Alcohol Tolerance

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The Gorge
# Dec 15 2014 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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One of my old past times was to make the Gorge run without levitate while drinking. With the hit points today, it is much easier, but back then it was a serious drinking challenge for a Melee. Failure meant a corpse run and exp loss, but it greatly helped my ability to deal with other situations where I would have to do serious navigations. It is a long way down to the bottom of the Gorge.
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Productive AT skillups
# Oct 31 2011 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I know this area doesnt get much attention, but in case anyone reads my lonely words....

if you are a pet class, there is a great way to build faction and AT at the same time. Im currently a 46 Mage with all focused pets. What I did, and what can be replicated by anyone depending if they can find the proper camp, was buy as many stacks of the cheapest swill I could get - I think it was Ale - and I went outside Crescent Reach to one of the Mucktail camps next to the PoK book. Charged into camp of 3 gnolls, stood next to fire as pet beat the hell out of them while I chugged beers like a frat boy. Though I couldnt see a thing, my loyal genie continued a rain of destruction on the camp, as they KoS aggroed upon popping. After drinking to limit, I went off and did laundry or the dishes or whatever, coming back to just pound more beers. Got AT to like 110 from 0 before the football games started, and eventually if you dont touch the keyboard the game logs you out, but every kill was giving me +faction on 3 different categories, like Highpass Residents and Karana Bandits or something. Probably only useful for pet classes, and not rpactical if you arent going to be in the house to tap a key now and again, but if you want to maximize the time while you do chores and stuff this is a pretty good way.

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does this really affect melee stun resist?
# Mar 14 2008 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I've read that alcohol tolerance helps you resist melee stuns...does anyone know if this is true?
Alcohol Tolerance
# Nov 21 2006 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I always had a concept that in real life alcohol is like poison to your system and that if your character topped it out that you resist poison spells. Or maybe if some poison spell was casted on you, it wouldnt last as long.
By the by.
# Nov 14 2006 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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By the by, I maxed tolerance today. It was a fun journey. The best way to do it, hands-down, is to load up on tons of stacks of a cheap beer, such as short beer or mead. Drink yourself until you can't drink anymore in rapid succession, and then every 6 seconds, just drink another one. Your "max drunkenness" wears off after only 6 seconds.

And your INT level doesn't matter toward leveling this skill, it seems. With 104 int when I was completely blasted, I gained just as fast as with 405 int.

Raised from around 175 to 270 in just over an hour. Not bad!

trophy for AT?
# Mar 20 2006 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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i wondering if SOE would come up with a grandmaster trophy for AT. that would be cool.

shaped like a beer bottle maybe?

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It does help to level DJS
# Apr 11 2004 at 2:13 PM Rating: Default
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I have no idea just what this does for me but I know the my DJS (Dwarf Jumping Skill) levels up much faster when I'm drunk. Find a camp, drink, drink and drink more. Find a couple of dwarves and try to jumping over them. Great fun! Gnomes make you level much slower and take less skill! Goo d <hickup> luck
AT Cap
# Feb 13 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
Does Alcohol Tolerance have the same cap (Lvlx5+5) as everything else? Or can you max it out at any level?
Pardon a Dumn Newbie Question
# Sep 05 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried drinking and am not sure how to do it. I can drink water, but for some reason I cant drink beer. Is there something, special I need to be doing. Specifically what mouse/computer actions are taken to drink something??
RE: Pardon a Dumn Newbie Question
# Sep 11 2003 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I had this same problem. What you have to do is seperate the stacks of alcohol into individual bottles. Set on in an open slot in your container window. Then just do a quick right mouse click on the one bottle. You cannot drink one from a backpack. Hope this helps.
RE: Pardon a Dumn Newbie Question
# Sep 14 2003 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
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Don't need to seperate. You can put a full stack in an open inventory slot, and then right clikc the stack until you are too drunk to consume more. The poster above is correct that you cannot consume aclohol from within a bag.

Not advisable to do this when in an exp group or raid. I usually will sit down in PoK, and slam drinks, then afk while my char recovers.
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The BEST way to raise it
# Aug 06 2003 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
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ok, here is the smartest way to raise your AT, join a group for exp or loot or whatever, or solo it doesnt matter, but instead of drinking yourself retarded just have one and wait for the effects to wear off, then have another, maybe 2, this way you can still play the game instead of sitting around waiting for your buzz to wear off. but of course there are some of us who cant find a group or are in trader mode or something, and my advice to you is Drink up buddy, =)

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# Jul 08 2003 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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no drinking booze doese not make you run faster, i know this because i do drunken races with other guys, for example, 3 sobber guys give em a stack and have em drink till they sway while walking, they run normal but they're all over the place, they dont move any faster, dont post what you dont know
I drink when I am lonely...
# May 16 2003 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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As a 25th level Erudite Enchanter, I prefer to group with a tank at minimum. Unfortunately, I have trouble finding good groups.


