Darius of Turia wrote:Sure, you dont need raiding. but the meter works to make sure when the RP calls for a combat situation, its a fair one. Even crackden used DCS for when they needed to settle direct combat situations and the players couldn't agree on a winner.
I disagree. Some people are just a lot more skilled at the meter combat aspect than others because they spend more time going on raids than they care about writing roleplay. There are a multitude of RP sims in SL where combat is only sorted through RP dice so everyone has an almost close to 50/50 chance to win once in a while, sometimes adjusted by what role or background they have chosen for their character. It's still possible to engage people in combat even if there is no combat meter.
People shouldn't have to spend time to have their character be good at combat, and BtB RP shouldn't be dominated by people who spend 90% of their time going to raids on GE sims, instead of actually creating and pushing storylines.