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#38641 Offline BenLuke

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 09:50 AM

Nowhere, I'm just waiting for Jean to post.
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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 11:20 AM

I would have expected Kethrye to tell the others to cool it on the search or something...

 

"Oh, we're doing a search? LOOK AT EVERYTHING!"

 

...Yeah.


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#38643 Offline Tali Relo

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 11:24 AM

Okay, so I've been gone from this for... reasons...

 

So apart from Kini-Nui I haven't really been paying attention. If anyone needs stuff, respond here or PM me.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 01:31 PM

Reading the search of Ambages' house, there are so many spots where I wish Kehuri could have been there. Q-Q

 

Bah, Le-Koro's good. Just gotta hope things go well.

 

Edit: Krayzikk, what's going on with Tarnok?

 

Edit edit: What's the extent of a Mahiki's power?


Edited by Marius Pontmercy, Feb 06 2013 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 04:52 PM

I believe that the shapeshifting part was deemed overpowered and negated. All it can do is cast illusions.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 04:57 PM

I believe that the shapeshifting part was deemed overpowered and negated. All it can do is cast illusions.

[color=#4b0082;]Well, I'm pretty sure there's no physical shapeshifting; however, last time I checked, you were still able to shapeshift, but it was only a visual change, with no physical effect.[/color]

 

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#38647 Online Silvan Haven

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 05:27 PM

That is just putting an illusion over yourself so I don't really think it counts.


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#38648 Offline Mj. Spoilers

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:19 PM

It only casts visual illusions, right? The size and complexity of the illusion would vary depending on the proficiency of the user, too?


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:28 PM

If you're casting an illusion on yourself, you can't turn yourself into a Gadunka; it has to be realistically sized. Otherwise it would fall under invisibility. I'm not sure if size matters with physical illusions (unless you're trying to cast an illusion of Ta-Koro or something) but detail SO matters.

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#38650 Offline Hatty Hattington

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:40 PM

The example of the gate guardian works well here. It's there, but it isn't real. The real guardian is invisible, and a different size than the actual guardian.

 

User proficiency is a key part of the usage of the mask. A weak user wont be able to do much, a strong user can do a variety of tasks, and be able to hold up multiple large constructs for periods of time. It is possible to create an illusion on your character to make them appear larger, but with all illusions, it only seems to be that. Any sort of contact made between the caster of the illusion, the illusion, or any other object would result in anyone nearby who can see the illusion immediately recognize that someone is casting an illusion.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:46 PM

While we're on this subject, is the Mahiki capable of modifying sounds? One would assume, if it works from modifying an opponent's perspective (rather than just projecting images, which would make it more the Mask of Holograms than the Mask of Illusions), that it would be capable of at least limited sound distortion.
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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:49 PM

I would assume it would be able to. The sound does not technically exist, but those who hear it think it exists. It can't be used for elemental attacks that Toa of Sonics are capable of, it's more like how when you're fighting a boss and it copies itself. The sounds the copies makes aren't actual sounds, but they are sound.

 

I sound confusing ;-;


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:53 PM

While we're on this subject, is the Mahiki capable of modifying sounds? One would assume, if it works from modifying an opponent's perspective (rather than just projecting images, which would make it more the Mask of Holograms than the Mask of Illusions), that it would be capable of at least limited sound distortion.

 

No- Varren is wrong. Nowhere anywhere have I seen it implied that it can imitate sound. It just makes holograms. It is not about modifying the opponents perspective- it's purpose is to disguise or confuse.

 

Can we please check Biosector or just search the topic before asking questions? :) It would make things a whole lot easier.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 06:59 PM

For the lazy, here's the Mahiki Guide.

 

Two arguments about the mask is enough. I don't want another.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 07:00 PM

We don't always follow BS01 though, which is why I asked. In fact, just a few posts up, someone already stated that it works differently from Matau's in LoMn. And just as well for the sound bit, that's the reason my Mahiki user is a De-Toa! :DOh, thanks Nutrients! I think that should go I the forum rules topic, so we don't have to look for/ ask for it every time.

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 07:18 PM

No- Varren is wrong. Nowhere anywhere have I seen it implied that it can imitate sound. It just makes holograms. It is not about modifying the opponents perspective- it's purpose is to disguise or confuse.

Also: in order to imitate another being's body/voice effectively, a Mahiki user must have already actively observed/heard that being. The mask will pick up and memorize images or voices when the user concertedly decides to do so. Without having seen or heard whatever it is they're trying to imitate, the Mahiki will only be able to project illusions as effective as the imagination of its user - in other words, far from perfectly.

...So apparently it can imitate sounds.Anyhow, moving along a bit: Are the WC out of Le-Wahi yet?