I practiced my Alcohol Tolerance, and then went up to Halas, shouting, "Are there any big, tough barbarians who think they can outdrink a 95 pound Erudite?" If I'm really bored, I'll buy.

The deal is, if they win the drinking contest, we group and go hunting when we recover. We would probably do the same even if they win.

I like this strategy, because it weeds out the twinky PLers who feel they have better things to do with their time than RP -- and RPers will normally listen when I explain how chanter's can help.

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Drunken Smithing
# Mar 14 2003 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
I am a warrior smith and while some of you may not agree with this i get plastered before i start smithing. It bumps up my str by quite a few points and the skillups just pour in, even with my intell of 12. So try it out. I figure it has svaed me about 1k just from 140-180 (in smithing) which is alot for this non twink .
RE: Drunken Smithing
# Oct 05 2003 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
i'm forced to agree with you on this as Blacksmithing skill gains are aquired thru your strength stat and not your wisdom or intelligence, therefor, getting hammered befor you do your smithing is a good idea, and keep the alcohol flowing about every 6-10 seconds as it does start to wear off rather fast.
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What to Drink When
# Mar 09 2003 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Im curious to know when I shold switch drinking to diffrent drinks, and wich ones to drink at what level. Honey Mean had got me to my current 78 but it seems to be slowing. Any Ideas what to drink now?
RE: What to Drink When
# Mar 14 2003 at 12:43 PM Rating: Excellent
While progressing through brewing, I noticed that the drinks with higher trivials got me (and others) drunk MUCH faster than the simple drinks. I don't know if that means your AT will go up faster with Ginesh than with short beer, but I assume so.
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RE: What to Drink When
# Mar 14 2003 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think it matters. I drank Honey Mead almost non-stop to 200.
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Rogues do it from behind.
# Feb 12 2003 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
Now that I have my Brel's Fishing Pole quest done, drinking ale all the time has become a habit, I hope this talk of it giving mana is true, I can use all I can get :)
slight overkill
# Jan 27 2003 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a bit surprised by all of this talk about logging in/out to increase alcohol tolerance more quickly. I suppose if your EQ time is quite limited, that might be reasonable, but otherwise, just sit around somewhere, by some of the good stuff, and quaff it! For those on Xev, you may be aware that I am QUITE often in the bazaar, and so I just drink when I am in there. It doesn't seem to take long at all, definitely not long enough to warrant logging in/out (IMHO, and assuming you aren't in a HUGE hurry). I am kinda looking forward to the challenge going 190+. :) (Currently at 180 - maxed)
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Leveling skill fast and purpose
# Apr 30 2002 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I am a warrior and as you know drinking raises strength and stamina. At a skill of 140, I decided to max it. An easy way is to go to the bazaar and drink like crazy, run into arena get killed, loot your corpse and do again and again. At 190 your skill leveling takes a big turnaround and becomes very hard.

If you can manage to get to 200 it is good to carry around some Dark Haven Ale or such, and drink about 2 before the fight, because with 200 skill your speech impediment goes away and its nice to have the extra STR/STA. Make sure you don't overdue it, only redrink when you are fully recooperated.
How to cap this skill quickly
# Apr 23 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Default
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The key to capping this skill is how quickly you can log out.

Buy a stack of booze and sit.
Start your camping and drink as many stacks as you can.

Log back in.
All drunk effects will be gone but all skill points you recieved are not.

This reduces the down time and will cap your AT in under 30 minutes.

Speed is of the essence.
If you dont log out quick enough, you will be drunk when you log back in.
RE: How to cap this skill quickly
# Sep 14 2003 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Your trick definitely does not work for me. I can log on and off in under 30 sec, usually less than 15 with my cable connection. I think they fixed it. I counted down the seconds when it got to 5sec to logoff and when it got to one second was able to consume about 6 to 10 drinks. When I logged back on I was totally wasted. I tried this several times. No good. Glad you took advantage of it while it was still possible. Anyone else have any luck with this trick.

Harafi Zental
RE: How to cap this skill quickly
# Jul 06 2003 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
No longer works. They must have fixed this with one of the last few patches.
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RE: How to cap this skill quickly
# May 24 2003 at 10:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Yup, it works! I tried this the last time I logged off and at the 5 second mark to camp I was able to get 18-19 drinks down before I logged. Good idea for people trying to max AT!

Happy Hunting!


No longer works. They must have fixed this with one of the last few patches.

Edited, Thu Jul 10 20:49:40 2003
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RE: How to cap this skill quickly
# Sep 14 2003 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Your trick definitely does not work for me. I can log on and off in under 30 sec, usually less than 15 with my cable connection. I think they fixed it. I counted down the seconds when it got to 5sec to logoff and when it got to one second was able to consume about 6 to 10 drinks. When I logged back on I was totally wasted. I tried this several times. No good. Glad you took advantage of it while it was still possible. Anyone else have any luck with this trick.

