Talk:Confirming skill use through mocking
I'm having my doubts about the process described. I think I have reason to think that mocking, when it's used like this, may only target the last skill used (the one used in the last step of the ritual). So, performing the ritual and then being mocked will give fairly limited information... I think it might be better to be mocked during the ritual. That might give a chance of having different skills increase, though I'm not sure.
I think this because doing it the way that's described here with Dust Devil, I got of.area increased three times and no other skills... but I thought we knew that misc.area and def.area were used for that one, too. (Or maybe only one of those--if rituals work like spells, each step uses one skill. Dust Devil has two steps so that would imply at most two skills, I'd think. I guess that's a big "if", but I don't see any reason rituals would use a different mechanic.)
So, I'm not sure we should necessarily delete skills that we can't seem to get mocked up, unless we're really sure about it.
--Ilde 18:29, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
- Cinnamon claims to have confirmed two skills for Creeping Doom using this method. I've yet to try it out myself (not had the free time recently), so I can't make any claims besides that :) Nice work with everything today, by the way! -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 19:44, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
- Hmm... but was the mocking after the ritual, or during? Bah, bad timing--looks like he just logged off a few minutes ago. I'm tempted to make a witch alt just for this, might be able to do a bunch at once. And thanks! :) --Ilde 20:27, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
- Oh--so apparently with high enough skills, mocking raises all the skills used in the ritual, not just one of them... I'm guessing with lower skills it just picks the last one, then. I guess that's convenient. :P I have editing fever! --Ilde 15:49, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Anyone who wants to have a ritual (or any number of them) mocked up can ask me or Roywyn (the alt I spend the most time idling on)--I have a witch alt who's fairly good at mocking and I'll be happy to su over to mock. (Offer also valid for other stuff where the skill used is mysterious.) --Ilde 00:21, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
After a few of us tried mocking Resurrect, Raise Dead, Restore, and even Cure Light Wounds up to absolutely no effect (even on someone with only a moderate fa.ri.cu.ta bonus (lower than bonuses for other skills we've mocked up successfully)), I'm wondering if fa.ri.cu.ta is even able to be mocked up this way. We used the same method that worked fine with other rituals... does anyone know anything about this? --Ilde 00:34, 1 October 2010 (UTC)