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Tattoos

GamadenGamaden Member Posts: 5
So ive noticed that i'm loosing my bashing tattoos at insane rates recently and im wondering if this is the norm? bad luck? or my skill in tattooing? Ive been needing to re-ink my tattoos 5ish times in a a 2hr bashing session and i just dont remember ever flying through tattoos like this, especially since i got the trait to stretch them out. Anyone mind shedding some light on this or even how decay works altogether?

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  • AmranuAmranu Member Posts: 687 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Tattoos are kinda random, and depending on the tattoo not really financially viable until a certain point. If you use mana while bashing for instance, moon tends to be a hassle to keep up.
  • TaelTael Member Posts: 1,196 @ - Epic Achaean
    Skill in tattooing doesn't affect decay chance - it's just a flat chance to decay every time it ticks.

    When bashing was changed so each mob took longer, most people discovered that they actually had a lot of downtime between mobs when they were bashing before. Most of them discovered this by suddenly noticing just how large the willpower/endurance drain from bashing was, but I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing was happening with your moon tattoos - whereas now 2hrs of bashing might mean 1h45m minutes spent below max mana with the tattoo ticking, you probably spent a lot less of your bashing time below max mana before on account of the time spent moving between mobs, finding mobs to kill, healing up between mobs, traveling between bashing areas, etc.

    It also might just be bad luck.
  • GreysGreys Member, Seafaring Liason Posts: 631 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    @Gamaden There is a trait that helps reduce the chance of a random duration tattoo from disappearing. 
  • OgnogOgnog Member Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Something else to consider is if you are now activating defences that continually consume mana as part of your bashing defup.

  • DochithaDochitha Member Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Permanent ink will solve your problem.
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  • TrevizeTrevize Member Posts: 1,517 @ - Epic Achaean
    Greys said:
    @Gamaden There is a trait that helps reduce the chance of a random duration tattoo from disappearing. 
    Gamaden said:
    especially since i got the trait to stretch them out. 
    Looks like that's covered. @Dochitha has it right - from here, permanent ink is the next step.

    Personally, I've gone RL months without re-inking tattoos, and I've replaced a dozen in an hour. It's really, really random.
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  • AustereAustere TennesseeMember Posts: 1,850 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I have five permanent tattoos, I believe.  All of them were gifts from a very good friend.  The only one I don't think I could live without is tree.  Though I must say,  moon's and megalith's tendency to fade is very frustrating and I would recommend both if you have an overage of permanent ink.  Beyond that, I have never found it too difficult to stop and reink when I need to.  Definitely don't waste the credits getting a moss.  Pretty sure I have had the same one for six months. 
  • PraxidesPraxides Kansas, USAMember Posts: 58 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Austere said:
    Definitely don't waste the credits getting a moss.  Pretty sure I have had the same one for six months. 
    I've reinked at least 5 moss today, lets trade.
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  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 2,721 @ - Epic Achaean
    Austere said:
    I have five permanent tattoos, I believe.  All of them were gifts from a very good friend.  The only one I don't think I could live without is tree.  Though I must say,  moon's and megalith's tendency to fade is very frustrating and I would recommend both if you have an overage of permanent ink.  Beyond that, I have never found it too difficult to stop and reink when I need to.  Definitely don't waste the credits getting a moss.  Pretty sure I have had the same one for six months. 
    I've re-inked my moss four times in the past rl day. :(
    Huh. Neat.
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  • SarathaiSarathai Member Posts: 2,071 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Austere said:
    Definitely don't waste the credits getting a moss.  Pretty sure I have had the same one for six months. 
     I've never had one last longer than about two days. And that's way out on the far end of the bell curve.
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  • AustereAustere TennesseeMember Posts: 1,850 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Three people quote me saying the same thing: not my fault you guys use scrub tattoo artists. 
    Praxides
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