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** Equipment Damage ** ------------------------ 1st and most important note: The damage will not happen on every hit or spell. It really is quite rare. Equipment can take damage from hard hits, and this is dependent of several things: 1. The type of the damage. Acid is more corrosive and destructive than physical. 2. The material of the eq. Titanium is harder to damage than leather. 3. Some other minor things you can keep on guessing :) Example: Fire is more efficient against tin than mithril. The effect of the damage: Simple. It lowers the quality of the equipment slowly. The condition affects the weapon in many ways. Even though minor scratches etc. will not have any impact on it, but the more damage your equipment takes, the more it loses its former glory. Therefore it is highly recommended to keep your equipment in rather good condition. The repair? A smith dedicated to the equipment repairs can fix your equipment back how it was. Sometimes rarer materials require a piece of the material the equipment was made to get it fixed. Items which are made of other than regular materials need unknown materia to be fixed. What is indestructible? Your guild items. Nothing else. Oh yeah, only hit slots and weapons are in danger. Rings should be safe (but area spells may damage even the rings if lucky!) How to protect? Permanently marked eq's are less likely to take damage. You can easily check if your worn equipment is damaged with 'eq check' command. Simple notes for users: 1. It requires some amount of damage to even have a _chance_ to damage the equipment. Thus low level players are safe since their main opponents - rats - cannot harm their plate mail. A rough estimation is that plrs under lvl 30 are quite safe, except hard crits. 2. Material of the eq determines a _lot_ of its damaging chance. Do not assume that your mithril breastplate gets as much damage as leather one. 3. Whining without having damaged even a single eq of your set is quite pointless. 4. Remember that all you know is assumptions, only the wizards know the facts.