I think it's a combination of your unarmed skill, your offense skill, and your defense skill. Maybe stats, too.
I've always been confused on this, myself. Playing in the Byn for a long time, I could see a slow improvement on one of my characters when bar brawling. A few characters later and I suddenly had a 2 hour old newbie pc who was throwing people halfway across the bar.
Its a mix of: Agility and strength natural offense + defense (which operate like skills) parry (if you have it) shield use (if you have it and are holding a shield) weapon type you are using -comparatively to the opponents- (like if you are using daggers and are a master, and they are using polearms and are a novice, there is some behind the scenes calculation there too) -if- you are dual wielding, etwoing, etc - this affects things as well.
And then all this compared to them.
So an example situation would be.... you a Very Good/Very Good (STR/AGI) Warrior, with like middle of the road slashing and shield and parry using a sword and shield - them a Exceptional/Exceptional (STR/AGI) warrior with novice piercing, decent dual-wield, and novice parry using two daggers.
Now skill wise, you might be superior, but stat wise, slower and weaker, and then there is some inherent calculation about how the weapons compare, etc.
EDIT- sorry, didn't read the title, thought you were just talking about combat in general.
Jan 17, 2020 1:49:37 GMT -5
mehtastic: vex is Shalooonsh confirmed
Jan 17, 2020 5:17:45 GMT -5
grumble: The plot, and dick, thickens.
Jan 17, 2020 9:53:50 GMT -5
High Sun Freeze Gun: I'm finally done , people likr Triste make the discord unbearable
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Jeshin: Who is Triste?
Jan 17, 2020 10:31:34 GMT -5
grumble: A hater, complaining about haters, who aren't really haters.
Jan 17, 2020 11:30:21 GMT -5
grumble: I mean, there's no hate to it. If a bunch of people come forward with complaints like these, you can't just blame the victims.
Jan 17, 2020 11:31:09 GMT -5
grumble: If, as an effect of being revealed, it drives people away from the game, it's not the truth's fault. The truth is the truth. If you don't like the truth, then change the situation to suit the narrative in your head.
Jan 17, 2020 11:32:28 GMT -5
Jeshin: I've noticed there is a habit of dehumanizing this board and people who bring complaints as haters, goblins, toxic, etc etc. Yet there is normally very little dehumanization here of staff or players. Or is there
Jan 17, 2020 11:45:15 GMT -5
grumble: Fucking dehumanize the world. We're all animals and we do dumb shit. There is nothing divine about humanity. That said, we have standards.
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MartenBroadcloak: Speak for yourself Jesus. Don't force yer hippy ideals on me.
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grumble: Why do you not bow, plebian?
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pinkerdlu: degenerates like you belong on a cross
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