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TheCollective
TriadCity Character
Can someone tell me why I can't seem to learn anything except "learn".

I have a plural character with:

str 12

int 19

wis 7

con 6

dex 15

cha 24

I'm at level 5 and have so far failed miserably in learning flee and meditate.
Mark
TriadCity Character
Hi:

The speed at which characters learn new skills depends largely on intelligence, mastery of the Learn skill, and the inherent difficulty to learn of each new skill. (It also depends on how smart and how skilled the teacher is.) Thus there's no set number of times a character will need to practice a particular skill before learning it.

Looks like your intelligence attribute is pretty good. Have you got the Learn skill at Master, level 5? If not, I'd suggest raising it. Other than that, you'll just have to keep trying.

--Mark

Bartle quotiet: E80, A67, S47, K7. TriadCity characters: Mark, Poobah, Occam, Abelard.
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Collective
TriadCity Character
Hi Mark,
I decided to start as a new character as I didn't know where I was going to get 600exp to level up without being able to fight or meditate.

This time Jaems helped me out with equipment so that I had 42 int. I learnt "learn" first go but when I tried "flee" I didn't manage to learn it even after wasting something like 25 practices on it!

Surely there is a bug here. It can't be THAT hard to learn a newbie skill like "flee"! Both my characters were plural, perhaps that was the problem?
Mark
TriadCity Character
I haven't had a chance to check into it yet. Just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten you. Be another couple of days before I'll be able to get to it.

--Mark

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Collective
TriadCity Character
Thanks Mark. Nice to know you're listening
Mark
TriadCity Character
Hi folks (since Collective is plural):

I've been testing learning Flee and Meditate with a couple of newbie test characters, and am having no trouble. Sorry about that.

It's possible that your 25 attempts is simply the world's worst string of bad luck. But a couple of questions first:

What level are 'Collective'? The earlier character(s) was/were level 5, but what are you now?

How well have Collective mastered the Learn skill? (Level and degree of mastery.)

At 42, I'd say your int attribute is plenty high. It's important to get that Learn Skill mastered at your current level. That is, learn Learn to Master level at your current level. That'll give you the best odds of learning new Skills.

Thanks, let me know if the problem continues.

--Mark

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Occam
TriadCity Character
Hi:

I had a lot of trouble learning Flee at levels 2 and 3. Once at level 4, no problem.

Hope this helps.

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Occam
TriadCity Character
Addendum. I might have a theory. After reaching level 5, I initially had a lot of trouble learning. This was with my Learn Skill still at level 4. I learned Learn to level 5, after that, had no problem with Meditate or other skills.

So it might be that it's important to keep your Learn skill as high as possible. Specifically, matched to your current level.

Hope this helps.

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It's definitely important to match your Learn skill to your current level. Any time you level, before trying to Learn anything else, bring your Learn skill to Master at your current level.

It's also important to keep your alignment as perfect as you can. Drifting out of alignment messes with every skill, including Learn. Definitely combat and thief skills.

I'd also suggest not being thirsty or hungry. I can't say for sure but I'm pretty certain hunger/thirst will mess with you too.

Chiensha, Moorea, Vicodin, Xanax, Zoloft.
 
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