Which items should be banned from zone battles?

3 (9.4%)
Armor enchants affecting protection stats
4 (12.5%)
Weapon enchants affecting attack stats
4 (12.5%)
Diamond swords
4 (12.5%)
If yes to option 4, additionally ban iron swords
1 (3.1%)
Diamond armor
4 (12.5%)
If yes to option 6, additionally ban all other armor
0 (0%)
Tool enchants affecting block destruction speed
2 (6.3%)
Ender pearls
5 (15.6%)
1 (3.1%)
1 (3.1%)
Vote yes here if you want items/xp to drop on death
1 (3.1%)
Nothing should be banned
2 (6.3%)

Total Members Voted: 8

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Re: Battleground Information
« Reply #50 on: 2013 09 08, 13:29:06 »
From my experience it has been much harder to keep a stable supply of diamonds if I used diamond armor than a stable supply of iron if I used iron armor. Your calculations make some correct assumptions about stats but I think they're simply too simplified to be practical in the complex reality in Minecraft.

For example, as you say, if you use iron armor and no enchants, you take much fewer hits to kill, so the total hits in battle would be lower than if you used diamond armor.

Also I think you forget the ranged part of the battle. If a lot of the battle will be spent by trying to sneak up on the enemy underground, swordfighting will be the most important thing, I hope the rules can be made so that ranged fights will be more common however and to disencourage people to dig lots of underground tunnels rather than fighting, but I'm not sure how to do it.

However, I do agree that more hits before you die makes fighting more fun, so I would be open to allowing diamond armor with no stat-affecting enchants (such as only unbreaking, that way we can also save materials). We could also allow only stone-swords maybe, then you will again take more hits to kill, and we'll use less iron on weapons, but more on armor. (I'd be against wood swords and punching mainly because it looks stupid and doesn't feel like a real fight :b)

Since a majority has voted against potions now, we'll consider potions banned in battles until a majority decides otherwise, except for when the battling parties can agree to use them and in Blotz's battle today.
4 votes for banning and 3 against.
I have set up a new poll, please vote.

I planned to record the battles, however I can't possibly record all battles. I might record some, I hope to record the battle with Darvince today.
« Last Edit: 2013 09 08, 13:42:42 by Bla »