Manual Is Redundant

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Post Wednesday, 6th July 2011, 19:37

Manual Is Redundant

Just play on automatic and turn off all your skills but the one you want to get up....
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Post Wednesday, 6th July 2011, 20:03

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Alternatives have been discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2045&start=50
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Post Thursday, 7th July 2011, 12:31

Re: Manual Is Redundant

To the OP: Do you mean "manual - the item (book)" or "manual mode (vs. automatic mode)"? It's unclear.
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Post Thursday, 7th July 2011, 14:01

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Manual the Item, I presume. =)
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Post Thursday, 7th July 2011, 18:01

Re: Manual Is Redundant

The OP applies to either, interestingly enough.
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Post Thursday, 7th July 2011, 18:41

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Well the manual mode is redundant with automatic only if you select a single skill. If you select 2 or 3, then manual mode makes more sense. And it will even more when I add the focus skill feature. You'll be able to select 2 skills with 1/3 - 2/3 weighting. Or 3 with 1/2 - 1/4 - 1/4. That's what I had in mind from the beginning, but implementing it in 2 steps is easier.
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Post Friday, 8th July 2011, 05:40

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Auto levels them up at different rates depending on how often you have used them, manual levels them all up at the same rate (soon level them at player specified rates)

There is a use for both of them, auto when you are leveling up generally and the weightings are to your liking. Manual when you want to train up individual skills without dramatically altering the way you play, or leveling many skills evenly.
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Post Friday, 8th July 2011, 07:40

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Charliy wrote:Auto levels them up at different rates depending on how often you have used them, manual levels them all up at the same rate (soon level them at player specified rates)

manual also levels up something you don't use, which can be an advantage. i'm still somewhat torn about that, but it's still better than before.

i bet the OP referred to manual training, but yes, manuals in their current form should be scrapped, period.
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Post Sunday, 10th July 2011, 16:23

Re: Manual Is Redundant

Perhaps manuals could give an extra level in the relevant skill when used (or an extra amount of training at a fixed amount of XP, or proportional to character levels). That would take your total skill training above what would be expected for your level of experience, which is something you couldn't do with the new system otherwise.

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