How does Chi work IC?

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How does Chi work IC?

Post by Jack Noodlemeister on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:36 pm

Trying to make a monk-in-training, but I don't really know how chi works...
Any thoughts?
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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Ixirar/Kavalis on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:54 pm

Magic.
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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by The Great Jack Ironside on Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:50 pm

I'm not 100% on how Chi works, tbh the best person to ask would be Uncle.




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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Kayle Ravelle on Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:51 pm



Here you go.
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Post by Rainborn on Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:53 pm

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Post by Arabella Greene on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:01 pm

I had the rooster and the snake talisman back in the day
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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Skarain on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:08 pm

Can none of you really muster a serious answer? Ohwell...
Chi is the pandaren word for "Spirit", the same energy used by shamans to heal.[1] Monks harness their inner chi (i.e. inner spirit) to power their abilities,[2] while using their bodies as their main weapon:[1][2] Chi energy is directed to control the battlefield by enhancing own's movement and restricting foe’s, healing allies while simultaneously damaging enemies, or invoking celestial spirits to aid in battle.[2]

References:
1 - Dave Kosak on Twitter
2 - Official Game Guide - Monk
Found this simply by writing "Chi" on Wowpedia.

Your Monk will probably have been told to meditate and open their mind to find their inner spirit.


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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Amaryl on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:10 pm

think very hard about punching things hard, and then you will punch things very hard. its not a hard concept.

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Post by Officer High Morale on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:48 pm

Lawl Kayle
Amazing.

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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by siegmund on Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:36 pm

A player made guide - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - of course I haven't really fully read it but it has the things and links mentioned by Skarain.

Probably has some thoughts on Chi as well you can look up.
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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Thelos on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:29 am

Chi is Dragonball Z's Power Levels.
It's Naruto's Chakra.
It's Bleach's Reiatsu.
It's Fairy Tail's Magic Power.
It's Magi's Rukh.
It's The Force from Star Wars
It's EVE from Bioshock
It's Aura from Pokémon's Lucario.
It's Pneuma from the Hellenistic philosophical tradition of Stoïcism
It's Prana from vedic traditions
It's the Holy Spirit, spiritus or ruah from the Judo-Christian tradition

Etc.

You may think this is a joke post, but I am deadly serious. 'Chi' (or Qi, 氣) is an ancient word from Chinese tradition that has found its way into today's populair culture in a myriad of ways, mostly trough anime and videogames. Together with the word Mana from Western scholastic tradition (and Polynesian mysticism) it has come to mean that indeterminable yet undeniable power or spirit that is part of any living thing.

This is awesome because it can be a great many different things, depending on what you want it to be. You can take the more sobre and simple approach of the martial artist who, as some of the above posters so elegently pointed out, punch things real hard, or you can take the more spiritual route of a Jedi mystic. There are many angles to approach Chi from. Have fun exploring the various meanings this incredibly rich word has to offer!

But remember, since it is supposedly a Pandaren word in this universe, it is definately pronnounced 'Om'. Or maybe 'Nom'. I'm not sure.[/i]
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Post by Adry on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:54 am

Thelos wrote:Chi is Dragonball Z's Power Levels.

Actually it's Ki in Dragonball. But other than that, great post.
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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by Thelos on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:08 am

Adry wrote:
Thelos wrote:Chi is Dragonball Z's Power Levels.

Actually it's Ki in Dragonball. But other than that, great post.

It is and it isn't: if I understand correctly, the whole power levels concept was Toriyama's way of ridiculing the overly-simplistic way in which fans speculated on which character was stronger than the other. Power levels are demonstrated to be unreliable and useless pretty much the moment they are introduced. Have you ever seen a scouter that didn't explode? I just used the term 'power level' because it's the more well-known concept (it having featured in a populair meme and all) and, when trying to explain what Chi is by comparing it to other things, it might be a little useless to compare it to Chi. Chi is Chi? You don't say!
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Post by Adry on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:29 am

Ki is the mysterious pool of energy from which the characters draw their powers and their strength, while power levels are illustrated as a crude and unreliable way of measuring Ki; power levels are never frequently mentioned because the protagonists have no interest in them, using their own senses to determine the strength of their opponent (though even that is wrong too). So yes, you're right that Toriyama came up with scouters and power levels to mock the fans as it accrued more western intrigue, but Ki is the funky shit that comes from within that makes the Kamehamehas and Kienzans of the universe work.
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Post by Izzifix on Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:26 am

Adry, I think you missed the point of Thelos' post entirely.

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Post by Darilas on Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:57 pm

I always thought Chi was something like an unseen energy that's in everyone's body and that some believe can be manipulated to heal or fight. When practising Tai Chi you supposedly learn how to control it (partly)

'Real Life' Chi anyway.

That said, I think it's, as we say in Dutch, 'Zweefteef' talk. Or nonsense. Smile
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Post by Adry on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:18 pm

Dwyburn wrote:Adry, I think you missed the point of Thelos' post entirely.

All I saw was this.

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Re: How does Chi work IC?

Post by erwtenpeller on Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:22 pm

I found two posts in this thread to be very informative. Thanks for those, guys!
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Post by Helmut on Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:44 pm

erwtenpeller wrote:I found two posts in this thread to be very informative. Thanks for those, guys!

That is why people dodge DB and go to AD.
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