[Age of Wushu] Is this blood? It's bleeding! You shall die!

AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur.Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
edited April 2013 in MMO Extravaganza
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What the heck is Wushu?

Well, in the words of the creators;

Age of Wushu is a new MMO that recreates an ancient Chinese world of kung fu. If the term Wushu is new to you, fear not, it’s an easy concept to explain. Simply put Wushu is a general term for Chinese martial arts. For example in martial arts movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Hero, characters leap from rooftops and display gravity-defying feats of martial arts prowess. In Age of Wushu, you can perform all these unbelievably powerful skills and become a legendary Wushu master!

In Age of Wushu each world event or quest you participate in grants experience, which is then converted into cultivation points. These points are then used to directly enhance your character’s internal skills and fighting moves. You can even gain cultivation points for your character while logged off. As such, the character development in Age of Wushu is completely different from traditional MMOs, there is no grinding or levels. (Axen's note: Training skills while offline is only something people who pay for premium time can do)

The in-game cultivation conversion system is key to character growth, as cultivation points are used to enhance internal skills and martial arts moves. The conversion rate varies per situation and depending on the activity can be much faster or slower. There are many ways to boost conversion rate in the game waiting to be discovered. (Axen's note: The time it takes to train skills is reminiscent of EVE, though I don't think there are skills that'll take months to train. :P )

Another important factor in the Age of Wushu world is Reputation, which represents how your character is seen in public. Reputation actually has nothing to do with your fighting skill; but what you have done in the world. In the game, you interact with NPCs, decide whether or not to help them, and face various challenges in the mysterious world. All these events are related to your Reputation, which is a direct record of what you have achieved in Age of Wushu.

The economic system in Age of Wushu closely resembles that of the real ancient Chinese society. What you earn depends on what you have achieved in your unique personal experience. You can even earn money by kidnapping other players! (Axen's note: Crafting and player made goods are basically the life-blood of the world)

There are 17 life skills that fall into four categories.

Gathering: Miner, Hunter, Farmer, Logger, Fisherman
Manufacturing: Tailor, Chef, Poison Maker, Craftsman, Blacksmith, Herbalist
Arts: Musician, Chess Master, Calligrapher, Painter
Market: Beggar and Diviner
(Axen's note: You can learn all of the Gathering skills, but only one each of the other skills. I also recommend you pick up all the Gathering skills.)

Careers are practiced and gradually mastered over time via in-game events and quests. Mastering skills is exhausting work, and as such you can only train them so much each day. (Axen's note: Basically the amount of XP you can gain in any one crafting job is capped. You can still create stuff, but you will not be getting XP for it for a good while.)

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Okay that's the PR for it, what do you think?

Well, the game is very sand-boxy. Which depending on the person may be pretty hit or miss. I personally love it.

There are tons of quests to do and a personal story to complete, but you can just as easily spend your time exploring, fighting, crafting, selling, playing freaking Chess, kidnapping people, setting fire to villages, the list goes on.

Combat is your standard hotbar fair, but you have tons of skills to learn and combine.

The game does a lot of neat things and I'm honestly hard pressed to think of another MMO I could compare it too. EVE seems the closest, but still it's not quite right.

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Does the game have classes?

Yeah, kind of. After you complete your newbie-tutorial you will be asked to join one of eight "Schools". Each school has its particular themes and styles and even restrictions. Here is a quick rundown of the eight schools you can join.

