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Cure Candy
Just faces and captions... As well as not being an example?

He has high attack, defense and HP with otherwise low stats and poor movement)
She has high magic, MP, movement and evasion. Medium to high attack, accuracy and magic defense. The rest is slightly better than average.

edited 24th Jun '11 7:14:14 AM by Raso

2 Catalogue24th Jun 2011 07:15:35 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.

Motion to pull.

Unless I got my memory mixed up, there used to be a graph-thingy there...? Though I'm not so sure.
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Cure Candy
Seconding motion.

Looking at the edit history I dont see there being another image there these two were added semi recently.

We could probably easily make one.

Warrior having a steady incline in DPS leveling up while the Wizard having a ton of ups as new spells are learned at set levels say 3 times once at 10, 30 and 50 then capping off with a slow incline to level 99. The warrior would surpass the wizard at like level 70 and continue gaining ground.

edited 24th Jun '11 7:23:54 AM by Raso

4 Deboss24th Jun 2011 07:27:52 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Thirding.

I also think the description is getting a little long in the tooth. Probably should shift some of it over to Analysis (generally a good idea whenever paragraphs start with "wish fulfillment").

edited 24th Jun '11 7:28:45 AM by Deboss

6 SalFishFin24th Jun 2011 07:30:24 AM from on top of Your Mum , Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
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We need to draw this one out probably. Most likely a table of what a Level 1 Fighter can do vs. a Level 1 Wizard, and then a Level 10 Wizard against a Level 10 Fighter.

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edited 24th Jun '11 7:30:58 AM by SalFishFin

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7 Catalogue24th Jun 2011 07:59:05 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
8 SalFishFin24th Jun 2011 08:06:47 AM from on top of Your Mum , Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Trolling Swordsman
That works... sorta.

edited 24th Jun '11 8:07:27 AM by SalFishFin

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Cure Candy
Thats not the way most examples go though.

Wizards gain their stuff at set intervals in which they get stronger they dont actually get stronger anywhere else (like a step ladder). Then Wizards stop and only gain stats and Warriors get their Infinity Plus One Weapon s and the process reverses.

Unless i am misreading the trope.

edited 24th Jun '11 8:41:17 AM by Raso

10 Catalogue24th Jun 2011 08:40:31 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I don't understand.

Consulting the article: "Melee classes gain power as they level up at a linear rate. Magic users gain power as they level up quadratically." Laconic: "Magical starts weaker than Physical, but outclasses everything else later in the game."

That's why the melee is "linear" and wizards "quadratic," so I use a linear equation for the melee and a quadratic one for the wizard. But I'll try to digest the information again.

edited 24th Jun '11 8:42:34 AM by Catalogue

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11 TriggerLoaded24th Jun 2011 08:44:28 AM from Canada, eh? , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Well, the two are not mutually exclusive.

The idea is, as mentioned, warriors start off more powerful than wizards. But as they gain in levels, the wizard gains power quadratically, while the Warrior gains power lineally. (Lineally? Linearally?) So eventually the wizard outpaces the warrior, and rapidly outpaces the warrior.

EDIT: The graph is a bit simple, but I think it gets the point across.

edited 24th Jun '11 8:45:20 AM by TriggerLoaded

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12 Deboss24th Jun 2011 08:49:28 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Essentially, the growth between levels as you get higher gets larger as you level if you're a magic user. You just stack bonuses as a melee fighter.

I'd change it from "War Gods" to "Flame spewing apocalypse in human form."

edited 24th Jun '11 8:50:28 AM by Deboss

13 Catalogue24th Jun 2011 08:51:16 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I think the idea is physical classes level up at a steady pace, whereas magical ones level up at a pace that accelerates.

Which is to say, Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards.
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14 Willbyr24th Jun 2011 09:52:52 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Catalogue's graph works well enough for me.
15 Madrugada24th Jun 2011 10:50:10 AM , Relationship Status: In season
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The graph works really well for me.

Yes, technically, it should be sort of a stairstep line for the wizards, rather than a smooth upwards curve, but it's close enough.
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I like the graph one
17 Catalogue26th Jun 2011 08:00:52 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
Caption?

"If by 'War Gods', you mean 'Flame spewing apocalypse in human form', then yeah."

edited 26th Jun '11 9:12:43 AM by Catalogue

The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
18 Willbyr26th Jun 2011 08:59:44 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
"If by 'War Gods', you mean 'Flame spewing apocalypse in human form', then yeah."
19 Catalogue26th Jun 2011 09:12:52 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
Better. Changed it.

EDIT: Up and tagged. Will wait for a while if there's any objection.

edited 27th Jun '11 10:14:21 AM by Catalogue

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20 Grobi30th Jun 2011 01:21:44 PM , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Noone's objecting, so this should be locked, right?
21 Willbyr30th Jun 2011 01:28:13 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Indeed.
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