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What kind of hero do you choose to play with?

Posted By: Volkana

What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/08/09 10:00 AM

Ok, i was wondering when you play a rpg game what kind of hero do you choose to be? For example, wizard, archer etc. I don't know a lot about this kind of games cause i only played a few. But i always choose the sword as a weapon and i constantly increase my strength. Your choice depends on the game you played? So, what do you choose and why? wave

Posted By: looney4labs

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/08/09 05:07 PM

I always love to be a spellcaster of some sort while hubby likes to play the tank who can absorb any kind of damage. wave
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/08/09 08:54 PM

I often go for a combination of spellcaster/thief, spellcaster/fighter or archer/thief. I rarely play straight tanks; I like my characters to be versatile, though I will play a pure spellcaster from time to time.
Posted By: nickie

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/08/09 09:12 PM

I usually prefer the pure mage.
Posted By: Trail_Mystic

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/08/09 10:17 PM

If I feel like playing a good or lawful good character I usually go for a Battle Mage type, maybe a Cleric or Paladin. Most seem to be skilled in blunt or axe so I usually end up sacrificing some magical skills to increase blade and block skills if available. If I'm in an evil mood I'll usually go for a rogue type who is skilled at ranged weapons, poison and stealth although occasionally I will whip out the megalomaniacal sorcerer or warlock build when available... lol

It really depends on what the story line is for the game. That's why I'm really looking forward to Dragon Age: Origins since this first installment is so character oriented bravo
Posted By: RNL

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/09/09 12:03 AM

I most often played a support job such as a mage, while one of my sons prefers to be a damage dealer. My sons reasoning is that he can and I quote "choose 'attack', go make a sam'mich, come back and be ready for the next go around" this without worrying about others on his team for the most part, while I prefer the support jobs and the need to pay attention to all the party members. Now my son really did pay attention to the other party members but that is a good way of explaining the basic difference.
Posted By: Rowan

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/09/09 01:20 AM

I almost always choose an archer and/or thief. I especially like the games where an archer does not have to clutter the inventory with arrows but where the bow automatically fires the arrows.
Posted By: Sherryah

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/09/09 01:27 AM

I always choose to master in swords. Which is so ironic because although my character gets up close to attack the enemy, in reality I am afraid of the sight of blood, and even cover my eyes if a movie has a slasher scene! scared

Oh and since I am a woman I prefer to play a woman character. thumbsup
Posted By: Mad

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/09/09 01:59 AM

Generally, I choose a "goodie" type of Knight or Paladin because I enjoy wielding a sword - but I like it best when I am allowed to use a little archery AND magic as well grin

I always play as a male, though, despite being female myself whistle
Posted By: Nipomo

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/09/09 05:05 PM

I like to play archers and snipers and sneak around instead of running up waving my sword but I try to at least be decent at swordplay. I also love to dabble in magic but I have yet to play a totally magic character. I always play a female if I can even if there's a disadvantage. Generally I play good with sticky fingers.

It's hard for me to play evil in the real game but I will play evil now and then from a save if I want to see how the game handles it and then go back to my good game.
Posted By: hugh

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/10/09 09:43 AM

I usually make my hero more as an archer since it gets the work done easily if your shot is good but also learn melee weapons in case your shot goes bad scared and some magic for fun.

In fable and oblivion the headshot would do the trick but in gothic it's different so it hard to be an archer. Unfortunately you can't be an archer in 'the witcher' but I still love that game. smile
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/11/09 02:13 AM

My favourite Gothic character is an archer/mage/thief type -- but you're right, it's very difficult at lower levels; playing that build entails a lot of bravely running away and healing and hiding behind things and making cowardly atacks from high perches. But at higher levels...whee! Not for the novice player, though.
Posted By: Volkana

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/11/09 07:41 AM

I always start with a sword cause i like it as a weapon. But although i'm getting along pretty well at the beginning i found myself hopeless some time in the game cause i have to make some magic in order to survive. Making the magic it's not difficult but when the spells are more then one or two i can't find the right keys on my keyboard to cast spells... I always press the wrong keys blush
Posted By: SharonB

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/12/09 02:46 PM

My character is usually a Battle Mage. I like to weaken or demolish them with magic, then finish them off with the sword. Magic is great for healing as well. yes
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/13/09 01:36 AM

Most RPG's almost demand that you start with sword skills. I can't imagine starting a game like Morrowind without having rudimentary longsword skills (falling cows notwithstanding).
Posted By: H4XX0RZ

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/13/09 02:51 AM

I always, always, ALWAYS play a Warrior class primarily in any RPG. Mainly just because that's what I'm best at, and I don't really enjoy playing anything else.


