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    His ability really is damn useful, many fictional abilities are very fight centric, but he can do anything he wants and his ability helps him.

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    This thing is cool and nifty. I was mildly amused and interested until that extra bit at the end but now I'm the biggest fan of the author.
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    The extra chapter was funny and when his friend offers to put on the dress I dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnsvnc View Post
    This thing is cool and nifty. I was mildly amused and interested until that extra bit at the end but now I'm the biggest fan of the author.
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    Was it a dream sequence or did that really happen?

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    Was it a dream sequence or did that really happen?
    Just the author giving us some extra doodles between chapters.

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    Raws for new chapter out.

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    Gets a new quest from his mother and wanders off.

    Then he pulls up his skill list - DAMN he has 23 skills!

    Then it looks like he tries to make a specific kind of illusion barrier and succeeds - and looks HILARIOUS doing it.

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    He appears to be experimenting in an attempt to create skills.

    I note he hasn't learned life steal yet. He appears to learn two new skills and level his illusion barrier! And he has a quest!

    He doesn't particularly happy about his new skills though.

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    Bwahahahaha!!!

    Oh gods.. the truth about his new skill was bloody hilarious
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    Something is fishy about his mom. Whatever random thing she says becomes a quest that gives him loads of free xp. Either Gamer ability made her daily random questgiver or she's the final boss masquarading as a town NPC.
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    Well duh, obviously the skill created is based on what you're *doing*, not what you're pretending to do. So you're going to have to be actually dodging something real, dimwit

    Of course, you realize he's going to need this skill for a future boss
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    He needs to grind his passive skills. He's got three IIRC, the physical toughness one, and the two that generally boost his stats. Plus misc weapon mastery skills.

    What about new skills though? He could probably get some sort of speed boost by running a lot. He might be able to increase his mana regen in a similar way to how he learned his spell shield. That's really important because it lets him grind his other skills.

    If he wants an escape skill he already has it. ID escape. Breaks an illusion barrier. He just needs to get it to a higher level. That will get him away from most enemies. Or creating an illusion barrier for the mundies. Similarly drilling the creation skill might get him cooler dungeons, like the healing room. Those should both be drilled. Then I would look into epic jumps.

    For defensive skills he has mana shield, his resistance, and a healing spell. Drill ALL of them.

    For evasion he probably just needs to practice evading a lot.
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    I'm sure Sun-Il's older sister will be happy to help Kwon Shi-Hyuk with evasion practice.

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    I'm sure Sun-Il's older sister will be happy to help Kwon Shi-Hyuk with evasion practice.

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    Exactly! I bet she would also be willing to help him practice his physical toughness. And provide injuries for him to heal. Its the perfect combo.
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    he needs to grind his new skill
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    he needs to grind his new skill
    Actually, yeah. Especially depending on affects at later levels. Status effects are glorious things, and if it begins to output something other than confusion, well... even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamech View Post
    Actually, yeah. Especially depending on affects at later levels. Status effects are glorious things, and if it begins to output something other than confusion, well... even better.

    yup


    slow would be great or blind, poison really any status effect would be great
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    What are some other possible effects of the fools dance upgrades: Multiple targets, longer duration, maybe intelligence damage, or rage. Hmm... possible stun from the laughter. Maybe a moral boost to his side! The possibilities are endless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamech View Post
    Actually, yeah. Especially depending on affects at later levels. Status effects are glorious things, and if it begins to output something other than confusion, well... even better.
    Actually, just confusion is pretty amazing.

    Confusion is one of the better debuffs to land on enemies.

    Generally, they have about a 50% chance to attack themselves/teammates, and even if they don't, they hit a random person with a random ability. Either way, they usually aren't making an effective action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom3053000 View Post
    he needs to grind his new skill
    I suspect he doesn't need to grind it; it will just go up if he acts naturally.

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    I suspect he doesn't need to grind it; it will just go up if he acts naturally.
    Yeah, we'll probably be getting a "your ability levelled up" brick joke at least once after he does something.
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    While I think it's not very likely, do we know if grinding skills gives experience?

    I can definitely see problems potentially resulting from grinding common day-to-day skills, only to be unable to level combat abilities because it starts taking too much experience.

    I... may have had an entirely useless Morrowind character resulting from this.
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    While I think it's not very likely, do we know if grinding skills gives experience?

    I can definitely see problems potentially resulting from grinding common day-to-day skills, only to be unable to level combat abilities because it starts taking too much experience.

    I... may have had an entirely useless Morrowind character resulting from this.
    Well, it would explain why main characters tend to have the social skills of a brick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn183 View Post
    I... may have had an entirely useless Morrowind character resulting from this.
    It was even worse in Oblivion and Skyrim because of the level scaling -- you could become very very good at lockpicking and stealing, only to discover that because the game now thinks you're highly skilled, every enemy is massively dangerous and you have no combat skills that can handle them.

    So far, though, it seems like the main character in this setting can just gain more skills and advance existing ones without any real limitations. On top of this, there are apparently passive skills that raise his stats.

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    he needs to get his low skills at least up to 10, to take advantage of that passive +10% bonus he's got. i just can't stand having bonuses i don't actually get any benefit from, even if they are to stats i don't have a lot of use for.
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    he needs to get his low skills at least up to 10, to take advantage of that passive +10% bonus he's got. i just can't stand having bonuses i don't actually get any benefit from, even if they are to stats i don't have a lot of use for.
    This is false optimization, no? He gets +1 stat for every 10 point he puts into any stat, so focusing one stat doesn't mean reducing the benefit of his passive. Also, remainders might be hidden but not deleted.

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    New raws are out.

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    He continues playing around trying to unlock new skills. It looks like he succeeds in creating some kind of magical spear/arrow that he can throw at a target.

    Then he meditates for a while and gets a stat/MP bonus.

    Other than that, not a lot going on, it looks mainly like an exposition chapter.

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    If I had those powers I'd try to shape mana into "bottles" that I can form around an attack, allowing me to store it for later use. That way you could create a bunch of bottled Spiral Energy Bolts in downtime, and rely on those instead of mana in battle.

    If you can shape the bottle into a spike and release the attack from its tip then all the better.

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    Translation is out, btw. http://www.batoto.net/read/_/223304/...3_by_bap-scans

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    Not a lot going on, he's just figuring out his skills. No real big new information in the chapter.
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    So, he wanders into an illusion barrier. A bunch of messages. Then he discovers a super cool menu. And he USES IT! Then he finds an apperently dead girl.

    After using all the stuff the zombies dropped, probably some new discoveries and lots of healing he gets the girl back on her feat. They talk. Black Summoner appears and poofs away with the girl.

    Prediction: He resurrected a dead girl. Completing the Black Summoner's goal.
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