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    Default What is the point of skill tomes if we can't use them on UMD?

    Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phemt81 View Post
    Just curious.
    Boost your skills.

    Now it appeared to me that you are really bored.
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    double post.....

    Grrrrrr new forums....
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    The point is to take your money and pretend that instead they want to slow down the umd skill ascension by asking for more money for it. Yeah, cos that will surely slow it down, right?

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    Default To OP the point.....

    Invest in social skills Bluff and Diplo.....

    Use such said social skills to Bluff / diplo forum troll aggro off of you and open DDO Store and buy +1 UMD Skil Tome and its +2 and +3 upgrades....

    That's the point
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    Because when the enhancement pass comes, certain spell powers will be boosted by certain skills (heal, repair, perform).
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    Personally I'm saving my skill tomes from the expansion pre-order for when the whole Heal/Repair/whateverthatnewoneis affecting spellpower hits. i also wouldn't mind things like a few extra points in open locks on a multiclass split that can't afford full ranks, a few extra points in spot for a wis-dumped character, a few extra points in jump for a character that doesn't have it as a spell, etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azarddoze View Post
    Boost your skills.

    Now it appeared to me that you are really bored.
    Yes, the fact that buying a pre order gives me items i can't use as i would bores me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phemt81 View Post
    Yes, the fact that buying a pre order gives me items i can't use as i would bores me.
    I would consider using them, you'd be less bored I guess.

    Edit: Sorry if you were serious and I miss interpreted you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phemt81 View Post
    Just curious.
    1. new skill coming out that directly effects spell power.
    2. heal and repair skills will directly effect spell power. (devotion/inflect, repair/rust)
    3. preform directly effects spell power (sonic).
    4. intimidation for tanks.
    5. bluff for druids and rogues.
    6. (Chai will love this one.) review the harder skill optionals in the game and make them harder to semi enforce a "need" to buy skills.

    beyond that, give yourself ranks into tumble, balance, jump, etc.

    So if you are like me, you've banked them until the skill pass is done.

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    Turbine's response to you would be, "Welcome to Economics 101. Supply and Demand."

    There will be demand for UMD skill tomes. Not much demand for the others until Turbine figure's out how to make there be demand. There is demand for XP Stones, so they are released every four month so people can buy them. UMD Skill tomes won't be as in demand as XP Stones, but initially, there will be enough demand to fatten the coffers of Turbine.
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    Check the DDO Store. UMD Skill Tomes cost more.

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    Last I checked, there were more skills then just UMD.

    Crazy thought, some might want to increase those skills.

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    UMD can be improved by skill tomes, just takes a special type.

    Others seem to have hit reason to boost various skills in preparation for coming changes.

    Caution about boosting skills where 1 rank is needed (ie, Tumble) -- the tomes do not give you ranks in the skills, they give a permanent, untyped skill boost. Skills that need 1 or more ranks still have to be selected and have skill points spent on them before they will function.

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    more skills are supposed to be more useful. instead of changing skill points given according to Int score, Turbine would rather monetize from it by selling skill tomes with, of course, umd being totally separate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azarddoze View Post
    Sorry if you were serious and I miss interpreted you.
    Serious? Me? You know i could report your post for name calling, right?

    Btw how are bound the tomes coming with pre order? BtA or BtC?
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    We absolutely planned for Fighter to still have Haste Boost. It's absolutely a bug. Any similar issues that look "wrong" to any player should be bugged.
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    Because they want your money.

    It's simple really. They know the one skill everyone wants to boost is UMD, so they make a tome for everything else and a tome for UMD.

    And guess what! The UMD tome costs more! It's so clever no one will notice the obvious money grabbing attempt, right?
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    If you bought the bundle just to get the skill tomes then you've probably wasted a lot of money. If you bought the bundle and consider the skill tomes as a bonus item then that's fine and you now have some freebie tomes to boost skills that make sense for your build.

    I can only suggest that you use them to boost whichever non-UMD skills you have been spending your skill points on for whatever build you're playing. If you're offended that you can't use them for UMD then just drag them out of your inventory and destroy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilindith View Post
    Because they want your money.

    It's simple really. They know the one skill everyone wants to boost is UMD, so they make a tome for everything else and a tome for UMD.

    And guess what! The UMD tome costs more! It's so clever no one will notice the obvious money grabbing attempt, right?
    Bingo!

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    If you're offended that you can't use them for UMD then just drag them out of your inventory and destroy them.
    lol u r funny
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    We absolutely planned for Fighter to still have Haste Boost. It's absolutely a bug. Any similar issues that look "wrong" to any player should be bugged.
    Developers should fix this

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