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  1. #11

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    Welcome back, a lot has changed but not a ton has changed for bards. First thing I would do(if you can) is fix your stats and set them for max at level 100. If you enter the below stats for initial placement, you will have 100’s in everything but int, which will max at 90. You could also choose to set them for mid level 50-60 and this will ease some of the growing pains in the earlier levels.

    str 62
    con 82
    dex 49
    agl 68
    dis 88
    aur 49
    log 88
    int 68
    wis 73
    inf 33

    Regarding training, my personal preference is utilizing UCS(Unarmed combat system) also know as UAC, which relies on the brawling weapon skill to perform attacks. I think bards excel at UCS but it can be more difficult due to initially lower DS vs sword/board.

    Skills:
    2x brawling
    1 rank of TWC or .5x ranks for extra DS
    27 armor ranks for brig or 6 for doubles(this will free up more TPs but is less sturdy than brig), eventually you will want to train up to augmented chain(50 ranks)
    1x PF
    1x dodge
    1x HP
    1x perception
    Air lore to 30 ASAP for tonis
    Climb/swim at 20 add more as needed

    There is two options regarding spells, prioritize bard spells to get 1035 or prioritize 400s for 425/430. I chose getting 425 at level 25 and got 1035 at ~level 40. Either path is viable.

    Once you hit 1035 and 430, I would add in 25 ranks of EMC and start prioritizing Manipulation lore to get 75 ranks at level 73.

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    So I've done this so far.


    Eliseen (at level 27), your base skill bonuses, ranks and goals are:
    Skill Name | Actual Actual
    | Bonus Ranks Goals In-Game Time to Goal
    Armor Use...............................| 130 35 35
    Shield Use...............................| 130 35 35
    Combat Maneuvers...................| 66 14 14
    Edged Weapons........................| 158 58 58
    Ambush...................................| 25 5 5
    Multi Opponent Combat..............| 20 4 4
    Physical Fitness........................| 141 41 41
    Dodging..................................| 102 24 24
    Arcane Symbols.......................| 58 12 12
    Harness Power.........................| 117 29 29
    Elemental Lore - Air..................| 40 8 8
    Mental Lore - Manipulation........| 15 3 3
    Mental Lore - Telepathy............| 15 3 3
    Stalking and Hiding..................| 78 17 17
    Perception..............................| 128 34 34
    Climbing.................................| 40 8 8
    Swimming..............................| 40 8 8
    First Aid.................................| 50 10 10
    Trading..................................| 30 6 6

    Spell Lists
    Minor Elemental.......................| 15 15

    Spell Lists
    Bard.....................................| 15 15
    Training Points: 6 Phy 29 Mnt

    I did get this message [Current skills bonus is insufficient to gain DF reduction.]

    Oh and I upped elemental lore air to 11
    Last edited by Eliseen; 08-26-2020 at 02:56 PM.

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    Sorry to be a dick, but you know it was GS3 long before 1997, right? Did you mean GS3 not GS2?

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    It was GSIII back during the AOL days.

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    Honestly at that level and that long away. I’d re-roll. You can change the name too if you’d like. I’m surprised you can squeeze that many skills out at level 27.
    The path back to level 27 will be fast and you get to relearn everything.
    Semper superne nitens.

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    Welcome back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliseen View Post
    It was GSIII back during the AOL days.
    100% correct. It was not GSII in 1997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makkah View Post
    100% correct. It was not GSII in 1997.
    1990-2003. I think he probably meant GSIII? GS][ was only around for two years or so.
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    I dropped harness power and it lowered my mana 23 points, changing that. Upped PT and still working on some other stuff. I'm thinking of losering elemental/mental mana control as I can't see needing to send mana.

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    Oh and by the way I remember GSIII when it was on AOL, if you played a lot what you owed AOL was ALOT hundreds of dollars a month. Only serious folks played. Also I remember the Lag Beast.

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    Last edited by Eliseen; 08-30-2020 at 01:47 PM.

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