Post by headwithwings on Mar 13, 2013 10:11:40 GMT -5
So I'm playing a character right now who needs use of the scan skill. I have honestly never really utilized it before, I always had a character who didn't need it or had a buddy around to watch my back.
Anyway, this character is about a day's worth of playing time old, and hasn't improved his scan skill whatsoever whereas just about all of his others are increasing.
I've been on a bit of a hiatus over the last couple years, and maybe I'm just not used to the novice/apprentice/ etc yet but I could swear it used to go quicker. Any of you know what might be up? Am I just not using it right maybe? I've tried scanning where I know there's hidden (N)PC's and gotten fails on it and all that, but still nothing.
It also depends on the guild. A merchant needs to fail it much more, then an assassin or ranger, even though caps are similarish. Overall, you've got the idea of it. You scan where there are hidden npcs. As far as I know, it's irrelevant if it's city or wilderness, as long as you fail. Though I might be off on that.
It's pretty hard to branch scan in Allanak, if you're stuck in the city. You are pretty much stuck to hidden/sneaking pcs. Though do not worry, there is usually always at least 'someone' who is eavesdropping on taverns and crap, so you'll fail. Just keep scan on.
If you're in Allanak, but can get out whenever you wish. Visit Red Storm and just walk across the street and bazaar. You've probably passed by 2-3 hidden npcs right there.
If you're in the rinth, your scan will go up very fast, regardless of what you're doing. Your def too ... if you dont die .
if you're in Undertuluk, you dont need scan, you've got sonar.
qwerty: and if someone is unexplainably hostile to you for no good reason. Chalk it off to being an asshole and slit their throat
Sept 5, 2019 12:41:42 GMT -5
qwerty: All in all, in my observation. OOC relativity comes about cliques, then hostility. As in, players might not care if you offed their previous character. But they might like and include another PC whom they talk to more often ooc.
Sept 5, 2019 12:42:44 GMT -5
qwerty: But again. You cant control it. Cant prove it. The nagging suspicion will ruin your gameplay. I just try not to worry about it and react to the gameworld events as if there is no ooc influence. Doing anything else makes for a really shitty experience
Sept 5, 2019 13:01:26 GMT -5
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5
mehtastic: I posted it on the Discord server a long time ago, but unfortunately I don't use Discord much anymore. If you can get a Discord invite you can get the code, probably.
Sept 26, 2019 19:33:50 GMT -5
qwerty: ask jcarter. I think he's giving it away
Sept 27, 2019 17:34:42 GMT -5
mehtastic: I am back on Discord. If you want a copy of the code dump, join the shadowboard Discord and ask, or DM me: meh#0490. Feel free to DM if you feel addicted to Armageddon and want help detaching yourself from it, too.
Oct 10, 2019 9:01:42 GMT -5