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The role of the rouge

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The role of the rouge

Xenomir's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 12:41 AM | #1
When I play my Mercenary--standing back with my group blasting away--I feel like I'm effecting the battle, doing my part. I'm a part of a team: there are healers tanks and myself all playing our part--like well-oiled machine. This is the team game, the game where working together wins the day.

When I play as my assassin or operative, it's a whole different game. I'm not a part of a "team;" I'm by myself. I have a different role: my job is to take out a healer.

When a stealth player has to take out a healer in a group of 5+ enemies, there's a sliver of time given to him before every enemy focus fires him down in an instant. He will have no healer support, no back up of any kind: he's alone. It's 1 vs 4+ with the goal of killing one healer; there's a slim chance of escape.

I believe the "stealth" game is often misunderstood. It's viewed as being "unfair" because in 1v1 a healer doesn't stand a chance. The thing is, that's the point. In 1v1 the healer isn't supposed to stand a chance. The healer is a part of a team. The healer has a tank's protection, a group of DPS willing to change targets in an instant.

Playing stealth is an intensely rewarding and equally difficult game. We're not in the game to rack up big damage numbers or kills; we're in the game to subtly effect the tide of the battle. It's a thankless job, and that's OK--but we need a few things to fulfill our role. We need burst, CC and escape, that's it.

Take some time to think on the role of the stealth player, whatever class/classes you play. Remember what we do, what we don't do, if you don't keep this in mind you will always be bitter: after the next patch we ops/scoundrels/assassins/shadows will still take down your healers in an instant, because that is what we do: anyone who doesn't like this will never be satisfied unless he comes to terms with the role of a rogue class.

JoxerNL's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 01:29 AM | #2
And here i thought the role of the rouge was being red.

mousestalker's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 07:42 AM | #3
I haven't seen any in-game cosmetics. Is there some? What are its stats? What mob drops it or what vendor sells it?
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Dalnar's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 07:56 AM | #4
rouge roses are best!

Caelrie's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 08:09 AM | #5
It's to bring out your cheekbones.

MagizZziaN's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 08:20 AM | #6
I 100% agree with the OP. Ive been trying to get people understand this simple fact also.

This is exactly what a "rogue" is supposed to be doing.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.Through passion, I gain strength.Through strength, I gain power.Through power, I gain victory.Through victory, my chains are broken.The Force shall free me.

Malleable's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 10:00 AM | #7
I find that rouge can pretty much fill any role. It goes with black, or grey, or beige, or browns. Pretty much any neutral color.

Dominoris's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 10:38 AM | #8
He is obviously NOT talking about cosmetics here.

It which case rouge is used on a polishing wheel for a very fine abrasive.
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LyriaFrost's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 11:12 AM | #9
So this isn't a thread about my rogue's rolls? Good, cause they're still in the oven.

mousestalker's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 01:53 PM | #10
First bake rouge's rolls:


2 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup hot water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

egg wash: one egg, beaten
red food colouring (2-3 drops)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 8 muffin cups.
In a large bowl, mix the shortening, sugar, and hot water. Allow to cool until lukewarm, and mix in the yeast until dissolved. Mix in the egg, salt, and flour. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size.
Divide the dough into the prepared muffin cups, and allow to rise again until doubled in size.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Immediately after removing from the oven, brush the tops with egg wash.

Filling (wait until rolls are cool)

4 tbsp. flour
2/3 c. milk
1 stick butter
4 tbsp. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 drops red food colouring

Blend flour and milk in a saucepan, then cook until thick and cool. Combine the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla; cream well. Add the cooked mixture. Fill the rolls with the filling. Refrigerate until time to serve.
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