Again, new suggestion- Partial unlearning. (in General)


QBRanger May 5 2009 12:28 PM EDT

I know this has been brought up many times, but can we please get this feature.

Sometimes one wants to try something but does not want to unlearn 9M HP or 9M AS.

I know the penalties for unlearning have dropped, but 5+M levels does hurt losing that xp.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] May 5 2009 12:31 PM EDT

yes please, still a great idea.

Soul Eater May 5 2009 12:34 PM EDT

For once I am in agreement with Ranger. *gasp* I think that would be beneficial.

Dark Dreky May 5 2009 12:38 PM EDT

I gotta say no on this. I feel it would allow characters to be *too* customizable.

If partial unlearning is implemented, I vote for an increase in penalties.

Tal [G6] May 5 2009 12:43 PM EDT

I'm with dreky

QBRanger May 5 2009 12:44 PM EDT

And too customizable would be bad how?

Wasp [Demon Forging] May 5 2009 12:49 PM EDT

If this were a petition. I'd sign it.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] May 5 2009 12:57 PM EDT

My gut reaction to this is no. Maybe I'm just biased in favour of Poison :) has he ever unlearnt anything?

AdminShade May 5 2009 12:57 PM EDT

Dreky: why would you then want bigger penalties?

I'd think customisable unlearning would be a good thing. It should be in the form of unlearn to, in the same way we now have train to level though.

QBRanger May 5 2009 1:15 PM EDT

I think PoisoN may have unlearned once to get junction. Or perhaps waited till the free retrain to get it.

But I also suspect he has not unlearned anything major.

However, why should that stop something that would obviously make the game more interesting.

More customization, less stagnation.

Cube May 5 2009 1:38 PM EDT

Too customizable can be bad - eg. The free unlearning periods

AdminShade May 5 2009 1:43 PM EDT

which free unlearning periods?


the only few we have are always after a major change in a skill or spell. people now are already able to customise the learning as they please, why not make it a bit more simple to allow for more flexible unlearning?

QBRanger May 5 2009 1:44 PM EDT

Yes, I see that point.

But one will still have a penalty for unlearing with a partial unlearn.

One will not have to unlearn millions of xp to free up thousands.

Cube May 5 2009 1:46 PM EDT

However, yes I don't think that partial unlearning would hurt. You get the same penalty as the amount you needed to untrain. It's less arbitrary.

Though I can see the argument for increasing unlearn penalties a little bit - they were decreased before to compensate for not having this feature right?

QBRanger May 5 2009 1:52 PM EDT

I suspect they were decreased for that reason and for others.

Including adding new skills/spells. We have had some free unlearning periods, but all the time when a new spell/skill is added.
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