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So, this Guide was for sale (you could buy it and view it) and there were RU and EN versions. Now, it is shared for free. However, just in Russian Language. So, here is the English Language, and maybe an older version..
Also, don't know if I'll be able to fit the whole guide in here ^^
This is the second version of the once famous guide, that I wrote for my fans in 2011, March. Let's just say that it was my first introduction to the guide structure. And I'm not saying it was succesful or perfect.
HELL NO! - It was terrible in the literal sense, and before I posted it on the Defo's forum, I had to fix a lot of mistakes in the guide. Even after the release, I found a lot of bugs that should have been fixed.
This time, I put into it everything that I knew. And i decided NOT TO ALLOW the old mistakes to happen again, and to write a guide from nothing, based only on my experience. It will not have 50% of the content erased as last time, now it will be informative and interesting.
"But what about the copy - paste from my first guide on Defo's forum?
As many of you probably know already, I used to have my own personal and unique way of thinking that you couldn't find anywhere. What good would it make to copy EVERYTHING that has been already read a long time ago?
People want something new - and I will give it.
By the way, a little bit about the uniqueness of the New Guide ...
Selection of the server - it is always a very difficult decision, because you can not find the server that you like that would work as an official or would live for years as an official server.
Therefore, I will describe as much as possible on this issue.
And just a little bit about the people on JAVA and PTS for the general perception of the subject.
Many people do not give a simple fuck where they are playing. They just enter to OverWorld (or equivalent LostWorld) as a complete jerk, as seen advertising "the most bitching, best of the best, all like on official" and they sit there like suckers. They do not even suspect that the performance of these servers doesn't even reach 60% of the functionality and performance that is on official servers.
And many people do not fuck with "WHAT" they are. "Well here is L2 and i don't care" - By this, I mean two types of platform, JAVA and PTS (L2OFF).
How many times was that people were not playing on official servers, in search of a new "best project for 2 months of life lost" are PTS HF5, and do not know what it is, but just see that everything works like on the official server (well, you'll be a fool if you see the word "OFF" and think it's fucking awesome!).
They come in and wonder about the bugs, because they see...absolutely the wrong L2. If they can kill everyone on JAVA, then on the PTS server they will fail arround, maybe not, but not as much as before.
'What do we see after the game on JAVA?
- Well...first, we have the charges disappear by themselves, you are naturally puzzled by the server and so it starts to bother you.
- Second, you clearly notice when using the TSS at the enemy, but he throws it and you can not use it again, because you do not have charges. You certainly can afford to at least pull your hair and break the teeth, but the charges on the official server are lost before you hit the enemy, and you understand that with time.
For our class is very important, where we play. It's like fuel for the Mercedes - it does not digest the shit.
o, what do we need to choose to get quality gameplay and movies for our class?
There is only one correct answer, and that is clearly not JAVA, and obviously not javaPTS built on JAVA...
The answer is - Official server.
And since we are talking about it, and you do not know how to determine which platform you're playing, it is possible to learn from p.11 Results and Advices. "Define a server platform"
What is better? You can write the whole day long, but I just point out and show obvious defects pirate version of the server.
Java - it is in the first programming language. On that language was written a pirate version of L2 server and was called "Java Server", it's more flexible, eating less resources. And perhaps at the last stop.
Why less? because it is not just another programming language, the server machine calculates the data several times smaller.
A bit of my thoughts...
By default only NCSoft and Innova have official server build (L2off), and it was created in multiple languages, more complex, including C+ +.
Therefore, people are beginning to create their own, absolutely without proper experience, and most of them have not played and do not play on official servers, and that THEY CAN NOT KNOW how that should work. Most of the admins can only read about it from the goha and l2guru portals.
Consequences - many people are playing in JAVA servers and are walking in ignorance, without even knowing it ...
Do you think the admins of Asterios and OverWorld are playing on a official server? If they were just little gamers like you and me, they wouldn't have created this shit called L2 Java and called themselves the best servers there are with the best files. Asterios created, OverWorld stole and improved, even though the question is - what has he improved?
As it was created by shit it was left by shit: : Olympiacs aren't working properly, many skills are not working as it should, tilting and dropping back, what about the epic quest? - I do not say anything, there is darkness and a complete mismatch with the official.
Well, for example: For several years, the administration of Asterios project can not fix a bug with nonvanishing index of HP after a battle on the olympiad. My friend, who develops Java servers for many years (he is from Euro Off), fixed it in 10 minutes.
If that is so easy as he claims, then why Asterios/OverWorld administration can not fix these "bugs"? Because they haven't got a fucking clue as to how it should work!
