PotBS: 1.4 Skill Changes - Buccaneer & Freetrader

Posted Mon, May 05, 2008 by Ram

More skill changes released. Will your career walk the plank?

The Buccaneer and Freetrader are set to recieve major skill changes. Read all about the changes coming in 1.4.

Up to this point, Ive talked about a lot of the changes that are happening to existing careers and all the new stuff theyre getting. Now its time for something thats completely new: the Buccaneer pirate career. Existing pirates will become Cutthroats, since the generic pirate is no longer applicable.

Freetraders are in a unique position right now. Nobody can survive as long as an FT and they can excel in different areas. They have a moderate amount of combat strength, but it can be difficult to tap into that strength. Theres a definite limbo in FT effectiveness. We approached the Freetrader by giving them some new functionality (stealth, a strong attack debuff) and changing how two of their skill chains are used.

For more information on the changes, please visit PotBS.


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