Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Thieves' Sword

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Thieves' Sword

    Problem
    As many of you know, I buy a sword almost everytime i am a thief.
    As many others who have tinkered with the thief sword will tell you, it's really slow.
    I'm not saying that it's too weak/unbalanced, It's just annoying that it is so slow,
    you just miss once and then the guard(s) can really get ontop of you.
    It's hard to explain, but it is frustrating.
    It just doesn't seem... right. Perhaps someone else can explain in better terms than that.

    Opinion
    I'd rather a fast-swinging, less damaging-sword.
    In effect, much like a dagger would be, I imagine.

    Goal
    To allow a thief to apply damage to a guard at the same rate as you can now.
    (to not change the balance of the weapon much.)
    With more frequent, weaker swings/stabs/slashes.

    Fix
    1) Replace the sword with a dagger.
    (continue to have charged blows/backstabs)
    2) Change the sword to have it's old swing rate, but Less damage.

    Outcome
    A weapon that:
    Doesn't feel slow and clumsy.
    Arguably more fitting.
    Feels better.
    Performs better under laggy conditions.

  • #2
    I agree, a dagger-like weapon would be more thief-esque.
    Nightmaster,
    .:Mockers Thievery Guild:.
    - "until the cat is skinned"

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Shug
      I agree, a dagger-like weapon would be more thief-esque.
      Didn't yenz just cut you up good? :swordthi:

      Anyways, under lag guards weapons suck to... It's really frustating to be so close to a fully visible thief, and still not hit anything but air. It happends often, and my lag is always between 80-200. (Depending on server)

      Comment


      • #4
        I like the idea of a dagger instead of a sword as well.

        I'm just happy the people developing Thief Three felt the same way.
        "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
        even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch
        of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." -- Professor Severus Snape.

        Comment


        • #5
          how about throwing knives?

          I do admit, the edagger is better. jsut a scaled-down sword s oit looks like a loot dagger.
          "Just off the border of your waking mind there lies another time, where darkness and light are one. As you tread the halls of sanity, you feel so glad to be unable to go beyond. I have a message from another time."

          Comment


          • #6
            Sorry, but I'm not into the whole 'Throw knives and axes and maces and books and tables and chairs blah blah blah" at other players. Why do you think there are bows and x-bows? :roll: I would, however, also like to see a dagger or short-sword for the thieves instead of a huge sword they have now.
            Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
            "Dream is Destiny"
            Waking Life

            Comment


            • #7
              I like the idea of having dagger instead of a sword. But this idea has been already posted in one of the previous threads :
              Originally posted by TheMachine
              The solution :-
              A dagger
              Fast but weak, I can see a team of 3 thieves carving up a single guard in a mugging style onslaught!

              But it would have to be balanced so 1 guard could whup 1, maybe 2 thieves most of the time.

              So make it 1/4 as powerful as the sword is now, and let it swing at 2x the rate, making the dagger, 0.5 ish as powerful as the sword in pure damage + speed terms.
              Originally posted by MortalMonkey
              Then it should have a backstab bonus, and both charge levels should be blockable.
              GerbilSong gave Jimmy some unnecessary ventilation.

              Comment


              • #8
                And a team of 3 thieves can't rape 1 guard with blackjacks? :roll:
                Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                "Dream is Destiny"
                Waking Life

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Curunir
                  And a team of 3 thieves can't rape 1 guard with blackjacks? :roll:
                  Yes, but the guard can come BACK from that.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Not if you do it right. :twisted:
                    Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                    "Dream is Destiny"
                    Waking Life

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Curunir
                      Not if you do it right. :twisted:
                      *ahem*

                      Auto-awaken?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        *Ahem*

                        Fireplaces and water? And other immovable places?
                        Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                        "Dream is Destiny"
                        Waking Life

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Not to mention....


                          fior you, MB...


                          ...


                          CRATES!!!!!
                          Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                          "Dream is Destiny"
                          Waking Life

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Curunir
                            *Ahem*

                            Fireplaces and water? And other immovable places?
                            Doesn't matter. They respawn anyway, at the nearest pathnode.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Not always, and not all of them. There are several fireplaces that work. Besides, it doesn't usually take 10 minutes to get the job done.
                              Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                              "Dream is Destiny"
                              Waking Life

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X