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

  1. treave Arcane Patron

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    Just to point out, the qinggong upgrade is actually a generic skill/technique level increase and you will have chances to train such an improvement elsewhere, but the Wudu-specific techniques will not be so easy to get in the future.

    Of course, you should pick what you are interested in and think will be more useful to you, so it depends on whether you think the Wudu techniques are a good investment. No right or wrong answer here.
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    Oh, wow. "Zhang Jue’s collections of oddities" cracked me up hard. He should start a museum one day.

    I am incredibly relieved that Shun was just putting up a tough front in the previous update, and that he is still a bro. I don't want him to oversee the murder of his own father.

    CCB for maximum stealth.
     
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  3. MystiKnight Novice

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    B C1, B2, A3.

    Go reclaim those lost perception points! Money says there'll be at least one Per. check in the following missions.
     
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  4. Anabanana Augur

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    Beautiful. Although all the options are extremely attractive, I cannot in good conscience choose anything but CCB. Let's go Operation Immortal! Not getting that perception boost hurts though. And the snake eye. And the spider silk defense-offense combo. treave why do you torture us like this

    EDIT: Screw it, going for BBA.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    B immortal emperor sounds delightfully amusing, but too risky. Let's snub Shun's brothers instead :troll:
    A Poisonous centipedes inside the eyesocket! :yeah:
    A Perception upgrade? Yes please. :drink:
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    When we were offered a choice between +2 PER and +2 Stealth, you voted for stealth. And now when the choice is between +1 PER and +2 Stealth, you are voting for Reikan?

    I just can't understand some people.
     
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  7. asxetos Augur

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    treave how is the plan for Operation Immortal going to work out? Shun will have someone else cause a distraction while we sneak in and take the Emperor away? I really want to pick 2B but it seems that stealth will be of outmost importance to the mission.
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    But if we take it now, we would be able to train it even further later when we come upon such a chance... is that how it works?

    I rather like the thought of having at least 1 technique we are really proficient in.
     
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  9. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Edit:CBA

    A stupid high stealth should help to limit the YOLOtigering a bit, maybe, hopefully.

    Although I like the idea of trolling the princes (Think of the stories), I think C would mitigate some of ZJ's anger at our continual failures.

    As for diversifying our skillset, while I want to, I think it's far more important that we work to master the skills we already possess. They're fairly low, relative to our competition.

    And we'd have 8 stealth, which is masterly. We might even mess with Shun's perception guy.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    It can go one of two ways should C win:
    1) I plan it out and it proceeds as usual.
    2) I give the outline of the conditions and resources and you guys plan it out.

    Up to you which you prefer.

    Possibly, but qinggong skills are quite common. Every major sect has their own variant, though most focus on agility/combat skill boosts - stealth is rarer. For example, you'd have been offered an upgrade that made Kuanglang Step increase agility and unarmed from Wudang had you completed that particular questline. Your qinggong is somewhat like a mishmash of many styles due to your Maniac training, while other people opt to learn more than one qinggong technique. It'll get harder to level it as you rank up, of course. Once you reach rank 7 or so, you will have less chances to train it.

    Or it could lead to "We can't be caught because of stupid sexy stealth, let's go all in!", increasing YOLO behaviour. :lol:
     
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  11. LWC1996 Learned

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    Based on the pattern observed on this thread, the above statement hits too close to home. YOLOTIGER seems to be the default setting for Jing for a lot of ppl.
     
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  12. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Well, if there is a reasonable chance of pulling this off with then C does sound like a very interesting option. But if we are going for this than we have to be the best when it comes to sneaking. Animals, spider silk, slight perception upgrade - I don't see any of these as useful as agility 10 and sneaking 8. We can't leave bodies behind us on this one.
     
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  13. You can be as stealthy as you like, but with 4 perception, you could miss a hidden guard or an alarm tripwire or a trap. Once that happens, merely moving quietly won't save you. Cao'er showed us up when finding the Wudu due to her higher perception which allowed her to take the faster/better path. CCB 10 agility, anyone? edit: nevill convinced me that a 1 point per boost wouldn't be as advantageous as a 2 point stealth boost.
     
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  14. Nevill Arcane

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    We have effectively 6 PER. I don't think 7 would make a difference. And if we can't use Reikan for some reason, then it will be 4 either way.

    2 points in Stealth, on the other hand, are the difference between just a skilled adept and a master.
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    You can't master everything, though, and especially not with the limited time you have for Zhang's challenge. You'll need to have a clear idea of the type of character you want to build. Focusing on stealth to the detriment of everything else could mean that you end up like Yoriwaka - extremely specialized and godly at covert operations but unable to stand up to a master in a fair fight.

    Stealth isn't going to help you in a duel during the Fire Cult's challenge, for example, unless you plan to subscribe to the 'hide and backstab for critical damage' school of fighting. Not that it isn't an extremely useful skill, of course, but only if that is how you want to play it.

    Again, as I said, there are no wrong choices here, but expect there to be different consequences for either focusing on each skill in turn as a build or attempting to gather techniques and skills equally, picking between versatility and specialization, because the world doesn't stay still for you to level up everything before you go to the final boss.
     
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  16. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    The extra agility and qingqong may also help in dodging any traps we set off.
    Hm, that may be enough for me to flop to 2B, 3A. Surely though the extra agility would be a great boon? Hum. I'll think more on it.

    Also, I get the feeling that high levels of Ruanhong combined with a decent qingqong would let us pull off spiderman webslinging moves.
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    Not going to downplay the benefits, you would have 11 agility once your neigong is restored, which would pretty much put you on par with fighters on a master-level.
     
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  18. Nevill Arcane

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    :hmmm:
    Is that option on the table?
    Is Yunzi at AGI 11 by our estimate (when under the effects of her special techniques), or did we never get to test it?
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Yes, though it's a bit harder to gain respect from the orthodox sects this way. It's a perfectly viable unorthodox way of settling deathmatches, and you aren't bound by any code of honour not to use such a tactic.
     
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  20. Azira Arcane Patron

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    11 agility sounds alluring. Though the surprise of hiding poisonous animals in the eyesocket is also greatly alluring. So far sticking with my votes.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    The first draft of how to win Zhang Jue's challenge involved summoning all of the orthodox pugilists to Zhang's Island to participate in a glotious all-on-one battle in the jungle, with us picking them off one by one, Predator style.

    Maybe we can yet return to the idea.
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    Quite likely. Though by Master-level I mean the masters of major sects like Huashan, Taishan and Kunlun, which is a step below Great-level. They might still be faster than you (perhaps reaching AGI 12, thanks to their greater skill at neigong and qinggong) but they won't be able to instantly overwhelm you with their speed. Neigong, techniques, and skills will also play a role here, of course.
     
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  23. Good point here, but also consider the future: It's just a one point boost now, but what about later? Also, our lack of perception caused us to take a hit and tear a guy's arm off, when we fought the scouts. Again, it also caused us to miss an obviously better path with Cao'er. Just a one point boost might make a difference and later we could boost it further.

    I'm not saying you're wrong though. I am still tempted to flop to stealth, but for now I will stick with per.
     
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  24. If we had 11 agility, we'd be fast enough to stick poisonous animals in other people's eye sockets...
     
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  25. Nevill Arcane

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    I am inclined to think that it is the difference between 10 PER and 6 PER that caused us to miss the path. Qilin missed it, too, and she has both eyes intact.

    It is a matter of what we should capitalize on. Stealth will help us greatly in the upcoming mission. Perception may help us during the tournament if we keep our calm. Both can be developed further later.
     
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