Making this now to get a feel for how people would respond to this sort of thing. The idea is that people can change the way they build their characters, but Duels are always going to be mostly the same. That's why we, The Gladiators of Gwyn, are going to change where we fight, for the joy, amusement, and entertainment of our lord Gwyn.
Shall we fight in areas that are large and circular? No. We shall fight across wider areas, filled with pitfalls, multiple levels, and shenanegans. We shall fight over not a ring, but over an arena! We. Shall. Fight. In. The. Shade! This shall allow multiple build types to thrive in different arenas, but every build shall have to fight at every arena during a Tourny.
Tournements will be judged upon two things; Victories, and Style. Naturally the victorious warrior shall be crowned, but those whom boast considerable style, flair, or pizzazz are also favored by the gods. This could mean fighting nekkid, fighting using a STR weapon on a Dex build, creative use of terrain, or similar. The gods love a good show, and we intend to give it to them!
-No Ascended Pyro Flames (+15 is fine)
-No Hornet Ring (Backstabs at SL 20 are dangerous enough)
-No non-Great weapon (Great Axe, Great Sword, Great Hammer, Great Curved Swords categories) may deal more than 250 combined damage per hit. Scaling is NOT taken into account for this.
Upon entering your Build into a Tournement, you are stuck with that build for the entire thing; there will be no weapon swapping, no changing of armor, or anything of the sort. As an example, if you put your build in as a Crest Sheild, a Lightning Estoc +5, and Chaos Ricard's Rapier, and then suddenly show up with a Lightning Whip, you shall be disqualified for displeasing the gods. Builds are 100% free to be changed in between Tournies, just not inbetween rounds (Or rather, arena's).
Starting Locations: Opposite sides of the bridge.
The Township is when you walk into Undead Burg from Firelink Shrine, before the first fog gate. It has chokepoints, multiple levels, ladders, drop points, and multiple ways of accessing most areas. It is, for all intents and purposes, the Standard Arena.
Starting Locations: Top floor, in the center of the arena.
The Rafters are located above the Painting of Ariamis. Ranged Gladiators will love this arena, as will anyone with proper coordination. You must be careful, as one misplaced roll will result in a swift death.
Starting Locations: Opposite ends (One above the Painting, the other above Gwynevere)
More to come. Please note that it is the Hosts job to rid the Arena's of any creatures by any means necessary, and he is allowed to heal to full health before the fight begins.
Please note that for Tournements, it MAY or MAY NOT be plausible that a build SOLELY to work on one arena will be given disfavorable odds on that arena; For insance, someone whom has the Dragon Slayer Bow may possibly find themselves fighting two or even three people per match on the Rafters. Likewise, a warrier in Black Iron Armor with a greatsword and a Greatsheild may find themselves outnumbered on The Bridge.
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