Posted by Fear on 01/10
just want to say that this sucks.
I guess I'm so used to it, is why it sucks, but making
a mage is now impossible thanks to it. that's fine and all,
but maybe you imms should make lowbie mobs worth a bit more.
it's rediculous to try and level one without leeching
pd and sl, having no skills, etc.
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 12:40AM
This is my 4th 3rd circle mage, and 9th mage all together.
None of them has been powerleveled in SL or PD. Occassionally one
has been levelled while gossiping with friends. Each has very close
to the maximum cast levels. Each has taken around 120 hours to get
to level 50, give or take 10. I am told this is too fast by a number
of people, and maybe leveling rates should be looked at.
The mobs are there to build your low-level characters if you want
to build them. Granted, this change doesn't effect me at all, so I
find it hard to sympathise with you, but your post is simply no
where near true.
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 02:20AM
Umm, I can't even remember the last time one of my chars went to
PD/SL. I play create mages a lot (yeah, the ones without low
level dam spells), and I have no trouble levelling them. I
only ever learn one fight spell before getting all my words, just
cos I like to get my words all done and out of the way by the
late 20s levels.
So maybe you need to go play the xp game when xping yourself gets
boring - just to discover what is available out there. Sometimes
when my lowbies get bored I areahop for the fun of it, looking for
mobs its worth my while to kill. Added bonus - you get to learn
your way around more of the mud.
The xp is out there, you just need to go find it :)
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 02:35AM
That was meant to be only learn one fight SKILL before getting all my
words. -peer fingers- If I was pk, I'd go join the herms ;)
And yeah, my chars are built solo, not riding on the coat tails of
others. Personally I think the changes to PD/SL were a good thing (tm)
because it encourages people to put a little effort into building their
own chars, rather than having a group of level 50s build for them, but
that's just my personal opinion, and no offense is intended to anyone
who thinks and behaves otherwise.
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 03:05AM
I'm a mage with only kick and basic training.
I've never been to Sl or PD.
I'm at level 17 in 11 hours.
I haven't grouped for any xp yet. None.
It can be done, its not that hard, and it is fun!
There are lots of mobs around that give good xp!
Cerberus the silly old fool
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 03:54AM
I have 4 3rd circle and a bunch of 2nd circle mages.
I get EVERY word before getting a skill when making a
mage, and normally level by myself or grouped with one
or two other characters, and have never been to SL or
Saying that making a mage is impossible now when many
never used this method is a ridiculous statement. I do
take a long time to level usually because I enjoy it,
but its possible to level fairly quickly, and there are
lots of good xp mobs out there, not to mention xp rooms
and quests which can be done without skills.
If you level by yourself you learn more about the game
and have more fun IMO. Mages without skills are more fun
to level because they are more challenging. But if people
really hate getting xp, its still possible to leech, just
not as easy as it was. I think thats reasonable, I don't
see why it should be made really easy to avoid building
your own character.
There are some things I think could be done to help low
level mages relying on spells. The high spell fail rate
for example. What happened to that idea that if you fail
a spell and recast the same one the chance of success
temporarily increases with each attempt?
At one point that was supposed to have been implemented
but I find it hard to believe its in when I fail 14
times in a row?
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 09:22AM
Mages are easy enough to level without level 50 friends. I think
you might be lazy or lonely or something, hehe.