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Have you already got the life skills that grant int (potion making, mushroom gathering, ...), if not that may be a good route.
Before branching into something that doesn't align with your current stats, it may be worth ranking skills that require CP while you can (if you haven't done them) such as windmill.
Really not sure of where you stand stat, or skill wise within your skill sets.
@AlmostNotsuper The game isn't poorly optimized, though that would be a good excuse for it's poor performance. It's issues come from the fact that during it's development Single Core, Single Thread computers with massively pipeline cores were the norm, and processor performance was still far greater than graphic card performance . That means that a lot of the tasks in the game are pushed through your processor, and very little of the GPU is used.
Right now, most computers that are being sold are relying on parallelism to increase their efficiency and performance. This can be seen by comparing a Pentium 4 with modern budget processors. When you're running a task that only uses one thread, the Pentium 4 is still a decent performer, especially if you don't need many branch predictions as you'd be able to utilize the Pentium 4's massive pipeline (Thanks NetBurst ~.~) . If you compare it to a $200-$250 laptop from today you'll see that the Celeron or Atom that is in that machine is still slower on the single thread performance.
That difference in processor architecture, combined with changes to Window's thread scheduling is really the underlying cause for Mabi's performance.
It is easy to just say they need to optimize it, or move it to a new engine, it becomes far more difficult to do that. For the technology that was available at the time of development, Mabinogi does very well.
If this is too long, then all you need to know is, buy an Intel processor with a high clock speed, overclock it if you can, and you'll get decent performance.