Started a new character and took the first quest to slay crabs. Explored whole lower basin of starting area without any crabs. Switched channels repeatedly until finding the quest objective crabs. Launched fireball rank1 and miss...followed that fireball with enough to drain MP and die.
Finally got all my crabs by melee'ing them and moved on...took grass wasp mission. Thinking maybe crabs are resistant to fireballs, shot a now rank 2 fireball at a wasp *miss* same problem...I'm a sorceress without any magical firepower(hehe), a paper melee with an awesome stick.
Please help...I like my casters, till then I'll be playing my warrior. Which does seem to work.