Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
Sorry about the delayed response. I meant to answer this the day after you asked this.
I didn't know how to answer your question, so I contacted my best friend, and asked her how to explain it.
The short answer is that they are warriors, just not the type that I enjoy reading about.
The very long answer is this
Superrpgman2003 (3:58:36 PM): Hey there, you know how we both prefer warriors than soldiers. Well someone asked me how a soldier isn't a warrior, and I don't know how to answer that, can you?
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angamingrocklady (6:53:07 PM): I'm not sure it which of us came up with term warrior but the point is not whether soilders are warriors but that not all warriors are soilders. The concept should probably be expressed in a more verbose manner than simply using the term warrior. Rather, saying playing a warrior type character whom is not a soilder. Soilders are part of military units, they give or take orders and that unit is cohesive and with certain rules, codes, etc. Introduce the concept of a warrior independant of such an orginization.
Superrpgman2003 (6:54:21 PM): Ok, yeah, I got that much, the real problem is explaining why I don't want to read a book about a soldier in the army.
angamingrocklady (6:54:48 PM): The simpliest answer is militrary material doesn't interest you
angamingrocklady (6:55:50 PM): If the person asks why is that, you should be able to express why it doesn't without help from me. All you simply need to do is consider why it doesn't interest you
Superrpgman2003 (6:56:01 PM): Well said, thanks Kat.
Superrpgman2003 (6:57:35 PM): My reasoning behind it not interesting me is that I prefer combat where it's a few people versus a few poeple, or else too much will be going on for me in most battles. And yes, that includes skirmishes people!
angamingrocklady (6:58:13 PM): But you mentioned a book, that answer works more for games but not as well for books
Superrpgman2003 (6:58:53 PM): No, that answer works even better with books, it's too much to keep track of in my mind.
angamingrocklady (6:59:31 PM): Alright but to me books rarely concentrate on many individuals within military units during battle but rather those whom are named are the important figures
Superrpgman2003 (6:59:50 PM): not to mention that it means that a lot of focus is gonna be put on all these characters which I probalby won't care about.
angamingrocklady (7:00:43 PM): I think it depends on the story itself, usually I got the idea the major players were mentioned and the rest were just soilders usually
Superrpgman2003 (7:01:15 PM): Again, the problem is a matter of too many major players in one battle.
angamingrocklady (7:01:54 PM): Lol, I guess you need to stick to one on one battles then because I wasn't even speaking about more than about 6 or 7
angamingrocklady (7:03:03 PM): My reasons are very different, I'm simply uninistered in reading about warfare for the most part
Superrpgman2003 (7:03:09 PM): I'm fine with like 5 on 5
Superrpgman2003 (7:03:25 PM): Oh, that too
Superrpgman2003 (7:04:18 PM): I also love seeing 5 on one incredibly powerful villain
angamingrocklady (7:04:21 PM): My main point was you overcomplicated the issue when you mentioned warriors to begin with, it's better to stick to simplier reasons
Superrpgman2003 (7:04:44 PM): You're rifhr
Superrpgman2003 (7:05:05 PM): I should also say that in this case, the main character doesn't sound very compelling
angamingrocklady (7:06:08 PM): I'm just considering how I'd answer someone asking why I wouldn't want to read a Mills and Boons novel (trashy romance stories) and my answer would be simple: They are unmigigated tripe
Superrpgman2003 (7:06:27 PM): lol
Superrpgman2003 (7:06:45 PM): I can see the apppeal of these though
Superrpgman2003 (7:06:57 PM): the novels that were suggested to me.
angamingrocklady (7:07:27 PM): I could see the appeal in Mills and Boons novels (somehow) but I'd still laugh if someone suggested one to me
Superrpgman2003 (7:07:37 PM): lol
Superrpgman2003 (7:08:38 PM): although ironically enough, I found a short(350 pages) novel that has to do with warfafe, but seems more about the character that sounds inteting
angamingrocklady (7:08:40 PM): Yanno, the easiest way to avoid recommendations that just wont work is to be slightly specific about genres, so you upfront so nothing military related
Superrpgman2003 (7:09:12 PM): Yeah, good point.