Emei
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School Alignment: Righteousness
School Proficiency: Melee / Long-distance
School Weapon: Palm and Finger, Dagger
Skill Specialty: Group Healing
The origins of Emei's Martial Arts come from its founder Guo Xiang. Even though Emei is a female-only School, they are just as righteous and chivalrous as their Shaolin counterparts. Guo Xiang supposedly inherited the Heaven Reliant Sword that contained sacred Martial Arts secrets. This made the Emei even more famous, equivalent even to Shaolin and Wudang. Emei's martial arts range from powerful inner energy skills to the use of bladed weapons and unarmed combat. The main weapon used by Emei disciples is the sword. They use needles and hairpins as projectile weapons to throw at enemies periodically as well. Like Wudang, Emei's skills are dual-natured, having elements of "roughness" and "softness", "long-range" and "short-range" attacks in the same style of fighting. They rotate between deceptive and direct attacks and can be used effectively by women to overcome opponents who are physically stronger than them. Some movements in Emei's swordplay are feminine in nature and are named after ancient Chinese beauties and phrases used to describe beauty.


Wudang
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School Alignment: Righteousness
School Proficiency: Melee
School Weapon: Palm / Sword
Skill Specialty: Continuous Group Attack
The Wudang believe that the balance of one’s mind and body is essential to the mastery of the martial arts. In combat, they redirect energy used against them, throwing enemies off balance with a punch, or maneuvering thin swords through enemy defenses. There is a saying, “The most respected in the north is Shaolin; the most respected in the south is Wudang”. With focus on Internal Skills,Wudang disciples progress slowly in the beginning but catch up and even surpass many in their later stages. By incorporating Taoism concepts within their martial arts, Wudang’s fame almost surpasses that of the Shaolin.


Shaolin
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School Alignment: Righteousness
School Proficiency: Melee
School Weapon: Palm and Kick, Sticks and Staffs
Skill Specialty: Group Stunned
The historical origin of Shaolin started in AD 464, Batuo, a Dhyana Master who came to China from India to spread Buddhist teachings, saw that Mount Song resembled a lotus flower and wanted to establish a Temple within the "flower". The Emperor agreed to build a Temple to worship Batuo. The Temple is located at the bottom of Shaoshi Mountain, which is covered with lush forests (Lin). So the Temple was named, "Shaolin Temple".

Shaolin excel in external skills, and many of its disciples have become great masters in the world. Shaolin has always striven to uphold righteousness, therefore Shaolin have always had a good reputation with the common people of China.


Beggars' Sect
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School Alignment: Righteousness
School Proficiency: Melee
School Weapon: Fist and Kicking, Stick and Staff
Skill Specialty: Group Damage
No matter which Dynasty you come from, there will always be beggars. The Beggars' Sect is also one of the supporting pillars in defending the country from foreign invasions. This caused them to become one of the largest righteous schools. Their leader carries the revered “Dog Beating Staff”as a symbol of his authority and position. The most notable martial art of the Beggars' Sect is the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms. People from all walks of life join the Sect, including scholars and military officers. As such, the martial arts of the sect are rather diverse. Due to the large size and nature of the school they have a wide network of communication and the members have a reputation for their excellent information-gathering skills.


Scholars
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School Alignment: Neutral
School Proficiency: Mid-range
School Weapon: Duel Sword, Musical Instrument
Skill Specialty: Music Attack
The Scholar school was established by two refined scholars, Xiao Bieqing and Shi Yanbing. They felt like old friends from the moment they first met and decided to set up this school. They wanted to create the school as a way to make friends with other scholars like them who were well versed and educated in cultural arts. They also wanted a place to teach their martial arts skills. All of the members in the Scholar school are practiced lute players, and skilled at chess, calligraphy, and painting. Their kung fu skills use musical frequencies to attack, which is very special ability, as they had to spend a lot of time cultivating internal kung fu to develop these skills.


Tangmen
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School Alignment: Neutral
School Proficiency: Long-distance
School Weapon: Darts, Daggers
Skill Specialty: Poisons and Hidden Weapons
The Tangmen have always been shrouded in mystery. The poisons they make are highly toxic and could kill on contact. Their hidden weapons are the smallest yet deadliest in all the country. In Age of Wushu, the Tangmen are located in Sichuan and are run by the Tang family. The Tang family have been famous for poisons and hidden weapons for hundreds of years. Their family castle is surrounded by secret devices and is very difficult to infiltrate. Even though the Tangmen people are famous, very few people in Jianghu truly know them. When they do appear, it’s hard to track them, so people often times think they could be an evil sect. The rumor is that the Tangmen have 7 different types of hidden weapons including poisonous needles and blinding sands. The most famous hidden weapon is the “Storm Pear Flower Needle”. A highly skilled martial artist could use it to hit enemies at 64 different points simultaneously, making the technique impossible to defend against.