I'm no good at hybrids, and attacking from distance isn't my thing.
Posted By: Asha'man

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/14/09 12:02 AM

Hmmm if we are talking about console or PC RPG's then I run the gambit from your typical warrior to pure rain down fire from the heavens Mages . . . however if we are talking about D&D or another similar pen and paper game I really prefer being something with more versatility, such as a Druid or Cleric . . . magick most definetly, but can get up good and close and throw some blows when needed . . .

I remember my favorite "character" from BGII/ToB being a Dual Classed Kensai/Mage . . . took about 7 levels in Kensai and the rest in Mage . . . man she was awesome . . . did not matter whether I stood back and nuked with Fireball or ran in and sliced and diced with my dual katana, death to evil was the end result either way!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/14/09 01:54 AM

Hm...Dual-class Kensai/Mage sounds interesting. I might have to try that combination next time I load up BG2.
Posted By: Asha'man

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/14/09 03:14 PM

It is a very powerful class to be sure Hagatha once you catch your mage levels up to the Kensai levels to where you get the full benefit of both classes . . . I certainly had the most fun with that character, although the time I managed to use quivering palm on a red dragon successfully was really neat too . . . ahh all this talk of BG makes me want to install and play again!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/16/09 05:11 PM

Hagatha, that's the class I was playing until my old puter blew up and we lost our saves wave
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/17/09 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Asha'man
. . . ahh all this talk of BG makes me want to install and play again!


Me, too -- and I still have a game of BG 2 waiting to be finished already, with a hugely powerful Dual classed Fighter/Mage.

But I got badly sidetracked by Deus Ex. I'm trying to force myself to choose different augmentations this time, but I can't seem to give up the Sneaking/Thieving options. I guess I'm just not psychologically cut out to play the One Man Army (a.k.a. Fighter)version of Deus Ex. I wouldn't know how to begin to play the game that way. And yet, I would love to know what it's like to have high-level melee skills (for that big sword) and to be able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, and to use Big Guns instead of the silenced Sniper Rifle. I just...can't do it, game after game. I'm still sneaking around knocking out the the so-called terrorist NSF, reloading if one of them dies by mistake.

I guess I'm just a sneak-thief at heart.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/17/09 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By: hagatha

I guess I'm just a sneak-thief at heart.


I think it is funny how often our choices while gaming remain consistent even when we intend to change them.

Last night hubby and son discovered that they made identical Paladin's for a MMORPG even though they made them at separate times. Talk about genes coming through rotfl
Posted By: H4XX0RZ

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/18/09 01:06 AM

Paladins are insanely fun to play, especially when just fighting monsters. It's like all the fun of heavy melee fighters without the dying part.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/18/09 01:35 AM

Okay, I made a really radical choice last night and decided to forego Run Silent in favour of the Speed option, which will allow JC to run and jump instead of sneaking.

Repeat: no sneaking! scared
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/18/09 02:50 PM

Wow bravo bravo bravo

Let us know how you like it wave
Posted By: Asha'man

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/18/09 05:21 PM

Ohhh Deus Ex was soooo fun . . . did they not make a sequel to that game? *scratches chin* I am thinking so . . . but that does not mean much LoL
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/19/09 01:53 AM

Asha'man, there is a sequel, but many die-hard fans of the original game were disappointed. It's still a pretty good game, but the original was a very hard act to follow.

JC isn't having a lot of trouble sans Sneaking, after all. In fact, he's having a wonderful time...well, okay, it's difficult to imagine JC having a wonderful time...or even a so-so time....or even smiling...but he's at least okay with being able to leap onto things.
Posted By: nickie

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/19/09 06:20 AM

Here you go, Asha'man:

Deus Ex: Invisible War
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/20/09 04:48 AM

So, JC doesn't need Run Silent to be a sneaking sort of character, after all. In fact, the Speed augmentation is better, in many ways, because you can go very fast while crouching, which makes it easier to sneakup behind people when they're patrolling. The only drawback is that you can't jump onto things quietly. There is one mission that will be difficult as a result (gas station). JC is engaging the enemy more directly this time. I took the two augs that give you protection from missiles, grenades, and blades but I keep forgetting to use them in combat because Restoration is so darned good. I'm just not cut out to be a fighter, I guess.
Posted By: H4XX0RZ

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/20/09 05:07 AM

You can't change this sort of thing. If you try to, it's like trying to counteract BAAGS after you've hit rock bottom.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: What kind of hero do you choose to play with? - 03/21/09 01:23 AM

So true. I like to handle the finer details and let Boo and Minsc take care of the fighting.
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