Yeah, wisdom boosts every perception skill. Scan, listen, peek, forage and hunt. I think that's all of them.
Wisdom spice will boost your wisdom, but it might not hit the next breakpoint for perception.
16: +5 (top end of human very good) 19: +10 (human exceptional) 22: +15 (probably elven exceptional) 24: +20 (probably elven AI)
So unless you already have pretty high wisdom, you're not likely to get anything out of wisdom spice. Since wisdom does so little compared to the other stats, characters that are actually able to make use of high scan generally won't want to prioritize wisdom. It was kinda nice for merchants back in the day since they got 90 scan and had no real use for physical stats, so it would help them spot would-be assassins and thieves.
Now, the only classes that get master scan are miscreant, stalker and.. fucking laborer. You might be able to get away with being a miscreant if you're playing a noble or sponsored GMH agent who never needs to do any crafting, but you'll have a hard time getting hired as a merchant with these classes. And even if you are playing Agent Dicknose as a miscreant, you should probably prioritize agility to make your stealth dependable and endurance to hedge against one-hit kills.
Prioritizing wisdom is such a big sacrifice for absolutely minimal gains, since you won't detect elves or anyone with +stealth gear anyway.
I'm not convinced that there's any gear that raises scan or listen. What would that even be? X-ray goggles and hearing aids?
Some bullshit sunslits gave like +5 to scan once upon a time. But there were several different versions of them (I think ivory sunslits, but *not* polished ivory sunslits...some BS thing like that), and most were worthless.
Glass sunslits used to give like +2 IIRC. But they got rid of those for some reason (blah blah, Arm technology doesn't support it, blah blah give me my kanks back).
nile: the only apoc drama be on an arm drama website. lol
May 16, 2020 20:30:49 GMT -5
nile: almost guarantee arm staff are LOVING this. hahaha. long as the game is good fun it's all a bit irrelevant. but the anti-arm crew giving the arm staff some sense of schadenfreude based purely a forum for whining made me lol
May 16, 2020 20:32:52 GMT -5
nile: Also, been playing Arm again on an alt account (omfg their ban was easy to get around...and tbh i have more fun in apoc)
May 16, 2020 20:34:00 GMT -5
vex: Bans are irrelevant, and pointlessly antagonistic. The only game I play, where staff address problems with aggression, bans, and down talk, is Arm. The rest have realized, all that results in, is a bitter player, more inclined towards "revenge" play.
May 19, 2020 19:20:02 GMT -5
vex: Better to incentivize ideal play and behavior, than try and fail to intimidate and leverage empty threats, because nobody is intimidated by an angry elf fetishist on the internet, and there are virtually no threats a player can't circumvent, easily.
May 19, 2020 19:23:36 GMT -5
baobob: Arm turned to condemnation, punishment and vengeful retribution against players pretty hard long, long ago. Never turned back.
May 22, 2020 20:17:04 GMT -5
dotto: is this game still even operating
Jun 6, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -5
Lizzie: i didnt know about apocalypse till today, and im probably not going to ever give it a shot after seeing the last few posts in that thread
Jun 8, 2020 3:04:14 GMT -5