From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

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    From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by ChizFreak on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:52 pm

    Really. I just started to think about, how come our character knows so much about different items? Even unique items he never saw before? If he is not the one with that info, where does he get it from? Who or what is giving that info to him?


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Kyōkai on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:02 pm

    Lol who knows. Perhaps Velka is telling the character. Or maybe there's some reverse casuality magic going on here, involving the obtaining of information from the wikis from before the items' abilities and info were revealed to the character. Or perhaps it was from before the character became an undead. You can thank Lordran's distorted flow of time, too.

    But I wouldn't delve too much into this matter.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Onion Knight on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:09 pm

    He/She obviously read the encylopedia of rare weaponry and artefacts that you've only just made at a giant blacksmith at a lost city. He/She better check those references, wouldn't want to get lied to by the author now would he/she?


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:09 pm

    I say it is the pendant. :bas:

    Recalling memories and whatnot


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Kyōkai on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:11 pm

    The Letter X wrote:I say it is the pendant. :bas:

    Recalling memories and whatnot

    But what if...

    ...it wasn't chosen as a starting gift?
    :bas:


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:13 pm

    Kyōkai wrote:
    The Letter X wrote:I say it is the pendant. :bas:

    Recalling memories and whatnot

    But what if...

    ...it wasn't chosen as a starting gift?
    :bas:

    Since we are taking a realistic viewpoint, the pendant must be chosen as a starting gift. :bas:


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Kyōkai on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:17 pm

    The Letter X wrote:
    Kyōkai wrote:
    The Letter X wrote:I say it is the pendant. :bas:

    Recalling memories and whatnot

    But what if...

    ...it wasn't chosen as a starting gift?
    :bas:

    Since we are taking a realistic viewpoint, the pendant must be chosen as a starting gift. :bas:

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    By the way, am I the only one here who's surprised at the fact that there isn't a KnowYourMeme page for the Pendant?


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by lalliman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:18 pm

    One word.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Kerberos-013 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:34 pm

    I always imagined the blacksmiths telling that information.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Hydreigon11 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:53 pm

    There is a convenient little tag on everything in the world, which is read, memorized then taken off.

    Or the character could have a copy of the Dark Tales which tells him/her everything.

    Or there is a tiny person on his shoulder telling him/her everything

    or Navi...


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Shindori on Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:50 pm

    Items come with a tag. Duuuuh.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by ChizFreak on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:46 pm

    Shindori wrote:Items come with a tag. Duuuuh.

    Lol like "Thanks for acquiring the Dragonking Greataxe. As you may know, this axe comes from the tail of the Gaping Dragon..."


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Emergence on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:49 pm

    I always imagined the info being an inscription on each item, lol. Never once did I question the logic in that assumption and nor will I. silly


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by PlasticandRage on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:23 pm

    I don't think our characters are given the information. We are, as players. If our characters were the ones getting the information from the descriptions From would have committed a pretty big sin of creating fiction, which is breaking down the 4th wall. In other words, because some descriptions tell you how to use things, like press such and such button to do this, then that implies that our characters know that we're pressing buttons to control them. It just doesn't make sense


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Sloth9230 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:27 pm

    It's like the Pokedex, the PC is actually just making things up silly
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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:28 pm

    Our character knows none of it. As an ephemeral attachment to the character we become privy to information only available from the psychic impressions recorded in the fabric of each item. Or some other bull****


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Carphil on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:46 pm

    Andre is the storyteller obviously


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by CaptanSpudsy on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:19 pm

    I always imagine there's a little paper tag affixed to the hilt of the weapon.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Natezer on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:39 am

    Your character is clearly old enough to have learned the history of their own world. It's not a stretch to think that, you learned about Lordran before making your journey.
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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Shindori on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:18 am

    ChizFreak wrote:
    Shindori wrote:Items come with a tag. Duuuuh.

    Lol like "Thanks for acquiring the Dragonking Greataxe. As you may know, this axe comes from the tail of the Gaping Dragon..."
    Or a little booklet, like it's a videogame or something xD


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by GrinTwist on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:25 am

    It's both a benefit and a curse of being an undead in Lordran.

    You see it is one of the things that your character is allowed to hear as they become an undead warrior. As soon as they pick up a weapon voices start talking inside your characters head describing everything about the weapon. It is because of this your character is able to learn about it but at the same time those voices are there to drive your character insane and eventually hollow.

    There is of course one item that has driven even some of the greatest undead to turn completely hollow though and it is the Pendant.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Carphil on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:28 am

    nah thats too complex.


    I have a better idea:

    *Gaping dragon boss fight*

    *Player cuts Tail*

    Gaping dragon says: "Gryaaaahhh!!!! You just took my tail! You know that my tail is the Dragonking Greataxe..."


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by GrinTwist on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:31 am

    That would probably be the funniest way to learn about items.

    Just imagine picking up a whole entire armor set and then the corpse you grabbed it off of gets up and follows you around describing everything about that set of armor.


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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Djem on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:00 pm

    Because science.

    No really, I don't think there's a realistic way of looking at it.
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    Re: From a realistic point... from where does our character get all that info about items? (descriptions)

    Post by Hue on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:26 pm

    Maybe the woman who says how the undead pwned the dragons is talking to you.


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