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Duskling

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Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« on: March 27, 2010, 08:24:57 PM »

I know this is similar to the "Shadowling Healer Teammate" thread by im2smart4u, but I mean another Shadowling in general. Also, it may be a bit of overkill after you get Malis, but what the hey, Telepath RPG Chapter 2 had three (or possibly four, depending on your choices) Shadowlings, so one more can't hurt, can it? So, what say you, members of the Sinister Design community, should or shouldn't there be another Shadowling teammate in Telepath RPG The Servants of God?
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 08:48:15 PM »

I would agree that there should be another Shadowling teamate, but it has to be something original/ not like Malis. Malis already covers most of the Shadowling aspects (high speed/shadow attacks). Instead why not have a Shadowling that uses new dark attacks. For example: In the new attacks thread we have discussed a shadow star which this Shadowling could have. What I am thinking though is that the character should be like a darkling (no defence attacks) and have higher speed then Malis. For the heck of it, we could call him Duskling.

His four attacks, I presume would be Mind Blast, Shadow Blast, Shadow Star, and Dark Vortex

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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 07:02:32 AM »

Welcome to the forums, read the rules, play the game, use proper grammar and punctuation and enjoy your stay!

It would be nice to see more Shadowlings in general, to keep up with the TRPG2 feel, but a lot, I think, will depend on how much time Craig has for developing a new in-depth character for TSoG. I think the best shot is with the Shadowling Healer as a teammate: at least Craig said he might consider it. But I doubt more than one extra teammate can be introduced, given the speed at which the game is currently being developed.


Zackirus- Shadow Star isn't an attack in TSoG- it's only a mere proposition in the new enemies thread.
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 02:11:03 PM »

Zackirus- Shadow Star isn't an attack in TSoG- it's only a mere proposition in the new enemies thread.

I know I said we discussed and mot people agreed with it!
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 03:44:54 PM »

Well, it's best for reference it as an idea, rather than confusing people and passing it off as an actual in-game attack ;)

Anyhow, so far the vote is split 50:50.
By the way, Duskling, why wouldn't the shadowling healer be enough? After all, apart from Malis we most likely will also be getting a Red Spriggat onto the team, so there will already be 2, mabye 3 teammates who are completely non-human. (Plus there might be Gelf as well.)
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 01:37:03 PM »

The second shadowling, unless it is a healer, would be too similar to Malis.  The classes need variation.

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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 05:10:44 PM »

By the way, Duskling, why wouldn't the shadowling healer be enough? After all, apart from Malis we most likely will also be getting a Red Spriggat onto the team, so there will already be 2, mabye 3 teammates who are completely non-human. (Plus there might be Gelf as well.)

I don't mean to say not to get a Shadowling healer teammate, in fact, that would bring more balance and is a great idea, but what I meant to do was not to get people coming onto this thread just to tell me to check the forums before opening a thread with the same topic. Also, the Hero and some Psy Fighters can both heal AND fight, so why not a Shadowling?


I think I might be answering my own question here, but I have just noticed that Shadowlings prefer to focus on one factor and be good at it and have backup with another vital skill, such as the team of Shadowlings in TRPG2 covering Tastidian consitsted of one or two healers as I can remember and some elite guards. I perfectly understand that I may have torn myself down just now, so I guess a Shadowling with both defensive and offensive powers is a no-no, but, then again, it doesn't have to be a regular Shadowling, seeing how every, or mostly every, teammate is special in their own way.

What I am thinking though is that the character should be like a darkling (no defence attacks) and have higher speed than Malis.


The idea is great, but there is a huge obstacle to that, if we had a Shadowling like this one, wouldn't that render Malis entirely obsolete and useless?
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 05:48:23 PM »

So when you say you want "another Shadowling teammate", do you mean the Shadowling Guardian class?
Or do you want another Psy Assassin like Malis?

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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »

So when you say you want "another Shadowling teammate", do you mean the Shadowling Guardian class?
Or do you want another Psy Assassin like Malis?

The Shadowling Guardian would work, but your idea on the healer was a good one, we want to bring balance, if we add more troubles to the Creator's list, the game may never be finished. However, when I started this thread I hoped someone would bring this up, and yes, I did want a Guardian to be part of the team, that would be cool for players with the shadow affinity since they can also do the Dark Vortex attack.


I did want a Guardian to be part of the team, that would be cool for players with the shadow affinity since they can also do the Dark Vortex attack.

Maybe there can also be friends or teammates with the same affinity as the Hero, such as the Shadowling Guardian (mentioned above), a Psy Fighter for the light affinity, or a Spriggat for either heat or cold affinities.
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 04:49:02 AM »

I think getting extra teammate on basis of affinity will be overcomplicating things.

There is also the part of making a lot of dialogue for each new teammate introduced, and that's a fine balance there- I think many would want to see another Shadowling on the team, but I think im2msart4u's proposal of a new healer is the most realistic one, as it doesn't clash that much with any of the other character's niches (Set has enough different attacks to be on par with a Shadowling Healer). After that, is rightly put above, any new Shadowling will have a purpose that overlaps with other teammate classes- I'd rather see Gelf ("beast master" class) than an extra 3rd Shadowling introduced - it would create more variety on and off the battlefield, methinks.
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 09:30:24 PM »

For the heck of it, we could call him Duskling.
That is actually pretty funny, since there already is a Shadowling in Telepath Psy Arena 2 named Duskling, I made my username in hopes that there is no Shadowling with this name, but I just checked on the Telepath RPG wiki, and there is. *Spits* Should've named myself "Shadeling," no wait, that's taken too! :D
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 11:19:10 AM »

uhhhhh  let me think
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 11:34:20 AM »

This poll isn't very good.  There is no middle ground and it doesn't allow one to change thier vote.

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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2010, 05:06:35 PM »

Well, it was from a while back, and it wasn't my best thread, my first, as a matter of fact, and I really did not expect someone to necropost it... especially mot you, im2smart4u, but I'll leave it open in case anyone wants to re-vote, the count has been reset and a "Maybe" option was added... enjoy, I guess.
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Re: Should you get another Shadowling teammate?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2010, 08:13:02 PM »

That would have just been EPIC if a Shadow Guardian could join your team.
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