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Title: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Duskling on June 21, 2010, 10:39:38 PM
Here's where we discuss which species is better liked, Shadowlings or Spriggats, and why.

I voted Spriggats because they are superior in every way to Shadowlings, strength, affinities, etc.

P.S. No, I can't change my name to a Spriggat name since I' am better know as "Duskling," than I ever will be with any other name.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Slstoev on June 21, 2010, 10:57:36 PM
I vote for Shadowlings because although the Spriggats are better the Shadowlings are more mysterious.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Duskling on June 22, 2010, 12:02:31 AM
Hello Slstoev, welcom to the forums, follow the rules, use proper grammar and punctuation, play the games, and enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 07:48:52 AM
I pick the Spriggats because they actually fly, not float, the race is not limited to a single affinity, and Spriggats don't eat us.
Did anyone else first think of Calvin & Hobbes when they first saw the Spriggat Assassins?
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: fourinone on June 22, 2010, 11:57:08 AM
Did anyone else first think of Calvin & Hobbes when they first saw the Spriggat Assassins?

Actually, I think they are named after European philosophers John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes, after whom the characters of Calvin & Hobbes are also named. If I remember correctly, the third assassin is named Rousseau, after another European philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 11:58:58 AM
Yes, they are- in fact all Spriggats are named after philosophers- but that's what jumped into my mind at first.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: lentro on June 22, 2010, 12:07:13 PM
I pick shadowlings since they are more comples of a society, were winning the war against the spriggats ( before you came along and before they sided with the academy) plus, based off of TRPG2 they can do vortex and shadowblast and mindblast and shadowport and mind shield and mega sheild and big sheild... And all spriggats can do is 3 elemental attacks and heal. Shadowlings have more variety than spriggates. Plus shadowlings look cooler even though they have less details.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: fourinone on June 22, 2010, 12:09:39 PM
Yes, they are- in fact all Spriggats are named after philosophers-
Oh, I guess I never realized this, haha. Which philosopher is Cerzak named after, then?
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Zackirus on June 22, 2010, 12:18:46 PM
I personally like shadowlings better as I find shadow attacks (non-Dark breath) to be way better than Cryo and Pyro attacks. As it has been said before they have more diversity of attacks than spriggats. I also think they do look cooler.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Steelfist on June 22, 2010, 01:35:05 PM
Spriggats, although I base this opinion on the simple fact they look really, really, cool.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Bromtaghon on June 22, 2010, 02:29:32 PM
Yes, they are- in fact all Spriggats are named after philosophers-
Oh, I guess I never realized this, haha. Which philosopher is Cerzak named after, then?
Actually, he might not- his TRPG Wiki page is the first thing that shows up if you google Cerzak.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Dorgon 5000 on June 24, 2010, 05:29:50 AM
I like spriggats more, because they are so much more imposing than shadowlings. I donīt know why, but they definatly are.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: MikeW781 on July 24, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Did anyone else first think of Calvin & Hobbes when they first saw the Spriggat Assassins?

Actually, I think they are named after European philosophers John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes, after whom the characters of Calvin & Hobbes are also named. If I remember correctly, the third assassin is named Rousseau, after another European philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
I believe John Locke is one of the names, not John Calvin. It always suprised me that Craig used the names of philosophers for the assassins names, when all the other names are original (at least, to me)
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Kindle on July 24, 2010, 08:09:05 PM
I think it was Locke, Hobbs, and Rousseau.

