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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:03 pm

    Animaaal wrote:
    Forum Pirate wrote:.....You cannot know wether or not they are baiting, thus pragmatism dictates it always poses a threat.....

    It certainly does not.

    By that logic, offering you a couch to sleep on because you've had too much to drink inherently implies I'm going to fondle you while you sleep....

    ...not saying I'm above that.






    I kid I kid tongue
    It does not inherently imply anything, but it certainly should be considered.

    In fact, pragmatism dictates you should not have been drinking in the firstplace, at least not around people who may take advantage of your lesser state of mind.



    In any case, what jan said.

    I don't know the intent behind any of your actions, and you have forcefully invaded my world presumably, as thats the point of the covs that invade, to kill me. Any and all actions will be treated as hostile.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Leet on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:03 pm

    I can't believe this OP:

    chundersmiff wrote:have you ever done a gesture backstab? like when someone is bowing and you just go up to their backs and kill them in 1 backstab? I've done it to low level players in Undead Parish about 20 times in the past 2 hours

    im pretty honourable

    Got this many posts already.

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Jansports on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:06 pm

    Animaaal wrote:Chivalry is real? Shrug 

     You often post things like this. A statement that by itself makes no sense and a shrug.

    The world (or specifically myself) cannot read your mind, and it is very unclear what you mean when you post like this.

    because of the shrug and the question mark my only assumption is that it's either sarcastic or sardonic in nature. And so I'm just left with a feeling that you are either incapable of explaining yourself or you don't believe it's worth the effort to explain yourself. And in either case it simply seems antagonistic
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:09 pm

    Chilvalry loses fights, and wars. An english king is famous for murdering knights with hoards of archers instead of doing the typical randsom 1v1 combat thing, and it won him many battles.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:17 pm

    Forum Pirate wrote:
    Animaaal wrote:
    Forum Pirate wrote:.....You cannot know wether or not they are baiting, thus pragmatism dictates it always poses a threat.....

    It certainly does not.

    By that logic, offering you a couch to sleep on because you've had too much to drink inherently implies I'm going to fondle you while you sleep....

    ...not saying I'm above that.






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    It does not inherently imply anything, but it certainly should be considered.

    In fact, pragmatism dictates you should not have been drinking in the firstplace, at least not around people who may take advantage of your lesser state of mind.



    In any case, what jan said.

    I don't know the intent behind any of your actions, and you have forcefully invaded my world presumably, as thats the point of the covs that invade, to kill me. Any and all actions will be treated as hostile.

    Well some people drink a little too much, or have too much alcohol in their system to avoid a DUI, even if they are competent to drive.  In which case choosing to sleep on the couch is not only responsible, but the right thing to do according to any logic.

    I never said that invaders, or even hosts for that matter shouldn’t be treated as a threat.  But bowing at your invader/host is not as big of a threat as you make it out to be imo.

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    Animaaal wrote:Chivalry is real? Shrug

    You often post things like this. A statement that by itself makes no sense and a shrug.

    The world (or specifically myself) cannot read your mind, and it is very unclear what you mean when you post like this.

    because of the shrug and the question mark my only assumption is that it's either sarcastic or sardonic in nature. And so I'm just left with a feeling that you are either incapable of explaining yourself or you don't believe it's worth the effort to explain yourself. And in either case it simply seems antagonistic

    Ya, thanks for leaving out the other part.  Just saying bowing is 99% of the time an act of chivalry…

    ….jeez man.  Sorry? Shrug

    PS-btw...I'm usually pretty transparent when I want to say something like "you're stupid"...I usually word it with "you're stupid".

    You are unfairly labeling me. I didn't use the "Well what is it gesture" ya know.

    Forum Pirate wrote:Chivalry loses fights, and wars. An english king is famous for murdering knights with hoards of archers instead of doing the typical randsom 1v1 combat thing, and it won him many battles.

    Its also how America won.  I get what you’re saying, but chivalry maintains society…without it…there would be no “society”.
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Jansports on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:31 pm

    So what you meant by your statement and emoticon shrug was something along the lines of

    "Bowing before a fight is generally a chivalrous act, even if their intention is to kill you immediately afterwards for this brief moment they should not be viewed as a threat as from assumption we can deduce that while bowing they are harmless and are simply showing us respect"

    Because previously Chivalry had not come up, nor does this statement seem to address the issue that an invader simply entering my world is a threatening action. As soon as the invader spawns is precisely when he becomes a threat to me, and I become a threat to him.

