Giants: Gotta love 'em

AuthorTopic: Giants: Gotta love 'em
Shock Trooper
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Does anyone else find it strange that giants carry naught but large sums of coin and silver bars? Shouldn't they carry clubs, or boulders or something?

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Erudite*
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Yeah, but then again, I don't think there are any monsters who drop everything they appear to be carrying or wearing. I guess the ground would become unrealistically cluttered if monsters dropped everything they logically should.

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They pick up the silver bars, stick coins to them and use them as clubs.

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Lifecrafter
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Would that be as a lure to trap people who want to steal them?

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Shock Trooper
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But they carry ALOT of money usually. More than an Elite soldier or dervish/

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Law Bringer
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They obviously use silver as clubs, and think about how many tiny things you may lose in your pockets. Consider how much larger giants are. They obviously lose bits of money and never notice. Large bits.

—Alorael, who doesn't think anyone would want to carry sweaty, bloody, and huge pieces of giant clothing or armor.
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Off With Their Heads
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You know, I never questioned why giants didn't carry weapons. Silly of me, I suppose. But most other monsters only carry weapons some percent of the time -- this is also somewhat weird.

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Shock Trooper
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Well you could think of it this way, that when you are fighting those monster that their weapons break, armour gets torn, or they are carry rubbish equipment to begin with. Giant's probley don't need weapons to just step on ya

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Apprentice
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Yeah, you'd think that they'd at least drop Clubs or something... Clubs and Hide Armror that weigh a ton, sell for very little, and can't be equipped was what I expected Giants to drop, instead of Silver Bars (?) and coinage (?).

Oh well, the Bars make them "better" to fight, I guess, since you encounter them later on in the game (normally) and it's nice that they drop stuff that a high-Level Party can still use (read: sell).

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Bobo:

More than an Elite soldier or dervish/
Who goes into battle with loose change on them? What are they going to use it for? Buy a pop if they get thirst or something like that?

~All the giants you fight in the game are going to the bank to deposit their money. That's why they got so much change on them.
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Shock Trooper
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Maybe Giants just really like shiny things

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Law Bringer
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Actually, everyone carries change around because everyone knows that roving bands of adventurers come in the night and take everything that isn't nailed down.

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Agent
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But the question is why would humanoids like goblins be carrying around a single gold?

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Apprentice
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Slasher: haven't you seen the picture for Luck? That's why. :rolleyes:

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Apprentice
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hmm.. though theye're goblins, giants, or whathever, they are humanoids! Humans love money and power! If the humanoids are somewhat like humans they must love feeling rich!

hmm.. a bit messy.. i hope that you understand somehow... :)

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Infiltrator
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YEA Powers back! Stupid Hurricane. Anyways it seems that even giants wouldn't be stupid enough to carry larger sacks of money and silver with them on long raiding trips. And then monsters on suicide missions having money on them is rather ridiculous as well. No matter how illogical the constant flow of income really allows the game to progress. Try going through a game using no money. It makes it much more difficult-(actually impossible due to lack of training)

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