Anyone have any tips on raising this skill? Skill gain seems rather low in comparison to other skills. Have tried fighting with a hatchet and just plain chopping on trees.
Also, I have been unsuccessful in locating it if it exists but am looking for what skill is needed for the different types of wood. Is this available? I am curious as to when the different types are able to be logged. The display of logs/boards upstairs at craft hall are not in sequence as to which would be next so looking for some info
I raised mine by fighting, is a lot faster than hacking trees in my opinion.
As far as the other types of wood, it is like mining. You will start to just get them when you reach the right level. Types of wood that a tree gives does not change. In other words, if you find a tree that produces heartwood ti will not change wood types even weeks later.
The easiest way to train Lumberjacking is to equip a hatchet and fight something that doesn't hit back. For example, if you are in a guild, you can buy a pack llama from Arete Animal Trainer, give it "all stay" command and attack it. If you have Swordsmanship skill at 0, you will never hit the llama, but you still gain Lumberjacking for missing attacks. That way you can train it AFK 0->120
One note to mention. I suspect that hit chance isn't working as it should be. According to UO Stratics, player has a minimum of 2% hit chance at all times. Other calculations have formula considering attacker's skill, HCI bonus and target's combat skill and DCI bonus. I don't know exact numbers of llama, but i doubt that llama is a 120 wrestling fighting machine, which means player should have a pretty decent chance to hit even without Swordshmanship skill. But because i trained all my Lumberjacking this way, i can tell that the hit chance with these circumstances is most likely 0%
I had tried fighting before using the Arete training pit with the 2nd lever but gains sure seemed slow doing that. Tried lumberjacking but they were even slower. Last night/earlier today we put a character against a rat, using the training hatchet/axe. Skill gain skyrocketed. So that seems to be the way to go.
Yes, I know that it is similar to mining but I am after a specific answer. I am still looking for an answer on the skill level it takes to gather the different wood types. UO Guide doesn't really apply here so am after what the skill levels are for the shard, if anyone can help.
Got zero skill gains from using a normal, iron battle axe and chopped over 20k logs. Switched to the arete training battle axe and gained pretty quick... normal axes broken? I know you can gain from hitting enemies but just curious about this...