Hey all, I hope you don't mind yet another thread on the topic, but for many of us returning players the changes in the game are enormous, and like many others I'm having to take each character slowly and from scratch! I've read many, many threads but I'm still not sure of a number of specific points, so I wanted to ask them here if I may; Starting with... The Stats I've purchased and eaten the +25 stat increase scroll. This currently gives me a maximum Stats of 255. What Str, Int and Dex do I need to aim for? I read 30 Int is enough, is that correct? The Skills Currently I have the following from a combination of role playing a Ghost originally, and moving skills about from purchased Soul Stones; Swords 110 / 120 Necromancy 98.1 / 100 Spirit Speak 100 / 100 I have access to GM Meditation, Focus, and Tactics, but most Sampire builds seem to avoid these. I've noticed some people choose Anatomy, and some go for Spirit Speak in the sticky, but I'm not really sure on the differences... could someone explain it in simple terms please? I am aware I'm going to need to do a lot of grinding some skills, like Chivalry and Bushido, as they were not in game when I left, and I don't have any points in them yet. A quick tutorial on how to gain these would be appreciated if anyone has the time, thank you! I also should add my account is only 31 months old, so I only have access to 710 points in total at the moment... The Equipment This is where I REALLY get confused, as the properties are so complex now! I'm on Europa, and have a few million knocking about, so purchasing a basic set up would be ideal... However I still need to get the hang of optimising this build so I can improve him later of course. So in really simple terms please, what is the priority of bonuses I need? Any particular items that people prefer would be nice to hear about too... Again, I apologize if this has been gone over countless times on the boards, but most threads seem to be targetted to people who have a good grounding in the basic melee part of the game now... but it's changed so, so much since I played I've no clue how to play anything but casters any more (whose basic spells remain the same!). Hence I wanted to ask my own basic questions, tailored to my own needs instead... Thanks in advance for any answers given!