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Combat Master #14: Paper Mache No Longer!

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Greetings minions and patrons of varying repute!

This is another short one. What can I say, the ever-present specter that is "RL" has been hanging heavy and then there's all those pesky new staff hirings that require "training" of some kind... keeps a group busy! This is mostly a quick explanation of the new Armor policy that is official as of now. Any match started before February 27th, 2018 will not be beholden to this policy during match grading.

So, you've already skipped ahead by now. I might as well too.

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Armor Policy

The mission statement was simplicity on par with the systems in use by the Brotherhood while not stepping on the toes of any existing or soon-to-be-implemented system. With that in mind, we have adopted a tiered armor system that is intertwined with the existing Possessions system. As of the writing of this report, all changes have been made to descriptions to leave only additional functions outside of protection, while all protection is dictated by the tiers. This can be found on both the CS Guide and ACC Guide wiki pages.

Alongside these tiers we have introduced a new mechanic: Encumbrance

This stat will provide a numerical reduction to Athletics and Endurance within the CS system. At the same time, this stat cannot drop below the baseline value. That means you can't have a negative Athletics or Endurance. As a further balance to this, the Beast of Burden system Feat has been modified to provide a counter to the effects of Encumbrance by a factor of 1.

When it comes to special functions or even Lightsaber Resistance, this will always be denoted in the description of the armor or in an Item Aspect. These are above and beyond the protection-based criteria of the tiered system and are unique to each set of equipment.

A good point that was brought up during the approval process was how one would deal with rare and special armor that is proven to be both unencumbered and highly protective. To this end, we have already laid the groundwork to address this within Possessions itself. This also stands to tie into the upgrade system Evant and the Regent staff are working on. This aspect is now in his hands and will be released when he feels the system is ready.

Now, here you can find the tiers themselves. Feel free to ask questions as needed so we can see about clearing up the language where needed. This has had a great many sets of eyes upon it, but no one is infallible.

Armor Tiers

Before I sign off, I do want to give thanks to the efforts of Tali, Mord, and Len who prepared their own proposal at the same time my team and I were hard at work on this one. While their proposal was not adopted, we did find the concept of "more exact numbers" for how many hits the protection handles to be worth integrating into the already prepared proposal.

Thanks also go to the staff that helped provide a counter to my views and brought forth their own. That includes Alethia, Blade, Kordath, Lucine, as well as DC level angels and demons on my shoulders.

And that's that. System is live. Have fun!

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Remember, any questions on ACC mechanics, the CSs, or features, email [Log in to view e-mail addresses]. We do check this email, and often. Best way to get a proper response with all the staff on the same page.

Thanks for reading,

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Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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YES

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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Awesome!

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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Time to go shopping.

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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Cool stuff. I am curious, however, as to how the 'Mobility augment' aspect plays into this.

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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Thank you indeed for your efforts in writing and implementing this. It should be very interesting to see how this impacts future events.

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:12 PM
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This will lead to some more thinking when it comes to choice of gear. Always good to see a system developing and how it will affect things in the long run precisely.

I agree with Muz and raise the same question.

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:30 PM
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I answered it in Fiction Chat but I'll include it here for clarity.

No current Aspect interacts with Encumbrance or the tiers of protection. While sound suppression and elemental resistance and so forth are valid, nothing would alter the protection or mobility.

I think that's an excellent candidate as an aspect that could reduce the armor tier of an item, but that will be up to the Regent.

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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Those darn new sta- I mean, I heard those new staff are awesome

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 11:55 AM

nice report atra.. well done for creating new stuff like armours.... keep it up.

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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And now, it is time to go shopping for armor! Preferably something that brings out my eyes...

Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:46 AM
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Late to the party, but still happy to see all the shiny new theengs! Also happy that my shoosty bits will still murderize most anything. [insert maniacal laughter]