Wow, alota talk about this topic. cool. A-way, time for another round
of my opinions: (Ain't the net great :)
Advancing the World Warriors: Yeah, we usually give them about 1/2 of
the XP we earn. This way, they advance, & by the time you're ready to
fight them, they've got a few new tricks up their sleves you weren't
ready for. Plus, what's the chalenge in beating a stagnant character.
Cool NPCs & certian Team rivals usally get about 75% of our XP, & so
on... Keeps the game interesting & all that. "Ryu did a what????!"
Rank & Power levels... Okay, back to the whole Akuma example. I find
it hard to believe Akuma would ever enter a low-ranking tournament,
just so he could gain enough rank to challenge the world warriors... I
mean, let's face it, he's going to fight you, whether you accept the
challenge or not. Now, if there's a few spectators who follow the
circuit who see the fight, suddenly he's a ranked fighter, right?
There's a big disparity between what a character SHOULD be ranked, &
his actual power level. Suppose for a second that a rift opened up
between the SF world & the Mortal Kombat world, & all of the MK
characters suddenly ended up here as well. They'd all be classified as
rank 1 fighters, but they sure as hell dont' belong in a rank one
tournament, & any World Warrior would have a hard time not looking like
a coward if he refused to fight one, because they don't have a high
Oh, 'nother question for the group... this one's pretty long cuz it's
got too much background. My 1st charcter wasn't a Street Fighter, he
was a ring doctor who hooked up w/ the PCs, & ended up becoming the
team manager. Make a long story short, he hung around the team so
much, they eventually taught him how to fight. In fact, he eventually
maxed out his techniques (solid 5's), although he still wasn't much of
a fighter compared to the rest of the team, they were all rank 7-9 by
Anyway, In one of the 1st PC vs. World Warrior Fights, the fight went
VERY badly for the PC, & he ended up getting killed (accidently?) by
Vega at the end of the 3rd fight. Naturally, my character swore
vengance, & challenged Vega on the spot. Vega refused, because, I was
an unranked nobody, although I was probably about as powerful as a rank
5 or 6 fighter. So, how was I supposed to go about acquiring rank???
No rank 5 or 6 fighter would accept my challenge, b/c I was a no-body,
& It was totally unfair for me to fight at the rank 1 level. Now, keep
in mind, this character was the ultamate goody-goody for most of his
life, so beating rank 1's senseless went against every bone in his
body, but that was the only path the GM seemed willing to send me
down... Anyway, the final result was the character took a huge honor
loss (self-inflicted, the GM didn't see what I was whining about) &
Sammy ended up just rolling over a whole buncha NPCs in a tournament...
There has to be a better way to handle this, particually for characters
who refuse to fight low-level NPCs. Imagine the monk who has been
training in a secluded temple for 20 years, & then comes out into the
world & wants to prove himself, only to be told he has to go & beat 60
nobodies before he can to challenge anyone of his skill level. (Hmmm..
sounds alot like real-world boxing, no?) I think I heard someone
sugest that a high ranking SF be called in & simply assign the
character a rank, but then that blows the record system away... How
many fights would he need to reach the next rank? I guess you could
simply assign the character a bunch of free wins, but if you do that,
every PC is going to want to walk that route... after all, there's no
chance of getting that accidental loss early in your carrer, & having
to struggle later on to get that good win/loss ratio for the higher
BTW, for you SF historians... I always heard that the tournament where
Ryu beat Sagat (SF1) was actually Ryu's first tournament fight ever. Up
until then, he had been up on the mountain training w/ Ken & Gouken.
Which only made Sagat's loss that much more bitter, seeing as he lost
to a complete nobody. Well, I guess by the end of the tournament, Ryu
woulda had 10 fights, that makes him Rank 3, right? Not sure if it's
true or not, I have way too much trouble keeping up w/ the 'official'
Okay, this letter is way too long, but I'm still only 1/2 way done
waiting for UNIX to install itself...
Can anyone tell me what the bonus stages in SF3-2nd impact & 3rd Strike
are... I pretty damn well suck at both of them & they're hard to find
for me... I know in 2nd impact the 1st bonus stage is Sean throwing
beach balls at you & you have to parry them, & I know in 3rd Strike the
1st bonus stage is destroying the SUV, but are there any beyond that...
Like I say, I really blow at SF3.... hehe
I seem to recall someone mentioning the requirements for World Warrior
status are rank 9/10 OR beating a World Warrior. So, what happens when
the rank 7 (we'll say 7, it's way more realistic than the rank 4
example from earlier) beats a World Warrior. How does he lose the
title... or does he? Someone else pointed out that it's a permanent
title... much like being a noble or what not. I like it, but that
caused alot of problems in our 1st game.... I dunno, I guess it's all
pretty much just talk, unless your characters actually get to the level
where they'll be fighting world warriors... I have to admint, it's only
really happend in our one campaign.... But you could easily start a
game at that level, & suddenly it becomes a real problem. We always
used to talk about taking the entire team to Russia, so we could all
beat Zangief to get our WW status... hehe. 'Okay, Zangief, you've
already made Mark & Dave world warriors... go rest up & tomorrow you
can lose to me twice in a row.... =)'
Well, 94% done, time to go...
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