Deathmatch Tournament -- Round One, Part One

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

However, monsters only go up to level 99 or 100 (I forget which), and I never did figure out a way to get them higher in Exodus (where I actually tried). So in-game leveling may be very slow after a certain point, which puts a damper on any scenario (*cough* *Slith Homeland Part 3* *cough*) that would have used parties starting at extremely high levels.
You could just use an XP-awarding at certain points to simulate leveling up.

EDIT: Added quote for continuity.

[ Thursday, May 03, 2007 16:29: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Off With Their Heads
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And give the monsters ever-increasing special powers via scripts in order to simulate higher levels? I suppose that would do it: Fake a level-120 monster via scripts and then fake giving level-120 experience via the DEAD_STATE.

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From a quick test, the maximum possible level, unsurprisingly, is 32768, since BoA is built on 2 byte integers. I would comment, though, that before anyone runs out to make their own level 32000 character, it's really not much fun; somewhere in there your hitpoints go negative and just get clipped to 1, and all stats are stuck at their minimum values. So, a pc of this level is, paradoxically, weaker than a level one pc.

EDIT: Corrected numerous spelling and word errors. I was short on sleep when I wrote this orignally, ok? Still am actually. . .

[ Friday, May 04, 2007 04:11: Message edited by: Niemand ]

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As I recall, that's why I chose level 250 for god parties: It's high enough to be ridiculously high, but not high enough to cause BoA to break (much).

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Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Well Nalyd, I apologize for the remark in the judgment. Rest assured that my sources will be bludgeoned... a lot.

The verdict could in theory be overturned as round 2 hasn't been done up yet. That comment really wasn't the basis for the verdict, however, so it will stand as is.

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Shaper
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Nalyd's cheating is formidable. I am impressed.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

since BoA is built on 2 bit integers.
<nitpick> 2 byte? </nitpick>

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quote:
Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

since BoA is built on 2 bit integers.
<nitpick> 2 byte? </nitpick>

Both. :P

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But the registered BoA editor allows for a "Take party out of scenario" option, along with a "take party out of town" option. And if it counts for anything, Nalyd doesn't have BoA on this computer, which is the only one with Internet access. Lazarus couldn't get to BoA.

[ Friday, May 04, 2007 05:53: Message edited by: Necromancing Wolfowitz ]

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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No, it doesn't count for anything. The deathmatches are not real! They do not involve your actual computer and they do not involve the actual person sitting in front of it. They involve your fantastic persona as it is perceived by the community. If it's possible to use magic and to be imaginary creatures then it's certainly possible to play a freakin' computer game without a copy. And to get stuck in it. Because while you are without a doubt greatly persistent, you persist single-mindedly against whatever problem you see in front of you (e.g., getting a role in Episode 3) and do not consider less aggressive, indirect solutions (e.g., earning acclaim and camaraderie by making pleasant contributions to the community instead of whining). So I find that you would, in fact, be pre-eminently vulnerable to an impossible scenario.

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God parties are boring, since being almost invincible destroys the entertainment received from the game.

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Wow, some people wanted me to win despite the fact that I almost never post here? I'm sure I didn't even enter the tournament in the first place... maybe I did, I can't remember. I would've thought people would just forget who I was.
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La Canaliste
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Nor did I, petal, and I sincerely apologise for failing to be upset by you.

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