A Guide to Battling
Due to the number of unfair battles that have been fought in Realm,
I felt a little guide was in order just to set a few ground rules and such.
It’d be great if you could just skim this before fighting with any other characters
1. A CHARACTER WILL HAVE TO WIN AND THE OTHER LOSE!
One of the major things that disrupts battles and makes them unfair is the winner/loser angle.
Everybody wants their character to win, no body wants their character to lose.
It is often helpful if in little OOC comments the players involved in the battle decide who’s going to win
then RP to that decision. If its decided your character is going to lose you can still have a good few rounds before they do. Sure, if you both want you can draw, no worries there!
If you can’t decide a mod will decide for you. Any OOC arguments will be dealt with by the mods!
An important fact to remember when it comes to battles is that
JUST BECAUSE YOUR CHARACTER LOST A BATTLE DOES NOT MEAN THEY MUST DIE.
Quite simply your character can run, flee, or be left alive by the other player.
NO ONE CAN KILL ANOTHER PLAYER’S CHARACTER WITHOUT HIS OR HER
It is good to lose half the battles you fight.
2. YOUR CHARACTER WILL GET HURT!
Unless your character is the size of a small bacterium or happens to be the ultimate speed demon
they will get hit by at least one of their opponents attacks!
Now, I’m not saying that said attack will cripple them or even do unnecessary damage.
You decide so the damage can be minimal but try to make it realistic.
Even the most powerful attack can do small damage, for example, Flamethrower.
Sure it’s dangerous but your character could dodge a little late and have the flames lick their side, leaving partial burns.
See, they’re hurt but the burns won’t stop them from fighting onwards, just give them something to complain about!
Once again, no character can dodge every attack thrown at them!
Some attacks CANNOT be dodged, for example, Earthquake.
It’s pretty much going to hit them wherever you stand unless you’re a bird!
3. ELEMENTAL WEAKNESSES ARE A DEFINITE DISADVANTAGE!
If you’re a charmeleon fighting a wartortle you can bet you’ll be taking more damage that usual.
IF YOUR CHARACTER HAS AN ELEMENTAL WEAKNESS EVEN SMALL ATTACKS WILL CAUSE MORE DAMAGE! Make sure you incorporate this!
If you have an elemental advantage you won’t take as much damage from attacks!
4. BE REALISTIC!
Your character CANNOT fight incredible odds with a broken leg and a weakness to electricity.
There are just some battles you should even consider putting yourself into!
If your character is a pichu and you’re fighting an onyx you WILL lose.
Unless there’s an act from god or it rains you WILL lose. Don’t write that your character wins or
a mod will step in and correct it!
SOME FIGHTS JUST CANNOT BE WON!
IF YOU DO THIS YOU’LL BE “POWERPLAYING” AND THAT IS BREAKING THE RULES.
Now, we all understand that you don’t want your character to die. None of us want your character to die. You never have to make your character die unless you want to.
If your character cannot win a battle then run!
Thanks for reading, Enjoy your wars ^_^