And this is a function you can see on their banners? Think where you play.
'What's important for them is only getting your money, and what happens on the server - they don't give a flying FUCK about it.
Java servers - NEVER will operate at 100% on the official server...These are totally different people, teams, and of course the self-taught. And as it turned out above, most of them do not know the system of this game...And they hardly ever will.
Keep this in mind and look for the quality and functionality only on official servers, or on certain projects that have proven themselves.
Used to play alone? Can not find a team? You want to kill everything alone and keep the hero or even be a hero alone? All of your efforts - initially a failure. Remember when I wrote above that I will only write from experience? Here's the truth.
During the entire eight years of playing L2 and five years of playing for the duellist I could understand - that whatever happens in this game - we need to have a clan, guild or cp, we do not have to be alone and can not accomplish something in a solo, it's just a figment of your imagination.
What did I do when I had no team? When I first started? To get ahead, to outstrip rivals and even entire clans - you need to invest real money.
All official server celebrities became famous only because of their clan and their cash investments (excluding only those sooo few who played Theon and became famous there) and I even know them, I talked to them, and at the Olympics, they would have been nobody without their equip and support.
CP / Const-Pack
If you decide to find a non-large group, just for fun and exp/farm, then CP is for you.
But it is very important to remember, no need to search for CP on the forums of your server, usually all CP will fail before starting the server: Players simply forget about it. And those who stayed - sooner or later will scram.
How can this be avoided?
First, you should find a place in the clans, usually there are times when they need new members. It should not be fresh clans with randomized players, it should be an old clan/cp with experienced Members/Clan Leader.
Second, CP could create a man well versed in this, but it takes a long time, the selection of people - it's hard work.
Third, You can join the CP, if they need a DD.
Clan / Guild
So, what can be achieved in the clan, being more than a year in it and/or being one of its creators?
To reach it's essence can be VERY MUCH. It all depends on which answers and actions you will choose throughout the life of the clan.
If you are PL(Party Leader), what will you give to the clan? One of the most important tasks of the clan - the distribution of loot. Each pack has its own place for the epic jew, the first are usually the ones who are important in the mpvp/pvp, on the farm, and in clan life.
Of course, the first will be the clan leader CP, then his deputy (or one of the founders of the clan), and after that are less useful cp in skill and in gear...It's important not to be in the end, otherwise you will not benefit from clan.
Why people create clans and how to show themselves in clan?
For dominating. Not everyone can do that, but many who have a lot of time and nerves of steel, as well as who have the necessary experience.
I once witnessed a man who created CP on the once known as "The Online" project, from it he created a clan, then he joined the other clans and they kept the entire server without giving even a farm in the Aden free spots leveling and killing anyone who tried to take a sub-class in TOI, but about the epic, I do not say anything...These clans have completely dominated the entire server (about 4k ppl online). Now - this is the known guild.
Such leaders and tactics - become legends in this game, and enough of them, but they are really very few people known, and need to find just such clans, because in them you will settle for a long time. But to only get there - not enough. You need to show off, you should notice that you have the boost on the Olympus.
And if you think that exping chars for the clan is "expressing yourselves", then you are mistaken. You should manifest itself in a battle: the siege, in Daily PvP, on Olympiad Games. And if your PL and CL notices that you are not a noob and you can be useful, then one can assume that the way to the rise in the clan has started...But that's not enough, clan members should respect you, or at least stand for you.
The three main questions:
HOW? WHY? HOW MUCH?
Many people are disgusted with just one thought of Donator's, that it's easier for them to kill the extra 60 hours on the farm.
Duelist - is a very expensive class, and often requires investments both moral and financial.
If we want to be the best in the class - we are either going to play for 40 hours without sleeping on the energy drinks, or going to sleep normally while paying for the entire equip. This will help us to take the hero, exp faster than our enemies, etc.
Both options are retarded if you're going to throw more than 200-300 $ for pixels, which will disappear after 2 months of life on the server, so I do not advise donate on freeshards, you must donate on official servers, so you can be sure that your money is not wasted and after 5 years.
In the 21st century, electronic transfers - no news for this generation, any online currency converter works with banks (such as WebMoney, PayPal, Yandex-money, etc.), it suffices to have a bank card or e-mail account (WebMoney, Yandex-money) recharge and replenish cards or via terminals (which are now in almost every shop and bank).
To speed up the leveling. Earlier is pumping and getting dressed - had us run forward, so it works. Now, every solid player invests, each third RU OFF player - invests money, be sure of it.
