Skilllevel, stat and exp deteriation.

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  1. Dragon

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    I've been looking over a lot of statcheets and it strikes me that nearly all of them are lower than they should be. Stats totals as well as single stats (where a race is locked into investing a certain amount of points per level) do not make sense as it stands, they are too low. So I was thinking, you can train stats higher, is it possible that by not using skills, stats or gaining more exp you start to deteriorate? That you need to use it or lose it?

    You probably won't lose it all, but you grow rusty so to speak.
     
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    More then likely.
     
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    I think it’s more likely that AK just doesn’t do the math when making a new character’s stats.
     
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    Everyone also doesn't start out at 10s across the board, makes it easier to fudge the numbers.
     
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    Quite likely #ShoutLoud, after all that's why the Imp called him a Basic B****h, because all his Stats where 10. It's likely that some people have less or more then others and of course due to Star gains and losses due to injuries and exercise/worl, ect.
     
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    Don't forget that stats for different races do more or less depending on the use or skill.
     
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    Might explain some, but there are some that just don't make sense. Even if they started at zero.
     
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    Send an email to Aleron. Maybe an educational video of how you can link Word and Excel and nifty things a spreadsheet can do.
     
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    He should just hire one of you guys as a continuity expert.
     
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    we could only dream
     
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    I'd do it for free. No questions asked.

    I could always use a project for my free time anyway.
     
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    Just ask or show him your spreadsheet. Maybe go through one of his assistants, unless he responds personally. I use to get him through messenger, but not for a while.

    If someone can figure out how to convert the Kindle Edition to a word document (i haven't tried yet), we could annotate or review the thing together. Plus link our/a spreadsheet(s). Richtær uses word, so you would be able to "share" and he can use the comparison features of word to look through it if need be.
     
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    I would think that it's distinctly possible for Stats and even Skills to diminish and deteriorate as some gets older (especially with things like Dementia, Chronic Aging Health Issues and because of Severe Injuries).

    But Abilities are tied more to the Soul then the Body or Mind, so she shouldn't(?) really interfere with those. But things that Damage the Soul might impair them, at least till your Soul recovers?
     
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    Why haven't we seen the mana manipulation spell HM taught him used? Several times i yelling at him " use that sh**!" Lol, like with the dark aberration when he couldn't move, or with HeMan. Because it dosen't have any hand or vocal components.
     
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    Only does one damage, costs 100 mana.

    Could be good for a distraction but I think it's the kind of thing that just needs to be practiced constantly to actually become useful later, and Richter seems to get into a lot of life and death battles where 100 mana isnt to be wasted on 1 damage that will be resisted by almost everything in the Land.

    Now fighting the scorpion he had sloth sitting on? Easy time for exactly that since he wasn't doing anything else anyway. Just rinse and repeat with the meditation skill and power level both.
     
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    Mana manipulation is a training skill. It teaches you to work with mana. Using it offensively is for masters and grandmasters, not novices. Its never going to be good at it, but it lays the fundament for becoming a real mage, instead of a spellslinger. Its not strictly necesary, but should Richter become a true mage he should be able to design his own spells. There are likely other advantages, such as being able to cut out parts of other spells - costly inbuilt security measures that prevents them from spinning out of control in the hands of a spellslinger for example- allowing the mage to cast cheaper spells with minimal extra risk.
     
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    Plus at higher Skill Levels it allows you to Shape and Form Mana Constructs, which would have many, many different uses.
     
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