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hyzhenhok

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...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« on: March 19, 2009, 06:26:07 PM »
Anyone else think that "deftly" is probably the wrong adverb to be using here? Deft armor?

Also, it's passive voice. Ew.

Edit: Realized I could have posted this in "Random Armageddon Thoughts," but alas there is no delete option.

Eloran

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 06:27:31 PM »
It's been like that for so long that it doesn't bother me.

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 06:29:50 PM »
Some of those echoes are really weird. You might be wielding a spear and see "you viciously leap towards the man, but your blow is deflected by his tough chitin codpiece" and such nonsense. It's been that way forever, though, as mentioned, and most of us don't even pay attention to it anymore, nor do we expect it to change before 2.0.

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 06:55:02 PM »
Anyone else think that "deftly" is probably the wrong adverb to be using here? Deft armor?

Also, it's passive voice. Ew.

Edit: Realized I could have posted this in "Random Armageddon Thoughts," but alas there is no delete option.

I'm pretty sure it's referencing a deft blow, not deft armor.   :P

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hyzhenhok

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 07:04:27 PM »
Anyone else think that "deftly" is probably the wrong adverb to be using here? Deft armor?

Also, it's passive voice. Ew.

Edit: Realized I could have posted this in "Random Armageddon Thoughts," but alas there is no delete option.

I'm pretty sure it's referencing a deft blow, not deft armor.   :P

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The actual (about twenty minutes ago) echo:

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The (tall, muscular) man lunges at you, but his blow is deftly deflected by a (common piece of armor).

Just a poorly written sentence, IMO. Most of the other echoes are fine.

Ourla

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 07:07:40 PM »
Ah, I see what you mean.  It's been awhile since I had a combat PC.  That is kinda wonky.
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Moofassa

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 07:10:47 PM »
Meh, I just assumed it meant the Pc's deft use of said piece of armor.
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hyzhenhok

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 07:22:22 PM »
Meh, I just assumed it meant the Pc's deft use of said piece of armor.

That's obviously the meaning, but that doesn't excuse the fact that it's poorly written.

Suggested replacement:
(PC1) lunges at (PC2), but (PC2) deftly deflects the blow with (piece of armor).

Fixes the wonky adverb use, and makes it active tense. Yay!

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 07:34:35 PM »
Would anyone ever actually deftly deflect something with their armor? I'm just having a hard time picturing someone intercepting a sword stroke with their helmet while thinking it's a good idea. Hehe.

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 07:38:11 PM »
I used to think the same thing about soccer.
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hyzhenhok

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 07:45:15 PM »
Would anyone ever actually deftly deflect something with their armor? I'm just having a hard time picturing someone intercepting a sword stroke with their helmet while thinking it's a good idea. Hehe.

The second option is just to remove "deftly" from the echo. Yeah.

SMuz

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 07:53:58 PM »
Would anyone ever actually deftly deflect something with their armor? I'm just having a hard time picturing someone intercepting a sword stroke with their helmet while thinking it's a good idea. Hehe.

The second option is just to remove "deftly" from the echo. Yeah.
I'd actually like that. Can't think of a reason to say no to that :P

I think it's one of things that was written up by the imms at 2 AM after writing a whole bunch of other stuff and they just typed deftly because it sounded cool at the time.
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Synthesis

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 09:01:20 PM »
The one I hate is:

"Soandso viciously leaps toward you..."

Every time "viciously" pops up, my reptilian brain goes into panic mode before my conscious self gets a grip.
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 09:04:35 PM »
The one I hate is:

"Soandso viciously leaps toward you..."

Every time "viciously" pops up, my reptilian brain goes into panic mode before my conscious self gets a grip.
Lol, my first app was an elf warrior. He was like viciously leaping at thugs and I thought it was so cool that my first guy could viciously strike the enemy. Then I got killed in 3 hits and went all WTF?
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 11:05:21 PM »
I love deftly. I use it all the time in my ooc emote.


~deftly tackles you~

~deftly glares at you~

~deftly disarms you~


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Gagula

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2009, 11:33:26 PM »
Would anyone ever actually deftly deflect something with their armor? I'm just having a hard time picturing someone intercepting a sword stroke with their helmet while thinking it's a good idea. Hehe.