Royal Guards
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School Alignment: Evil
School Proficiency: Long-distance
School Weapon: Blades and Swords / Palm and Kick
Skill Specialty: Crafty and Cunning
The Ming Dynasty government established a complete set of intelligence agencies, with the Royal Guards as the most famous. They were established to supervise, spy on, and oppress any unlawful acts by government officials. They can enter the Royal Courts freely to report to the Emperor directly. The Royal Guards are active in all corners of China and secretly join in many major tournament events. They are a cruel and ruthless group that garner fear from all other schools due to their use of evil kung fu skills


Wanderer's Valley
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School Alignment: Evil
School Proficiency: Long-distance
School Weapon: Sword and Blade, Fist and Kicking
Skill Specialty: Sinister and Ruthless
The creator of Wanderer's Valley was a sophisticated fortune teller with an unpredictable temperament. He established Wanderer’s Valley secretly after he knew he would not live past the age of 45. He began to recruit infamous people of China to join the Wanderer’s and was brewing a secret plot. Nobody fully understands Wanderer’s Valley, as the members of Wanderer’s are very secretive people who use poisonous and cunning Martial Arts skills. While Wudang and Shaolin are considered to be official members of Wulin, the people of Wanderer’s Valley are considered exiled members of Wulin. Most people don’t know where their skills come from. They do things according to their own wishes without leaving any trace.


Is this game free to play?

Well if you read the OP you'd know I mentioned premium time (Called Jianghu VIP in-game). :P

Yes the game is F2P, however the bonuses for paying for premium time are really nice.

Currently it costs $9 USD for 30 days. The bonuses are:
Better Cultivation Rates
Allows you full access and better conversion rates for all your cultivation points.

Offline Stalls and Cultivation
Allows you to open a professions stall and cultivate your skills offline. Your character never truly goes 'offline'. (Axen's note: Basically allows you to continue selling stuff and continue training a skill like in EVE while offline)

More Warehouse Spaces
Warehouse space (bank), up from 18 to 36.

More Booth Spaces
Increased booth space for your stalls allows for more sales.

Musician Attacks
When you use Musical attacks you only need to play the first part of the song, the game will take care of the rest for you.

Divination
Allows you to divine and make fortunes for other players.

Access to Exclusive Equipment
Change the look of your character with vanity clothing and accessories only available to Jianghu Elite members.

Special Adventure Rewards
Gain access to bonus rewards from random encounters.

Queue Priority
Gain access to the green portal and gain priority in the log-in queue. (Axen's note: Though I have yet to see a queue myself)

Experience Placement
The experience you get will be transferred to 5 different experiences and always have the fastest transferring rate.

Special Tasks and Events
Gain access to bonus tasks and events.

Carry More Money
Carry up to 10 Ding of Coins (8 for non-VIP), and 1000 Ding of Tael (30 for non-VIP).

Special Chat Room
Enjoy a special VIP only chat room.

Change Outfit
Switch between equipment with the press of a button.

Team Cultivation Bonus
Increases team cultivation by 25%.

Gather Bonus
Enhance success rate of gathering.

School Raid Bonus
Increased chance of acquiring skills pages and Inner Skills during school raid events.


Guild Info
PAers play on the Blue Dragon server!

The Long Wang Gang (LongWangGang).
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"We follow the Path of the Silly Goose and the Way of the Cardboard-Tube."

Just go to your local Guild Administrator to submit an app or post on the forum or bug us in game!

