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Dalod
12-11-2004, 05:29 AM
<DIV>Choices are:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Sturdy - Your durability is the stuff of legend.  This trait makes you more robust by increasing your total health.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Stalwart - You recover easily from even the most grievous wounds.  This trait increases the rate at which you regain health.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Centered - Your soul and your mind are one.  This trait increases the reserves you have by increasing your total power.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Calm - You possess the discipline of a master.  This trait focuses your mind and allows you to recover power more quickly.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>At first I was sure I wanted the HP boost.  Then I realized I had just got a heal that had a fast reuse time on it, but costs 49 power to cast....So I'm not sure if i want to get more HP or more Power.  Then there is the question of whether or not the regens work in battle.  I don't think they do, but can anyone confirm this?  Thanks for the help.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>-Dalodar</DIV> <DIV>22 Paladin </DIV> <DIV>Guk Server</DIV>

Kriterian
12-11-2004, 05:38 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Dalodar wrote:<BR> <DIV>Choices are:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Sturdy - Your durability is the stuff of legend.  This trait makes you more robust by increasing your total health.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Stalwart - You recover easily from even the most grievous wounds.  This trait increases the rate at which you regain health.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Centered - Your soul and your mind are one.  This trait increases the reserves you have by increasing your total power.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Calm - You possess the discipline of a master.  This trait focuses your mind and allows you to recover power more quickly.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>At first I was sure I wanted the HP boost.  Then I realized I had just got a heal that had a fast reuse time on it, but costs 49 power to cast....So I'm not sure if i want to get more HP or more Power.  Then there is the question of whether or not the regens work in battle.  I don't think they do, but can anyone confirm this?  Thanks for the help.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>-Dalodar</DIV> <DIV>22 Paladin </DIV> <DIV>Guk Server</DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I believe regeneration is completely stopped (or slowed to a crawl) during combat despite any buffs. So those will probably be out of combat regens.</P> <P>I can tell you though that the one that does two items (increase mind and power regen) is a buff that you have to trigger, it lasts for a few minutes and has a long reuse timer. I'd probably go with a health increase, power regen or power increase. </P> <P>Once the traits are fixed (like my traits, I haven't picked a new one since level 14) in the update coming soon, everyone will have to re-pick them anyway so you can fix any mistakes you made.<BR></P>

Matathi
12-11-2004, 07:22 AM
i could use a good answer to this myself :

Asa
12-11-2004, 10:03 AM
I took Calm. It lowers downtime significantly. More power regen is great for us since we have our own heals, HP regen isn't a big deal, and a total HP boost is also pretty insignificant to me since I exclusively group with a Templar friend, so have the best healing available regardless of what other classes we pick up.Total pool increases are fairly minor and not worth it, IMO, but the power regen rate from Calm was definitely worth the buy. If I see a convincing argument to switch after the rollback, I may consider it, but as it stands, I think Calm was the best 22 ability as it halved my downtime.

Seomon
12-11-2004, 12:36 PM
<DIV>Where's the info about them resetting them? I hear about it, but never saw the post about it.</DIV>

Trucalib
12-11-2004, 07:08 PM
<blockquote><hr>Asaii wrote:Total pool increases are fairly minor and not worth it, IMO, but the power regen rate from Calm was definitely worth the buy. If I see a convincing argument to switch after the rollback, I may consider it, but as it stands, I think Calm was the best 22 ability as it halved my downtime.<hr></blockquote>Is this 'regen' on all the time? or is it one of those 2.5min buffs on a 30min timer? I chose power regen for my warlock(2.5min30min). I believe it was the worst choice I could have made. I never cast it on myself unless I'm sprinting long diestances. I find decent crafted food and drinks provides all the regen (hp or power) I'll ever need. When I hit 22 I think I'll choose increase max power. They only reason I ever run from mobs while soloing is when I'm out of power and can't keep my damage output high enough.

Bladezil
12-11-2004, 08:17 PM
<DIV>The regen is on all the time. Not sure if it only works during non combat or not. I chose power regen and havn't noticed a large difference.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Either go power regen or power increase.. without power we are sitting ducks.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#330099 size=4>- Bladezilla Killa - Sexiest Ogre Paladin.. Ever</FONT></DIV>

