So I wanted to do one big mega post, but I decided against it because it would be too confusing, with too many topics to keep track of in the comments, so instead, we will just do one of the three things I had planned (God Ki, reworked ki, and race balancing) each friday. (Or Saturday considering I went out to play Pokemon Go at 10:00 and didn’t finish this in time.
I am a God!
So probably the part that most people will read and the main topic of discussion before I am killed the pitchfork mob arrives at my house after I speak about race balancing: God Ki. So to start, let’s get right down into it: What will God Ki do in Dragon Block C? (Side note: A lot of this stuff is finalized plans between me and Jin, I will point out when something is just an idea)
To begin, once a player enters “God Ki” levels, their maximum stats will be doubled (as is the cost to upgrade a stat). You need to have all of your stats at the maximum set by the config. There are a few different ways to achieve God Ki, and some races apply it a bit differently than others. When you get God ki, increasing your stats becomes far harder, but increasing an attribute adds a larger number (Not just one to a stat, but say, if the maximum was 10,000, it would add 25 until you got 20,000 in the stat which is nearly impossible to do legitimately.) However your newfound god power can not be used without powering up of course. No, don’t worry, only Saiyans and Half-Saiyans (Probably Arcosians) need to transform to access it, but you remember how the “Unlocked Potential” used to put you at 200% instead of 100%? Yeah. That’s what God ki will be like.
God ki is a learnable skill, and it takes up several skill slots (again, it may be determined by the maximum possible stat). (A few ideas of mine are implemented to the system past this point) So the first question you probably ask is: What if I don’t have Potential unleashed and I can’t get to 100% normally? God ki, at the maximum trained skill, only allows you another 100% of your max. So this means without Potential Unleashed, you can only access your full power, and 50% of your god ki for a grand total of 150%. Another question may be: “What does it cost to have this active?” For those who don’t have to transform, there is no cost to keeping your percentage at God ki. Oh, and before I forget! If you have the God ki skill, your ki cannot be sensed using the ki sense skill, nor scouters.
Jin and I both desire God ki to be a rare thing. God’s are not going to be everywhere, nor should they be. Those who achieve God Ki should be far and few in between. As such, the cost to even just unlock God ki will be insane, and it will take a lot of time and effort to get it. (Ideas end here)
Transforming for God Ki:
So Saiyans won’t get the buff that everyone else does, and Arcosians probably won’t. Instead, Saiyans will have to transform to achieve the power. God Ki will be an activateable skill, meaning that you can switch it on and off, just like kaioken. This will switch Saiyan and Half-Saiyan transformations from Super Saiyan into Super Saiyan God (1 and 2), and for Arcosians, it would activate their custom “Ultimate form” (Golden form, but Arcosians will likely be able to customize its colors to look how they want). The bonus is basically the same as the other races, being that you can access your newly found power, but the upside is that you will attain it far faster than other races since you are transforming, and they must power up. There would need to be a slow ki drain, probably roughly a bit more than super Saiyan.
Everyone can buy the God Ki skill from Whis (if he is added) or the Kais for good and neutral players (Not sure what NPC for Evil if there is no Whis). Saiyans will have to get Super Saiyan god, although exactly how they will get it I am unsure of how Saiyans will get them. Jin suggests through NPC’s, or perhaps the Dragon Balls, but it is still largely in question. Without the God Ki skill, you cannot access your power, so if you remove it, you can not access the power. You can still train your maximum stats normally, but it will be a very slow increase without God ki, simply because you only increase one stat at a time, as compared to God’s raising 25 at a time. This essentially means that if you train your base stats, then take God ki, it can reduce the need to spend time upgrading the god ki max stat, because you will already be closer to your god ki. You may think “Oh, why take God ki if I can just train myself. It will only take a bit longer, right?” Wrong. We are talking the cost being in the billions of tp near the endgame. something most people won’t take the time to work for. God ki, while having it’s downsides, will probably be the road people pick.
God ki cost is entirely determined on the server max. It wouldn’t be fair for it to cost the same to double 500 vs 10000.
Next week I will talk about ki rebalancing in detail using community suggestions as a backing, and after that there will be Race balance talk.
For the 2% of you that actually read my Dragon Ball Fan Book, I am looking to release Chapter 5 within the next two weeks.
The Interdimensional World Martial Arts Tournament has been cancelled. I asked Jin many times to help me fix the server, but he simply hasn’t replied. The server is broken and I can’t seem to get him to even talk about it in response. He has got a lot of things to work on now, so I won’t pester him about it. The tournament is officially off until further noticed.