Bowing and Buffs

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    Bowing and Buffs

    Post by WandererReece on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:27 am

    I read that you are supposed to bow then buff. This is what I always do. However, I recently read that we are supposed to buff then bow.

    Which comes first, bowing or buffing?

    (I don't want people to post "Never Buff".)


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Automancer on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:42 am

    If i were to make a buff build, i'd buff first before bowing.
    Because in the off chance that the other player is going to attack me beforehand, at least i can fend him/her off with the buff. When that happens, the gloves are off and i'll go full hollow mode on that jerk.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by DemonOfFate on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:46 am

    While i don't use buffs, i'd say it depends upon the situation. If your summoned through a red sign then i'd bow then buff, but random invasions buff then bow, or don't bow at all.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Pilgrim34 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:56 am

    For invasions I tend to bow first, if my opponent buffs their weapon after the bow then I see it as fair game to attack them during the buff.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by RANT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:19 pm

    It really is up to you, you have to know there are risks for both. With randoms I will attack after bowing so if the bow and then buff they will get a bolt to the face while they're bowing since bowing is a sign of aggression and if you buff first then bow yiure most likely to get attacked while bowing since buffing shows you're ready to fight.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:28 pm

    I usually bow, then buff. (I only grass, but that counts!) silly


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:33 pm

    I bow, then buff. To me, buffing signifies "game on!" so that's the start of the fight right there.

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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Rynn on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:37 pm

    If you buff then bow, I'll let you finish bowing because your buff is ticking down.
    If you bow, then buff, I'm probably going to hit you during your buff because you're a *** for buffing whom likely has a sense of fun I'm not compatible with.

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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by User1 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:01 pm

    Buff first. Screw bowing. If it's a random invasion, that is.
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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Puppythief on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:19 pm

    I used to bow and then rush the other person while they buffed, because I always took it to mean the fight started. Now I do the bow and buff, probably 1/3rd the time the jerks just rush me with their darkmoon blade. Karma, I guess.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Dibsville on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:22 pm

    I always buff first because if I get someone who just randomly attacks people, I'll have the buff already on there. If I bow that means I'll have less starting health and I'll be doing less damage.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:26 pm

    Bow, then buff.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Carphil on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:44 pm

    Buff, then bow. I assume that bow is what beggins the fight.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Paragon on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:15 am

    Saturday-Saint wrote:Bow, then buff.

    ^this


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by EeAyEss on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:19 am

    When I buff, I buff first. But seeing as I (breaking the rules) NEVER BUFF, I bow first.

    If you bow then buff, I take the bow as a *ding ding* ROUND ONE! FIGHT! sign and I charge. If you buff, well, my pike 2h run attack will gladly take you for a rde.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Latitoast on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:24 am

    If I even bother with a buff, then I just buff.

    I almost never bow, unless for a setup duel, or for an event, I don't like bowing.


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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Jansports on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:29 am

    I buff first cause I have no idea if my opponent is going to follow some kind of procedure or just start swinging at me, and if the fight starts right away a buff is more useful than a bow (but not always my comp bow!)
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    Re: Bowing and Buffs

    Post by Sneezer on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:19 pm

    I buff as they spawn or just after I spawn in order to avoid any shenanigans. I hardly ever bow though, most of the time I just wag my shield as to tell them I want to fight, and if I have to gesture, I wave.

    Long story short; buff then gesture.


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