Since I had a lot to catch up on, I thought I'd just throw out my ideas/opinions.
I agree that RP and other participation (advertisement comes to mind, have you seen that thread in the guild?) should be rewarded in perks, whether they're better stats/higher ranked pets, items, grubs, or what-have-you.
That said, there should be base stats for all trasts. Why? Because each pack is known for something. Lacertosus, for example is known for being strong. They dig a helluva lot. They're beefy. SO they should have base stats that reflect their characteristics, in comparison with other trasts. So maybe... higher HP and lower speed. Maybe Caelum would be more agile. etc.
Since I'm thinking about Lacertosus, as an aside... they welcome anyone whom dislikes humans. Therefore, a trast from another pack (or Erratus) would not automatically gain Lacertosus-level stats, but perhaps they would be more inclined to "level up" those traits faster. I think there's a similar system in pokemon games, in relation to Nature? Perhaps with that said, Erratus being a mish-mash of all kinds of trast, would have a variety of traits.
(Am I making things too complicated? ;.; )
Good stats list, Lural. *thumbs up*
Okay my brain broke when I got to Ren's post using Dach and Soul as examples. It's too late... so I will re-read tomorrow. Might be not-tomorrow. Weekend will not be "rest time" this week, unfortunately.
I think maybe at level 1, trast should have similar, if not the same stats, and as they level up, their stats will reflect that based on what their pack in. This way, it’s like all newbie (fighters) are on the same playing field, all testing out their skills. And as they gain levels, they’re honing their skills as per their pack’s way of life.
So maybe a Natura will gain more HP per level up where as a Lacertosus will gain more attack, and Primordiums get defense.
I mean, they'd all get points in each stat. Maybe every level, you would gain 15 points in stats, and they're divided up different depending on what pack you're in.
That's definitely something to think about, Lural. My brain is mushy. xP
I want to do something a little different with Erratus because they can't gain rank.
What if they are only eligible to join a pack once they reach a certain level?
Then, once they join a pack, would their level remain the same, would they have to start over, or somewhere in between?
OR would it be better to say their level remains the same but their stats will increase based on the pack's strengths? I think I like this.
I agree that Lural's breakdown is a good one. I don't know if we want to have that many points each level up or not, but that's a really good grasp on what we need as far as pack strengths are concerned. I agree that Erratus joining a pack should keep their level (and previously earned stats) but start leveling up as the other members of that pack. So at first they would start out more evenly, but eventually they would gain more strength in that one (or two stats). I think there would be a similar case, if a member of one pack defaulted to another, only they would start out with definitely stronger stats like members of their old pack. I think I'm rambling... xD