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macole
post Jan 31 2020, 07:20 PM
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These are fun to read.

Renee: Arena battlemage is a good set to play. I chose the knight class for the free arms & armor repair. Only problem was can't cast spells. Had to scour the shops for magical equipment.


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post Jan 31 2020, 07:43 PM
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Absolutely, Battlemage is the way to go for a newb player, like I was in 2014. smile.gif This way we get the benefits of magic (healing and shield spells, especially) in real-time, while also being able to use weapons.

My original character was a Knight, too. The thing about Arena (regarding magic equipment) is after while we find so much magical loot, you'll be able to sell most of it over time, make tens of thousands, and still be able to keep a few pieces which are perfect for our character.



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post Jan 31 2020, 08:52 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Jan 31 2020, 07:43 PM) *

The thing about Arena (regarding magic equipment) is after while we find so much magical loot, you'll be able to sell most of it over time, make tens of thousands, and still be able to keep a few pieces which are perfect for our character.

QFT biggrin.gif


Battlemage here too btw. I could never play a TES game and not use magic. Or regular weapons. I WANT IT ALL! My character is now OP provided I keep an eye out on his magical shields/reflect spells so they don't get used up. Wish there was an icon for that or something. But it's not that much of a pain to keep track of so, eh.


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post Dec 18 2020, 08:37 PM
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I cannot believe this.

QUOTE(Renee @ Sep 1 2018, 06:56 PM) *

Name: Armand Hammer


Armand Hammer was a real person. blink.gif According to that wiki page, it seems Armand Hammer may have been named after the Arm and Hammer symbol used by the Socialist Labor Party of America. My character of course, was named after the versatile powder a lot of us are familiar with as we cook, clean, and cut.

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post Jan 16 2021, 11:12 AM
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GAME (Platform): The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind GotY Edition, PC

Name: Brenna

Status:

Dead-is-Dead?: Cannot be killed. Brenna receives visions of events that could end in her demise and she can therefore avoid death.

Race: Breton

Gender: Female

Age: 26

Sign: Apprentice

Alignment: neutral

Home Country: The Reach, Skyrim

Faction and Rank or Guilds: Brenna is currently a base member in the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, and the Blades. Her boss for the Blades tasked her with gaining more experience before he would give her more orders, so when she’s not doing jobs for the fighters and mages, she just explores the strange new island she has found herself.

Class: War Witch

Class Description: While primarily spellcasters, the War Witches of The Reach train with spears and short blades for offense. They normally wear no armor, preferring to use their magic to protect themselves, but they also train in the use of medium grade armor and blocking with shields for those times during the heat of battle when casting may not be as viable. Besides their skill in the colleges of Illusion, Mysticism, Destruction, and Alteration, War Witches are well versed in the skills of creating potions, poisons, and enchantments.

Major Skills: Spear, Medium Armor, Alchemy, Illusion, Mysticism

Minor Skills: Short Blade, Block, Alteration, Destruction, Enchant

Magic abilities or powers: Gift of foresight, standard Breton racial traits

Physical Appearance:Pic

Eyes: Grey

Build: short and fit

Weapons of preference: Spear, short blade and shield

Clothing: animal hides, wool garments, ringmail armor

Mental Profile/Personality: Brenna is moderately outgoing, and strong willed. She is independent but not afraid to rely on others for help when necessary. Her sense of humor is dry, and at times, a bit morbid.

Biography/Life History: Brenna was born in The Reach and spent her childhood learning the ways of her clan from her guardian, who was a wise woman of her people. She lost both of her parents when she was still an infant; her mother disappeared while hunting and her father died soon after of a mysterious malady that the healer couldn’t cure. Brenna did not remember them and the wise woman never spoke of them. Her guardian had her begin training to become one of the War Witches of her clan, training of which consisted both of physical combat with spears, short blades, medium armor, and shields, as well as spellcasting. One day, when she was around the age of 10, her clan was attacked and destroyed by a rival Reachclan, and she was hit over the head and left for dead despite putting up a fiercer resistance than would be expected of one so young. The next day, an Imperial expeditionary force came along and investigated the ruins of the village and found Brenna still alive, but barely clinging to life. They had their healer stabilize her and brought her back to their camp. From there, the Imperials bundled Brenna up in a wagon and sent her south into Cyrodiil.

She was placed in the home of a noble in Bruma where she worked as a servant. In her spare time she also attended some lessons studying the arcane arts from the local Mages Guild, since she had shown some ability with the colleges of Illusion, Mysticism, Alteration, and Destruction. She learned a good bit about alchemy as well, and even showed some promise at the creation of enchantments. Socially, Brenna fell in with a bad crowd, and that coupled with the wild tendencies that seem to run hot within the blood of her people often got her into trouble with the law. Eventually, the Bruma officials had enough of her antics and when she was 20, they sentenced her to prison in the Imperial City due to her status as a repeat offender. “Two years in that hole will set you right”, they claimed. Not wanting to go without a fight, she used her skills in Magicka to escape during her transportation to the Imperial City, and spent a few years as a bandit until she was finally recaptured. This time they managed to get her to the prison where she stayed and repented for her past crimes, until the fateful day that they told her she was being taken to the island of Vvardenfell in Morrowind...


