Quarter Staffs

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Quarter Staffs

Post by mtaylor » 2014-03-16

Out of curiosity, is there a Darkon historical reason why quarter staffs are allowed only one thrusting tip?

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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by Thrush Svartehjertet » 2014-03-17

I've never been given a good reason and I've been fighting since 98... It's a bad weapon anyway in our system... I wouldn't consider using one.


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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by fingers630 » 2014-03-17

Cause Darkon Hates Mages ;)

My QStaff is stabbing on both ends, I mark one with tape, and use that end. Either side is completely safe to stab with however.
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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by mtaylor » 2014-03-18

Thrush Svartehjertet wrote:It's a bad weapon anyway in our system...
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Why do you say that? Ineffective because it is yellow?

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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by Inox » 2014-03-18

Several reasons.

It's clumsy because of the need for padding on both ends, which makes it much harder to swing in the ways that make a staff effective.

Yellow damage can't kill to a limb in Darkon.

It requires two hands to use effectively, but doesn't have the range of the other 2H weapons, nor can it compete with most of them in armor piercing or raw damage. It never breaks shields, either.
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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by Thrush Svartehjertet » 2014-03-19

mtaylor wrote:
Thrush Svartehjertet wrote:It's a bad weapon anyway in our system...
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Why do you say that? Ineffective because it is yellow?



Like Inox said, it is physically unweildy compared with every other 2 handed weapon, AND it does yellow damage. I have seen a handful of self proclaimed "trained" martial artists who SWORE they'd own with a staff embarrass themselves pretty badly in Darkon. I wouldn't challenge them to a bo staff fight in the real world.... But Darkon is not the real world, it's foam weapon world with weird rules to balance things. This weapon just plain old sucks in Darkon.


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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by Sir Tyriel Firebrand » 2014-03-19

Its a pretty useless weapon for foamfighting in general. The only DECENT use I can see out of it, is that its like a very skinny blocking stick for mages. It would be cool if you could make madus though. I would totally mess around with a madu.
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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by fingers630 » 2014-03-20

Qstaff is the Mage's Tower shield/spear that does worse damage. That's about it. Change it to make the stabbing red and it would be 10x more effective, but for some reason mage's are not allowed sharp sticks!
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Re: Quarter Staffs

Post by Inox » 2014-03-20

Balance. Mages don't get short spears or White glaives or axes w/ stab tips either.

If you want to expand the Thief/Assassin weapons selection more toward what it once was, maybe it would seem reasonable to give the already-incredibly-powerful Mage more options.
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