And I prefer Shadowlings, really. They're very interesting, and they're not just the standard 'bad guy' race that you usually see in games.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: MikeW781 on July 25, 2010, 07:59:27 AM
^^ It is. But they come from the philosophers John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean-Jaques Rousseau.^^
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: algebra15 on July 25, 2010, 08:09:44 AM
And Hugo Grotius.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: KZ on July 25, 2010, 08:38:46 AM
Indeed, it was quite amusing having Aristotle on your team in TPA2 :)

I personally like both well enough, though the Shadowlings are presented in much greater depth in TRPG2. There are a couple of quite enderaing Shadolwing characters, so it's not that hard to connect with them, even if there are a few issues with the way the Shadowlands Empire was run.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Dorgon 5000 on July 25, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
Well... I hope we will learn more about spriggat culture in SoG.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: meh on August 09, 2010, 12:40:37 PM
Shadowlings.  They have way more personality and they kick way more butt than the spriggats.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: bugfartboy on August 09, 2010, 01:52:39 PM
Shadowlings are interesting and useful, but sprights are more widespread in their elemental affinities. They don't have the style of shadowlings, but they are about just as good. I like them both but I'm leaning towards shadowlings.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: SmartyPants on August 09, 2010, 03:27:42 PM
I think the breath attacks are cooler, then anything shadowlings can do. (I don't count shockwave or fire gate.)
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: bugfartboy on August 09, 2010, 03:30:17 PM
When I see a Spriggat I instantly think:
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OMG!!! ITS A DRAGON!!!!

But when I see a Shadowling I instanly think:
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OMFG!!! ITS A COOL FLOATY THING
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: MikeW781 on August 09, 2010, 04:08:13 PM
Shadowlings. They would have won the wars without the Main, and the best Shadowlings (Tastidian/Nelis) are stronger and cooler than the strongest spriggat (Cerzak)
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on August 24, 2010, 08:54:25 AM
Shadowlings are awesome, if only for the fact that their plumes constitute every part of their body that is not their head.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: mezzoforte on August 24, 2010, 04:07:23 PM
Shadowlings:

They're faster.

Their primary attack is mental, to which there is no resistance (or at least it's very rare).  Spriggats can't perform mental attacks.

Because their only affinity and resistance is Shadow, they can't quite turn on each other, like the different spriggats could.

Spriggat attacks are all elemental, to which anyone can gain resistance from an elemental shield.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Ertxiem on August 24, 2010, 04:17:26 PM
Spriggats, with roasted potatoes (mmm... delicious).
Err... wait... isn't this what you're talking about?
Sorry... :P

I prefer Spriggats. They have (at least apparently) more variety.

And mezzoforte, Red Spriggats (http://telepath.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Spriggat_%28Class%29) have mind blast and  Frost Spriggats (http://telepath.wikia.com/wiki/Frost_Spriggat_%28Class%29) too.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Duskling on August 24, 2010, 04:19:50 PM
Spriggats, with roasted potatoes (mmm... delicious).
Om nom nom! :D
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: The Holy namelesskitty on August 24, 2010, 07:48:16 PM
I prefer them in a pot roast :P
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: bugfartboy on August 26, 2010, 04:12:09 AM
You all are missing the point!!! (Oooo. Spriggats and roasted potatoes? Yumm.)
The point is
Spoiler
Why didn't anyone offer to share with me?!?
Spoiler
Shadowlings rock and Spriggats are kinda lame... :(
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Tastidian on August 28, 2010, 02:05:16 PM
You all are missing the point!!! (Oooo. Spriggats and roasted potatoes? Yumm.)
The point is
Spoiler
Why didn't anyone offer to share with me?!?
Spoiler
Shadowlings rock and Spriggats are kinda lame... :(
That could change in a matter of time.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: bugfartboy on August 28, 2010, 02:10:17 PM
How would that change?
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Tastidian on August 28, 2010, 02:16:16 PM
The telepath rpg is a large and amazing series at some point it will make a difference to spriggats.
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: bugfartboy on August 28, 2010, 02:21:22 PM
What? A group of the same elemental affinitied spriggats grouping to use their Psi powers to create a volcano, blizzard, or some shadow related mass area attack?
Title: Re: Which species do you like better?
Post by: Tastidian on August 28, 2010, 03:00:51 PM
To be honest I don't know.