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Why is it that Swordsmanship can't start leveling until you're at 51 Thrust but you gain levels much faster in Swordsmanship than in Thrust?

All skill leveling depends on the Random Numbers Generator (RNG). Reduced to its most basic form, the RNG works as follows. When a player selects an skill-related activity, the server picks a random number within a range of assigned numbers. The player's client also picks a number from same range of assigned numbers. When those two numbers match, a level is awarded for that character.

Let's say the range is between one and a hundred. If the server chooses 72 and the client chooses 15, the system "rolls" again. If this time the server chooses 41 and the client also chooses 41, the player will level up.

If the ratio between one and the highest number in the range is higher, then the chance of leveling up is slight. For instance, if you have a 1:5 chance of leveling up, you're obviously going to level up much faster than if there's a 1:200 chance.

In the case of thrust, you have a one in forty chance of leveling up every time you do something that uses thrust. You have a one in 25 chance of leveling up every time you do swordsmanship, so swordsmanship would level up about twice as fast as Thrust. Since swordsmanship will not start leveling until you reach 51 in Thrust, at some point, the Swordsmanship skill level will overtake and surpass the Thrust skill level.