History of Power Levels (Criticism)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 08:49 (717 days ago) @ Harmanimus
edited by Cody Miller, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 08:52

Because you aren't actually doing the actions your character is partaking in, there is no way for you yourself to get better at them. You roll a d20.

I'd just like to highlight that this abstraction completely undercuts any other point you can have about level abstraction as a button on a gamepad or mouse or keyboard is as much an abstraction as selecting actions and rolling a d20 in regard to the actual physical action. Your variables may appear different, but it is no closer to firing a real bow than the d20.

Absolutely wrong. If that were the case no amount of practice would make you better. Practice absolutely makes you better, therefore you are completely wrong. You can absolutely get better at pressing the right buttons, at the right time, in the right sequence. No amount of practice can increase your average roll on a dice.

Firing a real bow and arrow is just an abstraction of electron probability clouds repelling eachother at the quantum level. So that’s supposed to make real life archery somehow not based on skill?


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