[11:32] <golD_lux> All right, it's time for an updated /fight tutorial!
[11:32] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Yays!
[11:33] <golD_lux> This'll be a good handy-dandy reference for people who're new to the fight system and for those who need to learn the new commands!
[11:33] * golD_lux looks in the mirror.
[11:33] *** golD_lux is

More information about her is Here.
Her image Song is: 'I Burn (Remix)' by John Williams (feat. Casey Lee Williams). She is Level 1.

[11:33] <golD_lux> I'm Cressida, and I'll be your host, along with my lil' sis, Vermellia!
[11:33] * golD_lux looks at Vermellia X. Rosso.
[11:33] *** Vermellia X. Rosso is

More information about her is Here.
Her image Song is: 'False King' by Two Steps from Hell . She is Level 1.

[11:34] * Vermellia X. Rosso wavy-waves
[11:35] <golD_lux> Okay, the first thing to learn about the fight system is that in order to fight, you need three things:
[11:35] <golD_lux> SP, which is like bankable energy you can use to set off special attacks,
[11:35] <golD_lux> MP, which is like energy you need just to be able to move around and do regular attacks,
[11:36] <golD_lux> and HP, which is hitpoints, or life energy.
[11:37] <golD_lux> If you don't have enough SP, your special attacks will fail and you may lose a turn. If you don't have enough MP, your regular attacks will fail and you may lose a turn. If your HP drops below zero before your opponenent's you lose.
[11:38] <Vermellia X. Rosso> So how do we get these SP, MP and HP thingies?
[11:39] <golD_lux> There are a few ways!
[11:39] <golD_lux> There's a command called /senzu which will give you a fixed amount right off. Try it, Vermellia!
[11:39] * Vermellia X. Rosso types /senzu
[11:40] ☼ Scouter indicates Vermellia X. Rosso has HP and MP levels of 250 / 1000!!
[11:40] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Ooh, I feel more powerful!
[11:40] <golD_lux> That's one way to do it. The other way, for when you're setting up for matches that need more power, is to use the /set command.
[11:41] <golD_lux> so /set hp 50 would reset my HP to 50, /set mp 50 would do the same for my MP, and /set sp 50 would do the same for my SP.
[11:42] ☼ Scouter indicates Vermellia X. Rosso has SP level of 99999999999999!
[11:42] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Like that?
[11:42] <golD_lux> ¬_¬
[11:42] <golD_lux> Yeah.
[11:42] <golD_lux> You can check your levels at any time by typing /stats.
[11:43] * golD_lux types /stats
[11:43] <@spiritflame> golD_lux: You have 1002 MP / 202 HP / 27 SP
[11:43] <golD_lux> Okay so that's the basics on how you get set up with power. Let's both /senzu
[11:43] ☼ Scouter indicates golD_lux has HP and MP levels of 250 / 1000!!
[11:43] ☼ Scouter indicates Vermellia X. Rosso has HP and MP levels of 250 / 1000!!
[11:44] <golD_lux> Now you'll notice /senzu doesn't give you any SP. That's because SP has to be earned in your match. You build some up every time you hit someone or get hit.
[11:44] <golD_lux> We only have the ability to manually change the level for testing or in case the system glitches.
[11:45] <Vermellia X. Rosso> So tell me how fights work!
[11:45] <golD_lux> Okay! So normally in chat to indicate an action, you type /me followed by what you want to do.
[11:45] * golD_lux kicks a can down the road.
[11:45] <golD_lux> Which gives you that action.
[11:46] <golD_lux> In a fight, though, rather than using /me, you use /fight and then whatever action you're taking towards your opponent, trying to make it as visually descriptive as possible.
[11:47] * golD_lux types /fight kicks a can at sis at super high speed aiming to knock her in the head with it
[11:47] 7 [250 HP / 979 MP] golD_lux kicks a can at sis at super high speed aiming to knock her in the head with it (-21 MP +7 SP)
[11:47] <Vermellia X. Rosso> HEY!
[11:47] <golD_lux> Now, sis has to respond so we know what the outcome of the action is.
[11:48] <golD_lux> to do that, she types /sell. That's it, nothing more. The outcome is decided by the computer. Sis, type /sell
[11:48] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Okay!
[11:48] 5 [237 HP / 1019 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso has been SLAMMED BACK!! (13 damage +5 SP)
[11:49] <golD_lux> As we can see, the can succeeded in hitting her. So now, to complete the action, she needs to use /me to describe the impact and its result, again being as descrpitive as possible in order to make the fight interesting.
