is never mined, it may still switch ore types from time to time.
  8. In that case, does mining a node out increase the chance for change? Also, how long is the timer?
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The way I read it is if it is mined in any way it has a chance to respawn, no difference in one hit or mined out. Respawn times vary but seem to be in the neighborhood of 20 min.
  10. I got the respawn time earlier. I was looking for the time between chances to roll for a new ore.

    I also did a test with the 18 dull copper runes I currently had. I numbered them 1-18. Then every day I have gone out and mined all odd numbered runes completely out of ore, and all even numbered runes only 6 times. The runes were spread evenly accross areas (some near covetous, in lost lands, south of yew, in the city of cove). After 3 days of mining these nodes in this way, I currently have 7 even numbered runes and only 2 odd numbered runes. Of the ones that changed, 1 changed to each shadow iron, bronze, and gold; the rest changed to iron.

    Of course, this is only a small sample size, some of which may have been mined multiple times while not there. It is interesting...to me at least.