I thought that was what the skill was supposed to do initially. Otherwise, what's the point?Al-Khwarizmi wrote: ↑Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:31 amI think it would be nice to make language skills useful rather than removing them. I always found them to be a nice original touch, as other games don't make you worry about languages at all and it's something that can have quite a lot of relevance in the real world.
A way of making them useful would be to implement optional quest lines for the factions that have their own language (giants, etc.) that would provide relevant benefits (e.g. artifacts?) and you wouldn't be able to do well without speaking the language.
There's a great opportunity for expanding on the quest system, and coming up with quest lines that are proper to a race and tied to a language skill, that would make those skills more interesting and useful.