Resolver Bouchard wrote:Make bows shit, only let men use swords and shields, the current system isn't Gorean.
Adjusting strength is mehhh.
Bad idea, for various reasons discussed in other threads. Unless, of course, you come with a complete combat overhaul.
All that I think would happen is that Minus/Clearchus/Torchwood type places would just be avoided by panthers. Nobody will raid or engage in meter combat if the meter settings effectively pre-determine the outcome. Of course if thats the desired outcome then fine, but it does also raise the spectre of captives declining to be taken to such places.
It IS the desired outcome. That is the point, to stop panther girls or visiting FW or bezerker slaves or whatever from being able to 'own' city warriors and such with apparent ease, which, in turn, will deter those female combatants that WANT to 'own'/raid cities (which isn't realistic given the books) while STILL allowing for the possibility of females engaging in combat (but at a severe disadvantage).
And sure... this might lead GE players to refuse being taken to such sims as captives (because they cannot be rescued 'fairly'). But what's new there? If they refuse on that ground, they will CERTAINLY refuse if the sim doesn't allow any form of combat by them in the first place (either through rules or by invalidating should they try and succeed).
What happens if a panther band is located on such a sim. They are forced to fight or defend themselves with seriously weakened weapons yet not when they visit other sims. Perhaps the panthers on this sim will be avoided by other panthers as any raid on them or potential non combative rp may be totally disrupted by only one or two males attacking with the potential to down an entire panther camp.
I imagine that a panther band wanting a home on such a sim must be a panther tribe firmly committed to BTB ideals. Most likely, they would not mind it if GE femlaws stayed away from their sim because of these rules. Most likely, they would want pretty good defenses for their camp, to make up for the disadvantage. Most likely, they would have a different mentality from the general panther girl in SL (being less interested in kicking ass, for one). I don't think that most panther girls would want to have their home in such a sim, but I bet that there must be some that would. For a panther girl RP-er, however, it is a NET gain in RP opportunity to have at least the OPTION of entering a BTB sim (even at a combat disadvantage) rather than being forbidden from entering because of the 'danger' of them easily 'owning' the warriors of the city.
In the end, I do think if people are relying on meters to control women, they're always gonna fail!
Yes and no. On some 'deeper' level, this is probably true. But on a pragmatic level, it isn't. As it is, male avi's already 'dominate' female ones on combat related stuff in existing btb sims, because rules and customs forbids the female players there to carry swords and bows and such. Meter settings are just another way of handling this through sim rules.
I think this would be a very good idea. I cannot really see a downside. With settings like these you WOULD NOT EVEN NEED THOSE 'NO FEMLAW' SIGNS (they would refuse to play there anyway). Of course, this won't solve all the problems of gor (and SHOULD a female avi somehow down a warrior, he may still go cry-baby-invalid-yelling, because the loss of face would be even greater), but I think this would be a nice step in the right direction.