So, RNG is something I've always wanted to play, but never really felt I could support it well enough, gilwise, to actually perform well. I finally feel like I can do it properly now. I am starting at level 32 because I've leveled it a few levels way back when, which is cool. My plan is to go marksmanship all the way, taru with bows just look stupid to me, and xbow/gun just look amazing, I know it is a bit more costly, but it is still a no-brainer for me.
Anyway, me and my friend who I plan on leveling with, who also wants to go RNG now, have been out trying to hunt some of the items that could be useful for RNG and so now I have obow, loxley, bounding, hairpin, Franny, working on the AGI earrings (no luck with drops so far) and 0/3 on trotter. We got my friend about the same, but a Selene's bow since he wants to go bow. Now, aside from this I also happen to have an Octave club(fu LoO 1/25), which at some levels should be pretty cool, and with the cap soon raising to 80 it "should" be even better for a month or two. What I am wondering is, for me to fully utilize the club, do I "need" club merits? I have a few merits saved up that I wouldn't mind dumping on RNG.
I only have RDM/SCH 75 so I can't merit marksmanship and was thinking maybe club would be a good idea considering the horrid club skill a RNG has. Is that something you guys would do, or is it just a waste of merits? By that of course I mean, would it be more valuable to put into something else like STR? Naturally I won't benefit at all levels from clubskill, but at the levels I do, would it be better than meriting something like STR (Or w/e else you guys consider the best)? Also, what food should I use for a melee/Slug setup?
I am a bit interested in the Shikaree Aketon, but I am not sure how worthwhile it is since the AF body seems pretty cool. I've been down there to get DRK subligar, but didn't have any luck with RNG drop, so the question is, is it worth going down there again solely to try and get it or should I just wait for AF?
Lastly, any special tips for a new RNG who wants to do well, except maybe don't WS @mob HP = 100%? :)
Edited, May 24th 2010 7:16am by Belcrono