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Daerius of the Blessed Blades
08-20-2008, 09:54 AM
I read in a prior post that hirelings will have their own quirks and foibles.

My dream is that Turbine develops a pool of hirelings and you don't know who you'll get - just that it's SOMEBODY. It would be great to see recurring hirelings that pop up randomly when contracted.

Wouldn't it be fun to hire a rogue, and who shows up for work but +Sticky McGee. You remember +Sticky - he's a great rogue, but has a tendency to aggro everything with his bow and then run for cover. Or maybe you'll get +Palias the elf rogue. Not very talkative (maybe even snooty), and seems to be weaker than most at trap finding, but he's never missed a lock or a secret door! And he's killer in a fight with his weapon finesse and elemental rapiers. Or +Stonefingers the dwarven rogue that's usually drunk and chatty...

The possibilities are nigh endless.

Recurring personalities, even coming from a small pool of hireling talent, would really capture the flavor of PnP D&D. Any feedback (DeadlyGazebo? :cool:) on how Turbine plans to implement the quirks?

Tolero
08-20-2008, 10:12 AM
We'll be bringing you more information about the hirelings a little later, and all the fun that comes with them :D

Daerius of the Blessed Blades
08-20-2008, 10:42 AM
We'll be bringing you more information about the hirelings a little later, and all the fun that comes with them :D
But waiting is OH SO PAINFUL!

But OK... ;)

binnsr
08-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Or +Stonefingers the dwarven rogue that's usually drunk and chatty...


whatever you do, please do not clutter up party chat with junk text from the hirelings.. they're there to do a job, not make it more difficult to communicate with the real partymembers..

Daerius of the Blessed Blades
08-20-2008, 11:53 AM
I was thinking more like those chat words that pop over NPC's heads. Like the guys outside the barracks in the Marketplace that scream at you via word balloons as you pass.

binnsr
08-20-2008, 11:55 AM
ok.. thats a much better idea:) just not what first popped into my mind when you said drunk, chatty dwarf :)

theANTItommy
08-20-2008, 11:56 AM
I was thinking more like those chat words that pop over NPC's heads. Like the guys outside the barracks in the Marketplace that scream at you via word balloons as you pass.

lol thats the first thing i thought of when OP said drunk chatty dwarf

Belwaar
08-20-2008, 11:59 AM
lol thats the first thing i thought of when OP said drunk chatty dwarf

Haha that would be awesome!! A drunk dwarf fumbling with his lock picking tools...and the whole time talking about how much he loves ale! :D:D:D:D:D:D

Trinarius
08-20-2008, 12:09 PM
whatever you do, please do not clutter up party chat with junk text from the hirelings.. they're there to do a job, not make it more difficult to communicate with the real partymembers..

Aww... what's wrong with a little flavor in the game? That's part of what makes D&D what it is... :D

But, if such flavor would possibly be added, it might also be a good idea to make it optional, so that folks like binnsr can turn it off when they want to. :)

Montrose
08-20-2008, 12:38 PM
Haha that would be awesome!! A drunk dwarf fumbling with his lock picking tools...and the whole time talking about how much he loves ale! :D:D:D:D:D:D

Or a despondent halfling healbot.

"Stellllllla! Why did you leave?!? I can raise the dead, but I couldn't heal our love...."

binnsr
08-20-2008, 12:51 PM
Aww... what's wrong with a little flavor in the game? That's part of what makes D&D what it is... :D

But, if such flavor would possibly be added, it might also be a good idea to make it optional, so that folks like binnsr can turn it off when they want to. :)

Flavor's fine .. as long as I can tell them to shut up :)

of course, the bubble-chat that others are envisioning would be just fine for me too..

Daerius of the Blessed Blades
08-20-2008, 02:36 PM
Flavor's fine .. as long as I can tell them to shut up :)

of course, the bubble-chat that others are envisioning would be just fine for me too..

::wishes he could make people shut up in real life::

(legally, anyway...) :rolleyes:

Tanision
08-21-2008, 02:54 PM
I would love to see the Ranger Minsc and Boo from the Neverwinter Nights series