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#1 InfiniteServer


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:45 PM

Anyone have an idea of how to roleplay a Mesmer. I understand how classes like Warrior and Ranger work, but there aren't many classes like the Mesmer in other RPGs. Any ideas?

#2 ShezuTsukai


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

Read the GW2 novels. Best way to experience some Mes archetypes.

#3 Isarien


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:05 AM

Really, in my opinion, there's no right or wrong way to roleplay a specific class. But if you're going for the quintessential mesmer personality, the following adjectives would work well: charming, manipulative, deceptive, with a dash of alluring mystery. It's not a good idea to trust a mesmer, but it's hard to resist them. Sort of like politicians!

Mesmers in GW1 wore masquerade masks, and many of them were theater actors. You can almost draw parallels between the Mesmer and the Thief. The main difference is the Mesmer uses magic to evade and outwit their enemy, rather than agility.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:28 AM

All Mesmers are required to recite the works of Norgu's Nightfall, Lord of the Strings, Drakes on a Plain and Summertime for Bokka.

Ahem, on a more serious note, back in GW1 a good number of Mesmers were actors for theatrical things. So any personality that would come along with self-righteous actors can definitely fit into a Mesmer. But personally, I say just go with that you think works for you. As said above, there isn't really a way to roleplay a specific class.

Just remember that Mesmers generally (but are not limited to) manipulate/trick others with their powers, or even make a good show out of things by making fights flashier than they have to be.

#5 Interlocutor


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:20 AM

Taking cues from the Mesmer's abilities I'm going with a semi-morbid psychedelic character who is obsessed with the realm of the mind and the discerning of reality. He's also a Sylvari born during the Cycle of Dusk, so philosophy, dreams and anything even remotely internal play a huge part in his character.

Personality wise he's actually not the manipulative sort. In fact, this little 'nature child' takes pleasure in exploring and sharing truth with others and averting deceptions. It's his undying fascination with perception, self-exploration and external discovery that make him an ideal fit for the Mesmer profession.

Edited by Interlocutor, 15 July 2012 - 05:22 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

I will be roleplaying my human noble Aethgar I think as a mesmer - it seems to suit him best. As such, I'll be focussing on why and how a noble mesmer would be drawn to the class. It's about illusion, manipulation, while being able to wield some pretty serious weaponry. I do not believe (I could be wrong) that a Necro for example can swing a big sword - can they? But my mesmer noble will primarily employ a sword, and in battle, warp the minds of those he fights, seeming to be in multiple places at ocne. Which his natural charisma and guile in political intrigues plays perfectly into the class.
I mostly drew my ideas on the fact that the Queen is a mesmer.. so there's clearly a noble tradition or an acceptance for nobleborn illusionists.

#7 Tregarde


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

Mesmers are people, and as such you're going to find all sorts of personalities. Probably the closest analog to them in real life would be actors, magicians, showmen, etc. But again, there is a huge variety of personalties among those people. Undoubtedly there are some Mesmers who prefer to keep a low profile, working subtlely, not showing off their abilities.

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