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#1 Tryonus

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

With the new info about Healing and Death which included 2 amusing Comic Strips im very supprised that no-one has yet to commet on the frist strip.

When from the looks of things, there is what to my mind is the Assasin.

She is standing in the middle of the warriror and the ele.

There are 2 reason y i think she is an Assasin mainly because of all the Black clothing and the style of the Mask.

Granted she could be a ranger, but im really leaning to assasin.

What do u think?

#2 Drogon

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

I don't think we should draw conclusions from a comic strip. The guy that made it might not even know which classes will be in the game (unless it's someone from ArenaNet that draws em?).

Then again, there are already enough other things that hint at an assassin class so it doesn't really matter. ;p

#3 captainnl

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

Besides the guys drawn in those strips change all the time from the "new" GW2 orientated characters to characters from other MMO's that don't understand the GW2 system yet. So it doesn't seem a very reliable source of speculation to me.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

Actually:
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Shurikens. Not a warrior.

#5 Beta Sprite

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

The strip is PvPOnline.  The author does not work for ANet.

He might know the mechanics and classes of the game, he might not, but he has to know enough that his strips make sense.

Given that, he may have just seen the armor in concept art or in-game screenshots and decided to use it.

It's a good comic, too:
http://www.pvponline.com/

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

Edge said:

Actually.
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Shurikens.

Yea, that's one of the many hints I was talking about. There's also the concept art that has the same style as the art of the currently released professions etc.

#7 Matthew Browne

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

The same rule we apply to concept art should be applied here.

But don't worry, I'm sure we'll have an assassin-esque kind of profession.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:05 PM

Beta Sprite said:

The strip is PvPOnline.  The author does not work for ANet.

He might know the mechanics and classes of the game, he might not, but he has to know enough that his strips make sense.

Given that, he may have just seen the armor in concept art or in-game screenshots and decided to use it.

It's a good comic, too:
http://www.pvponline.com/

Yep, I love PvP - been reading it for years.  Oddly enough, Scott Kurtz (PvP artist) recently moved up to the Seattle area and is now sharing an office with the Penny Arcade team.  So, he's pretty close to the ArenaNet offices.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

you can't base anything on the armor to. just like you can't base anything on the strips. those shurikens are also on certain gw sin armors if im not mistaken. but come on guys.. it's obvious that some sort of rogue class will return ;)

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

does the OP realise players cant play trolls/ogres :o? the ones in the comic are meant to be players (hence the 1337 speak at some points). doubt any characters in the comics will have specific professions (i see the bearded dude now has arrows rather than the sword and stuff).

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

I think it could be a good indication, the other two returning characters are a warrior and an elementalist that both appeared before (or during) the announcement of that class.

Its just speculation of course. Also, I think that assassin has appeared before...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

Tryonus said:

With the new info about Healing and Death which included 2 amusing Comic Strips im very supprised that no-one has yet to commet on the frist strip.

When from the looks of things, there is what to my mind is the Assasin.

She is standing in the middle of the warriror and the ele.

There are 2 reason y i think she is an Assasin mainly because of all the Black clothing and the style of the Mask.

Granted she could be a ranger, but im really leaning to assasin.

What do u think?

That charracter was in old articles and such no1 would mention it now because it was already discussed.

Your 2 reasons for Assassin.
Black- Umm so what, the charr using a bow in the war video was black no?
Mask- Isn't that a Ranger mask?

As far as the Ogre, its too bad they said creatures will use their own skills instead of being professions so it being an Assassin is impossible?

So I don't really see any vaild point in your creation of this thread, sorry its jsut what I think and you asked.


Elk said:

does the OP realise players cant play trolls/ogres :o? the ones in the comic are meant to be players (hence the 1337 speak at some points). doubt any characters in the comics will have specific professions (i see the bearded dude now has arrows rather than the sword and stuff).

Are you sure that the bearded dude has arrows?  It looks to me like he was shot by an arrow and thus his downed state.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:58 PM

Tryonus said:

When from the looks of things, there is what to my mind is the Assasin.

She is standing in the middle of the warriror and the ele.

Really??  It looks like a Mesmer to me...  The white designs look a little "jester-like," suggesting the performing arts.  And the hair is completely wrong.  Mesmers wear masks too...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if ArenaNet showed Scott Kurtz some character concept art (or perhaps even in-game models) and let him pick which ones he liked the most for the comic.  

I think the characters are very likely created from something in GW2 showed to Scott, but whether they went into the detail of telling him the exact classes is not known.

I wonder how long ahead of time does ArenaNet give him to do the comics?  It it right before a blog or has he done all of them and they're sitting in a pile somewhere.  If it's the latter case then Scott Kurtz might have more knowledge of GW2's mechanics than anyone else outside of Anet! lol

It's very cool Anet got him to do the comics for their blogs.   PvP Online is a well-read webcomic and that's a good way to generate yet more hype for the game.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:07 PM

meh, maybe, maybe not ;)  could be a dark ranger?:D

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

Grunntar said:

Really??  It looks like a Mesmer to me...  The white designs look a little "jester-like," suggesting the performing arts.  And the hair is completely wrong.  Mesmers wear masks too...

U sure? I thought "Francis" was the mesmer? I mean, he has the mesmer colors, the mesmer outfit, it all fits.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

i say ranger. if you read that article the author talks of an as yet unannounced ranged class. the ranger fits that and the next class without a doubt will be an adventurer class as they have yet to announce one of those. seems pretty self-explanatory to me. does that mean that is the class i want to see? by all means, no! i am just being logical here is all. they won't announce any new classes to the end, thus ensuring maximum hype before gw2 is released. they are following a pretty tried and true marketing formula here. also note that the warrior was mentioned a few times during the ele announcement. i am sure this "ranged" class that was hinted at isn't the assassin.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:04 PM

Never mind. Image is different.

