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Most Badass Class

VolkeVolke Member Posts: 2
Hi. A little about me before my question... I played a lot of MMOs but never reached max level in any of the ones I remember because I was so busy killing stuff in the low levels feeling like a badass, then when I go to PVP I get my butt handed down to me by the PVP vets.

A long time ago, when I was 12 or so, I used to play text based games when my friend introduced Achaea but I couldn't get into it RP-wise, I think because of the telnet interface and my roleplaying tastes at the time. But now I am liking everything after playing for around 4 hours today. I played a Paladin, a Blademaster and a Monk on three different characters, all of which I enjoyed. Some guy was even kind enough to give me a bag with 15000 gold!

My question is... what is the most badass class. This sounds like a stupid question, and my friend who plays this game did say it's stupid (I called him after about 10 years only to ask him this question). But please hear me out. I already know, accept, and understand that I am not a good pvper at any game I've played but when I do win that one out of a hundredth encounter against someone, what will make me feel like the most badass person in the world? What will keep me going for that second win?

As an example, I used to play GW2 and loved the PVE, but when my friend bought me to the PVP world, I got owned 99% of the time. The one time I won, I knew the guy I beat was a noob, but I still felt good about it. It was the most intense keyboard mashing experience I've ever had and I felt like I needed to lift some weights afterwards, you know. I wonder what you guys think is the kind of class that will maximize this "badass feeling". 

I've done my research and it seems the Blademancers are simple and straightforward but I've seen posts that suggests to try a Monk instead. There's also these things called "arties" which I've looked into and it sounds pretty acceptable for making company overhead but I want to minimize any purchases on my end, at least until I know I've decided on my badass pick, then I'll drop some dosh.

Whichever one I pick I understand full well that I am going to get rekt left and right, I know that already because I'm not a mechanically adept player when it comes to gaming, and all this talk about systems and afflictions and scales (some guy named Jovilo keeps talking about scales on snakes) and limbs and stuff which I know nothing about are already driving me crazy. I'll probably need to learn about these things sooner or later but right now, I basically ask the community's opinion on the most newbie-friendly class between Blademaster and Monk that will give the maximum badass factor to jumpstart my Achaean gaming/rp experience.

Thank you.




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  • AodfionnAodfionn Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,218 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Monk and Blademaster are both essentially torn out of kung-fu movies and are insanely badass.

    I have heard that serpent is very rewarding, albeit very difficult (and very badass).

    Would vote Blademaster, though, for essentially allowing you to be Mitsurugi from Soul Calibur. 
    Aurora says, "Are you drunk, Aodfionn?" 

    (The Targossian Academy): Halos says, "Go on! I need to feel the wind in my hair!"


    Hanley
  • AtalkezAtalkez Member Posts: 5,047 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Are you planning on at least getting the Lesson package? I highly recommend it, if not.

    As to the classes, for pvp both of them you can theoretically win with only one Trans skill although tri-Trans for any serious pvp is pretty much a must. You're going to want to try to get fairly high level to get a nice amount of health to be effective, or else you will die to damage easily. Hunting, monk wins out over time but due to recent changes neither of them are "great" in that respect.

    I've never been a monk, but currently play a Blademaster (with some arties) and absolutely love it for pvp, which is also why I play Achaea.



    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    Praxides
  • UlrikeUlrike MarylandMember Posts: 175 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Seconding the lesson package idea. It's about as much as a mid-range console game and will provide you with equal or greater enjoyment.

    Praxides
  • VolkeVolke Member Posts: 2
    Atalkez said:

    Are you planning on at least getting the Lesson package? I highly recommend it, if not.

    As to the classes, for pvp both of them you can theoretically win with only one Trans skill although tri-Trans for any serious pvp is pretty much a must. You're going to want to try to get fairly high level to get a nice amount of health to be effective, or else you will die to damage easily. Hunting, monk wins out over time but due to recent changes neither of them are "great" in that respect.

    I've never been a monk, but currently play a Blademaster (with some arties) and absolutely love it for pvp, which is also why I play Achaea.


