A note from Andrew Seiple

Alea Iacta Est!

The voters across three sites have chosen!


In the end, it came down to grizzly bear versus cave bear. Third place was "Don't change him!" and fourth place was black bear.

It was seven votes, people. Seven votes! That close!

...but the popular voice won out, roughly 250 to 243. Cave Bear it is.

That'll be a thing in a few days at most. Thanks for voting!

Looks like I made some errors on Threadbare's stats back downthread. I'll use this time to fix things. The next chapter will be slightly delayed while I try to make corrections, and also bring things in line with the revised game rules.

Bear with me. And in the meantime, I have a question for you... what kind of Bear should Threadbare evolve into when he gets to level 10 of that job?

This won't change the basic nature of him, mind you, he'll still be a teddy bear. But it'll change some cosmetic details and give him a new skill.

Grizzly bears are the straightforward option. Wouldn't really change him cosmetically much, just make him slightly bigger. His stat boosts from leveling bear would shift to Strength and Constitution, and he'd gain an attack skill; Bear Hug

Black Bears are the sneaky option. He'd turn black but otherwise remain the same, cosmetically. His stat boosts from leveling bear would shift to Agility and Constitution, and he'd gain a stealth skill for wooded areas; Ursine Unobtrusiveness

Cave bears are the closest thing to a caster option he's got. His head would get a little bigger, but no other cosmetic changes, really. His stat boosts from leveling bear would shift to Wisdom and Constitution, and he'd gain the Darkspawn skill, which lets him see in the dark and get bonuses to all attributes and defenses when there's not too much light around.

Or maybe he doesn't want to change at all? He'll miss out on a level 10 skill, but maybe he wants to remain the same? It's possible.

Vote. You've got a day or two before it becomes relevant. Maybe slightly more, depending. You're not the only ones doing this, just so you know, so the final decision will be a blend of all polls.




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wayfarer @wayfarer ago

I'd vote black bear cos I quite like stealth charas, but since he has the whole ruler/model/duelist build, I think being a Sun bear may help with that if you don't mind including something like that? Tongue Haha


    Andrew Seiple @Andrew Seiple ago

    Sadly, he hasn't unlocked that option.

    r123r97 @r123r97 ago

    doesnt he already have a scout class for stealth? It also is limited to only giving stealth bonuses in the woods vs bonuses everywhere like the scout has. Meanwhile cave bear would give him much needed resource gain to use abilities more often and bonuses at night would be nice since he never sleeps half the time he would get bonuses while he works on stuff. Also dark vision is increadibly useful.

      The.Not.Really.My.Name @The.Not.Really.My.Name ago

      Second it, but due to his magic skills, as making golems is easier in caves, where he will get access to minerals so needed for smith, which will get him resources for metal golems, which will be amplified by his ruler skill. Plus being able to see in the dark is a good skill, though it will use sanity, just as smell, probably. I'm not author of this story, so it's just my thoughts on the matter.

      On the other hand, grizzly will increase his survivability...

Terranian @Terranian ago

While I would vote for don’t change mah teddy I think I see threadbare with the way his classes are goin going as a Grizzly since that would fit the duelist the most if you are planning on having him keep that as the duelist seems like a very mobile class and grizzlys are one of the fastest bears. If he did transform I would like hi. To have a more humanism for while still looking like a bear. So an anthromorph I guess. But I choose to withhold my vote and just state opinion.

Inbetweenaction @Inbetweenaction ago

grizzly sounds... like the best synergy with duelist. Blackbear seems to me like it would have very low synergy with most of his jobs and natural personality. exept for scout. and he hasn't really ever been much of a scout. hunter yes, but not necesarly much for scouting.


cave bear could be intresting, depending on how you do it. but if it is, as you say, a casterish bear, it would risk making him abit to caster heavy. he has always been a bear that didn't mind geting in to the hot and messy of things, and i fear it could make it hard for him... That said, nothing prevents you from remaking this last kind of bear into a caster rouge similar to the orc shaman. caster that can dish it out in melee and stealth in the dark.

sbag @sbag ago

Cave bear fits best with the majority of his classes, I think. Though Grizzly fits best with his typical actions, though now that he can speak I think he'll start using magic more now. ....I put a vote in both though I put my actual vote into Grizzly since I feel like that's what you've been building him towards.

Qanelin @Qanelin ago

Grizzly because he doesn't have much else that gives him strength

Granitefish @Granitefish ago

Threadbare is a Punching Tank. If he was a boss monster he'd be the one you can barely damage and keeps calling ADDs. Grizzly helps him be a Punching Tank. In addition he will be able to hug everything and it do what he wants it to do. Heal and Damage.

Enazthegreatandpowerful @Enazthegreatandpowerful ago

Personally I think it would be cool if threadbear ranked up into a more realistic bear or teddy bear like actually have paws and eyes and teath and such but still a stuffed animal like a middle ground between bear and gollem buttions

mrel @mrel ago

I imagine him as Winnie the Pooh so I would be sad if you changed him Sad , and why is panda not a choice? Tongue

Raph772 @Raph772 ago

Honestly i don't think any of them really suit him, i guess grizzly bear would be best but i hope his next evolution is something more interesting like maybe Guardian Bear instead of something like say Panda Bear which i feel you might be more liable to choose, your choices for his classes and whatnot have not inspired confidence.