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post Jan 16 2021, 01:05 PM
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Welcome to Vvardenfell, Brenna!


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post Jan 16 2021, 10:11 PM
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Brenna is definitely looking witchy!


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post Jan 31 2021, 08:45 PM
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Yes, Brenna is welcome here. bluewizardsmile.gif I enjoy her backstory and goals. I've also rolled a couple characters who can see into the future. I'll probably start playing some Morrowind in May or June.

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“Two years in that hole will set you right”, they claimed.


Ha! Guess that didn't come true.


GAME (Platform): TES 1: Arena / PC

Name: Sir Tanley

Status: Righting wrongs

Dead-is-Dead?: Ha.

Race: Breton

Gender: Gentleman

Age: 25 or so

Sign:

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Home: None

Home Country: High Rock

Faction and Rank or Guilds (if none, tell us what they do for a living):

Faction Description:

Class: Knight

Class Description: Knights in Arena are pure fighters, with no Magicka at all! They must rely on scrolls and potions for magical effects. But they also never have to worry about weapon / armor repair. All their gear automatically remains 100% condition.

Major Skills:

Minor Skills:

Tabletop Skills: Axe/Mace (2), Running (1), Sword (2), Shield (1), Warrior (2)

Magic abilities or powers: None

Physical Appearance: Okay, here

Eyes: Hazel, I think.

Build: Muscles

Weapons of preference:

Clothing: Sometimes, when he's not wearing armor.

Miscellaneous: I just can't move on to Daggerfall after many years, maybe it's because I haven't gotten Arena totally out of my system. I get curious about rolling different classes. Igodah (a Mage I rolled last year) is too difficult to play.

Mental Profile/Personality: Sir Tanley is a typical knightly do-gooder. Not much is really going into his roleplay at the moment, just me wanting to pwn some mobs with my tank, in the crayon-like world of the first Elder Scrolls game. laugh.gif

Biography/Life History:

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post Jan 31 2021, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Jan 31 2021, 01:45 PM) *

Class: Knight

Class Description: Knights in Arena are pure fighters, with no Magicka at all! They must rely on scrolls and potions for magical effects. But they also never have to worry about weapon / armor repair. All their gear automatically remains 100% condition.

Exactly the reason I chose Knight for my Arena play through.


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post Feb 1 2021, 05:13 PM
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Yah, that pretty much rocks, right? One less thing to worry about. Another cool thing about being a Knight is you can pretty much roll through some mobs with your tank right away, as long as nothing too tough shows up. viking.gif Sir Tanley has already gained from Level 1 to 4 in just a couple hours!
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post Feb 1 2021, 06:32 PM
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On the other hand, IIRC, Knights can't wear plate armor. The repairing weapons and armor didn't bother me too much. I'd just travel to a nearby town and come right back. I played as a Warrior. Disappointing that I could not cast spells naturally, but I got some pretty sweet enchanted gear later on even though I can't remember what it was anymore. And I didn't have to worry about not being able to wear certain types of armor or wield certain types of weapons because all were available to me.

On your category for whether you are playing "Dead is dead" - LOL, yeah, I'd like to see somebody try that for Arena. No one would even make it through the Imperial Sewers if they were playing that way. Arena is so unforgiving. I believe I've heard that playing a Ranger is the worst, but you get rocked in the very first dungeon no matter what you play as. Makes me kind of curious about playing the game a 2nd time to see how much less I die, but it was at least 15-20 times there alone on my 1st time ever playing through the game.

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post Feb 1 2021, 08:04 PM
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Oh, Sir Tanley has already gotten killed once! ... But only because he could not find a place to rest in the tutorial dungeon in this one spot (enemies kept showing up). Other than that, he's mostly been facing rats and goblins, which he pretty much mows down easily. viking.gif

Interesting that playing a Warrior is different from a Knight, I wonder how. What classes have you all played in this game? I've done Battlemage, Mage, and Knight so far.

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post Feb 1 2021, 08:11 PM
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Another classic Renee t00n name! Me likey!


But... no magic at all? Is that RP on your part Renee or is it actually because of his class?


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post Feb 1 2021, 08:25 PM
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That's due to class! Arena's hardcore, right?

Really the no magicka thing is no big deal. Just carry a lot of potions, Potions cost money, but there's lots of money to be made in this game, assuming some dungeoneering has begun.



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post Feb 2 2021, 05:39 AM
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In Arena, some interesting facts about Knights and Warrior classes.

Knights can wear plate armor, they cannot wear leather armor. Knights also are immune to paralysis and automatically repair any weapons or pieces of armor in their inventory.

Warriors, Knights, and Rangers are the only classes allowed to wear plate and therefore the only classes able to wear enchanted armor.

Warriors have no armor, shield, or weapon restrictions.

Warriors are the second fastest after thieves to rise in experience


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post Feb 2 2021, 03:59 PM
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I'm okay with the 'no leather armor' thing. smile.gif My Battlemage wore plenty of leather back when she was doing the MQ. In fact I think that's all she could wear, armor-wise.

Nice, I forgot about Immunity to Paralysis. That means we won't have to stock any Free Paralysis potions.

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