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February 14th, 2017, 04:18
So, I'm playing Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra and am having trouble picking the locks in the first room of the Pyramid of Storage. What stats should I try and boost on my robber in order to improve lock picking? Is it a perception-related ability? For that matter, are there any sites floating around that have good info on the series? I remember there used to be fan sites a decade ago, but not so sure now all these years after the series started.
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February 14th, 2017, 14:10
I believe it's related to luck.

As for info, here's an oldie:
http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/pc/mm3/

Also, gamefaqs still has a few walkthroughs.
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February 18th, 2017, 11:41
I remember when I had questions about Isles of Terra when I played it (2006-7ish?) I'd post a question to the veterans on Redneck's MM6 Tavern. I see that the site is still somewhat active today, so you could always try browsing there for information.

http://telp.org/mm6/tavern/mm6tavern.html

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February 18th, 2017, 21:37
For me, Might & Magic 3, and the killer combo of 4-5 together, was the pinnacle of the series. Especially World of Xeen - the concept of two separate games that join together into one game was unique and awesome! Not sure if anyone else ever did something like that again. I remember playing and finishing it was just pure joy.

I also like the weird, kinda bizarre mashup of fantasy and sci-fi in the Might & Magic games. Its something that seems like it shouldn't work, but yet in M&M it does!
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February 20th, 2017, 01:37
Luck affects Thieving skill, as do a few (relatively rare) items. But, the way the stat system works, once you hit 100 I believe, you don't gain a bonus until the next 50 points of whatever stat (up to 250, which is the effective cap in these games due to variable limitations).

I just did a run through M&M3 a few weeks ago. Have you tried going to the +25 Levels fountain in B1 first? I waited until much later to enter the pyramid sections, and so I was in the 40-50 range on my characters level-wise IIRC first areas I cleared. I also got lucky with a few Thieving-boosting items, so my Ninja was comparatively well equipped to handle locks.
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March 1st, 2017, 22:00
Is lockpicking and such not mostly based on your "Thievery" stat? That goes up with levels. Your thievery is 2*level + class/race modifiers (if you're trained in it, I think). Robbers get +30, Ninjas get +15 and I don't remember race modifier, but I think elves gets a bonus.
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March 14th, 2017, 02:51
The higher your luck the higher your lockpicking!
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