For the past few weeks I have been playing a bit more of Fallen Earth. I've actually played the game since launch and have never really quit. One of the things I like about FE is that compared to most modern MMO's it is quite complex due to the skill system. As a result, I was very happy when they announced a one time respec.
Spending points on skills is a critical decision, so I should come up with a clear direction for my character. Luckily my guy just made level 5 so he could use the re-spec. Yea, that sounds like a low rank but I've spent most of my time trying to raise all of my tradeskills. I've always wanted to take Fallen Earth slow because I knew they would be making good improvements as time goes on.
My plan is to have a crafter who can also participate in PvP. I don't expect to dominate in combat, but I would like to be competitive on occasion. Since crafting is my primary goal, Intelligence and Perception are the main stats I need to concentrate on. They will both raise my skill cap for all of the tradeskills.
I find melee is the easiest way to handle combat in FE so far. I think many crafters go down that path, but it's just not for me. Don't get me wrong, beating up people with a golf club is good old fashioned fun but I'm a rifle kinda guy. Perception is used in determining the rifle skill cap, so crafting should help me there too.
In the above image, you'll notice I put points into Athletics. These were likely a mistake and the reason I am using the the respec. With a skill based game, it usually is important that you focus on as little goals as possible. Jack of all trades characters often have a difficult time later in the game.
The only skill I need to put points into at the moment is Armor Use. If I don't, the armor I currently wear would be useless. My crossbow only requires the Rifle stat to be at 15, so no more points needed just yet. That is all the points I need to spend right now which leaves me 25 left over. I plan on assigning those as I need them.
Now that my character is set, I will be moving on to some spring cleaning. More about that next time!