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Feature #2253

Skills increased in dialog do not count toward level

Added by Alexander Bessman over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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New
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Normal
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Start date:
01/06/2015
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0%

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Normal

Description

Some quests reward the player by increasing a certain skill by one point, in the dialog window. If this skill is a major or minor skill, it does not count toward the next level as it should.

The mod Less Generic NPCs uses this mechanic frequently, but I'm pretty sure it happens in the base game on a few occasions as well. Unfortunately I can't find any such quests at the moment.

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#1 Updated by scrawl . over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to openmw-future

I'm certain that was also an issue in the original engine, you can test it easily:

modmarksman, 1

#2 Updated by T F over 2 years ago

Alexander Bessman wrote:

Some quests reward the player by increasing a certain skill by one point, in the dialog window. If this skill is a major or minor skill, it does not count toward the next level as it should.

The mod Less Generic NPCs uses this mechanic frequently, but I'm pretty sure it happens in the base game on a few occasions as well. Unfortunately I can't find any such quests at the moment.

North of the Telvanni Canton in Vivec is an NPC named Tinos Drothan. He is part of the base game. When you recover his stolen glass, he rewards you with between 2 and 5 points of Mercantile depending on how you recovered it. You receive the points via dialog, and it does NOT count towards your next level.

So yes, it was an issue in the original engine as well...

Still, it is worth fixing. As long as skills are capped at 100, the player has a limited number of skill improvements before they max all their training skills. Each training skill you give them through dialog reduces the number of training points they can get towards level, which reduces the number of levels they can achieve. Not a very welcome reward.

Tinos Drothan: Thank you for a job well done, Sera. As a reward, I shall ensure you can never make level 78. You're welcome.

#3 Updated by scrawl . over 2 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

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