Hi everyone, I enjoy the game, but I have found that in the beginning, I was winning my fights when I went exploring, but after I advanced a few levels, the monsters started becoming way stronger, and now I almost never win a fight when I go exploring. How do I get better at winning fights etc, so that I can get money and buy better equipment?
Hi Jay! Welcome to the game! Glad you're enjoying yourself so far!
I answered a question quite similar to this not too long ago, so I just quoted the response below. Hope it helps, but if not let me know. Mainly make sure you use as many equip points as you can and be sure to upgrade your skills.
As for earning money, the best way usually Exploring, or better yet taking a quest to Hunt a specific some NPC. The items found can be sold from your inventory for half their value, or to the market which can sometimes give better results if you can find a buyer, but that can take time. If you sell them directly, I suggest combining the talismen and items before you sell them, as they are usually worth more combined than separate.
Of course, all this takes stamina. Stamina recovers slowly over time, 1 per hour in wilderness areas and 2 per hour in towns. I suggest finding a sparsely populated town to camp out in though, just to make it less likely someone attacks you (potentially lowering your stamina again). You could also try joining a clan and asking some of your clan members for help (trade you items you can sell for money).
To help keep your stamina when you get it (meaning winning more battles than you lose), try to make sure you use as many of your equip points as possible and be sure to use your stay on top of upgrading your Skills with your skill points.
Hope that helps. I'm really not good at explaining things most of the time, so maybe someone else will chime in here and do a better job. Let me know if you have any other questions though!
hey jay. beating enemies really depends on your character. like an armsman is a beast at killing NPCs if u keep with only talis for dmg and def. channelers are a bit tricky but at lower levels i suggest using axes (more dmg with only a -1 speed, not that bad) and REALLY good armor and a weak shield (so u can put good talis on the weak shield so the EQ points wont raise up as much)