The Difference Between a PERK and a SKILL

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The Difference Between a PERK and a SKILL

Post by The Spaniard on Fri 4 Feb - 19:59:34

In the game there will be two things that your class will consist of : Perks and Skills. Each time you level you get 2 points to put in the perks/skills that are available at the time. I'm using this to tell you the difference so that there is little confusion.

Perks: A perk is something that is passive, or works in the background. You don't do anything with a perk after you've added a point to it, it just automatically does what it needs, whatever it is. So lets say you put 1 into a perk that increases your health, it will do just that: Increase your health for how much it said it would, you don't activate it or use it in any way other than that.

Skills: Are anything that you use on your own. Spells would be considered skills, anything that is an action that you tell your character to do would be considered a skill. Brisingr would be a skill that a magician would learn, or, for example, Final Blow would be a skill a beserker would learn. They are something that you use on your own

EDIT BY MINDROP:

Skills (as in what you know): These are things like how to make weapons, armour, and cast a certain spell. They are completely different from Class skills. Class skills boost and aid you, knowledge skills dictates what you know, what you can make, do, etc.
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Post by Alfreredocsil on Sat 5 Feb - 0:11:51

Wait I thought that the characters could learn new skills from quests and such, if they are only allowed 5-6 skills then thats really going to limit how many spells a spellweaver has at his/her disposal. I thought that a skill was going to be like being able to use wards or offensive magic and then the different spells would be more like an item or something. Something you can learn and use but a wide variety of them.
Will Spellcasters only be able to use like 6 spells?
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Post by MINDROP on Sat 5 Feb - 0:42:13

Skills as in now I can make this, or cast this spell, not class skills.

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Post by Durz on Sat 5 Feb - 0:59:39

Correct

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Post by Alfreredocsil on Sat 5 Feb - 1:07:41

Haha, okay well we need to distinguish between the two because thats stupid confusing. Maybe call one ability or Competency or something but categorizing them both a "skills" is really confusing terminology.
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Re: The Difference Between a PERK and a SKILL

Post by The Spaniard on Sat 5 Feb - 15:15:54

I'll give you guys a good example of perks and skills using a game "Maple Story"

Click this please:

http://www.basilmarket.com/MapleStory-Magician-Skills.html

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Alrighty if you look at the items on that page you'll see there two different kinds of techniques, Skills, and Passives(perks)

A skill, for us, would be what "Energy Bolt" is to the magician.

And a perk, for us, would be like "Improving Max MP increase"

Perks on that page: Improving Max MP increase, MP boost, Improving MP Recovery
Skills on that page: Energy Bolt, Magic Claw, Magic Guard, Magic Armor
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