Posted by Fynn on 06/06
Since we have rent fixed independent of prestige, a change i don't
necessarily dislike, the importance of it seemed to have
diminished (as if it had some importance) Nowadays it seems that
prestige is seriously tough to lose, even.
I would like to suggest some use of this prestige in conjunction with
the pkok code. I knew you'd stop reading right here, but for the sake
of the few that have a habit of finishing whatever they once started
reading, i'll continue.
Let's make prestige worth something in pkok, not tremendeously, but
something more as an incentive. Prestige will influence rent like old
for chars that choose to pkenable, and everyone starts with a max
possible attainable prestige of 100. Each time they 'refuse' to accept
somebody who specifically issues a challenge, their max get knocked off by
5, but only once per opponent refused (same char cannot keep
asking for challenges and knock the other guys' prestige off)
Prestige will not change through praise but can change through satire (not
its max but current amount, and again only by ppl that have
been accepted) A death will knock max prestige by 1, a pkdeath by 2, a
grouped pk kill will raise prestige by 2, a solo kill by 3, a level while
pkenabled will also raise prestige. Each time you accept someone
who you haven't accepted before, max prestige will go up again.
Every RL week or month chars with the highest prestige can be posted,
and various events could probably be planned using prestige or sum of
prestige within a certain clan.
Just like whois, pkenabled chars could have an option for other
chars to see what their current prestige is at the moment, for
bragging rights, perhaps. It could be made so that pkdeath does not
knock prestige so people that accept challenges regardless of odds
can be distinguished. Pkenabled praise from somebody with higher
prestige could also raise prestige, but at the cost of the character
giving praise. And just like other pk skills, satire and praise should
not work in safe rooms.
Why all this? Come to think, i have no idea why i bothered.
I guess I simply miss prestige being something people cared about enough
to ask for (before marauder, anyway) and think that it would be a nice
touch to have ppl interact more if pkenabled prestige meant something
and was not easily obtained.
Thursday, May 31 2001, 05:45AM
thats a swell idea... I like it, personally.
Thursday, May 31 2001, 09:05PM
the imms have already stated they refuse to imp any code that keeps
track of your kills, much like this system would. They think it
makes pk too much about the numbers. So while I would say thats a good
idea, your probably wsating your time.
Friday, June 01 2001, 09:53AM
There are just times I want to indulge in this fantasy of
mine where ideas get imp'd...
Friday, June 01 2001, 10:44PM
but by doing the whole prestige thing it kinda brings it to an ic level
you could easily rp something about having a higher prest than others
Friday, June 01 2001, 11:11PM
Sounds like a way cool idea to me...I'm not sure about making the way
prestige works be different for pk/npk, but there are a few places where
prestige is pretty darn useful for skill usage, and perhaps we could add
in some others to increase the value. We'd want to have limits to things
to keep people from abusing it and all, but it does sound like an
interested direction for change. Thanks for bringing it up, I'll be
curious to see what others have to say.
Wednesday, June 06 2001, 02:20AM
Wednesday, June 06 2001, 07:31PM
Why rent? find something else! too many things keep me short on vials, or
have the potential to make me naked as is, find something besides rent..
and besides, do we really need a code to say who's good? everyone in pk
knows who is anyways, i could make the list right now, and i havent been o
on in like 2-3 weeks, it never changes :P
-Bob, bitter cause he wouldnt be on the list.