But, for many people, it is better to sit for many hours without getting up 30hours. Others will pay to don't do it.
Both versions are kinda crap, and often people choose the second one.
It is impossible to measure, money is never enough.
Topic is intended for beginners.
Initially, this topic should not be here, but by popular demand, I wrote it. Here I will show the approximate buffs that MUST be on the farm or a gang, or their equivalents.
Buffs - The most important piece, without which we can not play the way it was intended by the developers. Each buff enhances certain stats, some decrease them. The way to win are the right buffs.
Consider the standard buff to farm for low-rate:
Taken as an example PP buffs without combo buffs to make it clearer. There are also combo buffs (Attack+Defense / Crit.Power+Crit.Chance / Vampiric+Haste / Evasion+Speed / BlessedBody+BlessedSoul etc.). Each class has their own combo buffs, and most of them are used in CP/clans and in gangs or farm to reduce the time buff, buff slots free and save MP.
Consider the buff in the cp:
For example: combo buffs, +WC buffs, +EE buffs, +PP buffs (Elemental and CC). PP may be off. party member and simply buff by cd.
It is already possible to notice the changed buff SWS: on the Gangs you don't need Hunter, as he is responsible only for normal attack, also Renewal/Champion was added, because it is necessary for us in mpvp for the reuse of AOE skills. There are also possible more advanced resists, such as Song of Elemental.
Also on the gvg is often used Appetite (appetite for destruction (Appetite for Destruction)) or SOS (Spirit of Shilen). These two buffs significantly increase our attack power, so you can develop your attack power by 15k++ if combined with other buffs.
It can be: symbols, sub skills, cat and dwarves buffs etc.
The choice of gear - always was, is and will remain an important issue for new players.
In this topic, I'll try to describe all the maximally informative PLUSES and MINUSES about all armor, weapons, and ammunition throughout the desired overall and show it by example.
We will consider the four options of armor: Vesper / Vorpal/ Elegia ? Moirai.
Vesper - Low S84 Armor.
Certainly in the first version there are much more followers than Moirai, not only because it is beautiful, as well as due to the fact that it's stats are suitable for almost everyone and they are honest and good.
But it will be able to afford stubborn players who set a goal, or the rich. Since then we need to upgrade Noble means about 2k, but it is by the standards of X3 700-800kk.
Well, first of all, it is worth noting that this armor stats are immediately apparent: +2 STR / -2 DEX - this is exactly what we need. It is ideally suited for our paint and offset the loss of running articles (+5 to the running speed).
Also that the efficiency can be noted, increases in 540 HP and root/sleep resist by 70%. A 1% to the mage def and 4 accuracy.
Besides, it gives us 5.57% to attack and defense - and that, at times, is better than Moirai, which prevents DEF, but also cuts our con.
Minuses: That means we are without Stun ressist, the Solution for this problem is Epic Jewels + Oly Jewels, with those jewels we can wear our VNHeavy without any problems in Oly.
Moirai - Top S80 Armor.
Why does it have a lot more people? First, the need for protection from the stun, if CON is lowered. Second, this S80 armor makes it easier at times, + you can wear the cloak without upgrades. Third, the attack speed boost. On the surface may seem nice, but it is not and you will get bored sooner or later.
One of the advantages can be noted only +50% stun resist , +4% attack speed and +4.26% to the attack power. Also, it gives 3 for each elemental resist the elements.
Minuses: Cuts CON, does not add HP, has a small amount of P.Def not only because of it's grade, but also because of it's stats.
Vorpal - Mid S84(S85) Armor
First, I must say that this armor is only for well-equipped characters (epics, duals++, etc.).
To get it is difficult - it's price several times larger than the preceding, but the stats...although there are big pluses, but there are also minuses.
From the obvious pluses, we can immediately note the large number of DEF and HP.
Further increase will amount to as much as 8.47% P.Def, that it's greatest in High Five, and it gained 5.57% attack power from Vesper and it's stats to run and accuracy, but they immediately above, instead of +5 speed, then we have the +7 speed, which again is suitable for our colors.
At the same time it gives a bonus of 541HP , +2CON and -2STR and at this we stop.
Many are simply crazy about the thought of lowering STR: "It will reduce our chances of crit hit," "It will lower our dohera damage" and of course "Only a complete noob would cut the CTP on a smooth". All this is not true and full of trash.
Many people do not wear this armor and argue that Vorpal are only for noobs and so on, I was a supporter of this until I decided to check and created my own theory about this.
