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How do you plan to RP Your Multiclassing?

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  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAPosts: 1,818Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    You mean Bard, you fairy bastard?
    -- Grounded in but one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
    TreyAustere
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 3,099Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Fudge you, @Aerek ;

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
    AerekKasyaAustere
  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,694Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aerek said:
    You mean Bard, you fairy bastard?
    Bard, blademaster or serpent  (i could work it). Also, how am I the fairy if you were the one sitting in -my- lap?

    TahquilKasya
  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAPosts: 1,818Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Because I took it like a man.
    -- Grounded in but one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
    TreyTahquilKasyaAziik
  • XinnaXinna Posts: 691Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited September 2015
    I've always been bard for combat more than RP, but I basically just see Xinna as a swordswoman warrior type. When I multiclass, I want to branch her out into a little bit of ritualism more. Taking up Apostasy likely. But she'll still be Xinna swordswoman Warrior Princess, just essentially studying, learning, and practicing Apostasy on the side. Likely going shaman as well, but will incorporate that in a similar way.
    Aereidhna
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasPosts: 680Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited September 2015
    I'm not super into the idea of multi class and I'd honestly rather put credits towards customising my shinies or something. Aereidhna is veeeery much runie to the core but I could potentially see jester working for her if I did get into multiclass (she was originally a jester). It does fit her RP well, and potentially a few less physical classes as she shifts towards being somewhat more introspective/spiritually focused and less high femme frat boy (but...not that much less because that's her thing).

    The main issue is that I can't justify the expense because really what am I using the class skills for? Unless I get more into combat or something it's mostly window dressing. Right now the intricacies of combat make me want to fall asleep and/or curl up in the fetal position and rock back and forth, but maybe that'll change with time. So, I don't know, maybe if combat starts calling to me or my membership credits start piling up a year from now or something. We'll see.
  • CaladbolgCaladbolg Campbell County TNPosts: 1,126Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Hell i've already been most of the classes already. Paladin,Serpent, Bm are really the only classes that the abilities I received effected my character in a certain way. Which imo, isn't a bad thing I like having abilities based on x and x and x but I choose to use them for x y and z instead with the factional classes keeping to factional reasons.

    Also if @Xinna is pretending to be Xena now then I'm Hercules. Because they had a thing right? ...Right? I haven't seen that show since like the 90's but.. LOVE ME ANYWAYS O.O

  • ElowinElowin Posts: 206Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Caladbolg said:
    Also if @Xinna is pretending to be Xena now then I'm Hercules. Because they had a thing right? ...Right?
    Grudging respect. That's it, IIRC.

    Now, Xena and Ares, on the other hand....
    Jhaeli
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,276Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Daeir's been literally every class he conceivably has access to, some several times. My rationale behind reflecting this in his character is that he is always in pursuit of martial and intellectual excellence, but has had immense difficulty isolating a particular path that highlights his personal strengths. Blademaster was a common draw for him, but it was always something he ultimately moved away from as the peace he found in it was fleeting, at best.

    This pursuit for him is lifelong, and as such, multiclass won't affect him in the slightest, it'll just facilitate "memory" of paradigms that he's ultimately familiar with in some fashion or another.
    Aesi
  • MindshellMindshell Posts: 269Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Spirit Bind

    Spirit Attune

    Spirit Multiclass


    With Spiritlore, a Shaman is already every class.

    ShirszaeTaelAereidhna
  • QuisseQuisse Posts: 299Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I am excited for EVERYONE ELSE to multiclass like they mean it. 

    but alchemist is Quisse, and Quisse is alchemist. 
    LothienAereidhnaPraxidesReiloch
  • KailaKaila Posts: 17Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I'm still not entirely sure that I'll do multiclass. Kaila is a badger-obsessed Sentinel. I don't really see any other class fitting her personality.
  • StorilStoril Posts: 16Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Am I the only one not excited about multiclass.?  Right now, Storil does not plan to do it. He is a magi. He may be a sylvan one day, as his mother once was,  but he -will not- be a sylvan one day and a magi the next. I know, I know, it probably wont work quite like that,but I  worry about the impact this will have on rp. I look at classes somewhat like careers. You can change careers but it doesnt happen over night. I think losing ones class has tremendous rp value. for example consider a sylvan or druid changing class and losing their grove, a magi losing their connection to the elements, or a priest losing their angel. That makes for good rp, and I worry that multiclass, no matter how it is done, will permanently change that.if anyone has differing viewpoints I welcome them.
    DaironTaelElowin
  • DaironDairon Posts: 326Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Storil said:
    Am I the only one not excited about multiclass.?  Right now, Storil does not plan to do it. He is a magi. He may be a sylvan one day, as his mother once was,  but he -will not- be a sylvan one day and a magi the next. I know, I know, it probably wont work quite like that,but I  worry about the impact this will have on rp. I look at classes somewhat like careers. You can change careers but it doesnt happen over night. I think losing ones class has tremendous rp value. for example consider a sylvan or druid changing class and losing their grove, a magi losing their connection to the elements, or a priest losing their angel. That makes for good rp, and I worry that multiclass, no matter how it is done, will permanently change that.if anyone has differing viewpoints I welcome them.
    I've got mixed feelings currently. I feel like the introduction to multiclass will completely annihilate the RP some characters have - Dairon's die hard loyalty to subterfuge isn't because it's useful. (Although it might have begun that way). I love how the serpent class has its own little niche. I love how there is a community of serpents that help each other, just because we can identify ourselves outside of cities/houses. Roughly half of the clans I'm in have to do with Serpent organizations ONLY. I would hate to see half the Achaean population pick up the class and suddenly become sneaky because of its utility. 

