My life in MUD – Bobby Wincestre of the Pathfinders, Class changing in Midkemia Online.
So, April is coming to an end now, the promised Great-hunt has been and gone, and while I was able to compete for a little while, I didn’t even make the top 10 in my level bracket this time around. It just goes to show that the player base in MUDs is growing and improving with each month that passes. Having had to work for some of the weekend, I feel I could have made the top ten had I been able to play a little longer, but hey theres always the next one in around 6 months time heh. I might even be top tier by then.
Another thing that we saw added in April was an Expansion to the token shop. The token shop has many unique items, the basics of the shop I spoke about in a previous post. One of the new added items was a quicksilver fishing pole, these poles never decay and reset to your inventory should they get stolen, however the best thing about them is that it allows you to reel in fish easier, which makes it possible to land the bigger fish that you may not have been able to reel in with a normal pole. Fantastic, what an investment these poles are. Needless to say I have spent a little time fishing since these were released and using the profit from said fishing expeditions to purchase the commodities to craft a new set of weapons.
While waiting for the announcement for May’s promotions, I have decided to hunt the coin for enough credits to change my class. Whilst I love being a soldier, there are certain things about the rogue class that I would love to try out for roleplay purposes. Being that Rogues and Soldiers both lack a magical affinity and considering I am a Scout/Ranger, roleplay wise, the transition would be explainable. Once I have sufficient lessons I will be visiting a memory magician to store all my memories of the soldiering skillsets to make room to learn Rogue. Between now and the time I am able to re-class I have been roleplaying taking lessons in rogue skills and learning what I can about the class.
Class changing in Midkemia Online can be done in a number of ways. The first way and the least beneficial way is to quit your current class, losing it completely and getting back 50% of your lessons back so that you can learn them in your new class. You lose quite a bit in doing things this way as the 50% you lose is lost for good.
The second way to do this, whilst more expensive in terms of earning lessons means that you are able to switch between the two classes relatively easily once you have knowledge of both. To class change in this way you need to store your class with a memory magician, thus leaving you classless until you learn a new class. Unfortunately, you don’t get any lessons back this way to go towards your new class; however you are able to store your new class in the same way and retrieve your old one at full strength at the cost of a small amount of lessons, thus increasing your versatility. The only real drawback, gathering more lessons aside is that your skills return to you over the space of an hour once you retrieve them.
The best way to class change in Midkemia Online is to invest in a Memory Orb. A memory Orb reduces the number of lessons required to switch between new classes to 0 and also reduces the time it takes to retrieve your memories by 15, 30 and 45 minutes respectively, depending on which orb you buy. Whilst this is the most expensive way to class change at the outset, in the long run it is much cheaper.
So while we wait for the May promotions to start, and if you find yourself asking “What game should I play?” why not give Midkemia Online a go, you won’t regret it.