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10/19/12 3:47:41 PM#21
Originally posted by Kyleran
Actually that would be pretty interesting. Would have to be somewhat limited of course, not so much of a nerf that yyoure just getting slughtered, but enought hat you can definitely feel a difference in power. Would be kind of cool to do even just as an optional thing, like choose to nerf yourself in exchange for some sort of bonus rewards for winning while weakened. It would be kind of interesting to see what sort of people choos ethe tougher option for the chance at greater reward vs the people sticking to full power.
Anyway, as far as handicaps and all that in sports. Yeah they do exist, but at the same time, as was pointed out, they also arent going to be winning any prizes in tournaments or be getting paid as pro players. Its not a problem so much with rewarding people who suck at a game period, but the whole system of rewarding bad players exactly the same as good players. Theres nothing really to set them apart and make them stand out as being the better players. Im kind of interested in what theyre doing with this in Defiance.
According to one of the videos they're going to have PvP skins that players can earn, which are purely cosmetic, but set the apart from other players. What they said in the video is you can stand next to your friends and say "Look. I AM bette rthan you". I wonder just how much thats going to hold true as far as how challenging they will be to get and if it will be something that just everyone can get if they simply play long enough but lose all the time, or if it will be a real significant indicator of the best players. Things like that I think are great. Its not rewarding good players with better gear which makes them even better. It just makes them stand out.
A feature like that would be pretty cool in a game like War Z I think. Something that makes you stand out and says to other players "Yeah. Im a badass".