    On the other hand, I've gone over the basic costs of learning a new class to transcendent and came up with roughly 866 or so credits. That made me realize how much time, effort, and money goes into learning a new character. As of now, the only two ways to do that is 1. Create and develop a new character, and 2. Completely abandon a part of the character's history and change class. With this in mind, I feel like it's a welcoming change to the game to introduce a new method in which people can pick up a different class and enjoy a larger perspective in the game without a huge sacrifice. 

    Also, I feel like many major games are now developing very flexible functionality when it comes to classes and skills. I am not at all surprised that Achaea, one of the most flexible player-influenced games I've ever seen, is taking steps to follow this pattern. 

    I don't know what @Tecton and all the other developers have in mind for multiclass, but I wouldn't be surprised if it followed the current trend of learning lessons. Becoming a full member of a class requires a certain number criteria you have to meet (level, time spent in game, etc). I feel like multiclass, once implemented, could be something that would achieved upon mastery of one's class and fulfillment of certain RP progression. Of course, all this is probably a part of the big giant plan they've been cooking up to introduce multiclass. Experience dictates that we're in good hands. 

    I guess I just want multiclass to be introduced quickly. All this worrying over something that we've got little information about is pretty much useless until implementation. Once we know what it is, we can work out the wrinkles and be happy and multiclass. 
    Tael
  • ReilochReiloch Posts: 124Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I feel bad about wanting to multiclass in to serpent because of the stuff that @Dairon was talking about. I don't even care about the utility of it, I just want serpent because of lolChaos, but I know that it will likely be everybody and their dog's second class. I'll manage to put it off for a while, but I know that I'll eventually give in. 'Cause, ya know, lolChaos.
    Dairon
  • DaironDairon Posts: 326Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Not to mention that the vibrating stick is now completely useless as you can multiclass serpent for roughly the same amount of credits (for tri-trans, much less for just learning up to warp). 

    With that in mind, please make it a thing so you have to learn all or nothing. Maybe that'll lessen the number of people picking up a class for one or two specific skills. 

    Also, lowering the price on the warp stick might see some profit too, I think. 
  • SarathaiSarathai Posts: 2,139Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Warp stick is also useful because it doesn't matter what class you're in. I can be in lesserform or dragonform, and I still have warps available. The same may not be the case for multiclass, where you'd have to change your class to use the warp.

    I'd like to get the ability to splice and such added to it, though.
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  • KakotasKakotas Posts: 261Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited September 2015
    Aodfionn said:
    Wait, we're supposed to RP our classes?
    This sums my entire experience after shallam fell with team good... Thank you Aodfionn... lol



    On the topic though I really am not looking forward to this on some levels because it will mean utility wins over RP. Another devolution in the RP chain. Something tells me were going to see a lot of Serpent Paladins (despite the fact it makes absolutely no sense) or some such combinations. Given there are a lot of combinations that work I just hope there is a bit of thought into the interactions of these classes.
    (Blades of Valour): He just has that Synbios Swagger enough said.
    (Blades of Valour): Draekar says: "Synbios if sunbeams sparkle off that I'll kill you where you stand."

    (Party) Halos says, "Disbar?"
    (Party) Draekar says, "You know here we have disbar."
    (Party) Draekar says, "And over there we have datbar."
    Tael
  • TaelTael Posts: 1,197Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited September 2015
    More and more, I am really hoping that multiclass is more like some sort of "class closet" than it is like Aetolia's multiclass where you can change around fairly often.

    That it's more like "when you change class, you keep progress in your old class, so if you go back to it you don't have to spend credits to relearn it" (but you can't just swap between them frequently, at-will) - more "you are a paladin who used to be a serpent, and it wouldn't be too hard for you to go back to being a serpent" than it is "now you are a serpent-paladin".

    At the very least, a lot of responses in this thread (and other posts about multiclass) has made me really hope there's some in-character explanation of class swapping - like using some doodad with a spirit trapped in it or some sort of class-horcrux thingy - something physical and in-character so it isn't just a mechanical thing. That would at least be something to make it feel less blatantly MMO-y.
    Lothien
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,276Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Serpent Paladins make plenty of sense. Times and values change, it is part of the world that Achaea is and will continue to be.

    Quite frankly, if you have difficulty splitting your character archetype from their profession, they're probably not a very interesting character to begin with.
    ShirszaeTrey
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoPosts: 3,065Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Not all characters value honour and the like, even if they are one of the supposed 'knightly' classes. For them it would make perfect sense to be, say, both runewarden and serpent. 

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...


    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,694Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Plus, you don't -have- to ambush people and be a dick as a Serpent. Historically I know of at least a handful of Serpent combatants that would stand toe to toe with folks in the room with an occasional evade to get a breather. 

  • SethSeth North CarolinaPosts: 145Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Personally, my RP comes more from my village and order. So no matter what class I am, I'll still be a Forestal and a Qui'anar.
  • StorilStoril Posts: 16Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Chaos won't destroy the realm...but this multiclass thing just might....
    KakotasSyri
  • KakotasKakotas Posts: 261Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Storil said:
    Chaos won't destroy the realm...but this multiclass thing just might....
    Either that or some infernal/occie or elementalist/occie running around claiming new revelation then they set off a holo in the netherworld and blow half of sapience to smithereens... Welcome to multiclass where there are no more class specific areas that make a class interesting.
    (Blades of Valour): He just has that Synbios Swagger enough said.
    (Blades of Valour): Draekar says: "Synbios if sunbeams sparkle off that I'll kill you where you stand."

    (Party) Halos says, "Disbar?"
    (Party) Draekar says, "You know here we have disbar."
    (Party) Draekar says, "And over there we have datbar."
  • StorilStoril Posts: 16Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Is there any chance that multiclass wont happen?
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