    Perhaps if there was more exposition about chivalry and how it relates to the discussion at hand in your post I wouldn't have been so lost as to your meaning.
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Leet on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:32 pm

    Jansports wrote:
    Animaaal wrote:Chivalry is real? Shrug 

     You often post things like this. A statement that by itself makes no sense and a shrug.

    The world (or specifically myself) cannot read your mind, and it is very unclear what you mean when you post like this.

    because of the shrug and the question mark my only assumption is that it's either sarcastic or sardonic in nature. And so I'm just left with a feeling that you are either incapable of explaining yourself or you don't believe it's worth the effort to explain yourself. And in either case it simply seems antagonistic

     
    I don't understand. If you wouldn't have deleted a part of his post, that statement wouldn't have been by itself. 

    This is a forum, not a pissing contest.

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:36 pm

    It looks like this is another thread gone down to egos and trying to one up each other with petty comments.

    Please stop with the personal comments and get back on the topic, or just leave the thread alone to people who wish to express their experience of what the OP discussed.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Jansports on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:37 pm

    The second part of his post is expanding on Chivalry which even with the second statement it is unclear why chivalry is even an issue when considering whether or not to backstab a bow. My point is that by itself there is no reason to assume chivalry has anything to do with the current topic. The post lacks the explanation that Bowing is seen by part of the community to be a chivalrous act.

    Once explained it becomes clear why he would bring up chivalry. But my point is that the explanation was lacking.

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:01 pm

    Imo, the only reason to actually bow (without a phantom waiting in the shurbs of course) is chivalry.

    I don't see how the use of the word is irrelevant to the discussion.
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:06 pm

    There's nothing wrong with discussing chivalry, as it's part of the issue (though very much a side note). What I object to is posts where members go back and forth picking apart each others posts for no other reason than to belittle and one up each other while ignoring the topic at hand and derailing it. Keep the discussion to the point and steer clear of the personal jabs.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Leet on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 pm

    Should have ended here before inflamed ego's erupted.

    TooLeet wrote:When the community duels against each other, we always bow.

    When bowing to random, we risk the chance of getting backstabbed.

    We all understand this, no point in going further, and certainly no point in over-analyzing such a simple topic.

    /thread.

     
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 pm

    Just don't backstab bows in pvp areas ya'll. Point Up 

    Chivalry has been what sets us apart from the CoD atmosphere and other gaming communities that believe "anything goes".

    We on the other hand, have realized the flaws in the design FROM has made (and by that I mean no one is perfect...not even FROM) and have chose to establish our own set of "rules of conduct" to compensate for the lack of perfection that FROM (or anyone for that matter) is incapable of achieving.

    Chivalry has a lot to do with that.

    Bowing makes you vulnerable, and the community in large part has accepted that as a "norm" and have chosen to forgo exploiting that weakness.

    Anyone who has be seasoned will not be upset by someone who backstabs them while bowing.  However, anyone who is seasoned will also look at such tactics as unsavory and scrubish.

    This is the souls community truth, but it has little to do with random invasions.

    In random invasions, "ALMOST anything goes" has been stated by the majority voice for a very long time.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by reim0027 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:05 pm

    I never do it on purpose.  I don't care if they are gankers and rank somewhere between a "roach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty", I fight people how I want to be fought.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:13 pm

    reim0027 wrote:I never do it on purpose.  I don't care if they are gankers and rank somewhere between a "**** and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty", I fight people how I want to be fought.

    Sticky white stuff needs +1 and ^ rep. Point Forward 

    If not, I'll get you tomorrow reim....or maybe in 1 hour and 48 minutes...depends Shrug 

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:13 pm

    ^ Post time is 1 minute off.
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by reim0027 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:18 pm

    See Animaal? We do agree on some aspects on PvP. Praise the Sun 



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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:19 pm

    I bowstab sometimes,bearing in mind I'm always in the forest.It really depends how I feel/how PVP has been that day.I do have a soft spot for people who bow though,I end up going easy on them if I'm not having a bad day.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Animaaal on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:09 am

    thumbs up Praise the Sun thumbs up 
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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:34 am

    Reminds me of this one invader I had in Anor Londo.
    CoD, Catalyst and Rapier. He ran right onto me and did a proper bow. I backed away. He ran to me again and did proper bow once more. We repeated this one more time.
    On one side, I believe he wanted to bs me, or use a spell as soon as I use a gesture. The danger was there and it was pretty obvious too. But on the other hand maybe he was really into the honour thing and only wanted to bow to me before we fight. There were quite a few guys I met that did this. Basically refusing to engage until both of you bow. I'll never know. 
    Since I was questing and all and really wanted to get rid of him to use the bonfire, I backstabbed him on his third proper bow.

