Stats: For the last time, these do not have to be in numbers! For the last time, they do make sense. If I am stronger than you, my strength is higher, right? I'm not saying that it has to be calculated as a numeric value; however, if I can hit harder than you, that needs to be shown, so that it can be seen that I'm not hitting harder than you just because I think that I'm better than you. I have to say that I'm stronger than you so that you can say that you're faster than me, tougher than me, more magical than me, or whatever else, and have decent reason for it. If you want one stat to be higher, you should lower at least one more to equate to the difference. That way, you're still fair. I know that it's a tough concept for some of you to wrap your minds around, but we're not going to rely on everyone's discretion, because we then have someone flying around at light speed at Lv1, nuking planets with magic and jutsu, playing planet pinball with their pinkies, and shrugging off attacks as nothing. No, I know that you won't all god-mode like that, but the point remains. If you're allowed to be stronger than everyone else, faster than everyone else, more defensive, more magical, more magically resistant, more physically and mentally endurant, have more mana and chakra, and all, even if it's just a small advantage, it's unfair. You don't have to be exactly as strong as everyone else, but your stats have to average-out. Don't worry if you have trouble evening things out; I'm here to help. Just don't whine at me when I say that you can't have 5 "way above average"s, 2 "average"s, and the others "slightly above average". That's godhacking.
Now, you may be wondering about some of the things that I said in the Levels and Growth topic. To some of you, it all made perfect sense. To some of you, it was completely unreasonable. Remember me saying that I wanted you to actually reply to stuff when there was a discrepancy, so that we could talk it out? Some of you are rather slow to that. The rest of you are stopped. Sigh. Please ask me about anything that you find to be unfair. Here's an example of things getting solved when people talk them out:
WARNING! This is very lengthy, even as much useless stuff as I cut out. There are also several "cuss" words, though I omitted the "f" word wherever I saw it for your convenience. I encourage you to read, but you have been warned. Also, you'll notice that we are fairly harsh to each other, since we're friends, heh.
So, exactly what is training? With or without someone helping, it's a process by which a character studies, exercises, practices, or otherwise applies effort to refine one's capabilities (be that in the matters of stats, abilities, weapon/vehicle mastery, a combination, or whatever). No, you can't just run around and smack goblins down to gain Levels. You have to actually do something that's significant to gain some stat boosts, ability upgrades, and such. Level-ups can only be attained via Level Challenges and are completely unrelated to training.
Now, you have read all the rules, right? No? What the douce? Go read them! Come on; I spent hours to write them for a reason! Really, it'll help everyone if you do. All right, thanks. Now, you see the whole "one character per universe per account" thing? Well, that's mostly true of Houcm. If you make a thread in an Other Universe, the rules are flexible, depending on how the author of the thread dictates. If you want to make a thread in an Other Universe in which everyone must have three characters, must have at least two, can have up to four, or whatever, you're free to do so. In fact, there are very few "site-wide" rules that always apply to Other Universes. You can consider many of the rules as default guidelines for Other Universes, and you can make the rules up differently for your thread. However, don't try to change the rules of someone else's thread in an Other Universe, don't change rules mid-RP unless it's okay with everyone who's participating in it, and don't do other such rude, infringing things. Just use common sense.
'Hey, K, you know the Ice Climbers from Super Smash Bros Meleé and Brawl? Can I-'
Yes, so long as you can manage it. If one is considered to lead the other, you should probably just make the account as the leader, and you can put the subordinate in the Allies section. If they're equals, though, go ahead. You can put two sub-characters together as one character. Just remember that they have to be equal to others. If you add their stats and abilities up, they should be equal to the other characters of the site. In the Super Smash Bros games, a lone Ice Climber has an uphill battle. He (she if hacked) can still win, with enough skill, but (s)he just isn't equal to other characters. Put together, though, they can be just as good as everyone else. You can run the same type of setup, here. If you decide to do this, though, please say something in your bio or something to indicate it.
'So, wait, I can control two or more full-fledged characters in an Other Universe?'
Yup, so long as it's not against the rules of that specific thread. You can also jump into a story at any point, in case you didn't know, so just pop into a thread with your two characters, if it's allowed (You'll know because the rules of the thread will be posted in the first post or so of the thread.), and RP your heads off.
'Oh, I can just jump into any present thread?'
Yeah. I mean, you have to make it make sense; you can't just appear out of nowhere, unless you have such an ability, but yeah. If you are thinking about joining a story in an Other Universe, just post your character details and get to it, presuming that no one said ((out of character)) in the thread that they were not accepting more participants, though most stories will accept as many people at once as you want.
So, any more questions, misconceptions, problems, or anything else that I keep asking for your input on, members?
Point of clarification: I misheard someone translate "Kisaragi;" it's actually "wear many layers of clothing," a reference to her deceptive nature and her outfit design.