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Do skills atrophy through lack of use?
« on: March 09, 2004, 07:22:28 PM »
Or if not coded, have you ever roleplayed a characer who hasn't used his skills for a long time and hence is no longer very good with them?

Tamarin

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Do skills atrophy through lack of use?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2004, 07:31:36 PM »
I've often wondered if this was the case, but none of my characters have been idling in limbo long enough for this to happen.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004, 07:40:21 PM »
I believe I remember hearing once that skills in fact do not atrophy code wise. However All of my char's that leave a skill for a long time RP wise have more trouble with them then they once had at thier peak.
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Do skills atrophy through lack of use?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2004, 07:46:04 PM »
No, skills do not atrophy.

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2004, 07:46:10 PM »
Definitely not.
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Do skills atrophy through lack of use?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004, 08:02:45 PM »
Thanks for the info. I wonder what would be realistic, roleplaying-wise, for reflecting skill atrophy in your character. For example, let's say you have a Bynner that has retired and is now working as an armorer. How much time would pass before he would be noticeably poorer with a blade? It seems you might lose the edge after a few months, although the substance would still be there for longer...perhaps a period of years.

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Do skills atrophy through lack of use?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2004, 01:57:29 AM »
Things like combat dont get forgotten, it becomes instinct, i guess.
You might be a bit 'rusty', but you wont be worse. RP taking longer to do somthing, or having a stiffer arm swinging a blade, etc.
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