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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, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi everybody,

By popular demand (most recently requested by Thimotty!), I’ve enabled bookmarking functionality on the Pet Power Calculator. Now, you can bookmark your pet’s results to retrieve later. My suggestion is to bookmark each of your pets, adding their names to the title of each bookmark.

If you notice anything acting strangely after this update, please let me know.

Thanks, and enjoy!



January 29th, 2011 at 1:05 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi everybody –

I made a few tweaks to the Pet Power Calculator today. As always, if you encounter any problems or oddities, please let me know!

  • Fixed the Trained meditation skill value for regular dragons (thanks to Ezekiel Zane on the UO Stratics Tamer forum for the heads-up).
  • Tweaked the max fresh-tamed eval and anatomy values on bane dragons, thanks to data from adamx on UOForums.
  • Tweaked the data input interface. Stats, Resists, and Skills are now consolidated into columns. Using the tab key on your keyboard will still tab you through the list in the same order as before. Just looks a little cleaner on-screen and prevents the endless downward scrolling.
  • Fixed the Print feature for the pet’s stat sheet so it only prints your power score and related data, instead of printing the entire web page. (Thanks again to Ezekiel for the heads-up on this one).

Enjoy!



June 8th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi all –

By request, I’ve added Wolf Spiders to the Pet Power Calculator.

I’m using the Stratics Hunter’s Guide data, which sometimes is based on a small sample size, so if you run into pets that have stats or skills outside of the ranges in the calculator, let me know and I will update the calculator to reflect your findings.
Thanks, and happy taming!

http://www.uocraft.com/taming/pet-power-calculator/



November 26th, 2008 at 3:09 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi all –

I’ve been working on adding a long-requested feature to the Pet Power Calculator: a resist calculation that gives higher priority to the pet’s strongest resists while negating some of the value of the pet’s weakest resists.

In theory, a pet that has extraordinary max values in one or two resists would be used to fight monsters that deal damage in those high resist areas. Let’s say a pet has awful cold resist. You wouldn’t likely take that pet out to fight against monsters that deal primarily cold damage. Therefore, the fact that the pet has low cold resist isn’t very important. If the pet has a very high max possible physical resist, though, you would want the pet to have a very high physical resist. A mediocre physical resist value on a pet with a very high possible physical resist is worth less, relatively speaking.

So – the highest resists should be worth more and the lowest worth less.

In the “current” version of the calculator, all resists are given the same weight. (That is, they’re averaged straight-up, with each resist value worth the same amount towards the overall power score).

I’m testing out the addition of a weighted average to the pet’s resist score (which then becomes 65% of the overall Power Rating).

The only pet that is using this “beta” feature currently is the Greater Dragon.

The g-dragon’s highest resist categories are Physical and Fire, with max possible ratings of 85 and 90, respectively. Those are quite nice max’s, and a g-dragon with 85 phys resist and 90 fire resist would be fairly significantly prized, regardless of what its other resists were. Therefore, I’ve weighted the greater dragon’s resists at 35% each for phys and fire, 5% for cold (the lowest resist for the g-dragon), 10% for poison, and 15% for energy.

To illustrate, a dragon with the max possible phys and fire resists and average numbers in the rest rated a 4.8 on the “new” calculator versus 4.2 on the “old” calculator.

A dragon with the max possible phys and fire resists and the lowest possible cold, poison, and energy resists rates a 4.5 on the “new” calculator.

In contrast, the same dragon with the minimum possible phys and fire but max possible cold, poison, and energy rates only a 2.8 – because its phys and fire resists are low, and those are the two most important resists for this creature.

(Note: Creatures with power ratings of 4+ are exceptional pets; 3.8+ are very good; 3+ are average, and <3 are below average). I'm interested to hear your feedback on the implementation of this feature. It is currently only active for greater dragons. You can post feedback to this thread at UOForums: http://www.uoforums.com/f1153/experimental-new-feature-in-the-pet-power-calc-55824/

If it is successful, I will add the feature to other creatures, and will also implement the same sort of weighting for pets with important skill variations. (For example, a high poisoning skill on a rune beetle is of higher importance than skills generally are on other creatures).

You can try out this new feature at:
http://www.uocraft.com/taming/pet-power-calculator/

Be sure you’re inputting data for a greater dragon. Otherwise, you’ll see the “old” results.

Thanks!



October 21st, 2008 at 12:09 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

The Dread Warhorse has been added to the pet power calculator. The min and max skills are going to need some tweaking as I gather more data, but the resist and stat information (which makes up a large majority of the score) should be accurate (based on the UO Stratics Hunter’s Guide).

Be aware that if you have trained your horse AT ALL – even just one combat encounter – you will need to choose the “Trained” option in the calculator. The dread warhorse appears to have a very small range of tamed untrained versus trained skill levels in a few skills, and even a small bit of training can bring the skill numbers up above the max untrained numbers (resulting in divide by zero errors and things like that). I’ll eventually get a fix in for that error (or a more graceful handling of it, anyway!) but in the meantime, just be sure to put the correct status when you calculate. Thanks!

Pet Power Calculator



April 25th, 2008 at 9:32 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Thanks to suggestions from Jimmy Pop over at the Stratics Tamer forum, I’ve tweaked the pet power calculation. I think you will find that the new values much more accurately represent the true weighting of resists vs hit points vs stats (and optionally, vs skills). As a reminder, resists make up 65% of a pet’s score, followed by hit points at 25%, and stats and skills at 5% each.

Greater Dragons have also been included in this update. If you come across anything funky or would like to share comments or feedback or updated GDragon numbers, let me know! Thanks!