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Why do so many people think Archer and Assassin are the same thing? I was in a chat yesterday. I told the guy that my character was an Archer. He was like "Why so mainstream? Everyone wants to be an Assassin". Someone must have switched his brain with mashed taters... Seriously? Why?


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A bow is not a sniper.


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(January 30th 2013 11:42 AM)Zenodin Wrote:  A bow is not a sniper.

You know, My mom always said "It's better to remain silent, and thought dumb, then to speak and remove all doubt". An Assassin is not a sniper. An Assassin is someone who is paid to kill a target. You might want to know what you're talking about before you talk.


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(January 30th 2013 11:41 AM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  Why do so many people think Archer and Assassin are the same thing? I was in a chat yesterday. I told the guy that my character was an Archer. He was like "Why so mainstream? Everyone wants to be an Assassin". Someone must have switched his brain with mashed taters... Seriously? Why?

Its a common misconception. People tend to lump things together as illogical as that may be.

Try not to let it get to you. Just /lol to yourself when someone acts ignorant.


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(January 30th 2013 11:47 AM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  
(January 30th 2013 11:41 AM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  Why do so many people think Archer and Assassin are the same thing? I was in a chat yesterday. I told the guy that my character was an Archer. He was like "Why so mainstream? Everyone wants to be an Assassin". Someone must have switched his brain with mashed taters... Seriously? Why?

Its a common misconception. People tend to lump things together as illogical as that may be.

Try not to let it get to you. Just /lol to yourself when someone acts ignorant.

Oh, I'm not mad. I'm just trying to show people that they are.... How do I put this mildly... The most ignorant sob that ever walked the face of gods green earth...


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(January 30th 2013 11:44 AM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  You know, My mom always said "It's better to remain silent, and thought dumb, then to speak and remove all doubt". An Assassin is not a sniper. An Assassin is someone who is paid to kill a target. You might want to know what you're talking about before you talk.

Lol ma dude, take a chill pill. My Mom always said to me: "The best weapon against ignorant people is to Ignore"
I will go agains't that rule now.

First, I was agreeing with you. Since you didn't get what I meant I'll tell you in a longer post.

The guy that was like "Why so mainstream? Everyone wants to be an Assassin" tought that because that's what is embed in many peoples head, because of games like Assassins Creed, Hitman, Splinter Cell, and hundreds of action movies that the type of weapon in question is used in fact by assassins.

So there my comparison with a Sniper that has an even higher connection to an "Assassin".

So the simple word of Archer or Bow for many people is the equivalent of Legolas, Robin Wood, Ezio, even the Breton you saw in the trailer, and many other chars.


An Archer is simple this:
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That misconception is not as annoying that all assassins are stealth killers, sometimes the death for dollars business gets messy.


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Yeah, Then my brother says if I want to be an archer, then I pretty much have to be an assassin. I asked him, how so? He's said there is nothing else useful to be. I explained to him the difference, not that he needs it, he's the smartest person I know. I told him I just want to be a normal player with a bow. Plus, I'm a Smith. I've always been a smith, and I will always be a smith. So if you need weapons and armor... Oh God, I'm advertising again...


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(January 30th 2013 03:44 PM)Stinkyremy Wrote:  That misconception is not as annoying that all assassins are stealth killers, sometimes the death for dollars business gets messy.

In fact, the original Assassins (as in the medieval cult) tended to do their killings out in the open, so everyone would know who did it, and since getting caught and martyred was an expected part of the whole thing.


Quote:An Assassin is someone who is paid to kill a target.

Not necessarily paid, just someone who kills a high-profile person. None of the people who assassinated (or tried to) US presidents did so for money, for instance.


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(January 30th 2013 04:41 PM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  Yeah, Then my brother says if I want to be an archer, then I pretty much have to be an assassin. I asked him, how so? He's said there is nothing else useful to be. I explained to him the difference, not that he needs it, he's the smartest person I know. I told him I just want to be a normal player with a bow. Plus, I'm a Smith. I've always been a smith, and I will always be a smith. So if you need weapons and armor... Oh God, I'm advertising again...

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(January 30th 2013 04:49 PM)Stinkyremy Wrote:  
(January 30th 2013 04:41 PM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  Yeah, Then my brother says if I want to be an archer, then I pretty much have to be an assassin. I asked him, how so? He's said there is nothing else useful to be. I explained to him the difference, not that he needs it, he's the smartest person I know. I told him I just want to be a normal player with a bow. Plus, I'm a Smith. I've always been a smith, and I will always be a smith. So if you need weapons and armor... Oh God, I'm advertising again...

Come join The Bromlokiir, we need good smiths

I would brother, But I'm the Co-Founder of the Disciples of Korangar. But, if you are ever in the need of fine metal, then give me a shout. I would be happy to help, for a small fee of course.


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I will keep that in mind fellow nord, good luck on your travels.


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(January 30th 2013 11:41 AM)Mars_Everwood Wrote:  Why do so many people think Archer and Assassin are the same thing? I was in a chat yesterday. I told the guy that my character was an Archer. He was like "Why so mainstream? Everyone wants to be an Assassin". Someone must have switched his brain with mashed taters... Seriously? Why?

Because an assassin can use a bow for assasination, especially within Skyrim would be the first thing that comes in mind for many.. On the flip side though archer doesn't automatically make you an assassin. Just my two septims.


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Well you probably can go running about in plate as an archer. Let them tell you your an Assassin then.
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Assassin: A murderer of an important person in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons.
Archer: (Military) a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow

Both in context of the game. Obviously Archery is also a widely acclaimed sport, but that's besides the point.

An archer is simply someone who uses a bow and arrow, of whatever kind. It's just a label of your weapon of choice, basically. Assassins are the label associated with those who are responsible for killing high-priority targets, doesn't matter how they do it.. they just do it.

People label them the same because apparently Archers are supposed to be sneaky, hunter-like people who strongly resemble Legolas. However, if you've stuck with any history, you'll notice archers actually wore multiple types of armor in history, but most notably wore lighter studded armor for mobility. After all, you had to have room to move to pull back a bowstring over and over again, and especially to reach your arm behind your back (or your side) to reach your quiver. Most of the time, don't we see these guys on top of castle walls or behind siege lines. Something tells me a large group of people lined up shooting arrows isn't really.. sneeky.. or assassinatey... They're umm.. Siegey!


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