I am trying to decide the value of skill points vs. hit point modifiers, force%, etc., so I can pick the race that would best suit my needs. I am finding it a little difficult to make an educated decision because I cannot find a page stating how often you earn additional points. The guide/rules seem a bit convoluted.
I know you start with 10 points to allocate. How many more do you get when you level up? Or do you have to use the skill?
What are the typical levels of people who play regularly.. who have been on 1 month? 1 year?
The system is quite simple, you earn hit points and gain a skill point every time you gain a level.
The amount of time it takes to gain a level is unique to an individual. It all depends on how you play; if you stay on IRC indefinitely you will stay at level 1. If you just fly around and don't do faction jobs you may advance quite quickly but then you probably wont be able to buy stuff like ships or weapons etc.
The decision is all yours although as the rules say, if you want a particular skill at a high level, get it at generation as you may not be able to get it there later (you can it just takes a long time).
The game is currently a 'work in progress' which means that at some point in the future new features will be implemented which will impact on existing characters. To that extent it can be almost impossible to have a character that is good at something not implemented yet as we dont know what the other requirements will be.
My suggestion is to create a character now that you would feel comfortable with, if only for a few months, and in a few months after you have gotten a feel for the game you can have your character arrested or fly into a sun / blackhole (preferably in your own ship) and then recreate in a way which you find much more suitable to your needs.
The chance to become force sensitive works as stated. Force testing, training and skill bonuses based on facets after your force aware are currently coded but will be changed when the new rules are implemented. Basically every other aspect of those rules will be different to how that rules page currently states.
Edited By: Ralgarrch on Year 8 Day 256 11:13 ____________
It doesn't really matter what type of faction is profitable for you as a member as most publicly state what they pay, which is the relevant factor. Though I advise choosing a faction based on what you want to do and trying to find a culture you enjoy instead of focusing on credits. The games more about playing with people you like then playing the game itself.
Mainly just check the faction sites and job's available pages as no ones allowed to recruit for their own faction in any other forum.
Are players allowed to make comparisons or speak of personal experience with a faction in the forum?
Specifically - CCBST, Falleen Federation, and Mandalore/Mandalcorp.
Looks like I could qualify as a planetary surveyor, pilot, or mining engineer for starters.
Without starting a faction flame war, can anyone tell me what the ups and downs are of one or more of the above factions and those professions? Falleen Federation would seem to fit my race, and they claim to offer the most credits per month. CCBST and Mandalore appeared to have the most active threads in the forum.
I will be an active player. Sorry for posting so much OOC, trying to get off to a good start.
*IMPORTANT* Also, if I log on from work to check the forums (BUT NEVER PLAY) and somoene else has played from one of the networked PCs is that going to get me banned?
This forum may not be used for recruiting or for IC info acquisition. You will need to ask around personally or simply use faction advertisements in the RPG Centre and on the Classifieds as points of comparison.
As for your last point, sharing a connection with another user without registering as multis in advance can get you banned, yes. However, if you do not know anyone at your work, you can safely assume that nobody there also has an account - bear in mind that we only have ~3,000 active accounts at any given time. While people express such concerns often, nothing like that has ever happened, where someone was banned for sharing a connection with another user without being aware of it. Should it ever happen, it is easy enough to look into and determine whether or not it truly was unintentional.