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  1. If this hasn't already been mentioned, I'm playing through Tyranny now and by comparison the companions in this game are very cardboard. Tyranny characters pop in a way that makes me want to learn more about them - the second character you meet is a soldier fused inside of his own armor, and he's just super casual about it. They engage you from the start and keep you engaged because they're all essentially representatives of the world's different factions, and it's your character's job to understand and mediate these factions, so you actually have an additional motivation to talk to them, and
  2. This is a really good analogy, except you seem to be using it to point out the absurdity of the concept, but many people actually do work this way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_effect
  3. What's wrong with doing things for the sake of competition? A lot people create extensive build guides on these forums because they enjoy getting recognition for their ideas, and sharing them with others. If this collaborative element wasn't something people enjoyed, then the strategy section of the forums would be a wasteland.
  4. I don't know why people keep bringing up actual combat. I was using fencing as an example of a sport, in response to: In other words, this is in reference to an argument about language and semantics, and I was mostly trying to refute his supposition that the concept of "cheese" only exists within of the realm of games by equating it to a term with a similar connotation: "cheap". @knownastherat gave football as an example, which last I checked is still a sport and not gladiatorial combat (though to be fair, I've not checked in quite some time), so I responded with a personal anecdote about f
  5. This implies that you play the game solo because you find it too easy otherwise. This implies that you want to play the game solo, but rely on consumables as crutches to get through certain encounters, and if they were to be removed/nerfed you would no longer be able to play the game the way you want - solo. Care to clear this up for me?
  6. Great fighter? Uh... cute sentiment, but no. As I said, the technique is quite counterable (and we were also in 3rd grade at the time), and I don't think you understand the historic definitions of "great fighters". Life or death combat does not mean people didn't have an appreciation for skill, or were incapable differentiating it from other advantages such as size or weaponry. Lastly, this is a tangent and not even relevant to the point of my post (so let's move on). In my last post I mentioned the term "cheap", as in something that cheapens the experience of something or the significance
  7. I doubt very much that most people would say that simply because to my knowledge "cheese" is not used outside of gaming: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/21867/origins-of-the-gaming-term-cheese-strategy, which is interesting to me by itself. Why gaming, why not I dunno .. football? Also, let's note that the etymology points to human-against-human competition, which brings me to the scrub: http://www.sirlin.net/ptw-book/introducingthe-scrub The term cheesing certainly originated in gaming, but that doesn't mean the concept exists exclusively within that framework. When I firs
  8. The Rogues in WoW TELEPORT! What was that word someone used earlier? Oh, right.... Cherry-picking. And you have never been more transparent about it than right now. Thanks @Answermancer, I couldn't have said it better myself. Maybe someone who has more patience than I do can take this over, but I think it might be wiser to just let this thread die. If it satisfies your ego, Darkprince048, then feel free to consider yourself victorious (over me). I know that is all this is really about to you; and a victory by attrition is, after all, still a victory. Peace out, ba
  9. Also, let's not forget these stellar rogue abilities that only further this possibility. https://wow.gamepedia.com/Nightblade_(rogue_ability) https://wow.gamepedia.com/Shadow_Blades https://wow.gamepedia.com/Symbols_of_Death EDIT Golly, I really hate my Shadow Priest now knowing that simple Rogues are capable of using Shadow magic.
  10. Step through the shadows to appear behind your target and gain 70% increased movement speed for 2 sec. Tell me, if you wanted to sneak up on someone in dim light, would you not "step through the shadows"? The animation in game is utterly mundane Except the part where you teleport, and that is a very stretched interpretation of stepping through the shadows. Especially in a world where Shadow Magic does exist. And let's not forget, you are also the person who described the Barbarian's leap as "flying", and used that as an example of abilities that made a Wizard feel "less specia
  11. Step through the shadows to appear behind your target and gain 70% increased movement speed for 2 sec.
  12. I'm sorry, I thought you wanted to discuss the rarity as well as the flavor of magic classes. I mentioned WoW because it's another RPG where even Rogues are capable of magic feats. http://www.wowhead.com/spell=36554/shadowstep Sounds very similar to something else doesn't it? https://pillarsofeternity2.wiki.fextralife.com/Shadow+Step Almost... identical.
  13. Would you kindly argue a consistent point? Is that so hard? Because last I checked, I was arguing against your comparison of magic to science, because you like to bring up your medical degree so much. Tolkien's wizards are not scientists, as you said, they are demigods. These are entirely different points. Please stay consistent. You asked me to respond to your point regarding settings with "everyone is a mage" and prove that I have any knowledge of rpg settings, so I listed the ones that shaped the genre and support the classical archetype of a wizard, and now you deflect. I mentione
  14. Would you kindly argue a consistent point? Is that so hard? Because last I checked, I was arguing against your comparison of magic to science, because you like to bring up your medical degree so much. Tolkien's wizards are not scientists, as you said, they are demigods. These are entirely different points. Please stay consistent, instead of flip-flopping when it so suits you.
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