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Masteries-System of percentages

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    Perses Keraunos
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    Forget 'bout names of abilities or their specifications, or even how they are done.'Cause in the end some people have their own way of achieving the same or even better results.

    I would like to offer an idea of a "mastery" that could be used by the members to show each other how far they are on their training with their abilities.
    -This wouldn't be something that would need to be created through programming and etc, you would just need to post a thread 'bout a list of the percentages and what they mean.So, less work for the staff.

    -The members themselves would write in their profiles, blogs, signatures or whatever, how far they were in their training by using the system of percentages.This way, anyone could choose to tell or not the others, and since it would be something more broad, they wouldn't need to be specific 'bout their info.Unless someone requested of 'em, but then this would be private business.

    -This would only work on innate abilities, or currently training abilities, but not on abilities that you "wish to develop" but "haven't started yet".Only with what you have, not what with you haven't.

    The System of percentage would work more or less like this:(staff can choose the first, the last or the numbers in between of said percentage, or maybe even all of 'em, but you can't go more than the highest number in the "tier")

    0%-5% Would be for a newbie, very new at it and without experience

    5%-15% Beginner, aready started training it but still don't have enough experience

    15%-30% First-half Intermediate.Have a somewhat decent use of the ability, but still shaky at some points.Can't do much with it, or can't use it for long.Not much control.

    30%-45% Last-half Intermediate.Good grasp at the ability, can do a bit more than the ones in the lower percentage, has a bit more knowledge of it, but still doesn't know all 'bout it.

    45%-65% Expert.Trained, learned, researched and elevated their ability to a level where they can be comfortable enough to talk 'bout it with others and maybe even mentor.Mastered the basics and has a very good knowledge of the intermediate.

    65%-85% Specialist.Can use the ability on the fly, knows deeply 'bout it and has so much control of it that it's almost second nature.The knowledge of the ability is so deep that they know not only the basics and the intermediate moves of it, but also any tips that can make the ability easier to do/use.

    85%-100% Master.Knows it all, can use the ability to it's fullest and without any restrictions at all.Mastered all three steps(basic, intermediate and advanced) and knows of every way that the ability can be used, as well as how to achieve 'em.

    The "names" of each cathegory are just to illustrate the percentage.They can be changed if wanted, since the main points are the percentages and the descriptions, not the names.
     
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    That's kind of random lol. What's the difference between 41% and 42%

    We don't use percentages to show skill for a reason, they are too precise. a 1-10 r 1-5 scale would be better
     
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    We wouldn't use the in-between numbers, unless the staff wanted to use 'em.We would just use the "group of percentage", for example 0%-5% to say that someone is a beginner.We wouldn't say that they're 2% or 3.4%, we would use the groups, instead of the individual numbers.That's why i divided 'em like that.
     
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    lol so why use percentages at all, why not just use numbers one to twenty instead of using twentieths of a hundred? And it still feels like too much.
     
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    'Cause 100% is used to mean something that is whole, so why not use these grops of percentages as a way to help those that want to say how far they are in their progression, without needing too much words?Using just numbers without a system or percentage wouldn't mean a thing, since no one would now which number would be considered the "max".
    And the percentage groups would work more or less like this:
    A: "How far you are with umbrakinesis?"
    B: "I'm on 30%-45%"
    A: "I'm just on 0%-5%.But with biolocation I'm 45%-65%."

    or:
    A:"How ar you are with umbrakinesis?"
    B:"I'm in-between 30%-45%."

    Sure we can't really measure progress with numbers, but this would be a way of the members themselves stating to others how good they are with something.If this would be their truth or not, is another matter.The members themselves would say on which percentage they are, not the staff or scanners.The community would only be able to require proof if someone claimed to be on either 65%-85% or 85%-100%.
     
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    Because nobody uses percentages for a reason. You can't know 100%, someone could just invent a new technique and you are down. You can't know where on the scale someone is without knowing how many techniques there are, and the more techniques there are, the harder it is to look like you are powerful. Wouldn't someone who is excellent at 30% of techniques be stronger than someone who is a beginner at 50% of techniques?
     
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    Remember that I've said that the members themselves would choose in which percentage they would be with their abilities, so it would be up to 'em on how well they think they are with an ability, and it would also be their responsability to deal with the consequences of their lies or if they view themselves as better than they actually are.
    I never said that this would be a perfect system, it would just be system for everyone to use if they wished to OR NOT.
     
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    I mean you couldn't lie or overrate if the system depends on you. It would be much better if we had an objective system and trust people on that.
     
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    Why are we even dicussing all of this?This isn't something that would be difficult or even heavy for the staff to implement, and it wouldn't rely on scanners or legit people.It would only depend on someone's ability and if they would tell the truth or if they would fool themselves into thinking that they're that good when they actually aren't.The members would need to policy themselves and be truthful with themselves

    All of this is just a suggestion, it probably won't even be taken into consideration.
     
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    Why post something if you aren't willing to defend it? I am just telling you why it isn't a very good idea
     
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    Lol, you can't even to that with regular abilities like programming and engineering. governments try to use certified paperwork, they try really hard and it is useless. the right way is to try hard to understand the abilities of someone.
     
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    Well I am a master of talpas then since I know how to create them and how to destroy them
     

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