I think this is an excellent idea. But IMO it needs a little bit of tweaking.The Oracle wrote:Ability to choose one skill only to go over 100%.
As a way to make the game a bit more customizable you can choose to get, not a group of class skills, but only one of your skills to over 100%. Maybe to 110, or 125. This extra percentage would count towards your skill cap, whether you choose to max a classless skill or not. If you chose to do this with a weapon skill you would gain the extra AS or whatever it is you gain with weapon skills, and maybe a new special that can only be learned at the max percentage. If you chose something like fishing, you'd maybe only ever catch wondrous fish and high end maps if you max the skill. It would be interesting and fun imo to come up with ideas for what each skill would do when it is maxed out and even more fun to choose what you want to max, and to see others choose as well. Hehe. And maybe there could be an /unlimitskill command you'd have to do once you've decided what you want so you wouldn't have to limit skills to 100 to stay safe
Let me start off by saying this; Honestly, I've never been a fan of seeing one single player have numerous special attacks. I think that each player should get to pick only 1 of the 5 (yes, technically there are 5 specials per class minus the mages).
The solution? Or better yet, MY idea to tweak the system, is this; each class gets to pick one of their class skills to go over 100% in. In order to get that special move, you have to be at like 110% or 125%. You can only get the special for one weapons group. The rest you can "max out" in, but you don't get the special. Even the mages could get in on this one. And it could also add a new element for partying seeing as how your weapon of choice isn't the best against the shadowlords but it's the best against dragons, but your buddy's weapon is good against the shadow creatures, but not the dragons.
I'm really tired right now and I wanted to just throw that out there. I'll elaborate more on it tomorrow since I finally have a day off. I just wanted to get it out there so that there could be some ideas floating around and everyone could be getting their yays and nays in.