angamingrocklady (7:09:23 PM): Yeah but if the majority of military work doesn't interest you, it's still easier to say it's not an option off the bat
Superrpgman2003 (7:09:24 PM): not sure what else I could say to avoid though
angamingrocklady (7:10:33 PM): You know what genres you want to avoid, you already know many genres involving realism aren't your style. That narrows things down quite a bit, so saying anything based in realism is out works
angamingrocklady (7:11:13 PM): Unless you get a wanker who wants to argue on the meaning of realism, then you can just ignore them
Superrpgman2003 (7:12:19 PM): lol
angamingrocklady (7:12:48 PM): Really I think it seems easier to say only the genres you want and if need be mention a genre you're not if there could be overlap (like a fantasy setting military style)
Superrpgman2003 (7:13:04 PM): Very small(and YET VERY ACTIVE) forum. Not a single unlikable person there, and plenty of funny and supportive ones
angamingrocklady (7:14:15 PM): But you explained part of the issue earlier that needs to be mentioned off the bat too, you need a story that focuses mostly around a few characters and doesn't introduce too many at any point because you wont be able to keep up
Superrpgman2003 (7:17:02 PM): It's a matter of too many main characters focused on at once(and constantly)
Superrpgman2003 (7:17:17 PM): and that's gotta be something that happens in warfare
angamingrocklady (7:18:02 PM): That is the same concept though, you can be telling me if the scene instead was a party and 20 people were mentioned you'd be able to keep up, considering said party was a few hrs long for example
angamingrocklady (7:18:10 PM): can't be telling me
angamingrocklady (7:18:42 PM): Few hrs real time, so story time it'd be moving at a brisk pace
Superrpgman2003 (7:19:07 PM): how many pages would a few hours be?
angamingrocklady (7:19:42 PM): I said story time so brisk pace means 20-30, not what would take a real person a few hrs to read
Superrpgman2003 (7:19:56 PM): lol
Superrpgman2003 (7:20:10 PM): So an hour? yeah, a bit intimidating
Superrpgman2003 (7:20:41 PM): but what book has 20 main characters?
angamingrocklady (7:21:24 PM): That is my point, any given scene where there are a lot of players suddenly involved and it's not over in five seconds could be indimitating.....20 was a number to exaggerate the point, 10 then And I said a party, so the point for that example would be a large gathering
Superrpgman2003 (7:22:11 PM): and actually, if it's a party, I'm probably gonna glaze over anyways
angamingrocklady (7:22:13 PM): I never said main characters, I said players, so names you'd need to remember for a time relevant to the event
Superrpgman2003 (7:22:35 PM): well I said main characters, if it's players, I don't mind.
angamingrocklady (7:23:12 PM): What story has 7-10 main characters? Because you mentioned being able to handle 5 and I haven't come across many books with more than that amount of proper main characters
angamingrocklady (7:24:01 PM): I'm suspecting you're confusing main characters a bit for what would be considering supporting charactrs in a movie for example
Superrpgman2003 (7:24:15 PM): Game of thrones probably has around 15
Superrpgman2003 (7:24:44 PM): and yeah, I mean main characters, not supporting cast
angamingrocklady (7:25:22 PM): Well, I suspect our opinions of that differ a bit, with the X-Men for example I saw a lot of those characters as supporting not main
angamingrocklady (7:26:00 PM): Cyclops wasn't a main, his story wasn't barely fleshed out nor was he in it a lot, the same with Storm and various other charactrs
angamingrocklady (7:26:35 PM): And yeah not comics here, movies
Superrpgman2003 (7:26:45 PM): brb
Superrpgman2003 (7:31:32 PM): nsvk
Superrpgman2003 (7:31:40 PM): back
Superrpgman2003 (7:32:01 PM): and it's different when i have visuals to help
Superrpgman2003 (7:33:33 PM): And I think that the real problem is that I have a hard time imagining a big battle in my head.
Superrpgman2003 (7:38:24 PM): Althought I'll say this, one of the reasons that I don't like the x-men(in comics or otherwise) is that there's too many BORING characters
angamingrocklady (7:39:49 PM): It was just an example, that we see the idea of whom some peoples roles are differently
Superrpgman2003 (7:40:22 PM): I know, hence the at the end.