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IanYang
08-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Whips are nice weapons. With a whip you can damage multiple enemies per attack, pull down an enemy who stands at a higher position than you, catch an enemy's foot and make him/her/it fall, ...... etc.

Whipper will certainly be an interesting class. Hope that developers can add this class in U7.

Rubiconn
08-22-2010, 08:41 AM
I dont know if it should be called a whipper though. Perhaps animal trainer, or Archeologist(ala indianan jones).


I like the idea of having whips perhaps just add the weapons and a feat to say the ranger/whipper type.

Harncw
08-22-2010, 08:54 AM
Geez if only there were 2 words I could post here that would completely sum up what I mean to say...

Robi3.0
08-22-2010, 09:44 AM
Geez if only there were 2 words I could post here that would completely sum up what I mean to say...

Or you could just say nothing, since what you have typed here adds absolutely nothing to the the thread.

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Sorry, OP this game is based on Dungeons and Dragon 3.5 rules and to my knowledge there isn't any class in any rule book called Whipper. If I am wrong please correct me by linking something or quote a book and a page number. I have a lot 3.5 books so chances are if it exists I have the book the class was printed.

Furthernore, whips in DDO would be practically useless as they deal non-lethal damage. All the other "bonuses" you have mentioned are pretty moot here in DDO as well.

Visty
08-22-2010, 09:49 AM
no

KillEveryone
08-22-2010, 09:51 AM
If we are going to add a whipper then we need knee high shiny black leather spikey heeled boots and a nice skimpy shiny black leather outfit to go with it. Probably a ball gag too.

This will fit nicely in the brothel.

Zaviticus
08-22-2010, 09:52 AM
So could this Whipper follow the path of Dominatrix? O.o....just asking :p

articwarrior
08-22-2010, 12:17 PM
So could this Whipper follow the path of Dominatrix? O.o....just asking :p

lololol, too the class.... no, in my opinion turbine and its dev'sshould work more on the current classes rather than new ones, there is plently of classes which dont even have prestige enhancements!

Memnir
08-22-2010, 12:21 PM
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Angelus_dead
08-22-2010, 12:31 PM
In D&D 3.0 there is the Lasher class focused on whip usage. It was understandably not updated for 3.5.

A whip is a fairly poor weapon: both bad mechanically, thematically, and visually. Given how DDO's current animations and user inputs work, adding any reach weapon would fit in quite poorly to the look. It would take excessive effort to create new animations, and the result would still probably be sub-par.

Even if whips were present as a DDO weapon, it would not be productive to make a class or specialty focused on that one weapon. Kensei-whip would be enough.

AyumiAmakusa
08-22-2010, 12:36 PM
Succubus Whipper? Yes please. Feel the wrath of my whip.

Missing_Minds
08-22-2010, 12:45 PM
A whip is a fairly poor weapon: both bad mechanically, thematically, and visually.

I'll agree to the mechanic, but not to theme and visually. Theme is opinion, and visually is a matter of opinion that can be decided only after implementation.

A character being able to twirl around a whip, such as a flaming one is normally rather fun to watch.
For example, watch performers of this style.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_dancing

If you don't like the performance, well you are the one that doesn't like it.

How many games made whips a very usable weapon. I can only think of one off the top of my head. Phantasy Star Universe.

However, while a whip itself isn't very fun mechanically, what if it was a pre cursor?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_whip

I honestly have no idea how good of a physical weapon that is in trained hands, let alone how it is used. But such could also lead to a sickle and chain based weapon.

Let alone they could make up some weapons at that point to have weapons with the 3.0 Chain Master PrE abilities. (did that get update to 3.5? I forget)

Any how, that is just an example of what could flow. Do I see them doing this any time within the lifespan of the game? No, definitely not.

Memnir
08-22-2010, 12:47 PM
Succubus Whipper? Yes please. Feel the wrath of my whip.It's not about wrath... it's about control.


..slightly modified dialog from one of my fav lines in the Malefic Carnival chain...

hydra_ex
08-22-2010, 12:49 PM
Please add a new class: Druid


Please add a new race: Half-elf
Please add a new race: Gnome
Please add a new race: Shifter

Pyromaniac
08-22-2010, 02:23 PM
Only if we can get the carnival end boss outfit. Dwarven Whipper build for the win!

FlyingTurtle
08-22-2010, 02:52 PM
I thought you were proposing a new class with max UMD and all the Wand enhancements, and casts every spell in the game by wand-whipping.

druiddhohb
08-22-2010, 03:16 PM
Aww i wanna make Simon Belmont...

Dylos_Moon
08-22-2010, 03:16 PM
I thought you were proposing a new class with max UMD and all the Wand enhancements, and casts every spell in the game by wand-whipping.

Artificer?

FlyingTurtle
08-22-2010, 03:26 PM
Artificer?

Now that would be a good class to add.

toastjeff
08-22-2010, 03:38 PM
What gets me is that the OP thinks a new class that no one has even mentioned adding using a weapon not currently in the game (requiring new animations) can be ready for update 7. I'll be the first to admit that there are times Turbine isn't exactly on the ball, but is that really the level of expectations, especially among new players?

FlyingTurtle
08-22-2010, 03:55 PM
The suggestions forum is just a place for talking nonsense. The devs will do whatever they want, whether you shoot down someone else's suggestion or not.

Harncw
08-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Or you could just say nothing, since what you have typed here adds absolutely nothing to the the thread.


so do you intend to -1 everyone that posts useless chatter around here?