Free Training Points
Try to spend your 50 free starting trains all in one place.
The cost to gain each additional skill point is higher than
the last, so you'll get the most
benefit from taking all your free trains in the same skill.
You'll have enough exp left over even after gaining level
5 to get a few points of some
Melee combat skill affects both your own chance to hit and
your opponent's chance to hit you. Weapon skills (1h sword,
dagger, 2h staff, and the like) affect how much damage you
do on a successful hit with a weapon of that type, and you
need at least one point to even wield such a weapon. Two-handed
weapons can be wielded in only one hand by especially strong
characters. Generally, the larger the weapon the more damage
it can deal, but the best magical weapons in the game may
not be the largest...
Not all skills are affected equally by your
training. Some things get more powerful, some fail less often,
and others actually get faster as they are
trained. There are even skills that improve in all three ways.
It's a good idea to poke around the city of Loriah early on,
but you shouldn't pick fights with the inhabitants. Most of
them are very strong
indeed after weathering dozens of invasions, not to mention
all the crazy adventurers.
Learn to use the 'consider' command. It's not perfect at assessing
the difficulty of a fight, however, so try to have an escape
route in mind when
trying something that might be too tough. Running away doesn't
cost you experience, but death does. Remember that you can
set up an automatic retreat when you get low on hit points
with the 'wimpy' and 'wimpydir' commands. The internet's not
perfect, so if there's a glitch in a router wimpy can still
Proper use of the 'flag' command can save you
from misunderstandings. It'll take you a while to kill your
first few opponents, so be sure you get credit for them.
There are lots of public message boards for you to
read, but the adventurer announcement board and the law discussion
board are especially important. The first is 4 north, 4 west
of login, and the second is up from there.
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(Newbie Tips courtesy of Yiuwan)