From a "reality" point of view, of course wielding a heavy object in your hands is going to affect how well you move your arms more than some leather armour. I'm not even sure how anyone could think otherwise?
You don't think this was mocking, Will?
No, I genuinely don't understand it. As in, my brain cannot see it, I don't get the argument. Like, the vast majority of the time I can see what the other person is trying to say, but this is a rare situation where I just can't see how it can be that way. If anything it could be seen as mocking myself for not being able to see it, but that's pretty tenuous. It's certainly not a directed jibe. My apologies either way. That was not my intention.
Hatsuo1980 wrote:So we, as a system, think that FAP and FLP are honestly more unbalance than using a shield or using 2 shields?
I think FAP + FLP challenges shield when the person using them has an appropriate level of skill. Shields are easy, FAP/FLP is not so easy. But that's a different debate. Simplicity is a bigger deal here, keeping rules down. System balance I would argue that making it apply to one and not the other makes the different parries unbalanced. But again, I've already said I've conceded that weapons should be allowed.
Hatsuo1980 wrote:Currently, Absent Blades are a weapon using class. There are no restrictions placed upon them (see other threads re: this)
I disagree that the majority of weapons used by Serkanians would be deemed heavy. Then again, one persons definition of heavy would differ from anothers.
I'm pretty sure that that is an omission rather than the reality. Letter vs spirit.
Katanas and variants thereof are heavy, though I accept I have not wielded a wide range of them. Surely to the point where they restrict movement. A chunk of wood can be pretty heavy as well.
Again, I've already conceded my opinion to allowing weapon use.
And again, it's Ben's decision.
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