One guide to rule them all. One guide to find them.

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  1. Basoosh

    Basoosh Well-Known Member
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    The Master Guide!
    One guide to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

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    New to Ultima Online? Start Here!

    Disclaimer: Work in Progress! Please help me improve this guide! If you see mistakes or have suggestions for changes, please let me know.
    Disclaimer #2: Gideon Jura is originally responsible for this collection of guides, I just maintain it. So tell him "good job" or "you suck", not me.



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    Setting Up Ultima Online:

    Getting Started by Gharik
    UO on OSx by SIRSLY
    Using Razor by Chris
    Using Razor by Tater Salad
    Bypassing Razor Updates by Upgrayedd
    Using IRC by Chris
    Making the Game Window Bigger by Upgrayedd

    UO Auto Map by Jupiter


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    Geography of Ultima Online:
    The World
    The Second Age
    Cities

    Dungeons


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    General UOR Guides:
    Ultima Online User Options Menu by Gharik
    In Game Commands by Gharik
    In Game Chat by Chris
    Making Gold by Upgrayedd
    Making Gold by Gharik
    Making Gold by newme
    Buying Reagents by Blaise
    Using Razor Title Bars by Lightshade
    Using Razor Restock Agent by Lightshade
    Using Razor to Check Hues by Wise *
    The Platinum System by Chris

    UOR's Player-Run Mail System by Atraxi *
    Complete UOR Patch History
    UOR Counselor Program Applications by Chris

    Check out UOR on Facebook by Samorite
    UOR Price Guide by Dalavar
    UOR Customizations and Unique Content by Dalavar



    Player vs. Monster Related Guides:
    Nightmare Taming Map by Upgrayedd
    Big Game Hunting Guide by Mutombo
    Champion Spawns by Markos *
    Champion Spawn, Valor Virtue, and Hero Titles Guide by Mes
    Treasure Hunting by Pirul *
    Treasure Hunting by Basoosh *
    Ancient MIBs by Chris
    Info About Ancient MIB Ironman Attempts by Chris
    The Zookeeper's Quest Event by Dalavar
    A Search for Rare Animals (Zookeeper's Quest) by Hlokk
    How to Loot Monsters with a Single Click by Chris



    Player vs. Player Related Guides:
    Newbie / Refresher Guide to PVP by Blaise
    Thief Protection by Upgrayedd
    Avoiding Thieves by Markos
    Notoriety Guide (Red, Blue, and Grey Flags) by Chris
    Murder System Guide by Chris
    How to be a Successful PK by Pork Fried Rice

    Faction Guide by Chris


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    Equipment Related Guides:
    Magic Items by Wodan
    Slayer Weapons by Ezekiel
    Armor Guide by Blaise

    Crafting and Resource Gathering:
    Anti-AFK Resource Gathering System by Chris
    Guide to Everything Mining by Markos
    Attended Mining Macro Guide by Gharik

    BOD System Guide by Chris
    BOD's for Fun and Profit by Dalavar *
    Smithing BOD Rewards Chart

    Tailoring BOD Rewards Chart


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    Home Ownership & Player-Run Vendors:
    House Types by Chris
    House Addons Guide by Corruption *
    House Security: Housing 101 by Chris
    Protecting Valuables: Housing 102 by Chris
    Housing Commands: Housing 103 by Chris
    The Land Rush System: Housing 104 by Chris

    Home Invasion by Cynic *
    House Decorating Guide by peep *
    Player Vendor Index by Deacon

    Running a Player Vendor by Markos
    Guide to House Bridging by Chris


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    Boat Ownership:
    Guide to Everything Boats by Basoosh *
    Boat Crafting Guide by Chris


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    Rares:
    Spawning Rares by Gideon Jura & ReZon
    Unique Rares by Gideon Jura





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    Virtues:
    Sacrifice by Deacon
    Compassion by Deacon
    Valor by Ezekiel




    * Indicates that this guide was honored in a past Guide Writing Competition
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  2. Basoosh

    Basoosh Well-Known Member
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    Building your Avatar: Stats and Skills
    Ultima Online is a unique game because you have complete control over what your character can do. Want to be a pure mage? Fighter? Hybrid? Theif? Mage-theif? Mage-theif-blacksmith? You get to build your character whatever way you want with only 2 limitations: You can only have 225 total Stat points and 700 total Skill points.
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    Character Templates by Tater Salad

    Stats
    Skills

    Skill (Title): Strength / Dexterity / Intelligence
    For each skill, the skill, title, and contributions from Strength, Deterity, and Intelligence are shown. You'll also find mini guides and links to guides for each skill. Feel free to contribute for skills that are lacking information.

