POLL Hocus Focus

Discussion in 'Disagreements' started by ShoughtLoud, Apr 14, 2020.

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How to get a focus

  1. Be able to profess in another skill (second skill at lvl 45), but don't.

    18.2%
  2. Reach a certain skill level in the same skill after professing in it

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    0.0%
  3. Finish a certain number of Profession quests

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    0.0%
  4. Finish a certain number of Specialty quests

    9.1%
  5. Finish a certain number of Specialty quests, for just 1 part of the specialty

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  6. Don't be Richter

    18.2%
  7. Gain a certain number of personal levels after the specialty is chosen

    9.1%
  8. Gain personal levels and complete profession related quests

    9.1%
  9. Need to reach a certain level in a subskill of the professed skill

    18.2%
  10. Higher investment in Specialty Talents

    18.2%
  1. ShoughtLoud

    ShoughtLoud Level 15 (Guardian) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    What is it and how does one get one?
    Ideas for how to obtain a Focus will be added to the poll.
     
  2. Dragon

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    leveling another 10 or 20 times after unlocking specialty, as profession --> specialty --> focus. Richter never bothered to learn how its done.
     
  3. ShoughtLoud

    ShoughtLoud Level 15 (Guardian) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    I can put it up there, going to use Randy as a baseline though.

    He is focused in his Rogue proffession at level 47. Given his earliest proffession level was 20, his earliest specialty would be at 30, meaning the Focus has to come at 17 levels or less.

    Richter professed at the level equivalent of 20 due to his not spending level up percentages and stuff until that point, and chose his specialization at level 31 (rock giant bumped him up a level). He's now level 45, so 15 levels for a Focus sounds about right.
     
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    Dragon Level 16 (Paladin) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    I believe Richter needed to level another 10 times before he could go for his specialization after going for the profession, not just to level 30. What level was he when he got his specialization?

    Edit: Richter has a noncombat profession, which can be acquired at level 10. He was level 28 when he took his specialization. Focus might not be a thing.
     
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  5. ShoughtLoud

    ShoughtLoud Level 15 (Guardian) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    He was 28 for his profession, however (plot armor) he hadn't spent his skill percentages since he was level 20, making the universe recognize him getting the profession at level 20. Then he leveled 2 more times and was able to get one at level 30 when he defeated the Assengai Spider Queen, but he walked right outside into the Rock Giant, which pushed him to 31, which is where he was when he finally got his specialization..
     
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    It was within seven days, or before he spent any of his levelling gains. Its a fair enough measure, allowing people that cross from level 9 - noncombat profession - or 19 to get the tp for the levels they cross if they go for their professions in the immidiate future. For many crafters losing those points would be a blow to their potential. I do not consider that plot armor, because the alternative is punishing anyone who gets a lucky kill on a highlevel beastie or finishes an extremely difficult quest, with the loss of multiple levels worth of talent points.

    “I was told that you had something to do before you were brought here. Specifically, that you had seven hours and fourteen minutes before your leveling decisions were taken out of your hands. When you arrive back into your village, your personal time will have advanced by seven hours and twelve minutes. Hence, the message: ‘Hurry.’”

    Kong, Aleron. The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) . Kindle Edition.


    “It’s actually kind of lucky that you started your Trial when you did. If you had finished spending your level points before you came here, you would have been treated as if you were level twenty-eight rather than level twenty-one.

    Kong, Aleron. The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) . Kindle Edition.
     
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  7. Johan

    Johan Level 16 (Paladin) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    for obtaining a certain level of the subskill of the professed skill, one will gain a focus!
     
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    It's a good thing, but he gets levels crazy fast and had been riding the extra week longer just a week as it reset each time he gained a new level. He also didn't know about not losing talent points.

    Regardless, he made it, a Focus will likely come next level (which he has pushed off a long way) or 7 more books from now
     
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    Waterhobit Level 10 (Filcher) Citizen

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    A focus could be available or granted after having spent enough TP's on a specific talent or talents. For instance, if Richter invests enough TP's into Increase Number of Enchatments, he could gain a focus in Multi-Enchanting. Or if he invested enough TP's into Synergy of Items he could gain a focus in Synergy.

    If this is the case, then Richter could have the potential with his legendary specialty to have multiple focuses.

    Or maybe a focus requires a disproportionate number of TP's to be spent in one branch of the specialization tree. This would mean that Richter might never get a focus since he as a tendency to be a jack of all trades.
     
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    I like it, but I think it would be in the specialization like you mentioned at the end. Otherwise it seems too loophole-ish for essentially gaining a specialty you decided not to chose.

    With that we are out of poll options! (can't add more)
     




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