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August 19th, 2017 at 2:05 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: UOCraft News

Hi everybody,

Now that the pet revamp is fully in place, it’s time for me to figure out what’s next for UOCraft! The Pet Power Calculator is mostly moot now, with the exception of 5-slot greater dragons and dragon turtles. I’ll keep it around for that reason, but these days, you can just about tame any freshie and turn it into a beast, regardless of its starting stats! The few exceptions where you might care about stats (wanting or avoiding a cu sidhe with overcapped resists, for example) are so subjective that a calculator couldn’t do those decisions justice. So the PPC will remain as-is if you’d like to rate your GDs and turtles, but won’t be modified moving forward.

The tool I’d like to create is a pet training planner – one where you can plan out all rounds of training through to your finished pet. I can see myself saving various pet plans and then printing them out, sticking them on the board, and going to work training! Would you be interested in something like that? Click a yes, no, or maybe (preferably yes or no!) on the poll at the top left of this page.

As always, if you’ve got ideas or suggestions, feel free to message me on the UO Stratics forums (I’m kitiara-atlantic there) or email uocraft@gmail.com.

Thanks, and happy taming!

Kitiara



October 20th, 2015 at 6:40 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

I’ve updated the stable slot calculator to include Time of Legends and the animal taming mastery, “boarding.”

Previously, a 120 taming/lore/vet tamer earned 14 stable slots, plus 2 for the Stygian Abyss expansion. Time of Legends adds 2 more stable slots for everyone (so, 18 total for a 120 tamer), and when you activate the taming mastery, the boarding skill (passive) gives you an additional +1 slot for each tier of the mastery you’ve earned (i.e. +1 for each volume of the animal taming primer that you’ve eaten). That’s a max of +3 for a total of 21 stable slots for a 120 tamer with both expansions and all 3 tiers of the taming mastery completed and active.

Go get some dragon turtles and fill those new stable slots!



October 18th, 2015 at 2:49 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

With the renewed interest in max possible stats and skills for the latest GD-like beasts, dragon turtles, I’ve put together a little calculator to help you figure out the max that your greater dragon or dragon turtle will train up to in its over-GM skills.

Wrestling, tactics, and resist lose 28% (greater dragons) or 55% (dragon turtles) of their wild skill values after taming, and can then be trained back up to 90% of their wild max. For wrestling, the wild max is 145, so the tamed max (after training) is 130.5. For tactics and resisting spells, the wild max is 140, so the tamed max (after training) is 126.

Magery can be above GM, but it does not lose the 28% or 55% after taming – so whatever the post-tame magery is at, that’s its max (wild max 140, tamed max 126). It won’t gain above what it started with post-tame.

To save you the hassle of doing the math, here’s a calculator!

Pet Max Skill Calculator



October 14th, 2015 at 5:51 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

By request, I’ve added the skree to the Pet Power Calculator. Note that I’ve used the Stratics Hunter’s Guide data, which only has 7 readings of skree stats, so your skree may very well fall outside of those ranges. If you do receive a message from the calculator to that effect, please let me know and I will update the skree data in the calc.

Thanks!



October 12th, 2015 at 11:23 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

Early results appear to indicate that dragon turtles share the same stats/resists as greater dragons. (This would, I believe, be a lovely approach by the dev team – get those big flappy dragons into the stables so that we have a smaller, less flappy alternative for big events and champ spawns, etc).

I’ve added dragon turtles to the Pet Power Calculator, with the same information as greater dragons. THIS COULD CHANGE. So far, I’ve got less than 10 reports of dragon turtle hatchling stats, resists, and skills, but so far, they all fall within the GD ranges.

Please let me know if you find any dragon turtles outside the ranges. (The calculator should give you an error message if you input data outside the ranges).

Thanks!



October 8th, 2015 at 5:34 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

I’ve added wild tigers to the Pet Power Calculator.

Note that the data is based on only 50 or so tigers; I need to collect more data to verify that the numbers are correct. They should be in the ballpark.

My first random tiger tame was a 3.1 🙂

Happy taming!



September 21st, 2015 at 8:53 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

For those of you looking forward to taming tigers in the new expansion, here’s some player research from Stratics. Thanks, PlayerSkillFTW!

http://stratics.com/threads/tigers.350249/

So, i’ve been running around gathering info on Tigers with Animal Lore (i lored 50 Tigers) as well as in-combat observations, and here’s the results.
Only 1 out of the 50 Tigers was a special color, black.

Stats
Strength: 500-555
Dexterity: 85-125
Intelligence: 85-165
Health: 350-450
Stamina: 85-125
Mana: 85-165
Resists
Physical: 55-75
Fire: 20-40
Cold: 55-65
Poison: 30-40
Energy: 25-35
Damage
100% Physical
Base Damage: 18-24
Skills
Wrestling: 89.6-95.1
Tactics: 100.2-102.5
Resist: 88.4-98.0
Anatomy: 0.0

The Tiger has access to Bleed Attack, as well as a special that reduces the opponents Physical Resist by 5 for a few seconds (seen as a brief sparkle graphic). Lesser Hiryus/Hiryus also possess this attack. The Tiger is not mountable, and does not have Pack Instincts. The Tiger is often angered by tame attempts, and takes 2 Control Slots when tamed.

I then did a combat comparison between the Tiger to the current, best 2 Slot pet, the Bake Kitsune. Both were fully trained, and had good overall stats for their species. I had each attack a tame, fully trained Greater Dragon with 117.0 Wrestling, until it was redlined. It took the Tiger 1 minute and 45 seconds to redline the Greater. It took the Bake Kitsune 2 minutes, 47 seconds to redline the Greater.
So it appears the Tiger has greater offensive power than the Bake Kitsune, and is tankier against pure Physical opponents (due to higher Health and Physical Resist), but is less tanky against opponents that use magic or do melee damage other than Physical.



May 16th, 2015 at 5:27 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

Thanks to Helshmyr for alerting me to a bit of bad advice from the Best Battle Pet tool! Chief Paroxysmus was listed as a good monster against certain pets, but based on his special “eat pets” ability, no pet is a wise choice when it comes to fighting Chief Paroxy.

I’ve adjusted the recommendations for this monster. (No pets are safe!)

Happy taming!



April 27th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi all,

I’ve put together a video of a random cu sidhe taming session. A highlight is that I walk through the sandy area and lower greenery of the Twisted Weald to show common spots you might get hung up on while lead-taming, and how to walk through without getting tripped up. I also get bit in the arse quite a few times by these pups. Always fun!

Taming Session: Cu Sidhes from Shelly Hokanson on Vimeo.



February 9th, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,
I’ve posted a new video on hunting rune beetles – a great way to train up a new pet while looking for a nice beetle to tame!

http://vimeo.com/86217494