Here is a more or less accurate list of PAers:
Axen- Nergui (Craftsmen)
Aldo - Alds (Blacksmith)
Banzai5150 - Dwidus(Chef/Painter/Divinator)
Arthil - Akeche(Craftsman/Painter)
Kass - Qasamir (Herbalist)
CyberJackal - Jiaxua (Poison Maker)
TheKoolEagle - Keagle (Blacksmith)
Nerdtendo - WiiMote (Tailor/Painter)
Cobell - YuPianZhou (Chef/Music)
wmelon - ChiangBing (Blacksmith)
DesmondPfeiffer - Replicant (Tailor)
Mith - Mith (Tailor/Weiqi)
Hmuda - Hmuda (Chef/Calligraphy)
CorriganX - Corrigan (No crafts as of yet)
Maguano - BoMein (none yet)(rerolled)
MrVyngaard - DelunPhezhi (???? / Weiqi)
Fantastication2 - Fantapants (chef/painter temporarily)


Other Handy Info

Game Guide courtesy of the creators. It actually does have a lot of useful info to get you started.

Age of Wushu Wiki has a fair amount of info too, but it looks to still need work.

Review from Massively.

Review from Gamematics.

Review from CheatCC.

Review from GameDynamo.

Review from PA Report.

Cultivation Guide is something I strongly recommend giving a read.

Meridian Guide explains just what Meridians are and why you wish to pay attention to them.

Come vote for Age of Wushu to be Greenlight on Steam!


Final Thoughts

The game is a bit rough around the edges still. The translation is adequate, but you will come across some oddities. I really enjoy the game though. It is probably one of few really solid sand-box MMOs out there and the theme and style (fantasy-feudal China with a flair of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) does make for a rather unique experience.

The game can be a bit complex to get in to as a newbie, though if you've played EVE Online then some concepts will come quicker to you.

If you can look past some of the rough spots and power through the learning curve you'll find yourself playing a surprisingly fun game.

Hey, you can try it for free so give it a whirl!

A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    *Reserved for future info*

    Some Things to Know Before You Play

    1) This is an open PvP game. There are no PvE servers. Theoretically you can be attacked pretty much anywhere and at any time. Luckily there are numerous systems in place to punish/discourage rampant killing and thanks to that getting straight ganked is rare (As of this writing I've been playing for two-ish days and have yet to get attacked). If you get killed by a player (or kill one yourself) all you can really loot from them is some coin.

    2) If you do go on a killing spree a bounty will be put out for you that other players can collect. Be warned, getting killed is probably your best outcome as players can arrest you and send you to jail for X amount of time. Not only that, but if you are evil enough there is a chance you will be publicly executed. :P No, seriously, the server even announces the time of your execution. D:

    3) Your character will stay in-game when you logout. Your character will basically become like an NPC, perhaps doing menial chores for the various NPC establishments in town or even becoming a city guard/patrolling scout. :)

    4) Kidnapping! It is a thing you can do and have done to you. You can kidnap players characters who are offline and sell them to various NPCs. There are even shady NPCs who will pay big money for players of a particular school/skill-level. However be warned, if you try to kidnap someone you are free game to any player that sees you and it can be a long walk to the NPC that buys players.

    5) Speaking of long walks, the game world is FREAKING HUGE. There are stagecoaches scattered all over that can take you anywhere for a nominal fee. What is neat/annoying (depending on who you are) is that the coach physically travels to that location and the journey is not instant. Though it is very cool. :P

    6) THERE ARE TWO CLASSES OF IN-GAME CURRENCY.

    Taels and Coins. They have the same denominations (Wen, Liang, Diang) but they are not quite the same.

    Taels can be traded between players and used to buy player crafted stuff.

    Coins can only be used on NPCs.

    There is an option you can select to spend Taels on NPC (or so it seems) if you run out of Coins.


    Jeremy Stratton from massively has a series of video guides.













