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BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 11:38:41 AM

[up][up] I would watch that.

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Resist
Mar 15th 2019 at 11:39:40 AM

Monks are cloistered ascetics who pursue a spiritual life away from the rest of the world. Priests perform religious duties for their local community. It's possible for one person to be both, but they are two different things.

Edited by Anura on Mar 15th 2019 at 6:40:39 PM

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Mar 15th 2019 at 11:46:28 AM

And again, roleplaying monks are of the jumpy, flippy, kung-fu variety. They get ki abilities as a class feature. Set yourself up right, and you can end up firing off hadokens and kamehamehas like my Japanese animes.

Edited by Zeromaeus on Mar 15th 2019 at 2:46:53 PM

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Weirdguy149 The Dead Man from The Flying Dutchman Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The Dead Man
Mar 15th 2019 at 1:23:02 PM

I'm pretty sure priests are pretty much the summoners while monks are the hand-to-hand guys.

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SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Mar 15th 2019 at 1:24:54 PM

[up] Priests are more healing and Holy Hand Grenade stuff.

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Mar 15th 2019 at 1:43:10 PM

Lucario is a Pokemon monk, not Incineroar.

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Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:03:32 PM

Mienfoo is a shaolin monk, or at least I always got that impression.

Edited by Vertigo_High on Mar 15th 2019 at 2:03:41 AM

KusaMigeru Interesting Person #928 from AAAAAAAMAAAAAAZOOOOOOON Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Interesting Person #928
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:32:03 PM

Holy crap, didn't know the conversation would go on for so long, haha

The idea of a "monk" would refer to the usual "Fighter" class we usually see in eastern RPGs. And yes, many wrestlers in Japan, face or heel, are "shooters" or are trained to "shoot", which is to say they know how to fight legitimately. And I wouldn't expect Japanese designers to be exactly accurate in regards to depicting actual monks or priests...

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KuroBaraHime ☆♥☆ from Somewhere...I think
☆♥☆
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:36:31 PM

D&D was the one that codified the whole Monk class as stereotypical Chinese kung fu warrior monk. Japanese RPGs just copied that. Of course, in Japanese there's no big confusion over using the word that way, since they use the English word "monk" for this, while actual monks would get called other Japanese words.

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:53:06 PM

Pokemon Sword and Shield to have 83 variants of Ice Cream Pokemon /s

(IMPORTANT NOTE: What I just linked is a satire article)

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:53:37 PM

[up][up][up]Though if Dragon Quest III is any indication, they distinguish between Fighter (martial artist) and Warrior (weapon and armor user), while the west would consider the two terms synonyms.

Edited by Anura on Mar 15th 2019 at 9:53:44 AM

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
DonaldthePotholer from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:55:56 PM

Again, why is Incineroar a monk as opposed to a barbarian or berserker?

EDIT: DQ Fighter = D&D Monk. DQ Solider/Warrior = D&D Fighter.

Edited by DonaldthePotholer on Mar 15th 2019 at 5:57:20 AM

KuroBaraHime ☆♥☆ from Somewhere...I think
☆♥☆
Mar 15th 2019 at 3:02:55 PM

Dragon Quest's hand-to-hand fighter being ambiguously called Fighter is on the translators. The Japanese name for the class is "budouka", which basically means "martial artist", and implies hand-to-hand fighting.

jdeo1997 Rogue Collier from Orion–Cygnus Arm Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Rogue Collier
Mar 15th 2019 at 3:28:46 PM

Pokemon Sword and Shield to have 83 variants of Ice Cream Pokemon /s

(IMPORTANT NOTE: What I just linked is a satire article)

Dammit, I wanted my cookies and cream pokemon!    Damn you Gamefreak! Damn you all to hell!!!   /s

So, over-under someone will read that and either take it seriously or spread it around as a real rumor?

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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Mar 15th 2019 at 4:18:53 PM

That was a letdown.

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YamiiDenryuu :DDD from You know, that place Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Mar 15th 2019 at 5:42:09 PM

> only satire

I feel as though a thousand James Turners cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced. Or however the quote goes

I couldn't conceive a dream so wet; your bongos make me congo.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 5:46:37 PM

Satire usually doesn’t announce itself. And is clever.

What is it even satirizing? It’s making a joke about eight-year-old games.

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Mar 15th 2019 at 6:28:56 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that article was a bit "meh".

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Mar 16th 2019 at 1:02:45 PM

I'm excited for these new games as well, I hope they continue to keep the franchise going

Weirdguy149 The Dead Man from The Flying Dutchman Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The Dead Man
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:04:30 PM

Pokemon may have slid to #4 (behind Mario, Zelda, and Smash Bros), but I'd say it's still going to be around as long as it doesn't get royally screwed up at some point.

Do you fear death?
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:22:30 PM

Any guesses as to what the third version of this will be called to go with the theme?

Maybe Pokemon Bow?

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:31:05 PM

[up][up]Pokemon is #4 by what metric? It's still #2 in the world as far as game franchises go, only behind Mario (and Super Mario, if you want to count those separately), and it's still #1 in terms of overall media.

Meanwhile, even just counting by games alone, Legend of Zelda has less than a third of the sales of Pokemon, and Smash Bros is behind Donkey Kong.

Edited by PushoverMediaCritic on Mar 16th 2019 at 7:31:51 AM

My Dragon Ball FighterZ moveset ideas.
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:34:04 PM

Even if it was #4, being the one just behind Mario, Zelda and Smash is really not as bad as it sounds.

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:34:39 PM

[up][up][up] I was thinking things like Pokemon Crown, Pokemon Palace, or Pokemon Ruler.

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
Mar 16th 2019 at 7:40:06 PM

RE: Wolf Thunder

A royal theme, that could work.


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