Talk:Thieves Guild

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Reference[edit]

I lolled hard when I have seen this skill the first time. Then I lolled again for the reference to Skyrim. Then I lolled again because of the description. 151.66.156.129 13:45, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Isn't this possibly an Assassin's creed reference and a reference to this class taking the Assassin's place at the same time? 83.82.86.117 16:55, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Or it could not be a reference to anything specific since there are thieve's guilds in every medieval role-playing game... 213.166.193.117 17:05, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, there are too many references. Personally I was thinking of the Discworld series the city of ankh-morpork with it's famous Thieves Guild to have crime organised. But no doubt someone will find something even older then that with this idea. --Kilaa1000 22:49, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes didnt think about discworld. However yes, too many references, I think you cant link it to something 151.66.234.56 18:44, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Approximately at the same time as discworld there was the riftwar saga. Also who the hell sites "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" as the source of the thieves guild when it was in the prior two iterations at least.

If anything this could be a reference to Assassin's creed not only because of the "theives guild" and the theives style similarity to an assassin, but obviously and overwhelmingly because the mechanic is near identical to the iconic system in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood that allows you to call in your fellow assassins to kick ass for you. Jumblehunter 21:32, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

This is not going to get a reference bullet until ArenaNet confirms which Thieves Guild this is an actual reference to, if any. It's too ambiguous and we do not document speculation. - Infinite - talk 21:50, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Uh, guys, it's a lot older than any of the sources you've mentioned so far; the idea appeared in a 17th-century Spanish novel, so it's at least 400 years old. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 13:12, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Alibaba and the 40 thieves was (probably) the first sketch of a thieves guild heard of.--93.25.120.137 13:36, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Related Skills[edit]

Off hand, I can think of the elite skills Warband Support and Hounds of Balthazar as related enough to warrant a note, especially since they are racial versions of this skill. Perhaps a section for this should be added, on this page and the other two? - 184.76.11.55 17:46, 15 June 2012 (UTC)