Astrichthyes wrote:-SL100-120; I want to make it SL 100/110 cap, but i'd like to hear some opinions on this.
-A torch and/or lantern must be active on both fighters at all times unless both agree to fight in the dark. I chose the Abyss for the sheer volume of unobstructed fighting space and high contrast to make spells, buffed weapons, molotovs, and torches stand out.
-Lead Elixir is banned. Weapons like 2h Chikage do not stun against it and are too powerful with it in use.
-Blue Elixir is banned. No stealth
-Bone marrow ash is banned.
-Firearms are not to be spammed or used exessively.
-Blood vial limit is 2 for host and 3 for phantoms.
-One gem is allowed per weapon.
-No Clawmarks runes. OHKO viscerals are not cool.
You asked for my opinion, so here it is:
Fighting in Mensis Abyss seems pointlessly cumbersome. It's late in the game, and requiring weird additional rules like always having a lantern or torch is bad. Maybe it would be worth it if there was a big pay-off, but I don't think there is. Having too large of an area allows for run-away strategies, which IMO are really bad to encourage. If I have a giant space to work with, what's stopping me from carrying a back up health regen weapon and just running away until I get a bunch of health back? You want a limited amount of space so that people who use run-away strategies have to actually put effort into getting away. Also the abyss can mess with depth perception. Personally, I look at the distance between two players' feet to measure distance, and doing that is hard with no floor texture.
Anti-spamming rules are bad. It is not clear what spam or excessive use is. One-gem rule will affect balance, but maybe not in undesirable ways. Arcane Tools will deal more damage relative to weapons, for example. Also it's obviously unenforceable, but I guess you'll just be relying on the honor system.
When it comes to health on host vs. invader, IMO by far the simplest and best way to do it is just 0 heals, host uses blood bullets. This is 100% fair, and do you really need healing when you're limited to 1 gem? Damage will not be very high.
No opinion on any of the bans. IDK if they're warranted, but I haven't played much BB PvP, so I'll defer to other peoples' judgements.
For what it's worth, I don't like Bloodborne PvP very much, so I probably won't be participating regardless of the rules. Just posting this here because you asked for my opinion.