MCa
12-11-2004, 08:44 PM
Sheesh, at least you guys are getting to make the choice. I haven't been able to pick a trait thing in forever. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Asa
12-12-2004, 03:19 AM
<blockquote><hr>Trucaliber wrote:<blockquote><hr>Asaii wrote:Total pool increases are fairly minor and not worth it, IMO, but the power regen rate from Calm was definitely worth the buy. If I see a convincing argument to switch after the rollback, I may consider it, but as it stands, I think Calm was the best 22 ability as it halved my downtime.<hr></blockquote>Is this 'regen' on all the time? or is it one of those 2.5min buffs on a 30min timer? I chose power regen for my warlock(2.5min30min). I believe it was the worst choice I could have made. I never cast it on myself unless I'm sprinting long diestances. I find decent crafted food and drinks provides all the regen (hp or power) I'll ever need. When I hit 22 I think I'll choose increase max power. They only reason I ever run from mobs while soloing is when I'm out of power and can't keep my damage output high enough.<hr></blockquote>It's a passive ability that works outside of combat, in combat all (or almost?) all regen, both power and HP stops. I bought Commune with Spirits (Kerra trait) and was very annoyed that it was a stupid 2.5 min buff with 30 min recast (ie. completely useless.) and thought Calm may be the same, but it wasn't.With generic water and Calm I regen something like 48 power a tick outside of combat last time I checked. I haven't really messed around with player foods since they don't have descs to say what is what yet, but I may well do so.

Deadmea
12-12-2004, 07:32 AM
I picked the one to add hitpoints... We are tanks after all. Ever little bit is helpful.

rdvenom
12-12-2004, 09:04 AM
<DIV>What's up I just made 22 paladin and didn't get a choice to pick a trait?  Don't think I've picked a new trait since early teen levels in fact.</DIV>

Lu
12-12-2004, 11:34 PM
<DIV><A href="http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=spellart&message.id=3460" target=_blank>http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=spellart&message.id=3460</A></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>peace</DIV>

razormanspor
12-13-2004, 04:01 AM
<DIV>Same problem here. About to lvl to 23. Maybe then. :smileysurprised:</DIV>

Renn
12-13-2004, 05:16 AM
I went with the permanent hit point increase. It was actually a decent increase, although I can't say how much. Power usually isn't an issue for me, and I'm often the MT for groups I'm in, so I figured that was my best bet.

frawdd
12-13-2004, 03:17 PM
<DIV>I chose Sturdy but only gave 25 health. In hindsight, should have gone for Centered. The extra buff during combat is going to save a lot more than 25 health points.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>And what is this about re-rolling the traits?</DIV>

Dewfi
12-13-2004, 08:14 PM
Id pick the HPs...you can always just get good Drink or Food if you want faster regen.Course I cook my own food so Im biased hehe <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Gilasil
12-13-2004, 11:38 PM
I picked the faster power regin. You can always heal yourself for more hit points if you have the power. My biggest problem has been turnaround -- takes awhile for things to regin. This seems to help.By the way, I'm pretty sure that in combat power regin is not completely turned off although it's certainly slowed way down. If I'm completely out of power and unable to do anything except the auto-attack, I can just use the auto-attack for awhile and eventually in that same encounter I'll be able to do something I hadn't been able to do earlier for lack of power. Every once in awhile that's a life saver in a really close fight.

Reev
12-14-2004, 03:49 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Trucaliber wrote:<BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Asaii wrote:<BR>Total pool increases are fairly minor and not worth it, IMO, but the power regen rate from Calm was definitely worth the buy. If I see a convincing argument to switch after the rollback, I may consider it, but as it stands, I think Calm was the best 22 ability as it halved my downtime.<BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR><BR><BR>Is this 'regen' on all the time? or is it one of those 2.5min buffs on a 30min timer? I chose power regen for my warlock(2.5min30min). I believe it was the worst choice I could have made. I never cast it on myself unless I'm sprinting long diestances. I find decent crafted food and drinks provides all the regen (hp or power) I'll ever need. When I hit 22 I think I'll choose increase max power. They only reason I ever run from mobs while soloing is when I'm out of power and can't keep my damage output high enough.<BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> I can't remember what I chose for 22, but was it lvl 25 that you get your race trait or whatever?  Well whichever the next is I chose the extra stamina + out of combat regen, but it was one of those 2.5 minute buffs on a 30min timer.  Can't tell you how bummed I was about that.  Pretty much useless IMO, prolly shoulda chosen the summon lager, now even if that's on a 30min timer, at least you'll have a nice cold brewskie for your troubles.  Oh well...

DaneKa
12-15-2004, 02:37 AM
<DIV>I'm planning on taking one of the power pool traits...I run through power like a kid in a candy store.</DIV>

Seomon
12-15-2004, 08:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Luck wrote: <DIV><A href="http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=spellart&message.id=3460" target=_blank>http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=spellart&message.id=3460</A></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>peace</DIV> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks a lot!

loregaz
12-15-2004, 11:44 AM
<DIV>Level 23 never got char trait....guess I'll petition, that usually works. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>

Deathspell
01-31-2005, 08:43 PM
I'd choose between "increase total power" or "increase total health".Since we always have a healer when we group, I'd go for "increase total power". <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

RSZ
02-01-2005, 04:55 AM
<DIV>Centered is best, but all choices are really incosequential.</DIV>

RSZ
02-01-2005, 04:55 AM
<DIV>double</DIV><p>Message Edited by RSZ on <span class=date_text>01-31-2005</span> <span class=time_text>03:56 PM</span>