So I keep seeing locked chests, and to open them I must choose the lockpick skill. But is it worth it? Is the loot in those chests any better than in unlocked chests, or should I pick another skill that's more useful?
I have only been unable to unlock one chest so far using the lock picking feats. I can't remember what was in it, so it must not have struck me as something too amazing. I'm interested to hear what others further along in the game have to say. Is it worth it for me to upgrade to lockpick level 3?
Most of what I found in locked chests has not been the best. To be honest, you can get it later if you want. There's no guarantee you'll get GREAT stuff (I certainly haven't), and you always have a chance of getting good stuff from normal chests. Your best bet is to get all the skills you'll know will help first.
I've noticed that if you have Level 3 lockpicking, that all metal chests will have only the option "Open." While the other players tell me it says Level 3 lockpicking required for them, if they are not high enough.
It's pointless for the most part, unless your very lucky. Same question was asked on the PC board and someone posted the locked chest code (don't know how true it is). Plus if you do get a orange weapon, there is the chance it's under leveled and already useless. But looking at it and going from my own experience with it, it's a waste of points and your better just buying colored weapons instead.