The only benefit I can see of giving clerics a bad ranged weapon would be to allow them to agro a monster without aggroing a crowd. Warriors have ranged weapons, but typically get little meaningful use out of them other than to agro a single monster, I would expect the same to be true for...
I don't know if it makes any difference, but when I am looking for secret doors I am constantly moving.
But yeah the secret doors in the Abbey seem to have some of the very highest skill checks of any in the game... At least that has been my observation.
There are a lot of really great ways to build rogues. My suggestion is to think outside the box a little.
For example: have you already joined the thieves guild? If not then there is something to be said about joining the fighters guild. In my game I did just that. Lets look at the pros and...
That is correct. You have to have completed the freetown guild quest, as well as have aided the 7th hand in New garand. But membership is not required for that particular skill.
Although it should be noted that it isn't available to clerics.
Exactly what Cuckoorex said. Anywhere that enemies respawn while you are in the map will result in single digit experience gains. This is by design to discourage players from sitting there and farming indefinitely.
Re: Probably a very simple question but will ask it anyway
Quick correction. Banishing doesn't help against ghosts or undead. However Holy does.
The thing about Vengeful Wraiths is that they have an extremely high "armor" so normal damage doesn't effect them that much. A few damage types...
You won't lose anything if you play as a beta-tester. It may be true that that is how it works for other games. But for this game all game data is saved and just updates with no loss in game progression.
Both your autosave and quicksave are on the upper deck? What about other save slots? When you are loading the game look at your folder icon. I would be surprised if your autosave was on the top floor (as I can't see a way that could happen without manually saving over the top of it)
Re: Jorun Cloak Quest Wasted
Not a bug, just an instance of where timing matters, and choices have consequences. Sorry that happened to you. There is another cloak that drops from primival bears you can get that has the same stats plus 1 armor.