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Unable to pick paragon chests at GM lockpicking?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by HellaFarris, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. HellaFarris

    HellaFarris Guest

    Hi all,

    I picked up a couple of Paragon chests a couple of days ago (from Dark Wisps if that makes any difference), but my GM Lockpicker can't pick them (you are unable to pick that).

    What might be the issue here - I didn't think it was possible to get higher than 100 lockpicking or am I missing something?


    Hella Farris - tamer of Europa.
  2. Jermosh

    Jermosh Guest

    Hmm, other then going through a bunch of picks, you should be able to pick them. Are you sure its not already picked?
  3. Check to see if they been lock with magic by casting unlock on them with a GM mage.
  4. HellaFarris

    HellaFarris Guest

    Thanks for the replies - I'll try both and report back here :)
  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    Some level 5 & 6 paragon chests can be a pain in the ass.

    I've broken over 50 picks on one chest before, on multiple occasions.

    Typically, if you gather together about 50 unopened high-end paragon chests, you'll find 1 or 2 that will burn through your pick supply, when the rest take only 1-5 attempts to open.
  6. HellaFarris

    HellaFarris Guest

    Aha - it seems perseverence was the thing I was missing, used up a fair few picks but got them in the end - thanks all :)
  7. TimberWolf

    TimberWolf Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    May 12, 2008
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    yep there can be some nasty ones some times.... glad you finally got it!

    I find when there is a real bad one I try a different character picking it...and it normally yeilds pretty quick!
  8. Lord Raven

    Lord Raven Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 5, 2009
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    My method is even more scientific... I just pick another chest then go back to the troublesome chest. I really doubt that is has any effect, but it reduces my frustration level to move onto a chest that opens easily.