Am I an idiot?

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:49 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:
    Sloth9230 wrote:If the Op didn't want me or Infighter making comments about looks, then she could have told us herself.

    I am not a "she." silly

    Gosh darn-it! Well... this is awkward... lol


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:49 pm

    He didn't, and I made the remark because those were the only answers presented. Thus my remark was to steer the topic back on course as derailing threads is against the global rules, which may well have been necessary to both prevent mod warnings and get OP the requested information (utility perspectives)

    While pendant may not care, and I respect that, it is still a rule and is it not preferable to get the answer to the asked question rather than innane chatter.


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:52 pm

    What's funny is that there a lot of girls on here who've gotten confused with males before (Rynn and Slake come to mind) but I get the opposite.

    What the hell? Look Skyward

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:54 pm

    Well I did eventually give a serious answer, so your response was a bit preemptive(not sure if that's the word I'm looking for) is all.

    I have no problem with you, and I would hope you don't have one with me either.




    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:What's funny is that there a lot of girls on here who've gotten confused with males before (Rynn and Slake come to mind) but I get the opposite.

    What the hell? Look Skyward

    Dammit, that's right. I was thinking of Rynn when I said "she" lol


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by RANT on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:54 pm

    wtf? all this time i though you were a girl dude


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:54 pm

    Also, not to take a side, but my original question was a function question not a style one, so Forum is right about that.

    Though I'm personally not bothered by the banter, I even participated in it a bit myself. happy

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:55 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:wtf? all this time i though you were a girl dude

    WTF?

    Is this for real? Does everyone on here think I'm a girl. :evil:

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:58 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:
    RantFromRant wrote:wtf? all this time i though you were a girl dude

    WTF?

    Is this for real? Does everyone on here think I'm a girl. :evil:

    Well, I'm assuming the "thing" in the picture is female...

    Thread=Derailed lol


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by RANT on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:59 pm

    i wouldnt about other people but i definately though so.


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:02 pm

    Why?

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by RANT on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:04 pm

    I dont reall know tbh, but gour avatars definitely threw me off.


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 pm

    Happy now? What's more manly than Tarkus?

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by RANT on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:19 pm

    Yes actually lol


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:21 pm

    Nothing is manlier than Manus, he has the word "man" in his name!


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:22 pm

    EDIT: Spend too long typing a post, find thread derailed upon submitting. :|

    So...to boil down the thread:

    Crown of Dusk - weighs very little and has a greater damage boost with the drawback of severely reducing magical defenses. Carries a high risk/reward factor. Best used only if you think you can avoid getting hit with spells or magic-dealing weapons.

    Crown of the Dark Sun - has noticable weight and provides less bonus damage, but does not reduce any of your defenses. A safer pick in general, while it carries less reward it also has less risk. Best used when you're thinking you may not be able to avoid magic damage too well.


    On a personal note, no, you are not dumb for thinking the Crown of Dark Sun is pointless, especially when compared to the Crown of Dusk. Most experienced players are confident enough in their dodging skills that they can afford to use the riskier piece of equipment since the benefits it provides become more noticable while the risks become less noticable the greater the player's skill at the game. To a good enough player, the risk of lessened defenses seems almost non-existant since they can simply use good positioning and evasive timing that they've build up through practice to negate it, essentially making it seem like it has no weakness in the mind of the player. Given this, when comparing the two pieces of gear that seemingly have no weaknesses, why not take the one that gives more damage and is lighter?

    However, I do not believe that the Crown of Dark Sun is useless. I find it's best use is on a build that expects to take damage as a way to open up spell opportunities; said another way, on tanking caster builds. Manus Catalyst builds that don't spec into Dex or miracle casters who have long startup times on their spells could take the Crown of Dark Sun instead since they don't have the casting speeds of a pure Dex/Int caster and so should be more wary of being punished for example. It's certainly more niche than the Crown of Dusk, but it has it's moments and areas where it is useful.


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:29 pm

    Awesome breakdown, Reaper. Pretty much what I think about the ACTUAL TOPIC but written out more eloquently than I could ever hope to write.

    On an unrelated note, your avatars don't make me question your manhood. big grin

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:49 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:On an unrelated note, your avatars don't make me question your manhood. big grin

    Why would they? :|


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:54 pm

    Apparently mine did bring my manhood into question. :|

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 pm

    I wasn't questioning your manhood, I was questioning your gender silly

    Edit: well I wasn't so much questioning it, I simply assumed the wrong gender for you.


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:21 pm

    That's even worse. :|

    EDIT: No, I know, it's no biggie. I thought it was funny, honestly.

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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:23 pm

    I'm just glad we got that cleared up


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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by Steel Dragon74 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:03 pm

    In all honesty I have never used either of them
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    Re: Am I an idiot?

    Post by bunnywink on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:53 am

    Regardless of what build I'm using, I always wear the Crown of Dusk because I think it's awfully cute. :o

    Now that I think about it, that's probably not a good idea. LOL


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