Edited by MisterB, 08 July 2010 - 10:17 PM.


#19 Rolin

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:21 PM

Edge said:

Actually:
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Shurikens. Not a warrior.

He threw an axe. Last time I watched the video, that was a warrior skill.

Edited by Rolin, 08 July 2010 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:26 PM

MisterB said:

The existence of shurikens strapped to the armor in the image does not disprove that the image is a warrior. That image is from the Eviscerate warrior skills video, and armor is no longer bound to profession. Armor is now heavy, medium, or light, and professions that are able to equip the same armor class may all equip that particular armor.

Actually, that image in context of the video it is from proves the character is in fact a warrior. Since there are no dual classes and the character is using a warrior skill, the character in the video must be a warrior. It is also possible that character models or armor art are not fixed, and may change prior to release.

The guy cant be down and throw an axe at the same time unless you are suggesting that the ''possible shuriken warrior'' went down right after he used the skill. The axe looks like it comes from behind and not from the sitting human.
I think the soldiers can only use heavy armors, so this would be an adventurer (I dont know if I am correct).

Edit: I bet someone was trying to save him by throwing that axe and distracting the ogre monster.

Edited by C410V1370, 08 July 2010 - 10:31 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

captainnl said:

Besides the guys drawn in those strips change all the time from the "new" GW2 orientated characters to characters from other MMO's that don't understand the GW2 system yet. So it doesn't seem a very reliable source of speculation to me.

The main characters are ALWAYS GW2 players.  Other MMO players are represented by ogres and stuff.

EDIT: and the creator, Scott Kurtz always bases them off of gameplay info.  I'd guess the sin is confirmed.

Edited by Calvar Draveir, 08 July 2010 - 10:41 PM.


#22 Amannelle

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

C410V1370 said:

The guy cant be down and throw an axe at the same time unless you are suggesting that the ''possible shuriken warrior'' went down right after he used the skill. The axe looks like it comes from behind and not from the sitting human.
I think the soldiers can only use heavy armors, so this would be an adventurer (I dont know if I am correct).

Edit: I bet someone was trying to save him by throwing that axe and distracting the ogre monster.

That's what I'm thinking too. Also, they said the skills when you are "down" are DIFFERENT from your other skills, meaning that Warrior axe-throwing skill wouldn't be there while he's down (they used the example of warriors throwing stones instead). So, like you said, the axe is likely from ANOTHER character that is unseen (probably off to the left side), and the sitting character is likely an adventurer.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:42 PM

Amannelle said:

That's what I'm thinking too. Also, they said the skills when you are "down" are DIFFERENT from your other skills, meaning that Warrior axe-throwing skill wouldn't be there while he's down (they used the example of warriors throwing stones instead). So, like you said, the axe is likely from ANOTHER character that is unseen (probably off to the left side), and the sitting character is likely an adventurer.

I understand what you mean, but from the position he's sitting in and the position of his arm, it is likely he threw the axe.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:42 PM

C410V1370 said:

The guy cant be down and throw an axe at the same time unless you are suggesting that the ''possible shuriken warrior'' went down right after he used the skill. The axe looks like it comes from behind and not from the sitting human.
I think the soldiers can only use heavy armors, so this would be an adventurer (I dont know if I am correct).

Edit: I bet someone was trying to save him by throwing that axe and distracting the ogre monster.

I edited my post because the image is not from the eviscerate warrior skills video. It instead appears to depict an unknown downed skill where an axe is thrown. Or it could be from someone behind, too. Who knows?

Shurikens on armor still does not disprove a warrior is in that image. Armor is not an indicator for class in GW2.

Edited by MisterB, 08 July 2010 - 10:45 PM.


#25 Feathermoore

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:45 PM

Im still confused as to how ranger mask + ranger armor + black dye = sin

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:51 PM

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Im still confused as to how ranger mask + ranger armor + black dye = sin

I'm still confused as to how some people don't seem to notice that there's a picture of a sylvari wielding a bow engulfed in a green aura, comparable to that of both the elementalist and the warrior...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:00 PM

Rolin said:

I understand what you mean, but from the position he's sitting in and the position of his arm, it is likely he threw the axe.

But, like I just said, it's HIGHLY unlikely that they can even THROW axes from that position, we know their normal axe-throwing skill is for when they're not down. Also, it's been implied that you can't even use weapons while down, though that isn't officially confirmed.

Also, his arm position is hardly different from the woman's in the other picture when she was down.

Rolin said:

You are not the only one. People are being racist and saying only sins can have black armor.

I sincerely hope you are making a joke by saying that is racism; if not... God help you :eek:

Feathermoore said:

Im still confused as to how ranger mask + ranger armor + black dye = sin

DUH, Rangers are one of the seven deadly sins. :D Seriously, I always think of that when people abbreviate assassins as sins. Lol

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:10 PM

Amannelle said:

I sincerely hope you are making a joke by saying that is racism; if not... God help you :eek:
It was said in a joking matter.

Theres no love for us rangers, it makes us depressed.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:56 AM

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I have a very strong feeling that this is an axe-wielding assassin who threw his weapon as a downed attack.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:22 AM

I'm sure that Anet confirmed that axes weren't used by only warriors, (can't find the source right now, would be very grateful if someone remembers). Just because axes used by warriors are huge cubersome weapons doesn't mean light, balanced throwing axes can't be used by assassins.