    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    From @TheKoolEagle

    So I think I went through and grabbed everyone's in game name and made a list for everyone, lets try to add to the list and see if we can get everyone friended.

    Apologies if I missed you as I am slightly intoxicated at this point.

    @imperialparadox Xiao_Meifeng
    @Darkewolfe Umarth
    @MrVyngaard DelunPhezhi
    @TheKoolEagle TheKoolEagle
    @Axen Nergui
    @Darmak Darmak?
    @DesmondPfeiffer Replicant
    @Arthil Akeche

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  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    woooo its a real op now! I suggest adding your names to the list or is axen wants to manage it, post it up and he can throw it into the op

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Indeed I can and will.

    Also if you guys come across any "How to" guides or videos or anything that you think would be useful just post it here with a @Axen and I'll make sure to stick it in the OP area.

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Whoever designed the account stuff needs to be shot into the sun.

    I'm typing these captchas in right but it's telling me they are wrong D:

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Arthil wrote: »
    Whoever designed the account stuff needs to be shot into the sun.

    I'm typing these captchas in right but it's telling me they are wrong D:

    Freaking-A!

    In the captcha is the first one kind of an r type looking thing with a really long line? I actually skipped that one and typed in the rest of the letters.

    edit-

    Oh on the subject of Guilds we'll need a name. Also it costs 300 Liang to create one (not sure if there are other restrictions). I'm saving up the money for it myself, but if someone else has the money and feels comfortable being the leader then by all means have at it.

    edit- Bear in mind the name can only contain 12 characters (including spaces).

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    Arthil wrote: »
    From @TheKoolEagle

    So I think I went through and grabbed everyone's in game name and made a list for everyone, lets try to add to the list and see if we can get everyone friended.

    Apologies if I missed you as I am slightly intoxicated at this point.

    @imperialparadox Xiao_Meifeng
    @Darkewolfe Umarth
    @MrVyngaard DelunPhezhi
    @TheKoolEagle TheKoolEagle
    @Axen Nergui
    @Darmak Darmak?
    @DesmondPfeiffer Replicant
    @Arthil Akeche

    Hey don't forget me!

    @The_Spaniard - The_Spaniard
    Axen wrote: »
    What the heck is Wushu?

    Well, in the words of the creators;
    You mean my words? :3

    Actually, I like your tip on the life skills, you mind if I add that to the official guide?


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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    @The_Spaniard

    Have at it. :P

    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    So has anyone gone through the beggar's sect quests for skills yet? I did my lotus hand stuff but want to do the next one, I go talk to shi jingzhi and he tells me to go to a battlefield, but the battlefield button is greyed out... what am i doing wrong?

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    I have a tiny bit of money I can contribute towards a guild, just hit me up in-game. And you're correct, my name in-game is Darmak and hopefully I'll have a chance to play during non-fucked up hours soon.

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  • DesmondPfeifferDesmondPfeiffer The secret diary of- Registered User regular
    @TheKoolEagle

    Same problem with me. It makes it sound like I'm supposed to read a manual about battlefields, but never got one? So it seems to be maybe broken. I tried dropping the quest to re-initiate it, but it wouldn't let me do that either.

  • Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Soo... Can you learn Drunken Fist Boxing in this?

  • Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Oh! But you can learn Iron Claw in this! Now I can make this character!



  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    My character is named Mcbeards.

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    You know what? I can't see offline cultivation being overly powerful... when full team practice is so insane. Started a char on Blue Dragon, got to team cultivation tutorial bit and someone was making a group. Something like 1k per input... at the start. I ran out of cultivation before seeing how it ended.... but probably the whole set is good for at least 30k easy. (Maybe 40k?) Does appear to have a limit on how much you can use it, but still.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    So me and @TheKoolEagle ended up running in to each other by accident tonight.

    We'd both separately selected to join a raid on another player's caravan.

