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30th May '18 11:55:40 PM Koveras
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Skill reset functions are almost universally RevenueEnhancingDevices in FreeToPlay {{MMORPG}}s. The standard practice is to make them unavailable for purchase with in-game money or auction-able for vast amounts of it while being [[BribingYourWayToVictory one of the cheapest perks]] in the [[{{Microtransactions}} cash shop]].



* Skill reset functions are almost universally RevenueEnhancingDevices in FreeToPlay {{MMORPG}}s. The standard practice is to make them unavailable for purchase with in-game money or auction-able for vast amounts of it while being [[BribingYourWayToVictory one of the cheapest perks]] in the [[{{Microtransactions}} cash shop]].
30th May '18 4:21:08 PM Nevermore2002
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* In ''Videogame/GrimDawn'', a spirit guide can reset your skills and devotion points for a price. There's also potions in the expansion pack that can fulfill the same role.
30th May '18 4:19:11 PM Nevermore2002
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* In ''Videogame/TitanQuest'', the player can visit a Mystic, designated by the a blue sphere over the NPC's head, to remove points invested into skills. Each skill point requires an increasing amount of money to remove, until it caps out at 45,000 gold.
16th Mar '18 12:00:12 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', masters of {{Time|Master}} magic can temporarily reallocate their skill points, effectively using {{Retconjuration}} to create a past in which they developed different proficiencies.
5th May '17 2:57:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has the Move Deleter, which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin delete a Pokemon's move]] and is the only way to remove certain techniques. Some games also have berries that allow you to remove [[StatGrinding Effort Points]] from one stat, so you can build another one. There is also the "move relearner" which allows Pokemon to re-learn any move from a previous level-up. But while the Move Deleter performs his service for free, the relearner typically charges a Heart Scale, a hard-to-find item.

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Move Deleter, which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin delete a Pokemon's move]] and is the only way to remove certain techniques. Some games also have berries that allow you to remove [[StatGrinding Effort Points]] from one stat, so you can build another one. There is also the "move relearner" which allows Pokemon to re-learn any move from a previous level-up. But while the Move Deleter performs his service for free, the relearner typically charges a Heart Scale, a hard-to-find item.
13th Mar '17 4:56:29 PM DyingWillKirby
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* Upgrade your [[PlayerHeadquarters Homestead]] enough in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' and you'll eventually gain access to a demon named Moloch that will allow you to trade your [[PlayerCharacter Source Hunters']] unused stat points in one area for use in another area (e.g. trade some [[SkillPoint Ability Points]] to gain an Attribute Point). Alternatively, he can just give you a full refund on all of your currently earned points to allow you to completely re-spec your character. However, the latter [[AwesomeButImpractical isn't as awesome as it sounds]], because resetting your Ability Points to zero also means you lose all of your Skills.[[note]]To clarify, this doesn't simply make the Skill unusable until you put the points back; it's gone for good, and you don't get a refund on the Skillbook you used to learn it. For higher-level characters especially--who will have learned a wide number of Skills by this point, some of them Master-level--reacquiring the Skillbooks necessary to relearn the Skills you want can be an extremely time-consuming and expensive endeavor.[[/note]]
5th Mar '17 7:57:14 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'' added a SkillPointReset with a patch: given as a Quest Reward once per difficulty level.

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** ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'' ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' added a SkillPointReset with a patch: given as a Quest Reward once per difficulty level.



* ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II'' allowed you to redistribute skill points for a price. The price increases by a couple orders of magnitude for a second reset.
* Played very differently in ''MarvelUltimateAlliance,'' which allows the player to freely redistribute skill points at any SavePoint, with the caveat that a skill can never be completely unlearned (must still have 1 point in it).

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* ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II'' ''VideoGame/XMenLegendsII'' allowed you to redistribute skill points for a price. The price increases by a couple orders of magnitude for a second reset.
* Played very differently in ''MarvelUltimateAlliance,'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance,'' which allows the player to freely redistribute skill points at any SavePoint, with the caveat that a skill can never be completely unlearned (must still have 1 point in it).
29th Oct '16 2:20:22 PM nombretomado
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* GuildWars at release had "reset points" that built up with experience and allowed characters to change skills. Shortly after release, they switched to allowing free respecs at any outpost.

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* GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' at release had "reset points" that built up with experience and allowed characters to change skills. Shortly after release, they switched to allowing free respecs at any outpost.
21st Sep '16 6:49:43 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'', the player can use the Dragon Balls to wish for "a second chance at life", which refunds all their skill points and allows them to re-spec.
1st Jul '16 1:12:58 PM Anddrix
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** ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' allows players to reset their entire skill point allocation whenever they want and there are several encounters built around having the proper skill selections. This feature has become a BaseBreaker as the camp that appreciates their newfound freedom and the camp that decries it for cheapening build choices are just about even.

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** ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' allows players to reset their entire skill point allocation whenever they want and there are several encounters built around having the proper skill selections. This feature has become a BaseBreaker as the camp that appreciates their newfound freedom and the camp that decries it for cheapening build choices are just about even.
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