Part 2: HAHA. TIME FOR TRAINING.
TO BEGIN RAISING FIGHTING SKILL (Up to 20)
Step 1) Get a shaft'.
Step 2) Find or build a training dummy
Step 3) Equip AND Select the shaft. Do NOT use a weapon. Dummies are NOT for weapons training.
Step 4) Activate sleep bonus because this shit is monotonous.
Step 5) Right-click and "Practice" on the dummy.
Step 6) CONSTANTLY monitor the dummy's damage and repair it as needed. They break FAST. You CANNOT afk this. This is why sleep bonus comes recommended.
TO BEGIN RAISING A WEAPON SKILL* (Up to 20)
*Does not work with mauls
Step 1) Select your weapon
Step 2) Chop down trees with it until you get to 20 in the skill. I suggest chopping trees on the island north-east of Broschwitz. It's ours and people want to clear it for farmland anyway.
TO BEGIN RAISING STANCE, SHIELD, AND SHIELD BASHING SKILLS
Step 1) Equip your chosen shield and the best armor you can get your hands on. Do NOT equip any weapon. Your main hand must remain empty.
Step 2) Find a pig or any other livestock animal.
Step 3) Initiate combat, choose the stance you wish to train, and use shield bash whenever it is available. If you receive the message "You are too busy" when trying to shield bash, disengage and re-initiate combat.
Step 4) While fighting, select the pig and use "Look" to monitor the wounds it is receiving. Over time as you get better at fighting, the pig will begin to take damage faster than you do. If the wound is approaching 15 and is about to become medium, DISENGAGE and come back when the pig is healed. If the pig receives a medium wound, you will need to use First Aid to nurture the creature by yourself. Do NOT let it die. The pig is your PARTNER AND FRIEND. He wants the dragon dead as much as you do.
TO BEGIN RAISING ARCHERY SKILLS (Up to 30)
Step 1) Find or build an archery target
Step 2) Get a bow and arrow shafts. Do NOT use real arrows.
Step 3) Back up from it the amount of tiles optimal for your chosen bow. Short bow 5 tiles. Bow 10 tiles. Long bow 20 tiles.
Step 4) Begin practice. Skillgain will stop when you reach a skill of 30 in ANY one individual bow skill or 40 in the overall archery skill, so if you feel like minmaxing you can stop at skill 29 with your chosen bow, use other bow types until you reach 39 archery, and then finish by getting your chosen bow up to 30.
So you've finally finished practicing on trees, dummies, and pigs? Congratulations, you've graduated basic training.
RAISING YOUR FIGHT SKILL ABOVE 20
Step 1) Get a horse
Step 2) Get your chosen weapons, cotton, and other travel supplies.
Step 3) Ride around the countryside, dismounting to kill anything you can take on and galloping away from anything you cannot defeat.
RAISING YOUR ARCHERY SKILL ABOVE 30
Step 1) Get a rowboat.
Step 2) Get your preferred bow and arrows. This is also where long bows shine because you can kill things that are farther inland.
Step 3) Pelt away at enemies that are helplessly trapped on land and cannot attack you. Remember that Anacondas. Bears, Crocodiles, and Tortoises can swim. If you get any funny ideas about trying to wreck some shit on panda island, you've got another thing coming.
This has been a basic primer on combat training issued by the Broschwitz Militia. Dismissed.