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    Default just started playing....

    .... a few days ago and now im a lvl 4 rogue Ive been following the path of my trainer (not knowing any different) and now im apparently a thief acrobat (what ever that means) but the thing is Ive lost my trap spotting ability, I don't get any warning of traps and cant detect control boxes even with searching.

    Where have i gone wrong, any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henly View Post
    .... a few days ago and now im a lvl 4 rogue Ive been following the path of my trainer (not knowing any different) and now im apparently a thief acrobat (what ever that means) but the thing is Ive lost my trap spotting ability, I don't get any warning of traps and cant detect control boxes even with searching.

    Where have i gone wrong, any help would be appreciated.
    No matter which thief, and no matter of the predefined path, you not suddenly loose a thiefs ability. What you may however notice is, that in higher levels quest and more difficult content you need to continue to improve not only skill but also gear. In this case for spotting a trap the spot skill and related items.

    Much more important however is the Search skill, as even if you spot it, this one is needed to unveil the trap box.

    Checkout the vendors in the market or AH for items that improve those skills. Also have potions of heroism at hand. Last but not least at lower levels potions - Owl's Wisdom (+4 WIS = spot) and Fox's Cunning (+4 INT = search) that increase your important stats.
    Last edited by SisAmethyst; 08-11-2013 at 05:28 PM.
    * We have collectable bags, hell even hireling folders, but can I have that 6-pack for my potions please?
    * Having already a past life on the dieng EU servers, I rerolled here and started from scratch as I like the game and the community, so lets see what awaits me here

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    Quote Originally Posted by henly View Post
    .... a few days ago and now im a lvl 4 rogue Ive been following the path of my trainer (not knowing any different) and now im apparently a thief acrobat (what ever that means) but the thing is Ive lost my trap spotting ability, I don't get any warning of traps and cant detect control boxes even with searching.

    Where have i gone wrong, any help would be appreciated.
    Rogue requires a bit of attention-paying, and you'll benefit from learning what your key abilities and skills are. Also you'll benefit from ditching the whole Path-thing. - you'll learn more custom building (just learn about rogue skills first), and you'll avoid the path-trap (the paths are pretty bad)

    You'll want to start to learn what improves your Rogue skills: Search, Disable, and Spot... for a newbie rogue, you want these three skills as high as possible. Open lock doesn't need as much attention).

    You need to acquire the best available spot and search gear as you level up (+3 / +5 Spot/Search/Disable at your level)
    Wander around with the spot item equipped, and switch to a search item when you become aware of a trap.

    Check out the basic info here:
    http://ddowiki.com/page/Newbie_guide
    http://ddowiki.com/page/Rogue
    http://ddowiki.com/page/Rogue_enhancements
    and keep reading.

    If you can be bothered, check out more info on rogue builds. Avoid the advice channel in harbor and marketplace.

    AND - know that everyone screws up their first character and learns how the game works. You will make another one, and the next one will be better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutoth View Post
    AND - know that everyone screws up their first character and learns how the game works.
    And some people like me screws up their first 3 builds before knowing better but yes, each one was better than the other before it

    Props for you for being brave enough to ask for advice! DDO gods know that i wasnt
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    I deleted 5 of my toons before i reached epic for the first time. The highest level of the deleted toon was Sorc17.

    Human Sorc5
    Human Sorc17 - including free LR
    Drow Bard11
    Dwarf Barb4
    Human Pal7

    RIP

    I ended with Halfling Sorc at 25.

    Thelanis: Shewind the Airbender (Sorc20/Epic5 -> Bard20/Epic8 -> Rog20/Epic8/Epic2 -> Harper_FvS20/Epic4 -> Art19), Azaxe (Rog18/Wiz2 -> Sorc20/Epic6)

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    Would you be playing on Thelanis by any chance?

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