First of all, I'm really new to RPGs, and I cannot find in the core rules or online how many ability score to give a character at level 4,8,12,16,20. The manual says "and possibly an ability score increase". Do you seriously get just 1? How do you reach some of the requirements for feats then, like 19 DEX? Also, the table for modifiers goes to like 50 why does it go so high if you cant get that high?
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From the D20 Pathfinder SRD:
To answer your specific questions:
Do you seriously get just 1?
How do you reach some of the requirements for feats then, like 19 DEX?
You'll usually have one or two stats fairly high to begin with. Choose a race that further increases this stat. Put multiple ability points into the stat over time.
Specialization is key: Choose the stats to focus on, and accept that the others will be lower.
Also, the table for modifiers goes to like 50 why does it go so high if you cant get that high?
The same system applies to both (humanoid) player characters, and NPC monsters. While your human fighter will probably never have 50 strength, a dragon might.