    Sadly, we had no idea what was going on and no real direction either. We floundered around for a bit, but at the end we failed the mission and never did find that dude's caravan.

    So we teamed up, killed random shit, and learned that you can attack MIDAIR WEEEEE! P.S. Attacking midair looks just as badass as you'd imagine. :P

    We continued to travel around the land trying to find a good challenge. In the end we tried our hand at being bandits. We found and attacked some poor schmuck. We killed him, but aside from +1 to Evil we didn't seem to get any other rewards/loot.

    All in all a pretty interesting time.

    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    So me and @TheKoolEagle ended up running in to each other by accident tonight.

    We'd both separately selected to join a raid on another player's caravan.

    Sadly, we had no idea what was going on and no real direction either.

    This has the makings of a most auspicious wuxia epic. Do carry on.

    "now I've got this mental image of caucuses as cafeteria tables in prison, and new congressmen having to beat someone up on inauguration day." - Raiden333
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  • DigitoDigito Registered User regular
    So I guess my last question before I get this downloaded, how newbie friendly is it overall? I've been kinda looking for an MMO that would be fun to play on and off long term since City of Heroes closed up and I have a decidedly quite love/hate relationship with FFXI. Actually yanno what make that two, how good's the character customization? I do love the art style.

  • PoolCuePoolCue Registered User regular
    So has anyone gone through the beggar's sect quests for skills yet? I did my lotus hand stuff but want to do the next one, I go talk to shi jingzhi and he tells me to go to a battlefield, but the battlefield button is greyed out... what am i doing wrong?
    @TheKoolEagle

    Same problem with me. It makes it sound like I'm supposed to read a manual about battlefields, but never got one? So it seems to be maybe broken. I tried dropping the quest to re-initiate it, but it wouldn't let me do that either.

    You're both talking about the other two sets of skills you can get from a school right?

    I'm a scholar and I unlocked my second set of skills (leisure kick) after leveling up my first internal skill (you get an internal skill as soon as you finish joining a school, its part of the tutorial). I wasn't entirely sure when the second set unlocks but it's probably at about lvl 10 or so? Based on that, I'd assume that you would then get your third set of skills after leveling your internal skill even further.
    Polaritie wrote: »
    You know what? I can't see offline cultivation being overly powerful... when full team practice is so insane. Started a char on Blue Dragon, got to team cultivation tutorial bit and someone was making a group. Something like 1k per input... at the start. I ran out of cultivation before seeing how it ended.... but probably the whole set is good for at least 30k easy. (Maybe 40k?) Does appear to have a limit on how much you can use it, but still.

    Yeah there's definitely a limit to how much you can use Team Practice but it's definitely the fastest way to improve your skills assuming you can get a group together quickly (which sometimes is a huge hassle)

    Don't forget to try out the middle cultivation method (can't remember its name) basically you can spend money to use up your cultivation. There's a money cap so you can only do so much and it may seem expensive but once you start doing spy missions you'll be rolling in money that you can just dump to get an extra boost in leveling your skills. If you really wanted to, you could double the cap for the day by spending Taels but it really isn't worth it.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Curse those damnable Beggars!

    They raided the Tangmen School and I got murdered. . . it was awesome.

    edit- Correction, seems it was a guild and most of them happened to be Beggars.

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • HmudaHmuda "What other game lets you kill a Giant Spider and use its body to make soap?" - Dwarf Fortress Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    What the hell, might as well.

    In game name is the same, 'Hmuda'.

    Shower me with friend request, and I'll quit my current guild (Longshot) and join you guys. :)

    Hmuda on
    Space Engine videos with appropriate music. Enjoy. :)

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I'm Aldah in game. Massively's guide articles are written in decent English and are spot-on, everything I know comes from those.

  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Suggesting Long Wang Society for the guild name.

    I did that one for silkroad online ages back and I am so proud of it.

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Suggesting Long Wang Society for the guild name.

    I did that one for silkroad online ages back and I am so proud of it.

