8x8 Help (coming soon!) Place holder post at the moment. Skill building and the 8x8 Once you have decided your template, you need to work the skills. One of the easiest and best ways to gain skill, is a method known as 8x8. It's provided here: 1st, you need to get supplies: A boat materials for the skill, or spells your going to be casting 2nd, you must go out into the ocean Self Explanatory OK here’s were the "hard" part comes in. 3rd, get in your boat and sail NORTH. Be sure to have your boat facing NORTH 4th, cast the spell or use the skill you wish every 2 seconds 5th, as soon as you get a gain STOP sailing NORTH. Type "stop" and your tiller man will obey. This is were a lot of people get confused, so let me explain. Once you get a gain you have hit a "run". A run is a distance north or south that is rich with resource squares. So in a nutshell, you gain tons of skill while on a "run". Now you must determine if your run is north or south. That is very easy to do. 6th, go 8 spaces forwards, (North) You may achieve this by saying "forward one" to the tiller man eight times. Once you are there, cast a spell or use your skill. Now we come to a fork in the road so listen VERY closely because this part is very important. 7th If you hit a gain, repeat step 6. if you DID NOT GAIN 8th, sail 16 spaces backwards, you can achieve this by saying "backwards one" 16 times. 9th, YOU WILL GAIN HERE. Once you get a gain proceed with step 6, only backwards (south) instead of forwards, (north) once your run stops, begin with step 4 again. AoS Updated Information With the introduction of the Age of Shadows (AoS), OSI introduced many items that will raise/lower skills. Weapons with the "Mage Weapon" attribute can reduce your magery to a lower level which make it easier and less expensive to work your Magery skill. Keep in mind that this weapon will only affect gains for the Magery skill and no other Mage related skills such as Evaluate Intelligence and Meditation. Ideally you should find a mage weapon with at least -27 skill although it is not too hard to find them with -29. Treasure maps carry many wands and are a good source of these items. 8x8 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Do I need the 8x8 resource grid to do 8x8? A: ABSOLUTELY NOT. The 8x8 resource grid has been deemed and illegal 3rd party program and is a ban able offense. Also, if you follow my instructions there is no need for it anyway. -------------------------- Q: Why am I not gaining skill? I followed all your directions perfectly! A: 8x8 is not a sure fire way to gain skill always. It is the way the skill gain system works. So if your on a big shard that is very crowded and 1000 other mages are trying to 8x8 at the same time you are, skill gain is slow. Remember, your not the only mage who is 8x8ing in his/her power hour. -------------------------- Q: Does 8x8 help inscription? A: No. Inscription is not effected by the anti-macro code and therefore you do not need to move to gain skill.