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[Answered] Adding a dueling board
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:41:57 pm »
The general idea is fairly obvious, but I want to show the thought I've put into it anyway.


First, independent oh any of the other locations, like Ponyville or Canterlot, there'd be a whole new board, just for dueling. Inside, one user would set up the arena, and then users would challenge them until they decide who they want to duel. at that point, they fight. There can be multiple arenas and fight threads going at once, but a pony can only be in one fight thread at a time. The results of all fights are non-consequential, and have no affect on anything in the rest of the site. You can have a pony in a normal roleplay and a duel.


In the original post, you would need to describe the area in which the fight will be taking place, in a general sense. Like 'On the street by Sugarcube corner in Ponyville' or 'on the roof of a train headed to the crystal empire' Whatever they want, where ever they want, but if it's a place they make up, they're obviously going to need to be more detailed.


Also in the original post, you will need to describe your character, in a fighting sense. As in, EVERY attack type, form, and ability that they will be able to use in the fight. Nothing else can be used in the actual fight. This is for a few reasons. First, challengers will be able to tell if someone is just bragging about their overpowered OC. Second, that way you can't just keep inventing moves as you go so as not to lose. Finally, it allows challengers to make sure the fight will be fun, as in they won't send a changeling against a pony whose ability is to always kill changelings.


The challenger will have to detail their fighter in exactly the same way, for similar reasons.


Now, I've also thought about the flaws. First, fighting isn't really in spirit with the show, I know. But, it's for fun, and we know it's going to happen in other threads anyway. Second, somepony is going to have to lose. Somepony is going to have to decide, even if they don't really believe it, that they are going to lose. They don't have to know from the start, but eventually somepony will have to make that sacrifice, or this will never work out. Finally, what if for some reason this takes over the site? I don't think that's a problem, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.


Anyway, thoughts? Do you like the idea? No? Why? What would you change?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 12:55:18 am by Octavia Melody »
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Re: Adding a dueling board
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 10:36:35 pm »
I certainly wouldn't mind a dueling area. Half the fun would be setting the scenes up. I'm sure there's gonna be some memorable fights.
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Re: Adding a dueling board
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 11:36:53 pm »
I can support this, but a few things.
You're gonna need a few more people active if you really want to get anywhere.
Could you give me an example of describing your character?
There will always be those few that even though the follow the rules, they will absolutely refuse to accept it, and probably do something irrational like leave, talk poorly about the website and such, all because they didn't win in a simple RP duel. You could overcome this by having judges/adjudicators/mods etc. moderate the fight and settle any disputes during the duel and decide the ultimate winner.
Aside from those things I can support this.
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Re: Adding a dueling board
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 11:54:37 pm »
I can support this, but a few things.
You're gonna need a few more people active if you really want to get anywhere.
Could you give me an example of describing your character?
There will always be those few that even though the follow the rules, they will absolutely refuse to accept it, and probably do something irrational like leave, talk poorly about the website and such, all because they didn't win in a simple RP duel. You could overcome this by having judges/adjudicators/mods etc. moderate the fight and settle any disputes during the duel and decide the ultimate winner.
Aside from those things I can support this.

You know what else tends to make people talk trash about the site? Not being made an admin when they ask for no good reason. I know what you're getting at, but I think it would only add fuel to the fire. If people are gonna be d- stubborn about results, there's no way an official judge who's also against them is going to help, in fact I've found that usually makes things worse, because then they feel that it's actually the site that's bad, not just one player. This needs to be for fun, on the players terms, or there's no point. This isn't supposed to be a competition. When was the last time you had a judge for a game of chess, or cards, or anything you do with your friends? Exactly. Do you blame the game when you lose? If you don't trust your challenger to be a good sport, don't accept them. If they're active elsewhere on the forum, you'll be able to see what kind of person they are.

As for description of a character, I most certainly can, but not on my phone, I don't have that much patience. I'll do it ASAP tomorrow.

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Re: Adding a dueling board
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 12:50:01 pm »
I sure like the idea a lot. I will be adding it after Celestia and I think of a good rule system. Pffft, there is going to be a lot of combat on this forum despite the spirit of the show. No need to keep anything PG here. Thanks for the idea though! I'm glad you all are suggesting things.

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[Answered] Adding a dueling board
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 03:34:21 pm »
I sure like the idea a lot. I will be adding it after Celestia and I think of a good rule system. Pffft, there is going to be a lot of combat on this forum despite the spirit of the show. No need to keep anything PG here. Thanks for the idea though! I'm glad you all are suggesting things.

Yay! I did a helpful thing! If you have any other questions about stuff I didn't make clear, please don't hesitate to ask.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 12:55:00 am by Octavia Melody »
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