What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

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What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 20th, 2018, 3:55 pm

I missed the part during the tutorial about advancing to the 2nd tier of Skills. Now, as far as I can tell, I can't replay that part to get the specific info I need. It's getting annoying, being told, "You returned too soon" repeatedly. My main character has saved up 3 Skill points, but I suspect that I have to save _8_, which seems an ungodly number of XP away.
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Re: What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by Paranoiac » September 20th, 2018, 8:08 pm

You have to spend the points, not save them. When you spend points, you may notice a ghostly semi-circle advancing down. When that reaches the end of Tier 1, that character can begin to spend points in Tier 2. The same thing happens with Tier 2 to Tier 3. Hope that helps!

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Re: What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 20th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Paranoiac wrote: ↑
September 20th, 2018, 8:08 pm
You have to spend the points, not save them. When you spend points, you may notice a ghostly semi-circle advancing down. When that reaches the end of Tier 1, that character can begin to spend points in Tier 2. The same thing happens with Tier 2 to Tier 3. Hope that helps!
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Re: What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 21st, 2018, 11:06 pm

Tangent query:

It has been mentioned that getting passed by the Review Board is supposed to "unlock new abilities". What might those be? Out in the field, a couple of my characters (Dagleish for one) started to allocate Tier 2 skills, so that suggests to me that Review Board approval isn't required to access those. So what does the Review Board provide that isn't already available?
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Re: What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by Paranoiac » September 23rd, 2018, 3:44 am

Nothing - the Review Board only unlocks the second and third tier abilities. The only new abilities are unlocked by completing the quest for the Priest in the Adventurer's Guild Camp.

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Re: What is the Review Board looking for before they advance you?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » September 23rd, 2018, 3:57 am

Last time I sent my party of adventurers there, they acknowledged that found Fiona and rescued Auguin, but that was it. Nothing else and, tier progression.
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