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#1 chromantic

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 16:20

Slightly off-topic but it is​ ink-related.

 

Bought some armor for a new character I'm playing in Guild Wars, then spent some time trying various dye combinations until I hit on one I liked. "Wow, this one's really nice", I said to myself. No wonder I liked it - I realized later it's a dead ringer for Lamy Petrol.

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 16:41

You can’t post this and skip mentioning which dyes you used!

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 18:50

In this instance, it was a blue, a green and a pink. Adding a red to that combo produced a beautiful dark purple akin to Diamine Syrah. I was torn between the two but went with the teal.

 

It's iffy say "use this mix" because different armors take the dyes differently and even using a single dye can produce slightly different colors. Ritualist armor 'A' takes red as a bright red while 'B' takes it as a dark red (and the female version of 'B' takes it as a dark raspberry). So it's just a matter of experimentation.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 21:59

Vanilla guild wars then? (I play gw2 as a filthy casual, and the dye system is more straightforward) Guess I’ll have to dig through my dye stash to see if I have anything close. I probably do, when your main is a green cactus, your library of greens gets rather huge.

Fingers crossed that Petrol did well enough to make the new set of regular inks when they’re announced.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:25

Yes, good ol' Guild Wars, starting playing again last year after a long hiatus, what a blast it is. Farming with the heroes, but had one toon in pre-searing I starting playing and, despite thinking I wasn't interested actually going through a whole campaign again, I took him out and I guess I'm doing the campaign.  :rolleyes: 

 

Tried GW2 finally, when they offered the free version, but wasn't impressed.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:48

Oh, hell... I must have gotten old... I didn't understand one lousy word I read in this thread... :wallbash:

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:32

Heh, I can translate if you’re curious. Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 are role playing games. Unlike a lot of games, there’s a really deep system for both color customization and style customization.

In the original game, everyone plays as a human. The later game lets you play as some of the other sentient species (but not all). My main character is a Sylvari, a sort of human looking plant. A lot of Sylvari characters have fancy garden plant sorts of colors, and leaves. Mine is green and thorny. I designed her to look like a cactus.

In both games, the color customization can get really finicky. Lots of nuance. And people actively share tips on getting the exact right look. Pretty much exactly like ink fans, only with fewer spills to clean up.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 17:28

Here's the Syrah-like purple I spoke of. This is blue, green, pink and red.

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 19:31

The Syrah-like one is nice.

But this whole thread is reminding me of years ago when my husband ran a D&D campaign for a while and it got to the point where we had all gotten to higher levels than any game he'd ever been in -- let alone be DM for.  So he was throwing 2nd level demons at us.

I considered doing a cartoon of the people in the game (as our characters) saying the thing our characters would most likely to be saying.  So the ranger would be saying "I've got blind fighting!" while falling over one of the dwarves (who was saying "I'm invulnerable!") after being tripped up by the elf (who was going "It's just a dwarf").  My character, the big dumb fighter on his first campaign would be going "Uh, what does this ring of warmth do?"  The other human fighter would be looking at his (intelligent) sword and saying "Sword feeling plus two-ish today?"  The other dwarf (dual-class cleric and mage in a world for which dwarves were sort of anti-magic -- so, yes, as she went up in level on that side her ability to cast spells *decreased*  :rolleyes:) would be frantically looking for her familiar, going "Where's Fluffy?"  And then while the DM would be face-palming saying "You weren't supposed to be able to DO that..." (he threw a Cone of Cold against us, having completely forgetten that I HAD the Ring of Warmth) there would be, on the table, a phone in use where the guy at the other end was from the local game shop (and an early player in the campaign): "A baby zorn?  You must be in Steve's campaign...."  (This apparently actually happened -- the woman running the dual class dwarf actually went looking for a figure of a baby zorn, not realizing that Mike had been friends with my husband since college; but it freaked the heck out of Jen when Mike said that to her!  We called it "Fluffy" as a joke and the name stuck.  We would use it to reconnoiter in new caverns, and it would come back saying stuff like "There's a chest in the next cavern with 468 pieces of gold in it.  Burp...."

It was a very fun and silly campaign.  Jen's then boyfriend played an, um sage -- "yeah sage, sage, that's the word" who early on got turned into a centaur.  And decided to stay that way since it improved his armor class over being a low-level magic user.  We were the "hit it if it moves" gang -- until Steve sent us up against a black dragon and then we suddenly (and collectively) turned into "Oh, hello, how very nice to meet you.  Yes, if we run into a Wish spell we will CERTAINLY keep you in mind.  Oh look at the time -- we really must be going now...."  Leaving him going "Wha....?  Huh?  Who ARE you people?"  :lticaptd: 

Early on, we were in a cavern fighting skeletons.  I rolled a critical fumble and got told "Your sword goes flying across the chamber."  I say "I got after it!"  The other cleric started moving my figure around the edge of the fray and I said "No no no!  He's a big dumb fighter -- his sword went that way and he's going to follow it -- right through the center of the fray!"  And my husband was PO'd because he failed some rolls and even with all those skeletons I went through the skirmish without a scratch.....  :rolleyes:  And after a couple of years we were fighting demons.  Which the guy with the special sword didn't like because the sword didn't like demons one little bit -- and would teleport Jeff's character to RIGHT BEHIND one.  It wanted to go "slurp".  Jeff's character, OTOH, wanted to hide in another room....  Preferably one on a different continent....

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:02

Ruth a DnD'er! This calls for an obligatory Summoner Geeks link:

 

With Lightning Bolt thrown in for good measure:


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:54

Yeah, but not for a really long time.  And I used to sit and do needlework while playing, and then often felll asleep on the sofa as the evening wore on.  

 Plus it was probably more than 25 years ago at this point....  :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:28

Hi Torrilin,

Thank you for making the effort to explain this in such detail. Is this game played as live action, then... or am I missing something? :unsure:



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Hi Chromantic,

Thank you for this crystal clarification... it's not that I'm too old... it's just that I'm too cool. B)


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 15:39

Video game. (I do like real live games too, but this is a video game)

The nice thing with video games is you don’t have to draw your character to get pictures of them. And the computer handles the dice, so you can’t lose them.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 19:56

Video game. (I do like real live games too, but this is a video game)

The nice thing with video games is you dont have to draw your character to get pictures of them. And the computer handles the dice, so you cant lose them.


Okay... got it. :thumbup:


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Edited by ParkerDuofold, 08 February 2018 - 00:01.

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