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  5. Six

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    ...but, you do gain blacksmith by directly pushing a button. A passive skill would be something you gain doing something else.

    You gain focus (AoS+) by losing stam.
    You gain meditation by losing mana.
    You gain animal lore by taming.
    You gain anatomy by healing and fighting.
    You gain tactics by fighting.
    You gain lumberjacking (to 60) by fighting with an axe.

    Those are all skills that can be gained by never pushing a button labeled with the skill.

    Blacksmith you HAVE to use blacksmithing (yes slightly indirectly by using a smith's hammer, I see your loophole) to make items and gain skill, but you aren't gaining blacksmith by, let's say, tailoring.

    Therefore, blacksmith is an ACTIVE skill since you are ACTIVELY using it.

    Now, to the next subject. Yes, Gharik has a guide going but it's incorrect and hasn't been updated with the fixes players have posted yet either, so I see no problem in combining them seeing as Gideon Jura is active on his topic.

    Also, GJ added/is adding a lot of extra stuff making this a Guide to Guides, where Gharik's is strictly a skill guide.
  6. Gideon Jura

    Gideon Jura Well-Known Member
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    I'm just going by the definition from the manual. Activated skills were skills with a blue button next to them in the skills tab. I'll be more specific in the guide. Thanks :)


    Maybe the confusion is the word Active.. Activated isn't quite the same thing.
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    You could say item activated skill such as blacksmithing, lumberjacking, mining, tailoring, music. These are activated by using an item, button activated are used with blue buttons. Passive is like tactics or weapon skills.
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    Exactly. Think of a tool as a button to press.

    I see where your thought comes from, but when you think of what a passive skill actually is, you really can't count any crafting.

    Anyway, great guide. If this is all we can nitpick on you're doing pretty good :p When you use DarkWing's guide as a reference, make sure to take into account all the updates we've made that he hasn't added yet.
  10. Gideon Jura

    Gideon Jura Well-Known Member
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    haha np. I'll try to figure out a better way to classify them. I can understand the logic with crafting tools bringing up the crafting gump now. I might simply say Activated, Crafting, Combat, Passive. Would that work?

    Ultimately I'd like to simply steal each mini skill up guide once they are perfected and put them here so users don't have to bounce back and forth. Hopefully Darkwing doesn't mind. :D



    Thanks for the sticky EZ :)
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    More thoughts on Activated skills - Going to leave it exactly as it is.

    Qutie simply there really are 2 types of skills in this game:
    Blue button Activated skills that use the 10 second shared cooldown.
    Everything else. These skills are checked passively by code in the game when you perform certain actions. You can herd every .6 seconds. You can smith nearly that fast. You can swing a kryss faster even than that. All of these skills are checked when your character performs an action in the world either through interacting with objects or mobiles (combat) and are thus, not Activated.



    I will continue to expand each skill's details though, explaining for example, that Mining is a passive skill that is checked when you use a pickaxe or shovel and is also checked when smelting ore into ingots. That way a player knows which objects / actions in the world are checking passive skills.
  12. Gharik

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    Well done Gideon. I may as well delete my previous thread. I haven't been able to keep up with it... been working 50-90 weeks and I'm in the process of moving. I've barely been able to keep up my vendors heh. Let me know if you need anything and I'll try and help you expand on this.
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    Thx man!

    I know what you mean - life's been crazy lately. I got a few mins at work the other day and took advantage haha. :)
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    Been crazy busy - will work on this soon. :)
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    I've updated this a bit and will continue to work on it today. I hope to get all the skills in there and all the guides from the forums linked. Thank you guys for making all of the guides.

    I hope this is useful for people.
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    Gideon Jura Well-Known Member
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    Guide updated some.

    Please let me know if you see anything that can be improved.

    Thanks!
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    Questions I have so I can include the info in the guide:

    Does your character being hungry / full have any effect in game? Skill gains? Stat gains? Stamina?
    What is the formula for damage bonus from strength?
    Does Inscription give a bonus to anything? Reflect? Reactive Armor? Bless?
    What is the formula for how much weight your character can carry? (I'm lazy and don't want to look lol)

    How many resources did it take to:
    GM Magery, Resist, Carpentry, Smithing, etc.

    Thank you for your contributions everybody.
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    Great work Gideon!! Could you add tinkering to the list?
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    Heyo! I should be doing tinkering soon and will post what I find :)

    I'll try to finish the entire guide up (for skills) this week - I hope!!
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    I went from 94.6 tinkering to GM with just under 8k ingots making heating stands and chucking them in trash

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