I had a few questions about this class and in general. I search the internet and find mixed answers or not answered
Why do guides state Mages should put stat points into STR?
Apart from STR giving you health and defensive points, I want that to be an option because I like glass cannons.
If there is a weapon or something that requires base stats or total stats in STR to equip then it should be stated.(Which btw were base stats, not total) Also, it would be helpful if so to then inform the reader of the difficulty, self-experience and choices that come if you choose to do this or opt-out those stat points. This is a mistake I think is very common in guides and when people are trying to inform others. At least from my perspective I dislike when people insert "for newbies, new players" and talk about things that a new player may not know or have a hard time figuring out. Even if you're just bragging, it would be a good idea to pop in details in case a reader does not have the tools or knowledge to figure out why you're bragging about something rather than trying to inform.
Starting a new character... Does it matter what stats or skill points you put into when leveling towards your second job change?
As a Ragnarok player, I was aware of skill and stat points being reset when you transcend. That's sort of like job change. I was just wondering if a reset ever happens so that I can plan out and test new waters. If so then I would also like to know what actually resets, stats skills or both.
What potential do mages have as a SOLO player in PvM compared to other classes?
I'm aware that this game is intended for party play. Just wondering what experienced players in this class can say about this subject in their point of view for the newer players who do not intend on searching for a consistent party/group all the time. I tried the AoE skills and to be honest, I find them useless if I die when mobs get's close to me every time. I haven't researched enough about the second job but maybe I'm just second guessing the potential of a Mage's AoE skills as a newer player. I'm sure players with the best equips can make any skill viable haha.
-These are my main questions for now. I'm sure more will arise later on when I get around level 90
or past 100. Unless the answers to my future questions are already answered in good detail that I wouldn't need to ask it again. From the past few days of playing this game by myself, I found that this forum community is very active and not many are new player friendly. Please note the name of my title states new player, not a new character. Be gentle and thanks in advance for your time and input. Every little bit is appreciated, right or wrong.