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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 07:19 PM

Nope.
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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 07:27 PM

They sad that the staff plot would be done by mid-January... Are they waiting for Joske?Also, I didn't finish MNOLGII (so darn boring) and BS01 isn't the most descriptive about the crystals and the Kini-Nui teleportation, so what is this Keeping Place?
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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 07:33 PM

They sad that the staff plot would be done by mid-January... Are they waiting for Joske?Also, I didn't finish MNOLGII (so darn boring) and BS01 isn't the most descriptive about the crystals and the Kini-Nui teleportation, so what is this Keeping Place?

The Keeping Place is a location that Nuju invented for this game- it wasn't in the canon, but that doesn't matter. The Keeping Place is obviously a place to keep special stuff, like whatever the Maru's failsafe is.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 08:49 PM

Kehuri, the social hiccup inducer! I laughed at that post, Jean. :D
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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 08:52 PM

Staff plot is actually waiting for Nuju right now, but hey, if it takes a little while longer, no harm done either.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 10:17 PM

Staff plot is actually waiting for Nuju right now, but hey, if it takes a little while longer, no harm done either.

Joske v Heuani got stopped because of that.

 

You don't know how much harm was done from postponing that.


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 11:28 PM

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"][color=#0000ff;]"The entire island is playing a game, architect, not one over mere thrones or kingdoms, but one over the very hearts and minds of those that fight it, and fates much worse then death will come if we lose."[/color][/font]


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Posted Feb 06 2013 - 11:56 PM

Awesome post, Jav! I was waiting for him to shut Ambages up. Kehuri would like to challenge some of his claims, however. ;)
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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 12:05 AM

Not seeing how that supposedly "shut Ambages up" but okay.


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#38666 Offline BenLuke

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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 12:14 AM

What, shut Ambages up? Noooooo, the interesting debate just started.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 12:24 AM

Right. Reading it now.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 02:35 AM

Hey guys,

 

I'm just apologizing for my past (and very likely, future) absences this week. All the little and large things I could possibly need to grapple with decided to sadistically coordinate and appear at once. I have needed to devote the lion's share of my energies towards prioritizing and defeating those obstacles, as I still do. I'll be back and active as soon as I can. Thank you all for your patience.

 

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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 02:41 AM

Life kicks us in the rear sometimes and of course our online personalities come second when it happens. Do what you must, Aaron; we won't mind.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 06:49 AM

Hey guys,

 

I'm just apologizing for my past (and very likely, future) absences this week. All the little and large things I could possibly need to grapple with decided to sadistically coordinate and appear at once. I have needed to devote the lion's share of my energies towards prioritizing and defeating those obstacles, as I still do. I'll be back and active as soon as I can. Thank you all for your patience.

 

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it's okay, bb, we love you <3

 

I'll text you if things get major out of hand, but otherwise, don't worry about us.

 

(plus your absence gives me more time to put off posting for reordin <3)

 

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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 10:20 AM

Okay I'm back.

 

Anyone I need to reply to?


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 11:20 AM

Yay! Welcome back.
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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 01:49 PM

Okay I'm back.

 

Anyone I need to reply to?

Me. Very much me.

 

Seriously, Kuhrin has me in a headlock and won't let go until you post as Krell.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 02:55 PM

Okay I'm back.

 

Anyone I need to reply to?

Aelynn. She needs a reply post to Auron.

 

It's been a long time...


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 03:39 PM

New Character Intro/Old Character Dev:

 

So yeah, that happened.

 

Because losing your leg below the knee isn't injury enough.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 07:18 PM

I just realized something, guys.

 

Illusions are FUN!


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 10:37 PM

I just realized something, guys.

 

Illusions are FUN!

Illusions are possibly the greatest things ever; from hiding to blinding, the majestically awesome things illusions can do are countless.

 

 

For example, animating Hubert's epic MS Paint pictures.


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 10:44 PM

Illusions are possibly the greatest things ever; from hiding to blinding, the majestically awesome things illusions can do are countless.

 

Just a note in case anyone's getting some crazy ideas: the Mahiki does not allow you to blind another character. :)


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 10:55 PM

Well, it can obstruct vision.

 

And yes, it is so. Very. Fun. [color=#ffffff;]White text for the lulz.[/color]

 

I never thought I'd have a character I'd like better than Kehuri, but I daresay, Demothi may just take that place!


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Posted Feb 07 2013 - 11:09 PM

-Your Regularly-Scheduled Gunner Update-

 

Thank You

 

 

Okay guys, this has got to have been one of my favourite posts to work on, simply because it's allowed me to illustrate how much Gunner has developed into a character in his own right, and just how far he's come since his early (read: insufferable) days. I hope you guys enjoy it!


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