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#1 Feb 27 2004 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally breached Lv12 last night and so I went up into Tahrongi to seek out my first party as a Ranger. As we were waiting for the party to get together I was taking out even matches without breaking a sweat; considerably faster than another Lv12 Warrior was taking out Decent Challenges. Once the party was together we went into the Maze to fight Maze Makers. Our strategy was for me to hold aggro while the melees beat on the MM. It worked out perfectly, except I had to use Provoke to get aggro on me. I simply could not hit the Maze Makers. Help me understand this, though. We had a Lv14 in our party and we were able to pull 170-200 exp on many of the MMs. This indicates to me that the MMs were just perfect for the Lv14. Is this deficiency in my Ranged Accuracy due the mobs being more than just barely IT to me (ie: perfect for a Lv14)? The others reported missing a lot too so maybe I am just noticing how much more severe it is for a Ranger to miss since that is all our damage? Once I made Lv13, I noticed my accuracy was much better, but still lacking. While using Sharpshot at Lv13, I probably was hitting 3-4 out of every 5 shots. Without Sharpshot it was drastically worse. I was using Meat Mithkabobs.

Aside from Leaping Boots, I don't think there is any equipment I could use to improve my Ranged Accuracy. I am using the Hunter's Bow but I can't use bone ring+1s or beetle arrows yet. I could maybe bump my AGI up another point if I buy another Windurstian Ring, but would that really help much? I think I remember reading that eating Wild Onions boosted AGI. Should I be using them instead of Meat Mithkabobs?

Is this situation going to hold throughout my Ranger career or will it get progressively better as more Ranged Accuracy equipment/abilities becomes available?

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#2 Feb 27 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Good
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Everyone has accuracy problems pre-level 30, it's then that you have access to a lot more equipment choices that up ranged accuracy. As you level you'll hit the mobs more, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Everyone has the same troubles you're having, it'll only improve.
#3 Feb 27 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Something that might help you out some until you can get some of the rings and such is Wild Onions. They drop on occasion from Goblin Thugs and give a nice AGI boost.
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#4 Feb 27 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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As you mentioned, the other melees was missing a lot too. This is how it is with most IT mobs... everyone misses a lot. It is more noticeable as a ranger because we do big chunks of damage. We also do so at a slower rate generally speaking, and so again this makes missing once more pronounced.

I've found tho, whenever fighting ITs, the damage "gap" between our bow hits vs other melee is even more pronounced than usual.
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#5 Feb 27 2004 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd load up on AGI foods before level 28. I personally preferred that to Mithkabobs up to that point. (e.g., Windhurst salads, Mandra buds)

If I remember right, the Salads give +5 AGI...a cheap way to get an appreciable gain in accuracy. Once you start hitting better by 28-30 you can then use your Miths on a regular basis.

and yes...it gets better.
#6 Feb 27 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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At no point would I bother eating AGI food.

First of all, +5 AGI is not going to make you able to hit IT consistently. Until you get your RACC rings, you will miss IT a LOT, even if you have LL boots.

Second, Mithkabobs add +2 AGI anyway. There's no way I would trade 3 AGI for 5 STR and 21.8% ATK.
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#7 Feb 28 2004 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Expect to miss quite a lot pre-lvl 30ish. After that, you get alot of good +ranged accuracy gears. Oh and you get another rnged accuracy boost trait at 30 =D

Edited, Sat Feb 28 18:22:14 2004 by Rainey
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#8 Feb 28 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I had a couple wild onions on me the other day while fighting worms, and I noticed that I hit a lot more using an onion vs. using a mith kabob. I almost think there is a little accuracy boost with the onion to go with the agility boost, but I have no proof. All I can say is that there is a definite difference between accuracy of an onion and accuracy of a mith kabob.
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