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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Absinthe Arcane

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    Voting B. If she is the Sword Saint's apprentice, then we can trust her with this knowledge.

    Besides, here is how I see it working:
    -> A. Gets us killed because kissing the sword demon is a dangerous proposition and our teamwork with a girl we just met is gonna be shit.
    -> B. If we can use his moves back at him, with Minyue's help and our unarmed skills we could trounce him.
    -> C. Small fries are gonna die, assuming they'd even listen. This is useless.
    -> D. This is a viable course of action, although some people will get killed.

    Oh yeah treave, I have two questions. One, if we subdue the Sword Demon, can we perma-leech him for a neigong boost? I don't think people will complain about us removing this man's neigong. Also, on a side note, I've been wondering about this one: if we can copy Yunzi's moves while using qi synchronization to move as one mind, can she also copy our moves?
     
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  2. A - B will probably get us killed. Zhang knew there was something up with this guy. I think that's why he did want us using WQS.

    Besides, this is pretty much the brown wedding of fight moves. Too hilarious to pass up.
     
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  3. Nevill Arcane

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    This is not about revealing our move, it is about staying alive.

    The WQS does not work well with the legendary swords.
    The choice mentions unarmed techniques as your last line of offense. The Sword Demon is not relying on those, so WQS does not really add anything to this method.
    The choice states we will try this in a one-on-one fight, so no meaningful help from Minuye is forthcoming.
    We don't even know what we want to copy from him. It's not his moves that are dangerous, it is his inhuman vitality. What use is landing a successfull strike if it has no effect? In Songfeng, Rong Zhiyu managed to hit us, but failed to kill, and that became his undoing.

    But my heart won't take another 'WQS is the answer to everything' debate, at least not without some hard facts with relevant quotes attached.
     
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  4. These two are pretty good. Where does treave say WQS does that though. (Not doubting you. Sounds familiar.)

    I'd say D could also be a bad end. Well, bad in that he'll probably go after Miss Zhang. Plus, we showed our back to Bai once and look where it got us...
     
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  5. Absinthe Arcane

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    I think Wuxiang Qiankun is better than the alternatives here, unless you want to vote D. Also, we will still be working with the girl in B; it's just that A will leave us completely dependent on teamwork while we try to kiss a guy who can quite possibly shoot out those same swords from his body.
     
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  6. Ifeex Scholar

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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    If you are good enough to capture him alive and render him totally helpless, sure. As for copying moves, no.
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm afraid that the only correct answer here is to PRAY and hope Nu'wa still loves us:
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    I took the last one treave posted circa the rollback.
    But will Sword Demon-kun be able to kill us after we confess our love to him in the form of super-poisonous, head-exploding qi?
     
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  9. Absinthe Arcane

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    I'm not worried about after. I'm worried about before.

    Honestly, if we can make A land, it should destroy him. It would fuck up his neigong royally.
     
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  10. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    Ok I see it like this - either actually the MASK gives the guy power or he just eats swords...
    If he is impervious to blades then we should just use our sword to defend and rend the fucker with claws.

    B for now.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    We displayed the ability to dodge and evade his attacks, so I don't think that's going to be a problem in A more than in B. The real danger of A is getting stabbed mid-liplock for being homo.
     
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  12. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    WQS always helps with defense, even if we are NOT coppying the moves for ourselves.

    This is a battle of one-upping each other untill the second one cant one-up anymore.
     
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  13. Nevill Arcane

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    Out teamwork with Minuye is pretty damn near perfect for someone whom we've met five minutes ago, too:
    The girl does not ask questions and she uses the opportunity when she sees one, seeing how she intervened just in time to save our life.

    Did not help much against Bai Jiutian, did it?

    Not sure where you got this, really. It is a technique to copy the moves. The motions. The full understanding of the concept behind the moves does not come automatically, as we've seen with, for example, the Taiji Sword.
     
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  14. A trolls him pretty hard regardless. Who would expect us to kiss him? Probably not him? I think he'd be too busy being surprised to stab us. The choice's text seems to assume that as well.
     
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  15. Absinthe Arcane

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    I'd rather not considering the narrative with Nuwa. If we pray to her, we would be lowering ourselves just the way she wants. In its own way it cheapens everything that happened before.

    That's the basic teamwork of two people trying to help each other out. A is asking for an actual team strategy.

    Er, it did. We stalemated him when the fight would have gone worse otherwise, and Bai Jiutian had to resort to a legendary technique of his own. If we didn't use it, Zhang Manxing would have lived. (Then again he might also have attacked Shaolin while we stayed there which would have made things much easier on us.)

    No, you're getting it wrong. You do learn the moves. The problem with copying Taiji Sword is that it's an ever-changing countering technique so we can't copy more than the stance because there's nothing more to copy - Taiji Sword by its very nature requires us to improvise constantly to adapt to our opponent's moves.
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And how could lowering yourself before a crazy, you-obsessed snake woman possibly be a bad thing?
    +M
     
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  17. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    We didn't learn Taiji with WQS and I don't remember us countering it with WQS either. The lack of understanding comes mostly from it being based on being the chosen ONE (and from our instructor not being that great at it too probably). Still it will improve over time.

    WQS helped us substantialy with BJ, only move we couldnt catch was IMPERCEPTIBLE and as such didn't work for us. Otherwise we had perfect counters for everything.
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    B.
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    It did help us with his first attack we copied, but we countered the second one with our own Minamoto moves before returning it to him and overwhelming him.

    I do not see how it is usefull if you do not use it to copy the moves. Not saying that it isn't, just that I don't see the proof of your claims.

    Still, to play the devil's advocate, the guy keeps asking for more, and he thinks we have exhausted our options:
    So maybe giving him what he does not expect us to have is the right call?

    I don't know.

    On the other hand,
    :M:M:M
     
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  20. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    Then it's either A or B. I wouldn't expect either +M
     
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  21. Akkudakku Arbiter

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    Treave can we have option E - WQS and try to rip the mask off?
     
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  23. Absinthe Arcane

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    Yes, but Wuxiang Qiankun improves our ability to counter like that. By understanding their moves we can respond better. Treave already confirmed this much:
    Incidentally, we have two of those three options right now.
     
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  24. archaen Arbiter Patron

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    Treave, if I may, what color(s) is(are) the mask? I assume that Jing, being raised in court, would know what the colors correspond to for meaning.
     
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  25. Tribute Arbiter

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    A>B for now.
     
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