Proposed (no options are mutually exclusive):
- Define Lightning Bruiser as strong Offense, Defense, and Speed. Fast-moving Glass Cannons do not apply. Purge bad examples.
- Nuke separate sections for "Fast-Moving Big Bruisers" and "Hard-Hitting Speedsters" as this fosters the misconception that low stamina is not a disqualifier.
- Cut the "subversion" angle entirely.
- Launch tropes for "Faster Than You Look", "Stronger Than You Look", and/or "Tougher Than You Look" to cover the "subversion" angle.
- Re-haul the Competitive Balance tropes altogether.
- Re-haul the Competitive Balance tropes by having strictly defined builds of low/low/high or high/high/low for every combination of Speed, Defense, and Offense.
Would that be acceptable to vote upon? But actually do we even need to vote on the first one?
Incidentally, of this list, I'd vote for all but the final two options. You might say our Competitive Balance
tropes could use some work, but I don't think whatever flaws exist there account for the misuse here. A "fast Glass Cannon
" is a Fragile Speedster
+ a Glass Cannon
. I don't think the fact that you can't directly call that by its own separate trope instead of a combination is a flaw, the confusion IMO most likely arises from Lightning Bruiser
's referral to "hard-hitting speedsters" as a separate category.
However, there ARE builds you can't account for even by combining Competitive Balance
tropes, because of Mighty Glacier
itself being a combination build of +Attack/-Speed and +Defense/-Speed when we don't have those tropes on their own; nor do we have the negative-offense, positive-speed pair to Fragile Speedster
's -Defense/+Speed. I don't think we need one trope for every possible combination of low/low/high and high/high/low, but we technically don't have tropes for the simpler combination of high/low. We can speak of sacrificing offense for defense, defense for offense, or defense for speed, but not for sacrificing attack
for speed (which isn't too uncommon for rogue-types or the Weak, but Skilled
), nor for sacrificing speed for offense or defense by themselves. Whether that's a huge gap I'm not sure, but it does seem to be a
edited for spelling
edited 8th Sep '12 1:25:30 AM by Tyoria