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I noticed lately that you will get a penalty to your reputation in the BB village when you "steal" stuff. Pretty much anything that is lootable in the village is considered to be stealing. So, how do you know if you will be successful in stealing without losing reputation? If I use my BB Rogue, I sometimes don't get caught, but sometimes I do. Stealing the beer behind the bartender at the inn will always get you caught. The cursor icon for looting containers and chests don't even change to let you know if it's considered stealing. Even if you stealth, it makes no difference. Do you need a highe rmechanics or stealth skill to overcome the "getting caught" part? 

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Basically, you can go into stealth, then sneak up to the thing you're trying to loot, as quickly as you can. As long as you get to it before your detection circles fill in (yellow for alerted, then red for detected), you are undetected. You can pretty much steal anything in Dyrford this way. Only thing I haven't been able to "steal"-loot is the little wine/beer rack in the kitchen of the Dracogen Inn. Too many people around.

 

Seems like maybe your proximity and/or others' facings should affect your detection speed. I think your Stealth skill affects it. If you have 1 Stealth, your circles will fill very quickly. If you have 10, they'll fill more slowly. I think...

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Actually, there is visual feedback when you hover over a container - the pick-up icon has a reddish hue if the container is considered 'owned'.

Or seen? Not sure - it may be buggy.

 

Not sure if this is new to [480], or if it was in before. I didn't notice until I read a bug report that mentioned it worked a little funky. Don't think I would've noticed it by myself, either. It's quite subtle and easy to miss if you don't know what you're looking for.

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I don't recall that. I looted a blue-tinged container, and "got caught stealing." In the temple just north of where you start, in fact. The only red-tinged thing I found was a trapped container. I just figured red=danger. *shrug*.

 

I could be remembering things incorrectly, I suppose. I'm fairly certain, though, that the things I got caught stealing from were blue and/or purple (purple is for hidden/secret things).

Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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Ohhhhhhhhh... Sorry. Yeah, I thought you meant the container indicator/highlight itself. Much appreciated info, ^_^

Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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How high have you gotten your stealth ? (Just curious, and did you use the +2 stealth gear?)

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if nobody sees you nothing happens. if you keep stealing i guess you may end up having to fight guards and the "thief" reputation you will have will make social interaction hard

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