So my mind was wandering along the pargons path and I started thinking about the realities of all these player characters dueling each other. In a lot of games, you fight someone, you beat them, they die. But how does that work with Paragons when the player character continues on as a permanent entity?
Is it a yield system rather than a death system? Can I die? If I die, do I lose all my progress and have to restart? If I yeild, and the other player kills me anyway, do they develop a reputation of being an asshole?
My minions can die yes? But I can not? Why? Can I be injured? Am I dueling to first blood?
I'm really trying to just get my head into the lore behind that kind of game play.
I assume it's a little bit like professional sports, we might be dueling, but not to the death. We are dueling to defeat. But wouldn't it be cool, if that were the norm, if I were able to break it and straight up kill someone -- with all the horrifying consequences for myself and my victim that entails. Imagine the kind of chatter that would generate amongst the player-base.
What if death becomes an option once you reach a high enough level, you can make it a high-stakes game yes?
Wizzie and Finji have been rivals for a very long time, finally after months of back and forth slanderous comments, Wizzie challenges Finji to a no-rules duel, last man standing, winner take all type thing...
Wizzie fights honorably, more fool him. Finji kicks him in the nuts, throws dirt in his eyes, and chops off his head.
Wizzie's character is dead... but his minions have some magic tricks up their sleeve and have managed to save part of his soul-thing for restoring -- but at a much lower xp level.
Would this cause to much grief? Would it be fun or would everyone hate it? Would it cause people to quit the game? Or, would stakes like this increase competition?
Also, injuries? If I'm running around putting the boot into everyones delicates, can I break my toe? -1dex for the next couple of hours? Could Wizzie strain an eyebrow from having to raise it all the time? -1 wisdom 2 hours...