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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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The Skill Point system seems very bizarre to me. You can get 500 in a single fight, then 0 for the next 3, then 100, etc. There are some minor things that I've seemed to notice, but I'm not 100% certain if my findings are at all accurate.

The 'system' seems to dislike when you grind on the same type of mob over and over again. I was in a camp where there were Funguars and Opos (The monkeys, I forget their FFXIV name), these mobs checked as Even Match for the most part. At first arriving to this camp, the skill points were flowing in nicely, eventually it slows down. Every now and then I would mix in a Roselett (sp?) that checked only Easy Prey to me. Most EP mobs don't give very good skill ups compared to higher level ones, but these were giving me 150-200 SP a kill, which is a decent number while soloing. I was getting roughly anywhere from 80-140 on the Even Match mobs I was heavily grinding on.

I had noticed something else as well but my memory is being terrible tonight, so I will edit in any other thoughts as I can remember them. Anyway, feel free to add anything you might have noticed as well. And lastly, I was curious if doing a Battle Regimen successfully sometimes gives extra skill points? I wanted to test it but my friend and I pathetically could not pull one off in the 15 minutes we tried =(
#2 Sep 25 2010 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
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i noticed this

u get more skill points if u use the class attack(button 1) over and over again
atm just by spamming that i get from 150-500 for blues and 175-500 for greens/yellow per mob

there is always a chance u wont get any skill points

if your fighting multiple monsters dont use aoe you will get more skill pts on the main target then on the secondary target (i get 150-300 for main mosnter and 20-100 on second monsters if i use aoes, if i dont i can get 150-500 per mob) if you repose(conj hold skill) first then kill second with spirt dart (ima conj) then kill first with spirit dart u get more skill points then using aoes.

if you soloing and use heals or buffs during fights u get less skill points (the game dont like you healing yourself)

anytime i do heal or buff myself in battle i get 50-200 less skill points

atm i a r11 conj r11 thau r10 mar phys r14

on my conj/thau solo one monster give me lower skill points then on when i go mar and i solo 3-4 monsters at once, i get 2times the skill points per monster on my marauder using Conj buffs and Thau heals.

but i doubt a regular marauder could do what i was doing anyway but hope this helps people..

more attacks on the monster = more chance to gain skill points so those hard hitting spells are worthless... i can see it now Leviathan swoops down and 10 people spaming button number one.
#3 Sep 25 2010 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Surplus seems to be bugged and not in effect, it says your getting bonus but it doesn't show it and I am not being penalized. Now it could be coincidental but it seems as though I'm actually getting MORE exp since hitting surplus (but that may because i also switched mobs from galago's to dodos).
#4 Sep 25 2010 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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I noticed earlier today I tried to party up with a couple that were same level as me. We killed several Dodos but I never received 1 skill point. (the engage bug was going off right and left too). Not right :/
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#5 Sep 25 2010 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
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krystaralla wrote:
Surplus seems to be bugged and not in effect, it says your getting bonus but it doesn't show it and I am not being penalized. Now it could be coincidental but it seems as though I'm actually getting MORE exp since hitting surplus (but that may because i also switched mobs from galago's to dodos).


Look at how much exp you have look at how much exp you get look at the bonus I bet you a dollar it adds up to exp - bonus.
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