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AuthorTopic: Swords or Spears?
Master
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quote:
Originally written by Slith Lord:

3 Spear/Halberd Fighter, 1 Sword Fighter (Only in BoA), that says nearly everything! :D
Mages? Priests?

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Swords are better in my opinion because the pole in a pole arm can be sliced off, in real life anyway.Besides swords being faster allow you to strike quicker .

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You are aware that neither of those considerations actually apply in any SW game, right? :P

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In real life, if you tried to use a sword to hack somebody's spear in half, you'd get gutted first anyway.

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In real life, it's rather difficult to chop through a thick stick of hard wood, especially if you don't want to dull your sword. That's ignoring the metal covering on some spears.

Also in real life, speed depends on specific weapons, not just "sword." The larger the weapon, the more inertia it has and the slower it's going to move.

—Alorael, is quite certain that knives are fast, but he wouldn't want to attack anybody with a spear holding a knife.
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Hooray for parrying daggers! The blade had lots of notches and was used while fencing. It had a chance of catching the opponent's blade and perhaps even break it. Regardless of the feasiblity of it, it sounds cool.

Dikiyoba wonders whether parrying daggers would appeal to Vahnatai given the complexity of forging them and their dislike of being encumbered.
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I am a weirdo, and would much prefer to take on the world with a singleton magic user proficient in both mage and priest spells.

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I'm pretty sure you're not alone amoung singleton users.

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-ben4808
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I know I am not the only singleton user, but how many of them don't use weapons of any kind?

Give me Avatar, Protective Circle and Shockwave, and I'm good.

edit: I must be the oldest member with the least number of posts.

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 13:44: Message edited by: Chaldrath ]

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quote:
Originally written by Chaldrath:

edit: I must be the oldest member with the least number of posts.
Holy crap- I actually remember you from, what, 2-3 years ago? More, maybe.

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quote:
Originally written by Chaldrath:

edit: I must be the oldest member with the least number of posts.
Member 100 has 0 posts.

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About 60% percent of the people who join don't post much if at all.

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quote:
Originally written by Prometheus:

quote:
Originally written by Chaldrath:

edit: I must be the oldest member with the least number of posts.
Holy crap- I actually remember you from, what, 2-3 years ago? More, maybe.

Yeah, I don't pop up much really.

I remember you, you used to be TerrorsMartyr until you changed your name about eleventybillion times. That member number, there's no escaping from though. ;)

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Eleventy billion ??? Do you mean 11 billion or is it just a figure of speech.

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Its just a thing people say to mean a large yet undetermined number.

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I also remember Chaldrath from way back when. IIRC, I was still in high school...

Welcome back? :\

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You don't look happy to see me. :P

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Imagine a smile icon next to his post.

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quote:
Originally written by Capt. Obvious:

About 60% percent of the people who join don't post much if at all.
A lot of members only post a few times to ask for help in a specific game. Others just get bored and don't come back. It's a good thing, really.

Dikiyoba knows it is a bad question because it might encourage more useless posts, but is there a place to find a list of the number of posts needed to qualify for a certain rank?
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In here.

BtW, eleventy billion would be logically 110 billion. ;)

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-ben4808
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Thank you, Uhh...ben? Now I feel stupid. Is Postaroni, Pizzabella! a recent addition?

Not that Dikiyoba is anywhere close to recieving that title.

Edit: Sig change.

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 20:24: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Postaroni is the most recent addition to the title list. Drakey added it a few months ago.

—Alorael, who hasn't seen Drakey in a while. This either means that James is sulking or that Drakefyre is hatching devious, fruit-filled plans.
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quote:
Originally written by A small, Alaskan, vegetarian layman:

—Alorael, who hasn't seen Drakey in a while. This either means that James is sulking or that Drakefyre is hatching devious, fruit-filled plans.
He hasn't posted all year, which makes it sound more worrying.

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If BoA uses a system anything like Avernum 3 [I'm willing to bet that its very similiar] I'll go with neither.

I did a little trial a while ago... here is what I came up with.

Parry = ((dex+1)/3)*4
*Base To-Hit = 45+(dex*5)
+Opposed To-Hit Penalty = 40+(dex*5)
$carry = 50+(str*30)
Int Spell Multiplie = .4+(.4*Int)
Class Spell Multiplier = 1+(cla*.12)

* To figure true to-hit find your
base, factor in equipment penalties,
and opponent oppossed penalties,
then cap it if it passes 95%

+ The oppossed penalty caps when
their to-hit is reduced to 5%.

$ Carry caps at 350.

weapons
blessed -5
steel -10
iron -15
bronze -20
stone -20

armor

helms
iron -5
armor
leather -10
studded -15
chain -20
plate -25
shields
small shield -5
large shield -10

Clearly dexterity is the best weapon :D put someone's dex up high enough, and put a stick in their hand and they never miss :P [I ignored the damage bonus because its included in the description of the weapon] it may be a bit more expensive, but dexterity also grants you a bonus to your parry and opposed to-hit rolls [lowers your opponents chance of hitting you in combat]

PS. There are some descrepencies between the int based spell bonus and the class skill based spell bonus because I used two different methods of derivation... I'll have to go back through and re-crunch the numbers... make them both percentages. [for those who don't know 1.00 = 100%]

[ Monday, January 09, 2006 01:26: Message edited by: Ezrah, Kitty of Wonder ^.^ ]

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Well, while having a monstrous Dexterity certainly helps you hit enemies, some of us like doing damage when we hit, too. =P
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