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Todays Cu Story

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by SouthPaw, Mar 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM.

  1. SouthPaw

    SouthPaw Lore Keeper

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    So I have my new tamer up and running and trying to fill his stable. Really wanted a white, black, red, or blaze to make AI/Chiv Cu.

    So I start farming them, after awhile the dark blue one spawns, best looking of the blue shades IMO. It has average stats so I tame and stable it.

    Awhile goes by and a grey one spawns with very good stats, tame and stable it.

    20 minutes or so goes by and a white one spawns. I'm losing my mind with excitement. He put up quite a fight to tame too. Check his stats. Pretty much the worst stats possible. 506 HP and 84 cold resist. Son of a...!

    Awhile later a black one spawns, get excited again, tame it pretty easily, check stats, hardly better than the white one!

    After that 3 paragons spawned and the 4rth Cu was bugged-stuck on a rock, so I figured that was the UO Gods telling me my cu taming was done for the day.

    I plugged the white one's stats in the pet planner, it's around 30% intensity! I wanted to cry, but started building it out anyways in the planner to see what could be done. To my surprise I found I can do the standard AI/Chiv build and fully 120 scroll it, 20/5/30 regens, 700/150/370 stats, and still get 600 HP and 500 mana! Sure I'd prefer 700+ HP, but this pet could still be really good! That was pretty surprising to me.
     
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  2. Pawain

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    Yes the % really does not matter on a Cu. You do everything and hit points are the last thing you increase. And usually you get at least 50 more HP.
     
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  3. XeneX

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    Keep at it. RNG can be harsh, but can also be kind, and you'll see upgrades for all the colors you like if you stick with it. Lots of folks fall for the gambler's fallacy, that after a few uncommon events (like black/white spawns) it won't happen again soon, but the reality is that every time a Cu spawns the odds of getting colors are precisely the same.
     
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  4. SouthPaw

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    So I ended up going back and was able to kill the bugged one. After awhile another white one spawned! And guess what? It's just barely better than the first one, 513 HP. I don't get it...all the ones with good stats are the natural colored one. Now all 4 are paragons....
     
    #4 SouthPaw, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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  5. Gardo

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    Kill those paragons....
     
  6. Gardo

    Gardo Journeyman

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    Seriously though, that’s a successful cu farming session!
     
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  7. SouthPaw

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    I got on my other tamer and killed the paragons, tamed/released in the cave a lot more cu's, mostly the natural color. There was a brown one that I nearly kept because it had such good stats, but I didn't like the color.
     
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    Tame 300 each day and in a month you may get a blaze!
     
  9. XeneX

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    That's how it goes. I've tamed a decent amount of these and still have yet to find a red or pink over 40%. At the same time I've found a bunch of black/white in the 70's, several other colors in the 80's, and a dull @ 93%.
     
  10. SouthPaw

    SouthPaw Lore Keeper

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    I'd really like to get a red/black/white 70%+, of course a blaze would be nice, but I know the odds.
     
  11. Xris

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    Ya that's how it goes. I farmed cu's for 2 months looking for a rare color high intensity one. No luck. Then one day I was killing swoop and a 81% ice white strolled down and I tamed it! When you stop trying for one you will get it! :)
     
  12. SouthPaw

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    Tried some more last night and this morning, but nothing good spawned. I'll tell you this though, I've become very good at lead taming. Also gave a few cu's away to people who wanted them.
     
  13. ultima2005

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    Similar thing happened to me. I farmed for a while trying to find a blue LH with no luck. Then I was about to sign off one day, decided to do a quick sweep, and found a very high percentage midnight blue. Love that bird.
     
    #13 ultima2005, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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  14. celticus

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    Yes!! This works!!
     
  15. Synbad

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    Yes they are still good... lately I have been purposely putting only 600 HP on my dogs so I have extra points for other things... works just fine
     
  16. Synbad

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    *passes out* at the exhaustion of thinking of doing that
     
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  17. SouthPaw

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    I must have been really lucky the first day having got 2 whites and 1 black. I didn't get anything good yesterday and I was there for quite awhile.
     
  18. celticus

    celticus Babbling Loonie

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    Stay strong son!
    Remember nerves of steel for tamers! (And ofc gluttony for punishment!):devil:
     
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  19. Nyses

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    On average, this only gets you a 40% chance. 300 per day for 30 days = 9,000 spawned. Blaze are 1 in 23,000 ish. :(
     
  20. SouthPaw

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    A blaze would be nice, but I'd be happy just to get a red/white/black one with good stats. Despite farming 100's of cu's I have yet to see a wild Red one. The first day I got the luckiest with 2 whites and 1 black, but all with really low stats. Yesterday I probably saw all the blue's/grey/copper/bronze ones multiple times, but no red, white, or black. The RNG hates me long time.