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Why are disappearing monsters allowed to loot players?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DarkVoid, May 21, 2010.

  1. DarkVoid

    DarkVoid Guest

    In the Holy City on the facet of Ter Mur, there are spawns of effete undead gargoyles. One of the types that spawn there - it had putrid in it's name - killed my paladin character, and looted his corpse, then later vanished in a puff of smoke.

    What was the reason behind allowing monsters to grief players by looting them and then vanishing never to return?

    If a spawn of a monster vanishes and reappears periodically, allowing it to loot players should not be possible, period.
  2. Yen Sid

    Yen Sid Guest

    Don't Die. :lol:

    It's lame but thats how it works, you know it does, don't use a character that might die.
  3. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    And that is a little taste of UO before insurance. When not getting back to your body meant losing everything. And then getting looted and not get revenge. Well now as been for a while the champ spawn loots you and their body vanishes before you can get back. Be it you pet finnished the job or another player and playing what corpse has my stuff.

    It is a problem in the way you lose what you didn't care to insure anyways. I'm sure the massive coding it would take to make a creature unique to an area is huge.ist of priorities I'm sure the Code Mages have this way down the list.
  4. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    For the same reason monsters who's decay rate is extremely high are allowed to loot.... because they can and they are "evil"....

    *champ spawn monsters*
  5. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable
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    Jun 26, 2004
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    Some creatures are just plain evil :)
  6. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    May 12, 2008
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    Over the years I've noticed that when you go into some of the older dungeons that don't see lots of activity, you'll notice a monster one second and then the next second, it has just vanished into thin air. Happened the other day when I went into Destard on one of the quieter shards (might have been Oceania). Saw a dragon sitting on the ledge by the entrance and thought to myself, "Aha, don't have to wander too far today to find a dragon to tame for my taming gain." Walked over to where it was, and it just vanished. I know sometimes those ledges in Destard can be kind of tricky for seeing stuff that's actually floating in the air, but this one had just poofed into thin air.

    I've seen the same thing happen in other dungeons. First round of the morning to pick the locks on the chests by one of the arctic ogre lords in Ice, the OL's pacing around looking ready for a fight. Next time you pop in a bit later to pick freshly spawned chests, that dude's gone and a new one's way off in the corner. You didn't kill the first one, just danced around it a bit and got out. But when you come back, he's just gone. If you pulled his life bar, you can run around the entire dungeon and never see it light up again. And there's definitely no corpse on the ground or any sign that anyone else has been around. A corpse, if one has been created, would still be around by the time you made your next visit for picking chests. I've seen the same thing happen with poison eles and rotting corpses in other dungeons where I pick chests. The one you saw on your first round through just vanishes after a bit and is replaced by another one in a different location.

    It's as if some monsters have a shelf life and an expiration date, but the game doesn't kick them into the recycle bin until a player comes along to trigger some kind of routine for checking the monster's expiration date.

    Or so I tell myself, anyway.

  7. Cause dieing does have a consequence.
  8. Tangled Metal

    Tangled Metal Lore Master
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    Nov 4, 2009
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    In a related topic, could we make pack type animals get a 10 minute timer on their corpse like characters? I was killed on my crafter the other day and lost a BOD book on my bonded Beetle. It only took like 3 minutes or less. Or I'd even settle for the items falling to the ground when the pack animal decays. I am not crying, it was my fault to have an item on my beetle, but it would have been nice to not loose 300 bods.
  9. hen

    hen Certifiable
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    Jul 2, 2008
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    Do not put anything of value on pet.