Increasing your Skills and Buying new Skills
Increasing your Skills allows you to use your equipment better, and may unlock certain areas of the game (for example, a black market may only allow people with a high 'Notoriety' to get inside).
Increasing your skills is a two-step process. First, you convert Karma into Skill Points, then you spend those points. Please note that you can only 'store' 20 Skill Points at any given time. Once you convert Karma into Skill Points, you cannot convert them back. Finally, training a skill (or buying a new skill) takes about 24 hours.
Converting Skill Points:
The 'convert' command turns Karmans into Skill Points. Remember, once you buy SP's, you cannot turn them back into Karma.
Increasing a Skill:
Use the 'skillup' command to increase an existing skill. The following table outlines the costs to go to a given skill level. You increase a skill one level at a time, so going from a Skill of '2' to a Skill of '4' will cost 5+7=12 Skill Points.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ------------------------------------------- 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 20
Buying a new Skill:
Use the 'skillup' command as if you were going to increase a skill, then specify the new skill name. Your new skill will be bought at level 1.