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The tracking [[skills|skill]] is useful for locating enemies, either [[Characters|player character]] or [[NPCs]] on the grid, and determining the direction from which a guard is approaching during a [[B&E]] session. Humans with the [[Sorcerer_Class|Sorcerer]] class and the Gaia's Whisper power are able to track for herbs and plants in the wilderness. Tracking a player character or NPC is carried out via the [[More_Commands]] page at the bottom left of the screen (Keyboard shortcut: '''M''').
 
The tracking [[skills|skill]] is useful for locating enemies, either [[Characters|player character]] or [[NPCs]] on the grid, and determining the direction from which a guard is approaching during a [[B&E]] session. Humans with the [[Sorcerer_Class|Sorcerer]] class and the Gaia's Whisper power are able to track for herbs and plants in the wilderness. Tracking a player character or NPC is carried out via the [[More_Commands]] page at the bottom left of the screen (Keyboard shortcut: '''M''').
  

Revision as of 17:29, 26 October 2014

The tracking skill is useful for locating enemies, either player character or NPCs on the grid, and determining the direction from which a guard is approaching during a B&E session. Humans with the Sorcerer class and the Gaia's Whisper power are able to track for herbs and plants in the wilderness. Tracking a player character or NPC is carried out via the More_Commands page at the bottom left of the screen (Keyboard shortcut: M).

Character Tracking

From the More Commands screen, type the name of your target into the Target text box. After selecting your search radius (the larger is usually better), click the Track button. You will then be re-directed back to the grid where you will learn the results of your tracking attempt.

To do a blanket search that will tell you if any player character in your search radius, tick the track all box before tracking. This function will not give you the name of the target in your area, merely a presence/absence of other PCs.

EXP gain differs by area.

  • 4 exp per tracking attempt if you search in a new area regardless of whether or not the target is within the tracking radius.
  • 1 exp per tracking attempt, if you search in the same area regardless of whether or not the target is within the tracking radius.

An area is defined as the map you are standing in. Each building you enter, is its own area; where a building has apartments, each other those apartments is a new area. For the purpose of tracking, the world (the main city grid), the sewers and any building or apartment are separate locations. If you track on the main grid and then move and track again, the first tracking attempt will gain you 4 exp and the second attempt will gain you 1 exp.

Tracking Levels

The higher your tracking skill or level, the more effective your tracking. Higher skill allows you to track a larger area and with more accuracy. Tracking inside a building covers double the normal area, because the inside of buildings are scaled differently compared to the world map. (Moving from the world map to inside a building is like zooming in on a location).

Tracking Levels
Level Search Radius Directionality Radius Energy
Outside Inside Outside Inside
1
1 Square
2
Target presence only
0.5
2
2 Squares
4
Target presence only
0.5
3
3 Squares
6
Target presence only
0.5
4
4 Squares
8
Target presence only
0.5
5
5 Squares
10
Target presence only
0.5
6
5 Squares
10
1
2
0.5
7
5 Squares
10
2
4
0.5
8
5 Squares
10
3
6
0.5
9
5 Squares
10
4
8
0.5
10
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.5
11
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.5
12
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.5
13
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.5
14
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.5
15
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.4
16
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.4
17
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.4
18
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.3
19
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.3
20
5 Squares
10
5
10
0.2

Using these functions you can also track for anyone (Characters only) within a chosen search radius - this is akin to checking your environment for signs that anyone has passed by recently, rather than a specific person. This is useful for people who want to find anyone in an area, rather than a specific person. Detecting someone via a track all will not reveal a name.

Note: Ensure the target's name is spelled correctly!

NPC Tracking

How to

Tracking an NPC is just as easy as tracking a character, providing your tracking skill is high enough to do it that is, as this option only appears if you have a Tracking skill of 5 or higher.
First you select the NPC type you wish to track from the Target drop-down menu. Then you select the radius you want to search. Lastly you click the Track button. You will then be re-directed back to the grid where you will learn the results of your tracking attempt.

EXP gain

  • NPC tracking gives no experience.

Energy used

  • NPC tracking uses 0.5 energy.

Tracking Levels

The higher your tracking level is, the better it works, allowing you to track a wider area and with more accuracy.
NPC Tracking
Level # Square Search Radius # of Squares Inside Buildings Pinpoint Direction Instructions
Level 5
2 Square
4
No Pinpoint [General]
Level 7
3 Squares
6
No Pinpoint[General]
Level 9
4 Squares
6
No Pinpoint[General]
Level 10
4 Squares
8
No Pinpoint[General]
Level 11
5 Squares
10
1 square pinpoint (2 inside)
Level 12
5 Squares
10
2 square pinpoint (3 inside)
Level 13
5 Squares
10
3 square pinpoint(4 inside)
Level 14
5 Squares
10
4 square pinpoint (5 inside)
Level 15
5 Squares
10
5 square pinpoint (6 inside)


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