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Can you gain Lumberjacking by fighting?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Rocklin, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Rocklin

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    Using an axe in battle, will it give me LJ gains? I am at 91.5 LJ and going crazy. Any other productive and quick ways? Or am I doomed to run in forests for a week?
     
  2. Storm

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    it was a couple years back when I gmed LJ and I would accasionaly gain lj wiwhen fighting but if I remember right it was at lower to mid level range to gain LJ the fastest chop trees its by far the fastest or thats how it was for me I logged about 70k logs or so before I GMed! and now with the changes you do not need carpentry another thing you may try is getting a 100%poison ax and fight a golem I have never tried this but have heard it works well I am just one of the people who likes to gain as I play
     
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  4. Rocklin

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    Ya, I have a character working Swords. She needs about 60 more points to 120, so I might as well SStone it to her and have her use an Axe. Such a long way to go I bet I can GM it that way.
     
  5. Oddly enough, yes, because of the LJ's special attack. The game engine makes a check for each skill used during combat. If you successfully execute an attack using an ax-type weapon there's a small chance, based on the difficulty of the strike, of gaining LJ skill just like Swords or Parry during combat. However the easiest way to GM Lumberjack is still to go out and chop trees. Lots of trees. Lots and lots of trees. Lots and lots and lots of trees. (shudders at the memory).

    Still, it's not as bad as Taming. There was a time after I GM'd Taming when I couldn't go anywhere w/o wanting to make friends with every bull I met. Even in RL. :wall:

    Edit: Oh, and like difficulty based skills the chance of a LJ gain in combat is extremely small or even -0- if the relative chance is too low. If you're due a GSG you'll get one no matter what but thereafter it's far slower than chopping trees, IIRC, because you earn a "check" every time you have a chance to get logs. Monsters are much harder to chop than trees, however, so the checks are fewer and farther between.
     
  6. Draxous

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    I GM'd lumberjacking on a golem 6 months ago...

    I don't think much has changed since then.
     
  7. Ailish

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    I never chopped a single tree when working my LJ. I already had swords on the char, so I just tossed an axe in her hand and went about my business (spawns, PvP, whatever seemed good at the moment). And Stanton is wrong, you do not have to use a weapon special to get the gains. The game does a check every swing to see if you get a DI bonus from LJ if you are holding an axe, so all you have to do is swing and connect for a check.
     
  8. Viquire

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    Ailish has it right.

    Any hit is a possible gain, just like anatomy. There is no difficulty check as with tactics.