Starting immediately, we have added a new skillset category called "Core" skillsets which are basically 9 previously "Common" skillsets as follows:
Core Skills Pool
Core skillsets are maxed out at the Fabled skill rank. The number of skills remains the same, the only difference is that the skill rank system for core skills have been adjusted to:
1) Inept (0 lessons, 8 to the next rank)
2) Novice (8 lessons, 10 to the next rank)
3) Capable (18 lessons, 76 to the next rank)
4) Master (94 lessons, 130 to the next rank)
5) Gifted (224 lessons, 259 to the next rank)
6) Expert (483 lessons, 427 to the next rank)
7) Fabled (910 lessons, maximum possible rank)
Of course, this also means that anyone who currently has a skillrank over Fabled will be getting a lesson rebate--which may be quite massive if you've maxed out all the common skills! If a skillset is currently below Fabled, it will be adjusted as if it was learned under the new system.
The reason for this change is we have heard your concerns about the number of lessons needed because of our many skillsets, and hope this will go some way towards offering some relief in that regard.