People should post if they have any intention of their characters not getting lasered.
Let's say that 24 hours remain.
Let's say that 24 hours remain.
My core argument is that you are choosing to interpret a Phantasmal Beasts turning slower than Servants, as meaning that this Phantasmal beast could not be fast enough to turn to evade a projectile in this circumstance, which does not have to be the case.
As an aside, one of the archers that was covering me was player by you? Was their a specific reason why the Matou Archer did not fire?
This is true, I withdraw my argument from this angle. Now that some of these characters are posting however, one just a few minuets ago, and that they opened fire as expected, I would like to submit that this was a simple case of dropping the ball twice, rather than malicious intent to leave Rostam unsupported. I can talk to these other players if you want.
Does prana bursting give you some kind of armor or something? I thought it was just to increase your physical attributes. If I had known that I would have done it.
I appreciate your commitment to cannon, but plenty of RP's say that and have subtly difrent interpretations of cannon, especially since it changes and expands over time, especially recently with these new grand order games, which I have not played.
Right, but the oncoming prana blast is moving at a speed which is fast enough to threaten him. Regardless of how fast he can move, performing those extra actions slows him down enough to matter in relation to anything that's fast enough to hit him in the first place. Dismounting is not commonly regarded as a free action, something I feel is pretty universally recognised. This is one of a mounted mans great weaknesses actually, commonly used by more agile footmen to kill them, and if I had used similar logic to dodge something like an oncoming sword thrust or arrow, there would be justifiable outrage.
I was aware of this rule before posting. Just because a phantasmal beast is slower at does not mean that Rakhsh is required to be to slow to pull off the desired objective in this case. Especially when I accounted for that in having him sprain his leg from turning faster than a Phantasmal Horse normally would.
It is plausible in cannon that it could have been done. I would like to renew my request that Rostam is not ruled dead at this awkward early stage in the game, where it would not result in any breaking of cannon rules, where it would make for extreamly bad storytelling, and where it would sink a huge amount of my personal time investment into your excellent RP.
Shouldn't you have waited for the other characters to have posted before issuing your response? Rostam was being supported by 3 Archers during his charge, all of whom are going to get shots off before his Charge is complete. The idea of advancing under ranged support is that the target has to fend off ranged attacks while the melee unit approaches, hence protecting him from being singled out. Maybe all three archers do decide to betray him and not shoot, but we really don't know that yet. You broke posting order to launch a killing blow, while ignoring everything everyone else might be doing in the remaining time.
There is a 24 hour period you must try to reply to a post within. I will be lenient with this, but if you're in a fight, someone swung a sword at you, and you didn't post within 24 hours of that sword swing, then there's a good chance that your character will stop having a head. The same applies if you're talking to a character; if it's been 24 hours since your last post without a reply, you're free to walk away. Of course, if you have real life troubles or will have difficulty meeting that threshold, let me know so I can grant leeway.
On speed related matters, I'm not thinking in terms of breaking or not breaking the sound barrier or anything like that, nor did I think I was expected to. Most, in fact, all Role Plays I have been a part of don't do this, simply because of how complicated it makes everything, especially with humans running around at 10 and 20 miles per hours at the same time.
If you are going to apply these standards, you should have told me first, and assigned an exact speed for Rostam and his Mount during the character creation.
The points you make about Servants being able to turn faster than their mounts can is moot since I assumed that either way it would be fast enough. I even factored this rule in by having Rakhsh take a sprain from turning faster than horse's are meant to on this occasion.
Keep in mind that we're following canon rules and mechanics here, first and foremost.
For trying to tank out the attack, you just finished shooting Rostam with an arrow, and telling me I was foolish to try and tank it. Noble Phantasms use difrent standards of power to ordinary attacks, and there is no case I can think of of a Servant surviving a direct hit from an A rank one, except for Hercules.
Besides, if Rostam can tank this attack, then shouldn't he still be alive anyway? Trying to dodge it doesn't lower his passive defenses, and since it's a wide range blast, holding his mace out or something isn't going to do anything.
Dismounting from the horse and then jumping away would have taken longer in this case, since it takes a moment to free yourself of the saddle and then change directon. I knight cant just spring out of the saddle whenever he wants.
When Alexander escapes Excalibur, he is jumping from a moving platform which he is already standing upright on.
Not attacking at all I guess is an option, but I already exercised that option when I had him take his Master away to safety first.
When Rostam charged he was not charging head on, was ready to prepare evasive maneuvers, and he was being supported by 3 archer Servants, who you didn't let post. This hardly counts as reckless, in fact, I cant honestly think of any better opportunity for a mounted melee character to try an come to grips with a ranged one.
I really don't see any circumstance which Rostam could have survived this, aside from not attacking at all, which I had already done. Continuing to delay longer would have been bad characterization, as well as being tactically bad.
Isn't expecting someone to know that the burst movement speed of a Servant outranks the speed of a Phantasmal beast a bit extreme though? It seems like a minute detail, especially when there's no real way to have known the speed with which NAGATO's attack came out. I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything, it just didn't seem obvious to me that the action taken to avoid the attack wasn't a viable way of dodging it.
Hmmmm... after reading both posts again, I do kinda agree it was an obscure fact (granted, I don't know every little fact about Type Moon, so I'm in no position to question its authenticity). It's doubly weird because it is implied that the only way for Rostam to have dodged the attack would've been to jump off his steed, which is something a proud Rider would almost never do.
@Moonlit Sonata Also, in regards to the whole "Once 7 Servants have fallen the War will end" thing that Ruler mentioned a while back, so far the body count is:
Lancer Nimrod (killed by NAGATO)
Berserker Muramasa (killed by Dulle Griet)
Rider Rostam (killed by NAGATO)
Assassin Cao Cao (will be killed soon???)
Rider Hugues (was killed off-screen or something???)
So, does that mean we're already more than halfway there, or do only Servants killed by official Grail War participants (aka not NAGATO) count towards the 7 total?
@Moonlit Sonata Aaaand does this mean that Lorelei can summon another servant as well? If so, i have an idea (@Kost Alter) of who to summon among the last two remaining servants. Ya know, unless said servant want to choose a different possible master. XD
So, what are my options from here? I'm confused by this rather abrupt demise. I get that this is supposed to be high stakes, but it's a little pointless to kill off my character on his very first actual combat action isn't it?