Actually, yes.  using the back of arm armor would be a useful application (backside refering to the outside part verses the inside part).  not to mention, grabbing a sword with gloves is MUCH better than using ones bare hands. ;)
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hyzhenhok

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 12:23:13 AM »
The one I hate is:

"Soandso viciously leaps toward you..."

Every time "viciously" pops up, my reptilian brain goes into panic mode before my conscious self gets a grip.
Lol, my first app was an elf warrior. He was like viciously leaping at thugs and I thought it was so cool that my first guy could viciously strike the enemy. Then I got killed in 3 hits and went all WTF?

Yeah, I think the person who wrote the dodge and armor deflection echoes (God bless them!) was suffering from the adverb bug. Dear lord, adverbs everywhere! If it were up to me, I'd slice out every -ly word from all of the echoes. I'm singling out "deftly" because it doesn't make sense for an inert object to be "deft."

But the "You viciously leap at the old, helpless man, but a torn bandana gets in the way" will always have a place in my heart.

Maso

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2009, 01:59:43 PM »
The worst is always 'The (tall, muscular) man lunges at you, but his blow is deftly deflected by a (delicate silk vest).
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 02:13:03 PM »
Your attack bounces off (man)'s thick skin.
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Synthesis

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2009, 02:37:07 PM »
Your attack bounces off (man)'s thick skin.

Too bad that doesn't happen on the GDB.
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spawnloser

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2009, 02:39:31 PM »
Heh, the best I've seen was when a gemmer had the gem deftly deflect a blow.
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2009, 02:42:13 PM »
Heh, the best I've seen was when a gemmer had the gem deftly deflect a blow.

Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2009, 04:00:38 AM »
I've seen the echo "Your kick(possibly blow) is absorbed by (mans) thick skull" Or something like that. Made me laugh outright, but I suppose it could have been the player emoting. Though I think it was an NPC.

SMuz

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2009, 04:43:48 AM »
The obsidian-bearded man deftly deflects your blow with his beard.
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hyzhenhok

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 03:52:36 PM »
Chuck Norris deftly deflects your blow with his beard.

Moofassa

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2009, 05:02:50 PM »
I deftly deflect women with my 14-pack of abs on a daily basis.
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Yokunama

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2009, 03:11:18 PM »
You might be wielding a spear and see "you viciously leap towards the man, but your blow is deflected by his tough chitin codpiece" and such nonsense.

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RogueGunslinger

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2009, 03:15:02 PM »
A tough chitin codpiece could certainly deflect a blow.

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2009, 07:59:57 PM »
A tough chitin codpiece could certainly deflect a "blow".
I see what you did there.

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Wait... Maybe my own perverted imagination made me see that. Here - Let me fix it.
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2009, 08:12:16 PM »
I'm more clever than I thought.

Moofassa

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2009, 11:05:58 PM »
No you're not. I am.
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Gagula

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2009, 11:41:53 PM »
I've actually seen this kind of stuff....more from slashing than piercing weapons though....it has to do with the angles and all.
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2009, 01:03:54 AM »
Chuck Norris deftly deflects parries your blow with the fist behind his beard.
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2009, 01:09:55 AM »
Balls of steel!
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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2009, 12:28:34 PM »
A tough chitin codpiece could certainly deflect a "blow".
I see what you did there.

 :D

Edited to add:
Wait... Maybe my own perverted imagination made me see that. Here - Let me fix it.
Oh, damn, now you made me see it. I can't emote dodging a blow from a female now without laughing out loud OOCly.

:keeps ~shield over his groin, deflecting the female's blow thrust swing.
Clans can give stat bonuses and penalties, too. The Byn drop in wisdom is particularly notorious.

Synthesis

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Re: ...the blow is deftly deflected by the armor...
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2009, 12:38:54 PM »
A tough chitin codpiece could certainly deflect a "blow".
I see what you did there.

 :D

Edited to add:
Wait... Maybe my own perverted imagination made me see that. Here - Let me fix it.
Oh, damn, now you made me see it. I can't emote dodging a blow from a female now without laughing out loud OOCly.

:keeps ~shield over his groin, deflecting the female's blow thrust swing.

Fail.
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