    When you said lesson packages, I saw that for $20 I can get lessons. Sounds reasonable so I went to the casino which is 5 mins away from where I live and put $20 on blackjack. I lost it, obviously, but I still wanna buy those lessons. So I'm definitely going to get that when I decide.

    Aodfionn said:
    Monk and Blademaster are both essentially torn out of kung-fu movies and are insanely badass.

    I have heard that serpent is very rewarding, albeit very difficult (and very badass).

    Would vote Blademaster, though, for essentially allowing you to be Mitsurugi from Soul Calibur. 

    I don't know who Mitsurogo is but I googled him and he seems to be from some kind of cartoon. 

    Well it wouldn't hurt for me to start using the Blademaster now though. I am also thinking about my character's "upbringing" and am having trouble deciding between the Ashtan city or Mhaldor. Which one in your opinion would make my character more well-rounded in terms of being an intimidating character. I want people to not mess with me as much as possible, at least in the beginning when I'm still learning so if being in a certain city would help, I'll pick that city over any other.



  • UlrikeUlrike MarylandMember Posts: 175 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Volke said:

    Well it wouldn't hurt for me to start using the Blademaster now though. I am also thinking about my character's "upbringing" and am having trouble deciding between the Ashtan city or Mhaldor. Which one in your opinion would make my character more well-rounded in terms of being an intimidating character. I want people to not mess with me as much as possible, at least in the beginning when I'm still learning so if being in a certain city would help, I'll pick that city over any other.



    If you want to be a burly do-as-you-please badass, go to Ashtan. If you want to be a sinister, villainous badass, go to Mhaldor.

  • ErnamErnam Member Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean

    Serpent

    "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."


          Manda  |  Godzilla  |  SLC
      1. TalysinTalysin Member Posts: 575 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
        Jester.
        PraxidesMalornDunatis
      2. AlaskarAlaskar Member Posts: 393 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
        Lolmagi

      3. ZiiZii Member Posts: 616 @ - Epic Achaean
        Apostate.  Nothing more bad ass than ripping your foe apart and impaling him with his own sternum while your demon servant lumbers about.
        *Animated Signature*

        MalornUlrike
      4. MalornMalorn Member Posts: 77 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
        Please, occultists get to drive our enemies  mad from the revelation and then unravel their minds. Obvious win right there for badass.
        Szanthax
      5. IocunIocun Member Posts: 3,506 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        edited September 2014
        I'd say that in Achaea most classes allow for enough variation that you can make combat more or less difficult - and thus more or less badass - for yourself.

        So, to a certain degree, you can make any class work, if you make it your goal to not merely take the easiest path, but try to "fight with style": avoid abilities that can grant you combat victory by mere repetition while leaving you in little risk yourself. Instead, fight in such a way that you are under constant threat of death. Try to be creative, instead of merely following proven recipes. Go for kills that have a bit of additional flavour, even if they're harder to pull off.

        And most importantly: don't treat fights as a mere mechanical mini-game that's separate from your normal RP, but try to integrate them into a generally "badass character". That means not just jumping random people for fun, possibly even with the help of a dozen friends, but establishing a persona with a personal code when it comes to fighting, self-set rules to abide to. It doesn't matter if that code is "honour", "stealth", "restraint", "cruelty", or "efficiency". Almost anything can work, as long as your character behaves consistently and allows it to affect the way a fight goes, from its initiation to its aftermath. That's what makes someone give a truly "badass" impression and not just the class he picked.

        On a personal note however, I'll have to admit that locks are still the most badass thing in combat. A backbreaker or a brokenstar simply don't allow for enough time to stand over your incapacitated victim, look into his eyes, say a few chosen words, and walk away while he slowly dies. 
        PraxidesSobriquetMelodieUlrike
      6. ValusValus TexasMember Posts: 55 ✭✭ - Stalwart
        All the classes are bad ass in their own way, you just gotta find which one suits you.
        I have Cerebral Palsy, so it'll take me a bit to learn things so please try to be patient with me.

        Ulrike
      7. BukariinBukariin Member Posts: 438 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
        If you want to break your opponent, mind and body, before splitting them down the middle, taking their heart, and consuming it for essence, you'll go Apostate.
        Ulrike
      8. TalysinTalysin Member Posts: 575 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
        If you want to play with dolls...