Harafi Zental
Good for Encumberance
# Apr 23 2002 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
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On the way back from a hunting trip if I am WAY over weight, I drink a few to get my STR up.
Cancels out the encumberance and gets me to the bank quicker
Alchohol Tolerance Max Skill?
# Apr 10 2002 at 5:09 PM Rating: Default
Anyone know wat max skill in Alchohol Tolerance is?

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RE: Alchohol Tolerance Max Skill?
# Apr 17 2002 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Max Alchohol Tolerance is 200, gets reeaaallly hard to raise after 190 200 you can drink a stack of booze and then some. Also the speech impediment part of it goes away.
mana regen
# Feb 25 2002 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been drinking since birth of each of my characters and they do help regain mana. When I get the message of being OOM I take a drink and cast again. I also keep a note of what my INT is when I stop swaying. This keeps me from swaying in a s**t storm, I can still fight after drinking 4-5 Minitaur Hero's Brews. The higher your AT the less your stats drop, but the stronger your drinks need to be. ALL my characters drink, the effects will help in their on way once your get the tolerance high enough.

Someone mentioned before that when it lowers your INT and WIS that it lowers your mana pool. That makes another post says they tried it sober and after drinking. The same amount of spells can be cast.

Dont forget when you drink your INT and WIS drops while your STA and HP go up. And as your Alcohol tolerance raises the less of a drop occurs.

For me its just like any other skill, I raise it to the current cap and wait for Verant to nerf or add a new reason to use the skill.

Edited, Sun Sep 22 03:08:24 2002


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RE: mana regen
# Sep 19 2002 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Does it help your mana regen or mearly lower your mana pool so it LOOKS like you regen faster?

Edited, Thu Sep 19 11:40:24 2002
RE: mana regen
# Mar 19 2002 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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So what are you saying? No need for mana. Just carry a ton of booze around and drink a drink cast a spell, drink a drink cast a spell?

I don't think so!
Spirit of the Wino (SOW)
# Jan 26 2002 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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I do not believe the alcohol tolerance is supposed to allow a tank to fight better in combat. The loss of Dex, AC, and ATK are too great. However, the Str and Sta boost does have one noticable effect. After a hunting trip I would down whatever bottles I had scrounged up from the local MOBs, figuring that the long run back to sell would be amble time to sober me up. Now my tolerance is still pretty low (2 drink drunk). When I put 4 of them down my Int and Wis were close to 10. My Str and Sta both went up at least 10 and, dispite the poor vision and staggering, I noticed that I was "flying" down the road. With the increased stats come increased speed. I could run fast, and forever. The benifit of this skill allows you to increase your speed for long runs, and it compliments other movement spells like SOW. I have not tried it while running for my life, but it might be worth a try, keeping some alchy handy incase the fight turns bad and I gotta run. But if you ever have a long run ahead of you, get trashed and you will get there in no time. And the staggering, that just makes it easier to dodge trees.

Spirit of the Wino (SOW)
# Jan 26 2002 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
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RE: Spirit of the Wino (SOW)
# Apr 22 2003 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
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lol i always thought it justed looked faster because it was like a fish eye lens??
And I notice the lower to the groud you are the faster things seem to move??
ohh and another one things move slow when they far away some reason and fast when they close lol..
the point im trying to make is that when drunk your view shifts so bottow of screen points down to ground so of course it makes you seem like your running fast. or if my limited knowledge is wrong yeah it would be awesome to get wasted and run like the wind lol.Well dont let me spoil you way to gain skill level if everyone thought this there would be major boost im my brewing shop : ) well good luck
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RE: Spirit of the Wino (SOW)
# Jul 08 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
Yes, this only makes you appear to run faster by stretching everything out. If you look straight down you will notice that everything still moves as normal... minus it being about 10 feet tall.

It's really fun looking down and jumping off stairs, it seems like such a huge height.

I think I'm going to get drunk and jump off the top of Highkeep while looking down, that sounds like a jolly good time.
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# Jan 16 2002 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Bah whats this talk about sta and str boost? You ask why we warriors drink beer? Its to celabrate of course. I have had the max skill for my level for a while. nothing comapares to running on the bridges in GaFay while intoxacated what joy it brings when it says "you have been hit for 600 by non melie damage" (cant realy remember exactly what it says).

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I Still Dont See Any Use
# Jan 15 2002 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Im a level 40 warrior with an alcohol tolerance skill of 166 at the moment. It is true that there is a brief gain in both STR and AGI and also an accompanying loss of WIS and INT. Wis and INT are not important at all to tanks during battle, however, there is a huge loss in both AC and ATK. It seems the only thing raising this skill does in allow me to drink more without getting drunk, but even sober there is an unacceptable AC loss. Unless 166 is just not high enough a skill, which I doubt, I dont see any real benefit to this skill and drinking alchol in general except for roleplaying options it presents. Somebody with a capped skill may provide more insight.

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