Hi guys! I'm back after many years away. I played regularly from 95-2003, and for a few months in 2009. I remember completely redoing my stats in 2009, but that's about it. My in-depth knowledge of game mechanics has completely faded into oblivion. I could really use some advice on any/all of the questions below...

My character has always been a box picker/mischief maker first, and a sword-and-board ambusher second. I'd prefer a well-rounded character to min/max'd. I *think* I was shooting to wear hauberk eventually.

1. What am I doing right? Am I on track for the above?
2. What could I do better? Anything I need to change to adapt to the game as it is?
3. Any other advice? I'm also without my lightened/weighted/10x gear, as I sold off everything but my character and favorite fluff in 2003.


Name: Macillus VonPloitz Race: Sylvankind Profession: Rogue (Post name shown as: Thief)
Level: 34 Gender: Male Age: 979

Experience:
Experience: 1323371 Next level at: 1357500 exp. Exp. until next lvl: 34129
Fame: 3972488 Deeds: 22 Deaths this level: 3
Your mind is as clear as a bell.

Skills:
Skill Name | Current Current
| Bonus Ranks
Armor Use..........................| 126 33
Shield Use.........................| 126 33
Combat Maneuvers...................| 150 50
Edged Weapons......................| 170 70
Brawling...........................| 128 34 (why do I have this? Was this for VolnFu?)
Ambush.............................| 176 76
Physical Fitness...................| 128 34
Dodging............................| 171 71
Arcane Symbols.....................| 50 10 (What am I doing here? Is this for scrolls/buff items?)
Magic Item Use.....................| 50 10 (Same)
Harness Power......................| 15 3 (Same)
Survival...........................| 74 16
Disarming Traps....................| 167 67
Picking Locks......................| 166 66
Stalking and Hiding................| 166 66
Perception.........................| 166 66
Climbing...........................| 128 34
Swimming...........................| 50 10
First Aid..........................| 70 15
Pickpocketing......................| 166 66 (This used to be my favorite. Worthless now? Roleplaying robbery was a lot of fun.)

Spell Lists
Minor Elemental....................| 3
Training Points: 20 Phy 24 Mnt
(Use SKILLS BASE to display unmodified ranks and goals)

314 days remain until the annual FIXSKILLS is to be granted, on 05/20/2018.

Your 30 day migration period will begin when you choose to degrade a skill.

Further information can be found in the FAQs.

Spell Ranks:
Minor Elemental :3

Stats: Normal (Bonus) ... Enhanced (Bonus)
Strength (STR): 90 (20) ... 90 (20)
Constitution (CON): 88 (19) ... 84 (17)
Dexterity (DEX): 91 (30) ... 91 (30)
Agility (AGL): 77 (18) ... 77 (18)
Discipline (DIS): 95 (17) ... 95 (17)
Aura (AUR): 96 (28) ... 96 (28)
Logic (LOG): 65 (7) ... 65 (7)
Intuition (INT): 72 (11) ... 72 (11)
Wisdom (WIS): 74 (12) ... 74 (12)
Influence (INF): 45 (-2) ... 45 (-2)

Rogue guild info:
Master of Sweep
42 ranks Subdue
2 ranks Stun Maneuvers
6 ranks Rogue Gambits
1 rank Lock Mastery (I've found tsoran's guide, and am saving my boxes - is this the way to go?)

Voln Master, past COL. Reset still available.

Combat Maneuver training is as follows:
Groin Kick gkick 4
Evade Mastery emastery 3
Available Combat Maneuver Training Points: 6

Armor Specialization training is as follows:
Armored Evasion evasion 1
Available Armor Training Points: 13

Shield Specialization training is as follows:
Medium Shield Focus mfocus 3
Shield Swiftness swiftness 1
Available Shield Training Points: 9

Many many thanks to anyone who has time to respond, and to those in the game that have helped me get started again.