View Full Version : If you need scout Xp read this

07-08-2003, 10:54 AM
Hi again,

I've been nickle-and-diming my way up the Scouting profession tree by killing tiny critters and harvesting their drops, but no more.

I was reading from the official forums yesterday that scouts generate Xp from successfully using their mask scent ability on agressive creatures. I never tried that before.

So I bought a return ticket to Lok to try out this new scouting method on the many large agressive creature there and, well... it was solid gold. All you have to do is mask your scent and approach swarms of beasts. You will gain Xp for each creature that fails to notice your presence. So if you were to walk across a group of 5 creatures, and 2 of them notice you, you still get Xp from the ones that didn't. The Xp rewards range from 30-230 depending on the creature.

So before you go to lok, make sure you buy a return ticket, because Lok is not a planet you want to get stuck on. Second, I would recommend you deposite any items you want to hold onto in a bank terminal somewhere. But then again, with the safety still in place on dying, you may not need to. All I'm saying is there is a good chance you'll die out there, and recovering your body won't be easy. So take whatever precautions to solve that, that you're willing to.

Once you're naked and on Lok like I was yeserday, make sure you have 'mask scent' placed as a quick-key, you'll use it a lot. And head out into the wild. I found the denser population of creatures are in the northern regions, within 10km of the outpost there. Outside of that creatures get pretty sparse, and the Xp doesn't roll in quite as easily. And that's all there is to it.

Now this is very important... even though 'mask scent' is a skill learned at explore level 2, I wouldn't recommend doing this until you have at least explore 3. Bothans may be able to do it at level 2 because of their natural camo bonus.

I went to Lok with just Explore 3, and I had fairly low success masking my scent, maybe 30% success. But even then it only took me 30 minutes to collect the 5,000 Xp I needed for Explore 4. Once I had explore 4 my success increased to around 70%. After that it took me only 2 hours to go from the bottom of explore 4, to a full novice creature handler skill bar, that is 32500 scout Xp in 2 hours.

If someone knows a better way let me know.

Now I just need to find a way to power level through creature handling.

07-08-2003, 11:32 AM
Ocyrus told me about this the other day so I thought I would try it out. Mask scent is totally useless at lvl 2. I have clicked it thousands of times and it fails to give any reward. I go inside the Narglatch caves which is filled with nothing but agressives and I get nothing. I think you have to wait til lvl 3 before it ever does anything.

07-08-2003, 11:33 AM
wow...i want that
im at explore 2 about haf way to explore three

btw while your on lok theres some "special" people in the back room of the cantina there

07-08-2003, 11:38 AM
mask scent does not succsefully work at level 2, the fastest way to get your scouting xp is to work ur way up explorer, then when u get to three, get mask explorer 4, then work your way up hunting, dont worry about hunting untill you have explorer 4 ipromise it will go by faster, then just goto the caves on naboo and u get al the way to hunting 4 in 2 hours, i promise.

07-08-2003, 12:35 PM
'special people' Ackbar?

You mean like hocket helmet, short-bus kinda special, or some othre kind of special?

I didn't browse around the outpost much when I was on Lok. It is a truely unpleasant place. I went there, did what I needed to do, and left.

So what did I miss out on there?

07-09-2003, 03:25 AM
This wont work anymore. You have to wait for maskscent now.

07-09-2003, 05:26 AM
Yeah the devs changed this now........if you get "detected" by some creatures, you now have a 60 second delay before you can use mask scent again. This sucks too, I just went to Lok last night and it definitely helped the scout xp. Oh well, guess I'll just have to do it the old fashoned way. :)

07-09-2003, 09:25 AM
You can still use it for gaining exp, you just can't use it as the only source of exp and expect to level quickly.

07-09-2003, 03:37 PM
Well, have any other suggestions then?

I have about 13000 more XP to go till I can get Exploration IV, then I have to get Hunting III and Hunting IV.

Any suggestions?