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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:29 am 
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Location: Columbia, South Carolina
SK Character: Pilnor, Surrit, Berr, Rall
PK dropped off significantly -way- before Thuban's posts about rule 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:21 am 
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Man, what a bummer. Back in the day I could literally log in at any time, and there was some sort of PVP going on. Too bad


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:35 am 
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Well for what it's worth, having one extra player certainly helps :).


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:46 am 
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Going to necro this. Starting to think about coming back when my time fees up in about a month. Sounds like there's been some pretty drastic changes to the game though. What's generally good these days? Last time I played may have beenlike 8 years ago? Give or take.

Currently rolling around the newbie areas as a centaur shaman. For the life of me, I can barely remember what the max-stats were for any of the races. Also I see that enchanting has changed. Is it generally advisable to have stats quite a bit below max and use enchantments to get maxed?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:31 am 
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If you want to plan for enchanters you should leave at least 4 stats off of their max that you would otherwise max.

You can put 4 enchants almost guaranteed to non-armor items, 5 if you're willing to potentially blow it up a couple of times. That means that you have 6 jewelry slots and an "about body" slot that you can use to enchant stats or saves. As a shaman I would be tempted to max WIS but leave my int, str, dex and constitution at least 4-5 points off of max, that would leave me the ability to enchant for those while still having 3 extra pieces for will, fort and reflex.

That leaves more room for mana, art and hp trains.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:38 am 
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Welcome back Ajon. I would go 3 trains past durable, stay at brilliant int, 3 trains after wise.

Might I ask why you stopped playing years ago? Was it a time issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:27 am 
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Mostly just enchanting loot to be effective seemed like too much of a time sink to be worth it and I got tired of spending days to a week enchanting stuff that I could lose quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:05 pm 
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It's not clear to me when you last played Ajon, but it must have been before the enchant changes a few years back. There is almost no time sink left in the enchanting process these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:06 am 
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That's great. I had originally thought it was 5 or 6 years ago, but it could have been 4. Been working on a doctorate so its been pretty busy. I think my last major character was Ayaberin or something like that if it helps. Kinda sad to see so few players on. It was still going pretty strong when I last played.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Possibly Returning Player
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:10 am 
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Don't be scared off by the low numbers, every time someone comes back or joins new that will only help bring the numbers back up.


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