I've mentioned to a few people (Steel, Hudson) that I'm going to have lots of gameplay questions since I've only returned now after being gone since 1996 (yeah, a LONG time). Things are very different now, and lots is confusing. If anyone can, please help me with the following questions:
What is the max STR one can achieve without any magical enhancements?
What should my AR and resistances be if completely naked?
Why might my AR be at -40 when I've stripped down to nothing (no clothing, armor or jewelry)?
If all else fails, how can I nullify all magical enhancements and be sure that my "baseline" stats are correct?
I thought my weird AR was because of reactive armor or arch protection, but I can't tell. I've tried to cast Dispel on myself to remove any/all magical effects, but it always fizzles (because then I've taken off a ring and bracelet which have magery bonuses).
I'm sure there's something I'm missing, as it just doesn't make any sense.
Putting on all my armor (and casting reactive armor / arch protection) eventually get me to about 51 AR, but that seems darned low, too, since I think I've got fairly nice stuff.
Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.