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Expanding Seafaring Specialists

Kresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,567 @@ - Legendary Achaean
Currently you have to hunt down NPC Specialists in various locations throughout the main plane in order to spend Seafaring Specialisation Points (SSP's) and gain access to those Specialisations. The issue with this is that in some cases it depends largely on the availability of having someone who can take you to that location, even if there are people around who are proficient in the specialisation you want to learn.

I propose in addition to being able to sail to these locations to invest SSP's, a proficiency level be added for specialisations that will allow others to invest points via another player which has maxed out that specialisation. Of the 32 points available, this allows people to specialise in one role fully instead of multiple roles of various levels, thereby making them a practical specialist. By extension, they could help others learn those specialisations as well, while promoting more interest mastering a certain specialisation.



  • Kazuya
    Kazuya Member Posts: 14 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Seems legit. I would welcome this change as proposed. One could probably even argue for learning up to the same specialisation rank as their teacher, however making it so the player specialist must have maxed the role before teaching means the NPC specialists remain relevant.

    A different solution which probably solves the same problem is to get all of the NPC specialists either on the mainland or on an island you can ferry to. Then again, you've kind of always needed seafaring before you have it (eg. attesting your marque).

    The effect of either solution makes it quicker and easier to (re)specialise, which, I'm not sure at what point it becomes "too quick" since we can still do that as often as we care to. I personally don't feel the original proposal makes it too quick.
  • Kresslack
    Kresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,567 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I like that for attesting the marque and going out to get the original specialisation points you have to go sail out to places. It promotes people working together when it comes to Seafaring. The issue that seems to arise is that not everyone who can sail wants to sail chartering people to places like Ilyrean to pick up Deckhand for instance.

    An alternative solution if it's felt this makes it to simple and easy would be to allow people to sail to the specialists to invest the initial point, but be able to rank up their specialisation from someone who's fully invested in that particular role.

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