[11:49] * Vermellia X. Rosso gets WHAMMED in the face by the can and goes SAILING back, SMASHING into a wall!
[11:50] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Like... that @_@
[11:52] <golD_lux> Now you'll notice a few things about the /fight and /sell commands. They put that neat bar behind the words. 5
[11:53] <golD_lux> The number indicates how many SP points you have. The bar is a power bar that goes from gray (empty) to red (first level) to yellow (second level) to green (third level / maxed)
[11:57] <golD_lux> Now depending upon what commands you try to pull off, you'll need the bar to be filled with various colors before you can successfully launch them.
[11:57] <Vermellia X. Rosso> There are other commands?!
[11:58] <golD_lux> Yup!
[11:58] <golD_lux> y'see /fight is just the most basic!
[11:58] <golD_lux> The next one up is called /combo.
[11:59] <golD_lux> /combo requires a few things to work. It needs 100 mp and your power bar to at least be full red.
[11:59] <golD_lux> The more powerful your bar, the more powerful the combo.
[12:00] <golD_lux> If you don't have enough power, the attack will fail and you'll lose 100 MP and your SP.
[12:01] <golD_lux> To make it work you type /combo and whatever action you're trying.
[12:01] 0 [250 HP / 879 MP] golD_lux tries to summon up the power for a Combo, but splutters out... don't feel bad, it happens to everyone... [ LOSE A TURN (Opponent gets to attack now then you can go)] (- MP -7 SP)
[12:01] <Vermellia X. Rosso> snrrk
[12:02] <golD_lux> Yeah so as you can see without enough power behind it it's a bad scene
[12:02] <golD_lux> So let's cheat a bit and give me enough power to pull it off.
[12:02] ☼ Scouter indicates golD_lux has SP level of 31!
[12:02] 0 [250 HP / 779 MP] golD_lux goes for a mega punch on Sis' face!, unleashing a 18 hit COMBO! (-100 MP -31 SP) [ /sell combo 4]
[12:05] <golD_lux> Okay now as you see, the fight system is pretty helpful in telling you what to do next. The green text says /sell combo 4 so that is what Sis has to type in as opposed to a regular / sell.
[12:06] <golD_lux> This way the damage she takes is proportioned to the attack I gave.
[12:07] 5 [237 HP / 1027 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso has PARRIED the Combo attack! [ Opponent: /sell combo 4 ] (0 damage +0 SP)
[12:07] * Vermellia X. Rosso SLAMS the punch aside with her scythe "Crescent Claw" and hits back with a punch of her own!
[12:10] <golD_lux> Ooh, now here's another outcome... you'll see she parried, which means that I, the attacker, have to take the same hit I just dished out.
[12:10] 0 [250 HP / 1003 MP] golD_lux has PARRIED the Combo attack! [ Opponent: /sell combo 4 ] (0 damage +0 SP)
[12:10] * golD_lux BATS the punch aside and hits again
[12:10] <golD_lux> Now it's a power struggle!
[12:12] 15 [1 HP / 1029 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso has been HIT by a COMBO attack!! (x 4 Hits) (236 damage +10 SP)
[12:12] * Vermellia X. Rosso is SLAMMED AND OH GEEZE WHAT
[12:12] * Vermellia X. Rosso teeters with barely any life left @_@
[12:12] <Vermellia X. Rosso> why is it always the face...
[12:13] <golD_lux> Eww, that one hurt me, even.
[12:13] <Vermellia X. Rosso> :P
[12:14] <golD_lux> Well, this is as good a time as any to go into a command that's useful for these dicey times! /secondwind.
[12:16] <golD_lux> Now to use /secondwind you have to have a full SP bar. The more of a bar you have, the more power you can recoup.
[12:16] <golD_lux> In this case sis doesn't have a filled bar, so...
[12:16] 0 [1 HP / 1013 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso tries deperately to marshal their strength... but just can't... [ LOSE A TURN (Opponent gets to attack now then you can go)] (-16 MP -15 SP)
[12:17] <golD_lux> So no dice. But let's cheat a little.
[12:17] ☼ Scouter indicates Vermellia X. Rosso has SP level of 35!
[12:17] <golD_lux> Now try it!
[12:17] 0 [88 HP / 1068 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso deperately marshals their strength... and straightens up, ready to fight again...(+87 HP -26 / +55 MP -35 SP)
[12:17] <Vermellia X. Rosso> That's a lotta numbers @_@
[12:18] <golD_lux> So she was able to get back some HP and some MP, and used all her SP and some of her MP (ya gotta spend some to get some)
[12:19] <Vermellia X. Rosso> I'm still in the fight, yay~~

