If I was an enforcer and had the option of backstab or bash in a 1v1 situation, yes, if I thought I was hidden and they didn't know I was there, I would backstab them first in nearly all cases.
However, if we were hunting each other and I thought they might be starting their backstab? I would bash. Since it is an instant command so it would either put them into a wait state and disable their ability to backstab or it would put me on the ground, but in combat, and so still disable their backstab.
However, if it was a 3v1 situation, I would bash.
However, if I was already in combat, I would bash (since flee+backstab is twinky as hell).
However, if they missed their backstab on me, I would wait until I thought their wait state was about to come up, and then I would bash them.
You really need to consider all scenarios, not just the alpha strike.
^ from Brokkr on the GDB
Is fleeing and then backstabbing twinky? If it's so bad why don't they just put a cooldown on backstab like 5 minutes from when combat ends or something!
Post by thesandlady on Mar 11, 2020 11:10:29 GMT -5
While I was driving home from work today I got this strange feeling that I haven't had for a very long time. It was an urge to play Arm. I just couldn't shake it. It kept returning. I was an old familiar feeling I'd had so many times before. I kept thinking about what kind of class/sub-class combination I was going to make, what the name would be, what their background would be. Again, I just couldn't shake it. I kept telling myself "Self, you've been down this road before. You closed that door a long time ago."
So I get home, I start reading some reviews on the Mud Connector and then FINALLY I came to my senses. I read about how Tuluk is closed and that there is no overarching meta plots happening or any intrigue that doesn't extend to who stole Lord Fancy Pants lace underpants, or who's sleeping with whom. It was while reading a review that I realized that I Arm has 14+ staff members and if even a portion of those staff members were online regularly, being active in the game world by driving world plots or even minor plots, how much life that would breath back into the game.
I guess I'm just aching for something that doesn't exist anymore. And now I'm sad.
What are some good Arm alternatives? Does anything measure up to the fun some might remember back in the day when Arm had plots involving Nak & Tuluk wars, Defilers/demons/Hadon, EoTW, mantis invasions/Rusa Dragonsthrall domination, Skylle/kryl invasions, time travel, Elemental planes/gates/invasions, the destruction of Tuluk/Red Storm, etc? Because I realize that's what I'm itching for, not just whatever it is Arm has become.
Post by anaiahlation on Mar 12, 2020 8:16:10 GMT -5
When you realize that your first mostly queer woman pc in a long time who loves puns is a linguist subguild and very good wisdom making her literally 'a very cunning linguist' but there is no way to make this joke icly without stretching stuff. :<
vex: Like, going backwards on the karma scale, or just plain having karma at all, wtf. Ridiculousness, is the fate of everything related to Arm, I guess.
Mar 26, 2020 22:05:40 GMT -5
psyxypher: I'd be ashamed of myself if my bad experiences stopped you from /at least/ trying.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:17 GMT -5
psyxypher: Though, I would like an alternative to Karma. I've come up with a few.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:36 GMT -5
nile: not arm does a lot of call outs for crafts etc...tough to be one as your subguild but it shouldn't be your main focus either. i also tend to find them just useful for coins etc really...that said, not arm is far more accommodating if you want shit done
Mar 27, 2020 2:44:44 GMT -5
psyxypher: Would be nice if when you use the Craft command to see recipes you could make, that you could piece together what other ingredients are. Right now I'm flopping between trying for another character or seeing if I can weather this out.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:04 GMT -5
psyxypher: Both sound like pretty terrible options, to be honest.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:17 GMT -5
vex: If you aren't having fun with it, do something else. Why waste leisure time, on something not making you happy? It makes no sense at all.
Mar 27, 2020 15:36:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: Mainly 'cause I'm worried my next character will be even less fun....but you're right.
Mar 27, 2020 17:26:41 GMT -5
psyxypher: Is there a board for ideas you'd want to add to the game?
Mar 28, 2020 18:52:21 GMT -5
nile: use the 'idea xxxx' command
Mar 30, 2020 4:22:28 GMT -5
psyxypher: I like having all my crazy ideas in one place. And getting feedback.
Mar 30, 2020 21:51:53 GMT -5
explayer: You can't count on the staff to read GDB threads. If you want a record of your ideas, submit them one by one using their request tool.
Mar 31, 2020 3:16:47 GMT -5
psyxypher: Again, I want some feedback from players before I put the ideas in.
Mar 31, 2020 9:22:24 GMT -5
explayer: Yeah, good luck with that. The GDB hates anything that isn't proposed by the staff.
Mar 31, 2020 13:01:21 GMT -5
vex: They also hate anything, that IS proposed by staff.
Mar 31, 2020 17:45:33 GMT -5
vex: Basically, the GDB is a shitchute spectacle of the worst kind, and you should respect yourself more, than to actively seek their opinion on anything.
Mar 31, 2020 17:47:28 GMT -5
vex: And you can pretty much count on them censoring, just about anything you post, that upsets one of their discord sluts, too.
Mar 31, 2020 17:49:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: I gave up on Arm a /long/ time ago. Like, sometime around Hasan's death, to be precise.
Mar 31, 2020 22:59:08 GMT -5
jkarr: did u run with hasan back then
Apr 1, 2020 9:57:56 GMT -5
psyxypher: Not at all. I was a turbo-noob back then.
Apr 1, 2020 15:09:36 GMT -5