newbified / newb items
note that a newbified items does not say 'newbified' ingame
Newbified items were the first items spawned into a new character's backpack. The items recieved was based on the skills selected upon character creation in addition to a pile of 100 goldcoins.
These items would all be 'blessed' in the sense that they could not be lost upon death and they could not be stolen by a thief. many players made good profit by creating new characters as often as they could and selling their newbified items (such as newbified reagents, arrows and bandages)
Some items lost their status as newbified such as all weapons, except the dagger wich is still newbified and can be a very handy tool for resource gatherers, as is a newbified pair of scissors, or lockpicks for a skilled lockpicker working chests where his picks does not break.
There are a few ways to find out if an item is newbified. Ofcourse there is the obvious way of getting yourself killed while having the item, checking if it is still on your person upon ressurection. A less violent way might be to have someone use 'Item ID' on the item - a skilled merchant would be able to tell that this item was worth zero gold, wich would indicate it is newbified. Another way would be to attempt to lock down the item in a house; A newbified item cannot (In most cases) be locked down, and you would recieve a message saying 'This item cannot be locked down'.
Note: New characters nolonger recieve newbified items upon character creation - Some of these items have become rare and you can expect to have to pay 50,000 gold or more for most items.