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Where do I go from here?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Nalif, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Nalif

    Nalif Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Nov 30, 2006
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    I'm pretty new to UO. My friend gave me his old account, and I decided to start over fresh, so I created my characters on a server that he had none on: Great Lakes. I've been playing for a month or so, and here's where I'm at:

    Character 1: (warrior)
    Anatomy 100
    Healikng: 92.1
    Parrying: 91.8
    Swordsmanship: 100
    Tactics: 100
    Chivalry: 88.3
    Resisting spells: 100
    Strength: 125
    Dex: 70
    Int: 35

    Character 2: (crafter)
    Alchemy: 100
    Blacksmithing: 36
    Carpentry: 100
    Lumberjacking: 100
    Mining: 41
    Tailoring: 26
    Tinkering: 50.2

    On my warrior, I've spent most of my time going from dungeon to dungeon grinding out a set of virtue armor just because it's very cost-effective. It's blessed, self repairs, full 70's and most importantly for me, free. With what gold I've been able to save, I picked myself up a Soul Seeker and a Shield of Invulnerability. The age on this account is 17 months, so I guess that gives me increased stats? I'm not sure.

    My question is, is where do I go from here? Right now I'm pretty much just grinding dungeons for gold and artifacts, even though people tell me they're really not that great.

    What can I do to make gold, or is killing ogre lords and stuff good? And what should I do to get better equipment? I'd like to be able to afford scrolls and stuff to get past GM skills, but I can't really afford them right now.
  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
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    Mar 18, 2003
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    With the soulseeker and Paladin spells i would go down the Despise dungeon and go to the Cyclops and titan area. They go down fast and carry alot of gold. :)
  3. Silverbird

    Silverbird Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 3, 2001
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    That looks for me pretty far for only one month. But I am usually a somewhat slower player. *g* Besides that ...

    Your warrior should really head for powerscroll(s). 110's cost nearly nothingand even a 115 might be in range. (I am not shure about the prices on GL.) Your priority should lie on swordmanship. You can drop chivaldry to 75. That way you would free some skillpoints for powerscrolls. I would recommend swords at 115 and another skill at 110. (Depending on your more preferred playingstyle: tactics, parry or magic resist.) If 115 swords are too expensive I would go for 110 swords, anatomy and tactics.
    I would slightly change the stats on him. Less str and some more dexterity would be fine.
    Actually I dont think, the virtue armour set is that bad. But .... you dont have any skillpoints spend on some kind of regeneration (meditation or focus). Meditation is not working with non-medable armour. So if your a human, you have basically only 20 focus in effect. (A bonus for beeing human ... every skill works like having 20 skillpoints in it if you dont have spend more than 20 points to it.) So you should try to improve your armour with parts with regeneration (stamina + mana) on it. For beeing a melee-char you will want to have hci + dci as well along with good resist.
    If you want to have 'some' additionally 'fun' with your warrior, try to explore Illshenar. There are some areas that belong to so called 'champion spawns'. With latest ingame changes to them, those are done really often somewhat public (at least on Europa). Only try to stay near other players for not attracting too many monsters onto you. That way you might get some impression on what awaits you in the future.

    Next somewhat important question is, if you're having the Mondains Legacy Expansion enabled. (If you can chosse an elf as starting race you have.) While its not such a big deal for a melee char, it is for your crafter.

    Unfortunately your crafter lack the skills to support your warrior well. To be honest: I would start a new crafter. :D The trained skills on him are not wasted. I would simply change him into some kind of woodworker. (Adding fletching and arms lore to him. Additionally he needs some skills for teleporting around. For the faster training those would be chivaldry + meditaion. Later I would change him to magery.) That way he would fit perfect for doing carpentry and fletching-quests at Heartwood. (You needs ML activated for that.)
    As a second crafter i would recommend a metalworker: Mining, Blacksmithy, Tailoring, Tinkering, Arms Lore and some skills for teleporting around. That one actually could support your warrior. Crafted weapons and armours with rewards form the bod-system belonging to the best available items in game. Though those needed rewards are seldom and needing a lot effort to get them.
  4. GFY

    GFY Guest

    I would consider looking into a crafter. A tailor is the way I went. You can start making armor and collecting bulk order deeds. (do and turn in the junk ones to gain skill and gold and save the good ones for ubber items and even more gold) You'll need to look into the crafting forums for all the intricate details but you can basically ask for a BOD (bulk order deed) from the npc tailors, fill it and turn it in for another one. You can get a new BOD without turning one in (daily at high tailor levels) and start saving the good ones.
  5. Gladius

    Gladius Guest

    You might want to gain virtue like Honor by killing Arctic Ogre Lords spawns one at a time at Ice Dungeon. They give decent loot in terms of gold as well, while gaining honor which comes in handy should you eventually go upscale and trek more dangerous dungeons in Ilsh.

    Simply stand in front of the Arctic Ogre Lord click your Honor in the Virtue gump, target the monster ,after bowing setup a macro to say "I Honor You" let him hit you first then kill it to gain.

    As they say things don't always happen as planned if so try not to get hit twice by these monsters and run if need be.Healers are outside the dungeon should you die.

    Takes a bit of skill and timing but you'll find it fun and easy. Good hunting, you ain't seen nothing yet!