Twinks and how to make them
For those who don’t know what twinks are, we can help a bit. Twinks are specially geared characters in video games, with absolutely best possible gear for their levels and maximum available skills, abilities and bonuses available. Twink character is at least 2 or 3 times stronger than other characters of his levels, in term of raw power and survivability. This is not strange because twinks are usually made for PVP or for farming some instances which require whole party of normal geared characters. Twink, in short, is one man army in video game. Although it sounds like impossible feat, making a twink is a matter of knowledge, persistence, luck, and of course, help from other people when necessary. Here are few tips about how to learn and where to look for knowledge about twinking.
Where do they learn it?
Twinking a character is totally different in every game. Most often twinks are found in MMORPGs, which have usual setup of leveling, different leveled PVP brackets and instances intended for different leveled characters and parties. But in later years, with leveling system and skill points introduced in various games, mostly in first person shooters and sport games, twinking a character becomes common feat in most of these games. For example, perk system in Call of Duty games allows for some extreme twinking of characters towards various roles in party, which is sometimes not even planned by game designers. But the common twinking is usually reserved for MMORPGs. Depending on game title, a man can search over the web for good guides about twinking. This is much easier for usual games with quest system, strict level progression, strict instance system etc, like World of Warcraft and other. Open sandbox games are more difficult for twinking. This is simply because there are no strict rules there, instances are only vaguely limited to certain level range, and there are no quests in usual sense. One good example of open sandbox game is Anarchy online, one of the oldest MMORPGs still available on the net. This game was a real nightmare for twinking. But good twinks in Anarchy online looked like a powerhouses compared to normal players. To make twink in Anarchy online, man had to use multiple guides about obscure items which, when combined together, were enormously powerful. Most of these items had no quest tied to them, and up to this day I really don’t know how people managed to guess how to find specific items, combine them and get them to work. Most of them were loot from some random bosses scattered around, and some of them were raid loot, while other had to be crafted from hardly obtained materials. But still, around the net there were guides which people used to make some incredibly powerful twinks. Twinking was especially popular at lower levels, around level 25, because PVP bracket for those low levels were not as harsh as for higher levels. In short, look for guides, sign in to forums, don’t be afraid to ask around, beg people for help etc. Join some strong guild and ask them to help you. For your first twink you will definitely need help.