Why "Pillage" corpse?

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    Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:53 pm

    This has always made me think in this game.

    Pillaging implies robbing/violence. Was this word chosen just because it goes along with the Dark theme of "Dark Souls"? Is it possible to beat the game without resorting to pillaging bodies (I don't think so)?

    It has such a negative connotation if you're attempting to play a good player.
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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by Bloodios on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:19 pm

    I actually planned a whole new no-bonfire run with no kindling and murdering all Firekeepers while not pillaging any corpse a while back... but for some reason, I could never get motivated enough to start it...


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by fujiphoenix on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:38 pm

    Because it sounds cool silly
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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by Azran on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:11 pm

    The "white glow" is kind of a history/gameplay segregation. You kinda go and check on the corpse and if you find a valuable, you scoop it out.

    Hence, pillaging. Also, why wouldn't you pillage stuff out from a corpse, it's not evil if it means you are gonna survive thanks to that.


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by BartholomewWenceslas on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:21 pm

    It would be awfully hard to do a no pillaging run seeing as how you have to pillage a key off of a body in the first two seconds of the game. Unless there's some other way out of that cell, then pillaging is a must :|


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:38 pm

    Master Key?


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:40 pm

    Because the devs are descended from a long line of Viking raiders.

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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by Bloodios on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:15 pm

    Tch... just remembered that The Master Keys are useless in the Asylum...


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:18 pm

    Just for clarity:

    Dictionary meaning:
    Rob (a place) using violence, esp. in wartime.

    verb. plunder - loot - sack - rob - maraud - ransack - despoil
    noun. plunder - robbery - sack - rapine - loot - spoliation

    This is not a nice word sad. Just curious if it might have a larger meaning.


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by BartholomewWenceslas on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:49 pm

    Well in the event that you're pillaging an enemy you killed, you just brutally murdered them in order to take their belongings, so it could work


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by Azran on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:15 pm

    Yup. I love how the idea of "Killing is okay as long as it is some kind of monster" is considered within the realm of a "good-aligned" character.


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:23 pm

    Damn straight. That's why there's good and evil right? WIthout monsters, where's the good?


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:27 pm

    IV_Mark_VI wrote:Damn straight. That's why there's good and evil right? WIthout monsters, where's the good?

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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:32 pm

    "Sorry Saddam, I'm with Chris now."

    Love that show.


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by Azran on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:15 am

    I was being sarcastic, by the way. silly


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    Re: Why "Pillage" corpse?

    Post by vageta31 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:56 am

    Pillage is just a fancier word for loot. Basically if you pillage a corpse, you're stripping it down taking everything off of it which isn't a very nice thing to do. Sure they weren't using it anymore, but nonetheless you defiled the dead by stripping the body naked.



    My guess is they used it as it sounds a bit more in character than "loot" which has become sort of a slang term. Phat lewtz!


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