PotBS: New Combat System

Posted Thu, Jun 21, 2007 by LadySirse

Swashbuckling Part 1: Defenses and Combat Pools

The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with this article that takes a look into the combat system that we will find in this upcoming MMO.
Combat Pools are an abstract representation of your character’s status. The first, and most critical, combat Pool is Health. Your character’s Health is an abstraction of how much of a beating he can take and keep on fighting. It functions like hit points do in most games: as long as you have some left you’re ok. When your character reaches 0 he’s defeated; until that point he’s 100% combat effective. We talked about more complicated systems of declining effectiveness as you take damage, but ultimately decided that this was not an interesting place in the system to add complications.
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