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Which sword do you use and why?
Rapier
68%
 68%  [ 113 ]
Longsword
17%
 17%  [ 29 ]
Cutlass
13%
 13%  [ 22 ]
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Vortilex
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the rapier because:
1. Thrusts are faster
2. I don't have to use the other ones, and thrusts block other thrusts
3. I can get in more hits
4. I can hit the guy more easily when he's doing an upslash/downslash
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vortilex wrote:
I use the rapier because:
1. Thrusts are faster
2. I don't have to use the other ones, and thrusts block other thrusts
3. I can get in more hits
4. I can hit the guy more easily when he's doing an upslash/downslash


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Black Falcon
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutlass is my sword of choice. I almost always go for my cutlass when I board an enemy vessel. I will (rarely) use a longsword just to "mix it up" but mainly it's my cutlass. Victorious

I will use the rapier for the suitor or the criminal but that's all. Rapier is more like a 3 Musketeers sword than a pirate's sword, but that's just my opinion... Duelling
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theincrediblenick
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the longsword myself.

Historically, the rapier was favoured by the Spanish and French and the English were more likely to use the basket-hilted broadsword (very similar to the longsword in the game). England always trying to keep up with continental fashions, the rapier was introduced some time in about the sixteenth/seventeenth century. It was used by both sides at the start of the English civil war, and then discarded by both as being next to useless.

There is a story of a rapier master coming to England to teach members of the aristocracy and getting in a dispute with a farmer in an inn; the farmer challenged him to a swordfight, and the rapier master refused saying it would be suicide for the farmer. Riding home in his carriage, the rapier master was surprised to hear fast hoofbeats in pursuit and saw the farmer on his old nag with his basket-hilted broadsword in his belt. He stopped his carriage and finally agreed to fight the farmer after the farmer called him a coward; within a few seconds of the fight starting the rapier master was dead.
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Roland
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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jeff204vk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SlipperyJim wrote:
Would I have better success if I just kept pounding on the '1' and/or '4' keys?


On Swashbuckler level, there are some opponents that have such a comparative speed advantage that that doesn't work. You have to defend against them some to slow them down.

I prefer the cutlass. My style is defend (sometimes multiple times) and counterattack (most often a thrust), and the cutlass is perfect for that. It works at all ages, against almost all opponents. Sometimes against Montalban, though, I will switch to longsword, because otherwise he's impossible to hit. The game makes him artificially fast.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeff204vk wrote:
Sometimes against Montalban, though, I will switch to longsword, because otherwise he's impossible to hit. The game makes him artificially fast.

In my experience, Montalban is only super-fast when using his special attack. He's pretty slow when it comes to parrying my counter-thrusts.
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DavidHarding
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always use the rapier; for as long as I've been playing the Pirates! games, I've preferred the rapier's speed over the longsword's even balance and the cutlass's power
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavidHarding wrote:
I always use the rapier; for as long as I've been playing the Pirates! games, I've preferred the rapier's speed over the longsword's even balance and the cutlass's power


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparticus wrote:
Me Too...

Spart demonstrates how he racked up 4,000+ posts . . . Smile

You need only 14 more posts to tie Howie for second place on the list of all-time top posters. (I'm currently twelfth.)
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sparticus
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
sparticus wrote:
Me Too...

Spart demonstrates how he racked up 4,000+ posts . . . Smile

You need only 14 more posts to tie Howie for second place on the list of all-time top posters. (I'm currently twelfth.)


Not that anyone is counting Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
sparticus wrote:
Me Too...

Spart demonstrates how he racked up 4,000+ posts . . . Smile

You need only 14 more posts to tie Howie for second place on the list of all-time top posters. (I'm currently twelfth.)


Like in Finding Nemo when Dory sings - - bit slightly Altered - : "Just keep posting posting posting "
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
sparticus wrote:
Me Too...

Spart demonstrates how he racked up 4,000+ posts . . . Smile

You need only 14 more posts to tie Howie for second place on the list of all-time top posters. (I'm currently twelfth.)


And - What suddenly made you check the Posts Count ?
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Captain Teague
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing as how you broke one post into three; I'd say he hit the nail on the proverbial head.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Teague wrote:
Seeing as how you broke one post into three; I'd say he hit the nail on the proverbial head.


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