    Similar thing, again in Anor Londo. I summoned two guys at the start of Anor and we got to Solaires bonfire. I was thinking about sending them home, especially since I got only 1 Estus left. Before I could decide, we had an invader. He saw us all standing there and bowed. Who the hell bows to a gank squad?! My phantoms bowed back. Really? What? You gonna go at him one at a time guys? Anyway, I didn't want to take any risks and went to bs him as he was bowing. Since this was before DLC and Nito, I couldn't use Prostration, or I'm sorry Carving. I'm not happy I did, but he showed an opening and I took it. Better then finding out he has modded weapon, or skills high enough to take us and I have to stroll through whole Anor again.
    Later, I got a mail from the vader telling me, in a very polite way that I have no honour. I replied to him that I don't care about honour, I just want to clear Anor Londo and if he dislikes this sort of behavior he shouldn't invade people and perhaps use RSS, or Dragon Eye.

    Should I feel bad about it?

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Leet on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:42 am

    Sentiel wrote:Similar thing, again in Anor Londo. I summoned two guys at the start of Anor and we got to Solaires bonfire. I was thinking about sending them home, especially since I got only 1 Estus left. Before I could decide, we had an invader. He saw us all standing there and bowed. Who the hell bows to a gank squad?! 

     
    It sounds to me you were questing. Not ganking.


    Or, were you ganking? Because that would explain "gank squad."

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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:47 am

    Sentiel wrote:Reminds me of this one invader I had in Anor Londo.
    CoD, Catalyst and Rapier. He ran right onto me and did a proper bow. I backed away. He ran to me again and did proper bow once more. We repeated this one more time. 

    Had something similar except i bowed like an idiot after the third attempt and got soulsucked for 10 humanity.


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Walter_White on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:16 am

    Forum Pirate wrote:Not even kind of. Bow stabbing is taking an advantage your opponent has (foolishly) provided you with.

    Forum Pirate wrote:You cannot know wether or not they are baiting, thus pragmatism dictates it always poses a threat. They could be baiting so they can buff as well.

    raised brow surprised lol! 

    tell me what is a bow? an advantage that the opponent gave you, or a threat to you...sorry can't take you serious you only interpret that bow how you need it to fight the way you want to fight, thats it!
    But even worse you try to tell everybody that this is logical and the only way to treat a bow.
    And it's getting better:
    Forum Pirate wrote:Chilvalry loses fights, and wars. An english king is famous for murdering knights with hoards of archers instead of doing the typical randsom 1v1 combat thing, and it won him many battles.

    cheers Use ABC Weapons in real world conflicts, it's logical to take any measure to kill the opponent ASAP cheers 

    really a bow is a threat to you lol! you should play pokemon or something with low violence if THIS is a thread to you...really you made my day laughing 


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:26 am

    The amount of times you put 'thread' instead of 'threat' is making my head spin lol!


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    Re: Gesture Backstabbing

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:28 am

    TooLeet wrote:
    Sentiel wrote:Similar thing, again in Anor Londo. I summoned two guys at the start of Anor and we got to Solaires bonfire. I was thinking about sending them home, especially since I got only 1 Estus left. Before I could decide, we had an invader. He saw us all standing there and bowed. Who the hell bows to a gank squad?! 

     
    It sounds to me you were questing. Not ganking.


    Or, were you ganking? Because that would explain "gank squad."
    We were questing, but at the same time, we stopped to face the invader. I didn't want to get sudden ohko bs. We were 3v1. Even if it's for the sake of questing, if we go fight the invader all at the same time, it's still gank.

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    Sentiel wrote:Reminds me of this one invader I had in Anor Londo.
    CoD, Catalyst and Rapier. He ran right onto me and did a proper bow. I backed away. He ran to me again and did proper bow once more. We repeated this one more time. 

    Had something similar except i bowed like an idiot after the third attempt and got soulsucked for 10 humanity.
    10?! Darkwraith +3 huh?
    Something like that also happened to me. I was watching the host and invader battle it out. They got close to me and suddnely, the host tried to R2 with Dark Hand on me. I had no idea if it's parriable, or no, but I still tried it. That Rapier riposte ended the whole mess. big grin


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