    Too long, sadly.

    Edit :winky:

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    LongWangGang

    --

    Regarding nutrition: your daily log-in rewards often contain food. :)

  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    So I'm curious, as a Shaolin when do I get access to the other two styles of that school? Also how can I get some of those more nifty movements skills?

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    there's probably stalls in your starting town with basic dumplings, you need unbound liang to get it, though.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I have the feeling that even though I'm doing a lot of stuff, I'm missing out on some super relevant stuff that's just not pointed out at all. Well, I'm having fun anyways, so I'm not too worried.

  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Biggest thing seems to cultivate your internal skill for a while first.

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  • PoolCuePoolCue Registered User regular
    If you want some good guides on doing things in the game, check out this girls youtube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/wenersz/videos

    she rambles but has a lot of good information

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Arthil wrote: »
    Biggest thing seems to cultivate your internal skill for a while first.
    Oh. I've been cultivating a few battle skills first on a whim. Whats the reasoning behind going for internal skill first?

  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    Biggest thing seems to cultivate your internal skill for a while first.
    Oh. I've been cultivating a few battle skills first on a whim. Whats the reasoning behind going for internal skill first?

    From what I understand, it gives you more energy to work with I think? The energy cost of skills multiply by a lot, from what I've read on some guides provided by Goons.

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  • PoolCuePoolCue Registered User regular
    Internal skills boost all your stats. They're pretty much equivalent to a characters level in any other RPG

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Cultivation converts XP in to, well Cultivation Points for which ever skill you selected.

    You gain XP from doing pretty much anything, Hell even dying has a chance of giving you XP and so does jumping. :P

    Since it can be a bit hard to understand check out this Cultivation Guide.

    To help with Cultivation there are something called Meridians. I'm not too familiar with them myself, but here is a Meridian Guide to help explain it.

    edit- And yeah @PoolCue has the right of it. Internal Skills boost your stats, BUT, there are a number of Internal Skills you can get, with each sort of relating to a particular style of play (tanking, DPS, so on) so you may want one that compliments your style. You can only have ONE Internal Skill activated at a time, so only try to focus on one Internal Skill for awhile.


    edit 2- Oh! And check out the stuff in your social window (G). It is pretty awesome. You can even spend money or energy to Pray for one of your friends and grant them a particular buff or some such!

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Might want to add this guide to the OP: http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/263/20120525/Introduction_to_Age_of_Wulin_Life_Skills-4fbfb270300927213-1.html it's based on the Chinese version, but it offers visuals and coordinates for stuff.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    The LongWangGang is a go-go!

    I need to recruit at least 4 of you to be an official Guild.

    edit- Jeebus, Guild management is a bit more indepth than your standard MMO.

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    The LongWangGang is a go-go!

    I need to recruit at least 4 of you to be an official Guild.

    edit- Jeebus, Guild management is a bit more indepth than your standard MMO.

    Darmak and I (Aldah) are online at the moment, so send out those invites :)

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    @Aldo and I are trying to figure out how to actually make the guild formal. :P

    So bear with us. :P

    edit- Okay, I think we got it. @Aldo will post a guide.

    Important thing to remember. After you join talk to the Guild Administrator and one of the options should be Receive Uniform. Tis our guild Uniform complete with Logo. I did not pick the Uniform colors, not sure if I have any power of it.

    Axen on
    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    How to support a guild in Age of Wushu:

    1) Ask for the name of the guild
    2) Move to your school's town
    3) Go to the Guild Administrator
    4) Select "Join/Support Guild"
    5) Search function did not work properly
    6) Go to the tab "respond list"
    7) Scroll through the pages of guilds looking for your guild name
    7) Select your guild and select "Respond" in the lower right corner of the window.
    8) Wait for your guild to get enough responders to be turned into a proper guild.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    We need one more Respondent to become a formal guild.

    Then... the world!

    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
    AldoBrody
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