Is this guide helpful?
1 rating, 1 vote1 rating, 1 vote (+1 rating, 1 votes, rated)
You need to be a registered member to rate this post.
Loading...

 

Understanding Race, Class, and Max levels

by Telestrial

Why do races vary in cost and levels? Why do some races excel in a class, but are inadequate in another? Help!

 

To understand the connection between class, races, and max levels, we have a few commands at our disposal. Mainly, ‘SHOWRACE’ and ‘SLIST’, but there is at least one other I’ll detail towards the end of this guide. When you type ‘SHOWRACE’ by itself, you get a list of every race in the game:

 

A screenshot of the 'SHOWRACE' command.

 

Showrace

To look more closely at a race, simply follow ‘SHOWRACE’ with the name OR number of the race as you see it above. If I wanted to look at the human race, the command is ‘SHOWRACE HUMAN’ or ‘SHOWRACE 1’. Here is what comes up:

 

A screenshot of 'SHOWRACE HUMAN'.

What we’re going to focus on is the bottom half of this readout, starting at the red arrow. The grid you see will show you the range of levels this race will get in each class depending on what main class you chose in character selection.

 

For example, if you want to find out the approximate levels of a human with a combat main class, you would read the first line of the grid from left to right (the one starting with the red 5). At the top of the grid, you can see which profession each number corresponds to, and at the bottom you can see the range of levels associated with each number.

 

What’s the benefit of this, you might be asking yourself? Well, when we use ‘SHOWRACE’ to see the range of levels a character gets in each class, we can then use ‘SLIST’ to figure out the character’s true potential. You simply type ‘SLIST’ followed by the class. Note: You must use quotes for “bounty hunting”

 

Let’s keep with our human combat main example. As you can see from the grid in the last section, they have a light blue 3 under “ESP” (espionage). Reading the ranges, we see that 3 corresponds to anywhere from 71-100 levels. If we type ‘SLIST ESPIONAGE’ we can see what that means:

 

 A screenshot of 'SLIST ESPIONAGE'.

Remember, the range is 71-100, so that means that a human combat main will always be able to learn sabotage, but will never be able to learn camera_sweep. It’s likely they will have makecamera, but it is unlikely they will learn monitor_camera and so on. This is a great way to understand what you can expect from a race level-wise.

 

Showrace Abilities

One last thing I want to mention about ‘SHOWRACE’ is that some races have special active or passive abilities that you can view with the command. As an example, let’s look at ‘SHOWRACE ABYSSIN’:

 

A screenshot of 'SHOWRACE ABYSSIN'.

You will notice that between the stat/point cost/skincolor section and the level approximation there is added text starting in light blue. This tells us that Abyssin are big pieces of meat that regenerate health at an improved rate and, because they only have one eye, sometimes have trouble firing blasters. One important thing to understand is that the races with these benefits typically cost points to buy. Points come from character death or are given out by immortals for great roleplay, submitting bug reports, submitting ideas (only ideas that make it into the mud get points, and helping make content for the mud.

 

Mainchange

Another great way to test out a character’s levels on something you’ve already rolled is to use ‘MAINCHANGE’ before you hit level 30 in anything. The first thing you need to do, though, is get to level 3 in each class. Before this, your max will be hidden. Once you can see your max, though, you can set your main class and look at what your max levels will be at no penalty to you.

 

Force

This is a discussion for another guide, but understand that if you have Force and get awakened, you will pick a sub-class that gives you a significant level bump in several areas. ‘HELP SUB-CLASS‘ for more information.

 

Is this guide helpful?
1 rating, 1 vote1 rating, 1 vote (+1 rating, 1 votes, rated)
You need to be a registered member to rate this post.
Loading...

Published
Categories learn to play
Views 4525

Comments

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Recent In-Game News

Alethia Zitan, Senator of Coruscant, Retires
After a very lengthy service to the Republic, both as Scientist, Senator of Coruscant and finally Vice Chancellor, it is with the utmost sadness that the office of Alethia Ziton has announced her abrupt and sudden retirement, citing a severe incapacitating health condition. Aide's to Alethia have confirmed that she may return to the galactic scene in time, but that time is needed to focus on healing and that she cannot devote the necessary time to the Republic and citizens that she so loves. When holo'd for questioning, this is the Senator's response "I'd like to thank you all for working with me, for loving me and loving this Republic with me. I've developed a severe condition of the stomach and will be retiring, effective immediately. My doctor requires me to take some time off working so that I can attempt to recover. It breaks my heart to leave like this, but it's the only way I can for now. May the Force be with you."

Tywen Carr Issues Statement Regarding Nal Hutta
A dark haired man wearing green and white armor recognized as CorSec Director Tywen Carr by the prompter stands before a lectern at the Corellian Government Building, flanked by men and women dressed in Corellian Security armor. "Today is a new beginning. For our people and more importantly our sister planet of Nal Hutta. Today we see the forces of chaos and malcontent disbanded so that we may forge a path to a brighter tomorrow." The armor clad man sets his hands against the lectern. "I take no pleasure in the steps we had to take. They were necessary ones, but the necessary path is not always one paved with good feelings. Today I announce the disbandment of The Hutt Clans and the extended umbrella of Corellian Security Force. We will not stand idly by while sentients such as these work to destabilize governments. While they produce spice such as Carsa-B that threaten our families. While they seek to undermine the rightful Order that gives our people peace of mind."

Recent Changes

Coruscant wants YOU for Senator!
For real this time. We're accepting applications for Coruscant Senator! Take a look at HELP SENATOR before submitting your application so you know what to outline and submit it at: https://www.legendsofthejedi.com/player-tools/submit-app

The revamped newbie academy
This should have been posted months ago, but better late than never, right?! Years and years of area changes, "quick" "fixes", additions, and subtractions left the old academy a jumbled, bloated mess. I spent a good amount of time in the fall interviewing new and veteran players alike about their newbie academy experiences: what works, what didn't, what pissed people off, what questions the RPC got. I spent time looking at syslogs to see where new players disconnected/gave up. We had good conversations in the #newbiehelp Discord room. All that lead to me mapping out what a better academy would look like. Newbies and vets alike worked through plans in the #newbiehelp room with me, then I got to work. The area file was SO bloated, I decided early on it would need to be rebuilt room by room, mob by mob, and ended up cutting the area file size by about 1/3. The new academy should be a streamlined experience for LOTJ newbies. Navigating it should be more straightforward, the rooms should more concisely convey important information, and it should answer some of the more common questions we get on OOC and RPC. The project went live at the start of this timeline, and I recently added a bunch of new updates, hence this change getting posted now. This includes a revamped Banvhar Station. Pre-existing quests have been polished up to make things more coherent, a cargo bay quest aera has been added, and in general, it's now more in line with how quests work in the game. Direct feedback to Walldo. New players in particular, your perspective is extremely valuable. Please let me know what you think about the new academy, what's confusing, what you'd like to see added, etc. Let's keep making it better.

On The Forums

Vote For LOTJ!

Donate to Keep LotJ Online