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NEWS Covetous Covered

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Petra Fyde, May 15, 2012.

  1. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus


    With the UO publish bringing the changes to Covetous imminent we invite you to inspect our own most recently published pages.

    Covetous Dungeon Re-vamp - A Guided Tour


    Vela the Sorceress

    Entries have also been added to Hunter's Guide, a listing can be found under the heading 'Covetous Re-vamp' in the left menu column.

    If you have any feedback or information you'd like to share with us you can comment on any article on the site via 'comment' boxes at the bottom of each page. You can email to petra@stratics.com or send a private message to Petra Fyde on our message boards.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Syrus, Flutter, Hunters' Moon and 2 others like this.
  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus

    Wonderfull. :)
  3. Redxpanda

    Redxpanda Lore Keeper

    Awesome! Thanks
  4. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    Loving the way you guys are keeping Stratics updated... Great work!

    Having said that, these links don't work yet...
    kRUXCg7 likes this.
  5. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    Grr! They should do! I'll see what's gone wrong and fix it.

    [edit] fixed. apologies for that.
  6. Poo

    Poo Grand Poobah Staff Alumnus



    whos rank 204 on your screen shot?
    who is that.... ya thats right!

    Big Daddy rocking the cov spawn on origin!
    Lord Frodo and Sevin0oo0 like this.
  7. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Crazed Zealot

    Great job! one noob question... where is the Battle scoreboard? in the dungeon? or a menu item on an NPC
  8. Nimuaq

    Nimuaq Lore Master

    It can be access from your character's context menu (The Void Pool option).
    Sevin0oo0 likes this.
  9. Lord Frodo

    Lord Frodo Crazed Zealot

    That is one nice job. Keep up all the good work you all staff/players are doing.
  10. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot

    Petra you did a great job as well as the other fine people you have there. looks great.
  11. Mirt

    Mirt Certifiable

    Its great and its going to make hitting the ground running a lot easier for me.
  12. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    And WHY are there 3 above you?

    Post a pic when you're #1 ! hehehe
  13. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    I'm confused by the list of Ephemeral arties on Vela. What about the Prismatic Lenses? Are they available as a turn-in for Void Pool points?
  14. Nimuaq

    Nimuaq Lore Master

    No, only the three artifacts listed on the link are available from Vela as ephemeral.
  15. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    That is disappointing... and hopefully it is just a bug.

    I posted this on the Test Center forum and also submitted a bug report through UO Herald.
  16. Swordsman

    Swordsman Adventurer

    Thank you for the great work !
  17. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    Nope. Screenshot is from Test Center. That's my Heidi Ninfel up there at rank 203 just above. :p

    Sevin0oo0. The battle rankings are from your context menu. Sorry, I'll edit that information in. I knew I must have missed something!
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  18. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah

    Nice job.

    Question, and sorry if this is obvious: At an earlier phase of this design there were non-ephemeral versions of the artifacts available at some point. Ephemeral from one source, non-ephemeral from another (point reward/loot, I forget which was which).

    Is this still the case, or is ephemeral the only form you can get these in now?

    -Galen's player
  19. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    As far as I can tell, and this is only educated guess work, so don't take it as gospel, there are three ephemeral artifacts from Vela, a ranged weapon, a shield and a bracelet. The weapon and shield have 2 versions, human/elf or gargoyle.
    The full list of announced artifacts - 5 of them, (listed here) come from Cora and are not ephemeral. The shield having an extra property, self repair.
  20. Phoenix_Mythic

    Phoenix_Mythic UO Legend VIP

    On Level 1, it's basically set up as a strange and hopefully entertaining ecosystem.

    The Dazzled Harpies flee from the Vampire Mongbats, but they're also attracted to gemstones. If you drop a gemstone near a Dazzled Harpy, it will come over and pick it up, then become hypnotized by it for a short while.

    The Vampire Mongbats are too slow to catch the Harpies and prefer not to fight for their food, so they've learned the art of hiding (but not stealth, at least yet). Also, they've learned how to exploit the Harpies' bird-brained love of shiny things.

    The Headless Miners and Strange Gazers are leftover vestiges of an unethical necromancer's mining operation, but said miner hasn't been seen since Cora and Vela passed through not too long ago...
  21. Old Man of UO

    Old Man of UO Grand Inquisitor

    OOoo... and more Designer info the other levels, please?

    Hat looks good, btw.
    Sevin0oo0 likes this.
  22. Mirt

    Mirt Certifiable

    Were there an option for super like I would have pressed it. This is the kind of stuff that so many of us are longing for! I love the idea that your having monsters spawn not randomly but due to a concept for the dungeon and it would be great if everything matched in style the fiction. Throw in a few easter eggs and folks will love you forever for it.
  23. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    Sevin0oo0 likes this.
  24. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    oh dear. I'm not sure all the pictures are still there for those
  25. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    Most all of them are, only a few missing.... :eek:
  26. Swordsman

    Swordsman Adventurer

    sounds interesting ..
  27. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    I'm stealing that to add to the Hunter's Guide info :D
  28. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor

    Excellent work Petra and the UO staff that may have helped :)
  29. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah

    Separate thanks yous to Phoenix on the one hand and Petra and the Stratics researchers on the other.

    -Galen's player
  30. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    Any word, Phoenix, on the Prismatic Lenses?
  31. hungry4knowhow

    hungry4knowhow Seasoned Veteran

    off topic i know, but why does phoenix's avatar pic put The Scatman instantly into my head? Come on Phoenix, do it. I know you know it.

    Hunters' Moon likes this.
  32. Phoenix_Mythic

    Phoenix_Mythic UO Legend VIP

    Fedoras are the most stylin' hats ever.
    Sevin0oo0, hungry4knowhow and Nimuaq like this.
  33. kelmo

    kelmo Stratics Legend Stratics Pro Staff Alumnus

  34. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus

    Petra, can you ad that Felucca Coveteus gives double points ? :)
  35. Nimuaq

    Nimuaq Lore Master

    Reward points or scores? I thought I got the same reward points in Felucca.
  36. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus


    From GvP test wave 3 to 8 gives 1 point each.

    This is what i saw on TC Felucca:


    For 5 waves i got 6 points. So it means i got 2 points for wave 3-4 and 5 in Felucca.
  37. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    If we are getting no more than a handful of points per void pool attack (number of waves dependent), do you think the new point totals over 2000 make sense for ephemeral items? It seems to me that the time the item lasts should be equivalent to the time it takes to earn enough points for a replacement (if that is what you wish to do). Maybe these should be adjusted to cost about 1000 points on Vela, not 2000+.
  38. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus

    It should not be too easy to get the points. I like it the way it is. On your own , you can build slowly points to get the items too.
    But this is still a MMO, so group hunts to Coveteus void pool can be very rewarding for everyone.

    I'm planning group hunts on Drachenfels to the void pool ones this publish comes to the shards.
    So people on Drachenfels better keep a eye out and sharpen your weapons and dust of those spellbooks! ;)

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