So, what do we actually get from this armor? - A lot of HP and P.Def. It will make us more or less fat on the oly and allow more easy to win.
About how much is influenced by the attribute STR for our chance to crit. skill attack, I have described in the topic titled - STR Theory (Crit. Hit Chance)
Minuses: Cuts STR.
Elegia - Top S84(s86) Armor.
No doubt this is the top-end armor in the High Five chronicles, but is it really?
About the goodies: What immediately catches our eyes are the large amounts of STR +3, the biggest bonus item on the attack - 6.59%. We can immediately note that this armor is based on attack power and absolutely no responsibility for the protection that should be due to the lack of def bonus, but otherwise would not have been replaced this armor.
It also cuts -2CON, but it makes up for the addition of 550HP. That is the biggest gain in the chronicles of High Five. And it is not clear why, but it gives us +127 crit. chance, it is clearly not for our class, and the cell packed with ...
Also from the goodies, it gives 50% bleed, sleep and root resist.
About tests: Let's talk about pvp 1v1. For examples of different sets were taken, it is - Vorpal and Elegia, as you can see it live from one of my works Reveal. And as it turned out, Vorpal does not loose. As I wrote above, the attribute of the STR and its impact on the chance to crit. attack skill you can deduct from STR Theory (Crit. Hit Chance) topic.
Minuses: Cuts CON, does not add a p.def bonus.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS OF OLYMPIAD:
For Olympiad, we can use all variants of armor.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS ON FARM:
For Farm, we can use Moirai, Vesper and Elegia.
We considered as the first of four additional options - our ammunition.
1. STRIPED MITHRIL SHIRT +744 CP
This shirt was and is the best of its kind. Many people give preference to boost CP for many reasons, but this shirt - the best for overclocking CP. Obtainable in every castle / fort.
2. OLF'S SHIRT +STR CON DEX...
Was put on the official servers, increases your stats. More on this you can read on L2Central
That's what I've got:
+4 = +1CON / +5 = +1MEN +7 Speed Passive Skill / +6 = +1INT +1 STR / +7 = +BSOE Active Skill 20 hours cd / +8 = +1WIT +1DEX
3. TOP-GRADE BELT [ PVP SKILL ATTACK ]
A very important component of acceleration at maximum damage. Difficult to get and wildly complicated, but worth it.
4. DAWN'S BRACELET +5000 WEIGHT LIMIT
Replace thes empty slot for unnecessary Agathion bracelet, it gives us a limit on the five carried weight, it is useful to us in the Olympus. You can get it after you finished Epic Quest.
Selection of the epic jew - it is a very important step in leveling our character. Any brave knight or mage-student will try to get a jew, but only the most stubborn and nolifers heroes would get this.
For the Duelist, there are 3 top priorities jewelry, which are - Zaken, Frintezza and Antharas. This priority can not sidestep. It is from this jewelry to the success of our olympiad, farm, pvp, etc.
1. The first to get it is not difficult enough to have a powerful computer with a manual, or 2 kn with normal and powerful companies, the bottom line is loaded for the twins sunset to 61 Zaken, the day you can farm as much as it is enough to have a lot of 61+ twinks on the Farm + on entry to Zaken you need 72 people in Command Channel.
2. Frintezza will also get more complicated, and you need to have a two pack, for example: Melee + Archer Pack / Melee + Maga Pack. Why you need second pack? After the second stage, they will drag the situation, dealing melee pack + lead him to beat. Drop it is not 100%, this is instance, so that you get it much later.
3. About Antharas you can dream as much as you want. To try to get him anywhere, you have it, at best, will not be soon. So you can freely take Olympiad Earrings, may also come from the rest of the jewelry.
Choosing dyes for your character - it is always an important step, although not significant.
We can not have the dyes that we lowered the other stats, that is, respectively, take one, we get less in others. Fortunately we have something to cut it - DEX, and it is always be DEX, we have something to replace it - Talismans and Buffs.
On the screen my char stats from the latest video The Rebirth of Evil, I showed two sets and a choice of dyes, the correct choice of dyes.
Remember, only the professionals take -DEX. All those who did not do - stupid or just noobs. Because it is a system of Lineage 2, you want to be fast? - Play for TH. Gladiators MUST be slow, they were born SLOW, and that's why they are not to be penetrated. Slow speed does not make this class weak, and it is NORMAL, so why spoil it by drawing +DEX-CON?
Fact, but the duelist dies 60% faster with dyes -9CON, and the damage does the same.
The best dyes for High Five - +5 STR/+4CON/-9DEX, they were so still in the epilogue and the final.