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Which sword do you use and why?
Rapier
68%
 68%  [ 111 ]
Longsword
17%
 17%  [ 29 ]
Cutlass
13%
 13%  [ 22 ]
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Roland
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparticus wrote:
And - What suddenly made you check the Posts Count ?

I noticed that you had the most recent post in all seven of the active threads, including some very brief responses on old threads, and I wondered why you were making such a push to rack up posts.

Also, since I invest so much time in this forum, I like check occasionally to see what I've gotten for my investment.
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sparticus
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
sparticus wrote:
And - What suddenly made you check the Posts Count ?

I noticed that you had the most recent post in all seven of the active threads, including some very brief responses on old threads, and I wondered why you were making such a push to rack up posts.

Also, since I invest so much time in this forum, I like check occasionally to see what I've gotten for my investment.


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OneoftheLost
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to ressurect this thread just to throw my opinion in.

I vaguely understand how fencing works in game, and while I understand I should only be attacking when I can hit, and taunting, and heck, even defending every once in a while, it should be said that there is something of an advantage to clicking like a monkey on crack.

By which I mean I personally favor the rapier. The longsword seems like a good all around weapon, but in practice I find it too slow to attack, and defense is just not as fast as it needs to be. I'm considering giving the Cutlass a more serious look, but that would require learning how to parry. I'd rather just keep clicking 'thrust' frantically with my rapier.

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Rusty Edge
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneoftheLost wrote:
I'm going to ressurect this thread just to throw my opinion in.

I vaguely understand how fencing works in game, and while I understand I should only be attacking when I can hit, and taunting, and heck, even defending every once in a while, it should be said that there is something of an advantage to clicking like a monkey on crack.

By which I mean I personally favor the rapier. The longsword seems like a good all around weapon, but in practice I find it too slow to attack, and defense is just not as fast as it needs to be. I'm considering giving the Cutlass a more serious look, but that would require learning how to parry. I'd rather just keep clicking 'thrust' frantically with my rapier.

Wink


So you're saying the longsword is the brig of swordfighting?
The perfect compromise between power and maneuverability on paper, but in the game you continuously wish you had a mail runner, royal sloop or Ship of the Line instead.
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LoniusM
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
In ordinary fights at sea I use the longsword. In the toughest fights - Montalban, jealous fiance, captain of the guard - I use the cutlass. (They can't beat me if they can't hit me!) And against criminals in the tavern I use the rapier.


Are there tougher fights than Montalban, jealous fiance, captain of the guard if you have an old character, no fencing skill and all items?

Also are the last two more dangerous with a rapier, longsword or cutlass?

My guess would be the rapier is more dangerous as an opponent.


Btw, for swash difficulty I primarely use the cutlass. But I sometimes use the rapier when young, and then changing to longsword after some years, and finally to cutlass when old or for important fights. Basically some defense is necessary at all times.
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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonius, welcome aboard! Good post, you have obviously played this game a LOT! Those are wise comments you made.

Yes, Monty, the jealous fiance and the Captain of the Guards (especially English Guards) are the toughest opponets in the game. And yes, it is because they use a Rapier. That sword is much tougher to beat than the other two types.

Like you, I use a cutlass against the tough opponents. I played for years using ONLY the cutlass. Agains the "normal" or easier opponents I use a rapier nowadays just to speed it up.

At Swashbuckler level, you cannot beat those tough opponents if you are older than about age 35. Your reaction time is too slow and they will beat you every time. You have to face those opponents when you are younger, which means you have to plan the game accordingly. For that reason I highly recommend using a small boat (canoe, pinnace or mail runner) to speed up the game.

Also, in Swash level you are always sailing into the wind and the small boats do a better job of that rather than the larger boats.

Hang around here, it is good to see another salty Pirates player!!!!
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