(/SecondWind is no longer tournament legal!)
[12:20] <golD_lux> But as you can see, her HP is still really low. It's likely that I could take her down in one or two hits.. which leads to another command... /desperation.
[12:21] <golD_lux> Now while it actually doesn't make sense to use it in this case, I'll explain it anyway.
[12:22] <golD_lux> It takes all your remaining HP and converts it to MP which you can use to help you set off one last killer attack.
[12:22] * Vermellia X. Rosso types /desperation
[12:22] 0 [0 HP / 1156 MP] Vermellia X. Rosso desperately channels all their life energy for one last attack! (-88 HP) [ Transfer successful! Combatant may continue with an attack ]
[12:23] <golD_lux> Now here she is definitely gonna lose if she can't take he out on the next hit.
[12:23] <golD_lux> She doesn't have enough SP to mount any kind of attack so let's fix that with a cheat
[12:23] ☼ Scouter indicates Vermellia X. Rosso has SP level of 65!
[12:24] <golD_lux> Now what can she do in this circumstance?
[12:24] <Vermellia X. Rosso> I know, I know!!
[12:24] <golD_lux> What can you do, sis?
[12:24] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Well well I could use a /combo, or I could use...
[12:24] * Vermellia X. Rosso grins...
[12:24] <Vermellia X. Rosso> a /special!
[12:25] <golD_lux> /special is a high powered attack that needs one full SP bar and 500 MP to pull off.
[12:26] <golD_lux> Like /combo you just use it by typing /special and whatever action you're trying to do.
[12:26] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Like this!
[12:27] 34 [0 HP / 656 MP] SPECIAL ATK: Vermellia X. Rosso swivels her sniper-scythe down and slams the high-explosive ammo cartridge into place FIRING a HUGE BLAST at Cressie's midsection! (-500 MP -31 SP) [ Opponent: /sell special ]
[12:32] <golD_lux> As usual, the green text tells us what to do.
[12:32] 18 [91 HP / 1022 MP ] golD_lux has been SMASHED BACK by a SPECIAL ATTACK!! (159 damage +18 SP)
[12:32] * golD_lux is SLAMMED in the stomach and is PLANTED into a wall
[12:32] <golD_lux> @_@
[12:38] <golD_lux> Now the last command to really know, which may or may not be useful to me in this case, is /guard.
[12:46] 23 [91 HP / 1087 MP] golD_lux assumes a defensive stance and awaits your next move. (0 damage) (+5 SP)
[12:47] <golD_lux> Guard takes up one turn but it gives you back a random amount of MP and five guaranteed SP.
[12:47] <golD_lux> Which can make a big difference in tipping a battle.
[12:48] <@spiritflame> Vermellia X. Rosso: You have 656 MP / 0 HP / 34 SP
[12:48] <Vermellia X. Rosso> But you're still wide open, sis!
[12:48] * Vermellia X. Rosso GRINS
[12:48] 3 [0 HP / 156 MP] SPECIAL ATK: Vermellia X. Rosso FIRES OFF ONE MORE MASSIVE SHOT FROM HER SNIPER-SCYTHE (-500 MP -31 SP)[ Opponent: /sell special ]
[12:48] <golD_lux> Wha wait!
[12:48] 32 [-97 HP/ 1099 MP] golD_lux has been SMASHED BACK by a SPECIAL ATTACK!! (188 damage + 9 SP)
[12:48] golD_lux has BEEN DEFEATED!!!
[12:49] * Vermellia X. Rosso flashes a V sign
[12:49] <Vermellia X. Rosso> See, in this kind of fighting it's all about timing and knowing when to use your commands!
[12:50] <Vermellia X. Rosso> There's a lot of randomosity involved, but there's still a lot of stradegy too!
[12:50] <Vermellia X. Rosso> So just to recap real quick, when you're righting a budokai match....
[12:50] <Vermellia X. Rosso> first /senzu or set your power levels the way you need;
[12:51] <Vermellia X. Rosso> both players /roll 1d20 to see who goes first (highest number wins)
[12:52] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Then the first player /fights,
[12:52] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Then the second player /sells and does a /me,
[12:53] <Vermellia X. Rosso> Then, (depending on energy) the next player can /fight, /combo, or /special,
[12:54] <Vermellia X. Rosso> And in between you can use /guard, /desperation, or /secondwind to try and give yourself an edge!
[12:57] * golD_lux crawls out of the hole, dusts herself off and gives sis a handshake and a hug
[12:57] <golD_lux> That's all there is to it! Good luck and happy fighting! :D