Skills - Midkemia Online Online Help

4.15 Skills

(See also HELP SKILL BASICS, HELP LESSONS and HELP LEARNING)

Much of your life in Midkemia will revolve around your skills. Skills are either sets of abilities or a single ability representing how well you do something like dodge arrows and sword blows, for instance). Typing SKILLS will list which ones you have, and typing HELP <skillname> will give you some more information on each skill. Furthermore, many skills have anywhere from 20 to 50 abilities within the skill. An ability could be an individual spell, or something like a particular type of kick or sword stroke.

You'll notice, when you type SKILLS that next to the name of each skill will be a word, like Inept. This word indicates your general proficiency in that skill. As your proficiency in that skill increases, you will gain more abilities. The word next to your skill will also change, indicating your increased mastery of that skill. To see a list of skill ranks, type HELP SKILLRANKS.

Though the general skills that you start off with are useful, it is the class-specific skills that make up the core of your character. To gain these sets of skills, all of which will have many abilities in them, you will need to join a class. You may read more about guilds and classes in section 8.

In order to see what abilities you have in a skill, typing AB <skillname> will let you see them. After that, typing AB <skillname> <ability name> will give you help, generally speaking, on that individual ability.

It is possible to forget certain individual skills. In doing so, you will regain 50% of the lessons you have invested into that particular skill. To forget a skill, type SKILL FORGET <skillname>.

(See also HELP SKILL BASICS, HELP LESSONS and HELP LEARNING)