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  1. #1
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    soldier trait cost question

    I noticed today that the cost for ranking up soldier traits were different on my two characters. I have a 65 Hunter on Windfola and I just respent my refunded skirmish marks to re-level my soldier. I was able to get everything up to rank 15 with the marks I had, and I noticed that it will cost me about 300 marks to get rank 16 protector. However, I then log in my 35 Rune-keeper on Riddermark and the cost to upgrade to rank 8 protector is over 800 marks. I'm just wondering why the inconsistencies?
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    Re: soldier trait cost question

    The cost is relative to your level and the equivalent-level for the trait.

    At 65 the first rank is far below yours (thus very inexpensive). At 35 the first rank isn't nearly as far below you. Thus it's more expensive.

    Also, buying a trait above your level is more expensive than waiting until it's the same as or lower than you.
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  3. #3
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    Re: soldier trait cost question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mines_of_Moria View Post
    The cost is relative to your level and the equivalent-level for the trait.

    At 65 the first rank is far below yours (thus very inexpensive). At 35 the first rank isn't nearly as far below you. Thus it's more expensive.

    Also, buying a trait above your level is more expensive than waiting until it's the same as or lower than you.
    Wow, that's the most bass ackwards system they could have thought of. I better be getting a refund of all my skirmish marks once my RK hits 65
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  4. #4

    Re: soldier trait cost question

    Why is it backwards? By going above your level you're over powering your NPC. Of course it's going ot cost more.

    When your NPC & it's skills are far below yours, it makes sense to need less to level it to par.
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  5. #5
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    Re: soldier trait cost question

    The problem is, if you try to keep your soldier up to par with your own PC level, which was probably their design intent, you'll spend TONS more skirmish marks than you would if you just powerleveled your PC to 65 and then went and purchased all your soldier traits. Combine that with the fact that level 65 PCs earn skirmish marks at a faster rate than level 30-40 PCs and it's a no brainer. I'm not going to drop a single mark into more soldier traits until my Rune-keeper is 65, I'll spend the points on gear and upgrades. In fact, I wish I could have back the points I've already spent on soldier traits.

    If there was a small penalty for going over your level, that I could live with. But the difference is HUGE (300ish marks for rank 16 @ 65 compared to 800+ marks for rank 8 @ level 35). The cost for traits at or below your level should have been the same regardless of level.
    Last edited by Viper_1; Nov 03 2010 at 12:48 PM.
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  6. #6
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    Re: soldier trait cost question

    Quote Originally Posted by Machaveli View Post
    Why is it backwards? By going above your level you're over powering your NPC. Of course it's going ot cost more.

    When your NPC & it's skills are far below yours, it makes sense to need less to level it to par.
    nah, pity it's capped at your lvl, i'm lvl 33 my soldier has the level 37 skill but he is only level 33.

 

 

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