Cmdr I. Heartly Noah wrote:For instance, Sizemore says he never wants to "level like that" or "that way" - something along those lines - when talking to Janis after the battle.
Cmdr I. Heartly Noah wrote:okay, but the crux of the matter is: do you think Sizemore has croaked a significant number of people before, or not?
opal wrote:I was defining age as 'turns unit has existed' not 'old age' or physical decline.
Cmdr I. Heartly Noah wrote:Yes, when I said "the matter," I meant SIzemore's comments, which I offer as evidence that one can level without combat, since it was brought up that levelling was kill-based and not age-based. So it's tangentially connected.
More to the point, I don't think "aging" exists in Erfworld, and though one unit might have existed for far more turns, I don't think it really matters much.
Maldeus wrote:I'm pretty sure it was stated somewhere that 9/10 is a pretty high level and that 20 was pretty much unheard of.
PClips wrote:Higher levels cost more, on a kind of exponential scale that may vary by a large number of factors including the type of unit leveling, the type and number and levels of units croaked, and other activities involving the leveling unit's special abilities that may not even constitute combat. But the main thing is that you should imagine something like a logarithmic curve (not saying it literally is logarithmic), whereby low levels are achievable with a little combat, but levels above 10 or 11 become extremely difficult to obtain, and something like a level 20 unit is completely unheard of. Also notable is that not all of the numbers are available to the units and commanders to calculate, and so the existence of a predicable system of leveling at all is in the realm of the theoretical Mathamancers. Units cannot actually predict when they are going to level (Jillian is being flippant when she tells the Archons, "Cmon, it'll be fun. You'll level." but it would be a reasonable bet they might if they took out a stack of dwagons.)
This stuff needs to go into the wiki.
Cmdr I. Heartly Noah wrote:You're right about Royals levelling faster - Vinny could be both older and more experienced than them while still being lower level.
Also, Vinny did provide a significant contribution (politics aside) - beyond his abilities as a "bodyguard" and adviser to Ansom, he provided the RCC with what little reconaissance it had (other than Jillian's questionable contributions on that end).
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