A: * I see Hoihe's character approach while brandishing a deadly weapon. * - - - ' I do not think I like the way you are brandishing that weapon of yours. Please, put it down. 'Hoihe wrote:I am pretty sure OOCly claiming that another player's character is brandishing a weapon, while their player RPs it as carrying it non-threateningly breaks the rule of "Don't godmod others' PCs."
H: * Hoihe's character does not put his weapon down. * - - - ' I am not brandishing it, I am using it as a walking stick! ' - - - * Hoihe's character is literally holding that "walking stick" in a manner where it would only provide support if his character was cought between two invisible walls. ( Like in that trash container scene from the first Star Wars movie. ) *
A: * I have my character equip his own weapon. * - - - ' I would advice you to put it down, or walk back the way you came from, I have no time or care for the whims of petty bandits. '
H: * Hoihe's character does not put his weapon down, he does not walk away. * - - - ' IT IS A WALKING STICK! '
A: * I toggle Hoihe's character hostile, attack, and send him to his starting location. *
H: /// * Whining and insults that I will not reproduce here. * ///
A: /// If you really need a visual aid for a walking stick, may I suggest a Lantern Stick? It is basically a torch with a very long shaft that reaches the ground and a lantern that provides illumination. You can buy one from Sorcerous Sundries. When you walk with it, it actually looks like you are using a walking stick for support! Well, more so than with a quarterstaff that is held horizontally at your character's waist. It is what I use on my Gnomish Arcane Trickster to give her a quarterstaff. ///
H: /// * More whining and insults that I will not reproduce here. * ///
A: /// * Whining and insults responded in kind, which I will not reproduce here, and Hoihe was added to my "No Roleplay List". * ///
This all took place many years ago, back when Hoihe's character was the moustached dragon enthusiast. But few weeks later after the event I did ask Hoihe's character about that "walking stick" of his, and he went on to state how much he liked the EXTRA BONUS SLOTS on it.
The people who insist to be allowed to brandish weapons are not doing it for visual aids or for an actual role-playing reason, they are doing it purely for in game mechanical advantage. This fact has not changed over the years, and it is unlikely to change in the future.
I have nothing against a simple long stick in the torch appearances. One that is long enough to constantly clip into the ground when held. The Lantern Stick we have in game could be used as a reference.vindflickan wrote:Sooooo...with the addition of umbrellas, I only just learned about the ability to modify the appearance of torches. I like all the banners and little things in the appearance change for them as they're quite cool, but it makes me wonder if it might be possible to include a model or models for canes or a walking stick? Goodness knows there are older characters and, in the case of my own character, characters with wounds that impair their movement where it would make a nice visual prop for them to have something helping support their weight.
But due to height at which torches are held in game, I do not think it will work all that well with canes.