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Syzerian



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well last night i was just thinking about swordfighting and i came across the thought that well swords r sort of backwards
i know it sounds weird but let me explain....
i was thinking about how the current swordfighting could be simulated into real life
Swords=stab
Sprinkles=slash
and i was thinking that the daggers in the game r good at sprinkles and long bladed swords r good at swords but this is kinda backwards isnt it? i meen u dont exactly stab someone with a long sword and slash at someone with a dagger i dont want to go into all the stlyes and physics of swords so ill just tell u how i worked this out
stabs damage is focused in one area
slashes spread the damage to multiple areas
and well i was thinking maybe turn the sword patterns on there side but that wouldnt work with most swords and would make a huge difference to there value
but anyway i dont really want the swords changed it was just a thought that could be put into good use with future swords that may/hopefully be coming out
having all the swords changed would cause alot of confusion and make some people annoyed and maybe even cause those dreaded bugs :O
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Just posting a ditto to the comment.
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Syzerian wrote: 
well last night i was just thinking about swordfighting and i came across the thought that well swords r sort of backwards
i know it sounds weird but let me explain....
i was thinking about how the current swordfighting could be simulated into real life
Swords=stab
Sprinkles=slash


Well why do swords have to be stab and sprinkles slash?

Think of it this way. A stab motion peirces the body and deals damage along the inside. A slash cuts a path along the outside of the body. Either way, there is a direct line of damage. The different is just where it is located.

So technically, wouldnt it make more sense to say: Vertical swords = stabbing attack / Horizontal swords= Slashing motion ?

Sprinkles seem more like blungeoning damage, they hit like a wall(there are no clubs in this game or likewise weapons to hit this, however).

But really, after all, none of this is relevant, because in reality, you dont build attacks with blocks and send them at the enemy.

The current system seems to be working fine.
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This is all very interesting. I like the thought you put behind it, but I think a horizontal sword should still be thought of as a stab... especially to a sprinkle fighter (like me) where they're more like a stab to the heart.

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I think more that sprinkles are small attacks, and swords are large attacks. So a stilletto is better than a foil for sprinkles, and worse for large attacks, which makes sense to me. Stiletto seems more of a "death by a thousand cuts" sword.

Inverse is true for the scimitar. It's a horrible sprinkly weapon, which makes sense, because you don't think of a scimitar for anything except big, slashing attacks.
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