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New Poll - Fantasy Trio
This week's poll was my own, but it was prompted by something that jacob66 suggested. We actually did a similar poll back in 2013, but isekai has gained a lot of popularity since then, so we'll see how this poll goes. I did reduce the choices to the classic trio though

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You're on a runaway trolley and it can go down 2 tracks. On the left is a single person, on the right are a group of people (say 5). All are tied down and cannot move. Doing nothing, the trolley will go down the right
Choices:
Stay right, killing multiple - votes: 656 (26.2%)
Go left, killing 1 - votes: 1850 (73.8%)
There were 2506 total votes.
The poll ended: November 14th 2020

You are the chosen one. Oh wait, wrong topic
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 14th 7:53am
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» mallika23 on November 14th, 2020, 1:23am

If I could, I would choose both magic and thief. These were similar to Sung Jin Woo's skills from Solo Leveling.

But, I think I would choose thief. The skill to come and go quitely/unnoticed, it might be able to be developed into an espionage skill, like Twilight from SpyxFamily. If I was thrown into an isekai story, I prefer to live in the shadow rather than in the center of attention. 😅

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» 2cundus on November 14th, 2020, 2:55am

It depends on what kind of RPG it is.
If death is not permanent then mage because arcane powers are always OP and I don't need to worry about my low HP.
If the world has many powerful magic items then thief because I can loot easier.
If survival is an issue then cleric because I can use better armor, I have decent HP and I can heal myself, but since there is no cleric option I'd pick fighter as it is the next best thing.

In case I don't know what kind of RPG it is I'd go safety first, so fighter.

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» Aremon on November 14th, 2020, 3:09am

There really should have been a priest/cleric/healer option... but that might be just because I grew up with d&d, where a party of four was standard... fighter,rogue,cleric and wizard.
Anyways, I picked mage because magic. (Also, I always play as a mage type character first in any game where I get the choice soo...)

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» residentgrigo on November 14th, 2020, 11:23am

Mages are always the most powerful ones even if I play fighters in games.

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» sagesmith on November 14th, 2020, 2:34pm

Mage. I always choose fighter, but in real life I'd hold back a bit more, be a lot more cautious in battle, and I've always wanted to be a wizard.

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» Sosseres on November 15th, 2020, 3:42am

If it was one of the system worlds where you gained skills just from experience, mage.
Else, thief. Being able to hide is the most valuable skill after magic. Problem with mage in any rational magic setting is that I wouldn't have had the 10 years of training required to cast a basic cantrip.

Mage is the class with most potential in pretty much all systems. You could run into the problem of training with that and fighter. Thief has the same issue but you are in a position where it isn't as critical.

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» rokyun_ on November 15th, 2020, 8:28am

Mage. (In rpgs like gbf they got cute outfits)

Plus, they can learn different types of magic that can be helpful in the journey ww

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» zarlan on November 15th, 2020, 9:30am

My preference is none.
I would hate to be limited by a set class. (and consider class-systems to be utter crap. In a very simple game, it makes sense for the sake of simplicity, but…)

I'd learn unarmed and armed martial arts, sure (and not restrict myself to a single weapon. It should be noted that no fighters in the real world, of any place or era [including modern times], ever has …and none trained only with weapons, and not unarmed. Including grappling/hitting whilst using ones weapon), but also magic. Indeed, I'd love to immerse myself in a study of magic (the knowledge, messing about with that aspect, and also skill, speed, and precision)

As for "thief"…
I find that "class", really annoying.
Thief isn't a class. It's a person who steals things.
There are plenty of "thieves" in games and other fantasy works, who are not thieves, at all.

The things that "thieves" do…
In terms of "thief" combat:
That's just combat.
The notion of fighters fighting with strength, and "thieves" fighting with dexterity, is utter absurd nonsense, that can only be dreamt up by someone who knows absolutely nothing about combat.

As for putting an emphasis on being quick and mobile, I'm all for that.
Absolutely.
Stuff like hiding, stealth, and such things…
Yeah, I'll go for that, too.
(in fighting games, adventure games, or RPGs, I tend to go for characters with high speed/dex/mobility …and I do like "steal" abilities, too… Mind you, if I had to live it, rather than it being a game, such an ability would be useless. After all, it would leave you open. Better to defeat the enemy …and then you can take all their stuff, at leisure. RPGs tend to be quite unrealistic, in what enemies "drop". You don't get any of the arms and armour of well equipped human/humanoid foes …and yet monsters drop human items, and I include money in that, that such a monster would have no reason to carry)

If I have to choose, I go with "thief". (hence that's my answer in the poll. I'm rather surprised at the high amount of votes for mage)
Though, of course, it does rather depend on the world/system.

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» Transdude1996 on November 15th, 2020, 11:04am

Quote from zarlan
The things that "thieves" do…
In terms of "thief" combat:
That's just combat.
The notion of fighters fighting with strength, and "thieves" fighting with dexterity, is utter absurd nonsense, that can only be dreamt up by someone who knows absolutely nothing about combat.

But, that's exactly what real ninjitsu and krav maga are.

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» zarlan on November 16th, 2020, 5:45pm

When I said "…can only be dreamt up by someone who knows absolutely nothing about combat."?
Quote from Transdude1996
But, that's exactly what real ninjitsu and krav maga are.

Q.E.D.

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» hkanz on November 18th, 2020, 7:11am

I see what you did there! I’m not entirely grasping this question, like do I remain in the RPG world after the quest? Can I abandon the quest or is it a fixed timeline? If it’s just a matter of getting through the quest, I would choose fighter. Otherwise I would choose mage since those skills seem more useful/marketable in everyday life.

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» VawX on November 18th, 2020, 9:22pm

Realistically my survival chance will be the highest with becoming a Fighter mmm...
I don't even plan to fight but in case I'm fighting, I feel like Fighter will stay alive the longest, especially if ambushed mmm...

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» Ceiye on November 18th, 2020, 9:51pm

You're making us choose between having magic or not having magic. I'm not surprised that the results are more than half Mages

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