Samurai Job Spec Sheet

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Samurai Job

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samurai - gender specific

Postby Aikou » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:05 pm

Gatz mentioned that some players create characters solely for rp. I'm an instance of that, as I created a female ninja (male irl). I honestly see no harm in creating a male-only job, and I see no point in a female-only job. I suppose if you wanted equal opportunity, but if anything, thats not how the world really goes. I'll stick with my "looks cool" post, but also add my idea for jobs...

[Please keep this thread about the Samurai job.]

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Postby Midaki » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:15 pm

The Samurai class is good. The problem comes in developing a female equivalent. Wikipedia, however, has brought to my attention to the onna bugeisha- women of the buke social class (loosely called the Samurai class) who were trained in the use of weaponry, as warriors. They are not really samurai- they did not work for pay, historically, usually only fighting for themselves. Also, both terms for the samurai caste, samurai and bushi, are masculine terms, given their other meanings.

Basically, it goes like this. If you were a buke woman (buke no onna), you were a woman in the buke caste. Some of those women were female bugeisha (onna bugeisha, the aforementioned female warriors. And theoretically, if one were to to that for pay, they would be a female warrior. There is no term in Japanese for these, because historically, they did not exist.

But enough of the silly history lesson. What I was trying to get at is, we should create a warrior class for females that focuses on the use of the naginata and spear, as they were generally wielded by women. This would give them their own flavor, while still making them an equivalent class. Not sure what their special abilites would be, though.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Ichike » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:06 am

I think that this is a wonderful idea, and I disagree that it goes against the spirit of Naruto. In the show, they have Samurai, because Samurai and Ninja always exist hand in hand. Samurai are usually like the royal guards and perhaps policemen, while Ninja are more like the secret police/CIA-type things. So there is no reason that there can't be Samurai. One thing though is that in Naruto, everyone who wasn't a Ninja was always portrayed as less powerful, but for the sake of the MUD they have to be portrayed as being equal. So probably Samurai should have less available Taijutsu/Ninjutsu/Genjutsu, or less powerful ones, but with some special sword skills. Perhaps have some weapons/armour that only Samurai can use? Samurai shouldn't be able to do hand to hand either, or at least not very well.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby kanata » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:20 pm

Samurai as a male only job is fine with me, but if that's the only issue - why not add Geisha as a female only job? A female assassin; not to be confused with a ninja. The end result is the same except with completely different skillsets and approaches.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Isamu » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:34 am

I like the option of a job, and have no problem with gender-specific jobs, so seeing as how this is still in alpha (I think...) why not worry about "equivalents" later. I'd love to see jobs implemented sometime. As a suggestion, after becoming genin would be a good time to introduce jobs to the player. That way, it's not just level-up as usual, it could be learning a sword style to help you complete your missions. Just a thought...
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Yamashita » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:57 am

If this job is made gender-specific, I would like to see an option to spend RP points to be able to have a job that is for the opposite gender. It isn't unheard of for a woman to dress as a man to gain certain benefits, e.g. Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Isamu » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:03 pm

A new thought:
Why not have the sword leveling up unlock abilities?
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Yamashita » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:50 am

Takahashi Isamu wrote:A new thought:
Why not have the sword leveling up unlock abilities?

You should elaborate. Do you mean different sword attacks/styles or "supernatural" powers contained in the sword?
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Isamu » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:08 pm

Like how your level goes up in the tai/nin/gen skills, the sword's levels would goto it's own skill list, which would unlock "supernatural" sword abilities, not styles, sword styles should be taught by a master somewhere once you have enough skill with the sword, aka the sword is at a certain level...
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Keiko » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:10 am

I personally feel that there should be exceptions to the "all male" samurai idea that's being tossed back and forth. I'm pretty sure some female character playing players are going to feel a little left out if they get told they can't play a samurai (without the creation of an alt). I demand there be exceptions along with the male population looking down at them for thinking that female was crazy enough to join in the first place. *nod nod* They could... *rambles on and on*..

Point is.. Let females join the samurai job ranks. When they join, it'd be tough on them and such on and so forth.

I like the sword idea Isamu! I could see myself with a cool sword like InuYasha. (Not really).
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Gatz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:50 am

The topic is super long now, so I just wanna say please go back to talking about the Samurai class itself and not whether or not it'll be a dual-sex class or not. We can talk about that later and possibly in another thread.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Izamara » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:56 pm

I say that the Samurai Job sounds very interesting, and I want to see it developed and implemented. I very much like the Idea of the magical swords. On another note, samurai could possible use ki instead of Chakra, you know, like an alternative, that could maybe me channeled through the sword or their bodies for damage modifiers, elemental attacks, that sort of thing.
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Re: Samurai Job Spec Sheet

Postby Yumi » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:36 am

On the gender being for men only, I disagree for reasons that are spoilers.

PS: Ill make a male character if I have to but I would prefer not too.

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