This is a follow-on to my stickied thread about getting Intelligent symbs on a trox doc.
Yeah, we all know we've seen a WORLD of ability buffs since those days (that guide was pre-Albtraum, meaning not even a Masterpiece bracer). Even Trox today have it far far easier than we did in the past, no doubt, but getting as much on as possible is my goal.
Note for non-Docs wanting to do this ... this might help you but remember that we twink differently. You get more +Sense perks but we have enough Treatment that we don't need to equip -any- Treatment buffs except for Spiritech HUDs. So all the +Sense you get is trumped by our +Treatment. As things go right now, the 300 brain will still be possible on a Doc first. But feel free to scan the guide for directions.
NOTE: It still isn't easy or cheap for a Troxdoc. If you're starting a new doc and you don't plan to invest TONS of time getting your buffing gear then roll a different breed. An Opidoc is at least a billion credits and/or many dozens of hours (depending on if you camp your own gear or buy it) cheaper than a Troxdoc. A Solidoc is alot easier as well. Nanodocs have about the same difficulty as Troxdocs in equipping this many Xans but can likely get all 13 in now and can get the Brain in for sure.
Not only that but I had to use some items that aren't easy to get. Tower contracts (up to 522QL, not a ton for a PvP org, but more than many orgs will have), Lya Sangi patches (NODROP shoulders from Halloween), Burden of Competence, etc. These aren't required for EVERY symb, but to get EVERY symb in (except the brain, as mentioned) you will need these. MA Docs with high Dimach will have it a little easier as you can use a Mystery of Pisces (which I have, but my goal was not to use one).
That said, it IS much simpler these days. I didn't have to do any "mid-twink" perk resets. It all got done in 1 day.
Addendum: I didn't use all of my 29 AI perks for this. I think you can get away with skipping Atrox Primary nearly completely, which means you can probably do this with AI19 or AI20. But it sure was nice to have some leeway Also, one thing I didn't put in the TwinkSheet was how to equip the buffing pistols. Pistol docs will have no problems with it. MA docs may find then need to borrow some CC armor to do it. However I did not need high QL Full Auto implants, I think mine were QL127s built from shop-sold implants.
So, I farmed farmed farmed this weekend, hoping I could get my stuff done before my account ran out. I didn't make it. I started twinking this morning and my account froze in the middle of it. Oops. So I paid another month. No way could I leave it in that condition, I would never have possibly remembered what stage I was on when I came back.
The results after today are:
1) Troxdoc with 12 Xan Alpha symbs on. The only one I just couldn't do was the Xan Alpha Brain. I don't think that was too surprising.
I did get a 280 brain in VERY easily. 290 would be VERY doable. 300/Xan brain is (without Mystery) around 30 Intelligence (or Sense, whichever you buff fully will leave the other short) off IF you can get 750QLs of tower contracts (without towers is more like 50 points off). It is even closer with Mystery + towers. But I don't -think- Troxdocs can do the 300 brain yet.
PLEASE prove me wrong on the Brain Its not game changing if we could get the 300 brain in but it IS a darned nice upgrade. I illustrated this on the 2nd page of my spreadsheet.
2) I got my Shens back on with no Multi Melee support in any of my symb locations.
This was a real bear, requiring full MM gear and either a tower spot for a Learning ductor -or- a full ability reset (I don't just mean Ambidextrous, I mean full abilities for trickle, too) as well as all the trickle I could get in general. Far harder for a MA doc to equip Shens with full symbs than a Pistol doc. If you agree that we could use some balancing here, bump this thread
. I did make a gear config to list the MM stuff I used, it will be included.
3) I did the whole twink using only Pistols for buffing weapons and NOT using a Mystery of Pisces.
That means this config will work for Pistol Troxdocs, Bow Troxdocs as well as Shen Troxdocs and should -also- work for any other Troxdoc who wants full symbs at the expense of their unsupported weapon skills (and that means it will be actually easier for non-Pistol/Bow/MA docs to use part of the guide since they have a bit more flexibility).
I have recently published my TwinkSheet. My old Pre-Albtraum guide was very textual and probably easier to post in a forum format. This time I recorded as much as I could in my TwinkSheet format including links to Auno configs. I'm also planning to make web page rips of all the configurations just in case Auno.org is gone someday in the future.
The TwinkSheet for this guide will have all of the pages of the one I linked to above but will also have a page that shows how much my Doc got out of the upgrades (I was curious, you may not be) and a separate sheet for each symbiant I put in.
However I'm freaking exhausted right now. I thought I could talk myself into packaging the rest up tonight for download but it just won't happen tonight (this morning). So for now I'm just giving a teaser about it being done
The order I used to put the symbs on was as follows, though the Chest could have been moved up a bit. Order does matter since some symbs use the same requirements and others buff things you will need for them.
(shen sticks last, with some additional perk resets)
Thanks to the friends I raided with all weekend. 12-man may need some buffing but it's also a darned fun place.
A huge thanks to my org. We lost a lowb tower site in the middle of my equipping symbs and I was crestfallen. Not 90 minutes later a team of twinks organized and quickly took a replacement site. I was at the exact point in my equipping that I simply wouldn't have progressed with the OE contracts.