        Too easy.
      9. AtalkezAtalkez Member Posts: 5,047 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        Daslin said:
        If you ant to make people rage, go Jhui. Wait. Jhui isn't a class... Jhui is a lifestyle.
        Jhui is a mindstate


        You hug Aurora compassionately.
        DaslinMalorn
      10. AlaskarAlaskar Member Posts: 393 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
        Austere said:
        Daeir said:
        If you want to cut a person into four pieces in a single movement after having bled them dry, go Blademaster.

        If you want to literally tear a person's soul from their body after bombarding them with a veritable horde of afflictions, go Apostate or Priest.

        If you want to eviscerate someone in a display of deadly martial prowess, go any of the Knight classes.

        If you want to incinerate someone in a plume of white-hot flame instantly, go any Metamorphosis class.

        If you want to condemn a heathen to eternal damnation and entrust their sanity to the whispers of hell, go Paladin.

        If you want to unravel a person's psyche and render them a babbling incoherent mass, go Occultist.

        If you want to explode a person's organs systematically after having pummeled them with afflictions, go Alchemist.

        If you want to transmute a person's living flesh into solid gold, go Alchemist.

        If you want to cultivate a deadly seed within a person's heart that consumes their life essence and leaves them as nothing more than a skeleton, go Sylvan.

        If you want to snap a person's spine on your knee, go Monk.

        If you want to utterly destroy a person's entire being with the power of your mind, go Monk.

        If you want to envelop your enemies in the all-consuming heat of their own aggression, go Monk.

        If you want to condemn someone to death via a comically large and actually terrifying jack-in-the-box, go Jester.

        If you want to drag someone solemnly to their own grave, go any class with Tarot.

        If you want to sing a song so moving that it literally escorts its audience to the Endbringer's gelid embrace, go Bard.

        If you want to envelop a person in a rime of freezing ice before crushing their form into a million pieces beneath your mighty fists, go any Metamorphosis class.


        If you want to blow yourself and everyone else up,  go magi. 

        (Am I doing it right? )
        Good enough. We don't really have any badassery. Holocaust looks cool though.

      11. ZiiZii Member Posts: 616 @ - Epic Achaean
        @Volke if it's between Monk and Blademaster, go blademaster.  It is the most bad ass class that can be done without artefacts and other boons.
        *Animated Signature*

        Ernam
      12. TalysinTalysin Member Posts: 575 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
        I thought that BMs needed like, hella artifacts to be decent?
      13. SeftinSeftin Member Posts: 923 @ - Epic Achaean
        Talysin said:
        I thought that BMs needed like, hella artifacts to be decent?
        Arties speed up the inevitable win you can get with BM on the slightest mistake your opponent makes - a lot less forgiving than pretty much all other classes in my opinion
      14. BukariinBukariin Member Posts: 438 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
        Except that BM have the worst bashing by a pretty decent margin, so starting as a BM isn't necessarily a great way to go.
        PraxidesUreel
      15. MizikMizik Member Posts: 2,128 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        edited September 2014
        Blademaster is no beginner class. It's very, very badass, brutal, and high pressure. Bad news is anything that does damage will shred you. Monks and Knights will make you quit early. Also, they botched BM in bashing changes - accidental, prone to be fixed, just uninformed changes by someone unfamiliar looking only at number outputs. Nobody wants to be a lv1 Blademaster right now.

        Get your learning done as something tanky, loose, with low learning curve. Also 2 skills. Your expenses as Runie will be IG gold. Best bashing in game and you can brutalize 80% of the PK game with 2 venoms and 2 aliases while feeling nigh damage immune. 

        Runewarden. You won't regret it.
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        PraxidesBeorji
      16. RangorRangor Member Posts: 3,263 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        Most badass class is runewarden with a pair of lvl 3 artie weapons (dmg weapons) with hugalaz runes. The feeling you get when the hugalaz procs and your target dies and cries OMG YOUR DSLS HURT SO BAD is priceless.
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        NemutaurPraxides
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