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Old 04-17-2003, 11:46 AM
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Hunters: What's your best skin?

What's the best skin you've gotten and how good are you at skinning? I'm surprised with my ranks I'm still only skinning decent pelts.

I'm also wondering what I should increase to make my pelts better? Should I work on advanced only? Or combine intermediate and advanced together? Or all three? It's kind of ambiguous and I haven't figured out the system yet.

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Old 04-17-2003, 01:48 PM
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My best skins are now good quality. Second time I skinned a wolf I got a good quality wolf pelt, to bad it wasn't my kill so I had to give it to the person who killed it.

And I usually get decent quality all the time now, except when those insanely low roles come around. 8)

As for the actual ranks, you should try to keep all three of them around the same level. I'm hoping that once I level up all three levels of skinning to rank 20 that I'll be getting good quality skins most of the time. I've got my fingers crossed.
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Old 04-17-2003, 02:07 PM
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Re: Hunters: What's your best skin?

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What's the best skin you've gotten and how good are you at skinning? I'm surprised with my ranks I'm still only skinning decent pelts.

I'm also wondering what I should increase to make my pelts better? Should I work on advanced only? Or combine intermediate and advanced together? Or all three? It's kind of ambiguous and I haven't figured out the system yet.

Thanks,
Ding
Shalini is 40 Hunting Lore, 40 basic skinning, 40 intermediate skinning, 40 advanced skinning.

The quality depends on the roll, but I think there is an invisible roll, too. She's done masterful skinning when the rolls weren't that high, yet they still came out excellent quality. Then she's roll much higher, skillfully done, and they would still come out excellent quality. On the other hand, lower rolls, skillfully done, give you good quality. I've rolled some there were not bad rolls, yet not skillfully done and had decent quality.

It's a game of chance, basically, but the better you are, the more likely you are to roll a masterful skinning job.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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My best skins are now good quality. Second time I skinned a wolf I got a good quality wolf pelt, to bad it wasn't my kill so I had to give it to the person who killed it.

And I usually get decent quality all the time now, except when those insanely low roles come around. 8)

As for the actual ranks, you should try to keep all three of them around the same level. I'm hoping that once I level up all three levels of skinning to rank 20 that I'll be getting good quality skins most of the time. I've got my fingers crossed.
Are wolves still in the game? If so, do they pop randomly like the eroufera in the grasslands or do they have a specific habitat?
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:08 PM
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What's the best skin you've gotten and how good are you at skinning? I'm surprised with my ranks I'm still only skinning decent pelts.

I'm also wondering what I should increase to make my pelts better? Should I work on advanced only? Or combine intermediate and advanced together? Or all three? It's kind of ambiguous and I haven't figured out the system yet.

Thanks,
Ding
I'm probably one of the few people that has ever bothered to take skinning up to ridiculous levels in game. But it fluctuates based on your roll, sadly - the quality, I mean.

My best cuts are always excellent/masterful/whatever, but most times, even with only a 'skillful' extraction, I get good quality. Even with 100+ of HL basics, advanced, intermediate, and basic skinning, though, I can still manage a poor pelt ... though that's oftentimes only if I 'fumble' and roll a 1.

Honestly, I'd work them all up so all 3 skills are about equal levels. I wouldn't put more stock into one than the others, not until you have an obscene amount of ranks in them.

And OJ, if I remember correctly, wolves come out in the woods near Blackvine/The Treehouse. Wolverines come out in the Rock Valley woods, the southern ones.

I still have like, 12 wolf pelts from Aestus and Mikare's excursions. I can ask Urek when he gets home where we were.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:09 PM
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My best skin has been "Leafus-like"
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:22 PM
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:33 PM
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I'm probably one of the few people that has ever bothered to take skinning up to ridiculous levels in game. But it fluctuates based on your roll, sadly - the quality, I mean.

My best cuts are always excellent/masterful/whatever, but most times, even with only a 'skillful' extraction, I get good quality. Even with 100+ of HL basics, advanced, intermediate, and basic skinning, though, I can still manage a poor pelt ... though that's oftentimes only if I 'fumble' and roll a 1.

Honestly, I'd work them all up so all 3 skills are about equal levels. I wouldn't put more stock into one than the others, not until you have an obscene amount of ranks in them.

And OJ, if I remember correctly, wolves come out in the woods near Blackvine/The Treehouse. Wolverines come out in the Rock Valley woods, the southern ones.

I still have like, 12 wolf pelts from Aestus and Mikare's excursions. I can ask Urek when he gets home where we were.
Thanks Attica. I really love both the hunting lore and outdoors skill sets. They are a lot of fun. Almost as much fun as combat.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:35 PM
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You can find wolves pretty much anywhere in the oak forest, just wander around till one comes out to play.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:12 AM
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You can find wolves pretty much anywhere in the oak forest, just wander around till one comes out to play.
Cool. Thanks! I hadn't come across any rams or bears or wolves and fear a wildcat might be the biggest thing lurking about anymore.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56 AM
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if you wander around the wilderness around rock valley you will come acrost a decent arrangement of critters ranging from Magris to mountain lions
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:52 PM
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Aim for rank 1 basic, rank 50 intermediate, and rank 100 advanced. There may be other ways that are better but you will get consistent great skins and no bad skins except on 1s, that way.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:43 PM
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Wolves populate the RV dumps in large numbers... along with rabid and normal hounds, wolverines, dire wolves, bears, deer/does, huge roaches, large rats, and large ravens. I would recommend going in a group, especially if HL is your primary skillset.

I'm aware that the RV map is not publically available, so I'm just going to tell you to follow the trail that leads east out of the city. It'll lead southeast and you should be able to easily find the dumps at the end.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:05 AM
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What's the best skin you've gotten and how good are you at skinning? I'm surprised with my ranks I'm still only skinning decent pelts.

I'm also wondering what I should increase to make my pelts better? Should I work on advanced only? Or combine intermediate and advanced together? Or all three? It's kind of ambiguous and I haven't figured out the system yet.

Thanks,
Ding
Work on all three equally starting with the easier ones. Depending on your dexterity you might start doing masterful cuts with all of them at 20-30.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:28 AM
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Wolves populate the RV dumps in large numbers... along with rabid and normal hounds, wolverines, dire wolves, bears, deer/does, huge roaches, large rats, and large ravens. I would recommend going in a group, especially if HL is your primary skillset.

I'm aware that the RV map is not publically available, so I'm just going to tell you to follow the trail that leads east out of the city. It'll lead southeast and you should be able to easily find the dumps at the end.
I'm not sure if wolves are still available in the RV dumps. I haven't seen them there in quite a while. I have seen a white wolf, however, out near the Nehal village.
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