|Implants are valuable to all professions as a way to increase your skills.
Implants can be used to increase skills, which are important to your profession,
over and above their highest values or to increase skills you would rather not spend
valuable IP on.
Implants are comprised of four components; the implant and a shining, bright and
faded cluster. Each cluster has a property which raises a specific skill with a
higher quality cluster/implant raising skill by a higher amount. Clusters must go
into a specific Implant location and are not interchangeable. Once a cluster has
been added to an implant it cannot be removed so, implants cannot be changed after they
have been created. You can, however, create and wear new implants whenever you wish.
How do I create them?
Implants are put together by a nano programmer. If you choose to you can
raise your nano programming skill and provide this service for yourself and others.
The skill required is relevant to the quality of the implant being created thus higher
level implants need higher level nano programming skills. Nano programmers can
charge fees for implant creation which can make it useful source of income. You may,
however, choose not to raise your skill and need to have a skilled professional put your
implants together for you. If this is the case, you will need to decide on your
implant scheme, purchase the implant and clusters and find a nano programmer. You
can usually find someone offering services for a fee or tip on the shopping channel.
What quality level should I
Implants, like most items in Anarchy Online, are defined by their quality.
The quality level dictates the requirements you must meet to wear the implant.
Implants will require you to have Treatment skill and one of the basic skills such as
Inteligence or Stamina. Your implant quality level is limited by the amount of
Treatment and basic skills you have.
||Treatment Expertise (general treatment buff)
||OT Medical Suit (shirt, sleeves x2, skirt/pants, gloves & boots)
Raising your Treatment Skill.
You will want to raise you treatment skills while installing your implants. You can
temporarily increase your treatment skill +20 by using the general treatment buff found at
the general store. Using the Surgery Machine found in the stores will raise
treatment by +100. You can also purchase and wear the OT Medical Suit which will
increase your Treatment by +78 if you are wearing all the pieces. Using all of the
above methods together will give you an increase in your treatment skill of 198.
Additionally, doctors have nano programs which can increase treatment by +10, +35 or +80
(+80 is rarely found and draws a high price if offered by a doctor). Doctor
treatment buffs are stackable with the general treatment buff.
Great, but how do I choose what
Implants I want?
Implants are a personal thing. It is very hard to make a 'cookie cutter'
formula since everyone creates their doc differently. Some docs focus on healing,
some want to be able to hold their own in a fight and some like the middle ground.
You will have to decide what you want and build your implants accordingly.
There is a great tool to help you with this called Nano Nanny. It will
allow you to tell it which skills are important to you and what order of importance they
should hold. It will build an implant scheme, let you know if any implants hold
clusters with more than one of your preferences so you can review the Nanny's choice, tell
you how your skills will be raised if you make these implants, and give you a requirement
list for the implants.