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View Poll Results: As a Guard, My Opinion of Sword Thieves is:
Sword Thieving is a valid playing style and I wish all thieves attacked me with swords 2 3.77%
Sword Thieving is valid and I like a nice mix of Sword Thieves, BJ whores, and Ghosters 29 54.72%
Sword Thieving is valid, but gets old fast, I would rather just deal with BJ whores and ghosters most of the time 11 20.75%
Sword Thieving is stupid, unfun, and if there are too many sword thieves, it ruins the game. 3 5.66%
Sword Thieving is overpowered and needs to be nerfed or replaced, or the price needs to be jacked up to 500 5 9.43%
DMing of all types is dumb, I wish it was Ghosting only. (LOL Mad_Gerbil) 3 5.66%
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Old 4th Mar 2003, 11:55 PM   #1
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Gets old fast in my opinion, needs to be replaced
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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i'm sorry, your opinion is not my opinion, thus you must die.

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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:17 AM   #3
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Surprising results; as much as everyone complains about sword-thieves...
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:54 AM   #4
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Sword Thieves more often than not lose against guards. (guards tend to stay together).

The game is about 50:50, T:G, the main balancing factor seems to be the map design.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 04:22 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by KewlAzMe:
As a guard, my opinion of sword thieves is......
If they dont die by the sword or by the mace, they die by the fire
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 07:39 AM   #6
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I think any thieves in general are lame.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 07:41 AM   #7
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Look at the results, sword thieves have a right. A few months ago I did also sword thief and killed 3 human(!) guards with one life and did also the objectives and was called shitty newb and things like that. The opinion of the people have changed, i notice.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 10:52 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Salsa:
Surprising results; as much as everyone complains about sword-thieves...
yea tell me about it. Of course its probably LR voting and abusing mod rights and editing the BB to vote again.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 11:54 AM   #9
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 Originally Posted by KewlAzMe:
yea tell me about it. Of course its probably LR voting and abusing mod rights and editing the BB to vote again.
Check who's actually a mod for this forum. Then see if you can say that again.

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Old 5th Mar 2003, 12:34 PM   #10
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LOL.. we know you and Thwark are Like peas and carrots.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 02:11 PM   #11
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My vote: I have a counter to swordthieves. And it's not entirely private anymore. ^_^
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 02:53 PM   #12
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 Originally Posted by DarkBill:
My vote: I have a counter to swordthieves. And it's not entirely private anymore. ^_^
No you don't. You have a counter to blocking, whether done by a thief or a guard.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:18 PM   #13
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paralyzer?
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:20 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by KewlAzMe:
paralyzer?
That works too.
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:25 PM   #15
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does DB care to share his not so secret counter with the rest of us that don't know?
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Old 5th Mar 2003, 03:32 PM   #16
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 Originally Posted by KewlAzMe:
does DB care to share his not so secret counter with the rest of us that don't know?
I think he prefers not to. He asked me to keep quiet about it when I found it out.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 05:10 PM   #17
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 05:42 PM   #18
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 Originally Posted by KewlAzMe:
Bumpy
I'm surprised you'd want to bump this thread, given the results.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 05:44 PM   #19
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I'll bet Swiss voted in this poll about 30 times.........
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 05:49 PM   #20
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 Originally Posted by LaughingRat:
No you don't. You have a counter to blocking, whether done by a thief or a guard.
No, that's the part of it you saw me use. ^_^ There isn't much more, to be honest, but that combined with normal tactics has proven quite effective. Without blocking, swordthieves aren't hard to handle, although they can be annoying.

Kewl, I don't usually discuss my tactics on the forums. I messed around with it once while LR was speccing me, in between rounds of the FAG TurfWars match, and he figured it out.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 06:59 PM   #21
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Do you kick them really hard in the arse?
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 07:04 PM   #22
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 Originally Posted by MegaDude:
Do you kick them really hard in the arse?
With a sword.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 07:18 PM   #23
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23 to 17.. im always a little behind but its not lost cause yet. Gotta wait for the Weekend players like snafu and them.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 08:46 PM   #24
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Actually Kewl, it is more like 31 v 10, if you take into account the fact that the first three options for the poll say that "Sword thieving is valid". By my reading, just becuase some people have said that it "gets old fast" does not mean that they would necessarily want the sword removed.

I mentioned in an earlier post on this topic that I had heard that the thieves' sword will cause reduced damage in 1.3 - it would be good if someone could "confirm" this, becuase it may remove many peoples' concern about swordthieving, particularly if they have agreed it is a valid play style.


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Old 6th Mar 2003, 09:17 PM   #25
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Actually mono.. in the little side bar contest me and LR have.. the "gets old fast" is points to my side. 23 to 18. Since that is the one I chose.
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 09:20 PM   #26
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I just noticed that if you click and hold the mouse scroll button, you can control which hand Kewl is flipping you off with in his avatar.

Sorry for the OT. :grin:
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Old 6th Mar 2003, 11:26 PM   #27
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Really? *Runs and makes a post to try it*
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Old 10th Mar 2003, 04:31 PM   #28
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My only real argument against Sword Thiefing is if it's done every game, it gets old fast. If I wanted to play a game were I chased people, pressing my left mouse button as fast as I could, I'd go play something else.

It can be a valid tactic, and it occasionally can be useful. But, game after game of hacking/getting hacked up by swords, over and over, just gets old. Though it is fun to do it once in awhile.

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Old 11th Mar 2003, 08:02 AM   #29
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I saw Nemesis kill all 13 guards including 4 real people in about 5 consecutive games the other day. :swordthi:
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Old 12th Mar 2003, 08:01 AM   #30
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Yeah, I was there too. I'm an ex-sword thief myself, and I still thought that was totally crap. Especially on a couple of occasions when we'd done all the objectives anyway. It's no fun doing the objectives when you know that the match might end any minute due to some stab-happy-basty.
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