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 Post subject: Re: Guide : Blacksmithy Guide
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:14 am 
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Scooby187 wrote:
I have been smithing for awhile at 48.9,with no gaines,whats up?


That's just how it is, fortunately. It gets much worse at the 99s.

Just make sure you switch your smithing at the correct skill levels. Also smelt everything you make...

I don't know whether keeping yourself full helps, but it certainly couldn't hurt. This topic has been contentious; honestly, I'm not sure myself!

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 Post subject: Re: Guide : Blacksmithy Guide
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:16 pm 
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I never did it with any frequency in smithing to get a decent sample size. I do make a ton of EV scrolls though. I did 2 batches of 200 attempts at “quite full” and “extremely hungry”

Batch 1 – Quite full : scrolls made 108 out of 200
Batch 1 –Extremely hungry: Scrolls made 98 out of 200

Batch 2 – Quite full: scrolls made 104 out of 200
Batch 2 – Extremely hungry: scrolls made 94 out of 200

So 212 on full, and 192 on empty or about a 10% increase in success rate. The weird thing was in both batches I was exactly 10 scrolls different. You can probably assume a 5% error rate so gains from eating would likely be about 5% if you want to be conservative. I couldn’t be sure I was always in the range of quite full, but I should have been pretty close most of the time. I tended to eat a bit early, so there was a significant amount of time in the “stuffed” range.

It’s enough I usually eat before starting a batch but don’t worry about feeding throughout. If I don’t have any fish steaks on my scribe, I don’t worry about grabbing any, etc. It is such a small gain I wouldn’t worry too much about it. It doesn’t hurt to eat, since meat and fish is easy to come by. There’s no harm in it. I certainly wouldn’t buy food to keep in range.

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 Post subject: Re: Guide : Blacksmithy Guide
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Just GM'd using this approach. I didn't keep count on ingots but it seems accurate still. Roser's vendor at the Occlo bank had a nice supply of ingots to spare me the trouble of mining for all me ingots.

Budner wrote:
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Note: all references to skill level are REAL skill level.

I made daggers from 31 to 35, since they were the only available weapon at that skill level.
From 35-65, I made cutlasses
From 65-85, I made short spears
From 85-98.9, I made regular spears
From 99-100, I made breast plate (plate tunic)

Here is the data on ingots used while leveling:

31-50 required 4,267 ingots (daggers and cutlasses)
50.1-60 required 2,520 ingots (cutlasses)
60.1-70 required 2,845 ingots (cutlasses and short spears)
70.1-80 required 3,429 ingots (short spears)
80.1-90 required 4,936 ingots (short spears and regular spears)
90.1-98.9 required 5,536 ingots (regular spears)
99.0-GM required 4,012 ingots (breast plate/tunic)

Total ingots from 31-GM 27,545
Total ingots from 50-GM 23,278

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