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Why does my modified skill drop....

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mitch nz

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when I equip Jacob's Pickaxe. This is supposedly a +10 mining item, but when I equip it my modified skill drops from 102.5% (99.5 plus 3 from mining gloves) to 100%.

Is this a bug in the item, whereby it adds +10 up to max of 100%. Surely at the very least it should leave my already modified stat alone?

Anyone got any insights into this?

PS - Jacob's pickaxe is an item obtainable from one of the new player quests in Haven.



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Good luck on finding your answer.

I would assume that since it being a new player quest item, it will not allow you to go above the mining skill cap (100) as you suggested and the coding didn't take into effect the likelyhood of combining the pickaxe with an item that brings you above it. I'll bet the coding that takes effect looks at actual skill, adds 10 and IF that number is greater than 100, it only shows 100 (whether or not the coding behind "shown" skill is the same used for "action" skill I do not know).

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most likely because the gloves were programmed years ago and jacob's pickaxe is relatively new.

also I know that the pickaxe does not stack with gloves and your skill level - many people thought that if you had +5 gloves +gm skill + pickaxe = 115 skill.

It does not work this way, either wait to use it at gm skill level for the recharging feature, or do not smelt ore with the pickaxe equipped.

I do not think it is a bug, since the pickaxe will not take you skill over 100.

Guess you could report if you feel like this is a bug to you.
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DiP and Warsong, thank you very much.

I see what you are saying makes sense since allowing a new player item to raise a skill beyond 100 would make it a bit too powerful.

I am happy, as long as I remember to keep Jacob's Pickaxe unequipped unless using it for its charges.

Thanks again.

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