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So does this place still have a persistent world sorta deal or is it just "MY OC CAN BEAT UP YOUR OC"?
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@KOgaming It is both, depending on what you want.
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I want to say that my OC can beat up your OC before my OC gets beat up because I don't understand the place's meta.
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So does this place still have a persistent world sorta deal or is it just "MY OC CAN BEAT UP YOUR OC"?


I would love it if there could be a manner of Arena PW implemented. In my most honest of opinions, the prior attempts to establish a continuity in this Arena have put more effort into it than necessary.
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I've been working on a consistent Tier list that people can agree on. Once I get that in place I could be host to an entire MV within which the players can have a functioning persistent world.

The huge problem that consistently emerges is the difference in tier definition, and once the on-site Arena can agree on a tier listing I'm certain a persistent world wouldn't be too far behind.

If people would be willing to collaborate with me on establishing the Tier list, it would help.
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I've been working on a consistent Tier list that people can agree on. Once I get that in place I could be host to an entire MV within which the players can have a functioning persistent world.

The huge problem that consistently emerges is the difference in tier definition, and once the on-site Arena can agree on a tier listing I'm certain a persistent world wouldn't be too far behind.

If people would be willing to collaborate with me on establishing the Tier list, it would help.


Have tiers been a particular issue in the MV planning?

It's always seemed that the core issue just came down to maintaining the OOC's/world building... which is largely unnecessary. It takes a little bit of plot fudging, especially with the element of characters' travels through different planes, but a solid continuity can be created by simply establishing a history of interconnected battles. The verse as a whole already exists, physically, through the locales created for the fights.
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That's one issue, but the tiering has always caused it to break apart. Different groups have different measurements for tiers because there's no unified tier system. So, two people who believe they're in the same tier will get into a fight. Let's say they're high tier.

One believes that a high tier is a city buster, another believes that a high tier is a world buster. Obviously the difference in scope is noticeable from the start, but the two of them agree either due to a lack of system or due to a lack of reading the other's sheets.

So, they get into an argument immediately, and this continues until every single participant is arguing more than they're actually playing.
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That's one issue, but the tiering has always caused it to break apart. Different groups have different measurements for tiers because there's no unified tier system. So, two people who believe they're in the same tier will get into a fight. Let's say they're high tier.

One believes that a high tier is a city buster, another believes that a high tier is a world buster. Obviously the difference in scope is noticeable from the start, but the two of them agree either due to a lack of system or due to a lack of reading the other's sheets.

So, they get into an argument immediately, and this continues until every single participant is arguing more than they're actually playing.


Lately I've been drifting away from using a concrete tier list in favor of simply defining, largely on a per-battle basis, a set of parameters for the feats a character would be capable of. Setting a bar for measures of athleticism, what sort of potency, power, and effect range things like magic and such have, and so on. Tier lists tend to not be defined enough in that regard, and you'd need well over 20 tiers to really encompass the range of power scaling possible. The exception to this is, of course, if you were looking to outright ban the usage of characters over a certain range of power (EG - Nothing more powerful than planet-busting levels of power permitted); mind you the aspect of effect range would encompass what a character is capable of at their maximum possible effort, not what they can casually do.
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I think in oldguild there was a concrete tier list that people generally agreed on. Though oldguild had also its own circle of people. Those people still exist- there even exists a secondary circle that I can see. So if we have one person define strictly what is what, then we have a game. After that, all we'd need is a character sheet template, and everything else can be made up on the fly.
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I think in oldguild there was a concrete tier list that people generally agreed on. Though oldguild had also its own circle of people. Those people still exist- there even exists a secondary circle that I can see. So if we have one person define strictly what is what, then we have a game. After that, all we'd need is a character sheet template, and everything else can be made up on the fly.


In theory, the old guild's tier list could work. I think, though, that it would need to be expanded to encompass a broader range. If I recall, it was a 1-10 tier system, with 1 being the lowest (normal human level) and 10 being the highest (basically, Omniversal power). But once you hit that 6/7 mark, the differences between one tier and the one above/below it became pretty wide compared to the 1-5 tier range.
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Yeah. Too bad this part of the forum is literally dead.
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Yeah. Too bad this part of the forum is literally dead.


I'm sure people can be stirred to action.
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I dunno. I put up an interest check 2 days ago and nobody's responded to it.
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"In the American folklore of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut, Melon Heads are beings generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people. Different variations of the legend attribute different origins to the entities."

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even melon hasn't been on in 8 months
i might come out of the woodworks soon tho to throw some hands in mid-tier
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Yikers.
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Why must I have this forsaken itch for RP combat! WHY?!?!
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Despite reading through multiple pages of this main OOC sticky thread, I still cannot make heads nor tails out of how the scoring functions. Did I miss that explanation in the nearly 6,500 posts in this thread or am I simply on a wild goose chase? A succinct explanatory PM explaining how arena scoring in at least a 1x1 setting works would be greatly appreciated by me.

Thanks for your time.
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Win 1 you get 1 point added to your wins.
Lose 1 you get 1 point added to your losses.
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But it has to be a ranked match, which return requires you have a neutral party act as judge (it can be anyone that isn't participating in the fight).
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But it has to be a ranked match, which return requires you have a neutral party act as judge (it can be anyone that isn't participating in the fight).


Thanks. I was mostly wondering who the judges were, and what the criteria were. Seems like "Roleplaying: A Popularity Contest Among Writers". Color me intrigued!
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