They could be balanced by having less raw power than the specialists, and a lack of advanced techniques such as Dark Vortex.
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Quote from: fourinone on February 23, 2012, 06:32:35 PM
I think you're looking at this the wrong way. The argument shouldn't be "why does stimulate work on shadowlings if their brains are potentially different?", but "stimulate does work on shadowlings; therefore, shadowlings likely have brains similar to human brains". This is backed up by the fact that Duvalier was able to easily communicate mentally with Malis despite never having met a shadowling before, whereas a scorpion's mind was "a tangled knot of impulses that are utterly alien" to him.
QuoteAren't shadowlng just giant brains held in a round black bodies? The shadowlings don't need a spine because their arms are practically attached to their bodies. It is like not using a spine to use your eyes.
QuoteYou are putting way too much focus on the smoke part of their bodies. The smoke on a shadowling is like hair on your head. Saying a shadowling is "made up largely of that intangible smoke stuff" is like saying a bear is made up largely of fur.Hm, I suppose that is true. However, how can you be certain their heads are the same as human flesh? The fact that they refer to mammals as "fleshlings" implies that they do not possess it. In fact, judging from how they call themselves "shadowlings" and are naturally affine to the shadow element, it is not completely unprecedented to assume that they are, in fact, made up wholly of some kind of shadow matter.
Quote from: CraigStern on February 22, 2012, 09:44:15 AMThis may sound off-topic, but I'd just like to say that I'm really glad you aren't capitalizing things at random. So, so many games will capitalize absolutely anything, to emphasize that it's important or just because the game writers felt like it, and it really bothers me. And then people capitalize the same terms in fanfic, even though it makes no sense, and D: (The Pokemon games are a particularly bad offender in this regard.)
That sounds like a description of feedback; mind shield just creates (or reinforces) a psychokinetic barrier.
Quote from: Gath on February 21, 2012, 05:30:13 PM